Razer Phone 2: The Non-Gamer's Review

Razer Phone 2: The Non-Gamer's Review

This is a different sort of Razer Phone 2 review because for the past month I've been using it as a standard everyday smartphone more so than a gaming platform. I've read a few books, made a lot of voice calls, ad I've watched decades old television shows in glorious SD and I've played a video game or two from about the same era. In other words, I've used the Razer Phone 2 as a non-gamer and with one predictable exception, it has delivered. Just to get this out of the way, yes, I have used the ...

The most important Android phone

The most important Android phone

We are 10 years into the Android era and I've been talking a lot about how it's dominant now. There's over two billion users and it has over 80% worldwide market share. Now, in a previous video, we looked at why Android got started, but this week, I have a different question. How did Android get so big? If you take yourself all the way back to 2009, it was very much not a sure thing that Android would become the king of mobile. In fact, what you were looking at back then was like a six or seven-...

Pocophone F1 Review

Pocophone F1 Review

This is the Pocophone F1, one of the most talked-about phones around right now. At a starting price of 449 Singapore dollars, it’s the cheapest phone you can buy now with a Snapdragon 845 chipset. But as you would expect, there are some compromises made to get the phone to this price point. So let’s take a closer look at the phone, and see if it’s actually worth buying. Once you pick up the phone, you immediately find the first telltale sign that this is a cheaper phone. Inste...

The $300 Pocophone F1

The $300 Pocophone F1

What exactly is this? With a price tag of around $300, the Pocophone F1 might be the best deal in smartphones right now. So inside not only are you going to be getting a giant battery. But you're also getting a full flagship grade Snapdragon 845 processor in a $300 phone. I open the box and what we're going to find is well. First of all a whole lot of yellow. But we also have the Pocophone F1 itself. So in addition to the base model, the Pocophone. There's also going to be Armored Edition which...

Samsung Galaxy Note9 VS OnePlus 6

Samsung Galaxy Note9 VS OnePlus 6

The Samsung Galaxy Note9 and the OnePlus 6. Two smartphones separated by features, ecosystems, and about 500 bucks. But how wide is the gulf between them, really? Not as wide as you might think.  Okay, first of all let's get the obvious stuff out of the way. OnePlus still hasn't built a version of its phone for Sprint or Verizon so at the risk of losing your eyeballs less than a minute into the video, if you're on either of those carriers you can count the OnePlus 6 right out. And then the...

Galaxy Note 9 review: worth the price?

Galaxy Note 9 review: worth the price?

Samsung's Galaxy Note phones have always been about more. More screen, more battery, more specs, more power, more features. And the new Note 9 is the most more of them all. It has the biggest screen, the fastest processor, the biggest battery, the most storage, and the most features of any Note phone. And it also has the biggest price. This thing costs $1,000 and up, and it's way more than any prior mainstream Samsung phone. So is all of this more stuff worth it? Well, if you're a Note fan, or s...

The Galaxy Note 9 Surprised Me

The Galaxy Note 9 Surprised Me

There's two variants with the Galaxy Note 9, one with six gigabytes of RAM and 120 gigabytes of storage which is cool, but for those who like it beefy, for those who love specs, for those who are on GSM Arena right now ready to fact check me, get ready to salivate because there is one with eight gigabytes of RAM and 512 gigabytes of internal storage. Not external, internal. That's crazy! When I saw that line I kinda assumed Samsung was doing some sort of marketing trick? Like, okay, they got a G...

There's Too Much Hype Over the Note 9

There's Too Much Hype Over the Note 9

Hey, how's it going. So I'm not a huge fan of the note series I've often found a little bit overpriced and the features that are built into the Note line is not stuff that I personally use I just prefer personally, the regular Galaxy S line over the note line, but D-brand hit me up there. Like "hey, we got this new phone in the note 9. We've skinned it. It looks pretty cool And the marble that you liked you want to check it out". I was like sure But I'd seen the leeks right? I knew that it wasn'...

Vivo NEX S - Full In-Depth Review

Vivo NEX S - Full In-Depth Review

Now a lot of you have been asking me, "Chris what's next". The NEX is next. Okay bad jokes aside you've probably all seen it. This is the well they say bezel is fun but we know there's bezels and it's got an in fingerprint scanner which is probably this is actually going to be the first one I thought it was going to be the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer but that seems to have been somewhat delayed and of course it has that interesting pop-up camera so it's great to see companies pushing the envelope bring...

Why Midrange Phones Are Now Better Than Flagships

Why Midrange Phones Are Now Better Than Flagships

 As I was talking about the OPPO Find X in my last article it really hit me just how willing flagship phones have become to trade usability for flashy designs. And it has come to the point where I actually started recommending midrange phones like the Nokia 7 Plus even to people who could totally afford to buy a flagship smartphone. So this article will be a weird combination of a " The Story Behind" series episode, where I explain why midrange phones are now kind of better than flagships i...