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I’ve used the Samsung Galaxy S8, and I’m now doubting my iPhone loyalty

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The newest Samsung flagship release should not be any news for an Apple user like me, but the newest Android superstar has me doubting my Mac loyalty. I have lived my life with one limb permanently attached to my iPhone, and I’ve never really considered changing my ways, until now.

I am a one-man woman and in so many ways, the iPhone has been that man in my life — a constant companion, useful and accommodating my every need, and aesthetically pleasing (i.e., very sexy!).

Surely, I had it all, but the newest Samsung Galaxy S8 has me doubting my unfettered love.

What could possibly make a girl doubt the longest tech relationship she has ever had? Well…

The Galaxy S8 is a beautiful piece of machine

It’s sleek and classy. To my mind, Android phones have always been a step down from Apple’s simple, elegant designs, but Samsung has outdone itself this time.

There is no border on the screen, meaning more display space

While tech people call this a “bezel-less design,” Samsung calls it “infinity display.” The curved screen means there are no borders, no edges, no limits — as it should be in love and life. (Let this phone be an example of how one should transcend norms!)

It fits perfectly in the palm of my hand

Now, I’ve written extensively about how my tiny girly hands have clashed with the general movement towards bigger smartphones, but even with a bigger screen size compared to the Galaxy S7, this phone fits in my hand perfectly and comfortably.

And it has the prettiest cases!

These custom-built “bikini bumpers” have different “tops” and “bottoms” that you can mix and match. It attaches on both ends of the S8 for protection without having to sacrifice showing off the infinity display.

The S8 is not only pretty…

As with men, looks help but substance is definitely important. I don’t want just a phone, I want a smart phone (again, also applicable to men).

The Galaxy S8 delivers.

The camera is more than just a camera

Samsung’s newest Vision Interface allows you to access instant information from sights you capture. It’s instant information at the tip of your fingers.

Wine nights will never be the same! A quick scan of the label gives you information on the bottle to dazzle your date with.

Vision Interface also allows you to do a quick scan for landmark places, shopping items, or even foreign language translation.

And speaking of cameras…

It has built-in stickers!

Because it is imperative that one looks cute, always.

One look is all it takes

Like, literally.

The phone’s iris scanner unlocks the phone just like that. Finally, eye contact that has results!

It has dual bluetooth audio capabilities

You know, to make space for a real man in my life (but I had to content myself with a girl friend for this photo purpose).

It’s also water-resistant

But, really, that doesn’t matter because this phone will never make you cry.

The S8 can be your phone in desktop form

The Samsung DeX transforms your smartphone into a desktop setup. Simply plug it into the optional dock and voila!

Do anything you can do on your phone with a physical keyboard and a bigger screen — because sometimes, size does matter.

It has fast wireless charging

Because in 2017, everything should be fast and unattached.

Samsung may have finally created the iPhone killer in the S8, but only time can tell if this newest release would live up to expectations.

One thing is for sure, though: The Samsung Galaxy S8 is on fire — but not literally.

SEE ALSO: Samsung Galaxy S8 Hands-On Review

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Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro Unboxing & Review: About Time!

Killer specs at a reasonable price

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It seems like Google’s Pixel 5 announcement didn’t stop Xiaomi from announcing their newest Mi 10T series.

As confusing as it might be, the new Mi 10T Pro is the successor to Mi 9T Pro, last year’s popular midranger. But the thing is, Xiaomi’s newest phone isn’t a midrange device anymore.

Packed with Snapdragon 865, set of brilliant cameras, and a gaming-centric 144Hz display, the new Mi 10T Pro might just be establishing a new smartphone category with flagship-tier specs at a midranger’s price.

Curious to find out what was added and removed? Watch our review of the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro here.

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Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Unboxing and Review: Not What You Think!

Samsung’s answer to their pricey flagship smartphones

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Galaxy S10e, S10 Lite, and the Galaxy S20 FE, three phones meant for the less tech-savvy consumers. Samsung may not be consistent with naming their phones, but they’re still consistent in giving fans the best of specs.

The Galaxy S20 FE is a follow-up to Samsung’s S20 Series — packed with no-compromise specs at a reasonable price. But in order to bring down costs, they have to make adjustments for it to have a retail value just below the US$ 700 mark.

Are these cuts acceptable for it to be called as one of 2020’s “cheapest” flagship smartphones?

You can watch our Samsung Galaxy S20 FE review by clicking this link.

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realme Buds Q: Keeping up with the ‘new normal’

Wireless is the new normal

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When this year started, I’ve already laid out most of my personal plans: do more outdoor activities, travel to different places, and slowly pick myself up from the emotional downhill I experienced last 2019.

But what do we know, the universe has much bigger plans.

The past few months of quarantine has been a wild transition for me, especially as a person who finds solace in the outdoors. Staying indoors for a long time has challenged my mental health, and it’s still an ongoing battle that I face every single day.

A total shift in my personality

During this collective isolation period, the first thing I did is try to make peace with things I can’t control. I started channeling my energy into doing what is feasible for now — both in my career and personal life.

I began doing activities that are completely opposite from my usual hobbies, starting with yoga and meditation to help me become more present.

realme Buds Q

It is also the same time I shifted to using wireless earbuds after years of using wired earphones. I have tried several brands for a while, and currently, I am using the newly released Realme Buds Q.

Light and portable device that is compatible with all my new activities

Doing yoga in the morning is easier — the Realme Buds Q fits just right and it’s light in the ears. Personally, I really prefer using earbuds rather than open-type ones. The latter hurts my ear in the long run, so the Realme Buds Q is a nice fit for me.

I can do all the poses with ease and without worrying they might slip off my ear. It has IPX4 water resistance, so I don’t bother sweating a lot during and after every session.

I also use it during my meditation, and every time I go jogging.

Buds Q is also a handy companion to all my other activities with its intelligent touch controls. Playing music and answering calls is easy with just a few taps. It’s perfect for multi-taskers like me who usually attend Zoom meetings while preparing food away from my laptop.

Wireless is the new normal

While I still keep my wired earphones, the wireless technology is totally heaven sent. It’s essentially helpful in a lot of ways especially now that we need less contact as possible.

Is this your GadgetMatch?

Personally, the design is nothing too grand, just quite similar to the other earbuds I have tried before. The lightweight feeling is a plus for me — it weighs only 3.6 g, lighter than a sheet of A4 paper!

However, this newest earbuds offering is quite underwhelming in the sound department. While it’s good for upbeat songs with its dynamic bass boost, the overall sound is really not that impressive. Still, it’s a decent buy with its 40mAh battery life, which is longer compared to other brands.

SEE ALSO: realme 7 Pro review | realme 7 review


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