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Today’s Video Worth Sharing: The Essential Phone PH-1 Unboxing And Review

Today’s video comes to us from Andrew over at AMDTech and covers the Essential Phone (PH-1). A 5.7 inch, bezel-less smartphone built of premium quality materials with a few nice features.

Unfortunately one of those nice features is not the price tag which is a staggering $699 for a not quite ready for prime time device. However this phone might appeal to a certain segment that wants very decent battery life, good gaming, plenty of storage and a good display.

On a personal note here, I know that a bezel-less display sounds great, but in reality it just means you will be accidentally touching the screen all the time. My BLU Energy 2 phone has some mighty tiny side bezels and I am still constantly hitting the screen with the edge of a finger or thumb.

Keep in mind of course that I use a phone primarily to check email, watch the radar and occasionally go to my work web site when I am on the landline with a customer.  Oh yes, I also use it primarily for…wait for it…yes, you guessed it, making phone calls. So obviously I am not the guy who is going to recommend that anyone purchase a phone that costs what a very good laptop costs.

All that being said, let us see what Andrew has to say about this particular device.

That is all I have at the moment,

Tim

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Today’s Video Worth Sharing: Full Review, Samsung Notebook 9 Pro 15 Inch Convertible

Today’s video comes to us from Andrew over at AMDTech and covers the Samsung Notebook 9 Pro. This is a 15 inch laptop/notebook that has a Yoga style hinge allowing 360 degree rotation.

It packs a lot of nice features into a very premium package and below I will list just a few.

  • Intel Core i7 Processor
  • Full HD 1920 x 1080 touchscreen IPS display
  • 16 gb RAM
  • 256gb SSD
  • AMD Radeon 540 Graphics
  • lots of ports, one of my pet peeves with some devices

So all of that being said, let us proceed to the video to get all the specs and Andrew’s opinions…

That is all for now,

Tim

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Today’s Video Worth Sharing: The Cube T10 4G Review.

Today’s video worth sharing is a review on the 10.1 inch, Cube T10 4G model. This is a 10.1 inch tablet with 4 G connectivity along with WiFi a/b/g/n with a decent display at a relatively reasonable price.

If making calls via your tablet is important then this one might be the one for you. Although you need to check the available bands to see if you can use it in your region of the world. It also has the newer Android 6.0 on board and seems to be quite adequate for everyday use.

So without further intro, below is the video from Chris over at Techtablets.com

This tablet is available from Gearbest currently at $185.

That is all for now,

Tim

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Today’s Video Worth Sharing: Galaxy Book S-Pen Review

Once again we have a cool video worth sharing. If you are at all interested in the Galaxy Book Tablet/PC then you might just be interested in the S-Pen.

Andrew from AMDTech has once again scored with a review specifically on the S-Pen.  The video is rather short, . but it covers all the questions you may have about this Stylus.

Nothing much else to say here…so below you will find the video!

That is all for now,

Tim

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My First Review of The BLU Studio Energy 2 Phone! The battery on this thing is a monster!

Originally posted 2016-03-08 22:26:12.

29% battery left after 3 days!
29% battery left after 3 days!

As I mentioned a few days back I ordered a few items from Amazon and have been trying them out for the past several days.

The first one I shall talk about is the BLU Studio Energy 2 phone. The screen is incredibly bright and sharp and the Super AmoLed display is a noticeable improvement over my older BLU Studio X. The one piece aluminum chassis is solid and not all that heavy.

The expanded storage space with 16gb on the phone and an additional 32gb microSD card that I took from my old ME572C tablet is a bonus.

The WiFi works great with my new TP-Link AC1200 router and I can’t go anywhere around my house or yard, out to about 100ft, without getting 135mbps. The extra ram is a great improvement also, 1.5gb ram really speeds the phone up over the Studio X’s 1.0gb ram.

The camera software is far better than what was on the Studio X and the front camera has been bumped to 5mp. Pictures are good, but not great and it does a very good job of shooting short videos.

All of those improvements are great, but the star of the show here is a 5000 mAh battery. I am at roughly 3 days of solid use and the battery is at 29%. I rather expect it to be near dead sometime tomorrow afternoon. That would be nearly 4 days folks!

Yes, the phone has one issue and that is it absolutely refuses to run the KSWeb Server app for android that my old BLU Studio X ran perfectly. I am guessing it is either the A5 Cortex processor versus the A7 Cortex in the Studio X or a change is the Android on the product, although both are Android 5. This would be a big deal if I did not have a shiny new Asus Z580CA tablet with 4gb ram to use as the occasional backup for the Dragon Touch here.

Last but not least I decided to try the phone out with my Logitech K480 Bluetooth Keyboard and a wireless Logitech mouse plugged in via a micro-full USB adapter. Yes folks…if you want to run your very own 5 inch notebook, this phone can do it for you! The crappy video below will show the short test I did…

All in all I would give this a 5 star rating for anyone looking for a well-built phone, with a decent size screen, decent cameras, plenty of storage and a battery that you can ignore for days at a time and never have to worry about!

Tim

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