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S9+ vs S8+ vs S8 vs Note8 Battery Test

Battery Test: Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus vs S8 vs S8 Plus vs Note8 (Video)

Another experiment with the Galaxy S9 Plus. This time I wanted to see how the battery held up against its brethren. Namely, the Galaxy Note8, Galaxy S8 Plus, and Galaxy S8. So I had them all run the same YouTube video at the same resolution from the same gigabit Wifi network with the same social media accounts/notifications and time-lapsed them to see which battery died first. Here’s what happened. What do you guys think? Let me know in the comments below and don’t forget to follow my Instagram for photos from the latest phones as well as more comparisons.

S9+ vs S8+ vs S8 vs Note8 Speed Test

Speed Test: Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus vs S8 vs S8 Plus vs Note8 (Video)

One more Galaxy S9 Plus experiment. This time I’m wanted to see how the Galaxy S9 Plus would hold up in a speed test versus its brethren. Namely, the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, and the Galaxy Note8. For this speed test, I chose a few popular apps and games to represent real-world use and checked to see how long it took each device to load each program. Here’s what happened. What do you guys think? Let me know in the comments below and don’t forget to follow me on social for more tips tricks and other fun tech stuff.

S9 Plus vs Flagships

Battery Test: Galaxy S9 Plus vs iPhone X vs Pixel 2 XL vs Mate 10 Pro vs OnePlus 5T vs S8 Plus

Another day, another experiment. Today, I wanted to check how well the new Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus’s battery holds up against the other top flagships out at the moment. So to test this, I filmed a time-lapse of the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus playing the same Nyan cat video on YouTube and on the same wifi network as all the other device I had in my previous flagship battery test video, cropped it into the video (replacing the worst performer from that video, the V30), and timed it so it was lined up with the rest of them and let …

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Intelligent Scan vs Face ID

Intelligent Scan (Galaxy S9) vs Face ID (iPhone X) (Video)

Now that the iPhone X started to make face unlock a bit more mainstream other manufacturers are all getting on board with, not adding facial unlocking, which most have had for some time, but with marketing the feature upfront now and coming up with better ways of implementing it. Samsung recently launched their Galaxy S9 and S9+ and with it “Intelligent Scan” which isn’t so much a new tech as it is a combination of their existing Iris Scan (which scans your eyes for authentication) and then defaults to their facial recognition if that isn’t available–all within milliseconds. But, as …

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Camera Comparison: S9 Plus vs Pixel 2XL vs iPhone X vs S8 Plus (Video)

Time for yet another Galaxy S9 experiment of sorts. In this video, let’s see how the Galaxy S9 Plus’ camera stacks up against the reigning champs of the iPhone X, Pixel 2 XL, and Note8. For this, I wandered all over NYC and managed to get the same shots on all four devices so we could line them all up and see how well they each did. Without further ado, here’s the camera comparison. Here are the photos for your own comparison below. Let me know in the comments which you preferred and why and follow me on social for …

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Speed Test: Galaxy S9 Plus vs iPhone X vs Pixel 2 XL vs Mate 10 Pro vs OnePlus 5T vs Note8

Ok, let’s do an experiment with the new Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. I wanted to see how it (and the Snapdragon 845 in it) compared to the other flagships currently out. Namely the iPhone X, Pixel 2 XL, Mate 10 Pro, OnePlus 5T, and the Note8. So to test it, I opened the same apps on all the devices running the same accounts on the same gigabit speed WiFi network and lined up the footage to see how long it took each to render and display the app or game. Now, of course, this isn’t the most scientific test, but …

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Best New Features in 2018 Flagships

The Best Features Coming in 2018 Flagship Phones (Video)

The first batch of 2018 flagships are arriving and already there is a definite pattern. A lot of the new devices that are being released are all utilizing the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, which I spoke about when it was announced back in Dec and was honestly really excited about. And even though it’s only been a short bit since the chipset was announced, all the usual players are already releasing flagships with it and the new features it enables. This means that there is now a pretty solid expectation of features that flagships in 2018 will have that I think …

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The Best Bluetooth Mechanical Keyboard You Can Buy (Video)

When looking for a Bluetooth keyboard we usually look for something that has a good sized layout and maybe has solid, clicky mechanical keys, right? With just that as criteria there are a lot of keyboards to choose from, really. But what if you add a uniqueness and badass retro look. Well then, you end up with the QwerkyWriter. The clearly typewriter inspired keyboard isn’t as old fashioned as it looks. It connects via Bluetooth to pretty much any device: Macs, iPads, iPhones, Android devices, Windows computers and tablets, in fact, the only thing it won’t work with is an actual …

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Best Camera Phone 2017

Best Camera Phone of 2017 (Video)

Continuing with my comparisons of the best phones of 2017, today let’s see which phone has the best camera. We have the iPhone X, the Samsung Galaxy Note8, the Pixel 2 XL, and the Huawei Mate 10 Pro. I went out and took the same photo in various conditions with each one and here’s what the photos looked like side by side. Here are the photos for closer inspection than in the video and feel free to let me know what you think in the comments below (be constructive please). Also, follow me on social for more comparisons, tips, and …

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Best Portrait Mode

Best Portrait Mode Camera of 2017 (Video)

It’s been a hell of a year for phones in 2017 and so I’m doing a series of scientific-ish experiments to try and figure out which were the best phones of 2017. I’ve already done the fastest phone and the one with the best battery life, but today we’re going to see which one does the best portrait mode photos. Now, portrait mode is the idea of taking a photo on your phone and through software trickery it’ll blur out the background to give this more depth of field look that we get with faster aperture lenses on SLRs, etc. …

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Cheapest Qi Chargers

8 Cheapest Qi Chargers You Can Buy (Video)

So a while back I did a video on some of the best Qi chargers and while they were awesome chargers they weren’t terribly inexpensive. So afterward it got me wondering something–how cheap could you get a Qi charger for. I went searching the web and ended up finding some on Amazon that I bought and tested that worked great and were inexpensive as well as found a few in a place that I probably should have guessed to find really cheap Qi chargers–China. Qi Chargers in My Shop ALOOK Qi charging pad YoTech Qi charger Omoton charger Now for …

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Phones for 2017 Battery Test

The Best Battery Life Phone of 2017 (Surprising Results) (Video)

OK, part two of my series on putting the top 2017 phones to the test (if you haven’t seen the first one, check it out at the link below when you’re done here). Basically, though, I’m taking the best phones of 2017 and putting them side by side in some scientific, not really that scientific, tests. Today’s test is battery life. So for this test, I picked the phones that in my own personal use case have the best chance of winning this and put them against one another. This means that any of these phones are already really good …

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Best Looking Home Monitoring Camera Ever

The Best Looking Smart Indoor Camera Ever (Video)

So Hive reached out to me and said they wanted me to come by and check out their booth at CES and show me a new device they were launching. Honestly, I’ve heard the name before but wasn’t that familiar with them. So decided to do some digging first. Turns out their actually super popular in the UK as the leading smart home brand their in over 750,000 homes. They sell a variety of starter packs with different lifestyles in mind from a basic starter pack with a a hub, a smart plug, 2 smart light bulbs, and two window/door …

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Best All-in-One

Best All-in-One PC for the Money (Video)

First, let’s quickly talk about why you’d want an All-in-One in the first place. The biggest reason is the screen size for the money. Most all-in-ones come with 23″ or higher (and sometimes much higher like the 34″ curved model from HP). A smaller sized screen laptop or desktop computer plus a separate monitor of that size would cost a decent amount more than an all-in-one usually. Besides that, newer ones save a lot of space and are even starting to look pretty darn sleek, too. So if you tend to sit in one place to use the computer (or …

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Best SSDs 4K Video Site

4 Best External SSDs for 4K Video Editing (Video)

It’s a good time to be a video creator. There are amazing cameras and phones that all shoot 4K and are a lot more affordable than ever before allowing us to produce much higher quality content without the need for a crazy feature film budgets. The issue with this 4K high-quality content, though? It’s huge. Now, most creators end up reaching for an external hard drive to be able to offload their footage from their precious computer hard drive. The thing is, there are a lot out there and they are definitely not created equally. B&H was kind enough to …

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