While Beats may not be as universally popular as Apple itself, it could do what one of the world’s most profitable companies might not risk on its own: convince people that a potentially controversial, optional piece of technology is worth spending top dollar to purchase. $3.2 billion may be a small sum when you consider the price of failure. My hunch is that if Apple is buying Beats, it’s because Apple is ready to announce the iWatch. It just needs Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine to wear one. … [Read more...] about What if Apple bought Beats not for headphones, but wearables?
Sony WF-SP800N Google Pixel Buds (2020) Battery life (buds) 9 hours 5 hours Battery life (case) 9 hours 19 hours Wireless charging No Yes Active noise cancelation Yes No Water resistance IP55 IPX4 Hands-free voice assistant Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa Google Assistant Source: Andrew Martonik / Android Central When it comes to sound quality, the WF-SP800N easily win here. They have a slightly "warmer" sound which translates to having a ton of bass. That's to be expected since the WF-SP800N are part of Sony's Extra Bass line of headphones. The bass is even still able to retain resolution and detail. The midrange and high notes remain balanced and smooth. If you don't like the sound you can always adjust it in the smartphone companion app. … [Read more...] about Sony WF-SP800N vs. Google Pixel Buds (2020): Which should you buy?
Sarah Tew/CNET The new Moto G Power is a tad cheaper than the G Stylus at $250, but it has a robust 5,000-mAh battery. During our testing, it lasted an impressive four days without a charge. That means it'll stick with you while you're running from class to class or having a late night out with friends. The phone has three rear cameras (one of which is a macro lens), a 6.4-inch display and expandable storage. Read our Moto G Power review. … [Read more...] about Best phones to gift to your grad in 2020
But Apple's foray into budget phones is not without company. For years Android devices have covered this price market and two of the best devices in this category were released last year: Google's Pixel 3A and the Samsung Galaxy S10E. The $399 Pixel 3A features a headphone jack and has a great Night Sight-enabled camera that shoots great photos in the dark. Meanwhile, the $600 Galaxy S10E has a superfast Snapdragon 855 chip and a long-lasting battery, and can wirelessly charge other phones and accessories. Samsung more recently launched the Galaxy A51, another phone that costs $399 and has impressive camera specs (there is a 5G variant that costs $499). … [Read more...] about 2020 Budget phones: New iPhone SE specs vs. Pixel 3A, Galaxy S10E, Galaxy A51
Samsung As the cheapest of Samsung's new A series of phones, the Galaxy A01 surprisingly offers a lot for $110. That includes a fast-charging 3,000-mAh battery, a 5.7-inch display and two rear cameras. We're linking here to a version at Amazon bundled with a microSD card for a total of $130. Read the Galaxy A01 first-take. … [Read more...] about Best budget phones under $200: Our picks for 2020 phones you can get for cheap