First Impressions

What's good, What's bad, and the Veridict!  Our editors give you their first impressions of devices they have reviewed.

Apple has refreshed the Mac mini with its new ARM-based M1 processor that promises 3x faster CPU performance, 6x faster graphics, and 15x faster...
7 months 18 hours ago
There's a slew of new Pixel devices this year, but what you need to know about the Pixel 5 is it's the most premium of them all. Starting at $699,...
8 months 5 days ago
The Microsoft Surface Duo is one of the most anticipated smartphones of 2020. What's so special about it? Well, it brings a unique clamshell form...
9 months 1 week ago
Beau HD shares his thoughts on the Google Pixel 4a, after using it as his daily driver for the past week. The biggest factor to keep in mind when...
9 months 3 weeks ago
After months of delay, Google has made the Pixel 4a official. Starting at $349, the Pixel 4a carries over the main camera from its flagship Pixel 4...
10 months 2 weeks ago
The LG Velvet is an upper mid-range smartphone with many of the bells and whistles you'd come to expect from a $1,000 flagship smartphone. Where LG...
11 months 1 hour ago
The TCL 10 Pro is the most premium variant of the 10-Series set of devices. For $449, it brings a significantly more premium build than the TCL 10L...
1 year 1 month ago
We provide hands-on coverage of the OnePlus 8 Pro and share our thoughts on how it performed after the first day of usage. Starting at $899, the...
1 year 2 months ago
Beau HD shares his thoughts of the LG V60 ThinQ. Starting at $799 depending on your carrier, the V60 undercuts the Galaxy S20 line but sits above the...
1 year 2 months ago
Beau HD shares his first impressions of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. Not only is it his first foldable smartphone, but it's Samsung's first smartphone...
1 year 3 months ago
The Galaxy Buds+ are Samsung's new and improved wireless earbuds, featuring better sound quality and significantly longer battery life. For $149, not...
1 year 3 months ago
The last smartphone we will be unboxing this year also happens to be one of the best affordable smartphones of the year. For $399, the Motorola One...
1 year 5 months ago
Google Stadia is one of the first cloud-based game streaming services to hit the market. Whereas the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 power games via their...
1 year 6 months ago
Google's new Pixelbook Go is designed for students and business users who are constantly on the move. It features a lightweight and thin build with a...
1 year 7 months ago
The most leaked smartphones of the year have been made official. The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL run Google's latest Android 10 operating system, with...
1 year 8 months ago
The Nubia Z20 is a dual-screen smartphone that's launching worldwide with prices starting at $549. What makes it stand out from the competition is...
1 year 8 months ago
The OnePlus 7T is the successor to the OnePlus 7 and it brings with it improved specs. Starting at $599, the 7T features a 6.55-inch AMOLED display...
1 year 8 months ago
BOLD is a sub-brand of BLU that's focused on releasing premium smartphones with guaranteed security and Android updates. The company's newest...
1 year 9 months ago
Beau HD unboxes the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ and provides his first impressions of the device. Starting at $1,099, the Note 10+ is Samsung's largest...
1 year 9 months ago
A first impression of the most powerful gaming smartphone of 2019, the Red Magic 3. Everything about this phone has been designed with gaming in mind...
1 year 11 months ago

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