The Galaxy Note 8 is NOT a Productivity Phone – Pocketnow #TechDebate

Is the Galaxy Note 8 a productivity phone or not? Or any Note, for that matter. Welcome to a proper debate on this topic, where YOU the viewer will deliver the verdict. Jaime Rivera and Juan Bagnell debate on whether the Note is more of a productivity tool than any other smartphone or not, and you decide in a viewer poll who was more persuasive. This is part of our Pocketnow #TechDebate series we recently kicked off, so help us out with a share, suggest some topics in the comments below, and make sure you vote in that viewer poll!

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Flagship phones are not worth the price – Pocketnow #TechDebate

Are premium smartphones still worth the higher costs? Welcome to a proper debate on this topic, where YOU the viewer will deliver the verdict. Jaime and Juan debate the pros and cons of high end smartphones, and you decide in a viewer poll who was more persuasive. This is the first of several Pocketnow #TechDebate videos planned, so help us out with a share, suggest some topics in the comments below, and make sure you vote in that viewer poll!

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Amazon Alexa vs Google Assistant on the HTC U11 – Pocketnow

Alexa vs OK Google! A battle of software assistants! Well, not really. The HTC U11 now has full speech support for Amazon’s Alexa, so let’s see how it works opposite Google’s voice controls. Can two software butlers coexist on one smartphone?

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Alcatel Idol 5S Review: Recovering at a Lower Price?

Our Alcatel Idol 5S review! Last year was a tough year for the Idol brand. Many have criticized this company for taking a step away from the upper mid-range price tier. Can Alcatel recapture some of the magic of the ultra-cheap Idol 3S? Let’s take a look!

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Samsung Galaxy S8 vs OnePlus 3T: How much more phone do you get? – Pocketnow

This is our Samsung Galaxy S8 vs OnePlus 3T face-off.
Comparing a flagship against a mid-ranger is tricky. We should expect the more expensive device to win most of the comparison criteria, but the comparison has to be graded on a price curve. Samsung is making a terrific argument for the Galaxy’s growing price tag, but can a savvy shopper still score a deal with a phone from last year that costs $300 less?

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Is it time to give up on Android Diversity?


Rumors swirling about future operating systems from Google like Andromeda OS and Fuchsia OS, is it time to sacrifice “choice” to deliver better performance and more consistent updates?

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‘1984’ Tops Best Seller List, but You Can Get the eBook and AudioBook for Free!

For no specific reason that I can think of, George Orwell’s 1984 is topping best seller lists. Probably just a bunch people who enjoy dystopian literature randomly decided to buy it all around the same time. No reason. Certainly couldn’t have anything to do with the news or current events. Perish the thought.

For any folks interested in reading this novel about war and propaganda, you can buy it, but it’s also available for free as a PDF and as an Audiobook on Archive.org.

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Comparing the Fiio K1 USB DAC to a smartphone

We recently produced our first Real Audio Review, and we got MANY questions and comments regarding our testing procedure. Let’s answer some of those questions, and look at a USB headphone DAC we’ll be using for future comparisons!

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