We already went over the best Android phones you can buy today, so why not share that same love with the smartwatches, too? This year has seen a ton of new devices for the wrist, even from companies that had not previously launched a smartwatch. Why would they want to get into the smartwatch market? Well, because it’s growing like crazy. According to Allied Market Research, the global smartwatch market is expected to reach nearly $33 billion by 2020, so we can all rest assured new smartwatches won’t go away any time soon.
This year saw the sequel to last year’s highly-popular Moto 360, Huawei’s first Android Wear-powered device the Huawei Watch, the luxurious Watch Urbane from LG, a watch from luxury watchmaker TAG Heuer, and Samsung decided to go back to their roots with Tizen in the Gear S2.
With all that said, let’s get into the best Android smartwatch you can buy today. (more…)
This morning, Huawei announced a new quick charging technology that charges new batteries up to 10 times faster than current batteries. Huawei says that they can reach a 50% charge in these new batteries in “mere minutes.”
The technology was unveiled at the 56th Battery Symposium in Japan, with Huawei showing off two new lithium-ion batteries that utilize the capability. One was a 600mAh battery that was charged to 68% in just two minutes, while the other was a 3000mAh battery that reached 48% in just five minutes. (more…)
When you pay $1,500 for a smartwatch, are you really getting that much more for your money? Is a smartwatch ever going to truly be worth that kind of cash? That’s exactly why we picked up the TAG Heuer Connected, because we want to find out. There are dozens of smartwatch options available on the market today, many of which are very premium yet can be had for a few hundred dollars. So why would anyone pay in the thousands for one? We hope we can answer that soon. (more…)
Many of you recently bought the Nexus 6P or 5X, according to this poll of ours. I can’t say that I can find any fault in those purchase decisions either, since Tim and I each left mostly glowing reviews of each, the Nexus 6P review in particular. In fact, the 6P may be the phone of the year. But because this here Droid Life community benefits when its readers get to share their opinions as well, we want to do that today.
In the comments, we are opening up for conversation about your early thoughts with either phone. We want to know if you love, like, or hate your new phone. We want to know specifics on favorite features, reports on battery life, and what you think of these new 12.3MP cameras that Google is using. We want to know which color, storage size, etc., you chose because I’m sure there are others contemplating all of these things. We want to know if you had 5X performance issues like I did, or if your 6P bends or has seen its rear-window crack. We want to know it all.
Were considering the Nexus 6P from Huawei, but also might be in the market for an Android Wear watch? If you buy your Nexus 6P directly from Huawei, they will slash $50 off your purchase of a Huawei Watch too. Yep, if you buy your 6P from Huawei, they are willing to discount their own watch, as long as you don’t want the gold version.
The discount will be automatically applied once both items are in your cart. The deal also appears to be a US-only thing, and as I just mentioned, doesn’t include the gold version of the Huawei Watch. (more…)
Leading up to the announcement of the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, there was plenty of excitement throughout the Android world. We were finally getting two Nexus phones from Google, one for the fans of larger phones, and one for fans of smaller phones. It was like a dream come true.
Once the devices were shipped to reviewers and the spec sheets were released, a clear picture was painted – the Nexus 6P was the flagship phone with premium specs and build, and the Nexus 5X was the more affordable, Nexus 5 (2013) sequel made out of plastic that everyone seemed to be clamoring for.
Without further ado, let’s find out if the Nexus 6P is everything Google envisioned when they set out to create it – a premium device with awesome display, powerful camera, and long-lasting battery.
This is our Nexus 6P review. (more…)
With the Nexus 5X already going through the teardown process, it was only a matter of time until its larger brother, the Nexus 6P, received the same treatment. The folks at iFixIt have done the dirty work for all of us, ripping Google and Huawei’s device up, ranking it to see how easy it would be for tinkerers to repair it themselves. Spoiler alert – it’s really, really hard. (more…)
First teased at MWC earlier this year, the Huawei Watch has finally landed in the US. During those months of waiting, Huawei was reportedly tweaking the device to no end, making sure it would be the perfect Android Wear smartwatch, capable of lasting buyers for years to come.
With such a premium design and build, the device also comes with quite the premium price tag. Starting at $349 for the base model, it is one of the most expensive Android Wear devices available, so we wanted to make sure to review it in depth to give you our opinion before you go dropping a few hundred dollars for it.
This is our Huawei Watch review. (more…)