The iPhone XR, on the other hand, looks pretty much like every Apple phone since the iPhone X (not including the iPhone 8 or the latest SE). It also has an edge-to-edge display, save for the characteristic notch, and while the presence of this notch is getting a little predictable, the phone still looks great. Its beauty is helped by its glass rear, which, in contrast to generic black plastic, does provide the XR with noticeably more sophistication. … [Read more...] about Google Pixel 4a vs. Apple iPhone XR
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Overall winner: Apple Watch Series 6 Come on — it’s a no-brainer. Of course, the new model will outpace the year-old one, but in this case, there are some excellent reasons to update your watch if you’re still rocking a Series 3 or Series 4 model. There’s the valuable new fitness features, comfy new bands, and exquisite color options. If you already have an Apple Watch Series 3, 4, or 5, and you’re not hyped up about the new fitness features, you can still hang on to a watch that we considered almost perfect just a year ago. If you’re a first-time smartwatch customer, the Apple Watch 6 has everything you could ever want or need. If you’re not meticulous about super high-end fitness and health features, consider the new Apple Watch SE, which may just hit the sweet spot for both features and price. … [Read more...] about Apple Watch Series 6 vs. Apple Watch Series 5: Is it worth the upgrade?
Design When it comes to the design of these two sets of true wireless earbuds, Sony has taken a very practical approach. The WF-1000XM3 were designed for general daily-use and travel, and as such, they emphasize style, comfort, and convenience. The charging case uses NFC for rapid and easy pairing with Android phones, and it sits in the middle ground in terms of size: The case is bigger than the ultra-small AirPods Pro case, yet smaller than the one that comes with the Momentum True Wireless 2 or MW07 Plus. The earbuds come with a generous selection of six different silicone ear tips to help you get the best possible fit. … [Read more...] about Sony WF-SP800N vs. WF-1000XM3: Which Sony ANC earbuds should you buy?
Fitness and health-tracking features Make no mistake, Apple is pushing health-and-fitness tracking one step further with the Watch Series 6. The Apple Watch Series 5 already had an impressively comprehensive range of fitness and health features, but the Series 6 manages to add a few more helpful functions into the mix. Most notably, it adds an infrared sensor that monitors your blood’s oxygen saturation (also known as SpO2). This tells you how much oxygen your blood is carrying, with levels below 95% potentially indicating an underlying health issue (always consult a physician before jumping to any conclusions, of course). That said, this kind of pulse oximetry is useful only if you suffer from certain medical conditions, in which case you’d actually be safer using a medical-grade blood-oxygen monitor instead. … [Read more...] about Apple Watch Series 6 vs. Samsung Galaxy Watch 3
Google has launched their highly anticipated update to its midrange smartphone with the Google Pixel 4a 5G. A lot of what you need to know about this latest release is right in the name as Google brings its 5G tech to the Pixel line. If you’re in the market for a Google Pixel, you might be wondering if you should spring for the new Pixel 4a 5G or pick up a discount with the cheaper Pixel 4a. We’ll be taking a look at these two devices and comparing them side by side to help you make that decision. … [Read more...] about Google Pixel 4a vs. Google Pixel 4a 5G: Which budget Pixel is better?