Nokia 8 unboxing and first look

The Nokia 8 is the flagship phone of the reborn Nokia, now a brand owned by company HMD Global, where a lot of ex-Nokia engineers work.
Equipped with the Snapdragon 835, the Nokia 8 has the same hardware as the best Android phones out there, but it undercuts them in terms of price. Call it the budget flagship of the year, especially now that the OnePlus 5 is no longer available.
The phone is already on sale in Europe (unfortunately, it will not be officially available in the United States) and we are currently running …


LG V30 unboxing

In classic LG fashion, the LG V30 has a somewhat slow release schedule: it was unveiled back at the end of August but is only now hitting the store shelves stateside. So to commemorate the fact that we can finally get our hands on a retail unit, we’ve prepared a small unboxing for your viewing pleasure.

In the box you’ll find:
LG V30Wall chargerUSB-C cableCleaning clothLeaflets
Since our V30 is a T-Mobile unit, there’s also a SIM card stuffed inside, though this will obviously vary depending on where you …

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 unboxing

Last year’s Xiaomi Mi Mix was a revolutionary device, and arguably the one that kickstarted the industry’s new obsession with eliminating bezels. So to literally no one’s surprise, Xiaomi decided to release a successor this year.
But the Mi Mix 2 isn’t one to stay in its predecessor’s shadow for too long — it features upgraded specs, improved materials, and—of course—reduced bezels. And here’s the best part: it supports pretty much any band you can think of, making it suitable for use even in the United States.
And now we’ve …

Apple iPhone 8 & 8 Plus unboxing

Join us for an iPhone 8 and 8 Plus unboxing video. Want to know what accessories and extras Apple throws inside the retail boxes of its mainstream iPhones? Just hit the play button and find out!
In the box, you’ll find:

iPhone 8 or 8 PlusWall chargerLightning cableEarPods earphones with Lightning connectorSIM ejector toolApple logo decalsLeaflets

Apple Watch Series 3 unboxing

Apple launch day came and went, but while consumers were probably buzzing around to check out and potentially buy the new iPhones, the Apple Watch Series 3 was also quietly released. While smartwatch sales have been tepid at best, Apple’s option continues to stay at the top of the charts – even against other standard watches. With this latest iteration, we see the introduction of cellular connectivity, which was something sorely lacking since its introduction. 
We picked up a unit recently to give it a spin, but before it gets put through all the paces, a …

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active unboxing and first look

Samsung’s Galaxy Active series, and increasingly ruggedized
wearables, have helped establish the company as a true champion of outdoors-people and athletes. Or perhaps just the more careless mobile consumer. Starting with the Galaxy S4 Active, Samsung began offering IP67 waterproofing –
years before it was a flagship standard – as well as a rugged design, which has now expanded
to military standard certifications in drop tests, extreme temperatures, and
IP68 waterproofing. Today we take a look at the latest in the “Active” series, the Galaxy S8 Active. Retailing for $849.99 as an …

Asus ZenFone AR unboxing

So, we’ve finally got our grubby mitts on the augmented reality phone by Asus — the ZenFone AR. What is it about? Well, it features a tri-camera module on its back, which allows augmented reality apps to better place virtual objects in our real world. Built for Google’s Tango AR platform and being Daydream-ready, it’s a sophisticated and exciting peek into one possible future for smartphones.

We’ve also got some serious hardware on board to drive all of this innovative software — a Snapdragon 821, 6 GB / 8 GB of RAM, 64 GB / 128 GB of storage, and a 3,300 mAh battery. We are about to unbox …

Moto Z2 Force & Moto 360 Camera: Unboxing Motorola's latest modular gear


For mobile-gadget fans who love checking out lots of new smartphone hardware, Motorola’s Z-series and its support for Moto Mods has been a dream come true. Not only do we get to see a bunch of new handsets, ranging from top-shelf flagships to power-conserving mid-rangers, but there’s also a steady stream of new modular accessories just waiting to be used with these devices.

Earlier this summer, we shared with you a new batch of Moto hardware that was landing, including the Moto Z2 Play and Moto Mods that gave the phone support for wireless charging, an extended-life battery, and an extra-loud …

Samsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition: Unboxing and impressions

There is so much to love about Samsung smartphones, especially the displays and cameras. There are things that some may find a little frustrating too, like inconsistent performance over time. It was the latter that always drove me from keeping my SIM card in a Galaxy S series for any appreciable period of time.

However, the Note series was different, despite the same hiccups I would inevitably encounter as I put the device through its paces, those perfect moments where the S-Pen was handy would prove invaluable – not in a sense of professional productivity, but out of propensity to make …

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) unboxing and first look

The Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) is the successor to the hugely popular and affordable original J5.
It replaces the plastic shell of the original with a stylish metal body, it introduces a thinner side bezel that makes it more comfortable to hold and it adds a lot of premium features, all at a very cheap price point. There are some compromises of course: this 5.2-inch phone still only uses 720 x 1280 pixel, HD resolution, so some slight pixelization is noticeable and you can expect its performance and camera quality to be noticeably behind …