Tag Archive | "Best"

Best of Android: Mid-2020 Reader’s Choice – cast your vote now!

Best of Android Mid 2020 Readers Choice

Update, July 21: We have our final four! Hit the links below to narrow your final four down to our head-to-head finalists!

When it comes to determining the very best of Android, who better to decide than the most engaged audience in tech – you! We’ve spent weeks testing, re-testing, confirming, blind checking, ranking, and voting on our overall Editor’s Choice winner for Best of Android: Mid-2020, but now it’s your turn. Best of Android: Mid-2020 Reader’s Choice voting starts now!

Related: Considering buying our Editor’s Choice winner?

How it works

If you’re a regular at Android Authority you’ll be pretty familiar with how this all goes down. We keep the Reader’s Choice voting open for a week and will report your winner on the site next weekend.

We start by culling the general finalists’ list down (our finalists were those devices that placed anywhere in the top ten of one of our objective testing categories). This step takes place here, in this very article. We’ll keep voting open for a couple of days, then extract our top four.

Best of Android: Mid-2020 Reader’s Choice voting starts now!

We take the top four and expand our voting to include our social media channels to settle on your ultimate pick for Reader’s Choice. If you’re wondering why we do it this way, it’s because our social platforms don’t allow us to have polls with a dozen options. So we start with YouTube and Twitter, then switch to Instagram and Facebook for the very final vote. We’ll add all the links you need to this post as the week progresses so you never miss a chance to vote for your favorite at each stage.

If you need a recap of the category winners or our Editor’s Choice winner, check out the video below or the site links underneath.

One last reminder that eligibility in Best of Android: Mid-2020 was restricted to devices that hit shelves before June 30, 2020, which is why the Sony Xperia 1 II, Asus ROG Phone 3, OnePlus Nord, and others don’t appear in the list below. You’ll be able to vote for them in our full-year Best of Android awards.

Vote on your final four!

Our readers have voted and successfully whittled our finalists down to your top four. In no particular order, they are:

  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
  • Oppo Find X2 Pro
  • OnePlus 8 Pro
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus

To vote for your favorite, hit our polls on YouTube and Twitter and stay tuned for the final showdown in a couple of days!

Revisit the Best of Android: Mid-2020 awards for each objective category:

Android Authority

Posted in Android NewsComments (0)

Best of Android is back for a 2020 mid-year showdown, and more tech news today

Your tech news digest, by way of the DGiT Daily tech newsletter, for Monday, July 13.

1. The Best of Android: Mid-2020 is here!

My colleagues at Android Authority have been toiling away in the lab and behind the scenes seeking to bring you a guide to the best Android phones of 2020, in a mid-year review.

Previously a once-a-year-winners list, the new mid-year guide looks at all phones released in 2020 thus far, by “removing any uncertainty by subjecting the best smartphones of today to a battery of unique tests that can definitively separate the real deal from the hype machine.”

And there’s more to the story this time around:

  • By now, most people understand that the overall experience they get from their phone is more than megapixel count, battery size, or how fast it charges.
  • In 2020, we all know that phones are better than ever, but the intangibles around value, software stability, after-sales service, mainstream availability, are equally important. If you can’t buy it, it’s not much good sitting on the top step of a podium.
  • And this time around, the data results haven’t been framed by third-party benchmarking tools, which can lead to clever tricks or cheating by maker. Instead, all of the performance and battery data used in Best of Android: Mid-2020 has been sourced from a custom version of Speed Test G, cooked up by Gary Sims himself.

The details cover lots of ground, offering a look at all key aspects of a phone. Here’s how it’ll shake out:

  • Sunday: Best of Android: Mid-2020 — Audio (live now)
  • Monday: Best of Android: Mid-2020 — Display (later today)
  • Tuesday: Best of Android: Mid-2020 — Battery
  • Wednesday: Best of Android: Mid-2020 — Performance
  • Thursday: Best of Android: Mid-2020 — Camera
  • Friday: Best of Android: Mid-2020 — Value
  • Saturday: Best of Android: Mid-2020 overall winner (Editor’s Choice)
  • Sunday: Voting starts for the Best of Android: Mid-2020 Reader’s Choice winner.

  • Sunday’s Audio award went to the LG V60 (above), thanks to its headphone jack and 32-bit Quad DAC which impressively powers just about any headphones you might have, all the way to low impedance headphones.
  • Without getting too far into audiophile territory, with improving support for better codecs, aptX, HD/LDAC support, and even FLAC decoding, surprisingly decent audio quality is becoming more common.
  • The overall takeout: audio quality is better than it ever has been for most smartphones.

Display: As I write, the Display category winner has just been revealed.

  • Display tests for clarity, color accuracy, gamma, and quality revealed that OLED devices still rule the roost, with not a single LCD in the top-ranks.
  • Top three? The OnePlus 8 Pro, 2020 Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra flagships, and the Huawei P40 the top three.

2. Somehow, 125W charging is coming this week. The idea is you’ll be able to get to 100% charge in 15 minutes, which is crazy. Very interested in how the battery chemistry can handle the heat generated, and how this affects the overall lifespan (Android Authority). Also, there’s a demonstration of 120W charging from iQoo (beware the audio is super loud).

3. You told us: Even with smart TVs, you’re mostly using streaming dongles (Android Authority).

4. Lenovo Yoga X: an Android tablet that can also be a second screen? (Android Authority).

5. One of the shocks on Friday was that Amazon had banned TikTok from phones accessing Amazon email accounts for security reasons. Within hours, though, Amazon issued a retraction and said the whole thing was in error. I’ve talked to a bunch of people who only saw the original headline and assumed it’s still true. Which it isn’t. For now. (The Verge).

6. Google has announced a $ 10 billion ‘Google for India Digitization Fund’ to help accelerate India’s digital economy (blog.google). On that note: Digital payment transactions in India reached an all-time high in June, as people avoid handling banknotes amid the coronavirus pandemic (Bloomberg).

7. Here’s a website that allows you to experience what it is like to live with dyslexia (geon.github.io)

8. The four biggest announcements from Ubisoft’s not-E3 event: FarCry 6, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, more (The Verge). Also: Three Ubisoft executives leave amid misconduct allegations (Engadget).

9. Why is this copy of Super Mario Bros. worth a record $ 114,000? (Ars Technica).

10. How to trick your brain to remember almost anything (Wired).

Dgit Daily is powered by our sister site dgit.com

Visit dgit Daily

A tech subscription worth reading.

Sign up for daily digests of the tech content most relevant to you.
By signing up, you agree to our Privacy Policy and European users agree to the data transfer policy.

The DGiT Daily delivers a daily email that keeps you ahead of the curve for all tech news, opinions, and links to what’s going down in the planet’s most important field. You get all the context and insight you need, and all with a touch of fun. Plus! Rotating daily fun for each day of the week, like Wednesday Weirdness. Join in!

Android Authority

Posted in Android NewsComments (0)

Best Samsung Galaxy deals: Save $200 on the entire S20 line

Samsung logo Galaxy S20 3

Credit: Robert Triggs / Android Authority

The Samsung Galaxy S20 is currently the newest member of the Samsung flagship family, and there are already tons of discounts available for it. If you don’t mind going with a slightly older flagship, you can save even more on older models. We’ve gone ahead and rounded up the best Samsung Galaxy deals around, going all the way back to the Galaxy S8.

Whether you’re on the hunt for the most premium devices, the more budget-friendly A and J series, or the still-powerful Galaxy S10 family, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll keep updating the deals as better sales come along or old ones end.

Best Samsung Galaxy deals:

Editor’s note: We’ll be updating this list of the best Samsung Galaxy deals regularly as new one are announced.

1. Samsung Galaxy S20 deals

If you’re looking for the absolute latest and greatest, you’ll probably find yourself drawn to the Galaxy S20 series. Whether you want the incredible 100x zoom of the S20 Ultra or the latest Qualcomm SoC that powers the entire line, look no further.

See also: The Samsung Galaxy S20 buyer’s guide

The Galaxy S20 Ultra is one of the most powerful phones you can get, but its price tag matches the specs. You can also grab the S20 or the S20 Plus, depending on how much screen real estate you want.

Here are the best unlocked Galaxy S20 deals around right now.

Samsung Galaxy S20

$ 799 .99 Save $ 200 .00

Buy it Now

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus

$ 999 .99 Save $ 200 .00

Buy it Now

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

$ 1199 .99 Save $ 200 .00

Buy it Now

If you don’t mind the international version of the Galaxy S20 Plus, then you can save even more from a reputable eBay seller via the link below. The trade-off in getting this version of this phone is that it runs the Exynos 990 processor rather than the Snapdragon 865. It also won’t be compatible with CDMA carriers, and may not be subject to a US warranty.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus 8GB Ram, 128GB Storage
This is the international version of the Galaxy S20 Plus with the Exynos 990 processor rather than the Snapdragon 865. It’s factory unlocked for GSM networks, but won’t be compatible with CDMA carriers like Verizon, Sprint, or Boost.

You can also save up to $ 500 on any of the S20 phones with an eligible trade-in.

If you don’t mind committing to a contract, you can also check out these Verizon and Sprint deals:

  • Save up to $ 700 at Verizon with an eligible trade-in.
  • Start a Sprint Flex Lease and get the S20 for $ 15 per month, the S20 Plus for $ 20 per month, or the S20 Ultra for $ 25 per month.

 2. Galaxy Z Flip deals

Remember the good old days of flip phones? Those days are back. Samsung recently introduced the Galaxy Z Flip to compete with the Motorola Razr among others, and now you can save money and experience the hype. If you want to turn heads when you whip out your phone, the Z Flip is the one for you. You just may have to be careful how rough you are with the folding screen.

There aren’t many deals around for the Z Flip at the moment, but you can get the unlocked version from Samsung and save $ 500 with an eligible trade-in.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
Relive your flip phone nostalgia in a whole new way with the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. Experience a folding screen and be the envy of those around you.

Read our review if you want to learn more.

 3. Samsung Galaxy S10 deals

If you want a phone that still packs a punch but may not have the latest specs anymore, the Samsung Galaxy S10 should be right up your alley. It was Samsung’s first line to feature punch-hole cameras across the board and run on the Samsung One UI skin.

You can also take your pick from the budget-friendly Galaxy S10e, the standard Galaxy S10, and the larger Galaxy S10 Plus. Big savings on unlocked versions of these phones have dried up a bit recently, but you can find deals here and there.

For example, the Galaxy S10 is available on Amazon for $ 599.99 ($ 150 off). It’s worth checking the S10 Plus and S10e deals on Amazon regularly too, as prices can drop significantly at any time.

You can also trade your current device back to Samsung and save money. Check out these links:

If you’re devoted to one carrier, you can also grab the following deals from Verizon and Sprint:

Check out our review here if you have more questions.

 4. Samsung Galaxy Note deals

The Samsung Galaxy Note has become synonymous with the term phablet. The massive screen, the integrated S-Pen, and the sharp rectangular shape are all trademark features of the line. Picking up a Galaxy Note is an obvious choice if you want the biggest device on the block or you make notes on your phone constantly.

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 is the latest offering in the line, but you can also grab the Note 9 with a couple of refurbished deals too. The unlocked versions are available at the widgets here:

Samsung Galaxy Note 10

Galaxy Note 10 Plus

You can trade your device back to Samsung to save money with these links:

You can also save a nice chunk of change with a Sprint Flex Lease:

 5. Galaxy S9 deals

Samsung Galaxy S9 smartphone in sunrise gold in a person's hand.

If you don’t need the newest devices or you’re on a limited budget, you can still pick up a renewed Samsung Galaxy S9. It still features a Snapdragon 845 chip and runs Android 10, but you only have one rear camera to work with. Just like Samsung’s other offerings, you can choose from the standard size or the Plus depending on what you prefer.

Your only option to grab the Galaxy S9 brand new at this point is Amazon, but there are plenty of choices if you want a renewed unit. Check out both options below.

Samsung Galaxy S9

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

You can also read our review as always.

 6. Galaxy S8 deals

You can still grab the Galaxy S8 if you want to, but it might be just for the sake of nostalgia. The Galaxy S8 marked Samsung’s introduction of the Infinity Display and shipped with Android 7.0 Nougat on board. It also features a 3,000mAh battery and 64GB of storage which may still be enough for the Google Pixel 4 but is comparatively small when stacked against newer Galaxy devices.

It’s probably unheard of to find a brand-new Galaxy S8 at this point, but you can grab a renewed one from the widgets below.

Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
Experience the first phone with an Infinity screen. The display stretches from edge to edge, giving you the most screen in the smallest space. You can also use iris scanning to protect your information for your eyes only.

 7. Samsung Galaxy A and J deals

Samsung Pay Galaxy A70 home page.

Samsung may offer the Galaxy S line as its flagship, but you can also check out the Galaxy A and Galaxy J lines if you’re on a very limited budget. Both lines take a step back in terms of processors, offering Snapdragon 600 series and Samsung’s Exynos chips. The Galaxy A series is more of a midrange line, offering teardrop notches and smaller bezels while the J2 Dash is a bit more basic.

Here are a few of the best deals you can get on these phones:

Now that you’ve hopefully taken your pick of the Samsung Galaxy deals, here are a few more resources that might be helpful:

Android Authority

Posted in Android NewsComments (0)

Despite disappointing Pixel 4, 2019 was Google’s best year for phone sales yet

Google Pixelbook Go Review closed with Pixel 4

  • A third-party analyst firm says Google Pixel sales hit 7.2 million in 2019.
  • This would make it the best year yet for the Pixel line, although that number pales in comparison to the top-five brands.
  • It’s very likely sales of the Google Pixel 3a make up the bulk of that 7.2 million figure.

A few weeks ago, news broke that Google was allegedly disappointed with the Google Pixel 4, even prior to that device’s launch. However disappointing it may have been, it doesn’t appear to have stopped Google Pixel sales from hitting a record high in 2019.

According to third-party analyst firm International Data Corporation (IDC), Google Pixel sales hit 7.2 million units in 2019. Although the numbers don’t get broken down by device, it’s likely most of those sales come from the two 2019 phones launched — the Google Pixel 3a and Google Pixel 4. At least some of the shipments are probably made up of Google Pixel 3 sales, too.

However, it’s estimated that the Google Pixel 4 only sold around 2 million units over its first six months, which would mean a portion of that number wouldn’t count towards the 2019 total. Therefore, it’s basically a guarantee that the bulk of the Google Pixel sales in 2019 came from the Pixel 3a line.

Google Pixel sales likely dominated by the Pixel 3a

The budget-oriented Pixel 3a line was a big hit critically, so it likely being the best-selling phone in the line would make a lot of sense. The series is also easily accessible from many major carriers around the world and is available in India, the world’s second-largest smartphone market. The Pixel 4 is not available in India, which likely didn’t help its sales.

Related: Google Pixel 3a review: The phone made for everyone

While 7.2 million Google Pixel sales might be great for Google when compared to its previous years, it should be noted that it pales in comparison to the top-five manufacturers. Huawei, the second-largest smartphone OEM in the world, shipped 230 million phones in 2019, to give you an idea of Google’s market share.

However, the apparent success of the Pixel 3a gives more credence to the rumor that Google’s Pixel 5 phone will be a more mid-range affair with a weaker processor but a cheaper entry price. This news also makes us even more excited than we already are for the Google Pixel 4a, which still does not have a confirmed release date.

More posts about Google Pixel 3a

Android Authority

Posted in Android NewsComments (0)

Need a replacement Chromebook charger? These are your best choices.

Acer Chrome logo on Chromebook

Chromebooks are light and fast, but without a reliable charger they can become expensive paperweights. Whether your current Chromebook charger is beginning to show its age or you seem to have misplaced it, a spare is a must-have. Here are some of the best Chromebook replacement chargers you can pick up right now.

See also: What is a Chromebook?

Many Chromebook manufacturers use their own unique connections, so there aren’t many universal options. However, USB-C is slowly becoming a more popular option for newer models. We’ve tried to cover a few of the top manufacturers as well as some good USB-C Chromebook laptop chargers.

See also: 6 Best Chromebooks | The best Chromebook tablets you can buy

Best replacement Chromebook chargers:

This list can be a bit confusing as some newer models rely on USB-C charging, so double-check your Chromebook carefully before you order!

Acer Chromebook charger

acer chromebook charger

Nearly all Acer Chromebooks, and some Acer Windows laptops, use the same 65W charger. As a result, chargers are very easy to find and easily affordable. Specifically, this connector has an internal diameter of 1mm and an external diameter of 3mm. The charger works with Acer Chromebooks from 11 to 15 inches as well as the Aspire S5, R, and V.

$ 13 .49
Acer 65W Chromebook Charger

Buy it Now

Acer 65W Chromebook Charger Buy it Now
$ 13 .49

HP Chromebook charger

siker hp charger

Source: Amazon

The HP-compatible Siker charger we’ve chosen packs the same level of output as the Acer charger, though the connectivity is different. HP utilizes a distinctive blue-tipped charger with a 3mm internal diameter and a 4.5mm external diameter. This charger works with HP’s Chromebook 14 and Pavilion 15 lines, as well as others.

$ 12 .99
Siker 65W HP Chromebook Charger

Save $ 1 .89

Buy it Now

Siker 65W HP Chromebook Charger Buy it Now
Save $ 1 .89 $ 12 .99

Samsung Chromebook charger

powersource samsung chromebook charger

Source: Amazon

Samsung’s Chromebook replacement charger comes from PowerSource, and it even features an extra-long seven-foot cable. With a max output of 26W, it’s less powerful than some other options but it works with both the Samsung Chromebook 2 and Chromebook 3. Newer Samsung options have made the switch to USB-C, so read on if this doesn’t fit your needs.

$ 17 .97
PowerSource 26W Samsung Chromebook Charger

Buy it Now

PowerSource 26W Samsung Chromebook Charger Buy it Now
$ 17 .97

Dell Chromebook charger

powseed 65w dell charger

Source: Amazon

The 65W Powseed charger is perfect if you’re looking to replace your Dell’s Chromebook laptop charger. Its internal diameter is 5mm and the external diameter is 7.4mm, so the charger will work with select Latitude, Vostro, and Inspiron laptops as well. With a total length of nearly 11 feet, the Powseed charger offers the freedom to work wherever you’re comfortable.

$ 15 .90
Powseed 65W Dell Chromebook Charger

Buy it Now

Powseed 65W Dell Chromebook Charger Buy it Now
$ 15 .90

USB-C Chromebook chargers

These last two Chromebook replacement chargers are the most convenient and flexible options. Because they connect via USB-C, these chargers can be used for far more than just Chromebooks. You can easily use them to charge select Android phones, headphones, and power banks.

See also: The 5 best Chromebook deals

Pwr Plus USB-C Charger

pwr plus charger

Source: Amazon

The first option, the Pwr Plus charger, sets itself apart by having the longest cable on this list. With a range of 12 feet, you don’t have to be close to an outlet to have reliable charging. Pwr Plus emphasizes that this charger is perfect for Lenovo laptops and Chromebooks, though you can use it for any USB-C device with varying speeds.

$ 31 .99
Pwr Plus USB-C Charger

Buy it Now

Pwr Plus USB-C Charger Buy it Now
$ 31 .99

Nekteck USB-C Charger

nekteck usb c charger

Source: Amazon

This last charger is a great choice if you’re looking to beef up your Chromebook charging station. The cable is built into the body, so you won’t have to worry about accidentally disconnecting it like a few other options. Nekteck’s charger features a six-foot USB-C fast charging cable that carries a USB-IF certification for security. It intelligently identifies your device and adjusts the charging speed up to 45W.

$ 18 .99
Nekteck USB-C Charger

Save $ 1 .00

Buy it Now

Nekteck USB-C Charger Buy it Now
Save $ 1 .00 $ 18 .99

Chromebook charging FAQ

Q: Why is my Chromebook not charging?

A: Chromebooks can struggle to charge for any number of reasons. You’ll want to make sure that there is no dirt in your charger or Chromebook, and that the charger is fully plugged into the wall.

Q: Can I use my Chromebook charger for my phone?

A: It depends. Both your Chromebook and phone need to have USB-C ports. Manufacturer-specific chargers like those mentioned above will not work with your phone. Also, depending on your charger and Chromebook, you may get low charging speeds or they may not work together at all.

Q: Can you charge a Chromebook with a phone charger?

A: It depends. See the answer above.

Q: Can you charge a Chromebook without the charger?

A: This is a bit of a tricky answer. If you’re stuck without an outlet you can always try using a power bank or a car charger. If your Chromebook has a USB-C port but doesn’t use it primarily for charging, you can go to the Power menu and select to charge via USB-C.

Q: How to charge a Chromebook faster?

A: Well, you can’t really charge your Chromebook faster, though you can do a number of things to extend your battery life and charge less often. It may help to lower the brightness, turn off Bluetooth, and remove peripherals like a wired mouse.

Those are a few of our picks for the best Chromebook replacement chargers as well as a handy FAQ. Here are a few resources that might help you to accessorize your new gadget:

Android Authority

Posted in Android NewsComments (0)

The best Snapdragon 865 phones you can get

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 in plastic case

Credit: David Imel / Android Authority

If you’re a demanding user, getting one of the Snapdragon 865 phones that are available is the way to go. Qualcomm’s latest and greatest chipset can handle just about any task you throw at it with ease. It’s usually paired with loads of RAM and a great GPU, so you won’t have any problems with things like playing the latest games and multitasking.

The selection of Snapdragon 865 phones isn’t massive at the moment, but there are still a number of great options available. If you don’t like any of the phones listed in this post and don’t need a new handset urgently, we advise you to wait. There are a lot of upcoming phones with Snapdragon 865 on the horizon including the Galaxy Note 20 and OnePlus 8T, just to name a few. 

Best Snapdragon 865 phones:

Editor’s note: We’ll be updating this list when new phones with Snapdragon 865 are released.

1. Samsung Galaxy S20 series

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Snapdragon 865 phone

The Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra are all powered by the Snapdragon 865 in the US. However, the phones pack the Exynos 990 chipset under the hood in Europe and other regions. 

Read next: Samsung Galaxy S20 buyer’s guide

All three phones sport 120Hz displays, support wireless charging, and are IP68 rated. You also get an in-display fingerprint scanner and expandable storage with each one. Unfortunately, though, there’s no headphone jack on board.

The S20 Ultra is the most powerful phone in the series, sporting the biggest display, the best cameras, and the largest battery. The S20 Plus is next in line, followed by the regular S20. Although there are differences between them, all of them are flagship phones that will satisfy the demands on hardcore users. You can check out the differences in specs between the three below.

Samsung Galaxy S20 specs:

  • Display: 6.2-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: SD 865 or Exynos 990
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 64MP
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus specs:

  • Display: 6.7-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: SD 865 or Exynos 990
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 64MP + ToF
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 10

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra specs:

  • Display: 6.9-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: SD 865 or Exynos 990
  • RAM: 12/16GB
  • Storage: 128/256/512GB
  • Cameras: 108, 12, and 48MP + ToF
  • Front camera: 40MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

2. LG V60 ThinQ

LG V60 back against chair

This is the best LG phone you can currently get. In addition to the Snapdragon 865 chipset, the LG V60 also comes with an IP68 rating and a MIL-STD 810G design for improved durability. Thankfully, none of this comes at the expense of the headphone port, which is still offered here.

The LG V60 ThinQ still has a headphone jack.

LG’s flagship features 8K recording, wireless charging, a big battery, and an OLED screen with an in-display fingerprint sensor. This 5G device also supports expandable storage and packs a large 5,000mAh battery. Other specs and features worth mentioning include a quad DAC and stereo speakers.

The only major downside in terms of hardware is that the phone lacks a telephoto or periscope camera, using its 64MP primary camera for zoom instead. But it’s easy to forgive when you look at the rest of the features and the relatively affordable price tag. 

LG V60 ThinQ specs:

  • Display: 6.8-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 64 and 13MP + 3D ToF
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

3. Oppo Find X2 Pro

Oppo Find X2 Pro back against orage 1

Credit: David Imel / Android Authority

The Oppo Find X2 Pro doesn’t turn heads like its predecessor did due to its unique sliding design, but it’s still a beast of a phone. It comes with a great design and packs plenty of 2020 flagship features, including a Snapdragon 865 processor, a QHD+ 120Hz OLED screen, 12GB of RAM, and a 4,260mAh battery with blazing-fast 65W charging.

Read next: The best Android phones you can get

The Find X2 Pro’s camera credentials are impressive too, delivering a new 48MP camera that’s technically superior to other 48MP sensors, an ultra-wide 48MP camera, and a 13MP 5X zoom lens. Just don’t expect 8K video recording like with many other 2020 flagships.

This Snapdragon 865 phone is resistant to water and dust thanks to IP68 rating and can handle two SIM cards at once. It’s a big device, sporting a 6.7-inch display. It wasn’t officially released in the US, but you can get the international model on Amazon.

Oppo Find X2 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.7-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage: 512GB
  • Cameras: 48MP main, 48MP ultra-wide, and 13MP periscope
  • Front camera: 32MP
  • Battery: 4,260mAh
  • Software: Android 10

4. Xiaomi Mi 10 series

Snapdragon 865-powered Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro phone

The Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro are two of the best Xiaomi phones you can currently get. They are similar in many ways, both featuring a 6.67-inch display with curved edges, the Snapdragon 865 chipset, and as much as 12GB of RAM.

The biggest difference between them is in the camera department, where the Pro model offers more. The phone also supports faster charging (50W vs 30W) but comes with a slightly smaller battery. You can check out these details and more in the specs section below.

You get an in-display fingerprint scanner with both devices, but don’t expect a headphone jack. The devices run Android 10 with Xiaomi’s MIUI skin on top and support reverse wireless charging. They are great phones overall, but keep in mind they are much more expensive than their predecessors.

Xiaomi Mi 10 specs:

  • Display: 6.67-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 108, 13, 2, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 4,780mAh
  • Software: Android 10

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.67-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 256/512GB
  • Cameras: 108, 20, 12, 8MP
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 10

5. Sony Xperia 1 II

Sony xperia 1 II 2020 mark 2 press shots 2

Sony’s latest flagship packs the Snapdragon 865 chipset under the hood along with 8GB of RAM. You’ll find three 12MP cameras at the back as well as a ToF sensor that should help with portrait mode images.

Like most other Xperia phones, the weirdly named 1 II has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. It also comes with a 21:9 display that makes the phone quite lanky. You also get wireless charging, an IP68 rating, and even a headphone jack. All these things combined make it one of the best Snapdragon 865 phones you can get.

The phone will go up for pre-order on June 1 before hitting the shelves on July 24. It’s a great device overall, although it’s overpriced at $ 1,200. But keep in mind that you get a free pair of Sony’s WF-1000XM3 headphones during the pre-order period.

Sony Xperia 1 II specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch, 4K
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 256GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, 12MP + ToF
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

6. OnePlus 8 series

OnePlus 8 Pro vs OnePlus 8

OnePlus’ latest flagship series consists of two phones: the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro. The Pro model offers more, featuring a bigger display with a higher resolution, an extra camera at the back, a larger battery, and wireless charging, among a few other things.

The two handsets do have a lot of similarities, though. In addition to being powered by the Snapdragon 865 chipset, both are also dual-SIM devices, come with as much as 12GB of RAM, and sport an in-display fingerprint scanner.

The phones are more expensive than previous OnePlus devices, but they are still cheaper than rivals such as the Galaxy S20. You can check out the exact prices via the button below.

OnePlus 8 specs:

  • Display: 6.55-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 48, 16, 2MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 4,300mAh
  • Software: Android 10

OnePlus 8 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.78-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 48, 8, 48, 5MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 4,510mAh
  • Software: Android 10

7. Motorola Edge Plus

Motorola Edge Plus in repose

Motorola made a comeback to the flagship sector of the smartphone world this years with the launch of the Edge Plus. It’s a great phone overall that’s powered by Qualcomm’s flagship chipset and comes with 12GB of RAM under the hood.

The display is quite large at 6.7 inches and has a 90Hz refresh rate. The edges of the display are curved, which may or may not be a good thing depending on your preference. Other specs and features worth mentioning include four rear cameras, a 5,000mAh battery, and wireless charging.

The biggest drawback of the phone for US consumers is that it’s available exclusively on Verizon. It’s also expensive, although the story is the same with most other flagship phones these days.

Motorola Edge Plus specs:

  • Display: 6.7-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage: 256GB
  • Cameras: 108, 16 and 8MP + ToF
  • Front camera: 25MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

8. Poco F2 Pro

The Poco F2 Pro.

The Poco F2 Pro is known as the Redmi K30 Pro in some markets. It’s a high-end phone, although it lacks a few premium features you get with other flagships like wireless charging and IP rating. The good side of this is that the price point is lower.

The battery is said to go from zero to 100 percent in 63 minutes.

This Snapdragon 865 phone sports a 6.67-inch Full HD+ display, up to 8GB of RAM, and a 4,700mAh battery with 30-watt charging. The company claims you can get the battery from zero to 100 percent in 63 minutes.

The F2 Pro also features a pop-up selfie camera, four rear cameras, and a headphone jack. All these things combined make it one of the best Snapdragon 865 phones you can get.

Poco F2 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.67-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 64, 13, 5, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 4,700mAh
  • Software: Android 10

9. Realme X50 Pro

Realme X50 Pro 5G Display flat lay at angle

The Realme X50 Pro falls into the flagship killer category because it offers a great price-performance ratio. You get the best Snapdragon chipset available, up to 12GB of RAM, and a large Super AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate.

The battery comes in at 4,200mAh and supports 65-watt charging that gets it from zero to 100 percent in about 45 minutes, according to our testing. The build quality is great, although the design feels a bit dated.

The biggest drawback of the phone is that the cameras aren’t the best. Although they get the job done during daytime, they aren’t that great when it comes to low-light photography.

Realme X50 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.44-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 6/8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 64, 12, 8, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 32 and 8MP
  • Battery: 4,200mAh
  • Software: Android 10

10. Red Magic 5G

RedMagic 5G with the Snapdragon 865 chipset

This is a great device overall, although it’s not for everyone. It’s a gaming phone, which means its design is a bit out there. But that also means that performance is top-notch. In addition to the Snapdragon 865 chipset, you also get a 144Hz display, active cooling, gaming triggers, and more.

The phone also packs stereo speakers, a headphone jack, and up to 16GB of RAM. What’s more, it’s relatively affordable, at least when compared to other similar phones.

However, the Red Magic does have a few drawbacks. The software is far from perfect, and the launcher can’t be changed. The phone also doesn’t support expandable storage and has a mediocre camera system.

Red Magic 5G specs:

  • Display: 6.65-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 8/12/16GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 64, 8, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 10

These are the best Snapdragon 865 phones you can currently get in our opinion, although they aren’t the only ones. Additionally, there are a lot of upcoming phones with Snapdragon 865 we’re looking forward to from brands like Samsung and OnePlus, among others.

Android Authority

Posted in Android NewsComments (0)

The 6 best air fryers – Start making your favorite meals healthier today

Cosori Smart Air Fryer

Air frying has provided a healthier alternative to many favorite foods like fried chicken and french fries. When you air fry foods, they get a crispy exterior solely by circulating powerful hot air. Plus, air frying foods can be quicker than cooking foods in a traditional oven. Take a look at some of the best air fryers you can buy right now.

The best air fryers 

Ninja Foodi 7-in-1 

ninja foodi 7 in 1 1

The Ninja Foodi 7-in-1 appliance can air fry, pressure cook, bake, and more. Though its air frying capability is definitely one of its top functions.

This air fryer has TenderCrisp technology that allows you to cook food quickly and still get crispy results. Using a whole chicken as an example, you first pressure cook it to lock in the juices. Then, you use the air frying capability to get that crisp, golden brown coating on the outside.

Cleaning up is super easy with the Ninja Foodi 7-in-1. Both the 5 quart ceramic coated pot and the 3 quart crisp basket are nonstick and dishwasher safe.

Regularly $ 179.99, it’s currently available for $ 129.00.

Buy on Amazon

COSORI Smart WiFi Air Fryer 

cosori air fryer 1

The COSORI Smart WiFi Air Fryer is a fantastic option if you want an air fryer that connects with your mobile device or Alexa’s voice commands. You can download the VeSync app to control your device and gain access to over 100+ recipes. Or you can pair it with Alexa and utilize voice commands to control it. Either of these options gives you the ability to remotely control and monitor the progress of your meals.

See also: Using lockdown to eat healthier: Cosori Smart Air Fryer review

Or, if you want to stay with your food while it’s cooking, the display is ergonomically angled so you can view and change the controls without bending over.

You can currently pick up a COSORI Smart WiFi Air Fryer for $ 119.99. It comes in black, red, and white, and the beautiful, minimalist design looks great on any counter.

Buy on Amazon

Breville Smart Oven Air 

breville smart oven air 1
The Breville Smart Oven Air ensures fast and even heat distribution with its smart convection technology. It also has Element iQ, which makes sure the cooking power stays where it needs to be: above and below your food for the best results. You can air fry french fries, fried chicken, and more. Plus, you can also dehydrate up to four trays of fruits or other foods.

This air fryer has a large 1 cubic foot interior, so you have plenty of room to cook large dishes. You can toast 9 slices of bread or even fit a 9×13 inch pan. If you’re cooking for a large family or constantly meal-prepping for yourself, this is a great option.

The Breville Smart Oven Air is currently available for $ 399.99.

Buy on Amazon

Philips TurboStar Air Fryer

philips turbostar air fryer 1
The Philips TurboStar Air Fryer is great for quick cooking. It uses TurboStar technology to make sure all your food is exposed to constantly circulating heat. This means you don’t have to stir or turn your food while it’s cooking. Plus, you don’t have to wait for it to preheat either. It’s instantly hot and ready to use.

You’ll have access to over 200 recipes on the Airfryer recipe app and a free physical recipe booklet to get you started. Also, Philips boasts that clean up takes less than 90 seconds. Both the removable nonstick drawer and the food basket are dishwasher safe and super easy to clean.

Regularly $ 199.95, you can currently pick up a Philips TurboStar Air Fryer for $ 179.00.

Buy on Amazon

GoWISE Air Fryer 

gowise air fryer 1
The GoWISE Air Fryer makes a sleek statement on your countertop, and still gives you 5.8 quarts of cooking space. It comes in plum, red, black, and white, so you can choose one that truly fits your style. It’s outfitted with an advanced touch screen menu that has 8 cooking presets and is easy to use.

In addition to air frying foods, you can also bake, grill, and roast with minimal oil. The air frying basket is equipped with a cool touch handle and a button guard to prevent accidentally detaching the basket. This allows you to safely remove the basket when you want to shake or toss the contents.

See also: The best smart kitchen tech products you can buy

Like a few of the other options, you’ll receive a recipe book with 50 recipes specifically designed for this air fryer. And you’ll have access to a recipe app as well.

Regularly $ 92.75, the GoWISE Air Fryer is currently available for $ 77.04.

Buy on Amazon

Cuisinart Air Fryer 

cuisinart air fryer 1
Cuisinart’s Air Fryer is also a convection toaster oven, so it can stay on your counter for multiple uses throughout the day. In addition to air frying and convection baking, it can also broil, warm, and toast.

Its 0.6 cubic foot nonstick interior can fit up to 6 slices of bread or a 12-inch pizza at one time. If you’re looking for a more compact option that offers you multiple cooking functions, this is perfect for you. Plus, Cuisinart is a highly reputable brand when it comes to kitchen equipment.

Regularly $ 199.99, you can pick up the Cuisinart Air Fryer for $ 159.99 right now.

Buy on Amazon

Android Authority

Posted in Android NewsComments (0)

Save $120 on a Roborock S5, and more of the best robot vacuum deals

Ecovacs Deebot robot vacuum cleaner angle view

If you’re tired of vacuuming the floors of your house, maybe it’s time to give a robot vacuum a try. After all, they don’t tire out, and many are smart enough to avoid common obstacles around your house. One of the biggest challenges is finding a model that fits your budget. Here’s our list of the best robot vacuum deals you can get right now.

See also: Robot vacuum cleaners — What are they and why should you buy?

We’ve done our best to hit a variety of price points and plenty of different brands so you can pick the perfect fit. Robot vacuums have come a long way in the last few years, so features like restricted zones and app integration are more popular than ever. If you’re still stuck at home, at least these vacuums should help to knock a chore off of your list.

These deals are arranged by price low to high so you can match your budget quickly.

Best robot vacuum deals

Editor’s note: We will update our list of the best robot vacuum deals as we find new savings.

Eufy RoboVac 25C

eufy robovac 25c

Source: Walmart

Kicking us off is a budget-friendly option from Eufy. The RoboVac 25C makes it easy to start cleaning remotely from an app or with voice commands. It can run for up to 100 minutes on both hardwood and carpet while filling a large 0.6L dustbin. At just 2.85-inches tall, the RoboVac 25C should fit under most of the furniture in your house.

$ 149 .00
Eufy RoboVac 25C

Save $ 80 .99

Buy it Now

Eufy RoboVac 25C Buy it Now
Save $ 80 .99 $ 149 .00

bObsweep Pro

bobsweep pro

Source: Home Depot

The bObsweep Pro matches the Eufy with the 100-minute battery life, and it’s smart enough to return to a hub when the battery gets low so you can be assured it’ll stay charged. While the bObsweep is just a bit taller at 3.15 inches, it comes in a sleek gold color that adds a little bit of luxury to the cleaning game.

$ 149 .99
bObsweep Pro

Save $ 100 .00

Buy it Now

bObsweep Pro Buy it Now
Save $ 100 .00 $ 149 .99

iRobot Roomba 675

irobot roomba 675

Source: Amazon

Roomba is a more established brand than Eufy or bObsweep, and the Roomba 675 relies on some of the latest technology from iRobot to keep your house clean. It loosens, lifts, and sections dirt with a three-stage process, plus the dirt detection sensor keeps Roomba focused on well-traveled areas of your house. The edge sweeping brush is angled at 27-degrees for peak results.

$ 269 .99
iRobot Roomba 675

Save $ 30 .00

Buy it Now

iRobot Roomba 675 Buy it Now
Save $ 30 .00 $ 269 .99

Roborock E25

roborock e25 robot vacuum deals

Source: Amazon

If you’re a fan of Android Authority you’re probably aware of the quality Roborock offers. The company has created an extensive line of robot vacuums, from budget models up to the top-of-the-line. Roborock’s E25 relies on gyroscopes and algorithms to clean in a logical and thorough manner. It’s even capable of mopping and vacuuming simultaneously.

$ 279 .99
Roborock E25

Save $ 70 .00

Buy it Now

Roborock E25 Buy it Now
Save $ 70 .00 $ 279 .99

iRobot Roomba 960

irobot roomba 960

Source: Home Depot

For those of you with a bigger budget and an eye on a Roomba, the 960 is a solid choice. It offers five-times the suction of the 675 listed above, and it uses iAdapt 2.0 technology to measure and map your home for a precise clean. You can command the Roomba 960 with an app or Amazon’s Alexa for easy cleaning at a moment’s notice. It’s great for homes with pets because the filter can capture particles as small as 10 microns.

$ 449 .99
iRobot Roomba 960

Save $ 50 .00

Buy it Now

iRobot Roomba 960 Buy it Now
Save $ 50 .00 $ 449 .99

Roborock S5

roborock s5 robot vacuum deals

Source: Amazon

The Roborock S5 is a perfect example of what you get by spending a bit more to upgrade to the S line. It packs a 5,200mAh battery for up to 150 minutes of cleaning, and the vacuum is smart enough to return to its hub and recharge just enough to finish the job. The S5 even features a laser guidance system to plan its route and a spring-loaded brush that adjusts to carpets and edges for a perfect clean.

$ 479 .99
Roborock S5

Save $ 120 .00

Buy it Now

Roborock S5 Buy it Now
Save $ 120 .00 $ 479 .99

Neato Botvac D7 Connected

You might have noticed that all of the robot vacuums so far have been round, and maybe you’re wondering how a hockey puck cleans in a corner. Well, the Neato Botvac resembles the letter D, which makes it perfect for picking up dirt and pet hair in corners. Neato boasts that the Botvac D7 has a 70-percent larger brush than round models, and laser-guided mapping keeps it on track during long jobs.

$ 599 .99
Neato BotVac D7 Connected

Save $ 230 .00

Buy it Now

Neato BotVac D7 Connected Buy it Now
Save $ 230 .00 $ 599 .99

Samsung PowerBot R7260

samsung powerbot

Source: Best Buy

Samsung’s PowerBot has a similar design to that of the Botvac D7, and it covers nearly 11 inches with each pass of the brush. The 0.3L dustbin is smaller than some other options, but powerful CycloneForce and an intuitive interface make the PowerBot very simple to operate. If you’re a Samsung die-hard with a big budget, it’s tough to top the PowerBot R7260 at this discount.

$ 690 .99
Samsung PowerBot R7260

Save $ 208 .01

Buy it Now

Samsung PowerBot R7260 Buy it Now
Save $ 208 .01 $ 690 .99

Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo 950

ecovacs deebot ozmo 950 robot vacuum deals

Source: Home Depot

Ecovacs is proud to call the Ozmo 950 the most powerful Deebot ever. Not only can it clean for up to three hours between charges, but it also utilizes carpet detection to provide the ideal clean for your floors. With three levels of suction, the Ozmo 950 can handle almost any surface and seamlessly switch to mopping. You can even map multiple floors of your house so Ozmo knows exactly where to clean, though it can’t climb steps on its own yet.

$ 699 .99
Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo 950

Save $ 100 .00

Buy it Now

Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo 950 Buy it Now
Save $ 100 .00 $ 699 .99

That does it for our list of the best robot vacuum deals for now. We have plenty more content you might like to help you get through working from home and more:

Android Authority

Posted in Android NewsComments (0)

10 best diabetes apps for Android to help manage it!

Glucose Tracker best diabetes apps for Android
Diabetes is a life changing diagnosis. You have to change your diet, your activity habits, and some other stuff to stay on top of things. People can actually live relatively normal lives with the proper management. There are only a limited number of things your smartphone can do to help. It can’t take your blood sugar for you or regulate what you eat. It can help with some other stuff though. Here are the best diabetes apps for Android.

Blood Sugar Log

Price: Free / $ 1.49

Let’s start with a good, simple blood sugar logging app. This one is a no-frills log with just enough features. You can import and export logs to email or the cloud as needed. Additionally, you can add a tag to each entry so you know when it was taken (before meals, after meals, in the morning, etc). You can add in units of mg/dl (milligrams per deciliter) or millimole per liter. Some other features include tracking your medications, a blood pressure tracker, and a weight tracker. The UI even looks nice. There isn’t a lot wrong with this one, but it is a bit on the simple side.



Price: Free / $ 4.99 per month / $ 49.99 per year

Diabetes:M is a decent app for sufferers of diabetes. It can track type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes. You can set this app up in two ways. The first is to track your own health where you can put your own stuff in or you can set it up to track a family member or even a pet if needed. It tracks a bunch of metrics, including insulin intake, carbohydrates, and blood sugar levels (in mmol/l or mg/dl). The free version is okay for simple use. There is a subscription option with a bunch of extra features, including Bluetooth integration with some glucose meters, cloud syncing, and better export options.

Glucose Tracker and Diary

Price: Free / $ 3.49

Glucose Tracker and Diary is one of the simpler diabetes apps for things like blood sugar, insulin intake, and other metrics. You can use either major measurement you want and it also supports bread units to track your carbohydrate intake. There is also a tag system in place so you can know when any given measurement was taken. The UI is easy enough to use and everything is reasonably well presented. We also like this app because it requires only a single payment instead of a subscription like most others. The only downside is no support for Bluetooth glucose meters like other diabetes apps sometimes have.

Glucose Tracker and Diary screenshot

Google Play Books (or similar apps)

Price: Free / Varies

There is a lot of published material on the topic of diabetes. The books contain all sorts of information such as methods to cope with the disease, cookbooks with diabetic-friendly recipes, and books about the disease itself (what causes it, what’s happening to your body, etc). You’re going to spend the rest of your life with it, you might as well get to know it better, right? Google Play Books is a good app for this because you can read ebooks or listen to audiobooks. Amazon Kindle and Audible are two more excellent options as well. Here’s a list of excellent ebook readers and audiobook apps if you want to browse even more options.

Google Play Books screenshot 2019 Final

Little Bytes Blood Glucose Tracker

Price: Free / $ 1.00

Little Bytes Blood Glucose Tracker is another simple, effective blood sugar tracker. It also uses the tag system so you know when you took any given measurement. Additionally, you can filter by tag, use both major types of measurements, check out statistics, and you can export and import in case you change your phone. It uses Google Drive and Dropbox as your backup options so you don’t have to pay extra for cloud storage, which we always appreciate. It also has Wear OS support and medication tracking if you need that. It’s one of the better diabetes apps.

Little Bytes Blood Glucose Tracker screenshot


MyNetDiary Diabetes and Diet Tracker

Price: $ 9.99

MyNetDiary is one of the most popular calorie counters on mobile. The company also has an app specifically for diabetic folks. It helps people with type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes and you can track all kinds of stuff. You can input your blood sugar, tag it so you know when you took your levels, and log all of the food you eat along with its nutritional info. The food logging part takes a bit longer than we’d like, but it does work and it is effective. This one has some bugs like most apps, but the bugs here are amplified by its $ 9.99 price tag. You do get syncing to MyNetDiary for backups, though, and you can import on a new device easily.

MyNetDiary Diabetes and Diet Tracker screenshot


Price: Free / $ 2.99 per month / $ 27.99 per year / Varies

mySugr is one of the popular diabetes apps for mobile. It integrates with Bluetooth glucose meters and logs your blood sugar levels, food intake, insulin levels, medicine intake, and carb intake. The free version has a decent selection of features. Those who go pro also get a smarter search function, an insulin calculator, PDF exports, reminders, meal photos, and basal rates for insulin pump users. The subscription is actually less than many competitors and that makes it an easier choice than most to recommend.

mySugr screenshot 2020

Yummly Recipes

Price: Free / Up to $ 4.99

Yummly is one of many recipe apps. This one has a relatively decent selection of diabetic-friendly recipes. Diabetes inevitably means changing your diet and that means you’ll need some new recipes to eat. Yummly has over two million recipes that range from breakfast to dinner and even things like desserts and cocktails. You also get video tutorials, a built-in timer, and some other tools. We also recommend My Cookbook so you can start building a collection of recipes you really like. 

Yummly screenshot 2020

Your doctor’s official app

Price: Free (usually)

Many doctors offices and practices have full apps now. They’re usually apart of a larger network. For instance, my doctor is part of the Healow network (linked at the button). Your official doctor’s app may have a bunch of useful features, including a way to schedule appointments without calling in, a quick method to request medication refills, and information about your condition and vitals. Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of these apps may offer video calls with your doctor to help you skip visits in general. It’s definitely worth looking to see if your doctor uses an official app.

Healow screenshot 2020

Blood Sugar Meter apps

Price: Free / Device costs vary

There are a variety of digital glucose meters these days. Many of them now have mobile apps. You simply connect to the device via Bluetooth and the app downloads data straight from the device. It works a lot like fitness trackers, actually. The device keeps some data on it and you sync it to see your stats. Some apps, like mySugr, integrate directly with these devices but the official apps can sometimes have features other apps don’t have. We have Dario linked below, but there are a ton of great options.

related 2
If we missed any great diabetes apps for Android, tell us about them in the comments! You can also click here to check out more Android apps and games lists!

Android Authority

Posted in Android NewsComments (0)

5 best racing wheels and why you need one

If you love to play racing games like Gran Turismo: Sport or Forza Motorsport 7, then a racing wheel is a must. A racing wheel helps you feel more connected to the virtual car you’re driving. Your steering is more responsive, your braking and accelerating feels more realistic, and overall your racing experience is more immersive. 

What to look for when buying a racing wheel

When buying a racing wheel, here’s what you need to look for:

  • A motor that is quiet, reliable, and highly responsive to steering
  • A sturdily constructed leather wheel that won’t break down and has a good grip
  • A set of sensitive gas and brake pedals that mimic real-life driving experiences

See also: Best gaming headsets

You’ll also want to find a racing wheel that has a professional feel and has some weight to it for a more stable racing experience. The right racing wheel will enhance your racing experience and help you stay focused on your game instead of fumbling around with a regular controller. Here are five of the best racing wheels out right now. 

Best racing wheels

  1. Logitech G290
  2. Logitech Dual-Motor Feedback G29
  3. Thrustmaster TMX Force Feedback
  4. Thrustmaster TX Ferrari 458 Italia Edition
  5. Hori Racing Wheel

1. Logitech G920 

Logitech G920

The Logitech G920 Racing Wheel has dual-motor force feedback, which means that you’ll have more control over your steering and you’ll feel different types of terrain under your wheels. The floor pedals are also highly responsive, which gives you a more realistic driving experience as you accelerate, brake, and change gears. 

Compatible with Xbox One and PC, this racing wheel has a great feel to it, equipped with a hand-stitched leather wheel cover and 900° lock-to-lock rotation. 

Buy on Amazon

2. Logitech Dual-Motor Feedback G29 

Logitech Dual Motor Feedback Driving Force G29 Gaming

The Logitech Dual-Motor Feedback G29 has a lot of the same features as the Logitech G920, listed above, but it’s compatible with Playstation 3 and 4 and PC. This wheel is built to last with durable solid steel ball bearings in the wheel shaft and stainless steel pedals. 

Similar to the above racing wheel, the Logitech Dual-Motor Feedback G29 also has the awesome dual-motor force feedback that gives you a responsive, realistic racing experience. 

Buy on Amazon

3. Thrustmaster TMX Force Feedback 

Thrustmaster TMX Force Feedback

The Thrustmaster TMX Force Feedback racing wheel has a very realistic, ergonomic wheel design with rubber-coated grips on the wheel. With a mixed belt-pulley and gears system and a metal ball-bearing axle, this racing wheel will provide a smooth, easily controllable racing experience. This wheel also comes with a set of pedals that have wide footrests and adjustable inclinations.

The Thrustmaster TMXis automatically recognized by Xbox One consoles and compatible in the console’s menus. It’s also compatible with PC with a quick installation of Thrustmaster drivers. 

Buy on Amazon

See also: Best gaming speakers for your console or PC in 2020

4. Thrustmaster TX Ferrari 458 Italia Edition

Thrustmaster TX Ferrari 458 Italia Edition

This Thrustmaster TX racing wheel is a 7/10 scale replica of the actual Ferrari 458 Italia wheel, with textured rubber grips and comprehensive driving controls. There is an industrial class servomotor that boasts frictionless action, meaning your racing experience will be extremely smooth and responsive. It’s compatible with Xbox One and PC.

The pedal set is also designed to mimic the pedals of the Ferrari 458 Italia, with metal pedals that provide progressive resistance when braking. This wheel also has a 900° dual-belt, friction-free system that helps you feel and focus on the road in your game, not the wheel.

Buy on Amazon

5. Hori Racing Wheel

Hori Racing Wheel

The Hori Racing Wheel is officially licensed by Sony, so it’s compatible with Playstation 3 or 4, but there are more buying options for Xbox One  and Nintendo Switch.

The full-size wheel has a 270° turn radius and the pedals have been optimized for a highly realistic racing simulation. The wheel itself has a textured rubberized grip, making it easy to control while at high speeds in your game. The pedals are the real highlight of this wheel; you can customize the pedal sensitivity for acceleration to make it feel exactly how you want it to feel.

Buy on Amazon

Android Authority

Posted in Android NewsComments (0)

Related Sites

Powered by WP Robot