LG V30 Review: First Impressions


LG V30 Initial Impressions:
Neat back, but smudge prone
– Long wait time with simple HDR shots (can’t move)
– Lots of mistaps in Camera app
– Not sure LG’s design modification layer is cohesive
– Not sure every app looks clean with the curved corners
– Inclined to replace Launcher
– Knock code unlock
– Hide software buttons in apps
– Camera has tons of options
– Generally Smoother than iOS
– Very responsive screen
– Lens covered warning in camera app
– Very wide angle lens
– App Trash feature
– Blazing fast internet on T-Mobile
– Not too many redundant apps
– Could customize hardware experience with own software
– Nice audio recorder experience
– Battery charging time left

TLDR: Is 2017 the Worst Year for New Devices?

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All of Today’s Devices Are Imperfect – is 2017 the worst year for new devices?

Should Chris try the Samsung Note 8?

What’s the deal with the Razer Phone?

AMA also meant Star Wars questions mixed with lots of tech! Thanks for the Superchats!

Best iPhone X Review?!

Best iPhone X Review — are the new reviews confirmation bias?

Are you excited for the iPhone X?

How long should people have a device before producing a review?

Razer Phone Thoughts Outright, the Pixelbook Has Arrived!


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Pixel 2 XL vs iPhone 8 Plus Comparison


* iPhone 8 Plus hasn’t seen much use since Pixel arrived
* Turning to my Pixel XL first

Multitasking (App Switching, Fluidity)
Fingerprint Sensor Unlock
Consistency in Nav (Back Swipe vs Icon)
Default Apps (Configuration, Value)
App Exit to Home Screen Speed
Web Page Scrolling Jank
Voice Control
App Store Availability
Browser Experience (Content Blockers)
Cohesive Design Patterns
Intelligible Layout
Animations / Transitions
Back Button / Swipe Back (Gestures)
Default Keyboard & Typing Speed
Landscape Mode
Dictation / Correction
Camera App (HDR!)
Performance Boosts with Updates
Star Wars app

*** NOTES: Pixel 2 XL vs iPhone 8 Plus Comparison ***
Pixel Positives

* YouTube is better on Android (background upload, PIP)
* Fast Charging adapter inclusion is good
* Photos are sharper on Pixel
* Photos have wider angle on Pixel
* Portrait Mode is more usable on Pixel
* Photos have default HDR (never needing to re-toggle!)
* Always on display is nice (could be brighter)
* Appreciate more control over design of home screen on Pixel
* Gboard is insanely better, more accurate autocorrect
* Google Assistant is largely more useful than Siri
* Voice dictation / text translation is more on-point compared to iOS
* Split-Screen possibilities
* ‎Reports suggest they’re fixing some shortcomings in software “within weeks.”
* ‎Transparent community support

iPhone 8 Positives

* I’ve definitely experienced jank, but less on Pixel than iPhone with iOS 11.1
* Sometimes, screen taps aren’t registering on the perimeter (https://t.co/tixh1nXraD)
* Video mic recording is tinny, can’t bypass in camera app (https://t.co/wBe6l8FoyA)
* Photos aren’t as vibrant on Pixel compared to iPhone
* Longevity of the OLED screen is a concern
* Finding alternative / new app equivalents (no usable Apple apps)
* I miss the swipe to go back from iOS at times
* I’ve experienced several inexplicable bugs
* Screen is more uniform in color vs OLED screen

A Bounty of Star Wars & Halloween Fun


In the latest TLDR, Chris showed some fun Star Wars stuff, here they are, and some more fun picks!


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Hot Wheels Resistance A-Wing 










Star Wars Black Series Jedi Training Rey and Jedi Master Luke Skywalker Figure Set



Star Wars Black Series Jedi Training Rey and Jedi Master Luke Skywalker Figure Set