Are you in the market for a new device? Look no further! We’ve got a roundup of the latest and greatest devices, including smartphones, tablets, laptops, and even XR glasses.
First up, let’s talk about smartphones. The Google Pixel 8 is top of the line, with the best software support available. It’ll receive updates for seven years, and Google ensures that spare parts will be available for that long too. Plus, it has cool new features with its regular Pixel Feature Drops. You can grab the smaller model for $550 or upgrade to double the storage for just $50 more.
If the Pixel 8 is out of your budget, consider the Samsung Galaxy S23 FE. It’s priced at $500, which is cheaper than the Pixel 8. While it won’t get the same level of software support as the Google phone, it still packs a powerful punch with its Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor. Performance is nearly on par with the Tensor G3 in the Pixel 8, and it has better battery life. Plus, it has a real telephoto camera (albeit only 3x) versus the Pixel’s digital zoom.
Another option worth considering is the Google Pixel 7a. It’s priced lower at $400 for the 128GB model, but there’s not much difference between it and the flagship 8-series model. The 7a uses an older Tensor G2 processor, and its display runs at 90Hz instead of 120Hz. Battery life and water resistance are slightly worse too. However, it’s still a great value for the price.
Now, let’s move on to tablets. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE is a great choice if you’re looking for a mid-sized IPS LCD tablet. It has a 10.9-inch panel with a resolution of 2,304 x 1,440 pixels and a 90Hz refresh rate. Powered by the Exynos 1380 processor and an 8,000mAh battery, it’s a solid performer. Plus, it has IP68 dust and water resistance, making it perfect for use by the pool or beach. It includes an S Pen stylus, and you can expand the storage via the microSD slot.
On the more affordable side, the Amazon Fire Max 11 is a great option. Priced at half the cost of the Galaxy Tab, it has a larger 11-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 2,000 x 1,200 pixels and a 60Hz refresh rate. While the processor isn’t as powerful as the one in the Galaxy Tab, it’s still a significant improvement over previous Fire tablets. Plus, it comes with a stylus included.
If you’re in the market for a budget-friendly smartphone, check out the TCL 40 XL. For just $100, you get a large 6.75-inch 90Hz IPS LCD display with HD+ resolution. It has a 5,000mAh battery, a Helio G37 processor, and a 50MP camera. Plus, it has stereo speakers and a 3.5mm jack, as well as a microSD slot for expandable storage.
Lastly, let’s talk about accessories. The UGREEN Nexode RG is a must-have for anyone who needs a reliable charger. This 65W model (also available in 30W versions) can charge your device quickly and efficiently through its single USB-C port. Plus, it has two Type-C ports that can split the power between them, and a USB-A port for older cables.
For those who work outdoors or need a rugged device, the Doogee V31GT is a great choice. With an IP68/IP69K rating and drop tested onto concrete from six feet, it’s built to last. It has a large 10,800mAh battery and supports 66W wired charging. Plus, it has a 50MP primary camera and a 24MP night vision camera, as well as a thermal camera.