DJI Pocket 2 review: Better than the original

Patrick

When the DJI Osmo Pocket launched in 2018, it quickly became one of my favorite gadgets. Its tiny size and powerful features make it an essential part of my gear bag. It allows me to get high-quality, ultra-smooth video with the same camera sensor found on a prosumer DJI drone.

Needless to say, I was super excited to get my hands on the follow-up for this DJI Pocket 2 review. DJI made a lot of substantial upgrades to the Pocket 2 compared to the original, and I couldn’t wait to put them to the test.

About this DJI Pocket

An easy choice for most people

Patrick

The Acer Chromebook Spin 311 is a minimalist machine meant for students and those with lightweight, everyday computing needs. It’s a simple device, but sometimes simple is what gets the job done. If you’re looking for an affordable, usable piece of hardware, the Spin 311 could be it.

We put this Chromebook through the wringer in the Android Authority Acer Chromebook Spin 311 review.

Acer Chromebook Spin 311 An easy choice for most people

If you need something simple to use around the house or give the kids, the Spin 311 makes a lot of sense.

About this Acer Chromebook

Personalized strain and recovery on your wrist

Patrick

NBA players use it. Professional skateboarders use it. CrossFitters use it. The Whoop Strap promises to go above and beyond what “normal” fitness trackers can do. You buy a Whoop Strap if you want to get an idea of how much you should be pushing your performance, and when you should be dialing things back.

I’ve spent over three weeks with the Whoop Strap 3.0 and I have a pretty good understanding of why it’s so popular among athletes — and why it may not be the training device everyone has been waiting for. This is Android Authority‘s full

Resetting the bar for Wear OS smartwatches

Patrick

There are few smartwatch makers that have shown more dedication to keeping Wear OS from falling into oblivion than Mobvoi, an AI company and creator of the TicWatch series of smartwatches. It’s therefore fitting that Mobvoi should be the first to debut a smartwatch powered by new Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear silicon which is touted as the possible savior of Google’s woefully underserved wearables platform.

That watch is the TicWatch Pro 3. The third iteration of the Chinese firm’s flagship wearable packs a raft of new features, top specs, and subtle design tweaks in a familiar package.

This is Android Authority

Bringing affordable 5G to everyone

Patrick

Most of the 5G phones released over the course of the last year suffer from what some have termed the “5G tax.” In other words, they cost an absurd amount of money and at least some of that absurdity is being blamed on the presence of 5G. Adding 5G as a feature, it seems, means the price should go up. The TCL 10 5G UW is here to democratize 5G. With its sub-$400 price point, most people should be able to afford it and the 5G features on board.

Is 5G worth the hype at this price level? We’re here

Fitbit Inspire 2 review: For new users only

Patrick

The Fitbit Inspire HR didn’t really need an update. Fitbit’s affordable tracker has been near the top of our best cheap fitness trackers list since it was announced in early 2018. However, Xiaomi’s Mi Band line has been making good progress over the years, offering better hardware, longer battery life, and more health sensors at a far cheaper price point. Look no further than the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 to see what I’m talking about.

The Fitbit Inspire 2 — the new tracker that succeeds the Inspire and Inspire HR — might be a bit underwhelming if you were expecting

Huawei Mate 40 Pro hands-on: Modernizing the Mate

Patrick

The Mate series is Huawei’s high-end suite of flagship devices. Last year’s Huawei Mate 30 Pro had a premium design, a stupendous camera, and fantastic battery life. It’s a year later and Huawei has announced its successor. The Huawei Mate 40 Pro is here, and it seeks to modernize the Mate line.

Read more details about the Huawei Mate 40 Pro

With a faster display, a faster chipset, and faster charging, the Mate 40 Pro is Huawei’s answer to the 2020 premium flagship smartphone race. Here’s our early hands-on experience with the latest Huawei device.

Design and display: Baby steps

Heading in the right direction

Patrick
Sony Xperia 5 II in the hand

Sony’s 2020 flagship — the ultra-premium Xperia 1 II — has many strengths, but is ultimately a hard sell with its colossal $1,199/£1,099 price tag. The Xperia 5 range forms Sony’s more sensibly priced flagship tier, with the new Xperia 5 II coming in at a much more reasonable $949/£799. It’s been well received by critics too. In our review, we called it, “perhaps Sony’s best phone ever.”

I wasn’t enamored with the expensive Xperia 1 II, but I agree that Sony is definitely onto something with the 5 II. The handset provides exceptional hardware and a bewildering selection of

Subscribe US Now