As I sit here in a hip Los Angeles coffee shop across from the seemingly never-ending whooshes and rumbles of LA traffic on a busy boulevard just outside the door, I wonder if $4 is a reasonable price for the latte now sitting in front of me. It does have one of those latte art fern-shaped things on it. Or, at least it looks like a fern to me. While not a tiny amount of money, it doesn't seem totally unreasonable. (And trust me: $4 for a latte is a respectable price in Los Angeles.) After all, I am availing myself the use of said business's counter, its rather lovely interior inspired by the owner's Taiwanese heritage (well, supposedly), a nice ceramic cup for my beverage, and the generally relaxed atmosphere the place provides. The music, a soft electronic sort of... thing - not too dissimilar to my untrained ears from the exquisite soundtrack of the cult indie game Machinarium - is played at an appropriate volume. All things considered, $4 isn't so bad for the drink and the hour I'll … [Read more...] about Editorial: The Rise Of The “Cheap” Smartphone Is Finally Here
Manual huawei p8 lite
Article Contents1 P20 versus P20 Pro2 Beauty is skin deep3 So, about the cameras4 Good, but greatness remains a question The P20 and P20 Pro are two of the most attractive, interesting phones Huawei has ever produced - and you'll never see them on sale in America. That was something Huawei was sure to reiterate during our time at a hands-on briefing with the devices in San Francisco last week. Huawei's recent troubles with the US government, AT&T, Verizon, and Best Buy are still pretty recent news, and that certainly hung over the hour-long presentation we were given. While Huawei has never distributed the P-series in the US (aside from the P8 Lite, which was a P-series in name only), it probably stings a little to know that your notch-display, triple camera flagship is going to be called "the Chinese iPhone X you can't buy" by a bunch of American journalists. But in a world where differentiating your smartphone in a meaningful way is getting harder by the year, Huawei is still … [Read more...] about Huawei P20 and P20 Pro hands-on: Can Huawei finally challenge Apple and Samsung?
The Huawei P8 Lite might have been officially announced back in mid-April, but it’s being treated to another grand announcement for its US release – where it goes on sale starting today, June 3rd, for the eye-catching outright price of $249.99. On the outside, it looks exactly like the P8 Lite that was previously announced, but this particular model swaps out Huawei’s Kirin 620 octa-core chipset in favor of an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor instead. These so-called premium mid-rangers have been all the rage of late, pitting it against recent entrants like the Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 and Asus Zenfone 2, so it’ll need to impress to pull ahead.DesignHuawei doesn’t stray too far, as the P8 Lite employs the same design DNA as the more premium P8 model. What’s nice is that it’s uniformly flush (no hump around the camera), incredibly lightweight, and it’s pretty skinny with its 7.7mm profile. Aesthetically, it feels more comfortable … [Read more...] about Huawei P8 Lite hands-on