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Another Video Worth Sharing: Xiaomi Mi A2, A Solid Budget Device With Only One Issue

By Tim

The Xiaomi Mi A2 is a very decent phone that is currently just a bit up there in price but if you want stock android (AndroidOne) and like that experience this might be the budget phone for you. It has some limitations such as not having microSD expansion, but if you can live with the 64 GB version the price is still quite reasonable and it does cover all the USA bands on GSM.

Below are the links to all products/videos mentioned in the video.
Amazon Link: https://amzn.to/2NEB5yN
Gearbest link: http://shrsl.com/17z2e
TechTablets.Com Review: https://youtu.be/rxerUpwgOq0
Redskull Review: https://youtu.be/kEP9qwRqCHE
Openshot: https://tinyurl.com/yctu5tvj

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Below is the aforementioned video…

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It is Subscriber Sunday Here at HiBook Labs! Check Out The Video, Subscribe and Win a Prize! (maybe)

By Tim

Okay, nothing too fabulous prize wise, but hopefully you will get the humor! Think of it like all the hype we hear about the latest smartphone, only to hear from the very same reviewer a week later that maybe it is not the perfect phone after all. That adapter or that microphone might be useful, the spoon, uh, no.

You are going to need to send an email to the following address:
hiendcheaptech@gmail.com
Of course you must include the answers to the following questions…
1. What was the prizes available portion shot on? Yeah, watch the whole video!
2. What is my current choice for my next phone? Yeah, you may have to actually peruse the channel for that.
3. What type of desktop PC do I use and what is the processor it uses? ie: N3450 Apollo Lake, N4200, Core i7,etc. (hint, not one of those listed)

So let us proceed right to the video and perhaps you can be a winner. You might be subscriber 11 or 13, who knows, but you have to answer those questions listed on the video description, or just read above since I did copy and paste the description into this article!

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Tonight’s Second and Third Videos Worth Sharing (Yes, a Double Feature!) The OnePlus 6 Unboxing and First Impressions

By Tim

Of course I am completely tired of the endless hype that the OnePlus 6 phone received on the days leading up to and the day of its release. I simply have not seen this much hype over a freaking smartphone ever! But fortunately for us, I subscribe to a couple of reviewer I actually trust, who are nit-[icky as can be and give us the straight info, albeit a few short time after the release.

The thing I notice most is that both come to the very same conclusions during their initial reviews. That  and the fact as there isn’t all that much talk about how pretty the phone looks , etc, etc.

I will not bore you with the specs on these because this phone has been beaten like a dead horse as far as specs and hype goes.

So the video selections tonight come to us from Andrew over at AMDTech and Chris over at TechTablets.com. Different styles, similar conclusions!

So make sure to visit their channels for great reviews and here are the videos in the order I watched them…

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Apple iPad (2018) Review Roundup: Great for Productivity and PUBG, Screen Gap Spoils it a Bit

By Radu Iorga

The Apple iPad (2018) reviews are in and they’re positive for sure. Well, not God of War positive, but still Apple must be pleased. This is pretty much the slate to beat right now, especially thanks to the price and productivity features. We rounded up the best and most detailed designs and we’ve summed them up below. Let’s have a look via a roundup.

The Verge – Quality, but no laptop replacement

The Verge are traditionally considered as Pro Apple folks, so they didn’t stray far from the usual praise pattern. They praise the simple fact it’s an iPad and it’s fast. I’ll admit what from what I’ve seen the device is truly fast and snappy. The Apple Pencil support goes into the Pros as well, while the lack of smart connector is a bummer. The editors see this as the logical choice, the cheaper iPad for the people, the average users.

It doesn’t even want to be a laptop replacement apparently, unlike the iPad Pro. The thing you’re going to miss the most here is the lack of the ability to run 3 apps at once like the Pro does. The screen is praised, as is the waistline.

CNET – praise for work features

CNET also gave the product praise, for its faster A10 CPU and the use of the Apple Pencil for work and annotation. iOS remains king of app selection on tablets, hands down. The problem is that people may want a bigger and better screen, plus quad speakers, since we’ve been spoiled by the iPad Pros. They also remind people that also buying a Pencil, case and keyboard will bring you closer to laptop pricing levels. Food for thought…

The editors praise the integration of the Pencil experience into the iWork suite. They also say that games run great, the apps will load fast and the battery life even beat expectations. LTE speeds are also improved, it seems. One of the drawbacks is that the Apple Pencil is not exactly kid friendly, having a rear cap that get lost easily.

Engadget – Great price, great Pencil support

Engadget sees this as the best tablet at the $329 price tag and praised its great performance and Apple Pencil support. The many tablet apps are also a big plus, but the design is seen as “getting old” by this review. The thickness is also a downer, compared to the other iPads. The return of the gap between the Retina Display and the glass that covers it may annoy some people, accustomed to the newest format.

Engadget actually played some solid PUBG Mobile sessions on the tablet and came up satisfied with the way it ran, even with the graphics tuned all the way up. Fortnite also ran fine and the multiple apps running side by side provided solid multitasking. As far as the stylus goes, the experience is very similar to the $650 iPad Pro 10.5 one with pencil, but the screen gap kind of changes it.

Ars Technica –  Some compromises, especially the screen

Ars Technica takes a more cautious approach and asks just how creative the device is. They also bring up the screen gap and the way it influences Apple Pencil interaction. The design is the same as the cheap iPad from last year and it’s really getting dated. Bezels are also considered a bummer now. The screen isn’t laminated in the same way as the iPad Pro, which is a bummer.

Also, if you’re coming from the iPad Pro you may find the screen being too small. The camera is considered forgettable basically and the benchmarks are good enough to compete with the first iPad Pro or even beat it. In some tests it’s even close to the iPhone X.

Techradar  – Going into detail, loving the screen

Techradar considers this device a great tablet for people who want a basic tablet and to serve that basic purpose. They praise the screen, CPU power and price, but the design and extra priced Apple Pencil gets some backlash. They seem happy with the way to express artistry through the pen and you can also do quite a bit of work via the Notes app. The multi level pressure of the Pencil si very useful and put to work properly on this device, even though not on iPad Pro level.

2 GB of RAM may feel like too little, but it’s enough for drawing, PUBG, email and some educational apps. Techradar praised low screen reflectance, nice contrast, but the gap and bezels kill the mood a little.

In the end I feel that the latest iPad is just Apple being Apple. Some incremental updates, much of the package from last year, a newer CPU and a gimmick: the stylus. They cut some corners here and there, but hey, you can dissect frogs virtually and schools will buy this in bulk, so sales are going to go crazy.

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Tonight’s Video(s) Worth Sharing: The Huawei P20 Pro and the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S Smartphones

By Tim

Today most of my favorite tech reviewers were going nuts over the new Huawei P20 Pro smartphone. So at the end of this post I will post a few of those videos. However I am now going to rant a bit before I post said videos.

I will soon be starting up my own channel and you will never see me being a schill for these huge companies that live off of the desire of the masses to keep up with the Jones’.  I absolutely only provide info because I know folks are interested, but when it comes to long and detailed posts, you will find me recommending what works.

I don’t care if a phone or a tablet or a notebook feels premium, I simply care what a piece of technology can do for me. I also care about providing info not based on feelings/looks/latest trends, instead I look to provide viable info so that you can pick out the right product and or learn how to fix/upgrade or otherwise implement basic workarounds for your far less costly products.

If your smartphone is painted with Krylon, will it work less efficiently? Ask yourself that twice before answering, “Aw, hell no!”. If your smartphone comes in an ugly color will AT&T or Verizon not put through your calls? “Aw hell no!”.

If your notebook/laptop has an ugly logo, will it function differently? “Aw, hell no!”. If you can’t edit videos and play games on your PC/notebook and you do not do either, does it make a difference? “Aw, Hell no!”.

If you are not getting the point , skip down and watch the videos below, because they may be of interest to your brainwashed, mass market minds. (no offense here folks, perhaps one day you will remember this rant and say, wow, that guy was sooooo damned right!).

Okay, let us proceed to those cool videos on the latest phones, but keep in mind what I have said and listen for the cues about “premium feel” and ignore them. Concentrate only on performance and then think about whether or not you need one. If you are part of the 15% who do, yay for you!

Okay, in no particular order, here they are…keep in mind, I like all these reviewers, but sometimes, I just get annoyed by mass marketing!

The next 2 are from Ben’s Gadgets and he redeems himself with the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S review….

That is all I have have have for this this evening,

Tim

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