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The $400 Budget 4K Canon Camera! Canon SX740 HS

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Cannon has a reasonably priced camera that can shoot 4k that doesn't sound right I mean I thought they were only gonna put 4k and cameras that cost roughly the same amount as my car well they proved this all wrong the Canon SX seven-four-zero it cost about 400 bucks and can record in 4k 30 frames per second but is it any good let's find out what's up everyone I'm the everyday dead if I can figure it out you can figure it out I seriously cannot believe this camera exists now I like 4k and I like Canon and generally I have to separate those two things because there's generally a cost with wanting

Both and mostly I don't feel like paying the cost in either crops autofocus or actual money but here you get 4k reasonable price flip screen and Canon like I just keep feeling like it's gonna jump out at me and surprise me that it's like a Sony or something but before we get too far into the video however I would like to thank my friends over at B&H Photo for loaning me this SX seven-four-zero man could you make it a more confusing name canon to make these videos on if you'd like to get your own unicorn of a candid camera there will be links in the description below now let's

Very quickly cover the main specs in case you've never heard of this camera before because honestly I hadn't I had no idea that something like this existed the SX seven-four-zero okay that's the last time I'm calling it that from now on it's called the zero this is a one over 2.3 inch CMOS sensor and can record up to 4k 30 frames per second it comes equipped with canons educate image processor which for those paying attention is the same processor in the ESR that's currently recording us pretty good its built-in lens has an optical 24 to 960 yes 960 millimeter equivalent

Zoom that's three point three at the wide end and six point nine at the zoom and four autofocus much like the g7 X line of cameras it has a contrast based system which I mean that sounds bad but with as small as the sensor is with that smaller aperture the depth of field deep enough like it's gonna be a very deep depth of field to not really need to do that much focusing but who cares about the specs I mean we care about how it actually looks so you know what let's throw this thing up on the sticks really quickly to be the B cam for the rest of the video and we're on the zero yep that

Is a small censored camera all right I mean it's usable at least I mean it looks like it's usable from the screen okay time to get to serious business and see how this stacks up against the four most important aspects of the camera for the online content creator first up video quality like we mentioned this is a 4k capable camera but it does have some weirdness to it so who it is a canon camera thank goodness there's there's something it's not something in disguise it's a bit of a bit of a camera joke there now this can only record in 4k 30 frames per second which is weird

Because generally canon only lets you shoot in 4k 24 frames per second and something cool is there is a 30 minute limit on this so this can record 4k longer than Sony cameras can there is a small additional crop when recording in that 4k but the camera has a wide enough field of view that it's not the worst I mean you will see more during the vlogging test here in a moment but it's wide enough but I'd probably do the vlogging in 1080p personally when it comes to the image quality it's actually pretty good for the price however when you really think about it the main

Reason you'd end up picking up a camera like this over just using your cell phone is really for two things and that's the manual controls and the zoom length now zoom length it checked Jing it's got that crazy long zoom just like the sony hx5v level of functionality that cellphones currently can't touch now you cannot zoom that far away with a cell phone without doing digital stuff and digital zooms just look gross the missing feature though and this is a weird one for the cost this camera there's no manual functionality in video mode at all now we'll talk more about

This in ease of use here shortly but consider that you have no control over what the camera decides to do when you're recording video even if even if you manually set the camera up in manual photo mode the second you hit record it defaults back to auto so like right now this is an automotive I have no control over the ISO the shutter speed the aperture anything it's just an auto but despite that I do think the image looks pretty good and it does have those pleasing Canon colors even in 4k which a lot of its brethren cannot claim now it's it's not gonna win any awards

And while I can't see the images producing indoors right now I'm I assume it has more noise than I'd prefer because of that tiny sensor and it's also it's a pretty small aperture but pretty good technical limits quality is only part of the battle and while canons shocked most of us with their upcoming g7 x mark 3 which is a point shoot that does include an audio in Jack I have no idea where we're gonna put the microphone yet but it baby steps baby steps the 0 doesn't have any way to connect them like but it does have some microphones on board that are ok I don't

Know son of them are facing forward though there's one big one on top and it's nothing earth-shattering but it gets the job done and to actually see that in action let's hop outside real quick for a video slash vlogging test good and welcome to the vlogging test of the 0 or the Canon SX seven-four-zero that's pretty fancy but basically this is the you know this is all that we have been talking about now it is like we said there is an additional crop on side of 4k we are recording in 4k 30 frames per second right now and as we will mention it's kind of tight so it's a

Little tight a little tighter than I would like from a vlogging camera but yeah this is the image quality this is the audio quality this is the stabilization because the lens does have stabilization built inside of it and I'm just kind of hand holding this right now I normally do these kind of tests with like a tripod of some kind whether it be a Manfrotto Pixy maybe a gorilla pod I even use the gorilla pod in a long time but yeah this is the image quality you could expect to get if you wanted to use this for vlogging would I use this as a vlogging camera probably not probably

Not but it does have the flip screen I can see that the flip screens work and it does look pretty good you'll obviously I can't see what this image quality looks like you can see what it looks like and the problem that I'm already seeing right here is none of the microphones the microphones on top of the camera it's not in front of the camera and that can cause some problems when you're getting more of the like when you're getting more ambient noise and not necessarily like you talk into the camera but okay back to the video like I said

The image quality is fine if you are using it in auto mode the whole time which I mean that's all you have and that is a totally valid way of making video if you don't have the time or the expertise to set everything up manually and as a personal point here coming from my own experience when I started my youtube channel over two years ago I did that with a cell phone and when I did buy my very first quote-unquote real camera it was a Panasonic Lumix G 7 which I kept in auto mode for basically a year and you know what we ended up doing fine

So auto mode it's okay and sorry for that rant sorry for that rant I just know they're gonna be experts in the comments section saying how Auto doesn't count is bad at that event auto is fine if you've never used a camera before and that's a great segue into ease-of-use which frankly is way more important to me than overall image quality and like we previously mentioned and just went on a tirade about if you're recording in video there is only auto mode so pretty darn easy right now I am as much as auto mode is great if you're gonna use it if you do want to

Control the image I am gonna ding the camera on a few things and one of that is the no manual mode for video yes manual mode makes it technically harder to use but it actually makes it easier to get the video quality you want and the second big thing which actually surprised me because canon is known for this is there is no touchscreen functionality now off the top of my head I can't think of another canon camera that I've used and I've used a lot of them that doesn't have a touchscreen and when your menus are set up in the Canon way that makes it so much harder to use

Plus another big negative for me is the lack of dual picks a lot of focus but I mean that's not really surprising as even the Canon point-and-shoot flagship camera the g7 line is also lacking that feature sorry I guess I can't hold that much against you but dole picks a lot of focus is one of the reasons to go canon and this exacerbates another ease-of-use problem with the camera a lack of real usable physical buttons and dials now that's not normally that big of a deal with Canon cameras I mean look at the m50 I mean it doesn't have as many physical buttons as I'd like but the

Touch screen saves it and makes it a crazy easy to use the zero here lacking the touchscreen really compound to the problem because going through the normally easy and intuitive menu system is kind of a big pain here like I don't enjoy using this camera as much as I enjoy using the EOS are now not much changes after you hit the record and it's lacking one big pillar of the three now that stabilization autofocus and flip screen now some of these are offset because the camera is small the depth of field should be pretty darn deep and the

Lens is wide enough and has is built into it so hopefully it will correct for the lack of recording ease but it would be just the touch screen it would be so much nicer to use this camera if it had a touchscreen so let's say you are considering the zero what does your ecosystem slash upgrade path look like well as a point shoot camera there aren't very many accessories that you could even buy by its own nature it's a self-contained system you can always buy more batteries and you should you should always have plenty of batteries and maybe someday small rig will release a

Cage for it much like they did for the sony RX line but this is about as small and portable as you're gonna get without needing a bunch of extra crap like this right here looks perfectly fine but at the end of the day so what right so should you buy the SX seven-four-zero I don't think so yes it's a cheaper canon camera that will give you 4k but 4k isn't the only thing you need for online video production the only way I'd really be able to recommend this is much like the sony hx5v want a small pocket book camera with a very long zoom range then i would recommend the 0 like it is

Actually really good for that but that's it like I wouldn't recommend this for online video production it's too expensive for what you get one for roughly the same price you could get the Canon SL 2 or save up a little more for the m50 I mean it's a neat little point shoot camera and I do hope Canon continues to push tech down to they're cheaper bodies but this one does not get the dad seal of approval if you're making youtube videos thanks for watching

The $400 Budget 4K Canon Camera! Canon SX740 HS

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Expensive Camera VS Cheap Camera! Canon EOS R VS SX740!

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Today I've got two Canon cameras now both of them shoot up to 4k 30 frames per second and both have the brand-new digit 8 image processor this one the SX seven-four-zero costs 400 bucks and the ESR here costs $2,000 and that's without a lens add a lens and we're talking at least another 500 but is the extra money worth that I mean where does all of that go let's find out what's up everyone I'm the everyday dad if I can figure it out you can figure it out now obviously these two cameras are two totally different beasts and they're not nearly on the same level when it comes to overall online video production or even

Functionality I mean if you're trying to get the best image quality it's like a kitten trying to fight a tiger but the opening like the opening joking tone aside what I want to do today is I want to show you why certain cameras do cost more than others even if on paper it looks like they do the same thing I mean like I said in the beginning they both shoot 4k 30 frames per second right I get it before I started a YouTube channel and I started obsessing over cameras every single darn day I used to not understand the difference either I mean I bought an action camera to be my

Very first indoor video camera and it didn't work out that well so if you are already a camera expert if you know everything about cameras this probably isn't the video for you so the two cameras up for comparison today are really the low end of canons line and the current high end of canons mirrorless line the SX seven-four-zero which we did a whole video on Wednesday that you can see here Bing and the initial anger inducing but slowly gaining popularity and I purchased one myself because I've been enjoying the heck out of it the eos R now if you

Don't know much about cameras let's get some of the basic terminology out of the way the seven-four-zero is a point and shoot camera that basically means you can put it in your pocket take it out point it at something and start recording I mean point-and-shoot it's pretty self-explanatory it's got a built-in lens it's got a built-in everything that you could need to just use it by itself and when I say that the ESR is a mirrorless camera I mean it's as simple as there is no mirror between the camera sensor and the lens let's also cover the overall specs

Really quickly and then in actual comparison section will be breaking it down a little more granularly now the SX seven-four-zero has a one over 2.3 inch CMOS sensor and it can record an up to 4k 30 frames per second it comes equipped with canons digit 8 image processor and for autofocus it has a contrast based system and it does have face tracking if you want to use this as a vlogging camera the s on the other hand is a 30 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor I mean that just means that the physical size of the sensor is big I mean look how you

Saw how big this darn thing was that's a huge sensor now it can also record up to 4k 30 frames per second and it also has canons digit 8 image processor when it comes to autofocus it has canons debatably class-leading dual pixel autofocus and it has both face and eye tracking when you update it to the latest firmware now those specs 4k educate that all sounds pretty similar right it does to me well let's break it down as we see how these two brackets and styles of cameras actually fit inside the three most important aspects of cameras and before we do that let's

Throw these both upon the sticks tripods to make them the a and B cam for the rest of the video dual Canon goodness SX seven-four-zero EOS R now first up video quality now right off the bat let's talk 4k no wait let's let's talk point-and-shoot versus full frame camera so if you were paying attention during the spec overview I mentioned the physical size of these two sensors now one is obviously much bigger than the other but why I mean why does it even matter right well the sensor size of a camera affects a lot of things about the image quality you're gonna get

And in a very very abbreviated way that's not gonna go into too much math or science or other boring stuff and I'm gonna get destroyed in the comments below for this bigger basically means quote unquote better it's got better low-light capability better lens selection better image quality now I say quote unquote because my personal favorite sensor size is actually aps-c which is bigger than the one over 2.3 but smaller than full-frame full-frame is great but it buys you a few extra headaches like being more expensive it's bigger and you have to deal with

Full-frame foot rafi people like yes it's a joke please don't hurt me so the real difference between the two cameras is well technically they both record the same format the SRS 4k will look much better and cleaner due to its more advanced and larger sensor but it's not totally one-sided here because the Els R has a 1.8 times crop on top of that 4k so if you actually want to use that you'll need wider lenses to get roughly the same focal length the SX over here does have a little bit of a crop but nothing nearly as severe as the

R so for the extra price how does the image quality differ now I love how the EOS our video looks it's got a clean sharp image plus it has access to Canon C log letting you get even more dynamic range out of this sensor because it will like flatten the image and protect both the shadows and the highlights so this is what we're currently recording on C log on the EOS R and this is what it looks like ungraded looks gross right now this is more of an advanced technique than just pointing and recording but as somebody that's recently taken a liking to C log it's

Not as scary to grade as I would have thought don't if your camera has si log don't be afraid of it the SX 740 looks perfectly fine and for its price point I actually quite liked the image you get out of it now I think it punches way above its sensor size because the image is great now when it comes to price I think it punches about even with price because that autofocus I don't even know if I'm in focus right now is pretty rough image quality though is only half of the battle you've also gotta ensure that your audio is good enough to tell your story now when it comes to online

Content people abandon a video for audio way faster than if you have exposure problems a weird color grade there's weird color grades everywhere etc and personally given my type production timeline I will keep a clip if it has focus problems or it has exposure problems like right now I assume we're out of focus because it looks like we're not in focus but if the audio is bad and I can't save it in editing I'll reroute an entire video because audio is the most important now the SX 740 as you can hear right now has an okay built-in microphone now if you are vlogging and

Holding the camera like right to your face yeah it works perfectly fine but if you're in a studio like this it's gonna be pretty echoey because you can't direct and I do wish the microphone on the SX 740 was facing forward because then you get cleaner sounds unless ambient noise but it doesn't mean it works pretty darn well for a point shoot the ESR has a standard 3.5 millimeter audio port so you can use external microphones like we are doing right now to get per level vocals without having to record off-camera and a benefit of the more

Expensive camera is it has manual audio controls which are so useful if you're gonna use an external microphone like we are doing right now but okay let's throw all of this camera theory to the test with a quick video slash vlogging test so you can kinda see how all of this works when we're just like out and about see out there and welcome to the vlogging test of the cheap camera versus the expensive camera so in this comparison we have the Canon SX seven-four-zero versus the EOS R and yeah there is a small bit of a price difference between

These two cameras where as we've already mentioned the EOS R is a $2,000 camera that's not including lens and the SX seven-four-zero is a $400 camera so yeah can you well like what's the difference that you guys can tell right now well I'll tell you what the EOS R should look better I mean just objectively it should look better it's got a full frame lens on it it's got a bigger microphone I've got an ND filter on it and the SX is just I mean look I'm just holding on to it you can see the V rig size on both cameras now is the image

Quality on the US are better yeah probably I'm shooting it in C log I'm gonna grade it later the SX is just a camera that I'm just holding by itself it's got nothing else so which I mean is the ESR good enough for you like do you think it looks good enough to justify the extra cost maybe I don't know I guarantee the shutter speed is gonna look a little different the motion cadence might look different but is it four times worth it like is it worth it by four times as much I don't know that it is but yeah this is the vlogging test with the electronic image stabilization

Of the ESR and the actual stabilization of the sx 740 and yeah here's the difference I'll tell you which one hurts this arm so I'm starting to hurt these things are heavy ok back to the video ok and we're back now I'd say that vlogging wise it's way easier to vlog with a point shoot as opposed to a big full-frame mirrorless but it like we set outside I think the quality is better from the full-frame again for four times the price next up let's actually talk what is most important to me when it comes to choosing a camera for online video and

Heck it's the whole reason I have the EOS R in the first place I mean without a doubt this is the reason and that's ease-of-use now much like audio quality you've got to be able to quickly and efficiently be able to meet your own production timeline and cameras these days have to be able to meet you at least halfway like the camera cannot get in your way like it has to be part of the team and here's a pretty big difference the SX does not have any manual controls for video mode which really really sucks if you want to do auto mode which is how we are recording

Right now I mean then you're good and that does make it very easy to record video I did that myself for like a year when I first started doing YouTube but if you want any kind of control and if you are again new to cameras in my opinion the variable that's most important to control is shutter speed if you are falling 180 degree rule you want to keep your shutter speed at least twice your frame rate so we are currently recording in 30 frames per second which means we want our shutter speed to be at one sixtieth and unfortunately the SX does not give you

That option so it doesn't even it doesn't even show me what our current shutter speed is so I couldn't even dial it in if I wanted to try to dial it in with the lighting I can't even do that now what that will get you is it makes your motion blur more natural when you're following the 180 degree rule the SR has full manual controls but it also has both aperture priority meaning everything is on auto except the aperture and shutter priority same thing except the shutter now these modes can make it easy to decide on either to keep your aperture open at the widest if you

Want the shallowest depth of field or you can set the shutter as the priority to keep your motion blur as natural as possible and the camera will then shut the aperture to achieve that now another big ease-of-use difference between the two is the eos r has a fully articulating touchscreen so you can not only quickly use the manual controls to dial your preferred settings in if something is wrong when you're in front of the camera like right now you can quickly reach up tap tap-tap tap-tap few taps and you're back on track honestly that's the biggest problem I have with

The seven-four-zero and cameras of its price point now if it had manual controls for video it would be a much easier pill for me to swallow and if it had a touchscreen would be a much easier pill for me to swallow but if you are like me a couple of years ago and keep everything in Auto anyway it might be the right amount of ease-of-use I mean seriously when it comes to post hitting record there's ease of uses I separate ease of use into before you hit record and after you hit record now it does basically have all of my high notes it has a monitor

It has stabilization and it has auto focus not the best but it has auto focus so it's not canons strongest showing it does have the face tracking and much like we saw during the vlogging test those three things do come together pretty well to make this a pretty good camera for after you hit record now you may have wondered why this video was pretty late on iOS our ease-of-use coverage and frankly that's because the USR is about the easiest camera I've ever used in my life I mean it just speaks for itself it's insanely easy so let's say you decide to buy one of these

Cameras what does your upgrade path slash ecosystem look like well the SX seven-four-zero doesn't have an upgrade path it's a point shoot which means what you see is what you get for good and for bad there is like if you don't like it there's no way to make it better but it's also not necessarily a bad thing it's dependent on your use case a case in point you don't need to buy a lens to make it work it just works you don't need to buy an external monitor because it just works so it is there are good things in it now the ESR uses canons RF line of lenses natively and can use EF

Glass through an adapter pretty flawlessly it has cage support and with an external recorder like the Adamson in juvey you can record 10 bit 4 to 2 video which ranks this up against Canon cinema cameras for quality of codec and file for video editing like and can you tell that I love the EOS R but at the end of the day yes the most expensive camera is better I mean it's better handling it's easier to use and it has the better image quality I mean the purpose of this video like I've said the whole time wasn't to try and say that the cheaper

Camera is better because it's not it was more to explain why cameras can have such vastly different costs despite having similar seeming specs now both of these cameras will work for certain groups of individuals now personally I think the USR might be one of the best online content creation cameras ever made and it's definitely worth its call now that it even has a price cut but your mileage may vary and the SX 740 might be the perfect camera for you because it looks great is easy to use and is super tiny thanks for watching

Expensive Camera VS Cheap Camera! Canon EOS R VS SX740!

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SURFACE LAPTOP 4 by Microsoft (Full Review 2021)

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Hey guys welcome back to the channel right here we have the brand new microsoft surface laptop 4 which as you can see has a really slim and really premium looking design so in this video we're going to dive into this laptop and talk about the physical aspects of it what's different about it the internal components and it'll also get into a webcam microphone video speaker test to really figure out how good this laptop actually is now with that being said guys there's actually two different models there's a

15 inch model and then this is the 13 and a half inch model and there's a couple different colors and the colors all look really nice with an aluminum body this one is the ice blue which as you can see in most lighting looks more silver doesn't really look that blue but i guess in the studio lighting you can kind of see it looks a little bit blue there i guess ice is really not that blue anyway so it makes sense but you can see on the top we have a really nice clean

Aesthetic so not only is it a thin laptop we have a nice flat aluminum body on the top so just a really flat piece of aluminum and then on the bottom very similar just a flat piece of aluminum we don't have a fan down here we don't have a speaker down here so it's kind of nice i'm not worried about it really getting anything in there i'm not worried about breaking the bottom just a nice clean aesthetic now the fan is actually backed by the hinge as you can see right there which personally i mean i've seen a lot

Of different orientations for where fans go on a laptop but i think the back tends to be my favorite one when it's on my lap just blowing out in front of me just makes the most sense so it's not like blowing on me or out of the side or something like that i think that that's a good style right there now of course that does limit how far the hinge can go back but we'll talk about that in a second looking at the right side we'll see we have just a little slot there and at first glance you might think

That's an sd card slot unfortunately it is not an sd card slot this doesn't have an sd card slot anywhere on here instead that is actually the charging port so microsoft has their little proprietary charging cable and it's just a really slim profile it magnetically snaps on there so really easy to put in place and like i said has a low profile so when you're working it really doesn't stick out much and it's not going to be like it's easy to take out put on

Pretty convenient but i mean considering the size of this laptop i would probably rather have just another usb type c port there and i'd be fine charging by usbc but regardless that's what microsoft chose to do and and so that's what we have over there on the left side we have just three ports we have a usb type a which i'm glad they still have that we have usb type c and this actually you can charge through this as well and then we have a headphone jack

Now i'm sure a lot of people will be using that usb type-c port for a dongle so you can have hdmi or micro sd or sd card or a lot of other things that you might want to have because i mean it's pretty typical a 13 inch laptop usually doesn't have a lot of ports so that's just what it is you're going to have to kind of get used to that if you want the 13 inch model and so looking at the rest of this laptop if we open it up i mean the first thing you might notice

Is that it looks a little bit larger than a lot of 13-inch laptops and that's because in a lot in a way it kind of is so even though it's a 13-inch screen the aspect ratio is slightly different than a lot of other ones so for example the dell xps 13 is i believe 16 by nine so it's a little bit wider and a lot of laptops are wider like that this one is actually three by two so it's going to be a lot taller than a lot of other laptops out there giving you more of a square shape as

Opposed to a long rectangle and because you're measuring the diagonal for 13 and a half inches this technically has more screen real estate personally i'm a big fan of that it gives you a little bit more working space while still keeping the laptop very compact very travel friendly and i think it's a really nicely sized laptop now i'll get it more into what the screen is all about in a second but i want to talk a little bit more about the aesthetic here we do have a bezel around there so

Typically i mean a lot of laptops don't have ultra thin bezels yet they're not anywhere near where phones are or tablets are but i mean it's thin enough that it's not going to be a massive eyesore i mean it's probably i mean i hope in a couple years that laptops have really thin bezels and this might look antiquated but for now it looks pretty standard now on the bottom right below the keyboard and all around the touch pad and everything you'll see that it has kind of an interesting texture

Interesting aesthetic there where it almost feels like if you made velvet out of rubber that's that's pretty much what it feels like i think it's kind of nice so if it's like really cold out these this will not be cold so it's nice in the winter now i'll get a little bit more into the keyboard in a second but you'll see on the laptop on the screen we actually have on the top a couple sensors so we have our microphones we have our camera and of course we have

Our face id so it is using infrared you open it up blink some little red lights read some face id and that's the only biometrics you have this one does not have a fingerprint sensor which i don't think is really a problem face id is so fast and you already have that bezel anyway so the only catch though is that this webcam is only 720p now we'll get into a test in a second but 720p in a laptop made in 2021

Feels a little bit low to me i feel like you should at least have 1080p i know a lot of people are on zoom calls all the time and different types of like teams and and skype and whatever else you're using having a high resolution camera i think would be a good benefit it can't be that hard to add that onto an expensive laptop like this so i'm not really sure why they chose to do that now you'll also notice that this laptop doesn't have any visible speakers so they're kind of hidden along the top and underneath the keyboard so we'll

Actually get into a test to see how well that performs in a second okay so next let's take a closer look at the keyboard obviously a very important aspect of any productive laptop and the first thing i want to point out is that this does have backlighting on the keys it actually has three levels of backlighting so one two three and off so maybe that's four levels however you look at that and the keys themselves are made of plastic i found that they don't have a ton of travel but that makes them pretty quiet and pretty

Subtle which i mean it's kind of a mixed bag on this one some people really like the subtle slow travel low profile keys because they can type really fast other people prefer the more mechanical keys and would like something larger more metal maybe similar to like the hp spectre for example honestly i'm a little bit used to the more mechanical keys but i'm i could get used to this one very quickly and i feel like i would have no problem typing fast with that being said

It does have a little bit of a slightly lower quality feel when they're all plastic keys and there's a little bit of flex in the middle of the keyboard especially if you're a harder typer you might notice that but i mean ultimately i feel like the keyboard i could definitely get used to and i don't have any major complaints about this the trackpad similarly is made of plastic and it feels like a relatively premium plastic with some pretty tight

Tolerances but of course it is still a plastic trackpad now something to note physically with this laptop is the hinge on here i think microsoft did a really good job balancing this so first of all if you open it there's really no hinge wobble it stays very steady anywhere you want it to and second of all when it's closed you can very easily just open it with one finger and it doesn't lift up the other side of the laptop i think they did a great job balancing it perfect stiffness perfect

Feel on there and it gives you a really nice premium experience pretty similar to what we're seeing with a lot of the macbooks okay so next let's talk a little bit more about the display like i said this is a 13 and a half inch 3×2 display so it's going to give you approximately the size of a piece of paper so it's 8.8 inches by 12.2 inches and that gives you 2256 by 1504 pixels so it's a little bit more than 1080p but a little bit less than 4k i found that the resolution on here is pretty good ultimately the screen

Looks really good vibrant colors very bright very clean and i mean i like the display it's also a touch screen of course even though it doesn't fold all the way back so you can see that that's about as far as it goes right there it is a 10-point multi-touch screen so it's nice for poking on the screen or whatever you want and similarly this does accept the windows surface pen but with that being said i don't really know why i would be using the the pen if it doesn't fold back all the way and

Of course you can't fold back any farther than this as i mentioned before because we do have that little fan right on the bottom and you don't want it blowing onto the screen of course so i think that's a little bit of a drawback of having the fan back there i find that this bends back far enough for most situations but every now and then i would like to bend it back just a little bit farther something else to note about the display is while it does get really dim and really bright if you're outside it's definitely prone to

A lot of glare so something to be aware of if you're going to plan on working outside a lot but that's pretty much everything i want to talk about with the display and the keyboard and pretty much everything physically so let's actually now get into a test of the speakers as well as the webcam and the microphone all right guys this is the webcam and the onboard microphones if i was in a video call it would probably look and sound something like this of course i am in my studio right now so

There's no echo and it's really the best lighting that this thing is ever really going to get so you guys can leave a comment it's limited to 720p but do you think this is acceptable for video call or would you like to see something better so let's get into a quick speaker test this is maximum volume by the way so honestly good clean audio pretty good volume especially considering this is such a small laptop and you see no speakers on there also a surprising delivery of bass okay so let's talk a little bit more about

The internals of this laptop of course there's a lot of different variations you can get you can get amd or intel the most typical configuration you'll see at best buy is the intel i5 with eight gigs of ram which i think is a little bit underpowered for my purposes with editing videos and stuff so i drove like 50 miles to buy the i7 which is the 11th gen intel i7 processor and this has 16 gigs of ram now according to microsoft's website they also configure this up to 32 gigs of ram

But i don't believe it goes any higher than that and finding that in a store i think is going to be almost impossible now with that being said they promised 17 hours of battery life with the intel i7 on this laptop of course it depends on what you're doing but they promised 19 hours on the amd so a subtle difference there if you're looking for battery life the amd might be a better choice for you and i mean ultimately when i'm doing basically everything i'm doing editing videos browsing the web i find that 17

Hours is a reasonably accurate estimate it's really hard to say exactly how long i use it because i don't always use it for 17 hours straight and of course i do all kinds of different stuff on here if editing a video versus browsing the web have very different demands on your battery but i mean the battery life ultimately i think did a pretty good job here all right guys editor mike here i was trying to edit this video on this laptop just to really test it out and put it through

Its paces with premiere pro and premiere crashed and now we're looking at it looks like it's running on low memory is what it's a little error message said and things are just really frozen i can't close windows i'm going to have to reboot this but it's definitely disappointing to see a brand new laptop run into issues like this now getting some pros and cons with this laptop starting off with the pros i think they did a great job with the aesthetic i really like how slim this laptop is i like the feel of it

And i think they did a great job with the hinge as well a really nice smooth well-balanced hinge to really give you that premium feel and you just know it's a well-built laptop similarly the screen i really like how they have the aspect ratio of three to two i think it gives you a lot more working space that makes it more bearable to use a small 13-inch laptop and so i don't feel really like i'm using a 13-inch laptop because it has that big aspect ratio it also has the really nice

Keyboard backing that little soft touch kind of rubbery feel i think it's interesting over time i hope it doesn't wear down too much but i mean it's kind of a cool thing right there now getting into some drawbacks there's a couple that i had in mind the first one is that it's a 720p webcam i just really wish we'd push that forward make it 1080 but i mean regardless it's 720 for some reason the second one is a subtle one and that's anytime i glance at the keyboard i think the caps lock is on

Because the little circle that is translucent is actually pretty white and it looks very similar when it's on or when it's off another one is that you don't have a lot of ports on here obviously three on the left side is great to have but i wish we had at least one more usb type-c port on here so i don't always need it to angle for anything i ever use but i mean again it is what it is but ultimately guys this laptop is is pretty simple i really like how it's built it looks nice it feels nice

And it's just going to be kind of a no-frills laptop there's other laptops for the price if you're looking for more features maybe you want a touch bar on the top maybe you want an s pen you want to wirelessly charge your phone on the track pad there's other laptops that do all of that but i think a lot of people interested in the surface laptop won't really care a lot about those extra features and they're really looking for something maybe for work maybe for personal but you want something that just works it

Works well it's easy to travel with and it's a slim sleek fast laptop and i think that's exactly what this one is so ultimately i'm a fan of the surface laptop 4. you guys can leave a comment below and let me know what you think of this laptop if it's something that you will be buying or not and if there's anything you liked or didn't like about it as always guys if you enjoyed this video consider liking and subscribing i will be reviewing a couple more laptops just like this one

Coming up so definitely subscribe so you don't miss those i'm michael bryan guys thanks for watching and i'll see you next time

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Living With iOS 13 Beta! My Experience

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What's up guys everything Apple Pro here just wanted to talk to you about I was 13 today marks one week since it was released in the beta form and I did update I did the unthinkable and I updated my iphone 10s max my Apple watch and my main iPad just to sync myself into the experience and I've had many asking me should I update how will it affect my iPhone and Apple even warns you you should not be doing this on your device but for the risk-takers that do want to here's what you should anticipate and kind of what I liked that experience I know there's just a million features I haven't even gone to them

Just come back from my operations so band-aid man sticking around for a little while but anyways so on my iPhone tennis max the only reason I even updated personally was because the feature on the watch where you locate your iPhone stopped working I updated my watch first and it didn't work with the iPhone and iOS twelve point three point one so I had to update I was almost forced now the first thing that I want to say is it wasn't as bad as I thought after updating it was fairly smooth it took a while to stabilize there was some hangings for the first few minutes but

After using it after actually closing all the apps opening them again it started working again unfortunately some apps do not work and some will crash frequently that just haven't been updated internally to support iOS 13 some of your older apps just might not work the same way they used to and that's ok this is a beta although in the last week there have been many updates I'm sure not directly related to iowa's 13 there has been slowly improved support that I've noticed one thing that I do enjoy a lot is the face ID unlock is faster just

From the get-go right away more reliable not necessarily that it works from better angles it's just more often than not I'm not rescanning and having to Reese lied every single time I love that and the swipe keyboard man it's really great to have this built into iOS like a complete game changer for me I love its 3d touch is still there although 3d touch is a little bit different now in iOS 13 it's a haptic touch holding press although you will find certain elements of 3d touch in different areas so it messes with your mind a little bit what

Used to be there isn't so it's a lot of change but that's not necessarily a bad thing Apple is just preparing the future without 3d touch on the 2019 iPhones and one of my absolute favorites is the music application now not only with dark Moe does it look better but the functionality the ease of use has been made better and the buttons are very bold like you have better options personally I think it looks cleaner I love it it's a great update I certainly see a lot of inspiration here from Spotify in the best of ways and the volume HED which I'd like to show you

But it's not working another bug here is great when it works so I like being able to manipulate it with your finger it feels good with a finger that you press the button you can manipulate the volume HUD it's just well thought-out system and this is the first beta is what blows my mind is if it's working this well in the first beta beta 2 beta 3 and so on should be getting better and better and even more features more changes more feedback and this is the first year where I'll actually be submitting feedback to Apple about things that I don't like in the such so all around it

Was a good experience now I'm not saying this to entice you to updates I'm just saying it wasn't as bad as I thought even iOS 12 was worse than I was 13 on the iPad though that's a different question so on the iPad the experience has been buggy and on a personal one I wouldn't do it on the iPhone it was okay especially on a new one but on the iPad I can't wait until beta 2 because it's been a little bit of a nightmare since that's my basically daily one and speaking of the iPad the side by side multitasking in the same app is by far my favorite feature on the iPads

Especially in the Notes app Safari application it's great for multitasking for media absorption and just being able to do two things at once in the same app I love it and by far the most surprising is battery life I have not seen a negative impact on battery life using my iPhone for a week it hasn't been overheating or warming up more than usual than it would on iOS 12 so somehow they nailed that they added all these new features the dark mode and everything well the dark mode might help with the battery life but I don't think it's as much as most people think and

It's just been great I mean I can't really say anything negative about the battery life so all-in-all iowa's 13 beta 1 has been a positive experience I don't recommend you update until beta 2 or public beta 1 but if you were to know it isn't a complete barren wasteland out there it's it's not bad also today I was 12 point 3 point 2 was released for a fix on iPhone 8 plus this is what the portrait mode anybody else will not be seeing this update it's very interesting to see just a specific update for that device but it's out anyway stay tuned for the

Complete list of changes sorry it's just personal stuff working on the case it's so hard to find time thanks for hanging in there guys peace

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iPhone 4S vs HTC One X – Camera Quality Test

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Hey guys this is a quick video I made of a comparison on the Left we have the iPhone 4s and on the right we have the HTC One X and as you can see you can go ahead and decide on what camera video quality you think is better but personally I think maybe the iPhone 4s has the slightly slider advantage they both look really good anyways but sorry the video is kind of out of tune this is the first side-by-side comparison I've ever made but that was pretty much it guys hope you guys enjoyed the video and thanks for watching stay tuned for more videos got a lot of videos coming up

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Google Unveils Ultra Fast Internet Speed 100x Faster

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Hey guys this is techrax and i have a new video for you guys I haven't made a video in like a month now but that's kind of because if you haven't noticed gaming and then just technology has been pretty dry lately there haven't been any new games coming out not until October which there's gonna be a plenty and then just technology you know like you have the the iPhone 5 rumors but nothing really big out there so I did find this one article though it's pretty big news just a few hours ago Google is gonna be releasing an internet connection that's supposedly supposed to be 100 times faster than any other internet pretty

Much that anybody uses at home now this is only gonna be for one city I think it's Kansas Kansas City the Kansas City area but I really do wish this was all across America which would be which would be much better it's gonna be seventy bucks a month and the Google vice president said that it's gonna be like there's like you'll never find the buffering you'll never find any loading I'll just be instant it'll be like you know incredible so I'm really actually I'm excited to see like how this would work out I wish I could actually try this but I think it's gonna be called

Google Fiber says your Google or oh that's the broadband the network but yeah that's pretty much it so far I do have another video that's kind of random coming up I think I might actually post it today has really nothing to do with this channel at all it's kind of weird but this is pretty much an update video to make sure make sure that I am alive still making videos and man this pretty much you guys once owned gaming and tech just kind of enlightens up I'll make some more videos but so far it's pretty much it so thanks for watching and stay tuned

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Top 5 Best FREE iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad Apps (August 2012)

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Hey guys techrax here i'm gonna be starting a new series every month for my youtube channel now basically i'm going to be creating a video about top my personally top 5 apps for that month so I'm gonna start with August 2012 and this is gonna be my first video in the series all these apps will be free and they will all be pretty much my top apps of all time or for that month so let's go ahead and get started this is the first one 100 floors obviously many of you guys probably already know this very addicting and fun game I highly recommend this it's free basically I'm on I'm actually on level 60 but the

Point of this game is I'm gonna go ahead and show you guys from the level 1 you have to make your make your way up through the elevator so like the first level it's very simple what you have to do you have to go up so you click on that little arrow and the door opens but it gets very harder over time this is the second one you find a little thing under behind this trashcan click this arrow again and if this can work and there we have it you can go back up now and that's pretty much the point of this app very fun app though definitely when you're bored give it a try app number 2

This game now this is are you smarter than a 5th grader now this is a game I also found out a while ago of course I'm gonna included during this month Oh since I'm just starting the series once again but this is a very very fun game especially once again if you're bored once you get the game downloaded you will have a free spin and you get these stars and basically what you can do with those stars you can play games and they will ask you actual questions 5th grade questions which are real and you play against online as well so it's really fun really

Addicting and just the great game has a variety of different questions and just really a variety of different things you can do on this game as you can see there's leader there's different rankings different questions I'm actually level 22 or so right now there's like a chili can be found on what continent that would be South America so and then it'll show you who got it first then you get points which shows all the people who scored right there who got it wrong whose are the right really fun game so that's pretty much it

For the second app third app we have logos quiz another very very fun one now what this is I really like this there's a certain amount of levels later that you have to keep unlocking let's go ahead and start with level 1 level 1 has an about 30 or 15 or so different logos for example like this and you have to type it up what you think it is obviously this is the easiest one but they definitely do get harder this is Twitter obviously this is the tire company but I'm going to show you guys some of the harder ones that you can figure you can try and find out you also

Have different hints like I have 16 hints but like this one right there definitely pretty tough I'm not sure what that is but it's definitely really fun and just to keep you doing something if you're bored on that is app number three app number four is jetpack this is also an older app I believe but definitely very fun it's kind of reminds me of a helicopter game on addicting you have to keep tapping and keep the player or the person up in the air and you have to avoid all these spikes or these lightning whatever they're called and

Then there's little power-ups you can collect like this is a bird we can go ahead and just gives you extra points and it's just a really fun game definitely one of my top ones as well and definitely one of one that deserves on the August 2012 video but as you can see it gets really tough later on and I did not die since I had that extra power up but if I die right if I got hit right now I'd die but definitely really fun game and just really fun to just go up on the leaderboards but I'm gonna go ahead and die just to show you guys what happens as you can see shows how long

You fell 759 meters so that's the fourth one definitely a very good one and last but not least is D H reloaded this is a I'm not actually a big fan of deer hunting games or anything or any shooting games of some sort but this is actually a very very fun game and the reason being is because there's just a really a lot of creativity that you can do in this game now what if this can go ahead and load as you can see the home screen right when you go into the app looks really beautiful let's go ahead and win it till this hurries up and loads so I can

Quickly show you what this is all about alright so pretty much the whole point of this game is shooting deer and as you can see right there you have to go ahead this is very easy but you have to go ahead and just target the deer and shoot them just like that then you can either load and you can also do this but you guys get the point I don't want to get on too much of the video it's already been 6 minutes but those were the five apps that I personally like and the best 5 for August 2012 all of them free all of them great so stay tuned for next month I

Will be doing this every month and I hope this is something to keep you guys up and entertain more videos coming up I definitely will keep making the fanned game pit gameplay videos I'm not just gonna go into the tech world but stay tuned guys and thanks for watching and peace out

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Blackberry Curve 9320 vs Blackberry Bold 9700 – Speed Test

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I almost have one yesterday and today I'm going to just make a quick speed test of the blackberry curve 9320 versus the very bold nice of 100 most of you guys know that this foot is not popular now in the curve range around the world misses most the most affordable handset so far for a really good price I mean in the UK now they're selling it for 70 pounds 89 pound to 80 pounds to 90 pounds in the UK stores brought you in the box sealed from blackberry rim straight from the store and that is just awesome for this price and I had more upgraded features on this one has ever said when it has free G but this also

Has free G but this doesn't have over seven so about about 9700 does not support up to over 700 only supports up to over 6 my brother has Phone OS 5 so that's a bit heads up to you guys so that's that's not actually I waited yet so if it's not that yet upgraded then that means I should be running faster but is it put around fast or is it going to be more challenging in about brick oh now this phone actually it actually has 3.2 megapixel camera but the other one actually has five it was a criminal but as I'm hopefully a the next like

This the performance and the speed of that other handset I was you can see I put a nice mirror sit down here looks really nice I don't know if you guys want a tutorial how to put the mirror protector on cuz we are no more people like the bias scripture is for their phone and they dismissed the hope and stuff because you need like a lot of stupid so you can get really really nice as I did there's no bubbles and all of that but leave out a part that recurved nine nine seven hundred what we board nice to 100 so device it's a great handset to it has five minutes of camera

And it has it is it has five into camera and it has all the latest software this is more faster than internet I'm saying and move faster on the chatting and other that and return of 20 but unloaded pts today so I'm just gonna put all my talk to the side and I'm just going to as you can see both my herbalist and cards are interested in the devices and I will be inserting the battery of both now at the same time now better mind on these all about taking out so I'm not cheating or doing any cheat in this test so I'm not gonna put the battery nose Eliab actually in the position three two

One cover that tonight over cover that over first startup that ring cannot be twenty second startup blackberry curve battery born i said 100 so blackberry confraternities over it already start at first but not unless you run to the end so while this is actually happening here let's have a little talk to you guys aren't making any videos recently because my exam those are we like our exams and lights month and it's a bit risky of me making this video because this video is making this video cuz i sleep border i'm gonna take a rest

For my revising region and honest for making this video it's okay to chain myself to the new guys you guys might be in the exam season as well on you just did revive as like dumb person but you know what it's actually gonna happen one day so yeah um i gonna tie to tie let's keep see that show you that looks are you going pretty well but you're the same pull them on the angler that i am AA but if you actually see both they're actually that i shoe actually the same i have a feeling i little girl at same time I just hope no but heads up this is over five heads up service over seven

Heads up versus newer heads up this order so I'm giving in even Chancellor okay so verse 5 if your software is lower than I obviously it might run for so am I saying no yeah oh my god they'll greet I hear who's going to make it onto the bottles of this oh my god nine o'clock on believe that so late and I was I said putting an hour today and like hold it I would quite ten o'clock I had a reverse an hour me I'm wasting my time in it making these videos okay oh my god nine four twenties winning crazy nine three twenty is winning oh my G

I'm at four twenty is winning nine three twenty is winning the competition now this is like well I know you guys hockey in scoobert it on one after 2009 nine seven hundred just got there well then I'm 320 make it no OMG critical moment okay ty now with more ties who's gonna make it oh nine 420 now 420 goes in nine 320 goes in the game is that finna go start first it's an opportunity to go to start off first is definitive itself oh my god oh my god okay ix 320 starts up first it literally starts up first and then we just sign in about time to sign in and it's still loading

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Android Police Podcast Ep.155 Live (Unedited)

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Whenever I speak narrow-minded I see Matt's head and it I have the post up my sticky the post do you know what you do in your free time bro either I would just like to say that I am proud to be associated with an Android blog that does not post stories like top five chargers for the HTC One m9 yeah I saw that today are we live yeah and ever my look I was letting to say anything everybody saw bad it's not like it's a secret come on everybody knows they're owned by an accessory company oh well oh don't go there we've been a hundred feet ever I see that would I go I think it's like some guy in the trench coat walking

Up to you on the street hey bud want to buy a charger I don't know where that's been it's only a forty percent markup from amazon why does it have that funny coil in the cable we're hanging are you wearing clothing underneath that I'm a little scared now all those m9s keep him warm in nine or Z Apennines McNitt on it keeps him cross to the skin I have no rush no rush at all I don't know why but that sounded less like World War two German and more didn't even some gentlemen Albert Einstein I'm all I'm doing is just being loud now that's that's like Albert Einstein from the

From the talking lips bits used to do on the conan o'brien after be a little more I am a little more I don't know that sounded Indian kind of I'm really it's funny how that happens though your brain really just wants to go there apparently yeah whose clothes are not digest gaiden easy crew MC squared we are closing in on 300 comments on the galaxy s6 review oh boy i'm in a pea pod caster all here they're just fantastic yeah we could not work out a day last week we tried every day very hard so much to try yes so many hardens so many hard we tried and it

Just was not to be unless it was gonna be like in the wee hours of the morning so many hards that's what she said no she didn't geez we want to start the show I mean we could maybe do that I guess yeah usually well we still have to talk yeah I don't know anything about them well you're gonna learn it doesn't matter you're glad you have to do them you have that whole story to read them you're gonna get learned about those pink topics I'm definitely not doing this teardown look I'm sorry yeah the teardown one is like we nobody actually cares teardowns an item is on google

Play i don't i do with your own money or with the cumulated play store credit oh no I just I just I just bought this my i just bought interstellar the other day i was gonna say if you bought Star Wars I will slap you over the Internet no I but do I understand i free rental credit that i got from my chrome creative everything is I have technically if that counts i purchased two movies recently on google way because I to chromecast and thus I got two free movie uh he's I did buy um Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory like several months ago I mean I've rent I've rented movies from google

We do my patented deal with on my phone yeah I've actually rented before I've never purchased nope anything you want told you it was it JD Amster word the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre I would buy that I'm gonna look ET so many hearts to find that movie well i think that i think that i could probably go through oh snap they do they have the original now they have the 40th they have the 40th anniversary edition of it oh love em goodness i will end zone ok so i I'll go through the library that I have of movies on google play and I bet you that you all have all of these

Movies big no-no blank know what blank it was a disney vinylmation one that was free no i do not have that one now i think i have Transformers Dark of the Moon and that's it which was a free movie me that was one before the other galaxies that was the one that they were giving away like way back when the first nexus 7 came out i think i have never bought a single or rented anything on google play movies ever that's a little weird why though i mean i don't know like well like have an ipad i know okay miss fears thing like most like most the time like i'm using an android device

And it just makes it's just easier for me to browse movies in the Play Store if I'm because then I can like stream to the chromecast or use a roku or whatever to watch them yeah grabby yep I have that 1i have do you have his fellowship of the rings have no king so I'm going to switch headphones though because these are not I do have the fellowship of the rings United relax man um yes hmm yep i forgot i have gravity else to go over the labyrinth with david bowie i bought that one yeah so I but I am i have i have run at several movies from google play but

I've actually purchased two dose movies okay we should do a show what we should are we and know what we're doing I mean this is what we normally do on the show is it you know summit this somebody on red I don't know how this came out somebody on reddit like said something about the podcast like like they're too structured they need to they need to have more free-flowing conversation I'm like wait wait wait wait wait are you implying that we don't go off on tangents because I think that's pretty much all we do I think it is but i think that is tangential to our current

Discussion and that we should start the show well so good you can't hear bob or matt bob is muted Matt also appears to be needed unless I'm going select aziza I can hear you through Matt's now but I can't hear you through you because you're muted in hangouts well I never I always come in through Matt's oh ok so i can know where you can double so I just her to edge oh yeah that goes you echoes I or even hi echoes can you meet yours did it come on muted oh you know what yeah I get it now they mentioned that you were muted to the hangout and I clicked on you and like yes you are but

I don't do that I forgot your video is actually my right eye I actually click up myself over here if I need video but I yeah when I think about you I click my self i close yeah there's too much latency if I were to do my audio through you through yours and her through that hang out and whatever all right let's search it's not loud enough they need to set the levels gosh darn it okay ready for sure welcome to the android to his podcast your weekly audio source for all things android it is thursday april 10 2015 i'm your host Matthew Smith I'm

David retic it's actually friday and i'm cameron Summerson oh my goodness see we want to be I again god dammit g2 you like sounding really crunchy when you said the crunchy Mike as Mozgov is crunchy or like pringles crunchy like geeky crunchy this like kind of like I turned my game down to who that's as maybe because I was like that's because I was like ready no you're vibrating my headphones do you like it do you like when I know I don't actually like guys the earwax aids just got weird all right let's try that again met because today is Friday please Friday

Welcome to the android police podcast your weekly audio source for all things android is friday april 10th 2015 i'm your host Matthew Smith I'm thurs David Redick I've Cameron Summerson i'm ryan whitwam did my name is Bob severance welcome everyone to the show it's been so long since we've been with you yes i miss my peoples solo I thought you're gonna say something else that's what she said all right let's I get things kicked off with code google that's it that was i get i was short it is just like moving it that's the radio cut oh alright so just today as many people across the

Country nobody listened to the show but many people across the country were pre ordering their Apple watch devices there was a story that broke from the verge regarding another option that may be coming to apple heathens uh if they want to get a SmartWatch on the wrist that actually works with their with their with their phone so Brian what's uh what's going on with Android where we we see in this coming soon uh well supposedly this is is on the verge of happening ha ha ha sujin guess so a droid where this whole time you've had you've needed to have an android phone

But supposedly there will be an app on iOS that that will allow you to connect a device to your iphone but we don't know of course you know exactly when this is happening or what sort of capabilities it will have apparently it'll be able to pull in notifications like you can from android where I firm from Android devices but then it'll it'll have some google now cards and a lot deeper integration with with google's own apps like Gmail but I'm not sure then you know how Apple is going to feel about this because they are you know

They really want people to buy that that you know five six seven hundred dollar Apple watch which is just just up for pre-order now and technically they could deny the app I mean it would make them look really bad but they do have rules in place that say you can you can't reference another platform in your app so I mean they could they could say no this isn't allowed because Android is a competing platform but I feel like they're kind of gonna have to allow it just because they don't make them look pretty bad if they don't I mean Google have just changed name to google we're

Just but I mean on the same note there's been other smartwatches that have worked i mean i don't really know that there's a significant justification for allowing a pebble to work just fine on it and not allowing and right away right yeah yeah I mean I guess the distinction would be the pebble is just a SmartWatch in android is a you know a platform device that competes directly with iOS that is true that's dumb justification I want a phone that runs pebble OS that would be uh terrible experience I want a pebble with no touch screen and a ink display that would be pirate I just want a

Pebble like I have one round when I Raleigh and pick up like a rock that you pick up and throw okay well I mean I think you probably find one of those pretty easily yes they have him around by getting your driveway and you get a dog for it and then you could rock out with your dog out he said rock when I talked about pebble whoa he also said doc but then the doc might get in your way and then you'd be doc blocked so oh this joke is a stone's throw away from sucking really good we're on a roll here yes we are all right so rock and roll so in addition to to that little bit of

News about Android where we also found out that google has now some official watchstrap partners so they can compete with the customization options available elsewhere so cam what's uh what's the story there so yeah some custom bands from clockwork synergy III supply company and worn and wound obviously not for every watch clockwork and III have bands for the Zim watch the G watch the G watch are the 360 and the gear live and they start at just like 13 bucks and actually look though it pretty good well the clockwork ones actually start at their key bucks the the III

Ones are like 60 bucks but my favorite is the warning wound ones they only are there only available for the Zen watch the G watch and the G watch our man they look so damn good though like 65 bucks I mean if you want to spend sixty five dollars on a watch band it's the way to go they look really really good I'm actually kind of upset because they don't have them for the sony smartwatch and i just upgraded to the SmartWatch like last week well and it was a counterpoint here I think they're really ugly really I like them the warning the warning on the worn in wild ones to me

Are the worst morning my item oh I love them I especially in this in the pin pick on the site I absolutely love the one that's on the G watch like that one's definitely my favorite I'm gonna be honest with you I don't like any of them I don't like any of them either the don't get me wrong I mean I think we can all agree the clockworks energy faux alligator skin ones look there's no rights so horrible I win no matter which they don't want artem you say that the e3 and supply co ones like they look like they're in offensive but they're not exciting but I stay you know you can

Get it is important ones you can get this clock works energy fake alligator band and then you can go to France and by that limited edition Galaxy alpha with the faux alligator skin back and then you will be really just decked out with obnoxious and then you can like it rub them together and a really weird way you'll be the realist just I don't know man like I when it came time to upgrade my watch from that you watched that I I knew I wanted the sony smartwatch and I don't I have no regrets I like the SmartWatch a lot but the band thing is just it really

It really depresses me I wish I they won't even like sell you more money I would yellow in in the US now yeah there's a yellow one but it's so ugly and I want the white one like I would pay dollars for the white one and the stainless steel but that's the thing is like all of these companies are so terrible at rolling out accessories for even like flagship phones and like a SmartWatch they just they barely have a justification to sell the watch in first place I mean once it's out there they're like all right well that's done let's do something else it will make money on

Yeah I think that I'm I'm think I'm gonna review the the watch the LG watch urbane later this month hopefully and I'm looking forward to that because I think that is I like the look of those is not bad looking ahead that's the SmartWatch definitely isn't the classiest of the watches but it is I think the most useful I would say yeah I mean has GPS built in and everything I mean I don't I mean I think it looks it looks pretty understated it just looks like a fitness tracker sort of so people's kind of assume that's what it is but you know i mean it it's not like

You know super stylish or anything that's why I wouldn't live how do we I need Apple watch looks because that that's relevant I guess I I don't I still don't like the way that watch looks I I get some people like it and aesthetics are highly subjective but no I think some people like it just because it's Apple like they I bet a lot of the same people who like it or a lot of the same people who talk a lot of trash about the fact that the first Android wear watches were square yeah you know it done the thing about about the Apple watch is I think it looks reasonably

Good when you're looking at the screen like dead on but when you see it at all from the side it just looks the shape of it seems off to me it's just like it doesn't look like it fits on your wrist it's just like this little tiny like pillow of metal that just worked right down on top of your wrist I will say this precious rectangle more shiny potato yeah i mean at least i mean it it bears a a vague resemblance to the zen watch which is a watch that I actually quite like but it does then watch sort of it curves to sort of it looks like it belongs on your wrist more

Then than the Apple watch does i will say this i feel like the screen is a step above like from what i've seen if it feels like the screen the resolution and the the contrast on the screen just seems like it's stuff above anything i would not be surprised but did they ever say what the resolution actually was a regiment last thing so i reckon we need to know anything yeah I don't think it's a very higher than most wear watches to use a full RGB layout no no I think it's always super vague it they never give actual numbers when it comes to stuff like they have to hunt it down always

They use their stupid buzzword right now somebody will figure it out if they have not already all right well in the meantime we should move on to Android five point five point one which is not available for your device just yet but it may be soon i wreck him yes I go by I've got one dot 125 dot one dot ones so apparently it popped up in the SDK manager so we know it's coming at some point but that's essentially the only thing we know about it yeah I just know it needs to happen because I have that bug on my Nexus 6 where if if you take a phone call sometimes the audio doesn't

Work the microphone doesn't work so the other party can't hear you and that's kind of a lame problem to have I don't know if it's a person I don't know if it's a bug or not but my phone just decided doesn't have a flash anymore Wow well I still if I dunno that's a major life change I think maybe the operating system upgrade you know it's it's it's branching out a little bit so like glad the the flashlight the flashlight icon just disappeared from a quick settings menu when you do the when you do the command through google now to turn on the flashlight it tells me the

Flashlight is not installed on my phone like really because i just used it yesterday so reboot flashlights having reboots about four it's just it's not there and now and I and I also discovered it when i try to take a picture it won't let me turn the flash on have you tried smacking it in your hand like an old flashlight just smack it I did put D batteries in it and tried setting it on fire have you tried studying it to wumbo have you tried Chumbawamba tub-thumping M is for mega alright so let's move on to Google's MVNO offerings it should be coming soon

That looks like they might be working on some deals that might make this a pretty tempting offer for people who travel quite a bit right David yeah so the Telegraph which is a publication from UK said Google is in talks with three which ounce networks in the UK Italy and Hong Kong and I think there's a couple other areas where they operate networks and they were trying to get a deal where people who subscribed to the google MVNO in America if they went to an area where this three coverage would pay the same rate for data overseas and for voice and text as they would domestically and

Voice in text would obviously probably be unlimited and data would be metered so if you had a four gigabyte plan you would be on that same four gigabyte plan if you went over to the UK and would be billed as you know as you normally would so it's essentially no added cost roaming it's not free roaming because you're still getting charged same rate you normally would at home but it's no cost a de drumming and this makes sense Google wants this this service to be based heavily around Wi-Fi usage and conserving data and so it seems like they're going to be charged on kind of

Metered data basis and the idea that you would be charged the same rate if you are in this country or another country makes a lot of sense and would be really really nice and I think we would all like that very much please very much so you just needed in Barcelona right I mean yeah which three does not is not a network in Spain unfortunately good i would make the talking with vodafone as well or a movie star or there's one over there orange that's the other one all right so let's move on to YouTube news we had some pretty glaring proof that there's going to be a subscription

Option for YouTube which immediately rings back to all the days when people would tell me that Facebook was going to become pay to use very soon but this actually might be legit right David it is legit we got an email from google saying hey we're going to offer an ad free subscription option for your viewers here soon you need to accept new publisher licensing agreement yada yada yada and so there will be a subscription-based option YouTube that will let you skip over advertisement videos who choose to accept the new EU la or I guess not end user license it's

A publisher license agreement but anyways and you will not see ads on those videos if you paid subscription fee which if they make it like really cheap like if it's like three dollars five dollars a month I mean that could be a huge moneymaker potentially I would easily pay that I've said bucks unruh on board with that all day long I've said for so long that I would pay money to not have to see another ad on youtube because i hate i hate the ads I'm like I want to watch this damn video I don't want to see this crap about car insurance you know I need to see the

Video i would i would just I would just be glad to pay a dollar per month just so they can show advertisements that are relevant to the videos that my five-year-old son is watching oh that's ridiculous I know yes everything somebody there looking into that aren't they with YouTube kits or whatever and then appropriate ads yeah well unfortunately like my son watches most of his YouTube on the roku so there's no YouTube kids for for roku yet that would be nice are you listening your son's evenings you've been watching on repeat for for the last 12 days now

Is it does it seem like they're being heavy-handed with this or is because I meant you can either accept the new agreement or you cannot accept it I mean YouTube's basically Darth Vader here I pray that they don't alter the deal further and you'll be forced to participate in a revenue sharing program whether that benefits you or not and that's a big part of the reasons I'm music artists have come out against YouTube recently with music key because they have no idea what the the voodoo going on behind there to calculate their revenue is and if it works out for them

Great but if it doesn't they have no recourse so if you're on YouTube you have to accept that if you want to keep monetizing your videos so essentially if I if if my understanding is correct if I had a video channel and I was approached with this offer and I said no then I'm my understanding is that I would be I would still get ad revenue from viewers who do not subscribe yes but for viewers who do subscribe they would not see ads and I would get no Rev Rev now you your revenue but there's no real transparency at this point about how that's going to work it's going to be a calculated share

Of the entire subscription revenue stream right okay well thankfully I don't run a popular YouTube channel so i don't have to worry about these things I don't know why that's thankfully nevermind alright so moving on to play store news starting off with the interesting move by Google to block a particular game for violence which kind of seems to go against what they've allowed in some other games right yes so in 1997 a little game called postal was released on PC it was a sort of top-down isometric game that was just about the blowing things up and shooting stuff

Which is not uncommon in games what postural part is that I think it was just in really bad taste you did a lot of things that obviously you know you would not admit to in in polite company and so this company has has you know ported it to Android and Google said no we're not going to let you put that in the Play Store um so yeah so the original postal band from google play and then they went to amazon and amazon also said no but then they came back and said actually no that's okay so now you can get it in in the amazon appstore for I think 199 I mean I don't think it's

Really a very good game though I don't think it was ever a good game even in 1997 it was just sort of it was just so like out there and unapologetically violent that it kind of had a bit of you know kind of a following and then they I'm sure at some point somebody's going to make postal 2 for android that was uh it was like I think it came out in like two thousand one or two thousand two or something it was in similarly poor taste but it was the first person shooter um and that when I could almost I can understand if Google said no because there's a lot of really terrible stuff

In that game but the original postal it's I mean it's not really dramatically different than than all the other shooters that are in the Play Store already I but you know good but Google said no we we don't want this in there even though they're their violence guidelines are they draw this line between graphic violence and gratuitous real violence and obviously there's no real violence in postal but I mean if it's just graphic violence is you people to radios high maturity release it so I don't know I guess Google is just for like no this is stupid we're not least

This I find the whole fact that they really regulate the violence factor unless it's like outright hate speech it's very unsettling to me that they even choose involved on this yeah I mean I feel like it's just uh it's just PR for them they don't want to have things in the store that are sort of thing to me though is because the video game is entertainment more than this art in popular cultures view it gets judged to a higher standard of moral morality and say a book or a film yes this is absolutely true and that's why I mean that's why google it I mean

That's why Google catches flak when there are games in the Play Store that people are upset with I mean you would never mean like you said you would never have people like campaigning against Google for having a book in the play store that had some level of violence depicted in it but I mean I feel like Google is kind of in some ways just being realistic about this like they know it's gonna look bad for them to more people if they have things like this in their store yeah I mean time though it's if they're also cherry-picking the kind of violence and

Offensive things they're okay and not okay with like there was a port of duke nukem for the longest time in the Play Store I think they lost their licensing deal with 3d realms and at the pullet but it's a highly offensive game as long as you know you can get past the terribly blocky early 3d graphics and it's extremely sexist and it uses tons of foul language and it honestly is probably a more offensive game to certain groups than postal would be so it's it feels like they're not I wonder how many levels a game has to go through before I get gets the final call on like

Okay this is something we're not going to allow probably not as many as it should that's kind of the way I feel too especially when it's game with my kids II there's historical value there even if it's me know pretty crappy historical value yes postal is really i mean it's uh it is in a category of its own it should be preserved for future generations to be confused by indeed all right so uh next we have in update to google calendar version 5.2 bringing back some features that some of us may have been missing on our phones right David Wright so if you wanted the month

View in google calendar and did not have that now you can have it and that's the story there's not much more to it wasn't it wasn't it didn't we find that it worked on like the Nexus 6 or the it was that the ridiculousness was the nexus 6 it didn't work on I don't recall actually I've not been keeping up with the google calendar month view drama uh so I'm not aware of the of that particular situation where's Liam when you need am I bet you he was Liam would exactly know the answer to that question liam is a guru of calendar knowledge alright uh so lastly we had some

Platform distribution numbers out this week Ryan what's going on in android version news I guess uh well lollipop is up a little bit and everything else is just ever so slightly down very little movement this time I think the most interesting thing is that it did that just a few weeks after it was released 5.1 is on the charts with 0.4 percent which is really fast when you consider it took I think three months for 45 point O to show up on the charts after it was released so five point 0 is up to 5.000% so 5.4 total % of devices are on some version of lollipop and I imagine

That is going to start shooting way way up now that the m9 and and galaxy s6 are out right all right let's move on to the rumor roundup it's time for the rumor roundup alright so rumor roundup this week is all about uh LG who is uh needless to say not very good at keeping secrets seems like they're doing a little bit of a better job this time around with kind of controlling you know which bits of information get out so I guess there's that but a lot lots of stuff will lose learn this week about the upcoming g-force Orion what do we know leather we

Know leather now we know several things one of which apparently there's going to be at least a version of this phone with a leather back which looks kind of not super good in the sort of the teaser image that they showed off but they're really all of their their teasers have like leather incorporated in some ways so I guess that's going to be a big deal for LG especially considering all of their phones those far have been not super awesome plastic so yeah it's going to have an f f 1.8 camera which is a wider aperture with may have had before and they say that it should it should be

Dramatically better than their their last one although the camera on the g3 was pretty good it was a I mean LG is the as done okay with cameras in the past but the g3's camera was was in a lot of situations better than like than the galaxy s5 even like especially in low light I feel like it always did better than samsung at that time so that supposedly will be better let's see they also announced that they're they're going to have a new they're gonna have a new UX it's LG UX four point oh and it really it just looks it looks the same I don't even I just I don't even

Understand what LG's Dooley I mean their UI is okay I don't hate it I know David hates it a little bit but um this just doesn't luckily yes I hate it the most it's um I mean yeah if you hate it for you're gonna still hate it because it looks pretty much the same there's a little video you can look at it's got a couple of small interface changes a lot of the the new stuff is in the camera interface I guess they thought that was important enough to to call it the UX four-point-oh or whatever so they've also they also announced the screen that will be on the g4 it is a just like last

Year it's a five and a half aged 1440p LCD although LG promises that this one isn't going to suck I mean they didn't say if they didn't admit that for last one sucked but in kind of it kind of was not a super awesome definitely sucked a little bit I mean it's like mud it was the first I think it was that that was the first 1440p phone wasn't it yeah it was someone it wasn't the first guy is right there's that oppa one or whatever um yeah it's i mean the the screen on the g3 was I mean it was like crisp and everything but the brightness was just real real bad i mean if you

Have auto brightness on that phone it's basically the equivalent of like the very like the bottom the auto mutual scale brutal because they knew they knew thats that screen will just devour the battery if you have it past like quarter brightness you know a problem with the IPS tech is it is not aged well in terms of color reproduction and brightness for them at all yeah i mean when you have when you're cramming pixels into a screen that size with that density and you need to shine a backlight through it it just it's getting to the point that like they just they have to pop out so

Much more light to you too to get to a reasonable bright is that it just uses too much power so it sounds like they'll have wider apertures and the pixels as per apples description i'm gonna guess this is this is a similar technological advancement that's allowing the greater efficiency yes they said uh that it will be thirty percent brighter this panel is the new one without increasing the power consumption and that would be that would be good if they can pull it off I mean that was by far the biggest brother also said the color gamut increased to one twenty percent of srgb so that's a look

It's 200 extra little extra saturated for an LCD which I mean they probably kind of need yeah it's the current one I mean it used to be really bad and then they did software update to it and it looks a little better but yeah the colors were already a bit some things were over saturated and some things were way under saturated the white balance was really weird yeah um okay so then I think the last bit of news about the g4 unless I'm missing something I think this is it they're gonna give out four thousand phones in 15 countries that people will be able to to play with for

30 days I guess the implications that they will have to give them back then is that the deal yeah so they're gonna be no they're going to get them for 30 days and then yeah I use on the back and when you will get the phone it sounds like I mean you'll probably get it like a week before they come out or something and they so gonna be about 4000 record could just be like a day I mean LG may not be able to risk it like Huawei is doing with their contests yes so um like let's say that your chosen for this and you get the phone like a week or two before it's available to anyone else in the

World uh I mean are they gonna make people sign sowwy like a green eyes they're not allowed to hide salad which is enough for most people but I mean what are you gonna do if somebody leaks it I mean I mean somebody is royal product if they have to expect yeah the document whatever works at least one of these four thousand people will end up being a complete dope that sells the phone for like a thousand dollars and then like just says oh well I guess I'll just pay them whatever the phone costs even though that's probably not the way it works somebody's gonna do it yeah

It's definitely gonna do it and I mean that's the risk you run with this kind of thing but LG also has generally been you know their phone is always leak before it comes out and doesn't seem like they really try to stop it they don't really care yeah it's like this time they're just like whatever we'll just leaked it ourselves who cares we're already calling the g4 we won't say anything else about it it's yours here's the back of it there's leather and stuff and I don't know 16 megapixel camera some ram whatever who cares just by ax so we will see it when it comes out on

What the 28th and we will actually will be there in New York they're doing five locations for this one it's gonna be New York turkey France so in Paris and then London and then I think Singapore or something maybe Beijing I remember you know you know it would be would be really fantastic is if it it had a sealed in battery that would I would just I would think it was I am going to say based on sources that shall remain nameless that it will still have a removable battery in a micro SD card slot I'm I wouldn't I mean that doesn't surprise

Me I just think it would be it would just be great if it has sealed battery I do not believe was a censored model will have a leather back though yeah that would be unusual and I mean it doesn't really look great from the picture so I don't know they were gonna go leather they should have gone football other it's obviously the way to go yeah that's much more classy I think it's this it's this stitching and like the scene that they have you can go and look at the post you know freak for Dell makes a good point that the the contest could be after it you could get it before it's

Released as opposed to before it's announced mm well that pretty much blows the whole theory that hey maybe they'll actually have this thing available for like pre-order like that now Huawei is taking an extreme risk of actually sending people phones before they're announced so it'll be interesting to see how that plays out yeah my guess is what the huawei thing is if they were really concerned about if they're really concerned about it my guess is that they would they would probably release a sluit pre-release like a slightly different version of the phone than what

Ends up coming out like maybe the the case it's in is slightly different oh I don't I think they just would prefer the attention at all even if it means getting leaks people still paying attention that's what they want fair enough all right let's move on to the Hachi that's some hot sheet all right so HTC has announced a new variation of the m9 only what a couple months after the original m9 was released so what's what's new at the m9 PLAs David less than a couple months that's like a month since the m9 was announced so the m9

Plus is basically you take an m9 and then you put a duo camera on it with the 16 megapixel sensor I think I don't remember and then a fingerprint scanner on the front which I'm not clear if that is a touch scanner or a swipe scanner because it kind of looks like the swype scanner on the old galaxy s5 but you give that did the max on whatever horizon a couple years ago was that a touch it was this wipe scanner oh well that was like the really old school style I think too like the was the light thing the IR scanner so this will be touch-based and hopefully it's like a

It's probably in the video but i'm too lazy to watch it right now anyways it's got the duo camera which is you know is essentially useless and i think otherwise that's the same rear camera if you don't count the extra sensor as the regular m9 and same kind of construction and design except for the fingerprint scanner cutting out the middle of the bottom boom sound speaker which I'm sure will again yeah it looks really really not nice like it's it's like somebody took you know an already fussy car design and then put a hood scoop on it and that's like doesn't look very good

We put a bigger spoiler on the back of this thing you think yeah pretty much like any can we paint the contrast in color say neon green flames will put flames on it that makes it go it's it is an ugly ugly phone anyways it's only confirmed for China it has a MediaTek octa-core processor which I can see a release in Europe where you know LT still isn't that widespread but i seriously doubt what we see this fountain america but that that button on the front would be a perfect place for a verizon logo it will add it's it's just it's screaming

For a verizon logo literally screaming yes the verizon train stamp did they wait so i must find this did they actually say that that's is it a home button or is it just the i do not know if they actually said that it may be in the hands on video if he presses the button then i'm gonna guess it does something but if not then it's even worse than they could be if that would I mean it wouldn't even make sense though if it were button because there's a on screen home button like half an inch above it yeah it is completely ridiculous maybe he doing maybe it's a

Camera button this could be dedicated camera button where everybody else puts their own button that would make sense total yeah agreed I confusing at all I'm not I'm skimming through the video and I don't see I don't see anybody pushing this thing maybe they haven't decided yet yes it very open the people demoing it agree it's useless won't even they won't even know like when they when they release it like a half of the units they ship will have an actual button and Avan will just be a fingerprint scanner who knows what a mystery what a mystery alright so the next next device

Announcement we had to mention this week is the ZTE Blade s6 which s6 is not brand confusion at all apparently so that's that's announced David where can you get that and why would you I II don't know and i'm gonna guess again china it's like it's like ZTE took the iphone 6 plus and the galaxy isis and like they were like kiss kiss and then this was the result that's not how babies are made David it's not but i'm gonna guess that's gt's basic understanding of the process so ZTE is mike tyson is what i'm getting out of this yeah pretty much so this phone is

The it's a 720p display with a snapdragon 615 processor and all the kind of mid high rain specs that you would want in your phone that looks vaguely like an iphone / galaxy s6 and that you would put it in the case is to obfuscate its identity so good on ZTE for just you know sticking it out with the lowest common denominator there right now alright so some device launched information to divvy up here the first the Asus memo pad 7 is going to be coming to AT&T on April 10 today since it's Friday and we're day late doing the show today

April 10 4 175 dollars off contract if you don't recall the memo pads or a pretty budget line that issues puts together that runs on the oh shoot that what is it the Chi platform that they run on I forget what the platform is called either way it's it's a bunch of device so $175 for a lte-enabled tablet you know not necessarily all that bad so anyways you can get that at eighteen t starting today you may remember from January that we talked about the Android TV set-top box the razor forged TV well now you can pre-order the forge TV along with a premium Cyril controller for one

Hundred fifty dollars from amazon and it's announced to be released on may first first alright so device updates to get to next starting with android 5.1 rolling out to a whole bevy of Google Play devices starting off with the LG G pad 8.3 also the sony z ultra and the HTC One m8 all the google play editions getting that update and then we're hearing that the Moto or the HTC one m7 is going to be getting the 5.1 update very soon again all of the google play editions of those twice's so if you want lollipop on your 18 th TC 1 m8 should be available via OTA hombre if you have the

M8 the one in there to get the lollipops you get a lot about and you get lollipop and you get a lollipop and now you get a member of the Lollipop Guild right Matt what happened alright so lots of Samsung device is also getting their lollipop updates this week starting off with AT&T galaxy s5 the s5 on US cellular also the sprint s5 sport the s4 on AT&T the note 3 and note edge on sprint all getting the 5.0 lollipop updates and the five-point ohh lollipop also comes to t-mobile's LG g3 by OTA on april seventh so you have to go back in time in order to get that one I haven't

Seen so many lollipops since the last candy crush saga sale oh I thought you're gonna say since you tried to lure those kids to your car how did I ruin your innocence freak for Dell says I ruined your innocence making the phones kiss oh oh I explain it explain the finer finer points of phone reproduction alright everybody knows there has to be some breasts groping involved for babies to come and I think it has it has something to do with you very very empty micro SD card slot wait is it I got it it has something to do with the micro USB port doesn't it I think you have to

Insert something something about electrons flowing all the way to the processor and the best swimming electrons when I mean then there's quick charge if you're into that sort of thing so what is so what about you having then there's wireless charging I mean that's some kinky stuff touch with your energy energy I'm not comfortable with where this is I'm not even sure I'm not entirely sure what wherever the wireless power consortium like what does that mean I could totally be something appropriate but we don't we have no way of knowing literally it's possible to

Know what that means all right let's move on to uh hey hey hey hey I just wanted to say one more thing that what phones don't have wieners that is the title of the show by the way I hope it better be you said something you said hey I guess verizon phones and actively females they all female ports have we not done a stamp episode title I don't think so sounds vaguely familiar hey let's move on surgical issues of our time product rupee is it's time for product reviews the HTC One m9 review the phone only HTC could build for the third time

With David that guy okay so I'm gonna do I'm gonna do the kind of HTC taste test challenge I'm gonna put two thousand from the webcam well I thought you're gonna put them in your mouth which one is the m9 based on your perspective which is the opposite of mine the one on the left is the m9 based on my perspective I'm gonna say the one on the left I'm gonna say it's the one on the right I'm gonna say the one on the left okay well Cameron's wrong but uh and you know the only way to the way I told is from the power button that's the only thing you can show you guys the power

Button I was actually I I got it based on the size of the HTC logo oh that's not a way to do it the other way to do it is that the m8 has the shiny the chamfered edges and the m9 has the solid edges that are not that doesn't come true quite as well on on on the on guys I need I only guessed the one on the right because everybody else was guessing the one on the left yeah which is what I would have done in that situation you know it's kind of ridiculous is like we have to like say now what are the ways to tell these phones apart yes very subtle like crazy

And that vo to the back obviously they do look a little more differently from each other but using them you know using the lollipop update on sense six and then using sense 7 with all I pop the number of differences aside from the theming engine that HTC is created we Chiz yeah I mean if you're really into that it's a good feature but other than that 10-7 has really nothing going on for it it's completely the same and so on ma running lollipop feels almost exactly like an m9 lollipop just with a camera that is you know about sixty percent worse I mean that's really the

Only major difference the m9 also gets worse battery life which is to me like the deal breaker like if you're gonna come from you know the previous fun be like by the way our new phone which is basically similar in most ways also gets worse battery life and I if that doesn't sell phones I don't know what will and I'm not sure battery does it not it does in yet the processor and it feels no no faster and sometimes it's slower and the battery life is just definitively worse the camera is better but compared to you even the Nexus 6 is camera it's still not a great camera and that's it I mean

Don't don't buy that phone just don't do it if you're thinking about doing it don't just do something else instead I mean maybe don't even buy a phone maybe just go without a phone is that is that preferable to buying this phone or you could just buy an m8 for you know half the price and you know it's basically the same thing with better battery life there you have it so you're better off even selling any phone that you already have and just going with no phone than getting this phone that's what I took from that you'd be better off just having nothing at all that's right no

Comment apparently but that's that's right I think what he's trying to say is he's done with his review yeah I've seen HP it's hard for me to talk about the One m9 without just kidding you know kind of sad about agency is HTC doomed I think they in the next 2-3 years I will be very surprised if they are still around in the capacity they are today you think they go back to white label I think they go back to white lip or they get bought we'll see you know believe it or not most people don't know that human beings have more than five senses like the ability to feel

Temperature and since seven is actually the ability to feel pain how appropriate ouch ouch alrighty then there's another product review are you know I'm not gonna press the button for this one you can't make me it's time for product review number two the samsung galaxy x 6 with ryan whitwam eous um so yes it's the the galaxy s6 in most of the ways that the m9 is like the same phone as the m8 and is kind of boring the galaxy s6 is really unexpected it's it doesn't look very much like the the galaxy s5 accepting that they are both samsung phones that are both sort of rectangular

It's it's got a glass back as you probably heard the the band around the the edge of the phone is actually metal now instead of plastic that is painted a chrome color which was really obnoxious and the fingerprint sensor is now something you can just touch it's it's like apples touch ID so it is much easier to use and it works pretty quickly it's it's also it's running an Exynos processor instead of the snapdragon 810 which I feel like is is probably a better chip I mean it still does get warm and it does e through power I mean I think that these new arm

Cores are still just kind of not super efficient but I haven't noticed any particular problems with it the battery life is a little bit worse than the galaxy s5 but it does have a smaller battery I mean it is overall a more svelte phone I mean it's it's still TouchWiz though so if you haven't been a fan of some Samsung phones in the past you're probably still going to be slightly annoyed by this one but to Samsung Samsung's credit they have gone through and taken out a lot of the the apps and services that have been built into the last few years and other

Things are just disabled so it's you know they started doing that with the galaxy s5 they took out a lot of things they taken out even more now so like when you start fo you don't have to turn off a dozen things just to like use the phone so that's nice um it's yet the performance is overall pretty good there were a couple of weird hitches but I mean it's you know it's it's a samsung phone and that sort of thing still happens although one thing I haven't I haven't really noticed on a samsung phone before is that widgets on the home screen are are really really laggy it's

It's noticeably different than if you use a third-party home screen like scrolling through a client widget is just is super herky-jerky on the touch with launcher so I don't know they need to update that fix it do whatever I don't know because that's annoying there's less um no way to turn off this parallax thing it has it's sort of like iOS where the the wallpaper shift says you move the phone around and I find that pretty annoying you can't shut it off so another thing I'm not super pleased about with the software but um I mean if you replace the home screen most

Of that stuff goes away and it is a fine software experience otherwise the theme store could make it even better but right now all the themes are pretty ugly or not really completely done so i don't know maybe they'll they'll update that stuff but I mean I just you know on the basis of like this screen which is fantastic and the camera which is also fantastic this is a pretty good phone to get I'm just not happy about the battery life being mediocre that makes me not happy yeah you know what I think is going to happen is that Samsung is going to sort of position the note as it's

Like long-lived battery life thing and that'll be a little bit chunkier maybe don't even still have a removable battery I don't know but I mean it'll be a bat phone you get if you need a lot of battery life and then they sort of differentiate the S series as like this one is is small and looks good and it gets you know a day of battery life yeah I wonder if the note will go unibody with the ditching the removable battery or if they're going to recognize that there's a power user audience it's going to want the SD card and the u.s. waffle batter yeah I wouldn't be

Surprised if that happened I mean I feel like if you're if you're going with a larger device like that there are probably ways to build a phone that feels solid and you can still get into I mean the note 4 already feels very solid because it is unibody construction apart from yeah i mean we're good note i think about the note is like it still has it still has this like this like i don't know if you can see like that texture of the like a fake the fake whether that they need to they need to stop stop it's funny because on the white version it's a hard plastic as opposed to a tacky

Black plastic they do textures because the white one would staying in otherwise yeah but i mean yeah i mean the metal the metal rim on the note makes it feel a lot more premium than like you know Samsung devices obviously they sort of doing this when the galaxy s5 caught a lot of flack for being all plastic but um yeah I mean if they just if they changed up maybe the back material and still made it a removable panel they could they could probably get away with still having a removable battery yeah I think so too and I think they might do that it's hard to say though I mean

Samsung could just go just the removable battery because honestly and there you know the big competitors for them the next few years going to be the Chinese phones that have the top tier processor a good display not necessarily a class-leading one in a really big battery and most of them offer the sealed data because you can't build more capacity in there that way Indiana the deal with packaging the battery in such a way that the user can remove it so maybe they made they will ditch it or maybe they'll keep it as a you know point of differentiation I don't know I

Feel that they I feel like the size of the note line gives them the opportunity to put its big of a battery and the thing is they want so I think honestly I think the removable aspect of the battery is even more optional with the note than it is with thee I you know if they can sick like a 40 200 million power in there and if this means it being sealed like I could definitely see that you know yeah but I don't think they will because I think there they're very concerned about component costs yeah one thing though that about about the galaxy s6 being sort of you

Know unibody and glass is that the camera hump is like super super noticeable it like pops up like like two or three millimeters above the back of the phone because there's no there's no like it's not you know plastic back so they can sort of taper up to the lens at all so it kind of sticks out awkwardly and the phone never lays completely flat but I mean camera modules are kind of one of those things like they have to be a certain size to be you know any good so I mean and the camera is like is super good so I mean I guess you just have to put up with it I'm I think

Santa's gonna send this phone here next verse send me I should say a phone next week I'm looking forward to trying out the camera for sure because it seems like it does some pretty good stuff yeah the HDR is super impressive this time I mean it was pretty good before but left hand because I mean honestly it's between samsung google for HDR performance everybody else isn't doing it the job at all yeah i mean think about about Sam songs HD RS to visit it captures so so fast like with the the nexus 6 if you do an HDR shot you have to sort of hold the phone still for guys

Who proposed the beeps the boom yeah yeah oh yeah the galaxy s6 is super fast taking pictures and yeah I mean in the HDR is pretty good so and it has optical image stabilization to let me guess it's got Samsung's own image signal processor in there because they would the soc so maybe they were able to somehow synergize the I wonder if they're using a sony sensor or something built in-house I haven't looked tear downs I do not know oh yes good good phone if you can get with TouchWiz which I mean if you put Google now launcher on it I mean it's not that that is what had

That's it I mean that's what I did you know after i finished going through the launcher everything for the reviews i just use the Google now launcher it feels better good cool all right let's move on to F updates alright it's been a long time coming for amazon prime instant video on android tablets it's finally here um Cameron I don't know how much of a chance you've gotten to use this particular piece of software but I have personally found that the user experience is not great I haven't used it at all honestly if i use amazon prime instant video it's on my

Fire TV or roku i have never used it I've never used it on an Android device at all to be completely honest with you just because it's a damn hassle to its there's crap I don't want to deal with to install it so when it first came out on phones you had to get it you could kind of side load it through the Amazon AB google said no and put a stop to that so Amazon had to release the second half and blah blah blah and it was garbage um but so then instead of releasing the the Prime Minister video app in Google Play amazon decided that it would only make the app available in the amazon appstore

So that's where you get it for phones and now that's where you can get it for your android tablet as well it's basically the same thing as far as i can tell it's the same on phones and tablets i guess it's kind of like a web wrapper is really all it is so no chromecast support don't expect that no casting support whatsoever i guess you know the way amazon city is that if you want to watch Prime Minister video on your TV you should get a fire TV or Roku so I don't know maybe one day it'll get chromecast support but that day is not today you're lucky enough to get it on

Your android tablet not just your phone but again if you want it you got to install the amazon appstore and that's the main reason why i haven't tried it because i'm not going to install the amazon says as i say so like is it it requires that that the App Store stay installed like if you like you have apps from the App Store you have to keep install it's the same picture for Prime vide that's dumb amazon yeah we have something i would just like to point out because I have I don't think this is probably show up very well but I have the amazon

Instant video on my phone when i open it up it redirects you to the Amazon App the Android amazon app where you select which video you want to watch unfortunately as you can see my children dominate our answers video usage I don't enjoy Team Umizoomi or or Dora the Explorer especially myself when you do that on there it doesn't in knee amazon app because i have the amazon app where you can buy videos and the apps through it i don't know if i had reverted back to the new streamlined one that's still on the Play Store if it would still do that but for comparison's sake when you

Load it up on the tablet which this is not really shown up very well on the camera but when you load it up on the tablet you can see that it actually opens up a chrome browser tab where you select the videos you want to watch and then it redirects you back to the app once you've selected the video and it's really just this super so it's like not even just the installation process that's super dinky it's the whole thing the whole experiences I can't even get it to redirect me back it just tells me I don't have flash even though I've got think it's the video app so I don't know

When asked why it wasn't similar to the native experience presided a provided on amazon kindle fire Jeff Bezos slapped our correspondent yeah it's pretty it's just it's just pretty bad it's all I can't even get to her it's terrible I thought understand like I guess they released it because they got tired of customers complaining about not having it on anyone yet and they're like you know what here it is here it is your stupid app yeah people watch every time so there's people email to complain to like hey look it exists right here here's the link dummy Wow we can

Complain about how it works not the fact that it's not here's your dumb stupid app we had Jeff who's an intern work on it on weekends for the last eight months hahaha I made me fired him so it's never getting updated ever Jeff by the way is a strict iOS you sure yes are you saying he doesn't he doesn't use a fire phone Jess only test device was actually a original Galaxy Tab 10.1 it it's yet it stood still running I'm honeycomb I don't like Jeff me either Jeff's actually the name of a new brighter for android police so we all like Jeff yeah this other calf or

Not no you notice a buddy named Jeff Nations Jeff is a generic name for a jerk we don't like Jeff the intern use Bob that's a jerky game it's just it's especially that nice that you called him an intern and he's the new writer so we'll come Jeremiah in the future yeah my was a bullfrog I was gonna say wasn't like a bullfrog ala not have you ever heard a bullfrog scream is that like fact that all that's a question is that sequence to silence of the lambs or something it's I think that was wasn't that the tagline of a movie in space no one hears bullfrog scream oh my god hold

On before we before we finish since we're talking about tag lines of movies i would like to bring up the human centipede 3 for just a minute if I can oh I don't know I know I think that every wing up many things please tell me 10 so much is what's the trailer for the human centipede no I watched the trailer for the first one in it scarred me for life oh my god i want anything to do with idle I haven't watched the second movie because my wife was like no held oh excuse me your wife isn't here wife is a smart woman Cameron she is not as smart as you think because she married

Me but um she yeah she won't she she refuses to watch the second or third one I'm definitely going going to uh I'm definitely gonna watch the second one at some point now but um the tag line for the movie oh my God where did it go it's um oh my god it's gonna be heading I can already tell I the tagline it's like the best tag line I've ever i've ever seen for a movie and I guess the tag light is just win the couldn't get any grosser no no like like it's I don't know if it's necessarily a tagline but it repeats it throughout the throughout the trailer

It's eat digest repeat yeah the taste will never leave your mouth he is not accessible I just I can confirm I'm never watching this movie it just makes me Mako I'm gonna see here's one of those I was going to watch the trailer on youtube but now guess what I have a 15-second add that I had to sit through YouTube take my seven dollars and take this damn at away from me yeah Cameron when Cameron wants to see people pooping in each others mouths he needs it immediately I need it right now so they apparently this one takes place in a prison and they build a 500-person human

Centipede 500 people there's some that this booty could actually get made you know I've I've been looking for a good good diet scheme and this seems like as good as anything else so let's just let's just roll with that would you like to be an extra in that movie how would you like to be the main character is repetitive yeah they say it's the final chapter I guess yeah it was the they always intended it to be a trilogy I hear they give your lines but they go in one ear and come out together oh yes eat digest repeat it just keeps a the taste will never leave your mouth yeah that's

It the taste will never leave your mouth yeah I mean how you know what but I've heard the script seems pretty recycled yeah it's the same old oh man you know what it might not be so bad to be the person in the very front of the humans in be right I bet it's still pretty bad as mad imagine if you're like if you're in position two through five hundred look I don't I I just I'm not really comfortable comfortable proclaiming any position in this this made-up contraption of human suffering to be in any way okay so I don't think they're

Keep as much as you know the part of me that reads read it would like to have a-you know 21 discussion about the the fiscal logistics of the five hundred percent human centipede I think I maybe we should move on we should problem yay I wish I only moved on before we ever started with that but I couldn't help myself Oh what are we not even done with the show yet because we have to talk about there's still there's still other news okay well we should leave all that in now uh I know you know it'll be gone sorry with it no none of that none of that poop will stay around for free

Digestion alright other news it is time for the other of those go right so in this edition of other news we have news from smart card the maker of cars that are smart um they've they've got an interesting route with their infotainment system or lack thereof David that's right smart has kind of they've gone for the idea which actually a lot of people on reddit have talked about where what if I just buy a car and my car my my phone or my tablet is the infotainment system it's the brains and it just hooks up to the audio another you know various inputs car can provide

And I don't need the screen and so smart which is a joint venture of mercedes-benz and what is it is a Renault I think they said in the new car which is already out in Europe by the way it's going to come out in America later this year so say you buy smart car and there's going to be an app which you can already download on the Play Store and you'll download that app and then you'll hook up the phone in your car via bluetooth I think and then you'll put your phone in the adjustable dock and we know hook it up the power in the car and that'll be your controls for

Navigation music and other stuff through the proprietary smart car appt this makes a lot of sense I mean Android auto is the thing obviously but if you don't buy a car with auto which is ninety-nine point nine nine five percent of cars on sale today there's going to be a market for cars that work well with your smartphone that don't necessarily do car player Android auto and so smarts kind of doing their thing here and it looks interesting you know without trying its hard to say how good it'll be but it's an alternative and it's one that doesn't require an expensive big touchscreen in

The car and Dunn said uses your existing smartphone to accomplish a lot of in vehicle infotainment functions there you yeah i think that uh i think this is just be like a complete option like they give you they give you options to you know i got great your sound systems like that well how about i just have the option to downgrade my infotainment system because seriously it makes almost too much sense yeah you can do this and you could use that what the autumn the automate app and you could basically just have Android auto in your car without having to spend a lot of money

On them in all honesty you could just develop a you know a simple framework for cars that would live on the you know cars uh you know the the memory on the car and now provides you your api's and basic framework communicate with the hooked up phone that just sits in the dock and that's how Android auto could work but instead they're going to head unit route and want to project into the car which I mean eventually probably leads to embedded applications that don't necessarily require a phone for everything unfortunately industry is going in a direction generally speaking

That is not friendly to the idea of simple end-user upgradeability though it's still better than where it is now not saved smarts idea here isn't a isn't an interesting one great all right well um voicemails did we or did we laid with the policeman well we did have a voice mail that came in a day after the last show it was a little bit long so we just wanted to remind you guys if you do send voicemails and make sure they're you know if it's if it's a complex voicemail make sure it's less than a minute try to be in that time frame and you know if it's just a simple question maybe 30

Seconds and also make sure the audio is clear in audible you're quick to the point and you know the likelihood of being on the show be better i think this one just for the length of it we're going to skip it this week if you want to repost the question feel free to call back in and yeah yeah i would actually go as far as to say it's almost guaranteed if you if you if you do all those things you'll be we on the show if it's true yep no pretty much happen if you would like like to be internet famous for a few minutes then all you have to do is is pay attention to us

Please we need your touch alright does so contests are always going live at Android Police calm / contests except you know right now there's there's not one but keep keep your eyes peeled for that and Bob I think we can cue the outro sir we can do that will help you enjoy the show as always you can send your feedback to podcasting right police calm you can also call us at 5 30 hello ap that's 530 435 5627 find us on Twitter and Android release Google+ said in facebook that's the hand sign for sale my my fifty dollar g-watch shipped that's pretty cool yeah listen what I

Thought I mean I I don't know like I just couldn't bring myself to order one I just don't I don't mean 450 but why not I don't know I mean I'm not everybody where have all the Android wear watches don't you aside i hat well i had said most emphatic i only have to Oh only two I have zero well I want a second one if it comes out for iOS I want a secondary device I can use to test we're on iOS yeah I thought about ordering one too but by the time I actually got around to doing it they were already sold out so yeah whatever I just got rid of my G watch if I really

Wanted I would have just kept it oh I am I found out I found out the resolution of the Apple watch so apparently apparently the watchkit sdk tools tells developers how baked discreet okay so they're two different sizes wat of the watch and they have different resolutions because of course they do um seems don't know that I Apple like that's like very non apple like so the so the thirty eight millimeter when the small one is to 72 x 3 40 which is lower than I thought it would be and the 40 42 millimeter 1 is 3 12 x 3 90 oh so that's pretty high res I mean it's towards the

Upper range of Android wear stuff but i mean i right android hair watches hitter 320 x 320 yeah I was gonna say isn't yeah I think are most level 3 20 x 320 we said 39 x 360 right if 3993 390 about 360 degree 3 12 x 3 90 is the big one okay well that's still significantly more than 320 x 320 yeah I mean it's more I don't know if it I mean I don't know if it's like significantly different when you're looking at it a thing on your wrist I mean I don't know I was just expecting them to die who I was expecting it to be higher I don't know why yeah I can almost do I put it

By five hold it yeah and London it's not a word about twenty I got I got things to go does so I got no well it's Friday so it's friday friday i need to get down you have to get an hour as well so i will see you guys everybody next week versus i see is a matin bog real

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