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Nolan Browning

Nolan is an avid automotive, electronic, and gadget enthusiast. If it has an engine or a processor, he can't keep his hands off it. He was introduced to Windows 3.1 in the early '90s and has been hooked ever since. Deal alerts include "mechanical keyboard," "smart watch," and "bulk candy."

Nolan Browning's Recent Articles

Published on February 27, 2017
Google's cellular service, Google Fi, originally launched as Project Fi back in 2015. This hassle-free and affordable mobile option was initially invite-only, but now the network is open to all. With a growing list of options and benefits you might not see with other networks, we decided to give Google Fi a proper breakdown and review.
Published on May 8, 2019
In a market where smartphone innovations have plateaued and prices continue to rise, it's hard to stand out from the crowd. Manufacturers need to do all the right things and do them really well. As the leading smartphone manufacturer in the world, Samsung knows this better than anyone. With high-priced competition from Apple, and budget options from brands like OnePlus eating away at Samsung's market share, can the newest Samsung Galaxy S10+ hold its own? We spent some time with the latest $1,000 flagship to find out. Samsung Galaxy S10+ Smartphone Reviewed by Nolan Browning 89.2 Design 86.0 Build Quality 96.0 Performance 100.0 Cost 76.0 Value Proposition 88.0 Pros Lightning-fast performance Stunning AMOLED display Expandable storage Wide-angle camera Fast wireless charging Cons High price Lacks camera detail Accidental key presses abound Buy Now from B&H Photo Samsung Galaxy S10+ Features and Specs Size: 157.6 mm (H) x 74.1 mm (W) x 7.8 mm (D) Colors: Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Blue, Flamingo Pink, Ceramic Black, Ceramic White Screen: 6.4-inches, 1440 x 3040 resolution, 19:9 ratio (~522 ppi) CPU: Octa-core (2x 2.73GHz Mongoose M4 & 2x 2.31GHz Cortex-A75 & 4x 1.95GHz Cortex-A55) One UI interface with Android 9.0 (Pie) operating system 128GB storage (expandable to 512GB) and 8GB RAM Connectivity: 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot) Cameras: Triple lens rear camera, 12 MP (wide) + 12 MP (telephoto) + 16 MP (ultrawide); Dual front-facing lens, 10 MP + 8 MP Accessibility: Face and in-screen fingerprint unlock 4100 mAh battery (wireless charging) +4 Back to Article Back to Article In a race to ditch bezels and expand the display screen, Samsung debuted its ultrasonic under-display fingerprint reader on the new S10.
Published on December 24, 2018
While there are a number of $1,000+ flagship smartphones out there, the budget Android market has also been heating up lately. Popular sub-$500 devices like the Moto X4 are now seeing even more competition from global brands as they enter the U.S. market. BLU Products is one such company which looks to make a name for itself with a unique formula that balances cost, value, and performance. With BLU being an acronym for "Bold Like Us," we set out with high hopes in our first-ever experience with the latest BLU VIVO XI+ smartphone. Let's take a closer look at the VIVO XI+ as we break down all the highlights of our time with this $250 alternative to expensive flagship devices. Special thanks to MediaTek for loaning us a VIVO XI+ for this review! BLU VIVO XI+ Smartphone $249.99 8.9 Design 7.2/10 Build Quality 8.4/10 Performance 9.8/10 Cost 10.0/10 Value Proposition 9.0/10 Pros Wireless charging Fast and accurate Face ID unlock Quality materials Powerful processor Cons No NFC or headphone jack Thumbprint reader is not reliable Camera app has odd user interface Buy Now from Best Buy {"@context":"http:\/\/\/","@type":"Product","name":"BLU VIVO XI+ Smartphone","image":"https:\/\/\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/12\/blu-vivo-18.jpg","description":"While there are a number of $1,000+ flagship smartphones out there, the budget Android market has also been heating up lately.
Published on October 11, 2018
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is here and it dominated the 2018 holiday season in terms of sales. If you’re looking to join the fun in the new Blackout Battle Royale, there's no need to pay full price.    For a round-up of the best Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 deal and tips to find the best discounts, look no further: How to Get the Best Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Deals The Best Current Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Deal, According to Slickdealers Search URL: Check for Stores That Offer Trade-in Credit Retailers like Best Buy, Amazon, and Gamestop basically always accept old games and offer trade-in credit in return.
Published on December 10, 2018
Here at Slickdeals, we want to be sure that you get the best value for money and spread the holiday cheer to more friends and family this year. And while laptops can certainly get expensive, we found some excellent values on devices this year. Keep in mind, however, that we didn't just round up the cheapest laptops we could find.
Published on August 14, 2018
From now through October 28th, 2018 at GameStop, gamers can earn credit towards a new Xbox One X by trading in older or otherwise unwanted consoles. The Xbox One X typically costs around $500, and trading in newer systems can get you between $250 to $300 off. We saw GameStop offer a similar deal in August, but this time your new Xbox One X will come with a digital copy of State of Decay 2.
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