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John Velasco

Storyteller, ongoing health nut, persistent complainer of running, & religious flosser.

John's Posts

Smartphone gimbals vs smartphone OIS: the battle for steadiness

How much better quality can be achieved by using a smartphone gimbal and is it worth paying that much extra for?
by John VelascoJuly 30, 2017
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Alcatel Idol 5s review

The Idol 5s is quite the looker, but does it have the hardware to back up its appearance? Here's our comprehensive review of the Alcatel Idol 5s.
by John VelascoJuly 28, 2017

Nokia 6 hands on

Nokia is back in a big way with the Nokia 6, an Amazon exclusive that may not pack high-end specs, but delivers in a lot of other ways.
by John VelascoJuly 21, 2017

Nubia Z17 hands-on: the $410 flagship from China

You're not going to find it on sale anytime soon over here, but that's not stopping us from getting our first hands-on look at Nubia's latest flagship phone, the Z17.
by John VelascoJuly 16, 2017
 
 

LG X Venture hands-on: the ruggedized mid-ranger for $330

The LG X Venture is a mid-ranger that seems to have adopted the more rugged design language of the LG V10, but has more protection to safeguard it from the most extreme cases.
by John VelascoJuly 2, 2017

Hands-on with the Moto Z2 Play

We've spent a short amount of time with the Moto Z2 Play so far, and we're excited to share with you our first look at Motorola's latest mid-ranger.
by John VelascoJune 29, 2017

Moto E4 hands on: $70, really?

We go hands on with the Moto E4 from Verizon. Considering how cheap this phone is, it's amazing what $70 will buy these days.
by John VelascoJune 23, 201714

OnePlus 5 Pop-up event in NYC: Magnum, Phones, Lines, & More

The OnePlus 5 popup event in New York City saw lines around the block, excited fans, puzzled passersby and lots of ice cream.
by John VelascoJune 22, 20173

The $550 mirrorless camera versus the flagships: Is it a waste of money?

The Samsung Galaxy S8, LG G6, and Huawei P10 are some of the best camera phones on the market. How do they compare to a $550 mirrorless camera?
by John VelascoMay 24, 201735

HTC U11 hands-on: HTC’s true 2017 flagship

HTC's "true" flagship has arrived in the form of the HTC U11. We go hands on to see if it has what it takes to stack up to the best of 2017.
by John VelascoMay 16, 2017
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