Gary Sims

Gary has been a tech writer for over a decade. Prior to that, he had over 10 years of experience as a software engineer. Catch me on Reddit as GaryExplains.

Gary's Posts

Snapdragon 855 performance and benchmarking: Speed Test G, AnTuTu & Geekbench

Benchmarking the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Reference Device, including Speed Test G.
by Gary SimsJanuary 15, 2019

Bluetooth mesh positioned to provide de-facto protocol for smart homes

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) is vying to make Bluetooth Mesh the de-facto protocol for the smart home.
by Gary SimsJanuary 8, 2019

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite review: Lite, but not a lightweight

The Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite carries the "Lite" moniker, but does that mean it is less capable than other mid-range devices?
by Gary SimsJanuary 4, 2019

RuuviTag review: Sensors, BLE, JavaScript and lots of nerd

The RuuviTag is a microcontroller-based sensor node which can measure temperature, relative air humidity, and more.
by Gary SimsDecember 19, 2018
 
 

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) review: The rise of the mid-range

There are some mid-range devices that make you question the reason you bought a flagship, and the Galaxy A7 (2018) could be one of them.
by Gary SimsDecember 15, 2018

Flutter 1.0 released: The first stable release of Google’s mobile UI toolkit

Google has announced that Flutter, its mobile UI toolkit, has reached an important milestone — the all-important version 1.0 release.
by Gary SimsDecember 4, 2018

Speed Test G: Pocophone F1 vs OnePlus 6T

Both the Pocophone F1 and the OnePlus 6T sport the Snapdragon 845, but do the specs on paper translate to real-world performance?
by Gary SimsNovember 30, 2018

Cyber Monday: $200 off our Introduction to Android Development course

Ever wanted to learn how to develop your own Android app? Now you can with Gary's Introduction to Android development course. $200 off for Cyber Monday!
by Gary SimsNovember 26, 2018

Speed Test G: Huawei Mate 20 Pro vs Google Pixel 3 XL

The latest devices from Huawei and Google go head-to-head in this Speed Test G video. Is it all about the CPU in the Kirin 980 or will the Snapdragon's GPU make a difference?
by Gary SimsNovember 23, 2018

Speed Test G: OnePlus 6T vs Google Pixel 3

The latest devices from OnePlus and Google go head-to-head in this Speed Test G video. OnePlus 6T vs Google Pixel 3, which device will win?
by Gary SimsNovember 22, 2018
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