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John Velasco

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

John's Posts
 

Google Home review: Good but outdated

The Google Home is good, but you should instead get the Nest Audio, which is great.
John VelascoOctober 5, 2020
 

Are smartphone gimbal stabilizers better than OIS?

Which is better for steady photos? Smartphone gimbals or smartphone OIS? In this article we take a look at both solutions.
John VelascoJanuary 30, 2018
 

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
John VelascoJune 23, 2017
 

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.
John VelascoJune 22, 2017
 

HTC U11 review

The U11 is HTC's latest attempt at forging a comeback in the competitive high-end smartphone market.
John VelascoJune 5, 2017
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