Every week at Android Authority we produce a ton of great news coverage and exceptional videos; but during events things kick it up a notch, taking it to eleven. While IFA 2016 admittedly was absent of massive flagship announcements, there were plenty of interesting mobile news including the release of several new tablets, a few mid-rangers and Sony’s latest high-end darling.
So let’s jump right in and take a look at all the big videos of the week!
IFA 2016: V-log videos
Want to see what happens behind the scenes? Getting all this content together is always an adventure, and we want to share it with you. During IFA 2016, the team brought a pair of V-logs, talking a bit about IFA as it started to unfold. We already have a couple videos tho show off, so kick back and enjoy them.
Samsung Gear S3 hands-on and comparison
Samsung might have already released the Note well ahead of IFA, but they did keep at least one notable announcement for the event – the announcement of the new Samsung Gear S3 line. We had the opportunity to not only go hands on with it, but we also pitted it against its predecessor.
For even more details on the Gear S3, be sure to check out the following companion posts:
Nubia Z11 hands-on
With the Nubia Z11, the company continues to prove it can make a hell of a device. This is not your usual affordable handset; it is a powerhouse with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. Neat, right? Click through the links below and watch the video to learn more.
Moto Z Play Droid & Hasselblad True Zoom reviews
During IFA Lenovo took the wraps off the Moto Z Play Droid and we managed to get earlier enough access that we were able to immediately deliver a full review of the phone, as well as its unique Hasselblad True Zoom accessory.
The True Zoom aims to add 10x optical zoom to the Moto Z Play, as well as all the existing members of the Z series, utilizing the company’s excellent mod attachment feature.
Sony Xperia XZ hands-on at IFA 2016
The Xperia X series is growing, and this time around Sony is not playing. The Sony Xperia XZ is has all the specs you can expect from a high-end smartphone, as well as a more minimalistic design we are pretty fond of.
Sony Xperia X Compact hands-on
The Xperia X Compact is essentially a smaller version of the Xperia XZ, although it hasn’t exactly followed the same flagship-specs-in-a-compact-body recipe Sony employed with previous compacts. Some of the high-end features are there, but others are not.
ZTE Axon 7 Mini hands-on
Those seeking for performance at a good price will be hard-pressed to find a better deal than this affordable smartphone. It comes with a great design, a Quad-HD screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chip and an incredible 20MP camera.
Huawei Nova and Nova Plus hands-on
Huawei also has a couple devices for us (and one looks a lot like a Nexus 6P). These phones may be named under the same series, but they look quite different. You will find more similarities in the spec sheet, though.
Lenovo YogaBook hands-on
This is… an interesting product, to say the least. It is kind of like an Ultrabook with a focus on taking notes. And Lenovo is doing something very interesting here, as the product is offered in both Windows 10 and Android flavors.
10 best new Android apps and games from August 2016!
Looking for awesome apps and games? Every month we bring you a video featuring the best new Android software available from the Google Play Store. Check them out. You might find something to keep you occupied this weekend!
Honor 8 Review!
Bailey Stein has been spending some quality time with the Honor 8 and put together a neat review for you. It has a gorgeous design, compact form factor and competent camera, but it does come with its downsides. It is a $400 phone, after all!
And that’s a wrap! What’s your favorite video this week?