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Here are the videos you don’t want to miss this week - July 31, 2016
The week is over and you can bet we’ve been keeping busy. But we know you can’t always be on the lookout for new videos, so every weekend we put together a list with the hottest ones.
So what’s all new? The Android Authority team has updated the best apps and games lists. In addition, we had the opportunity to review the ZTE Axon 7, BLU R1 HD and even the all-new Segway miniPRO. We even had a chance to check out a brand new BlackBerry phone!
There’s a lot to see, so let’s jump right in and show you this week’s videos.
In the news: Nintendo shares plummet? Note 7 Leaks & Samsung responds to failed S7 Active
Looking to catch up on the news? Jayce has put together a video talking about the hottest topics of the week. Maybe you would like to start there! He covers the craze on Nintendo not making Pokemon Go, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 leaks and more. Sit back and catch up on what matters.
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air: What You Need to Know
Xiaomi is known for making great smartphones at incredible prices, but they are definitely not afraid of stepping into stranger territories. This week they announced the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air, a computer that will definitely catch your eye. It comes with great specs and a price point that will prove to be very hard to beat.
Favorite Tech under $50
Want to get some cool tech on a $50 budget? There’s plenty of great stuff out there, just like there is a lot of cheap, worthless products. If you need some help finding the right gadgets, our very own Lahn has put together a list with his favorite gadgets below this price point. The list includes speakers, mounts, lighting equipment and more.
10 best new Android apps from July 2016!
Every month we update our list of favorite new apps, and this time Joe Hindy has given us a very neat portfolio of great additions to the Google Play Store. Among them are Bitly, Evie, Expeditions, Discogs and more.
10 best new Android games from July 2016!
We have an updated list of new games too! And yes… Pokemon Go is in there.
Reviews and hands-on coverage
ZTE Axon 7 review
This week Bailey Stein got to review the ZTE Axon 7. It is clear that ZTE has put a massive amount of time and effort into the Axon 7, making it one of the best smartphones we’ve encountered. It’s surprisingly similar to popular offerings like the Galaxy S7 and HTC 10, while costing much less. Want to learn all about it? Check out the video or read our full written review.
BLU R1 HD Review
Need something more affordable? The BLU R1 HD costs only $100 for the base version. That is incredibly affordable, so we know you are asking yourself if it will be good enough to meet your needs. There’s definitely a good list of sacrifices that were made, but this phone gets a lot right. It has a solid design, decent performance, a clean software package and an unbeatable price point.
Moto Mods review – Blast, power, and project in a snap!
Though few and pricey, Moto Mods have been all over the news, making us wonder if Motorola has finally found the right balance between a modular design and user friendliness. If you have been asking yourself the same, go ahead and check out our Moto Mods review, where we give you a closer look at some of these modules.
Segway miniPRO by Ninebot review
This is not something we would usually cover, but there is an Android app that controls it and the Segway miniPRO happens to be one really awesome product. The Segway miniPRO by Ninebot promises reliable, green and easy to carry transportation. Does it fulfill its promises? Take a look at John Velasco’s full review to find out!
BlackBerry DTEK50 hands-on
When John Velasco is not riding around in a Segway miniPRO, he is playing around with a BlackBerry DTEK50 (at least this week). Yes, this is BlackBerry’s new phone, which is very competitively priced at a mere $299. Now we have your attention, right? Watch the video and read the full review to learn why it’s so affordable.