Thoughts on the Asus Zenfone 3

17 Nov

I’ve been using the Asus Zenfone 3 as my daily driver for about a week now, and wanted to lay down some initial thoughts and impressions about this phone because Christmas is coming and I truly think this device is something any mobile phone fan would love.

Tech Specs

  • Dual SIM Card Slots
  • 5.5 Inch Capacitive Super IPS+ Display
  • Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625
  • 64GB of Internal Memory
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 16MP Camera with Phase Detection and Optical Image Stabilization
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • USB-C with Fast Charging

The Camera (Photos)

The Camera (Videos)

Network Speeds (WIFI and LTE)

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Screen Shots

Final Thoughts

After some strong consideration, I have actually decided to sell my Pixel and stick with the Zenfone 3. It’s a perfect phone for me that offers the features I want at a crazy attractive price point, and performs well without any stutter or lag.

The Nexus Player

29 Dec

Nexus-PlayerThis Christmas my wife got me on of the most awesome gifts I could have asked for the Nexus Player by Asus and Google.

The Nexus Player is the second attempt by Google at a set-top box that offers media streaming similar to the Apple TV, Roku and others.

The first thing I did was install Kodi (Xbox Media Center) on the Nexus Player so that I could have access to a much broader range of media at my disposal. I followed the instructions posted on the Kodi Wiki here. It was super simple and now this little box is incredible!

The Nexus Player is now and all in one device that offers far more than our Apple TV ever did. We get Google Play Movies, Kodi (Movies, TV, Music, Apps), Google Play Gaming, Netflix, and a lot more.

So far I think it’s a really great device for $110!