Real World Consumer Tests and Product Reviews

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We can't wait to test the new Samsung Galaxy J7 (2018) SM-J720F and SM-J720F/DS

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2018) SM-J720F and SM-J720F/DS is the phone we are most eager to review these days... still waiting


I have used J5 and J7 for quite some time - waiting for the new J7 (2018)

Since I have used couple of smartphone from Samsung's J-series I am super eager to test the brand new J7 (2018) SM-J720F and SM-J720F/DS. I've been hearing rumors about it in the last couple of months and the last official release date was planned for May. There is still nothing firm around that date but here are some facts about the latest generation Galaxy J7:

Delays in the official release of the long waited Samsung Galaxy J7 (2018) SM-J720F

  1. It will have an improved 16MP rear camera - it will have a 16MP sensor and is expected to be one of the biggest improvements in the new J7 (2018).
  2. Faster 8-core Exynos processor - this processor scores very well in most benchmarks so that is also going to be an improvement in regards to J7's performance and hardware specs.
  3. More RAM -  Samsung Galaxy J7 (2018) SM-J720F and SM-J720F/DS will be equipped with 4GB of RAM, compared to the 3GB in the J7 (2017) and 4GB in J7 Pro from the last 2017 generation.
  4. New OS - Android 8.0 Oreo
The all new 2018 J7 would keep the 5.5 inch Super AMOLED display. An upgrade would be the brand new J8 which is expected go be the flagship in Samsung's J-series.

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Luxor TV - everything you need to know

Luxor TVs are not very popular, here couple of facts that you need to know about them

Luxor TVs
Luxor TV

Today at our consumer blog we will share some information about a brand which is not very popular in the electronics market - Luxor.
Here are few of the key points when buying Luxor television:
  • Price- well, that is one of the main reasons why anyone would buy LED TV from a not very know brand so it better be cheap. Luxor offer variety of cheap TVs so that wouldn't be an issue
  • Picture quality - don't expect premium image quality here
  • Good value for money - yes, we could say that
  • It is just a TV so don't give it too many thoughts in case you find a good deal
We are interested in their TVs which could no longer be seen in tech stores. Here are couple of the models we've reviewed previously:
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TCL 55S405 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV

TCL 55S405 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV features and specifications

TCL 55S405 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV
TCL 55S405 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV
Looking for a budget 55 inch 4k TV for your living room? Probably the TCL 55S405 is one of the cheapest out there - can be found for less than $400.
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Looking for a decent 49 inch LED TV - consider TCL 49S405 as the rightchoice

If you are in a search for a cheap but yet reliable 49/50 inch Smart LED TV, then you should definitely check the TCL 49S405


We have reviewed many cheap TVs in the last couple of years and some of them turned out to be really decent, with adequate picture quality and sound, despite the low price. Today we are taking a look at one TV that got very popular in Amazon, achieving thousands of sales worldwide. To be honest I am not very familiar with TCL as a brand and most of its products are a mystery for most consumers. The TCL 49S405 is a 49 inch 4K Ultra HD LED TV currently offered online for $350.

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Element ELEFW195R - one of the cheapest TVs on the market

Element ELEFW195R is a 19 inch 720p 60Hz HD TV and one of the cheapest offered on the market today

Well, I think the 19 inc Element ELEFW195R is one of the cheapest if not the cheapest LED TVs we have reviewed so far. I saw an offer at Amazon earlier today for just $65 but I won't be surprised if one can find it even cheaper.
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JVC LT-32C672 - cheap LED TV I would recommend

JVC LT-32C672 is a 32 inch cheap HD LED TV that I would recommend to consumers in UK


The JVC LT-32C672 32 inch Smart LED TV has built in WiFi and smart technology so you can stream TV and movies from Netflix as well as keeping all your favourite social media sites such updated. Surf the web, browse videos on YouTube or let your friends know what you're up to on Facebook.
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The best compact toast and sandwich maker on the market - Tefal Ultaracompact SM1552

Tefal Ultracompact SM1552 (aka SM155212) is cheap, reliable and helps making delicious sandwiches and toasts

Tefal Ultracompact SM1552 toaster
Tefal Ultracompact SM1552

To start with, I was never a big fan of sandwich makers but when I saw the Tefal Ultracompact SM1552 on huge sale couple of weeks ago I decided to give it a try. Actually, I was worried that I might like making sandwiches on my own at home and would be something that would badly affect my weight and overall shape. Well, I was partially right, the Ultaracompact SM1552 toast bread really well so I now eat much more sandwiches than I used to. Now lets talk about this Tefal sandwich maker main features and specifications.

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Tefal Ultracompact SM1552 build quality and form factor
Tefal Ultracompact SM1552 is a compact sandwich maker that is very well build and leaves the impression of a quality product, something we can't say for many other of its competitors priced under $50. I really like the design as well, the metal finish gives it some kind of a classic and a bit retro look. So, the overall impression from the build quality and form factor is very positive.

Tefal Ultaracompact SM1552

Making sandwiches with the Tefal Ultracompact SM1552
Making sandwiches and toast with the Tefal Ultracompact SM1552 (also known as Tefal SM155212) is really easy. You just need to plug it in the power outlet and wait around 3-4 minutes until it heats up. Meanwhile you can take two slices of bread, stuff some cheese and ham in between and then place it in your Tefal SM1552.  Then all  you need to do is wait for around 5-6 minutes, depending on how baked you want your sandwich to be and that is it, you would be all set with a quick and delicious sandwich. I myself have done about 10 different toasts so far and most of them turned out really well.

Tefal Ultaracompact SM1552 box
Tefal Ultaracompact SM1552 sandwich maker - box

Cleaning the Tefal Ultracompact SM1552 sandwich maker
Cleaning the Tefal SM1552 is usually quite simple and easy. It gets hard when some cheese melts out of the sandwich itself and stick on the plate. What I do then is to put some water on dirty spots and wait a bit until is not so sticky and then wipe it clean with a kitchen paper towel.
sandwich maker Tefal - cleaning

Quick sandwich making tips

Price
I found my Tefal SM1552 sandwich maker for less than $25 but it usually sells around $30-35.
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Things I like and I hate about our Tefal Ultracompact SM1552 sandwich maker

We have a new sandwich maker and there are some things that I really like about it and some that I don't like at all - Tefal Ultracompact SM1552 user review

Tefal Ultaracompact SM1552 sandwich maker
Using Tefal Ultaracompact SM1552 is really easy

Tefal Ultracompact SM1552 review - in today's test I will talk more about our latest home appliance, the sandwich maker (press) Tefal Ultracompact SM1552. Honestly, I have never intended to buy one of these but came upon great deal and decided to give it a try. There are some things that I really like about this sandwich maker but it is not all good as you will see in the following lines.
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First look at the 2018 Samsung Galaxy J7 - video

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2018) is a mid-range phone that will definitely impress the audience


The Samsung Galaxy J7 (2018) is to be released very soon and many smartphone enthusiasts are impatient to get their hands on one of the most popular mid-range smartphones these days. I personally have used the 2017 version of the J7 and I was very pleased with its performance, form factor and awesome Full HD AMOLED disaplay.
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Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote - streaming media player review

Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote - price, features and specifications

Hello consumers, today we will be taking a closer look at another of Amazon's media products. I am not sure the Fire TV Stick will turn into bestseller but it is definitely worth taking a look at it.

Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote works with smart home devices such as lights, switches, thermostats and more from WeMo, Philips Hue, Hive, Netatmo, tado° and others.

The next generation of our bestselling Fire TV Stick. The most powerful streaming media stick, with the fastest Wi-Fi and most accurate voice search-now including the Alexa Voice Remote.
Over 7,000 apps, games and Alexa skills, including Prime Video, BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, Netflix, and more. Plus, access millions of websites such as YouTube, Facebook, and Reddit with browsers like Silk and Firefox.
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Breville Barista Express 8 Cups Espresso Machine

Breville Barista Express 8 Cups Espresso Machine features and specifications


The Breville Barista Express is a kitchen appliance that allows its users to prepare hot beverages every time they want to. This 15 -bar espresso machine comes in stainless steel. It operates at maximum power of 1600 Watt. The water tank capacity is 2 cups. The Breville Barista Express includes features such as removable water tank, cup warming tray, sleep mode, auto off mode.
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Treblab J1 headphones features and specifications

Treblab J1 features and specs - explained


PREMIUM HD BLUETOOTH EARPHONES – Treblab J1 were developed to deliver superior High-Fidelity audio that will make you grin! With cutting-edge components, advanced Bluetooth 4.1 and aptX technology, our best Bluetooth headphones deliver flawless, CD-like sound quality with no distortion at high volume.

Perfect for sport – Supercharge your workout with professional athletes audio gear and smash your goals! Running, biking or hitting the gym? We got you! Our top sports wireless earbuds are rated IPX6 sweatproof & water-resistant so you can sweat all you want during workout. While the ANTI-DROP security fins make sure your headset stays put during your most demanding athletic routines.
ENHANCED CONNECTIVITY + aptX – It’s so irritating when your connection breaks in the middle of a perfect solo. Even worse if in the middle of an important conversation. We’ve made sure it won't happen with a strong and consistent Bluetooth connection. Feel free to leave your device up to 38 feet away and still expect a reliable signal.

Buying new Finlux TV - sizes, prices and specs


Blocks out noise – Advanced passive noise cancellation with expandable foam ear-tips let’s you focus on what you’re doing without being distracted by all the noise. You’ll be able to hear the music in detail without blasting it, thus saving your eardrums. LONGEST BATTERY – Go from activity to activity without a recharge for up to 9 hours. HD MICROPHONE AND CALLS MANAGEMENT – Just touch a button and keep the conversation going.

Other features - like extra quick pairing, magnetic housing prevents loss, multi-device connectivity, automatic re-connection and many more!
  • Have truly amazing HD sound
  • Fit great & stay out of the way
  • Are reliable and well built
  • Have excellent battery life
  • Are water-resistant and sweatproof
  • Perfect for phone calls on the go
  • Are for people who don’t like paying for Hype

Enhanced wireless connection. The J1 comes with aptX technology, so you’ll enjoy CD-like audio quality wirelessly. Powered by Bluetooth 4.1, the connection won’t break in the middle of a song or phone call. It’s easy to pair, automatically reconnects, and can even connect to multiple devices at the same time.

10mm drivers and noise-isolating ear tips. Don’t you hate it when your favorite song is distorted? Enjoy J1’s HD audio with 6 pairs of ear tips (silicone and foam) for proper noise isolation.

Always up for an adventure? Thanks to IPX-6, J1 is water-resistant & sweatproof. The fit is comfortable and stable even if you’re running or dancing.

Our customers rave about the premium experience they get without breaking the bank.

Taking phone calls on the go? The J1’s microphone comes with СvС 6.0 noise cancellation, so you’re heard loud and clear. It’s an excellent headset if you need HD audio for business calls. If someone is calling, you’ll hear voice prompts and can easily take it with the talk control button.

It has a looooong battery life. You can use it up to 9 hours on a single charge.

Need to store your earbuds? The magnetic housing keeps them together and it comes with a carrying case.

Built with pride. We care about our reputation and your satisfaction, making all our products for people who see through hype.

Specifications
- Bluetooth 4.1 CSR
- Bluetooth profiles: HFP, HSP, A2DP, AVRCP
- Noise-Cancellation CVC 6.0
- Operation time: up to 9 hours
- Charging time: 2 hours
- Signal range: 38 feet
- Battery displayed on device
- Supports multi-device connection
- In-ear voice prompts
- Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz
- Frequency range: 2.4GHz-2.48GHz
- Color: silver/other
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Buying new Finlux TV - sizes, prices and specs

Finlux offer LED TVs in different sizes, prices and specifications - consumer guide

new Finlux TV
Finlux TV

Finlux TVs don't pretend to compete with the best in class televisions from top manufacturers like Sony, Samsung and LG. On the other hand they offer pretty good picture quality for the prize. I have seen Finlux TV sets from many different sizes and prices but I think most people looking for a cheaper TV usually need small ones as a secondary devices for their kitchens, bedrooms or even baths.
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Luxor TV - cheap alternative of the popular TV brands

Buying cheap Luxor TV may be a good decision for those who want to save some money


People don't buy TV very often but when they do they tend to be quite picky. Luxor is not a well known brand in the TV industry but they have some HD LED TVs that look like a pretty good deal.

Popular Luxor TVs

From what I've seen so far there are couple 40 and 42 inch Luxor TVs that got popular in UK. One of the models is the Luxor LUX0140004/01 which is a 40 inch LED TV which is quite cheap. I am not certain if it still offered for sale in tech stores though.

There was also another 50 inch Full HD Luxor TV which also might not be for sale anymore.

Prices

Luxor TVs are offered quite cheap. In UK you can buy one from £200 for the smaller screens and up to £400 for the 50 inch screens.

Unfortunately, we don't have more sufficient information about other Luxor televisions. I hope they won't stop manufacturing these so we can keep an eye on the new models. Meanwhile check the rest of our product reviews.
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LG 43UJ701V 43 inch 4K Ultra HDR LED TV

Consumer overview of the premium 43 inch 4K Ultra HDR LED TV LG 43UJ701V

The LG 43UJ701V  is not the latest offer from the brand and it has been on the market for some time now. Due to very positive online reviews and the dropping price we decided to pay a bit more attention to this 43 inch 4K LED TV.

Main Features

The 43UJ701V is not a 3D TV and LG put the main focus on the premium 4k picture quality. The Active HDR technology is the one that makes the difference here compared to a standard LG TV. This is basically an enhanced picture processing that makes the images more vivid and natural at the same time. The native resolution of 3840 × 2160 is just perfect for a screen of this size.
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UTOK U24HD3 24 inch LED TV - best small cheap TV?

Product review, features and specifications of the cheap 24 inch HD LED TV UTOK U24HD3


The Romanian branded TVs UTOK will not impress most consumers since they are more or less budget-friendly oriented. Their sales are mostly oriented in the Eastern-European market where buyers are looking for cheap televisions while less interested in product refinement and picture quality.

Today we are taking a look at the UTOK U24HD3 which is basically a cheap 24 inch HD LED TV without any smart features.

Luxor TVs

Picture

The has native resolution of 1366 x 768 and 180 cd/m² brightness.  Of course with such specs you can't expect premium image quality but for the price of under 200 Euros most users would be just fine with it. The viewing angles are also good - 178 / 178 in all directions.

Luxor 50 inch Full HD and 4K LED TV


Sound

The sound in the U24HD3 is delivered by 2x 3W stereo speakers.

Ports

The UTOK U24HD3 has 1x USB port and 1x HDMI port which is a shame as most users usually use at least 2x HDMI ports. On the good site this TV can be used as a PC monitor thanks to the presence of a D-Sub port.

UTOK U24HD3



Price
As I already mentioned this TV can be found cheap - I've seen prices for around 100 Euro (around $120).

Reviews
As you probably know we check online reviews from different sources before we discuss a product. Surprisingly the UTOK U24HD3 has some very positive reviews and scores relatively high in product discussions.

That is all we can share about the 24 inch LED TV UTOK U24HD3. Please feel free to leave your comments and thoughts about it in the section below. Thanks
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