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Honor 5X - Metal body, Fingerprint sensor, 5.5 Inch, 1080p FHD Display, 4G LTE, Unlocked GSM Smartphone - USA Warranty - 16GB Gold
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Pros: Hello. My name is Chris. I am technically inclined, but I like to take the approach of a person reading reviews that doesn’t understand all the “geek speak” and make it understandable for the person who doesn’t have the time or patience to study up on that kind of stuff. I don’t explain benchmarks, versions or anything else 'techie.' I explain what the item did/does for me plain and simple. If that’s like you, then this review is for you.
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Even though this advertising page says "gold" edition pnone, as a review I received the silver one. I was actually looking forward to the gold one. So right off the bat I was kinda let down.
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Plays games VERY well with ZERO lag or hesitation. Some of the games tested were; Deus Ex: The Fall, Call of Duty: Strike Team, Mopar: Drag and Brag, Asphalt 8, and Need for Speed: No Limits.
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Pretty good size screen for game playing; way bigger than a PSP (Play Station Personal).
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Takes VERY good pictures.
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Has really cool panoramic picture features as well as stop motion features including all the basic stuff such as editing and enhancing tools.

Cons: The software that you can install when you connect via USB to your computer is JUNK!!! I even FOUGHT with the latest version from the main official website. I have YET still gotten to use the software to connect to my computer. I just look through the phone as if were a hard drive on my computer. So that being said, this is NOT very newbie user friendly. You have to do research as a newbie to even find out where to put program files (download folder) and data files (obb folder) just to get a simple game transferred to the phone just to install it!!! I REALLY do not reccomend this phone to and newbie folks until Huawei gets their act together with the software issues.
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The sleep/power button is in WRONG location. Everytime I go to grab it I am shutting it off. It should be located on the top or bottom not either side.
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Video is maxed out at 720p but phone is advertised as 1080p FHD. Which translates to this according to Lenovo: HD 1366x768, HD+ 1600x900, FHD 1920x1080, WQHD 2560x1440, WQXGA 2560x1600. It cracks me up that a PHONE the size of your palm has the resolution of my 27" Asus monitor for my computer. WHY??!!?? lol.
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No ridge at ALL around the glass face to elevate the glass face off of any surface. It could teeter on a grain of sand. The unit should be curved slightly to raise the glass face off of surfaces.

Other Thoughts: I would HIGHLY reccomend getting a tempered glass screen protector with your purchase; ESPECIALLY if you are a new user to Smart Phones. The simple reason IS: you ARE new to devices such as this and you WILL (I PROMISE YOU) you WILL drop it at some point, and you will thank me later for reminding you to get a tempered glass screen protector. I would reccomend a 0.23-0.25 thickness.
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Personally, if I needed any device with as much power as this device has and needed it portable, I should just buy a mini laptop to do what this thing is capable of and quit dealing with an Android operating system. (all the smart phone fan boys are gonna gimme MANY thumbs down/bad ratings for THAT comment!! lol. Does it seem like I care? Hardly.
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It has a "magnifier" in case you get a splinter in your finger. WOW incredible... (facetious comment).
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I mean OBVIOUSLY this thing makes phone calls and junk, but I really wanted to test the guts of this thing and stress it to the boiling point. And when you have ALL power saving features turned off it really performs as a gaming device pretty well I must say. And when the Power Saving features are ON, I think Battery life is extended by like 28 minutes or something. And this is my point when it comes to the "latest greatest devices of speed and power". REALLY at the end of the day you're paying hundreds of dollars more for something that is purely nano-seconds faster or millimeters larger. It's all really silly when you KNOW and think about it. BUT I WILL tell you this much; As far as quality, reliability, aesthetics, functionability, power AND PRICE, Huawei's Honor 5x is the OBVIOUS premium choice for a Smart Phone purchase. I mean after all, they DO make Google's new phone! (which by the way is just nano-seconds and millimeters faster and larger for 300 USD more...
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Just because this is a review, please don’t take my words lightly and think I just favor a product because it is sent to me. I have a job to do; and that’s to be fair and honest about the product for future prospective buyers. I am just like you, a Newegg customer. And to me, Newegg reviews are golden. So I am not about to tarnish Newegg reviews OR my good name by telling you something is good when it is not. I hope this review has satisfied your purchasing inquiry needs. Thank you for reading. And thank you Newegg for allowing me another great opportunity to review.

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NETGEAR A6200-100NAS AC1200 WiFi USB Adapter IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 300 Mbps / 867 Mbps Wireless Data Rates
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Pros: .Worked straight away out of the box with basic stand-alone drivers.
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.Kind of futuristic/techie looking.
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.In a USB 3.0 port it downloads at 3 Mega Bytes per second all day long (30Mb/s).
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.No packet loss or disconnecting or restarting/unplugging EVER. Nice.
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Cons: .Needs a hard adapter to space away from motherboard when plugged into the back of computer because the shape is impossible to use when many things are plugged into the computer like mine is (INWIN Dragon Rider full tower). And when plugging into the front of the computer my plugs are on top in the front and eats up the space of 2 USB ports, both of which are my 3.0 USB ports. It works well on my Cooler Master N400 series when plugged into the front however.
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The included software is nothing more than a waste of time (installation) and hard drive space. It's useless. Just install the stand-alone driver and use windows wireless manager and you'll be fine.
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Other Thoughts: .Works better than my TP-LINK TL-WDN3800 Dual Band Wireless N600 PCI-e card within 20 feet of the router. However after 25 feet wireless bars drop off quickly. But never had any packet loss whatsoever.
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.I think it would be cool (but useless) if the black part slid out from the grey part.
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.Would be great if it had the current 90 degree bed PLUS a swivel to make it easier to use on the back of computers.
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.Tried and tested true for nearly 2 months and I can honestly say this is well made and very reliable. I waited so long to review because I REALLY like to hammer on my review products before I just throw up some half baked review that isn't quite true later on if it fails or whatever. But this adapter really holds up well. I noticed there is a newer version out now, and has probably outdone this version.
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.I noticed there is new software drivers out for it. "Improved wireless coverage and throughput in XP/Vista/Win7/Win8. (Add Beamforming)" which I just found because I a putting the adapter into another machine. So I will probably really kick it up now. Cool.
the original price-point is WAY too much. However the new $25 price is about what it should be.

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G.SKILL RIPJAWS SV710 Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound USB Gaming Headset
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5 out of 5 eggs Absolutely KICK B U T T !!! 12/07/2015

This review is from: G.SKILL RIPJAWS SV710 Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound USB Gaming Headset

Pros: -The first thing I noticed was the weight of the box when I them, yet the headphones themselves are not too heavy that they take any toll on your head when it comes to weight. They also are weight-wise; not too heavy on the bottom, or the top to where MOST headphones will slip off if you care chugging a can of Coke. You literally can bend over and tie your shoes without the headphones slipping off.
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-The size of the was the FIRST thing I noticed; NICE and big, thus helping to spread out the pressure of the "clamping arch" (the thing that goes over your head and connects the 2 ear pieces) resulting in a VERY comfortable fit that made me literally say , "Oh my ... THESE are freaking COMFORTABLE!"
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-The ear cup pads are so soft they right to your head/face perfectly. And they are thick enough you do NOT feel ANY of the hard parts of the headphones touch you in ANY way from say being clamped too hard to your head.
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-The clamping arch seems as if there is a flat spring-metal constructed into it (don't know).
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-Where the clamping arch attaches to the themselves is a VERY nice aluminum "brad" the size of an American nickle thus again showing off the quality of that has gone into the G.SKILL 710.
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-Something that is NOT shown in the pictures (and was to ME a REALLY cool bonus) was that when you plug in the G.SKILL 710's, on the outside of the is a flat smooth housing that when plugged in illuminates the red G-Skill logo behind the dark smoke tinted housing. It looks SUPER cool man!!! Just informing about this aesthetic feature almost make me want to warn readers with a "spoiler alert" . It was just too cool.
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-Also the nice big American Quarter sized +/- volume buttons on the cable are blue instead of red. Now I know G-Skill's traditional colors are red for their logo, but when you're in the dark, red doesn't as quickly show up to the human eye, but the blue is nice and vibrant but yet not overwhelming; again more signs of quality and craftsmanship from actual USERS of the headphones, not just from some drawing board that "looks cool."
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- connector. It doesn't get any easier than this folks.
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-Black, Black and black. Perfect. I did notice G-Skill makes another headset that has red highlights too. This would be KILLER for a red themed system. They do cost more than these do however.
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-Nice cable that comes with a nicely attached tie to wrap up the excess unused cabling.
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-The best headphones I have ever seen or ever used. And for the , you will NOT get any better headphone out there; even if you spend $300 (which is pure insanity) for a set of headphones. If I could give these headphones 10 eggs I would emphatically do it!!!
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Cons: -NOTHING !!! Not a darned thing !!!
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Other Thoughts: -Just because this is a review, please don’t take my words lightly and think I just favor a product because it is sent to me. I have a job to do; and that’s to be fair and honest about the product for future prospective buyers. I am just like you, a customer, and to me reviews are golden. So I am not about to tarnish reviews OR my good name by telling you something is good when it is not.
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-I have been through a DOZEN sets of headsets between my wife and I in the past year and a half and NOTHING can even come CLOSE to this set of headphones.
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-To be known as a manufacturer of superb quality memory modules (RAM), G-Skill really pulled out all the stops and has produced a VERY high quality set of gaming headphones that in my opinion, can't even be TOUCHED as far as quality, durability, COMFORT, aesthetics and function. Hands down some of the best feeling and sounding headphones I have ever had the pleasure of owning. Some of the headphones I have done reviews on are: Corsair HS40, , H Wireless Headset, Siberia v3 Headset, and several budget headphones including RH-001 Headset and -556 Headset; both of which were headphones for the . But the G.SKILL 710 are something that MUST be heard to understand.
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-I first used them on some 320k MP3's and was VERY impressed with the bass, and highs. For the FIRST time I can honestly say it actually SOUNDS like there are 3 speakers in each ear cup. On one song I checked out I could clearly hear a clapping in the left rear speaker while the high-hat fro the drums were in the right front of the right ear cup. I was VERY impressed at how clear and distinguishable specific instruments were in music. Next I put them to the test with Fallout 4. Nice mid tones for voice, crisp clean highs for electrical sounds, and VERY good powerful bass on gun firing sounds. The guns were as loud as they should be and NO muffled or muddy, EVEN WHEN other characters would speak during gunfire. I was standing next to a gas powered in Fallout 4 and slowly turned in a 360 degree turn and I could literally hear the sound rotate around my head when I turned. I just cannot say enough at how impressed I am with a set of headphones!!! KILLER wicked.

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Date Joined: 04/07/11

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