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Snapdragon 8150 leaks in some crushing benchmarks

Qualcomm’s upcoming next-gen flagship CPU has leaked on AnTuTu, and it looks like it’ll be the on chip to put Qualcomm back on top. Mostly. The Snapdragon 8150 (which may end up being the Snapdragon 855 when it’s announced) is Qualcomm’s first 7nm processor, and it manages to beat out Apple’s A12 Bionic and Huawei’s […]

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[TA Deals] The Cresuer Touchwave True Wireless Earbuds are 65% off!

Good bluetooth earbuds can make your day-to-day much more enjoyable, and the simple and practical Creseur Touchwave truly wireless headphones are here to help. They’re solid earbuds with noise cancellation and simple tap controls and avoid some of the more complex setups that make other headphones a pain to use, and you won’t have to […]

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Funcl kicks off Indiegogo campaign with dirt cheap wireless earbuds

Since the debut of Apple’s Airpod wireless earbuds we’ve seen a number of audio brands stepping into the space. A few years ago the trend was to transition away from wired to Bluetooth. Today, it’s all about cutting out any and all cords.

As the number of players offering truly wireless earbuds grow, consumers reap the benefits. Selection grows, prices drop, and we all win. One company to keep an eye on, Funcl, has thrown its proverbial hat in the ring, kicking off a new Indiegogo campaign.

Launched on Indiegogo today, the Funcl W1 and AI are quality earbuds with affordable price tags. They’ll ship in December and will run $19 and $54, respectively, under the Indiegogo campaign. Actually, if you click here, you can get the Funcl AI for $49!

We’ve received a pair of each of these earbuds and have been using them off and on over the last few weeks. Thus far they’ve proven to be excellent options, particularly for their price.

When it comes to the W1, it’s truly crazy to fathom that you can get this sort of experience for less than a steak. The AI is no slouch, either, and provides us lightweight, quality sound with solid battery life.

The two earbuds share a number of features in common, including Bluetooth 5.0 technology, touch controls, automatic on/off, and IPX5 waterproof and sweat-proof coating.

The Funcl W1 has a 150ms optimized latency which is slower than what you’d get from other, pricier options. The AirPods and Bose SoundSport Free have 100ms, for example, while the Jaybird Run have 60ms reponse.

As far as battery goes, you’ll get 4.5 hours of playtime per charge. The carrying case that comes with the earbuds houses its own battery and can provide a total of 18 hours of listening.

The Funcl AI deliver 6.5 hours of playback on a charger with the carrying case packing a total of 24 hours. Moreover, the latency is much lower at 60ms and the earbuds also support the Qualcomm aptX audio format.

Get Yours!

With a full month to go on the Indiegogo campaign there’s definitely time to get in line for the Funcl earbuds. We wouldn’t blame you for signing up as you’d be joining more than 4,400 others who have already funded the project to the tune of 3X over and growing. Pick either model in black or white and get ready to ring in the new year with some extra money in your pocket.

Save with AndroidGuys

If you’ve got your eye on the Funcl AI, we’ve got your back. The folks at Funcl have given us a promo price which takes an extra five bucks off of the earbuds, putting them at just $49. All you have to do is click this link! Hurry, there are only 50 pairs available under the promotion.


Manually Set Up the November 2018 Security Patch on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Samsung just started to roll out the November 2018 Security Patch for the Galaxy Note 8. The new firmware will bring the software built number N950FXXS5CRJ6 and will install the latest Android UI available for your device. Thus, for being able to experience a fully stable Android experience and a smooth functionality on a daily […]


Sharp takes the joke too far, announces a phone with two notches

I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t really mind notches on phones, within reason. But that all pretty much goes out the window when talking about Sharp’s newest phone, the Aquos R2 Compact, which features a notch on both the top and bottom of the screen. Sharp’s reasoning for this is that the […]

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PRICE DROP: Cresuer Touchwave wireless earbuds just $34.99 now

In the market for a pair of Bluetooth earphones? Ever consider a true wireless pair? You know, with no cable or tether to worry about? Our Deal of the Day is the Cresuer Touchwave Bluetooth Earbuds, which are currently only $34.99 (65% OFF) in the AndroidGuys Deals Store.

Highlighted by the next generation of sound technology, carbon nanotube diaphragms, Touchwave earbuds deliver impressive sound performance in an uncluttered, lightweight, minimalistic design that remains tough in the face of workouts, outdoor adventures, and Monday morning commutes.

The Cresuer earbuds come with a variety of tips sizes and earhooks to ensure maximum comfort and fit. They’re good for three hours of playback on a single charge; the protective case houses a battery that recharges them four times over.


  • Control songs or answer calls w/ a simple tap without any extra pressure on your ear
  • Make clear calls thanks to CVC Noise Cancellation technology & total noise isolation from silicone eartips
  • Keep your earbuds in place during hard workouts w/ three different sizes to choose from & sweat resistance
  • Listen to music for 3 hours on a single charge, or up to 12 hours when using the charging box
  • Charge the buds up to 4 full times while on the go w/ the wireless charging case

Where to Buy

Available in the AndroidGuys Deals Store, you can save 65% off the normal cost if you act fast. Pick yours up for only $34.99 right now! THIS IS A LIMITED TIME PRICING.

Save even more!

In addition to the savings above, when you buy through AndroidGuys Deals, for every $25 spent, you get $1 credit added to your account. What’s more, should you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $10 credit in your account.

If this is your first time buying, then you are also eligible for a further 10% discount when you subscribe for email updates.

How about a freebie?

Not looking to spend any money today? That’s alright, we understand. Why not visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and take something anyhow? Go ahead, grab two!


Samsung slashes $200-$400 off Galaxy phones ahead of Black Friday

It’s that time of year again! If you’re on the hunt for a killer deal on phones and other tech, things are really going to heat up in the coming weeks. What with Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and a whole array of month-long deals, there’s plenty to consider.

Whether you’re buying for a friend, family member, or loved one, it’s a great time to pick up phones. And, if you’re looking for a flagship Samsung phone, look no further than the handset maker itself. Indeed, it is shaving hundreds off of select models.

See Also

Here’s what Samsung Black Friday sales look like thus far as it pertains to phones and other mobile gadgets.

Galaxy Phones

Unlocked Phones

Verizon (Effective November 22)

AT&T (Effective November 18)

T-Mobile (Effective November 18)

Sprint (Effective November 18)

Other Deals

In addition to the smartphone deals above Samsung is dropping prices on other items including tablets, wearables, and wireless chargers. Of course, Samsung Black Friday savings also encompass appliances, televisions, and home security. It’s a huge brand with hands on pretty much everything you can imagine, tech-wise.


[TA Deals] Pick up a portable microscope with 1000x zoom at a big discount!

If you want a unique gadget to play around with, you might want to check out this portable microscope with a 1000x zoom lens. It’s easy to use with a single shutter button for pictures, but it’ll also let you zoom into anything you might want to examine extremely closely. Coins, old documents, plants, phone […]

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Samsung’s One UI beta program is up for the Galaxy S9

Samsung announced a beta program for its fresh new One UI software update last week, starting with the Galaxy S9. That beta is now live, and if you own an eligible phone in an eligible country, you can jump in early and get Android Pie and a brand new interface for your device. To join […]

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