Samsung was considered the créme de la créme of Android hardware until the company’s Note 7s started exploding and getting banned by airline carriers. Don’t let one model turn you off Android; there are plenty of other devices that will make you forget your iPhone. These are three of our favorites.
LG doesn’t get as much love as it did in the era of flip phones, but the company’s new V20 is no slouch against its competitors. The device features a Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. The best part of all, however, is the removable battery. A simple metal cover on the back reveals a battery pack you can switch out with an LG-verified replacement, eliminating the need for a slow charger when you’re on the road. If that’s not enough, the camera can also shoot in 4k video with SteadyShot 2.0.
Many publications are claiming Google’s Pixel phone is the best device available for Android, if not the best smartphone overall. Completely designed and manufactured by Google (HTC is an unofficial co-manufacturer), the Pixel is the first Android device to have its hardware and software completely tied together, aiming to give users an experience similar to the iPhone, whose success is often credited to the fact Apple creates both device and operating system. Google Pixel is currently available on Verizon, as well as the WiFi-based network Project Fi.
The Pixel’s co-manufacturer has some tricks up its sleeve as well, showcased with the release of the flagship HTC 10. The fashionable phone has an aluminum body and a variety of features like a 12-megapixel, rear camera and a BoomSound Hi-Fi system, built in conjunction with Dolby Sound. The headphone jack has an amp to ensure loud playback, plus the operating system has a stylish facelift from the stock Android look.
The post-breakup blues are the perfect motivation to put another stamp on your passport. After cutting ties with the ex, there’s nothing better for your mental health than taking some time away for yourself. Here are the perfect places to get back into your groove.
Mana is the life force Tahitians believe connects all things. Feel the mana for yourself on a visit to the islands of Tahiti, and sample some of these activities as you connect with the breathtaking nature of the South Pacific. Fly Air France from the United States to Tahiti in the most convenient and comfortable way and let your holiday start on board.
When it comes to local, authentic tapas bars in the capital of Catalonia, they can be considered a dime a dozen. There are loads of options to choose from, so many so the average visitor to Barcelona can be completely confused as to where to even begin a search for pan con tomate. But one unsuspecting gem in the trendy neighborhood of El Born features a no-fuss, no-nonsense approach to traditional Spanish tapas, adding an extra touch of authenticity with the homemade cava.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
Hotels, airlines and travel companies are constantly looking for the best way to offer guests unique and memorable experiences. One of the latest ways hotels have expanded guests’ cultural exposure is through specialty concierges, or on-hand experts who can arrange bespoke travel experiences for individuals or groups.