This in depth video and image comparison really surprised me. I reveal at the end which one is the Google Pixel 2 and which one is the Apple iPhone 8. They were both set to record in 4k30 (Non HEVC) for equal comparison, and their image modes were on default settings.
It is a little hard to perfectly align them as the Pixel 2 uses EIS which crops the image and prevents small movements while the iPhone 8 uses OIS allowing for more to fit in the frame when compared to the Pixel 2.
It sounds good for a speaker of this size, and it puts out quite a punch, shaking in your hand from the bass. It is no where near the best speaker, but when you factor in it’s size and cost, it is hard to go wrong with the AYL Shower Speaker.
The Nokia Lumia 635 is a great budget device, but how does its speaker compare to that of the Moto G (2014)? I have an impartial video below showing the two in the same testing scenarios. My personal opinion is that while the Nokia Lumia 635 is much louder than the Moto G (2014), it is not more enjoyable. The Moto G (2014) has a much wider range and overall sounds better. It also has stereo speakers which make it much more immersive as compared to the Lumia which is rear firing. The Lumia does not sound bad, and it is actually surprisingly good, it is just a bit lacking in terms of being able to reach the deep end. Their audio output quality and power meanwhile are roughly the same with the Moto G (2014) being slightly warmer when played on my speakers. Overall they are both decent but the Moto G (2014) isn’t loud enough and the Nokia Lumia 635 isn’t full enough.
Finally, I have a way to record better quality audio, but is it really that big of a difference? This is a question I have not been able to answer yet. The mic is solid, has a metal body, and seems to have good recording quality, but for some reason I am not fully impressed by it. The recording quality is good but not amazing. For a budget mic I know I can’t expect much, but I expect at least a full sound from my voice. Don’t get me wrong, it recorded just fine as you can hear in the video below, but I want better. I tried many different settings along with my USB Creative Soundblaster and my Internal Realtek Chip and I couldn’t find a level of audio that I was pleased with. I am new to the audio recording game and there may be some things/settings that would make a big difference, but I just haven’t found the right ones yet. So for the price of $30 it is worth it, but until I find a way to unlock its full potential I can’t say its a steal. I have embedded a video unboxing and review below if you want to hear how it sounds so far.