This marks an escalation in the U.S. government's campaign against both Chinese tech firms.What you need to knowThe FCC has
The ZTE Axon 11 5G promises affordable next-gen networking, but does it offer anything else to entice a purchase?
ZTE on Thursday announced its Blade A3 Prime is now available on Visible and Yahoo Mobile. Priced just $99, it’s an entry-level phone that pairs well with the low-cost wireless providers.ZTE Blade A3 Prime – Affordable functionalityAs more people begin to closely watch their budgets, phones like the ZTE Blade A3 Prime become more appealing. Customers are shifting away from contracts to prepaid, and the price of the average phone is getting lower.Both Visible and Yahoo Mobile, who operate using the Verizon network, play in this sandbox. Their rate plans are simple and straightforward and the handset selection skews toward the more basic needs.The Blade A3 Prime is one of those devices where there’s enough power to satisfy the needs of a majority of consumers. And because it runs the latest version of Android, it’s got all the bells and whistles and most recent security patches.ZTE Blade A3 Prime5.45″ 720p LCD displayRear-mounted fingerprint sensor and Face Unlock5-MP selfie camera8-MP back camera with dual-flash2 GB of RAM32 GB of ROM (Storage), expandable to 2TB via MicroSD cardAndroid 102660 mAh removable battery with Smart PowerThe most remarkable part of the phone, to me, would have to be the removable battery. Once a common part of early feature phones and smartphones, it has steadily phased out.The phone isn’t designed to score high on benchmarks and isn’t aimed at photographers and gamers. Instead, it’s a no-frills phone that’s there when you need it.The ZTE Blade A3 Prime is available through Visible and Yahoo Mobile starting from June 11. Pricing is $99 at both places however it is offered for free as part of the Visible SWAP program.What part of the phone caught your eye the most? Let us know in the comments section below.
Huawei won't be able to launch new phones with Google services for at least another year.What you need to knowPresident
The Axon 11 is 5G ZTE's first phone to be powered by the Snapdragon 765G chipset.What you need to knowZTE
The ZTE Axon 10s Pro is the first smartphone to be revealed with Snapdragon 865, not the Samsung Galaxy S20.
ZTE's Nubia sub-brand is also expected to launch a Snapdragon 865-powered phone very soon.What you need to knowZTE has announced
ZTE and LG have canceled their MWC 2020 appearance. Will others follow and will MWC 2020 still take place?
ZTE cites secondary effects of coronavirus for skipping MWC, including issues related to travel and visas.
AT&T is the largest wireless network in the US, serving nearly 160 million subscribers. And with it comes a large selection of phones. But what about its prepaid brand, Cricket Wireless? What options does it have when it comes to Android handsets?To be sure, it doesn’t have the same variety of handsets, and a large percentage of them are older or refurbished phones.Nevertheless, we’ve gathered up a handful of the best phones you can purchase at Cricket Wireless today. Because truth be told, there are still some incredible bargains to be had there.Although we do select one as the best overall (Editors’ Choice), the list below aims to address a variety of user types.As always, we suggest buying an unlocked phone or a used tier-one AT&T phone for use with AT&T Prepaid. The options are plentiful in both directions and you’ll likely get something more powerful.Samsung Galaxy S10The Samsung Galaxy S10 may soon have its flagship successor, but that doesn’t matter much here. In fact, it’s often these year-old models that represent a better buy for a larger segment of consumers.For the money you’ll get a 6.1-inch Quad-HD display with an in-display fingerprint reader. In terms of cameras, there’s a threesome on the back: 12-megapixel dual-pixel, 16-megapixel ultra-wide, and 12-megapixel zoom. Around front? A 10-megapixel camera that can record 4K video.Powering things are an octa-core processor, 8GB RAM, and 128GB internal storage. Need more room for media? Toss in a microSD card and add up to 512GB more space.When it launched in 2019 it was more phone than anyone really needed. One year removed, there’s still nothing out there that demands anything near these specs.Samsung Galaxy S10Samsung Galaxy A10eThe Galaxy S series gets all of the fanfare, but the Galaxy A line is equally sufficient a lot of people. Indeed, these lower cost options give buyers the great, familiar Samsung design but with just the right amount of features.For a fraction of the price of a flagship experience customers can purchase Samsung Galaxy A10e, a phone that’s perfect for first-time and prepaid users.Standout features include a 5.83-inch HD display, an 8-megapixel rear camera, and a 5-megapixel front-facing sensor. An octa-core processor is paired with Android 9.0, and there’s plenty of storage room available internally and via microSD expansion cards. The 3,000mAh battery should get typical users through more than a full day, and the USB Type-C port means lightning fast charging.Samsung Galaxy A10eLG Stylo 5Big, practical, and affordable, the Stylo 5 provides users with a large (6.2-inch) screen with stylus support. It’s perfect for scribbling notes, marking up documents, editing, and more.Running Android 9 Pie, the phone is powered by a 1.8GHz octa-core processor with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. A microSD expansion card slot blows the door wide open for up to 2TB external media.Wrapping things up, the LG handset has a 13-megapixel rear camera, front-facing 5-megapixel selfie camera, and a 3,500mAh battery with USB Type-C charging.LG Stylo 5Nokia 3.1 PlusYounger users might not even know that there used to be a Nokia from the days before Android. Nevertheless, we love the stuff that the brand puts out today and find it to be some of the more interesting value propositions.Don’t let that price fool you; it’s all the phone that most prepaid users might need as 2020 gets underway. Included are a large (5.99-inch) screen and a 3,500mAh battery that lasts well beyond a day. We’re also really fond of the Android 9 Pie software build and USB Type-C charging.When you’re buying multiple phones for a family you don’t want to spend any more than necessary. The Nokia phone is an excellent option for first time users and parents alike.Nokia 3.1 PlusMotorola Moto G7 SupraWe absolutely adore what Motorola does with its Android phones, particularly along the lower end of the price spectrum. Its handsets run a bare bones Android experience that leaves things pretty much the way Google intended. In other words, clean, intuitive, and user friendly.Here, you get a massive (6.2-inch) HD screen, a modern build of Android, and respectable smattering of mid-range hardware. Key details include an octa-core processor, 32GB internal storage, and a microSD card slot for external media.Other things we appreciate? A water resistant coating, USB Type-C charging, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The best part of all? There’s a 5,000mAh battery that’s good enough to get typical users through two days of usage.Motorola Moto G7 Supra
AT&T is the largest wireless network in the US, serving nearly 160 million subscribers. And with it comes a large selection of phones. But what about its prepaid brand? Surely there is a wide array of options, right?Unfortunately, and for unknown reasons, AT&T Prepaid doesn’t have near the variety of handsets. What’s more, it’s mostly comprised of outdated models and refurbished phones.Nevertheless, we’ve gathered up a handful of the best phones you can purchase at AT&T Prepaid today. Although we do select one as the best overall (Editors’ Choice), the list below aims to address a variety of user types.In all fairness, we suggest buying an unlocked phone or a used tier-one AT&T phone for use with AT&T Prepaid. The options are plentiful in both directions and you’ll likely get something more powerful.AT&TThe best phones available at AT&TThe best discounts and offers at AT&TWhere is AT&T 5G available?Which phones support AT&T 5G?Cheap rate plans that use AT&T’s networkSamsung Galaxy S7The Samsung Galaxy S7 might be approaching its fourth anniversary this spring, but it represents the pinnacle of what’s available in AT&T Prepaid’s phone selection.For your money you’ll get a 5.1-inch display with a 2,560 x 1,440 pixel resolution and up to 16 million colors. In terms of cameras, there’s a 12-megapixel dual-pixel shooter on the back and a 5-megapixel camera on the front.Powering things are a quad-core processor, 4GB RAM, and 32GB internal storage. Need more room for media? Toss in a microSD card and add up to 256GB more space.When you compare this one against some of today’s middle and upper range of phones, the handset doesn’t look great on paper. Don’t be fooled; however, it’s still enough to satisfy the needs of many typical prepaid subscribers.Samsung Galaxy S7Samsung Galaxy J2 DashThe Galaxy S series gets all of the fanfare, but the Galaxy J and Galaxy A line are just as good for a lot of people. Indeed, these lower cost options give consumers the same great Samsung design but with just the right amount of features.For a fraction of the price of a flagship experience customers can purchase this no-frills Samsung phone that’s perfect for first-time users.Standout features include a 5.0-inch HD display, an 8-megapixel rear camera, and a 5-megapixel front-facing sensor. A quad-core processor with 2GB RAM/16GB ROM is paired with Android 8.0, and the 2600mAh battery should get typical users through a full day.Samsung Galaxy J2 DashLG Stylo 4+Big and practical, the Stylo 4+ provides users with a large screen with stylus support. The 6.2-inch display packs a 2,160 x 1,080 pixel resolution which means plenty of high-definition space for scribbling notes, marking up documents, and more.Running Android 8.1 Oreo, the phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor with 3GB RAM. Storage comes in at 32GB but a microSD expansion card slot opens the door for up to 2TB external media.Wrapping things up, the LG handset has a 16-megapixel rear camera, front-facing 5-megapixel selfie camera, and a 3300mAh battery.LG Stylo 4+Alcatel TetraOn the lower end of the spectrum we find phones which might be decent for first time smartphone users. Whether that means grandma or the ten year old who’s responsible enough for a handset, it matters little. The Alcatel Tetra rivals other, pricier models in terms of hardware but its rock-bottom price puts it among the most affordable.Key details include a 5-inch display, a 5-megapixel rear camera, and front-facing 2-megapixel selfie camera. Inside are a quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, and 16GB storage; a microSD card slot allows for up to 128GB media.Alcatel Tetra
ZTE on Thursday introduced a number of new phones for the US market, including two which are exclusive to Verizon-based carrier Visible. Available now are the Blade 7 Prime, Blade 10, and Blade 10 Prime.Blade 7 PrimeThe Blade 7 Prime run Android 9 Pie and comes with a 6.09-inch HD display, a rear 16-megapixel camera, and 5-megapixel front-facing camera.Internally, the handset packs a 2.0GHz Mediatek Helio A22 processor with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. A microSD expansion card slot lets users increase storage to the tune of 2TB.Rounding things out are a 3,200mAh battery, USB Type-C charging, a headphone jack, and rear fingerprint scanner.The Blade 7 Prime retails for $99 through Visible. through the carrier’s Swap program, new customers can trade in any incompatible Android device for a free Blade A7 Prime when signing up for Visible service.Blade 10 PrimeAlso powered by Android 9 Pie, the Blade 10 Prime is a more robust offering with a little more across the board.Features include a 6.3-inch FHD+ display with a waterdrop cutout notch which allows for the front-facing 16-megapixel camera. Around back are a 16-megapixel F/2.0 main camera with a secondary 5-megapixel depth sensor.Performance comes from the Helio P60 processor with 3GB RAM, and storage is pegged at 64GB. Like its sibling, the Blade 10 Prime allows for up to 2TB external media. Also present are a 3.5mm headphone jack, rear fingerprint scanner, and 3,200mAh battery with USB Type-C charging.The Blade 10 Prime runs $179 through Visible.Blade 10US buyers interested in the Blade 10 Prime who don’t want to sign up for service with Visible can still get their hands on the device. Dubbed the Blade 10, it’s sold unlocked on ZTE’s website and carries the same $179 price tag.
ZTE has announced three new phones, two of which are destined for Visible exclusivity. The ZTE Blade 10 Prime and Blade A7 Prime are now available from the Verizon-owned network.
The Blade 10 Prime and Blade A7 Prime are now available from Visible.What you need to knowZTE has launched three
ZTE was at one time the third-largest smartphone maker in the US and is mostly known for its entry-level and mid-range phones. However, it has also garnered loyal fans with its affordable Axon flagship line, one of the most popular being the Axon 7. ZTE is back and ready to amaze us with its successor, the Axon 10 Pro.DesignThe Axon 10 Pro is a beautifully designed phone with its vibrant blue glass back, curved display, and narrow bezels. It’s also surprisingly lightweight for a phone with a rather large battery inside.Even though the bezels are narrow to keep up with 2019 design trends, you’ll still notice a chin at the bottom, along with a notch at the top for the front-facing camera.DisplayThe Axon 10 Pro makes use of a FHD+ (2340 x 1080) panel with a tall 6.47-inch (19.5:9 aspect ratio) display. That’s a step down from the QHD panel found in the Axon 7 and, while it’s not as crisp, it is still a fine-looking display.The screen gets plenty bright for using outdoors, the color saturation looks pleasant, and the lower resolution is a big help for battery life.Due to ever-shrinking bezels, there is no LED notification light on the Axon 10 Pro. Instead, you can enable the always-on display which allows you to see the clock, date, battery level, and, of course, notification icons.This time around the fingerprint sensor has been moved into the display we see in OnePlus and many other 2019 flagships. The optical sensor works just about as good as you would expect, meaning it’s accurate most of the time and unlocks in around one second or less.SoundAnother big design shake-up from the Axon 7 is the lack of two front-facing stereo speakers and the headphone jack. The Axon 7 made a name for itself for its audio prowess and, unfortunately, the Axon 10 Pro is a bit of a step backward.ZTE now makes use of a speaker design similar to many other manufacturers who hope to maximize the screen to body ratio. Specifically, it includes one bottom-firing speaker and an earpiece for stereo sound.This definitely doesn’t sound as good as the Axon 7’s front-facing speakers, and the earpiece speaker sounds especially weak. The trade-off is a phone with slimmer bezels and arguably a better design.The headphone jack is another regrettable loss, but ZTE is just following the latest trends in the smartphone market. Even Samsung has finally retired the headphone jack. At least there is a USB-C to 3.5mm headphone jack in the box.SoftwareZTE has done a good job over the years of adding extra features to enhance Android. It does so without filling phones with bloat or giving them an unnecessary redesign. The Axon 10 Pro is no different in these regards. It runs a nearly stock version of Android 9 Pie with only slight UI changes to the quick tiles and settings menu.To find what really sets the Axon 10 Pro apart from stock Android, you’ll need to open the Features menu in the settings. This is where you’ll find most of ZTE’s enhancements to Android.From here, you’ll be able to tweak the system navigation, enabled one-handed mode, turn on gestures such as flip to mute, rise to wake, and more. One of my favorites is double-tap to wake, which I use countless times a day.One of the great benefits of having a nearly stock version of Android is quick updates. At the time of writing, the Axon 10 Pro currently has the September update patch and ZTE promises Android 10 before the end of 2019.PerformanceMy review unit of the Axon 10 Pro has a Snapdragon 855 processor, 8GB RAM, and 256GB of storage. The performance has been rather snappy for me while opening and switching apps.The Snapdragon 855 is one of the two flagship processors to be released in 2019 from Qualcomm, with the Snapdragon 855+ still not widely available. So, it’s no surprise paired with a near-stock version of Android that the Axon 10 Pro performs like a champ.ZTE offers a version with 12GB of RAM if that’s your thing, and it’ll only cost you $50 more. This is very reasonable.My only qualm with the performance is when the over-aggressive task management would shut down apps in the background. This happened from time to time, but you can curb this behavior a bit by tweaking the power saving features in the settings.CameraThe Axon 10 Pro includes three cameras on the back consisting of a 48MP f/1.7 for the main camera, an 8MP f/2.4 3X telephoto lens, and a 20MP f/2.2 ultra-wide shooter.Unfortunately, the camera is the weakest link on the Axon 10 Pro. It does a decent job in brightly lit scenes with pleasing colors and a good amount of dynamic range. However, overall the images tend to come out rather soft and overly bright due to poor software processing. Comparing with another camera app I was able to get much sharper results from the same lens and sensor combo.The three-camera setup on the back is most welcomed though, as the 3X telephoto and ultra-wide lens provide you with plenty of shooting options. My favorite was the ultra-wide camera, which does a fantastic job of keeping lines straight when distortion correction is enabled.Another disappointment is that advanced features such as HDR don’t work when you use the full 48MP on the main camera.That wasn’t an issue for me though, as I left the camera in 12MP the majority of the time and would rather utilize HDR over a higher resolution. One feature I missed was the ability to shoot in 16:9 though, as the Axon 10 Pro only provides 4:3, 1:1, or 19.5:9 shooting options.Taking photos in low-light was also a challenge, without optical stabilization built-in you are left to rely on electronic stabilization. While EIS is better than nothing, it still requires much steadier hands than OIS. Even with the steadiest of hands, low-light images were often disappointing with lots of noise.Like most phones these days, the Axon 10 Pro includes a Night shooting mode. Don’t get this confused with the Night modes on other phones. It does little to nothing for night time photos here aside from blur the noise and increase the brightness.The front-facing 20MP f/2.0 camera does well enough for all of your selfie needs. The Axon 10 Pro provides you with plenty of control over the beauty modes, including disabling it entirely. It also features a portrait mode like most modern-day phones these days which does a relatively good job, even in some challenging situations.Overall, the Axon 10 Pro gives you plenty of options when taking photos and will do an adequate job as long as you’re in a well-lit area. It’s only when you get into low-light situations that you’ll be disappointed. Just remember when compared to most other flagships on the market, you’re still getting a capable camera at a fraction of the cost.BatteryThe Axon 10 Pro is a battery champ. The 4000mAh battery paired with the FHD+ resolution does wonders here. I was consistently able to get more than five hours screen-on time per charge. Most times, I probably could have gotten two-days of moderate usage without charging.When it does come time to charge, the Axon 10 Pro features Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0 which comes in handy with a massive 4000mAh battery. It also utilizes 15W wireless charging with its new glass back for those of you looking to go wire-free. Whether you choose to charge up wired or wireless, you won’t be waiting long.Final ThoughtsAt a time where flagship phones come in at $1,000 or more, ZTE shows up with a contender that’s nearly half the price. For only $549, the Axon 10 Pro will give you a phone that performs like a thousand dollar flagship. It boasts stunning battery life and a beautiful design.My biggest criticism would be the mediocre camera performance when compared to flagships on the market. In the end, that’s a minor complaint considering all that the Axon 10 Pro serves up here.Buy from B&H Photo Buy from Newegg Buy from ZTE
If your budget is around $600 and you want the best phone you can get, then we have three options for you: The OnePlus 7T, the Asus Zenfone 6, and the ZTE Axon 10 Pro. Find out which is best in this comparison.
Buying an unlocked phone might be one of the smarter decisions you can make if you need to purchase a new handset. There are plenty of reasons to consider an unlocked phone, including freedom to select and change carriers.Sure, it’s tempting to add the cost of your phone to a monthly bill, but doing this for multiple people can get expensive. Before you know it, that $120 phone bill is actually closer to $200 or $300.Most consumers don’t need a brand new flagship phone. Realistically, devices that are 1-2 years old are still more than sufficient for the typical user.Where can I buy an unlocked phone?Buying an unlocked phone? Consider these questionsBest unlocked phones priced $150-$250Best unlocked phones priced $250-$400If you’re shopping around for a new phone, and have to work with a tight budget, we’ve got good news. There is a lot to choose from as it pertains to cheap, quality unlocked handsets. Here are five of the best cheap unlocked phones that cost less than $150.Samsung Galaxy J3 (2018) – $120 You don’t have to buy a Galaxy S or Galaxy Note to get a decent Samsung phone. The Galaxy J3 runs a still respectable Android 8.0 Oreo and features a 5-inch display. There’s an 8-megapixel rear camera and front-facing 5-megapixel camera, or good enough for most folks. Storage is a little on the low end at 16GB but a microSD expansion card slot allows for up to 400GB of external media.Works with: AT&T, T-Mobile, and respective MVNO brandsAmazon | Best Buy | WalmartMotorola Moto E6 – $150 This Motorola phone has a number of things that we really appreciate, starting with the stock Android 9 Pie software. With a 5.5-inch display, 13-megapixel rear camera, and front-facing 5-megapixel sensor, it fits nicely in the hand and snaps solid shots. You’ve also got a 3.5mm headphone jack, water repellent coating, and generous battery. Perhaps most of all we love that it’s compatible with all major carriers.Works with: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and respective MVNO brandsMotorola | Best Buy | AmazonBlu Vivo XL5 – $110 The newest of the phones presented here, you’ll get a generous screen (6.3-inches), a pair of AI-powered cameras, and 64GB worth of internal storage. Add a microSD card and you can double it. Other features include 3GB RAM and a 4,000mAh battery that and fast charging. Oh, and the leather back stitching looks pretty cool, too.Works with: AT&T, T-Mobile, and respective MVNO brandsAmazonMetro Buyer’s GuideMint Mobile Buyer’s GuideCricket Wireless Buyer’s GuideAT&T Prepaid Buyer’s GuideNokia 3.1 – $120 We love where Nokia is in 2019 and the 3.1 is a perfect example of why. A great entry-level phone, this one has a 5.2-inch HD display, a 13-megapixel rear camera, and 16GB storage capacity. Sold in three interesting color combinations (Blue/Copper, Black/Chrome, White/Iron), its design is equal parts professional and youthful. Perhaps our favorite detail, though, is that it’s an Android One device, meaning two years of updates and three years of security patches.Works with: AT&T, T-Mobile, and respective MVNO brandsAmazon | Best Buy | WalmartZTE Blade Max View – $150 A big, all around entry level phone, the Blade Max View is compatible with AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon. A decent processor (1.4GHz octa-core) and memory (3GB) tandem give users enough power to handle daily duties with breathing room. A 4,000mAh battery should provide far more than a single day of usage and the microSD expansion card slot can hold all (up to 2TB) of the photos, games, and videos you can download.Works with: AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and respective MVNO brandsZTE USA | Amazon
After two years in exile, ZTE returns to the U.S. with a budget phone that does everything possible to make you forget it's just $549. Does it succeed?
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Just about all of us have taken a foreign language as part of a school curriculum. While that’s a great way to learn a new language, it’s not for everyone.We all have our own ways of learning and not every has the same amount of time to do so. Moreover, we all have different speeds that we learn, too. Fortunately, there are fun and innovative ways to master a new language.Rather than taking the same old approach that most language apps do, Qlango goes about it an interesting way. It’s more or less games that are fast, fun, and simple.The all-in-one app lets you learn from nearly three dozen languages at a pace that works for you. Right now a lifetime subscription is available for half off, or just $44.99.QLango FeaturesTranslate texts from a language you know to a language you are learningWrite dictated textsSearch for the correct answer among 4 suggested onesUnscramble the correct answerCreate a sentence from given wordsLearn more languages at the same time by writing, reading, listening & revisingChoose from 5 different learning modes or customize any or all of themUse innovative & useful 3-stage hints to find the correct answerAcquire knowledge by translating to the language you are learning & not vice versaTrack statistics with Qlango elephant (don’t worry, it has memory like a real elephant)Brag about your results and share them on FacebookComplete your weekly plan on the first or on the last day of the week (or any day in between)With Qlango you can learn Albanian, Arabic, Dutch, Finnish, English, Spanish, and more languages through fast, simple, and fun games. You will be acquiring knowledge by translating to the language you are learning and not vice versa. It won’t waste any of your time and effort too! Each Qlango lesson (or game) lasts a maximum of five minutes and examples are most often used in conversations.AvailabilityLearn a new language the cheap and easy way with you lifetime subscription to QLango. Just $44.99 — 50% off for a limited time — it’s available in the AndroidGuys Deals Store today.Best SellersEarn Credits!For every $25 you spend in the AG Deals Store you get $1 credit added to your account. And, if you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $10 credit in your account.First Time Buying?If this is your first time buying, you are also eligible for 10% discount! Just be sure to subscribe for email updates.Free StuffNot looking to spend any money today? No worries. You can still visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and pick something anyhow.
For review today we have the Tonor TC-777 USB microphone, a $40 piece of equipment catered toward first-time users and beginner podcasters/streamers. As a good starter device, it provides good sound quality, easy set-up and use, all for a relatively cheap price.What is included with the Tonor TC-777 Mic?Found inside the box is the microphone itself, power cord, folding tripod stand, shock mount, pop filter, product manual, and a service card. The service card provides a link to Tonor’s website ad contains a two year replacement warranty.It states they can help if there are technical issues, packaging issues, the wrong item in the box, operational issue, or you are overall unsatisfied with your purchase.Design & SetupRight out of the box you are presented with a sleek and fairly compact metal design, with a wrapped up 1.5 meter cord. Navy blue in color, this durable metal microphone comes ready to use as it is already placed in its stand.The stand for the mic comes with three folded legs screwed to the microphone’s holster that lock out when pulled into place. The screwable legs allow removal and flexibility to swap over to a microphone arm should you wish to use that instead of the included tripod stand. This spread out base could create space issues if put on a smaller desk, but should be fine in most setups.The stand features the ability to tilt the mic itself up and down according to where the user desires. The stand comes with a short and skinny arm with an attached circular pop filter. You also get a removable cover in the box that can easily be slid on and off the top of the mic. The mic can be taken completely out of its stand to be held freely by the user, however the cord isn’t exactly long enough to allow much mobility.As far as setup goes, all you have to do is plug in the USB cable and wait momentarily for the software to automatically install.PerformanceWhen it comes to the topic of performance, the quality of the Tonor was surprisingly good for its relatively cheap price. It features good range, so you don’t need to have the microphone right up close to your face for it to register.Very few technical issues arose in my usage of the microphone. However, on random occasions, the Tonor mic was found to produce a short-lived static noise, which only lasts a matter of seconds and is very quiet.Any extraneous noise is unwelcome when it comes to professional recording or broadcasting. Given the chance to edit your audio, or re-do your take, one can easily get around these little noises.Though there are no on-board buttons (such as input volume control or a mute button), this microphone is a pleasure to use in live streaming, recording, or even just casual play.ConclusionWith this USB mic being only $40, it makes a very good addition to anyone’s setup.Personally, I used this microphone more to record gameplay and for casual talk through online communication apps such as Discord. It worked great for both, certainly higher overall quality than that of a headset-attached mic.It is available online at Tonor Mic’s website as well as Amazon for $40. Taking in its relatively small size, good sound quality, ease of use, and low price, this microphone will certainly get the job done no matter what you need it to do.