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The recommended retail price as supplied by the manufacturer or the average price you can expect to find the translation device for online.
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This score is based on how correctly the devices translate five simple sentences into four different languages. It accounts for 50% of the CHOICE Expert Rating, our overall score that determines which products we recommend.
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Ease of use score
This score is based on how time-consuming it is to get the device or app to translate spoken language. It accounts for 30% of the CHOICE Expert Rating, our overall score that determines which products we recommend.
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Number of languages
The number of languages present in the device for translating speech.
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Some devices will only work when paired to a smartphone app.
Internet connection required
If the device isn't connected to a smartphone, you may be able to connect to the internet via Wi-Fi.
Can the device work without an active internet connection?
Number of image translation languages
Approximate number of languages present in image translation mode.
Can you store recordings (e.g. voice memos) on the translator?
Whether there are any pre-loaded phrases you can select straight away.
Wi-Fi support is useful for accessing translation services and downloading language packs.
A camera built into the device can be useful for image translation.
Whether you can access past translations in either text or audible format.
Battery life can be shown either on the screen or via LED.
This is useful to connect headphones or pair the device to a smartphone.
Charging port type
The cable type required to charge the device. Generally it's either USB-C or microUSB.
Included in this review
- CHOICE Expert Rating
- Translation score
- Ease of use score
- Audio score
- Tester product summary
- Good points
- Bad points
- Standalone device
- Internet connection required
- Voice translation
- Number of languages
- Image translation
- Number of image translation languages
- Offline languages available
- Pre-loaded phrases
- Translation history
- Sound recordings
- Headphone jack
- Volume control
- Wi-Fi support
- SIM/eSIM support
- Offline mode
- App required
- Bluetooth support
- Battery indicator
- Charging requirements
- Charging port type
- Battery type
- Dimensions (mm, H x W x D)
- Weight (g)
- Country of origin