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Phicomm's K3 router looks fancy and provides decent coverage

The Phicomm K3 smart home router has fast, consistent speed on 2.4GHz, but the user experience is lacking and it doesn't offer extra security for smart devices, like you'd expect.

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It looks simple enough to blend in anywhere in your home, which will give you better range than if you hide it behind your TV.

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Above average speed from its high-end hardware make this a nice router to have, but it's a little on the expensive side and it doesn't have many "bonus" features.

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The LCD touchscreen display gives you router information such as which devices are connected and your network names and passwords (if you enable that feature).

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You only get three gigabit LAN ports for your wired devices.

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The menu will be intimidating for some with its four tabs and 22 icons.

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The app is very similar in design to the web interface with lots of icons, but some features aren't available.

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This router did have great top throughput speed, clocking in at 165Mbps on 2.4GHz and 847Mbps on 5GHz from close range.

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