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XDA and Honor Kick Off Partnership

Yesterday when we posted about the Honor 8 announcement, we hinted that XDA and Honor have entered into a partnership for the upcoming months that involves the Honor Hub, a community incentive program, and a handful of articles over the coming months that cover Honor 8 tips and tricks, development, and more. A sponsorship like...

Honor 8 Announced: Dual-Camera, Premium Design, Spacious Battery [Hands-On]

Honor has officially announced their new flagship, the Honor 8, which will be sold unlocked and around the world starting at $399 for the 32GB model, and $449 for 64GB, both of which offer microSD expansion. It has a 5.2" FHD LCD display and is powered by the Kirin 950 (also found in the speedy...

Win a Note 7 from XDA and Poetic Cases! [Winner Announced!]

We're teaming up with our friends at Poetic Cases to give away a shiny new Note 7. Specifically, we'll be giving away the international unlocked model (when it becomes available in about a month) that comes with the superior Exynos 8890 CPU, which, compared to the Snapdragon 820, offers a bump in performance and battery...

Add Immense Grip to Your S7/S7 Edge/Note 7 with a QuarterBack Case from Poetic [Sponsored]

Don't forget that we're giving away an unlocked international Note 7 with our friends at Poetic. The contest ends really soon, so go enter! In the meantime, we wanted to tell you about their QuarterBack Series of cases. Like the Affinity Series we wrote about earlier (which is ideal for the minimalist), the QuarterBack case...

XDA Ad-Free: Your Questions Answered

This spring we announced XDA Ad-Free, which lets you remove all the sucky ads from XDA if you pay a little. Not only does ad-free give you a higher density of content, but the site becomes faster without ads. Over the past few months, we’ve received a lot of questions relating to ads, the pricing of ad-free,...

The Affinity Case Series from Poetic is Ideal for the Minimalist [Sponsored]

First, we just want to remind you that XDA and Poetic Cases is giving away a Galaxy Note 7. Be sure to enter the contest! Now we want to tell you about Poetic's minimal Affinity Series of cases. They're inexpensive (most come in at under $13 on Amazon and ship free with Prime), they offer just...

The UMi Super is Super Customizable Out of the Box [Sponsored]

Something a lot of us Android enthusiasts love about our phones is just how much we can tweak it and mold it to fit into our personal needs. Often times this means downloading and installing a large variety of apps to do so. With the UMi Super, you’ll get to do a lot of that...

Win an UMi London and Super: What Would You do with 4,000mAh?

We're back with another contest, this time for an UMi Super and an UMi London. You already know about the Super because we reviewed it here on XDA--it's a budget-friendly phone at less than $200, but offers a lot for the money such as 4GB of RAM, a MediaTek octa-core CPU, a near-stock Android Marshmallow...

Win a Bezel-Less Elephone S3! We Have Two. Contest Ends Soon!

Lately we've been talking about the budget-friendly, bezel-less Elephone S3. Just $149.99 (with the current sale, or $199.99 regularly) gets you a phone that has an ultra-modern look and feel thanks to its unique zero-bezel design and metal build. It has other goodies like a Sony camera, fingerprint sensor, microSD storage, and near-stock Android Marshmallow. We...

UMi Super Battery Report: How Far Can 4,000mAh Take You? [Sponsored]

The UMI Super is one of the better packages for the picky consumer on a budget, sporting a beautiful metal design with specifications that defy its price. At $179, the elegant phone carries inside it an eight core Mediatek processor, a whopping 4GB of RAM, and a massive 4,000 mAh battery with some seriously comfortable charging...

Bezel-less Beauty: the Elephone S3 is Elegant and Powerful for Just $149.99 [Sponsored]

If you've been around XDA for a while, you might recall that phones of the past would have massive bezels. In fact the phones on which this site were based, the XDA line of phones from O2, had bezels so large, you couldn't help but wonder about a future where bezels would shrink, or even...

[Sponsored] Flagship on a Budget: At $179.99, the UMi Super is All-Metal, Fast, and Beautiful

The Super is the latest flagship from UMi, and it's really intriguing, especially considering the price. We recently did a contest to give one away, and with over 2200 entries, it was our most popular contest ever. Usually the Super is $249.99, an impressive price by all standards, but a $70 coupon (with email sign...