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A New Place To Talk Anonymously About Controversial Topics

What is Candid? Candid is a way for you to voice your opinion about specific topics, without having your ideas linked to your personal information. Social media is a great way to share and view content from your friends. It's not always to best place to brag about your new orca-skin coat. When you share stuff...

September Prizes Awarded for Honor Incentive Program

You might recall that a part of our partnership with Honor incorporates a reward system for the XDA users that are most active in Honor forums (that includes the Honor 8, Honor 5X, Honor 7, Honor 6/6X, Honor 5C, Honor 4X, Honor 4C, and Honor 3C). We have a special script running that looks at everyone that...

Best Uses for the Smart Key Fingerprint Scanner Button on the Honor 8

The Honor 8 has a very unique fingerprint scanner. Not only is it one of the fastest fingerprint scanners around but you'll also have a feature called Smart Key, which turns this fingerprint scanner into a physical button that can be programmed to launch various tasks or apps with a single press, double press, and...

Honor 8 in Pictures: Blue, Black and White

These different colors are not applied to a shiny plastic body like you see in many smartphones. These have a very metallic look and are encased in 15 layers of light-catching material. This makes the color of your device significant because it doesn't just change the look of the phone, but it affects the refraction...

[WINNER ANNOUNCED!] Win an Honor 8: Dual-Camera, Premium Build, and Fast-Charging

We just dropped our extensive review of the new Honor 8, and the tldr is that we're pretty impressed with what Honor has done. So, we're giving one away! Below you can enter the contest in a bunch of different ways. The contest will run for about a week, when we'll pick a winner by...

How to Get the Most out of EMUI on the Honor 8

Home Screen Style EMUI has an easy-mode built into their launcher that strips everything down to the basics. This mode even extends into the settings so everything is simple across the board. Obviously this mode is targeted towards people who do better with simple things. Maybe it's not a feature that the XDA audience will use...

Honor 8 Camera Tip and Tricks

With the dual lens setup on the Honor 8 phone, you can get some pretty amazing shots that remind us a lot of the capabilities of the Huawei P9. There are so many different things to experiment with when messing around with the camera on this device. I'll be going over some of the best...

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,...