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XDA Smartphone Camera Comparison – Part 2: Moving from Outdoors to Indoors

Mobile photography is one of the cornerstones of the smartphone experience. I recall that my very first all-touch smartphone was the Samsung Omnia, a phone that touted its mobile photography skills with a then unheard of 5MP sensor. The technology continued to improve, leading to Apple pushing it forward with iPhones and Nokia basically putting...

Nokia TA-1131, possibly the Nokia 7.1 Plus, appears on TENAA

HMD Global hasn't released a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845-powered flagship phone yet. The company's current flagship phone is still the Snapdragon 835-powered Nokia 8 Sirocco, which was announced back at Mobile World Congress in February. The Nokia 7 Plus is the company's single phone in the upper mid-range price segment, whereas the rest of the company's...

Getting less from the iPhone XS? | #PNWeekly 325

Consumer Reports, in its infinite wisdom, has called the Galaxy Note 9 the best phone you can buy in 2018. You might have some reservations about that label, but with some of the news in the past couple weeks on the teething pains coming out of the iPhone XS, perhaps they’re justified. But with at...

Job listing hints at Xiaomi opening its first UK store in London in November

It didn't take long for Xiaomi to bootstrap into the competitive market and be mentioned alongside the big guys. The Chinese company managed to earn a solid reputation among Android users all around the world. While they have achieved great success in countries such as India, the company is trying to expand into Europe. A...

Theme brings Samsung Experience 10 design to the Samsung Galaxy S9/S8

We know that Samsung Experience 10 based on Android 9 Pie is in the works. We recently got our hands on a very early build for the Snapdragon Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, and we're hoping to get an official beta program before the end of the year as well. Samsung's version of Android...

Mid-range Samsung Galaxy spotted on TENAA with dual rear cameras

We've been hearing a lot about an upcoming Samsung Galaxy P30, a name which clearly takes a page out of Huawei's book. While there are doubts about the device's marketing name (PhoneArena believes it will be called the Samsung Galaxy A6s), we do have an idea about some of its specifications and the design. A...

How to Download Odin Firmware to Downgrade, Upgrade, or Restore your Samsung Galaxy

Samsung Galaxy smartphones are the most popular Android smartphones on the market. They have the highest market share, and in most places, an easily unlockable bootloader. One thing that's not always easy to come by on Samsung Galaxy phones is the stock Odin flashable firmware that you can flash to either downgrade, upgrade, or restore your...

3rd generation Google Chromecast shows up with refreshed design

Android TVs are becoming increasingly popular, with the likes of Xiaomi launching a 4K HDR Android TV recently. OnePlus has also signaled its intent to launch a 4K Android TV in 2019. However, as of now, Android TV is still not ubiquitous as older televisions are still a majority. Google found the solution to this...

OnePlus 6 gets OxygenOS OB 4 with touch latency fixes and updated Community app

Over the last year, OnePlus has significantly improved its reputation with respect to updates. The company committed to supporting new phone releases with two years of Android software updates and three years of security updates earlier this year. The OnePlus 6 was one of the first phones to receive an official Android Pie beta build...

OnePlus 3 & OnePlus 3T get OxygenOS 5.0.6 with September security patches

With the OnePlus 6 receiving Android Pie and the OnePlus 6T on the horizon, you'd expect the company's older flagships to be on the backburner. That doesn't appear to be the case at all, as while the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T haven't gotten it yet, they will be getting Android Pie in the...

Pixel Experience is now available for the Poco F1

The Xiaomi Poco F1 (Pocophone F1 in some countries) has received a ton of praise ever since it was announced a couple of weeks ago. When a device with high-end specs and a very affordable price tag comes around, people take notice. While the hardware looks great, not everyone is a fan of MIUI. If...

Google App 8.23 reveals Face Match feature may be similar to Voice Match

Earlier today, Google started rolling out Google App version 8.23.6.21 on the Google Play Store. I received the update on my OnePlus 6 and started looking into the update for anything interesting. I discovered a new string that details how the upcoming Face Match feature may work in Google Assistant. Google Assistant's Face Match Feature Last month, I...