Posts From Aamir Siddiqui

Aamir Siddiqui
Aamir Siddiqui

I am a journalist with XDA since 2015, while being a qualified business-litigation lawyer with experience in the field. A low-end smartphone purchase in 2011 brought me to the forums, and it's been a journey filled with custom ROMs ever since. When not fully dipped in smartphone news, I love traveling to places just to capture pictures of the sun setting. You can reach out to me at [email protected] or on Twitter (@aamirsidd94).

Make your short commutes easier with the Segway Ninebot E45 Electric Scooter, $140 off for Cyber Monday

Black Friday is done, but the deals keep coming. We're looking at early Cyber Monday deals, and there are a bunch of them around. For instance, the Segway Ninebot E45 Electric Scooter is down to its lowest price of $700, which is a $140 discount from its usual $840. The Segway Ninebot E45 is an electric...

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is down to $900 for Black Friday

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is a great phone, and one of the top contenders for the flagship phone of the year for 2021. It's incredibly overkill for a smartphone for regular users, but that's what people like me prefer. What comes along with the overkill on features is the overkill on price, with the...

Want to watch TV outdoors? Samsung’s 65″ The Terrace 4K QLED TV with IP55 rating is available for $8,000 this Black Friday

Black Friday sales are already here on Thanksgiving, and you can get some great deals on TVs too. For most people, watching TV is an indoor activity, done within the comfort of the living room or bedroom. But what if you wanted to watch TV when you are in your jacuzzi? What if you wanted...

Motorola has up to $600 off on its smartphones for Black Friday

Black Friday sale season is well and truly upon us, even though we're still on Thanksgiving Thursday. Sales have begun, and we are seeing some incredible discounts on products all through. If you're looking to pick up a smartphone for yourself, and you want to stick to the affordable and value purchases, Motorola has some...

The Samsung Galaxy Note series may just be dead after all

Samsung's Galaxy Note series has been a power-user favorite since its inception, thanks to the S Pen and the other interesting additions that the company did to differentiate the product from its Galaxy S series. But product evolution through the past few years brought the Note series and S series close to each other, to...

Want a foldable? The Galaxy Z Flip 3 is down to $850 with free Galaxy Buds 2 for Black Friday

Foldables are the future, and the future is now. Both the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Z Flip 3 are two of the best foldables that people can buy this year. The phones are priced on the higher ranges though, justifying the engineering that went into them. But if you were looking to...

Google Assistant will make vaccine bookings easier for Indians

One of the ways we can move forward from the COVID-19 pandemic is through effective mass vaccination. There are a lot of challenges in getting the world vaccinated, and these challenges are compounded when you take into account the sheer accessibility issues involved in this gargantuan exercise. For me in India, booking a vaccine slot...

Genshin Impact 2.3 update brings two new Geo characters, new Geo boss, and so many….dogs?

Genshin Impact is undoubtedly one of the more recommended games on Android, and also one of the only good games around that can bring the iPhone 13 Pro to a lagging halt with its 120fps game mode. Following up on the 2.2 update, Genshin Impact is soon coming out with its 2.3 update that brings substantial...

You can get Forza Horizon 5, Minecraft and more with Xbox Game Pass for just $1/₹584

Xbox Game Pass is Microsoft's subscription service for games on PC and Console, and the company is giving out a killer deal with the titles it adds every month to the service. For the month of November 2021, Microsoft is adding several high-profile releases like Forza Horizon 5, Minecraft: Java and Bedrock Editions, and more,...

The Redmi Note 11 series will likely come to India as the Redmi Note 11T, Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge, and more

Just yesterday, Xiaomi took the wraps off the latest iteration on the Redmi Note 11 series in China, giving us the Redmi Note 11, Redmi Note 11 Pro, and Redmi Note 11 Pro+. The Redmi Note series is one of the most successful branding efforts from the company, with many millions of devices sold each...

Xiaomi doesn’t plan to restock its Mi 11 Ultra flagship in India, to bring new flagships next year

The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra is Xiaomi’s answer to every “Ultra” phone released in the past year. It's an insanely overkill device in all the right ways, and my colleague Adam also agrees on the same in his Mi 11 Ultra review. Xiaomi brought the device to India a few months after global launch, bringing...

Google really wants to fix Android’s emoji problem

Love them ❤ or hate them 🤬, emojis have become a staple form of expression these days. These small little blobs add emotion and intention to words, and conversation across the internet would be incomplete without them. They are a big deal even for interpersonal conversation -- why waste time say lot word when emoji...