Posts From Aamir Siddiqui

Aamir Siddiqui
Aamir Siddiqui

A journalist at XDA-Developers and the current Editor in Chief, I have been writing for XDA since 2015, despite being a qualified business-litigation lawyer. 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 and tutorials, 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).

Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus 5G Unboxing: What’s in the box?

Xiaomi has an extensive portfolio in key Asian markets like India, China, Indonesia, and beyond. Thanks to its insane value, the Redmi Note series is one of the most popular mobile lineups globally. For 2022, Xiaomi has a full refresh for its Redmi Note lineup, with devices like the Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus 5G...

These are the Best Samsung Galaxy A53 Cases to buy in 2022

The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G forms part of Samsung's non-flagship A-series lineup in 2022. It's a practical device that opts to provide a slew of all-rounded features instead of capitalizing on only one spec and ignoring the rest. The result is a device that will suit the average consumer just fine. Because of the marketing...

Introducing XDA Forum Violation Passes: Stick it to the big man if you’ve got the dough [Update]

The XDA Forums have been the primary home to millions of members and numerous community projects. As we enter our 20th anniversary this year, it's time we address one of the biggest complaints that forum users have with the forums. We hear you: the XDA Forums have rules, and you don't like rules. And we'd...

Apple won’t release an under-display Touch ID iPhone anytime soon, even though your sibling can unlock your Face ID iPhone

Apple's iPhones are great smartphones, and they have been so for a fair few years now. No matter which side of the Android vs iOS debate you stand on, it's hard not to recognize the iPhone as a piece of tech that everyone in the industry tries to compete against. Anything that Apple does with...

These are the Best Samsung Galaxy A53 Chargers, Cables, Car Mounts, and other Accessories to buy in 2022

The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G is the latest mid-ranger from Samsung. And as is tradition, Samsung will be offering this phone practically across the world, marking it as one of the most widely available devices available with decent deals. And it is a decent smartphone, ticking most of the right boxes that are needed to...

Samsung’s decision to drop the “Z” from its foldable branding is a welcome change that I hope persists

Smartphones are everywhere, and smartphone brandings are everywhere too. And I mean the latter in less of an "omnipresent" sense and more of an "all-over-the-place" idea. Because of the super-commoditized nature of a smartphone, what we call every smartphone is as important as what that smartphone is. Names stick, and they accumulate reputation and identity...

Samsung Galaxy A53 Unboxing: What’s in the box?

Samsung's Galaxy A-series consists of the company's smartphones that spread from the budget segment all the way to the premium mid-ranges. Of these, the Galaxy A5x represents the mid-range. The Galaxy A53 5G has been released in 2022 to pick up the mantle and take it forward for another year. This smartphone represents one of...

Looking to buy a Galaxy Z Fold 3? Samsung US is offering $100 in store credits and accepting cracked screen trade-ins today

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is one of the best foldables out there, even so far in 2022. While other foldables have come along that better serve different sets of use cases, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 remains a premier choice thanks to its wide availability and improved durability over its predecessor. Samsung's software...

Here are all the S Pen features and functions on the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

The Samsung Galaxy S Ultra lineup officially succeeds the Galaxy Note lineup, meaning that the S Pen is here to stay. In fact, we can even hope to see Samsung's foldables come with S Pen support and even an integrated S Pen if space allows for it. The Galaxy Note series has its fans who...

Xiaomi launches the Redmi Note 11 Pro 4G and Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus 5G in India

Xiaomi's Redmi Note 11 lineup can be considered its flagship lineup for the globe, with enough Redmi Notes sold every year to eclipse all their other lineups and even other OEMs. Xiaomi also has been adding a whole bunch of models to the lineup, serving a larger range of needs and budgets than what the...

Last minute leak suggests Apple could launch a Mac Studio, a Studio Display, and more, today

Apple's Peek Performance event is scheduled for later today, and the rumor mills are in overdrive on what we can expect to see at this event. We're expecting/hoping to see a 5G-enabled iPhone SE 3, the new iPad Air 5, and a Mac Mini with updated internals. But as we witnessed in the last event...

The OnePlus 10 Pro is launching globally next month with OxygenOS 12.1, not Unified OS [Update]

Right on the heels of MWC 2022, OnePlus has a few updates to share on its business. These relate to the wider global launch of the OnePlus 10 Pro, its new plans for OxygenOS, its new retail model pilot in India, and the expansion of its product focus. OxygenOS 13 The biggest announcement from OnePlus comes in...