Posts From Aamir Siddiqui

Aamir Siddiqui
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Commerce graduate and Law student with a passion for all things Android, Aamir frequently helps people get the best out of their budget smartphones through generous use of custom roms and kernels. Once an ardent Samsung fanboy, he has since wised up to the ways of Nexus and DuARTe. He receives press releases at aamirsiddiqui@xda-developers.com.

Evan Blass: Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge to Feature MicroSD Support, Water Resistance, Large Batteries

Samsung's Galaxy S-series flagships are amongst one of the most anticipated phones every year. And there's good reason too. The S-series flagship feature the best of what Samsung can offer in a mass-producible, consumer-friendly package. Apart from the mid-year Note lineup, there are no other competitors coming out from the Samsung stables. Last year was a bit...

ASUS Launches ZenFone Max in India

ASUS generated a lot of hype and interest in 2015 with its devices, especially the ZenFone lineup. Carried across by the ZenFone 2 and its variants, along with other smaller ZenFone variants like the ZenFone 2 Laser and ZenFone Selfie, ASUS created a lasting impression on the mind of the budget consumer. To bank upon the...

OnePlus Releases Price List for Spare Parts in India

When we talk about things like Customer Service and Warranty, OnePlus isn't a company that gets spoken about very positively. They had a very rough start in those departments, ending up in the bad books of many customers, and not without good reason, too. There are plenty of horror stories doing the round on the web...

OnePlus 2 Mini Spotted at TENAA

The OnePlus X has garnered a fair bit of popularity in the smaller phone segment, featuring decent specs in a small package and an inexpensive price tag to play along with it. But as capable as the Snapdragon 801 in the OnePlus X may be, the phone does not bear the latest (and arguably, the...

CF-Auto-Root Updated with Support for Over 300 devices!

If you are a Samsung user and call yourself an Android enthusiast, you sure would be familiar with CF-Auto-Root. Coming from the reputed XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire, this tool has opened up the doors to the world of root and beyond for a lot of new users. Often times, CF-Auto-Root is the easiest and most...

HTC Launches the One X9 in China, Bears MediaTek Helio X10

It's the season of giving, and HTC has given us another device to add to the list of releases in 2015. The HTC One X9 has gone official in China, aiming to occupy a space in the mid end Chinese market. The HTC One X9 features a 5.5" 1080p IPS display, and a metal body that...

Samsung Galaxy A9 Launched in China

In the build up to CES 2016, we are seeing more and more devices rush their way through regulatory authorities in order to be ready for an announcement during the event. This time, we caught the Samsung Galaxy A9 as it passed through Chinese regulatory authority TENAA. Design wise, it looks like a standard Samsung device that...

LG Unveils SD-615 Powered G Pad II 8.3 LTE Tablet

LG has added on to the G Pad family with the new G Pad II 8.3 LTE. This variant comes along to offer more choice to users not content with the G Pad II 8.0 or the G Pad II 10.1 Tablets. As its name implies, the LG Gpad II 8.3 LTE bears a 8.3" display...

YU Launches CyanogenOS Powered “Yutopia” With SD810, 4GB RAM

Nowadays, YU is being called as the OnePlus of India, and for good reason too. The similarities between both of them are numerous: Both are off-shoots of a major and successful company in their home markets. Both tend to create a fair bit of hype around their products. Both aim to produce the most "bang for your...

Elephone M2 Review: Hardware and Style on a Budget, but Not Much Else

The Elephone M2 is a device that aims much higher than its price tag. Featuring the exterior design language seen frequently in the higher-end of the market, the Elephone M2 packs in much of the same hardware internally as other other Elephone devices devices in the market currently. So what makes the device different and worth...

HTC One X9 Renders Leak Online

The HTC One X9 has been garnering a lot of attention recently, for it is the next device to be released after the HTC One A9. The One A9 created its fair share of controversy when it came to design, so it was expected that all eyes would be set on the new release just...

Pixel C AMA Summary: Google Touts Hardware, Excuses Software

The Pixel C is an ambitious attempt by Google to take on the likes of the productivity oriented tablets like the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and Apple iPad Pro. To promote the newly available device and to answer questions of the masses regarding the $499 Android tablet, the team behind the Pixel C took to...