Posts From Arol Wright

Arol Wright
Arol Wright

Diehard technology enthusiast, and an Android purist by nature. While I have a soft spot for smartphones, I'm deeply interested in everything techy, be it PCs, gaming consoles, gadgets, you name it. Please direct all inquiries/tips to [email protected]

These are the best cases for the Samsung Galaxy S21 in February 2021!

The Samsung Galaxy S21 series has been announced a bit earlier than usual, but oh boy, it sure looks like these are going to be strong candidates for the best phones of the year---and we're just 14 days into it. It is a massive improvement coming from last year's S20 series, which had some top-notch...

Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are now officially supported by TWRP

Depending on who you ask, you might hear different opinions on what the best Android smartphone currently is. But one thing that's clear is that many still consider the Google Pixel lineup as the "gold standard" for what Android devices should be. And it's easy to see why: Pixel phones feature near-stock Android software with...

The Galaxy S21 Ultra may be Samsung’s first phone to finally support 120Hz at QHD resolution

The Samsung Galaxy S20 series was Samsung's first lineup to feature a high refresh rate (120Hz) display. There was one small problem with the execution, though. You could only run your S20 (and Note 20) at its native QHD resolution or 120Hz refresh rate, but not both simultaneously. It's not exactly clear why you couldn't...

The OnePlus Nord N10 5G and N100 land in the US for $299/$179

OnePlus, which is gearing up for their first 2021 flagship release, recently wandered into all-new territory with the launch of the OnePlus Nord lineup. First, it was an incursion into the mid-range scene with the widely praised OnePlus Nord, and then the company also dipped their toes into the budget smartphone market with the OnePlus...

Xiaomi will unveil the Redmi Note 9T this week in Europe

With the release of the Redmi Note 9 lineup, Xiaomi did a few things differently. While the Redmi series used to see new releases every 6 months or so (2019 gave us both the Redmi 7 series and the Redmi 8 series), the Redmi 9 series was released in early 2020 and saw new releases...

Google may be working on a new Nest Hub with a Soli radar for gestures

So, remember Soli? Yeah, I'm talking about those radar sensors that came with the Pixel 4 to let you sort-of control your phone using hand gestures. The Soli motion gestures on the Pixel 4 were very different from what we expected as they mostly just let you wave at your phone to skip a song,...

“Windows is BACK” – Microsoft job post hints at major UI overhaul

Windows 10 was a definite change of direction for Microsoft when it launched back in 2015. Before it launched, Windows 8.1 was proving pretty unpopular as millions of users stuck to either 7 or XP. Windows 10 merged the best of everything that came before it and added new features as well, but most importantly,...

The OnePlus 9 Pro could feature even faster wireless charging than the OnePlus 8 Pro

2021 is finally here, which means that we're expecting to see new flagship devices from all corners of the industry launch sooner than later. Helping us out with our impatience is that some of these devices are actually expected to launch sooner than usual this year. OnePlus is among them, too, and they're planning to...

LG Wing update brings much-needed improvements to the Second Screen experience

The release of the LG Wing has been nothing short of a spectacle for LG. LG's smartphone business needed some changes, and we're seeing that in the complete revamp of their lineup throughout 2020 with phones like the LG Velvet. But it's not enough to just make decent phones — they need to innovate if...

A New Year’s Resolution for OEMs: Please fix your smartphone branding

A phone's branding is essential. Potential smartphone buyers don't usually have the time to go through a spec sheet to see how one particular phone is better than the other. We're drifting back into the era where almost all smartphones look exactly the same: glass and metal sandwiches (or sometimes glass on plastic) with two,...

All the OK Google commands and How to use them

Google Assistant is a very powerful tool we should all learn to wield properly. Even if you're not deeply invested in the Google ecosystem, it's still a nice tool to have, as it's one of the most flexible and capable voice assistants, not just for Android, but for any device in general. Nowadays, it's integrated...

These are the Best Huawei Phones you can buy right now

Huawei has, in recent years, risen up to be one of the biggest smartphone brands in the world. Even today, they're still one of the major players in the Android ecosystem. But we're all familiar with the woes Huawei has experienced in the past months, too: the company was placed on the United States' entity...