Posts From Dylan Raga

Dylan Raga
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Currently studying computer science with heavy background in full-stack web development and tinkering with little things that only I would ever care about. Tell me stuff at dylanraga@gmail.com

Hands-on with unofficial LineageOS 15.1 GSI for the OnePlus 6

Before Project Treble, it sometimes took several weeks or months after a new smartphone came out for a stable, functional custom ROM to be developed for that phone. With Project Treble, ideally, it should be possible to flash a generic system image (GSI) to a Treble-enabled device on the day of its launch and have...

OnePlus 6 Display Analysis: Playing Bi-annual Catch-up

While OnePlus handsets creep up in price year-after-year, we the consumers have rising expectations for “flagship-level” components from the former proudly-self-labeled “flagship killer.” The display is the portal to just about everything we use our phones for, and as such, it deserves to be one of the most criticized components for the price we pay....

Razer Phone XDA Display Analysis: A Great Start for 120Hz Displays on Android

When contemplating who’d be a major player in the Android smartphone business, the gaming hardware giant Razer probably wouldn’t come to mind. While they have yet to establish themselves as a reliable smartphone provider, Razer’s first attempt did not at all seem like it was their first time dabbling into Android, likely because much of...

OnePlus 5T XDA Display Analysis: A Coming of Age for OnePlus

  When the OnePlus 3 was released in 2016, OnePlus received considerable backlash for shipping the phone with a wildly inaccurate “Optic AMOLED” display (with respect to the industry standard sRGB color gamut) and provided no option for a more accurate display calibration. Even though most consumers were satisfied with the phone’s default color profile, many...

[Update: Samsung Denies Adding Dolby Atmos] New Leaked Android Oreo Build for the Snapdragon Samsung Galaxy S8 Adds Dolby Atmos

Samsung has been rolling out incremental beta updates to Android Oreo for the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and Note 8 smartphone models over the past few weeks, and just today, a Reddit user named /u/Child_Kicker_16 noticed a new official OTA update is starting to roll out for the Snapdragon Samsung Galaxy S8. This update includes the January Android...

Pixel 2 XL XDA Display Analysis: A Well-Calibrated Package with Some Critical Mistakes

In recent months, the Pixel 2 XL has been the subject of many controversies, with conflict brewing over the phone's display even before its release. After the dust had settled, it became something of a refrain: The Pixel 2 XL's screen is plagued with issues, including premature burn-in, angular color shift, “muted” colors, “black crush”, and “black...