Posts From Idrees Patel

Idrees Patel
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Idrees Patel is a smartphone enthusiast from India. He has been an Android user since the time he got the LG Optimus One in 2011. He has a bachelor's degree in Management Studies. The areas in which he is interested are mobile processors, real-world UI performance, in-depth camera quality analysis, and many more. Contact him at ip2unique@gmail.com.

Opera Touch is a new mobile browser optimized for one handed use

Google Chrome remains the most popular web browser on Android. That doesn't mean that third-party browsers aren't popular, though. In fact, Samsung Internet, Microsoft Edge, and Mozilla Firefox all have a substantial user base. These third-party browsers have features such as tracking protection, add-ons, and more. Opera is a popular third-party browser in Android as well....

Xiaomi launches the Xiaomi Mi 6X in China with dual cameras and the Snapdragon 660 SoC

Two weeks ago, we exclusively reported on the specifications of the Mi 6X. At an event in China on Wednesday, Xiaomi launched the Xiaomi Mi 6X, which is the successor to last year's Xiaomi Mi 5X. The Xiaomi Mi 6X is a mid-range device, and it's more expensive than the Redmi Note 5 Pro. It's worth...

OnePlus 5T Long-Term Review: A Reliable Phone that shows Attention to Detail

The OnePlus 5T is the company's first phone to have a display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. It has the same internal specifications as its predecessor, the OnePlus 5, but the differences in the display and camera setup are profound. It’s one of the most popular devices in our forums and has been a go-to...

[Update: Nokia 8 included] HMD Global finally starts to offer kernel source code for some Nokia phones

Last year, HMD Global acquired the rights to use the Nokia brand in smartphones. The company went on to launch its first Nokia-branded Android phones at MWC 2017. The Nokia 6, Nokia 5, and Nokia 3 were later followed by the flagship Nokia 8, mid-range Nokia 7, and the low-end Nokia 2. At MWC 2018...

Motorola’s Moto G6 and Moto E5 series will have really poor software support

Motorola announced the new Moto G and Moto E series lineup on Thursday, and we have posted our first impressions of the new devices. The Moto G6 Plus is the flagship Moto G series device, and it will launch in various international markets, but not the US. In the US, the Moto G6 and the Moto...

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium, Honor 10, Moto G6, and Moto E5 Forums now open

This week, we have seen major smartphone launches from Sony, Honor and Motorola. Two months have now passed since Mobile World Congress, and many device makers have launched their device portfolios for the first half of 2018. In March, we saw the launches of the Huawei P20, P20 Pro, and P20 Lite, as well as...

Xiaomi Mi 7 delayed to Q3 because of 3D facial recognition technology

3D facial scanning sensors haven't made their way to Android smartphones yet. It should be noted that this doesn't mean that face unlock isn't found in Android phones. In fact, device makers such as OnePlus and Honor have improved upon Android's default face unlock feature with their own implementations. Face unlock on phones such as...

LG G7 ThinQ will have a dedicated Google Assistant button

The LG G7 ThinQ will launch on May 2nd. At this point, most of the major specifications of the device have been leaked, including the fact that it will have a M+ LCD panel with a display notch, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 system-on-chip, 16MP + 16MP rear cameras, and AI features. Previously, a report stated...

Microsoft Translator adds AI-powered Offline Language Packs

Microsoft Translator is Microsoft's competitor to Google Translate. The app has a broad feature set, and it features translation capabilities in many languages. Users can use it for text-to-speech translation in many languages. Now, Microsoft has announced that Translator has added new capabilities that allow users and developers to get AI-powered translations whether they are connected...

Moto G6 Plus is now official with a 5.9-inch Full HD+ display and the Snapdragon 630 SoC

On Thursday, Motorola, officially announced the Moto G6, Moto G6 Play, Moto E5 Plus, and Moto E5 Play at an event in Brazil. What's common about these phones is that they will officially launch in the United States. (We have already posted our first impressions with the phones.) Surprisingly, however, Motorola also launched another phone at...

Honor 10 announced with a 5.84″ notched display and dual cameras

Honor's last flagship, the Honor View 10, was announced for international markets in December after a November announcement in China. It went on sale in a number of markets such as India and the U.K. in January, and in March it finally went on sale in the U.S. Since then, we have seen multiple rumors about a new...

Motorola Moto G6, Moto G6 Play, Moto E5 Plus, and Moto E5 Play announced: Here are the Specifications, Pricing, and Availability

Last month, Motorola confirmed that new Moto phones would be launched in April with a change in leadership. At an event in Brazil on Thursday, it officially announced the Moto G6, Moto G6 Play, Moto E5 Plus, and Moto E5 Play. The Moto G6 is the successor to the Moto G5S. The Moto E5 Plus and...