Posts From Idrees Patel

Idrees Patel
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Idrees Patel is a smartphone enthusiast from India who has been tinkering with Android 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.

Google Pixel 2/2 XL Pre-Orders Now Arriving, Available in Verizon Stores Tomorrow

The Google Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL were announced on October 4th, and since then, Pixel enthusiasts have been eagerly waiting for their release. Google promised the second-generation Pixel phones would have a much smoother roll-out in terms of availability, and at least in the United States, they seem to be living up...

WhatsApp Adds Live Location Sharing

It's fair to say that WhatsApp is the most popular messaging service in the whole world. The company, acquired by Facebook in 2014, has recently said that it has 2 billion monthly active users, and 1 billion active daily users. Other mind-boggling statistics such as a total of 55 billion messages being sent every day...

DxO One Camera for Android is Coming Soon

At this point, DxO Labs' is a company that has been in the news for a while. The DxOMark camera suite used for evaluating camera quality has proved extremely popular with smartphone OEMs, to the point where it is now expected that they will consult with DxO Labs in an attempt to get a good...

Essential Sued by Keyssa over its Wireless Connector Technology

The Essential Phone hasn't had the easiest launch so far. It was first announced in May and intended to be released in June, but the release didn't happen in a timely fashion, which angered buyers and potential customers. The phone was released in the United States in August at limited scale, and even now it...

Qualcomm Announces the Snapdragon 636 with Kryo 260 CPU Cores

Five months after launching the Snapdragon 630 and Snapdragon 660 platforms, Qualcomm has now expanded their mid-range SoC lineup in the 600 series of SoCs by announcing the Snapdragon 636. This new chipset is a direct successor to the Snapdragon 630. The Snapdragon 636 has a list of major new features which will have an impact...

Google Camera NX Brings Motion Photo, Face Retouching, and more to the Nexus 5X/6P

The unofficial Google Camera HDR+ has proven popular for non-Pixel devices, as it improves image quality in many cases. However, it's worth noting that HDR+ wasn't actually launched with the Google Pixel - instead, it's been a mainstay of Google Camera ever since the release of the Nexus 5 in 2013. The major change with...

IDC Analyst: Huawei Could Overtake Apple This Year in Smartphone Market Share

Huawei has gone from strength to strength in the preceding few years. Although the manufacturer has minimal presence in the US smartphone market, the EMEA and Asian markets have proven to be receptive to Huawei smartphones. The manufacturer also owns an sub-brand, Honor, which sells phones solely online at lower prices. In India, Honor is...

How Google Camera HDR+ Improves the Image Quality of Xiaomi Budget Phones

Xiaomi is currently the second largest smartphone manufacturer in India, and for good reason. Consistently, the manufacturer has posted class-leading performance and display quality at an exceptional value for its price. One thing, however, that Xiaomi hasn’t yet been able to nail is the camera performance of their budget smartphones. Thankfully, we now have the Google...