Posts From Karthik Iyer

Karthik Iyer
Karthik Iyer

Karthik covers PC hardware for XDA Computing. When not at work, you will find him yelling at his monitors while playing video games.

Is the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G waterproof? Does it have an IP rating?

The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G is a great option to consider if you live in the US and you're looking to spend less than $500 on an Android phone. The Galaxy A53 represents Samsung's A-series at its very best in many ways. There's a lot to like about this particular phone and we think it'll...

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4: Everything we know so far about Samsung’s next flagship foldable

Samsung was one of the first manufacturers to enter the foldable space in 2019 with the original Galaxy Fold. It wasn't the most flamboyant entry with plenty of catastrophic display failures, but it's safe to say that the Galaxy Fold lineup has progressed remarkably well. With hardly any competitors in sight and few flimsy foldable...

ASUS unveils an insane 500Hz gaming monitor at Computex 2022

The current crop of high-refresh-rate gaming monitors tops out at 360Hz. While 360Hz by itself is most likely overkill for the majority of gamers out there, ASUS wants to one-up the competition. The company has now unveiled a new gaming monitor at Computex 2022 with a truly bonkers 500Hz refresh rate. ASUS calls it the...

NVIDIA showcases Grace reference designs with its first Arm CPU at Computex 2022

NVIDIA went mum on new GeForce announcements at Computex 2022, but it did showcase some new reference designs powered by its first Arm CPU. The first wave of systems with NVIDIA Grace CPU Superchip and Grace Hopper Superchip will ship in H1 2023. These new reference designs will be used to power a new class...

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE vs OnePlus 9: Which phone should you buy?

The Galaxy S21 FE continues Samsung's momentum in the budget flagship space with powerful internals and the latest Android version out of the box. It may not offer the best value right now, as we mentioned in our Galaxy S21 FE review, but that's expected to change soon. There's a lot to like about this...

Does the OnePlus 10 Pro support wireless and reverse wireless charging?

The OnePlus 10 Pro is a fantastic phone that checks almost all the right boxes. It may not be a significant upgrade over its predecessor, but it's still a great phone by itself. This particular phone offers an exhaustive specs sheet with a lot of great features. You're looking at a flagship processor from Qualcomm,...

Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro: Here are all the different color options!

Google gave us an early preview of the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro during its I/O 2022 keynote. Well, kind of. While the company didn't fully unveil its next flagship phones in the Pixel lineup, it did give a super early look at the new phones. There's still a lot that we don't know...

Samsung Galaxy A53 vs Samsung Galaxy A52 5G, A52 4G, and A52s: Which one to buy?

As much as we love talking about Samsung's flagship offerings, including the Galaxy S and Z Fold/Flip lineups, it's hard not to look at what the company is doing in the mid-range segment. Samsung's been busy churning out a bunch of new devices as a part of its Galaxy A-series. It launched the Galaxy A52...

Is the OnePlus 10 Pro waterproof? Does it have an IP rating?

The OnePlus 10 Pro is a capable smartphone that offers plenty of good features. There's a lot to like about this particular phone, including its powerful chipset, its big and vibrant QHD+ AMOLED display, its battery, charging speeds, and more. But what about durability? Is the OnePlus 10 Pro waterproof? Does it have an IP...

Does the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G have a microSD card slot?

The Samsung Galaxy A53 offers plenty of value for its price in the US. It's got an impressive specs sheet that includes a lot of great features including a vibrant display, a big battery, an adequately powerful SoC, and more. But does the Samsung Galaxy A53 have a microSD card slot? Yes, the A53 5G...

What colors does the Google Pixel 6a come in?

Google's new Pixel 6a smartphone is now official and it enters the Pixel 6 lineup as an affordable option. Unsurprisingly, this new smartphone borrows many of the same design features from the more expensive flagships, the Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro. It features the same camera visor that looks like the visor on...

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE vs OnePlus 9RT: Which phone is worth your money?

The budget flagship space has seen some great smartphone launches over the last couple of years. These devices may not have all the bells and whistles that you'd expect from an ultra-premium flagship, but there's plenty to like about these phones, especially for a lot less money compared to flagship devices. Samsung and OnePlus, too,...