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.

How to enable and use ‘Flex mode’ on the Galaxy Z Fold 4’s massive folding screen

Samsung's new foldables are most notable for their ability to fold down the middle like a pocket-sized notebook. The Galaxy Z Fold 4 is obviously the one that's better suited to function as anything close to a notebook. It lets you relive the netbooks and miniature laptop nostalgia from the early days. Samsung has also...

How to take a screenshot and screen record on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is a very unique device that comes with a foldable display. It's an interesting form factor that essentially changes the way you do many things on your smartphone. But how do you tackle some basic functions like screen recording or taking a screenshot? Luckily, the basic functions that you'd...

These are the best Galaxy Watch 5 Pro bands, cases, and screen protectors to buy in 2022

Samsung's new Galaxy Watch 5 series brings subtle changes and improvements to the already excellent Galaxy Watch 4 series. The new watches have a slightly different look and feel thanks to some improved materials including the sapphire screens. There is a lot to like about the new smartwatches but it's a shame that the bands...

These are the best Android phones you can buy for $300 or less in 2022

Just about everyone needs a smartphone in this day and age. Luckily, smartphone brands have become so skilled at making phones that they're comfortably able to churn out some good budget phones. That's right, there are some really good budget phones out there that don't cost you an arm and a leg. In fact, there...

Is the Apple iPhone 14 series waterproof? Do the phones have an IP rating?

Apple's new iPhone 14 series is now official so we can finally put all the rumors and speculation to rest. Not all the new iPhones bring big upgrades to last year's models but there's plenty of excitement around the new devices this year too. All the new iPhones are already up for grabs, meaning you...

These are the best smartwatches you can buy in 2022

We've come a long way from the early days of the Galaxy Gear and the Moto 360. Those smartwatches weren't bad, but modern wearables have reached a point where they're all, well, smart. They're no longer just a timepiece to display the time and mirror notifications from your smartphone. The best smartwatches on the market...

These are the best Apple iPhone 14 Plus screen protectors you can buy in 2022

Apple has finally made it possible to buy a plus-sized iPhone for under $1000. The new iPhone 14 Plus comes with a bigger display and a massive battery inside, both of which are expected to make it a popular choice among consumers this year. It does, however, share a lot of similarities with the regular...

These are the best Apple iPhone 14 screen protectors you can buy in 2022

Apple's new iPhone 14 comes with a ceramic shield on the display which is said to be "tougher than any smartphone glass". We've seen the same ceramic shield on some of the older iPhones and it's safe to say that it fares well against cracks, but not so much against scratches. That's exactly why you...

Here’s how to factory reset the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4

You never know when you may have to factory reset your smartphone. You may have to wipe all your data from the device before selling it off, or you simply want to reset and erase everything from your device to start fresh. Whatever the case may be, it's better to know how to factory reset...

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 Camera Walkthrough: Expert RAW, different shooting modes, and more

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 may not be a radical improvement over its predecessor but it brings a lot of subtle yet meaningful upgrades to the table. The camera array on the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is finally on-par with other flagship devices on the market. It's still catching up to what the rest...

What colors do the Apple iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max come in?

In addition to the regular iPhone 14 and a bigger Plus variant, Apple has also introduced the Pro models dubbed the iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max. We already know everything about the new iPhones so it's now time to shift the focus toward the color options. In this article, we'll take...

What colors do the Apple iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus come in?

Apple's new iPhone 14 series is now official and it comes bearing a lot of new models this year. The company has once again launched four new iPhones, except the smaller mini version has now been replaced by a plus-sized variant. That said, the regular iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 Plus still come in...