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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.

Apple unveils the new A16 Bionic, its most powerful mobile chip for the latest iPhones

Apple's new iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are powered by the company's new A16 Bionic chipset. It's the successor to the A15 Bionic and it packs more transistors and new components to further improve the overall performance in key areas such as AI. The new A16 Bionic is Apple's first chip on...

Apple Watch Series 8 is now official with a new temperature sensor

Apple kickstarted its "Far Out" event by announcing the new Apple Watch Series 8. The new watch now comes with the long-rumored temperature sensor and a bunch of other health and safety features. It also includes two new motion sensors to detect if you've been in a serious car crash. The new watch will be...

OnePlus 10 Pro vs Motorola Edge Plus (2022): Which phone to buy in the US?

Motorola has found great success selling more budget and mid-range devices as opposed to fully dipping its toes in the flagship space. They do, however, come up with some surprise flagship launches once in a while and that's exactly what the Motorola Edge Plus (2022) really is. This particular phone is different from a lot...

These are the Best OnePlus 10 Pro Screen Protectors to buy in 2022

The OnePlus 10 Pro is just as durable as a lot of other flagship smartphones on the market in 2022. It sports a Gorilla Glass Victus panel on the front which is known to be reliable when it comes to protecting the display from accidental drops and bumps. It is, however, glass at the end...

What colors do the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic come in?

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic are the first smartwatches to run on Google and Samsung’s unified smartwatch platform. The two smartwatches made their debut at the recent Samsung Unpacked event. There are several new and exciting features in the Galaxy Watch 4 series, and if you’re planning to buy one of...

Dear Samsung, it’s time to make a Galaxy Z Flip “Fan Edition” with a cheaper price tag

The Galaxy Z Flip 4 and the Galaxy Z Fold 4 are the latest additions to Samsung's foldable lineup. The Galaxy Z Folds continue to remain the premium, flagship-grade phones in Samsung's foldable lineup, whereas the Galaxy Z Flips have established themselves as supremely fun phones for those who are dipping their toes into the...

These are the Best OnePlus 10T Screen Protectors you can buy in 2022

OnePlus 10T is now official and brings many improvements over the OnePlus 10 Pro that came out earlier this year. It's still a glass slab that features a big 6.7-inch Fluid AMOLED screen with support for up to 120Hz refresh rate. The display is protected by Gorilla Glass 5 but you might want to grab...

How to remove bloatware from the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 without root access

A lot of modern Android flagship phones ship with bloatware. This isn't exclusive to just one or two manufacturers in particular as most popular devices mentioned in our best Android phones collection come with some pre-installed applications that you didn't ask for. It's not an enjoyable experience to see bloatware on your shiny new $1,000...

These are the Best Samsung Galaxy S22 Series Deals in 2022

The Samsung Galaxy S22 series is the latest flagship smartphone lineup from Samsung. While the Galaxy S22 Ultra is catered to those who want a do-it-all smartphone, the standard Galaxy S22 is more affordable while still retaining flagship hardware. And then there's the middle child -- the Galaxy S22 Plus for those who want a...

These are the Best Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Series Deals in 2022

Along with the Galaxy S22 series of smartphones, Samsung has also announced its latest flagship tablet lineup -- the Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8 Plus, and Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra. Over the years, Apple's iPad has maintained its dominance in the flagship tablets category. If there's one brand that has been competing with Apple...

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 vs Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3: Is the new clamshell worth upgrading?

Samsung was one of the first manufacturers to enter the foldable space with the original Galaxy Z Fold back in 2019. Since then, the company has churned out more than a few foldable devices, including several variants of the highly popular clamshell model dubbed the Galaxy Z Flip. This year, the company announced the Galaxy...

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 vs Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4: Which 2022 foldable should you buy?

Samsung's new Galaxy Z Fold 4 and the Galaxy Z Flip 4 are now official and they mark the continuation of the company's efforts to push foldables into the mainstream market. Both of these devices have a foldable display but they have entirely different form factors. The Galaxy Z Fold 4 is a heftier book-style...