Posts From Mario Tomás Serrafero

Mario Tomás Serrafero
459 posts

Mario developed his love for technology in Argentina, where a flagship smartphone costs a few months of salary. Forced to maximize whatever device he could get, he came to know and love XDA. His passion for Android turns into obsession the moment he finds a new wakelock or sees a stutter. Whenever this happens, he feels compelled to fix the issues learning something new in the process.

Opinion: After Many Updates and Growing Pains, OxygenOS is Now a Class-Leading OEM ROM

OxygenOS has been OnePlus's default and primary ROM for almost two years now, first released for the OnePlus One as a flashable zip for users to break away from the increasingly-unsupported but excellent CyanogenMod S ROMs their phone originally shipped with. This software offering took center-stage with the OnePlus 2 back in 2015, a year full...

Three Actually-Hidden, Non-Clickbaity Tricks for Your New Galaxy S8 or S8+

If you had pre-ordered a Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+, you likely woke up to your package tracker displaying a satisfying "DELIVERED TODAY BY 8:00PM." We would know, as our staff's Galaxy S8 and S8+ units are arriving today and tomorrow, too. Setting up a new Galaxy smartphone (or any smartphone, for that matter) is...

Halium is an Open Source Project Working Towards a Common Base for Non-Android Mobile Operating Systems

If you are an Android enthusiast who has also explored beyond the world of purely Android-based custom ROMs, you have probably heard of projects such as Ubuntu Touch, Sailfish OS, and the like. These have been ambitious, often long-running non-Android, GNU/Linux-based mobile operating systems. However, fragmentation is making development and user adoption quite difficult for these...

Galaxy S8 and S8+ Teardowns Show Extremely Similar Interiors, Interesting Details

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are now available and shipping to their lucky new owners, and as review embargoes drop, we get to learn a lot about these new flagship devices. Samsung is often praised for its build quality (well, since the S6 anyway), and they go to great lengths to accomplish a solid construction chock-full...

What Could Make Android Tablets Relevant/Interesting Again?

Just a few years ago, Android tablets were being churned out at ludicrous rates, with their year-on-year advancements almost matching those we found on smartphones. The growth of the tablet market has been stifling for the last couple of years, though, with seemingly nothing being able to jolt them back in motion. Other than Samsung, OEMs...

New Moto Z2 Force Renders Show 3.5mm Headphone Jack, Thankfully

Last year, Lenovo's Moto Z line-up pulled an Apple and removed the 3.5mm headphone jack from its Moto Z series. This was widely seen as a bad move, and surprisingly, even the Moto Z force - a thick and large device - had no headphone jack despite ample room to pack one in. The media generally didn't...

If HMD Does Deliver a Nokia Flagship with Stock Android and Fast Updates, They Have My Money

Nokia is finally embracing Android in one of the most exciting twists in mobile technology’s recent history. After a rocky Lumia lineup and a fall from grace, the Nokia name is finally re-entering a wider market to compete head-to-head with other OEMs. HMD Global seems to be putting many hopes in their Nokia smartphones, and recent...

Smartphone Speakers: How Much do They Matter to You? What’s Your Favorite Setup?

As our pocket devices grow bigger with sharper and denser screens, and as our network speeds at home and outside improve, it's only natural we consume more media content on our Android phones. anywhere and at any time. But visuals are only a (very crucial) part of the story, and we often use our phones for music and...

Editorial: The LG G6 User Experience Proves 18:9 Has a Long Way to Go Before It’s a Worthy Replacement

We’ve heard time and time again that 2017 is all about eradicating the bezel. One way or another, OEMs want you to forget that your phone is more than a screen. Thin bezels can make for an attractive phone, but it’s also an obsession that can hurt the user experience when taken too far. The first...

OnePlus Announces Highly-Limited Dash Energy Drink, Coming this April 1st

The company behind the successful OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T is always looking to expand its range of products, and in recent months it has begun offering a number of accessories, swag and gear including clothing and bags. Now, OnePlus feels ready to leverage its Dash Charge technology into a whole new class of product: highly-limited...

[MAGISK] How to Enable PS4 Remote Play on Your Android Device and Play with DualShock 4 + Tips & Opinion

If you are lucky enough to own both a PlayStation 4 console and a Sony Xperia smartphone or tablet, then you might be aware of a service available to you: Remote Play, an app that enables you to play PS4 games on your smartphone by streaming it through your console. Now, Remote Play on smartphones is...

High-End Smartphones Account for 29% of Samsung’s Sales

In the last few years, we've seen the smartphone industry transition towards developing markets, aiming to saturate countries like India with affordable yet spectacular devices. In most of the world, flagships take a backseat and mid-range devices like the Moto G line duke it out in stores and online retailers. It's should be of no surprise to...