Posts From Mario Tomás Serrafero

Mario Tomás Serrafero
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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.

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 670 Mobile Platform

For a few years now, we’ve seen affordable phones become competitive options that are able to satisfy the needs of more and more customers. As OEMs shifted their focus towards emergent markets, cost became a premier concern and mid-range components were put into the spotlight. Qualcomm’s 600 series best exemplifies this shift in enthusiast minds,...

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 632, 439 and 429 Mobile Platforms

For a few years now, we’ve seen affordable phones become competitive options that are able to satisfy the needs of more and more customers. As OEMs shifted their focus towards emergent markets, cost became a premier concern and mid-range components were put into the spotlight. Qualcomm’s 600 series best exemplifies this shift in enthusiast minds,...

[UPDATE: Video Summary] OnePlus 6 Speed, Smoothness & Gaming XDA Review: Living up to the Slogan

Check out Daniel's video summary of this article! The OnePlus 6 (which you can soon pre-order) was announced last week, packing the latest hardware as expected. OnePlus devices have been known to be extremely speedy, to the point where the new phone’s marketing slogan reflects that reputation. With the fastest chipset from Qualcomm as well as the...

Exclusive: Moto Z3 Play and 5G Moto Mod Showcased in New Leaked Pictures

Last week, we published a leaked set of specifications and features for the upcoming Moto Z3 Play, Lenovo’s third (and possibly final) generation of modular smartphones. Now, XDA-Developers has obtained more photos of the Motorola Moto Z3 Play, showing off the design and a 5G Moto Mod. The pictures provided to us seemingly come from internal...

Exclusive: Moto Z3 Play Specs and Software Features Leaked – Moto Experiences, Cinemagraphs and More

Lenovo's Moto Z family came at a time when enthusiasm for modular smartphones had yet to dwindle. The company made a bold promise to support their Moto Mods for three generations. This long-term strategy has seemingly paid dividends as more and more interesting modules have come out for the device since, including smart speakers, projectors,...

What’s New in OxygenOS for the OnePlus 6: All the Small Details in One Quick Read

OxygenOS is one of the better OEM ROMs for those enthusiasts who prefer a cleaner Android experience. It certainly isn’t identical to “Stock Android”, but it’s aesthetically minimal and light on features, so such comparisons are often made by both reviewers and Android fans. OnePlus claims that it's proud to build a ROM for its...

OnePlus Bullets Wireless Mini-Review: Good Audio, Comfortable Design, Great Price, and Not Much Else

With the premature death of the headphone jack on various smartphones, we’ve seen a marked emphasis on wireless earbuds and headphones in the past few years. Most wireless earbuds come in one of two formats: the "fully wireless” variants, and those in which both earphones are united by a cord and/or neckband. The OnePlus Bullets...

OnePlus 6 Hands-On: Redefined Speed and a Premium Design that Reflects 2018’s Smartphone Trends

The OnePlus 6 has just been announced, sporting a new look and the beefy set of specifications we’ve come to expect from OnePlus. Last year’s OnePlus 5T is a tough act to follow, but the company seeks to entice customers by doubling down on its core user experience tenets while polishing their approach to design,...

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Benchmarks and Comparison: As Powerful as Promised, for Better or Worse

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 was officially announced last December, though its reveal at the annual Snapdragon Tech Summit left us with almost as many questions as answers. While we managed to get a surface-level description of its architecture and capabilities, so far, we’ve had to rely on the company’s internal data -- namely, its quoted...

[Hands on] The Lava Red Oneplus 5T is a Blindingly Red Head Turner

By now, Android enthusiasts are probably familiar with OnePlus’s release strategy: Launch a phone, release limited-edition variants and a revision with a specification bump, and offer more colors along the way. Those tactics have kept the company’s flagships fresh, and secured OnePlus an ongoing spot in the headlines...though sometimes at the expense of its fans,...

Google Assistant Reaches Android Auto and Smart Displays from Sony, LG, Lenovo

At the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, Google took the opportunity to announce multiple developments regarding its smart assistant platform, the Google Assistant. The product-packed, eventful week in Vegas was the perfect venue to advertise connected devices, smart home products, and artificial intelligence, and Google revealed how its AI-powered platform is expanding beyond smart speakers through smart displays...

Sandstone White OnePlus 5T Hands On: An Iconic Stormtrooper Variant that’s Perfect for OnePlus One Fans

By now, Android enthusiasts are probably used to OnePlus’ release strategy: Launch a phone, release limited edition variants and a revision with a spec bump, and offer more colors along the way. These tactics have kept the company's flagships fresh, and secured OnePlus an ongoing spot in the headlines… though sometimes at the expense of...