Posts From Max Weinbach

Max Weinbach
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Contributor to the XDA-Developers Portal. I do some Android stuff, focusing on Samsung phones. My Twitter is @MaxWinebach, Instagram is mweinbach, and my email is [email protected] If you have any questions or want to contact me for whatever reason, use that.

Samsung Camera app hints at a future Galaxy phone having a 108MP camera

Samsung is currently the only image sensor vendor that makes a 108MP image sensor for smartphones. Even though they're the ones to have made it, their own smartphones aren't the ones using it right now. So far, only Xiaomi uses it in the Mi Mix Alpha and Mi Note 10/CC9 Pro, and the early results...

I’ve used the Galaxy Fold for a month: Yeah, this is the future

There's no getting around the fact that the Samsung Galaxy Fold is a hotly debated device. Since its announcement, and throughout its fair share of turbulence, the phone has garnered a fair amount of critics. Given that this device presents such a radical departure from traditional form factors, such skepticism is not only expected but...

The evolution of the Google Pixel series: from OG to Pixel 4

It's not often that we think about the evolution of a brand. Sure, we compare the phones year after year, but we rarely take a step back and examine the long-term growth. Google has taken a bare minimum approach at upgrading their phones annually, especially with the most recent launch. But how much has the...

Samsung adds 3D face unlock on the Galaxy S10 5G with One UI 2.0

When Samsung announced the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, they didn't make a big deal out of the TOF (Time-of-Flight) cameras included in the phone. This was because even though they could be used for a lot of cool features, Samsung didn't really invest in it on the software side. With One UI 2.0, Samsung is...

How to root the Google Pixel 4 or Pixel 4 XL with Magisk

Android power users in the XDA community still consider root access really important. There are just some things you can only do with root access, like enabling the Pixel 4's face unlock in any app. If you bought the Pixel 4 or Pixel 4 XL and want to learn how to root it, we'll show...

Everything announced at Samsung Developer Conference 2019

For the past few years, Samsung has hosted its Samsung Developer Conference in the Fall. This is the time for the company to announce all the software, and sometimes hardware, that it's pushing for developers to work with. Last year was all about One UI and Bixby. This year was all about Bixby Capsules, foldables,...

Google Pixel 4 vs Google Pixel 3: should you upgrade?

The Google Pixel 4 just launched a few weeks ago, so if you are interested in buying one, you'll likely be wondering if it's worth the upgrade from last year's Pixel 3. That question isn't as clear cut as it has been in previous years. Let's take a look. Pixel 3 Pixel 4 Display Fullscreen 5.5” display FHD+ flexible OLED...

Google Pixel 4 XL vs Google Pixel 3 XL: should you upgrade?

Just a few weeks ago, Google launched the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. After a new phone launches, many people ask "is it worth the upgrade from last year's model?" The same thing goes for the Pixel 4 XL this year. So, let's go through the similarities and differences to see if it's worth...

[Update 3: Launched in India] The Nubia Red Magic 3S is an upgraded Red Magic 3 with the Snapdragon 855 Plus and UFS 3.0 storage

The Red Magic 3 by Nubia was an interesting gaming smartphone that launched earlier this year. It had top of the line specifications (Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 and 90Hz OLED display) with unique, albeit gimmicky features (8K video recording), all at a great price. In my view, it ended up being more of a portable gaming...

Download NVIDIA GeForce Now APK for all Android devices

A few years ago, NVIDIA announced Nvidia GeForce Now. GeForce Now allows users to stream games from an NVIDIA server onto a computer, allowing intensive games to be run of modest hardware. The computer client has been running really well for the past few years. Recently, Nvidia announced that they would be releasing an Android...

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ Review: Seriously Worth the Price

Samsung’s Galaxy Note series represents the best of what Samsung has to offer. The Note has the best display, best specifications, and best cameras of Samsung’s phones each year. Unlike previous years, Samsung launched two Galaxy Note smartphones this year: the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+. A lot of people...

[Update: Available in Stable release] Instagram rolls out an AMOLED dark theme on Android

Dark themes are becoming extremely popular in recent months thanks to both Google and Apple adopting dark modes in Android 10 and iOS 13 respectively. While Google has added dark themes to most of its apps, third-party apps are taking more time to adopt dark themes on Android. Instagram, for example, has historically not supported...