Posts From Max Weinbach

Max Weinbach
214 posts

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.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 is the most powerful Android tablet today

Android tablets have long trudged upon a path of slow decline. They usually aren't great at competing against current smartphones, are often really expensive, and even launch with outdated hardware -- making it very hard to recommend an Android tablet to most users. Samsung is trying to change this with the new Samsung Galaxy Tab...

[Update: Sprint & Verizon] AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy S10+ is the first U.S. model to get the new dedicated camera night mode

When the Samsung Galaxy S10 series first launched, we were surprised its camera app didn't have a dedicated night mode and only a Bright Night scene optimizer. Samsung later added a dedicated night mode to the camera, but the results weren't that great at first. Through subsequent updates, Samsung massively improved the new night mode....

Some of the best Synergy themes for your One UI phone

Just last month, the Projekt team launched Synergy. Synergy allows you to install Substratum themes on every Samsung phone with One UI. The best part is it works without root. There are lots of themes for Substratum that support Synergy, so I thought I might as well list out some of the best themes that...

Hands-on: Tizen 4 on the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active gets a revamped UI and better Bixby in the latest update

The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active is one of the best smartwatches for all Android phones. It's got great compatibility, design, battery life, and is very light. Depending on your point of view, one of the best things about it is it's not running Google's Wear OS. The Galaxy Watch Active is running Tizen 4, and...

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G vs Galaxy S10+: Does the 5G phone have a better camera?

The Samsung Galaxy S10+ and Samsung Galaxy S10 5G have very similar cameras. In terms of specifications, their only difference is that the 5G S10 has a Time of Flight (TOF) sensor on the rear that's used for live focus. Besides that, is there any difference between the camera quality on the S10 5G and...

Honor 20 Pro vs Galaxy S10 vs OnePlus 7 Pro: Low-light throw down

Smartphone photography has come a long way. The industry has made huge advancements in HDR and Portrait Mode, and we're now seeing battles between smartphone brands over zoom and low-light photography. There was a time when taking a photo at night with a phone was a pointless exercise. Now, camera sensors have improved and computational...

Night Vision lets you literally see in the dark with your Huawei P30 Pro or Honor View 20

When Time-of-Flight sensors were being added to the rears of smartphones, I thought they would only be for purely gimmicky features. When Honor showed off some of the gaming and camera modes on the Honor View 20, I still wasn't convinced that rear TOF sensors could be useful. Sure, with a rear TOF sensor you...

The Sprint 5G Samsung Galaxy S10 can be bootloader unlocked

The Samsung Galaxy S6 was the last Samsung Galaxy device to launch in the US with an Exynos chip. What's also notable is that the U.S. carrier Galaxy S6 models could be bootloader unlocked. That sparked the developer community to make lots of ROMs for the devices. It was a great time to own a...

Honor 20 Gaming Performance: Testing the Top Android Games on Google Play

The Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro are the newest flagship phones from Honor. They have the latest specs, latest technology, and the latest software. All of this should mean it has some of the best performance of any phone, right?. We put this to the test to see if it's possible to get flagship...

OnePlus’ Android Q DP3 enhances Ambient Display and adds Game Space & Customization settings

Android Q is Google's next major upgrade for its mobile OS. It's notable for bringing major revamps to privacy, security, and navigation. Thanks to OnePlus' partnership with Google, the Android Q beta is already available for the OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus 6, and OnePlus 6T. Yesterday, OnePlus released its third developer preview for...

Comparing the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G to the rest of the S10 family

5G is the hottest trend in smartphones right now with promises of better speeds and coverage. But since there is almost no coverage of 5G yet, all we get to do is see the phones. I received the of the Galaxy S10 5G this week and did an unboxing on XDA TV. In the video,...

Samsung SmartThings app leaks 2 new AKG headphones and new wireless earbuds

Samsung has a habit of adding assets of unreleased products or features to their apps really early. Last year, we discovered the wireless S-Pen features early and before the launch of the Galaxy S9 we found out about Intelligent Scan. This time, we have found two unreleased pairs of AKG headphones and one pair of...