Posts From Max Weinbach

Max Weinbach
Max Weinbach

Former Contributor to the XDA-Developers Portal.

Samsung Galaxy S20 series launches with Space Zoom cameras, 120Hz displays, 5G, and more

After weeks of leaks and rumors, Samsung has finally unveiled the Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra. We've seen many renders of the phones, real photos and videos, and many rumors of the features. None of that was officially confirmed by Samsung, of course, until today.Sponsored by.box{position: relative;}.fix{background: #511295;background-size: 340px 25px;position:absolute;padding:5px;top:-8px;left:0px;font-size:20px;color:#FFFFFF !important;text-align:center;font-weight:bold;}This...

WiZmote Remote Control Review: The only reason Smart Lights are useful

WiZ smart lights are some of the coolest smart lights I’ve ever used. They have great integration with apps like Samsung SmartThings and Google Assistant. Smart bulbs are great for controlling your lights from anywhere, but they do leave something to be desired. There is no physical light switch equivalent that helps control the lights....

[Update: LTE models] Samsung brings Galaxy Watch Active 2 features to the Galaxy Watch & Watch Active

For the past few years, Samsung smartwatches have had physical rotating bezels as a way to control their watch UI. Sadly, Samsung removed it with this years' Galaxy Watch Active and Galaxy Watch Active 2. Luckily, with the new Watch Active 2, Samsung introduced its new touch bezel. This touch bezel emulated the rotating bezel...

What we know about the Galaxy Z Flip: Samsung’s Clamshell Foldable Phone

In 2019, Samsung, Huawei, and Motorola kicked off the foldable phone crazy with the Galaxy Fold, Mate X, and Motorola Razr, respectively. Each of these 3 phones approached foldable smartphone design in different ways, with Razr's arguably being the most intuitive as it's a throwback to the iconic clamshell design. The Motorola Razr's uniqueness will...

Developers have exploited the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Note 9 to get root access on the Snapdragon models

Samsung phones sold in the U.S. are notoriously difficult to root. Samsung Knox makes rooting especially annoying, and it tends to break a lot of things if you do manage to get root. Users in the U.S. can't even unlock the bootloader to root their devices in the first place. Every once in awhile, though,...

Everything we know about the Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra

Samsung’s Galaxy S line of Android smartphones is inarguably the company’s most popular smartphone lineup. This year, Samsung will be launching the 11th Galaxy smartphone but will be taking a break with its naming convention -- so instead of Galaxy S11, we will be getting the Galaxy S20. With Samsung Unpacked 2020 coming up next...

Exclusive: Quick Share is Samsung’s alternative to AirDrop for Galaxy phones

Competition is huge in the phone industry, as we all know. Previously, the competition used to be restricted to hardware and who could have the best hardware, but we've progressed from that era. The area of real competition now is with software, and the software experience can now make or break purchase decisions, as companies...

Exclusive: Leaked Samsung Galaxy S20+ Hands-on confirms 120Hz display, ultrasonic under-display fingerprint scanner, and no headphone jack

The Samsung Galaxy S20 series is Samsung's next mainstream flagship series, and all eyes are set on the top Android OEM for its biggest guns yet. We know that Samsung is skipping over the Galaxy S11 moniker in favor of "Galaxy S20", and we have brought to you other leaks detailing some of the upcoming...

Exclusive: Here are the new camera features in the Samsung Galaxy S20+

Next month, Samsung will be launching the new smartphones in its Galaxy S line up. Previously believed to be the Galaxy S11, we now know that the devices will be called the Galaxy S20 series. Thanks to a series of images shared with us by an anonymous source, we got our first real-world look at...

Exclusive: Download some of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Wallpapers

The Galaxy S20 is launching in just a few weeks. A lot of information about the phone has leaked, but that doesn't mean everything. For example, the wallpapers. We usually don't see those until the official renders leak or the device launches. Luckily, we have access to a few of the wallpapers launching with the...

Exclusive: This is the Samsung Galaxy S20+

The next major smartphone launch event for Samsung, Samsung Unpacked 2020 is just a few weeks away. Will the Galaxy S20 become one of the Best Android Phones of the year? On February 11th, Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy S20 trio of flagship smartphones as well as a new clamshell foldable smartphone. As...

You can now opt out of having your Samsung Pay data sold

In the internet age, privacy is a big topic. How much privacy we should have, how to keep our data private, how should companies be able to take and sell our data? It's all very important to talk about and have control over. Companies are just now starting to give us more control over what...