Posts From Nirave Gondhia

Nirave Gondhia
Nirave Gondhia

Born and raised in the UK, Nirave has been in the mobile industry since the mid-2000s in a career that has spanned from working in retail to training staff and finally, tech publishing. Previously the Managing Editor of Android Authority, and the Editorial Director at Mobile Nations, he joined the XDA team as Chief Content Officer in early 2020. He loves mobile tech, smart home, and 5G, and alongside shaping the long-term strategy of XDA, he'll be helping the writing team with reviews and other content. You can follow him on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/nirave

These are the Best Galaxy Note 20 Deals in 2021: Samsung, Best Buy, Verizon & more!

After months of leaks and speculation, the Galaxy Note 20 is here, and as you might expect, a flagship specs list means a premium price tag. The regular Galaxy Note 20 starts at $999 in the US, while the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra starts at $1399. However, as with every Samsung launch, there are also...

XDA is hiring a Phones & Tablets Contributor!

Do you love phones, tablets, Android (or iOS), and mobile apps? We're looking for a talented, experienced Phones and Tablets Contributor to join the team at XDA. For nearly 20 years, XDA has been helping people do more with their mobile devices, including expanding beyond the core functionality and expert buying advice. To be considered for the...

5 reasons to buy the Galaxy S21 Ultra, Samsung’s new camera king

The Galaxy S21 series is finally official. Although not much of it is a surprise, thanks to a mountain of leaks in the run-up to the launch, the Galaxy S21 Ultra is still shaping up to be a contender for one of the best devices of the year. Granted we're only two weeks into the...

What colors does the Galaxy S21 series come in?

The new Samsung Galaxy S21 series is here, and there's a total of 6 new colors that debut with one or more of the phones. It's pretty confusing which model you can get in which color, but we're here to break it out for you. Here are all the new Galaxy S21 colors, which phones...

Which Galaxy S21 should you buy? Regular, Plus or Ultra?

The Samsung Galaxy S21 family is here, and with three different phones to choose from, Samsung says there is a Galaxy S21 for everyone. Unlike previous years, not all of the Galaxy S21 family are created equally: the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21 Plus are designed for those who want an affordable flagship experience, while...

The Pro1-X will help support FOSS by donating to the Linux Foundation

After years of rumors and plenty of April Fools' jokes, we actually made a phone! The new Pro1-X is an adaptation of the Pro1 launched by our friends at F(x)tec last year and features more RAM, more storage, and more importantly, it runs a different platform. The first smartphone to run LineageOS out of the...

Yeah, XDA made a phone and it’s only available for 6 weeks!

There have been many rumors and running jokes over the years that XDA would, and probably should, make a phone. Our history with alternative platforms such as LineageOS (and CyanogenMod that came before it) has meant that XDA has been at the forefront of helping develop viable alternatives to the primary platforms available on smartphones. Today,...

Something special is coming on October 27th…

Over the past few years, we have witnessed consumer privacy eroded in many ways, too many for us even to begin recounting them. Then, there are never-ending antitrust lawsuits between big corporations and regions like the EU and USA; Facebook's ongoing straddling of the line between judge and jury; and this year alone, an entire...

You can save $200 on the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra right now

They have only been on sale for a few short weeks, but we have our first price cuts for the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. Right now, you can save $200 on all variants of Samsung's new flagship device thanks to a surprise sale Amazon is having right now. Thanks to these discounts...

Best Pixel 4a Deals: How to order Google’s budget beast

After months of delays due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Google's new Pixel 4a smartphone is finally on sale. The mid-range Android phone packs a similar feature set to the Pixel 4 including its excellent camera and clean Android experience, but at a significantly lower price. While the Pixel 4 starts at $799,...

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus 5G First Impressions: a visually breathtaking experience

Android tablets suck, well, a lot of them do. Ask any regular person to describe a tablet, and they’ll often call it an iPad. While Samsung and others do a great job of not allowing the iPhone to become synonymous with the mobile category, it’s in tablets where Android manufacturers haven’t figured it out. That’s not...

These are the best cases for the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

Updated 28 August 2020, 10:47 EDT The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is here, and with a starting price of $1299, it's definitely an investment. Unfortunately, it's also one of the heaviest Samsung smartphones to-date, and trust me from personal experience, the added weight and large proportions of my similarly-sized Galaxy S20 Ultra resulted in more than...