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

XDA is hiring writers, editors and reviewers – come and join the team!

XDA is hiring! This is a super exciting time to join the team as we're thriving and adding many people in a variety of roles to help us build the next generation of XDA. Over the past two years, our team has expanded in areas of coverage – we now cover more than just Android...

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Review: A phenomenal 5-star smartphone

The Galaxy S22 Ultra is Samsung’s newest flagship, but it’s more representative of the Galaxy Note than it is of the Galaxy S lineup. In many ways, the Galaxy S22 Ultra is the device that any Galaxy Note fan has been waiting for as it combines the very best of Samsung’s traditional smartphone lineup into...

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Ongoing Review: My Sweet Valentine

Last year, Samsung disappointed one of its most-loyal audiences by skipping the Galaxy Note. A few months after the Galaxy Note would have launched, we have the Galaxy S22 Ultra, a phone that is every bit a Note in everything but name. The key defining characteristics of the Galaxy Note series are all present in...

The Galaxy Tab S8 is so popular, Samsung is pausing pre-orders in the US

Samsung kicked off their 2022 lineup earlier this week with the launch of the Galaxy S22, S22 Plus, Galaxy S22 Ultra, and the new Galaxy Tab S8 series, which features an Ultra tablet for the first time ever. Naturally, the phones have captured most of the attention and the Galaxy Tab S8 series was for...

Samsung Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus Hands-on: Evolving the Galaxy S line for another year

The Galaxy S22 Ultra might be Samsung’s newest flagship, but it’s more representative of the Galaxy Note than it is of the Galaxy S lineup. Instead, Samsung has chosen the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus to be the standard-bearers for the traditional Galaxy S lineup, with both offering a very similar experience at a...

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Hands-on: Noteworthy in more ways than one

Where does the Galaxy S line stop, and the Galaxy Note line begin? In past years, the delineation between Samsung's two top smartphone lines has been blurred, and last year, the company bought the famed S-Pen to the Galaxy S21 Ultra – albeit as an external accessory – and then dropped the Galaxy Note line...

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE Hands-On: Keeping the Galaxy S21 alive

The Galaxy S20 series was one of Samsung's best-selling phone ranges, and part of that success was down to the Galaxy S20 FE. Dubbed the Fan Edition (or FE for short) – a throwback to the rebuilt Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition – Samsung sold over 10 million Galaxy S20 FE units in the past...

This graphene battery pack is my new favorite portable charger

I love a good portable charger – I spend enough time on the go that keeping all my tech charged is an absolute nightmare. But until now, all battery packs have had one big issue: they just took way too long to charge. In a few years, we've gone from 5W charging in our mobile...

Don’t miss it – the Galaxy Z Flip 3 is half off in this Cyber Monday deal

The Galaxy Z Flip 3 is one of the standout devices of this year, with Samsung bringing a range of colors and a host of improvements to its mainstream foldable flagship. While the Galaxy Z Fold 3 has a few key improvements over its predecessor last year, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 is almost an...

Apple Watch Series 7 Review: Bigger screen, better battery and brilliant experience

The launch of the iPhone 13 series also saw the launch of the Apple Watch Series 7, even though it wasn’t available to buy up until last month. The Apple Watch is already so far ahead of any notable competition that it has entered the phase where the changes between generations are few and far...

iPhone 13 Mini Review: The best small phone ever made

Last month’s Apple event taught us one simple thing: small is undoubtedly mighty and the iPad Mini 6, iPhone 13 Mini, and iPhone 13 Pro all follow the same model of offering the same key experience as their bigger counterparts, in a smaller more compact form factor. The iPhone 13 Pro is undoubtedly the best iPhone...

iPad Mini 6 Review: The perfect powerhouse for portable productivity

Small isn’t always better – in fact, we’ve been conditioned to believe that bigger is always better. When people see a bigger screen, they assume a better camera or better photos even if the camera hardware isn’t anywhere near as good. Or when you hear of a higher processor number – or more RAM for...