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

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...

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Review: It’s so good, I bought two

When Samsung launched the original Galaxy Fold back in 2019, I fell in love immediately. It redefined the entire way I thought about smartphones and technology. Instead of just slab phones, the original Fold showed that phones could be so much more, and a year later, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 followed this trend with...

The Galaxy Z Flip 3 Ring Case is a $39 must-have if you buy Samsung’s new flip

I’m going to preface this entire article with one necessary statement -- I hate cases. I’ve used the original Galaxy Fold and the Galaxy Z Fold 2 without a case, although I put an Aramid back cover on the latter just for style and a kickstand. My iPhone 12 Pro Max was naked for seven...

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Review (Part 1) – The future of technology, unfolding under our very eyes

My favorite time of year is around August or September. It’s when I do all my tech shopping – at least for mobile that is – and somewhat coincidentally, it’s also when Samsung unveils the Galaxy Note, and/or more recently, the next generation of the Galaxy Z Fold range. For the past two years, I’ve...

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Unboxing: What’s in the box?

The Galaxy Z Flip 3 is finally official and Samsung's newest flipping smartphone is also its cheapest foldable yet. At a starting price of just $999, it's the first time we've seen mainstream foldable smartphones drop below the $1,000 mark. Despite this, the company has made plenty of improvements to ensure that it's not just...

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Unboxing: What’s in the box?

The Galaxy Z Fold 3 has finally been announced, bringing with it a host of improvements including new IPX8 water resistance, 120Hz refresh rate across both displays, and a new slimmer, lighter, and thinner form factor. Having spent some time with the Galaxy Z Fold 3 for our hands-on preview, I'm so excited about Samsung's...

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Hands-on: Unpacking the future of foldables

Two years after the first Galaxy Fold was launched a second time, Samsung has unveiled the third generation of its folding flagship. Much like the early years of the Galaxy S range, we're still in the stage of foldables where innovation comes thick and fast every year. Unlike its compatriot, which is firmly in the...