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 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...

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,...