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 Fold 4 Review: A flipping fantastic foldable for everyone

Over the last four years, the foldable smartphone market has gone from almost being dead on arrival thanks to the original launch of the Galaxy Fold, to a lineup that’s captivated the imagination of millions of customers globally. Samsung has led the charge on this, combining its brand appeal and vast marketing budgets to nudge...

Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Review: The Wear OS smartwatch we’ve been waiting for

While there are a lot of choices when it comes to good smartphones, the choices are far slimmer when it comes to wearables, and even slimmer when you consider compatibility with your smartphone of choice. The nascent industry arguably existed before Apple launched the Apple Watch, but Apple brought the idea of a "smart" watch firmly...

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is the king of productivity

Most smartphones have a specific purpose or target consumer they’re designed for. The Galaxy S22 Ultra and a host of other phones are geared towards being the best camera phones. The iPhone and others are designed to be the best smartphones for most people. Then there’s the Galaxy Z Fold range, the kings of productivity....

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 Hands-On: Stronger, sleeker, faster, better

The original Galaxy Fold may have been the device that heralded a paradigm shift in the mobile industry towards foldable devices, but the Galaxy Z Flip 3 was arguably the device that saw it break into a new frontier. One year on, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 hopes to pick up where the previous generation left...

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 Hands-On: Thinner, lighter, stronger, faster

Once per decade – and sometimes more – we reach a new paradigm in technology that helps shift the industry forward leaps and bounds. In 2007, the original iPhone was launched shifting the industry forward towards capacitive screens and a new era where Samsung and Apple reined supreme. In 2019, the industry took another leap...

Apple MacBook Air M2 First Look: a breath of fresh Air

The evolution of the personal computing industry over the past ten years has seen a shift towards smaller, lighter, and more powerful machines than ever before. This shift towards portability was arguably kickstarted by the original MacBook Air, which was launched to much aplomb in January 2008. The MacBook Air has had the same iconic tapered...

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...