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svetius

I'm the head administrator of XDA. Some might call me a phone addict, but I like to define myself as a phone enthusiast. I'm currently using the OnePlus 6, Honor 7X, and Galaxy Note9. I switch depending on circumstances. Feel free to PM me in the forums with any site-related or phone questions.

XDA and Honor Kick Off Partnership

Yesterday when we posted about the Honor 8 announcement, we hinted that XDA and Honor have entered into a partnership for the upcoming months that involves the Honor Hub, a community incentive program, and a handful of articles over the coming months that cover Honor 8 tips and tricks, development, and more. A sponsorship like...

Honor 8 Announced: Dual-Camera, Premium Design, Spacious Battery [Hands-On]

Honor has officially announced their new flagship, the Honor 8, which will be sold unlocked and around the world starting at $399 for the 32GB model, and $449 for 64GB, both of which offer microSD expansion. It has a 5.2" FHD LCD display and is powered by the Kirin 950 (also found in the speedy...

Win a Note 7 from XDA and Poetic Cases! [Winner Announced!]

We're teaming up with our friends at Poetic Cases to give away a shiny new Note 7. Specifically, we'll be giving away the international unlocked model (when it becomes available in about a month) that comes with the superior Exynos 8890 CPU, which, compared to the Snapdragon 820, offers a bump in performance and battery...

The Affinity Case Series from Poetic is Ideal for the Minimalist [Sponsored]

First, we just want to remind you that XDA and Poetic Cases is giving away a Galaxy Note 7. Be sure to enter the contest!Now we want to tell you about Poetic's minimal Affinity Series of cases. They're inexpensive (most come in at under $13 on Amazon and ship free with Prime), they offer just...

Win an UMi London and Super: What Would You do with 4,000mAh?

We're back with another contest, this time for an UMi Super and an UMi London. You already know about the Super because we reviewed it here on XDA--it's a budget-friendly phone at less than $200, but offers a lot for the money such as 4GB of RAM, a MediaTek octa-core CPU, a near-stock Android Marshmallow...

Bezel-less Beauty: the Elephone S3 is Elegant and Powerful for Just $149.99 [Sponsored]

If you've been around XDA for a while, you might recall that phones of the past would have massive bezels. In fact the phones on which this site were based, the XDA line of phones from O2, had bezels so large, you couldn't help but wonder about a future where bezels would shrink, or even...

[WINNER ANNOUNCED] The UMi Super has 4GB RAM, Stock Android, 4000mAh for $179.99. Win One from XDA!

Gone are the days when you have to pay a lot to get a high-end phone. Look no further than UMi, a Chinese manufacturer making impressively-spec'd phones for not much money. Take their latest, the UMi Super, which offers a full-metal build, octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor with 4GB of RAM, a 4,000mAh battery with...

Ads Suck. So bad. Remove Them with XDA Ad-Free

Ads suck, and we're really sorry about any ads that have annoyed you on XDA in the past. We're constantly yelling at our ad network people to remove any auto-play ads or ones that pop up in your face. In fact we have a thread dedicated to reporting bad ads, and we monitor it closely.The reality...

[Sponsored] A Look at Poetic’s Revolution Series of Cases

Right now we have a contest going on that is sponsored by Poetic Cases where you can win yourself a Poetic Revolution case, with a grand prize of a saucy Nexus 6P. Make sure you stop by the contest post and enter if you haven't already! The reason we're excited about Poetic's Revolution series is...

Tell Us Why Your Phone Needs a Kickstand! Win a Revolution Case from Poetic and a Nexus 6P

Back in the day, some manufacturers (we're lookin' at you, HTC and Motorola) experimented with adding a kickstand directly into the construction of some phones. This was because phone screen sizes were exploding (to a whopping 4.3" if you consider the HTC EVO 4G and Motorola Photon) and adding a built-in stand could make video watching...

Create Your Own Forum on XDA

Historically, adding a forum on XDA has been decided by having our intern spin around in an office chair, blindfolded, throwing darts at a board. Actually, we add forums based on which devices we think will have strong community support. We don't get it right 100% of the time, but a lot of the time, just...

XDA and LeaseWeb: Win Free VPS/Dedicated Server Trial and Huawei Watch

As you might recall, XDA relies on hosting infracturer from LeaseWeb to power our forums. We picked them as our hosting provider because they were able to provide a highly custom solution that meets our demanding needs. From the time your HTTP request hits our load balancer to when it's handled by one of our...