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Enable Google Pixel AR Stickers on the Nexus 6P, OnePlus 3/3T, and Xiaomi Mi 5

The Google Pixel smartphones (both the 1st and 2nd generation) received an awesome new feature yesterday: Augmented Reality stickers. These AR stickers allow users to place 3D digital objects inside of their smartphone's camera viewfinder. The first AR stickers centered around characters from the Star Wars and Stranger Things franchises, and they're pretty fun to...

OnePlus 5T XDA Review Part 1: Refining a Few Great Ideas and Paving the Way for the Future

OnePlus, the Shenzhen, China-based startup with a rabid internet following, has never faced fiercer competition. Its newest flagship, the OnePlus 5T, competes not only against heavyweights like Samsung’s Galaxy series and the Google Pixel 2, but newcomers like the Essential Phone. It’d make anyone sweat. But OnePlus is nothing if not audacious, and the OnePlus 5T...

Honor 7X Review

The Honor 7X is the latest in Honor's long, evolving budget phone series. The Honor 5X and Honor 6X -- its predecessors -- were good phones for their respective prices, but the Honor 7x really hits the nail on the head in terms of design, performance, and camera capability. That's why we think the Honor 7X...

Set a Custom Saturation Level on your Google Pixel or Pixel 2 [Root]

Google's latest flagship smartphones, the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, had a somewhat controversial launch week. Some early reviewers were complaining of display issues such as alleged burn-in and muted colors. After an investigation, Google concluded that the burn-in was just temporary image retention and that the muted colors are because display is...

Best Budget Phone of 2017

If you've shopped for an affordable smartphone recently, you know just how challenging an undertaking it can be. While most phones around the $200 mark aren't exactly best-in-class, some manage to surpass expectations -- but they can be tough to find. To make things easier, we rounded up the best budget phones of 2017. Here's...

Some Flagship Android Phones Don’t Support Netflix/Amazon Prime Video in HD

If you've ever attempted to watch Netflix or other paid video streaming services on certain devices, you may have noticed that even if your plan supports streaming videos in high definition, the video quality doesn't go over 480p. This is not necessarily an issue with your Internet speed or a bug within the Netflix app....

Conversations is an Open Source & Secure Jabber/XMPP Client for Android

Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and WeChat are the top three instant messaging apps currently dominating the market. Their continued dominance is easily explained by their inclusion of a simple to use interface along with a user base of millions of people. However, each of these IM apps share one flaw: they are owned by Social Media...

GLOBE: Best Weather and Time Tracker from the XDA Community

While plenty of clock apps on the Play store offer the ability to track multiple time zones, we love promoting apps from within the XDA community. Glode: World clock and time zone converter is developed by lmchanh from the forums. A lot of time was spent making this app look as good as it does and you'll...

Huawei Collaborated with the Developers of Phoenix OS for the Mate 10’s Easy Projection Feature

Though the company has virtually no presence in the United States, Huawei is a top 3 smartphone manufacturer in the world. Its subsidiary, Honor, aims to penetrate the Indian market with budget smartphones. Elsewhere, Huawei recently launched the Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro in several markets around the world, and rumors have it...

Three Most Surprising Things About the OnePlus 5T

After having used the OnePlus 5T for a while, Miles form XDA TV has put together a list of things that were most surprising to him.  With the battery life, camera performance, and software making the list, you'll be able to get a better idea of if it's worth the upgrade.

Best Value-Flagship of 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, we're doing what comes naturally at XDA: Looking back at the best value phones Samsung, LG, OnePlus, Huawei, and others had to offer, and highlighting the ones that exceeded our expectations. This is "Value-Flagship" category is an interesting one because it includes devices that have flagship credentials such as premium build...

Win an Honor 7X! [Open to all countries]

The recently-announced Honor 7X is our favorite budget phone of recent memory. For under $200 you can get a phone with an excellent dual-camera setup, an efficient but powerful octacore Kirin CPU with 3 or 4GB RAM, and a premium metal build with an 18:9 aspect 5.93" display. We're still not sure how Honor was...