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Best Android Apps in 2020

Android apps continue to get more and more powerful in 2020 as they take advantage of the new hardware we see in modern smartphones. Some of the best apps are totally free to use, while others let you get a subscription to unlock premium original content. This list will highlight the best Android apps for...

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 is great but the Apple Watch Series 6 is still the best smartwatch

The Apple Watch is better than any smartwatches available for Android. It pains me to say this – my primary SIM card is in an Android phone far more often than it's in an iPhone – but it's true.The good news for us is, Android smartwatches have improved significantly over the past year. The Oppo...

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live Review: Tasty design with room for improvement

There are only so many ways you can do something uniquely; after a point, you're bound to make a repetition that could cause your product to start resembling some of the key characteristics for that established product segment. Smartphones are rectangular glass slabs, laptops are slabs with keyboards, and truly wireless earbuds are either circular...

Best Cheap Android Phones Of 2020: Google, Motorola, Samsung, OnePlus & More

"Phone prices are too high!" has been a recurring complaint from consumers in 2020. We hear you. But while prices of top dog phones from Samsung, Huawei, OnePlus, and others have indeed escalated, the reality is budget, and mid-tier phones have also gotten much better. If you're shopping in the US, there's no shortage of...

Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 Review – The Smartwatch Upgrade That Wear OS Needs

It's been over 6 years since Android came to wearables, and yet smartwatches running Google's Wear OS only account for 10% of the total smartwatch market. With Google themselves declining to launch their own smartwatch, Mobvoi and Fossil have been the two standard-bearers for Wear OS smartwatches. The two brands have done everything they could...

Samsung Galaxy M51 Review: The New Benchmark for Battery Life in Smartphones

Not too long ago, Samsung was ceding a lot of ground to China-based smartphone vendors such as Xiaomi and Realme in the budget, lower mid-range, and upper mid-range segments of the smartphone market. In 2017 and 2018, the company lost its position as the top smartphone vendor in India to Xiaomi, and it hasn't regained...

Big Changes To XDA Forums are Coming Soon

Today we have some news to share: over the coming weeks, we will be launching a ground-up forum redesign, which we’re calling XDA 2020. We’ve outgrown vBulletin (which was never designed to handle a community our size) and are moving to XenForo, a more modern platform that powers some of the biggest and best forum...

Best Samsung Galaxy Phones For Any Budget Or Need (September 2020)

Samsung is the world's largest smartphone maker by market share, with a loyal fanbase, for good reason. The South Korean tech giant produces some of the most cutting-edge technology in the world, but they also have a diverse range of products that fill every need. So whether your budget differs from the average consumer, or...

ASUS is sending the ROG Phone 3 to custom ROM developers from LineageOS, Paranoid Android, Dirty Unicorns, and others

Bridging the gap between Android OEMs and the aftermarket development scene is part of what we do on the XDA Portal. Our initiative with Xiaomi for the POCO F1, for instance, played a significant role in the rise of the vibrant modding community around the smartphone. Device seeding also helped boost the popularity of the...

Sony Xperia 1 II Display Analysis: Content Creators, Beware

Firmly seated as a goliath in the multimedia industry, the Sony Corporation produces electronics that are well-respected in many different tiers and categories. From consumer audio equipment to prosumer cameras and professional reference monitors, one would think that Sony can make a beast of a handset that combines the company's many fields of expertise. Unfortunately, this...

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Review: Likely The Phone of the Year

Has any consumer electronics company bounced back from embarrassing PR fiascos better than Samsung in recent years—or ever? When Samsung's long-teased, much-hyped debut foldable phone literally broke in the hands of some of the world's most famous tech reviewers after a day or two, it should have been the death knell for the ambitious product....

Win an OPPO Find X2 (Open to All Countries)

Want to win an OPPO Find X2, and experience the new ColorOS 11 update? ColorOS 11 is the newest update to the popular smartphone operating system. Along with Android 11 and its changes, the new ColorOS 11 update comes with its own set of changes building upon the “Make Life Flow” concept. ColorOS goes forward...