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Redmi K20 Pro First Impressions: A Masterpiece of Xiaomi’s Perseverance

In its homeland of China, Xiaomi caters to a wide spectrum of users at different price points with its diverse range of electronics and lifestyle products. Internationally, Xiaomi has made its mark by economizing users' smartphones purchases. Until recently, Xiaomi's sub-brand Redmi was mostly committed to budget offerings, but that changed after the company announced...

OnePlus 7 Review: The Practical, Reliable, but Unexciting Choice for a 2019 Value Flagship

In 2019, OnePlus has increased its ambitions in an unprecedented manner. The company's affordable flagships were always meant to deliver the best of OnePlus hardware and software at a set price. In previous years, this price used to be substantially lower than the average price of the "traditional" top-tier flagship. While the prices of OnePlus...

Realme X Review: Practical Meets Premium

Realme began its journey in India over a year ago with a much simpler nomenclature. After being jump-started by OPPO, and cherishing the success of the Realme 1, the company announced that it will be spinning out and establishing itself as a separate entity. Since then, it has launched several smartphones to meet the expectations...

We visited OnePlus’ Camera Lab to see how they’re improving their smartphones’ camera quality

One of the best products to come out from OnePlus is its very first smartphone, the OnePlus One. The OnePlus One was a no-name underdog competing against established giants, and compete it did. The device catapulted this new and rather unknown Chinese brand to a name that was being widely praised for its disruption to...

The Top OnePlus 7 Pro Custom ROMs, Kernels, and Mods

As OnePlus has grown, their love for the development community has been stable. While they restructured their developer seeding program a few months back, it was ultimately for the better as it allowed the company to give out more devices that will result in more development work. Kernel sources for both the OnePlus 7 and...

Google Pixel 4 Leaks and Rumors: What We Know So Far

As we enter the hottest months of the year and we start to look forward to the temperature drops and the leaves changing color, we also anticipate the latest premium handset in Google's Pixel series, the Google Pixel 4. Here's a summary of everything we know so far, including the potential launch date and expected...

The Samsung Galaxy Fold saga has felt like a bad Kickstarter

Samsung wowed the tech world when it unveiled its first foldable smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Fold, on February 20th, 2019. This announcement took place during the crowded Samsung Unpacked event which also featured the Galaxy S10 family. The Galaxy Fold stole a lot of thunder from the Galaxy S10, but that's not too surprising since...

No, “AMOLED Black” Does NOT Save More Battery Than Dark Gray

Dark Mode design has attracted a lot of attention lately, and both Google and Apple are rushing out dark-themed designs in their apps as fast as they can in preparation for their next major OS releases, both of which boast Dark Mode as a key feature. In the computer world, people have been asking the...

Honor 20 Review — A Fairly Decent Budget Flagship Behind A Flashy Exterior

If you've been following the smartphone industry for a while, chances are you've heard of Honor, the online sub-brand of Huawei that aims to compete in the mid-range and budget flagship segments. The brand released the flashy Honor View20 smartphone at the beginning of this year, boasting that they were among the first with a...

Review: Samsung has Massively Improved the Galaxy S10’s Low-Light Camera Quality Since Launch

In the last two years, we have seen the marked improvement of camera quality in smartphones. For the most part, this has been led by Huawei and Google, with Samsung and Apple appearing to lag behind. Last year, Huawei pioneered the rise of the computational photography-powered night mode in its phones, which used image stacking...

Google Pixel 3 XL Display Review – What Google Needs to Improve for the Pixel 4

The launch of the Google Pixel 4 is only a few months away, and this year Google started up the hype train extraordinarily early by posting renders of the back of the smartphone four months in advance of its expected release. The front of the phone is still up for speculation, but what we do...

Samsung Galaxy S10 Exynos 9820 versus Snapdragon 855 Gaming Performance Comparison

For the past few years, Samsung has shipped different processors in its flagship Galaxy S and Note series based on the region. For North America, South America, and China, the Galaxy S and Note got Qualcomm Snapdragon chips while the rest of the world got Samsung Exynos chips. Every year, we see arguments about which...