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Asus Zenfone 9 Review: A better small phone than the iPhone 13 Mini

Asus' Zenfone series wasn't always small. Just a couple of years ago, the Zenfone 7 and Zenfone 7 Pro came with the usual 6.7-inch screen that were and still are a dime a dozen in the Android space. But starting with last year's Zenfone 8, Asus pivoted direction with one mandate: the phone must be...

Redmi K50i Review: Lightning-fast performance at a low price

The Redmi K50i is the latest phone in the K-series that's titanically popular in India and beyond. This particular smartphone is a spiritual successor to the Redmi K20 Pro that debuted back in 2019. As is tradition for the K-series phones, the new Redmi K50i brings some powerful internals at an affordable price. There's a...

Murena One Review: De-Googling your phone, only to replace it… with Google

If you're in the market for a new phone and wish to escape the Apple and Google duopoly, there's not much choice left out there. That's why, when a company claims to be able to provide the same experience without either of those, most of the tech world immediately becomes skeptical. The Murena One phone...

Apple releases iOS 16 beta 4 to registered developers, here’s what’s new

Apple revealed iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS Ventura during its main keynote of WWDC22. This year, the iPhone got a lot of love -- particularly when it comes to its Lock Screen. Gone are the days of all iPhone Lock Screens looking almost identical. Users can now change the font, add widgets, and set...

Grid 1 is the perfect frame to honor and immortalize the Original iPhone

"Today, Apple is going to reinvent the phone." -- Steve Jobs, 2007. Every time I read or think of this quote, I'm reminded of how influential the Original iPhone is. I don't say this from a fanboy perspective. Even the Cupertino firm's heavy critics acknowledge that this device indeed paved way for the smartphones of today....

Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) Review: More than just a stylus

The stylus is back, baby! Once thought of as an absolute must-have in the mobile space, the noble stylus faded into the background as an included accessory for smartphones. As multi-touch became more prominent, it seemed as though our love affair with the noble stylus was meant to reach its conclusion. Some brands managed to...

Introducing the new and improved XDA TV – revisiting the Galaxy S3 with Android 12

There's no better way to start an announcement but with a confession: making videos is hard, and making good videos that people will eagerly watch is even more so. With those challenges in mind, XDA started its YouTube journey back in 2011, back when the platform itself was still figuring itself out. A few years...

Alienware x15 R2 Review: Lots of gaming power in a small package

If you're looking for a gaming laptop that's powerful, but is also thin and light, look no further than the Alienware x15 R2. With a new quad-fan thermal design, it weighs five pounds and it's under two thirds of an inch thin, and yet it still comes with up to a Core i9 and an...

Xiaomi 12S Ultra vs Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max Camera Shootout and Comparison: A back and forth battle

The iPhone is the most mainstream phone, which makes it almost seen as the "default smartphone." This means anytime a major Android smartphone arrives, it should be compared against the iPhone, even if they don't appeal to the same market. That's the case here, as the Xiaomi 12S Ultra has been grabbing a lot of...

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 10 review: The pinnacle of business productivity

ThinkPad has a long, long history of being a trusted brand for business laptops, and X1 is the flagship. Now on its 10th generation, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon weighs in at under 2.5 pounds, and it doesn't make any compromises to get there. It's made out of the carbon fiber that it's named after, and...

Yeedi Vac 2 Pro Robot Vacuum Review: Speedy cleaner with an oscillating mop

The Yeedi Vac 2 Pro is a sweeping and mopping robot vacuum that can be used as a stand-alone vacuum. It has an optional auto-empty station that empties the onboard dustbin into the base station so you do not need to empty the dustbin as often. The Yeedi’s mopping system is different from most other mopping...

How to get Samsung’s One UI 5 emojis on any rooted Android device

One of the biggest reasons Android enthusiasts keep coming to the XDA forums is to find new ways to theme their phone. Luckily, for devices which aren’t heavily locked down, you can go ahead and make widespread modifications, including those that are originated from a different OEM Android skin altogether. XDA Senior Member RKBD felt...