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[Discussion] How’s your older smartphone or tablet holding up?

Before the time of triple cameras and screens with notches, there was the time of Android tablets, "phablets," and smartphones that sported the "bleeding edge-to-edge technology" like the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. In today's world, there's a myriad of new features and hardware accessories being launched every single day. From features like facial recognition, the...

Sunday Debate: Better to Buy Older or Newer Hardware?

Join us in a fun Sunday Debate on New vs. Old. Come with your opinions and feel free to read some of our thoughts, then pick your side or play devil’s advocate to get your voice heard and engage in friendly discussion. You can read our food-for-thought or jump straight into the fray below! Smartphone purchases...

Not Retired: Five Things to Do with Your Veteran Devices

XDA is full of power-users and developers. And both groups, which often intersect, usually love new hardware. Some of us crave the extra possibilities and functionality that a shiny brand-new phone might bring to the table. Whenever I buy a new phone, people often comment on how "my old phone was fine", and that I really didn't...