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Honor 8 Pro Mini-Review: A Copycat Design with Excellent Hardware & Software Problems We’ve Come to Expect

The Honor 8 Pro is a difficult device to evaluate from the outside: on one hand, it is the newest flagship device from Honor, but yet it does not quite replace the Honor 8 released last summer. On the other hand, it is running the latest silicon from Huawei, the HiSilicon Kirin 960, a QHD...

Thoughts on the OnePlus 3T as an International Traveler’s Companion

A little over a month ago, 36 hours after catching a flight from Los Angeles International Airport, I found myself walking off a plane into a small, rural airport in southern Chile. Beginning in Seattle, Washington, I flew to San Diego, drove to Los Angeles, flew to Houston, caught a flight from Houston to Santiago, Chile,...

Fujifilm instax SHARE SP-2 (Mobile Printer) Review: The Inescapable Allure of Physical Media

  As an avid photographer, I've long enjoyed the experience of having prints made of photos I've taken. I've experimented with a num ber of different services, usually looking to produce some thoughtful gifts or mementos for my own per sonal enjoyment. My current favorite is undoubtedly Artifact Uprising, a print company that began independently but almost immediately...

XDA Takes on Ryzen: In-Depth Look of AMD’s AM4 Processors On Linux

In 2016 readers wanted to know how AMD's FX processors performed when it came to Linux and Android building - and thanks to the folks at AMD we were happy to find out and share the results with you. The lessons we learned from that article helped us learn how to better configure our systems...

Hands On with the Huawei P10

Today we have a hands on video with the Huawei P10. For the most part, this phone is a smaller version of the Mate 9 that Huawei put out late last year. This is a small 5.1 inch phone with a really good metal body and design. You can expect to find the latest version of EMUI version...

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 XDA Performance and Battery Life Review (Compared to Redmi Note 3)

Xiaomi started off 2017 in India with the release of the next iteration of their most successful device in the country. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is the successor of last year's Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, which was applauded for its performance and battery life, bringing in the best value package in its product category. With...

UMi Z Hands On

The UMi Z comes from a fast growing Chinese upstart that has been pushing out phones with flagship specs at super low prices. The UMi is the latest in their lineup and today we are taking a hands on look at this device. The full metal unibody has a premium feel to it. The surface is smooth...

Unofficial CM14.1 ROM for Honor 8

In this video, TK takes us through an unofficial CM14.1 ROM for the Honor 8. This ROM is currently in the beta stages, so not everything is working yet. Currently Working: Touchscreen * Charger ( not Off Mode ) MTP & ADB * Internal/External Storage Screenrecorder WiFi Bluetooth Network & data connecting ( LTE/3G/2G ) Audio ...

Ulefone Metal XDA Review: An Often-Hilarious Trainwreck of a Phone, But a Step Forward For Ulefone’s Developer Relations

The Ulefone Metal is an entry level smartphone with a premium finish, that just can't quite stick the landing. It comes incredibly close to being a phone with good price-performance (especially thanks to Ulefone releasing the kernel sources and trying to support developers), but some issues with polish and a couple “What were they thinking?”-style...

ZenWatch 3 Review: As Smartwatch Interest Wanes, ASUS Offers a Compelling and Competitive Wear Product

Smartwatches have been on a steady decline for what feels like ages, at least in terms of the interest they garner. It has been a while since analysts even acknowledged the smartwatch as a market force, likely due to their failure to predict the so-called “Year of the Smartwatch” time and time again. With the death...

OnePlus 3T XDA Review: What Has Changed, and by How Much

The OnePlus 3T quickly became a controversial release for OnePlus -- while the company has managed to make a great smartphone even better, many wish they knew ahead of time that the best was yet to come, especially those who bought the OnePlus 3 very recently. Most importantly, perhaps, is the fact that OnePlus 3 sales...

Google Pixel XL XDA Review: A Foundational Release for Google & Post-Nexus Android

Google's newest incursion into the smartphone market is upon us, and the Pixel and Pixel XL aim to offer top-notch hardware and the perfect realization of Google's new vision for Android. Most importantly, perhaps, it is key part of a bigger push for a redefined Google ecosystem. With so many great Android phones around, how clearly can...