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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...

LeEco Le S3 and Le Pro3 First Look

We attended the LeEco launch event for the Le Pro3 and the Le S3. Check out these hands-on previews from XDA TV. At launch you'll be able to pick up an Le Pro3 for $299. At launch you'll be able to get the Le S3 for $149

FreedomOS Revisited

A while back Miles did an in-depth review of the FreedomOS ROM on the OnePlus 3. If you didn't see that video, you can check it out here. In this video, we will follow up with this ROM and see how it has progressed so far. One of the biggest differences if that everything is starting...

Get The Best Time Lapse Shots With X-Lapse

The amount of Android accessories that are available are endless. In a sea of crappy cheap garbage it can be almost impossible to know if what you order is going to be decent or not. In the Android Crap series on XDA TV we do reviews on some of the most strange or interesting accessories...

Honor 8 in Pictures: Blue, Black and White

These different colors are not applied to a shiny plastic body like you see in many smartphones. These have a very metallic look and are encased in 15 layers of light-catching material. This makes the color of your device significant because it doesn't just change the look of the phone, but it affects the refraction...

Honor 8 XDA Review: Capable & Powerful Little Flagship on a Budget

The Honor 8 is Honor's newest flagship phone, now hitting the U.S. market and Europe at a competitive price-point. Offering excellent silicon and a glass and metal design for $400, the Honor 8 is in an interesting pricing bracket with even more interesting competitors. Can this device honor its specifications and stay toe-to-toe with the new...