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the iphone xs still can't compete with the pixel 2's camera

nick gray sep 19th, 2018there’s a lot of hype around the new apple iphone xs and it’s “improved imaging sensor” which captures more light and delivers better images. while apple’s smartphones have often been regarded as having the best smartphone cameras on the market, things started shifting a few years ago. when the samsung galaxy s7 was introduced, it gave apple’s latest iphone a run for its money and since then, huawei, google and htc have all delivered cameras which capture better photos than what apple’s iphones have been able to manage.since the new iphone xs imaging sensor has been updated to match the 1.4μm pixel size that most high-end android phones have been using for the past two years, many were expecting it...




leaked oneplus 6t image debunks triple-camera rumors

nick gray sep 19th, 2018a lot of people are eagerly awaiting the launch of the oneplus 6t. the phone isn’t expected to be more powerful than the wildly-successful oneplus 6, but rumors have claimed that the phone would feature an improved camera setup with a total of three sensors on the back of the phone. unfortunately, a new image of the oneplus 6t has leaked, revealing that the phone will only sport two rear camera sensors. of course, every rumor should be taken with a grain of salt, but at this point, we’re not sure which rumor to believe. at least the image in question doesn’t show a rear-mo...




twitter's chronological timeline is coming back!

nick gray sep 17th, 2018twitter is making a change that no one thought they’d ever make — the chronological timeline is officially making its return! shockingly, twitter admitted that its “show the best tweets first” feature hasn’t really panned out. while the algorithm did promote content from other users that you might be interested in, it also hid a lot of the tweets from people you actually follow.the company is working on a new setting “to switch between a timeline of tweets that are most relevant for you and a timeline of the latest tweets. you’ll see us test this in the coming weeks.” but until the “new” feature is available, twitter ha...




oneplus to expand its product portfolio in 2019 with the oneplus tv

nick gray sep 17th, 2018while we’re all eagerly awaiting the launch of the oneplus 6t, the company has announced that its next big bet isn’t even a smartphone. pete lau, co-founder of oneplus, has revealed that the company has started development on the oneplus tv.the concept behind the oneplus tv is to deliver a product with seamless integration between your smartphone and the tv, allowing you to display photos, showing your calendar details, arranging transportation and more without having to fiddle with multiple apps.“at present, we feel the current market of tvs is still feeling quite traditional in their functionality and experience. and they haven’t really well-integrated the internet into the experience, and making the exper...




xiaomi mi band 3 review: best budget fitness tracker

there’s no shortage of competition in the smartwatch and fitness band market these days, but most options will set you back at least $150. dependin...




do the new iphones pose a threat to the pixel 3 and pixel 3 xl?

nick gray sep 13th, 2018with yesterday’s unveiling of apple’s iphone xs and iphone xs max, you might be wondering how the upcoming pixel 3 handsets from google will stack up against the latest iphones. the pixel 3 and pixel 3 xl won’t officially be unveiled until october 9th, but at this point, there’s very little we don’t know about the two phones.to kick things off, we do need to point out that apple introduced three new smartphones this year — the iphone xs, iphone xs max and the iphone. while we’d like to say that the pixel 3 and pixel 3 xl would be going head-to-head with the iphone xs (5.8-inch display) and iphone xs max (6.5-inch display), the introduction of the iphone xr throws a wrench in those plans. the new iphon...




apple iphone xs versus the android competition

nick gray sep 12th, 2018publishupdated   sep 13th, 2018, 10:37 amladies and gentlemen, the new iphones have landed! if you’re just now learning about the new iphone xs on phandroid, there’s a good chance that you’re probably not interested in the new flagship smartphone from apple. that being said, you might be a little curious as to how your recent android smartphone purchase stacks up against the iphone xs.to put things simply, if you’ve seen last year’s iphone x, you’ll probably have a hard time telling it apart from the iphone xs. like all of apple’s “s” models, this new device has the same body as last year’s phone. the only real thing to set it apart is the new “gold” color option. of course, there are a fe...




apple iphone xs versus the android competition

nick gray sep 12th, 2018ladies and gentlemen, the new iphones have landed! if you’re just now learning about the new iphone xs on phandroid, there’s a good chance that you’re probably not interested in the new flagship smartphone from apple. that being said, you might be a little curious as to how your recent android smartphone purchase stacks up against the iphone xs.to put things simply, if you’ve seen last year’s iphone x, you’ll probably have a hard time telling it apart from the iphone xs. like all of apple’s “s” models, this new device has the same body as last year’s phone. the only real thing to set it apart is the new “gold” color option. of course, there are a few differences on the inside. the iphone xs c...




instato gives you instagram super powers

nick gray sep 11th, 2018in this day and age, everyone’s main priority seems to be gaining a massive social media following. if you’re a business looking to get in front of more customers, instagram is probably one of the best social media platforms out there. the problem is that instagram is one of the most restrictive social media services out there, forcing users to manage everything from their phone. while services like buffer and hootsuite have limited instagram integration, i recently stumbled upon instato which allow you to post and schedule instagram posts from your phone or computer while also giving tools like auto follow, auto dm, auto like and a whole lot more.while i’ve played with a handful of similar services over the...




oneplus 6t in-display fingerprint sensor officially confirmed

nick gray sep 10th, 2018quite a few of you are eagerly awaiting the launch of the oneplus 6t. the phone isn’t expected to be dramatically different from the oneplus 6, but there are a few things that will set it apart. in an email exchange with cnet, oneplus confirmed that the upcoming oneplus 6t will feature an optical fingerprint sensor below the display. moving the sensor below the display will allow users to unlock the phone with their fingerprint without needing to pick it up, making the phone easier to use. however, implementing this new technology will require the oneplus 6t to be .45mm thicker than the oneplus 6.“we unlock our phones multiple times a day, and screen unlock reduces the...




the pixel ultra speculation is completely ridiculous

nick gray sep 8th, 2018if you’ve been keeping up with the pixel 3 rumors, you might have read that google has requested to use video clips from a handful of youtubers who have been bashing the design of the pixel 3 xl leaks that have been floating around the last month or two. some of these clips have stated that google should “fire their design team” for the ridiculously large notch that sits atop the pixel 3 xl’s display. while google did mention that the clips would be used for the pixel 3 launch event that’s coming up next month, it didn’t say how it would spin the clips. front page tech is speculating that google plans to use them because it is also planning to unveil a notch-less pixel ultra.we applaud front page tech f...




the pixel ultra speculation is completely rediculous

nick gray sep 8th, 2018if you’ve been keeping up with the pixel 3 rumors, you might have read that google has requested to use video clips from a handful of youtubers who have been bashing the design of the pixel 3 xl leaks that have been floating around the last month or two. some of these clips have stated that google should “fire their design team” for the ridiculously large notch that sits atop the pixel 3 xl’s display. while google did mention that the clips would be used for the pixel 3 launch event that’s coming up next month, it didn’t say how it would spin the clips. front page tech is speculating that google plans to use them because it is also planning to unveil a notch-less pixel ultra.we applaud front page tech f...




how to enable youtube's new dark theme

nick gray sep 6th, 2018publishupdated   sep 7th, 2018, 1:13 pmgoogle has just released an update to its youtube app for android which finally includes the long-awaited dark theme. google first released the youtube dark theme for its website last year, but android users have felt left out for a while since ios users were treated to the new dark theme feature a few months back. the new dark theme for youtube is included in the 13.35 version of the youtube app which is currently being pushed out across the globe. if you haven’t received the official update yet, you can install it manually by sideloading the signed youtube 13.35 apk from apk mirror. if you’re tired of being blinde...




razer phone's price reduced to $400

nick gray sep 7th, 2018we always love sharing great deals with you, but today’s razor phone deal is the best one we’ve come across in a very long time! razor is slashing the price of the razor phone by $300 from its original $700 price tag, bringing the grand total down to just $400. as you might expect, the razor phone hasn’t been super popular among mainstream android users, but that’s mainly due to the phone’s design and razor’s marketing approach. surprisingly, the deal also applies to the limited gold edition of the razor phone which comes with a custom gold logo on the back and a unique box.for those not familiar with the razor phone, the device features a 5.72-inch 120hz display (first in a smartphone), a qualcomm snapdr...




google schedules pixel 3 launch for october 9th

nick gray sep 7th, 2018google has started sending out invitations to an event in new york city which i...




samsung galaxy note 9 gets a $130 discount

nick gray sep 7th, 2018anyone who’s been keeping up with samsung galaxy note 9 news already knows that it’s one of the best smartphones of 2018. the only real problem the phone has is its $999 price point. while you do get a lot for a grand, many of you have been holding out for a better deal.the good news is that you don’t have to wait for the holiday shopping season to get a discount on the samsung galaxy note 9. the phone is now listed on ebay for $870.99 — 13% less than samsung’s suggested retail price for the phone. the samsung galaxy note 9’s that ar...




razer phone's price reduced to $400

nick gray sep 7th, 2018we always love sharing great deals with you, but today’s razor phone deal is the best one we’ve come across in a very long time! razor is slashing the price of the razor phone by $300 from its original $700 price tag, bringing the grand total down to just $400. as you might expect, the razor phone hasn’t been super popular among mainstream android users, but that’s mainly due to the phone’s design and razor’s marketing approach. surprisingly, the deal also applies to the limited gold edition of the razor phone which comes with a custom gold logo on the back and a unique box.for those not familiar with the razor phone, the device features a 5.72-inch 120hz display (first in a smartphone), a qualcomm snapdr...




how to enable youtube's new dark theme

nick gray sep 6th, 2018google has just released an update to its youtube app for android which finally includes the long-awaited dark theme. google first released the youtube dark theme for its website last year, but android users have felt left out for a while since ios users were treated to the new dark theme feature a few months back. the new dark theme for youtube is included in the 13.35 version of the youtube app which is currently being pushed out across the globe. if you haven’t received the official update yet, you can install it manually by sideloading the signed youtube 13.35 apk from apk mirror. if you’re tired of being blinded by youtube’s star...




samsung confirms foldable smartphone to be unveiled this year

nick gray sep 4th, 2018the long-awaited foldable smartphone with a bendable display from samsung may finally be right around the corner. dj koh, ceo of samsung’s mobile division revealed to cnbc that the company will be showing off the new device at the samsung developers conference in november. dj koh said that it’s “it’s time to deliver” on the device that’s been rumored for more than two years — often referred to as the samsung galaxy x. not many details were given regarding the phone’s design, but dj koh emphasized that the experience offered by samsung’s foldable smartphone would be different than a tablet when the device is unfolded. koh also mentioned that users would be able to use most of the phone’s feat...




import the pocophone f1 for only $349

nick gray aug 31st, 2018the newly-released pocophone f1 is one of the most exciting smartphones we’ve seen in a few years. the device isn’t going to be winning any design awards any time soon, but the phone does take the prize for offering the best value in the flagship smartphone segment. the phone’s spec sheet matches that of the oneplus 6, but its $349 price point is 33% cheaper than oneplus’ latest offering. the only downside is that xiaomi’s pocophone f1 is officially only available in five markets across asia (india, malaysia, philippines, hong kong and indonesia) and two markets in europe (france and italy).fortunately, gearbest has the pocophone f1 in sto...