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Realme GT2 Pro review: A powerhouse with a matching battery

Realme GT2 Pro is the latest flagship smartphone from the Chinese manufacturer that is part of the BBK group alongside other brands like OnePlus and Oppo. And quite the flagship it is! Realme has put all sorts of goodies in this smartphone: the world’s first 2K AMOLED flat display...

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra picture quality: Samples from Barcelona

A couple of weeks ago, I was in Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress, and I had the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra with me as my daily driver for the trip. Alongside its size, price, and specs, one of the aspects that makes this smartphone stand out is the camera system. It has a massive...

Communicate safely during protests or emergencies with Briar

When you protest for a cause, alongside thousands of people, it is very likely that the mobile network will stop working because of the sheer number of connections to a small number of cell towers. Also, in the event of an emergency like an earthquake or armed conflict, the...

Smartphone video recording in 1080p, 4K, 8K: How much is too much?

Smartphone manufacturers are doing everything they can to bring forward new and exciting features. Some are more successful than others, some are only there for marketing purposes. While an increasing number of flagship smartphones feature 8K video recording, is it really a useful...

Can I carry power banks while traveling by plane?

If you’re planning a vacation, a business meeting abroad, or just a short weekend trip, you’ll probably want to get some of your electronic devices with you. Things like a laptop, a camera, your smartphone, and maybe, just maybe, a power bank or two. But did you know that some...

2 ways to block Android apps from accessing the internet

Some Android apps access the internet too often, and you might not want that. Whether it's because they consume your data plan faster or they end up using too much battery, you might want to know how to turn off cellular access, Wi-Fi access, or both for specific apps in Android....

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G review: the Familiar Edition

The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G might be considered as being a strategic error on Samsung’s part: the Samsung Galaxy S22 lineup is already here, the S21 and the S21 Plus both offer additional features and performance at a similar price, so the big question is: can the Galaxy S21 FE...

POCO X4 Pro 5G: Flashy Android mid-ranger for young audiences!

POCO X4 Pro 5G is one of the latest smartphones that aims to deliver a flagship-like experience at a reasonable price of approximately 330 USD / 300 Euro. It was showcased for the first time during the Mobile World Congress 2022 in Barcelona. We’ve been at the Xiaomi/POCO stand,...

12 reasons why Android smartphones suck

Android smartphones come in all shapes and sizes, with different hardware configurations and connectivity options. And yet, they share a common attribute: they suck. And not necessarily when compared to iPhones. Most of them are objectively bad, due to the chaos that is Android and...

Sony Xperia PRO-I review: A tool built for professionals

Over the years, Sony’s smartphone division has taken a different approach than most of the other manufacturers. Sony smartphones have unique designs, they innovate, and they have distinct personalities. However, this also has a polarizing effect on potential users: while some fall...

How to show the battery percentage on Android smartphones

If, like us, you check the battery level on your Android smartphone very often, displaying the battery percentage on the home screen and the lock screen is a must. Luckily, the steps involved to always display the remaining battery life are not complicated. This tutorial illustrates...

How to show the battery percentage on the iPhone and iPad

Are you wondering how to display the battery percentage on your new iPhone 12 or iPhone 13? Or maybe you bought a used iPhone, and you can’t locate the battery percentage information? Then you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we describe how to turn on the battery...

What’s Gorilla Glass? What’s 2.5D glass? How do they compare?

If you’re using a smartphone, it’s almost certain that you’ve come across the term Gorilla Glass. Some of you might already know that it is a special kind of glass used on smartphones, tablets, and other similar devices. However, do you know what it does and why it’s...

13 reasons why the iPhone (still) sucks in 2022

Apple wants you to think that the iPhone is more than a smartphone. You should see it as a status symbol, a high-tech gadget, and a fashion statement, all rolled into one. But honestly, the iPhone is less than a smartphone. If you are planning on buying an iPhone 13 or switching over...

17 differences between iPhones and Android smartphones

Which are better: iPhones or Android smartphones? The debate never ends, and most people choose to be fans of either iOS or Android, no matter what. I’ve owned several iPhones and at least ten Android smartphones in the last decade, and I’m not even counting the ones I review...

6 things we like about the Samsung Galaxy S22 lineup (hands-on preview)

Today, during the Galaxy Unpacked 2022 event, Samsung launched its lineup of Galaxy S22 devices. Before the event, we were given access for a couple of minutes to use and photograph their latest smartphones: Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra. They are all 5G...

How to set an Android proxy server for Wi-Fi networks

Do you have to use a Wi-Fi proxy server for Android to access the internet at school or work? Or maybe you decided to configure an Android proxy server to protect your online privacy? Proxy servers are practical tools that act as intermediaries between you and the rest of the...

3 ways to turn the iPhone 12 on and off (as well as other iPhones)

If you have a new iPhone 11, iPhone 12, or iPhone 13, turning it on and off can be a challenge. While it's pretty intuitive to turn on an iPhone, turning it off is tricky because of extra safeties introduced to make sure you don't accidentally shut down your device. If you want to...