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You may have heard of Xiaomi — the China-based tech company that grew to prominence with its bargain-priced, flagship-grade phones. A lot of them are sold internationally through 3rd party retailers, so you may even be one of the few people that bit the bullet and bought one of these bargains.

Xiaomi is known for another thing besides its affordable phones, though — its super-heavy Android re-skin. Dubbed MIUI, it’s Xiaomi’s own interface that makes the operating system look in a whole different way.

This is why the release of the Xiaomi Mi A1 was such a big deal — the phone is built …


Renders of the alleged Huawei P20 pop up: let's count its cameras!

Just as 2017 was winding down, we got our first leak involving Huawei’s next flagship. Well, flagship trio, to be exact, since — as per the leak — Huawei is prepping three different phones. The “regular” Huawei P20 to be your run-of-the-mill expensive phone, a P20 Plus, which sounds like a phablet variant of the same, and a P20 Pro, which will probably have some hardware bump to cater more towards power users.

While the phones are still shrouded in mystery, there is one curious thing that keeps popping up, rumor after rumor — a triple camera module on the …

The best Star Wars games for iPhone and Android: let's shoot some stormtroopers!

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, people had no smartphones, but they had laser swords and lightspeed space travel… Eh, let’s call it a draw! With the upcoming release of the Star Wars: The Last Jedi and with Star Wars: Battlefront 2 still being hot on the shelves, you’ve probably been reminded of this universe and would like to revisit? How about pick up a nice Star Wars game for your phone or tablet, you know — to achieve that sense of pride and accomplishment while on the go?

Well, you’re in luck — there are plenty of apps and games out there in the …

Let's Tango: a hands-on look at what you can do with the new ASUS ZenFone AR


Whether you’re dressing up in dog ears on Snapchat, or tossing a Pokeball at your latest target in Pokemon GO, smartphone users everywhere are already playing around with augmented reality. But while any phone can use its camera to render graphics on top of a real-world scene, there’s a special class of phones that use extra hardware to take their AR skills to the next level – those built for Google’s Tango platform. We already got to know the first Tango phone last year, Lenovo’s Phab 2 Pro, and now it’s time see how the technology has matured as the next Tango device gets ready to make its …

OK, let's be real – do Android updates matter that much to you?

Android has always been scrutinized for the major issue of slow updates. Sure, Google pushes out the latest Android build to its Nexus and Pixel phones quite fast, but 3rd party manufacturers get left in the dust, trying to make their custom UI play nice with the new OS, then pushing the update to carriers who have to give it the final greenlight before distribution to the users.

But let’s slow down and think about this for a second. Samsung and LG have long had their custom interfaces on top of Google’s OS and they both look radically different to the vanilla Android. …

OnePlus 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S8 selfie comparison: Let's go on an adventure

Here’s a scenario: you’re at a party and someone drunkedly proclaims “let’s take a selfie!” Everyone is on board, obviously, despite the terribleness of the idea (it’s never fun waking up and seeing those 70+ likes on a picture you don’t remember posting). But here’s the big question: which phone do you use?

The following article will most definitely not answer that question — unless your friends group is exclusively limited to Samsung Galaxy S8 or OnePlus 5 users, of course. However, it will hopefully point you in the right direction of what to …

We have what could be an iPhone 8 screen protector: let's analyze it!

Normally we wouldn’t dedicate an article to something as trivial as a smartphone screen protector, but this one is worth covering. Not because it is super-tough or anything. It’s because the accessory is said to be made for one of the next iPhone models. The accent here is on “said to be” since we have no way of confirming the claim’s authenticity. On the other hand, the protector’s design does line up with what iPhone rumors have been pointing at, which makes it worth investigating.
So here’s what we think we know about Apple’s iPhone plans so far. …

OnePlus 5 price and release date? Let's make an educated guess…

OnePlus has managed to achieve what’s nearly impossible in today’s oversaturated smartphone market — make a name for themselves, gather a following, and even build a certain level of anticipation for its next product. All of this through tons of (hit-and-miss) guerrilla marketing, aggressive pricing, and attention to customer needs and desires.

Needless to say, the upcoming OnePlus 5 doesn’t suffer from a lack of interest, especially since it is to follow up two pretty successful products — the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T. The company has now started to tease it more …

Google Maps April Fools let's you play Ms Pac-Man around the world

April Fools Day can be a divisive time. Some people go too far with the “pranks” and end up being jerks, some people love the irreverence, and some get annoyed with all of the brands tryng to get publicity with silly stunts (we’re looking at you T-Mobile ONEsie…). But Google has a history of doing well by the non-holiday and this year is no different, because who can say no to Ms. Pac-Man?

The Google Maps team has a tradition of turning the product into a game for April Fools, and this year might be the best one yet, because it lets you play Ms. Pac-Man on the streets of places …

Let's unbox the HTC U Ultra! Here's our first look at HTC's large new handset

Remember the HTC U Ultra, the dual-screen 5.7-incher that was “inspired by you and made for you”? Announced two months ago, it’s already shipping to the adventurous folks that had pre-ordered it for $749. Guess what, we’re also part of that crowd, as a neat white box with rounded corners got delivered to our doorstep overnight. 

At first sight, you seem to get a lot of phone for the money – although it didn’t quite garner the usual amount of hype and attention, the U Ultra is a flagship-grade phone. With its 5.7-inch Quad HD display, a Snapdragon …