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Why I am NOT Buying Galaxy Note 10 “Right Now”!

Every year, Samsung releases the Galaxy Note series about 6 months after the S series.  For example, the Galaxy S10 was launched in March earlier this year and the new Galaxy Note 10 will be available at end of August.   This timing “gap” allows means you are getting much of the same but paying a lot more.

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Galaxy Note 10 LEAKED by FCC!

FCC accidentally put some of the upcoming Galaxy Note 10 photos on their website.

According to the photos, Galaxy Note 10 will have no notch(as usual with Samsung thank God) and the camera seemed to be in the bezel area, not in-display like the Galaxy S10/S10 Plus.  Which I think is much better since I am always swiping over the front camera with my Galaxy S10.

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I DROPPED my Pixel 3A XL Screen on 3rd Day of Use! [PSA:WATCH BEFORE BUYING!]

So, I own around 200 Android smartphones, have grown from smartphones with Gorilla Glass 1 all the way to the latest Gorilla Glass 6 and have never broken a screen when dropped onto flat surface.  On my 3rd day of using my brand, new Google Pixel 3A XL with a case(that Google sent me), I dropped it while taking out of my pocket but thankfully it was only a 1-foot drop as I caught it sort of in mid air and didn’t catch it.  Upon picking it up, I notice two cracks that appeared.  Since I dropped it on a flat surface with the case on, the case’s lip actually prevented the screen from touching the ground.  So it got me wondering, how did it break?

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Android Setup Wars #2!

First Entry comes from Clue Knight who has a Lenovo Zuk Z1 who is running AOSPExtended ROM w/ Android 8.1 Oreo.  According to Clue, he uses this ROM because, “ One of the best custom ROM I have ever used because it provides a pure stock android interface running Oreo update, a good battery optimization, and superb improvements based in stock ROM.  It provides a pure stock android with one of a kind customization called the extensions, where you can tweak almost anything.”

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Xiaomi Launches Pocophone F1 $300 Phone w/ Snapdragon 845!

Today, Xiaomi launches Pocophone F1, an Android smartphone with latest Snapdragon 845 processor that starts at just $300 USD.   Expected to release on August 29th next week, the Pocophone F1 gives you performance of a flagship phone at 1/3 the cost!  Pocophone F1 has 2 rear cameras, a 12MP F1.9 and 5MP F2.0 depth sensor along with a 20MB F2.0 front camera.  Interestingly Xiaomi has cut down on the cost of its screen by utilizing the older Gorilla Glass 3, which I think is actually great idea if it can cut down on price.   It does feature an 18.7:9 ratio 1080×2246 pixel IPS LCD screen, which may be the ultimate deciding factor for some of you who want a good screen.  Pocophone F1 also has a whopping 4,000mAh battery along with Quick Charge 3.0, which should prove great for those who need all-day battery life.  The back is covered by cheap, polycarbonate material, cutting down the prices further.