Category: Android Smartphone News
Android Smartphone News
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.”
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.
This year, I’ve decided not to buy the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, here’s my Top 5 reasons why.
Probably the biggest smartphone scam that’s been going around for at least the last 10 years is on eBay is people buying phones on carriers like AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, or Verizon then claim insurance on them(so they get a new phone for free) after 3-6 months after you buy the phone. The reason why this scam works is because eBay itself ONLY guarantees you for 30-days at maximum(if seller does) and by the time your phone is blacklisted 3 to 6 months later, eBay is no longer responsible for the blacklisted phone. It is actually the perfect scammer for scammers out there but if you are just trying to get a brand, new phone for a bit cheaper then buying at the stores, you may end up paying hundred of dollars more.
In this short tutorial, I show you how to fix the DREADED STATIC screen on the LG V20 which usually happens on a V20 w/ a custom ROM while booting. The first time this happened to me, I thought it was because of the custom ROM I was installing, maybe it was buggy or something. Well, recently, I found a simple way to fix it and also reasons why this is happening.
It seems like Samsung has made some changes to the international Exynos Galaxy S9/S9+ and not all T-Mobile 4G LTE bands are supported this year unlike previous Galaxy phones. AT&T is not affected but if you are on T-Mobile, just know you may get stuck on HSPA+ most of the time if you buy the international Exynos Galaxy S9/S9+ models.