Trouble ahead

Galaxy S21 sales are almost 50% lower than Galaxy S10, prompting an internal review

Earlier today we learned that according to one research firm, Xiaomi had overtaken Samsung in terms of global market share. Samsung losing the top spot as the biggest smartphone brand in the world is rather surprising given the millions of dollars poured into marketing. However, a new report from Business Post (via 9to5Google) claims that sales of …

Down goes Samsung

It actually happened: Xiaomi has dethroned Samsung as the largest smartphone brand in the world

Just a few short weeks ago, a report surfaced claiming that Xiaomi had overtaken Apple to become the second-largest smartphone maker in terms of global market share. Today, Counterpoint Research has released its latest projections and Xiaomi has now overtaken Samsung to become the world’s largest smartphone brand.According to the report, the change in market share …

Early unboxing

Galaxy Buds 2 unboxing video provides more details ahead of next week’s launch

Yesterday we saw the first real-world images of the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2, as someone was able to get their hands on the earbuds a bit early and shared some early impressions. Now, we’re getting a look at our first unboxing of the upcoming earbuds courtesy of The Mobile Central.In the video, there’s not much shown …

New Cams

Google unveils all-new Nest Cam series with lower prices and better features

Over the past few years, we’ve seen a renaissance of sorts when it comes to smart home cameras and security. Companies like Eufy and Wyze have shown that you don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars to get a great security system, and it’s forced the likes of Nest, Ring, and Arlo to come down …

Best of Phandroid

Android 101: Shortcuts are the best Android feature you aren’t using

If you’re an Android newbie, we’re sure you’ve already figured out how to move around and set up icons on your homescreen to your liking. That’s the easy part. In this Android 101, we wanted to educate you on one of Android’s most underused features: shortcuts.

5G on a budget

Samsung Galaxy A32 review: the budget 5G smartphone to buy

If you were looking for a 5G smartphone in 2020, you’d need to spend around $500 if you wanted to pick up the cheapest option on the market. Fast forward to the middle of 2021 and there are plenty of 5G options that will cost you $300 or less. The new Samsung Galaxy A32 is …

Syncing clipboards

How to copy and paste between Android and Windows with SwiftKey

Microsoft has just pushed an update to the SwiftKey beta app, including a pretty nifty feature that is expected to come to the stable version later this year. With the update, you can now sync the contents of your clipboard between your Android phone and Windows computer.This makes it much easier to move things around …

another teaser

Xiaomi teases a full-screen Mi Mix 4 with no hole punch or notch

It seems that Xiaomi is going down the “slow-burn” route when it comes to teasing the upcoming Mi Mix 4. Earlier in the week we learned about an event taking place on August 10th, then the company confirmed the Mi Mix 4 would make its debut at the event. Early this morning, another teaser has …

Cheaper buds

Honor Earbuds 2 Lite include ANC and more than 30 hours of battery life for under $90

In case none of the recently-announced earbuds have tickled your fancy, maybe Honor can help with its introduction of the Earbuds 2 Lite. These earbuds have a familiar design that we continue to see across the market, but bring some unexpected features for an extremely low price.HONOR Earbuds 2 Lite Specs Drivers: 10mm high-fidelity dynamic …

Galaxy Flop

5 reasons why the Samsung Galaxy S21 was a flop

Based on the figures, it seems that the Samsung Galaxy S21 is a flop. Sales aren’t as high as Samsung would have liked, and here are some of the reasons why we think that is.