Side-by-side video shootout

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 versus iPhone X shootout compares video recording capabilities

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is a beast of a phone with quite a few amazing features. While the NOte 9 will likely be praised as being one of the best Android smartphones of 2018, many will be wondering how it compares to Apple’s iPhone X. To that end, Casey Neistat took both phones out to …

Same phone, new color

Flame Red HTC U12+ finally added to HTC’s lineup

When the HTC I12+ was unveiled a few months back, HTC announced three distinct colors: Translucent Blue, Ceramic Black and Flame Red. The Translucent Blue color option was unique, giving us a subtle glimpse inside the phone, but Flame Red was the true show stopper. Unfortunately, the color option wasn’t available when the phone hit the market, leaving …

Cutting the cord with Android Auto

Review: Pioneer AVIC-W8400NEX with Wireless Android Auto

It’s no secret that the auto industry is notoriously behind when it comes to cutting-edge technology. While the smartphones we carry in our pockets are extremely powerful, the heat units in our cars are typically underwhelming and often not very intuitive to use. Google’s Android Auto has been around for a few years now, giving …

Big phone, lots to love

9 things you’ll love about the Samsung Galaxy Note 9

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was officially unveiled last week. The phone may look really similar to last year’s Note 8, but Samsung has packed it with with a ton of new features which should justify its ludicrous $1,000+ price tag. We’ve put together a list of the top 9 features you’ll love about the …

Ready for launch

10 Best Android launchers for your home screen

One of the unique features of Android is the ability to change the home screen launcher. As a result, there are tons of different launchers to choose from.


Leak suggests HTC may no longer build its own phones

After the underwhelming launch of the HTC U12+, you might find it surprising that HTC is planning a mid-range successor to its flagship smartphone. From what we can tell, the HTC U12 Life is still on track to launch this fall, but a new rumor claims that HTC will not actually be building the HTC …


How to install Fortnite for Android on non-Samsung phones

Fortnite for Android is one of the most anticipated games we’ve seen in a long time. EPIC Games initially launched the Fortnite Beta for Android, locking it down to a select number of Samsung devices. But now, they’re opening it up to quite a few other Android devices, just as long as the phone is …

Stock Android at a low price

DEAL: Buy Xiaomi’s Mi A2 or the Mi A2 Lite for up to 10% off

Last year’s Xiaomi Mi A1 was one of the most sought-after Android One phones. It offered pretty decent specs, a sleek design and a dual-camera and stock Android at an extremely attractive price. The new Xiaomi Mi A2 and Xiaomi Mi A2 light were announced just a few weeks ago with an upgraded spec sheet and …


Watch the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 unveiling LIVESTREAM

In just a few minutes, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Unpacked Livestream will begin. For your convenience, we’ve embedded the video below so that you can just sit back and enjoy the show. If you’re not caught up on all the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 detail yet, we’ve compiled all the Galaxy Note 9 rumors …

All the rumors in one place

Samsung Galaxy Note 9, what to expect from tomorrow’s unveiling

If you haven’t already heard, Samsung is planning to unveil the Galaxy Note 9 at an event in Brooklyn, New York on August 9th. That’s right, the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will be announced tomorrow! While we’ve known about the launch date for a few weeks now, no one was really expecting the device …

Time for a wider viewpoint

LG is the only one getting dual-sensor camera right

When buying a new smartphone, there are a lot of factors to consider. Many of you are looking for the best performance possible while others want a device that can last a day or two under heavy usage. But one thing that we can all agree on is that a good camera is a must-have feature …

best apps

10 Best Music Apps for Android in 2017

Whether you’re playing local media, streaming from the cloud, or using a subscription service, here are the best music apps for Android right now!

Track your steps for less

DEAL: Xiaomi Mi Band 3 gets at 30% discount

Smartwatches are a great accessory for those who like to track their steps or workouts, but short battery life and high price tags often keep people away. Dedicated fitness trackers like the Xiaomi Mi Band 3 are an amazing alternative, especially since the 110 mAh battery will last you at least 20 days between charges. …

New Smartphone camera king

The HTC U12+ is 2018’s smartphone camera champ

HTC has gotten a lot of flak for the flagship devices it has been putting out recently. The phones have been extremely thick, HTC’s software hasn’t had a substantial update since 2016 and Edge Sense, the main selling point that HTC’s been pushing, is nothing more than a gimmick. But despite all that, HTC has …

Pixelfy your phone

How to get the Pixel experience on your Android smartphone

I’m sure that we can all agree that the Android ecosystem isn’t perfect. There are dozens of new Android phones released every quarter, each with their own unique software and hardware features which manufacturers use to distinguish them from their competitors. The UI may look a bit different on these devices, but for the most …


Android P rumored to launch on August 20

The long-awaited release date for Android P may finally be right around the corner. Famed leakster Evan Blass just posted a new Tweet which places the letter “P” on the 20th of August. While no additional information was shared in the Tweet, it’s not hard to deduce that the image is directly linked to the …

Reviving Wear OS

Google’s Pixel Watch could save Wear OS from extinction

While Google got into the smartwatch game before Apple did with Android Wear, Google’s smartwatch operating system hasn’t seen the same uptake as Apple’s. This fall, Google is expected to unveil multiple Pixel Watches alongside the upcoming Pixel 3 smartphones. There aren’t many concrete details to share, but Google’s Pixel Watches will likely be the …


The Galaxy S9 was an unmitigated disaster for Samsung

The Samsung Galaxy S9 isn’t the phone we expected it to be. I’ll admit that the title of this article may be a bit harsh, but I can guarantee that the folks at Samsung aren’t really happy with how the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ have fared so far. Now, before you jump into the …


OnePlus 6: the 6 Best Features

The OnePlus 6 is a new affordable flagship Android phone from OnePlus with lots of things to love- here are 6 of them.

6 Degrees of Freedom

Hands-On: Lenovo Mirage Solo VR Headset

Although Google IO 2018 was mostly about software and AI, several hardware partners made announcements in tandem with the event. We saw JBL unveil a Soundbar with Google Assistant, a trio of manufacturers showed Smart Displays with Google Assistant due out in July, and Lenovo followed on the heels of Oculus Go by announcing their …

Best of Phandroid

Capture scrolling screenshots with any Android device

Capturing a screenshot on an Android device is pretty simple. Press the unique button combination on your smartphone or tablet and you can capture and share a screenshot in a matter of seconds. A handful of new smartphones feature a scrolling screenshot option which allows you to capture an entire web page, yourapp drawer or even …

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.

Big Things

10 Biggest Announcements at Google IO 2018

NOTE: This post will be continually updated to rank the biggest announcements from Google IO 2018 as they occur!…refresh often! We made our Google IO 2018 predictions but the time has come for Google to make things officially official. Here are the biggest announcements from the event, updated by the minute, as they happen. Google …