Nick Gray

Editor in Chief

I'm a life-long tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC. After writing about tech for more than a decade, I jumped at the opportunity to take on the role of Editor in Chief at Phandroid. Please contact me at nick@phandroid.com.

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Samsung Galaxy S20 pricing show why flagship smartphones are dying

Jan 21st - By now you’ve probably seen the latest Samsung Galaxy S20 rumor. Pricing for the phone will start at €900 – €1000 for the Galaxy S20 and reach €1300 for the Galaxy S20 Ultra. If you’re thinking that flagship smartphone prices are out of control, you’re not alone. So just heard S20 prices. Expect these to …

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Disney+ will make its UK and wider EU debut earlier than expected

Jan 21st - After its successful launch in the US, Disney+ is set to make its debut in the UK and other select European markets on March 24th, a week earlier than expected. Disney+ Pricing in the UK will be £5.99 per month or £59.99 for a full year while the monthly and yearly subscription pricing in the …

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Leaked OnePlus 8 Pro photo confirms the phone’s most anticipated feature

Jan 20th - The upcoming OnePlus 8 Pro has been in the news quite a bit lately, but today’s leak finally gives us visual evidence that the phone’s most anticipated feature. A leaked image from True-Tech.net claims to show off a OnePlus 8 Pro, highlighting the phone’s 120Hz display and its hole-punch cutout for its front-facing camera. We’ve …

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Latest Samsung Galaxy Z Flip rumor leaves us disappointed

Jan 20th - As we inch our way closer to Samsung’s February 11th Unpacked event, rumors surrounding the company’s second foldable smartphone have become a lot more frequent. While there’s still a lot we don’t know about the clamshell-style foldable phone, every new leaked detail leaves us with a bit more disappointment. The latest Samsung Galaxy Z Flip …

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Xiaomi to spin off POCO to take on OnePlus

Jan 17th - The launch of the POCO F1 in 2018 was an unexpected move from Xiaomi. While the company had been building affordable flagship smartphones for years, the new sub-brand was intended to deliver uncompromising performance for the lowest price possible. The phone lived up to expectations (despite a lackluster camera experience), but nearly 20 months later …

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How to SIM Unlock the Samsung Galaxy S9 for free

Jan 17th - There’s little doubt that the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the larger Galaxy S9 Plus are among the best smartphones of 2018. But if you find yourself reading this article, you’re likely already aware of that. What you want to know is how you can SIM unlock the Samsung Galaxy S9 since it is SIM locked to …

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Best of CES 2020

Jan 14th - CES may not be the best tech show for smartphones, but it does set the stage for what we should expect to see throughout 2020. While there were certainly a lot of products unveiled during the week, only a few were good enough to be selected for Phandroid’s “Best of CES” award. Selected by our …

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Pioneer Android Auto head units are now smarter with Alexa and larger HD displays

Jan 8th - Pioneer has been building quality Android Auto head units for a few years now, but this year it finally upgraded its models to feature 720p displays, a massive upgrade from the traditional 480 resolution that the aftermarket automotive players have been using for a very long time. The star of the show is the DMH-WT8600NEX, …

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Diesel On Fadelite smartwatch hands-on: bold and beautiful

Jan 6th - At CES this week, Diesel unveiled yet another Wear OS smartwatch, the new Diesel On Fadelite. Like the On Axiel which was unveiled as a few months back at IFA, the On Fadelite is large and bold, but the company has dramatically changed the design, giving the new watch a much more playful look with …

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Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook offers 2-in-1 tablet functionality to the budget space

Jan 6th - Chromebooks these days come in a lot of shapes and sizes. While Lenovo has traditionally offered budget-friendly options, mainly built for the education segments, the company is showing off the new 2-in-1  Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook at CES which uses the less popular tablet form factor with a detachable keyboard and stand. Now, we’ve seen …

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Suunto 7 Wear OS smartwatch hands-on: the perfect smartwatch for fitness fanatics

Jan 6th - At CES 2020, the Wear OS ecosystem got a little bigger with the introduction of the Suunto 7 smartwatch. While the Suunto brand may not be well known to most, the Finnish company has been around for decades, building fitness-oriented watches that compete with the likes of Garmin. The Suunto 7 if the company’s first …

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Lenovo ThinkSmart View revolutionizes business communications

Jan 5th - For the past few years, Lenovo has bee showing up at CES with new smart display products for the home. Since the company added new products to that category at IFA just a few months back, it decided to tweak some of the hardware it already had for the corporate space with the introduction of …

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Samsung reveals mid-range Galaxy S10 Lite & Note 10 Lite ahead of CES

Jan 3rd - While CES is set to kick into high gear early next week, Samsung has decided to get ahead of its competitors by unveiling the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite and Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite ahead of the show. The two phones are practically indistinguishable on the outside since they feature more of the same design …

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Crazy deal on Anker’s Zolo Liberty true wireless earbuds offers 62% discount

Dec 30th - Typically all the good deals come before Christmas rolls around, but Anker has just slashed the price on its Zolo Liberty true wireless Bluetooth earbuds, bringing them to their lowest price ever! Typically priced at $80, the Zolo Liberty earbuds are now welling for $29.99 thanks to a price drop and an extra $20 coupon …