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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Oppo Reno 5 Pro camera test: much-needed improvement

Feb 24th - For the past few years, Oppo has focused most of its efforts on its Find X lineup to ensure that its flagship smartphones delivered the best photography experience possible. Oppo may be a bit behind the competition on that front, but they’re still among the best.By comparison, the Oppo Reno devices have been neglected, getting …

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Amazing Galaxy Note 20 Ultra deal offers $375 discount!

Feb 24th - There are plenty of good deals on mid-range smartphones these days, but if you’re looking for a chance to get in on one of the best smartphones on the market, now’s your chance!The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is on sale right now for $925! For those keeping track, that’s a $375 discount on the …

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Huawei Mate X2 comes to life with some Galaxy Fold 2 DNA

Feb 22nd - Two years after the original Huawei Mate X was unveiled, the company has pulled back the curtain to give the world a first look at its successor. That’s right, the new Huawei Mate X2 is finally here, delivering a complete redesign. Rather than sporting a single flexible display that wraps around the exterior of the …

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Google Fi is offering a 3-month 50% discount for new customers

Feb 19th - Google if finally putting in a bit of effort to make Google Fi a bit more compelling. The tech giant is now offering a 50% discount for three months on its unlimited plans for every new line that you sign up with the service. Technically, Google Fi’s unlimited plan IS limited to 22GB of data …

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The cheap OnePlus Nord smartphones are proving naysayers wrong

Feb 17th - It’s no secret that OnePlus has ambitious to carve out space for itself in the budget and mid-range smartphone segments. Last year the company launched three Nord smartphones, deviating from the typical path that Oneplus has carved out for itself.While the OnePlus Nord was considered by many to be one of the best mid-range smartphones …

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Flexispot Comhar Standing Desk review: essentials plus a bit more

Feb 16th - Now, more than ever, there’s a good chance that you may be looking at buying a new desk. While office furniture may typically not be a high priority on people’s “must-have” lists, a good setup for studying, getting work done or even gaming is something we’re all thinking about more than we typically do. If …

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Poco M3 GCam review: turning trash into treasure

Feb 16th - Around here we’re big fans of Google’s computational photography work. There’s no denying that computational photography has allowed high-end smartphones to take much better photos through the stock apps that manufacturers have built into their respective devices, but the GCam app pulled from Google’s Pixel smartphones is now being used by many as a way …

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Fossil Gen 5 LTE review: not the upgrade we were expecting

Feb 16th - Anyone interested in a Wear OS smartwatch these days has likely taken a peek at what the Fossil Gen 5 has to offer. The smartwatch has been available since 2019, but it’s still a solid contender when compared to the competition and it used as the base for most devices developed by Fossil Group.The one …

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NOTHING teaser hints at future phone, watch and computer launches

Feb 16th - NOTHING has been making quite a few headlines since Carl Pei unveiled his new company last month. While the company has officially announced that one of its first products will be wireless earbuds, we recently learned that Nothing acquired Essential, suggesting that a smartphone will be one in the cards at some point in the …

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Hasselblad camera could make the OnePlus 9 Pro the best smartphone of 2021

Feb 12th - If the new Samsung Galaxy S21 devices haven’t yet enticed you to spend your hard-earned cash on a new smartphone, there’s a good chance that you’re patiently waiting to see what OnePlus brings to the table in 2021.While OnePlus pushed up the launch of its flagship smartphone last year, we will likely still have to …

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra review: finally living up to its name

Feb 11th - Let’s be honest, 2020 wasn’t a particularly good year for smartphone sales. We saw a handful of great phones hit the market, but the pandemic forced a lot of people to reevaluate what was truly important, and a flagship smartphone simply didn’t make the cut for most, especially devices like the  Galaxy S20 with its …

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Still using Hangouts? Google Chat Beta access may be around the corner

Feb 11th - It feels like we’ve been talking about the impending demise of Google Hangouts for the better part of a decade. In reality, been a little over two years since we officially learned that Hangouts would be scrapped and replaced with Google Chat, the evolution of Hangouts Chat (the company’s messaging service for Google Workspace users) …

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Nothing’s first product announcement has me disappointed

Feb 9th - In an interview with Bloomberg, Carl Pei revealed the first product that Nothing will be bringing to market later this year… wireless earbuds.Wait, is he serious?All companies need to start somewhere, but I don’t think any of us were expecting Carl Pei to leave OnePlus, one of the most respected smartphone brands on the market, …

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Leak reveals Android 12 to undergo some major changes

Feb 9th - The rollout of Android 11 is finally picking up momentum with more and more devices being updated to the latest version of the operating system, but Google is already getting close to releasing the first developer preview of Android 12. While it’ll be months before all the details are finalized and the final build is …

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How to add wireless charging to the OnePlus 8

Feb 4th - The OnePlus 8 is one of our favorite smartphones of 2020, but it lacks one key feature: wireless charging.For more than a decade, wireless charging has been featured in high-end smartphones, allowing users to charge their device by simply placing it on a Qi-compatible wireless charging pad or stand. The convenience of wireless charging means …