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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Amazing discount makes the OnePlus 8 even cheaper!

Jul 1st - The OnePlus 8 is one of our favorite smartphones this year, winning the Phandroid Editor’s Choice Award for its incredible performance and overall value. While the phone typically sells for a reasonable $699, a new OnePlus 8 discount has reduced the price of the phone to $640! The device in question is the international variant of …

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Huawei Freebuds 3i review: amazing ANC earbuds on a budget

Jun 29th - If you’ve been looking to purchase a pair of true wireless earbuds lately, you’ve probably noticed that the market is flooded with a thousand and one options. There are options in the $30 to $80 range from companies that you’ve never heard of before, but if you want to buy something decent, you’ll easily need …

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Amazing Google Assistant powered smart ceiling fan is 50% off!

Jun 26th - Gone are the days when smart products in your home were limited to LED light bulbs and WiFi switches. TRIFECTÉ now has a whole lineup of smart ceiling cans that can be controlled with Google Assistant or Alexa, giving you full control over your lighting and cooling in your room. While these products are usually …

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Eight Security Tips for All Android Users

Jun 24th - People are more worried about their privacy than before. Did you know that one billion Android devices are at risk of hacking? Now, mobile security has become essential because we store almost everything on our mobile phones. Be its confidential information, bank account details, credit card number, private chats, family photos, personal data, appointments, or even …

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The new Honor 9A is quite a compelling smartphone for €149

Jun 23rd - Honor is back with a new entry-level smartphone, the new Honor 9A. While the phone may only cost €149.90 when it goes on sale in early July, the device’s specs make it quite appealing when compared to the competition.The Honor 9A isn’t going to impress anyone when compared to phones in the €250 to €300 …

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Razer Kishi smartphone gamepad review: who needs a Switch?

Jun 23rd - Mobile gaming devices have been around for decades. If you’re older than 30, you likely have great memories of the Nintendo Gameboy or the Sega Game Gear. While the graphics those devices offered were a far cry from what we have today, no one can deny how satisfying it was to own a handheld gaming …

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Leaked Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 design is a step in the wrong direction

Jun 22nd - The foldable smartphone category undeniably the most exciting segment of the market these day, using in new form factors that promise to change the way we use our devices. While Samsung wasn’t the first to the party, the Galaxy Fold was certainly one of the most versatile and unique foldable smartphones to hit the market …

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Red Magic 5G review: an untamed beast

Jun 18th - As someone who reviews smartphones for a living, as you might imagine I get a lot of questions from friends and family wondering which smartphone they should buy. I always make sure to ask a few questions about their use cases, if they’re locked into the Apple ecosystem and what they expect from the cameras …

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How to install Android 11 Beta on the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro

Jun 12th - As is typically the fassion, OnePlus has just announced that the Android 11 Beta for its two newest smartphones is available for download and installation. If you happen to own an unlocked OnePlus 8 or Oneplus 8 Pro, you can install the Android 11 Beta on your device. Unfortunately, the T-Mobile and Verizon variants of …

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The Xiaomi Mi Band 5 is finally here!

Jun 11th - The long-awaited Xiaomi Mi Band 5 has finally landed! If you’re looking for a new fitness tracker that doesn’t break the bank, the mi Band 5 should be one of your top picks.The Mi Band 5 sports a 1.1-inch color AMOLED display which is 20% larger than what Xiaomi featured on the mi Band 4, …

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How to capture scrolling screenshots with any Android device

Jun 11th - 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 …

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Google’s ‘unsuccessful’ Pixel smartphones outsold OnePlus in 2019

Jun 10th - As we’ve seen over the past few years, it’s quite hard to break into the smartphone market and compete with the established players. We’ve watched as Samsung has taken out big players like HTC and witnessed the disastrous attempt by Essential to make a name for itself. Google’s foray into the smartphone space with its …

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HTC to unveil its first 2020 smartphone on June 16

Jun 9th - It’s official: HTC will unveil a new smartphone on June 16!It wasn’t too long ago that sentences like that were written on tech blogs across the web every month or two. Unfortunately, these days, it’s a rare occurrence. The image below was shared to HTC’s community site, teasing a June 16th launch of a new …