Redmi Note 9 Pro Max vs Realme 6 Pro vs Poco X2

We compared the Redmi Note 9 Pro with the similarly priced Realme 6 and now it is time to look on how the more powerful Redmi Note 9 Pro Max stands against the Realme 6 Pro. The two devices target the same demographic and price-range and are obvious direct competitors. Obviously we will also include the Poco X2 as well as last year’s Redmi Note 8 Pro. The non-Max version did not stand very well, spec-wise, in our last comparison.…

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Redmi Note 9 Pro vs Realme 6 vs Poco X2

The release of the Redmi Note 9 Pro yesterday was a bit underwhelming, with many voices saying that the device is not really an improvement over last year’s devices, let alone compared to the other smartphones released recently like the Poco X2 or the Realme 6. Let us take a look at these devices and see which one is truly better and what are the strength of each. And, as a bonus, I also threw in here last year Redmi…

[HOW TO] Create your own MIUI Theme

MIUI is extremely customizable, offering the possibility to install themes that almost completely change the look and feel of the entire user interface. There is even a dedicated theme marketplace where you can download new ones and even buy premium themes from talented artists and theme makers. But what if you are talented and skilled yourself or simply can’t find a theme to your liking? Fear not, since you have the possibility to create your own theme. Here is how…

Realme 6 Pro vs Poco X2 vs Redmi Note 8 Pro – Which phone should you buy?

With the release of the Realme 6 series, the competition for the mid-range market started to become quite interesting. High-refresh rate screens, great cameras, and fast charging are finally available on the cheap. However, there have been other similarly speced smartphones launched not too long ago. Both the Poco X2 and the Redmi Note 8 Pro offer great performance for the price and really good cameras. Poco X2 even has a higher refresh rate screen. Let us take a look…

Three smartphones you wish you could buy

There are many interesting smartphones on the market, some more expensive than others. A few, like the Huawei Mate Xs or the Samsung Galaxy Fold, are really expensive but there are still many that can afford them and are more than willing to pay $2000 or even more for a smartphone. There are a few devices that, even if you have the money, you can’t buy them. These are concept smartphones that are available in prototype form for reviewers and…

Forget about AirDrop! Use this free and open-source service right now

There has been a lot of talk about Google’s nearby-sharing feature (or AirDrop clone) in the past few days. We recently saw it in action thanks to XDA-Developers and it looks really promising. But what if I told you that such a service already exists, works without any problems and is completely free and open-source? Furthermore, there is no privacy risk since the files are transferred directly between the two devices and not through a server. Also, you don’t need…

How to handle shipping delays: Roidmi vs Umidigi

Almost a month ago I wrote about Roidmi and how their IndieGoGo campaign, despite having huge commercial success, ended in disaster. Back then, almost no backers from Europe got their vacuums even though the deadline was two months passed, and other regions saw big delays as well. After that article Roidmi started to respond (after more than a month of complete silence) and saying that shipping will be done soon. Another company, Umidigi, had a similar situation and they handled…

Understanding Xiaomi’s smartphone lineup: what do they all mean?

Apple has really easy to follow smartphone lineup. Each year they release a new device and they increment the number. For the past few releases, they added a “Max” model and now a “Pro” one, but all in all it was rather easy to follow. Samsung has a similar approach with its Galaxy line. When you read the name of two devices from those companies you immediately know which one is newer and has better specs. The same can’t be…

How to limit and track your child’s smartphone time

Back when we were children, mobile phones just started to become popular and very few people actually had one. Also, since mobile phones were basic, only having call and text capabilities, children had little-to-no incentive in using them. As technology progressed, devices became more popular, more powerful and with better features. Now, smartphones are widely available and at affordable prices and the cell phone can do a lot more than basic calling. For today’s children, the smartphone has become something…

Android phones already can do what the new iPhone can, plus a lot more

Everybody is talking about the new iPhones that were announced yesterday and I feel forced to talk about them as well, even though it is not the main focus of this website. So, I decided to look at things from a different perspective. Android users have been mocking the “innovations” that Apple made in the past years and how all these can already be seen on Android devices for a while. That is why I will like to take this…