do we need a 1000 dollar flagship

Do we need $1000+ flagships?

Most smartphone manufacturers released or are planning on releasing a flagship device that will be priced at around $1000. A few years ago you could get a top of the line smartphone for $600-$700 but nowadays even OnePlus manages to sell their best smartphone at $900, with bigger names easily going over $1000. Technology has evolved a lot and I do get the increase in price. Screen and batteries are getting bigger, smartphones are more powerful and come with more…

us china trade war

Most of you think that Xiaomi is next!

Last week we started a poll where we tackled the ban on Huawei devices and equipment. We wanted to know who do you think has the same faith, considering the rise of Chinese smartphones in the past years. We only included famous brands that have a significant market share, so manufacturers like Umidigi, Doogee or Elephone are not even on the list. We thought that these are too small to be of any thread. What did the results show? The…

How to make your smartphone more private

How to make your smartphone more private The recent scandal related to Xiaomi is only a drop in the vast ocean of privacy issues and misleading of users related to data gathered by companies or different applications. Like we mentioned in our article, what Xiaomi did is not OK, but sadly they are far from the only company that is doing this. On the bright side, there is a way for you to make your phone more private and to…

How serious is the Xiaomi tracking that was recently discovered?

If you follow tech news you most probably heard about the recent investigation by Gabi Cirlig on behalf of Forbes on Xiaomi’s web browsers. If not, I will write in short what it is all about, but first I would like to state that I am not taking Xiaomi’s side or any side for that matter. I am simply stating the facts and try to shed a bit of light on the whole situation and if the whole situation is…

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.…

redmi-note-9-pro-vs-realme-6-vs-poco-x2

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…