Questions tagged [smartphones]

A mobile phone with an integrated computer and features not generally associated with a telephone. Use this tag when asking about advanced mobile phones and features beyond placing a telephone call on such devices.

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Dumb phone with gps and hotspot and without browser or apps

I'm looking for suggestions and recommendations for something that might not exist but perhaps there does exist something that's close. From the highest level, I want to "downgrade" my ...
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With the same hardware, how is my phone getting worse performance than other phones?

Now just wanted to make a disclaimer, I came from the iPhone side. and this is my first time in 5 years that I have used any android phones. So I have got myself a Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3, and when I ...
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Recommend me phone with multiple sim slots

Number of slots must be many. Main purpose is to store whatsapp sms and that's it. Cheap price. Cheapest cost per sim. Being able to run multiple whatsapp account is a plus. So something like secure ...
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Second hand smartphone with Android updates for the next few years

I would like to buy a smartphone for less than 150 €. I like the idea more to get an older smartphone which was great at that time than a new and cheap one for a few reasons, e.g. sustainability. But ...
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What kind of smartphone should I be buying if my one and only use is going to be "BankID"?

In Sweden, there's a bunch of very confusing "e-id" things, but it basically boils down to this: you need something called "Mobile BankID". In theory, there are other solutions, ...
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Phones with notification LED and Call number filter?

There's any cellphone with notification LED? I don't want apps; I want something working from factory. Any model does have a customizable calling numbers filter? For example, to block numbers starting ...
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Camera quality: OnePlus 2 vs Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite vs OnePlus Nord N10

I have a OnePlus 2. It has an excellent camera. Later I got a Xiaomi A2 Lite. When making that choice I pretty much focused on the specs on paper and since "camera quality" isn't a number ...
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5TB Seagate External Hard Drive interface with Smartphone device

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2016/11/15/13642078/seagate-backup-plus-portable-5tb-hard-drive Can this product interface with any Smartphone device for Backup / Restore? In this case, the ...
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Best phone currently available for recording video in indoor lighting

I know the Pixel can handle low-light and night shots fantastically, and with the 4a, a low price point. However, process magic starts to fail with video recordings. What are the current phones in US ...
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Sub GBP £250 Android 'phone with long battery life - as of June 2021

Only 2 things really interest me - long battery life & cost - sub £250 ~= US $ 350, Eur 290 . I am replacing an old UleFone Power which had an 1100maH battery (!). I don't care that it was a brick ...
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Phone under 145mm

I want to replace my iPhone 7 Plus with smaller device. Unfortunately, it is quite hard to find a good phone. Could you please advise me? Usage: calls, messaging, music, working with my photo gallery ...
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Device to record cell phone calls from an Android smartphone

Ideally, all cell phones would have integrated functionality to record calls. After all, they directly handle all the audio of the calls, and have plenty of storage to save them. Plus, the phone ...
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Rugged/tough smartphones that support LineageOS?

Do you guy know tough smartphones for industrial and construction workers that support LineageOS? Something like: https://blog.puls.com/most-durable-phones LineageOS 16 or 17 support. Durable and ...
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I'm looking for the right hub / adapter which can work with my vga to smartphone cable and some other USB devices like mouse and keyboard

I'm using the adapter that you see below to attach a VGA monitor to my smartphone and I see on the monitor what I see on my smartphone (samsung note 3) : now,what I want to do is to find the working ...
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Are there any mobile phones that can run desktop Linux?

Please recommend a mobile phone, if any exist, that can run desktop Linux. Any Linux distribution is acceptable. I'm not too concerned about size, but it should be no larger than the largest Android ...
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USB Power Meter to measure Smartphone Energy Consumption

Is it possible to use an USB power meter like the UM24C (https://liutyi.info/um24c/) to measure the energy consumption of a smartphone (in detail, I would to measure the current drain)? For example, ...
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What are some affordable devices with foss rom support?

Which phones would you recommend that are affordable for person living in third world and support custom, open source rom like Lineage or Cyanogen ? Requirements: Cheap and affordable, bonus if under ...
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Android phone with powerful signal antenna (eventually exended), good Bluetooth and Wifi range

My scenario is that at ground level I do not have phone signal. At around 20m height I get quite a good phone sinal, including internet. I would like to use an Android phone to use it for voice ...
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Suggest me gaming phone with LCD display without notch and rounded corners

Suggest me gaming phone with LCD display without notch and rounded corners. With custom ROMs available and dual sim.
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Smartphone recommendation

I'm looking for a new smartphone to replace my aging OnePlus 6. I tried replacing it so far with... A OnePlus 7T Pro - Screen was waaay too curved. Front camera too slow for FaceID, In-Screen ...
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Asus ROG Phone II vs OnePlus 7T vs iPhone XR

I want to buy a new phone for Gaming purposes. Below are my requirements. 1. Performance is the topmost priority 2. Camara performance can be neglected 3. Long battery backup 4. Headphone-jack is ...
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Bluetooth footswitch for Android video

I've got an LG V30 smartphone that I would like to start using to record my band's performances. The problem is that there are substantial times between each song (long story) so I would like to use a ...
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Looking for a cheap rugged phone

I'm a very clumsy person and I "regularly" drop my phone, sometimes onto hard ground. My most recent phone was the Moto G4 and it was amazing: it was cheap, indestructable (almost!) and had a great ...
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Budget android phone to upgrade to from an iPhone 5S

Idk if this is the right site to ask, correct me if im wrong :) I'm about to change my iPhone 5S to some android based phone. My budget is about 150$. I'm from Belarus, so that might affect what ...
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Suggest me phone with removable battery

Please suggest me phone with these requirements: Removable battery Dual sim 4 GB RAM or more Available extended battery not less than 8Ah Available bootloader unlocking Exclude LG V20
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Is there a way to add a hardware button (linked physically or via Bluetooth) to an iPhone 7 which allows unlocking of the phone?

If the iPhone 7 button has become defective and non-replaceable - is there any way a physical button can be added / connected to the iPhone so that pressing it unlocks the phone (with appropriate ...
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What smartphone doesn't necessitate me to have any application besides basic applications (as defined)?

I use OnePlus 6 smartphone which I bought about 18 months ago; I generally really like this smartphone and generally happy I bought it. Putting aside the cannot-be-deleted and in-my-opinion-crappy "...
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Is there any dual sim phone which can use both cards at once? If yes, could someone recommend me such phone?

I have 2 sim cards. One provides me internet, another provides calling and SMS. I can't use internet while someone is calling me. Are there any phones on which I can use internet when someone is ...
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Bluetooth enabled, portable, battery powered, weighing scale for groceries weighing (commercial use)

I'm looking for a physical weighing scale/machine that allows the cashier to weigh different groceries (one at a time, of course) - and the weight be reflected via bluetooth* into the cashier's ...
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Android devices best placed for being putting into monitor/promiscuous mode

What Android devices are best placed for being putting into monitor/promiscuous mode? I asked on https://android.stackexchange.com/ and they suggested coming here. I know the Nexus 5 is a good ...
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Android Phone capable of running Ubuntu (or any Linux)?

For travel I have a Raspberry Pi 4 that I setup as a mini server and secure router. I added a battery to it, and a screen to show basic system statistics. It works well, but it's kind of bulky and ...
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Cheap LineageOS-compartible smartphone without GApps

With the Black Fridays round the corner I am thinking about buying a new smartphone for me. Though because of privacy concerns I need an android one without having Facebook and gapps (I am fine with F-...
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Small (<4") smartphone with 4G

I nearly always have my smartphone with me, but hardly ever use it, I prefer my 10" tablet. However I sometimes want to check calendar, mail, banking, weather radar and such. I use a belt holster and ...
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10 watt wireless charging receiver for phone

I want to add wireless charging to my USB-C phone. I have found many 5 watt Qi charging receivers online, like these, but no faster ones. 5 watt is way too slow compared to my usual wired fast ...
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Long range interface between a Raspberry Pi and a smartphone?

I would like to control a Raspberry Pi 4 with my smartphone (for my drone). Now I'm looking for an interface between the RPi and my Android phone. Requirements: Control with a web interface or app ...
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Long lasting, reliable Smartphone, 350€ max

I am looking for a new Android smartphone. I currently have the Huawei Honor 8. I use my phone primarily for the following things: Phone Calls WhatsApp "Gaming" Playing music, via headphones or ...
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A wireless gaming headset that works for linux, windows, macosx, andriod, and ios under 200 usd

The problem in general So I'm on the search for a new gaming headset. I go through headsets like crazy due to the fact that I constantly drop things. Dropped item with wire plugged in = damaged wire. ...
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Is it safe/wise to buy a smartphone with 1280x720 resolution display in 2019?

I'm looking to buy a new phone and I'm in need of an advice. I want something smaller and I have found a 4.6inch Android smartphone which is great for me (Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact). It is all around a ...
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What currently-manufactured (2019) phone is most similar in form and function to a Samsung Galaxy Note 5?

I have a Note 5, and it is good - but it is also definitely half broken. I need a new phone, and I was hoping you all might have ideas. Specifically, I am looking for a phone that preferably has: a ...
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Current USB C smartphones with 5000mah around $400 comaprable to Honor 8?

I've found Honor 8X Max with 5000mah capacity and almost ordered it but then found out it has no USB-C so slow charging. What are most close alernatives, that is not much more expensive but 4-5 Ah ...
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Phone with removable battery or hardware off?

Long story short, I work with a lot of RF equipment, and it would be really convenient if I could have a phone that I could truly turn OFF instead of having to leave it a million miles away in a ...
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Smartphone with DAB+ digital radio builtin

Back in 2016, the LG (G) Stylus 2 was the first phone with a builtin DAB+ radio. It has now been discontinued. Are there any more recent mobile phones with DAB+ support? The newer LG models do not ...
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What is a good smartphone if I primarily care about solid function and future support?

It seems like almost every phone coming out these days make only the most incremental changes to the actual capabilities of the phone, instead focusing on making a better fashion statement or a better ...
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Phone to replace OP3T without regressions

I'm looking to replace my OnePlus 3T that got some damage to the screen. I tried narrowing down my choices on a site that allows filtering based on hardware requirements, but ended up with zero ...
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smart phone that won't need to be replaced for at least 10 years

I have had two smart phones in the last 8 years: the first I kept for 5 years, and my current phone I have had for 3 years. I don't mind keeping the same phone for a long time, but it seems like no ...
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Cheap privacy oriented cell phones

What are cheap (<200 USD) and privacy oriented cell phones ? I am looking for the phones just for calling and sms messaging. I consider phones with and without operating system, or I can buy one ...
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Android device to use in wet conditions

I am looking for an Android phone or a small tablet to use -- without a waterproof case -- as a navigation device on a bicycle. The main requirement is that it must be able to withstand hours of ...
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Easy-to-use Android phone

I'm looking for a smartphone for an elderly person who is familiar with PCs (and is a long-time Linux user), but has not used a mobile phone before. They tried a basic phone¹ and found the screen too ...
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What Android phone can install unmovable apps on SD card?

Many heavy apps which plays an important role in productivity are unmovable to SD card by default: Word, Google Maps, Google Sheet, Tick Tick, Dropbox, OneDrive. I've tried to follow Is there a way to ...
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USB-C Hub/Splitter for Phone

What I'm looking for is something that will allow my to charge and access the USB-C port at the same time. Something that only does that would be ideal but a full USB hub that will also charge my ...