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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Work with Mi Action Camre 4k (API)? [on hold]

I need integrate Action camera by xiaomi in android app. at least start\stop stream, make photo. they have public api? or something else? May be you can give me something that i can read or any ...
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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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What do I need to mount a thumbdrive to my iPhone?

I have a jailbroken iPhone 6s running iOS 10.3.3. I'd like to be able to connect a r/w thumbdrive to my phone, but I don't know what kind of adapter I'd have to buy/make. Does anyone have any ...
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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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Robust high spec mobile phone, using a clean OS (LineageOS/AOSP)?

I'm in the UK and my current phone, a Samsung S7 (SM-G930F Exynos), has developed a fault, so it's replacement time. For years, my key criteria have been: Display: A good size display limited only ...
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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 RAM chip does a Galaxy S5 have and what is the largest size compatible RAM chip (soldered) [closed]

BACKGROUND: Why I want to do this (so that I don't get "just upgrade your phone" answers) In the absence of being able to upgrade, I would live with the S5 forever. I have a backup S5 so I can ...
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Phone with decent camera and removable wifi antenna?

For personal reasons I would like to use a phone that does not have wifi capabilities (beyond just turning wifi on/off). On the surface, that would limit my choice to flip phones and the like, but I ...
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Looking to replace my Samsung S7 with similar or better - but having completely flat display

Long story short, a couple of years ago I swapped my old Sony Xperia Z2 for a Samsung S7 (hero, not edge). But it hasn't worked out ideally. The problem is that even my S7, which isn't supposed to ...
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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 ...
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Android device (phone/tablet) that has a display that can be easily viewed in direct sunlight

I am looking for an Android device that has a display that can be easily viewed in direct bright sunlight. I have tried several high-end cell phones, and they are all challenging to read in bright ...
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Pixel 2 XL multi function dock, or fitted sleeve

I have a Pixel 2 XL preordered which is intended to be a development and testing workhorse which will be connected to all sorts of devices in vehicles, at desks, in the field. I need a dock for it. ...
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Drone which lifts an iPhone in the air

Part of a project I want to scan the GSM signal on a specific surface with an iPhone (specifically iPhone SE). I consider that a drone could do that. What would be the best drone for this operation: ...
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A smartphone with an unlockable bootloader (Sept 2017 edition)

I'm looking for a smart phone. Requirements unlockable bootloader, excluding the method described as 'bad' below. compatible with micro SD card compatible with LineageOS or Replicant (modem works, ...
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SmartPhone that can have two SIM cards in EU

I already have the Samsung S8 and now my boss at work gave me an iPhone 6 as a work phone so now I have two phones just to keep two phone numbers. It would be more convenient if a phone could use two ...
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Best Android phone for £150 or less?

I currently have a Moto G (1st Gen) and have been very happy with it. I like its durability and unadulterated version of Android. My only gripes are the lack of storage (8GB) and the weak camera (5MP)....
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Stock Android phone

I'm looking for a new Android phone to replace my current Nexus 5. It should be similar in size (the Nexus 5 is 137.8 by 69.2 mm, so a screen diagonal of about 5 inches) - I don't like the trend ...
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Buying new smartphone [closed]

I'm buying a new smartphone, and I wanna make a smart decission about it. I want the best for the price, but I don't wanna read a bunch of reivews. I'm buying at a price range of Samsung J3, but it ...
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Android smartphone with SD and FM

I was all set to buy the One Plus 5 but realised that it doesn't support SD cards or have an FM radio. I looked at the Xiaomi Mi6 as well but that's similarly hobbled. Can anyone recommend a decent ...
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IOS external dac

I'm thinking about purchasing an external Dac for my iPhone to improve volume and quality of music I listen to when out and about. I understand when I upgrade from the 6 to the iPhone 7, I will be ...
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2-in-1 phablet/laptop - detachable keyboard, long battery life, 3G/4G sim slot

Those are the requirements: Sim slot for mobile broadband Detachable keyboard, preferably with additional battery Good for multimedia/surfing Weight in tablet config so that woman can hold it for a ...
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Budget phone with NFC

I'm looking to buy a smartphone in the U.S. that has NFC and clean Android (i.e., no bloatware). I'm also looking for a phone that is reasonably priced and that has a decent processor. I know these ...
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How to get best wifi range out of a smartphone in a portable way?

I got a small drone that is controllable over wifi - the drone acts as accesspoint, an app on the phone connects to it over the phone's wifi. And expectably, the drone's AP is short range, the phone'...
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Camera with gsm card and facebook client

I know that a good mobile phone does this, but I would like to have a camera-ish camera with real buttons, and that I do not need to download my pictures to my laptop but I could upload to facebook on ...
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Looking for a Small Used/New End User Android phone with Minimal Bloatware under $200

Good afternoon, I'm looking to buy an older flagship touchscreen model smartphone, as my primary phone, and I would like to know your opinions and recommendations on what I should look for. My price ...
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Pocket-sized Android phone with big battery and good camera

I need an Android phone for long bicycle trips. Requirements in order of importance: Long battery lifetime (at least 12 hours with frequent GPS & camera usage, the longer the better) Small ...
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Horizontal smartphone stand wanted

I want to use my smartphone's video function, e.g. for recording videos and for making video calls. But I do not want to hold the smartphone in my hand. Is there a good stand that holds the smartphone ...
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Replacement for Moto X 2nd gen (2014)

SO, I really love my Moto X 2, and it still work very well, but it's starting to get a little old... the battery doesn't last as much as it did, and the 2GB of RAM is starting to get a little cramped. ...
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A long-distance wireless charging product

Currently if you try to buy a "wireless charging" product to charge your phone, you'll mostly come across products based on the Wireless Power Consortium's Qi. These products involve placing your ...
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Choosing a back-up smartphone

Because I will have to send my OnePlus 2 away for repairs, I have been looking for a solid back-up phone that compensates for the features my current phone lacks (expandable storage and quick charging)...
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Small LineageOS phone, either cheap or rugged

I'm searching for a phone which meets those requirements: Either below $100, or rugged (that is, I want to minimize cost of use. And I tend to drop things) No larger than 4.5", but the smaller the ...
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A product to turn an iPhone into an OTA portable TV

Up until the late 90's, it was relatively common for people to put portable TV's in their cars. These were handheld devices that allowed you to watch over-the-air (OTA) television signals for free, ...
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Cheapest possible computer capable of backing up an IPhone 7

If I were to buy a computer for the sole purpose of backing up and syncing my iPhone, what would be my cheapest possible option? The only requirements are that it needs at least 32GB worth of free ...
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An unbreakable iPhone charging cable

I tend to carelessly yank my iPhone and iPad off of their charging cables, which leads to either the metal connector tip coming off or causes the cable to fray. As a result, I go through iPhone ...
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An iPhone 7 charging case which plugs into Lightning cables

I used to have a Mophie Pack for my iPhone 5. It was a charging case that plugged into Apple's Lightning cables. But I just got an iPhone 7, and it seems that all the charging cases available for it,...
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Will a capacitive pen work with a moto G phone? [closed]

I'm looking to buy a pen to be used with my moto G, and it has to have a fine point because I plan on writing with it. So I know these kinds of pen work with any capacitive screen and hence it works ...
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Smartphone - not great experience with Xperia Z2, what model to get as its replacement?

I've been using a Sony Xperia Z2 (6503) with CM12.1. Unlike all my previous phones with CM, outgoing audio quality during calls has been a constant issue, and kept being an issue on the replacement Z2 ...
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Power Bank Recommendation

I use my Google Nexus 6P to take some HDR+ photos while travelling, and it drains considerable battery power. I am looking for a power bank probably 20000 mAh or more. But I am not aware of any ...
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Battery case with data throughput

I have a Nexus 5X, that I use to connect to my drone with the DJI Go app. I plug my phone into the drone's remote controller through the USB C port on my phone. (Same concept as plugging into a ...