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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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a smartphone with sensors that can determine if there is someone alive near 1.5m distance?

a smartphone with sensors that can determine if there is someone alive near 1.5m distance? I am looking for a hardware that has sensors that can detect vital signs while staying near people, like (not ...
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Hardware device protecting phone from falling and breaking when USB cable is pulled

The other day I found myself home with a hungry stomach and a hurried mindframe and urgently needed to charge my phone so that I could have available my schedule and my contacts so that I may be able ...
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Hackable cell phone that I can attach custom hardware to

Are there any cell phones that are both usable as day-to-day personal cell phones, and that also expose hardware and software interfaces that would let me wire up custom hardware? For example, I'd ...
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Bluetooth eyeglass frames to interact with mobile phones

I am looking for a set of chargeable USB C eyeglasses, with Bluetooth, such that it is possible to do and program a phone in such a way that making it closer to the face with glasses enlarges or ...
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Any modern phones with display, where picture is visible even when backlight is off?

I still use Siemens CX70 from 2005 and Nokia phone from 2006 exactly for their ability to show what's on screen even when backlight is off (I need to see the clock and calendar without pressing any ...
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Android phone for an outside worker during winter

I currently have a Ulefone Armor 11 5G with a 5200 mah battery. It's about a year old but it's still lightly used. The problem I am having is, with 4 hours of use it goes down to 20% and it hasn't ...
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Micro-USB smartphone dock with AUX output and ethernet

I used a Freecom Musicpal as bedroom radio and alarm clock, but it died after 14 years of usage. Now I'm looking for a replacement and thought about using an old Android Smartphone because it has an ...
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7 inch screen smartphones

Are there any good 7 inches screen smartphones out there? I am looking for something under android, good battery and preferably 256 gb (128 should be fine as well). My favorite brands are in order ...
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Smart cover for smartphone with built-in spot for hosting headsets

I am running Android 12 on a Realme 8 5G phone. On the top of the back of my phone, to the left when my phone is facing up, there are four camera lenses. I was wondering whether it would be possible ...
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Front cover grids for Android smartphones for blind people to use a screen divided in physical areas

When I used to go to school there used to be rectangular plastic sheets with shapes inside, such as circles, ovals, squares, and rectangles, that you could trace with a pen or with a pencil. I was ...
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Android smartphone watch (smart watch) that can record calls

I need to record my phone calls. Don't worry, it's legal in my jurisdiction for the calls I make. Google has made it more and more difficult to record calls with Android smartphones in recent years. ...
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How to test hardware issue in a smartphone Android? [closed]

My smartphone (SM-A426B/DS) has the famous issue of boot-looping. I introduced it to a specialist of mobile repairs, he told me that it's a matter of motherboard so he cannot do anything (it means he ...
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Workstation or smartphone

I'm in a dilemma with a decision. Should I sell my pc work station that I don't fully utilize for a good smart phone? I generally only do web browsing and YouTube watching. Sporadic document editing. ...
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Hardware for positioning smartphone or tablet next to bed and using a hardware keyboard

Can someone recommend a device for attaching a keyboard to a wheelchair and a device with a rotatable mechanical arm similar to a lampshade light for attaching to a bedside table, allowing you to ...
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Smartwatch for 10-year-old child

I am looking for an advice about choosing a smartwatch for a 10-year-old child. Required features: Can make phone calls using only the watch. Has a watch, an alarm, a timer and a stopwatch. Water-...
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Name for settable alarm device that works like restaurant buzzer/pager, but smartphone controlled?

Just got this question closed at SuperUser, so I hope I'll have more luck here. I'm trying to help some elderly relatives, that cannot hear nor remember well. They had remembered that at a certain ...
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Hardware Bluetooth devices providing tongue-smartphone interface

As there is some medication that deeply sedates patients, leaving them only able to eat and move the tongue, I was wondering if there are or if anyone has the intention to produce hardware mouth ...
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A smartphone that is free of Google and Apple software and meets these criteria?

I would be grateful for recommendations of a smartphone that meets the following criteria: It is free of Google and Apple software or hardware. It can run a web browser, preferably Mozilla Firefox. ...
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A smartphone that can run Whatsapp and has never had, and never will have, iOS or Android installed?

What smartphone do people recommend that can run Whatsapp on an OS that is not iOS or Android and has never had either of those OSes installed, or any other software produced by Apple or Google? Using ...
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Cheap old android phones like iphone 6s for React Native development

I'm looking for an android phone for react native development. I recently bought a iphone 6s for like 20€ and I'm pretty impressed by it's speed considering its so old. Can you guys recommend any ...
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Smartphone with a charger of 6 ampere or more

I seek a smartphone with a charger of 6 ampere or more. The smartphone should include Android operating system. What would you recommend as such a smartphone?
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Good smartphone optical zoom

What's a good smart phone optical zoom lens? I see many but not sure which one is good. Also would monocular or spotting scope work better? I won't be using it for smartphone. Will be using it in ...
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In 2022, which phone is the closest to Stock Android? i.e. What surpassed Android One?

Android One was a program that featured a list of phones with Stock Android. But since the program has been pretty much dead since 2021, which phone can replace it? That is, which phone nowadays is ...
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Smartphone air cooler vs smartphone water cooler

I have a Samsung s21 Ultra that i want to use as a laptop. I'll be running Linux on it together with some other resource intensive applications. Because of this i expect the phone to get quite hot so ...
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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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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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