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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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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Looking for a phone with a large removable battery for a power user

I'm in the United States. My previous phone was an LG G4, I generally like LG's software, so another LG phone may be a nice option. Also, I'm using Verizon, so it has to work with Verizon. I'll just ...
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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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Tracking movement / orientation of handheld object relative to static “beacons” in room or relative to smartphone (worn as headset)

I'm working on a fire safety training app build in AR (Augmented Reality) using Unity and Vuforia* . The users will be wearing Google Cardboard* headsets (but able to view reality around them through ...
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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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What are the Android devices having Intel x86 and Intel x86_64 processor?

I have already searched and could only find one Phone Asus ZenFone. https://www.asus.com/in/Phone/ZenFone_2_ZE551ML/ Please let me know if there are any other phones or tablet (list of Intel 32/64 ...
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Transportable keyboard for smartphone

I'm looking for a new Transportable keyboard for my Huawei P30. I would like a keyboard like this controller here but a keyboard instead of buttons and joysticks. I search on ebay and amazon but I ...
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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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Smartphone similar spec or better than Samsung S8+, but with metal back (not glass)?

I have a Samsung S8 +. I don't need all its features - I'll list below what matters. The problem is, the back construction. It's glass. Glass! The most slippery, easily dropped, expensive item many ...
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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 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 ...