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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Portable rechargeable battery (power supply) for tablets and phones that will also jumpstart large vehicle engines

I am seeking recommendations for a portable rechargeable battery pack. Requirements Reliable Can safely power tablets and phones (only need 2.1A at once) Can reliably jumpstart a large vehicle ...
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A Phone/Tablet with WiFi

I want a phone, and I don't need 3G/4G/5G/Whatever other Gs there are, just WiFi. I have been considering the LG Optimus Exceed 2. Max Price: $40 including shippingLocation: USA Requirements Screen ...
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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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NFC motion sticker for monitoring breathing

I'm looking for an NFC sticker that can be stuck onto someone's rib, that can be used to detect the motion of the rib. This would be used to work out breathing patterns and abnormalities to enable a ...
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Stock Android phone with IR and FM radio

Important: 5" size (5.5" is problematic for pockets and hands). CAT 4 LTE or better with bands 3/7/20 (1800/2600/800MHz). Almost a given today, but 64bit CPU. 3+GB RAM. 16+GB flash ROM. SD card slot, ...
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x86 Android phone powerful enough to be used for basic desktop tasks?

With things like Maru OS, Complete Linux Installer and non-root Debian out there, I see more and more people plugging their phone into an external monitor, pairing a bluetooth keyboard and mouse, and ...
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Cheap smartphone for testing a camera-based webapp

I am experimenting on a web app that recreates the idea in this xkcd comic. I am doing it using a node.js server hosted on my desktop, connected (via websocket) to two clients running on a web browser....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Smartphones with UMS (mass storage) support

I am looking for a smartphone which I can easily use as mass storage device. Preferably without installing extra drivers, Kies or other extra software. I am using UMS for playing audio/video files (...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...