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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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 ...
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Smartphone with maximum screen-to-body ratio [closed]

I'm currently looking for a smartphone with maximum screen-to-body ratio. I need the smartphone to look like kind of a futuristic way. like screen on both of the edges or screen covering maximum area ...
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An Android rival for iPhone 5s?

Are there any good small android smartphones? I've been using LG G2 Mini for almost two years now, and it has always seemed too big for me (neither am I happy with its performance). To be honest, ...
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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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Smartphone accessories/software for catching epileptic seizures

I would like to know, is it possible for a smartphone attached to an arm to catch an epileptic seizure by using the heartbeat or other sensor and automating a phone call or sms when the seizure occurs ...
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Modern smartphone with a physical keyboard

So far, it appears the only thing I can get if I want a device that's even remotely modern is the Blackberry Priv, but I could be wrong, hence the question. My hard requirements (it's a dealbreaker ...
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Something to protect a Nexus 6p while allowing a wallet? [closed]

I've got a Nexus 6p with a stretch fabric wallet attached to the back. This is great for storing credit cards since I don't carry a regular wallet, but it does make it difficult to pick a phone case, ...
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What should I be looking for, when I go through the specs. on different phones, and why?

I am looking for a new smartphone. I have had troubles with my previous phones: overheating and lag. I strongly believe that this is from the hardware, since I have been having these problems with my ...
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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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Are there other x86 Android phones than the Asus Zenfone?

I've been looking for an Android phone with an x86 processor. I've googled a lot, searched online and physical retailers, etc, but so far I've only been able to find the Asus Zenfone. I'm looking ...
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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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Is there any more modern slider form factor smartphone?

I just can't get used to smartphones without a physical keyboard. A couple years ago I obtained Sony Xperia Mini Pro, which at the time was the last slider phone released. I'm still using it, but it'...
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Suggest me phones with UHS-II support?

UHS-II(with 8 extra pins) supports much more speed than regular UHS-I microsd card, so I am going to buy a UHS-II microsd from (probably) Sandisk/Lexar. But I did not find any list of UHS-II supported ...
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Android phone under $180 with great specs

I'm looking for a great android phone with awesome specs, but in a tight budget of under $180(may go a little over). Here is a list of things I want it to include: compatible with micro SD card uses ...
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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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Small but performant phone, rootable to latest Android

I dropped my Nexus 5 because it was so large, it was perilous to handle with one hand (whenever a notification comes, swiping from the top is a pain). I am looking for a phone with these strong ...
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Comparison between Xiaomi RedMi 2 and Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500

I have a Samsung Galaxy Y, which is an older smartphone with Android 2,3 gingerbread. Due to some battery issues, I need to buy a new phone. At this moment I have two options: Buy a NEW Xiami RedMi ...
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Small, high quality Android phone

I hate large smartphones. Currently, I use the iPhone 4S, but it's starting to show its age, having become more and more unusable with recent iOS updates. I am looking for an Android phone with the ...
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First time smartphone buyer: Looking for a good phone for occasional use and testing Android Apps

I've never had a smartphone before, but since I started Android development I thought it would be beneficial to have a physical device -- the emulator has some limitations. I do plan to make this ...
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Large battery Android phone, able to charge other devices

I need a really large battery Android phone. It should be able to charge other devices using it's own battery power. It must run a relatively new version of Android (4.3 or newer). It must also cost ...
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Android phone with removeable battery, SD Card, USB Host/OTG for ~100 - $150

I'm looking for a new or gently used phone for the first time in a while. They all seem to look alike, and the features I care about are not well advertised. I have an AT&T Note 4, which is not ...
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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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Are there any known Android phones planned which will work on Project Fi besides Nexus 5x and Nexus 6p? [closed]

I know Project Fi recently rolled out and currently requires a Nexus 5x or Nexus 6p. At the time I'm writing this, no other phones currently support Project Fi, but are there any others in the ...
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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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Android Phone with Long Battery Life under Heavy Data Usage

I tend to use my phone as almost a mini-laptop. What that means is, I use a lot of data whether it's web browsing, looking at funny pictures, streaming music/videos, using Skype, etc. On my previous ...
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Better battery for a Galaxy S4 Mini?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini phone, and the stock battery doesn't usually last me the full day. Do 3rd party batteries work well? Is there any battery that has a longer life than the stock battery?
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What's a good life-proof Android phone?

I'm quite a clumsy person and so for me phone durability is one the most important aspects for choosing a phone. Functionally the phone should be a standard high-end phone: Decent photos Responsive ...
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64/128GB microSD card that works with the Huawei Honor 7

I am searching for a good, fast microSD card with 64GB or 128GB of storage for a reasonable price. Must be compatible with the Huawei Honor 7 smartphone. I don't know what it is important when buying ...
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Answering landline (or VOIP) calls on smartphone

My wife insists on having a landline. I know there are some VOIP providers that have apps that let you answer calls on your smartphone, but is there a generic device that will let you answer landline ...
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Smartphones under $100 for Android Development

I am looking for a smartphone that I can use for testing and developing my Android app on. Any Android version above 2.3 is okay and any screen size is good. I currently have a Nexus 7 and want ...
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Smartphone that ships without pre-installed proprietary software?

I want a smartphone. At this point I don’t care about hardware specifications, features, design, price etc. The only requirement is that the smartphone ships without proprietary software. But I read ...
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What should I look for besides pixel density/count when choosing a smartphone with a good camera? [closed]

I have read in many places online that a good smartphone camera doesn't solely depend on the amount of pixels. So, what else should I look in order to choose a good camera in a smartphone? Sorry, to ...