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4 things my 3-year-old phone does better than some 2021 flagships

It’s hard to argue that modern flagship smartphones aren’t impressive pieces of kit. Between the cutting-edge silicon, high refresh rate screens, ultra-high resolution cameras, and sleek designs, there’s definitely a lot to like. In saying so, some flagship phones still lag behind much older devices in certain areas. Don’t believe me? Well, I’m still...

What is Pegasus and how is it used for spying?

Government sanctioned cyber-surveillance is back in the news, following an exposé by The Guardian and 16 other media organization that reveals how commercial malware is being used by authoritarian regimes used to target activists, politicians, and journalists. The commercial malware in use is called Pegasus and it is sold, for millions of dollars, by...

Weekly Authority: Space race, Nord 2 launch, and more

Welcome back The Weekly Authority, the Android Authority newsletter that breaks down the top Android and tech news from the week. Notice the new subject line? We've figured out we're almost into the fourth year of the Weekly newsletter, so welcome to the 151st edition! Tristan Rayner here once again, sadly not part of the recently-been-to-space club....

OnePlus Nord 2 second opinion: Struggling to stand out

Credit: Robert Triggs / Android Authority The OnePlus Nord was the company’s first foray into the mid-range market. After several rather underwhelming follow-up attempts at the budget end of the market, the company is back with the mid-range OnePlus Nord 2. However, the market for affordable smartphones is more competitive than ever. The Nord 2...

Unihertz Atom XL review: Walkie-talkie meets smartphone

In a world where other manufacturers are competing to fit the largest displays possible into handheld devices, Unihertz has committed to going small, with a “less is more” approach. The Atom XL is the top-of-the-line rugged phone offering from Unihertz, and offers a noticeable bump to a 4-inch screen from the 2.45-inches of the original Atom. Maybe...

5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week – Android Apps Weekly

Welcome to the 390th edition of Android Apps Weekly. Here are the big headlines from the last week. Google announced App Bundles a few years ago with the intention of moving the Play Store to them soon. Amazon announced in a blog post this week that they’re doing the same thing. This isn’t normally a big deal. However, with Amazon being the app...

Apple, Fitbit, and other fitness trackers have biases you need to be aware of

Credit: Jimmy Westenberg / Android Authority The promise of fitness trackers, naturally, is quantizing and optimizing fitness. Some activity is always better than no activity, but getting the best results means figuring out how many calories and nutrients you’re consuming and learning how to perform harder, better, and faster. Before picking up...

There’s only one feature I want from the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3: Affordability

Opinion post byEric Zeman “Get ready to unfold,” says the invitation to Samsung’s next Galaxy Unpacked event, scheduled for August 11. When Samsung says “unfold”, I hope it’s not referring to our wallets and the Galaxy Z Fold 3 price. The company is widely expected to announce at least two new folding phones in addition to some smartwatches and possibly...

Sony Xperia 1 III camera tested: Zoom or bust

Credit: Robert Triggs / Android Authority The Sony Xperia 1 III might not look a whole lot different from its predecessor, but it’s packing in some powerful new photography technology. While the main and wide-angle cameras look very familiar, the periscope camera introduces a novel dual focal length implementation. This offers a more flexible zoom...

Save up to $500 on the Galaxy Tab S7 and more Samsung Galaxy Tab deals

The iPad may be the most popular tablet, but it’s far from the only option. Samsung has been fine-tuning the Galaxy Tab line for a few years now, and it’s led to some of the best Android tablets. However, those top tablets can get pretty pricey. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the best cheap Samsung Galaxy Tab deals to help you out. Samsung’s...

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