Sometimes you don't want to read up on how someone "feels" about a product. Everything's subjective, of course, and it's good to combine multiple viewpoints, but once in a while, it's nice to just sit down and examine the raw data, that way you can come to your own conclusions. And Dylan Raga over at XDA-Developers just assembled an intense and in-depth analysis of the Pixel 2 XL's display that's worth a read. At least, if you'd like to scratch that purely quantitative itch. Read More
Since time immemorial, DisplayMate has done a review on the screen of Samsung's upcoming flagship just before launch. Well, it's that time of the year, and they're at it again with Samsung's Note8. As you'd expect, all the numbers look pretty fantastic. But the most shocking by far is the 1,200 nits of brightness that Samsung's latest can spit out. I hope everyone saved their eclipse glasses. Read More
In an event earlier today Huawei showed off the latest entry in the Honor series, the Honor 9. Powered by an octa-core Kirin 960, a 5.15" 1080p screen, and toting 6GB of RAM, it is a pretty decent phone. The dual-camera setup on the back of the Honor 9 is similar to that on the iPhone 7 Plus, with a dedicated 2x optical zoom lens on one sensor. You'll be able to pick it up in two different sizes, 64GB and 128GB, and all for just 2299/2999 yuan, which works out to around $340 and $440. Read More
It looks like the fix for the S8 and S8+'s red-tint woes may soon be upon us. An update has started rolling out back in Samsung's home market. There's no news yet on how long it might take for the update to be deployed outside of Korea, and it might be subject to carrier approval, further delaying the process. But, there's no arguing that Samsung wasn't quick about it. Read More
If you're a rooted user, chances are that you flash new ROMs fairly often. What you may not know, however, is that your phone saves the battery statistics from old ROMs, and if you've never recalibrated your battery before, then your time away from the charger may not be as good as it could be.
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Resetting battery stats can be an intimidating task for those who don't spend a lot of time in recovery (or who have never even booted into recovery). Fortunately, XDA member marosige has created an app that makes battery calibration a snap. Read More
Remember Jeff Sharkey’s screen tool that allowed you to turn off the sub-pixels of specific colours on the Nexus One’s PenTile display, in order to save battery?
XDA-Developers member storm99999 has just published a hack allowing you to apply a different colour calibration profile to your N1’s screen using the very same function. However, rather than switching sub-pixels off completely, this hack changes the voltages and thus the colour balance to suit a particular colour temperature. In its current implementation, the mod changes the screen temperature from 9000K to 6500K, a slightly warmer hue.
Originally available as a flashable ZIP for ROMs supporting the original SurfaceFlinger hack, storm99999’s colour calibration profile is now included in the latest CyanogenMod 6 Nightly. Read More