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Weekend poll: How do you play mobile games — if you do at all?

Weekend poll: How do you play mobile games — if you do at all?

Folks big into PC or console gaming might poke fun at mobile titles, but the numbers aren't in their favor. Over half of global gaming revenue right now comes from smartphones. It's such a big business that there's a whole sub-market of gaming-oriented Android phones that add extra features to improve the experience, like mappable capacitive triggers and improved cooling. But you don't need a gaming phone to play games on the go. There are Bluetooth controllers, accessories, and even the touchscreen on your phone itself. So how do you play games on the go — as in, do you use a controller, a specific gaming phone, or just your touchscreen?

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Weekend poll: Which do you prefer — face unlock or a fingerprint scanner?

Weekend poll: Which do you prefer — face unlock or a fingerprint scanner?

Smartphones have long since evolved beyond the need to tap in a PIN or password at a keyguard prompt, and these days you've got two broad options for biometric security: a fingerprint sensor or a face unlock system. Implementations between the two do vary, and there are several kinds, from in-display readers to capacitive sensors and from camera-based security to radar or infrared systems. You can buy phones today with either, so which is your favorite?

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Weekend poll: Do you have a Chromebook?

Weekend poll: Do you have a Chromebook?

We're doing a lot of things these days that we wouldn't have anticipated just a few years ago. For many, that includes working and schooling from home, and the last year has seen a boom in the sale of Chromebooks. So, this week it's time for a (slightly tweaked) poll from the archives to see how times have changed. Do you have a Chromebook?

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Weekend poll: Which dead Google app or service do you miss the most?

Weekend poll: Which dead Google app or service do you miss the most?

Google's habit of killing its products is a meme by this point. Many of them were short-lived, but the company has been known to throw out widely used and much-loved services years after they debut and have accrued a significant following. While most of us probably didn't even realize there was a Google Shopping app when news of its demise landed last week, the Google graveyard is massive, and I bet there's at least one app or service you miss.

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Weekend poll: Would a custom Google-made processor be enough to sell you on the next Pixel?

Weekend poll: Would a custom Google-made processor be enough to sell you on the next Pixel?

Just last week, news landed that Google's long-rumored custom chipset is likely to make an appearance in the upcoming Pixel 6 (and potentially the Pixel 5a). "Whitechapel," as the SoC is code-named, has been in development for the last year at least, with help from Samsung. While a whole lot of our readers are already Pixel fans, we're curious to know if this news already has you sold on Google's upcoming Whitechapel-powered Pixels.

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Weekend poll: Are you going to buy a OnePlus 9 or 9 Pro?

Weekend poll: Are you going to buy a OnePlus 9 or 9 Pro?

The 2021 smartphone season is starting to pick up, and last week OnePlus released its 9 series of phones, following up on last year's OnePlus 8T and OnePlus 8 series. If you were interested in either phone, then you've probably read our reviews for the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro by now and weighed your various options. So, we're curious to know if you are planning to get either.

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Weekend poll: What is more important to you in a phone — battery life, display, camera, or updates?

Weekend poll: What is more important to you in a phone — battery life, display, camera, or updates?

We all use our smartphones in different ways — sometimes that's just a matter of apps, but often the distinctions are deeper. So it's no real surprise that we all have our own priorities when shopping for a smartphone. But if you had to choose between updates, battery life, camera quality, or a good screen, which would be your priority?

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Weekend poll: If the Oppo Find X3 Pro came to the US, would you buy it?

Weekend poll: If the Oppo Find X3 Pro came to the US, would you buy it?

Last week, Oppo released three new Find X3 series phones, and the flagship X3 Pro has a brand new trick. Whether you think it's a gimmick or not, there's a new "microlens" camera that's able to take nearly microscopic photos. We think it's pretty dang cool. Sure, there are other things to consider when buying a phone, but most flagships in 2021 will check those boxes. With such a unique smartphone out there, if you're in the US, do you feel like you're missing out?

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Weekend poll: How long have you owned your current smartphone?

Weekend poll: How long have you owned your current smartphone?

In recent years, we've been keeping our smartphones longer and longer. The old two-year upgrade cycle so frequently promoted by carriers (the primary smartphone retailers here in the US) is being abandoned as most of us hang onto our aging devices, and current events are only amplifying that. As smartphone season for 2021 starts to heat up, we're curious to know: How long have you owned your current smartphone?

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Weekend poll: How old is the security patch on your phone?

Weekend poll: How old is the security patch on your phone?

Samsung recently revealed that it would give its phones an impressive four years of security updates. Paired with its high position in our regular Android update tracker, the company is rapidly becoming the Android update king. In light of the news, we're curious to know how up-to-date your phone might be. If you're willing to dig through the settings app for just a moment, let's compare: What Android security patch level is your phone running?

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