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Everything you need to know about the Nokia 9

Let’s talk about Nokia’s five-camera flagship.

It can be tough to keep up with all of the Android flagships competing for your dollars these days, and one that might have slipped under your radar is the Nokia 9 PureView.

The Nokia 9 PureView isn’t a perfect smartphone, but it does do something that we have to give it credit for — it tires to be different. This is immediately apparent with its five-camera setup on the back,  [Read More…]

QualPwn is a new exploit for Snapdragon chips, here’s what you need to know

An exploit in Qualcomm’s chips could let an attacker compromise your phone, but it’s been fixed in the latest Android Security Patch.

Your phone is built from a myriad of assorted parts, and many of them are “smart” and have their own built-in processors and firmware. That means there are plenty of places for bugs or vulnerabilities to be found that would allow a bad actor to have access to things they shouldn’t. The companies who make  [Read More…]

What you need to know about unlocking phones

Here at AndroidGuys we talk quite a bit about unlocked phones, mobile virtual network operators, and other related topics. And, while we try to keep things pretty simple and straightforward, we understand there may be questions.

Many MVNOs have “bring your own phone” policies. Do you know what that means? Does your current handset work with the carrier you’re considering?

We don’t want to make assumptions in our writing or gloss over things too quickly. So, as it pertains to  [Read More…]

Here’s everything you need to know about AT&T 5G

AT&T has perhaps one of the most developed 5G networks out there right now. With coverage in 20 cities and two 5G devices available, this 5G network seems like the best bet for consumers. AT&T, however, has only rolled out 5G service to its business customers.

At some point, this network will be available to more customers but AT&T currently does not have a date set for this. If you do have a business account, it makes a  [Read More…]

What you need to know about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+

A mid-season refresh is bringing a “built for gaming” upgrade of the Snapdragon 855. Do you need one? Does anyone?

Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon 855+, calling it a “new force to be reckoned with, unlocking maximum power and performance for mobile gaming.” Those are some awesome buzzwords designed to get people curious about or in the market for “a force to be reckoned with” very interested and it works. I’m interested, and I’m sure I’m not  [Read More…]

Here’s everything you need to know about Verizon 5G

5G is the next big technology and every carrier wants in on that action. With the exception of AT&T’s 5Ge network, seeing 5G on your device means that you are using the newest and fastest wireless technology available. The only problem is that every carrier has a different plan for implementing it. Verizon, for example, is making sure it’s at the front of the pack in terms of deployment and overall speed.

Understanding how each carrier will deploy  [Read More…]

Everything we know so far about the Galaxy S11!

The S10 was incredible. Here’s what Samsung’s doing to improve for 2020.

Samsung’s Galaxy S series is always one of the most anticipated smartphone releases year after year. Following a modest upgrade with the S9 series, 2019’s Galaxy S10 lineup shook things up with an all-new Infinity-O design for the display, triple rear cameras, and even a third “budget” model.

In just a few short months, it’ll be time for Samsung to take the wraps off of  [Read More…]

5 things parents need to know about buying their kid a phone

Buying your kid a new phone? Read this first.

Buying a new phone is a big decision — especially if you’re buying one for your kid. Ensuring your child has a way to stay connected to friends and family is becoming more and more important these days, but with so many handsets out there vying for your attention and dollars, it can be difficult to decide which one is really best for your kid.

That’s where we  [Read More…]

Here’s everything you need to know about T-Mobile 5G

T-Mobile is getting a head start in the 5G business.

T-Mobile has one of the most ambitious 5G plans of any carrier out there. T-Mobile is banking on a merger with Sprint to complete its full 5G network but hasn’t shied away from getting a head start. With new 5G spots in six cities across the U.S., it’s time to start thinking about whether you should consider T-Mobile’s 5G network. Here’s everything you need to know about  [Read More…]

You need to know these 5G terms

Not all 5G is created equal.

Carriers like to cover their ads with phrases that you would not know unless you had been following 5G news closely. 5G is using technology in more sophisticated ways that ever before and the bringing in much more technical phrases to explain its coverage and speed. These are some of the phrases you should know and understand if you are thinking about making the move to 5G.

5G NR

5G New  [Read More…]