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Does the OnePlus 6 Feature an IR Blaster?

Does the OnePlus 6 Feature an IR Blaster?

The OnePlus 6 was unveiled by OnePlus yesterday featuring a glass design, notched display, and top-notch internals. Despite coming with a new design, the OnePlus 6 lacks any kind of official IP certification and is not water-resistant. What about IR blaster then? Does the OnePlus 6 feature one?

Is the OnePlus 6 Water-Resistant?

Is the OnePlus 6 Water-Resistant?

Earlier today, OnePlus unveiled the OnePlus 6 — the successor to the OnePlus 5T from last year. The handset is a major step up from its predecessor in terms of the design department. OnePlus has gone with a glass panel at the rear similar to almost every other major flagship launched over the last few months.

Does the LG G7 Feature an IR Blaster?

Does the LG G7 Feature an IR Blaster?

After months of leaks, LG has unveiled its next flagship handset: the G7 ThinQ. The handset is based on the V30 from last year, but LG has improved it in every key aspect to ensure it remains competitive with smartphones released in 2018. But has LG reintroduced the IR blaster on the G7?

How to Set Custom Ringtone for Individual Contacts on Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8

How to Set Custom Ringtone for Individual Contacts on Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Note 8 are filled to the brim with plenty of features and customization options. But for some reason, something as simple as setting a custom ringtone on the handsets is a complex and convoluted task.

How to Set Custom Ringtone for Individual Contacts on Moto G5 and Moto G5s

How to Set Custom Ringtone for Individual Contacts on Moto G5 and Moto G5s

The Moto G5 series was easily among Moto’s most popular smartphones launched in 2017. The handsets ticked with customers due to their stock Android experience which offers a very simple to use UI and top-notch performance.

How to Record Calls on Samsung Galaxy S9

How to Record Calls on Samsung Galaxy S9

Samsung has packed the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ to the brim with features. And I am not talking about just hardware features but software ones as well. You will find plenty of features to play around on your Galaxy S9. Surprisingly though, there’s one very basic feature missing from the handset: call recording.

How to Set Custom Ringtone for Individual Contacts on Samsung Galaxy S9

How to Set Custom Ringtone for Individual Contacts on Samsung Galaxy S9

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are among the best flagship handsets released this year. Packed to the brim with features, they run on Samsung’s latest Experience UI which has been further improved since it first debuted on the Galaxy S8 with new features and enhancements. However, these improvements have ended up making a simple task of setting up a custom ringtone or notification sound on the handset pretty complex.

Do the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro Feature an IR Blaster?

Do the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro Feature an IR Blaster?

IR blasters on smartphones have become almost extinct. I say almost because while major OEMs like Samsung, LG, and Motorola have given them the boot from their devices, there’s one company that continues to include IR blaster on its flagship devices. And that’s Huawei.

Do the Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro Support Quick Charging?

Do the Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro Support Quick Charging?

The Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro will go on sale in India from next week. The budget mid-range handsets from Xiaomi are all set to rule the sub-15k smartphone market in India thanks to the insane price-to-performance ratio they offer.

How to Add, Delete Home Screens, Widgets, Create Folders, & More on Redmi Note 5, Redmi 5A, Redmi Note 4, and MIUI 9

How to Add, Delete Home Screens, Widgets, Create Folders, & More on Redmi Note 5, Redmi 5A, Redmi Note 4, and MIUI 9

Xiaomi has been rolling out constant updates to MIUI, its own Android skin, with a major update every year. With MIUI 9, the company introduced a slew of optimizations for performance improvements. However, MIUI 9 failed to bring a radical redesign of the UI which means the stock launcher on MIUI looks and still behaves in the same way. This also means that the task of moving applications on the home screen, adding widgets, and more remain as complicated as before.