About Karthik Iyer
An evergreen writer at XDA Developers serving up reviews, buying guides, deals, and more on smartphones that you care about. I have over six years of experience in covering smartphones and their companion products. Before joining XDA Developers, I was a senior reviewer at Digit, a popular tech magazine in India. I have an unhealthy relationship with gaming, so you'll either find me yelling at my monitors while playing an online shooter or simply lounging with an open-world RPG in my free time.
Anker's PowerConf 2K webcam features AI-noise-canceling mics and a built-in privacy cover.
If you're someone that frequently uses a webcam for work calls or just for casually catching up with your friends and family over video, then you might want to consider picking up a high-quality webcam. There are tons of basic webcams that'll get the job done for you, but not many do it quite as well as Anker's PowerConf C200. It's one of those webcams that goes above and beyond to improve your overall video calling experience, and you can snag one at its lowest price during the Prime Day sale. It's down to $48 from its usual price of $60 on Amazon, making it one of the best Prime Day accessories for your PC.
Grab the RedMagic 8 Pro for just $615 right now.
The RedMagic 8 Pro is undoubtedly one of the best gaming phones on the market, which, despite cutting some corners, offers lots of amazing features for a great gaming experience. Right now, Prime members can pick up this incredible gaming phone at Amazon for just $615. That's a $154 discount that takes it to a bargain-level price point. In fact, the discounted price also makes it one of the most affordable Snapdragon 8 Gen 2-powered phones you can buy at the moment, making it a fantastic option if you want the absolute best performance out of your phone.
Sony's new WH-1000XM5 over-ear headphones are on sale, as well
There's no better time than Prime Day to save big on those new pair of headphones or wireless earbuds that you've been eyeing for some time. As we've highlighted in many of our other deal posts, Amazon is offering handsome discounts on our favorite recommendations right now, including over-ear noise-canceling headphones or a pair of wireless earbuds. It's the perfect time to scoop the audio gear that you always thought was a little out of your budget. Whether you like high-end wireless earbuds with features like ANC or you lean towards a more budget pair, there's something for everyone on this list. Let's dive in!
Grab one of these and never let your devices run out of battery.
There is no overstating the convenience of having a power bank with you at all times. These portable power sources are easy to carry around, and they let you conveniently charge your devices at any time and any place without a hitch. Not all power banks, however, are worth spending your money on. It's important to look for the best ones that are packed with some neat features like the ability to quickly top up your devices with high-speed charging. Anker, which makes some of the best mobile accessories on the planet and is one of the biggest names in mobile charging technology, has plenty of great products under its belt that are worth considering. This is, in fact, one of the best times to grab an Anker power bank, as a lot of them are down to their lowest prices right now as a part of Prime Day deals.
These are the best prices we've seen for the Samsung Galaxy flagships in a while.
Samsung is one of the biggest players in the global smartphone market, with a portfolio that includes both budget and high-end flagship offerings. The Galaxy phones are also second to none in the U.S., and they easily rank among the best Android phones you can buy here in 2023. A few of our favorite Samsung Galaxy phones — which usually cost a pretty penny — are heavily discounted right now for Prime Day, making it one of the best times to splurge on that Galaxy flagship you've been eyeing for a while. So let's jump into the list and check out the best Prime Day deals on Samsung Galaxy phones right now.
It works with Apple Homekit, Google Assistant, Alexa, and more
Smart plugs and power strips like this one from Meross make it easy to connect "dumb" appliances to your smart home setup. They're also perfect for those who are dipping a toe into the smart home world. The Meross smart power strip highlighted in this deal is a great option to consider, especially for those who want something simple to get started and don't want to spend a lot of money chasing the best smart plugs out there. The Meross Wi-Fi-enabled smart plug, which usually goes for $41 on Amazon, is currently down to just $33 for a limited time. This surge protector would be a solid addition to your home, and it's also very easy to recommend at the discounted price of just $33 during Amazon Prime Day.
A really big discount on Samsung's small phone for Prime Day
I reviewed Samsung's Galaxy S23 earlier this year and called it a worthwhile upgrade for bringing some significant improvements over the S22. Truth be told, I wasn't expecting to hold on to this phone after the review because of all the phones that were coming out, but I still use it every single day. That's right, I've had the vanilla Galaxy S23 since day one, and I see myself using it as a primary device for the rest of 2023, or at least until I find something worthy of replacing it. I've recommended this phone to a lot of people so far, but now is one of the best times to grab it as it's $200 cheaper than its usual price for Prime Day.
Grab the Eero 6+ mesh router kit this Prime Day and say goodbye to Wi-Fi dead zones at your house.
Amazon's Eero routers are among the best in the business when it comes to mesh Wi-Fi systems. They're second to none at eliminating the dead zones and expanding the Wi-Fi coverage at your home. There are plenty of Eero 6 routers to choose from, but the one we're looking at right now is the Eero 6+ mesh Wi-Fi system that's heavily discounted as a part of the Prime Day sale. The 3-pack Eero 6+ system, which usually goes for $299, is down to just $195 right now. That's over $100 in savings, which you can use to buy some other Echo devices or a couple more Eero 6+ router nodes. It's a Prime Day doorbuster that's simply too good to ignore.
Grab two smart speakers for the price of one with these Echo Dot deals
Amazon's Prime Day deals have started bright and early, and we're seeing some huge discounts on smartphones, tablets, smart home tech, and more. Amazon, as always, is also offering huge discounts on its own devices and brands, including the Echo devices. Early bird shoppers grabbing these deals before the stocks run out can save up to 65% on a variety of Echo speakers and bundles. The regular Echo Dot (5th gen) speaker is down to $23 from its usual price of $50, whereas the variant with an LED clock is currently going for just $30 instead of $60.
In this article, we're going to take a look at some of the best workstation CPUs you can buy on the market in 2023.
Workstations, by definition, are special computers that are designed for professional and technical work. These computers offer high performance than mainstream personal computers and are often fitted with more powerful CPUs, GPUs, among other components. While there are a ton of powerful processors out there that can be used inside workstations, there's a select few from AMD and Intel that are especially worth buying in 2023.
Two little phones that go big on performance and features.
The Asus Zenfone 9 was a treat for small phone superfans who were struggling to find a pocketable phone in the world of behemoths with massive curved and folding displays. It was a refreshing entry that checked a lot of the right boxes to deliver a reliable smartphone experience. I am glad the company is sticking to its guns and delivering yet another compact powerhouse in the form of Zenfone 10.
Android TV boxes and sticks can make your 'dumb' TV smart. Here are the best options to consider right now.
Android TVs are readily available on the market right now, but you don't necessarily have to splurge on a new TV just to get all the smart features. If your regular old "dumb" TV still has some years left in it, then you can consider buying a new Android TV box or a stick to get all the fancy new smart features, complete with the new and updated Android TV platform.
From Apple iPhone 14 Pro to Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, these are the best T-Mobile phones you can buy right now.
T-Mobile is one of the biggest wireless carriers in the U.S., with a variety of smartphones and plans available. Whether you're looking for a budget-friendly phone, a high-end flagship, or something in between, T-Mobile has you covered. Almost all smartphones that make it to our collection of the best smartphones are readily available to purchase via T-Mobile in the U.S., making it one of the best carriers in 2023. We've seen some big smartphone releases over the past few months, so it's time to refresh this collection and highlight the best T-Mobile phones you can buy right now. Let's dive in!
Want a new smartphone and are overwhelmed with options? Here's our expert guide on the best smartphone for you.
We're halfway through 2023 and have already seen some great smartphones from the likes of Samsung, OnePlus, Motorola, and Google this year. There are still plenty of phones to look forward to this year, but it's time to reflect and turn the spotlight on some of the best phones available so far in 2023. In addition to flagships like the iPhone 14 Pro and Samsung's Galaxy S23 Ultra to affordable flagships and best value picks like the OnePlus 11 and the "almost flagship" Pixel 7a, I am also adding budget picks and some other categories to offer a good mix of options. We here at XDA test almost every smartphone that's released to the public, so you can count on this roundup to find the right phone that suits your budget and needs. Let's dive in!
Everything we know and want from Samsung's upcoming clamshell handset.
Samsung's foldable phones have evolved a lot over the years, and they're no longer just an expensive experiment. Both Galaxy Z Fold 4 and the Galaxy Z Flip 4 are two of the best foldable phones you can buy in the United States right now. That, however, doesn't mean they're flawless devices, as Samsung left the door for plenty of improvements. They're both easy to recommend compared to many others out there, but almost all of us here at XDA agreed that they were at least a generation shy of truly hitting their stride. 2023 is shaping up to be one of the biggest years for foldables, and we've already seen some big releases like the Pixel Fold and the Moto Razr+.
Need a new phone? Look no further than this selection of best Android phones you should buy, including the best from Google, Samsung and more!
The Android flagship space has already seen some good smartphones in 2023 so far. Samsung and OnePlus kicked things off with their respective flagships, and we've also received some solid mid-rangers in the form of Galaxy A54 5G and Pixel 7a. Samsung's foldable phones also continue to dominate the market, so there's no shortage of reliable Android phones in 2023. So if you are in the market to buy a new Android flagship and can't figure out which one's better, then you've landed on the right page. I have highlighted some of the best phones in each category in the roundup below, so check out the listings to find the one that suits your needs and budget.
NZXT has a lot of PC cases in its portfolio, but not all of them are worth buying. Here's our collection of the best NZXT cases that are worth considering.
NZXT makes some of the best components in the PC hardware space including CPU liquid coolers, power supply units, motherboards, and more. It's also tough to turn a blind eye to NZXT while discussing PC cases as it makes some of the best PC cases on the market. NZXT cases are known for excellent build quality and beautiful designs with clever cable management solutions. If you looking to buy an NZXT chassis, here's my recommendations.
Motherboards are the central component of building a new PC, so here are the best options you can find for your rig.
When building your own PC, one of the most important components is the motherboard. Sure, you're going to need a powerful CPU and the fastest graphics card but it's the motherboard that brings everything together. The choice of motherboard will determine what other components can be used inside your PC, including processor, storage, and even the chassis form factor. We've rounded up the best motherboards right here for Intel and AMD systems to help you make the right decision.
The best video editing apps that cover everything from basic cropping to slick transitions!
We live in a world where short-form videos like Instagram Reels and TikTok stories have taken over social media. Thanks to all these platforms, pretty much anyone with a smartphone can become a content creator and reach millions of users. You don't necessarily need a dedicated video editor app on your phone to create videos these days. Still, it's better to rely on a dedicated video editor app compared to the built-in tools you get within those apps. Making interesting and presentable videos to retain viewership is crucial to making it big on social media, and having a dedicated video editor app will ensure you have all the essential tools and effects as opposed to the basic trimming and stitching tools.
We did the hard work for you to highlight the best screen protectors for both 12.9-inch and 11-inch iPad Pro models.
Apple's iPad Pro is one of the best tablets you can buy right now, and it also represents the best of the company's iPad lineup. Apple is yet to refresh its Pro lineup for 2023, but the 2022 models come with many noteworthy upgrades over its predecessor, including one of the newer M2 chips, improved cameras, and the new Apple Pencil hover features. They also come in two sizes: a smaller one with an 11-inch panel and a relatively bigger model with a 12.9-inch display. Regardless of your pick, you get a beautiful mini-LED backlit Liquid Retina display with Apple's ProMotion technology for faster refresh rates.