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Tushar Mehta

Tushar Mehta

Tushar has a passion for consumer tech and likes to tinker with smartphones, laptops, wearables, smart home devices, and STEM. He's a devout Android user but prefers to keep an open heart for all OSes. He loves installing custom ROMs on his phones and finding new apps as a way to justify his procrastination. Before joining Digital Trends, Tushar was a Senior Editor at XDA Developers, where he spent most of his time reviewing new gadgets and writing deep dives on various topics for geeks. In his spare time, he spaces out on Pink Floyd or yells at cloud.

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A render of the Google Pixel 8a with its scree turned on. It's against a light blue background.

Is the Google Pixel 8a waterproof?

Is the new Google Pixel 8a safe to carry to a beach or a swimming pool? Find out about the Pixel 8a's water resistance here.
Someone holding the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra and the Galaxy S23 Ultra.

How to fix the ‘Not Registered on Network’ error on a Samsung Galaxy phone

Have a Samsung phone? Seeing an annoying Not Registered on Network error and unsure what to do about it? Here's everything you need to know to fix it.
Two Galaxy Z Fold 5 phones next to each other -- one is open and one is closed.

The Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Flip 6 release date just leaked

Samsung may launch the Galaxy Ring, Z Fold 6, Z Flip 6, and the Galaxy Watch 7 series in the days leading up to the Paris Olympics.
Timekettle AI interpreter hub held in hand.

This AI gadget let me speak in languages I don’t know or understand

The Timekettle X1 is a gadget dedicated solely to helping you speak and translate different languages. But is it any good? Here's what happened when I used it.
Huawei Pura 70 Ultra green leather and gold metal finish.

I wish I could buy Huawei’s new Pura 70 phones

Huawei just announced four new smartphones under its new Pura 70 series. With flashy designs and impressive camera specs, there's a lot to like.
The Android 15 logo on a smartphone.

Android 15 might add a new way to charge your gadgets

Google may upgrade Android 15 phones with wireless charging support even without the dedicated hardware. Here's how it could happen.
Digital render of Oppo Find N3 Flip in pink color.

OnePlus’ next foldable phone may get a huge camera upgrade

Rumor has it that OnePlus is working on a new folding phone — more specifically, a flip phone-style device with a big camera upgrade.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 and Galaxy Watch 6 Classic next to each other.

The 20 best Samsung Galaxy Watch faces you should be using

Want to change up the look of your Samsung smartwatch? You're in the right place. Here are 20 of the best Samsung Galaxy Watch faces you need to be using.
Digital render of a silver Realme GT Neo 6 SE held in bionic hand.

A surprise phone just beat the Galaxy S24 Ultra in a big way

This scrappy Android phone brand just launched a new phone that defeats the Galaxy S24 Ultra's display in terms of brightness by a long margin.
The iPad Pro (2022) sitting in the Magic Keyboard.

Apple accidentally revealed a big iPad Pro display upgrade

Apple has inadvertantly confirmed major changes coming to the 2024 iPad Pro models, which are expected to launch in May this year.
Infinix Note 40 Pro Plus with MagSafe green-colored compatible vegan leather case kept on a table.

An Android phone you haven’t heard of just won the charging game

The $300 Infinix Note 40 Pro+ has a premium persona and does something with charging that no other Android phone does.
Person wearing OnePlus Watch 2 with a green strap on their left wrist.

The OnePlus Watch 2 is the Wear OS smartwatch I’ve been waiting for

Despite lacking crucial features like wireless charging and ECG, the OnePlus Watch 2 is the right step toward a flourishing Wear OS segment.
Google messages versus samsung messages app icons side by side on Galaxy Z Fold 5.

Google Messages vs. Samsung Messages: Which app should you use?

If you have a Samsung phone, you can do your texting in either Samsung Messages or Google Messages. But which should you choose? We have the answer.
Baseus Blade 2 65W power bank for laptops kept on a green couch.

I needed to buy a new MacBook. Here’s why I bought a power bank instead

My MacBook Pro's battery is dying, but this 65W power bank is helping me from shelling out $250 to Apple.
Person holding green OnePlus 12 phone in hands while playing games.

I performed an intense gaming test with the OnePlus 12. Here’s what happened

The OnePlus 12 is a fantastic overall Android phone. But is it a good gaming phone? I ran a series of intense tests to find out.
YouTube on Blackview N6000 tiny rugged Android phone held in person's hand.

There’s something special about this tiny Android phone

2024 has already given us some excellent smartphones. But this cheap, tiny Android phone stands out as something special. Here's why.
Person holding the POCO X6 Pro in hand in front of a bunch of flowers.

This $375 Android phone surprised the heck out of me

It's hard to be surprised by Android phones in 2024. But this new mid-range option from Poco does exactly that.
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra vs OnePlus 12.

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra vs. OnePlus 12: not an easy choice

Want to choose between the Samung Galaxy S24 Ultra and OnePlus 12 as your next phone? Here are the points to note before taking the plunge.
Someone holding the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra and the Galaxy S23 Ultra.

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra vs. S23 Ultra: Do you need to upgrade?

The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra raises the bar for flagship phones with superior hardware and AI features. Here's how it compares to the Galaxy S23 Ultra.
Vivo X100 Glacier Blue phone with Zeiss Cameras.

This Android phone has a camera unlike any I’ve used before

Most phone cameras have a decent portrait mode, but the Vivo X100 with Zeiss lenses takes exceptional night portraits unlike any phone you might have used
The back of the yellow Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra.

Does the Samsung Galaxy S24 have a headphone jack?

The Galaxy S24 is Samsung's finest flagship lineup in 2024, but does it feature a 3.5mm headphone jack? You can find out here!
All four colors of the Samsung Galaxy S24 laying face-down on a table.

Is the Samsung Galaxy S24 waterproof?

The Galaxy S24 is the newest and the most powerful smartphone series from Samsung. But how well can it resist water? Find out here.
Someone holding the OnePlus 11.

Why I still love the OnePlus 11 one year later

While the OnePlus 12 launches globally very soon, I still really love the OnePlus 11. Here's why.
Lofree Flow low profile mechanical keyboard with Kailh switches and white retro styles dye-sub pbt keycaps on a desk.

This low-profile mechanical keyboard surprised me in every way

The Lofree Flow completely changed how I feel about low-profile mechanical keyboards.
Infiniray p2pro thermal camera attached to a Google Pixel 6a held in hand.

I added a ridiculous $300 camera to my smartphone, and loved it

I did something ridiculous to my smartphone: I added a $300 thermal camera to it. And you know what? It's kind of amazing.
Renders of the Google Pixel 8 Pro and the OnePlus 12 next to each other.

OnePlus 12 vs. Google Pixel 8 Pro: did OnePlus beat Google?

Is the newly unveiled OnePlus 12 good enough to make you want to skip the Google Pixel 8 Pro? We explore in this comparison.
Man holds Blackview Active 8 Pro rugged Android tablet in black color with a leather strap.

I found the perfect Android tablet to buy this year

This $360 tablet stands out in a market crowded by other cheap Android tablets with a humongous battery, an armored design, and features unseen at this price.
Man using OnePlus Open black color with one hand while sitting on a couch.

How one of my favorite Android phones actually changed my life

The OnePlus Open is the newest and most exciting foldable in town. Here's how it's design, software, and other features have legitimately changed my life.
Samsung One UI 6 Quick Settings on Galaxy A34 kept on a table with retan surface and purple flowers in foreground.

I used Samsung’s next big smartphone update. Here’s why I love it

One UI 6 is its biggest software update for Samsung phones in many years. I recently got to use it — and I think I love it.
Google Pixel Watch 2 with several different band styles.

Google Pixel Watch 2 vs. Google Pixel Watch: should you upgrade?

The Google Pixel Watch 2 brings substantial under-the-hood changes. But should you ditch your first-generation Pixel Watch for it? Let's find out!
WhatsApp logo on a phone held in hand.

WhatsApp used to be one of my favorite apps. Now, I can’t stand it

After starting out as a hub of meaningful conversations, WhatsApp has now devolved into a digital billboard filled with spam messages and unnecessary features.
Samsung Galaxy S23 FE Mint Green color along with abowl of lemons.

I reviewed Samsung’s new $600 Android phone. Here’s what I love (and hate)

The Samsung Galaxy S23 FE has flagship features mixed with frustrating cutbacks. Do its positives override the negatives? Find out in our review!
The Google Pixel 8 Pro sitting upright on a park bench.

Is the Google Pixel 8’s Tensor G3 chip any good? We found out

Google's latest Tensor G3 chip on the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro is said to bring performance and AI improvements. But does it live up to the promise?
Ugreen 300W GaN fast charger with four USB-C and one USB-A port in hand held against pink and yellow flowers.

This is the fastest phone and laptop charger I’ve ever used. Here’s why you need it

I've been using a 300W charger from Ugreen. It's wickedly fast, incredibly well-built, and an accessory you absolutely need.