Tristan Rayner

Tristan Rayner is a feature writer and works primarily with Android Authority's European team.

Tristan's Posts

How did we miss the best place for a fingerprint scanner?

The fingerprint sensor on the side of a phone addresses all the complaints about front/rear scanners. So why is it dead?
by Tristan RaynerJuly 15, 2018

You wouldn’t buy a blood diamond, but do you own a conflict phone?

Buying a smartphone can be a hard decision, but did you know it can also be an ethical debate of sorts? Enter conflict minerals and why they matter.
by Tristan RaynerJuly 15, 2018

We asked, you told us: The Vivo Nex is cool, but better software is a must

We asked in our poll this week if you'd buy the Vivo Nex if it came to your region. Here's what you said!
by Tristan RaynerJuly 14, 2018

We asked, you told us: The best place for a fingerprint scanner is…

This week's poll asked where you want the fingerprint scanner to be housed: front, back, side, or one of the new options. Your votes were split.
by Tristan RaynerJuly 7, 2018
 
 

When the Galaxy S9 doesn’t sell: how flagship phones lost their magic

The latest flagship phone from the world's biggest OEM reportedly isn't selling well: here's how premium phones have lost their touch.
by Tristan RaynerJuly 7, 2018

We asked, you told us: High performance gaming is for half of you

Half of you play high-performance games on your smartphone. Half of you don't. Why?
by Tristan RaynerJune 30, 2018

HTC U12 Plus: Price, availability, deals, and release date

We've rounded up all the HTC U12 Plus price, availability, and release date information you need to know.
by Tristan RaynerJune 28, 2018

What can VPNs do with your data?

We’re here to help you figure out how to use a VPN, and explain both security and privacy features.
by Tristan RaynerJune 23, 2018

We asked, you told us: Performance or battery life – why not both?

This week's poll asked if you need performance or battery life. Your votes showed that most voters are split down the middle - you want both!
by Tristan RaynerJune 23, 2018

OnePlus 6 vs HTC U12 Plus: Can HTC explain why the U12 Plus costs $270 more?

With similar feature sets and specs, why does the HTC U12 Plus cost so much more than the OnePlus 6?
by Tristan RaynerJune 17, 2018
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