Phone Reviews

Google Pixel 3a Review: A question of compromise

Google Pixel 3a Review: A question of compromise

When it comes to smartphones, it’s easy to get caught up on the “more is best” treadmill. More megapixels, more gigabytes and gigahertz, more camera sensors... and more money, of course. Then along comes the Google Pixel 3a and slams the emergency stop button.

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OPPO Reno 10x Zoom Review

OPPO Reno 10x Zoom Review

Optical zoom seems to be the new obsession in the smartphone camera market, with the likes of Huawei, Honor, and OnePlus trying to beat one another. But before any of these companies made their move, OPPO was already playing around with periscope-style zoom lenses. With the OPPO Reno 10x Zoom, the company has finally used its own technology to its own advantage. But does the latest OPPO flagship live up to the expectation it set for itself and does it have more to offer than just a great camera? We zoom in to find out.

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OnePlus 7 Pro Review: A hero phone with a price to match

OnePlus 7 Pro Review: A hero phone with a price to match

Despite the price being highest at the outset, the OnePlus 7 Pro might well be the company's best value proposition yet. The company is no longer one hell-bent on selling a phone that's shockingly inexpensive. Instead, the OnePlus 7 Pro is a doorway into the future for the company - a future in which OnePlus is able to offer high-end features in a phone that's every bit as much a hero as the biggest names in the industry.

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Black Shark 2 Review: The new mid-tier ‘gaming phone’ master

Black Shark 2 Review: The new mid-tier ‘gaming phone’ master

The Black Shark 2 is a gaming phone made by a Xiaomi associated brand. This device is marketed as a 'gaming phone' which means, here, that it's able to play even the most daunting and graphics-intensive mobile games with relative ease - AND that it has bright, shiny lights. It's not unlike what you'd find in your everyday average gamer-made PC, what with all the LEDs and liquid cooling and whatnot. But is it worth the cash?

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OPPO F11 Pro Review : Thunder Black, from good to great

OPPO F11 Pro Review : Thunder Black, from good to great

I've been using the OPPO F11 Pro for a few weeks, and I've come to the conclusion that we've reached peak smartphone. For the average smartphone user, we've reached a point at which there's really not a significant amount of difference between features in modern smartphones - even across price segments. The OPPO F11 Pro is a perfect example of this, as it's called a "midrange" phone while it operates with top-tier abilities in all areas of any extreme importance.

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Huawei P30 Pro Review

Huawei P30 Pro Review

It's not hard to imagine Huawei gloating over its foes. It has been belittled, ridiculed, suspected, rejected, and even sued. But now it has come out with what is possibly the best premium smartphone this year so far. That is especially true if you're the type that lives and breathes mobile photography. But does the Huawei P30 Pro really live up to the hype that Huawei and first reviewers have built up? We give it a good SlashGear test to see, hear, and feel how Huawei's greatest stands against Samsung's and Apple's champions.

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Honor View 20 Review

Honor View 20 Review

Just last week, Huawei unveiled its new P30 series. While it shares many traits in common with the Samsung Galaxy S10, it quickly took the smartphone camera crown. So why review an Honor phone that launched months ago? For the simple reason that the Honor View 20 is a prime example of how you don't have to break your bank just to get some of the best that the smartphone market has to offer. Provided, of course, you're willing to accept some compromises here and there.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Review: We have a new king

Samsung Galaxy S10 Review: We have a new king

The Samsung Galaxy S10 doesn't fold, it doesn't have 5G - not quite yet, anyway - and it looks a whole lot like the Galaxy S9 from last year, but none of that precludes it from being the smartphone to beat in 2019. While curiosities like the Galaxy Fold may be teasing unusual form-factors, and next-generation 5G networks promise ridiculous speed for those lucky few in launch markets, the Galaxy S10 and S10+ bring their formidable talents to bear on the mainstream.

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Honor 10 Lite Review: Honor 8X on a budget

Honor 10 Lite Review: Honor 8X on a budget

Honor, an independent Huawei subsidiary, is well-known and well-loved for offering high-end specs, higher than Xiaomi's, at lower prices. In some cases, it almost rivals its parent by putting almost the same specs and features as, say, a P or Mate series into a more affordable package with only a few compromises. That said, it also has room for smartphones a little lower down the ladder for those with even tighter budgets. The Honor 10 Lite is the latest in that roster and we take it for a spin to see whether it cuts off too many corners in the process.

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Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 Review: Behold the Display Beast

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 Review: Behold the Display Beast

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 review you're about to read is centered on battery life, real-world use, and long-term viability. Some of this will need to be estimated based on the amount of time we've had the device thus far - we've not yet had the Mi Mix 3 for a long term. As we continue to use the Mi Mix 3, we'll continue to update the review.

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Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition Review

Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition Review

Some say that innovation isn’t a matter of creating something completely original because almost nothing these days is. Instead, it’s about taking existing things and mixing them together in a new and exciting way. If that’s true, then the Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition, the mouthful formal name of what most will probably simply call the Vivo NEX 2, is perhaps one of the most innovative smartphones these years. Or at least that’s the claim that we’re now putting to the test.

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LG V40 ThinQ Review: Unique in colorful quality

LG V40 ThinQ Review: Unique in colorful quality

The LG V40 ThinQ is a unique smartphone because of its multiple alternate trajectories in smartphone trends. This is a phone that amps up everything I loved about the LG V35 (my favorite phone of 2018). Instead of running with the trends of one smartphone company or another, LG seems to have done a professional job of pinpointing the best elements available in the hardware industry today - creating, in the process, one of what's easily one of the most impressive phones of the tail end of this year.

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