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Ben Sin
Ben Sin

I'm a senior editor at XDA Developers. I have been a journalist for a decade, the last five years covering the mobile tech scene closely, reviewing just about every phone and attending trade shows and launches. I also run a gadget review channel on YouTube.

Google Pixel 6 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3: Insane Cameras vs Foldable Magic

Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold series has several worthy challengers inside China, but everywhere else in the world, the Galaxy Z Fold has a virtual monopoly on the large foldable category. This was supposed to change soon, as Google had been heavily rumored to have been working on a foldable Pixel, but alas, it’s not meant...

Google Pixel 6 Pro vs Apple iPhone 13 Pro: The best of Android vs the best of iOS

The Google Pixel has always been designed to be the "iPhone of Android," and the Pixel 6 Pro comes the closest to living up to that goal yet. In addition to sporting its own silicon for the first time, the Pixel 6 Pro also sees further software tweaks on top of Android 12 that make...

I love the Microsoft Surface Duo 2, and hate it too

True story: I purchased and sold the original Microsoft Duo on three separate occasions. No, it wasn’t because I was flipping them for profit the way sneakerheads do with Jordans or savvy real estate investors do with houses. I lost money each time I sold the Duo. But I did it anyway because I had...

Logitech’s excellent 4k Pro Webcam is 25% in this Cyber Monday deal

As work from home become a long-term possibility for more and more of us, it's ideal to get a proper webcam, because let's face it, the ones in most laptops suck. Among one of the best reviewed webcams in recent years is the Logitech 4K Pro Webcam, which as the name implies, records you in...

Get $600 off an unlocked Motorola Razr 5G in this Cyber Monday deal

Black Friday may be technically over, but for those still looking to shop, don't worry, Best Buy's Cyber Monday deals are live, and one of the best ones we've spotted is this -- an unlocked Motorola Razr 5G can be had for $799.99, which is $600 cheaper than normal retail price. The Razr 5G is designed...

The Best Smartphone Cameras in 2021: Apple, Samsung, Xiaomi, Google — We’ve tested them all!

Picking the phone with the best camera used to be an easy exercise. In the early days of the smartphone, the iPhone's camera was leaps and bounds better than Android's offerings. Then big-name Android brands caught up and for a couple of years in the mid-2010s Samsung held the crown. Towards the latter part of the...

Google Pixel 6 Pro vs Vivo X70 Pro Plus: The two best camera phones of 2021

I have the luxury and privilege of testing a lot of smartphones. Obviously, I get my hands on the iPhones and Samsung Galaxies and OnePluses of the world, but because I’m based in Hong Kong in Southern China, I have access to obscure Asian releases too, like the Royole FlexPai 2 or the Leica Leitz 1. It...

Google Pixel 6 Pro vs iPhone 13 Pro: Camera Shootout and Comparison

The Google Pixel is often said to be "the iPhone of Android," mainly because Google supposedly design and built the Pixels from scratch, and because Google makes Android, this gives the Pixels a sense of hardware-software synergy that only Apple can offer.  But that wasn't really true, at least in the early days. The first Pixel...

Google Pixel 6 Pro Camera Review: Hardware that is finally worthy of Google’s AI smarts

Ever since its inception, Google's Pixel phones have proudly prioritized software over hardware. This philosophy was applied across the entire smartphone, but it was particularly noticeable in the camera department, where past Pixels almost went out of their way to avoid new camera hardware trends. When many phone brands began adding secondary and even tertiary...

Googlefier lets you easily install Google apps on Huawei devices

The Google ban imposed on Huawei by the U.S. government has led to the Chinese tech giant's once burgeoning phone business falling off a cliff, because as great as Huawei's smartphone hardware may be, not having access to core Google Mobile Services apps such as YouTube and Google Drive makes the phone's software very hard to...

These are the Best 5G Phones you can buy for the 2021 holidays

5G rollout continues to happen around the world, so if you're buying a new phone, it might be worth picking one up that supports this fifth-generation network. Most of the phones in our Best Phones and Best Android phones list already support 5G – but you don't have to spend flagship money to get that...

Best Foldable Phones: The Top Folding Smartphones that you can buy in 2021

The idea of a foldable smartphone has seen its fair share of supporters and detractors, with the latter group mostly bemoaning their high prices and supposed fragility. Samsung’s taken major steps in addressing those concerns with the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3, two foldables that are priced lower than previous generations...