Posts From Ben Sin

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.

LG Wing Hands-on Preview: Who said phones are boring?

It didn't seem that long ago that tech writers were lamenting that phones had gotten boring—"everything is a glass sandwich slab," we said. Turns out, we spoke too soon. LG's latest smartphone, a quirky swivel phone named the LG Wing, is the third device this month—following shortly after the Microsoft Surface Duo and the Samsung...

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Review: Likely The Phone of the Year

Has any consumer electronics company bounced back from embarrassing PR fiascos better than Samsung in recent years—or ever? When Samsung's long-teased, much-hyped debut foldable phone literally broke in the hands of some of the world's most famous tech reviewers after a day or two, it should have been the death knell for the ambitious product....

Galaxy Z Fold 2 Ongoing Review Day 3: Testing out the 5 cameras and video recording

Welcome to day 3 of our ongoing review of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2. In today's episode, we put the five cameras of the Fold 2 to the test, including the unique ways the phone can capture photos or videos. Yesterday for day 2 we took a look at how it functioned as a...

Galaxy Z Fold 2 Ongoing Review Day 2: Is it a laptop replacement?

Welcome to day 2 of our ongoing review of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2. In today's episode, we look at how it functions as a laptop replacement, while in day 1, we went through initial thoughts around the on-screen keyboard, the hinge and more! Maybe it's the workaholic in me, but I've always wanted a...

Galaxy Z Fold 2 Ongoing Review Day 1: Keyboard Dilemmas and more

It is often considered unwise for consumers to buy the very first version — aka "gen one" — of any consumer electronic product that’s the first of its kind. Wait for gen two or three, the belief goes, and get a more refined and polished product. This is evident the second you pick up the Samsung...

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Hands on: Probably my favorite phone of the year

When the original Galaxy Fold began malfunctioning in the hands of major reviewers in April 2019, it seemed like Samsung's vision of a foldable future had crashed before it could even start. But a relatively problem-free relaunch six months later, followed by the successful launch of a second foldable device, put Samsung back on track....