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OnePlus Nord Camera Review: Six reasons you should use the Google Camera mod

Since the launch of the OnePlus One, OnePlus has evolved from being the subject of bad math puns to being one of the most recommended brands among enthusiasts. Over these last six odd years, OnePlus has changed up its smartphone strategy significantly; they started out as a brand that sold "flagship killers" that undercut the...

Sony Xperia 1 II Display Analysis: Content Creators, Beware

Firmly seated as a goliath in the multimedia industry, the Sony Corporation produces electronics that are well-respected in many different tiers and categories. From consumer audio equipment to prosumer cameras and professional reference monitors, one would think that Sony can make a beast of a handset that combines the company's many fields of expertise. Unfortunately, this...

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....

ColorOS 11 Review – This is OPPO’s take on Android 11!

OPPO today unveiled the latest version of its Android-based software called ColorOS. The new version, called ColorOS 11, is based on Google's stable Android 11 release. That means it includes stock Android 11 features like one-time permission prompts, smart home power menu controls, and bubble notifications, but OPPO has also added a plethora of new...

Microsoft Surface Duo Review: A multi-tasker’s dream

The Microsoft Surface Duo is probably one of the most interesting devices to launch this year. In a world of Galaxy Z Fold and Flip, the dual-screen approach might seem uninteresting. And at first, I thought it was too. It seems like two phones just stuck together. The device may not seem all that interesting...

OPPO Reno 4 Pro (Global) Review: A Mid-Ranger in a Premium Outfit

OPPO is the world's fifth-largest smartphone brand by volume. As the first phone brand under China's BBK Electronics Group, OPPO has dominated the smartphone markets of China and parts of Asia throughout the 2010s. However, it remained alien to the majority of users in the West until its flagship, the OPPO Find X, caught the...

Tronsmart Apollo Bold Review — Affordable, Premium TWS Earbuds with Qualcomm’s TrueWireless Stereo Plus

Have you ever thought to yourself, "I wish I had some Bluetooth earbuds, but I'm not sure what to buy"? If so you're probably overwhelmed by the number of truly wireless earbuds on the market these days. We've used and reviewed a fair few of them, and today, we're going to be reviewing the Tronsmart...

ASUS ZenFone 7 Pro Review – A Flipping Fantastic Flagship Smartphone

Smartphone design has come a long way since Apple unveiled its first iPhone in 2007. Android phones used to have thick bezels and tiny displays; now they're so massive they blur the line between tablet and phone. Each year, new advancements in smartphone design and display technology give OEMs the ability to trim down bezels...

Huawei Watch GT 2e Review – A great fitness tracking smartwatch that needs more apps

Huawei made the switch from Google's Wear OS to its own LiteOS back when the company launched the Huawei Watch GT towards the end of 2018. That came as a surprise as the first two Huawei smartwatches had greatly contributed to the Android Wear/Wear OS ecosystem. The original Huawei Watch especially is still hailed as...

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Review: For Those Ahead of the Curve

The Galaxy Note series has, until the advent of the foldable Z line, represented the pinnacle of Samsung's smartphone engineering. Samsung empowers you to be more productive with the Galaxy Note, and gaining a mastery of all the Galaxy Note's features can transform the way you use your phone for work (and play). This is...

Samsung Galaxy M31s Review: Rehashing a successful formula

The Samsung Galaxy M31s was launched late last month as a mid-year refresh to the Galaxy M31. If you've been keeping track, these smartphone refreshes seem to be coming in at a consistent pace, indicating Samsung's desire to keep its mid-range lineup fresh to thwart any competition. That by itself is no real surprise—the Samsung...

Microsoft Surface Book 3 15-inch Review: The Best Laptop Form Factor!

The Microsoft Surface Book 3 is Microsoft’s most powerful laptop. It’s also Microsoft’s most interesting laptop. See, the Surface Book series isn’t like the Surface Pro or Surface Laptop series. The Surface Pro is a Windows tablet with an attachable keyboard and a trackpad. The Surface Laptop is just a Microsoft-made laptop. The Surface Book...