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A full-fledged, highly in-depth review of a mobile device.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Review: Good choice for most people, but not revolutionary

Samsung finally revealed the Galaxy S22 series in February, with three models to choose from: the regular Galaxy S22, the Galaxy S22 Plus, and the Galaxy S22 Ultra. Most of the attention has been on the Galaxy S22 Ultra, mostly because it's another Note-style phone and it has been a year and a half since...

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Review: A phenomenal 5-star smartphone

The Galaxy S22 Ultra is Samsung’s newest flagship, but it’s more representative of the Galaxy Note than it is of the Galaxy S lineup. In many ways, the Galaxy S22 Ultra is the device that any Galaxy Note fan has been waiting for as it combines the very best of Samsung’s traditional smartphone lineup into...

OPPO Find X5 Pro Review: Amazing flagship, but we want more cameras!

Android smartphone brands usually treat new releases the way Hollywood studios approach franchise sequels: put more of everything. More cameras, more RAM, more battery capacity, more pixels, etc. OPPO's Find X series is the first flagship line I can remember that doesn't follow this path. In fact, for a second year running, OPPO has inexplicably...

Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus Review: The best Android flagship for the mainstream consumer

I think it's fair to say that the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is for a certain type of consumer that's willing to carry a bigger and heavier phone in return for a premium camera experience and a built-in S Pen, all while paying a premium for it. That's great for those people that consciously seek...

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra Review: The single best device for both work and play

Almost a decade ago, Samsung released a smartphone with a screen that was deemed comically big at the time. Some people mocked it, but within a few years, that became the industry norm, and phone screen sizes have been escalating ever since. The big-screen trend started with the Samsung Galaxy Mega, but moved onto the...

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Hands-on: Noteworthy in more ways than one

Where does the Galaxy S line stop, and the Galaxy Note line begin? In past years, the delineation between Samsung's two top smartphone lines has been blurred, and last year, the company bought the famed S-Pen to the Galaxy S21 Ultra – albeit as an external accessory – and then dropped the Galaxy Note line...

Core i9-12900HK review: Intel has the best gaming processor, for now

Intel's 12th-gen H-series processors are the best that you can get in a gaming laptop, and the Core i9-12900HK really shows it off. It's a 45W CPU that can go way farther, especially since it's unlocked for overclocking. From our testing, we've seen in every benchmark that it outperforms the competition. It's worth keeping in mind,...

Google Pixel 6 Pro vs OnePlus 9 Pro: Brains versus Brawn

We've entered 2022, but the next round of flagships are still a few weeks away. Even then, there's value to be seen from devices launched in 2021, especially when those devices are flagships such as the Google Pixel 6 Pro and the OnePlus 9 Pro. While the OnePlus 9 Pro has undoubtedly been marred in...

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 5G review: The perfect on-the-go laptop

I'm just going to come right out and say it. I love the Samsung Galaxy Book 360 5G. My fingers are dragging with each keystroke, because with every character written, I'm just a little closer to sending this stunning little 5G laptop back to Samsung, and it breaks my heart. It's crazy thin at 11.5mm, and...

ONE XPLAYER Mini review: A handheld gaming PC that’s actually portable

It would be wrong to say that the Nintendo Switch was the first big-screen handheld console, but there's no denying that the sheer popularity of the system has prompted many more companies to create their own handheld gaming devices, often based on Android or Windows. Among the many devices trying to capitalize on the success...

Microsoft Surface Duo 2 review: Productivity powerhouse, this time with a decent camera

The Microsoft Surface Duo 2 is the second iteration of the company's dual-screen smartphone efforts. The first iteration was not something we would call a success. At best, we could say that it got mixed reviews. The original model had something that you could barely consider to be a camera. And when it launched at $1,399.99,...

Checking out Spigen’s iPhone 13 Pro case and accessory lineup

The Apple iPhone 13 series is destined to be popular till the next iteration comes around, possibly even beyond that, as Apple will likely sell it for a few years at a discount. For most people buying this phone, a case is going to be high up in purchase priority. We do have some recommendations...