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The Mi Mix Fold is Xiaomi making foldables more affordable and attainable

Xiaomi's first-ever foldable phone, the Mi Mix Fold, hasn't even gone on sale officially yet, but the crazy-fast Hong Kong phone import scene has already secured early bird retail units. One of these retailers, Trinity Electronics, was kind enough to loan us a unit to test for an afternoon. Of course, I compared it to the...

The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra’s brand new 50MP camera can produce DSLR-like bokeh

Last year's Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra was my favorite slab phone of 2020, but many consumers in the west were left out because it was a China-only release. That makes this year's Mi 11 Ultra that much more exciting — it's going on sale throughout Europe and Asia and packs some new never-before-seen camera tech. About...

Don’t be deceived by the Realme 8 Pro’s fabulous looks and competitive camera

Over the last three years, Realme has paved its way into the top 10 smartphone brands globally with numerous product lineups and recurring launches. Nearly six months after the Realme 7 series, the company has unveiled the Realme 8 and the Realme 8 Pro mid-range smartphones globally. A 108MP camera is a leading highlight of...

The Honor Band 6 brings along a big screen and accurate sleep tracking for a low price

The first thing that caught my attention as I unboxed and set up the Honor Band 6 wasn't the fitness tracker's design or build quality. They're both nice, don't get me wrong, but it's nothing I haven't seen before. Instead, the thing that made me do a double-take is that the Honor Band 6 still...

The Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G is a flat screen phone done right

I seem to be in the minority among my peers and colleagues in the tech media scene, but I actually like curved screen phones. Curved screens not only look visually appealing to me — especially with the way visuals seem to spill off the edges like an infinity pool — but also make for a...

Pitting the Vivo X60 Pro Plus’ Gimbal Camera against the iPhone 12 and Galaxy S21 Ultra

Last month, I got my hands on the China version of the Vivo X60 Pro Plus and due to limited time I focused my testing on two areas -- the 50MP main camera co-engineered with Zeiss, and the quirky OriginOS software that sits somewhat buried inside the phone's standard Android skin. Now I have the global...

Samsung Galaxy A52 Review: An exciting makeover riddled with unapologetic compromises

Samsung's Galaxy A51 was the best-selling Android phone in 2020, with more than 23 million units shipped worldwide. Its success is proof that most users go by a brand's reliability, good cameras on the back and the front, and average everything else over hyped-up specs from lesser-known brands. The new Samsung Galaxy A52 is set...

OnePlus finally gets the camera right on the OnePlus 9

A lot of us on this website have followed along with OnePlus for the entirety of its corporate journey so far. A company that started off with a singular yearly release has evolved into one that spans multiple products across a few product segments. With the OnePlus 9 series, the spotlight may no longer be...

The POCO X3 Pro reminds me of a 2019 flagship, and that’s not a bad thing

The POCO X3 NFC made waves in the latter half of 2020 when it offered something that much of the competition could not -- powerful mid-range specs and a 120Hz display all at a low price. In Europe, you could pick it up for around €200 at launch, and I have personally recommended it to...

The POCO F3 has flagship-level haptics and screen for a whole lot less

I'm a Chinese-American guy living in Hong Kong who consumes -- and writes for -- mostly US-centric American tech media. Because of this odd in-between space I occupy, I tend to see things from both the western and eastern perspectives. And this divide is so, so evident in mid-tier smartphones. While the state of premium...

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Silicone Case Review: Slim form factor, but how does it feel?

After spending a lot of money on the new Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, the last thing you want is to have your new phone get scratched and dinged up! There are plenty of Galaxy S21 Ultra cases out there, and Samsung themselves makes a variety of cases for the device. One of them is the...

The Samsung Galaxy A52 5G is a polished mid-ranger that should prove popular

Samsung yesterday launched three new phones in its mid-range A-series, the Galaxy A52, Galaxy A52 5G, and Galaxy A72. We got hands-on time with arguably the most interesting one, the Galaxy A52 5G — and there's a lot to like. Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A52 5G: Specifications Specification Samsung Galaxy A52 4G Samsung Galaxy A52 5G Build Plastic back Plastic...