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Apple iPhone 12 vs iPhone 12 Pro: Which one should you buy?

The iPhone 12 series from Apple comprises of four phones this year. The large one (Pro Max) is interesting because it's got the most powerful camera hardware of the four, while the small one (Mini) should garner plenty of interest for those with smaller hands or pockets. But it's ultimately the middle two -- iPhone...

Huawei Mate 40 Pro Hands-on: Another low light and zooming powerhouse

The Huawei Mate 40 Pro is arguably the most intriguing smartphone launch of the year, what with it being potentially the very last Huawei phone to use a Kirin chip due to ongoing U.S. sanctions that prevent most of the world's chipmakers, including Huawei's longtime partner TSMC, from supplying silicon for Huawei. But even without the...

Apple iPhone 12 vs Samsung Galaxy S20 FE: Battle of the affordable flagships

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE grabbed plenty of positive headlines late last month for its $699 price tag while keeping a flagship-level screen and SoC. While we in the Android enthusiast space are keen to pit the Galaxy S20 FE against other recently-launched, similarly-priced Android rivals in the OnePlus 8T and the Google Pixel 5,...

iPhone 12 Hands-On: Apple’s best contender for a value flagship?

The iPhone 12 series is Apple's largest lineup ever, with four models, each fitting neatly into a particular market segment: the iPhone 12 Mini is for those who've been lamenting the escalating size of phones; the iPhone 12 is for those who do not want to spend too much; the iPhone 12 Pro is the...

Vivo V20 Pro Selfie Camera Tests: Justified Marketing Hype!

Between Instagram and TikTok, it seems like most young people these days really enjoy taking photos and videos of themselves. And so it's surprising that Vivo is the only brand with a phone line whose entire shtick is catering to the selfie generation. Ever since the Vivo V5 in early 2017, which was billed as...

The Vivo V20 is the first phone shipping with Android 11, and we tested it

Vivo's V series has tried to stand out from the pack by prioritizing the selfie-taking experience, and this year's V20 series is no different. However, there's one more noteworthy thing about at least one of the models this year: The standard Vivo V20 beat Google's Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 to the punch in...

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 4G First Impressions: Function over Form

It's fair to say that Samsung was blind-sided with the COVID-19 pandemic this year. Every device maker's smartphone sales have been affected by the pandemic, and this is natural—consumer spending is down because of the decrease in purchasing power. However, Samsung has been affected more than Huawei or Xiaomi, for example. The company's decision to...

Google Pixel 5 Hands-on: A Premium Design in a Compact Package

The Google Pixel line of smartphones is dubbed by some to be the "iPhone of the Android world", and I can see why. It's made by Google and lauded by enthusiasts for its close-to-stock Android feel, which is unsurprising because Google is the one that develops Android! The Google Pixel 5 was announced just last...

Royole FlexPai 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2: Battle of the Foldables

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 has garnered plenty of praise lately, but it's not the only big-screen foldable in town. Royole, the company behind the very first commercially released foldable called the Royole FlexPai, is back with a sequel device of its own too, FlexPai 2. Since I have both devices on me right...

The Royole FlexPai 2 is a huge improvement but is it enough? (Hands-on)

Almost two years ago, a little-known Chinese company named Royole grabbed tech headlines by launching the "world's first foldable phone," beating Samsung and Huawei to the market by months. The resulting product wasn't very good, but for an upstart display panel maker making its first foray into the world of smartphones, the Royole FlexPai was...

Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro Hands-on Preview: 144Hz Screen is so Smooth

I have always been a fan of Xiaomi phones. In the past, the adoration was mostly value-driven: the company's hardware wasn't quite at the level of big dogs like Samsung and Huawei, but the devices were significantly cheaper than the competition that I had no choice but to admire them for their value. My logic...

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra “Clear Cover” TPU Case Review

We have the shiny new Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra in our hands, a phone that costs a cool $1,300. That much money gets you a very good smartphone, but many users would still like to put a case on it for the added peace of mind on such an expensive purchase. There's no dearth...