Mini Reviews

XDA reviews the latest and greatest mobile devices.

The OnePlus Watch Harry Potter Limited Edition brings the magical world to your wrist

The OnePlus Watch was released earlier this year, marking it as the company's first attempt at making a smartwatch. In our review of the OnePlus Watch, Mishaal enjoyed the wearable and considered it a decent competitor against the likes of offerings from Xiaomi and Amazfit. OnePlus is now back with another smartwatch, and this time,...

Hands-on with ColorOS 12 based on Android 12: Here’s everything new in the latest update for OPPO smartphones

The beauty of Android lies in its customization capabilities and open-source nature. As a result, we’ve seen multiple custom skins and UIs from brands over the years. There’s MIUI from Xiaomi, One UI from Samsung, OxygenOS from OnePlus, ColorOS from OPPO, etc. With each new Android version, OEMs like to update their custom UI with...

Hands-on with Samsung One UI 4.0 Beta 2: Theming, Virtual RAM, and more!

Samsung pushed out the second iteration of their One UI 4.0 beta software earlier this week. Coming roughly three weeks after the original beta release, the new version brings some new features and promises performance improvements. One of the key changes is the ability to dynamically theme your device using colors pulled from the current...

Red Magic 6S Pro Review: An unmatched gaming experience

The birth of the gaming smartphone genre has given us so many incredible products. Big-name brands like Lenovo and ASUS have embraced the mobile gaming sector wholeheartedly. The result is a brilliant variety of great phones in this otherwise niche segment. Red Magic is a key player in the industry and is familiar to all...

Cursive Review: Hands on with Google’s new writing app for Chromebooks

There are a lot of options if you want a quality app for taking handwritten notes. Of course, not all of those are made by our beloved Google. As Chrome OS fans, it's always nice when Google releases a new app to play around with (even if they decide to kill it later on). Such...

Dell XPS 15 9510 Review: OLED, RTX, and all of your favorite acronyms

After getting a big redesign last year, Dell's latest XPS laptops are mostly spec bumps. In fact, that's exactly what it was with the XPS 17 9710. With the Dell XPS 15 9510, it's that and a bit more. Obviously, the spec bump means it now comes with Intel's 11th-generation processors. With the GPU, that also means...

iPhone 13 Mini Review: The best small phone ever made

Last month’s Apple event taught us one simple thing: small is undoubtedly mighty and the iPad Mini 6, iPhone 13 Mini, and iPhone 13 Pro all follow the same model of offering the same key experience as their bigger counterparts, in a smaller more compact form factor. The iPhone 13 Pro is undoubtedly the best iPhone...

Flexispot Kana Pro Bamboo Standing Desk review: Standing desks are the new staple in my life

I've never used a standing desk before. When Flexispot reached out and offered to send the Kana Pro Bamboo Standing Desk, I was intrigued. Could I really work while standing up? If I end up sitting 99% of the time, why not just get a regular desk? Fast forward to about a month and a half...

Hands-on with Android 12 DP 2 on the OnePlus 9 Pro: OxygenOS makes way for ColorOS

Android 12 is likely only a few weeks away, and the latest developer preview for the OnePlus 9 series has just been released. It has a few visual changes and additional features in preparation for Android 12's official release, though we'll almost certainly be seeing it released a good while after Android 12 drops for...

Hands on: Microsoft’s Surface Duo 2 mostly fixes the problems of the original

Microsoft announced the Surface Duo 2 the other day. It's the second-generation model of Microsoft's dual-screen smartphone. This time around, the firm fixed everything that was a pain point about the hardware in the original model. The Redmond firm first announced the Surface Duo two years ago as part of a new initiative to build dual-screen...

Hands on: The Surface Pro 8 is the first major redesign of a Surface Pro since 2014

Microsoft's brand-new Surface Pro 8 features the biggest redesign of the product line since the Surface Pro 3 in 2014, and that's exactly how Microsoft is billing it. You see, the Surface Pro 3 set the blueprint for Surface as we now know it. Before that, it had a totally different charging port, the pen...

Hands on: The Surface Laptop Studio is my new favorite Surface

Microsoft has officially announced the Surface Laptop Studio, a product that many thought would be called the Surface Book 4. Indeed, the product does replace the Surface Book series, so the new branding is probably more reflective of the complete redesign. Plus, it's supposed to be a new hero product for Windows 11. And it's a...