XDA Mini Reviews

XDA reviews the latest and greatest mobile devices.

Hands on with the Honor 9X Pro and the Honor View 30 Pro

Following an exhibitor exodus at this year's MWC 2020, the event was eventually canceled. Companies with launch events such as Xiaomi and OPPO were forced to reschedule, though not everyone canceled. Huawei and Honor both held events in Barcelona, though they were primarily virtual launch events with demo areas that those in attendance could try...

Hands-on With Motorola Razr in India: Reviving the Timeless Style Icon

The classic Moto Razr was much more than an iconic piece of technology – it was a status symbol. Almost 15 years ago, when candy bar phones were the most prevalent, the Moto Razr captured everyone’s attention with its style quotient, sharp looks, and dazzling metallic colors. The Moto Razr V3 (which was actually the...

iQOO 3 First Impressions: A Fast Gaming Phone That Doesn’t Need 5G

Gaming phones have quickly emerged as a new smartphone category in recent years and there’s a profound interest surrounding them. Smartphone makers are going to great length to ride on this new wave and have come up with their own interpretation of a gaming-focused smartphone. It was all started back in 2017 with the launch...

Huawei Mate Xs First Impressions – A different take on Foldable Smartphones

It's the year of foldable smartphones, it seems. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, a Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 in the works, the Motorola RAZR, and now the Huawei Mate Xs want a slice of the pie. Huawei is no stranger to foldable smartphones, though their first device, the Huawei Mate X, only ever launched in...

Realme X50 Pro First Impressions: Speedy Chip, Fast Charging, Smooth Display

Realme has come a long way since its inception in early 2018 as an OPPO subbrand. The company has focused on an Indian-first strategy that has proved to be quite successful, with plans for tackling the global smartphone market as well. Realme’s first flagship device came in the form of the Realme X2 Pro last...

Realme C3 Gaming Review: Excellent Budget Gaming Performance with the MediaTek Helio G70

Realme opened shop in India back in 2018 with the Realme 1 — a MediaTek Helio P60 powered budget handset that proved to be the beginning of a remarkable journey for the brand. At first, the brand released a slew of budget handsets aimed at the growing number of first-time smartphone buyers in the country....

RAVPower 61W PD GaN Charger Review – Incredible Versatility

Generally speaking, my bag plays host to two or three chargers at a time. One for my smartphone, one for my laptop (a MacBook Pro), and one for my Nintendo Switch. That's a lot of cabling to carry in one bag, and most certainly doesn't do any wonders for their longevity either. The MacBook Pro...

WiZmote Remote Control Review: The only reason Smart Lights are useful

WiZ smart lights are some of the coolest smart lights I’ve ever used. They have great integration with apps like Samsung SmartThings and Google Assistant. Smart bulbs are great for controlling your lights from anywhere, but they do leave something to be desired. There is no physical light switch equivalent that helps control the lights....

POCO X2 First Impressions: A 120Hz display and 64MP camera spur twice the excitement

Xiaomi's Pocophone F1, also known as the POCO F1 in India, was met by an incredible amount of enthusiasm from smartphone enthusiasts after its launch. But its launch was followed by a period of somber silence from Xiaomi and desperation of those expecting to buy an upgraded POCO smartphone. There was even a time when...

TicPods 2 Pro Review: Tics All The Boxes

Ever since phone makers started ditching headphone jacks wireless earbuds have become an important part of our daily lives. Apple's AirPods undoubtedly kicked this market into overdrive as companies realized the massive interest for these products. We've seen many technology brands release AirPods competitors to varying degrees of success. Mobvoi released one of the best...

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 First Impressions: 108MP of Greatness

The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 was the first phone to launch with the Samsung Bright HMX 108MP camera sensor. It is an interesting phone, for sure. I've had it for about a week and my first impressions are all around great, so let's get into it. This phone is Xiaomi's latest mid-range phone and it's honestly...

Accessories Review: Aukey and RAVPower Chargers, Cables, Power Banks, USB Hub, and Storage

Phone accessories can often be indispensable, especially to power users. Whether by trying to extend battery life or listening to some tunes, you probably use some smartphone accessories regularly, if not daily. From earphones to cables, charging bricks, and power banks, these enhance our smartphone experience by accentuating their pros or diminishing their cons. In...