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Galaxy S21 Ultra, 72 hours later: 5 takeaways after using Samsung’s best phone

I've had the Samsung Galaxy S21 series in my possession for 72 hours now. During this time, most of my attention has been focused on the top dog, the Galaxy S21 Ultra. Three days isn't quite long enough for a full review, but enough time to form a lot of opinions. Here are my five...

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Hands-on: The new Zoom King by a mile

Samsung has just announced its Galaxy S21 series, which as expected includes three phones. We will have coverage of all three devices, but in this piece, we're focusing on the Galaxy S21 Ultra, which is Samsung's new top dog smartphone and represents the very best Android has to offer right now – and perhaps for...

OPPO Enco X Review – True Wireless Earbuds with fantastic noise cancelling

OPPO has been making headphones and amplifiers for years, and the OPPO Enco X true wireless earbuds are the latest addition to the company's impressive audio portfolio. The OPPO Enco X launched in China back in October followed by a European-wide release shortly after. Retailing for €179 in most European countries and £169 in the...

Xiaomi Mi 11 Hands-on: A gorgeous screen and Snapdragon 888 at a good price

Considering the world has been stuck in a pandemic for the better part of 2020, one might think the consumer tech space would slow down in 2021. Nope, not in the ever-competitive Android smartphone space. 2021 is not even a week old and the first flagship smartphone of the year has already arrived in the...

Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro Review: Good, but expensive

Hello, it's me again, Mr. Earbuds. I've come to you today to review – you guessed it – earbuds! This time it's the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro, which is quite a name. These are Razer's second-gen in-ear true wireless earbuds, with a lot of improvements over the first generation. They're also pretty expensive, coming...

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold Hands-On: Foldable PCs are the Future

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from testing foldable devices over the past couple of years, it’s that the gen-two version is always much better than the original — so much so that the gen-one version immediately looks clunky and outdated. This was the case with the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2, the Motorola Razr...

ZTE Axon 20 5G Hands-on: The under-display camera under-delivers

You've seen notches, you've seen pop-up cameras, but you've never seen under-display cameras until now. The ZTE Axon 20 5G is the brand's latest upper mid-tier phone, and it has one stand-out feature: the camera sits underneath the display, never to be revealed fully to the naked eye. Unfortunately, I don't really think the technology...

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra: Camera Shootout

Even though us phone geeks know there are more than a handful of brands that put out great premium smartphones, to the average consumer their only real options appear to still be Apple and Samsung. And so every year around this time, it's worth comparing the latest iPhone against the latest Galaxy Note, because they represent...

Nintendo Switch vs Nintendo Switch Lite – Which one is better?

The Nintendo Switch is a great little piece of hardware and something that just screams that Nintendo uniqueness we've come to expect over the years. Being both a handheld device and a console, the Switch may not be as powerful as the newest Sony and Microsoft consoles, but it has its own unique place in...

Huawei FreeBuds Pro vs Apple AirPods Pro: The Two Best Wireless Earbuds

While Huawei's smartphone software has been hit and miss over the years, it's undeniable that its smartphone hardware has been top-notch -- arguably the best in the industry. And over the past couple of years, the Chinese tech giant has focused on bringing that same hardware prowess to other consumer products as part of the...

POCO M3 Hands-on: A Good-Looking Budget Phone

The POCO brand entered the scene two years ago with the POCOPHONE F1, offering flagship-level specs at a lower mid-range price tag in Europe and India. While many were hoping the brand to replicate this "flagship-killer" formula, POCO pivoted to offering mid-range and budget smartphones to better compete in price-conscious markets in Asia. The brand's...

Huawei Mate 40 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Camera Shootout: Hardware Overkill

The Google Pixel 5 may still be the overall best camera for standard point and shoot shots, and the iPhone 12’s video performance is unrivaled, but the two most capable camera systems that can do the most are still the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and the Huawei Mate 40 Pro. That’s because the South Korean...