XDA Mini Reviews

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OnePlus Nord 2 First Impressions: Does the Dimensity gamble pay off?

OnePlus and Qualcomm have had a long and fruitful relationship. Barring the hot Snapdragon 810 on the OnePlus 2, all OnePlus smartphones have paired fantastically with a Snapdragon SoC. The company had also largely stuck to flagship SoCs, but that changed with the launch of the OnePlus Nord last year. The Nord was the first...

The Leica Leitz Phone 1 is a gorgeous niche phone for fans of the iconic German brand

After several years of licensing its branding (and, apparently, image processing know-how) to Huawei's top phones, iconic German camera maker Leica has decided to release its own phone. Sort of, anyway. The Leica Leitz Phone 1 is really just a rebranded Sharp Aquos R6, but it does feature a brand-new body designed by Leica that looks...

Dell XPS 13 vs XPS 15 vs XPS 17: Which XPS laptop is best for you?

The XPS brand has been around for quite some time, but it was only in 2005 when Dell revamped the lineup to compete against Alienware, which had gained popularity in the gaming laptop space. Dell eventually took over Alienware in 2006, thereby making a dedicated gaming division. Today the XPS brand no longer focuses on...

HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 Review: For those that need a bit more

HP's ZBook Firefly 14 starts at under three pounds, but don't let that fool you. As far as ultrabooks go, this is meant to be powerful. In fact, it's meant for 2D design, power users, and more. HP says it's for those who want to push a business laptop past its breaking point. If the...

TCL 20 SE Review: Decent entry level phone, but better options exist even in the US

TCL brought their 20 series to the US a few weeks back. Originally announced earlier this year, the series includes the TCL 20 SE, TCL 20S, and TCL 20 Pro 5G. The TCL 20 SE is the budget offering of the group, with a MSRP of $189.99 at launch. Last year, the TCL 10 series...

Samsung Galaxy A12 Review: Slow and steady does not win this race

Samsung first showed off the Galaxy A12 and Galaxy A02s in November last year, and in the following months, it was gradually released in India and other regions. The phone has been available in the United States for a while now, and since we've had a look at most of Samsung's other US budget phones,...

OPPO Reno 6 Pro 5G First Impressions: Renovating its Predecessor

OPPO introduced the Reno series as a means to showcase its latest innovations in the smartphone world. The first Reno device had a periscope camera, an edge-to-edge display, a pop-up camera in the shape of a shark fin, and the latest Snapdragon chipset running the show. With subsequent iterations though, OPPO deviated from its original...

TCL 20S Review: Too many compromises to recommend over the competition

TCL brought their 20 series to the US a few weeks back. Originally announced earlier this year, the series includes the TCL 20 SE, TCL 20S, and TCL 20 Pro 5G. The TCL 20s is the middle offering of the group, with an MSRP of $249.99 at launch. Considering the price is only $60 higher...

TCL 20 Pro 5G Review: A solid midrange option in the US

TCL brought their 20 series to the US a few weeks back. Originally announced earlier this year, the series includes the TCL 20 SE, TCL 20S, and TCL 20 Pro 5G. The TCL 20 Pro 5G is the top offering of the group, with an MSRP of $499.99 at launch. Last year, the TCL 10...

Acer Chromebook Spin 513 Review: Ultra-portable, less performance

Acer created quite a splash in the Chromebook community when they announced Qualcomm chips were coming to their Spin lineup. It took quite a while for those chips to actually arrive, with a nearly 3 year wait between the announcement and the arrival of the Acer Chromebook Spin 513. The excitement over Qualcomm chips is...

Lenovo ThinkPad C13 Chromebook Yoga Review: Premium in every way

Lenovo's ThinkPad brand is renowned for its business class laptops. When you buy a ThinkPad, you know you're getting amazing build quality and reliability. For Lenovo, it makes perfect sense to combine that legacy with Chrome OS to create a premium Chromebook experience. The Lenovo ThinkPad C13 Yoga is a Chromebook intended for the enterprise...

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6 Review: Premium improvements with legacy support

Lenovo has done a lot with its flagship ThinkPad X1 lineup over the past year. It went all in on innovative designs that weren't possible a year ago, like the ThinkPad X1 Nano and the ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga. Still, it moved forward with the ThinkPad X1 Carbon and the ThinkPad X1 Yoga, which are...