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Xiaomi POCO F1 Design, Display, Speed, and Smoothness Review

There are only a handful of Android smartphones that we can confidently call game changers. The legendary HTC Evo 4G proved that Android smartphones had what it took to compete with the iPhone. The 2013 HTC One showed us that Android smartphones could not only contend with the iPhone in terms of build quality, but...

OnePlus 3T Gaming Analysis & Review: The Phone to Beat in 2017

When I reviewed the OnePlus 3T, I lightly touched upon its gaming performance, noting that it was similar to what I found on the OnePlus 3. Since then, a few factors have led me to properly test the gaming performance of this device, with the results of my analysis published below. With 2017 flagships fast approaching, I...

Google Pixel XL Performance Stress Tests, Throttling and Thermals Analysis — A Remarkable, Consistent Performer

Google’s new Pixel phones assume the mantle of yesteryear’s Nexus devices, which were consistently some of the fastest phones around. But while the user experience rarely suffered on a Nexus, there were some issues near the end of the line’s life. The Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X both packed a particularly flawed set of processors - the infamous...

Exynos 8890 vs. Snapdragon 820 Note 7 Performance Analysis: Endurance, Throttling & Thermals

In typical Samsung fashion, the Note 7 comes with two different processing packages, meaning users once more are wondering whether they are getting the “best” flagship out of the two. We, too, wanted to find out just how these two variants stack up. Exynos and Snapdragon chipsets have been battling it out inside Samsung flagships for a...

OnePlus 3 Performance over Time, Throttling and Thermals Analysis — OnePlus Claims the Crown

A few days ago we took a quick look at the issues behind the RAM management of the OnePlus 3, a hot topic surrounding the phone’s performance. What’s seemingly not a big topic, nor a hot one, is the phone’s Snapdragon 820 processor’s performance. The conclusion may have been spoiled already, but in preliminary testing for...