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Asus Zenfone 9 Review: A better small phone than the iPhone 13 Mini

Asus' Zenfone series wasn't always small. Just a couple of years ago, the Zenfone 7 and Zenfone 7 Pro came with the usual 6.7-inch screen that were and still are a dime a dozen in the Android space. But starting with last year's Zenfone 8, Asus pivoted direction with one mandate: the phone must be...

Black Shark 5 Pro Review: Pushing the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 to its hot limits

Black Shark is a gaming smartphone brand that's been around for a while. It's backed by Xiaomi (not owned by, as the company fervently reminds the tech community) and typically packs high-end hardware in a more affordable package. Now the Black Shark 5 Pro is here, and it's more of the same with physical triggers...

ZTE Axon 40 Ultra Review: Fantastic at everything, except selfies

ZTE has been working on its under-display camera tech for quite a while now, with the ZTE Axon 20 5G being one of the first commercial devices to pack one. Back then it wasn't great -- the pixel density over the camera was incredibly low and stood out like a sore thumb, and the picture...

Honor Magic 4 Pro Review: A swing and a near-miss

Honor's back, and they are better than ever. Following the company's split from Huawei towards the end of 2020, we saw its first solo venture arrive in the form of the decidedly mid-range Honor 50 series. Now the company's back with a flagship smartphone in the west, the Honor Magic 4 Pro, and it shows...

Vivo X80 Pro Review: The best camera on a smartphone, once again

When it comes to Chinese phone brands' reputation on an international stage, Vivo probably isn't as well known as Huawei, Xiaomi, OPPO, or OnePlus. But those of us who follow the smartphone scene closely know Vivo has been making really good phones for a couple of years now, and last fall's Vivo X70 Pro Plus...

Sony Xperia 1 IV Review: A different approach to mobile photography

Sony's smartphones have always differed from other handsets on the market, in that they never seemed to care about industry trends. This could be something as superficial as bezel sizes -- Sony has never bothered to chase the all-screen look the way other Android brands have -- to something as crucial as digital imaging philosophies....

Sharp Aquos R7 packs a massive 1-inch 47MP sensor, a 240Hz display, and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

Sharp may not be a household name in the smartphone world, but the company sure knows how to make standout phones with exciting hardware. The Sharp Aquos R6, the company’s last flagship, was one of the first smartphones to pack a massive 1-inch camera sensor and offered seriously impressive hardware, including a 240Hz high refresh...

The new Vivo X80 Pro packs improved cameras and comes in Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Dimensity 9000 flavors

Following weeks of leaks, the highly-anticipated Vivo X80 series is now official. While last year's Vivo X70 series featured three models, there are only two models in the 2022 lineup: the Vivo X80 Pro and Vivo X80. The new phones bring numerous improvements over their predecessors, packing better displays, faster chipsets, improved cameras, and much...

OnePlus 10 Pro finally launches globally with OxygenOS 12.1; Bullets Wireless Z2 and Radiant Silver Buds Pro tag along

OnePlus unveiled the OnePlus 10 Pro in January of this year, boasting the best specification sheet that a OnePlus phone ever has. There was a catch, and that was the lack of a non-Pro variant in tow. There's still only the Pro variant to be found here, but the company is promising a lot of...

Honor Magic 4 Ultimate packs the best camera hardware Honor has on offer this year

At MWC 2022 last month, Honor unveiled two new flagships: Honor Magic 4 and Magic 4 Pro. The Chinese company has now added a third model — Honor Magic 4 Ultimate — to the lineup, which packs even more impressive camera hardware. Honor Magic 4 Ultimate: Specifications Specification Honor Magic 4 Ultimate Dimensions and Weight 163.6 x 74.7 x...

Realme GT 2 Pro Review: A practical no-nonsense flagship at a sensible price

Realme has been slowly upping the ante with each and every release in the past few years. I reviewed one of the company's first flagship outings in the form of the Realme X50 Pro 5G, and I've been following them closely ever since. At MWC 2022, the company launched the Realme GT 2 and Realme...

The Snapdragon Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is way better than the Exynos

Samsung updates its flagship lineup of smartphones yearly, and every year, there's always one contentious issue: which is better, Snapdragon or Exynos? Exynos is the company's in-house chipset that powers some of its phones every year, though nearly always, Europe is the one region guaranteed to get an Exynos chip. The U.S. tends to get...