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Ulefone Metal XDA Review: An Often-Hilarious Trainwreck of a Phone, But a Step Forward For Ulefone’s Developer Relations

The Ulefone Metal is an entry level smartphone with a premium finish, that just can't quite stick the landing. It comes incredibly close to being a phone with good price-performance (especially thanks to Ulefone releasing the kernel sources and trying to support developers), but some issues with polish and a couple “What were they thinking?”-style...

ZenWatch 3 Review: As Smartwatch Interest Wanes, ASUS Offers a Compelling and Competitive Wear Product

Smartwatches have been on a steady decline for what feels like ages, at least in terms of the interest they garner. It has been a while since analysts even acknowledged the smartwatch as a market force, likely due to their failure to predict the so-called “Year of the Smartwatch” time and time again. With the death...

OnePlus 3T XDA Review: What Has Changed, and by How Much

The OnePlus 3T quickly became a controversial release for OnePlus -- while the company has managed to make a great smartphone even better, many wish they knew ahead of time that the best was yet to come, especially those who bought the OnePlus 3 very recently. Most importantly, perhaps, is the fact that OnePlus 3 sales...

Google Pixel XL XDA Review: A Foundational Release for Google & Post-Nexus Android

Google's newest incursion into the smartphone market is upon us, and the Pixel and Pixel XL aim to offer top-notch hardware and the perfect realization of Google's new vision for Android. Most importantly, perhaps, it is key part of a bigger push for a redefined Google ecosystem. With so many great Android phones around, how clearly can...

Honor 8 XDA Review: Capable & Powerful Little Flagship on a Budget

The Honor 8 is Honor's newest flagship phone, now hitting the U.S. market and Europe at a competitive price-point. Offering excellent silicon and a glass and metal design for $400, the Honor 8 is in an interesting pricing bracket with even more interesting competitors. Can this device honor its specifications and stay toe-to-toe with the new...

Xiaomi Mi Max XDA Review: Big, Powerful And Big Again

Xiaomi has been riding waves of success in the Indian market, with very successful products like the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and other disruptors like the Mi 5. We reviewed the Redmi Note 3 Snapdragon 650 variant recently, and the phone left us mightily impressed in a product segment that sees some of the heaviest, most competitive price...

Elephone S3 Quick Review — A Phone Bigger than its Price, Once Quality Assurance Issues Are Squashed

Elephone's latest device has arrived at a very reasonable $200, trying its hand at a premium design for the price bracket. But packing a 2014 SoC and just a 2100 mAh battery, can it hold up to today's alternate budget phones? I aimed to find out. Device Elephone S3 CPU MediaTek 6753 Display 5.2" IPS  1080 *1920 pixels (PPI=424) RAM 3GB Storage 16GB Battery 2100 mAh Front Camera 5MP Rear Camera 13MP Weight 145g* Colours Iron...

OnePlus 3 XDA Review: OnePlus Paints the Perfect Canvas for the Spec-Hungry Tinkerer

With a new year comes a new OnePlus flagship, with the goal of taking on the big league players and give them a serious run for their money. After last year's disappointing OnePlus 2, the "little OEM that could" drops its "Flagship Killer" slogan for a humbler release of a well-specced phone. Can the OnePlus re-deliver the Never Settle...

UMi Super Quick Review: Budget-Friendly Price, Loaded Specs, and the Flaws You’d Expect

UMi is a company that is otherwise unknown for being a top contender in the budget smartphone market. Their latest offering, the UMi Super, aims to take on a higher end of the  flagship market, while still keeping an affordable price point of $220. Can it compete? Let’s take a look and find out. UMi Super...

HTC 10 XDA Review: HTC Delivers a Delightfully Restrained User Experience

HTC has had a rough year, leaving the company desperately needing to prove its worth to both its old followers and general audiences. The HTC 10 thus comes at a breaking point for the smartphone legend, and it's clear that they are trying to grab your interest and secure your pocket. But among all of its competitors, can...

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 XDA Review: The King of The Low End

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is one of Xiaomi's trump cards to capture the low-mid end market for 2016, being the successor of one of Xiaomi's most popular phones, the Redmi Note. Featuring some very enticing specs at a price that is unbelievable, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 seems to bring most of the right...

Nextbit Robin XDA Review: The Cloud Phone That’s Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

Amidst the vast sea of high-end flagship smartphones, it's difficult to imagine how a newcomer could compete. That's why Nextbit opted to avoid the water and instead go by air with their cloud-based Robin, aimed at the upper mid-range market. Priced at $399, the Nextbit Robin competes with the likes of Google's Nexus 5X, the Motorola Moto X...
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