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Nokia 6 review: Affordable Android with strength in design
3.5 stars

Nokia 6 review: Affordable Android with strength in design

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Nokia's leap into Android smartphones has been very much dominated by design. It seems to be the focus of the new HMD Global-led Nokia brand, with strong design running through the Nokia 3 right up to the new Nokia 8.The Nokia 6 was the top-tier phone... >>

Nokia 8 preview: A flagship worth waiting for?

Nokia 8 preview: A flagship worth waiting for?

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Nokia has filled the gap at the top of its Android smartphone portfolio with the Nokia 8, the flagship phone that we've been waiting for since the announcement of Nokia's return came from HMD Global. In the Nokia 8 we see the company hitting those spec... >>

iOS 11 preview: Exploring the cool new features coming to your iPhone and iPad

iOS 11 preview: Exploring the cool new features coming to your iPhone and iPad

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iOS 11’s public launch is upon us, and with its latest iteration of iPhone and iPad software, Apple again builds on the best features of previous versions of software. How to get iOS 11 right now and get it working on your iPhone and iPad Currently,... >>

Vodafone Smart V8 review: A new budget smartphone champion?
4.5 stars

Vodafone Smart V8 review: A new budget smartphone champion?

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The race to become budget champion is on, as it has been for a few years now. As each year rushes through in this era of fast-paced change, there's never been a better time to look for an affordable smartphone. Many will point you towards Honor or Moto... >>

Honor 6A preview: The best £150 phone choice?

Honor 6A preview: The best £150 phone choice?

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Even affordable phones have got pretty good of late. If you're non-plussed about buying the snazziest looking, ultra-powerful flagship then, well, £150 will get you a perfectly serviceable device.The Honor 6A being the latest to squeeze itself into... >>

Nokia 3 review: Three isn't the magic number
3.0 stars

Nokia 3 review: Three isn't the magic number

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When Nokia announced its return to smartphones, there was an understandable excitement about the 2017 version of the Nokia 3310, which saw the once classic phone dominate the headlines once again.We remarked at the time that this might be a bad thing,... >>

Moto Z2 Play review: All the mod cons
4.0 stars

Moto Z2 Play review: All the mod cons

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Modular phones are in a rather interesting spot. At the end of 2016 Google canned Project Ara, its open-source modular mobile project. In 2017, the latest LG G-series unceremoniously ditched the company's lacklustre "Friends" modules. Motorola, on the... >>

Honor 9 review: A mid-range marvel
4.5 stars

Honor 9 review: A mid-range marvel

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There was a time when buying an affordable phone would mean considerable compromise. Increasingly, however, the boundaries between mid-range and true flagship devices is being blurred, to such an extent that sometimes the more affordable phone can actually... >>

OnePlus 5 review: The flagship-killer's coming of age
5.0 stars

OnePlus 5 review: The flagship-killer's coming of age

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When OnePlus launched its first phone back in 2014, it was clearly the plucky upstart, one that was trying to offer as powerful a phone as possible that almost anyone could afford. Many of its strategies - from marketing to launch and invites for sales... >>

HTC U11 review: Flagship glory, with a gimmick squeezed in
4.5 stars

HTC U11 review: Flagship glory, with a gimmick squeezed in

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HTC's big play with the HTC U11 is being able to squeeze the phone as a new method of interaction. It's a natural motion and works well for one-handed use is the argument, giving the company's new flagship something different.Apple doesn't have squeeze.... >>

BlackBerry KeyOne review: BlackBerry's bold return to form
4.5 stars

BlackBerry KeyOne review: BlackBerry's bold return to form

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If there's one company that, by all accounts, should have been killed off by the smartphone revolution started by the iPhone way back in 2007, it's BlackBerry. For years, the company was hampered by its insistence on sticking with its own operating system,... >>

Nokia 3310 (2017) review: Beyond the hype, what's this phone like?

Nokia 3310 (2017) review: Beyond the hype, what's this phone like?

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For the most part we stick to reviewing smartphones here at Pocket-lint, but when the new 3310 was released, we couldn't turn down the opportunity to sink our teeth into a phone which plays on the old nostalgia bone. For many of us, the original 3310... >>

Sony Xperia XZ Premium review: 4K flagship has stacks of specs appeal
4.0 stars

Sony Xperia XZ Premium review: 4K flagship has stacks of specs appeal

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The Sony Xperia XZ Premium sits at the top of the huge portfolio of Sony smartphones, pulling together advanced camera and display technology from other aspects of Sony's business and pairing it all with the top-of-the-line Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset.However,... >>

Moto G5 review: If price is everything, this is the budget phone to buy
4.0 stars

Moto G5 review: If price is everything, this is the budget phone to buy

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The Moto G has long been the king of affordable phones. But things have changed in recent years, with a wider array of choice and price points available. To combat the shifting market, the fifth-generation G-series comes in G5 or larger G5 Plus flavours,... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 review: A mobile masterpiece
5.0 stars

Samsung Galaxy S8 review: A mobile masterpiece

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With many phones looking like clones, or brands nonchalantly pushing out the same old design year-on-year, Samsung is in that favourable position of offering something exciting in the Galaxy S8. It's a phone that defines flagship design with its visually... >>

Lenovo P2 review: All the battery you could ever need
4.5 stars

Lenovo P2 review: All the battery you could ever need

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Hunting down the perfect phone will, for many, mean finding one with the greatest equal combination of screen, camera, software and design. If budget is available, that likely means ponying up for an iPhone, Google Pixel or Samsung Galaxy S8; or, on... >>

Moto G5 Plus review: A big dose of premium, without the prohibitive price tag
4.5 stars

Moto G5 Plus review: A big dose of premium, without the prohibitive price tag

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Since 2014 the Moto G has been blowing the socks off the budget phone market. Back then it was the best budget handset by far. But boy do things move along quickly - and the Moto G5 Plus is a mirror of that in many respects.In just three short years... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8+ review: The best Android phone, bar none
5.0 stars

Samsung Galaxy S8+ review: The best Android phone, bar none

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Samsung has broken the mould with its Galaxy S8 handsets, producing two devices that are the same spec, apart from screen size and battery capacity. If you want this phone, just pick the size that fits you with no compromises or additional considerations.That's... >>

Honor 8 Pro review: Flagship that's no money pit
4.5 stars

Honor 8 Pro review: Flagship that's no money pit

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Big phones are a big deal. And the Honor 8 Pro is the company's largest phone to date, with a whopping 5.7-inch screen wrapped into similar-to-iPhone-7-Plus proportions. If you want screen real estate and resolution then this is the Honor for you.However,... >>

Motorola Moto Z Play review: Unbeatable battery life bettered by Mods
4.0 stars

Motorola Moto Z Play review: Unbeatable battery life bettered by Mods

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Motorola has had something of a turbulent time over the past few years. Having moved from its own leadership to Google and then on to Lenovo, it has struggled to compete with the other big name brands at the flagship end of the smartphone market.With... >>

Huawei P10 Plus review: Plenty of plusses from Huawei's colourful 5.5-inch phone
4.0 stars

Huawei P10 Plus review: Plenty of plusses from Huawei's colourful 5.5-inch phone

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Good things come in small packages. So do better things come in larger ones? That's the sentiment of the Huawei P10 Plus: this 5.5-inch smartphone is the top drawer P-series device from the Chinese maker, expanding not only on size compared to the smaller... >>

Huawei P10 review: Android's iPhone-killer, or flawed imitator?
4.0 stars

Huawei P10 review: Android's iPhone-killer, or flawed imitator?

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It's not often a phone is revealed in a green colour finish. Or "greenery" to give it full credit. Which, as it so happens, is Pantone's colour of the year 2017. It's also Huawei's oh-so-on-trend colour for its brand new P10 smartphone.Yes, ok, so you're... >>

LG G6 review: The first truly great flagship phone for 2017
5.0 stars

LG G6 review: The first truly great flagship phone for 2017

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For years, the LG G-series has been the Korean company's smartphone effort to outsmart its biggest local rival, Samsung, and do so at a more wallet-friendly price.But with the less-than-successful launch of the LG G5 last year - largely down to its modular... >>

Apple iPhone 7 review: Refining the design rather than ripping it up and starting again
5.0 stars

Apple iPhone 7 review: Refining the design rather than ripping it up and starting again

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"It is the best iPhone yet", proclaimed Tim Cook on the stage at Apple's Special Event in San Francisco at the beginning of the September last year.He would be right, the iPhone 7 is, but it is not the leap of technological advancement that many of the... >>

Apple iPhone 7 Plus review: Big changes from the big iPhone
4.5 stars

Apple iPhone 7 Plus review: Big changes from the big iPhone

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Apple's latest smartphones are the culmination of many years of design, feature and component refinement. Each element of its devices are built and developed in unison with the rest. The latest version of the almost ubiquitous 5.5-inch smartphone from... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge review: Still a smartphone champion
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Samsung Galaxy S7 edge review: Still a smartphone champion

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Samsung has drawn a line between its two flagship handsets for 2016, launching a 5.1-inch Samsung Galaxy S7, partnered with a 5.5-inch Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. The latter, more visually striking model with curved edges, has taken the lion's share of the... >>

Meizu Pro 6 Plus review: A true alternative flagship?
4.0 stars

Meizu Pro 6 Plus review: A true alternative flagship?

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You often hear the age-old rhetoric that China is taking over the world, and nowhere is that more clear than in the smartphone market. Companies like Huawei, Oppo and Vivo are now in the top five global smartphone vendors. And for good reason: they're... >>

LeEco Le Pro 3 review: Pro or no go?
3.5 stars

LeEco Le Pro 3 review: Pro or no go?

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LeEco, the Chinese company that dabbles in everything from self-driving cars to Vizio-branded televisions, seems like it's trying to be a one-stop shop of sorts in the tech world.So, naturally, it also does smartphones. The LeEco Le Pro 3 being its premier... >>

LG X Power 2 preview: Monster battery machine

LG X Power 2 preview: Monster battery machine

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The biggest request from smartphone owners is for better battery life. Manufacturers have been tackling this issue for many years, looking for ways to optimise, reducing drain from various apps and features and making big changes to things like the hardware... >>

HTC U Ultra review: Are two displays better than one?
4.0 stars

HTC U Ultra review: Are two displays better than one?

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HTC has kicked off 2017 with a new family of devices called HTC U. The logic is simple enough to follow: they are designed to be all about "you" (see what they did there?) and advance the connection between you and your device, for a more symbiotic relationship. It's... >>

Sony Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra preview: Edgy mid-rangers

Sony Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra preview: Edgy mid-rangers

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Sony announced the X series of smartphones at Mobile World Congress 2016, marking the death of the Z line and a new path for the Japanese manufacturer. There were several X devices announced, including the lovely Xperia XA with its edge-to-edge display.One... >>

Sony Xperia XZs preview: Same design, new hardware

Sony Xperia XZs preview: Same design, new hardware

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The Xperia XZs is one of four smartphones debuting at Mobile World Congress 2017 from Sony Mobile, succeeding the Xperia XZ that was announced six months ago at IFA in September.The new smartphone offers an upgrade in terms of camera functionality and... >>

Nokia 5 preview: Pure Android, all metal, completely affordable

Nokia 5 preview: Pure Android, all metal, completely affordable

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Nokia has announced a trio of global smartphones at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. With the Nokia 6 leading the charge, and the Nokia 3 bringing up the rear, it's the Nokia 5 that sits in the middle. Priced at just €189, it's a fully-fledged Android... >>

HTC 10 review: Welcome back to the premier league
4.5 stars

HTC 10 review: Welcome back to the premier league

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If there's any smartphone manufacturer that deserves a second chance it's HTC. We can credit HTC for much of what we love about smartphones today. It popularised Android, it pushed premium metal design and build quality, and focused on user experience.HTC... >>

Honor 6X preview: Dual cameras for half the price

Honor 6X preview: Dual cameras for half the price

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Honor made a big song and dance about its 6X smartphone 'launch' at this year's CES in Las Vegas. Which was a bit odd for a phone that's been available in China since the later part of 2016. George Zhao, Honor CEO, took to the stage and spent far too... >>

Samsung Galaxy A5 review: Premium feel at a mid-range price
4.5 stars

Samsung Galaxy A5 review: Premium feel at a mid-range price

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In a market where small, disruptive companies are releasing phones with flagship specifications at low prices - think OnePlus, Honor and Oppo - it's harder for big companies like Samsung to compete in the traditional model.Samsung knows how to make an... >>

Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10 review: Not Microsoft's mobile saviour
3.5 stars

Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10 review: Not Microsoft's mobile saviour

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The smartphone market is almost completely unrecognisable from just five years ago. Back then the Windows Phone platform was tightly controlled by Microsoft and only available on (since deceased) Nokia phones.But we're talking about an era when BlackBerry... >>

Wileyfox Swift 2 X preview: Cyanora custom software

Wileyfox Swift 2 X preview: Cyanora custom software

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The British company surprised the smartphone market in 2015, releasing two phones which boasted impressive specs and performance at a very affordable price. In many ways, the two first Wileyfox phones were essentially the Britain's answer to the OnePlus... >>

Huawei Mate 9 review: The big-screen boss?
4.0 stars

Huawei Mate 9 review: The big-screen boss?

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The Huawei Mate series did big-screen before big-screen was even fashionable. Now that it's an increasing norm, the Mate 9 finds itself the focus of greater attention than its predecessors - and for good reason.After all, the big phone market is in something... >>

OnePlus 3T review: The best mid-price phone, now with Nougat sweetness
5.0 stars

OnePlus 3T review: The best mid-price phone, now with Nougat sweetness

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What do you do when you have an already-great smartphone and access to parts that can improve it? If you're a traditional smartphone maker, you'll more than likely wait around 12 months before putting those upgraded parts into a slightly newer chassis.If... >>

HTC U Play preview: Mid-range specs, but plenty bling

HTC U Play preview: Mid-range specs, but plenty bling

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HTC has made an early move on its 2017 updates, launching a new set of devices under the U name. The U Play is the smaller of the pair, sitting in the shadow of the larger U Ultra, but offering a similar design and build.The U aspect is easily explained... >>

ZTE Blade V8 Pro preview: Dual camera action on a budget

ZTE Blade V8 Pro preview: Dual camera action on a budget

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What does ZTE's latest phone have in common with the Honor 6x and Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom?Besides being unveiled at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, they each sport dual cameras, allowing you to capture photos with a a "bokeh" depth-of-field effect.... >>

Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom preview: The mid-ranger cameraphone

Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom preview: The mid-ranger cameraphone

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Asus went after mixed reality geeks with the ZenFone AR, but with the  Zenfone 3 Zoom, it's targeting photographers.All the major smartphones from this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas had multiple camera lenses, including the ZenFone 3... >>

Blu Vivo 6 review: Affordable Android in a pretty shell
3.5 stars

Blu Vivo 6 review: Affordable Android in a pretty shell

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Phone-maker Blu started making a name for itself in the States for being an affordable Android brand, but it's taken some time for the company to bring its wares to the UK.In fact, the Vivo 6 is the company's first Blighty-bound device. Having launched... >>

Asus ZenFone AR preview: A solid introduction to mixed reality

Asus ZenFone AR preview: A solid introduction to mixed reality

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The first phone with both Google Tango and Google Daydream is here.While at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, Asus unveiled the ZenFone AR, the second Tango-enabled phone to debut. What makes this interesting is that it also comes with Daydream,... >>

Huawei Mate 9 Pro preview: The Mate we wanted all along

Huawei Mate 9 Pro preview: The Mate we wanted all along

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When Huawei unveiled the Mate 9 it overshadowed it by revealing a smaller-scale and better designed Porsche Design model in tandem. But the latter model's limited availability and €1,395 price tag clearly demonstrated it wasn't a model for the masses.Now... >>

Google Pixel XL review: Android's new heavyweight champion
5.0 stars

Google Pixel XL review: Android's new heavyweight champion

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Google is finally taking the smartphone fight seriously, launching two new handsets with one simple message: Pixel, Phone by Google.That might sound like a slightly gawky message, but it's laced with potency. More than at any other time in the history... >>

Huawei Nova review: The mid-range muddler
3.5 stars

Huawei Nova review: The mid-range muddler

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Huawei has no shortage of phones on the market, ranging from its super-affordable Honor brand devices that punch well above their weight, to the high-end premium flagships like the P9 and P9 Plus.  With the Huawei Nova series, it pitches an affordable... >>