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Google Pixel 2 XL review: A conflicted second coming
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Google Pixel 2 XL review: A conflicted second coming

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Google stepped away from the Nexus family in 2016 and launched the Pixel smartphones, adopting the line of the previous Chromebook Pixel and Pixel C and presenting a Google-designed premium product.The Pixel 2 XL is the second-gen, looking to replace... >>

Google Pixel 2 review: Clean, speedy Android in a minimal can
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Google Pixel 2 review: Clean, speedy Android in a minimal can

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Last year, for the first time, Made by Google phones hit store shelves with a fresh look and new name to replace the aging Nexus. While Nexus represented pure Android for the nerds, Pixel was about making something truly great for everyone. And it was.... >>

Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10 in pictures: Is the designer handset really worth €1395?

Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10 in pictures: Is the designer handset really worth €1395?

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When Porsche Design revealed its design special of the Huawei Mate 9 back in 2016, it was a handset that stood head and shoulders above the standard Huawei model in design terms - and the phone we wish that Huawei had made for all its customers.Which,... >>

Huawei Mate 10 Pro initial review: A flagship to take on the best of them

Huawei Mate 10 Pro initial review: A flagship to take on the best of them

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It's fair to say that Huawei has had its ups and downs since pushing into the smartphone market. Most recently it was the P10 that didn't quite hit the mark - especially on reflection of the better and cheaper Honor 9, which is also made by the company... >>

Asus ZenFone AR review: You know when you've been Tango'd
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Asus ZenFone AR review: You know when you've been Tango'd

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Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are two areas of huge potential, especially as all major manufacturers and platform developers are involved, whether it be for mobile or desktop.For Google, Project Tango was the first major push towards... >>

LG V30 preview: A flagship that's not just for creatives

LG V30 preview: A flagship that's not just for creatives

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LG has officially launched the LG V30, the third iteration of its V series with the aim of changing the opinion of this family of phones. The thing that's always been slightly strange about the V models is the limited availability and the strong focus... >>

Apple iPhone 8 Plus review: Strong and steady
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Apple iPhone 8 Plus review: Strong and steady

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For 2017 there's a trio of new iPhones: the small-scale iPhone 8, the larger iPhone 8 Plus, and the forthcoming iPhone X (that's "iPhone 10", if you're saying it properly).The biggest and widest of the three, the iPhone 8 Plus, is far more handset than... >>

Asus Zenfone 4 Pro preview: The true flagship of the Zenfone family

Asus Zenfone 4 Pro preview: The true flagship of the Zenfone family

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Asus has launched a full family of Zenfone 4 devices and it's serious about gaining some traction for these devices in the UK and across Europe. Different devices are launching in different territories and while the UK is slated to get the Zenfone 4... >>

Asus Zenfone 4 preview: A dual camera attack on the mid-range

Asus Zenfone 4 preview: A dual camera attack on the mid-range

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The Asus Zenfone 4 is a mid-range handset that comes with the addition of dual cameras on the back of the phone. Asus is shaking things up in the smartphone race, bringing a second wide-angle lens to the party.The Zenfone 4 has launched in a number of... >>

Meizu Pro 7 review: Flicking two screens up at smartphone uniformity
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Meizu Pro 7 review: Flicking two screens up at smartphone uniformity

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Meizu isn't a company that's very well known in Western markets, but over the past couple of years it has pushed beyond its Chinese market roots.Like most smartphone makers, Meizu is battling against a race towards uniformity. In other words: making a... >>

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

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iOS 11 is Apple's latest software update for iPhone and iPad users, and this year - particularly for the latter - it brings many important changes. There's an all-new Control Centre, better multitasking for iPads, a new one-handed keyboard, better Siri... >>

Apple iPhone X preview: The future of Apple smartphones

Apple iPhone X preview: The future of Apple smartphones

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Ten years after the launch of the first iPhone, Apple has launched what it says is the phone that kick starts the next decade for the iPhone. It's the biggest shift in iPhone design since Steve Jobs launched that first device, introducing a new range... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review: Dual camera skills meet S Pen thrills
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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review: Dual camera skills meet S Pen thrills

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If you're a Samsung Galaxy Note user, then you'll know there's been a trend for the stylus-wielding series to take what the latest Galaxy S smartphone has started and to enhance upon it, while also debuting some new features.However, when the Note 7... >>

Motorola Moto X4 preview: Mid-range muscle phone brings dual cameras and Alexa voice control

Motorola Moto X4 preview: Mid-range muscle phone brings dual cameras and Alexa voice control

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There was a time when the Moto X was a ruler among smartphones. But as various competitors rose up through the mid-spec or sub-flagship space, its power dwindled somewhat. And then, following the Moto X Style and Moto X Play at the tail-end of 2015,... >>

Sony Xperia XA1 Plus preview: Mid-ranger with a beefy battery

Sony Xperia XA1 Plus preview: Mid-ranger with a beefy battery

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Sony announced three smartphones at consumer electronics show IFA in Berlin, including two flagships to complement the 4K Xperia XZ Premium and one "super mid-ranger".The super mid-ranger comes in the form of the Xperia XA1 Plus, sitting alongside the... >>

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact preview: The small powerhouse returns

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact preview: The small powerhouse returns

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Until last year, the Sony Compact handset was one of our all-time favourite Sony devices. It was hard evidence that good things can come in small packages, offering the same power and hardware as the flagship smartphone it launched alongside.That all... >>

Sony Xperia XZ1 preview: Classic design, upgraded hardware

Sony Xperia XZ1 preview: Classic design, upgraded hardware

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Sony announced three new smartphones at consumer electronics show IFA, including two flagship devices that will "complement" the spec-stacked Xperia XZ Premium that launched at the beginning of the year, rather than replace it. The Xperia XZ1 succeeds... >>

Oppo R11 review: The almost-great phone
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Oppo R11 review: The almost-great phone

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You might not know it, but Oppo is one of the world's most popular phone manufacturers. On a global scale of shipped devices it's in fourth place, behind Samsung, Apple and Huawei. And that's without having a major presence in western markets like Europe... >>

Nokia 6 review: Affordable Android with strength in design
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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... >>

Vodafone Smart V8 review: A new budget smartphone champion?
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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?
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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
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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
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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
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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?
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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?
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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... >>