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Motorola Moto G7 Plus review: King of the affordable phones?
4.5 stars Motorola Moto G7 Plus review: King of the affordable phones? By Mike Lowe

The most powerful of the four Moto G devices for 2019, the 6.2in screen, top-spec G7 brings image stabilisation to its dual camera setup. Is it king?... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G initial review: To infinity and beyond
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G initial review: To infinity and beyond By Britta O'Boyle

We get up close and personal with the Galaxy S10 5G - previously rumoured to be the Galaxy S10 X. Here are our first impressions.... Read more

Best OnePlus 6T deals in February 2019: 30GB for £33/m on EE
Best OnePlus 6T deals in February 2019: 30GB for £33/m on EE By Dan Grabham

The OnePlus 6T has some great deals and we're rounding up the best ones, 30GB for £33/m on EE, 15GB for £33/m on O2 and 30GB for £42/m on Vodafone Read more

Samsung Galaxy S10 initial review: Hole-y moly
Samsung Galaxy S10 initial review: Hole-y moly By Cam Bunton

Samsung's latest flagship is here, and we've taken it for a brief spin. Read our thoughts here.... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S10e initial review: The Galaxy S10 model to buy?
Samsung Galaxy S10e initial review: The Galaxy S10 model to buy? By Britta O'Boyle

Here are our first impressions of the Samsung Galaxy S10e. Is it the Galaxy S10 series' unsung hero?... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S10+ initial review: It's big, it's bold, it's beautiful
Samsung Galaxy S10+ initial review: It's big, it's bold, it's beautiful By Britta O'Boyle

We've had our hands on the top-of-the-range Samsung Galaxy S10+. It's big, it's beautiful and it is bad ass. Here are our first impressions.... Read more

Moto G7 Power review: Like battery? Love the G7 Power
5.0 stars Moto G7 Power review: Like battery? Love the G7 Power By Chris Hall

The Power - one of four phones in the Moto G7 series - is all about battery life. The massive 5000mAh cell sees it last and last. It's impressive.... Read more

Huawei Mate 20 X review: Fantastic beast, if you can find one
4.5 stars Huawei Mate 20 X review: Fantastic beast, if you can find one By Cam Bunton

Yep, it's a 7.2in phone. Or maybe you want to call it a small tablet. Or Godzilla. Whatever: the Mate 20 X is an impressive media powerhouse.... Read more

Xiaomi Mi 8 review: Big bang for your buck
4.0 stars Xiaomi Mi 8 review: Big bang for your buck By Chris Hall

This Chinese phone brand's flagship offers affordable power - but there are compromises. Here's whether this Xiaomi should be on your shopping list.... Read more

Motorola Moto G7 Play initial review: Affordable Android
Motorola Moto G7 Play initial review: Affordable Android By Britta O'Boyle

The baby of the G7 family, the Play is the most affordable of the bunch... Read more

Motorola Moto G7 review: Is the standard model the one to buy?
4.0 stars Motorola Moto G7 review: Is the standard model the one to buy? By Mike Lowe

The Moto G has long been one of our favourite budget smartphones, but with the G7 Plus model only £30 more does the standard G7 still have a place?... Read more

Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition review: Twice the fun or double the trouble?
Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition review: Twice the fun or double the trouble? By Mike Lowe

With a large second screen, this phone avoids the need for a front-facing camera. The result is a near bezel-free design. Does dual screen make sense?... Read more

Oppo Find X review: Smartphones just got interesting again
4.0 stars Oppo Find X review: Smartphones just got interesting again By Cam Bunton

Oppo has entered the UK and EU with a bang in the Find X, but can this pricey (£799) flagship succeed in a market where no one has heard of the brand?... Read more

Oppo RX17 Pro review: The future of fast-charging
4.0 stars Oppo RX17 Pro review: The future of fast-charging By Cam Bunton

The fastest-charging phone in the industry, but is that enough for Oppo's UK/EU opening sales splash? We review the OnePlus 6T's cousin.... Read more

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 review: The slider phone has arrived
4.0 stars Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 review: The slider phone has arrived By Mike Lowe

The third-gen Mi Mix brings a slider phone design to reveal its front cameras. But is the best way to battle the notch?... Read more

Samsung Galaxy A7 review: Triple rear cameras at an affordable price
4.0 stars Samsung Galaxy A7 review: Triple rear cameras at an affordable price By Mike Brown

The middle-positioned mid-ranger from Samsung comes with a triple rear camera and glass front/rear design - without an eye-watering price tag.... Read more

Honor View 20 review: A hole new idea
4.0 stars Honor View 20 review: A hole new idea By Mike Lowe

The first phone outside of China to ditch the notch in favour of an in-screen front-facing 'hole-punch camera'. Is the V20 innovative or simply mad?... Read more

Palm phone review: Tiny, portable and pointless?
3.0 stars Palm phone review: Tiny, portable and pointless? By Cam Bunton

The latest Palm phone is really, really small. But what's the reason for it and why might you buy one?... Read more

Black Shark review: High-end gaming performance without the cost
4.0 stars Black Shark review: High-end gaming performance without the cost By Cam Bunton

Find out if this dedicated gaming smartphone out-shines Razer and Asus. It's certainly a bargain in terms of price.... Read more

OnePlus 6T review: Stellar performance, now in McLaren colours
5.0 stars OnePlus 6T review: Stellar performance, now in McLaren colours By Cam Bunton

The OnePlus 6T tweaks an already great phone, making a few changes and adding a few features. But how does it perform?... Read more

Nokia 7.1 review: Pure Android, big screen, modest price
4.0 stars Nokia 7.1 review: Pure Android, big screen, modest price By Dan Grabham

A superb screen sits in a quality body on this mid-price Android handset... Read more

Motorola Moto One review: The affordable, affable mid-ranger
4.0 stars Motorola Moto One review: The affordable, affable mid-ranger By Mike Lowe

Motorola dabbles in Android One with the mid-range Moto One. But can this 5.9in phone, notch and all, offer enough to compete?... Read more

OnePlus 6 review: Glorious, glossy and powerful
5.0 stars OnePlus 6 review: Glorious, glossy and powerful By Cam Bunton

The OnePlus 6 is a killer phone and would - quite frankly - be a competitive flagship even if it was priced to match its competitors.... Read more

Google Pixel 2 review: Clean, speedy Android in a minimal can
4.5 stars Google Pixel 2 review: Clean, speedy Android in a minimal can By Cam Bunton

With many of the Pixel 3's features coming to Pixel 2, it might be worth holding on to it a little longer.... Read more

Google Pixel 3 review: Small yet mighty
4.5 stars Google Pixel 3 review: Small yet mighty By Cam Bunton

Is the Pixel 3 still the best small(er) flagship smartphone out there?... Read more

Lenovo Z5 Pro in pictures: Beating back the bezel
Lenovo Z5 Pro in pictures: Beating back the bezel By Mike Lowe

The China-only slider phone from Lenovo could spell a new mobile drive from the manufacturer. Iss it better than Honor, Xiaomi and Oppo alternatives?... Read more

Google Pixel 2 XL review: Conflicted start transforms into confident update
4.0 stars Google Pixel 2 XL review: Conflicted start transforms into confident update By Chris Hall

After a rocky start, Google's tweaks have given the Pixel 2 XL added appeal. Now with got Android Pie and Night Sight, it's a great phone.... Read more

Google Pixel 3 XL review: Android's new hotshot phone
4.5 stars Google Pixel 3 XL review: Android's new hotshot phone By Chris Hall

Google has announced its new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, looking to take the fight to Apple and show the rest of the Android fraternity how it's done... Read more

Huawei Mate 10 Pro review: Huawei hits the big time
4.5 stars Huawei Mate 10 Pro review: Huawei hits the big time By Mike Lowe

Superceded by the Mate 20 Pro, does the Mate 10 Pro - now with updated EMUI 9 software - still hold a valid spot in the flagship market?... Read more

Huawei P20 Pro review: A new phone camera king is born
5.0 stars Huawei P20 Pro review: A new phone camera king is born By Mike Lowe

Huawei has arguably produced the best phone of 2018 in the P20 Pro. It looks great, lasts an age per charge and the camera is a top-ranking effort.... Read more

Razer Phone 2 review: Gaming glory brings its share of compromise
3.5 stars Razer Phone 2 review: Gaming glory brings its share of compromise By Mike Lowe

The original gaming phone returns, complete with illuminating Razer logo, fast refresh rate screen, and much more. Does it make sense?... Read more

Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro review: Xiaomi comes out fighting
4.0 stars Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro review: Xiaomi comes out fighting By Chris Hall

Xiaomi launches into the UK with the Mi 8 Pro leading the charge. But can this affordable flagship take on the rest?... Read more

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite initial review: Mixing up the mid-range
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite initial review: Mixing up the mid-range By Chris Hall

Xiaomi has officially launched in the UK, bringing with it two phone models to tease the British with, with a mid-range model to mix things up... Read more

Planet Gemini PDA 4G+Wi-Fi review: The Psion organiser makes a comeback
4.0 stars Planet Gemini PDA 4G+Wi-Fi review: The Psion organiser makes a comeback By Stuart Miles

As a follow-up to the original Psion it's a fantastic reboot delivering a fast and easy-to-use PDA for those who used to love the original and still... Read more

Honor Magic 2 initial review: Could it be magic now?
Honor Magic 2 initial review: Could it be magic now? By Mike Lowe

The next big-deal slider phone of 2018 asserts Honor's position as a visionary - not just a copycat of Huawei. But is it really magic?... Read more

BlackBerry Key2 LE review: Productivity and performance without the price
4.0 stars BlackBerry Key2 LE review: Productivity and performance without the price By Cam Bunton

If you want a BlackBerry phone with a QWERTY keyboard but don't want to pay big bucks then the LE is the ideal match.... Read more

Apple iPhone XR review: An iPhone to reach the masses
4.5 stars Apple iPhone XR review: An iPhone to reach the masses By Stuart Miles

The XR has the latest buttonless iPhone design, similar to the iPhone XS, but without the big bucks asking price. Small compromises can save big bucks... Read more

Huawei Mate 20 Pro review: The Pro you'll want to know
5.0 stars Huawei Mate 20 Pro review: The Pro you'll want to know By Mike Lowe

The top-spec Huawei is back, with a curved OLED display, in-screen scanner, Qi wireless charging, and much more. Is it 2018's best flagship phone?... Read more

Apple iPhone XS Max review: It's all about the display
5.0 stars Apple iPhone XS Max review: It's all about the display By Cam Bunton

Apple finally has a big screen phone to rival all those huge Android devices. Is this the ultimate upgrade for Plus users?... Read more

Huawei Mate 20 initial review: Does bigger mean better?
Huawei Mate 20 initial review: Does bigger mean better? By Mike Lowe

The largest Mate 20 offers flagship specs with more conventional features than the Mate 20 Pro. Does it make best sense as the flagship phone to buy?... Read more

Honor 8X review: Big bang for the bucks
4.0 stars Honor 8X review: Big bang for the bucks By Chris Hall

A large display graces the Honor 8X, paired with a dual camera and a big battery. But how does this phone stand up?... Read more

Samsung Galaxy A9 initial review: Four times the fun?
Samsung Galaxy A9 initial review: Four times the fun? By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung is no stranger to great design, especially not in recent years. Its flagship smartphones are some of the best out there, in terms of both looks... Read more

Nokia 8 Sirocco review: The high-end Nokia looking to steal Samsung's crown
3.5 stars Nokia 8 Sirocco review: The high-end Nokia looking to steal Samsung's crown By Chris Hall

The flagship Nokia is about design. It's slim, with curved glass edges to its 5.5in screen. But it launches on dated hardware and that spells issues.... Read more

Huawei Mate 20 Lite review: A Mate that won't make many friends
3.5 stars Huawei Mate 20 Lite review: A Mate that won't make many friends By Mike Lowe

The mid-tier Mate model is a conundrum. Great design is let down by context: there are more powerful, more stable and cheaper phones out there.... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ3 review: Sony is back with a bang
4.5 stars Sony Xperia XZ3 review: Sony is back with a bang By Britta O'Boyle

Finally, the Sony Mobile flagship we've been waited to see. Here's why the XZ3, with its 6in OLED screen, is a great flagship in 2018.... Read more

Apple iPhone X review: The future of Apple smartphones
5.0 stars Apple iPhone X review: The future of Apple smartphones By Stuart Miles

The Apple iPhone X has now been replaced by the iPhone XS and XS Max, and cheaper XR, but is it worth considering if you can get hold of one?... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 review: A sensational big-screen experience
4.5 stars Samsung Galaxy Note 9 review: A sensational big-screen experience By Britta O'Boyle

The Samsung phone with a built-in stylus (S Pen) offers an upgraded big-screen experience. Is it better than the S9+ and Note 8?... Read more

Apple iPhone XS review: The safe update
5.0 stars Apple iPhone XS review: The safe update By Stuart Miles

As with all iPhone "S" model upgrades, the iPhone XS is about bringing new processing power to a phone that already looks really good.... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review: Dual camera skills meet S Pen thrills
4.5 stars Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review: Dual camera skills meet S Pen thrills By Chris Hall

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... Read more

LG G7 One initial review: LG's first Android One smartphone
LG G7 One initial review: LG's first Android One smartphone By Britta O'Boyle

LG announced two new smartphones at IFA 2018 in the form of the G7 One and the G7 Fit. The G7 One is the more exciting of the two though. Here's why.... Read more

Honor Play review: The best affordable phone on the planet
5.0 stars Honor Play review: The best affordable phone on the planet By Mike Lowe

The 6.3-inch Honor phone is the biggest, boldest from the brand yet. Is it the affordable flagship to beat? Here's our full review of the £279 handset... Read more

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