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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

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 initial review: The slider phone is back for the future
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 initial review: The slider phone is back for the future By Mike Lowe

The third-gen Mi Mix brings a slider phone design to reveal its front cameras. It's also 5G ready, packed with power and comes in ceramic Jade Green.... Read more

Best Christmas: Gift ideas, decorations, jumpers and more
Best Christmas: Gift ideas, decorations, jumpers and more By Stuart Miles

Tis the season to be jolly, Fa la la la la, la la la la. Yes, it's that time of year again when you get to eat mince pies and drink mulled wine and not Read more

Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition initial review: Twice the fun or double the trouble?
Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition initial 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

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: Gaming glory brings its share of compromise
3.5 stars Razer Phone 2: 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

Oppo RX17 Pro initial review: A triple-camera alternative to the OnePlus 6T
Oppo RX17 Pro initial review: A triple-camera alternative to the OnePlus 6T By Dan Grabham

Definitely an excellent mid-range phone to keep an eye on, we're waiting with bated breath to find out its UK price.... 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

Nokia 7.1 initial review: Pure Android, big screen, modest price
Nokia 7.1 initial 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

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

HTC U12 Life initial review: One seriously shiny mid-range phone
HTC U12 Life initial review: One seriously shiny mid-range phone By Mike Lowe

The sub-£300 mid-ranger brings a 6in screen, dual cameras and bigger battery capacity compared to its predecessor. Is it the affordable phone to buy?... Read more

Motorola Moto Z3 Play review: Mods and odds
3.5 stars Motorola Moto Z3 Play review: Mods and odds By Mike Lowe

The Z3 Play, which is compatible with Mods add-ons, delivers 18:9 aspect ratio display. But can this Z-series compete with the flagship competition?... Read more

Pocophone F1 initial review: Big battery, major processor, small price tag
Pocophone F1 initial review: Big battery, major processor, small price tag By Mike Lowe

The big-battery phone from Xiaomi off-shoot, Poco, crams in a Snapdragon 845 processor at an affordable price (circa $300). But what's it really like?... 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 Europe with a bang in the Find X, but can this pricey (€999) flagship succeed in a market where no one has heard of the brand?... Read more

Xiaomi Mi A2 review: Pricing out the competition?
4.0 stars Xiaomi Mi A2 review: Pricing out the competition? By Mike Lowe

The Mi A2's build quality, feel iand general operation thanks to Android One make it a capable phone for a price that no other mid-price match.... Read more

HTC U12+ review: Flagship misses any must-have flourish
4.0 stars HTC U12+ review: Flagship misses any must-have flourish By Chris Hall

HTC's 2018 flagship phone is a big offering with some bold features. But in a world of advancing flagships, does it offer anything truly standout?... Read more

Honor 7A review: Great design simply lacks the expected performance
3.0 stars Honor 7A review: Great design simply lacks the expected performance By Andrew Williams

The price and hardware may be right for an affordable phone, but the Honor 7A’s real-world performance is not. Shame.... Read more

Nokia 7 Plus review: Shooting for mid-range glory
4.0 stars Nokia 7 Plus review: Shooting for mid-range glory By Chris Hall

Nokia has seen itself resurrected. Leaping from the frying pan into the Windows Phone fire, the resurgence under the tutelage of HMD Global has been impressive.That... Read more

Asus Zenfone 5 review: The mid-price phone to take Asus to the big time?
4.0 stars Asus Zenfone 5 review: The mid-price phone to take Asus to the big time? By Mike Lowe

Looking for an affordable mid-level phone? Asus gets the Zenfone 5's iPhone X-like design largely right, but the ZenUI software has its imperfections.... Read more

BlackBerry Key2 review: The keyboard phone king
4.0 stars BlackBerry Key2 review: The keyboard phone king By Cam Bunton

The full QWERTY keyboard BB is back for round two, is it the best physical keyboard phone to buy?... Read more

LG G7 ThinQ review: A solid flagship competitor
4.0 stars LG G7 ThinQ review: A solid flagship competitor By Chris Hall

Can the LG G7 ThinQ right the wrongs of the G6 and the series' mixed history? Read our review to see if this is the flagship mobile phone to buy...... Read more

Vivo NEX S review: Pop-up camera success and software sacrilege
Vivo NEX S review: Pop-up camera success and software sacrilege By Mike Lowe

The first mobile phone with a pop-up camera and under-screen fingerprint scanner. But is this China-only phone a true sign of the future?... Read more

Moto G6 Play review: All the battery, none of the expense
4.0 stars Moto G6 Play review: All the battery, none of the expense By Cam Bunton

The G6 Play offers a whole lot of goodness for its modest asking price. Its real win is battery life, which goes on and on.... Read more

Honor 10 review: The affordable flagship to upset OnePlus?
4.5 stars Honor 10 review: The affordable flagship to upset OnePlus? By Mike Lowe

Honor is an increasing force to be reckoned with when it comes to affordable and stylish smartphones that don't cost the earth. And the Honor 10, its 2018... Read more

Asus ROG Phone initial review: The serious flagship smartphone for PUBG gamers and more
Asus ROG Phone initial review: The serious flagship smartphone for PUBG gamers and more By Cat Thomas

Asus' gaming brand, Republic of Gamers, unveiled its latest gadget to keep you gaming no matter when or where during its Computex 2018 press conference.... Read more

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