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LG G8X ThinQ Dual Screen review: Double the fun?
4.0 stars LG G8X ThinQ Dual Screen review: Double the fun? By Chris Hall

An experience that's comparable to other flagships, with an extra display as a unique feature. It's not a true folding phone, but it's far cheaper.... Read more

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 (CC9) review: Five-camera fun or photographic oversell?
4.0 stars Xiaomi Mi Note 10 (CC9) review: Five-camera fun or photographic oversell? By Mike Lowe

It's got five cameras, a 108MP main sensor, and it's all about photography. Is this the flagship to make Xiaomi a household name outside of China?... Read more

The best SIM only deals for Black Friday 2019: Unlimited data for £23 a month with Vodafone
The best SIM only deals for Black Friday 2019: Unlimited data for £23 a month with Vodafone By Rob Kerr

Ordering a new phone? Perhaps the Phone 11, Note 10, OnePlus 7 Pro, P30 or S10? Here are the best SIMO deals: Unlimited data for £22 on Smarty, 15GB for £13 on Virgin Mobile Read more

Motorola Moto G8 Plus review: Specced-up and priced down
4.5 stars Motorola Moto G8 Plus review: Specced-up and priced down By Mike Lowe

Looking for an affordable phone? The Moto G8 Plus offers great spec at a sensible price, including great battery performance and multiple cameras.... Read more

Google Pixel 4 review: Shooting for the stars
4.0 stars Google Pixel 4 review: Shooting for the stars By Cam Bunton

Google's fourth-gen Pixel brings with it Motion Sense gesture control and a great camera. But poor battery life and the competition let it down...... Read more

Google Pixel 4 XL review: Look mum, no hands
4.0 stars Google Pixel 4 XL review: Look mum, no hands By Chris Hall

A great pure Android handset - but rivals have closed the gap in camera performance, offer more power, more compact design and better battery life.... Read more

Moto One Macro review: Getting up close and personal
3.5 stars Moto One Macro review: Getting up close and personal By Mike Lowe

The budget handset with a close-up lens special, does the One Macro feel balanced or does the Moto G8 Plus outweigh the need for its existence?... Read more

Moto One Zoom review: Going big on cameras, not on price
4.0 stars Moto One Zoom review: Going big on cameras, not on price By Mike Lowe

Moto's first quad camera phone, the Zoom joins the One series with a different take: its illuminating logo and purple finish show just that.... Read more

Oppo Reno 2 Z review: Plenty to shout about
4.5 stars Oppo Reno 2 Z review: Plenty to shout about By Dan Grabham

This isn't a flagship phone - but like the Reno 2, it'll get you most of the way there. And for the 10 or 20 percent it lacks, you're paying a high... Read more

Oppo Reno 2 review: A successful sequel?
4.0 stars Oppo Reno 2 review: A successful sequel? By Cam Bunton

The sequel to the mid-level Oppo phone brings quad camera, strong battery life & a large screen. Does it make more sense than its OnePlus competitor?... Read more

Realme X2 Pro initial review: Super powerful, super affordable
Realme X2 Pro initial review: Super powerful, super affordable By Mike Lowe

With quad cameras, in-screen fingerprint, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus processor, how can this phone cost just £/€399-499? It's a super price.... Read more

OnePlus 7T Pro review: Fantastic but unnecessary?
4.5 stars OnePlus 7T Pro review: Fantastic but unnecessary? By Cam Bunton

A fantastic all-round flagship phone, but given the presence of the 'standard' 7T, does the Pro model really need to exist? What more does it offer?... Read more

Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro review: The best phone for under £400
4.5 stars Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro review: The best phone for under £400 By Mike Lowe

With a Qualcomm 855 processor, in-screen fingerprint scanner and triple camera setup, it's hard to believe this phone is just £399.... Read more

Apple iPhone 11 Pro review: It's all about those cameras
5.0 stars Apple iPhone 11 Pro review: It's all about those cameras By Stuart Miles

Does the addition of an ultra-wide lens and improved screen make the Pro model the iPhone to buy in 2019? Here's why it's our top choice of the three.... Read more

OnePlus 7T review: Rapid refresh
5.0 stars OnePlus 7T review: Rapid refresh By Cam Bunton

OnePlus has launched the 7T, it packs a punch, and is smaller and slimmer than the Pro, despite offering a lot of the same benefits.... Read more

Huawei Mate 30 Pro review: The incredible phone you won't buy
Huawei Mate 30 Pro review: The incredible phone you won't buy By Dan Grabham

A flagship with top-end quad cameras, lots of power, long battery life... and no Google Play Store or, therefore, apps. What a conundrum.... Read more

Apple iPhone 11 review: A perfect compromise
5.0 stars Apple iPhone 11 review: A perfect compromise By Stuart Miles

With the competition closing in, can the Apple iPhone 11 continue the success of the iPhone for the masses? Here's our review.... Read more

Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max review: iPhone gets maxed out
4.5 stars Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max review: iPhone gets maxed out By Stuart Miles

Apple certainly seems to have maxed out the specs, and we suspect, that there is plenty more to discover once we start diving deeper into the... Read more

Vivo NEX 3 initial review: Waterfall display is a next-gen nod to the future
Vivo NEX 3 initial review: Waterfall display is a next-gen nod to the future By Mike Lowe

The first waterfall display to market, this 6.89-inch panel has dual curved edges and no physical volume buttons as a result. Is this the future?... 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

With the Android market heating up, has the XS Max lost its appeal or is it still a worth purchase?... Read more

Apple iPhone XS review: Still extremely powerful
5.0 stars Apple iPhone XS review: Still extremely powerful By Stuart Miles

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

Apple iPhone 8 review: Still a powerful choice
4.5 stars Apple iPhone 8 review: Still a powerful choice By Stuart Miles

Does the iPhone 8 have what it takes to be your next smartphone - or should you opt for one of the X models?... 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, but without the big bucks asking price. Small compromises can save big bucks... Read more

Apple iPhone 8 Plus review: Still a powerful alternative
4.0 stars Apple iPhone 8 Plus review: Still a powerful alternative By Stuart Miles

The iPhone 8 Plus is as powerful as the iPhone X with a familiar design finished with glass both front and rear.... Read more

TCL Plex initial review: Company's first own-brand phone makes a splash
TCL Plex initial review: Company's first own-brand phone makes a splash By Cam Bunton

TCL has at long last launched its first own-brand phone, and it offers a lot for the money... Read more

Huawei Mate X initial review: Foldable champ
Huawei Mate X initial review: Foldable champ By Cam Bunton

Huawei's folding Mate X was first announced in Barcelona at MWC 2019, but we've managed to get some real hands-on time with it since then.... Read more

Samsung Galaxy A90 5G initial review: A glorious 5G handset for the masses
Samsung Galaxy A90 5G initial review: A glorious 5G handset for the masses By Britta O'Boyle

We've spent some time with the Samsung Galaxy A90 5G and what a lovely device it is. Here are our first impressions.... Read more

Sony Xperia 5 initial review: Good things come in small packages
Sony Xperia 5 initial review: Good things come in small packages By Britta O'Boyle

In true Sony fashion, the company announced its second flagship smartphone of the year in the Xperia 5. Here are our first impressions.... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Fold initial review: Folding masterpiece or fundamentally flawed?
Samsung Galaxy Fold initial review: Folding masterpiece or fundamentally flawed? By Cam Bunton

Samsung has finally let us touch the foldable Galaxy and more recently, the fixed foldable Galaxy. Here's our updated hands on preview.... Read more

Nokia 6.2 initial review: Back with a bokeh bang
Nokia 6.2 initial review: Back with a bokeh bang By Chris Hall

The Nokia 6.2 swings in and replaces one of our favourite Nokia phones, updating the Nokia 6, which has dragged its heels a little in the design department... Read more

Nokia 7.2 initial review: Putting Zeiss into the mid-range
Asus ROG Phone 2 initial review: Gaming prowess
Asus ROG Phone 2 initial review: Gaming prowess By Cam Bunton

Asus may have originally unveiled its second generation gaming phone a little while ago, but it chose a press event at IFA 2019 in Berlin to bring it to... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ review: S Pen rules the way
4.5 stars Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ review: S Pen rules the way By Mike Lowe

The S Pen is star of the show, as with the Galaxy S series sitting close in spec, it's the stylus functions that make this phone stand out.... Read more

Huawei Mate 20 X & Mate 20 X 5G review: The Godzilla of phones
4.5 stars Huawei Mate 20 X & Mate 20 X 5G review: The Godzilla of phones 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

Oppo Reno Z review: Stunning value
4.5 stars Oppo Reno Z review: Stunning value By Cam Bunton

Given its flagship looks, you wouldn't think this phone was sub-£300. It performs superbly with very few weaknesses. Is the Z the best mid-ranger?... Read more

Motorola Moto One Action review: Banishing vertical videos for good?
4.0 stars Motorola Moto One Action review: Banishing vertical videos for good? By Mike Lowe

This triple-camera phone has a unique offering: its dedicated video camera sensor is rotated 90-degrees, meaning horizontal capture from vertical grip... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G review: To infinity and beyond
4.5 stars Samsung Galaxy S10 5G review: To infinity and beyond By Chris Hall

Think of it as the S10++, the 5G variant of the Galaxy is the largest and most powerful. But in the wake of the Note 10 does it make sense?... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 initial review: A smaller Note experience
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 initial review: A smaller Note experience By Chris Hall

The Samsung Galaxy Note has always been a big phone. Yes, the original launched in 2011 with a 5.3-inch screen had a huge display, considering that the... Read more

Motorola Moto G7 Play review: Affordable Android
4.0 stars Motorola Moto G7 Play review: Affordable Android By Cam Bunton

The baby of the G7 family, the Play is the most affordable of the lot. It doesn't offer knock-out performance, but it's a well made affordable phone.... Read more

Realme 3 Pro review: A new budget phone champ?
4.0 stars Realme 3 Pro review: A new budget phone champ? By Cam Bunton

As sub-£200 phones go, does Realme - Oppo's budget arm - deliver the features and performance in this affordable bracket? Here's our full review.... Read more

Oppo Reno 10x Zoom and Reno 5G review: Classy and cunning
4.5 stars Oppo Reno 10x Zoom and Reno 5G review: Classy and cunning By Cam Bunton

With top-end specs, a triple camera experience that's great, and intricate design, is Oppo about to become the new flagship maker to watch?... Read more

HTC Desire 12S review: Little to be desired
3.0 stars HTC Desire 12S review: Little to be desired By Mike Lowe

The affordable HTC has lots of competition. Can its design and slim profile set it apart from the likes of Honor and Motoroa? Here's our review.... Read more

Honor 20 Pro review: Camera clout without considerable cost
4.0 stars Honor 20 Pro review: Camera clout without considerable cost By Mike Lowe

In 2019 it's all about 'Pro' handsets, with Honor's latest flagship offering a host of high-end features, including a quad camera. Available 1 August.... 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

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 of 2018, featuring a curved OLED display, in-screen scanner, Qi wireless charging, and more. Is it still a solid purchase option?... Read more

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 review: The slider phone has arrived, now with 5G
4.0 stars Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 review: The slider phone has arrived, now with 5G 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? And how good is the 5G model?... Read more

Huawei P20 Pro review: 2018's camera phone king
5.0 stars Huawei P20 Pro review: 2018's camera phone king 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

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

Red Magic 3 review: The best gaming phone going?
4.0 stars Red Magic 3 review: The best gaming phone going? By Cam Bunton

The Red Magic 3 is the latest in an increasingly long line of gaming phones. Does it deliver above and beyond its competition?... Read more

Huawei P30 review: A pocketable professional
4.0 stars Huawei P30 review: A pocketable professional By Mike Lowe

The smaller, leaner cousin to the P30 Pro, this 6.1-inch model brings the headphone jack back, while offering triple cameras and top performance.... 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

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