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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

Best Samsung Galaxy S10 deals July 2019: 30GB for £30/m on EE
Best Samsung Galaxy S10 deals July 2019: 30GB for £30/m on EE By Rob Kerr

Top Samsung Galaxy S10 offers on July 2019: 30GB for £30/m on EE, 30GB for £37/m on O2, 30GB for £38/m on Vodafone and 100GB for £43/m on Three 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

Huawei P30 Pro review: Quad camera crushes the competition
5.0 stars Huawei P30 Pro review: Quad camera crushes the competition By Mike Lowe

It's all about cameras in phones for 2019. Huawei goes one beyond with a quad camera, rethinking sensor technology and zoom altogether.... Read more

Sony Xperia 1 review: Breaking new ground?
4.0 stars Sony Xperia 1 review: Breaking new ground? By Chris Hall

Sony is looking to stand out from the crowd with its latest flagship - the Xperia 1 - by offering a 21:9 aspect ratio screen with 4K resolution.... 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

Honor 20 review: Punching holes through its competition?
4.5 stars Honor 20 review: Punching holes through its competition? By Mike Lowe

The 2019 update of the View 20, the latest punch-hole notch sub-£400 phone from Honor has quad camera smarts, all day battery and lots of positives.... Read more

Honor 20 Lite review: Savvy SIM-free purchase for those on a modest budget
4.0 stars Honor 20 Lite review: Savvy SIM-free purchase for those on a modest budget By Mike Lowe

This triple camera (wide, ultra-wide and depth) affordable phone gets a lot right - design and performance - but there's a lot of competition too.... Read more

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

In 2019 it's all about so-called Pro handsets, with Honor's latest flagship offering a host of high-end features, including a quad camera.... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S10 review: Not to be overlooked
4.5 stars Samsung Galaxy S10 review: Not to be overlooked By Chris Hall

In the current climate, cheaper handsets make the S10 almost too easy to overlook. But with top features and great software it's a cracking flagship.... Read more

OnePlus 7 review: Evolution, not revolution
4.5 stars OnePlus 7 review: Evolution, not revolution By Cam Bunton

While the OnePlus 7 Pro has been getting all the attention, OnePlus also launched a modest upgrade to the 6T. Here's why it shouldn't be overlooked.... Read more

Oppo Reno 10x Zoom review: Classy looks and camera cunning
4.5 stars Oppo Reno 10x Zoom review: Classy looks and camera 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

Motorola Moto One Vision review: A long shot that pays off
4.0 stars Motorola Moto One Vision review: A long shot that pays off By Mike Lowe

Motorola is gunning to be the mid-range champ, the second-gen One bringing 48MP camera smarts, AI and a Sony Xperia-beating price tag to attract.... Read more

Redmi Note 7 review: Price win means software sin
4.0 stars Redmi Note 7 review: Price win means software sin By Chris Hall

An affordable phone from the budget arm of Xiaomi offers great design, value and battery life, but introduces software annoyances that drag it down.... Read more

OnePlus 6T review: Stellar performance, without the cost
5.0 stars OnePlus 6T review: Stellar performance, without the cost 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

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

Asus Zenfone 6 review: Flippin' heck, Asus has made a genuinely interesting flagship
4.0 stars Asus Zenfone 6 review: Flippin' heck, Asus has made a genuinely interesting flagship By Mike Lowe

Asus isn't well known for its flagships, but the Zenfone 6 looks to change that with its Flip Camera, massive battery and near-stock Android software.... Read more

Apple iPhone XS Max review: Holding strong
5.0 stars Apple iPhone XS Max review: Holding strong 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

OnePlus 7 Pro review: Sparring with the heavyweights
4.5 stars OnePlus 7 Pro review: Sparring with the heavyweights By Cam Bunton

The OnePlus 7 Pro is gunning for flagship top spot. It has a world-beating edge-to-edge display and fantastic performance. It's also flagship priced.... Read more

Oppo Reno initial review: Battling the mid-range crowd
Oppo Reno initial review: Battling the mid-range crowd By Dan Grabham

There's a lot to love about Oppo's Reno series of phones - the standard Reno is a well-designed mid-range device.... Read more

Google Pixel 3a review: The 'Lite' Pixel still brings camera clout
4.0 stars Google Pixel 3a review: The 'Lite' Pixel still brings camera clout By Cam Bunton

The 'Lite' Pixel keeps the same camera of the flagship, delivered in a more affordable and less powerful package. But does this mid-ranger make sense?... Read more

Google Pixel 3a XL review: A cheaper route to that Pixel camera
4.0 stars Google Pixel 3a XL review: A cheaper route to that Pixel camera By Chris Hall

A more affordable Pixel brings pure Android and those camera skills, but with some sacrifices...... Read more

Xiaomi Mi 9 review: You'd be silly not to buy one
4.5 stars Xiaomi Mi 9 review: You'd be silly not to buy one By Chris Hall

Offering powerful hardware and a good camera experience, the Mi 9 is let down by the software, but at this price it's a compelling flagship phone... Read more

Oppo Reno 5G initial review: Premium powerful pop-up
Oppo Reno 5G initial review: Premium powerful pop-up By Cam Bunton

Oppo is pushing the boundaries, both figuratively and literally with the Reno 5G... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S10e review: The one to buy?
4.5 stars Samsung Galaxy S10e review: The one to buy? By Cam Bunton

The Galaxy S10e is the powerful, stripped back version of the S10. It's missing some features, but all the important ones are still there.... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Fold initial review: Foldy McFoldface is here
Samsung Galaxy Fold initial review: Foldy McFoldface is here By Cam Bunton

Samsung has finally let us touch the foldable Galaxy. Here's our hands on preview.... Read more

Samsung Galaxy A70 initial review: Big screen, beefy battery
Samsung Galaxy A70 initial review: Big screen, beefy battery By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung's Galaxy A series has had a complete overhaul with a number of new devices announced, including the Galaxy A80 and its rotating camera, as well... Read more

Samsung Galaxy A80 initial review: Will the automatic rotating camera turn your head?
Samsung Galaxy A80 initial review: Will the automatic rotating camera turn your head? By Britta O'Boyle

The Samsung Galaxy A80 has some impressive specs for a sub-flagship device, along with a design that's sure to turn heads, but will it turn yours?... Read more

LG G8 ThinQ review: Safe design lacks that special something
4.0 stars LG G8 ThinQ review: Safe design lacks that special something By Chris Hall

Ultimately, for all LG's efforts the LG G8 struggles to be class-leading in any area. That results in a phone that's, well, fine - but not special.... Read more

Sony Xperia 10 review: A tall order?
3.5 stars Sony Xperia 10 review: A tall order? By Britta O'Boyle

Is the £299 Sony Xperia 10 and its 21:9 aspect ratio display the mid-ranger to buy? Here's our review.... Read more

Sony Xperia 10 Plus review: The lovable rebel
4.0 stars Sony Xperia 10 Plus review: The lovable rebel By Cam Bunton

Sony did some outside-the-box thinking with its latest phones. Namely including a 21:9 aspect ratio screen. The question is: has it paid off?... 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

Black Shark 2 review: Not just a gaming great, a fantastic flagship too
4.0 stars Black Shark 2 review: Not just a gaming great, a fantastic flagship too By Mike Lowe

The second-generation Black Shark is a gaming phone at its best: great looks, ultimate power and versatility from controllers see it lead the way.... Read more

Nokia 8.1 review: Slipping into the mid-range
3.5 stars Nokia 8.1 review: Slipping into the mid-range By Chris Hall

Nokia 8.1 has some strong features, but also makes some odd decisions and has strong competition from Motorola. Read all about it in our full review.... 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

Leading camera performance and front of the line for Android updates - but what else does the Pixel 3 XL offer?... Read more

Rokit IO Pro 3D initial review: Services are the key for Rokit
Rokit IO Pro 3D initial review: Services are the key for Rokit By Dan Grabham

Rokit is a new entrant to the phone market but it has already announced a few feature phones plus two new smartphones including this $300/£250 handset.... 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

Vivo Apex 2019 concept phone review: Is port-free the future?
Vivo Apex 2019 concept phone review: Is port-free the future? By Mike Lowe

It's a phone with no ports. Anywhere. Is Vivo showing us the future that could be, or is it a concept that steps a little too far?... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S10+ review: A perfect 10?
4.5 stars Samsung Galaxy S10+ review: A perfect 10? By Chris Hall

Samsung's big screen phone offers a sublime experience... Read more

Nokia 9 PureView initial review: Pursuing photographic perfection
Nokia 9 PureView initial review: Pursuing photographic perfection By Chris Hall

The Nokia 9 PureView has five cameras on the back - but what's it like as a phone?... 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

F(x)tec Pro1 initial review: Bringing back the QWERTY Android glory days
F(x)tec Pro1 initial review: Bringing back the QWERTY Android glory days By Cam Bunton

The F(x)tec pro is a mashup of all our favourite old QWERTY-equipped Android phones. Here's what it's like.... Read more

LG V50 ThinQ initial review: 5G in a familiar package
LG V50 ThinQ initial review: 5G in a familiar package By Chris Hall

LG wanted to be quick to market with the LG V50 ThinQ, so it launches its first 5G device along side the LG G8 ThinQ. The differentiation between these... Read more

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

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

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