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Honor 9 Lite hands-on review

Honor has started 2018 with another strong smartphone announcement. It’s the Honor 9 Lite, and it’s a mid-range, very reasonably-priced phone with four camera lenses, and a beautiful design. Here’s our Honor 9 Lite hands-on review.
Razer Phone review

Razer Phone review

In our Razer Phone review, we find out if Razer has succeeded in making the ultimate mobile gaming device, or if it’s a niche phone for a niche audience, outgunned by the industry’s biggest names.
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Huawei Mate 10 Pro review

2017 has been a year of exceptional smartphones, and in our Huawei Mate 10 Pro review, we see Huawei’s latest happily continues that trend.
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Honor 7X review

In our Honor 7X review, we find out if this $200 Android smartphone is really the bargain it first appears to be.
Alcatel Idol 5 review

Alcatel Idol 5 review

Other Alcatel phones have struggled, but the company is giving it another shot with the new Alcatel Idol 5. Check our Alcatel Idol 5 review.
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Essential Phone (PH-1) Review

There’s a new Android phone in town, and it’s from the creator of Android. It runs pure Android, has modular capabilities, and offers speedy performance. Learn more in our Essential Phone review.
ZTE Axon M review

ZTE Axon M review

Our ZTE Axon M review takes a look at a phone that has a second screen that folds out, for watching YouTube and tweeting at the same time.
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Cat S41 rugged smartphone review

Cat is back again with another smartphone in the form of the Cat S41, boasting decent performance in a durable case. But is it worth shelling out $450?
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact review

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact review

Can Sony’s diminutive smartphone compete with the big boys of Android? Find out in our Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact review.
Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10 review

Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10 hands-on review

It costs nearly twice as much as the regular version, so is the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10 worth the extra money?
Lenovo Moto G5S Plus review

Lenovo Moto G5S Plus review

Lenovo is back once again with another Moto G5 – the Moto G5S Plus. But does it live up to the Moto G5 name? We put it to the test to find out.
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HTC U11 Life review

The HTC U11 Life is almost as fast, stylish, and practical as the older U11, despite costing half the price. Read our review.
Google Pixel 2 Review

Google Pixel 2 Review

We review Google’s Pixel 2, a 5-inch phone that’s compact, blazing fast, and sports the best camera in any smartphone.
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Google Pixel 2 XL review

The Google Pixel 2 XL is the best Android phone out there thanks to a large 6-inch screen with an edge-to-edge design, and great software.
LG V30 Review

LG V30 review: LG’s finest hour

Our LG V30 review reveals how LG has given the previously confused V-series range a purpose -- and in turn has come up with its best phone yet.
Sony Xperia XZ1 review

Sony Xperia XZ1 review

The Sony Xperia XZ1 is here, boasting the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with Android Oreo – but is that enough to make it worth buying? We put it to the test.
Huawei Honor 9 review

Huawei Honor 9 review

Read our Honor 9 review to learn how Honor built a stunning, highly capable smartphone, that you don’t have to pay a fortune for.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Active review

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active review

The Galaxy S8 Active is the ruggedized flagship you never have to worry about breaking. Read our full Samsung Galaxy Active review to find out more.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 is a big phone. At 6.3-inches, it has one of the brightest displays, and offers speedy performance. Read more in our Galaxy Note 8 review.
Nokia 8 hands on review

Nokia 8 hands-on review

The wait is over for the newly reinvigorated Nokia to release a flagship phone. Check out our Nokia 8 hands-on review.
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Moto X4 hands-on review

We look at the latest mid-range smartphone from Motorola in this Moto X4 hands-on review.
Asus Zenfone AR review top angle

Asus Zenfone AR review

The Asus Zenfone AR utilizes a depth-sensing camera to offer augmented reality capabilities. It’s also a Daydream-ready phone, meaning you can use it for virtual reality.
Maze Alpha review

Maze Alpha 4G hands-on review

The Maze Alpha smartphone has a bezel-less screen for great Xiaomi Mi Mix-style looks, plus a dual-lens camera too, at a great value price.
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ZTE Blade Z Max hands-on review

ZTE is following up last year’s ZMax Pro with the Blade Z Max. It features the same 6-inch Full HD screen, but it packs a much bigger battery.
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Moto E4 Plus Review

At just $180, the Moto E4 Plus is one of the best budget smartphones on the market today, with a battery that can’t be beat.
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Moto Z2 Force review

Motorola’s successor to the 2016 Moto Z Force is the Moto Z2 Force, and it’s finally no longer exclusive to Verizon.
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Alcatel Idol 5S Review

Alcatel’s latest offering is an excellent budget proposition and a solid alternative to the Moto G5 Plus or Huawei Honor 6X.
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Huawei Honor 6A hands-on review

The Huawei Honor 6A combines a metal body, a big battery, and some clever software tweaks to ensure it’ll be a faithful friend for at least two years.
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Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom review

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Moto Z2 Play Android smartphone review

Motorola’s hit last year wasn’t the flashy Moto Z Force, but the sub $450 Moto Z Play. Does its successor stack up? Find out in our Moto Z2 Play review.
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Moto E4 Android smartphone review

For $130 unlocked, you won’t find a better deal on a smartphone with the latest version of Android than the Moto E4. Read our full review for the details.
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Huawei Nova 2 Plus: Our first take

This smartphone looks and feels the part, and it handled well in our review, plus the camera should impress. Read our Nova 2 Plus review for more.
ZTE Blade V8 Pro

ZTE Blade V8 Pro review

It doesn’t have the newest Android, but it’s a fraction of the cost of phones like the Galaxy S8 and LG G6 -- our ZTE Blade V8 Pro review reveals a bargain.
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X smartphone review

Joe Maring is the Section Editor for Digital Trends’ Mobile team, leading the site’s coverage for all things smartphones, tablets, and wearables. Since joining the industry in 2012, Joe has reported on the latest mobile tech news, reviewed countless devices, and worked with other writers to help them find the angles that matter.

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