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OnePlus Nord CE

OnePlus Nord CE 5G review: A cheap phone that’s made to last

OnePlus Nord CE 5G review: A cheap phone that’s made to last

Tempted by the new, very blue OnePlus Nord CE 5G? We don't blame you. We've been testing the phone out to see if it's the new low-cost 5G phone leader.
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ZTE Axon 30 Ultra 5G review: An unexpected, but welcome, surprise

ZTE Axon 30 Ultra 5G review: An unexpected, but welcome, surprise

The ZTE Axon 30 Ultra is much better than I thought it was going to be, and I've kept it has my main phone for longer than expected. Let's look at it closely.
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Asus Zenfone 8 Flip Review: The selfie master returns

Asus Zenfone 8 Flip Review: The selfie master returns

The Asus Zenfone Flip's unique motorized camera is its standout feature, and makes this unusual phone one for the selfie lover. But how about the rest?
Asus Zenfone 8

Asus Zenfone 8 review: Size isn’t everything, and this small phone proves it

Asus Zenfone 8 review: Size isn’t everything, and this small phone proves it

Asus isn't targeting the massive flagship phones of this year with the Zenfone 8, but more compact phones like the Google Pixel 5 and iPhone 12 Mini.
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Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra review: Almost, but not quite Ultra enough

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra review: Almost, but not quite Ultra enough

The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra does everything you want from a top-spec smartphone in 2021, and a few things you don't want, and that gives the competition the edge.
Samsung Galaxy A52 5G

Samsung Galaxy A52 5G review: Buy this phone

Samsung Galaxy A52 5G review: Buy this phone

The Samsung Galaxy A52 5G may not have the same desirability as the Galaxy S21 Ultra, but don't think this means it's not worth buying.
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Nokia 5.4 review: Resist the temptingly low price

Nokia 5.4 review: Resist the temptingly low price

The Nokia 5.4 may look tempting with its recognizable Nokia design and relatively low $249 price tag, but don't get sucked in, this isn't the phone you want.
OnePlus 9

OnePlus 9 review: Ultimate performance with a middling camera

OnePlus 9 review: Ultimate performance with a middling camera

The OnePlus 9 offers among the best performance in a smartphone, plus it has an incredible display. But ultimately, its camera could still be better.
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OnePlus 9 Pro review: The most dependable smartphone you can buy

OnePlus 9 Pro review: The most dependable smartphone you can buy

After a year of waiting, the OnePlus 9 Pro is here to replace the OnePlus 8 Pro. Has OnePlus made the most of its longer than usual development period?
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Vivo X60 Pro Plus hands-on review: Feature-packed camera phone

Vivo X60 Pro Plus hands-on review: Feature-packed camera phone

The X60 Pro Plus is Vivo's latest, and highest specification, smartphone, and also its first to feature a Zeiss-tuned camera. We've been using it.
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Oppo Find X3 Pro Review: At last, a consistent camera experience

Oppo Find X3 Pro Review: At last, a consistent camera experience

The Oppo Find X3 Pro emphasizes consistency in the camera, a sleek unibody design, and a 10-bit color screen. We've tried it, and it lives up to expectation.
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Asus ROG Phone 5 Review: Mighty specs make gaming truly exciting

Asus ROG Phone 5 Review: Mighty specs make gaming truly exciting

The Asus ROG Phone 5 has a mighty spec sheet and masses of game-related features, but does all this generate enough excitement to keep us playing? We find out.
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Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G review: Not as good as one, but better than the other

Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G review: Not as good as one, but better than the other

If the Galaxy S21 Ultra is the best Android phone you can buy and the Galaxy S21 is a slight disappointment, where does that leave the Galaxy S21+? We find out.
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Xiaomi Mi 11 review: Specs to challenge the Galaxy S21, but not the battery

Xiaomi Mi 11 review: Specs to challenge the Galaxy S21, but not the battery

The Xiaomi Mi 11 has the specs and features to take on the Samsung Galaxy S21 series, but does the software and battery compare? We find out in our review.
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Motorola Moto G Play review: A whole lot of phone for under $200

Motorola Moto G Play review: A whole lot of phone for under $200

The Motorola Moto G Play is far from perfect, but at $170 it doesn't need to be perfect. Is it good enough, or should you keep saving?
Motorola One 5G Ace vs Google Pixel 4a 5G

Motorola One 5G Ace review: Good at most things, great at nothing

Motorola One 5G Ace review: Good at most things, great at nothing

The Motorola One 5G Ace comes in at $400 and has a lot to offer -- but can it compete with the likes of the Pixel 4a and iPhone SE?
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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G review: 2021’s true S Series phone, and the best yet

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G review: 2021’s true S Series phone, and the best yet

There may be three new Galaxy S Series phones this year, but only one really fulfills the criteria we expect from the range, and that's the Galaxy S21 Ultra.
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Samsung Galaxy S21 5G review: Right recipe, wrong ingredients

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G review: Right recipe, wrong ingredients

The Galaxy S21 makes a smart bet on value with a lower starting price, but in many ways feels stuck in 2020. A good phone, but not a particularly exciting one.
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Moto G Power (2021) review: Excellent battery life for just $200, and little more

Moto G Power (2021) review: Excellent battery life for just $200, and little more

Motorola has once again refreshed the Moto G line, including the new Moto G Power. It's bigger and has killer battery life -- and some cutbacks.
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Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro Review: Big in size, specs, and camera, but not in appeal

Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro Review: Big in size, specs, and camera, but not in appeal

The Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro is big, with a large screen, 108MP camera, and a 5,000mAh battery. But do these big specs mean big appeal? We found out in our review.
iPhone 12 Mini

Apple iPhone 12 Mini review: Tiny yet mighty

Apple iPhone 12 Mini review: Tiny yet mighty

The iPhone 12 Mini is delightfully small, yet provides a complete experience with exceptional hardware, features, and camera quality. It's the best small phone.
Nokia 8 V UW

Nokia 8 V 5G UW review: Just too expensive

Nokia 8 V 5G UW review: Just too expensive

Nokia is bringing the Nokia 8.3 to the U.S. in the form of the Nokia 8 V 5G UW, which is a Verizon-exclusive device. But at $700, is it worth considering?
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Sony Xperia 5 II review: A true compact flagship, with classic Sony problems

Sony Xperia 5 II review: A true compact flagship, with classic Sony problems

The Sony Xperia 5 II is just the right size, has a sleek unusual design, and a very high specification, making it a rarity in the smartphone world today.
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OnePlus Nord N10 5G review: Bringing 5G to the masses

OnePlus Nord N10 5G review: Bringing 5G to the masses

The OnePlus Nord 10 5G offers a reasonably modern design and a very modest price -- but how many corners are cut to reach that price?
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Apple iPhone 12 review: The best iPhone for most people

Apple iPhone 12 review: The best iPhone for most people

Apple has four new iPhones, but one draws the most people: The iPhone 12. It offers incredible value and calls into question how many people should buy a Pro.
iPhone 12 Pro

Apple iPhone 12 Pro review: A step above

Apple iPhone 12 Pro review: A step above

The iPhone 12 Pro is Apple's best phone, if price isn't a factor. It has an excellent balance of power and speed, an exceptional camera, and great hardware.
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Google Pixel 5 review: Google’s best tech, condensed for convenience

Google Pixel 5 review: Google’s best tech, condensed for convenience

The Pixel 5 won't turn heads with stunning looks, but it will perform better than many other more expensive phones. Here's our review of this compact winner.
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iPhone XR review

iPhone XR review

Apple’s iPhone XS and XS Max are its flagship smartphones that do everything and anything. The iPhone XR is more interesting, because it looks futuristic like its siblings, but it’s cheaper, and more stylish. It comes in a range of colors like blue, red, coral, and yellow, and we can’t stop staring.
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OnePlus 8T Review: One of the best phones you shouldn’t buy

OnePlus 8T Review: One of the best phones you shouldn’t buy

The OnePlus 8T is a great smartphone, with many strong features, but the price puts it alongside a lot of capable competitors. Here's how it shapes up.
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LG Wing review: This novelty can’t quite get off the ground

LG Wing review: This novelty can’t quite get off the ground

You won't find another smartphone like the LG Wing due to the amazing swivel screen, but it's just not that useful everyday. Here's our review.
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE review: The phone to beat for under $700

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE review: The phone to beat for under $700

Samsung is back with another addition to the Galaxy S20 series. This time around, the company is taking on the premium midrange with the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE.
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Oppo Find X2 Pro review: The sweet spot

Oppo Find X2 Pro review: The sweet spot

The Oppo Find X2 Pro may look sensible from the front, but the vegan leather back cover, 5G, and monster specs prove it has a wild side. Here's our review.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G review: The conqueror

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G review: The conqueror

It's go big, or go home when it comes to Samsung's Galaxy Note series, and the new Note 20 Ultra is the biggest, most feature-packed version of the phone yet.
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Nokia 8.3 review: A PureView camera phone in all but name

Nokia 8.3 review: A PureView camera phone in all but name

Nokia's back at the top of its camera game with the Nokia 8.3, which really should wear the PureView name. We review this impressive, cost-effective phone.
Section Editor, Mobile

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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