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Oppo RX17 Pro review

The Oppo RX17 Pro looks great, and has a triple-lens camera on the back; but don’t let these aspects make you rush out and buy one. There are a few too many downsides with Oppo’s affordable mid-range phone, especially with the masses of excellent devices that are vying for your attention.
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Sony Xperia 10 Plus review

There has never been a better time to buy a smartphone with an unusual design, and one of the cheaper models out there vying for your attention is the Sony Xperia 10 Plus. It has a 21:9 aspect ratio screen, making the phone long and slender. Sony claims it offers an immersive viewing experience, so is it a blockbuster, or a flop?
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LG G8 ThinQ review

LG’s latest is the LG G8 ThinQ, and its marquee features are the weirdest we’ve seen on a smartphone in a long time. You can hover your hand over the phone’s selfie camera to make gestures to unlock and control it. While these features differentiate the phone, is it worth using? Find out in our LG G8 ThinQ review.
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Moto G7 Play review

The Moto G series has grown along with the wider budget market, but the Moto G7 Play is the cheapest option. Find out how it performs compared to the competition, what the camera is capable of, how the design feels, and more in our comprehensive Moto G7 Play review.
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Moto G7 Power review

There are a lot of budget Motorola phones to choose from before we factor in the wider market. Does middle child, the Moto G7 Power, do enough to stand out? We put its hyped stamina to the test in this comprehensive Moto G7 Power review.
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Huawei P30 hands-on review

Has Huawei pulled all the best parts out of the P30 Pro to make the P30, its cheaper, smaller sister phone? Yes, but the answer is more complicated than that. The specification is compelling enough that it’ll be tempting, but it faces serious competition at the moment.
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Xiaomi Mi 9 Review

How fast do you want to go? If the answer to this is “as fast as possible,” then take a long look at the Xiaomi Mi 9. It’s one of the highest performance smartphones you can buy. The speed comes from the new Snapdragon 855 processor, and permeates through everything.
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Samsung Galaxy S10 review

The Galaxy S10 is the middle child in this year’s Galaxy S10 range, between the Galaxy S10e, and the Galaxy S10 Plus. There’s no striking reason to buy it -- the Galaxy S10 Plus offers a bigger screen, better selfies, and better gaming performance -- but it’s still an excellent phone if you don’t want a phone that large. Here’s our review.
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Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 review

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is good-looking, well made, packed with features, and is a powerful, modern, desirable smartphone. But you probably shouldn’t buy it. Why? Xiaomi has announced two very good alternatives which improve on the still-current Mi Mix 3, showing just how fast the mobile market moves today.
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Sony Xperia 10 review

The Sony Xperia 10 is as close to a truly budget phone as Sony gets, but how does it measure up against the rest of a strong budget field? We tested it out to uncover the pleasing high notes and the disappointing compromises. If you’re considering buying this phone, then you must read our Sony Xperia 10 review first.
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Punkt MP-02 hands-on review

Punkt’s second phone, the MP-02, doesn’t follow the generally accepted update cycle, adding only three main new features, one of which is a 4G LTE connection. Wondering why you’d want such a phone? Us too, so we discovered the reasons, and they’re very compelling. It’s a fascinating little phone you’re going to love.
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Moto G7 review

Can the Moto G7 win back the budget crown for Motorola’s long-running G series? With a dual-lens camera, curved glass design, and a big display with a teardrop notch it’s certainly in with a chance. We tested it out fully to see how it measures up against increasingly stiff competition.
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Nokia 9 PureView review

HMD’s latest phone is the Nokia 9 PureView, a limited edition that places a heavy emphasis on its five-camera experience. It may not take the best photos, but it certainly is the most fun you’ll have using a camera on a phone, helping the creative juices flow through different modes and RAW editing capabilities.
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LG V50 ThinQ hands-on review

The LG V50 ThinQ, the South Korean company’s first 5G smartphone, is coming to Sprint and Verizon this year. The phone is almost the same as last year’s LG V40 ThinQ, but it has updated specs, a few new features, and a secondary screen. Sadly, one of the most interesting features isn’t coming to the U.S.
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Samsung Galaxy S10 5G hands-on review

The question of whether to buy a 5G phone in 2019 is complex. The Galaxy S10 5G will be one of the first 5G phones on all major carriers, but it’s also going to be among the most expensive in Samsung’s new Galaxy lineup. We break down what it’s like, and whether you should wait or buy into the next-gen network.
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Sirin Labs Finney review

The Sirin Labs Finney phone is to cryptocurrency what the iPhone is to Apple Pay. It facilitates the payment, processing, and exchanging of cryptocurrencies on a smartphone, and surprisingly does it in a user-friendly way. However, does that mean you should rush out and buy one? We’ve tried the phone out.

Nokia 3.1 Plus review

The Nokia 3.1 Plus is HMD Global’s first smartphone in the U.S. sold in a carrier store. It’s only available on Cricket Wireless right now -- but should you buy a phone this affordable? It comes so close to being a great phone with decent performance, fantastic battery life, and even NFC for Google Pay, but the camera brings it down.

Honor View 20 review

The Honor View 20 is Honor’s best phone to date. Why? Just look at the hole-punch screen, which solves many of the problems associated with the notch, and then turn your attention to the striking design and the exciting 48-megapixel camera. This phone has it all, and it doesn’t cost much.
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ZTE Blade Max View review

After an incredibly tumultuous year, ZTE has made its way back into the United States. The Chinese smartphone manufacturer released two new budget phones at the end of 2018. One of them, the ZTE Blade Max View, makes its way into a very crowded budget phone market. Can it compare? We put it to the test to find out.
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Black Shark review

With so many great gaming phones already out, is there room for another? The Xiaomi-backed Black Shark thinks so. But is it any good? While it has all the power it needs for great gaming performance, it struggles with some flawed software. Read our Black Shark review for more.
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Huawei Mate 20 review

The Huawei Mate 20 exists in the shadow of its more desirable sibling, the Mate 20 Pro. That doesn’t mean it’s not worth your time though, and it actually has some features that are more preferable than those on the Pro. We’ve been using it for a week to see how it performs.
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BlackBerry Key2 review

The BlackBerry Key2 is a great smartphone with some interesting high-tech features. The Key2 LE strips away some of those high-tech features to focus more on productivity and security, while reducing the price at the same time. Should you be tempted by a cut-price BlackBerry in 2018? We find out in our review.
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iPhone XS Max review

The iPhone XS Max has a much improved camera, the powerful A12 Bionic processor, and Face ID, but should you get Apple's massive 6.5-inch iPhone? Or should you pick the iPhone XS, which is quite a bit smaller? For our review, we put the Max through its paces to find out.
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iPhone XS review

Apple’s next smartphone is here -- the iPhone XS. We think it’s the perfect size for an iPhone, and it manages to impress with astounding performance, day-long battery life, and sizable camera improvements. In our iPhone XS review, we explore why you may want to buy the iPhone XS.
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Asus ROG Phone review

Is a gaming smartphone only something a mobile gamer should consider buying? In the case of the Asus ROG Phone, the good news is the device is so capable, and a genuinely impressive all-rounder, that everyone should take a closer look. However, it’s the hardcore mobile gamers that will be at the front of the queue.
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HTC U12 Life review

Can the HTC U12 Life carve out a niche in the midrange market, or will it be muscled out? We tested out the 6-inch screen, dual-lens camera, and battery stamina to find out whether it’s worth your money. Step inside for a full HTC U12 Life review that reveals its high notes and its flaws.
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Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro hands-on review

Xiaomi has officially launched in the U.K., and its first major device launch is the Mi 8 Pro, a phone that looks quite a bit like the iPhone XS; but with a very cool transparent back panel and an in-display fingerprint sensor. We’ve been trying the phone out, and here’s what it has been like to live with.

Nokia 7.1 review

HMD Global’s latest phone in the U.S. is the Nokia 7.1, and it’s almost perfect. With a solid camera, a great screen, good performance, and excellent build quality, you’ll be amazed that you don’t have to pay more. Check out our full Nokia 7.1 review.
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Huawei Mate 20 Pro review

There are only so many features you can cram into a smartphone, yet Huawei seems to have thought of them all, then added a few more for luck on the Mate 20 Pro. There’s everything from a triple-lens camera to the ability to charge your friend’s phone wirelessly. If you can think of it, chances are it’s inside the Mate 20 Pro. Here’s our review of this impressive phone.

Palm review (Connected model)

The all-new, Verizon-exclusive, Palm syncs to your primary smartphone and acts as a secondary device -- with features to help balance smartphone usage. But after spending some time with it, its poor camera quality and awful battery life are only a few of the issues we have with the device.
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ASUS Zenfone 5Q review

The Zenfone 5Q has a beautiful design, long-lasting battery, and solid performance. But for $300, it doesn’t quite live up to its good looks, especially with all the other budget phone options out there on the market. We take a closer look at what this budget phone has to offer in our Asus Zenfone 5Q review.
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Huawei Mate 20 X hands-on review

The Huawei Mate 20 X has a 7.2-inch screen, but is surprisingly manageable to hold, yet still a little too big to carry around. Huawei’s pushing the phone’s ability as a mobile gaming handheld, challenging everything from the Razer Phone to the Nintendo Switch. We’ve tried one out to see what it’s like.
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Porsche Design Huawei Mate 20 RS hands-on review

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro looks like an exceptional phone, so can a version with Porsche Design’s involvement be worth spending twice as much on? We’ve taken the phone for a test drive, and enjoyed cradling the leather-clad case in our hands; but does it go deeper than that? Let’s take a look in our hands-on review.
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Samsung Galaxy A9 2018 hands-on review

Samsung’s new 2018 Galaxy S9 smartphone is a real contender in the mid-range smartphone world, due to a very special quad-cam setup on the back. It’s made for Instagram fans who want Galaxy S-style features and design, without the massive price tag. We’ve tried the phone out to see if Samsung’s A series revival is one to consider.
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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