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Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact review

Want a small smartphone? There aren’t a lot of options out there these days. Well you should consider Sony’s Xperia XZ2 Compact. It may not look like the snazziest smartphone, but it’s small, packs powerful performance, and has a more than capable camera. Here’s our XZ2 Compact review.
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Vivo Nex S review

The Vivo Nex S astonishes with its cutting edge technology, futuristic design, and eye-catching camera. There’s an in-display fingerprint sensor paired with a pop-out camera, which enables a beautiful bezel-less display. You’ll have to work to buy one, as it’s an import only, but if you’re tempted, what’s it like to live with?
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Moto E5 Play review

The Moto E5 Play has a compact design, day-long battery life, and solid performance all for a little over $100 (or less, depending on the carrier it’s sold from). While there are some compromises, this may just be the best smartphone you can buy for this price bracket. We dive deeper in our Moto E5 Play review.
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Alcatel 1X review

Need a cheap phone that doesn't cost an arm and a leg? Alcatel is offering the Android Go-equipped Alcatel 1X for a paltry $100. But with that sort of bargain price, you’re bound to run into issues. We spent a week with the Alcatel 1X to find out if it's worthy of becoming your next phone.
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Xiaomi Mi A2 hands-on review

Xiaomi has announced its second smartphone with Android One installed, the Mi A2, and we’ve had the chance to try it out. Can a phone that costs a third of the Google Pixel 2 really offer a similar software experience, and match it with a great camera and design? Amazingly, in our short time with the phone, this seems to accurately describe the Mi A2. Here’s what it’s like.
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LG Fortune 2 review

The LG Fortune 2 is a smartphone only available on Cricket Wireless in the U.S. What’s so special about it? It costs $100. But a low price tag doesn’t mean it should be an instant buy. There are a lot of compromises, and we take a closer look in our review.
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Cat S61 review

How many handy functions can you pack into a rugged Android smartphone? Find out in our Cat S61 review as we take the latest release from the Bullitt Group for a test drive and see how it measures up as a digital toolbox and as a phone. There’s thermal imaging, laser measurement, air quality sensing, and more.
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Moto E5 Plus review

The Moto E5 Plus features a refined design, larger display, updated processor, and the same absolutely enormous 5,000mAh battery. Are the new features to justify it nearly $300 price tag on Sprint? The Moto E5 Supra -- the same phone -- costs $180 on Cricket Wireless. Here’s our Moto E5 Plus review.
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BlackBerry Key2 review

The KeyOne, which launched last year, rode a wave of nostalgia, but it’s back to business for BlackBerry. Its latest phone is the BlackBerry Key2, which succeeds its predecessor in every way -- especially with the keyboard, which is now practically perfect.
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Sony Xperia XZ2 review

Sony’s current flagship smartphone is the Xperia XZ2. It costs $800, and it’s quite comparable to Samsung’s Galaxy S9 in many ways. Does that mean you should drop your hard-earned money on it? It’s a tough question, as the XZ2 checks off a lot of boxes. We find the answer in our review.
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Moto G6 Play review

For years, Motorola G-series phones have been the go-to choice for budget phones. This year's Moto G6 Play is Motorola's newest budget offering, featuring an all new design and upgraded specs. In the fiercely competitive budget phone market, are these changes enough for the G6 Play to keep the crown?
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Nokia 7 Plus review

The best decision Nokia could have made was to adopt Android One as its operating system this year, and the Nokia 7 Plus is a high-spec, low-cost phone which showcases the difference a great operating system can make. We’ve been using the phone to find out if the rest is worth your time.
Unihertz Atom Review

Unihertz Atom review

Frustrated with how large smartphones have become? Wish you could wrap your hand around your phone easily? We checked out the Unihertz Atom, a smartphone that brings mid-range phone specs and incredible battery life in a tiny package that's smaller than the first-generation iPhone.
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Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS review

When Porsche Design was tasked with beautifying the P20 Pro, it came up with this, the Mate RS. It’s very pretty, and does everything the P20 Pro does; but comes with some superfluous tech you really don’t want. Oh, and a massive price tag. Is it worth the extra? Here’s our Porsche Design Mate RS review.
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Alcatel 3V review

The Alcatel 3V offers an impressive package at a price that undercuts the competition. Just $150 buys you a 6-inch screen, a dual camera, a big battery, and a modern look -- but there must be some compromises, right? Learn exactly what this phone has to offer in our Alcatel 3V review.
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Moto G6 review

The Moto G6 is Motorola’s latest low-cost phone that looks and feels like it should cost a lot more than it does. A glass body, dual-lens camera, and a big screen make it tempting, but should you buy one? We’ve been trying it out to see if it’s more than just a pretty face.
Moto G6 Plus Review

Moto G6 Plus review

Motorola has ruled the budget roost with its G series for a few years now, but we are seeing more cheap phones worth buying coming onto the market. In our Moto G6 Plus review, we examine whether the fresh design, dual-lens camera, and all the extras are enough for the Moto G6 Plus to claim top spot again.
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Nokia 6.1 review

Months after showing off the Nokia 6 at Mobile World Congress, HMD has brought it to the U.S. under a new name -- the Nokia 6.1. For its $270 price tag, the Nokia 6.1 offers exceptional value. Both beautiful and powerful, the Nokia 6.1 is the latest budget phone to beat.
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Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S review

If you’re after a beautifully designed phone with plenty of power under the hood, then Xiaomi’s latest might just have caught your eye. In this Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S review we put it through its paces and find out where the Chinese manufacturer has compromised. If you’re thinking about buying it, you must read this first.
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Honor 10 review

Erupting in a kaleidoscope of color, the glass-bodied Honor 10 costs way less than you’d expect, and still has the excellent camera we’ve come to expect from the company. We’ve had it in our hands to see if it can live up to those initially very strong impressions. Here’s our Honor 10 review.
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Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra review

Sony may be embracing a new design, but that doesn’t mean it’s not selling a phone with an older design theme. The mid-range Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra costs $450, and a lot of compromises, which is unusual for a mid-range smartphone. Is it worth buying? Find out in our Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra review.

Huawei P20 Pro review

The Huawei P20 Pro proves three isn’t always a crowd with its innovative triple-lens camera system, that turns out to be something way more than a gimmick. It’s also just one aspect of this brilliant new smartphone, that takes the fight for Android phone supremacy right to Samsung and Google’s door.
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Nuu G3 review

The Nuu G3 is a sleek budget phone that costs just $200. In our Nuu G3 review, we take a closer look to see if it's good value.
Vivo Apex Review

Vivo Apex hands-on review

The Vivo Apex is a glimpse of the technology Vivo is working to potentially integrate into a future device, including a larger on-screen fingerprint sensor and a fun pop-up selfie camera.
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Planet Computers Gemini hands-on review

Tech with a nostalgic spin is in, and the Planet Computers Gemini wants to bring the PDA kicking and screaming into 2018. Retaining the classic miniature computer design, it has Android and up-to-date specs; but can it cut it in the modern smartphone world?
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Asus Zenfone 5 hands-on review

The new Asus Zenfone 5 was just unveiled at MWC in Barcelona, alongside the flagship Zenfone 5Z and the budget Zenfone Lite. We went hands-on to see what this Android phone is all about.
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Nokia 1 hands-on review

As one of the first phones to ship with Android Go, the Nokia 1 offers one of the best user experiences we’ve seen on a low-end phone.
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STK X2 hands-on review

British phone brand STK has launched the STK X2, a mid-range phone at a decent price, that contains all the right features to make it desirable to smartphone newcomers.
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Nokia 8 Sirocco hands-on review

With 6GB of RAM and all the dual-camera features you want, the Snapdragon 835-powered Nokia 8 Sirocco is HMD Global's first luxurious and high-end smartphone.
Nokia 8110 4G Hands-on Review

Nokia 8110 4G hands-on review

If you remember the “banana” feature phone from The Matrix, it’s now been modernized with 4G connectivity, a fresh design, and some smart features.
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LG V30S ThinQ hands-on review

LG has launched the LG V30S ThinQ, a revised version of the LG V30 with new artificial intelligence features, and a slight technical specification bump. We've tried it out.
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Alcatel 5 Series hands-on review

The new Alcatel 5 Series was unveiled at MWC in Barcelona, alongside a raft of other devices in the 3 and 1 Series. We went hands-on to see what these budget Android phones are all about.
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Land Rover Explore Hands-on Review

It may have the Land Rover name on the front, but the Explore is not only for people who own the world’s greatest SUV. It’s for anyone who loves the lifestyle that goes along with the Land Rover
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Asus Zenfone 4 review

You probably best associate Asus with computers, but it also has an extensive range of smartphones, and one of the most reasonably priced is the ZenFone 4. Here’s our 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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