Vivo iQoo 7 Legend Review: Mid-Priced with Flagship Ambitions

Vivo iQoo 7 Legend Review: Mid-Priced with Flagship Ambitions

While there used to be a clear gap between a flagship (read: expensive) phone and more perfunctory cheaper options, the middle ground between those is fertile ground for smaller manufacturers to experiment with finding a balance between function and pricing. Vivo’s 2021 smartphone, the iQoo 7, was no slouch, but its international variant is an … Read moreVivo iQoo 7 Legend Review: Mid-Priced with Flagship Ambitions

Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G Review: A Flagship Impersonator

Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G Review: A Flagship Impersonator

At the cheaper end of the spectrum, budget phones usually compromise on one or more key specifications, but at a glance, the Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G appears to have everything.  A follow up to last year’s Poco M3 Pro 5G, it’s got a huge 5,000mAh battery which promises to see you through the day, … Read moreXiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G Review: A Flagship Impersonator

Honor 50 Lite Review: Light with Little Might

Honor 50 Lite Review: Light with Little Might

Honor has managed to make a strong first impression after parting ways with Huawei and the launch of its 50 range. Even if we are yet to really see what the company can do on its own. The 50 Lite, while similar in many aspects to the flagship Honor 50, has noticeable differences right out … Read moreHonor 50 Lite Review: Light with Little Might

Budget Phone Shoots for the Moon

Budget Phone Shoots for the Moon

Infinix is one of the lesser-known smartphone brands out there, at least here in the West. But the Hong Kong-based manufacturer has actually been in the game since 2013. The Infinix Zero X Pro could well mark the company’s most advanced smartphone yet, thanks to an eye-catching 108Mp camera set-up, impressively speedy charging, and a … Read moreBudget Phone Shoots for the Moon

Vivo X70 Pro Review: Sharp Snapper

Vivo X70 Pro Review: Sharp Snapper

The Vivo X70 Pro is one of three phones in the X70 series – launching alongside the X70 and the X70 Pro+. If you’re looking for an impressive camera set-up, a sleek build and a great battery life, then this phone could be one to consider. As with several other models by Vivo, it isn’t … Read moreVivo X70 Pro Review: Sharp Snapper

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Review: Page Turner

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Review: Page Turner

It may not have been the first but Samsung has managed to position itself as the category-defining brand when it comes to foldables; with its latest Galaxy Z Fold 3 likely to serve as the standard that similarly-styled rivals will be measured against (at least until the Fold 4 arrives). The Z Fold 3 aims … Read moreSamsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Review: Page Turner

The GT, But Less Horsepower

The GT, But Less Horsepower

After the release of the Realme GT earlier this year, Xiaomi has followed up with the GT Master Edition. Unlike previous Realme Master Editions, this contains a completely new chipset, camera features and new design options. The Realme GT Master Edition launched globally alongside the Realme GT Explorer Master Edition; the differences of which you … Read moreThe GT, But Less Horsepower

Low Price for a Solid Device

Low Price for a Solid Device

As phones become more all-singing and all-dancing personal supercomputers that we keep in our pockets, those advancements from high-end devices start to trickle down to cheaper devices, too. Step forward the Motorola e7i Power – a phone that costs under £80 new, and still offers a nice big display, solid battery life making it a … Read moreLow Price for a Solid Device

Nokia XR20 Review: Strong Yet Price-Sensitive

Nokia XR20 Review: Strong Yet Price-Sensitive

Nokia might just have hit the ‘affordable rugged phone’ sweet spot with the Nokia XR20. It’s a reasonably priced, super-tough phone that isn’t awful to use. That might sound like I’m damning it with faint praise, but I’m really not. Rugged phones are typically very good at the ‘rugged’ bit and not so good at … Read moreNokia XR20 Review: Strong Yet Price-Sensitive

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S Review: Good Enough

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S Review: Good Enough

What Nokia used to be in India and most parts of Europe in the mid-2000s, Xiaomi has established that level of dominance in India in the last 7 years. Most of that success has been on the bedrock of its Redmi line of affordable smartphones which have often provided impressive and cutting edge hardware specifications … Read moreXiaomi Redmi Note 10S Review: Good Enough

Realme GT Review: The New Flagship Killer

Realme GT Review: The New Flagship Killer

Realme is back with another eye-catching smartphone in the Realme GT, and I’m not just talking about the striking Racing Yellow design. It’s one of the cheapest Snapdragon 888 phones you can buy coming in at an astonishing price of just under $600/€450.  It’s not just got a flagship chip and sacrifices elsewhere to achieve … Read moreRealme GT Review: The New Flagship Killer

It’s What’s on the Outside that Counts

It’s What’s on the Outside that Counts

The Motorola Defy represents the resurrection of an 11-year-old ruggedised phone sub-brand. 2010’s original Defy was notable for its unusually tough exterior, and this 2021 reboot stays true to that heritage. Having partnered with British tough-phone specialist Bullitt Group, the new Motorola Defy wraps entry-level smartphone components in a military-spec (MIL-STD–810G) casing. With a 720p … Read moreIt’s What’s on the Outside that Counts

Just Enough Bang for Your Buck

Just Enough Bang for Your Buck

At the budget end of the smartphone spectrum, specifications matter a great deal. With no headroom to play with fancy designs or interesting characteristics, these devices are defined by how much they can cram in without raising prices. Enter the Poco M3 Pro 5G, the latest device from discount smartphone specialist Xiaomi, which aims to … Read moreJust Enough Bang for Your Buck