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OnePlus 9 vs Samsung Galaxy S20 FE: The fan-favourite just about has the edge

OnePlus 9 vs Samsung Galaxy S20 FE: The fan-favourite just about has the edge

OnePlus smartphones aren't as easy to recommend as they used to be, and the OnePlus 9 is no different. There are a few compromises when compared to its more expensive sibling — the frame is polycarbonate, the primary camera doesn't have OIS, there's no telephoto sensor or IP68 certification, and it doesn't offer the same 50W wireless charging.

In spite of these omissions, it is still a good phone and it offers much better value for money than the OnePlus 9 Pro. However, can it hold its own against Samsung's more affordable flagship, the Galaxy S20 FE (Fan Edition)? Well, let's find out.

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Can Firefox replace Google Chrome on your Android phone?

Can Firefox replace Google Chrome on your Android phone?

Mozilla Firefox might be a beloved desktop browser, but on Android, its market share looks like nothing but a rounding error. That might be one of many reasons why Mozilla decided to rewrite its mobile browser from scratch with a new rendering engine, a revamped interface, better performance, and more privacy features. Now that Mozilla has had more than half a year to fine-tune the product, I decided to give this new Firefox a thorough test on my Android phone to see how it compares against the standard most people stick with, Google Chrome.

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra vs S21 Ultra: A notable upgrade?

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra vs S21 Ultra: A notable upgrade?

Samsung made the Galaxy S21 lineup official yesterday, including the new S21 Ultra with S Pen support and a less outrageous (but still prohibitively high) price tag. But how does this new phone compare to its direct predecessor, the first Ultra in the S series? There are some notable upgrades paired with a collection of regressions, which makes the case for the S21 Ultra less than clear.

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Is the Pixel 5 Android's version of the iPhone 12 Mini?

Is the Pixel 5 Android's version of the iPhone 12 Mini?

Apple's new iPhone 12 Mini has turned quite a few heads for one big reason: It's a flagship phone, but it's positively tiny, upsetting the ongoing trend equating bigger to better. For those who prefer Android, there's a certain degree of small-phone envy, though some consider the Pixel 5 to be Google's equivalent. But is the Pixel 5 actually a good, small phone in the same vein as the iPhone Mini? If you're asking us, the answer is a clear "no."

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Google compares similar apps head-to-head in new Play Store experiment

Google compares similar apps head-to-head in new Play Store experiment

As one of the most important apps on a smartphone, Google is always making tweaks to the Play Store to improve its usability and design. Earlier this month, a controversial test was spotted that took hamburgers off the menu. Now the Play Store is experimenting with a new change that shows direct comparisons between similar apps to let users decide which best fits their needs.

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Pixel 4 vs Pixel 4a: $450 cheaper, but not $450 worse

Pixel 4 vs Pixel 4a: $450 cheaper, but not $450 worse

The Pixel 4a is hands down a winner, even when stacked up against the already great Pixel 3a from 2019. We gave Google's new budget phone a glowing review, and there are ample reasons why. But at $350, you may be wondering how it compared to the premium Pixel 4, a phone costing more than twice as much ($800). Is there really $450 more smartphone in Google's high-end Pixel? We really don't think so, even when you're just comparing spec tables. But when you get down to the raw experience, the comparison is even more favorable to the 4a: this isn't just a great phone for the money, it's a great phone, no asterisk necessary.

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Pixel 4a vs. Pixel 3a: What's new in Google's 2020 budget phone?

Pixel 4a vs. Pixel 3a: What's new in Google's 2020 budget phone?

The Pixel 3a was our phone of the year in 2019, and for a lot of very good reasons. At $400, it offered a camera experience that many phones costing twice as much couldn't, and an update policy no other Android OEM could match. With the Pixel 4a, then, Google had a lot to live up to, and we weren't sure they could outdo the 3a without compromising on price (and you should read our review of it). It turns out, we were wrong: the 4a makes a few notable changes to the formula Google introduced with the 3a, but their collective impact results in an objectively better smartphone at a lower price.

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Galaxy Note20 vs OnePlus 8 Pro: Which should you buy?

Galaxy Note20 vs OnePlus 8 Pro: Which should you buy?

Samsung's Galaxy Note20 Ultra packs in plenty of high-end specs like a Snapdragon 865+, big 120Hz display, one of the biggest camera sensors you can get, plus a periscope-style telephoto camera, laser autofocus, and the well-known S Pen. But before you go dropping $1,300 on a pre-order, you might want to consider what you're looking for in a phone, and the OnePlus 8 Pro might also be on your radar.

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Galaxy S20 Ultra vs Note20 Ultra: What did Samsung learn from its last 'Ultra' phone?

Galaxy S20 Ultra vs Note20 Ultra: What did Samsung learn from its last 'Ultra' phone?

Samsung's Note20 Ultra is here, and as its name suggests, it shares quite a lot in common with the recent Galaxy S20 Ultra, and that includes a sky-high price tag. So, what did Samsung learn from the Galaxy S20 Ultra, and which should you get?

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Should you buy a Note20 or a Note20 Ultra?

Should you buy a Note20 or a Note20 Ultra?

As with last year's Note10 and Note10+, Samsung has again released two Note-series phones, begging the usual question: Which should you buy? Of course, that always comes down to your wants and budget, but it should still be a surprisingly easy decision to make, given how different the two phones are.

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