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OnePlus Nord N10 5G review, two months later: Overvaluing 5G, undervaluing updates

OnePlus Nord N10 5G review, two months later: Overvaluing 5G, undervaluing updates

Two months after the original European launch, OnePlus has officially brought the N10 5G to the US at $300. But this new move downmarket with the Nord brand still doesn't live up to the smash-hit original. Bugs with the touchscreen, connectivity, and performance have been ironed out since our original review, but the phone still doesn't quite earn our recommendation given the lackluster update policy and competition — even with the benefits of 5G.

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Hands on with Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II, a worthy mobile port of a classic RPG

Hands on with Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II, a worthy mobile port of a classic RPG

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II was recently released on Android after a six-year wait. Since this mobile port was many years in the making, I figured a hands-on would be in order. This was a AAA game back in the old days, so how good can it be on Android? How does it perform, what options does it provide, and how does it translate to a touchscreen? We're going to answer all that, so strap in and get ready to hit lightspeed. There's a new RPG on the Play Store that's actually worth playing.

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Video hands-on puts the unreleased Galaxy S21+ camera up against the iPhone 12 Pro Max

Video hands-on puts the unreleased Galaxy S21+ camera up against the iPhone 12 Pro Max

It may still be 2020 for another week or two, but the fever for Samsung's 2021 lineup has officially started. We've seen a number of leaked renders and promotional videos, but now a new video may just be our best look yet at the upcoming Galaxy S21+ — and it includes a camera comparison with Apple's iPhone 12 Pro Max flagship.

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Hands-on with Taskito, a to-do app that does things a little differently

Hands-on with Taskito, a to-do app that does things a little differently

If you search the Play Store for to-do apps, there's an endless sea of results, and many offers have similar approaches to task management: Most apps essentially let you create a checklist of tasks. Often, they're sorted by time or priority, and many apps are capable of integrating with your calendar, but all in all, a lot of the services are similar. The relatively fresh 2019 indie app Taskito is going for a different approach that reminds me of a supercharged version of the agenda view in Google Calendar.

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Hands-on: Turns out Stadia is a pretty good way to play Cyberpunk 2077

Hands-on: Turns out Stadia is a pretty good way to play Cyberpunk 2077

Stadia's been able to secure precious few high-profile day-and-date multiplatform releases since its launch last November — Doom Eternal, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, and not many others. This week, the service landed its biggest yet: the hotly-anticipated Cyberpunk 2077. It's an enormous and ambitious game that's already developed a reputation for running poorly on most hardware. But while Stadia definitely isn't the best way to experience the sci-fi epic, it turns out it's far from the worst.

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Hands-on: The latest Pixel Feature Drop makes old Pixels feel new again

Hands-on: The latest Pixel Feature Drop makes old Pixels feel new again

Google announced a new set of "Pixel Drop" features yesterday, adding a long list of capabilities to its existing devices. Well, sort of. As usual, Google's definition of what counts as a "new" feature is suspect. Many of the features in this latest update have been available on newer members of the Pixel family, and others are just tweaks to the previous functionality. Let's dissect this update and see what's new and what's worth getting excited about.

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Outcasters hands-on: Stadia Pro's new freebie is shallow but fun

Outcasters hands-on: Stadia Pro's new freebie is shallow but fun

Stadia doesn't have a ton of original content, but Google's working to correct that, however slowly. Case in point: Outcasters, a new exclusive developed by Splash Damage, whose credits include contributions to high-profile series like Halo, Gears of War, and the Batman: Arkham games. It's nothing like you'd expect in light of Splash Damage's pedigree, but it is a fun little morsel, and it's free for Stadia Pro subscribers starting today.

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We've got a Pixel 4a 5G — here's our first look at Google's $500 smartphone

We've got a Pixel 4a 5G — here's our first look at Google's $500 smartphone

The Android Police Pixel 4a 5G has arrived, and while you'll have to wait for our full review to get all the juicy details, I've spent most of this morning with it. Here's your first look at the Pixel 4a 5G. In short: If you're familiar with the much-loved Pixel 4a, Google's latest phone does more than just share its name.

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Realme’s latest budget phones charge insanely fast and cost next to nothing

Realme’s latest budget phones charge insanely fast and cost next to nothing

It’s no secret by now that Oppo sub-brand Realme is the world’s fastest-growing smartphone maker, and it’s no surprise either given its commitment to low-cost hardware with high-value specs. While Realme does compete at the higher end, albeit which much lower prices than its competitors, it is budget models like the Realme 7 and 7 Pro that likely make up the lions share of the company’s impressive sales figures.

This latest pair of handsets was first released in India last month, but they’re now making their way to Europe. For a relatively small amount of money, you get plenty of power, half-decent displays (at least one of them), rapid charging, and more cameras than you’ll know what to do with.

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The first Pixel 5 hands-on videos are here, thanks to one carrier letting the cat out of the bag early

The first Pixel 5 hands-on videos are here, thanks to one carrier letting the cat out of the bag early

The first hands-on videos for new phones are usually shot at in-person events, but thanks to coronavirus, we hadn't actually seen any hands-on Pixel 5 footage until now. A YouTuber in the UK, totallydubbedHD, has posted a couple of videos with a Pixel 5 provided to him by Vodafone, giving the general public their first real look at the phone.

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