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Samsung Galaxy A12 long-term review: Aging ungracefully

Samsung Galaxy A12 long-term review: Aging ungracefully

Although many of our readers want maximum functionality from their phones, others don’t want to drop anywhere close to four figures on a flagship phone. That's why the Galaxy A-series has been so successful for Samsung. Nearly any shopper can walk into their carrier's store and leave with a device a Samsung phone matches their budget. Of course, as you drop further down in price, there are more compromises. The Galaxy A12 is a phone of compromises, but are they the right ones?

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OnePlus 9R long-term review: Losing its edge

OnePlus 9R long-term review: Losing its edge

OnePlus’s phone prices have only gone up in the past couple of years as the company gradually recalibrated its flagship sales model. However, sticking with that strategy in a price-sensitive market like India would’ve backfired. That’s the reason behind the very existence of the OnePlus 9R — an India-exclusive upper-mid-range handset that looks closer to the new 9 series models but is essentially an 8T in a new suit.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 review: The future is calling

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 review: The future is calling

When I started reviewing smartphones, there was always something new happening. There were physical keyboards, tablet docks, sliders, flippers, and every hinge conformation you could imagine. Then, everyone settled on the flat glass slab, because let's face it, most of those ideas were terrible. You know what's not terrible? Foldables. I know, I was surprised, too.

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Samsung Galaxy A52 long-term review: Regular phone

Samsung Galaxy A52 long-term review: Regular phone

Samsung's A-series phones have become a known quantity: they're good, moderately priced devices, targeted at folks who might not care what processor their phone has or even know what RAM is. But as the delta between mid-range and flagship shrinks, less-expensive options like the Galaxy A52 are getting better and better — you don't have to give up nearly as much to save some money as you used to. The A52 is so solid, in fact, that I wouldn't mind using it full time — if it weren't for a couple sore spots, anyway.

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ZTE Axon 30 Ultra review, one month later: A question of commitment

ZTE Axon 30 Ultra review, one month later: A question of commitment

Do you miss the days when you could get a spec-heavy smartphone for less than a thousand bucks? Well, you're in luck because ZTE is finally launching a new flagship phone in the US, and it's competitively priced. For $749, the Axon 30 Ultra packs a Snapdragon 888, a big camera array with multiple zoom levels, and premium build quality. However, there are still rough edges abound, and the phone's 5G connectivity in the US is lacking. While, the Axon 30 Ultra doesn't earn that "Ultra" name like the Samsung and Xiaomi ultras do, but it's still a pretty good phone.

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Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra long-term review: The most 'ultra' phone you can get (for now)

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra long-term review: The most 'ultra' phone you can get (for now)

What happens when a company that made its name with incredible values tries to build a phone with every feature imaginable? You get the impressive but imperfect Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra. This is Xiaomi's second ultra-branded phone but the first one that takes ultra to heart. From specs to design to camera hardware, everything about this phone is truly ultra... except the battery life.

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TCL 20 Pro 5G review: Just another pretty face

TCL 20 Pro 5G review: Just another pretty face

TCL has spent most of the modern smartphone era making phones under brand names like Alcatel and BlackBerry, but it recently stepped out of the shadows to brand phones as plain old "TCL." It's released a few mid-range devices over the past year, but the TCL 20 Pro 5G is the most ambitious piece of hardware yet. It has a high-quality OLED screen, a quartet of cameras, and a very attractive design. However, TCL is also asking more for this phone, and the $500 price tag puts it up against capable phones from Samsung, Motorola, and others.

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Asus Zenfone 8 review, two months later: Still small, still mighty

Asus Zenfone 8 review, two months later: Still small, still mighty

Asus has built a steady presence in the mobile industry with help from its recent ROG Phone series. But it's been chasing a general audience (mostly in Asia) for much longer with its Zenfone lineup, attempting to please everyone and usually failing. Now, after a couple of devices with cameras that can flip from back to front, the Taiwanese brand is going small against a tide of big phones with the ⋮Zenfone 8.

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OnePlus 9 long-term review: One step forward...

OnePlus 9 long-term review: One step forward...

There was a time not that long ago that OnePlus phones were a guaranteed excellent value. That's no longer the case as the company has increasingly focused on flagship devices and carrier partnerships, pushing the cost of some devices over $1,000. Still, that doesn't mean OnePlus is incapable of delivering a good value any more. The new OnePlus 9 is only $729, which is more than two Benjamins less than the OnePlus 9 Pro. It's even cheaper than the OnePlus 8T it replaces, which is a welcome reversal of trends.

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Review: OnePlus has a budget 5G phone T-Mobile customers should actually pay attention to

Review: OnePlus has a budget 5G phone T-Mobile customers should actually pay attention to

Time was, OnePlus phones were always incredible deals, but the price crept upward with each iteration, and now we're in a place where OnePlus is competing with Samsung in the flagship space. The company can still bring a great value to the market, just not at the high-end. The Nord N200 5G is currently the cheapest 5G phone in the US, and it comes with remarkably little in the way of "5G tax." For $240, you get a 1080p display, the brand new Snapdragon 480 SoC, and pretty good software.

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