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Xiaomi Mi 11X review: Flagship performance is getting cheaper this year

Xiaomi Mi 11X review: Flagship performance is getting cheaper this year

With Qualcomm pushing 5G on its high-end chipsets last year, 2020 budget flagships weren't as enticing as the ones that came before. However, in addition to releasing a new flagship chipset this year, Qualcomm is rebranding and slightly tweaking last year's best chip. The Snapdragon 870 still offers flagship-level performance but for less money.

The Xiaomi Mi 11X (aka the Redmi K40 or the Poco F3) is one of the first phones to use the 870, and the competitive price ensures you won’t have to empty your bank account to get blazing fast performance. However, there’s more to a phone than that, and with a couple of notable competitors like the iQOO 7 and the Realme X7 Pro in the vicinity, is the phone worth picking over?

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There's a new BMW-branded phone with a huge vapor cooling chamber that no one asked for

There's a new BMW-branded phone with a huge vapor cooling chamber that no one asked for

Depending on where you live in the world, you may or may not have heard of Vivo's sub-brand iQOO. The company is focused on making performance-driven phones and has unveiled two new ones for global markets — the iQOO 7 and the BMW-branded iQOO 7 Legend. They both offer top-end chipsets at jaw-droppingly low prices.

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Xiaomi's back with another phone that pushes the envelope of what's possible for the money

Xiaomi's back with another phone that pushes the envelope of what's possible for the money

Xiaomi is one of the most popular budget smartphone makers in the world, but it's not shying away from making some enticing premium phones. The Mi 11 Ultra sits at the apex but those hungry for performance on a tighter budget should take a look at the Mi 11X series — aka just rebranded versions of the Redmi K40 and K40 Pro+.

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The OnePlus 9R is now on sale, but is it worth buying over the OnePlus 8T?

The OnePlus 9R is now on sale, but is it worth buying over the OnePlus 8T?

OnePlus’s raison d'être has changed. It’s not committed to making flagship killers anymore — it’s unapologetically shipping $1,000 phones. But the company doesn’t want to put all its eggs in one basket so it's hedged this change in direction by introducing the Nord series and now, the OnePlus 9R that goes on sale today.

The phone is exclusive to the Indian market at the moment and costs 20% less than the OnePlus 9. This puts it directly in competition with another member of its own family, the OnePlus 8T, which costs about the same. So, if you’re setting out to buy a non-flagship OnePlus phone, which one should you go for?

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Motorola's latest G-series phone is its most powerful ever, with a price tag to match

Motorola's latest G-series phone is its most powerful ever, with a price tag to match

Motorola's G-series is known for being economical, cramming in everything you need and nothing you don't. But it looks like Moto is trying to expand its horizons. The new G100 is easily the most powerful, feature-packed phone ever to hit the series, including a high-end Snapdragon 870 chip and Motorola's new Ready For video out system. Even so, it's kept near the upper end of the mid-range price spectrum.

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The Motorola Edge S is the first phone with a Snapdragon 870

The Motorola Edge S is the first phone with a Snapdragon 870

Shortly after Qualcomm unveiled the Snapdragon 870 — a slightly tweaked version of last year's flagship Snapdragon 865 — the first phone powered by it has been announced. The Motorola Edge S just made its debut in China, but we may see it arrive in other markets in the future.

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The Snapdragon 870 is nothing but a slightly tweaked 865 Plus

The Snapdragon 870 is nothing but a slightly tweaked 865 Plus

Not too long ago, Qualcomm announced its latest flagship processor, the Snapdragon 888. Today, the company is back with another new mobile platform, the Snapdragon 870. While the name implies that we're looking at a brand-new line, the new chip is actually nothing but a slightly tweaked Snapdragon 865 Plus.

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