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    HTC U11 Review: Our New Squeeze

    Things have been rough for HTC on the smartphone front. Four years ago, we all lusted after the excellent HTC One (aka. M7), which pioneered the seamless aluminum unibody commonplace today and brought OIS and quality audio to Android. The One M8 introduced dual-cameras but lost some of its predecessor’s shine. By the time the […]

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    Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Review: Masterful

    For several years now, Samsung’s been dominating the world of smartphones. Multi-billion dollar marketing campaigns have made the company wildly successful with the general public, but us tech journalists haven’t always been impressed with Samsung’s handsets. While we universally praised the Galaxy S II for raising the bar, we generally found the S III and […]

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    LG G6 Review: Insanely Great

    LG has a problem. Despite some great products, it continues to play second fiddle to fellow Korean giant Samsung. This is particularly true with phones. Last year’s G5 wasn’t a bad flagship, but LG’s modular approach made too many compromises in areas that really mattered, like materials and build quality. The result was a gimmicky […]

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    ZTE Blade V8 Pro Review: Beyond Mid-Range

    ZTE’s best known in the US for making budget phones for budget carriers. But over the past couple years, the Chinese manufacturer’s built a solid reputation for making quality, affordable pseudo-flagships with its line of Axon unlocked handsets. With the Blade V8 Pro (a mouthful, indeed), ZTE is aiming squarely for the mid-range Android market, […]

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    Lenovo Phab 2 Pro Review: It’s Time to Tango

    It’s been almost 10 years since the iPhone ushered in the smartphone era, and while handsets have improved significantly in the decade since, most of these advancements have been evolutionary. Today, our handsets still lack context and awareness about our physical surroundings. Google’s Tango technology aims to change this by enabling motion tracking, area learning, […]

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    Pixel XL Review: Android’s Yardstick

    It’s the end of an era. After seven generations, the Nexus brand is no more. This year, Google gives us Pixel and Pixel XL, the first phones developed by the company in-house, and sold without any kind of co-branding. With prices ranging between $649 and $869, these are expensive devices, and the company is betting […]

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    LG V20 Review: Multimedia Powerhouse

    When LG launched the V10 last year we were pleasantly surprised. It wasn’t just a bigger version of the company’s impressive G4, but a phone with a uniquely rugged design, a secondary screen, dual selfie cameras, and advanced multimedia features. Things are different this year. LG arguably missed the mark with the G5, a fine […]