Audio Reviews

As users record and consume more video and audio content on their mobile devices, the importance of sound quality has greatly increased in recent years. That’s why DXOMARK tests smartphone sound quality. Read, hear and compare how the audio performs on the smartphones we have tested.

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OnePlus 9 Pro Audio review: Well-suited for movies and gaming

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In March 2021, OnePlus unveiled the successor of its popular 8 Pro– the OnePlus 9 Pro. Packed with top-end technology, the latest flagship includes Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 chipset, 5G connectivity, and a 4500 mAh battery ...

OnePlus 9 Audio review: Solid on volume

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The OnePlus 9, released in March, is the brand’s attempt to deliver a flagship quality smartphone with a more affordable cost. This one comes with some impressive features at the price point of between $600 ...

Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders (designed by Asus) Audio review: A class-leading recording device

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In March 2021, Qualcomm launched the Snapdragon Insiders community, designed for the famous chipset’s enthusiasts, with news, tips, forums, masterclasses, access to experts, and even backstage access to events. If quite mysterious at that time, ...

Nubia RedMagic 6 Pro Audio review: A good in-game audio performance

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Having arrived on the market in March 2021, the Nubia RedMagic 6 Pro and its “ultimate gaming design” comes with a triple camera setup, a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor, and a 500 Hz touch ...

Xiaomi Redmi K40 Pro + Audio review: Deft in recording

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The Xiaomi Redmi K40 Pro + is the top-of-the-line offering in the brand’s new K-line of devices released earlier this year. At about $550 it lands in our high-end category. It is equipped with the ...

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Vivo iQOO 7 Legend Audio review: A mixed performance

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Last month, Vivo’s sub-brand iQOO launched two new smartphones in India, the iQOO 7 and the iQOO 7 Legend. The latter, whose audio performance we’ll be reviewing today, is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 processor, ...

Oppo Find X3 Pro Audio review: Recording is a strong point

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The Oppo Find X3 Pro is the brand’s top-of-the-line flagship for 2021, built to compete with the best devices from Samsung and Apple and with a price to match. With a 6.7-inch AMOLED display, the ...

Samsung Galaxy A52 5G Audio review: New top score for artifacts

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The Samsung Galaxy A52 5G, released in March 2021, is part of the lower-priced A line of devices that provide alternatives to the brand’s more expensive flagships. The A52 has some features you would normally ...

Xiaomi Mi 11 Audio review: A functional flagship

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Released just a few months ago, the Xiaomi Mi 11 is another challenger from the Chinese brand, with impressive specs that match or exceed other top flagships while undercutting the price a bit. Along with ...

Oppo Reno5 Pro+ 5G Audio review: Few artifacts

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The Oppo Reno5 Pro+ 5G is the Chinese brand’s top-flight offering in the recently updated Reno line — the “+” after Pro indicates there’s a bit more under the hood on this reasonably priced (about ...

Motorola Razr 5G Audio review: Return of a favorite folder

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Motorola brought back the Razr in 2019 in an effort to reclaim a slice of the foldable pie, and for many nostalgic Motorola users and other flip-phone lovers, the idea has appeal. The flagship device ...

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G Audio review: Solid sound

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Released in September of last year, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G is the update of the first Galaxy Z Fold, which was released in late 2019. The brand made some changes to improve on ...

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G (Exynos) Audio review

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The Samsung Galaxy S21 5G (Exynos) is the global version of Samsung’s S-series base model. The device is built around Samsung’s in-house Exynos 2100 chipset instead of the Qualcomm top-of-the-line Snapdragon 888 used in devices ...

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G (Snapdragon) Audio review

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The Samsung Galaxy S21 5G (Snapdragon) is Samsung’s S-series base model for the Chinese and North American markets. The device is built around Qualcomm’s top-of-the-line Snapdragon 888 chipset instead of the Exynos variant used in ...

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G (Snapdragon) Audio review

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The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G (Snapdragon) is Samsung’s S-series flagship for the Chinese and North American markets. The device is built around Qualcomm’s top-of-the-line Snapdragon 888 chipset instead of the Exynos variant used in ...

Black Shark 4 Pro Audio review: An outstanding evolution

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In early 2020, Black Shark revealed a new brand identity using the slogan “Game is Real,”  which aimed to balance users’  mobile gaming experience with their everyday use of their phones. Less than a year ...

Xiaomi Mi 10S Audio review: The new No. 1

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The Xiaomi Mi 10S is the much-anticipated new flagship from the Chinese brand, and it comes with a spec sheet loaded with new features. This starts with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G mobile platform ...

Apple iPhone 12 mini Audio review: Big sound in a small package

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The Apple iPhone 12 mini is the smallest and least expensive device in the 12 line of devices, all released in 2020. Apple displays the specs and marketing of both the 12 and 12 mini ...

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