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Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G (Snapdragon) Camera test: The better S21

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The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (“Fan Edition”) 5G (Snapdragon) offers many of the features, including the Snapdragon 888 chipset, of the standard S21 5G model, at a slightly more affordable price point. FE users can ...

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G (Snapdragon) Display test: Good video rendering

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The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G (Snapdragon) came to market in January 2022, and as befits a device in our Premium ($600-$799) segment, it comes packed with goodies. Let’s take a look at how it ...

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G (Snapdragon) Audio test

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Samsung released the Fan Edition of its Galaxy S21 series in January 2022, with aim of creating an all-in-one type of phone that can appeal to a “gaming guru or social media star” alike.  Powered ...

Fairphone 4 Display test: Decent video viewing

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The Fairphone 4 arrived on the market in October 2021, and as ever, the manufacturer’s aim is to produce an environmentally friendlier, user-reparable device that provides the kinds of high-end features that consumers expect. Let’s ...

Realme GT Neo 2 5G Audio test: Advances in recording performance

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Released in September 2021 by the Chinese smartphone manufacturer Realme, the GT Neo 2 5G belongs in our High-End ($400-$599) segment. The Realme GT 5G’s successor is equipped with a 6.62-inch AMOLED display with FHD+ ...

Google Pixel 6 Selfie test: Wide dynamic range but lack of detail

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The Google Pixel 6 is the junior partner to the Pixel 6 Pro in the US tech giant’s smartphone line, coming with slightly smaller dimensions and lower level specs in some areas than the flagship ...

Realme GT Neo 2 5G Camera test: Good exposures in bright light and indoors

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Launched in September 2021, the GT Neo 2 is Realme’s latest contribution to the High-End segment, and  it looks like an attractive option at its price point. The Android operating system is powered by a ...

Realme GT Neo 2 5G Display test: Smooth playing and browsing

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The Realme GT Neo 2 5G appeared on the market in September 2021 and is part of our High-End ($400-$599) segment. Let’s see how it did in our array of comprehensive display tests. Key display ...

Realme GT 5G Display test: Good color and scrolling

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The Realme GT 5G came out in March 2021 and is part of our High-End ($400-$599) segment. Let’s see how it did in our array of comprehensive display tests. Key display specifications: 6.3-inch super AMOLED ...

Vivo X70 Pro+ Audio test: A deft tool for recording

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The Vivo X70 Pro+ is the brand’s latest flagship, complete with the top-of-the-line Snapdragon 888+ chipset and a 6.78-inch E5 AMOLED LPTO display, which brags 1,440 x 3,200 resolution and a refresh rate of up ...

Vivo X70 Pro (MediaTek) Audio test: A workhorse for recording

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Vivo’s 70X line, released last autumn, is the brand’s upgraded flagship offering, and the top entry, the X70 Pro+ has already earned strong reviews for its camera setup in particular. The X70 Pro is less ...

ZTE Axon 30 Ultra Display test: Smooth browsing, hampered by color distractions

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The ZTE Axon 30 Ultra appeared on the market in April 2021 and comes chock-full of attractive features. Let’s see how well its display performed in our comprehensive array of tests. Key display specifications: 6.67-inch ...

Xiaomi Mi 11i Display test: Smooth gaming

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The Xiaomi Mi 11i  arrived on the market in May 2021 as a less expensive alternative to its brand stablemate, the Xiaomi Mi 11. Let’s see how it fared in our array of comprehensive display ...

Vivo X70 Pro (Mediatek) Camera test: A Premium segment leader

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The Vivo X70 Pro (Mediatek) is the international version (there is also a China-only version with Exynos chipset) of Vivo’s Premium smartphone. It is powered by a Mediatek Dimensity 1200 chipset and comes with up ...

Apple iPhone 13 mini Battery test: Slightly bigger and better

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The Apple iPhone 13 mini first graced the market in September 2021 and belongs to our Premium ($600-$799) segment. Let’s take a look at how it did in our Battery protocol tests. Key specifications: Battery ...

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Battery test: Highly efficient device

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The Apple iPhone 13 Pro first appeared in September 2021 and as befits a device in our Ultra-Premium ($800 and higher) segment, it comes packed with many attractive features. Let’s see how it did in ...

Black Shark 4S Pro Audio

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The Black Shark 4S Pro was released in mid-October 2021, with the “plus” version of the Snapdragon 888 chipset. In this short review, we compare its results in our comprehensive audio protocol tests with that ...

Oppo A16s 5G Camera test: Basic shooter with no ultrawide

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The Oppo A16s is one of the most affordable devices in the Chinese manufacturer’s lineup, and it offers some good specs for the money. It is built around a massive 5000mAh battery, but the MediaTek ...

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