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


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 ...

Realme 8 Pro Camera review: A balanced performance


The Realme 8 Pro is the top entry in the company’s mid-range 8-series lineup. It features a 6.4-inch FHD+ screen, Qualcomm’s mid-range 720 chipset, and either 6 or 8 GB of memory with 128 GB ...

Vivo X60 Pro 5G (Exynos) Camera review: Good photos outdoors and indoors


The Vivo’s X60 Pro 5G with Exynos 1080 chipset is a model exclusively for the Chinese market and differs from the Snapdragon-powered international version not only in terms of chipset but also in the camera, ...

Xiaomi Redmi K40 Pro + Audio review: Deft in recording


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 ...

Xiaomi Redmi K40 Pro+ Camera review: Good in favorable conditions


Launched exclusively for the Chinese market, the K40 Pro+ is Xiaomi’s latest device in their Redmi line of more affordable smartphones. Features include the Snapdragon 888 chipset with 12GB RAM and 256GB internal storage; as ...

Samsung Galaxy A52 5G Display review: Good value for the price


The Samsung Galaxy A52 5G, released in March of 2021, is part of the brand’s lower-priced A line of devices, but the A52 has some features you would normally expect on a more expensive model, ...

Apple iPhone 12 mini Battery review: In the lead for discharge efficiency


Apple introduced the iPhone 12 mini in October 2020. With a price that places it in our Premium segment ($600-799), the iPhone 12 mini, despite its diminutive size, comes packed with such features as a ...

Bowers & Wilkins Formation Wedge Speaker review: A fierce competitor in the wireless speaker arena


The venerable Hi-Fi brand Bowers & Wilkins was a latecomer to the wireless speaker market: its first line of multi-room devices, called Formation, was unveiled only in April 2019. Among the five speakers in the ...

Bang & Olufsen Beosound Balance Speaker review: In elite company


The Bang & Olufsen Beosound Balance is a handsome, heavy, and very expensive wireless home speaker that aims to provide room-filling sound from a discrete cylinder that is at home on a bookshelf or end ...

Cabasse The Pearl Akoya Speaker review: Excellence in attack


The Pearl Akoya wireless speaker by Cabasse is a smaller version of the original Pearl, which was about the size of a regulation basketball. The Pearl Akoya is about the size of a volleyball (22 ...

Naim Mu-so 2nd Generation Speaker review: Spectacular wideness for movies


The British manufacturer Naim took its first step into the wireless speaker market in 2014 with the Mu-so, an “all-in-one” multi-room streaming powerhouse that would go on to receive much praise (and many awards) from ...

Devialet Phantom II 98 dB Opéra de Paris Speaker review: Nearly artifact-free


The Devialet Phantom II 98 dB Opéra de Paris speaker has a name that speaks of grand ambitions, and the brand isn’t shy about boasting that it will live up tothe standards of the Opéra ...

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G (Snapdragon) Display review: Near-twin of Exynos version


The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G (Snapdragon) has been selling in the U.S. and China (and a few other places) since January 2021 and is the near-identical twin of the S21 Ultra (Exynos) version sold ...

Oppo A74 Battery review: Good balanced performance


Released in May 2021, the Oppo A74 lands squarely in our Advanced ($200-399) category and brings with it a number of attractive features for a device at its price point, including a quite high-resolution OLED ...

Vivo iQOO 7 Legend Display review: Good touch for gaming


The Vivo iQOO 7 Legend came out in January 2021, bringing with it a number of high-end components, including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor and a multi-camera setup that features a main wide camera with ...

Vivo iQOO 7 Legend Audio review: A mixed performance


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, ...

OnePlus 9 Pro Display review: Another solid showing


OnePlus unveiled its 2021 flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 9 Pro, in March, following up on the popular OnePlus 8 Pro. The 9 Pro is loaded, coming with Qualcomm’s premium Snapdragon 888 chipset and 5G connectivity; ...

Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G (Snapdragon) Camera review


Samsung’s Galaxy S21+ 5G is the middle seat of the company’s current high-end S21 series, squeezed between the slightly smaller S21 5G and the top-of-the-line S21 Ultra 5G. It sports a 120 Hz, 6.7-inch AMOLED ...

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