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Updated: Vivo X50 Pro+ Camera review: Aiming for the top

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Please note: In October 2020, we updated the DXOMARK Camera test protocol. Version 4 now includes image preview tests and a wide range of new test scenes as part of our new trustability evaluation, which ...

Canon RF 24-105mm F4L IS USM Lens review: Good performer

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Launched in late 2018 alongside the Canon EOS R, the Canon RF 24-105mm F4L IS USM is a highly compact and versatile standard zoom. With a constant f/4 maximum aperture, it is intended to appeal ...

Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G (Snapdragon) Audio review: Excellent on artifacts

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The Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G is Samsung’s top-of-the-line “phablet” that combines some heavy-hitting computing power with a 6.9-inch OLED screen display, along with the stylus that gives the device its name. The computing power comes ...

Leica SL2-S Sensor review: Optimized for low light

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The Leica SL2-S is the new lower-res, more video-oriented version of the SL2. Instead of that camera’s 47 MP sensor, the SL2-S has a newly-developed BSI CMOS full-frame sensor with an effective pixel count of ...

Google Pixel 5 Display review: Good motion control

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Appearing on the market in October 2020, the Pixel 5 is Google’s latest top-of-the-line smartphone. It is dust- and water-resistant, encased in Gorilla Glass 5, equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor, and runs Android ...

Flicker, the display affliction

All screens flicker to some degree — be they TV screens, car navigation displays, monitors, tablets, and yes, even smartphone displays. In this article, we will talk a little about what flicker is, what can ...

Samsung Galaxy A51 5G Camera review: Budget ultra-wide

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Samsung’s Galaxy A51 5G sits near the top of the company’s mid-range A series. It’s slightly smaller and cheaper than the A71 5G, which we reviewed recently. It has a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display and ...

Sony Xperia 5 II Camera review: Good progress overall with excellent noise

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The Xperia 5 II is Sony’s smaller and more affordable alternative to the Xperia 1 II. For the most part the two devices share similar specifications. Packing a Snapdragon 865 chip, IP65/68 water resistance, and ...

Vivo X51 5G Selfie review: Ready for its closeup

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The X51 5G is Vivo’s flagship phone for western markets. It features a 6.56-inch AMOLED 90 Hz screen and a solid Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset with 8 GB of memory and 256 GB of storage. ...

OnePlus 8T Display review: Good color, smooth touch

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Appearing on the market in October 2020, the OnePlus 8T is the company’s somewhat smaller and more affordable version of the OnePlus 8 Pro, which came out  in April 2020. Endowed with a quad-camera, encased ...

Sony SRS-XB43 Speaker review: A good performer at soft volumes

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Last August, Sony renewed its popular EXTRA-BASS portable speaker lineup with three brand new IP67-rated (waterproof, dust-proof, and washable) devices. The largest speaker, which we’re reviewing today, answers to the name of SRS-XB43. In addition ...

JBL Xtreme 3 Speaker review: Impactful dynamics for outdoor partying

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As happens every fall, IFA 2020 provided JBL with the occasion to unveil a myriad of brand-new sound toys, among which was the latest member of the Xtreme portable speaker family, the JBL Xtreme 3. ...

LG XBoom Go PL7 Speaker review: Inconsistent sound rendering

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With its latest XBoom speaker, the South Korean brand takes quite a turn in design, going from a robust and almost industrial-like architecture to a more stylish and lifestyle look. The Go PL7 is a ...

Apple iPhone 12 mini Camera review: Performance in your pocket

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Released in November 2020, the Apple iPhone 12 mini is the smallest and lightest of the 12 line, weighing in at 4.76 ounces (135 grams) with a 5.4-inch display. It is not short on features, ...

Sony Xperia 1 II Camera review: Big strides for Sony

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Sony’s current flagship smartphone, the Xperia 1 II, began shipping in mid-2020. It has a Qualcomm 865 5G chipset, providing speedy performance and fast connectivity where supported. It features a 6.5-inch OLED HDR screen with ...

LG Wing Camera review: Excellent color and solid performance indoors

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The Wing is the latest take on a dual-screen smartphone from Korean manufacturer LG. Implementing a unique swivel action, the Wing snaps between a conventional single-screen “slab” form into its “wing” position that reveals a ...

Samsung Galaxy Note20 (Exynos) Selfie Review: Ultra performance for less

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We tested the main camera of the global version of the Samsung Galaxy Note20 (powered by Samsung’s Exynos 990 chipset) in late 2020, and now it’s time to evaluate its front camera. The single selfie ...

Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G (Snapdragon) Selfie review: Focus finalist

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note20 Ultra is the company’s flagship phablet. It comes in two versions: we tested the Exynos-powered global variant’s front camera recently, and now it’s time for the version sold in the United States ...

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