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Apple HomePod Speaker review: True 360° sound

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Released in early 2018, the HomePod is Apple’s answer to the wave of popularity generated by the Amazon Echo four years earlier. True to its tradition, Apple’s long-expected speaker enjoys a classy yet minimalist design, ...

Huawei Sound X Speaker review: Compact yet powerful

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Chinese technological powerhouse Huawei, which has become a worldwide leading smartphone brand, is now making a bold move into the speaker market. In July, it released its first wireless speaker, the Huawei Sound X. The ...

Bose Home Speaker 500 Speaker review: Natural midrange, great dynamics

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Although the Bose Home Speaker 500 is Bose’s very first smart speaker, it is definitely not its first speaker. Unlike Apple, Google, or Amazon speakers, the Home Speaker 500 benefits from the U.S-based company’s decades ...

Sonos One Speaker review: Good value for money

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In late 2017, the multi-room wireless pioneering company unveiled its debut smart speaker, the Sonos One. At that time, the modernized version of the Play:1 was the first smart speaker to welcome both Amazon’s and ...

TMall Genie X5 Speaker review: Inexpensive, but average

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The TMall Genie X5, produced by the Chinese corporate giant Alibaba, was introduced in May 2020 as a larger, more sophisticated upgrade to the much smaller X1, with a variety of features that aim to ...

Yandex Station Speaker review: Loud but not refined

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The Yandex Station is the Russian search giant’s 2018 entry in the wireless speaker market. To operate it, you need a Yandex subscription for movie and music streaming and other services, and fluency in Russian. ...

Xiaomi Mi Smart Speaker HD Speaker review: Impressive for the price

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The Xiaomi Mi Smart Speaker HD is the brand’s 2018 entry in the wireless speaker market, meant to go woofer-to-woofer against other big-brand competitors, though it has been primarily aimed toward Chinese-speaking consumers. A minimalist ...

Xiaomi Mi Smart Speaker Battery Edition Speaker review: Good performance, low price

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The Xiaomi Mi Smart Speaker Battery Edition, released officially on November 1st, is a small, low-cost entry in the wireless speaker market in China. It has one 2.5-inch 12W speaker and a streaming light display ...

Baidu Xiaodu Smart Speaker Ultimate Edition Speaker review: Struggles at playback

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After having launched the highly intriguing Raven H smart speaker in 2017 and reportedly selling a disappointing number of units, Baidu went to the other extreme. In June 2018, the Chinese company released the Xiaodu, ...

Updated: Oppo Reno 10x Zoom Camera review: Good tele-zoom

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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 ...

Updated: Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G (Exynos) Camera review: Mega-zoom with weaknesses

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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 ...

Google Pixel 5 Camera review: Software power

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The Pixel 5 is Google’s latest flagship phone, featuring a 6.0-inch FHD+ display, Snapdragon 765G chipset with 128 GB internal storage, 4080 mAh battery, and of course the latest Android 11 operating system. Although a ...

Huawei Mate 40 Pro Selfie review: Less is more

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Huawei has just launched its latest high-end smartphone, the Mate 40 Pro, and we have already had a unit in for our Selfie tests. While the Mate 40 Pro features one of the most sophisticated ...

Huawei Mate 40 Pro Camera review: Dynamic range monster

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Today Huawei launched its new high-end smartphone, the Mate 40 Pro, and we’ve had one of the first units in for testing under version 4 of the DXOMARK Camera test protocol. The camera setup is ...

A summary of what’s new at DXOMARK

DXOMARK enters an exciting new period today. We are introducing a new dimension to our smartphone evaluation with the debut of the DXOMARK Display score, and we’re expanding the scope of our smartphone Camera test. ...

DXOMARK Camera version 4: What does it mean for the rankings?

The latest version 4 of the DXOMARK Camera test protocol comes with two major updates: we added tests for image quality in the camera preview, which gives you a very first impression of image quality ...

DXOMARK Camera test protocol version 4 brings trustability, preview, and more

Smartphones have long become ubiquitous, but mobile technology is still advancing faster than many other sectors of consumer technology. That is especially true for the camera modules, where manufacturers surprise us with new features, designs, ...

How DXOMARK tests display quality

Given that the touchscreen display is the way people interact with their smartphones — from looking at photos to watching videos, from dialing numbers to texting — it was only a matter of time before ...

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