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Realme GT 5G Display test: Good color and scrolling


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


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


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


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


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 ...

Wide vs 360° sound: Why we can’t have both at the same time

Manufacturers often promote their speakers by advertising “outstanding wideness” and “immersive 360° sound.” But in the reality of our tests, a good sub-score for the wideness attribute is always counterbalanced by a poor ability to ...

Bang & Olufsen Beosound Level Speaker test: Good for listening to music while relaxing


Earlier this year, Bang & Olufsen unveiled its latest luxurious multi-room speaker, launched at a starting price of $1549 — although some of the Danish brand’s devices reach far loftier prices. The Beosound Level is a ...

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


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


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


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


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


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 ...

Vivo X70 Pro+ Display test: Great color and smoothness


The Vivo X70 Pro+ arrived on the market in September 2021, coming with many features befitting a flagship device. In this review, we take a look at how well its display performed in our comprehensive ...

Google Pixel 6 Camera test: An outstanding performer in its segment


Within Google’s Pixel line of smartphones, the Pixel 6 is the option for those users who prefer compact dimensions over maximum screen size. It’s powered by the same Tensor chipset as the Google Pixel 6 ...

Oppo Reno6 Pro 5G (Snapdragon) Selfie test: Accuracy with skin tones


The Reno6 Pro 5G is the top model in Oppo’s Reno6 range, featuring a Snapdragon 870 chipset, 12GB RAM and 256GB of internal storage. Images can be viewed and composed using a 6.5-inch AMOLED display ...

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S Battery test: Decent autonomy and good efficiency


Released in March 2021, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S is in our Essential (under $200) category. It sports a multi-cam setup with a 64 MP main camera and stereo speakers, among other features. Let’s take ...

Honor Magic3 Pro+ Audio test: A top-spot performer


The Pro+ model sits at the top of Honor’s 2021 flagship series, the Magic3 line.  It is the Shenzhen-based company’s latest crème de la crème smartphone, boasting a spec sheet loaded with premium features. The ...

Google Pixel 6 Display test: Not far behind the Pro


The Google Pixel 6 appeared on the market at the end of October 2021. We present here some of its key results in our comprehensive Display protocol tests. Key display specifications: 6.4-inch OLED screen Resolution: ...

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