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OnePlus 8 Pro

Can OnePlus finally tick all the boxes?

70 expert reviews

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Apple iPhone SE2 / SE 2nd gen (2020)

The iPhone SE 2 is £419/$399 making it a great deal for an Apple device. Here's our review with a...

67 expert reviews | 71 user reviews

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OnePlus Nord (2020)

The OnePlus Nord stakes its claim to be the best value Android phone around

42 expert reviews

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Apple iPhone 11 / XI

iPhone 11 review with in-depth look at performance, benchmarks and battery life. Has Apple made...

115 expert reviews | 81 user reviews

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OnePlus 7T

The OnePlus 7T is a refreshed version of the OnePlus 7

84 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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Oppo Find X2 Pro

The Oppo Find X2 Pro is a beauty; the camera is fantastic, its screen a knockout, has masses of...

50 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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alaScore 98

OnePlus 8

The OnePlus 8 is one of the first 5G phones you don't have to pay a scary amount for. It is one...

60 expert reviews

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Apple iPhone 11 Pro

The iPhone 11 Pro sits atop Apple's 2019 phone line. It's the glitzier, flashier and far pricier...

79 expert reviews | 40 user reviews

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Samsung Galaxy S20+ / S20 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus has been announced after months of leaks. Here's our in-depth verdict on...

27 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10Plus / Note10+/ Note10 Pro (2019)

Here's our in-depth review of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus, the Korean company's new top...

88 expert reviews | 65 user reviews

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Samsung Galaxy S20

With powerful Android phones getting bigger all the time, the comparably diminutive Samsung...

65 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

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Xiaomi Mi 10 5G (2020)

A great looking phone that packs a tonne of features, but falls short with no optical zoom and...

19 expert reviews

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is the first true flagship to arrive this year – and it's a powerhouse...

66 expert reviews

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alaScore 96

OnePlus 7 Pro

The OnePlus 7 Pro manages to innovate in one of the most competitive technology markets out there...

132 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

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OnePlus 7T Pro

The OnePlus 7T Pro is a tepid update to the existing 7 Pro, but the phone does make a few small...

50 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

While this isn't the Galaxy Fold 2, the Z Flip is Samsung's second foldable and it's more of a...

79 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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Asus ROG Phone II (2020)

Asus ROG Phone 2 review: Looking for your next gaming phone? The Asus ROG Phone 2 looks to be the...

57 expert reviews

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alaScore 96

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro

The search for the best midrange phone ends here. Check out our editors' shortlist in several...

10 expert reviews

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alaScore 96

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro 5G (2020)

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro costs big bucks, but can it compete in the big league?

25 expert reviews

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Samsung Galaxy A51 (2019)

Samsung's desire to bring out as many mid-range phones as possible continues as the Galaxy A51...

42 expert reviews | 21 user reviews

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Huawei P40

P40 review: It undercuts most other comparable phones on price, but how does the Huawei P40 stack...

31 expert reviews | 58 user reviews

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Google Pixel 4

The Google Pixel 4 is a great Android 10 smartphone with an excellent camera. But it's let down...

93 expert reviews

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Huawei P40 Pro 5G

Huawei P40 Pro: Our in-depth look at the Huawei P40 Pro, with its spec-heavy camera, curvy...

62 expert reviews | 16 user reviews

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Motorola Moto G 5G Plus

The Moto G 5G Plus is a fantastic device. It's not only affordable but boasts a whole range of...

10 expert reviews

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Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max

iPhone 11 Pro Max is a beast of a phone with super battery life, three cameras on the back and a...

52 expert reviews | 27 user reviews

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    Buying Guide

    Buying Guide - Mobile Phones

    Many years ago, a mobile phone was used only for making emergency calls. Not anymore. In this day and age, there are a very few things you can’t do with a cell phone- you can access the internet, check your e-mail, take photographs, find your way using maps and what not. It is no surprise then that the mobile phone is now an indispensable gadget.

    There is immense competition in the mobile phone sector and the market is literally flooded with all kinds of cell phones. Each of these promises to offer some unique feature- a 10 MP camera or a high quality Operating System or a variety of apps etc. It is very easy to lose your way in a world where a new mobile phone is released every week.

    Here are a few tips which should make your choice easier. The very basic step is to decide your own priorities- what is it that you expect from your cell phone? Do you want the very basic of features or are you looking for more advanced ones? And finally, how much can you afford to spend on a cell phone? The answers to these questions will form the basic framework for your choice. Let’s quickly go through the other criteria you must consider while buying a mobile phone:

    Rental Plans

    When you buy a cell phone, you have mainly three options to choose from-you could sign a contract with your service provider and get your handset free or at a heavily discounted price. Alternatively, you could choose the pay as you go plan under which you buy the cell phone on your own and pay the monthly rental. Or you could go ahead and buy the handset without any contract liabilities and buy a SIM card separately.

    The contract deals can help you save some money as there are many offers to choose from. On the flip side, the price that you have to pay can vary greatly according to the instrument you want. You might just have to pay quite a lot for a higher end instrument. If you choose to buy a handset separately, it gives you the freedom to choose from a variety of service providers. The choice largely depends on your usage patterns and other priorities.

    Features

    When it comes to choosing from the many different features available, rely on your preferences. Make a list of the features you can’t live without and another list with optional features. For example, if internet connectivity tops your priority list, get a phone with an efficient browser and a big screen. Alternatively, if you are used to sending a lot of messages, you might want to stay away from touchscreen phones.

    Among the most popular features are Wi-Fi connectivity, a high quality internet browser, touch screen, GPS, games, MP3 playback etc. Focus on what you want and look for a suitable mobile phone accordingly.

    Design

    The mobile phone is not just a functional device anymore, it is as much about the appearance as the functional capacity. There are different designs available: the traditional monoblock, sliders, QWERTY keypad phones or touchscreen phones. If you want to use your phone primarily to make calls and send messages, you can go for phones with simpler designs. Typically, they are faster and come with higher battery life. On the other hand, many advanced features like touch screen apps, high resolution screen, Flash video are offered by a Smartphone or an Android. Although, you have to be ready to spend a little extra money if you want these features.

    Battery Life

    In this regard, there are two options to choose from- the simpler phones which come with basic features tend to have a longer battery life while the more advanced phones need to be charged more often. After all, all the applications need a lot of battery power to function efficiently.

     

    Besides these major concerns, there are other factors which you can consider like the quality of Bluetooth devices, the efficiency of the 3G network, the kind of camera used, the cost of the phone etc. You must always remember to factor in your personal comfort level with the handset. After all, you will use this gadget more frequently than any other gadget you own and therefore you must feel at ease with it.

    There are many mobile phone brands to choose from. The Apple iPhone needs no introduction, it has revolutionised the mobile phone sector with the apps which add a different level of functionality to your phone. Nokia, Samsung and Blackberry are other prominent brands all catering to a distinct niche of mobile phones.

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