Galaxy Note 9 Review: Hands-On  Editor's Pick

Like clockwork, Samsung releases its Galaxy Note 9 to push the envelope of the whole Galaxy Series 9 for the remainder of 2018. The Galaxy Note continues to be the company’s technologically leading smartphone with an emphasis on things that require more power and battery: productivity, creativity, multimedia and even games/VR.


LG G7 Review  Editor's Pick

After our initial look at the LG G7 ThinQ (we’ll call it LG G7) we had time to look at several firmware updates and test it with the latest firmware available to customers. We also had face to face time with LG engineers and product marketing personnel who contributed to building this phone. They provided invaluable information and insight into the goals, challenges, and results of all the work that lead […]


Nokia 8 Review  Editor's Pick

The Nokia 8 was the first flagship smartphone from HMD Global, the Finnish company that bills itself as “The Home of Nokia Phones.” It’s a handset of many firsts for the company, the first to feature ZEISS optics, the first flagship to be milled from a single block of 6000 series aluminium, and its first handset with a Snapdragon 835 chip. It was up against the 2017 crop of flagships […]


Sony XPERIA XZ2 Review  Editor's Pick

A phone full of technological prowess, if you can look past its design and weight. The Sony XPERIA XZ2 is not the no-brainer choice, but has pluses worth checking.


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Huawei Y9 Review

The Huawei Y9 was unveiled in March 2018 and was initially aimed at the Low Mid-Range market ($150-$250). At publishing time, the Huawei Y9 was priced at around $230 USD. This is an extremely competitive price point where there is a lot of competition, and therefore a lot of potential alternatives. Let’s see how this handset fares, here comes the full review.


Honor 10 Review  Editor's Pick

The Honor 10 smartphone has just launched in London. It is a higher-end handset than the Honor View 10 we reviewed in December. The Honor 10 is part of the N-Series, which is the flagship series that is created to bring “the best of fashion, craftsmanship, and engineering together,” according to Honor. Part of the engineering effort is the new AI Camera that powers this handset. Let’s take a deep […]


Honor 7X Review

The Honor 7X was released in the USA on December 5 2017 and was initially geared towards the lower-midrange market ($150-$250). At publishing time, we estimated that the Honor 7X would cost around $200 USD but since the phone is not in the retail channels yet, we cannot be certain. Here’s our review of the Honor 7X.


Honor V10 Review

The Honor V10 was launched on Dec 5th, 2017 and was initially targeted at the Premium market. At publishing time, the Honor V10’s price was estimated at $450 USD (estimated price by Ubergizmo, the official price will be released later by Huawei and its retails partners). Although this product was built to address the Premium market ($450 to $600), keep in mind that many products will shift segments as their […]


HTC U11 life Review  Editor's Pick

With a strong showing in the form of the HTC U11, HTC now wants to trickle down the same kind of technology and design into the ~$350 price range, where there is typically more sales Android phones volume. With a strong showing in the form of the HTC U11, HTC now wants to trickle down the same kind of technology and design into the ~$350 price range, where there is typically […]


Essential Phone Review (PH-1)  Editor's Pick

Even before Essential shipped its first product, the hype was mile-high. As a company founded by Android creator Andy Rubin, it was normal that the expectations were through the roof. The Essential made its debuts in September, shortly after the Galaxy Note 8, and just ahead of the new iPhones. With a clearer vision of the smartphone landscape going into the Holiday season, we review the Essential Phone (model PH-1).


Huawei Mate 10 Review: Hands-On

The Huawei Mate 10 is official, along with the Mate 10 Pro and the Mate Porsche Design edition. Although they have small variations, they do share a lot in common, and the new Mate 10 will provide a user-experience baseline which is slightly sublimed by the two derivatives. We spent some time with the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro, so let’s take a more in-depth look at how good […]


LG Q6 Review

The LG Q6 was released in July 2017 and was initially geared towards the entry-level market. At publishing time, the LG Q6 had not yet been officially priced in the USA. However, this product was designed to compete in the ~200-250 USD range. I’m not sure how to call that (lower-mid-range?) but keep in mind that many products will move positioning as their price decreases over time. With that price […]


Moto X4 Review

#IFA2017 The Moto X4 was released in early September 2017 at IFA/Berlin and was originally targeted at the mid-range market. The main features include a dual camera, hands-free support for Alexa voice assistant, Tempow Audio profile (TAP) a unique technology that allows to stream audio to four devices simultaneously. But what really sets the Moto X4 apart is its impressive, unique, and shiny new design!


Galaxy S8 Active Review

The Galaxy S8 Active was released in August 2017 and was initially targeted at the high-end rugged phones market. At publishing time, the Galaxy S8 Active was priced at USD 849 (exclusively from AT&T). Even if this product was created to address the high-end market, the reality is that many products will shift segments as their price are pushed down over the years.