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A full-fledged, highly in-depth review of a mobile device.

Intel NUC 12 Extreme (Dragon Canyon) review: As small as it gets with crazy power

After using Intel's NUC 12 Extreme, also referred to as Dragon Canyon, for about a month now, I really have to say that I like it a lot more than I thought I would. After all, I normally use a PC that I built myself. I could tell you the finest detail about my tower,...

Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus Display Review: Vision Booster is a Game Changer

Every year, Samsung loves to show off just how much brighter its new flagships get. Although they're unquestionably revered as the spearhead in mobile screen technology, the best smartphone displays — in my opinion — haven't typically been found in Samsung's own phones. The Korean giant boasts ever-inflating figures for "peak brightness" (which by themselves...

Realme GT 2 Pro Review: A practical no-nonsense flagship at a sensible price

Realme has been slowly upping the ante with each and every release in the past few years. I reviewed one of the company's first flagship outings in the form of the Realme X50 Pro 5G, and I've been following them closely ever since. At MWC 2022, the company launched the Realme GT 2 and Realme...

Xiaomi 12 Pro Review: The hot flagship living in the shadow of an Ultra

In the first three months of 2022, we have already seen some excellent, very refined flagships in the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra and OPPO Find X5 Pro. Both phones offer a brilliant 120Hz LTPO gen 2 OLED display, awesome cameras, and the most powerful processor in Android (well, some Galaxy S22 Ultras do, anyway). But...

Samsung Galaxy S22 Review: Good choice for most people, but not revolutionary

Samsung finally revealed the Galaxy S22 series in February, with three models to choose from: the regular Galaxy S22, the Galaxy S22 Plus, and the Galaxy S22 Ultra. Most of the attention has been on the Galaxy S22 Ultra, mostly because it's another Note-style phone and it has been a year and a half since...

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Review: A phenomenal 5-star smartphone

The Galaxy S22 Ultra is Samsung’s newest flagship, but it’s more representative of the Galaxy Note than it is of the Galaxy S lineup. In many ways, the Galaxy S22 Ultra is the device that any Galaxy Note fan has been waiting for as it combines the very best of Samsung’s traditional smartphone lineup into...

OPPO Find X5 Pro Review: Amazing flagship, but we want more cameras!

Android smartphone brands usually treat new releases the way Hollywood studios approach franchise sequels: put more of everything. More cameras, more RAM, more battery capacity, more pixels, etc. OPPO's Find X series is the first flagship line I can remember that doesn't follow this path. In fact, for a second year running, OPPO has inexplicably...

Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus Review: The best Android flagship for the mainstream consumer

I think it's fair to say that the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is for a certain type of consumer that's willing to carry a bigger and heavier phone in return for a premium camera experience and a built-in S Pen, all while paying a premium for it. That's great for those people that consciously seek...

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra Review: The single best device for both work and play

Almost a decade ago, Samsung released a smartphone with a screen that was deemed comically big at the time. Some people mocked it, but within a few years, that became the industry norm, and phone screen sizes have been escalating ever since. The big-screen trend started with the Samsung Galaxy Mega, but moved onto the...

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Hands-on: Noteworthy in more ways than one

Where does the Galaxy S line stop, and the Galaxy Note line begin? In past years, the delineation between Samsung's two top smartphone lines has been blurred, and last year, the company bought the famed S-Pen to the Galaxy S21 Ultra – albeit as an external accessory – and then dropped the Galaxy Note line...

Core i9-12900HK review: Intel has the best gaming processor, for now

Intel's 12th-gen H-series processors are the best that you can get in a gaming laptop, and the Core i9-12900HK really shows it off. It's a 45W CPU that can go way farther, especially since it's unlocked for overclocking. From our testing, we've seen in every benchmark that it outperforms the competition. It's worth keeping in mind,...

Google Pixel 6 Pro vs OnePlus 9 Pro: Brains versus Brawn

We've entered 2022, but the next round of flagships are still a few weeks away. Even then, there's value to be seen from devices launched in 2021, especially when those devices are flagships such as the Google Pixel 6 Pro and the OnePlus 9 Pro. While the OnePlus 9 Pro has undoubtedly been marred in...