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Phone Reviews

Phones are all but vital to our modern existence, so choosing a good one is important. As they become thinner, more feature-packed, and inevitably more expensive, you’ll find the final word on the latest smartphones, both budget and flagship, Android and iOS, right here. For The Verge’s thoughts on everything Google Pixel, Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy S, and more, you’ve come to the right place.

Asus ZenFone 8 review: an Android iPhone mini

The ZenFone 8 delivers flagship-level build quality and performance in a small package

Oppo Find X3 Pro review: the Chinese phone to beat

A legit flagship from one of China’s biggest brands

The best phone to buy right now

Buying a new phone can be a chore, but we’ve done the work for you

ZTE Blade 11 Prime review: wireless charging for under $200

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The best smartphone you can buy for under $500

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Motorola Moto G Play (2021) review: a fairly good phone for a very good price

A good phone for the price, but if you can spend a bit more you’ll get some worthwhile upgrades

Samsung Galaxy A52 5G review: a midrange phone that will last

It’s not the cheapest budget phone, but it will go the distance

Realme 8 Pro review: a peek at what’s next in midrange smartphone imaging

The 8 Pro uses a new 108-megapixel image sensor that could bring better photo capabilities to the midrange class

The OnePlus 9 Pro
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OnePlus 9 Pro review: a refined, niche flagship

Fast charging and elegant software offset a so-so camera

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OnePlus 9 review: semi Pro

Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate review: overkill

It’s a mystifying phone with a steep price tag

Xiaomi Mi 11 review: undercutting Samsung

A great deal if you can get it

Motorola Moto G Stylus (2021) review: the write stuff

LG Stylo 6 review: great stylus features, sketchy performance

Motorola Moto G Power (2021) review: power over perks

Motorola One 5G Ace review: a weak hand

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Samsung Galaxy S21 review: nice for the price

The processor is updated. The rest? Not so much.

OnePlus Nord N10 5G review: tall phone, small price

Better than you’d expect for $300

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Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max review: the best smartphone camera you can get

Apple’s biggest iPhone brings along an impressive camera

The iPhone 12 mini feels very comfortable to hold.
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Apple iPhone 12 mini review: fit to size

It’s not the best iPhone for most people, but it’s going to be a favorite for many

Motorola Razr (2020) review: 5G folding flip phone feels fine

It’s better than the original in every way but still costs too much

LG Wing review: learning to fly, failing to soar

LG’s latest dual-screen phone flies too close to the sun

Fairphone 3 Plus review: sustainability comes with compromises

You have to get behind the phone’s mission to face its flaws

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Apple iPhone 12 review: raising the bar

It’s the one you should get unless you’re waiting for the Max or mini

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Apple iPhone 12 Pro review: ahead of its time

5G, LIDAR, MagSafe — the new iPhone 12 Pro has a lot of things you won’t be able to do much with right now

Sony Xperia 5 II review: the right tool for the right jobs

Plenty of control, if you know how to use it

Google Pixel 4A 5G review: more than just a bigger budget phone

The 5G is nice, but the improved processor matters more

The Google Pixel 5 in “Sorta Sage” green
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Google Pixel 5 review: new phone, old tricks

Google goes back to its old tricks, mostly for the better

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OnePlus 8T review: the numbers game

A capable, if incremental, update

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20
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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 review: stylus tax

It’s a good phone, but it costs too much

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Samsung Galaxy S20 FE review: the right price for the right stuff

The right parts at the right price

Huawei’s P40 Pro Plus is the smartphone zoom king

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Microsoft Surface Duo review: double troubles

All the right ideas — but spoiled by buggy software and a bad camera

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 review: an extravagant success

Two screens, five cameras, one hinge, $2,000

Asus Zenfone 7 Pro review: fun flipping cameras with a bulky phone attached

Samsung Note20 smartphone
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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra review: big phone, small updates

A refinement of the formula

The Google Pixel 4A has an incredible camera.
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Google Pixel 4A review: back to basics for $349

Stripped to just the phone essentials, but it gets them right

The Motorola Edge is a more accessible flagship phone

Almost-flagship features at an almost-flagship price

The OnePlus Nord has very good specs for its price.
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OnePlus Nord review: the right compromises

A less expensive OnePlus phone that mostly ticks all the boxes