Phones

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Galaxy S7 Edge, six months later

In 2016, Samsung made it clear it likes curves so much, it will basically bend its displays wherever it can. The Galaxy S7 Edge was the phone to set the…

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LG V20 review: Inconsistent greatness

This is it. LG’s big opportunity. With the iPhone 7 deemed unimaginative by many and Samsung’s popular Note 7 recalled for battery explosion issues, this could be the perfect moment…

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iPhone 7 review: Apple sets the stage for 2017

“Is the iPhone 7 worth upgrading to?” This is the question I’ve been asked by friends, family and MobileSyrup readers since the somewhat controversial iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus…

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Galaxy Note 7 review: Bigger is now actually better

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 is the best large-sized phablet smartphone I’ve ever used, leapfrogging the iPhone 6s Plus’ industrial design in a number of impressive ways and making other large…

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BlackBerry DTEK50 review: Pushing the security narrative

It’s usually not a coincidence when a company goes back to its roots, which is hardly a surprise in BlackBerry’s case. Even amidst its current malaise, BlackBerry’s image is still…

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BlackBerry DTEK50 Hands-on: Repackaged, ‘secure’ Android

In an effort to reinvigorate its handset business, which is currently trudging forward on life support, BlackBerry has finally relented and released the touchscreen, Android-based phone hardcore fans of the…

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Moto G4 Plus review: From budget to mid-range

Moto G phones are not exciting. They’re not sexy and they’re not powerhouses. But they get the job done, and do it for a reasonable price. Since the line’s launch…

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Moto Z Hands-on: Motorola’s modular future

The X is seemingly gone, having been supplanted by a Z, the last letter of the alphabet, yet signalling a pivot towards something more modularly focused. This is the Moto…

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The BlackBerry Priv, six months later

BlackBerry CEO John Chen would never dare say it publicly, but launching an Android-based smartphone all but signaled the end for the company’s own BB10 operating system. The BlackBerry Priv…

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HTC 10 review: Back to basics

For HTC, the 10 is a return back to the basic concept of a smartphone. It’s also a direct response to the heavy criticism the M9 received last year, likely…