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7.8

Good

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Nokia 6 — New Nokia, familiar looks – but that ain’t no bad thing

You can’t keep a good dog down – and apparently the same applies to phone companies. Nokia announced its resurrection earlier this year wi...[Read More]

6.8

Fair

8.5
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Nokia 3 — Stand-out styling, but sub-power power

A flagship phone is like a tailored suit – sure, you pay more, but that’s because it’s been nipped and tucked in all the right places. The Nokia...[Read More]

6.5

Fair

8.1
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Huawei P10 Lite — Half the price of the P10, but loses a lot of features along the way

Mini-Bar Ones are great. Take a bite and you’ll get the same mouthful of chocolatey goodness as the real thing – but you won’t feel nearly as ba...[Read More]

4.5

Poor

5.1
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Nokia 3310 — The battery champ is as dumb as it gets

Tamagotchis. Cassette tapes. The penny farthing bicycle. They all had their time, but now they’ve all been resigned to history. Until February, you’d ...[Read More]

8.5

Great

9.1
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Sony Xperia XZ Premium – Eye-popping specs aren’t enough to lift Sony’s latest into the top tier

Ever wanted to go to a restaurant and ask for everything on the menu? The burger, the seafood, the chicken, and the ribs? Tell them it’s your birthday...[Read More]

7.1

Good

Meizu M3 Note – Looks the part but can the pieces keep up?

Meizu. That’s not a name that we’ve seen often in South Africa in relation to smartphones and based on what we’ve seen from the Meiz...[Read More]

8.2

Great

8.8
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Huawei Mate 9 – The bigger the better?

For a while, phones with ultra-giant screens were about as fashionable as stonewashed flares. Now, though, Huawei seems to think they’re the next skin...[Read More]

8

Great

8.7
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Xiaomi Mi Max – Not all good things come in small packages

TV junkies and mobile gamers can appreciate the appeal of a massive phone. A big screen is ideal for catching up on shows when there’s not a big...[Read More]

9.4

Amazing

8.9
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Apple iPhone 7 Plus – Superb camera skills and better battery make this the iPhone to get

Fact: things are better when they come in pairs. The cops would have a hard time arresting anyone with a single handcuff. Good luck knitting that ugly...[Read More]

8.5

Great

9
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 – Making another Note

What looks like an HTC, carries Note branding, and has a set of specifications that you wouldn’t kick out of bed? So to speak, that is? ThatR...[Read More]

7

Good

7.8
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LG X Cam – Two ways to look at the world

LG has been camera-happy since the LG G4 was the hot new phone on the market — so since about 2015 or so its opted to wander off the trail being...[Read More]

8

Great

10
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CAT S60 – An armoured tank with Predator-style thermal imaging

Do you spend more hours at work wearing a reflective vest than a suit jacket? Then the super-tough Cat S60 might be the phone you need. Yep, that’s ‘C...[Read More]

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