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8.7
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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

8.2
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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]

8.5

Great

9.1
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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

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7.9
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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

9
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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]

7.9

Good

7.4
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Vodafone Smart platinum 7 – Someone’s getting ambitious

Vodacom only releases cheap, low-cost and probably plastic smartphones, right? Right? Yeah, not any more. Vodacom has been building up to the moment w...[Read More]

8.5

Great

6.5
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Sony Xperia X – Can Sony still cut it with the best of them?

Sony phones are changing. For years the best of them have ended up in a ring with the flagships from Apple, Samsung, HTC and LG, duking it out to see ...[Read More]

8.4

Great

7.3
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Huawei P9 – Consistently different but can it challenge the best?

Being first matters. It gets your name in the history books, lets you register those billion-dollar-earning patents and provides supremo bragging righ...[Read More]

8.5

Great

6.4
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9.4

Amazing

8
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LG G5 – Something new under the sun

Smartphones are enjoying a mid-life crisis at the moment: the trouble is they’re all too good. If anyone can walk into a phone store and pick up a fan...[Read More]

9.6

Amazing

7.5
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Samsung Galaxy S7 – Sensible Samsung’s stellar smartphone

Remember ‘crazy Samsung’? The company that stuck a huge 10x zoom lens on the Galaxy S4, made seven Gear wearables in less than three years and paid Ja...[Read More]

8.5

Great

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium – Time for a quick 4K

It’s massive, it’s packed with speedy tech, it has the biggest mobile screen you’re going to see for a while and it’ll cost yo...[Read More]

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