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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.

Fairphone 4 review: the price of sustainability

iPhone 13 Mini and 13 Pro Max battery life: better, and a beast

If you need your phone to last, you have to get a bigger phone

The best phone to buy right now

The iPhone 13 Mini and iPhone 13
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iPhone 13 review: yep, bigger batteries are better

So are bigger cameras

The iPhone 13 Pro (left) and Pro Max (right)
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iPhone 13 Pro review: a better display, the best camera, and incredible battery life

Apple made an enthusiast phone

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 under a waterfall.
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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 review: nearly normal

As good as foldables get, but is that good enough?

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The best smartphone you can buy for under $500

You can get a great smartphone at this price, whether you want an iPhone, a big screen, or a great camera

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 review: flipping into the mainstream

Third time is maybe the charm

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Google Pixel 5A review: boring, but better than ever

Smart updates and a lower price

Samsung Galaxy A42 5G review: stuck in the middle

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

OnePlus Nord 2 review: focused on the essentials

Sony’s Xperia 1 III is pricey, performant, and perplexing

TCL 20 Pro 5G review: good looks aren’t everything

Asus ZenFone 8 review: an Android iPhone mini

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

OnePlus Nord N200 5G review: T-Mobile’s best phone under $250

If you’re on the Un-carrier, the N200 offers 5G and a high-quality screen for the right price.

OnePlus Nord CE 5G review: stripped down, stripped back

The Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G is a good phone with a too-short shelf life

It’s just all write

Samsung Galaxy A32 5G review: 5G on a budget

ZTE Axon 30 Ultra review: the right stuff for the right price

The best phones to buy if you’re a phone enthusiast

Kyocera DuraForce Ultra 5G UW review: extreme durability for an extreme price

Oppo Find X3 Pro review: the Chinese phone to beat

A legit flagship from one of China’s biggest brands

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

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

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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

A cheaper Note alternative for stylus devotees

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.

The Galaxy S21 Ultra, in Phantom Black
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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra review: the real deal

More phone, less money

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

For $300, it’s right on the money

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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