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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.

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

A nice screen and an even better 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

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


OnePlus 9 review: semi Pro

Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate review: overkill

ROG you like a hurricane

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


Samsung Galaxy S21 review: nice for the price

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

The Galaxy S21 Ultra, in Phantom Black

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

The iPhone 12 mini feels very comfortable to hold.

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


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

Apple’s biggest iPhone brings along an impressive camera

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

The iPhone 12.

Apple iPhone 12 review: raising the bar

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


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

Google Pixel 5 review: new phone, old tricks

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


OnePlus 8T review: the numbers game

A capable, if incremental, update


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

All the essentials for $699

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 review: stylus tax

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