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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.

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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

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The best phone you can buy right now

Buying a phone can be a chore, but we’ve done the work for you.

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

Just winging it

Fairphone 3 Plus review: sustainability comes with compromises

You have to get behind the phone’s mission to face its flaws

The iPhone 12.
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Apple iPhone 12 review: raising the bar

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

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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
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Google Pixel 5 review: new phone, old tricks

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

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OnePlus 8T review: the numbers game

A capable, if incremental, update

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20
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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 review: stylus tax

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

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

All the essentials for $699

Huawei’s P40 Pro Plus is the smartphone zoom king

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Microsoft Surface Duo review: double troubles

All the right ideas — but spoiled by buggy software and a bad camera

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 review: an extravagant success

Two screens, five cameras, one hinge, $2,000

Asus Zenfone 7 Pro review: fun flipping cameras with a bulky phone attached

A big bulky phone with a 90Hz display

Samsung Note20 smartphone
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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra review: big phone, small updates

A refinement of the formula

The Google Pixel 4A has an incredible camera.
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Google Pixel 4A review: back to basics for $349

Stripped to just the phone essentials, but it gets them right

The Motorola Edge is a more accessible flagship phone

Almost-flagship features at an almost-flagship price

The OnePlus Nord has very good specs for its price.
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OnePlus Nord review: the right compromises

A less expensive OnePlus phone that mostly ticks all the boxes

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Sony Xperia 1 II review: it’s a stretch

The camera system is new and intriguing, but the phone is overpriced

LG Velvet review: sleek, not smooth

LG steps away from the specs arms race — but is it one step too far?

Motorola Moto E (2020) and Moto G Fast review: smartphone basics on a budget

Motorola’s least expensive phones give you what you pay for

Huawei P40 Pro review: there’s a catch

Lack of Google software hampers incredible hardware

TCL is trying hard to break into the US market.
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TCL 10 Pro review: premium looks, budget performance

A great-looking device without the internals to match

The Samsung Galaxy A51 has a huge screen and is otherwise a pretty decent phone.
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Samsung’s Galaxy A51 has two good things going for it: the screen and the price

Motorola’s Edge Plus is a contender, not a champion

Oppo Find X2 Pro review: supercar smartphone

Oppo’s latest flagship is sleek and luxurious

The Apple iPhone SE is a great choice if you want a phone that lasts for years.
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Apple iPhone SE review: everything you need

Necessities instead of niceties

LG V60 Dual Screen review: V for versatility

The new Moto G Stylus and G Power are surprisingly adept cameraphones

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OnePlus 8 Pro review: big league

It’s finally taking the Samsung Galaxy on feature-for-feature

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OnePlus 8 review: familiar formula

The traditional strengths, plus the traditional omissions

Living a Google-free life with a Huawei phone

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Samsung Galaxy S20 review: just right

By doing less than the S20 Ultra, Samsung achieves more

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra review: shutter bug

A new-generation camera with first-generation problems

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip review: temper your expectations