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Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 review

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 review

You may never have heard of Xiaomi, but give it a year or so and I’m sure you will. Often called “the Apple of China,” this company has seen a meteoric rise all the way to number 4 in the charts for global handset shipments since the company was founded in 2010 (in context, that’s the year Apple released the iPhone 4) by becoming known for their ability to create flagship quality handsets for a fraction of the price bring…

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OnePlus 6 long-term review

OnePlus 6 long-term review

With the release of the OnePlus 6T imminent, it’s high time to get this long-term review out in the open! I’ve been using this phone pretty much exclusively since purchasing in May and, simply put, it’s one of the best phones I’ve ever used. I’ve been a big fan of OnePlus and their ethos since their relatively recent aggressive push into the cut-throat world of smartphones. Back in 2014, OnePlus became an instant cult classic with their OnePlus One smartphone….

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Android 9.0 Pie review

Android 9.0 Pie review

Last week Google officially released their latest version of Android: version 9.0, Pie. The name follows the pattern of Google naming their versions of Android after desserts in alphabetical order (starting with Cupcake and continuing recently with Nougat, Oreo and now Pie). This follows on from a months long beta programme available on certain handsets. I type this review on an Essential PH-1, which was graced with the Pie update on day 1 along with the Pixels. Below are some…

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Xiaomi Mi A1 review

Xiaomi Mi A1 review

Shifting focus from flagships that I was lucky to procure on the cheap, to the section of the market that this blog was initially set up to cover, kicking things off we have a phone from a manufacturer that has had massive growth in its 8 years of existence: Xiaomi (the pronunciation rhymes with chow-me). To put “massive growth” into context, Xiaomi only released its first phone in 2011 a few months before Apple released the iPhone 4S, and can…

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