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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.

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

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

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

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

A refinement of the formula

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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

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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

Android for less

Huawei P40 Pro review: there’s a catch

Lack of Google software hampers incredible hardware

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TCL 10 Pro review: premium looks, budget performance

A great-looking device without the internals to match

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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

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Apple iPhone SE review: everything you need

A strong case against $1,000 phones

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

New generation, new issues

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip review: temper your expectations

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Motorola Razr review: folding flip phone flops

What is a folding screen worth?

Sony Xperia 5 review: the smaller, taller phone

The Nubia Z20 is the best take yet on the dual-display phone

Motorola Moto G8 Plus review: a battery boost for the budget king

Vivo Nex 3 review: chasing waterfalls

LG G8X Dual Screen review: better than you might ThinQ

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Samsung Galaxy Fold re-review: here we go again

Less fragile doesn’t mean not fragile