Author Archives: Robert Triggs

Tested: How much does Bluetooth actually drain your phone battery?

Let’s dispel some Bluetooth battery myths with actual data. Continue reading

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What is 5G, and what can we expect from it?

Around the world, companies and governments are working to bring 5G mobile data to the masses. But what is 5G exactly? Continue reading

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HiSilicon: What you need to know about Huawei’s chip design unit

As Huawei’s global footprint expands, more and more customers are using HiSilicon processors. Here’s everything you need to know about the company. Continue reading

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Near, far, wherever you are, Oppo’s new zoom tech has you covered

Oppo’s new hybrid zoom lens system allows for two different optical zoom levels using a single lens and sensor system. Continue reading

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Explained: AT&T and T-Mobile VoLTE phone cutoffs

Everything you need to know about AT&T’s move over to HD Voice and T-Mobile’s transition to VoLTE. Continue reading

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How the price of Google Pixel phones changed over the years

With premium and affordable phones, Google’s Pixel has something for everyone. Here’s how the series’ prices have changed. Continue reading

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What would a Google version of Apple One look like and would you subscribe?

Apple One is reportedly readying a single monthly subscription for various services. What would a Google rival look like? Continue reading

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Google Pixel 4a vs older Google phones: Should you upgrade?

The Google Pixel 4a is an impressive mid-range phone, but is it a worthwhile upgrade for existing Pixel owners? Continue reading

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The underpowered Galaxy Note 20 Exynos model risks splitting the series in two

With an improved Snapdragon 865 Plus, is the global Exynos 990 Galaxy Note 20 really Samsung’s ultimate flagship? Continue reading

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The Google Pixel 4a is amazing, but what does it mean for the Pixel 5?

The Google Pixel 4a promises high quality software in an inexpensive package, but where does it leave the Google Pixel 5? Continue reading

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Tested: Is the Google Pixel 4a powerful enough for a budget phone in 2020?

Does the Pixel 4a pack enough processing power to keep up with budget Android rivals like the OnePlus Nord or Poco F2 Pro? Continue reading

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Can Huawei survive without its custom Kirin chips?

Losing Google services was bad, but this is potentially devastating hit for the Shenzhen giant. Continue reading

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OnePlus Nord vs older OnePlus phones: Should you upgrade?

The OnePlus Nord is a decent mid-ranger, but is it a worthwhile upgrade if you’re packing an older OnePlus flagship? Continue reading

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Interview: How Oppo made 125W fast charging a reality

We ask the tough questions about 125W charging to Oppo’s Chief Charging Technology Scientist, Jeff Zhang. Continue reading

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Qualcomm Quick Charge 5 announced: What to expect from 100W+ charging

Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 5 promises 100W+ charging speeds for your next smartphone. Here’s what you need to know. Continue reading

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Tested: The OnePlus Nord beats the 7T Pro at sustained performance

Can the OnePlus Nord provide enthusiasts with a high-performing experience on a budget? Remarkably, yes. Continue reading

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Asus ROG Phone 3 battery tested: Is it the new battery life champion?

The Asus ROG Phone 3 packs in a huge 6,000mAh battery, but does that translate into a full day’s worth of gaming time? Continue reading

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Would you pay for an ad-free search engine?

Search engines and web services track our every digital move. But what if there was an ad-free alternative? Continue reading

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Oppo unveils 125W Flash Charge and a new range of chargers

Oppo’s 125W Flash Charge is official, along with 65W wireless charging, as well as two portable high-power GaN chargers. Continue reading

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The Sony Xperia 1 II camera is a case study for nonsensical software design

The Sony Xperia 1 II is a good phone with a solid camera but is let down by some baffling software design decisions. Continue reading

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