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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.

Google’s Pixel 6A stands out among $500 phones.

Google Pixel 6A review: midrange parts, Tensor smarts

The 6A’s Tensor chipset makes all the difference in this midrange phone

Xiaomi 12S Ultra field test: an occasionally incredible camera

Bringing better hardware to the computational photography fight

The best phone to buy right now


Nothing Phone 1 review: something else

A good midrange phone underneath a whole lot of hype

TCL 30 XE 5G review: not bad for $200

Bad screen, good price

Google’s Pixel 5 was the last of its kind

Microsoft’s weird Surface Duo 2 has surprisingly become my favorite device of the year

TCL Stylus 5G review: not quite write

OnePlus Nord 2T review: minor improvements to a masterful midranger

Another reliable entry in OnePlus’ Nord range

Motorola Moto G 5G review: a tough sell

Good performance and great battery stamina don’t compensate for its shortcomings

Honor Magic4 Pro review: hardware highs, software stumbles

The Pixel 6A loses the A-series’ best feature

Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) review: stylus and substance

A Galaxy Note Light

Honor 50 review: lose a Huawei, gain a Google

Google’s software makes the Honor 50 a contender rather than competitive


Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro review: finally, more than just good cameras

The new Pixels are the best phones Google has ever made

Microsoft Surface Duo 2 review: Duo-over or strike two?

TCL’s budget 20S and 20SE phones beat expectations

Fairphone 4 review: the price of sustainability

A budget smartphone with a midrange price tag

iPhone 13 Mini and 13 Pro Max battery life: better, and a beast

If you need your phone to last, you have to get a bigger phone

The iPhone 13 Mini and iPhone 13

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iPhone 13 review: yep, bigger batteries are better

So are bigger cameras

The iPhone 13 Pro (left) and Pro Max (right)

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iPhone 13 Pro review: a better display, the best camera, and incredible battery life

Smooth operators

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 under a waterfall.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 review: nearly normal

As good as foldables get, but is that good enough?

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 review: flipping into the mainstream

Third time is maybe the charm


Google Pixel 5A review: boring, but better than ever

Smart updates and a lower price

Samsung Galaxy A42 5G review: stuck in the middle

The OnePlus 9 Pro

OnePlus 9 Pro review: a refined, niche flagship

Fast charging and elegant software offset a so-so camera