Redmi Note 9 Pro review: Great value for money

Patrick

The importance of the Note series of phones in Redmi’s lineup cannot be overstated. It is the phone that put the company on the map and helped Xiaomi gain massive global momentum. The Redmi Note 4 sold over 10 million units over its product cycle, and last year, the Redmi Note 7 Pro was India’s highest-selling phone in the Rs. 10,000 and above category. Suffice it to say, it is critical for the brand to get this product right.

Of course, the competition has been keeping a keen eye on Xiaomi’s rise and has mounted a strong counteroffensive. Realme

Hold ’em or fold ’em?

Patrick
A note on this Huawei Mate Xs review: I used the Mate Xs for 12 days in Berlin, Germany. It was running Android 10 with the February 2020 security patch. The Mate Xs review unit was provided to Android Authority by Huawei.

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When we first saw the Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X in early 2019, the Mate X’s “outie” form factor is the one I preferred in principle (I wasn’t the only one). It required fewer cameras than the Galaxy Fold, functioned like any other regular phone when closed, and didn’t necessitate a notch. I

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus review: Buy this one

Patrick

Update: March 25, 2020: We have updated our Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus review with details on price drops, a camera app update, and more.


If you’re a power user, you’re probably familiar with Samsung’s Galaxy S phones; specifically, the top-of-the-line Plus variants. This year, the Galaxy S20 line comes in three flavors, and the Plus model isn’t at the top. We’ve already reviewed the top-tier Galaxy S20 Ultra, and spoiler alert: most people shouldn’t buy it. Insane price tag aside, it’s just too big.

That’s why the Galaxy S20 Plus is so important. It still achieves power

Google Pixel 3a XL review: Come for the camera, stay for the experience

Patrick

Last year wasn’t all that great for Google’s Pixel 3 lineup. Plagued by a myriad of issues and an an increase in prices, the phones shipped lesser numbers than the already limited volumes of the Pixel 2 series. Now more than ever, Google needs a more affordable entryway into the Pixel family. Bringing the same core experience as the flagships, the new Pixel 3a and 3a XL are designed to appeal to the average buyer who doesn’t care about specifications as long as user experience is great.

Will this be enough to turn the tide for the Pixel series? We

When good enough isn’t good enough

Patrick

HMD Global’s sales figures might be a drop in the bucket compared to the likes of Xiaomi and Realme, but it has managed to carve out a niche for its Nokia-branded phones through a portfolio of well-built devices that deliver a clean user experience and long term support. The latest entry is the Nokia 7.2.

In our review of last year’s Nokia 7.1, we found the design pleasing and the cameras to be competent. The performance, however, left us unimpressed. Does the all-new Nokia 7.2 improve on this?

Find out in the Android Authority Nokia 7.2 review.

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The best Wear OS watch you can buy

Patrick

Update: March 24, 2020: We have updated our Fossil Gen 5 Smartwatch review with details on revised pricing, the new Garrett model, custom battery mode details, and more.


Fossil is one of the last remaining watchmakers to stay committed to Google’s Wear OS platform. The company launches multiple smartwatches each year, and they’re some of the best looking Wear OS watches in the business. Despite this, I didn’t expect to like the latest Fossil watch as much as I did — many Wear OS watches are slow and struggle to last a full day on a charge.

The new Fossil

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