Samsung Galaxy S21 series first impressions: Cheaper and better?

Patrick

Last year’s Samsung Galaxy S20 series was a bit of a shock to the system. With the smallest, cheapest Galaxy S20 starting at $999, it was clear Samsung had cemented the S series as a purely premium line. And with the introduction of the Galaxy S20 Ultra starting at $1,399, the company wasn’t backing down on its premium play. This is in contrast to Samsung’s 2019 lineup, which offered a more affordable model as an entryway into the Galaxy S series.

This year, Samsung is splitting the difference. The Samsung Galaxy S21 series is just as powerful as you’d expect,

Redmi 9 Power review: Budget battery beast

Patrick

It’s been a busy year or so for Xiaomi. The Redmi 9 Power is yet another competitor in India’s entry-level smartphone segment from the company’s sub-brand. The budget phone takes a keen focus on battery longevity — a feature that might not be the top-most priority for many users with the ongoing lockdowns.

However, it takes more than battery life to deliver a good smartphone. Does it eschew table stakes like a quality camera setup or build quality to max out battery life?

Let’s find out if Xiaomi’s latest has what it takes to compete in the ultra-competitive entry-level

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