Setting expectations for flagship smartphones in 2023

Just last week saw the announcement of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 at the company’s tech summit in Hawaii. Qualcomm’s latest chipset packs upgraded specifications and on the TSMC manufacturing process, which, if the 8 Plus Gen 1 is anything to go by, should net some efficiency gains. On top of that, while the … Read more

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is the next generation flagship SoC for Android smartphones in 2023

Qualcomm is the biggest chipset manufacturer in the Android world, and following on from last year’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, the company launched the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1. This was one of the best mobile chipsets that we have ever tested, though it came with fierce competition from the likes of MediaTek. Now, though, … Read more

All the biggest changes to Google’s Android flagship series

The Google Pixel 7 series is right around the corner, and the company’s devices have taken several turns over the years. We wanted to take a trip down memory lane and explore each of the Pixel smartphones that have launched over the years and talk about some of their standout features when they launched. Google’s … Read more

Samsung, please make a Galaxy Z Fold Ultra with a true flagship camera system

Samsung is the pioneer of foldable phones, and its inner folding design language laid the path on which all other Chinese foldables have followed. But a good case can be made that, in the last couple of years, foldables from brands like Huawei, Oppo, and Vivo have surpassed the Galaxy Z Fold series in pure … Read more

Samsung’s flagship takes on OnePlus’s affordable flagship

Buying a flagship smartphone in 2022 shouldn’t cost you a fortune. There are plenty of options to explore that offer a top-notch flagship smartphone experience while being reasonably priced. Take, for example, the OnePlus 9RT, which can be had for ~$699 and has all the bells and whistles you expect from a modern-day flagship, including … Read more

Which value flagship to buy?

Xiaomi launched the Mi 11X and the Mi 11X Pro last year in India to conquer the country’s premium phone market. The Mi 11X, in particular, was an exciting phone because it had the power to dent the long-standing dominance of many devices in the sub-premium flagship segment with its ₹30,000 (~$390) price tag. But … Read more

Apple and Samsung battle it out in the entry flagship space

Samsung’s Galaxy S22 and Apple’s iPhone 13 are aimed at two groups of consumers: those who want a “new flagship” but don’t want to pay too much or consumers who don’t want a huge flagship phone. With both devices priced at $699 right now and with “just” 6.1-inch screens (this is measured diagonally, so the … Read more