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9.4

Amazing

9.6
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Huawei Mate 10 Pro – Big screen, battery, brain and small bezels equal massive success

Everyone knows there’s an AI apocalypse on the way – after all, no less an authority than Stephen Hawking says so. And when it does occur, we’ll...[Read More]

9.4

Amazing

10
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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 – Supermassive. Super-powered. Super niche

So here it is: the sequel you weren’t expecting to a smartphone that wouldn’t stop exploding. And yet Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 isn’t all that different...[Read More]

8.9

Great

9.8
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Motorola Moto Z2 Play – More than just a mid-ranger

The Motorola Moto Z was one of our favourite handsets of 2016, a premium, speedy modular phone that worked. The Hasselblad camera attachment was one o...[Read More]

7.8

Good

10
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Nokia 6 — New Nokia, familiar looks – but that ain’t no bad thing

You can’t keep a good dog down – and apparently the same applies to phone companies. Nokia announced its resurrection earlier this year wi...[Read More]

6.8

Fair

8.5
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Nokia 3 — Stand-out styling, but sub-power power

A flagship phone is like a tailored suit – sure, you pay more, but that’s because it’s been nipped and tucked in all the right places. The Nokia...[Read More]

6.5

Fair

8.9
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Huawei P10 Lite — Half the price of the P10, but loses a lot of features along the way

Mini-Bar Ones are great. Take a bite and you’ll get the same mouthful of chocolatey goodness as the real thing – but you won’t feel nearly as ba...[Read More]

4.5

Poor

5.1
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Nokia 3310 — The battery champ is as dumb as it gets

Tamagotchis. Cassette tapes. The penny farthing bicycle. They all had their time, but now they’ve all been resigned to history. Until February, you’d ...[Read More]

8.5

Great

9.1
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Sony Xperia XZ Premium – Eye-popping specs aren’t enough to lift Sony’s latest into the top tier

Ever wanted to go to a restaurant and ask for everything on the menu? The burger, the seafood, the chicken, and the ribs? Tell them it’s your birthday...[Read More]

7.1

Good

Meizu M3 Note – Looks the part but can the pieces keep up?

Meizu. That’s not a name that we’ve seen often in South Africa in relation to smartphones and based on what we’ve seen from the Meiz...[Read More]

8.2

Great

8.8
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Huawei Mate 9 – The bigger the better?

For a while, phones with ultra-giant screens were about as fashionable as stonewashed flares. Now, though, Huawei seems to think they’re the next skin...[Read More]

8

Great

8.7
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Xiaomi Mi Max – Not all good things come in small packages

TV junkies and mobile gamers can appreciate the appeal of a massive phone. A big screen is ideal for catching up on shows when there’s not a big...[Read More]

9.4

Amazing

8.9
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Apple iPhone 7 Plus – Superb camera skills and better battery make this the iPhone to get

Fact: things are better when they come in pairs. The cops would have a hard time arresting anyone with a single handcuff. Good luck knitting that ugly...[Read More]

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