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Top 10 most popular reviews of 2018: Q4

Closing off our most popular reviews series it’s time to take a look at the final three months of the year.

Coming in as the most read review in Q4 is non other than the OnePlus 6T. OnePlus’ latest flagship got a lot of things right, like the great screen with a reduced notch, the in-display fingerprint scanner, the improved camera and most importantly with the better battery life.

In second is the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. If there was a phone this year that tried to upset the Galaxy Note9 as the most feature-packed phone of the year, it was the Mate 20 Pro. From the AMOLED display, the infrared face scanning, the in-display fingerprint, the Leica-branded triple camera, wireless charging, 40W wired charging, huge battery – the Mate 20 Pro was a beast – it matched the Note9 spec for spec and, you might say, beat it by having more.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro was a hit as well, but that’s to be expected with its specs and price. It’s still one of the most popular phones in our database.

It doesn’t come as a surprise that the Apple iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR reviews were hot and the iPhone XS was not. The iPhone XS Max is the biggest and best iPhone you can buy in 2018 and the iPhone XR is the cheapest flagship iPhone you can buy in 2018. While both really great smartphones, they aren’t the most affordable and their sales are slowing down. Should Apple be worried going into 2019?

Our smartphone buyers guide also received a lot of love from you guys! It’s a comprehensive guide of the buy-worthy phones of the year in any class and it’s still quite up to date.

The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) was quite a popular phone and so is its review and hands-on. The Galaxy A9 (2018) is a taste of what we can expect from the Galaxy S10 and even the Galaxy Note10 – a triple camera made up of a regular, a telephoto and an ultra-wide camera. The Galaxy A7 (2018) also had an ultra-wide angle camera but swapped the tele for a depth-sensing shooter. It’s one of the most popular phones around.

Finally we have the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3. It’s only a hands-on review and we hope to fill-in all the test blanks once we get some quality time with the device in 2019.

So we’ll leave things at that. 2018 was fun but we’re now looking forward to the great tech that’s sitting behind the corner in 2019. See you there!

You were the Chosen One! You were supposed to uphold the staples of smartphone design and be
different, not join the madness. You were supposed to bring balance to the force, not leave it in
darkness. Joking aside, we might as well get a couple of things out of the way straight off the bat
– Yes, the OnePlus 6T has a notch and no, it no longer has a 3.5mm audio jack.


We love fall and it’s not only for the beauty of nature’s colorful cloak. It is also the season for
all the big fat makers in the industry to pull the wraps off their latest smartphones. And what a
blast these couple of weeks have been! And there is still plenty more to see before the month of
Techtober is over but today we’re focusing on the new Mate 20 series, which is bound to leave a
mark on the industry.


It’s been almost nine months since the Redmi Note 5 series premiered, and it’s already time for an
upgrade. The Redmi Note 6 Pro is now official, shaking up the lineup with one of the most
recognizable and controversial features on the market – a frame-to-frame display with a notch.


Now updated with full test findings.
The iPhone XR is the third iPhone to be launched
this year, after the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max. While the two iPhone XS models are nearly
identical save for the size, the iPhone XR is a significant departure for the iPhone X series and
possibly a new chapter going forward.


The iPhone X was not just a milestone for Apple. It also turned out to be the cornerstone the next
generation of iPhones is being built around. And while the anniversary iPhone wowed everyone, many
people voiced their wish for a Plus size model after the excitement had worn off. And this year
Apple is righting this wrong with the iPhone XS Max.


The new Mate 20 and 20 Pro duo not only packs the first 7nm Android chipset – the cutting-edge Kirin
980 chip with a brand new NPU, but it also revamps the iconic Leica camera.

Decisions, decisions, decisions. The holiday season is upon us and ’tis the season of joy and
happiness. But it could also be one of the most stressful events each year because them presents
won’t buy themselves, will they? That’s why we decided to pitch in and hopefully make some of those
decisions easier for you.

The world’s first quad camera smartphone. Kind of has a ring to it, doesnt it? Depending on how you
tally up the snappers, that statement is true and unquestionably so, if you only consider the rear
camera setup. Frankly, we can’t exactly say we are too surprised. It was more or less a matter of
time. But, if we had to place some predictions, our money would have definitely been on a more
obscure manufacturer finally polling out the quad camera card, rather than Samsung.

Isn’t the Samsung A-series just a royal mess – even numbers, odd numbers, pluses sprinkled here and
there, and a year stamp to top it all off. Let’s go ahead and see what the Galaxy A7 (2018) is
exactly and who it’s for.

Until web content can be beamed directly into our brains, well need screens the bigger, the
better. The 6.39 screen of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is certainly pretty big, almost as big as the
original. But size isnt the only thing that makes it good.