ASUS / Qualcomm Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders vs ROG Phone 5 Compared – Pay more to get less

Yesterday, ASUS threw a bit of a curveball phone release in collaboration with Qualcomm with the Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders. That is its actual name. A quick glance at the design and specs, and you would just assume this is a Qualcomm reference device not intended for end-users, but it seems that it will actually … Read more

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus vs 888 Chipsets Compared – Has much changed?

Yesterday, for the first day of the Mobile World Congress, Qualcomm announced their new Snapdragon 888+ chipset. Much like the launch of the Snapdragon 865+, not much has changed, it looks like the improvements are even more incremental than last year. 5% CPU frequency improvement The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ is effectively just a speed … Read more

Nubia Redmagic 6R Review – A great affordable Snapdragon 888 gaming phone & good alternative vs Black Shark 4 or Realme GT

RedMagic launched their new gaming focussed 6-series phones back in March. This month they added to this range with the 6R, which arrives at a lower price with a few cutbacks from the other models. One of the stands out features of this phone is the 400Hz built-in should trigger buttons allowing you to map … Read more

Realme GT 5G Review – Incredible value for money, undercutting the OnePlus 9 & Black Shark 4 significantly

Realme started their European invasion with the Realme X2 Pro, which offered phenomenal value for money. The successor, the Realme X50 Pro, landed at a much higher price, it was and still is a great phone, but it was perhaps a little too close in price to the OnePlus 8 to stand out. This year … Read more

Realme GT 5G with SD888, 12GB RAM & 256GB storage to cost €549 / £475 & launches on 15th of June

Update: Within hours of posting this, Realme confirmed the launch date. It will be on the 15th of June, and you can watch the live stream on the Realme YouTube Channel I have been eagerly waiting for Realme to launch its flagship phones this year. The Realme GT 5G was launched in China back in … Read more

Xiaomi Mi 11 Review: Testing thermals and battery drain of the Snapdragon 888 vs SD865 and Kirin 980

This was part of the Xiaomi Mi 11 review I am finalising, but it ended up being so long it warranted its own post. My tests here are not the most thorough in the world, but they still highlight some issues that have been raised by others regarding the phone, and potentially the SD888 chipset. … Read more

Realme X9 Pro vs Realme Race Pro Specifications Comparison – Both OLED, Dimensity 1200 & 108MP camera on X9, Snapdragon 888 & 64MP lens on Race Pro

Following the announcement of the MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Realme were quick to tease a new phone based on the chipset, which was later confirmed to be the Realme X9 Pro. Perhaps to get ahead of unofficial leaks, Realme have sent out the exact specification of their two new flagship devices, the X9 Pro, and then … Read more

Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 vs 865 Plus vs SD888 Specifications Compared – Qualcomm increases a single SD865+ CPU core by 3.2%, passes it off as a new chipset

Today, Qualcomm took the wraps of their latest chipset which sits somewhere in a no man’s of being last years tech and flagship spec.   The Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 snapdragon follows a similar trend we have seen from both Qualcomm and MediaTek in the past couple of years. Take an old chipset, tweak it by … Read more

Snapdragon 888 vs Snapdragon 865 vs Dimensity 1000+ Performance & Benchmarks Compared – Is the new Qualcomm chipset on the Xiaomi Mi 11 worth upgrading your phone?

Xiaomi M11 with SD888

Later today, Samsung will unveil their flagship Samsung Galaxy S21, this is traditionally the first phone to feature the latest flagship chipset from Qualcomm with all other brands trying to play catch up. This year, however, Xiaomi beat them to it, with a couple of caveats. The Xiaomi Mi 11 was announced just before the … Read more