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How We Test Phones

Smartphones are just smart, they’re also phones. Here at PCMag, we try not to forget both halves of that equation when we’re testing voice phones, smartphones, and mobile carriers—which we do to the tune of around 100 handsets each year. We submit all the phones we rate to a string of tests in our lab. […]

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The Best Phones at IFA 2019

Folding phones are all the rage, but LG and Samsung aren’t the only companies at IFA with handsets worth checking out. Here are our favorite phones from the show. PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms of use. BERLIN—While all eyes might be on Apple, […]

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The Best Android Phones for 2019

Apple or Android? Whether you’re looking for a big or small phone, entry-level or top-of-the-line, Android offers options for everyone. And unlike Apple’s rigid release cycle, Google’s hardware partners unleash a seemingly endless stream of new devices year-round. But therein lies the problem: With so many options out there, how do you settle on the […]

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The Best Chinese Phones for 2019

The Top Phones You Can’t Get in the US The Chinese smartphone market is much more robust than what we have here in the US. There are dozens of phone manufacturers in China that release amazing handsets that never make their way to the States. As a US-based publication, we don’t typically review phones or […]

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China Snares Tourists’ Phones in Surveillance Dragnet by Adding Secret App

BEIJING — China has turned its western region of Xinjiang into a police state with few modern parallels, employing a combination of high-tech surveillance and enormous manpower to monitor and subdue the area’s predominantly Muslim ethnic minorities. Now, the digital dragnet is expanding beyond Xinjiang’s residents, ensnaring tourists, traders and other visitors — and digging […]

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The Best Phones for Seniors

Simple Phones for Every Age Everyone needs to be connected. Seniors, who may be isolated from their families or have specific health needs, shouldn’t be left out. While the smartphone industry, by and large, isn’t thinking about the particular needs of the senior market, if you pay attention you can find carriers, phones, and services […]