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Wait a few months, shave off a couple hundred dollars and the LG G8S ThinQ starts to look pretty good.
If you spend more, you’re gonna get more. However, if $499 is all you have to spend, you’re probably not gonna complain too much about what the Reno Z has to offer.
There are definitely drawbacks to be considered but the areas where the Motorola One Vision shines feel like a refreshing change for the brand and a steal at the current $499 price-point.
Where other budget brands are subtractive and concerned with how much they can strip out of a flagship or mid-tier proposition, TCL’s Alcatel 3 feels like a foundation and something that’s building towards something.
The Samsung Galaxy A70 doesn’t have wireless charging, water resistance, dual speakers or DeX support but it does still retain the majority of what makes a Samsung’s flagship smartphones appealing.
LG’s first 5G handset tells a familiar story but it’s more of an obnoxious big-budget remake than a cult-classic.
The Oppo Reno breaks far more new ground than most flagships do and while it’s not cheap, by the standards of 5G phones, it strikes out as close to a bargain as these things come.
You miss out on a few things like wireless charging but, for the asking price, we’d still rate the Huawei P30 as an incredibly competitive package.
For most people, the Moto G7 Plus will do a fine job of handling your day-to-day demands. For those who need it to push a little further, it’ll do that too.
The Nokia 1 Plus is a budget phone that takes the usual shortcuts, but ends up hitting all the expected roadblocks regardless.
The AX5s cuts a few corners, sharing many of the same weaknesses with its predecessor. But when you factor in the exceptional battery life, improved processor and updated design, it’s not difficult to dig what Oppo is selling here.
The Nokia 9 PureView feels like a great foundation for the next generation of Nokia devices, but it doesn’t feel like a foundation I’m rushing to lean on just yet.
If you can live without things like wireless charging, water resistance and the ability to take photos of the moon, there are almost zero reasons to look at buying anything other than the Pixel 3a.
Motorola’s G-series remains the gold standard for budget smartphones - and this year’s G7 continues that legacy in strong form.
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