Top 5 Best Smartphones 2023

1: Oppo Find X6 Pro

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PricePrice of Oppo Find X6 Pro in USA is $899
Price of Oppo Find X6 Pro in Pakistan is Rs 254,999
Price of Oppo Find X6 Pro in India is ₹ 72190
Price of Oppo Find X6 Pro in Bangladesh is ৳ 110,000
Brand and ModelOppo Find X6 Pro
Dimensions and Weight164.8 x 76.2 x 9.1 mm, 218 g
Display6.82 inches, 1440 x 3168 pixels, LTPO3 AMOLED, 1B colors, 120Hz, Dolby Vision, HDR10+, 800 nits (typ), 1500 nits (HBM), 2500 nits (peak)
Processor (CPU)Octa-core (1 x 3.2 GHz Cortex-X3 + 2 x 2.8 GHz Cortex-A715 + 2 x 2.8 GHz Cortex-A710 + 3 x 2.0 GHz Cortex-A510)
Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)Adreno 730 
Storage256GB, 512GB
Operating SystemAndroid 13 OS
CameraTriple Camera: 50 MP, f/1.8, 23mm (wide), 1.0″-type, multi-directional PDAF, Laser AF, OIS + 50 MP, f/2.6, 65mm (periscope telephoto), 1/1.56″, 2.8x optical zoom, multi-directional PDAF, OIS + 50 MP, f/2.2, 15mm, (ultra-wide), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, multi-directional PDAF, OIS, LED Flash 
BatteryLi-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
100W wired, PD, 45% in 10 min, 100% in 30 min
50W wireless, 50% in 22 min, 100% in 51 min
10W reverse wireless
Connectivity2G Band:
 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
SIM2: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900  
3G Band:
HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100  
4G Band:
5G Band:
Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e/7, tri-band, Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth: v5.3 with A2DP, LE, apt-X HD
SensorsAccelerometer, color spectrum, Compass, Fingerprint (under display, optical), Gyro, Proximity
PortsUSB Type-C 3.1, OTG,
Water and Dust Resistance IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 min)
Biometric AuthenticationFingerprint (under-display, optical), Facial Recognition: Yes
ColorsBlack, Brown, Green
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Oppo Find X6 Pro Specification

Detailed Review

In the list of top 5 best smartphones of 2023 Oppo find X6Pro is at number 1. The Oppo Find X6 Pro is finally here, and while it remains a China exclusive for the time being, this is Oppo’s best flagship. A camera this time around with three 50-megapixel sensors, including an ultra-wide camera, a one-inch type sensor main camera, and the largest periscope sensor ever seen on a smartphone. You get a premium leather-felt hard shell case, a charging cable, and a 100-watt charging brick.

The device has a refreshed design this year, with a massive circular camera module largely inspired by DSLR camera lenses and luxury watches. The camera module has a stunning dual-tone finish with all the necessary branding, and the lens cover is made of high-strength glass and aluminum, which is both drop and corrosion resistant. Not to mention, there is also a stainless steel ring wrapping around the module. The empty space next to the periscope sensor is needed since it’s used to house the rest of the world’s largest periscope lens. The phone comes in three different color options. You can pick it up in green or black, both of which are made from anti-glare gloss with Gorilla Glass 5 protection on their backs. But if you would prefer a more classical look, there’s always the brown color variant, which is made up of vegan leather and metal-like gloss materials. It’s also the only one with the signature Hasselblad orange dots at the bottom of its camera ring. However, the brown variant is slightly thicker and heavier than the other glass color versions. Otherwise, everything else is the same. All three colors have aluminum frames; they are all IP68 dust and water resistant, and they all have Gorilla Glass Victus protection on their front panels.

The Oppo Find X6 Pro also features a new larger display this time. It’s a 6.82 inch 120-hertz Lipo 3.0 AMOLED display with a pixel-popping QHD+ resolution that packs in 510 pixels per inch. It’s a 10-bit billion-color bionic display that supports Dolby Vision, HDR10+, and Widevine L1. It also packs in a 240Hz touch sampling rate, 1440 Hz PWM dimming, and most importantly, a peak brightness of 2500 nits, which makes it the brightest smartphone screen on the planet.

When it comes to software, the Find X6 Pro makes use of ColorOS 13.1 skinned over Android 13. Oppo has also promised four years of major Android software updates and five years of security updates, which isn’t something you usually see from an Oppo device, so this is awesome to hear. To keep things running, there’s a large 5000 mah battery, which is optimized by Oppo’s battery health engine for 1600 charge and discharge cycles, which means that the battery will still have 80% battery health after four years of use. Oppo has also increased wired charging speeds this year, bringing it up to 100 Watts, which can fill up its large battery in just 30 minutes. Not to mention, there’s still 50-watt wireless charging, which can get your phone to 100% in just 51 minutes.

The Oppo Find X6 Pro also features a newly redesigned cooling system with a 24% larger vapor chamber over its predecessor, as well as a new generation graphite material to improve heat dissipation efficiency by 84%. This cooling system keeps things at bay when running demanding apps or benchmarks, so it’s no surprise to see the Find X6 Pro top the charts in Antutu, as well as receive heavy-hitting scores in other benchmarks, since it houses Qualcomm’s latest 4-nanometer TSMC-powered Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipsets, up to 16 gigs of LPDR5X RAM with an option for an additional 8 gigs of RAM expansion, and up to 512 gigs of UFS 4.0 storage. You would think with all these specs, the Find X6 Pro would be able to play games at 120-hertz refresh rates, but unfortunately, in some games such as Real Racing 3, the device caps the frame rate to 60 FPS, even though it’s more than capable of reaching such high frame rates. The good news is that when playing Call of Duty Mobile, it can achieve a stable frame rate of 90 FPS, which other devices seem to cap at 60. And when playing more demanding games such as Genshin Impact, you’ll be happy to hear that it can maintain a stable 60 FPS thanks to the HyperBoost gaming engine and Ultra Steady Frames feature. It’s worth mentioning that this game is capped at 60 FPS on all devices regardless of the screen refresh rate.

This Oppo flagship also takes advantage of Bluetooth 5.3, NFC, 5G, and Wi-Fi 7 to ensure you’re always connected to the world. Not to mention, it also packs in a USB 3.1 Type-C port, an IR blaster, an X-axis linear motor, and O haptics for an immersive flagship-level haptic feedback experience, as well as dual stereo speakers at the top and one at the bottom.

So, the Oppo Find X6 Pro is phenomenal when it comes to benchmarks and gaming, but honestly, those are all just extras since this device is all about those cameras. So let’s get started with the selfie camera performance. The Find X6 Pro has a punch hole notch, this time at the top center of its screen, which utilizes the same selfie camera as its predecessor, and even though it still uses the same sensor, it benefits from more advanced processing features thanks to the new Qualcomm chipsets, as well as next-gen image processing architecture powered by Oppo’s own-made Maricilicon X Imaging NPU. So shots come out filled with detail, fantastic color accuracy, and superb edge detection when in daylight. Recording a 1080p 30fps bokeh video on the brand new Oppo Find X6 Pro, you can switch from 0.8X, go up to 1X, and all the way up to 2X in regular selfie video. Where once again, you can go from 0.8X to 1X to 2X and all the way back to 0.8X. Let me know your thoughts on the audio and video quality when using the selfie cam on the brand new Oppo Find X6 Pro. It’s great to see that you can seamlessly zoom in and out when recording using the selfie cam, but for such an insane flagship camera phone, you would expect to get higher than just 1080p 30fps selfie video recording. Selfies come out okay at night; they still look decent at times but tend to suffer from a washed-out look, lacking in detail and having questionable edge detection at times when taking pics at night. Selfies on Oppo’s latest flagship come out great in daylight situations and decent in low-light situations, but I’m not gonna lie.

The Oppo Find X6 Pro’s greatest weakness is likely its selfie camera performance. That being said, most Chinese-made Android smartphones suffer from the same issue; they have incredible back camera sensors, but when it comes to selfie photo and video, they are on a mid-range level. Not to mention that 1080p video on the selfie camera on a flagship device is just not okay.That being said, the main camera sensors on the back of the device not only mean that Oppo has outdone themselves here, but they have actually set a new standard for flagship smartphone cameras. Because this thing has seriously outdone itself. It has a triple 50-megapixel setup, which consists of two Sony IMX 890 sensors for the 15-millimeter F2.2 ultra-wide camera and 65-millimeter F2.6 telephoto periscope camera. Both have a 1-inch 1.56-inch sensor size, making the Find X6 Pro’s periscope sensor the largest smartphone periscope sensor in the world, and the periscope and main cameras both have optical image stabilization. The main sensor has an equivalent focal length of 23 millimeters. It has an aperture of F1.8 and is a massive 1-inch type sensor thanks to it being the Sony IMX 989 sensor.

Oppo has explained this triple camera system as the “Three-Main-Camera Era,” since all three sensors benefit from the Hasselblad partnership, Maricilicon X Imaging NPU, and Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 CPU, which allows them to all deliver the same level of image clarity, light and shadow handling, and color accuracy.

The Oppo Find X6 Pro takes incredible shots with its ultra-wide camera, whether being in macro mode, high-res 50-megapixel mode, or bend 12.5-megapixel mode. The main sensor has slightly better color accuracy but matches the ultra-wide on detail, exposure, and dynamic range, and its two-times lossless zoom looks just as sharp as the periscope’s three-times optical zoom. Not to mention, this six-times hybrid zoom option is unreal, and even at 10 times digital zoom, things still look insanely detailed. There is a slight dip in quality when you reach 30 times digital zoom, but it still looks better than any other phone out there at this level, and it’s crazy how even at 60 or 120 times zoom levels, you can still make out exactly what’s going on. Using the periscope with a 25-millimeter focusing distance, DSLR quality kicks in, and of course, we still have Hasselblad expand modes, which make for some fun snaps. You can, of course, take portrait shots at 1X with the main camera thanks to that massive sensor size. But portraits come out the best when using the periscope sensor at three times optical zoom, which also has different Hasselblad Pro modes that make for some interesting filters.

There is also an option for portrait video when using the periscope camera at three times zoom, but it’s capped at 1080P 30fps, and you can also shoot the same 1080p portrait video using the main camera. You can also use the main camera to record 10-bit HDR 4K 30 FPS Dolby Vision Video. Not to mention, you can seamlessly switch between all three cameras when recording continuous 4K 30fps video, from the ultrawide to the main to the periscope, all the way up to 18 times digital zoom. You can also record ultrawide video at a max resolution and frame rate of 4K 60fps; it looks fantastic and is very stable. But if you want to go all out stable, there is also an ultra-steady Pro mode, which is insane even when running. There’s also an ultra-steady mode, which uses the main camera, and both modes are capped at 1080P 60fps. And of course, you can also use the main camera to record 4K 60fps video, but unfortunately, there is no option for 8K video.

I was surprised not to see a 4K night video mode option, but recording 4K 30fps main video or ultrawide video at night still looks amazing. But there is a night mode option for photos, which span from ultrawide all the way up to 120 times zoom, and they all look just as good as when I took the same shots during the day.

This camera system is extraordinary that 25-millimeter minimum focusing distance on the periscope does wonders at night too, and portrait shots on the main and periscope sensors come out very good in terms of detail, color accuracy, and perfect edge detection, even at night.

I guess it’s safe to say that the Oppo Find X6 Pro is the king of all smartphone cameras when it comes to results from those back sensors in all lights and conditions. And if that was the only thing going for it, you would still more than get what you’re paying for.

2: Oppo Find N2 Flip

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PricePrice of Oppo Find N2 Flip in USA is $860
Price of Oppo Find N2 Flip in Pakistan is Rs 199,999
Price of Oppo Find N2 Flip in India is ₹89,999
Price of Oppo Find N2 Flip in Bangladesh is ৳129999
Brand and ModelOppo Find N2 Flip
Dimensions and WeightUnfolded: (166.2 x 75.2 x 7.5 mm), Folded: (85.5 x 75.2 x 16 mm), Weight: 191 g
Display6.8 inches, 1080 x 2520 pixels, Foldable LTPO AMOLED, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1200 nits (HBM), 1600 nits (peak) 
Processor (CPU)Octa-core (1 x 3.20 GHz Cortex-X2 + 3 x 3.20 GHz Cortex-A710 + 4 x 1.80 GHz Cortex-A510)
Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)Mali-G710 MC10
RAM8GB, 12GB, 16GB
Storage256GB, 512GB
Operating SystemAndroid 13 OS
Camera50 MP, f/1.8, 23mm (wide), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, multi-directional PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 112˚, (ultrawide), Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama, Video (4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps)
Front 32 MP, f/2.4, 22mm (wide), AF, Panorama, Video (1080p@30fps) 
BatteryLi-Po 4300 mAh, non-removable
44W wired, 50% in 23 min (advertised)
Reverse wired
Connectivity2G Band
 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
SIM2: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900  
3G Band
HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100  
4G Band
LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 32(1500), 66(1700/2100), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)  
5G Band
Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, tri-band
Bluetooth: v5.3 with A2DP, LE, apt-X HD
SensorsAccelerometer, color spectrum, Compass, dual Gyro, Fingerprint (side-mounted), Proximity
PortsUSB Type-C 2.0, OTG, 3.5mm jack: No
Water and Dust ResistanceIt doesn’t come with dust resistance but is resistant to water.
Biometric AuthenticationFingerprint (side-mounted), Facial Recognition: Yes
ColorsAstral Black, Gold, Moonlight Purple
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Oppo Find N2 Flip Specification

Detailed Review

Oppo has made a couple of affordable phones already, but they’re exclusive to the Chinese market. The Find N2 Flip takes things international and is Oppo’s first foldable with a compact flip design. It’s a clamshell design that, at first glance, is nearly identical to what you get with Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 4, but there are some differences here.

The most notable is the large outer cover display, which you use while the screen is folded. It’s a 3.3-inch AMOLED with a 720p resolution and Gorilla Glass 5 protection. For these sorts of flip phones, this is the largest outer display on the market, much bigger than the 1.9-inch one on the Z Flip 4. In comparison, the Huawei P50 Pocket’s one-inch outer screen seems tiny, and even the Moto Razer 2022’s cover display falls a bit short at 2.7 inches. The bigger, the better, right? And the larger screen should bring more utility, but aesthetically, perhaps the large size is not quite as elegant.

Another difference between the Find N2 Flip and the Galaxy Z Flip 4 is the hinge design. Here, you get what Oppo calls a new generation flexion hinge, rated for over two hundred thousand actuations, and it can support the phone at any angle between 45 and 110 degrees. The hinge is a bit different from what you see from Samsung, thanks to it; the Find N2 Flip folds flat with no gap in between the two halves. The difference is also apparent when you’re using the foldable inner display. The crease where it folds over is much more subtle here and hard to notice unless you’re looking for it.

Other than that, the Find N2 Flip’s design comes from basically the same mold as the other flip phones on the market. Ours is in the Moonlight Purple colorway, which is rather glossy, though the Astral Black option has a frosted finish. An additional accent is the wavy pattern on the hinge, together with the Oppo logo. What you won’t get here is the IP-rated waterproofing; the Galaxy Flip remains the only one around with that sort of protection.

Now, let’s talk more about the N2 Flip’s inner display. It’s a 6.8 inch foldable AMOLED with a 1080p resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. This display is sharp, and you get those deep AMOLED blacks. I’ve already mentioned the subtlety of the crease, plus the colors are quite accurate, and there’s support for HDR10+. The brightness is impressive here; we measured a maximum of 550 nits with a manual slider, and this can boost to over a thousand nits in auto mode in bright sun. When it comes to the refresh rate, the inner display can remain at 120Hz to smooth out your swiping and scrolling, and then it dials down when idling to save energy. We observed it dropping to 60Hz, but Oppo claims it can adjust all the way down to one Hertz.

You can get the phone with 256 or 512 gigs of storage on board, but that isn’t expandable through microSD. The Find N2 Flip has a pair of stereo speakers for your audio; they have very good loudness, and the sound quality is okay. The mids are strong here, but there’s not much bass.

You can wake up and unlock the phone using the side-mounted fingerprint reader built into the power button. And, as affordable, the Find N2 Flip brings software features you won’t find on a typical phone. For example, the additional functionality of the second screen. It features an always-on display by default, but unlock the phone, and you’ll get a basic UI, including quick toggles and notifications, the camera interface, and various widgets. The cover screen is quite customizable through settings; you can switch up the looks and the widgets, and even add an interactive pet. Besides the cover screen, you get some features that take advantage of the folding mechanism. For example, if you fold the phone halfway while playing a video from YouTube, it will expand to take up the whole half of the screen. This is also true for the viewfinder of the camera interface, and this unlocks a camcorder mode when shooting video that you can show off to your friends. Something else that your friends might find useful is the preview you can enable on the cover screen so your subjects can see themselves as you shoot them, and you can also use the cover screen as a viewfinder in order to take a picture of yourself with the rear cameras so you can snap a quick selfie with the rear cameras without having to unfold the device.

The software experience is pretty familiar here; it’s Oppo’s ColorOS 13 on top of Android 13, basically the same as you get on any recent Oppo, Realme, or OnePlus phone. However, the Find N2 Flip is Oppo’s first phone to offer four years of major ColorOS updates and five years of security updates. That’s among the longest support in any Android phone.

The Find N2 Flip is a bit different from what you’d find on most flagship phones. Rather than a high-end Snapdragon, it’s a Dimensity 9000 Plus from MediaTek, which is their top-shelf silicon. In CPU benchmarks, the Oppo falls behind rivals like the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and the Moto Razer 2022, which are running on a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1. In graphics tests, it does fare a bit better, but the Samsung still has it beat. That’s not to say that the performance is bad, though; it’s still flagship-grade, and there’s plenty of power here for heavy gaming. And even better, the thermal management here is much better than the Snapdragon-equipped flip phones.

The Find N2 Flip has another advantage over the Z Flip 4 and Moto Razer: a considerably larger 4300 milliamp-hour battery. In our battery life tests, the Find N2 Flip earned a great endurance rating of 97 hours. It’s better than the Galaxy and even outperforms the rest of the competition. Overall, the phone supports 44-watt charging but comes with a 67-watt adapter. With it, we were able to charge from zero to 62 percent in half an hour. There is no wireless charging.

Now, onto the cameras. The Find N2 Flip has a 50-megapixel main cam on the back, plus an 8-megapixel ultra-wide cam. The main cam’s photos come out at 12.5 megapixels by default due to pixel binning. These shots are great, with very good detail, pleasant-looking colors, plenty of contrast, low noise, and excellent dynamic range. Portraits from the main cam are excellent as well; the subject detection is great, the default blur level looks very natural, and the HDR works well. There is a two-times zoom button in the viewfinder, and this is the digital crop from the main cam. There’s heavy sharpening applied and noticeable noise, but these are still usable.

The ultra-wide cam’s 8-megapixel photos are alright; the field of view is wide enough, and there’s good dynamic range too, but the photos are a bit soft and noisy in low-light conditions. The Find N2 Flip will automatically apply night mode processing to its photos. Those from the main cam are likable; they’re well-exposed with a wide dynamic range, good shadow development, and well-contained highlights. Colors are nicely saturated, and the detail level is good too. Our only complaint was the heavy sharpening and details like foliage. Toggling on the dedicated night mode will get you much the same result. The ultra-wide cam also gets the auto night mode treatment; in the dark, the results aren’t great, though. You do get well-saturated colors, but the dynamic range leaves more to be desired with some unsuccessfully contained highlights and soft underexposed shadows.

Now, let’s move on to selfies. There is the option to shoot them in the same way as a typical smartphone with the Find N2 Flip’s 32-megapixel front-facing cam, which has autofocus. If the lighting is good, these photos come out with an impressive level of detail. Skin tones look nice, and the dynamic range is excellent too. And like I mentioned earlier, you can shoot your selfies using the rear cameras instead; the quality from the main cam is, of course, great, and it can handle more challenging lighting much better than the dedicated selfie cam. We did discover something odd, though: if you take a selfie with the main camera, the photo will look different than a regular photo taken with the same camera. It seems that when you switch the camera UI to the cover screen for a selfie, you enable a sort of selfie mode with a brighter exposure, finer detail, and more lifelike skin tones.

Videos can be recorded with the main cam in up to 4K at 30fps. You can’t record in 4K when the selfie mode on the cover screen is active, though. The 4K footage you get otherwise is okay, with good dynamic range and a respectable level of detail, but the rendition seems over-processed. The colors are also muted compared to the stills. The ultra-wide camera is limited to 1080p resolution; it’s decent, with an average level of detail, good contrast, and okay dynamic range. Electronic stabilization is available on both cameras and is praiseworthy, smoothing things out quite well. In low light, the Find N2 Flip’s main camera is actually pretty capable; detail is rather good, and the dynamic range is respectable.

So, that’s the Find N2 Flip. Oppo came to the global foldable scene ready to impress, and their debut device is competitive when it comes to the hinge design and the flatness of the crease. There’s an excellent main cam and great battery life, and it stands out from the crowd with this large cover display.

A major competitor is the Galaxy Z Flip 4, which does have waterproofing, wireless charging, and a better ultra-wide cam, but still, the Find N2 Flip gives it a run for its money.

3: Rog Phone 7 Ultimate

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PricePrice of Rog Phone 7 Ultimate in USA is $1,399
Price of Rog Phone 7 Ultimate in Pakistan is Rs 227,000
Price of Rog Phone 7 Ultimate in India is ₹99,999
Price of Rog Phone 7 Ultimate in Bangladesh is ৳157,086
Brand and ModelAsus Rog Phone 7 Ultimate
Dimensions and Weight173 x 77 x 10.3 mm, Weight: 239 g
Display6.78 inches, 1080 x 2448 pixels,
AMOLED, 1B colors, 165Hz, HDR10+, 1000 nits (HBM), 1500 nits (peak)
Processor (CPU)Octa-core (1×3.2 GHz Cortex-X3 & 2×2.8 GHz Cortex-A715 & 2×2.8 GHz Cortex-A710 & 3×2.0 GHz Cortex-A510)
Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)Adreno 740
Operating SystemAndroid 13
Camera50 MP, f/1.9, 24mm (wide), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, PDAF
13 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide)
5 MP, f/2.0, (macro)
Video: 8K@24fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, 720p@480fps; gyro-EIS, HDR10+
BatteryLi-Po 6000 mAh, non-removable
65W wired, PD3.0, QC5, 100% in 42 min
10W reverse wired
Connectivity2G bands
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
CDMA 800
3G bands
HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G bands
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 48, 66 – International
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 29, 30, 32, 34, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 48, 66, 71 – USA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 26, 28, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 48 – China
5G bands
1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 18, 20, 25, 26, 28, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA/Sub6 – International
1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 18, 20, 25, 26, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA/Sub6 – USA
1, 3, 5, 8, 28, 41, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA/Sub6 – China
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass
PortsUSB Type-C 3.1 (side), Display-Port 1.4; USB Type-C 2.0 (bottom), OTG, accessory connector, 3.5mm jack: Yes
Water and Dust ResistanceThis phone is water and dust resistance certified
Biometric AuthenticationFingerprint (under display, optical), Facial Recognition: Yes
ColorsStorm White
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Rog Phone 7 Ultimate Specification

Detailed Review

The Rog phones are known to have some of the most in-depth features available for mobile gamers. The G7 lineup so far consists of the regular Rog Phone 7 and the ultimate version. Both models provide a top-tier gaming experience, but the Ultimate model has a second display on the back and a special window for the cooling fan to blow air into. The upgrades compared to last year aren’t huge, but they’re noticeable. There’s a new chipset, improved cooling, better speakers, and a brighter display.

This time around, the design of the Rog Phone 7 Ultimate is along the same lines of what we’ve seen before. The back is made from Gorilla Glass 3 with a smooth frosted white finish; white is the only color option, actually. The back curves into an aluminum frame. The phone is rather hefty but balanced, and the aesthetic is definitely gamer-ish with its angled accents but not in your face.

Besides the Rog Vision display, which is just like last year, it’s a full-color display that can light up with static images or animations based on what’s going on with the phone. It’s all very customizable; you can download new designs and animations or make your own from scratch. The air triggers are back; these are ultrasonic sensors on the corners of the device, which can accept inputs from taps, long presses, and swipes. These are mappable to your game controls to give you an extra leg up over the competition, and you can even download pre-made mappings for specific games.

Another interesting feature is that you get a second USB-C port and Pogo pins on the side of the device. The port supports USB 3.1 Gen 2 and display port 1.4, and the pins are for hooking up Rog accessories. Probably the most relevant of these accessories is the AeroActive Cooler 7, which comes bundled with the phone. It uses both a fan and a Peltier element to pump cold air directly inside through a window called the AeroActive Portal. We also saw such a portal in last year’s Rog 6D Ultimate. It stays closed unless the fan is attached, but even while it’s open, the Rog Phone 7 Ultimate features IP54 rated Ingress Protection.

Back to the fan, though, it really unlocks the phone’s full potential as far as performance goes. New this year is the secondary air duct that blows onto the display itself for extra cooling. The fan provides extra trigger keys, RGB lighting, and this year it has a headphone jack and even a subwoofer built-in if you’re all about that bass. It’s really easy to connect to. Besides the fan, there are other accessories available, but many of them have been phased out and aren’t compatible with the new model. For example, the Kunai Gamepad 3 bumper isn’t a perfect fit here; it can still connect though if you want to use it as a separate controller. In contrast, the Rog Clip is fully compatible; it allows you to connect the phone to a console gaming controller, and the Asus Professional Dock also is still usable with the Rog Phone 7 and 7 Ultimate.

The display of the Rog Phone 7 Ultimate is a 6.78-inch AMOLED with a 1080p resolution, Gorilla Glass Victus protection, and a whopping 165Hz refresh rate. This extra-fast refresh rate makes movement on screen extra smooth; it won’t dial down to save energy in this mode, though. You’d have to be in the auto mode, which maxes out at 120Hz and can go down to 60Hz. Of course, there’s support for high frame rate gaming here too, and the screen is quite responsive with a touch sampling rate of 720Hz and extensive optimizations. The total end-to-end touch latency is just 23 milliseconds. The display looks great; since the selfie cam is in the top vessel, there’s no notch or cutout here. The picture is sharp and contrasty, and there’s HDR10+ support, and the colors can be dialed in to be quite accurate using the extensive color options. The max brightness is a nice improvement from last year’s model; we measured up to 520 nits with the manual slider, and this can boost to 1100 nits in auto mode when in bright conditions.

Now, let’s get into the audio, which is tuned in partnership with D-Rack. The Rog 7 Ultimate has a headphone jack, and thanks to the Drac virtual spatial audio enhancer, you can get a surround sound effect with headphones on. There are also two identical front-facing stereo speakers, each with its own amplifier. They’re very loud, and the sound quality is excellent. They’re some of the cleanest and most crisp sounding speakers around.

I also mentioned earlier that there’s a subwoofer inside the AeroActive Cooler, and it makes a noticeable improvement with the bass when it’s plugged in. The Rog 7 Ultimate has an under-display fingerprint reader, which is speedy and accurate, and the phone comes with 512 gigs of storage on board, and that’s not expandable through MicroSD.

The interface of the phone is Rog UI on top of Android 13. It’s a heavily customized UI with most of these customizations being related to gaming. Within the quick toggles, you’ll find an array of options, which includes the X performance mode. Turn it on, and you get an animation on the home screen, and the icons will shift appearance too. One of the handiest tools you’ll find at your disposal is The Game Genie, an overlay which you can call up in-game with a swipe from the corner at the top. You can select the performance mode; there are also real-time performance stats which you can leave on screen in a floating window. The other functions here include do not disturb options, recording options, mapping for the triggers, controllers, and macros, and a mode which lets the game continue running in the background. There’s also a dedicated space in which you can find more in-depth gaming settings called The Armory Crate.

The first thing you’ll see is a game library for all of your titles. Each title gets its own profile, which you can customize. Within each profile, you can set a performance mode and download triggers and key mappings that other people have made. But then, you can dive even deeper with the advanced mode. Through here, you can also tweak the touch behavior and the display settings. There’s another performance tab here you can play with and some network options. But even further beyond those tabs, you can dive into the advanced gaming tuning; this gives you a way to change system-level values for the phone’s internals.

Okay, so all of that customization was for individual games. But going back to the console tab, you can create system-wide changes and get real-time performance data. This is also where you’ll find your options for the rear screen, AeroActive Cooler, Game Genie, and air triggers. There’s also a tab for a social media feed from Asus, and then there’s a tab for recommended games and one for your Rog account. So, all in all, a ton of features here, plus Asus is promising two major OS updates and four years of security patches for the Rog 7 generation.

The Rog phones always come out with the most cutting-edge hardware available, and the Rog Phone 7 Ultimate doesn’t disappoint. With the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, it packs significantly more power under the hood than the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 or the MediaTek Dimensity 9000 Plus, and it’s rather power efficient as well. Plus, you get support for the latest memory tech, including LPDDR5X RAM and UFS 4.0. There is an exception this year though; Samsung actually has an exclusive deal with Qualcomm, and its flagships pack a slightly more powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy with higher clock speeds. So in benchmarks, the Rog Phone 7 Ultimate is just edged out from the top of the charts by the Galaxies. But still, this is among the most powerful Android phones you can get right now.

And on top of all of that, the Rog Phone 7 Series brings improvements in the passive cooling system, including a new Rapid Cycle Vapor Chamber and redesigned graphite sheets. This means you should get better thermal efficiency even without the cooling fan working. And in our prolonged stress tests, the Rog Phone 7 Ultimate did a great job even in just the dynamic performance mode without the gaming X mode enabled. Thermal throttling was slow and gradual with no sudden dips. With the X mode on, the performance loss over time is much less; however, the phone did become rather hot to the touch during testing. And then there’s the X-Mode Plus, which requires the cooling fan here enabled. On this maximum setting, the performance in this case was the most stable, and the phone remained perfectly comfortable to hold.

Just like the previous generations of the Rog phone, the latest model has a 6,000mAh battery split into two symmetrical cells using MMTAG. The battery life is excellent here, with the Rog Phone 7 Ultimate scoring an endurance rating of 131 hours in our proprietary tests. The phone comes with 65W fast charging, and with the bundled adapter, we were able to charge from 0 to 68% in half an hour.

The rear cameras of the Rog Phone 7 haven’t changed from the previous generation. You get a 50-megapixel main camera, a 13-megapixel ultra-wide, and a 5-megapixel macro cam. The main cam’s photos come out at 12.5 megapixels due to pixel binning. These look good, with plenty of detail and true-to-life colors. The dynamic range is decently wide too. The contrast is a bit high, and the rendition of fine details like foliage does look a bit artificial from up close, but overall not too bad. There is a two times digital zoom on the viewfinder, and the quality is okay; it’s quite close to the photos without the zoom but with some additional sharpening. Portraits taken with the main cam are decent, with good enough subject detection and separation. The ultra-wide’s photos are very decent as well. The detail level is very good for this type of camera, and the dynamic range is wide. The colors are saturated and look good but don’t match the main camera’s rendition. The sharpening can be a bit aggressive here as well. Close-ups from the macro cam are clean and usable with nice-looking colors.

In low light conditions, the Rog Phone 7 Ultimate will automatically use Night mode processing. These photos from the main cam are quite alright; the detail is there, colors look decent, and noise is minimal. Light sources are handled well, and there is some detail in the shadows too. Beyond that, there is also a dedicated Night mode on the main camera. It cleans up some of the noise, applies some additional sharpening, and contains light sources a bit better. The ultra-wide cam naturally struggles quite a bit more in low light, even with auto Night mode kicking in. Its shots are darker with limited dynamic range; many surfaces look noisy and soft. Toggling the dedicated Night mode does make an improvement, reducing the noise and brightening things up.

Overall, shadows are boosted, and textures look a lot more detailed; each shot does take a while to process, though.

The Rog Phone 7 Ultimate does have one new camera, the 32-megapixel selfie cam. It bins pixels to produce 8-megapixel selfies, and they look great with plenty of detail, good-looking textures, and natural colors.

When it comes to video, the Rog Phone 7 Ultimate can record in up to 8K at 24fps with the main cam. This footage looks great, with plenty of detail and colors that are vibrant but not over the top. 4K video is also great, with not much less detail than the 8K footage and the same good-looking colors. The dynamic range is wide too. The ultra-wide cam’s 4K video is nice, with plenty of detail and good-looking colors, which again are more saturated than those from the main cam. Electronic stabilization is available regardless of camera or resolution, and while it does come with a cropped frame, it does a good job in smoothing out the footage.

The main camera captures very clean low-light videos with plenty of detail. Light sources are handled well too. The colors are a bit bland, and the overall exposure could stand to be a bit brighter.

So, does the Rog Phone 7 Ultimate? Not a ton has changed since the previous generation, but the improved thermals and brightness boosts on the display are quite welcome. Also, an upgrade to the latest chipset is a must to stay ahead of the game. The Rog 7 Ultimate doesn’t break the mold, but again, the level of gaming-related features and customization options here are above and beyond anything else on the market, and for hardcore mobile gamers, this is definitely worth checking out.

4: Honor Magic 5 Pro

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PricePrice of Honor Magic 5 Pro in USA is $1,195
Price of Honor Magic 5 Pro in Pakistan is Rs 214,999
Price of Honor Magic 5 Pro in India is ₹105,290
Price of Honor Magic 5 Pro in Bangladesh is ৳101,970
Brand and ModelHonor Magic 5 Pro
Dimensions and Weight162.9 x 76.7 x 8.8 mm, Weight: 219 g
Display6.81 inches, 1312 x 2848 pixels,
LTPO OLED, 1B colors, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1800 nits (peak)
Processor (CPU)Octa-core (1×3.2 GHz Cortex-X3 & 2×2.8 GHz Cortex-A715 & 2×2.8 GHz Cortex-A710 & 3×2.0 GHz Cortex-A510)
Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)Adreno 740
RAM8GB, 12GB, 16GB
Storage256GB, 512GB
Operating SystemAndroid 13, MagicOS 7.1
Camera50 MP, f/1.6, 23mm (wide), 1/1.12″ 1.4µm, multi-directional PDAF, Laser AF, OIS
50 MP, f/3.0, 90mm (periscope telephoto), PDAF, OIS, 3.5x optical zoom
50 MP, f/2.0, 13mm, 122˚ (ultrawide), 1/2.76″, AF
TOF 3D (depth)
Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video: 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60fps, gyro-EIS, HDR10, 10-bit video
BatteryLi-Po 5100 mAh, non-removable – International
Silicon-carbon 5450 mAh, non-removable – China only
Charging: 66W wired
50W wireless
Reverse wireless
5W reverse wired
Connectivity2G bands
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 
CDMA 800
3G bands
HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G bands
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41 – China
5G bands
1, 3, 5, 8, 28, 38, 41, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA – China
SensorsFace ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, color spectrum
PortsUSB Type-C 3.1, DisplayPort 1.2, 3.5mm jack: No
Water and Dust ResistanceIP68 for splash, water, and dust resistance 
Biometric AuthenticationFingerprint (under display, optical), Facial Recognition: Yes
ColorsBlack, Meadow Green, Blue, Purple, Orange
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Honor Magic 5 Pro Specification

Detailed Review

The Honor Magic 5 Pro is a new high-end camera phone that brings all the bells and whistles. Honor continues to bring us high-quality devices in the spirit of Huawei but with the benefit of full Google support.

Just like its predecessor, the Honor Magic 5 Pro is a flagship camera phone with not only premium hardware but full support for Google services, unlike Huawei phones. Compared to the previous model, though, you get improved camera specs, a brighter display, a larger battery, and a new chipset.

The Magic 5 Pro is made of glass with a textured matte finish. The back panel curves into a glossy aluminum frame, but most interesting is the round camera bump, which is also a bit glossy, is huge, and actually makes the phone a bit top-heavy. While this phone is made of glass, there’s also a version with an Eco-leather back, but that’s for China only.

The front side of the phone is curved as well, and just like last year, you have a wide cutout for the selfie and the Face ID system. You also get full IP68-rated ingress protection, as you’d expect from a top flagship. Something else which you can’t see is a new antenna setup for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The special architecture should reduce interference and latency.

The display of the phone is a curved 6.81-inch LTPO OLED with a 1312 by 2848 resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. The resolution is higher than your typical smartphone, coming out to a pixel density of 460 PPI. Content is sharp and contrasty, and you have support for 10-bit color and HDR10+. The color accuracy is excellent too.

The Magic 5 Pro’s display is also super bright. We measured a maximum of 760 nits with a manual brightness slider, and this is able to boost up to nearly 1230 nits in auto mode if you need it.

As an LTPO panel, this display’s refresh rate should be extra dynamic based on content. You get a smooth 120Hz when swiping around, which dials down to as low as 1 Hertz when idling to save energy. However, because there’s no built-in refresh rate tool on this UI, we couldn’t confirm anything below 60 Hertz. For further energy savings, you could also dial down the resolution. There’s also a smart option which can do this on the fly for you based on content.

For audio, you get a pair of stereo speakers. They have very good loudness, and the sound quality is very good too, with great vocals, enough bass, and well-presented highs. To wake up and unlock the phone, you can use the responsive under-display fingerprint reader, or you can opt to use Face Unlock, which is extra secure thanks to the 3D ToF sensor next to the selfie cam.

The Magic 5 Pro comes with 256 or 512 gigs of storage onboard, and that’s not expandable with a microSD. The interface of the phone is Honor’s Magic OS 7.1 on top of Android 13. It’s pretty similar to what you’d find on recent Honor or Huawei phones, from the looks to the arrangement within the notification and quick settings menu. One major difference from Huawei, though, is that here you get full support for Google apps and services.

There are a bunch of customization options here to tweak the looks of the interface, and you can either keep all of your apps on the home screen or use an app drawer. Large folders are another function which can save you a bit of space and clutter. Honor provides a bunch of proprietary apps, including Gallery, Notes, System Manager, and Weather. And since the Magic 5 Pro has an IR blaster, you can use it as a remote to control appliances.

With all of these features is Qualcomm’s current flagship chipset, the Snapdragon HN2. It provides improved CPU and GPU performance compared to the previous generation, the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, and there’s support for new memory tech like UFS 4.0 and LPDR5X RAM. As you’d expect, performance is smooth and snappy. The Magic 5 Pro is amongst the best out there right now. However, when it comes to thermal management, we observed heavy thermal throttling during our prolonged stress test. There is also a performance battery mode which tries to maintain a higher level but introduces sharp dips into the mix. Either way, there’s a lot more to be desired here.

The battery capacity of the Magic 5 Pro is 5010 milliamp-hours, much larger than the 4600 in last year’s model. Battery life is considerably better too, with the Magic 5 Pro earning an endurance rating of 150 in hours in our tests. There’s support for 66-watt fast charging, and the charger comes in the box with it. We were able to charge from zero to 75% in half an hour. There’s support for fast wireless charging too.

Now, let’s move on to the cameras, which include a 50-megapixel main cam, a 50-megapixel ultra-wide camera with autofocus, and a 50-megapixel 3.5-times periscope telephoto. You also get a ToF laser focusing system, a flicker sensor, and a multi-spectrum color sensor. The biggest upgrade from last year is the main cam. It has a new sensor with larger pixels, a wider aperture, and OIS. This time around, the main cam takes 12-megapixel images by default, thanks to pixel binning and a slight crop.

These daylight photos are some of the best you can get from a smartphone these days. There’s an impressive level of detail with balanced processing, and even fine details are well-rendered. The colors are true to life, contrast is high, and the dynamic range is wide but not over the top. Portrait mode photos are taken with the main cam with a 2-times zoom applied by default. They’re solid, with excellent subject rendition and great separation, and portrait sticking at 1-times are even better, providing more detail than the zoomed ones. In low light conditions, the Magic 5 Pro will apply automatic night mode processing to its photos. There’s also a dedicated night mode you can enable, but it provides the same results.

These low-light photos from the main cam are excellent. They’re well-exposed with a ton of resolved detail and little noise. Colors are saturated, there’s plenty of contrast, and the dynamic range is impressive.

Videos can be taken with all of the cameras in up to 4K resolution. 4K videos from the main cam are great, with plenty of detail and sharpness, high contrast, true-to-life colors, and balanced dynamic range. There is electronic stabilization available for the main, ultra-wide, and selfie cameras, and it’s always on to smooth things out. In low light, 4K videos from the main cam are average in quality. The colors look good, but the dynamic range is narrow, and the noise reduction smears a lot of the details. There is a night video mode available for the main cam too. It’s limited to 1080p resolution, but it improves the exposure and dynamic range. You also get plenty of detail, low noise, and excellent colors.

Now, let’s talk about the telephoto camera. With this 3.5-times zoom, its photos are very good, sharp, with plenty of detail and again balanced processing. The colors are accurate, and the dynamic range is wide. There’s also a 10-times zoom toggle on the viewfinder, and these are achieved through a digital crop and upscale. They’re a bit less detailed but are still enough with a pleasant rendition. The telephoto cam does a good job at night, taking photos with a nice exposure, impressive dynamic range, and low noise. The color rendition is great, and the shots aren’t the most detailed, but they’re sharp enough. Video from the telephoto comes at a 4-times zoom, and the quality is alright. You get good colors, contrast, and dynamic range, but the detail level and sharpness are just average. Nighttime zoom videos from the telephoto cam are soft, dark, and a bit noisy too, but they’re still usable.

Now we have the ultra-wide cam. Its photos are great; they’re especially wide with a lot of detail and again a balanced rendition. The colors are true to life, the contrast is good, and the dynamic range is wide too. Since the ultra-wide has autofocus, you can use it to take macro close-ups. These are pleasant, with good detail and sharpness in the center and wide dynamic range. The low-light photos from the ultra-wide are excellent for this sort of camera. They’re surprisingly well-exposed with low noise, and you get good-looking colors and more than enough detail. 4K videos from the ultra-wide are great; there’s enough detail, low noise, and accurate colors. There’s plenty of contrast, and the dynamic range is decent. The low-light ultra-wide videos are usable. They’re noisy, but have some detail, good colors, and okay dynamic range.

Finally, we have selfies from the 12-megapixel front-facing cam. They’re outstanding, with a lot of sharp detail, which isn’t over-processed. There’s low noise, accurate colors, plenty of contrast, and above-average dynamic range.

So, that’s the Honor Magic 5 Pro. It brings pretty much everything you need in a flagship: a great display, premium hardware, fast charging, and solid versatile cameras. The most notable shortcomings are that you don’t get 8K video recording, and the thermal management of the chipset isn’t the best around. But if these don’t bother you, then the Honor Magic 5 Pro is worth a full recommendation.

5: Google Pixel 7A

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PricePrice of Google Pixel 7A in USA is $499
Price of Google Pixel 7A in Pakistan is Rs 129,999
Price of Google Pixel 7A in India is ₹43,999
Price of Google Pixel 7A in Bangladesh is ৳51999
Brand and ModelGoogle Pixel 7A
Dimensions and Weight152 x 72.9 x 9 mm, Weight: 193.5 g
Display6.1 inches, 1080 x 2400 pixels,
Processor (CPU)Octa-core (2×2.85 GHz Cortex-X1 & 2×2.35 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A55)
Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)Mali-G710 MP7
Operating SystemAndroid 13
Camera64 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), 1/1.73″, 0.8µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
13 MP, f/2.2, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1.12µm
Features: Dual-LED flash, Pixel Shift, Auto-HDR, panorama
Video: 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, OIS
BatteryLi-Po 4385 mAh, non-removable
Charging: 18W wired, PD3.0
7.5W wireless
Connectivity2G bands
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G bands
HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G bands
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71 – GWKK3, G0DZQ
 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 28, 32, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 66 – GHL1X, G82U8
5G bands
1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 20, 25, 28, 30, 38, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78 SA/NSA/Sub6 – GWKK3
1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 20, 25, 28, 30, 38, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78, 260, 261 SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave – G0DZQ
1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA/Sub6 – GHL1X, G82U8
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass, Barometer
PortsUSB Type-C 3.2, 3.5mm jack: No
Water and Dust ResistanceThe dust rating is 6 (highest level of protection), and the water resistance rating is 7 (water-resistant up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes)
Biometric AuthenticationFingerprint (under display, optical), Facial Recognition: Yes
ColorsCharcoal, Snow, Sea, Coral
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Pixel 7A Specification

Detailed Review

Google Pixel 7A A phone which looks to offer a similar experience to its more expensive Pixel siblings, it does come a lot cheaper than the regular Pixel 7, but there are some compromises too. Still, could this be the better deal?

The Pixel A series phones have always aimed to provide many of the same features as the more expensive models at a lower price, and with the Pixel 7A, Google has included even more of those nice features, such as a high refresh rate on the display, a high-res main camera, and wireless charging.

The design of the 7A is quite a familiar one, with its flat back with rounded edges and the signature bar-shaped camera bump extending across the backside. The bar is made of metal, as is the frame, but the back panel itself is made of plastic, and overall, the phone is heftier than you’d expect for its size, weighing in at almost 200 grams. One thing worth noting is that the volume keys and power button are clicky and require a solid squeeze to use, which helps against accidental activations, at least. And just like last year, the Pixel 7A brings IP67-rated ingress protection that’s not quite as water-resistant as the Pixel 7 with its IP68 rating, but it’s close.

Like the previous model, the 7A’s display is a 6.1-inch OLED with a 1080p resolution, but with a fast 90 Hertz refresh rate this time around, it makes swiping and scrolling appear much smoother than on a 60Hz panel. It will dial down to 60 Hertz when you stop interacting with the device to save energy. Also, the Pixel 7A’s display is super bright for the class. We measured a maximum of just under 500 nits with the manual slider, which can boost to 1070 nits in auto mode – great for outdoor use. Despite the rather thick bezels, this display looks good with the great contrast you’d expect from an OLED. You get support for HDR10+ video, and the color accuracy can be very good depending on your color settings.

For audio, there’s a pair of stereo speakers with the earpiece doubling as the top speaker. They have good loudness, and we like the sound even better than the Pixel 7’s. If you want to hear how it sounds for yourself, we’ll leave a link to where you can listen to the studio recording and compare it to most other phones we’ve reviewed.

For biometrics, the Pixel 7A features an under-display fingerprint reader. It’s well placed and quite responsive.

One of the main reasons to get a Pixel is this clean Android software experience, which is exactly what Google intended. If you’re familiar with the stock Android look, you’ll feel right at home. Plus, you get the fastest Android updates on the market, and Google promises at least three years of major Android updates and five years of security patches. One recent feature added to Android is the support for theme colors for icons on the home screen, and swiping up from the home screen can open up the app drawer along with the keyboard for an instant Google search.

On top of the stock Android features, there are also a bunch of AI-based ones which are only found on the Pixel phones. These include things like Now Playing, which identifies songs playing nearby even when you’re offline. There are also things like Call Screen, Direct My Call, Face Unblur, Top Shot, and more, and Google often adds new ones to its Pixel feature drops. These AI-based features are powered by Google’s own Tensor G2 chipset – that’s the same chipset you get in the more expensive Pixels. It’s overall quite powerful, and the Pixel 7A earned very high benchmark scores for this price bracket. However, the performance isn’t on the same level as this year’s Android flagship silicon, the Snapdragon HN2. In fact, the Pixel 7A is outscored in benchmarks by the top mid-range chipset as well, the Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2. Still, the phone runs smoothly, and there’s more than enough power to tackle heavy games and tasks, including those unique AI-driven ones. And while the thermal management here isn’t anything to write home about, at least during our stress test, the 7A throttled gradually without sudden dips.

You only get one option for storage on the Pixel 7A – 128 gigs – and it’s not expandable through microSD. That’s one way in which it falls behind the regular Pixel 7, which has an option for 256 gigs. And another way the 7A is outclassed is battery life. Even though its battery capacity is in the same ballpark as both the Pixel 6A and the 7, in our testing, the 7A’s battery results weren’t spectacular, although screen-on times were decent. Mediocre standby and voice calling scores dragged down the overall endurance rating to just 76 hours. Charging speed isn’t a strong suit of the Pixels – the 7A is rated for just 18-watt charging. As expected, the results in our charging tests were pretty unexciting, with the phone going from zero to just 36 percent in half an hour. But at least, in a first for a Pixel A model, the 7A supports wireless charging.

The Pixel 7A also brings some new camera hardware that we haven’t seen before on a Pixel. On the back, there’s a 64-megapixel main cam, which has the first quad-bayer-type sensor on an A series phone, thus joined by a 13-megapixel ultra-wide camera. Photos from the main cam come out as 16 megapixels thanks to pixel binning, and those taken during the day are excellent, as expected from a Pixel. The colors are both vibrant and true to life, and there’s an overall contrasty look. The dynamic range is wide but not over the top, and the rendition of the detail is quite nice too, without excessive sharpening. Portrait mode shots from the main cam use a digital crop and zoom on top of the regular photos. The results are okay, with mostly good subject separation, but some parts of the subject’s face end up soft, and the sharpness overall takes a hit from the upscaling.

In low light conditions, the Pixel 7A can automatically apply its Nightsight processing to photos, or you can toggle on the dedicated Nightsight mode for the same results. Detail is very good, and the colors are expressive. The white balance is consistent too. The dynamic range is good but not over the top – you can still see clipped point light sources and some darker shadows. It seems to lend a more natural look, though. The Pixel 7A can record video with its main cam in up to 4K resolution at 60fps. The DTI level here isn’t bad, but it’s not that great either. Colors are vivid, and the overall look is quite contrasty. Stabilization is available in all modes on all cameras, but it isn’t perfect on the main cam, though at least when it comes to walking, with some leftover tremors. In low light, the Pixel 7A’s main cam captures OK video. It’s rather soft and dark, but at least the colors and dynamic range are okay.

Now let’s talk about the ultrawide cam. It doesn’t disappoint – its images have excellent sharpness and detail for the class, with colors and contrast that remain consistent with the main cam’s output. The ultrawide’s results in low light too, with the Nightsight processing kicking in. You get very good detail and excellent colors, and dynamic range is good, though again, there’s a contrasty rendition with darker shadows and blown light sources. The ultrawide can record video in up to 4K at 30 FPS, and it does a surprisingly good job. GTL is quite good for the class, and the colors, contrast, and dynamic range are consistent with the main cam’s. The ultrawide’s low light video capture is soft and noisy, but not more so than on competitors.

Finally, selfies are taken with a 13-megapixel front-facing cam. Colors and skin tones look great, and dynamic range is nice and wide. The overall sharpness leaves a bit more to be desired, though.

So, let’s sum things up. The Pixel 7A is a nice mid-range that delivers pretty much everything you’d expect from a Pixel phone: a solid waterproof build, a clean Android interface, a powerful chipset with AI capabilities, and excellent photo quality from the rear cameras. But also, like other Pixel phones, you have slow charging, and the availability worldwide is limited. Another compromise you’d have to make compared to the regular Pixel 7 is the battery life, which, for some reason, is a lot less here. If you don’t mind that, then the Pixel 7A could be worth considering.

Which is the best phone to buy in 2023?
  • Oppo Find X6 Pro
  • Oppo Find N2 Flip
  • Rog Phone 7 Ultimate
  • Honor Magic 5 Pro
  • Google Pixel 7 A
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