I have multiple smartphones here in for review and this one out of the bunch is the beast of the lot, when it comes to size and weight and this is not a bad thing either, with light phones you think you may have lost them from time to time but you will certainly know and feel this in any pocket and that is down to the build quality too of the device..

I have been a big fan of big devices for some time now but having tried this I do miss the screen estate here which is great for media and more, when it comes to the camera though this is an excellent camera as you will see in the videos and images taken below and to top it off the cool flip up camera which everyone I have shown loves and think its cool and James Bondish but they then ask is it a gimmick, well the answer is no when you think about it because you can get great front facing images and videos traditional phones cant offer via their holepunch or pill type front facing cameras.

We are not going to bore you with specs because we all know them now and you can read them all here as covered in the first look at the device..

This phone is fast and an excellent device for multitasking and to top it off it has excellent battery life to boot which today is still a thorn in the side for some users, power users like me like to see a phone last a day at least and this easily does this, lacking wireless charging was a caveat for me but it does support fast charging at 30W, there has been discussions over fast charging and how it can effect your battery life but you can charge normally if you will, with 5000 mAh on this you will be fine. The screen which has a 90hz refresh rate on this device is excellent at any angle and great for media consumption and more combined with dual speakers given the top speaker does not perform as well as the bottom firing speaker but overall a very passable experience and not much to complain about, for me I use earbuds or headphones when using the device for media consumption and very rarely I would use it in a stand for example beside my bed but overall it does well..

Key attributes to the USP of this device is its power, screen size and camera potential especially for creators who want more from their camera, this set up is new and we have seen a sea of phones with pop up cameras which are quite lame compared to this however this brings up another topic of longevity and how long will this camera last and will dust and dirt get into it which is valid but take care of your device and it will last and just be extra careful after all you are spending you hard earned money on this and not me and it is an easy device to recommend if you want something different but has the prowess of more expensive devices coming in a couple of  hundred euro cheaper.

Using this device in my capacity over the last while has proven it is a worthy device for anything you throw at it and with the amount of work I do on mobiles that can be challenging at times for some phones but with this it was a breeze. With the Snapdragon 865+  you get speed, If you are worried about the camera it is good for some 200,000 flips which even for the most demanding should last them a couple of years..





By Jim O Brien/CEO

CEO and expert in transport and Mobile tech. A fan 20 years, mobile consultant, Nokia Mobile expert, Former Nokia/Microsoft VIP,Multiple forum tech supporter with worldwide top ranking,Working in the background on mobile technology, Weekly radio show, Featured on the RTE consumer show, Cavan TV and on TRT WORLD. Award winning Technology reviewer and blogger. Security and logisitcs Professional.