So here we are – after recapping the most popular reviews of the first three quarters, it’s time to focus on the final three months of the outgoing year. It’s just one of the ways we can take a look back and evaluate the current state of the mobile market and its most important aspect – what you, the readers, like.
We kick things off with Google’s latest and greatest Pixel 7 pair of phones. After the Pixel 6a made a veritable splash in Q3, the new Pixels dropped at the very beginning of Q4 and drew a lot of eyeballs. They bring a clean AOSP experience garnished with some exclusive software features and an amazing computational camera experience. A killer combo for many.
Xiaomi decided to refresh its flagship lineup with the 12T and 12T Pro in early October. Both are well-positioned and competitive devices with similar specs sheets, though Xiaomi went with Qualcomm for the Pro and MediaTek for the vanilla. Both phones understandably proved to be quite popular in our review section in Q4.
Realme scattered a few device announcements at the beginning of November. Out of the new Realme 10 generation, you guys seemed to like the Realme 10 Pro+ model the most and we can definitely see why. With a very competitive price tag, the Pro+ brings things like stereo speakers, a large HDR10+ 120Hz 10-bit curved OLED panel, a capable Dimensity 1080 chipset and great battery life to the table. The vanilla Realme 10 also made the top ten cut with its 90Hz OLED panel and 50MP main camera.
Huawei dropped its latest Mate 50 flagship lineup at the beginning of September, but it took some time for the solitary member of the series to escape China. We got to review the Mate 50 Pro, and you guys found it pretty interesting as well.
Speaking of slightly tardy devices, the iPhone 14 Plus launched sales a bit later than its siblings, which is why we see it in the top ten list for Q4 reviews rather than Q3 alongside the rest of the series.
Foldables tend to do well in our review section, and the Motorola Razr 2022 is no exception. It’s a phone that pushed hinge design to a new level and delivered well in other areas, though not necessarily in terms of pricing.
And last, but certainly not least, the Tecno Phantom X2 Pro made the top ten cut. While not a brand you see too often on our site due to its limited Western presence, Tecno is huge and easily in the top 10 globally. The Phantom X2 Pro represents a bold step into flagship territory for the company. One complete with a unique pop-out portrait telephoto camera on the back.