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The Best Tablets for Less Than 300 Euros

The Best Tablets for Less Than 300 Euros

Q1 2024 update. Here you will find the best tablets under 300 USD/Euros reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Notebookcheck, 31 Jan 2024 04:52
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

The Best Smartphones

January 2024 Update. Smartphones have become an indispensable and universal tool of modern life. Be it keeping in touch with friends, preserving memories, providing entertainment, reading the latest news or shopping online: the list is endless. Finding the right smartphone is thus no easy affair. Listed below are the best smartphones as determined by our extensive review process.
Notebookcheck, 20 Jan 2024 05:21
The Best Smartphones for Less Than 300 Euros

The Best Smartphones for Less Than 300 Euros

January 2024 update. The price range of less than 300 Euros, or around $350, is one of the best-selling smartphone segments. Phones in this price bracket tend to offer attractive price-performance ratios. If you are looking for a solid high-quality smartphone on a budget the following list of all smartphones for less than 300 Euros reviewed by us may help.
Notebookcheck, 20 Jan 2024 05:20
The Best Smartphones for Less Than 500 Euros

The Best Smartphones for Less Than 500 Euros

January 2024 update. Not too long ago the price bracket between 500 to 600 Euros was occupied primarily by flagship devices. Nowadays, these have moved on and can usually be found in price ranges north of 1,000 Euros, leaving the bracket around 500 Euros for occasional affordable high-end devices as well as older top-of-the-line premium smartphones. The latter may not be up-to-date any longer but can still be a great alternative.
Notebookcheck, 20 Jan 2024 05:20
The Best Camera Smartphones

The Best Camera Smartphones

January 2024 update. Photography has become the defining feature of modern smartphones. Thanks to incredible leaps in camera technology smartphones are now at a point where they can easily replace traditional digital point-and-shoot cameras. Complex software algorithms ensure that even a spontaneous snapshot will look great. Below, you will find the best camera smartphones reviewed by us.
Notebookcheck, 01 Jan 2024 17:32
Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) Android smartphone (Source: Motorola)

Deal | Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) now available on Amazon for just US$249.99

Released in the US back in late April 2022, the Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) is an Android 12 mid-ranger that uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G SoC and features a generous 6.8-inch 120 Hz IPS display. With a launch price of US$499.99...
Codrut Nistor, 06 Mar 2023 11:06
Doogee V Max smartphone with record-breaking 22,000 mAh battery (Source: Doogee)

Deal | Doogee V Max available for US$329.99 between February 13 and February 17

Available for pre-order since late January, the gargantuan Doogee V Max will start shipping just in time for Valentine's Day, but will also get a special price on this occasion. Starting February 13, those interested in this massi...
Codrut Nistor, 11 Feb 2023 22:24
The Find N2. (Source: OPPO)

OPPO Find "N3" tipped to launch as a foldable smartphone with a periscope zoom upgrade

OPPO is now said to have a third-gen foldable Android flagship with a potentially significant camera upgrade in the works. The "Find N3" could thus emerge more powerful than many other top-end devices in these terms, and make it o...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 06 Feb 2023 17:06
Tecno previews a first-gen foldable launch. (Source: Tecno)

Tecno Phantom V Fold set to launch at MWC 2023 with high-end MediaTek Dimensity SoC

Tecno has announced that it is coming to MWC 2023 with its first ever flexible-display mobile device. The Phantom V Fold is officially backed to rival devices such as the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4, albeit with a different processor t...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 06 Feb 2023 14:19
The Galaxy S23 series. (Source: Qualcomm)

Deal | Samsung Galaxy S22 series goes on sale on Amazon.in

Samsung's latest Galaxy S23-series flagship Android smartphones have been released to pre-order in India via several channels, Amazon included. They start at ~US$970 on that site, rising to at least ~US$1,515 for the top-end Ultra...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 05 Feb 2023 22:10
A "Magic5" and "5 Pro" render. (Source: RODENT950)

Rumor | Honor Magic5 charging specs revealed in new leak

Honor will unleash its Magic5 line of devices as potential Samsung Galaxy S23 series rivals at MWC 2023. The OEM has yet to hint at the flagship Android smartphones' specs in detail - however, the Chinese regulator 3C has reported...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 05 Feb 2023 19:39
The P60 Pro? (Source: HuaweiCentral)

Rumor | Huawei P60-series design and color option exposed in new leak

Huawei's upcoming P60 series of premium smartphones is expected to land with rear camera upgrades that might bring them closer to the top-end Mate 50 series than their P50 predecessors. Now, these shooters are now also projected t...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 04 Feb 2023 17:13
The "Phantom V Fold". (Source: Paras Guglani via MySmartPrice)

Tecno Phantom V Fold tipped to launch by end of February 2023

Tecno is now believed to launch a device called the Vision V Fold in under a month from now (February 3, 2023). As the name suggests, it is projected to debut as a Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 rival, with a very similar design to boot. ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 03 Feb 2023 15:32
Meet the SuperVOOC S chip. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus Ace 2 teased as brand-first "triple-chip" Android smartphons

The Ace 2 is already slated to launch as OnePlus' first ever Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1/5,000mAh battery/100W charging smartphone. Not content with that, however, the brand has just previewed the new SuperVOOC S chip to debut as part of ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 03 Feb 2023 14:42
An "iPhone Ultra" render. (Source: 4RMD)

Rumor | iPhone 15 Ultra and 16 Ultra will launch with periscope telephoto cameras, whereas the 16 Pro will not

The iPhone 15 series is thought to go Ultra for the first time in 2023, in a way that may or may not replace the current Pro Max top-end option. The new type of Apple flagship is also projected to debut with periscope zoom lenses;...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 03 Feb 2023 13:55
An initial Honor 90-series leak? (Source: Weibo)

Rumor | Honor 90 series of Android smartphones will launch in mid-2023 with upgraded camera specs and performance

Honor is now tipped to unveil successors to its current 80 series of premium mid-range Android smartphones later in 2023. These devices are thought to improve on their photography and videography compared to their forebears. Meanw...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 02 Feb 2023 21:17
The 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy is official. (Source: Qualcomm)

Galaxy Unpacked | Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy debuts exclusive to the S23 series

Qualcomm has made an appearance during Samsung's ongoing major Unpacked event to confirm that the new Galaxy S23 series will ship with an upgraded version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. It has an increased top clock compared to th...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 01 Feb 2023 19:00
The Phantom X2 Pro sans rear panel. (Source: PBKReviews via YouTube)

Tecno Phantom X2 Pro teardown offers an inside look at the smartphone's retractable zoom lens

The Phantom X2 Pro is Tecno's first Android smartphone with a mechanical telephoto lens for a 50MP camera. The "innovative", eye-catching spec is also the main feature of a new YouTube video that sets out to discover whether the ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 01 Feb 2023 18:17
SK Hynix has CIS ambitions. (Source: SK Hynix)

Rumor | SK Hynix regroups to take on Samsung and Sony in the high-end mobile image sensor market

SK Hynix might be best known for its RAM or storage modules - however, it also makes the CMOS image sensors (or CIS) found in smartphones. The company is rumored to have ambitions to challenge the dominance of other companies such...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 31 Jan 2023 18:53
Could the first-gen OnePlus foldable look like this? (Source: Vivo)

OnePlus first-gen foldable phablet and smartphone names pop up in new leak

OnePlus is now rumored to get in on the foldable game in earnest. Names that hint strongly at a future Samsung Galaxy Z Fold rival - not to mention one for the Z Flip - from the brand have allegedly been trademarked. The new terms...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 31 Jan 2023 17:58
The Mate X3 allegedly shows its face. (Source: Wangzai Knows Everything via Weibo)

Huawei "Mate X3" leaks as a foldable smartphone with a massive rear camera hump

Huawei is thought to launch the Mate X3 as its latest foldable phablet soon, possibly in an event separate from that for the also-rumored P60 series of conventional flagship smartphones. A new tip suggests that these devices might...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 30 Jan 2023 16:01
Google may claim Android 14 is even more secure than ever. (Source: Google)

Android 14 slated to start preventing old app installs

Google reportedly intends to start blocking the installation of apps that have been developed for older versions of Android soon. These changes are slated to come into effect with the next major upgrade to the operating system, an...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 27 Jan 2023 22:36
Gorilla Glass Victus 2 will debut soon. (Source: Corning)

Samsung Galaxy S23 series to be first to debut with Gorilla Glass Victus 2

Samsung has yet to formally unveil its first flagship smartphones of 2023 - nevertheless, Corning has just gone ahead and revealed that they will launch as the world's first devices with second-gen Gorilla Glass Victus. Ironically...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 27 Jan 2023 19:16
OPPO's X 2021 hands-on. (Source: CREATOR STUDIO via YouTube)

Rumor | Rollable-display smartphones have no hope of overtaking foldables any time soon

Smartphones that can convert into phablets or even tablets without the need for a hinge may once have been thought to be the trend that would leave devices such as the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 behind without delay. However, accordin...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 23 Jan 2023 19:48
A recent 13 Ultra render. (Source: Xiaomiui)

Xiaomi 13 Ultra model numbers and code-name allegedly come to light in new leaks

The Xiaomi 13 Ultra is projected to arrive as an upgrade on the OEM's current Leica-branded flagship Android smartphone, the 12S Ultra, soon. Now, according to the latest tips, it has surfaced in a way that reveals its Chinese- an...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 23 Jan 2023 19:09
The Phantom Vision V. (Source: Tecno)

Tecno Phantom Vision V concept unveiled as a smartphone combining foldable and rollable display tech

Tecno has shared its take on the foldable smartphone, although its version also finds a way to turn into a 10-inch tablet on command. It does so by integrating the emerging rollable display type. The OEM touts the Phantom Vision V...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 20 Jan 2023 21:13
Honor's alleged new poster. (Source: RODENT950 via Twitter)

Rumor | Honor Magic5 comes for Samsung Galaxy S23 in new launch teaser

Honor is now confirmed to hold an exhibition at the upcoming MWC 2023 event. This news has led to speculation that the OEM will debut its latest Magic5 series of Android flagship smartphones during the event. The potentially premi...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 20 Jan 2023 17:35
Samsung Wallet digital wallet expansion continues in 2023 (Source: Samsung)

Samsung Wallet rolling out to 8 new markets later this month

Once known as Samsung Pay and available as Samsung Wallet since June 2022, the digital wallet platform of the South Korean tech giant continues its expansion. After reaching 13 new markets at the end of 2022, Samsung Wallet is now...
Codrut Nistor, 19 Jan 2023 12:40
The Mate X2. (Source: Huawei)

Rumor | Huawei Mate X3 with updated satellite connectivity will beat P60 series to launch

Huawei is thought to launch a P60 series of conventional premium smartphones soon. However, the OEM is also now projected to leave this event until after its third-gen inward-folding phablet has made its debut. It is thought to be...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 17 Jan 2023 21:19
The Find X6 Pro might have some of this device's DNA. (Source: OPPO)

OPPO Find X6 Pro leaks as a premium Android smartphone with new two-tone finish

The Find X6 Pro is an allegedly upcoming Android flagship smartphone said to challenge rivals such as the Xiaomi 13 Pro with purpose-driven, high-end rear cameras. Now, its new leak draws attention to these specs as it implies tha...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 17 Jan 2023 17:41
Huawei allegedly made the most on-theme smartphone cameras yet. (Source: Lukalio Luka via Weibo)

Rumor | Huawei P60 and P60 Pro with top-of-the-line rear camera features appear on official database ahead of launch

Huawei's registration of 2 new devices with China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has sparked rumors that they are no other than the successors to the flagship P50 and P50 Pro of 2022. The allegedly upcomi...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 13 Jan 2023 16:46
Google Pixel 6 Pro Android smartphone (Source: Google)

Deal | Google Pixel 6 Pro now up to 33% off on Amazon

Although it lacks a memory card slot and many potential users will consider 128 GB of internal storage insufficient, the Google Pixel 6 Pro is now available with a massive 33% discount on Amazon. After this discount, the list pric...
Codrut Nistor, 12 Jan 2023 22:41
MIUI Global 13.0.12 Stable ROM now available (Source: Own)

Android 12-based MIUI Global 13.0.12 Stable brings December's security patch to Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro users

While both MIUI 13.5 and Android 13-based firmware are still nowhere to be seen, the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro and its non-Pro sibling now receive the Android 12-based MIUI Global 13.0.12 Stable update. This software package brings togeth...
Codrut Nistor, 12 Jan 2023 18:50
Realme's new power brick. (Source: Realme)

Realme 240W next-gen charging for smartphones teased with live testing image

Realme has announced that the upcoming GT Neo 5 will be its first smartphone to rock its new top-end 240 watt (W) charging system. Now, a company executive has hyped the new power brick in question by putting a snap of its testing...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 12 Jan 2023 18:08
A potentially debunked Magic5 camera hump leak. (Source: Weibo)

Rumor | Honor Magic5 launch set on track with inaugural MIIT registration

Honor is projected to compete in the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2-powered Android smartphone arena with the flagship, Magic5 series in 2023. Now, speculation as to their imminent debut has been sparked with the appearance of a new device fr...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 11 Jan 2023 18:55
The OV50H makes a debut. (Source: OmniVision)

OmniVision OV50H 50MP camera sensor debuts to bring next-gen auto-focus and low-light performance to future smartphones

OmniVision issues a challenge to other mobile CMOS-makers such as Sony and Samsung with its latest 8K-capable mobile image sensor. The OV50H has an on-trend 50MP resolution, as well as support for staggered HDR thanks to in-house ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 10 Jan 2023 18:09
Doogee V Max Android 12 smartphone (Source: Doogee)

MediaTek Dimensity 1080-powered Doogee V Max coming next month with a gargantuan 22,000 mAh battery

Although the MediaTek Dimensity 1080 is a mid-range mobile chip with a few highlights such as support for 200 MP cameras, Doogee goes all the way up with the battery of the upcoming V Max. Weighing four times as much as an average...
Codrut Nistor, 09 Jan 2023 18:58
Tecno secures a CES 2023 award. (Source: Tecno)

CES 2023 | Tecno attains a Top Global Smartphone Brand Award

Tecno has been accounted a Top 10 Smartphone Brand worldwide for 2022 and 2023 at the latest major CES conference. The OEM attributes this award to the innovation and design it has striven for in producing devices such as the Phan...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 08 Jan 2023 16:25
The newest Huawei P60 render. (Source: Lukalio Luka via Weibo)

Huawei P60 series tipped to launch with updated, potentially multiple, 50MP rear cameras

Huawei is slated to have done something more original with the rear camera design of its allegedly upcoming P60 smartphone series. Now, the devices might also come with at least one 50MP rear camera apiece, which may also represen...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 08 Jan 2023 14:41
Moto G Power (2021) Android smartphone (Source: Motorola)

Deal | Qualcomm Snapdragon 662-driven Moto G Power up to 48% off on Amazon

Announced and also released in January, last year's Moto G Power Android smartphone has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 inside and runs Android 10 out of the box. This 6.6-inch handset is now available with discounts that go as far as 4...
Codrut Nistor, 29 Dec 2022 16:39
Realme teases its fastest charging yet. (Source: Realme)

Realme next-gen Fast Charging technology debut date set for early 2023

Realme has announced that it will reveal the final instalment of its fast-charging saga in January 2023. The smartphone brand asserts that it will "leapfrog" its competition to a leading position in this field with this "breakthro...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 28 Dec 2022 19:02
The P60 might look like these. (Source: RODENT950 via Twitter)

Huawei P60-series case leak hints at upcoming launch for triple rear camera flagship smartphones

Huawei is said to launch next-gen additions to the P series of premium smartphone in early 2023. These devices will, according to a new leak, launch with a wild re-design for their rear cameras compared to their P50 predecessors. ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 28 Dec 2022 18:10
Samsung Galaxy S10+ smartphone (Source: Samsung)

Deal | Renewed Samsung Galaxy S10+ 128 GB available on Amazon for less than US$220

Although some are not considering renewed phone deals as worthy of their attention, being able to buy the refurbished Samsung Galaxy S10+ (128 GB, unlocked US version) for the price of an affordable mid-ranger is a deal that might...
Codrut Nistor, 18 Dec 2022 10:49
The latest "Find X6" render. (Source: Evan Blass via Twitter)

OPPO Find X6 specs leak points to a beefed-up Android smartphone just an inch away from Pro status

The OPPO Find X6 is projected to launch as a premium Android smartphone, albeit one overshadowed by the debut of a Pro counterpart on the same day. However, according to the latest rumors, the OEM has furnished both X6 variants wi...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 16 Dec 2022 19:21
The "Realme GT Neo 5". (Source: OnLeaks x SmartPrix)

Realme GT Neo 5 takes on a Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra look in new renders

The Realme GT Neo 5 is rumored to launch as what might be the world's fastest-charging Android smartphone in 2023. Now, a design for this allegedly record-breaking mobile device has allegedly been revealed in advance. The new leak...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 15 Dec 2022 22:34
A new "Find X6" render. (Source: Evan Blass via Twitter)

OPPO Find X6 series tipped to launch with potentially Xiaomi 13 Pro-rivalling 50MP telephoto lenses

OPPO's allegedly upcoming Find X6 series of premium Android smartphones are now thought to launch with telephoto lenses of specs that might equal or even exceed that of the new Xiaomi 13 Pro in certain respects. These specs are ag...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 13 Dec 2022 18:05
Doogee V30 Android rugged smartphone with eSIM support and 120 Hz support (Source: Doogee)

December 22 confirmed as Doogee V30's launch date

Alongside the launch date, Doogee has just confirmed most specs, features, and the pricing details of the upcoming V30 rugged handset. Its highlights include dual Hi-Res certified speakers, a 108 MP main camera, as well as a 6.58-...
Codrut Nistor, 11 Dec 2022 17:20
A new Mix Fold 2 special edition. (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 Moonlight Silver and Basalt Black Limited Editions are unveiled ahead of a major product event

The Mix Fold 2 has been announced as Xiaomi's latest foldable flagship Android smartphone. Now, it has been re-released in 2 new special editions that differ in both color and texture from the original SKUs. Their prices may be an...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 11 Dec 2022 16:06
The Honor 80 flagship. (Source: Honor)

Honor "80 Pocket" pops up in a new leak as a particularly thin upcoming foldable smartphone

The Android smartphone OEM Honor is now rumored to have a version of one of its new 80-series devices that is bendable. Its supposed name might bring images of a clamshell form-factor to mind; however, according to its inaugural r...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 09 Dec 2022 18:33
The 12S Ultra. (Source: Notebookcheck)

Xiaomi 13 Ultra tipped to have even more cameras than the 12S Ultra

Xiaomi made one of the biggest rear camera humps known to Android smartphones for the 12S Ultra, which helps bring attention to its ground-breaking 1-inch sensor. However, according to the latest rumor, the feature may get even bi...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 05 Dec 2022 20:45

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