First Look

Check out first look videos and articles of the latest and greatest cell phones, smartphones, tablets, laptops, wearables, and more on the PhoneDog First Look page.

Hands-on the new Samsung Galaxy S21. Starting at $799, do you think it's worth it?
3 years 4 months ago
The iPhone 12 Pro is one of four new iPhone 12 models released this year. Starting at $999, the 12 Pro will be most similar to last year's iPhone 11...
3 years 7 months ago
The TCL 10L is the most affordable device in the trio of TCL's 10-Series smartphones. For $249, the 10L features a 6.53-inch LCD display with a...
4 years 1 month ago
Beau HD shares his first impressions of the OnePlus 8 and how it compares against the more premium OnePlus 8 Pro. Starting at $699, the OnePlus 8...
4 years 1 month ago
Last month we reviewed the Black Shark 2 and concluded that it was a very appealing budget-friendly gaming phone with RGB light strips and a low...
4 years 5 months ago
The iPhone 11 Pro is what many may consider the real successor to the iPhone XS. Not only does it feature an additional camera sensor compared to the...
4 years 8 months ago
The iPhone 11 is Apple's newest smartphone for the masses, featuring a faster A13 Bionic Chip with 4GB RAM, dual rear-facing camera sensors with the...
4 years 8 months ago
BOLD is a sub-brand of BLU that's focused on releasing premium smartphones with guaranteed security and Android updates. The company's newest...
4 years 9 months ago
Hands-on with BLU's new midrange Vivo X5 smartphone. For only $99, the Vivo X5 features a 5.7-inch HD+ display, octa-core processor with 3GB RAM, 13-...
4 years 9 months ago
Hands-on with BLU's new midrange Vivo XL5 smartphone. For only $129, the Vivo XL5 features a 6.3-inch HD+ display, octa-core processor with 3GB RAM,...
4 years 9 months ago
Hands-on the budget flagship Pixel 3a XL from Google. Does this phone bring you back to the good ol' Nexus days?  Pixel 3a XL on Google Store
5 years 1 month ago
Hands-on with the second-generation AirPods from Apple. While these aren't the radically new AirPods teased in patent filings and by infamous leakers...
5 years 2 months ago
Near bezel-less display? Check. All-day battery life? Check. Octa-core processor? Check. BLU's latest budget smartphone checks a lot of boxes for the...
5 years 6 months ago
The LG V40 ThinQ may be one of the most underrated smartphones of 2018. While it carries a premium $949 price, it offers top-of-the-line features...
5 years 7 months ago
The iPhone XR is Apple's most affordable smartphone of 2018, offering many of the same features as the more expensive iPhone XS like the A12 Bionic...
5 years 7 months ago
The Motorola Moto Z3 will be one of the first smartphones to support Verizon's nascent 5G network in the U.S. when a 5G Moto Mod with Qualcomm's...
5 years 10 months ago
A first look at the the BlackBerry KEY2. The KEYone successor features a thinner, more elegant build, a physical keyboard with larger keys, and a...
5 years 11 months ago
The one-of-a-kind, dual-screen smartphone dubbed the Axon M has arrived in my studio while it is being sold to the masses for $725 via AT&T. I...
6 years 7 months ago
The Google Pixel 2 XL doesn’t come packaged in some overly simplistic box where you can hardly tell what’s inside. It comes in a box that I would...
6 years 7 months ago
Last year's Mi Mixx was one of the most beautiful smartphones I have ever seen. When it launched, it had one of the highest screen to body ratios of...
6 years 7 months ago

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