Best phones under $500: iPhone 8, Pixel 3, Galaxy A50 and more

But as some phones are getting pricier, budget phones are getting more advanced and packing premium features of their own.Sarah Tew/CNET

If you want an exceptional camera, the heavily discounted Pixel 3 is a great bet.

Samsung Galaxy S11 Plus leaked renders show an enormous camera block

Check out our Samsung Galaxy S10 reviewRead our full Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus reviewThese are the best Samsung phones#CashKaroExclusivePresenting freshly leaked images and features of Samsung Galaxy S11 Plus.The curves of the screen will apparently be less than those of the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus, though.

The best Black Friday Android deals: Samsung Galaxy, Google Pixel, and more

Black Friday has brought some of the best deals on our favorite Android phones that we’ve ever seen.Here are our favorites, which are available right now, but be sure to check back as we keep adding more.

Amazon Countdown sale brings Black Friday deals on Ring cameras, Samsung Galaxy Buds and more

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Can't wait until Black Friday UK offers start rolling in?But it's not surprising to see the Amazon-owned company pushed in the sales by the online marketplace.

Motorola Razr vs. Galaxy Fold: Biggest letdowns and best killer features so far

The Galaxy Fold, left, and Motorola Razr are foldable phones with little in common.Until then, here's how the Fold's and Razr's foldable screens and specs compare.

Motorola Razr foldable phone does something the Galaxy Fold can't -- it snaps flat

Now it's Motorola's turn to step into the spotlight.The Motorola Razr's chin helps keep the sides slim by storing the phone's bulkier elements in that base.

Samsung Galaxy S11 Lite leaked again with impressive specs

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Recently a reputable leaker claimed that Samsung was working on a Galaxy S10 Lite or Galaxy S11 Lite with the model number SM-G770F, and now that model has been benchmarked.Those results put it in line with the rest of the Galaxy S10 range and even the Galaxy Note 10 range.

Hands on: Samsung Galaxy Book Ion review

Early Verdict
Samsung is making some wild promises with its Galaxy Book Ion line of laptops, namely 20 hours of battery life with QLED displays.This marks the first time that QLED displays have made it to mid-range laptops much less wireless device charging, which should elevate the new Galaxy Book Ion line above some key competitors.

Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Book Flex, Galaxy Book Ion emphasize stunning displays, light weight


Both of the new Galaxy Book models will complement the Galalxy Book S, which will use a long-lasting Qualcomm 8cx chip.Both the Galaxy Book Flex and the Galaxy Book Ion are part of Intel’s Project Athena, which has the chipmaker working closely with a PC maker’s engineering team to design “halo,” or flagship, devices.

iPhone, Galaxy S, Pixel: How smartphones evolved to dominate your life

It crystalized the iPhone's almost mythic reputation from the start -- remember the nickname, the Jesus phone?When the original iPhone launched, and the first Android phone, the G1, followed in 2008, they were still the stuff of gadget enthusiasts with loads of disposable income.

Pixel 4 vs. Galaxy Note 10: Biggest letdowns and best killer features right now

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Note 10's stylus gives you more tools to useI have to mention the stylus, because that's what makes the Note the Note.The Pixel 4's battery actually shrinks compared to the Pixel 3 (2,800 versus 2,915 mAh).

Pixel 4 vs. Galaxy Note 10: Biggest letdowns and best killer features so far

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Note 10's stylus gives you more tools to useI have to mention the stylus, because that's what makes the Note the Note.

Six-month-old Galaxy S10 bug lets strangers bypass your fingerprint scan, Samsung admits

According to the company, some third-party screen protectors could allow anyone to bypass your in-display fingerprint authentication.After calling Samsung, the company admitted it was a security bug and said it would investigate the problem.

Samsung Galaxy S11 release date, price, news and leaks

Latest news: A Samsung Galaxy S11 Lite could land alongside the S11 and S11 Plus.Likely more than $899 / £799 / AU$1,349 Samsung Galaxy S11 release date and priceWe saw the Samsung Galaxy S10 release alongside the Samsung Galaxy S10e and Galaxy S10 Plus in late February 2019.

Samsung Galaxy S11 could land on February 18

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We don’t know much about the Samsung Galaxy S11 yet, but we do know when it might land, namely February 18.Having said that, February 18 is a very believable date, as the Samsung Galaxy S10 was announced on February 20 of this year and the Galaxy S9 landed on February 25 of 2018.

New zero-day Android exploit targets Pixel, Galaxy phones—and hackers are already using it

And what’s worse, there is evidence that it is being actively exploited in the wild.That means it can't be remotely executed, so you can stay safe by simply being vigilant.

Samsung to launch a cheaper Galaxy Note 10 to rival the iPhone 11

As such, it's safe to assume that the handset in question is an upcoming Galaxy Note model.And the fact the sequence ends with 70F hints it's a variant of the Galaxy Note 10.

Redesigned Samsung Galaxy Fold units have totally new ways of breaking

That's according to a reviewer from TechCrunch, who found their Samsung Galaxy Fold screen broke after only a day of use.What we thought of the Samsung Galaxy FoldCould the Huawei Mate X steal the Fold's thunder?

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 review

(Image credit: Future)Price analysisThe Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 will go on sale on in the US on September 27, 2019 starting at $279.the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active.

iPhone 11 is the strongest iPhone ever, but the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is tougher

Someone has challenged Apple's bold claim that the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max all feature the most durable glass ever bundled on a smartphone, finding that the iPhone 11 Pro Max isn't quite as tough as the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus.Could this be our first look at the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2?