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Andy Boxall
Andy Boxall
Senior Mobile Writer

Andy is a Senior Writer at Digital Trends, where he concentrates on mobile technology, a subject he has written about for almost a decade. During that time he has seen the evolution from 2G to 5G, reviewed dozens of smartphones, worn dozens of smartwatches (not at the same time), and visited many manufacturers and events all over the world. A multi-year veteran of Mobile World Congress, CES, IFA, and Baselworld trade shows, Andy always has a strong opinion on the mobile industry, and is excited about its future. Follow him on Twitter, @AndyBoxall, where the talk goes way beyond mobile tech.

A person holding the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5, showing the top of the hinge.

The Galaxy Z Fold 5’s biggest upgrade is hiding in plain sight

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 has a bunch of small changes throughout its spec sheet. But its best upgrade is hiding in plain sight.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5, Galaxy Z Fold 4, and Galaxy Z Flip 5 resting on a table.

I’m buying a new Samsung folding phone, but not the one you’d expect

I love my big-screen Galaxy Z Fold 4, but I'm not upgrading to the Galaxy Z Fold 5. Instead, another folding smartphone has caught my eye — and taken my money.
A person taking the Motorola Razr 40 out of a pocket.

I reviewed Motorola’s cheapest folding phone, and it’s brilliant

Motorola's on a roll with great phones in 2023, so does the Motorola Razr 40 continue that trend? We've found out, and it's good news.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5's cover screens.

The real reason Samsung wants you to buy a folding phone this year

Have you looked at the new Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Z Flip 5 and wondered if they're worth buying? Us too, so we asked Samsung what makes them special.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 and Watch 6 Classic, in black and silver.

The Galaxy Watch 6 Classic proves Samsung made a huge mistake in 2022

The Galaxy Watch 6 Classic is a truly exciting smartwatch, and its announcement shows Samsung made a big mistake last year with the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Classic and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, side by side on a persons wrist.

Galaxy Watch 6 Classic vs. Galaxy Watch 5 Pro: which Samsung watch is best?

You want to buy Samsung's top 2023 smartwatch, but which is it? The Galaxy Watch 6 Classic or the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro? We've got the answer right here.
A person wearing the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Classic.

I love the Galaxy Watch 6 Classic because of one important feature

The minute I put the Galaxy Watch 6 Classic on, I knew it was the new Samsung smartwatch for me, and a big reason is the return of the rotating bezel.
A person holding the half open Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5.

I used the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 — and I found a big problem

I've spent some time with the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5, and although there are some impressive hardware updates, the rest faces serious competition from within.
Tag Heuer Connected Calbre E4 45mm worn on a mans wrist.

Tag Heuer Connected Calibre E4 (45mm) review: big, bold, and brilliant

Luxurious, big, and expensive — is the 45mm Tag Heuer Connected Calibre E4 for you?
The Tag Heuer Connected Calibre E4 Bright Black Edition on a person's wrist.

I wore a $2,750 smartwatch and I didn’t want to take it off

The smartwatch I've been wearing costs $2,750, and I've done everything in my power to justify it. It turns out, it wasn't that hard to do.
The back of the Galaxy S23 Ultra and Zenfone 10.

This tiny Android phone almost ruined the Galaxy S23 Ultra for me

After using the tiny Asus Zenfone 10 for a few weeks, I had second thoughts about using the Galaxy S23 Ultra again. But I'm so glad I made the change.
samsung galaxy note 20 ultra review rear

I’m glad the Samsung Galaxy Note died when it did

Samsung killed off the Galaxy Note range in early 2022, and now in mid-2023, I'm finally glad it did because of what we've got instead.
The Google Play Store, YouTube, and Google Docs installed on an Amazon Fire Max 11.

It took me 20 minutes to make Amazon’s new Android tablet perfect

The Amazon Fire Max 11 is very close to being a fantastic all-round laptop alternative, but it needed just one thing to make it perfect: Google Play.
The Nothing Phone 2's camera module with the lights lit up.

Something amazing happened to U.S. smartphones on July 11

On July 11, a new brand launched a new phone in the U.S., and it's a very big deal. This is why you should be greeting the Nothing Phone 2 with open arms.
A person holding the Nothing Phone 2, with the lights active.

Nothing Phone 2 review: the new phone to beat in 2023

Never heard of Nothing? That's about to change, because the excellent Nothing Phone 2 deserves everyone's attention. It really is that good.
The Apple Watch SE 2 with its Earth watch face.

Don’t buy the Apple Watch Series 8 on Prime Day, buy this smartwatch instead

Want a smartwatch for your iPhone this Prime Day? Don't automatically choose the Apple Watch Series 8 -- we think the Apple Watch SE 2 is the better deal.
A person holding the Amazon Kindle Fire Max 11

Amazon made a brilliant Android tablet you should actually buy

Amazon's Fire Max 11 takes the Fire tablet range in a brave new direction, and our extensive review examines if the strategy has worked.
A person wearing the Casio G-Shock DW-H5600.

I reviewed a G-Shock watch for people who hate G-Shocks, and I loved it

The DW-H5600 is the fitness G-Shock watch for people who have previously been put off by the size of most G-Shock watches. We've reviewed it.
Promotional photo showing the Honor 90 phone in different colors.

Honor’s new Android phone has a feature we’ve never seen before

The new Honor 90 has a big 6.7-inch screen, but what makes it special is the industry-first anti-flicker technology to save your eyes.
Close up of the Hybrid car electric charger station with power supply plugged into an electric car being charged.

I agonized over EVs but bought a gas car instead. Here’s why I couldn’t be happier

When I went shopping for a new (to me) car, the tech fan and early adopter in me wanted to look at an EV. I looked, but found I'm not catered for at all.
The Asus Zenfone 10, along with the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, Apple iPhone 14 Pro, and the GoPro Hero 11 Black.

I tried to replace my GoPro with this new phone and its clever camera

The Asus Zenfone 10's camera has a gimbal for steady, shake-free video. But can it come close to matching a GoPro? I found out.
The cover screen on the Vivo X Flip.

I’ll be so angry if the Galaxy Z Flip 5 doesn’t have this feature

Samsung leads the compact folding phone race, but with the Galaxy Z Flip 5, it faces its toughest challenge yet. It needs one feature to succeed.
A person holding the Asus Zenfone 10, and showing the rear panel.

Asus Zenfone 10 review: meet the anti-Galaxy S23 Ultra

The Asus Zenfone 10 has all the power of the Galaxy S23 Ultra, but without the massive size. Can it really take on the smaller Galaxy S23?
Google Pixel Fold in Obsidian side by side with Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4.

Google Pixel Fold vs. Galaxy Z Fold 4: which one is worth $1,800?

How does the new Google Pixel Fold stack up against the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4? As you'll see, there is a lot to consider before making any decision to buy.
The Nokia G42 in purple.

Nokia’s newest Android phone has an unbelievably cool feature

The Nokia G42 is HMD Global's first 5G phone that can be easily repaired at home, even if it needs a new screen or battery.
Google Pixel Tablet in white, attached to the dock.

I love the Google Pixel Tablet — but there’s a catch

The Pixel Tablet is a two-in-one product, but like so many of its type, it only manages to nail one half of the brief. The other half just can't keep up.
The front of the TCL NXTWEAR S, with the sunglasses accessory attached.

These AR glasses answer a big question about the Apple Vision Pro headest

The way TCL's NXTWEAR S smartglasses deal with corrective lenses for spectacle wearers helps answer one of the big questions about the Apple Vision Pro.
The Apple Watch Ultra with the Apple Watch Series 8 and Watch SE 2.

How we test smartwatches and wearables

Wondering about what goes into our smartwatch and wearable review process? Here's how Digital Trends approaches its reviews of these exciting products.
A person holding the Samsung Galaxy A54, showing the back.

Best cheap phones in 2023: our 7 favorite ones for tight budgets

Here are the best cheap phones for those on a tight budget. Find out what you can get for around $500 or less as we highlight the best budget smartphones.
A person wearing the Stat Health Stat in-ear wearable.

This isn’t an AirPod — it’s a wearable unlike any I’ve seen before

This wearable may go in your ear, but unlike an AirPod, it's designed to help people suffering from debilitating dizziness rehabilitate and live normal lives.
The Pixel Fold with its open screen.

I’m looking forward to the Pixel Fold, but I probably shouldn’t be

The Pixel Fold should be one of the device highlights of the year, but concerns about this important product are threatening to ruin my excitement.
The Garmin Epix Pro (Gen 2).

I’ve used smartwatches for 10 years, but this one overwhelmed me

The Garmin Epix Pro (Gen 2) is a massive, expensive, but comprehensive smartwatch that has way more sporting ability than I have, as I quickly found out.
The back of the Realme 11 Pro+.

This Android phone is (almost) a great Google Pixel 7a alternative

The latest mid-range phone to capture attention is the Realme 11 Pro+, and at times it comes close to beating the Pixel 7a, as we find out in our review.
A person holding the Vivo X Fold 2.

This foldable phone has something I’ve never seen before

The Vivo X Fold 2 has a feature no other big-screen foldable we can buy has, but it's not strictly new tech, and it's probably on the phone in your pocket too.