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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.

Samsung Galaxy S23 FE Mint Green color along with a coaster and leaf in the front.

You need to hear the crazy origin story behind this Samsung phone

The Galaxy S23 FE is the latest in Samsung's FE model range, but what does FE mean? Sure, it stands for Fan Edition, but how it came about is crazy.
Apple Watch Series 7 next to the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5.

The best smartwatches in 2023: our 12 favorites

Smartwatches offer notifications, fitness tracking, and more. Choosing one is the hard part, so to help, here is our list of the best smartwatches in 2023.
A person holding the Oura Ring in the Equinox Ring Cover.

I did something ridiculous to my Oura Ring

There's a case for the Oura Ring, and as weird as it may first sound, it actually makes a lot of sense. I've tried one out.
A person folding up the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5.

How a tiny, fun phone changed my mind about foldables

I returned to the Galaxy Z Flip 5, and feared it may make me yearn for the Galaxy Z Fold 5, but it did not. Here's why it has changed my mind about foldables.
A person holding the Apple iPhone 15 Plus and Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max.

I did an iPhone 15 Pro Max camera test and the results shocked me

How different is the camera on the iPhone 15 Pro Max from that on the iPhone 15 Plus? I put the two against each other to find out, and the results shocked me.
The Motorola Razr 40's cover screen, with the Moo character.

Why this cheap folding phone from Motorola is a must buy

If you want your next phone to be fun, exciting, and a bit futuristic — all without breaking the bank — then you need to look at the Motorola Razr (2023).
A person wearing the TCL RayNeo Nxtwear S XR glasses.

I wore smart glasses that made me excited for the future

I'm really looking forward to having true smart glasses on my face, and wearing the TCL RayNeo Nxtwear S reminded me why I'm so excited.
The top of a VHS cassette.

These 5 horror movies made me sick to my stomach. Here’s why you should watch them

Halloween is the perfect time to confess my horror movie VHS collecting sins of the 1990s, and also provide you with some choice picks for your own movie night.
A person wearing the Ultrahuman Ring Air, and holding a mug.

I made a normal person wear a smart ring. What happened was fascinating

I made my friend, a 'normal' person and not a tech journalist, wear a smart ring. What happened revealed a lot about how we need to think about wearables.
Samsung Galaxy S23 and Galaxy A54 in hand

Samsung has made it way easier to upgrade your smartphone

Samsung's latest software feature will make it much easier to upgrade your phone to a new model, without any fears over losing valuable photos and data.
A person holding the Apple iPhone 15 Plus.

Apple did something with the iPhone 15 Plus that I didn’t expect

After the disappointment of the iPhone 14 Plus, Apple's careful work to improve the iPhone 15 Plus has made it a model to seriously consider this year.
A person wearing the Xiaomi Watch 2 Pro.

Forget the Google Pixel Watch 2 — I found a great alternative

The Google Pixel Watch 2 is a solid smartwatch. But what if it's too small for you? I found an alternative I think you'll really like.
A person taking a photo with the Google Pixel 8.

Google Pixel 8 review: better than the Pixel 8 Pro?

The case for choosing the Google Pixel 8 over the Pixel 8 Pro is stronger than ever, as its camera, battery, and software all impress in our review.
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. Does the Motorola Razr (2023) continue that trend? We've found out, and it's good news.
A person holding the Nothing Phone 2.

The most interesting Android phone brand is making me nervous

Nothing is making me nervous. The Nothing Phone 2 maker has been diversifying in a way few expected, and I don't know what it means for the future.
A person wearing the Google Pixel Watch 2.

I can’t believe I’m saying this, but you should buy the Google Pixel Watch 2

Google really had a challenge on its hands with the Pixel Watch 2, but happily it has returned with a wearable that impresses in almost all areas.
A person holding the Xiaomi 13T Pro.

I want to like this new Android phone, but there’s a big problem with it

The Xiaomi 13T Pro is faced with a legion of really excellent phones against which it has to compete, and as we found out in our review, that's a big problem.
A person holding the Oceanic+ Dive Housing.

You’ve probably never seen an iPhone case like this before

This is one of the most unusual iPhone cases we've seen. It's the Oceanic+ Dive Housing, and it turns your iPhone into a dive computer and underwater camera.
The Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max and iPhone 14 Pro seen from the back.

Is the iPhone 15 Pro Max camera as good as Apple says? I found out

Is the Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max the best iPhone camera ever? We put it up against the iPhone 14 Pro's camera to find out, and it's really close battle.
A person holding the Google Pixel 8, showing the back of the phone.

I took these pictures with the Google Pixel 8, but you won’t believe me

I shot a series of photos using the Google Pixel 8, then edited them with Magic Editor. The results made me say wow, and I think you'll see why.
A person holding the Apple iPhone 15 Plus.

iPhone 15 Plus review: the year’s most surprising iPhone

The iPhone 15 Plus kicks last year's model to the wayside, and comes back with almost everything we want from a big-screen iPhone. Our review explains more.
Google Pixel 8 in blue and white.

There’s a problem with these 10 Google Pixel 8 features

The Google Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro, and Pixel Watch 2 all look quite promising. But many of their coolest features have an annoying problem.
The Google Pixel 7a in a person's hand.

There’s a cheap Pixel phone you should buy, and it’s not the Google Pixel 8

The new Google Pixel 8 is the cheapest new Pixel phone, but don't forget there's an even cheaper — and still really good — Pixel phone out there.
Someone holding up the pink Google Pixel 8, while also wearing a pink shirt.

The Google Pixel 8’s AI photo features are amazing — and a little scary

The Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro have some amazing AI photo editing tools, but I think you need to be careful when you use them. This is why.
Promotional image from Google showing a person wearing the Google Pixel Watch 2.

Don’t listen to Google. The Pixel Watch 2 isn’t a smartwatch at all

Google may call the Pixel Watch 2 a smartwatch, but once again, it hasn't treated it as one. It's time we thought about it differently.
A person holding the Google Pixel 7 Pro, showing the back of the phone.

I revisited the Pixel 7 Pro. Now, I’m nervous about the Pixel 8 Pro

I've been using the Google Pixel 7 Pro again, and it has showed me the one thing the forthcoming Pixel 8 Pro needs if it's going to succeed this year.
A person wearing the Apple Watch Series 9, showing the Snoopy watch face

Apple Watch Series 9 review: why you should buy it right now

Should you rush out and buy the Apple Watch Series 9? Yes, but also no, depending on what's on your wrist already. Our in-depth review explains everything.
The folded Tecno Phantom V Fold and Tecno Phantom V Flip.

These two Android foldables cost less than one Galaxy Z Fold 5

You know the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 costs $1,800, but did you also know there's a way to get two foldable phones for the same price? Let me enlighten you.
The Apple Watch Series 9 with the Snoopy watch face.

Something strange is happening with my Apple Watch Series 9

The moment I put the Apple Watch Series 9 on my wrist, I noticed a subtle change between it and the Series 8 — and it's something Apple never mentioned.
The Motorola Razr Plus doesn't have an always-on display that can be permanently active.

I’m sick of Motorola phones not having this one essential feature

I have enjoyed using some of Motorola's top phones recently, but have become increasingly annoyed by one missing feature: a true, permanent always-on display.
Apps on the Motorola Razr Plus.

I was totally wrong about 2023’s best folding flip phones

I got caught up in the excitement about flip phone cover screens running any app I liked, but now that I've used them, I realize I was wrong about it.
The Tecno Phantom V Flip, with other folding phones.

You’ve never seen a folding flip phone with a screen like this

The Tecno Phantom V Flip folding phone has a circular cover screen, and it looks unlike anything else you've ever seen before.
iPhone 15 Pro USB-C charging port.

I’m going to do something crazy with my iPhone 15 Pro Max

Apple has made the new iPhone 15 Pro lighter and curvier, and introduced a cool new material. It makes me want to do something crazy with it.
A person holding the Motorola Defy.

I tried a lifesaving gadget that’s going to transform your phone

I tried the Motorola Defy with the Bullitt Satellite Messenger app, a pairing that could save your life in an emergency when you don't have cellular service.