Trusted Recommends: Our verdict on the Galaxy S22 Ultra, plus two perfect scores

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Information technology’southward fourth dimension for the newest edition of Trusted Recommends, where nosotros accept a await at all of the best tech we’ve reviewed over the last week.

This week saw u.s. test a range of products from true wireless earbuds and phones to gaming laptops and Samsung’south new Freestyle projector, non to mention the highly-predictable sequel Horizon Forbidden West. We also handed out two perfect five star scores this week, with the lucky recipients being the LG Tone Free UFP8 earbuds and the Positive Grid Spark Guitar Amp.

But why did they score so highly? Scroll down to see our breakdown of the best-of-the-best in tech this week.

Poco M4 Pro

Kicking things off we have the Poco M4 Pro. This smartphone from the Xiaomi sub-brand is packed with features including an FHD+ 90Hz brandish, a 5000mAh battery, 5G connectivity and a 50-megapixel dual camera array. All of the above comes at an affordable £250, making the M4 Pro an easy recommendation for anyone looking for a cheap smartphone.

Verdict: 4/5

Jabra Aristocracy seven Pro

Next nosotros’ve got the Jabra Elite 7 Pro. One of several true wireless earbuds to feature this week, the Elite vii Pro offer a unimposing and comfortable design, great fit, a potent IP57 water resistance rating and good call quality. The earbuds too characteristic adjustable ANC and a HearThrough mode that can exist controlled from the Jabra Sound Plus app. This is the latest pair in Jabra’s contempo true wireless range to get a recommended bluecoat from us, alongside the Elite three, the Aristocracy seven Active and the Elite 4 Active.

Verdict: 4/five

Horizon Forbidden West

This calendar week also saw our review of Horizon Forbidden West go live. The much-anticipated sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn sees our hero Aloy battle robot monsters beyond the forbidden westward, picking up immediately where its predecessor left off. The story takes a fascinating new direction with plenty of twists and the new upgrade system presents players with a rewarding Monster Hunter-way gameplay loop.

Verdict: 4/5

Realme Pad

Realme Pad

We besides published our review of the Realme Pad this calendar week. The tablet brings with it a stylish, high quality design, piece of cake to use software and the choice for expandable storage, all at an affordable price. The detailed 10.4-inch display is platonic for streaming video, playing games and taking video calls, and is backed up past a powerful set of speakers.

Verdict: iv/5

Samsung Freestyle

Samsung Freestyle

The Samsung Freestyle LED projector makes information technology easy to bring the big screen to wherever you are and our reviewer found the images to be vivid and punchy and the sound surprisingly good. The motion picture is Full HD with support for HDR10 and HLG and there’due south an array of congenital-in apps to give y’all plenty of options when it comes to streaming, along with support for vocalism assistants Bixby and Amazon Alexa.

Verdict: 4.5/5

Asus ROG Zephyrus G15

Adjacent up is the Asus ROG Zephyrus G15. This fifteen-inch gaming laptop may non be the near powerful choice on the market, but information technology is 1 of the best you can buy thanks to its slim, portable design. The laptop strikes a adept residuum between operation and size, but is still large enough to exist configured with fifty-fifty better components like the Nvidia RTX 3080 GPU. This laptop also takes advantage of a Quad Hard disk display, a fast Ryzen 5000 Serial processor and a customisable AniMe Matrix hat.

Verdict: 4.5/v

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra in burgundy

February saw Samsung unveil its latest range of S Series phones and this week we recenly our thoughts on the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. One of our key takeaways was that the phone makes a fantastic replacement for anyone yet mourning the loss of the Galaxy Note. The phone now has a slot for the S Pen like the Notation, and packs many of the features fans would associate with the discontinued telephone. The phone comes with a 6.eight-inch brandish, the Exynos 2200 chipset and 4 AI-powered cameras for great versatility.

Verdict: 4.5/v

Positive Filigree Spark Guitar Amp

Positive Grid Spark channels

Next up is the Positive Grid Spark Guitar Amp. Spark is a smart guitar amp that pairs with a mobile app via Bluetooth. It’s pocket-sized enough to fit on a desk, but offers big sound for a practice amp. It can be programmed with over 10,000 tones, assuasive guitarists to replicate a wide range of classic amps and pedals from their favourite artists, and features like Auto Chords and Smart Jam too make for fantastic tools for beginners. All of the above makes this the ultimate connected do amp for guitarists.

Verdict: five/5

LG Tone Costless UFP8

The LG UFP8 feature active noise cancellation features

Finally nosotros have the LG Tone Free UFP8. These true wireless earbuds are packed with features from noise cancellation and an ambience manner to a 3D sound stage and even UV light cleaning. The earbuds likewise come with a new design to help them fit better in your ears, making them more suited for running than their predecessors, while the updated commuter delivers even more powerful ANC.

Verdict: 5/5

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