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Ben Johnston

Reviews writer Ben has been with Expert Reviews since 2021, and in that time he’s established himself as an authority on all things mobile tech and audio. On top of testing and reviewing myriad smartphones, tablets, headphones, earbuds and speakers, Ben has turned his hand to the odd laptop hands-on preview and several gaming peripherals. He also regularly attends global industry events, including the Snapdragon Summit and the MWC trade show.

Recent articles by Ben Johnston

I'm recommending this Prime Day Pixel deal - here's why
Mobile phones

The Google Pixel 8a was already an astonishing mid-range smartphone before I spotted this Prime Day deal – now it's a bargain

Huawei FreeBuds Pro 3 review - Earbuds on top of case, cropped
Huawei FreeBuds Pro 3 review: A Prime Day offer
Headphones

The Huawei FreeBuds Pro 3 prove themselves on the audio and ANC fronts, but aren’t a huge step up on their predecessors and cost more, too

£180 inc VAT
OnePlus Nord 4, in hand, rear view, in front of metal railings
OnePlus Nord 4 review: Old-school heavy metal
Mobile phones

I’m not completely sold on the all-metal build but the OnePlus Nord 4 won me over with its gorgeous display and excellent battery life

£429 inc VAT
Cropped view of the Samsung Galaxy A55 5G in hand, rear-view, in front of a green, leafy tree
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G: Harder, better, faster, cheaper
Mobile phones

The design is a little outdated, but strong performance and a keen price make Samsung’s mid-range handset more appealing than ever

£439 inc VAT
The best-value tablets to buy in 2024
Tablets Technology

The best Apple and Android tablets at prices that won’t break the bank

The best phone cameras you can buy in 2024
Mobile phones

Which phone has the best camera? We put the best Android and Apple phones to the test, to crown the ultimate champion

Child-friendly and cheap with Amazon deals
Mobile phones

If you're looking for a phone for your child, you'll want something cheap and robust. We’ve tested all the best contenders

Rear of Google Pixel 8 Pro in hand against bookcase background
The best smartphones you can buy in 2024
Mobile phones

The best Android and Apple smartphones to buy this year, as tested and reviewed by us

The best mid-range phones of 2024, tested by our experts
Mobile phones

Forget the flagships and save some money with the best mid-range smartphones we’ve tested and reviewed

Our three top-rated Android phones - the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, Google Pixel 8 and Motorola Moto G54 - against a warm pinkish to light blue gradient background
The best Android phones you can buy in 2024
Mobile phones

Looking for a new Android phone? These are the best Google-powered handsets we've tested to date