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Choosing a new phone plan can be a pain in the butt, even when you know exactly which model you're after. Nobody wants to go to every telco site and open 400 tabs for the sake of comparisons.

That's why we've pulled together the best Samsung Galaxy S10 plans that are currently available. You're welcome.

By now, it’s clear MWC 2019 turned into a breakout celebration for all sorts of bendy-screen devices. So after the appearance of Samsung’s Galaxy Fold and Huawei’s Mate X, I went on the hunt for more gadgets with flex displays. That’s when I remembered that Nubia — makers of weird devices like this dual-screen phone — brought a revamped version of its smartphone watch with a bendable screen to the Barcelona.

If you haven't heard the news this week - Energizer has unveiled a bloody mammoth of a phone at MWC.

Now I've made as many 'thicc' jokes as the next tech journo about this big boi. In a world where smart phones are becoming increasingly more powerful within as slim a package as possible, this thing seems ludicrous.

But here's the thing. I genuinely want one.

Every year, the battery life of phones gets just a little bit longer, but somehow there’s always a handful of people who still want more. So as is if to end battery life anxiety once and for all, this simply massive Energizer phone popped up at MWC to really prove that a phone really can have too much juice.

After all the inaugural 5G phone announcements at MWC, we expected Huawei to save its big reveal for the P30 launch in Paris next month.

But the Chinese manufacturer decided to surprise us all by revealing its Mate 20 X handset to be the first to receive the new tech.

When they're not teasing us with foldable phones that cost more than some used cars, phone companies have been spending their time at MWC showing off 5G variants of their phones. Samsung, Huawei, LG, Xiaomi, and others have been at it. Even if they didn't have a phone to announce, they've been promising that they're on the way. But Motorola is thinking differently. It's just developed a 5G mod you can attach to the back of the Moto Z3.

First, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Fold and we all fell in love.

Then Huawei showed us the Mate X, and we instantly forgot any other folding phone existed. Huawei's design is generally considered better, in terms of the way it folds (outwards, so it doesn't need a second small screen on the outside) and the way it looks when it's closed. Both handsets have their fans, but Huawei definitely won public opinion.

Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Fold flexible smartphone-slash-tablet isn’t without tradeoffs. For one, it might be way thicker when folded than virtually any other modern smartphone — potentially as thick as a Nintendo Switch — while the way it folds is pretty awkward.

And like its competitor the Huawei Mate X, it has a big old crease running right through the middle of its foldable display.

A couple of weeks ago we heard some news from Nubia, one of ZTE's sub-brands, with news that it was bringing a wearable, flexible phone to MWC. Basically it was a phone-type thing you wear as a watch, and I don't think there's a word for that yet. Whatever you want to call it, it's just been announced and it's called the Nubia Alpha.

According to Oral-B there's a very good chance you're not brushing your teeth properly. Either you're missing bits, or you're being way too forceful with keeping your chompers clean - which makes sense considering we've all been conditioned to apply plenty of elbow grease when we clean other things. So now there are toothbrushes, apps, and artificial intelligences designed to help you improve, and Oral B has both coming later this year.

Earlier today Xiaomi held a press conference tied into MWC, which is set to officially begin this coming Monday. On the agenda was the Mi 9, Mi Mix 3 5G, and some fancy LED lightbulbs, but not the foldable phone we saw a video of back in January. A lot of people wondered what was up with that, especially since Huawei went and announced their foldable phone just a few hours later. In turns out it's not ready yet.