Phones

Photo Shootout: Samsung Galaxy S6 vs. LG G4 vs. iPhone 6 Plus

Until recently there was an unwavering truth about smartphone cameras: they were generally terrible. But slowly but surely the commoditization of tiny sensors has led to remarkable breakthroughs in fidelity,…

Moto X Play review

If you think about it, Motorola had to release something like the Moto X Play. The Moto X, that critically-acclaimed but sales-poor flagship, had been reframed as a high-margin player up…

Moto X Play compared to Moto X (2nd gen)

Let’s skip to the punch: the Moto X Play is in some ways a successor to last year’s Moto X and in other ways a regression. But in lieu of…

Moto G (3rd gen) review

Look to your left. Then to your right. If you’re in a public space, you’re 80% likely to be looking at someone with a smartphone in his or her pocket….

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua Review

Here’s an understatement: the last half decade has not been kind to Sony. With its well-documented financial troubles and lack of successful product launches, particularly on the mobile front, the…

Asus ZenFone 2 review

“The next billion people.” Google used that term several times during its recent developer conference, and maintains that Android’s future is the future of computing, connecting the poor and disenfranchised….

The Nexus 6, six months later

Is it an adage or a cliché to suggest bigger is always better? For Google’s Nexus 6, it’s a worthy question to ask for a number of reasons. This was…

LG G4 review

You know the gravity-invoking quip, “What goes up must come down?” So it is with the smartphone market. Samsung, once hailed as the unstoppable monster of the Android world, has…

BlackBerry Leap review

What does a BlackBerry look like anymore? The Leap doesn’t look like a traditionally BlackBerry smartphone, but it is the spiritual successor to the built-in-house Z10, and the physical successor…

The iPhone 6 Plus, six months later

Apple isn’t the type of company that admits when it misses the mark. The iPhone 6 Plus wasn’t so much a product of Apple’s vision, but rather a response to…

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 review

I often use a phrase borrowed from Game of Thrones to describe the ephemeral nature of technology trends: “It is known.” See, our unreliable memories have, over time, created false…

Moto E LTE review

Consumers love good things, and they also love cheap things. But rarely are cheap things good, at least enough to recommend to everyone. Cheap usually equals caveats; cheap usually means…

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge review

Curved things are inherently visual; parsing the subtleties of a surface that flows and disappears into something else is pleasing to the eye, and to the touch. The Galaxy S6 edge (yes,…

HTC One M9 review

There are few more distinctive Android phones on the market than the HTC One line. The company that experimented with unibody metal when most smartphones were plastic, HTC’s critical acclaim…

Samsung Galaxy S6 vs iPhone 6 Plus Camera Shootout

There’s no better way to compare two devices’ cameras than with a good old fashioned shootout. On the heels of our Samsung Galaxy S6 review, we pin the newcomer against…