Phones

iPhone 6 review

Though it always seemed somewhat unlikely, one would occasionally hear rumblings of a larger, higher-resolution iPhone. Even when the iPhone 5 was brand new, speculation abounded for a 4.8-inch iPhone…

Huawei Ascend Mate 2 review

The Ascend Mate 2 was announced earlier this year, at CES 2014, and shown off again at MWC in March. Despite this, it didn’t make it to North America until…

BlackBerry Passport review

I wanted to write the entire BlackBerry Passport review on the device itself. I mean, the keyboard is really good, and the screen is wide enough that I didn’t need…

OnePlus One review

At last count, MobileSyrup has written 16 articles directly about the OnePlus One. Expended thousands of words on a company that, for the first few months, tripped over its own virtual…

Nokia Lumia 635 review

Increasingly, low-cost Nokia Lumia smartphones are representing, at least in Canada, the majority of our exposure to Windows Phone. With the Lumia 635, the company’s first Windows Phone 8.1 product,…

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 2 S review

Humans, as creatures of habit, are naturally skeptical of new things. Car buyers who foreswore Japanese and, later, South Korean auto manufacturers quickly learned that there was great value to…

LG G3 review

I don’t envy the decisions made inside the walls of manufacturers like LG. After proving deft at creating high-end smartphones that excel in practically every area, further improvement is to…

Acer Liquid S1 review

What’s old is new again has never been a mantra adopted by the mobile industry — the opposite is in fact true — but the rise of the unlocked smartphone…

Moto E and Moto G LTE review

The story of compromise is really a narrative of degrees. How much are you willing to sacrifice to achieve something else? In the Android world, as the dwindling price of components outpaces…

Sony Xperia Z2 review

You’d be hard-pressed to find a company more deserving of success in the mobile space than Sony. The company’s early Android phones were, to put it mildly, disappointing. Who can…