Phones

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review

The Galaxy Note 4 is perfect. It’s not a perfect smartphone, nor a perfect phablet, but a perfect distillation of what Samsung has been working on creating for the past…

Moto X (2nd gen) review

Two years ago, Motorola’s best phone was something called the RAZR HD. Or it could have been the ATRIX HD LTE. At the time, the company’s focus wavering, it released too many devices…

Samsung Galaxy Alpha review

It seems both tragic and inevitable that after years of legal battles, claims of design infringement, and public catcalling, Samsung and Apple continue to circle like snakes eating each other’s…

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…