Smartphone Reviews

Tracking the latest smartphone reviews from around the web.

Based on a growing number of data points, Android’s sales dominance may be nearing its apex while iOS is on the rise. Even as a daily user of both an Android smartphone and t...(full article)

A smartphone contains huge amounts of personally identifiable information, and they also happen to be easy to lose. Android and iOS have different ways of going about device securi...(full article)

Frustrated by how quickly your favorite mobile gadgets die? Follow these simple tips to get longer battery life out of your Android phone or tablet.Almost everything about Android ...(full article)

The big difference between the Razr Maxx and the Razr is battery life: Motorola claims that the Razr Maxx gets 21 hours of talk time on a charge. One of the weaknesses I ...(full article)

Like a few million other people this past holiday season, we bought an iPhone 4S, with its much-hyped Siri feature. The vocal interface allows users to speak all kinds of...(full article)

Most Recent Articles

Galaxy Nexus, Nitro HD Torture Tested - Rob Pegoraro, Discovery News

People who want to be nice to their phones don't take them to the Consumer Electronics Show. Overuse and overloaded airwaves leave mobile devices reeling.But it's instructive ...

Putting Ice Cream Sandwich to the Test - Shimpi & Klug, AnandTech

Nokia Lumia 710 - Your Bargain Smartphone - Walt Mossberg, WSJ

After a week of testing the Lumia 710, my verdict is that it's a good value for the money, and a good choice for people moving up to their first smartphone, or those looking for an...

Which Mobile OS Multitasks Better? - Ryan Whitwam, Extreme Tech

As the horsepower packed into mobile devices gets ever greater, more full-featured forms of multitasking are possible. The market leaders have very different ways of going about th...

You Shouldn't Buy a Cheap Android Phone - Ryan Whitwam, Extreme Tech

One of the primary reasons for Android’s huge success is the sheer choice of hardware. If you fancy a slide-out keyboard, it can be yours. A big screen and the fastest internal...

Just How Good Is Android 4? - JR Raphael, PC World

Android 4.0, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich, marks the start of a new era for Google's mobile platform. The release ushers in the biggest changes the software has ...

Galaxy Nexus Is a Winner, Now Google, Make a Tablet - Steve Kovach, BI

Google is on a roll with Android right now.First, it just released the Galaxy Nexus, which runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the biggest leap forward for the...

Get the Most Out of Your New Smartphone - Marty Gabel, Yahoo

So you found a new, fancy smartphone under the tree this year but don’t know how to get everything to work properly. No worries. We’re here to help.Whether you are comp...

Sell Your iPhone, Buy the Galaxy Nexus - Sebastian Anthony, Extreme Tech

Unless you’ve just awoken from a coma, you’re probably aware that the Galaxy Nexusis now available in the US. Like the Nexus One and Nexus S before it, the Galaxy ...

Lumia 710: Smartphone for Scaredy Cats - Stewart Wolpin, TGS

More and  more you feel it's time to join the modern age and succumb to the lure of a smart phone, but you find both iPhone and the recent rash of Android super phones too dau...

Why Buying a Cheap Smartphone Isn't Dumb - Jared Newman, Time

A couple years ago, it seemed like most tech writers offered the same smartphone buying advice: Spend what you must and buy the best.At the time, the advice made sense. Free and ch...

Galaxy Nexus Shows Android Not Good Enough - James Kendrick, ZDNet

A lot of noise is appearing on some popular tech web sites about the “polish” of Android compared to iOS. I’m not going to wade into that fracas as I recently voiced a simil...

An iPhone Lover's Take on the Galaxy Nexus - MG Siegler, TechCrunch

You have to hand it to Google. They know that I prefer Apple products and have been generally critical of many Google moves in the past couple of years. And yet, they&rsq...

Windows Phone Is a Mobile Miracle - Robert Cringely, InfoWorld

 For the last two weeks, I've been been playing around with an HTC Radar 4G running "Mango" (aka Windows Phone 7.5), and I have to say that -- despite every molecule...

I Ditched the iPhone for Windows Phone - Noah Kravitz, Techno Buffalo

Another day, another pocket-altering mobile platform that’s more likely to wither on the vine than ever see its true potential. No, Meg Whitman, I’m not talking to...

Who Has the Best iPhone Data Plan? - Daniel Dilger, Apple Insider

Which carrier has the best plan for Apple's iPhone 4....

Motorola, Nokia Phones Reclaim Glory - Rich Jaroslovsky, Bloomberg

Until Apple rewrote the rules, Nokia and Motorola were two of the biggest names in wireless phones. Now both are attempting to recapture a little past glory.Motorola Mobility Holdi...

Lumia Won't Save Nokia - Juliette Garside, The Guardian

Nokia's second coming, if it happens, is some way off. The Finnish giant is pinning its hopes of a return to the smartphone market on the newly arrived Lumia 800.But estimates for ...

Windows Phone Way Better Than You Think - Mark Smith, USA Today

When buying a new smartphone "” or adding one to a holiday gift list "” there's just one question: iPhone or Android?Sam Yeh, AFP/Getty ImagesModels pose with...

What Smartphone OS Is Right For You - Jessica Dolcourt, CNET

With a rush of amazing Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, this is a great time to buy a new phone for you or for someone else. There are excellent phones flooding the market (her...

Galaxy Nexus: An In-Your-Face Phone - Katherine Boehret, All Things D

The Galaxy Nexus from Samsung is the first device to run Google’s Android 4.0 operating system, known by its dessert code name. Ice Cream Sandwich is designed to be a blend o...

How Good Is the iPhone 4S Camera? - Philip Ryan, Popuar Photography

It has been years since a camera phone has been run through the photographic gauntlet that is the Popular Photography test lab, but with the iPhone 4S getting so much att...

Is the iPhone 4S Boring? - Dave Cryer, Techno Buffalo

This normally happens to me - after a month or so after a new mobile phone release, I start to question if the manufacturer has done enough. We all know that many expected Apple to...

Stop Complaining About the iPhone's Battery - Tom Kaneshige, CIO

Last week, Apple fixed a software bug with iOS 5.1 that was causing a syncing error loop which was draining some iPhone 4S batteries. The vast majority of iPhone owners, ...

How Much Data Does Siri Use? - Jacqui Cheng, Ars Technica

Apple's new iPhone 4S has been in users' grubby little hands for a bit over two weeks now. One of the main features of the 4S is the virtual "personal assistant" Siri, a technology...

Is HTC's Titan the Smartphone to Beat? - Zach Epstein, BGR

A review of HTC's massive Titan smartphone....

5 Ways Siri Could Be Improved - Tom Bradley, Macworld

Siri and I just met a few days ago. I think we’re getting along pretty well so far (although she seems to get a bit testy and sarcastic when I ask her to “open the pod ...

Hands On With the World's Thinnest Smartphone - Mike Isaac, Gadget Lab

Tuesday morning, Motorola announced its new flagship Android smartphone, the Droid Razr. Now, after spending some quality hands-on time with the phone, I can say it’s poised to ...

Is Google Nexus an iPhone Killer? - Jessica Dolcourt, CNET

It starts with a huge 4.65-inch Super AMOLED HD display (1280 x 720 pixel resolution.) Samsung makes some of the best screens on the market, with colors that pop, and a way of repr...

iPhone 4S Review: No Game Changer - Walt Mossberg, All Things D

Sometimes, as we all know, looks can be deceiving. While Apple’s latest iPhone doesn’t look different, and may not be the kind of blockbuster people expect from the lat...

iPhone 4S Review: Pretty Damn Cool - Joshua Topolsky, This Is My Next

Reviewing the iPhone 4S is in many ways a lot like reviewing the original iPhone 4, except that it’s not. The device, which was just announced at a special event on Apple&rsq...

LG Nitro: A Phone With HD Display

A review of LG's Nitro - the company's first phone to feature a 720p HD display....

Droid RAZR a Home Run

The new Droid Razr has a lot to live up to. The original Razr was a flip-phone marvel of sleek design. It became the best-selling phone in the United States until the iPhone knocke...