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    Pixel XL Review: Android’s Yardstick

    It’s the end of an era. After seven generations, the Nexus brand is no more. This year, Google gives us Pixel and Pixel XL, the first phones developed by the company in-house, and sold without any kind of co-branding. With prices ranging between $649 and $869, these are expensive devices, and the company is betting […]

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    The ZTE Axon 7 Mini Is Available for Preorder Starting Today

    We think the ZTE Axon 7 is one of the best smartphone deals of the year, combining top-notch specs with maybe the best smartphone speaker system and a mid-range price tag. The miniature version we saw at IFA is no slouch, either — it’s a smaller phone with mid-range specs, but it’s cheaper and still has […]

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    Huawei Nova Plus Review

    At IFA in September, Huawei announced a pair of new mid-range smartphones, introducing their Nova line. But, the Nova Plus and the Nova only seem to share a name — Huawei used different designs for the two phones, on top of making one bigger than the other. While the Nova looks more like Huawei’s Nexus 6P, […]

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    Nextbit Robin Review

    At the beginning of the year, we saw an unexpected new competitor in the smartphone market. Nextbit was created by ex-Google employees Tom Moss and Mike Chan, who got funding from Google Ventures and a successful Kickstarter campaign for their debut smartphone, Robin. Despite all that Google expertise, this isn’t a phone that hews closely to […]

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    Huawei Nova Review – It’s the Mini Nexus 6P

    Announced alongside the larger Nova Plus at IFA 2016, the Huawei Nova bears an uncanny resemblance to the Nexus 6P. That shouldn’t come a much of a surprise considering Huawei actually manufactures the 6P for Google. With its similar diamond cut edges and aluminum body, the Nova is essentially a smaller version of the 6P […]

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    Mophie Wireless Juice Pack Bundle Review

    There is a secret all us iPhone die-hards rarely admit aloud. We are totally jealous of other brands’ wireless charging capabilities. We love our iPhones, but we are still slumming it with archaic charging chords that aren’t long enough. Worse still, the battery life leaves much to be desired. Well, if by the middle of the […]

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    Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 Phones Are Back On Sale

    Nothing can keep Samsung down. Earlier this month Samsung initiated a recall of their new Note 7 smartphone that covered 10 countries, including their native South Korea and the United States. The Note 7 was recalled after reports surfaced of batteries catching on fire or exploding essentially meaning people were in possession of exploding phones which is less cool […]

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    LG V20 Review: Multimedia Powerhouse

    When LG launched the V10 last year we were pleasantly surprised. It wasn’t just a bigger version of the company’s impressive G4, but a phone with a uniquely rugged design, a secondary screen, dual selfie cameras, and advanced multimedia features. Things are different this year. LG arguably missed the mark with the G5, a fine […]

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    Huawei Honor 8 Review – Yet Another Great Mid-range Phone

    Huawei generally keeps their Huawei-branded phones out of the United States — no P9 or Mate phones for us. What we do get are their Nexus devices and the phones sold under their Honor brand. Huawei’s Honor phones tend to be priced as midrange devices, but generally feature aesthetically pleasing design and upper-tier smartphone camera tech. […]