Samsung Galaxy S5 Review: Less Is So Much More

If you can say one thing about Samsung's Galaxy S line of smartphones, it's that they consistently pair some of the best hardware with inexplicable software. The S5 scales back Samsung's bells and whistles, which helps make it easily the best Galaxy phone yet. If only they'd gone even further. » 4/15/14 10:20am Tuesday 10:20am

Nexus 5 Review: The Best Android Can Offer (Especially For the Price)

This year, after having leaked more than a shot-up sieve, the long-awaited Nexus 5 is here with Android 4.4 (KitKat) in tow. It's most definitely one of the best phones you can buy, even if it doesn't quite meet its inflated expectations. » 11/04/13 2:11pm 11/04/13 2:11pm

Moto X Review: The Android Phone for Everybody

When we first got our hands on the Moto X last week, we were way more impressed than we thought we'd be. We've been using and abusing it since then, and we're happy to say that the good first impression has held up. Forget specs. This is a phone that punches above its weight. » 8/06/13 12:54pm 8/06/13 12:54pm

How the Moto X Compares to the Competition

After essentially leaking every spec possibly imaginable, the fruit of Motorola's Google-ized loins is finally here. And just as promised, it's a colorful, smooth beauty to behold. Which is great, but the real test comes with what it's packing under the hood. Can the Moto X keep up with the smartphone market's… » 8/01/13 3:10pm 8/01/13 3:10pm

How the New Nexus 7 Stacks Up to the Competition

Well, we already knew pretty much everything there was to know about the new Nexus 7 before Google's official announcement. You could have even technically have gone to Best Buy and bought (that is, pre-ordered) it this morning. But even though nothing was really a surprise, that doesn't change the fact that it's one… » 7/24/13 3:06pm 7/24/13 3:06pm

Galaxy S4 and HTC One Google Edition Hands-On: The Best Got Better

For years, one of Android's biggest problems has been Android skins that weigh down the best hardware the platform has to offer. But now the two best Android phones in the world—the HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S4—come in pure, stock Google Editions. And after spending some time with both, we can confirm that » 6/26/13 1:00pm 6/26/13 1:00pm

Sony Xperia Tablet Z Review: Sony Finally Gets One (Mostly) Right

In a time when tablets are becoming increasing similar, it's rare that you pick up a device and have one of those, "Whoa!" moments. You relish them when they come, because it means that creativity and innovation still exist in a world of look-alikes. After years of trying and failing with Android tablets, Sony has… » 6/07/13 4:30pm 6/07/13 4:30pm

Samsung Galaxy S4 Review: Better, But Not Best (Update: LTE Version)


Since it arrived last year, the Galaxy S III has been the world's best-selling smartphone that wasn't born in Cupertino. An impressive feat, but one that—along with Samsung's Megatron-sized hype-machine—has made for sky-high expectations for the sequel. » 6/03/13 3:32pm 6/03/13 3:32pm

How the Nokia Lumia 925 Stacks Up to the Competition

Confirming yesterday's gorgeous leaked images, Nokia's finally unveiled its newest flagship Windows Phone, the Lumia 925. And just as the photos promised, this latest Lumia incarnation comes to us in a sleek, aluminum-cased beauty of a body. Now that's all good and dandy, but the real test comes with what it's packing … » 5/14/13 10:37am 5/14/13 10:37am

Samsung Galaxy S IV Hands On: Everything New Is Old Again

After a lot of teasing, and a lot of leaking, the Galaxy S IV is finally here. Last year's version, the S III, remains the world's most popular Android phone, having sold over 40 million units. Can the S IV live up to that kind of hype? Can Samsung make us feel like we're living in the future? » 3/14/13 7:27pm 3/14/13 7:27pm

iPhone 5 Network and Wi-Fi Speed Tests: Which One's Fastest?

The new iPhones are here for AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint and at long last, they've got 4G LTE. So which iPhone 5 is fastest? And does it make any difference that it supports both 5GHz Wi-Fi in addition to 2.4GHz. There's pretty definite winner, but more importantly a very clear loser. » 9/21/12 5:50pm 9/21/12 5:50pm

The Rumored iPad Mini's Size Compared to the iPad, Nexus 7 and Kindle…

The whispers and smoke and noise about the rumored iPad mini—an iPad that would be 7.85-inches in screen size—are definitely getting louder. It's by no means real yet, but the iPad mini could very well be an actual thing. But what would it look like? Tweeter TrojanKitten points out that unlike the twinsies nature of… » 7/10/12 3:01pm 7/10/12 3:01pm

The New iPad Comparison: How It Stacks Up to Other Leading Tablets

Well, it's finally here, Apple's new hotness. But how does it compare to the new hotness from Asus, Samsung, Amazon, BlackBerry, or heck, the iPad 2? We've got you covered with this head-to-head spec sheet. » 3/07/12 2:15pm 3/07/12 2:15pm