Every Android Phone, Ranked

There are something like one million Android phones for every person on the planet right now (plus or minus one). Most of them suck. Many are great. Here's the definitive list that tells you which is which. » 12/19/13 12:40pm 12/19/13 12:40pm

A Galaxy S4 Active Mini Might Be on Its Way

This phone here appears to be yet another miniature version of a popular full size model, with official filings revealing something we suspect might end up being known as the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Mini. Could do with a smaller name, too. » 10/31/13 7:45am 10/31/13 7:45am

Just two weeks after Apple announced the gold iPhone 5s, Samsung has jumped on the bandwagon with a golden Galaxy S4. Initially available in the United Arab Emirates, it's not clear yet when they'll be available elsewhere. » 9/25/13 7:38am 9/25/13 7:38am

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

Samsung Galaxy S4 Will Connect To Whichever LTE Format You're In

For world travelers with a need for LTE speed, Samsung's newest version of the Galaxy S4 might be the answer to your jet-setting prayers. When they arrive, the updated Galaxy S4 and S4 Mini will be the world's first handsets to automatically switch between the two different types of LTE networks used worldwide. While » 7/31/13 1:01pm 7/31/13 1:01pm

Samsung Denies Trying to Artificially Inflate Its Benchmark Scores

Yesterday, it was reported that Samsung had rigged the Galaxy S4 to perform better in benchmarks. Today comes Samsung's terse response, which answers some questions, but leaves others flapping in the wind. » 7/31/13 10:04am 7/31/13 10:04am

An Alleged Galaxy S4 Explosion Completely Destroyed This Apartment

It's one thing if your phone bursts into flames and cooks up your leg-meat real bad, but that's nothing compared to losing your whole apartment in an inferno. That's exactly what a Hong Kong man claims happened to him while he was just plugging away at Love Machine (an app, not a euphemism) on his Galaxy S4. » 7/29/13 1:12pm 7/29/13 1:12pm

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

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini and S4 Zoom Hands On: Funky Alternatives

It's no secret that a smaller version of the Galaxy S4, known as the Galaxy S4 Mini, is on its way. Nor is it hush-hush that a camera/phone hybrid known as the Galaxy S4 Zoom is coming. While there's still no information about when these will make these over to the States, we just got a little play time with them.… » 6/20/13 4:30pm 6/20/13 4:30pm

Watching Samsung Torture Galaxy S4s Is Weirdly Satisfying

No matter how careful you try to be, you're going to do some damage to your phone. Accidents happen, especially when you try to avoid them. So to emulate your tender, loving care, Samsung took its Galaxy S4 through hell and back before it got to shelves. Somebody has to prepare that phone for you, you monster. » 6/13/13 1:33pm 6/13/13 1:33pm

Samsung's Galaxy S4 Zoom: More Camera Than Phone

Rumors have swirled about the existence of a Galaxy S4 Zoom cameraphone for the past few months—and now Samsung has officially announced its existence. » 6/12/13 4:57am 6/12/13 4:57am

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Emerges from the Rumour Swamp

The constantly leaked Samsung Galaxy S4 Active has just been officially announced by Samsung, which has confirmed its insane level of desirability by telling us it features a 5-inch 1080p display and 1.9GHz quad-core processor inside a fully waterproof case. What’s that, like 15 Galaxy devices now? » 6/05/13 5:15am 6/05/13 5:15am

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

Samsung’s New Galaxy S4 Mini Isn’t Really All That Small

If a 4.3-inch phone is considered “mini”, god help us all. Samsung’s just announced that the Galaxy S4 Mini is real, and it’s still bigger than an iPhone 5. In fact, last year it would be considered mid-range, but compared to the 5-inch monsters we have now, 4.3-inches is small, I guess. » 5/30/13 5:08am 5/30/13 5:08am

When Verizon updates its LTE network to use the AWS frequency in the coming months, the Galaxy S4 will be the first—and, for a while, only—phone to take advantage of the doubled internet speeds it offers. » 5/29/13 5:13am 5/29/13 5:13am

Whoa! Google's Selling a Pure Android Samsung Galaxy S 4 on Google Play

YOU GUYS! Google just announced at I/O that it's going to be selling a Samsung Galaxy S 4, unlocked, with stock Android, on Google Play starting June 26. Just to pick out the important words for you: "STOCK" "ANDROID" "GALAXY S 4." » 5/15/13 12:56pm 5/15/13 12:56pm