The Galaxy Note 4 Has the Best Display of Any Smartphone So Far

Samsung is continually improving upon the quality of its smartphone displays, and the screens on the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Edge are no exception. In fact, according to extensive testing from DisplayMate, one of them has the best smartphone display yet. » 9/15/14 11:00am Yesterday 11:00am

Samsung Galaxy Note 4: Better in All the Right Places

Known for its handwriting friendliness and screens pushing near six inches, Samsung's Galaxy Note series is the progenitor of the modern stylus-centric smartphone. It's easily the go-to choice for an Android phablet. But with LG's G3 Stylus here and the rumored iPhablet around the corner, the new Galaxy Note 4 has to… » 9/03/14 9:30am 9/03/14 9:30am

Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 Leaks Tease 7-Inch Devices

A "phablet" is the familiar portmanteau describing the popular desire to wrap a smartphone and a tablet into one package. The Lumia 1520 (pictured above) is an extreme example of the idea, a six-inch candy-colored smartphone that pushed the Windows Phone OS to its size limit. Now, Microsoft wants to go even bigger. » 7/28/14 3:45pm 7/28/14 3:45pm

Microsoft Finally Surrendered To the iPad. Good!

Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 is many things. It's thinner, it's faster; it's all of the superlatives that come when you out a New and Improved version of anything tech. It, along with the absence of a Surface Mini, is also a white flag. Microsoft has finally accepted that Surface can't take on the iPad. But it might just… » 5/20/14 1:30pm 5/20/14 1:30pm

Samsung Galaxy Note 3: A Little Bigger Screen, A Lot Better Guts…

Surprise surprise, there's a new Galaxy Note. Whodathunkit? But with the Mega on the scene, the new Note 3 isn't the leader of the pack when it comes to screen-size anymore. It looks like it's getting a little bump in screen size up to 5.7 inches from 5.5, and is actually a couple grams lighter then the II. But don't… » 9/04/13 1:09pm 9/04/13 1:09pm

LG Optimus G Pro Review: The Fastest Big Phone Out There

Fun fact: In a sprint, the hippo is one of the fastest land mammals, despite also being one of the largest. Similarly, the LG Optimus G Pro is unquestionably one humungoid phone, but it runs about as fast as the top speedsters out there. Whether or not you should consider buying it, however, is up to the elasticity of… » 5/28/13 2:23pm 5/28/13 2:23pm

Galaxy Note 8.0 Hands On: The 8-Inch Tablet That's an 8-Inch... Phone

Samsung's Galaxy Note just grew to 8 inches. It's actually really nice. It combines a bunch of the stuff that Samsung's been building in the Galaxy S and Note series and puts them into a nearly perfectly sized tablet. Two things, though. One, we don't know how much it costs, and price is a huge deal for 7- and 8-inch… » 2/23/13 9:00pm 2/23/13 9:00pm

Eat It, Galaxy Note. Huawei's New Phone Has the World's Largest Screen…

Oh man, here we go. Phablets are no longer no longer constrained to limits of being under half a foot. Huawei's new Ascend Mate is an unprecedented 6.1-inches. It's been around before, but now it's official, and has the largest screen of any smartphone in the world. To date anyway. Cower in fear beneath its… » 1/07/13 4:09pm 1/07/13 4:09pm

What It's Like to Have a Nexus 7 As a Phone

Like most in the Android world, I've been steadily increasing my comfort zone on how big a screen I want. Back in the day, I was obsessed with getting my phone as small as possible, like Zoolander. Then I got my first smartphone in the Windows Mobile 6 days, and ever since then every device I get has a bigger screen… » 1/06/13 10:35am 1/06/13 10:35am

Galaxy Note II: 5.5-Inches of S-Pen Friendly Phablet

We may not be the biggest fans of Samsung's giant phone movement, but apparently consumers have decided otherwise because Sammy is trotting out the Galaxy Note II: a 5.5-inch brute of a phablet running Android Jelly Bean. And with a screen so big, it promises to be fully compatible with the pressure sensitive S-Pen. » 8/29/12 1:10pm 8/29/12 1:10pm