Stories in Reviews

Motorola Electrify M Review (US Cellular)

The Motorola Electrify M recently landed at US Cellular, and with it we're getting a very strong feeling of deja vu. Despite the new name, we've seen this phone before, as its nearly identical twin – the DROID RAZR M – is currently gracing Verizon's shelves. The DROID RAZR M was a pretty solid handset, though it was somewhat overshadowed by the release of the DROID RAZR HD and the RAZR MAXX HD. Can Motorola keep the quality train rolling with the Electrify M? Read on to find out.

Sonic Jump Game Review

I've been a Sonic fan almost as long as I've been alive. The original Sonic the Hedgehog was the first game I ever played at the ripe old age of five, and since then, there have been a lot of ups and downs. Thankfully, the series seems to be on the upswing lately, with titles like Sonic Generations, Sonic Colors, and Sonic and All Stars Racing Transformed doing surprisingly well with critics and fans alike. Sonic's latest appearance is in Sonic Jump, a new vertical platformer that launched last week on Android. Does this new title keep Sega's string of good Sonic releases going? Do we dare hope?

Snapseed for Android Review

Editing photos on the go can not only be a headache, but it can also be expensive. There is no lack of photo editing apps on the Google Play Store, but some of them require an upfront payment while others aren't exactly easy to use. Arriving today on the Google Play Store is Snapseed, which not only lets you edit and apply filters to your photos, but it also lets you do it all for free.

LG Spectrum 2 Review

Mid-range smartphones are a mixed bag -- most of them are decent, but at the end of the day, they usually still leave something to be desired. However, every once in a while, a mid-range device will come along that’s worthy of its accolades and has flagship specs at a budget price. The LG Spectrum 2, which is available now at Verizon for $99, seems to be one of those devices. It’s based off the LG Optimus LTE II that was released in Korea earlier this year. LG and Verizon made a few changes to the design and specs, and ended up spitting out the Spectrum 2 to US users. The phone sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core chip, 1GB of RAM, a 4.7-inch 720p HD IPS display, and even NFC and wireless charging capabilities -- not a bad combination of features, but we have to see if the handset can use them advantageously. Let’s find out what this thing is capable of.

HTC DROID DNA Review

HTC is aiming big with their new DROID DNA, and it shows. This Verizon exclusive enters a new space for smartphones here in the US. That space being full 1080p HD right in the palm of your hand. That isn't all either, they've also added a top-tier quad-core processor and the latest version of Android all to this new flagship smartphone. Can the 5-inch 1080p HD HTC DROID DNA deliver? Read on to find out.

AT&T Samsung Galaxy Camera Review

It's time to get down to business with the Samsung Galaxy Camera as you'll be picking it up from your local AT&T retailer soon, and very soon. As it turns out, this device is essentially the same model you'll be getting if you're purchasing the device internationally - innards and all. there aren't even any AT&T logos on the device, as it were, with this machine appearing in your hands fully Samsung-friendly. What we're going to do in the review below is take a unique look at this device as it is brand new to the Android universe - less on the smartphone end of things (since it's not a smartphone, mind you), and a lot more on the photography angle.

Pantech Flex Review

While Pantech has never been a major leader in the Android handset business, they’ve been a relatively good choice when it comes to budget devices. The company’s newest smartphone, the Flex, is Pantech’s first attempt at making a real contender while still keeping the price on the down-low. It’s available now on AT&T’s network for just $20 after signing a two-year contract. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chip, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and a large 4.3-inch display -- all of which are crucial ingredients to a powerhouse device. However, since specs aren’t everything, we have to dig deeper into the Pantech Flex to see if it can compete with the likes of HTC, Nokia, or even Samsung. Let’s see how it fares.

LG Optimus L9 Review

LG has certainly been on a roll recently. They made Google's newest Nexus smartphone, the Nexus 4, and they released their new flagship device, the Optimus G, just recently on AT&T. However, LG isn't just about the high-end game. They came out with a set of mid-range Optimus devices throughout the summer, and their latest one is the Optimus L9, which was released through T-Mobile on Halloween. We ended up getting our hands on one and decided to run it through its paces to see if it's worthy of the $79.99 price tag. Let's see how it fared.

LG Nexus 4 Review

It's time again for Google to take command of a smartphone with the Nexus 4, a device manufactured by LG with software pure vanilla Android - a collaboration creating yet another true member of the Nexus family. This device is made to bring on the next version of Android, that being 4.2 Jelly Bean (the second iteration of the software still code-named Jelly Bean) complete with the updates you see in our full update guide. The body of this device rather similar to that of the LG Optimus G, complete with the same display, camera technology, and quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.5Ghz processor under the hood.