Andrea Lo Bue

Huawei Honor 5X Review

Lisa Gade reviews Huawei’s new very affordable unlocked GSM Android smartphone, the $199 Huawei Honor 5X. The aluminum-clad phone has a 5.5” full HD 1920 x 1080 IPS display, and it runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with Huawei’s Emotion UI 3.1 (EMUI) on the 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 octa-core CPU with Adreno 405 graphics. It […]

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Apple iPhone SE Review

Lisa Gade reviews Apple’s most affordable iPhone, the iPhone SE. The iOS phone has the internals of the current flagship iPhone 6s mated to the body of the iPhone 5. The phone sells for $399 for 16 gigs and $499 for the 64 gig model. It’s available on all major carriers and Apple also sells […]

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HTC 10 Review

Lisa Gade reviews the HTC 10, the company’s flagship Android smartphone for 2016. HTC’s turned things around with the 10— it hits all the sweet spots with none of the gotchas of other recent m series phones. The HTC 10 is clad in metal with a wide chamfer on the sides, and its curves feel […]

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Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus Review

Lisa Gade reviews the 4th generation Moto G and Moto G Plus unlocked Android smartphones that sell for $199 and $249 respectively. For the price you get a lot of phone, both literally and figuratively. The G4 and G4 Plus are big phones with 5.5” IPS full HD displays. They’re identical except for the fingerprint […]

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Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Review

Lisa Gade reviews the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, the bigger and curvier of Samsung’s glass and metal flagship phones for 2016. The edge model’s 5.5” display curves on the sides for a unique and very attractive look, though it is a bit harder to grip. The Galaxy S7 family brings back two important features missing […]

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Alcatel Idol 4S Android Smartphone with VR Goggles Review

Lisa Gade reviews the Alcatel Idol 4S, the company’s highest end unlocked Android handset yet. The Idol 4S is a 5.5” Android 6.0 Marshmallow phone that runs on the 1.8 GHz Snapdragon 652 CPU with 3 gigs of RAM and 32 gigs of storage. It ships with companion VR Goggles for virtual reality experiences on […]

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Moto Z and Moto Z Force Droid Edition Review

Lisa Gade reviews the Moto Z and Moto Z Force Droid Edition Android 6.0 high end smartphones. The phones both have a 5.5” QHD 2560 x 1440 display, the 2.2 GHz Snapdragon 820 CPU, 4 gigs of RAM, 32 or 64 gigs storage, a microSD card slot, fingerprint scanner, front mounted speaker, 4G LTE, GPS, […]

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Nexus 6P Review

Lisa Gade reviews the Google Nexus 6P Android smartphone, made by Huawei. This is Google’s higher end and larger of two models released in 2015 (the smaller and less expensive model is the Nexus 5X reviewed here: http://www.mobiletechreview.com/phones/Nexus-5X.htm ). The Nexus 6P has an attractive unibody anodized aluminum casing and a slim design. It’s a […]

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Bluboo Maya Unlocked Android Phone Review

Lisa Gade reviews the Bluboo Maya unlocked GSM dual SIM Android smartphone with 3G (but not 4G LTE) for AT&T on the 850 and 1900MHz bands. The phone will work with any GSM carrier for voice and 2G data. The list price is just $99 and Amazon sells it for $89 (there are also mainland […]

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Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Review

Lisa Gade reviews Microsoft’s flagship Lumia phablet, the 5.7” 950 XL. In some ways it is simply a larger, faster version of the Lumia 950 we reviewed, but there are other differences including a dual SIM design and a bigger battery. The GSM unlocked Lumia runs Windows 10 for phones on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 […]

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