Category: Technology Reviews

Moto Z and Moto Z Force Droid Edition Unboxing & Accessories

Lisa Gade unboxes and takes a first look at the upcoming flagship Moto Z and Moto Z Force Droid Edition Android 6.0 smartphones. The phones both have a 5.5” QHD 2560 x 1440 display, Snapdragon 820 CPU, 4 gigs of RAM and the usual 4G LTE, GPS, NFC, WiFi 802.11ac and Bluetooth. The have cameras […]

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Review

Lisa Gade reviews the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, Samsung’s flagship for 2016 that replaces the Galaxy Note 5 (there is no Note 6!). The Note 7 has a 5.7” Super AMOLED 2560 x 1440 display that supports touch and the included S Pen (Wacom EMR active digitizer) with 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity. The display’s […]

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Freetel Samurai Kiwami Unlocked Android Phone Review

Lisa Gade reviews the Samurai Kiwami unlocked GSM Android smartphone made by FREETEL Wireless, a Japanese company. This $389 phone works on GSM networks and it has 4G LTE that’s compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile in the US (LTE bands 2, 4, 7, and 17). It is not compatible with Sprint and Verizon. Despite the […]

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Active Review

Lisa Gade reviews the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active, the rugged version of the S7 that’s exclusive to AT&T in the US. The S7 Active has the same excellent core specs as the standard S7: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 CPU with Adreno 530 graphics, 4 gigs of RAM and 32 gigs of storage plus a microSD card […]

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LG G5 Review

Lisa Gade reviews the LG G5, LG’s mainstream size flagship Android smartphone for 2016. The LG G5 has a 5.3” QHD IPS display, and it runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with LG’s UI. This is LG’s first metal bodied phone, and it’s available in several colors. It runs on Qualcomm’s fastest mobile CPU, the 1.6 GHz […]

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Review

Lisa Gade reviews the Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung’s smaller glass and metal flagship phone for 2016. The Galaxy S7 brings back two important features missing from the S6: a microSD card slot and IP68 water resistance. At first glance it looks much like the Galaxy S6, but it has curved sides on the back for […]

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ZTE ZMAX 2 Review

Lisa Gade reviews the affordable ZTE Zmax 2, which is available in the US as an AT&T GoPhone (prepaid, no contract service) and unlocked overseas. This 4G LTE Android phone sells for $99 full retail on AT&T, and it’s not bad for that extremely low price. It has a 5.5”, 1280 x 720 display, a […]

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LG V10 Review

Lisa Gade reviews the LG V10, LG’s flagship phablet released in late 2015. The V10 is a large phone with a durable and textured back. It has a 5.7” IPS QHD 2560 x 1440 display and a secondary 1024 x 160 display up top for notifications, status, app launching and calling favorite folks. The phone […]

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HTC One A9 Review

Lisa Gade reviews the HTC One A9 Android smartphone. The A9 is available as an unlocked phone that works on both GSM and CDMA networks with 4G LTE, and there are carrier versions as well. The A9 is $499 in the US for the unlocked edition sold direct by HTC (carriers and other countries may […]

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Nexus 5X Review

Lisa Gade reviews the Google Nexus 5X, an Android phone made by LG. This is the more affordable and smaller of two Nexus phones Google released for the fall of 2015. It has a slim and light design and is fairly friendly to small hands thanks to the 5.2” screen size. It has a full […]

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