October 2014 SmartPhone Articles

Listed below are all of our news and reviews articles for October 2014. If you are looking for an article on a particular day or on a particular topic, you can use the menu on the right to narrow your search

SmartPhone Articles for October of 2014

Below are the 27 SmartPhone articles for October of 2014

Windows 10 Includes the Next Version of Windows Phone

Microsoft previewed the next generation of its Windows operating system, dubbed Windows 10, at an event in San Francisco on Tuesday. Most of its unveiling catered to tablets and the[...]

Comparing Family Plans: Sprint vs. T-Mobile vs. AT&T vs. Verizon

With T-Mobile's Uncarrier initiative in full swing and a new batch of limited time promotions in effect, now's as good a time as any to jump into a family data[...]

Best iPhone Apps: Post-it Plus

For all of the advances note-taking apps have made over the years, good old fashioned Post-it notes have continued to (literally) stick around. With 3M's new Post-it Plus app, though,[...]

The New Moto X is Bigger and Aggressively Priced: Readers React

The debut of the new Motorola Moto X, with its wide array of upgrades and relatively friendly price, sparked plenty of discussion among Brighthand readers. Here's what you said.

LG G Watch R Poised to be Pricey

The LG G Watch R, the first truly round Android Wear smartwatch, may also be the priciest.

HTC Desire Eye Sets a New Selfie Smartphone Standard

The HTC Desire Eye is no doubt designed with the selfie in mind, as the new Android smartphone features two 13-megapixel cameras – one, a traditional rear-facing, and one a[...]

LG G Vista

The LG G Vista is a mid-tier Android phablet. It has a 5.7-inch Gorilla Glass 3 IPS LCD display with a 1280 x 720 resolution and a 1.2 GHz quad-core[...]

Sony Xperia Z3 Coming to Verizon, Dubbed Z3v

Sony’s latest flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z3, is coming to Verizon on October 23, as the Xperia Z3v.

HTC Desire Eye Hands-on Preview: A Not-So-Midrange Selfie Phone

With its massive 13-megapixel front-facing camera, the Desire Eye is HTC's stab at giving the world a better class of selfie. Here's our hands-on preview.

LG G Vista Review

The LG G Vista is not the most impressive Android phablet, but that's okay because it's also not the most expensive. So what's going on with this mid-range smartphone? Find[...]

Sony Xperia Z3 Review: Long Lasting Quality

Sony's tossed out new flagship phones at a breakneck pace over the last few months, but it looks like it's found a winner in the Xperia Z3. Here's our review.

Sony Xperia Z3

The Xperia Z3 is a marked improvement over previous versions of Sony’s flagship. The smartphone is dust- and waterproof (up to 1 meter for 30 minutes). Additionally, it features a[...]

Recycling and Repairibility Key to Smartphone E-waste Reduction: Go Mobile 2014

Smartphones are a dirty business, literally. Mobile electronics contain toxic materials like cadmium, mercury, lead, and lithium. To solve this problem, attendees at Go Mobile 2014 learned that it takes[...]

Google’s Nexus 6 is a $650 6-Inch Phablet Made by Motorola

Google has formally introduced the latest entry in the Nexus smartphone family, the Nexus 6. It's a behemoth. Here are the details.

Android 5.0 is Official, and It’s Called Lollipop

Android 5.0 is here, and it's officially named Lollipop. Here's what's coming in the big update, and which devices will be receiving it in the coming weeks.

iOS 8.1 Coming Monday, Brings Back Camera Roll

It’s official. Apple iOS 8.1, the first major update to the company’s latest version of its mobile operating system, goes live on Monday, Oct. 20.

Best Android Apps: Speed Booster – Phone Cleaner

Speed Booster - Phone Cleaner, as its name would suggest, is an app that liven ups your phone's performance by locating and reducing unnecessary background tasks. We took it for[...]

Apple iPhone 6

The iPhone 6 is Apple’s first foray into making a larger phone. The device boasts a 4.7-inch display, 8-megapixel camera, biometric security, Apple Pay for NFC transactions, and runs on[...]

Apple iPhone 6 Review

With its larger display and more rounded design, the iPhone 6 has Apple adjusting to the rest of the smartphone market. Has the transition been a smooth one? Here's our[...]

Apple iPhone 6 Plus Review

The 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus marks Apple's first foray into the world of phablets. It shares many of the best aspects of both iPhones and iPads that have come before[...]

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

The iPhone 6 Plus has all the same features as the iPhone 6, but in a bigger package. Apple’s first phablet features a 5.5-inch display, 8-megapixel camera, iOS 8, and runs on[...]

Kyocera Brigadier Review: Heavy Duty

The Kyocera Brigadier is built like a tank, and it's as ugly as one to boot, but it stands out among the rugged smartphone pack by including one of the[...]

Kyocera Brigadier

The Kyocera Brigadier is a rugged smartphone with respectable specs. The device can take a beating, and should be able to survive moderately rough conditions. It sports a 4.5-inch screen, 2[...]

Motorola Droid Turbo is Verizon’s Latest Superpowered Exclusive

Verizon and Motorola have formally announced the Droid Turbo, which looks to blend Motorola's recent successes with the Droid family's love of high-powered hardware.

Google Inbox Hands-on: Swiping Your Way to Inbox Zero

We take a quick tour of Inbox, Google's new stab at streamlining the way we get through our email.

Microsoft Aims for a Different Kind of Wearable with $200 Microsoft Band

Microsoft is jumping head-on into the wearables game with the Microsoft Band, a platform agnostic fitness tracker-meets-smartwatch that's available today for $200. Here are the details.

Best Windows Phone Apps: Collaborate

There are plenty of whiteboard apps and web services available for collaboration and sharing, so what makes Collaborate one of the best Windows Phone apps? It’s simple, easy to use,[...]