Android 2016 SmartPhone Articles

Popular Android Articles for 2016

Samsung Galaxy S7 Review: Boring, And That’s Just the Way We Like It

Samsung brings back microSD and waterproofing for the flagship Galaxy S7, along with a new always-on display and Game Launcher. Does this mix of function and fun make for a[...]

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Review: Near Perfect

The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge is the best smartphone on the market, hands down. But is it worth paying a premium price for a smartphone when good-enough devices costs hundreds[...]

HTC One X9 Ditches iPhone Design for More Familiar Looks: Hands On

Check out the HTC One X9, an upper-range model with a spec sheet to suggest it’s the successor to the HTC One A9. You know, the one that looks like[...]

How to Buy a Smartphone: Understanding Smartphone Specs

Did you ever take a close look at a smartphone spec sheet? Have any idea what the numbers and letters mean, what they tell you about the smartphone? Read on[...]

Huawei Honor 8 Review: 90 Percent Flagship at 50 Percent Price

Good smartphones are getting cheap, and the $400 Honor 8 is a prime example. This Huawei Android smartphone is good enough on its own. But for its price, it's an[...]

Sony Xperia X Compact Review: Best Small Android Smartphone

There aren't many small Android smartphones with decent specs, so the Sony Xperia X Compact stands alone. Find out if this pint-sized smartphone can compete with the flagship phablets.

Moto Z Play Droid Review: Innovative and Everlasting

The Motorola Moto Z Play Droid is a mid-range smartphone with an innovative and semi-modular design. It's definitely different from other Android smartphones, but is it any good?

Huawei nova plus Review: Looks Great & Performs Well, But Pricey

We first saw the Huawei nova plus at IFA 2016, where it was pitched as a mid-range handset with premium features. How well does that hold up? Read on in[...]

Google Pixel XL Review: Two-Thirds Great

We took a Google Pixel XL for a spin. Is this the best Android smartphone? Is this Google’s long-awaited answer to the Apple iPhone? Read on to find out.

Motorola Moto G4 Play Review: Cheap and Capable

The Moto G line of smartphones have a well-earned reputation as the best budget smartphones. The cheapest of the new bunch is the $150 Moto G4 Play. Is it any[...]

The Best Cheap Smartphones for $100, $200, $300, & $400

Here are great smartphones that offer close to the same performance and features as the flagships, for half the price or less.

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Adds Pixels and Utility to Its Curve: Hands On

The Samsung S7 edge features everything that could make the S7 the Android phone to beat in 2016, as well as a revamped Edge display that adds both pixels and[...]

Google Takes on Apple with Powerful Pixel and Pixel XL Phones

Google just took the wraps off a pair of cutting-edge Android phones: the Pixel with a 5-inch AMOLED display, and the Pixel XL with a 5.5-inch display. The two seem[...]

Lenovo Phab2 Pro Review: Tango Cool, Phone OK

The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is big, but that’s not the only reason it’s different. It’s the first Android smartphone with Tango, Google's new 3D mapping camera tech, built for[...]

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Review: The Only Android Flagship

Samsung has ceased production and the Galaxy Note 7 is no longer available.

How to Buy a Chinese Smartphone

There are excellent smartphones coming out of China. And they’re cheap! While some have a small foothold in the US, most only ship to other overseas markets. So how do[...]

The LG G5 Impresses with Brilliant Modular Design and VR Headset: Hands On

The LG G5 is an impressive Android flagship thanks to its innovative modular design, the first in a mainstream handset. Its mobile VR goggles are rather impressive as well.

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Apple iPhone 6s

Apple and Samsung have long vied for US smartphone market supremacy, and in 2016, each has a mid-sized flagship in its arsenal: the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Apple iPhone[...]

Huawei Mate 8 Review: Big Battery, Bigger Build

This flagship Android phablet delivers a fingerprint sensor, Android Marshmallow, and a mammoth battery. Circumstances in the US market now may favor Huawei, but does this phablet deliver the goods?

Huawei Brings Premium to the Mid-range with Nova and Nova Plus: Hands On

We take a closer look at the 5-inch Huawei Nova, and nearly identical, 5.5-inch Huawei Nova Plus.