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.

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[...]

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.

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[...]

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.

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 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.