Consumer 2011 SmartPhone Articles

Popular Consumer Articles for 2011

Apple iPhone 4S Review: The Best Gets Better

Apple's fifth-generation smartphone isn't what many people were expecting - instead of a re-designed model, the iPhone 4S is a speed-bumped version of last year's offering. How does this new[...]

Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 Review: Have Fun Without the Formalities

This isn't a smartphone -- it's a different option for those who want to watch movies, play games, access the Web, or read their emails on an Android-based device that[...]

Motorola Droid RAZR Hands-On Preview: Slim but Powerful

The Motorola RAZR was one of the most popular feature phones of all time due to its thin and slick design. Now the RAZR is back as perhaps the thinnest[...]

Google Android OS 4.0 Review: Find Out What’s New and Different

The latest version of Google's mobile operating system is Android OS 4.0 (aka "Ice Cream Sandwich"). This debuted recently on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, but will eventually be running on[...]

Netflix for Android Review: Streaming Movies to Your Smartphone

Netflix streams movies and TV shows to smartphones, not just PCs. According to Adama Brown, the free app for Android OS delivers excellent video streaming to phones, but still needs[...]

Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY Getting Android OS 4.0 Upgrade

Sony Ericsson has announced that all the Android smartphones it released this year will be getting upgrades to Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). The only one of these widely[...]

MotionX-GPS Review: Full-Featured GPS for Apple iPhone, iPod touch and iPad

For merely $2.99, Fullpower's MotionX-GPS for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad gives hikers, runners, skiers, and other outdoor enthusiasts a Swiss Army knife's worth of tools, functions, features and options.[...]

Google Translate Review: A Global Language Translator on Your Phone

Google Translate is aimed at accurate translation from one human language to another, directly on your phone or tablet. How well does it work? Read the full review of this[...]

Apple iPhone 4S Sale Drops Price by $30

The national retail chain Radio Shack is having a special sale this week that cuts $30 off the price of all its AT&T iPhone models. This is most unusual --[...]

Motorola Droid RAZR vs. Motorola Droid 3: Is the Keyboard Worth It?

In a showdown between the most recent of Verizon's original Droid line, the Motorola Droid 3, and the cutting-edge Motorola Droid RAZR, which one would come out on top? The[...]

Spotify for Android OS Review

Long a user favorite in Europe, the Spotify streaming music service has finally rolled over to U.S. shores. In reviewing the beta of the Android OS app, Vince Font finds[...]

Motorola Droid Bionic vs Motorola Droid X2: Which Droid Is Better?

With similar designs and many of the same features, it is tough for Verizon customers to choose between the Motorola Droid X2 and Motorola Droid Bionic. We offer a head-to-head[...]

Samsung Galaxy S II from T-Mobile First-Look Review

T-Mobile is about to introduce its version of the Samsung Galaxy S II, and Brighthand already has a unit in hand for testing. Read on to learn our first thoughts[...]

Google Updates Gmail App for Android

Google has released an update for the Gmail app on Android smartphones. The new version 2.3.5 brings a handful of new features and performance improvements.

HTC Rezound Review: The Beats Go On

The HTC Rezound is the first smartphone to have integrated Beats audio technology. It also features a dual-core processor, a 4.3-inch display, 4G LTE, and other high-end features. Should this[...]

Samsung Galaxy Nexus First Look Review: Android OS 4.0 and a Whole Lot More

The first smartphone with Android OS 4.0 (ICS) is now available from Verizon. We take a preliminary look at the hot new Samsung Galaxy Nexus, which has a 4.65-inch display,[...]

HTC EVO Design 4G Review: A Good Value on Sprint

The HTC EVO Design 4G has a mid-range price, but includes some high-end features, such as a qHD (960 x 540) display, 4G, and dual-cameras. Read our review of this[...]

Dropbox for iPhone Review: Multimedia Storage in the Cloud

Dropbox for iPhone is a free app for saving and sharing photos, tunes, and other files stored in the cloud. While the mobile app can be useful for some tasks,[...]

Great Add-On Gadgets for Any Android Smartphone

Whether you're getting ready to accessorize a new smartphone, or you're shopping for a great holiday gift, finding the right add-on gadget for an Android OS phone can be particularly[...]

HBO Go for Android OS Review

Adama D. Brown, a self-confessed HBO addict, took a close look at a free Android OS app known as HBO Go. Although he rediscovered a sumptuous banguet of TV and[...]