Android phone review

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact First Look at CES 2014

Lisa Gade takes a look at the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Android phone at CES 2014. If you like the Xperia Z1 and Ultra but want something smaller that will fit smaller hands and pockets, the 4.3″ Z1 Compact is for you. Sony didn’t dumb down the features and you get the same 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 quad core CPU with 2 gigs of RAM found on its big brother. It has the same 20.7 megapixel camera, dust and waterproof design…

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LG Lucid 2 Review

Lisa Gade reviews the LG Lucid 2 on Verizon Wireless. The Lucid 2 is free with contract on Verizon, and it’s a decent smartphone despite the low price. It has a 4.3″ qHD IPS display, a 1.2GHz Snapdragon dual core CPU with a gig of RAM and 8 gigs of internal storage. The phone runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with LG’s Optimus 3.0 UI enhancements and it has microSD card slot and a removable battery. It has an easy-UI option…

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LG Nitro HD Review

A video review of the LG Nitro HD Android 4G LTE phone on AT&T. The LG Nitro HD has a 4.5″ IPS 720p display, runs on a 1.5GHz CPU and is one of AT&T’s 4G LTE Android smartphones. The LG has an 8 megapixel rear camera with 1080p video recording, a front video chat camera, WiFi, Bluetooth, a GPS, DLNA for TV out and comes with a 16GB microSD card. source

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LG G4 First Look

Lisa Gade takes an in-depth first look at the LG G4, LG’s new flagship Android smartphone for 2015. We look at the T-Mobile US version, and all 4 US carriers will offer the phone in June 2015. The G4 is a relatively compact 5.5″ phone with a slight curve and your choice of a leather, ceramic or faux metal back. It runs Android 5.1 Lollipop on the 1.8 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, a 6 core, 64 bit CPU with Adreno…

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Sprint Vital Review

Lisa Gade reviews the Sprint Vital Android smartphone made by ZTE. The Vital has a 5″ IPS 1280 x 720 display, a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual core CPU with 1 gig of RAM and 8 gigs of storage that you can expand with a microSD card. It sells for $99 on contract, and it’s a lot of phone for the price. It has a removable battery, 13MP rear camera with LED flash and LTE 4G. source

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LG Marquee Review

A video review of the LG Marquee Android smartphone on Sprint. The LG Marquee has a 4″ NOVA IPS display that’s extremely bright, sharp and colorful. The phone has a 1GHz single core CPU, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and a 5 megapixel rear camera with front video chat camera. It’s an affordable 3G mid-range phone that’s very slim and light. source

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HTC Rezound Review

A video review of the HTC Rezound on Verizon. Check out our full review at: The HTC Rezound is a Android 2.3 Gingerbread phone running on a Qualcomm 1.5GHz dual core CPU. It has a 4.3″ 720p HD native display, an 8 megapixel camera and a 2 megapixel front camera, and comes with Beats audio. It’s a Verizon 4G LTE phone with WiFi, Bluetooth and a GPS. source

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Sprint HTC One Review

Lisa Gade reviews the HTC One on Sprint. This is a relatively quick review where we look at Sprint-specific bundled software and services and also discuss call quality and data speeds. For a longer and more in-depth look at the HTC One, check out our AT&T HTC One video review here: And don’t miss our full written review here: source

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VeryKool s470 Affordable Unlocked Android Phone Review

Lisa Gade reviews the VeryKool s470 “Black Pearl” unlocked GSM Android smartphone. This Android 4.2 Jelly Bean smartphone with a 4.7″ IPS HD display sells for just $229 with no contract or carrier requirement. It’s unlocked so it will work with any GSM carrier and it has quad band GSM and 2G and 3G HSPA+ 42 Mbps on AT&T’s 850/1900MHz bands. The s470 has a 1.2GHz quad core CPU, a gig of RAM and 1.3 gigs of available internal storage.…

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HTC Vivid Review

A video review of the HTC Vivid Android smartphone on AT&T. The HTC Vivid runs a 1.2GHz dual core CPU and Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The phone has a large 4.5″ qHD display, an 8 megapixel camera with 1080p video recording, front camera and 16GB internal memory. It’s one of AT&T’s first 4G LTE phones. source

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verykool SL5000 Quantum Android Phone Review

Lisa Gade reviews the verykool SL5000 Quantum affordable unlocked Android 4.4 KitKat smartphone. This is a $229 GSM world phone with LTE 4G for both AT&T and T-Mobile. It will work on any GSM carrier for 2G and 3G when traveling overseas as well, but it’s not compatible with Sprint or Verizon (they don’t use GSM). The SL5000 has a 5” IPS 854 x 480 display and it runs on the 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 CPU with Adreno 305 graphics…

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HTC One Review

Lisa Gade reviews the HTC One Android smartphone on AT&T. The HTC One has a 4.7″ Super LCD 3 running at 1920 x 1080. It runs Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 with HTC Sense 5 software on a 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad core CPU with Adreno 320 graphics. It features a unibody aluminum design that’s stunning and it has an Ultrapixel camera that excels for low light shots. The One will be available on AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile in the…

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Moto X4 Review – Affordable and Classy Android Phone

Lisa Gade reviews the Moto X4 Android smartphone that’s sold unlocked for $349 or less if you get it from Google or Amazon. It’s compatible with GSM, CDMA and Project Fi networks. The phone has a metal and glass design, 5.2” (424 PPI) full HD display, dual rear cameras, a 16MP front selfie camera, NFC, IP68 water resistance and front fingerprint scanner. It runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat (8.0 Oreo is coming) on the midrange Snapdragon 630 CPU with 3GB RAM…

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OnePlus 5T Review

Lisa Gade reviews the OnePlus 5T Android smartphone with a 6” AMOLED display in a body that’s similar in size to the 5.5” OnePlus 5. The 5T moves up to a tall widescreen 18:9 aspect ratio 2160 x 1080 display with smaller bezels while retaining the classy anodized aluminum casing and Gorilla Glass 5 build and comfy curved back. As ever with OnePlus, you get a fast phone with the fastest available CPU— the Snapdragon 835 with 8 or 8GB…

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LG V30 Review

Lisa Gade reviews the LG V30, the company’s high end big screen Android smartphone for late fall 2017. The V30 has a 6” widescreen 18:9 POLED display with 2880 x 1440 resolution, IP68 water resistance, a rear fingerprint scanner and a 32 bit Quad audio DAC for the headphone jack. The phone ships with Android 7.1 and Android 8 Oreo should be here at the beginning of 2018. The V30 has the top dog Snapdragon 835 CPU, 4GB RAM and…

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LG G Vista Review

Lisa Gade reviews the LG G Vista, a 5.7” Android smartphone or phablet. This is a relatively affordable midrange big screen phone that runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad core 1.2GHz CPU with Adreno 305 graphics. It has 1.5 gigs of RAM, 8 gigs of internal storage and a microSD card slot compatible with cards up to 64 gigs. We look at the Verizon Wireless version that sells for $49 with 2 year contract and $399 full retail. AT&T…

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Moto G 3rd Gen Review

Lisa Gade reviews the 3rd generation Moto G (2015). This is a very affordable Android smartphone with strong features for the price that’s sold unlocked direct by Motorola and via retailers. For $179 you get 1 gig of RAM and 8 gigs of storage and for $219 that doubles to 2 gigs/16 gigs. It’s compatible with GSM carriers, and we look at the US model with LTE 4G that works on AT&T, T-Mobile and smaller regional GSM carriers (XT1540). Moto…

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Moto E (2nd Gen, 2015) Review

Lisa Gade reviews the 2015 Moto E, Motorola’s most affordable Moto series Android smartphone. The new E sells for $149 with 4G LTE and $119 with 3G- that’s full retail with no contract and the Moto E is an unlocked GSM phone. The 4G LTE model runs clean Android 5.0 Lollipop on the 1.2 GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 with 1 gig RAM and 8 gigs internal storage. The 3G model runs on the Snapdragon 200. It has a…

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Review

A video review of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Android phone on Verizon. Check out our full review at: We call it the Playstation phone since it has a slide-out Playstation controller that makes gaming simply awesome. The 1GHz phone ships with an 8 gig microSD card, and it has an 854 x 480, 4″ capacitive display. It has 3G on Verizon, a VGA front camera, 5MP rear camera and the usual WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS. source

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