Review: LG Dare
The Dare is LG's best touch phone yet. The menu system works much better than on the Voyager or Vu and has some thoughtful touches that speed up data entry and finding things.
The camera works really well and takes good pictures, but the fussiness of the shutter button could be a problem for some. Too bad we can't say the same for the video recorder.
The music player is the best we've seen from a phone on the Verizon network, and it even allows multi-tasking.
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The browser is fast and supports full HTML, though the phone's touch screen technology gets in the way of usability a little bit with false positives, for example, slowing things down.
Battery life was good, sound quality was average, and the usefulness of the touch design and hardware all add up to a nice little package.
Review: Nokia Lumia 635 for T-Mobile
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The Galaxy J3 may not look like much, but it performs far better than its meager price point would suggest. It's not perfect, but this low-cost Android smartphone for Boost Mobile is a good pick if you're looking for something in the middle of the pack.
Review: Google Nexus 6
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Review: Apple iPhone 6s Plus
Apple's newest iPhones may look like last year's, but the company packed tons of appealing updates into the 6s Plus. New features such as 3D Touch and the improved cameras impress, while refinements to iOS 9 and how the 6s Plus interacts with the platform give the handset new-found power.