Review: Kin Two
The entire Kin Two operating system feels a bit sluggish and laggy, and the touch sensitive screen was no exception. It worked fairly well, certainly better than the cheap, resistive touchscreens you'll find on the numerous feature phones on the market. But scrolling seemed to lag behind my finger with a short but noticeable delay. From the main home screen, the kin loop, I would flick my finger left to right and sometimes nothing would happen. It would take a few flicks to get to the menu on the left or the contacts on the right. When a message bubble popped up hovering over the Kin Loop screen, it was often difficult to accurately tap the tiny "X" mark that made it disappear, and I would hit the button option beneath, instead. In the Zune music player, the phone moved considerably faster, and scrolling was lightning quick. Throughout the rest of the phone, I didn't see touch performance to match.
Review: Microsoft Kin One and Two
Microsoft unfurls its Kin One and Kin Two social networking phones, complete with Zune media software. Both phones do one thing fairly well, but fall flat in other areas.
Review: Microsoft Lumia 640 XL for AT&T
Microsoft's latest Windows handset for AT&T is the powerful 640 XL, a massive device best suited to phablet lovers. It features a 5.7-inch screen, 13-megapixel camera, quad-core processor, and an assortment of AT&T and Microsoft apps and services.
Review: LG G Vista for Verizon Wireless
The LG G Vista is a inexpensive, big-screened Android smartphone that scores well on most features. Only a couple things hold it back, but they aren't vital.
Review: Microsoft Lumia 735 for Verizon Wireless
This mid-range Windows Phone is a solid addition to Verizon's smartphone lineup. It boasts a 4.7-inch screen, 6.7-megapixel camera, and quad-core Snapdragon processor.
Review: LG Lancet for Verizon Wireless
The LG Lancet is a low-cost Windows Phone that's easy grasp and offers a lot of value for the dollar with Microsoft's productivity apps on board. The Lancet proves that sometimes small stands tall.