Review: LG GS505 Sentio
As with the LG Vu Plus recently reviewed by Philip, the Sentio uses a resistive touch display. It doesn't work all that well. Once calibrated, it at least knows "where" you're pressing, although it may not always know "when" you're pressing. Its performance was inconsistent at best. It often took multiple presses to get the Sentio's display to work properly. For the more complicated flicking gestures, it failed completely. The resistive display often couldn't tell that I was swiping, and instead thought I was pressing. It would launch whatever my finger happened to touch first. This led to a lot of frustration, as I had to cancel tasks and re-navigate to whatever menu or application I was using before the touchscreen screwed up.
The poor touch execution isn't a total deal-breaker, but it really does get in the way of using the phone.
Review: ZTE Warp Sync for Boost Mobile
This Android phone for Boost Mobile covers the basics in a plain, but usable package. Budget shoppers who prefer pre-paid services might enjoy its stick-to-the-basics approach.
Review: LG G3 Vigor for AT&T
The Vigor from LG is a poor man's G3. It offers the G3's good looks in a smaller, more affordable package.
Review: LG Spree for Cricket Wireless
LG's latest low-cost Android smartphone for Cricket Wireless is compact and well made, but it misses the mark in more ways than one. Here is Phonescoop's full review of the LG Spree.
Review: Google Clear Case for Pixel XL
Google's own Clear Case for the Pixel XL lets users focus on the phone rather than a busy design, but it falls short in covering some basics. It's an inexpensive option, to be sure, and yet you can probably find better ways to spend your money.
Review: Kyocera Hydro Life for T-Mobile / MetroPCS
The Hydro Life is an affordable waterproof handset from Kyocera that offers all the power of Android in a compact package that goes where you go. Here is Phone Scoop's full report.