Review: LG Optimus T
Touch sensitivity was surprisingly disappointing on the LG Optimus T. Though I had some trouble with Sprint's Optimus phone, I chalked that up to the Sprint ID interface slowing the phone down. But the Optimus T gave me even more trouble. There was sometimes a slight lag swiping through the homescreen panels. Long lists, like my contact list or my Twitter feed, could also be jumpy, and were never very smooth. Even worse, though, was when the phone mistakenly registered taps when I was actually swiping. This is the sort of problem I usually encounter on cheap touchscreen phones with resistive screens, not fancier, capacitive touch displays. These problems weren't bad enough that they killed the entire experience, but occasionally you will feel like you are using one of the cheapest Android phones on the market.
CTIA Fall 2010
Phone Scoop is on site in San Francisco to take in all the breaking news and hands-on experiences of the fall CTIA trade show. Be sure to check for full coverage and handset first impressions here.
Review: Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
Sony is offering its Xperia Z5 Compact to US buyers online. This unlocked Android smartphone works with both AT&T and T-Mobile.
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.
Review: LG Optimus F60 for MetroPCS
LG's F60 is an entry-level Android smartphone that hits way above its weight. This phone may be inexpensive, but it easily outperforms more costly devices.
Review: Alcatel Onetouch Conquest for Boost Mobile
Alcatel's Conquest is an inexpensive Android smartphone that handles basic tasks in a waterproof package. This mid-sized handset boasts a solid set of specs, but it doesn't necessarily perform as well as it should.