Review: LG Vortex
Touch response on the LG Vortex was dreadful. I had similar problems on the LG Optimus T on T-Mobile, but things seemed even worse on the LG Vortex. I'm guessing the cheap, plastic screen is the culprit. The phone often missed taps, especially near the edges of the phone (mostly the right edge, for some reason). This caused problems navigating the homescreen panels, but it was even more trouble when the phone missed letters while I was typing. The phone also registered some gestures incorrectly, which is especially frustrating. I would try to swipe, but the phone thought I was simply tapping on the screen, and it would choose some item from the menu or launch some app as I tried to swipe from screen to screen. These are the sort of problems I would expect from a cheap, resistive touchscreen phone, not an Android device, especially a device on Verizon's pricey lineup.
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.
Hands On with the Sony Xperia X Compact
Sony's compact flagship manages to pack a lot of technology into its tiny frame. The most compelling feature for most potential buyers is likely to be the 23-megapixel camera.
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: 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.
Hands-On: Sony Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, and E3
Sony revealed a new line of Xperia Z-class devices today, including the Z3 flagship and its close cousin the Z3 Compact. Here are our first impressions of these two winsome handsets, in addition to the mid-range E3.