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Review: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

Nov 29, 2012, 11:05 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Android 4.2 Jelly Bean builds on the foundation set by Android 4.1. The list of new features in Android 4.2 may not be all that long, but there are plenty of under-the-hood tweaks that make Jelly Bean — and Android — better than ever.

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Review: Nokia Lumia 810 for T-Mobile USA

Nov 20, 2012, 8:16 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

The Lumia 810 is a solid mid-range Windows Phone for T-Mobile USA. What it lacks in style, it makes up for in functionality and performance.

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Review: HTC Droid DNA for Verizon Wireless

Nov 16, 2012, 2:20 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

HTC's new superphone is the first to ship in the U.S. with a 1080p HD display. The Droid DNA for Verizon Wireless has more to offer than a good-looking screen, though. Phone Scoop's full review dives deep into all the DNA's features.

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Review: Nokia Lumia 920 for AT&T

Nov 13, 2012, 6:38 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   updated Nov 14, 2012, 11:54 AM

Nokia pushes all sorts of boundaries with the Lumia 920, its feature-laden flagship smartphone for AT&T. If the luminescent colors don't attract you, the big screen, LTE 4G, and dual-core performance might. Here is Phone Scoop's full review.

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Review: Sony Xperia TL for AT&T

Nov 8, 2012, 1:38 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   updated Nov 8, 2012, 10:11 PM

The Xperia TL is the latest LTE 4G smartphone from Sony for AT&T. The TL's defining features are its 13-megapixel camera and association with the James Bond movie "Skyfall." Those two features barely scratch the surface, however. There's plenty more to the TL.

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Review: HTC Windows Phone 8X for AT&T

Nov 5, 2012, 3:33 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

HTC delivers one of the first Windows Phone 8 smartphones in the 8X, a thin slab that includes LTE 4G, an 8-megapixel camera, and a dual-core processor. The 8X's spec sheet may be full, but we found a few things it's missing. Find out what in Phone Scoop's full report.

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Review: Samsung Galaxy Note II for Sprint

Nov 1, 2012, 10:59 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Sprint's version of the Galaxy Note II works on its 3G and LTE 4G networks. It boasts the same specs as other variants of the phone with little in the way of customization from Sprint.

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Review: Windows Phone 8

Oct 29, 2012, 1:23 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

It's finally here, the mobile operating system from Microsoft for which we've been waiting. Though Windows Phone 8 is surely familiar to anyone who's used Windows Phone 7 or 7.5, there are enough new features that even the most devoted Windows Phone user will find plenty of new gems to like.

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Review: Samsung Galaxy Note II for T-Mobile USA

Oct 24, 2012, 8:59 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

The Galaxy Note II proves that sometimes the sequel surpasses the original. The Note II, with its larger screen, faster processor, and much-improved camera, is a real contender for king of the phablets.

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Review: LG Optimus L9 for T-Mobile USA

Oct 22, 2012, 11:18 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

The LG Optimus L9 offers a great balance between cost, features, and performance. If you're a smartphone shopper on a budget, it's certainly work a look.

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Review: Motorola Droid RAZR HD / MAXX HD for Verizon Wireless

Oct 19, 2012, 3:54 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Motorola is gunning to take down the competition with the RAZRs redux. Phone Scoop tackles everything you wanted to know about the Droid RAZR HD and Droid RAZR MAXX HD in this full review.

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Review: LG Optimus G for AT&T

Oct 17, 2012, 12:42 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

AT&T's variant of the LG Optimus G features slightly different hardware and software when compared to the Sprint variant. Is different, in this case, better? It just might be. Here is Phone Scoop's full report.

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Review: LG Optimus G for Sprint

Oct 16, 2012, 2:29 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

LG brings its heavy artillery to the smartphone wars for the first time with the Optimus G. This flagship Android smartphone boasts a quad-core processor, 13-megapixel camera, and of course LTE 4G for Sprint. Here is Phone Scoop's full review.

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Review: Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE for Sprint

Oct 12, 2012, 10:38 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

The Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE is a capable mid-range Android smartphone for Sprint. In addition to LTE, it offers Ice Cream Sandwich, and a 5-megapixel camera all wrapped up in a small, pocketable device.

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Review: ZTE Anthem 4G for MetroPCS

Oct 4, 2012, 10:25 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

ZTE's first LTE smartphone for the U.S. is the Anthem 4G for MetroPCS. This phone includes a large display and other appealing features, but this Anthem is a little off-key.

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Review: Pantech Flex for AT&T

Oct 1, 2012, 6:32 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

The Pantech Flex is one of the slimmest, most attractive smartphones ever offered by Pantech. Appearances, however, can be deceiving. Phone Scoop's full report gives you the skinny on this thin cell phone.

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Review: Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G for T-Mobile

Sep 27, 2012, 9:02 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

T-Mobile fills a spot in its lineup with the Galaxy S Relay 4G. This smartphone offers a QWERTY keyboard, Android 4.0, a 4-inch display, and speedy data. Phone Scoop puts the Relay through its paces so you don't have to. Here's what we think.

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Review: Apple iPhone 5 for AT&T

Sep 23, 2012, 7:29 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

The Apple iPhone 5 is without a doubt the best hardware to reach the market this year in terms of design, engineering, and manufacture. It is an incredible smartphone that pleases from nearly every angle. Even still, it's not perfect.

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Review: Apple iOS 6

Sep 21, 2012, 8:33 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

iOS 6 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch adds tons of new features, but not all of them work the way they should. Apple managed to pull even with the competition with some of the new features, but still lags in others. Phone Scoop digs deep with iOS 6.

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Review: LG Intuition for Verizon Wireless

Sep 18, 2012, 4:30 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

The LG Intuition is one of the biggest phones in the market. This widescreen behemoth is part smartphone, part tablet, and all sorts of awkward. Find out what Phone Scoop's intuition says about the Intuition.

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Review: Motorola Droid RAZR M for Verizon Wireless

Sep 14, 2012, 8:51 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Motorola must have struck a bargain with the devil to pack as much functionality as it did in the RAZR M. This impressive device claims to have it all, and just might deliver on that promise.

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Review: Coolpad Quattro 4G for MetroPCS

Sep 11, 2012, 8:09 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   updated Sep 11, 2012, 8:17 AM

Coolpad's first smartphone for the U.S. lands at MetroPCS. The Quattro 4G has LTE, a 4-inch display, and attitude to spare. Phone Scoop lets you know how the Quattro compares to other phones in MetroPCS's lineup.

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Review: Kyocera Rise for Sprint

Aug 31, 2012, 10:22 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

For the smartphone lover who still longs for the physical touch of real keys, the Kyocera Rise rises to the challenge with its real QWERTY keyboard. Stock Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich? Well, that's just the icing on the cake.

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Review: Motorola Photon Q for Sprint

Aug 28, 2012, 3:46 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   updated Aug 28, 2012, 4:00 PM

Motorola's latest Android smartphone focuses on the 4G-lovin', keyboard-cravin' Sprint customer who also has a hankerin' for some hot hardware. The Photon Q delivers these and more in a tidy tool.

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Review: Pantech Marauder for Verizon Wireless

Aug 23, 2012, 4:00 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Pantech's Marauder is a slim and stylish slider that packs a punch. With Android 4.0, LTE 4G, and a cool 'Starter Mode' for Android newbs, the Marauder means business.

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Review: Samsung Galaxy S Lightray 4G for MetroPCS

Aug 22, 2012, 11:38 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

The Lightray is the first handset offered by MetroPCS to include Dyle TV — live broadcast television from major networks. Mobile TV has been offered on handsets before. Is the Lightray the first to get it right?

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Review: Huawei myTouch and myTouch Q for T-Mobile

Aug 17, 2012, 2:56 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   updated Aug 17, 2012, 3:43 PM

Huawei is the latest phone maker to tackle T-Mobile's myTouch series, which come in two varieties: with and without QWERTY keyboard. Does Huawei fill the shows previously worn by LG and HTC? Phone Scoop delivers the verdict.

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Review: HTC One V for Virgin Mobile

Aug 14, 2012, 11:09 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

HTC's One V is a retro-tastic Android smartphone that may be small in size, but is big at heart. Read all about the One V in Phone Scoop's full review.

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Review: Pantech Renue for AT&T

Aug 9, 2012, 11:32 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Pantech delivers another quick messaging device to AT&T. The Renue boasts a touch user interface and physical QWERTY keyboard for pecking out messages. See if it's worth a look in Phone Scoop's full review.

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Review: Samsung Galaxy S III for Sprint

Aug 6, 2012, 6:26 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Sprint's variant of the Samsung Galaxy S III is just as good as those sold by Sprint's competitors and is the latest device to support Sprint's brand new LTE network. Find out how Sprint's LTE network rates in Phone Scoop's full report.

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