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Review: Motorola Droid Maxx 2 for Verizon Wireless

Nov 15, 2015, 10:30 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

The Maxx 2 is the less expensive of Motorola's two new Droid handsets for Verizon Wireless, but it is still a competitive offering. This Android smartphone impresses with excellent build quality and a battery that delivers on Motorola's promises. If you need an Android handset that goes the distance, the Maxx 2 should be at the top of your shopping list. Here is Phone Scoop's full report.

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Review: Google Nexus 6P

Nov 10, 2015, 5:30 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Google's flagship Android smartphone for the year is the Nexus 6P, made by Huawei. This slim and attractive handset features a metal design, quad HD display, fingerprint sensor, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Here is Phone Scoop's in-depth report.

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Review: Motorola Droid Turbo 2 for Verizon Wireless

Nov 5, 2015, 10:00 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

The Turbo 2 is the most advanced Droid Motorola has ever created for Verizon Wireless. The handset boasts an "unbreakable" screen and two days of battery life, making it ideal for clumsy oafs who need all-day power. The Turbo 2 runs Android and includes Motorola's helpful apps, such as Ambient Display and Moto Assist. Here is Phone Scoop's in-depth report.

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Review: Google Nexus 5X

Nov 2, 2015, 10:00 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

The 5X is just half of Google's new lineup of Nexus phones for 2015. This LG-made handset includes a fingerprint sensor, full HD screen, and 12-megapixel camera. It is among the first to run Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Here is Phone Scoop's in-depth review.

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Review: Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Oct 26, 2015, 2:00 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Google's latest mobile operating system, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, is a tasty treat indeed. New features, such as Google Now on Tap, Doze, Direct Share, Permissions, and Nexus Imprint offer compelling reasons to upgrade. The many small tweaks Google made under the hood forge Android 6.0 into a more complete platform for smartphones and tablets alike. Nexus-branded devices are first in line to gobble up some Marshmallow, with others to follow in the months ahead. Here is Phone Scoop's in-depth review of Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

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Review: CAT S40

Oct 18, 2015, 12:00 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

CAT is offering the rugged S40 to U.S. buyers directly online. This Android smartphone is designed to take a beating and still get you to your meeting on time. This phone is sold unlocked and works with networks such as those run by AT&T and T-Mobile. Here is Phone Scoop's in-depth review.

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Review: Alcatel Onetouch Conquest for Boost Mobile

Oct 12, 2015, 4:30 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

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. Find out what works and what doesn't in Phone Scoop's full review.

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Review: Motorola Moto X Pure Edition

Oct 6, 2015, 6:00 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Motorola's 2015 flagship smartphone is a pleasing upgrade to last year's device, thanks to the bigger screen, better battery life, and improved camera. This handset offers a pure version of Google's Android platform with truly useful additions from Motorola. Here is Phone Scoop's in-depth review.

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Review: Apple iPhone 6s Plus

Sep 30, 2015, 11:00 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Apple's newest iPhones may look like last year's, but the company packed tons of appealing updates into the 6s Plus. New features such as 3D Touch and the improved cameras impress, while refinements to iOS 9 and how the 6s Plus interacts with the platform give the handset new-found power. Here is Phone Scoop's in-depth review.

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Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ for Sprint

Sep 23, 2015, 10:00 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

The Galaxy S6 Edge+ is a bigger and better version of the Galaxy S6 Edge. We were pleased with the larger display, improved battery life, excellent camera, and blistering performance. Sprint's version of the phone was particularly impressive in one area. Here is Phone Scoop's full report about this powerful Android smartphone.

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Review: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 for Sprint

Sep 18, 2015, 3:45 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Sprint's Galaxy Note 5 is an excellent all-around performer thanks to its strong processor, solid battery, clear calling, and lively data speeds. This Android super-phone from Samsung is as good as they get. Here is Phone Scoop's in-depth report.

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Review: Apple iOS 9

Sep 17, 2015, 6:00 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Apple's latest rendition of iOS delivers big in a few important performance metrics, while also giving iPhone owners a handful of delightful new features. Siri is more talkative and helpful than ever, while transit maps aid in navigating through select cities. Hundreds of other little features fill in gaps across the platform. iOS 9 isn't a huge leap forward, but it represents enough progress to make the operating system upgrade a compelling one. Here is Phone Scoop's in-depth look at iOS 9.

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Review: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 for AT&T

Sep 11, 2015, 10:30 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Samsung's top-of-the-line smartphone impresses with its classy design and blistering performance. The Galaxy Note 5 is a compelling Android device with its big screen, fast processor, and capable camera. AT&T's variant is a solid smartphone. Here is Phone Scoop's full report.

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Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ for AT&T

Sep 8, 2015, 5:30 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

The Galaxy S6 Edge+ is a bigger and better version of the Galaxy S6 Edge. We were pleased with the larger display and improved battery life. Moreover, AT&T's version has a small leg up on the Verizon variant. Here is Phone Scoop's full report about this powerful Android smartphone.

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Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ for Verizon Wireless

Sep 1, 2015, 12:30 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

The Galaxy S6 Edge+ is a bigger and better version of the Galaxy S6 Edge. It makes improvements to the screen and battery life, and adds some extra functionality to the curved side edges. Here is Phone Scoop's full report about this powerful Android smartphone.

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Review: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 for Verizon Wireless

Aug 27, 2015, 5:30 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Samsung's top-of-the-line smartphone impresses with its classy design and blistering performance. The Galaxy Note 5 is a compelling Android device with its big screen, fast processor, and capable camera. Here is Phone Scoop's full report.

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Review: HTC Desire 626 for AT&T

Aug 18, 2015, 3:45 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

This mid-range handset from HTC borrows from the company's high-end designs and repackages them in a more affordable piece of hardware. With Android and Sense aboard, owners have plenty of options to make the Desire 626 their own. Here is Phone Scoop's full report.

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Review: ZTE Axon Pro

Aug 10, 2015, 2:00 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

ZTE is looking to tempt would-be flagship buyers with the Axon Pro, an unlocked, premium Android smartphone with good looks and killer specs. Did ZTE manage to dial in the right combination of features and performance? Find out in Phone Scoop's full report.

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Review: Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen)

Aug 5, 2015, 10:00 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Motorola's mid-range masterpiece, the Moto G, is a formidable smartphone that should not be overlooked. It is waterproof, customizable, and outguns the competition on many fronts. Moreover, the $179 price tag makes it an incredible value for the dollar. Here is Phone Scoop's full report about this capable Android handset.

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Review: Microsoft Lumia 640 XL for AT&T

Jul 30, 2015, 4:30 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

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. Here is Phone Scoop's full review.

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Review: LG Tribute 2 for Boost Mobile

Jul 24, 2015, 10:00 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

This low-cost Android smartphone targets the budget buyer with its entry-level specs, but the LG Tribute 2 is hardly an upgrade from last year's model. Find out if we recommend the Tribute 2 in this full review.

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Review: LG Volt 2 for Boost Mobile

Jul 19, 2015, 6:00 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

The Volt 2 finds the middle ground in Boost Mobile's assortment of Android devices. The Volt 2 is slightly improved over last year's model, and could be the right side for the phablet averse. Here is Phone Scoop's full review.

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Review of the LG G Stylo for Boost Mobile

Jul 10, 2015, 6:00 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   updated Jul 10, 2015, 12:58 PM

LG's G Stylo for Boost Mobile is an inexpensive Android handset with an over-sized screen and stylus. It borrows its good looks from the LG G4, but drops the specs a bit to keep the price attractive. Here is Phone Scoop's full report.

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Review: Microsoft Lumia 735 for Verizon Wireless

Jul 2, 2015, 3:30 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

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. Toss in Microsoft's productivity apps and good battery life, and the Lumia 735 is a balanced performer. Is anything holding this phone back? Find out in Phone Scoop's in-depth report.

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Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 Active for AT&T

Jun 26, 2015, 8:30 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Samsung clad its flagship phone in hardier garb and called it the Galaxy S6 Active. This waterproof Android smartphone has several advantages over its more delicate siblings. Find out what they are in Phone Scoop's in-depth report.

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Review: LG Lancet for Verizon Wireless

Jun 22, 2015, 8:30 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

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. Here is Phone Scoop's full review of this compact handset.

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Review: LG G4 for AT&T

Jun 15, 2015, 2:00 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

AT&T's variant of the LG G4 does little more than trade one set of bloatware for another. The performance is about on-par with Verizon's model, which is to say this Android phone does a really good job. Here's Phone Scoop's in-depth report.

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Review: LG G4 for Verizon Wireless

Jun 12, 2015, 2:00 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

LG's flagship for 2015 is a tricky device to classify. It both lags and surpasses the competition. With a quad HD display, 16-megapixel camera, and Android 5.1 Lollipop, this powerful smartphone has a lot going for it. Here is Phone Scoop's in-depth report.

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Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge for AT&T

May 29, 2015, 2:00 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is one of the more interesting smartphones to reach the market this year. It offers excellent build quality, an impressive feature set, and unique curved glass. Here is Phone Scoop's look at the AT&T version of this Android device.

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Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 for AT&T

May 27, 2015, 4:30 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Samsung's flagship Android smartphone for 2015 is stunning in many ways. This metal-and-glass handset is attractive and powerful. Here is Phone Scoop's in-depth report about AT&T's version of this remarkable phone.

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