We spent a few moments with Dell's flagship Android device, the Dell Mini 5. This device is clearly meant to be used as a mobile Internet device and not a primary phone, but you can make phones calls with it (if you don't mind looking like an idiot).
The Mini 5 has a 5-inch screen that looks great. It may have the same resolution as other, smaller screens (480x800), but the size makes it really pop.
It has three capacitive buttons on the right side (or bottom depending on how you hold it), and they worked well enough to perform searches, get you back to the home screen or open the menus.
Dell has added a lot of its own software and customization to the Android platform, but the basics are still the same. Dell added all the pre-loaded apps to the homescreen, so they are a quick touch away at all times. There's a Facebook widget that works well, there's a really nice video player application, and Dell has done some other nice things with the software that make it perform a bit more like a laptop rather than a smartphone.
Here's a video tour of the Dell Mini 5 in action:
Motorola's moto g series has long had an option for people who want an affordable phone with a large screen and large battery. Recently, that's been the g stylus, which gives you something extra to use with that big screen.
Motorola has a new affordable 5G phone that they're calling simply "moto g 5G". It has a 50 megapixel camera with a wide array of Motorola's distinct camera software features.
Motorola has a new $500 phone and it's kind of a big deal. While Motorola has been successful with more affordable phones lately, not since 2017 have all of the big three US carriers offered a Motorola phone over $400.
The new Motorola edge+ (2023) is the company's newest flagship phone. It builds on the same formula as last year's model when it comes to features, including dual 50 megapixel cameras.
Motorola has two new phones its affordable "g" series, and while at first glance they may seem like basic updates to last year's models, there's more to the story. Motorola has repositioned its 4G moto g stylus to address a different market segment this year, so it has some major differences compared to last year's model.