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Review: Samsung Galaxy A6 for Sprint

Today, 3:57 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

The Galaxy A6 from Samsung finds a good spot in the middle of Sprint's lineup. This affordable Android phone features a metal chassis, a pair of capable 16-megapixel cameras, and Samsung's Infinity Display. It looks and acts like a flagship at half the cost. Here is Phone Scoop's in-depth review.

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Review: Google Pixel Stand Wireless Charger

Monday, 11:00 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Google designed a special wireless charger for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Not only does the Pixel Stand charge your phone rapidly, it conjures up special features that turn the phone into a miniature desktop assistant.

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Review: Google Pixel 3

Monday, 11:00 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

The Pixel 3 from Google is an intelligent phone that wants to help you. The Google Assistant is baked into every facet of the Pixel 3, and together with Android 9 Pie it will learn who you are, what you like to do, and what you need as you move throughout your day. Here is Phone Scoop's in-depth review of Google's most complete product.

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Review: UAG Cases for iPhone Xs Max

Oct 9, 2018, 4:41 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Urban Armor Gear (UAG) makes a broad range of protective cases for today's top smartphones. The UAG Plyo, Pathfinder, and Monarch Series (for the Apple iPhone Xs Max) span from simple to industrial, and offer a high degree of protection.

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Review: LG V40 ThinQ

Oct 3, 2018, 4:01 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

LG's latest flagship includes five cameras to offer the widest-possible range of capture capabilities. The V40 ThinQ also features a gorgeous display, sultry materials, class-leading specs, and quick access to Google Assistant and Google Lens. If you want to know everything about LG's latest Android phone, read Phone Scoop's in-depth review.

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Review: Apple Watch Series 4

Oct 1, 2018, 6:00 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Apple redesigned its smartwatch this year and the new hardware is a pleasing and powerful update to what was already one of the best wearables available. With its renewed focus on health and safety, is it good enough to upgrade from an older Apple Watch? We find out.

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Review: Apple iPhone Xs Max

Sep 27, 2018, 9:28 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

This fall Apple debuted its biggest-ever iPhone, the Xs Max. This phone boasts a 6.5-inch screen, Apple's A12 Bionic processor, dual rear cameras, wireless charging, a waterproof chassis, and Apple's new iOS 12 platform. Together, these make for a powerful machine that can nearly do it all. Here is Phone Scoop's in-depth review of the Apple iPhone Xs Max.

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Review: LifeProof Next Case for Samsung Galaxy Note9

Sep 19, 2018, 2:40 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

LifeProof has designed a fresh case specifically for the Samsung Galaxy Note9. The LifeProof Next claims to be drop-, dirt-, and snowproof. Considering the vertigo-inducing cost of the Galaxy Note9, it’s worth protecting in a case.

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Review: Catalyst Impact Protection Case for Samsung Galaxy Note9

Sep 14, 2018, 3:13 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

The Catalyst Impact Protection for the Samsung Galaxy Note9 is a slim case that keeps the phone's gorgeous, curved glass panels from shattering. Thanks to its minimal footprint, the case offers protection without increasing the Note9's size overmuch. Let's get into our full review.

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Review: Earin M-2 Bluetooth Headphones

Sep 14, 2018, 2:37 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Earin's second-generation wireless earbuds are some of the smallest available. These Bluetooth headphones focus on offering the best music and call quality possible while meeting base expectations for battery life and Bluetooth performance. Does the Earin M-2 deliver? We found out.

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Review: Alcatel 7 for MetroPCS

Sep 8, 2018, 9:00 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

The Alcatel 7 offers MetroPCS customers a big screen, a big battery, and other modern features in a relatively slim piece of hardware. With dual cameras packing features such as portrait and slow-motion capture, and a rear-mounted fingerprint reader, the Alcatel 7 seemingly has it all. Is anything holding this phone back? Phone Scoop reveals all in this in-depth report.

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Review: Otterbox Symmetry, Commuter and Defender Cases for the Samsung Galaxy Note9

Sep 5, 2018, 7:45 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Otterbox has refreshed its Symmetry, Commuter, and Defender cases for Samsung's Galaxy Note9. If you need the ultimate in protection against the pitfalls of the modern world, these cases have you covered and then some. Here is Phone Scoop's review.

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Review: Blu Vivo XI+

Aug 29, 2018, 9:00 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Blu's latest flagship is the Vivo XI+, a metal and glass phone that features a liquid design, a solid spec sheet, and Android Oreo. The phone has a notched 2:1 screen, dual cameras on the back, and an octa-core processor with 6 GB of RAM running the show. Here is Phone Scoop's in-depth review of the newest from Blu.

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Review: Samsung Wireless Charger Duo

Aug 21, 2018, 2:25 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Samsung's Wireless Charger Duo charges two devices at once. If you have a phone and a watch, or two phones, or any other set of devices that charge wirelessly using the near-universal Qi standard, the Wireless Charger Duo can provide the power.

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Review: Soundcore Motion Q Bluetooth Speaker

Aug 17, 2018, 2:00 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

The Motion Q from Soundcore is a small, portable Bluetooth speaker that’s rugged, waterproof, and inexpensive. If you’re looking for a cheap beach companion to enhance the last few days of summer, this could be it.

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Review: Samsung Galaxy Note9

Aug 16, 2018, 6:00 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

The Galaxy Note9 from Samsung is a powerful and impressive piece of hardware. This Android phone offers a massive screen, a giant battery, and a killer set of cameras. The stylus defines the Note series and Samsung has made the S Pen even more useful thanks to new features. Here is Phone Scoop's in-depth review of the Samsung Galaxy Note9.

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Review: Motorola Moto Z3 for Verizon Wireless

Aug 13, 2018, 9:00 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

The Moto Z3 is the first 5G-upgradable phone thanks to a forthcoming Mod from Motorola and Verizon. This mid-range device sports a 2:1 screen, metal-and-glass design, and compatibility with Motorola's ecosystem of swappable modules. It is good enough without 5G? Here is Phone Scoop's in-depth report.

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Review: Relay by Republic Wireless

Aug 9, 2018, 6:00 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

The Relay is a walkie-talkie type product meant to help bridge the gap between kids and their parents. Rather than hand little Johnny or Suzie an addictive screen, the Relay lets parents keep tabs on their kids in a simpler, cheaper way.

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Review: LG Stylo 4 for Cricket Wireless

Aug 6, 2018, 8:15 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

The Stylo 4 is the most affordable Android phone to include a stylus. Using the pen and huge screen together, you can do all sorts of creative and fun things. Here is Phone Scoop's in-depth review.

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Review: Belkin Boost↑Up Wireless Charging Stand

Jul 31, 2018, 11:12 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   updated Jul 31, 2018, 12:12 PM

The Belkin Boost↑Up Wireless Charging Stand is compatible with phones from Apple, LG, Samsung, and Sony. It cradles phones in either vertical or horizontal positions, and supports 10W for quick charging. If you need a single charging stand for your phones, the Belkin Boost↑Up is a good option.

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Review: Blu Pure View

Jul 27, 2018, 10:00 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

The Pure View is a rethink from Blu that updates the design with something more modern and appealing. This entry-level phone has a 2:1 screen, twin selfie cameras, and a clean build of Android. There are some things that don't sit quite right with us, however, so be sure to read Phone Scoop's in-depth review to be in the know.

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Review: Soundcore Spirit X Bluetooth Headphones

Jul 24, 2018, 2:10 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

The Spirit X Bluetooth headphones from Soundcore are meant to endure your most intense workouts. This simple, behind-the-neck style headset is completely sweatproof and offers all-day battery life for your weekend adventures.

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Review: Alcatel 1x with Android Go

Jul 20, 2018, 1:30 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

The Alcatel 1x is among the first Android Go devices to reach the U.S. market. Android Go is a pared-down version of Android meant to run on entry-level hardware. The 1x is a low-cost phone that includes a 2:1 screen, 8-megapixel camera, MediaTek processor, and support for AT&T and T-Mobile. Find out of it's worth a Franklin in Phone Scoop's in-depth review.

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Review: Sony Xperia Ear Duo Bluetooth Headphones

Jul 19, 2018, 3:00 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Sony's open-ear Bluetooth headphones promise to let you "stay in tune with the world" while keeping you informed with smart alerts when on the go. If you've got an ear for safety, the Xperia Ear Duo keep you in touch with your environment while you enjoy some tunes.

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Review: Motorola Moto Z3 Play

Jul 17, 2018, 11:00 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Motorola's third-generation Z Play brings the series up to speed with its competition. This mid-range Android phone switches to a 2:1 screen shape and offers a fingerprint reader and face unlock for security. Pair these with Motorola's wide variety of Moto Mod accessories and a clean build of Android, and the Z3 Play is a flexible option for those who like unlocked phones. Here is Phone Scoop's in-depth review.

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Review: Motorola Moto G6 Play

Jun 29, 2018, 10:32 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

The Moto G6 Play from Motorola is a low-cost device with a big screen and a big battery. It has an attractive design with mostly entry-level specs. If you prioritize battery life over speed and other advanced features, the Moto G6 Play has you covered and then some. Find out more in Phone Scoop's in-depth review.

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Review: BlackBerry KEY2

Jun 27, 2018, 8:00 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   updated Jun 27, 2018, 8:01 AM

The BlackBerry KEY2 takes the basic design of last year's phone and makes improvements all around. The phone has a decent-sized screen, physical QWERTY keyboard, and metal chassis. It runs Android Oreo with BlackBerry's business software on board. Combine all this with a snappy processor and a big battery and you have a potential winner. Is anything holding this phone back? We find out in our in-depth review.

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Review: Plantronics BackBeat Go 600

Jun 22, 2018, 11:30 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

The Plantronics BackBeat Go 600 Bluetooth headphones are for those who want good sound without paying for fancy extras. These over-the-ear cans cover the basic performance points at a price that won't break the bank.

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Review: Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact

Jun 19, 2018, 3:00 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

The Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact is a phone for those averse to today's mega-slabs. It's a diminutive dynamo that packs a big punch. This Android phone won't take no guff from nobody. With a top-tier processor, capable camera, and features to spare, the Xperia XZ2 Compact is the one-handed phone you might not be able to say no to. Here is Phone Scoop's in-depth review.

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Review: Motorola Moto E5 Play

Jun 15, 2018, 12:06 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Motorola is selling its able-bodied, entry-level Moto E5 Play from Boost Mobile, Cricket Wireless, and Verizon Prepaid. If you're in the market for a solid, low-cost phone, the Moto E5 Play plays well thanks to its simple hardware, easy software, and capable performance. Here is Phone Scoop's in-depth review.

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