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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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Review: Soundcore Flare Bluetooth Speaker

Jun 15, 2018, 8:15 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

The Soundcore Flare is a simple Bluetooth speaker that's tough, waterproof, and a lot of fun thanks to colorful blinking lights. Is this the perfect backyard party companion? We aim to answer that question in this review.

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Review: Jabra Elite Active 65t Wireless Ear Buds

Jun 12, 2018, 12:43 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

The Elite Active 65t are part of Jabra's third generation of fully wireless Bluetooth headphones. The Active 65t focus on providing a solid music experience while also supporting your lightweight workouts. Are Jabra's Elite Active 65t the walking, hiking, and running companion you need?

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Review: HTC U12+

Jun 11, 2018, 12:30 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

HTC's 2018 flagship is the U12+, a large Android slab with a big screen, front and rear dual cameras, see-through glass, and squeezable actions. The phone offers top specs in a modern piece of hardware that's attractive, powerful, and sadly flawed in some respects. Here is Phone Scoop's in-depth review of the HTC U12+.

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Review: OnePlus 6

Jun 4, 2018, 10:23 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

The OnePlus 6 is the company's latest attempt to convince you that ultra-pricey flagships are unnecessary; why spend $800 to $1000 on a phone when you can get one that's nearly as good for just over $500? The 6 is an attractive metal-and-glass device that has the latest design from OnePlus, the latest specs from Qualcomm and others, and the latest Android software from Google. If you're in the market for a bargain, the OnePlus 6 delivers. Here is Phone Scoop's review.

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Review: Motorola Moto G6

May 30, 2018, 1:04 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Motorola's G series phones have now reached their sixth generation. The Moto G6 sees Motorola taking the best design ideas from its mid-range X series and bringing them down to its more affordable G series. This Android phone combines good looks and solid performance in a value-priced piece of hardware. Here is Phone Scoop's review of the Motorola Moto G6.

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Review: Anker Soundcore Space NC Bluetooth Headphones

May 21, 2018, 4:11 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Soundcore's Space NC over-the-ear Bluetooth headphones offer noise cancellation on a budget. If you're interested in listening to your favorite tunes in relative peace, the Space NC get the job done at a fraction of the cost of leading brands. Find out how these affordable cans compare to high-end headphones in Phone Scoop’s in-depth review.

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Review: Invisible Shield Glass Curve Elite for Samsung Galaxy S9+

May 18, 2018, 6:00 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Today's all-glass phones demand protection. The InvisibleShield Glass Curve Elite for the Samsung Galaxy S9+ provides impact and scratch protection. If you want to keep the curved glass of the S9+ safe from damage, this is one option.

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Review: Sony Xperia XZ2

May 15, 2018, 11:42 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Sony's 2018 flagship phone, the Xperia XZ2, sees the company catch up to the competition in terms of design and features. It boasts a metal-and-glass chassis, introduces a 2:1 screen, adopts Android 8, pass the best processor, and includes table-stakes tools such as bokeh photography. Here is Phone Scoop's in-depth review of the Sony Xperia XZ2.

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Review: LG G7 ThinQ

May 7, 2018, 10:00 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

The G7 ThinQ is LG's latest Android flagship phone. It wraps a dual-camera system, top-of-the-line processor, and audiophile components in a metal-and-glass chassis that's sleek, modern, and waterproof. The G7 ThinQ is an alternative to today's Galaxies and iPhones. Find out if it is for you in Phone Scoop's in-depth review.

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In-Depth: Assessing the Huawei P20 Pro Camera

Apr 27, 2018, 1:41 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Huawei's P20 Pro includes one of the most advanced cameras of any phone in the market. It's novel in that it combines an unusual number of sensors and lenses with unique software to create a powerful machine for novice and knowledgeable users alike. If photography is your number one interest in modern phones, the P20 Pro is a tempting option.

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Review: Jabra Elite 65t Bluetooth Earbuds

Apr 25, 2018, 11:15 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

The Elite 65t are Jabra's third-generation fully wireless Bluetooth headphones. The company is taking a slightly new path with this addition to the Elite family. The 65t focuses on improving music and call performance, while bolstering the basics. Do these efforts pay off? Find out in Phone Scoop's review.

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Review: Mophie Charge Stream Pad+

Apr 23, 2018, 12:30 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

The Mophie Charge Stream Pad+ is a universal wireless charger that accommodates iPhones and Galaxies alike. This slim, disk-shaped charger works with most phones and offers rapid power-ups. If you're looking for a single charging pad that does it all, this could be it.

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Review: Harman Kardon Allure Alexa-Powered Speaker

Apr 12, 2018, 9:34 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

The Harman Kardon Allure is a more music-focused Alexa powered speaker than Amazon's own Echo. It delivers bombastic sound in a modern enclosure with support for voice commands. If you want more boom for the buck, the Harman Kardon is an enticing alternative to an Echo.

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Review: Tech21 Evo Tactical Case for the Samsung Galaxy S9+

Apr 5, 2018, 11:00 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

The Tech21 Evo Tactical case for the Samsung Galaxy S9+ is a semi-rugged option for protecting the expensive S9+. Not only does the case have a cool name, it has a modern design that gives it a unique look. Here is Phone Scoop's review.

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Review: Alcantara Case for Samsung Galaxy S9+

Apr 3, 2018, 4:30 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

I learned the hard way that the Samsung Galaxy S9+ is breakable. This dual-glass-sided phone is begging for some protection. Samsung's Alcantara cases are generally well-regarded. But the one they've made for the S9+ is perhaps more style than substance.

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Review: Blu Vivo X

Mar 30, 2018, 12:30 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Blu's latest phone is the Vivo X, an affordable flagship that boasts a 6-inch screen, 4 cameras, and a massive battery. If you're turned on by unlocked Android phones with 2:1 displays and low price points, the Blu Vivo X is a reasonable piece of hardware. Here is Phone Scoop's in-deopth review.

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Review: Honor View 10

Mar 27, 2018, 6:00 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Honor's flagship device, the View 10, takes many of the Huawei Mate 10 Pro's best features and puts them in a more affordable metal chassis. This phone includes a top-of-the-line processor, dual cameras, advanced software, and a slim profile. This unlocked Android handset is appealing for many reasons. Find out what we like and what we don't about the Honor View 10 in Phone Scoop's in-depth review.

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Review: Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra

Mar 22, 2018, 3:30 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

The Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra is a massive Android phablet for those who like big phones. With a 6-inch screen, dual selfie cameras, and plenty of battery life, the XA2 Ultra is a solid performer. But there are a few things holding this monster back. Here is Phone Scoop's in-depth review.

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