Want to ensure you're wielding the best around for your budget? Google's Pixel is the best phone under $700, when you factor in performance, size, camera quality, and battery life.
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I have good news for those of you ruing the day that the first phablet was ever announced. Google's Pixel smartphone is a mere 5 inches, so those...
Getting the best sometimes costs a lot. If you're looking for the most premium phone out there, go Google. The new Pixel XL is a fantastic daily driver.
Google Pixel XL
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It's here. It's finally here. Google's vision for Android has been embodied in two forms and the Pixel XL is the larger of the two. This 5.5-inch device features a vibrant...
Want a new Verizon phone? See the best the largest operator in the United States has to offer.
Whether you're an existing Verizon subscriber looking to upgrade, or you're thinking of switching over to Verizon and want to know what phones they offer; we're here to help.
We have put together our list of the best phones Verizon has to offer. We encourage you to read our reviews to learn more...
Hi, I'm Florence. You're welcome to call me Flo.
I've been at Android Central since September and though I haven't written much since I've started (Have you seen our Smartphone Buying Guides? I helped!), I have been writing about and reviewing Android smartphones for the past four years.
Some of you might know me from my work at Ars Technica. Most of you likely know me from my time at PCWorld...
When your phone starts acting up, sometimes you have to live with it.
If you follow me on social media, you've likely read my complaints about my year-old Nexus 6P. Frankly, my "Really Blue" Pixel XL can't get here soon enough. I'm ready to throw Google's last Nexus device out the window. The frequent lag, the touch-input delay, the poor battery life—things seem to have taken a turn for the...
Diverse emoji are better emoji.
For many of us, emoji are a part of our daily conversations. I text my best friend with a heart emoji and a sunrise emoji every morning, and I use the raised hands emoji to let my co-workers know that I'm having an IRL physical reaction to something in the Mobile Nations Slack chat.
Without its content offerings, the LeEco Le Pro3 is just another cookie-cutter smartphone.
How does a manufacturer make its generic-looking smartphones enticing to the general populace? For LeEco, the answer is stuffing its first two U.S. smartphone releases with an abundance of internet TV channels and what seem to be direct-to-video movie releases.
There's clearly no better time to launch a stylish, affordable Android smartphone than on Halloween. ZTE is pushing forward with the launch of the Axon 7 Mini, though there's nothing scary about it.
This is the smaller, mid-range equivalent to the 5.5-inch Axon 7. The Axon 7 Mini comes with a Snapdragon 617 processor, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of onboard storage, in addition to expandable memory....
Life is tough enough. The Galaxy S7 Active is the best phone to let you traverse the perilous, waterlogged journey ahead.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Active
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It is truly a bummer that the Galaxy S7 Active is an AT&T exclusive because this is a smartphone worthy of all SIMs. Inside, it's packed with the same stellar components as the rest of the Galaxy S7 family,...
Why should I consider the Galaxy Note 7 when it's been banned from airplanes?
We can't deny the fact the Galaxy Note 7 is one of the best-rated Android phones of the year. No other phablet-sized device compares in design and functionality, and it's one of the few mobile devices with a useful pressure-sensitive stylus in tow. But it hasn't been without its problems, with its reputation taking a...
Here's a list of the best smartphones offered by America's fifth largest network.
Chances are that you're looking at this page precisely because you're a U.S. Cellular subscriber. The carrier isn't the biggest, but it's number five in the regional United States. And fortunately, it offers the latest smartphone models for those of you who just don't want to deal with what Big Red, John Legere,...
Virtual reality roller coasters are certainly cool, but are they really the future of theme parks?
Whose bright idea was it to strap a vomit-inducing virtual reality headset to people's faces and then flip them upside down at 55 miles per hour?
It's certainly not my idea of fun, but in the spirit of Halloween and all the thrills that come with it, Samsung and Six Flags debuted Rage of the...
Here's a look at the best Android phones offered by Cricket Wireless.
No, we're not talking about the wildly popular sport. Cricket Wireless is AT&T's contract-free, pay-as-you-go MVNO. It offers a wide array of coverage that piggy-backs off of the major carrier's network, as well as a number of smartphones. These are the ones that are worth your cash.
Here's a peek at what the LG V20's cameras can do.
The LG V20 still isn't on sale just yet, but it's coming. And when it officially launches, it will arrive chock full of camera features that your current smartphone probably can't do — at least not without some serious trickery.
If you're looking to upgrade to a better camera phone, but you're not sure if the V20 will have much to offer, here...
Tired of overspending for the latest and greatest? Get flagship-level performance at half the price.
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The OnePlus 3 is, simply put, the best package under $400. You're basically purchasing Samsung-level performance at an unlocked price.
Inside, the OnePlus 3 is like any other flagship: It has a powerful Snapdragon 820 processor, a solid 3000mAh...
Why the LG V20 might be your next daily driver.
On the inside, the LG V20 is a souped-up version of its flagship sibling, the decidedly lackluster G5. But on the outside, it's equipped with dual 16-megapixel and 8-megapixel rear-facing cameras that are meant to be used by serious content creators. And I don't mean serial Snapchatters.
There's a reason Cool Indie Filmmaker™️ Joseph Gordon-...
What are the best phones you can buy at AT&T right now?
Whether you're a loyal AT&T subscriber, or you're looking to jump ship to its giant cellular network, take a peek at our list of the best smartphones the carrier has to offer.
We'll be updating this guide throughout the year to keep you informed of the latest devices worth wielding as your daily driver. Be sure to read through...
Sprint offers some of the best phones on the market. We've rounded them up just for you!
Sprint doesn't exactly play well with others, so the selection of unlocked phones that you can bring to its network is rather limited. If you are trying to bring your own unlocked phone to Sprint, it's best to head to the nearest location and ask if your device is compatible.
That being said, it has a...
MetroPCS offers some great phones to go along with its affordable plans, and we're going to find the one that best suits your needs.
MetroPCS gives you the opportunity to not break the bank when buying a phone without a contract, but most of its phones are mid- to low-end when considering specs. They do offer some high-end phones, which we've featured on this list. Coupled with their...
Can I still buy a smartphone with a carrier subsidy?
I forgot what it's like to actually buy a smartphone. I've been living in a bubble because of my privileged position as a former smartphone reviewer and I missed out on the fact that carrier subsidies aren't really a thing anymore.
Back in the day—that is to say, a mere two years ago—you could purchase the latest smartphone at a significant...