Smartphone

I'm guessing that almost every review of the Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+ starts out with some mention of last year's recall of the Note 7 due to battery issues that led to the spontaneous combustion of some phones. You would think that all that drama and bad press would have hurt Samsung's reputation. But… Read More

Thanks to Verizon Wireless, this is my first smartphone review of 2017 and this review of the LG G6 Android smartphone has a little surprise for our long time loyal readers of the Gadgeteer. It's a special dual format review with Judie Stanford who was my partner in crime here on The Gadgeteer for several… Read More

When Julie surveyed who would be interested in testing an Android phone I was intrigued. Recently Julie evaluated the iPhone 7 and found that she preferred the Android environment over the iPhone. In contrast, I have used an iPhone since the 4S came out and now I have an iPhone 6 as my main phone… Read More

There is no such thing as a perfect smartphone. I know because I've been trying to find one for longer than I care to remember. There's also no such thing as being 100% happy with the phone you have. At least this is true for me. There's always some feature that I wish my current phone… Read More

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that things haven't been going so well for Samsung the past week or two. With a recall in effect due to faulty batteries, I'm afraid it's going to give the Samsung Galaxy Note7 a bad wrap. Dave Rees and I have teamed up again to share… Read More

It's been over a year since I posted my review of the Google Nexus 6 (made by Motorola) and two years since I posted the Motorola DROID TURBO review. They sure aren't kidding when they say that time flies when you're having fun. Now it's 2016 and we have two new flagship phones from Motorola that… Read More

It's been two years since I reviewed a smartphone from HTC. That's forever in smartphone years. It's been so long that they were completely off my radar until they released their latest phone - the HTC 10. Verizon Wireless sent me a loaner unit to try out for a few weeks. Is the HTC 10 impressive… Read More

Verizon sent me short term loaner unit of the LG G5 a couple weeks ago and I've been holding off reviewing it until I received the camera grip module. Since the grip module isn't due to get here for another week or so, I thought I'd go ahead and split the review into two parts… Read More

The verykool Spark LTE SL5011 Android phone is an affordable alternative to other Android smartphones in the market right now.  We here at The Gadgeteer have received a few of these to review, so let's take a look at this Spark LTE SL5011 and what features are packed in this 5" smartphone. Note: Images can be… Read More

LG will introduce the LG Stylus 2 next week at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. This phone, a sequel to the G4 Stylus, will be available in the United States later this year. It features a nano-coated thin-profile stylus tip that provides real pen-like feel and allows for more accuracy when note-taking and drawing compared to a rubber-tipped stylus.  The LG… Read More

When I reviewed the LG G2 three years ago, I wasn't convinced that LG's decision to locate buttons on the back of the phone was a good idea. Who ever heard of putting volume buttons on the back of a phone instead of on the side?  At that time, no one had done it before, but then one year… Read More

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Huawei. All opinions are 100% mine. I had heard of Huawei, but had never really paid attention to their devices before now because they were mainly only available outside the US. Pronounced “Wah-Way”, Huawei is a mobile technology company that is based in China… Read More

Dave Rees and I have been waiting for what feels like years in gadget time for the Nexus 6P. We each ordered one on the day they were announced and waited over a month to receive them. During that time, Dave had second thoughts about the 128GB version and cancelled in favor of a 64GB… Read More

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Huawei. All opinions are 100% mine. When I mention the brand name Huawei, is it one that you recognize? If you answered no to that question, then you are not alone. But Huawei hopes this is all about to change and I think it's… Read More

Samsung's newest top-end smartphone is the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. How much has it evolved since the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 was introduced last year? Should Note 4 users consider upgrading? Those are just a couple of the questions that I'll answer in this review. Let's get started. Note: Images can be clicked to view… Read More