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Nomad releases Moment lens compatible Rugged cases for Apple iPhone 11 and Google Pixel 4

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 20:00
Nomad makes some fantastic Horween leather cases designed to protect your phone in style while Moment has lenses to take your camera experience to the next level. The combination of both results in the best cases for smartphones.

Phones to expect at MWC and beyond: Huawei Mate XS, Honor View 30 Pro, OnePlus 8, and more

Tue, 02/04/2020 - 22:09
Mobile World Congress is coming later this month, and there are plenty of leaks and rumors indicating improved camera technology, dual displays, and folding displays are the focus in 2020. 5G is also rolling out from carriers, so let's get ready to ride.

The 10 best not-so-new phones: Why last year's and older models make great deals

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 20:41
"Latest and greatest" doesn't always make a device your best buy. Today's phones are capable of lasting a couple of years without little compromise, and Matt Miller found a few select older models that you should consider.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip and Motorola Razr make little sense for business

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 19:47
The foldable phone market is making a 90-degree turn as the first two devices of 2020 have a portrait clamshell design. The appeal of having a phone/tablet in one is not provided with this design and it makes little sense for business.

The 10 best smartphones of 2020: 5G powers the top contender

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 22:40
With last month's 5G network rollout we had to give a capable 5G smartphone the top spot. Stay tuned for many more 5G-capable phones during the year -- with a shakeup of this list coming in February.

Google Pixel 4a may launch with hole-punch camera and 3.5 mm audio jack

Sun, 12/29/2019 - 18:21
As we look ahead to all the new phones of 2020, one of the first out of the rumor gate is the mid-range Pixel 4a. Details are a bit sketchy at the moment, but stay tuned for more in the first half of 2020.

Star Wars Note 10 Plus and Garmin watch, OnePlus 5G, and Motorola RAZR (MobileTechRoundup show #489)

Mon, 12/23/2019 - 01:27
A couple of Star Wars-themed devices ended up in Matt's hands just as the new movie was released. We also spent more time with the 5G OnePlus phone on T-Mobile while Kevin is considering the folding Motorola RAZR.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Star Wars Special Edition hands-on: The dark side of the force is strong

Fri, 12/20/2019 - 18:21
Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 Plus is one of the best smartphones available today. With the release of the new Star Wars movie, The Rise of Skywalker, Samsung released a themed device with hardware and software elements depicting Kylo Ren in various ways.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Star Wars Special Edition hands-on: in pictures

Fri, 12/20/2019 - 17:00
Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 Plus is one of the best smartphones available today. With the release of the new Star Wars Rise of Skywalker movie, Samsung released a themed device with hardware and software elements depicting Kylo Ren in various ways.

Best 5G smartphones available now from US carriers

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 23:11
Despite my skepticism, US wireless carriers were able to launch 5G networks in 2019 in three flavors. There are several phones available so you can take advantage of the coverage and speeds of 5G right now.

Swappa launches phone plan comparison service covering major carriers and MVNOs

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 21:57
The US wireless market has expanded far beyond just the four major wireless carriers with Mobile Virtual Network Operators offering unique plans. Even the major four carriers have plan options that can be confusing at time. Swappa created a new service to help you find the best plan for your needs.

OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren first take: $900 flagship reaches wider thanks to T-Mobile's 5G network

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 21:35
OnePlus has been pushing traditional smartphone makers for years and with the new OnePlus 7T McLaren device it becomes one of the first to support T-Mobile's nationwide 5G network. Initial experiences indicate its an extremely capable device that is sure to please early adopters.

T-Mobile Alcatel GO FLIP 3 hands-on: Google Assistant and Maps make this a capable, modern flip phone

Mon, 12/02/2019 - 20:21
Several years ago, flip phones were all the rage and it was tough to beat the feeling of flipping the lid closed to end a call. Alcatel's latest model brings modern software elements, including Google Assistant, and make this an excellent backup phone or one for those who don't want to mess around with a large glass display.

HEX 4-in-1 case for the Apple iPhone 11 Pro: Folio, wallet, case alone modes are up to you

Sat, 11/30/2019 - 21:34
Millions carry their smartphones in folio cases, but it's not always the most convenient method of carrying your phone and essentials. With this new 4-in-1 case HEX gives you the flexibility to carry and protect your iPhone 11 Pro how you want thanks to strong magnets and a creative design.

Tech21 Studio Colour case and screen protector for Pixel 4: Thin protection for Google's small phone

Fri, 11/29/2019 - 23:34
The Google Pixel 4 is the latest small flagship that boasts one of the best cameras on a phone. Tech21 has a few products available to help protect your investment.

Best Black Friday 2019 smartphone deals

Tue, 11/26/2019 - 20:20
The very best smartphone deals for Black Friday 2019.

Totallee thin cases for the Pixel 4 and iPhone 11 Pro: Attractive minimalist cases protect from scratches

Sun, 11/10/2019 - 20:21
It seems just about everyone uses a case on their phone today, but sometimes you don't want to be bothered by the bulk, Totallee makes some of the thinnest minimalist cases today and recently launched new colors for the Pixel 4 and iPhone 11 Pro.

UAG Civilian series for Apple iPhone 11 Pro: Stylish drop protection for your expensive smartphone

Sun, 11/10/2019 - 18:21
UAG has been making rugged smartphone cases for years, but this season launched its new Civilian series. The iPhone 11 Pro case is attractive while offering solid drop protection for your $1,000 phone.

One month with the Samsung Galaxy Fold: Productivity unfolded

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 19:21
The display has been flawless, the outside display is used a lot, the battery goes all day with extensive use, and the device has received a security/camera update. There is a slight bit of movement in the closed position, but it continues to be my nearly perfect daily driver.

LG G8X ThinQ Dual Screen review: For $700, better productivity than the Galaxy Fold

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 19:00
While Samsung's Galaxy Fold is pushing technology forward, LG offers up an affordable two screen device that is better for productivity than the Fold. The flexibility to use the LG G8X as a standard Android phone with one screen is a benefit too.

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