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Review: Coolpad Quattro 4G for MetroPCS

Sep 11, 2012, 8:09 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   updated Sep 11, 2012, 8:17 AM

Coolpad's first smartphone for the U.S. lands at MetroPCS. The Quattro 4G has LTE, a 4-inch display, and attitude to spare. Phone Scoop lets you know how the Quattro compares to other phones in MetroPCS's lineup.

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Review: Kyocera Rise for Sprint

Aug 31, 2012, 10:22 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

For the smartphone lover who still longs for the physical touch of real keys, the Kyocera Rise rises to the challenge with its real QWERTY keyboard. Stock Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich? Well, that's just the icing on the cake.

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Review: Motorola Photon Q for Sprint

Aug 28, 2012, 3:46 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   updated Aug 28, 2012, 4:00 PM

Motorola's latest Android smartphone focuses on the 4G-lovin', keyboard-cravin' Sprint customer who also has a hankerin' for some hot hardware. The Photon Q delivers these and more in a tidy tool.

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Review: Pantech Marauder for Verizon Wireless

Aug 23, 2012, 4:00 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Pantech's Marauder is a slim and stylish slider that packs a punch. With Android 4.0, LTE 4G, and a cool 'Starter Mode' for Android newbs, the Marauder means business.

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Review: Samsung Galaxy S Lightray 4G for MetroPCS

Aug 22, 2012, 11:38 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

The Lightray is the first handset offered by MetroPCS to include Dyle TV — live broadcast television from major networks. Mobile TV has been offered on handsets before. Is the Lightray the first to get it right?

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Review: Huawei myTouch and myTouch Q for T-Mobile

Aug 17, 2012, 2:56 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   updated Aug 17, 2012, 3:43 PM

Huawei is the latest phone maker to tackle T-Mobile's myTouch series, which come in two varieties: with and without QWERTY keyboard. Does Huawei fill the shows previously worn by LG and HTC? Phone Scoop delivers the verdict.

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Review: HTC One V for Virgin Mobile

Aug 14, 2012, 11:09 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

HTC's One V is a retro-tastic Android smartphone that may be small in size, but is big at heart. Read all about the One V in Phone Scoop's full review.

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Review: Pantech Renue for AT&T

Aug 9, 2012, 11:32 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Pantech delivers another quick messaging device to AT&T. The Renue boasts a touch user interface and physical QWERTY keyboard for pecking out messages. See if it's worth a look in Phone Scoop's full review.

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Review: Samsung Galaxy S III for Sprint

Aug 6, 2012, 6:26 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Sprint's variant of the Samsung Galaxy S III is just as good as those sold by Sprint's competitors and is the latest device to support Sprint's brand new LTE network. Find out how Sprint's LTE network rates in Phone Scoop's full report.

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Review: Kyocera DuraXT for Sprint

Jul 27, 2012, 7:53 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Kyocera kicked out another rugged flip phone for Sprint and called it the DuraXT. This DirectConnect-capable walkie-talkie device takes a beating and keeps competing. Find out what we liked and what we didn't in Phone Scoop's full report.

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Review: Motorola Atrix HD for AT&T

Jul 17, 2012, 5:24 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Motorola's third attempt at the Atrix brings the charms of a ColorBurst high-def display, LTE 4G, and a powerful 8-megapixel camera to the table. Is the Atrix HD lacking anything, or does it have it all?

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Review: Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate for AT&T

Jul 13, 2012, 3:28 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Samsung's mid-range model for AT&T, the Galaxy Exhilarate, offers peace of mind when it comes to carbon footprint thanks to its eco-friendly build. If you're worried that being green means fewer features and down-graded performance, set aside your fears. Find out why in PhoneScoop's full report.

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Review: Huawei Activa 4G for MetroPCS

Jul 10, 2012, 3:33 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

MetroPCS scores another 4G LTE smartphone from Huawei. The Activa 4G boasts an entry-level price, entry-level specs, and entry-level performance to match.

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Review: Samsung Galaxy S III for Verizon

Jul 10, 2012, 2:32 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Phone Scoop takes Verizon's version of the Samsung Galaxy S III for a spin. Does anything set it apart from the AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile versions? We find out.

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Review: HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE for Verizon Wireless

Jul 3, 2012, 2:58 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   updated Jul 6, 2012, 1:23 PM

HTC's third take on the Incredible goes for the triple 4s: It adds 4G, Android 4.0, and Sense 4.0. The Incredible 4G LTE also fills a much-neglected spot in Verizon's smartphone lineup. Here is Phone Scoop's full report on this compact concoction from HTC. Updated with additional signal and battery tests.

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Review: Sony Xperia Ion for AT&T

Jun 24, 2012, 8:30 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

AT&T's latest LTE 4G smartphones comes from Sony Mobile. The Xperia Ion offers a great display and excellent camera, but stumbles through some other key features. Find out which they are in Phone Scoop's full review.

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Review: Samsung Galaxy S III

Jun 19, 2012, 11:00 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

It's finally here. Samsung's 2012 hero device is the Galaxy S III. It's a shining example of the old adage "third time's the charm." The third iteration of Samsung's premiere smartphone nails almost every single feature.

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Review: Huawei Prism for T-Mobile

May 29, 2012, 6:03 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   updated May 29, 2012, 6:26 PM

Huawei's latest U.S. device is the Prism, an entry-level Android smartphone for T-Mobile. The Prism may lack pizzazz, but it makes up for it with strong core feature performance.

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Review: Samsung Focus 2 for AT&T

May 23, 2012, 9:46 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

The Samsung Focus 2 aims for the middle of the smartphone market and hits the target with ease. This smaller Windows Phone device boasts 4G LTE, a 5-megapixel camera, and solid performance. Is anything holding it back?

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Review: HTC EVO 4G LTE for Sprint

May 14, 2012, 5:24 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

The HTC EVO 4G LTE carries the EVO brand forward for Sprint, and makes the huge jump from WiMax to LTE for 4G tech. Phone Scoop's full report details what's great and not-so-great about the EVO 4G LTE.

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Review: HTC One X for AT&T

Apr 2, 2012, 2:00 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   updated May 1, 2012, 5:00 PM

HTC's flagship device for 2012 is the One X. With it and its siblings, HTC hopes to revitalize its position in the smartphone market. HTC took a new approach to its design, and loaded it with the best tech available. The One X is also HTC's first phone to ship with Android 4.0 and Sense 4.0 from HTC. Here's what Phone Scoop thinks of this monster phone for AT&T.

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Review: HTC One S for T-Mobile

Apr 19, 2012, 2:23 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   updated Apr 19, 2012, 2:24 PM

HTC's One S for T-Mobile is an easy phone to recommend for anyone who loves Android, speed, and solid performance from their smartphone. Does it have any faults? We managed to find a couple.

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Review: HTC Titan II for AT&T

Apr 13, 2012, 1:19 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

HTC takes another stab at the Titan with this 4G follow up called the Titan II. Aside from support for LTE, this smartphone sequel also adds a monster 16-megapixel camera. Is this a better option than the Nokia Lumia 900? Phone Scoop let's you know.

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Review: LG Lucid for Verizon Wireless

Apr 10, 2012, 11:33 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

The LG Lucid offers a 4-inch screen and 4G in a compact body. This little phone may be small in stature and a bit short on looks, but it's big on features and even bigger on functionality. Read Phone Scoop's review to get the real skinny.

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Review: Nokia Lumia 900 for AT&T

Apr 3, 2012, 8:00 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   updated Apr 9, 2012, 4:38 PM

The Lumia 900 is Nokia's most important smartphone launch ever. Microsoft and AT&T have a lot riding on this device, too, as its success will shape the future of Windows Phone in the US and beyond. With specs to spare, Nokia goes for the no-nonsense approach in with its flagship smartphone.

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Review: Kyocera DuraPlus for Sprint

Mar 29, 2012, 12:38 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

The Kyocera DuraPlus can probably withstand the abuse of a tornado. Phone Scoop put this latest push-to-talk handset for Sprint though Boot Camp to see if it lives — literally! — up to Kyocera's claims.

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Review: Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G for T-Mobile

Mar 22, 2012, 11:11 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Samsung's Blaze 4G for T-Mobile USA boasts a speedy radio and speedy processor, but wraps them up in a device that's markedly smaller than Samsung's other flagship gear. Does the Blaze prove that sometimes smaller devices can be successful?

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Review: Alcatel Venture for Virgin Mobile USA

Mar 19, 2012, 2:24 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Alcatel offers the Venture to Virgin Mobile's prepaid crowd, an Android smartphone that includes a QWERTY keyboard, Gingerbread, and a 2-megapixel camera. Here's Phone Scoop's full review of this $99, no-contract smartphone.

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Review: Samsung Rugby Smart for AT&T

Mar 13, 2012, 3:34 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Saumsung's latest Rugby device offers both brains and brawn with Android and a rugged shell. Find out if this tough phone is the right phone for you in Phone Scoop's full review.

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Review: LG Connect 4G for MetroPCS

Mar 6, 2012, 7:37 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

MetroPCS's latest LTE 4G smartphone comes from LG. The Connect 4G offers a decent spec list, but stumbles a a few times on the road to smartphone nirvana.

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