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Apple's newest operating system for smartphones and tablets may look a lot like last year's, but it is a significant improvement in many ways that won't be obvious right away. Apple added tons of user-facing changes, but the important updates are all aimed at developers. Here is Phone Scoop's in-depth report on iOS8.
Motorola is back with a new version of its X, its top-of-the-line smartphone. The X is a better competitor than last year's device as far as features go and takes build quality to the next level. Is anything holding Motorola back?
Verizon Wireless was the first U.S. carrier to score the HTC One for Windows, which swaps Android for Windows Phone. Here is Phone Scoop's full review of this stylish handset.
The LG G Vista is a inexpensive, big-screened Android smartphone that scores well on most features. Only a couple things hold it back, but they aren't vital. Find out what they are in Phone Scoop's full review.
Samsung kicks out a fitness-oriented version of the Galaxy S5 for Sprint. This Android smartphone differs from the original model in a few respects. Phone Scoop takes it for a jog in this full report.
The Kyocera Brigadier packs a punch. This rugged Android handset for Verizon Wireless is one of the toughest available in Big Red's lineup. Here is Phone Scoop's full report.
Nokia's entry-level Lumia 635 is a solid little phone, especially when you consider just how inexpensive it is. It is among the first to run Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 platform, which shines on this tiny titan.
Amazon's Fire Phone is a curious animal. It has a few neat tricks up its sleeves, but the Fire Phone is not for everyone. Phone Scoop's deep dive gives you all the info you need to see if it is the phone for you.
The LG G3 is a solid device for Sprint customers to consider, and is among a growing number to offer Wi-Fi calling. Android smartphone enthusiasts would do well to read Phone Scoop's full report, which points out the phone's strengths and weaknesses.
The LG G3 is one of the company's finest efforts and a strong competitor against the likes of Samsung's Galaxy S5 and HTC's One (M8). LG's flagship Android phone makes significant strides in design, quality, and features. Here is Phone Scoop's full report.
The Ascend Mate 2 from Huawei represents an interesting choice. This big-screened Android smartphone isn't being sold by US carriers, but it is available unlocked and on the cheap from Huawei itself. Here is Phone Scoop's full report.
LG's latest L Series Android phone fills in T-Mobile's entry-level roster. The L90 is an LG phone through and through thanks to core features, but better options might be available.
The GS5 Active is a tougher Android smartphone from Samsung. It carries over most of the GS5's attractive features, but wraps them in a stronger body for protection from daily abuses.
Asus' hybrid Android smartphone-tablet is an interesting device. It tries to be two things at once, but only does one thing really well. Here is Phone Scoop's full report.
Motorola takes a shot across the bow of other entry-level device makers with the Moto E, its low-cost leviathan. The Moto E redefines what inexpensive Android smartphones can offer.
HTC's One mini 2 may skip some of the One's most compelling features, but its performance-for-the-dollar is hard to pass up. Here's why this is the little Android smartphone that can and will.
Kyocera is back with another waterproof, entry-level Android smartphone for Sprint's network. The Vibe offers a good mix of features and performance for the price.
Kyocera still knows how to make a basic smartphone with a physical QWERTY keyboard, as evidenced by the Verve. This low-cost handset handles calls and messaging - though not much else.
Sprint is selling a special edition of the HTC One with Harman Kardon headphones and tuning for improved sound. This could be the Android smartphone audiophiles have dreamed about.
The LG Lucid 3 is an Android smartphone for Verizon Wireless that offers some of LG's high-end features in a low-cost package. Here is Phone Scoop's full report.
Verizon's version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 is fractionally different from the AT&T model in one key metric. Here is Phone Scoop's full report about this new Android smartphone.
Samsung delivers a delightful device in the Galaxy S5. This powerful Android smartphone offers a more refined experience than its predecessor and manages to raise the bar at least a little bit.
Microsoft delivers a solid update to is smartphone platform with Windows Phone 8.1. The new features are genuinely delightful and bring Windows Phone up to speed with Android and iOS ... almost. Here is Phone Scoop's full review.
The One is a dazzling piece of hardware that has but a few foibles. This Android smartphone from HTC delivers on nearly all its promises. Here's an in-depth look at the Verizon variant.
HTC's new flagship Android smartphone ramps up the drool factor with its all-aluminum design and updated software. Here is Phone Scoop's full review of HTC's mobile marvel.
Verizon finally gets the Windows Phone it deserves in the Lumia Icon from Nokia. The Icon has a full HD screen, 20-megapixel camera, and many other enticements. Phone Scoop put them to the test in this full report.
ZTE brings its big-screen Android smartphone to Sprint's pre-paid service. The Max has a number of things going for it and little going against it. Here is Phone Scoop's full review.
The LG G Flex is a curiosity with its curved design. This phablet-sized Android smartphone offers plenty to like, but it manages to fall flat in a few areas. Phone Scoop looks at both the AT&T and Sprint models in this full report.
The Sony Xperia Z1S offers T-Mobile customers a top-notch media experience in a slim and attractive piece of hardware. Here is Phone Scoop's full review.
Pantech's latest for AT&T is an entry-level flip phone that covers the basics.