Android

Review of the LG V30 – Not Quite Perfection

A few weeks ago, Judie asked if I’d like to review the LG V30 for Gear Diary.  I jumped at the chance.  I’d heard many good things about LG’s latest flagship and had also read some concerns about it.  But the chance to use it was on offer, and I took advantage of it.



ZTE Axon M: The Dual Screen Foldable Phone I’ve Been Wishing For?

Two weeks ago, I was telling a friend that I see today’s phones as more evolutionary rather than revolutionary. She asked what I’d consider revolutionary, and I said I’d like to see a phone company create a dual-screen device that could fold into either a phone or a tablet. Would you believe that ZTE has gone and done just that?!



Huawei: More Than Mobile Phones and Bigger Than China

I like to know how things are made, and I get a special thrill when I’m invited to take a behind-the-scenes look at a product — especially something that I regularly use — being made from start to finish. Recently, along with a small group of writers, I went to Shenzhen and Beijing, China for a behind-the-scenes look at Huawei.


LG V30: A Peek at What’s to Come

Can we all agree that this has been a banner year for smartphones? The other day we finally got all the details for the iPhone 8 and X; Samsung has come out with their S8 and S8+ and the Note8, and now we have the LG V30 to look forward to. The darling of IFA, LG’s newest Android flagship phone is impressive.


LG V30: A Small-ish Phablet with Huge Features

There are so many interesting Android phones available now that choosing a new one can be daunting. Have you considered the new LG V30? It has a beautiful screen, an exceptional camera, and lovely thin bezels. But what more does the V30 have going for it?


Samsung Galaxy Note8: Get Ready to Be Impressed!

If you thought that the Samsung Galaxy S8+ looked like an impressive phone, then you’re going to positively drool when you get your hands on the new Samsung Galaxy Note8. This new flagship has a 6.3″ Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display, and it’s not only gorgeous — it’s literally loaded with features.


Moto Z2 Force Has the Makings of Greatness

The path that Motorola has taken with the Android lineup over the past couple of years has been a bit hit or miss.  They have produced some great phones like the Google branded Nexus 6 while others like the Moto E lineup have been lackluster at best.




Verizon Moto Z and Z Force Now Getting Android 7.1.1 Update

It’s been rumored that the Android 7.1.1 update was hitting Moto Z and Z Force handsets in Brazil and elsewhere for the last few weeks, but imagine my surprise that when I checked today and found that Verizon and Lenovo have released the update to the masses on Verizon as of today!


The OnePlus 5 Now Comes in a Limited Edition Soft Gold

I loved the original OnePlus phone and was even more taken with the OnePlus 3. While I haven’t had a chance to check out the new OnePlus 5, I have little doubt it is a winner. And now, as a limited edition offering, the OnePlus 5 comes in Soft Gold; retailing for $479 it looks amazing!


Grab a Refurbished Google Pixel or Google Pixel XL 32 GB for $250 off

Today Woot! has the 32 GB Quite Black variant of the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL for $250 off. Granted, these are both refurbished models with lower memory, but the price might make the buying decision a little easier. The Google Pixel is the successor to Google’s Nexus line of Android smartphones. First released in October 2016, these devices…



AT&T LG X Venture: Life Can be Hazardous, but This Phone Can Handle It

If you work outdoors, or you just like to spend a lot of time outside, you know that there are mini disasters that can occur which are out of your control. Dirt, wetness, and fumbling resulting in drops are to be expected, and not every phone can handle that kind of abuse. The AT&T LG X Venture, however, can.



Apple AirPods Review: Paired with Android

The launch of the iPhone 7 in 2016 caused a stir for many reasons (same design, price hikes, no USB-C), but none seemed to annoy people more than the exclusion of a traditional 3.5mm headphone jack.




HTC U11 Now Shipping: Their New Flagship Phone Has a Plethora of Features

Last month, HTC announced their new HTC U11 Flagship device; it has a Liquid Surface design with squeezable Edge Sense interaction, along with USonic noise canceling headphones, an industry-best 16-megapixel camera (according to DxOmark it’s the best they’ve ever tested, beating the Google Pixel), and it can work with multiple AI assistants including Alexa.