As we start wrapping up the last of our Q2 2016 buyers guides we finally come to the best Android smartphones guide. With CES and MWC having passed, we've now seen all the major Android smartphone players present their flagship smartphones for 2016. As usual, I'll be moving down the price range, starting from the largest and most expensive phones, and ending with the best of Android's mid range devices. Best Android Phablets: Samsung Galaxy Note5 and Google Nexus 6P Unchanged from our previous smartphone guide is the best Android phablet recommendation. This is primarily due to the fact that we see our top phablet choices refreshed in the fall, unlike standard flagship phones that tend to launch at the start of the year during CES...
While we generally avoid going into deep detail when it comes to our display testing, in light of statements that seemingly contradict our testing it becomes important to contextualize...85 by Joshua Ho & Brandon Chester on 12/22/2014
As alluded to in our Nexus 6 review, our normal storage performance benchmark was no longer giving valid results as of Android 5.0. While Androbench was not a perfect...93 by Brandon Chester & Joshua Ho on 11/20/2014
Since selling their mobile device division to Microsoft, much contemplation has been had over the future of Nokia. As it slowly turns out, their future is not all that...54 by Ryan Smith on 11/18/2014
Working on analyzing various Apple SoCs over the years has become a process of delightful frustration. Apple’s SoC development is consistently on the cutting edge, so it’s always great...114 by Ryan Smith on 11/11/2014
Back in September NVIDIA filed patent infringement complaints against Samsung and Qualcomm. The crux of the issue being that NVIDIA believes that GPUs from Qualcomm, ARM, and Imagination all...59 by Ryan Smith on 11/11/2014
Taking place this week are Imagination Technologies’ Chinese idc14 and Imagination Summits developer events. While Imagination holds these events in multiple countries over the year, the Chinese event is...49 by Ryan Smith on 11/10/2014
While we've written about Android's Camera2 API before, there was one notable aspect of the discussion that was missing. The missing piece was a discussion of the physical link...8 by Joshua Ho on 11/9/2014