Verizon

As a part of Asus’ continued commitment to the tablet market today Asus is launching a new tablet for Verizon, called the ZenPad Z8. There’s really not too much needed in the way of introduction here, so we’ll jump into the spec sheet first and see where we can go from there. ZenPad Z8 for Verizon SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 2x Cortex A72 1.8 GHz 4x Cortex A53 1.44 GHz RAM 2 GB NAND 16GB + microSD Display 7.9” 2048x1536 IPS LCD Network 2G/3G/4G LTE (UE Category 6, CA) Dimensions 205 x 136 x 7.62mm, 320g Camera 8MP Rear Facing 2MP Front Facing Battery 4680 mAh (18.01 Whr) OS Android 6.0.1 w/ ZenUI (At Launch) Connectivity 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, BT ?, USB-C, GNSS At a high level, right away the use of the Snapdragon 650 SoC is a fairly good sign given its 250 USD price point, as in general in devices...

Motorola Announces the DROID Turbo 2 and DROID Maxx 2 For Verizon

Motorola has been one of Verizon's Android device partners for many years now. Before Verizon had the iPhone, Motorola's DROID smartphones provided several alternatives for users who didn't want...

22 by Brandon Chester on 10/27/2015

Verizon Eliminates Contracts and Device Subsidies

North America has always had a fairly unique pricing structure for buying mobile devices. In many places, the concept of purchasing a device for a heavy subsidy and committing...

115 by Brandon Chester on 8/7/2015

Verizon Launches LG Lancet Windows Phone

Today Verizon announced a new smartphone coming to their network, and it is the LG Lancet. LG originally did produce Windows Phone 7 devices, but left the market before...

24 by Brett Howse on 5/14/2015

Motorola and Verizon Announce the Droid Turbo

Verizon and Motorola have always had a close relationship. The smartphones in Motorola's Droid line are typically exclusive to the carrier, and they helped make Verizon a heavy supporter...

36 by Brandon Chester on 10/28/2014

Sony Announces the Xperia Z3v for Verizon

Consumers in the United States have typically been unable to purchase Sony smartphones if their carrier is Verizon. The carrier's lineup has been devoid of any Xperia offerings for...

24 by Brandon Chester on 10/9/2014

CES 2013 LTE Throughput Face-Off - AT&T versus Verizon Wireless

Last year I ran a series of speedtests on both AT&T and Verizon Wireless LTE during CES, the results of which were pretty interesting. My friends continue to poke...

25 by Brian Klug on 1/13/2013

Verizon shows off Alcatel Lucent LightRadio-based LTE Small Cells - Deploying in 2H 2013

I dropped by Verizon's booth at CES 2013 and among all the consumer electronics and devices that we've pretty much already seen before saw one new thing — Alcatel...

4 by Brian Klug on 1/11/2013

HTC Droid DNA Hands-On

Today’s HTC Droid DNA announcement brings a few big advancements over the HTC One X that never made it to Verizon's line-up. We'll start our hands-on discussion with the...

55 by Jason Inofuentes on 11/13/2012

Droid Incredible 4G LTE Preview: Is There Room For A 4" Smartphone?

I’m working on the Droid Incredible 4G LTE review (there’s a delay resulting from a signal issue where I do battery testing), but in the interim let’s talk about...

37 by Jason Inofuentes on 7/9/2012

HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE Joining Verizon Wireless July 5 for $149

We saw it first at CTIA, one of the few devices launched there, and after a long wait it's here; the Droid Incredible 4G LTE by HTC will be...

13 by Jason Inofuentes on 7/2/2012

Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, and US Cellular Announce More Galaxy S III Details | Update: AT&T As Well

This morning, Verizon started something of a firestorm when it posted pricing and preorder information about the Samsung Galaxy S III (SGS3) on its website, with T-Mobile, Sprint, and...

15 by Brian Klug on 6/4/2012

Galaxy Nexus CDMA/LTE 4.0.4 IMM76K Update Rolling Out

It has been nearly four months since I originally wrote about the CDMA/LTE Galaxy Nexus 4.0.4 update, which changed the signal to bars mapping, improves stability, and brought other...

13 by Brian Klug on 6/2/2012

Novatel MiFi 4620L Jetpack Available on April 12th for $49.99

We got a chance to check out Novatel's next generation MiFi at CES this past January, and came away impressed with the update. Officially titled the Novatel Wireless MiFi...

12 by Vivek Gowri on 3/28/2012

Verizon Wireless Announces its Android 4.0 Update List

Getting Android devices updated to the latest version of the OS is something of an arduous prospect, and in recent months we've been getting an even clearer view of...

17 by Brian Klug on 3/6/2012

Droid 4 Available February 10th for $199

It feels like we first saw images of the Droid 4 just a few days after our review went live. And so seven months later, looks like Verizon customers...

20 by Jason Inofuentes on 2/7/2012

CDMA/LTE Galaxy Nexus 4.0.4 Update Changes Signal Reporting

Back when the Verizon CDMA/LTE Galaxy Nexus released, there was much talk of a signal related issue, which we investigated. The findings back then were that there was nothing...

6 by Brian Klug on 2/6/2012

CES 2012 LTE Face-Off - AT&T versus Verizon Wireless

My friends often think I've lost my mind given how many times I run speedtests on handsets in the process of reviewing them. The reason I'm compulsive about testing...

24 by Brian Klug on 1/13/2012

Motorola Droid 4 Early Test Data Confirms RAZR Internals and Software

Motorola has produced a lot of phones in the last several months that iterate the same hardware platform. While this is typical of a manufacturer (just look at the...

9 by Jason Inofuentes on 1/12/2012

CES: Seagate Combines 500GB Portable Drive With Mobile Hotspot in Proof of Concept

While perusing the Verizon Wireless booth, a chunky little device caught our eye. Though considered a proof of concept, and not scheduled for release yet, a Seagate device was...

0 by Jason Inofuentes on 1/11/2012

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