Nextbit Robin review: a smarter alternative to the smartphone

Back in December I was faced with a situation familiar to anyone…

Tim Cook takes his ball and goes home | Pocketnow Weekly 187

Subpar iPhone pictures, aftermarket repairs that brick your $600 phone, and a phone box that turns into a VR headset! Join us for the latest podcast!

iPhone 6S Plus – After The Buzz (Video)

It’s been six months since Apple’s oversized iPhone 6S launched; let’s see if it’s still worth a look in 2016 with our iPhone 6S Plus review redux!

Android Mirrors, fancy Fitbits and a VAIO Windows phone | Pocketnow Weekly 186

Google gets in deeper with Nexus, Galaxy S7 renders leak, and Turing and Fitbit compete for our lulz on the latest episode of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast!

Moto X Pure Edition – After The Buzz (Video)

Motorola’s super-customizable Android flagship has a ton of new competition. See how well it holds up in the 2016 edition of our Moto X Pure Edition review!

2 gadgets, 1 number: hands-on with AT&T NumberSync

We spent a week with AT&T NumberSync, a simpler version of Google Voice that lets you use the same phone number for your phone, watch, and tablet.

The immortal UltraPixel | Pocketnow Weekly 185

On this week’s podcast, MWC rumors including a 12-UltraPixel HTC Perfume, Apple Pay working at ATMs, and an LG G5 with a Magic Slot (oh myyyyyy)!

Samsung Gear S2 review rebuttal (Video)

Samsung’s newest smartwatch is a shining example of what the company can achieve when it decides to innovate rather than replicate.

3 great BlackBerry 10 features (that might die with it)

Despite its lack of traction with consumers, BlackBerry 10 has some fantastic assets we hope BlackBerry can bring to Android before it’s too late.
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The three best smartphone features (that haven’t taken off)

The best smartphone features of 2016 are the ones you’re not using – and in some cases, you’re better off.

Huawei Mate 8 review: the new choice for the power warrior

With a high price tag and confusing software, the Mate 8 isn’t perfect – but its zippy performance and outstanding endurance make it a contender.

Perfume, Islandwood and other crazy codenames | Pocketnow Weekly 184

Who says the post-CES, pre-MWC lull has to be dull? Join us for our weekly smartphone/tablet/wearable chat – and a special announcement from the EiC!

Top G Flex 3 features we’d like to see in the LG G5

The G Flex 3 might never see the light of day, but with the rumored launch of the LG G5, we’d like to see LG cannibalize some aspects of its curvier cousin.

The Huawei Mate 8 is the new flagship to beat for battery life

Huawei’s new flagship smartphone makes some smart sacrifices to deliver endurance unlike any other high-end phone we’ve tested.

Vive Pre Hands-On: still the VR to beat (Video)

Nearly a year after its announcement, HTC and Valve are about to drop the Vive Pre on the world. We went hands-on at CES 2016.

Why I’m keeping the Pixel C, flaws and all

Google’s new convertible has taken a lot of flak from the media (Pocketnow included). But after using the Pixel C for a month, I like it enough to keep it.

Picking up the pieces post-CES | Pocketnow Weekly 183

We’re back in our respective cities following CES 2016, most of us wiser, all of us older, and at least one of us with a big ‘ole post-Vegas beard.

When it comes to the Vive, walking is believing

The Vive VR headset from HTC and Valve is one of the most immersive virtual-reality headsets out there – as long as you’re standing up when you use it.

Huawei GX8 brings US smartphone users a metal-bodied affordable option

Is the new Huawei GX8 the company’s answer to the OnePlus 2? Check out the specs and judge for yourself.

The Under Armour HealthBox by HTC is cool even if you’re not a fitness nut

Under Armour’s new fitness gear comes in a big red box and contains some of the most powerful health-tracking technology we’ve ever seen, built by HTC.

Listeners, take the wheel | Pocketnow Weekly 181

The end of December is no time to even pretend to work hard. So for this last episode of 2015, we’re turning the wheel over to you!

Microsoft Lumia 950 Review: the phone for Windows fans (and no one else) [UPDATE: Now with more XL!]

Microsoft’s first flagship in nearly two years will come as a welcome relief to Windows devotees, but that’s about as far as it goes.

The “cult of Windows Phone” might be Windows 10 Mobile’s saving grace

For the third year running, I’m carrying a Windows Phone for the holidays – and this year it’s not the camera I have to thank, but the community.

Keeping up with the ‘Lardasses’ | Pocketnow Weekly 179

This week on the podcast: the smartphone with the stupid-sounding name (but the wicked-awesome value) and Kardashian jokes. How can you resist?

Google Pixel C review: a beautiful tablet with an identity crisis

Google’s new convertible isn’t the Surface or iPad Pro competitor it appears to be – but it’s also one of the best Android tablets you can buy today.