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Smartphones are ubiquitous these days as are the problems associated with owning one. Many of these include hardware issues, but I’m talking something even more relatable–gravity. Dropping your phone, trying to pick up your phone, and looking at your phone from an awkward angle in bed are constant issues people tend to deal with.
Last year LG unveiled the V10, a giant smartphone (or phablet) with a 2.1″ second screen above its 5.7” Quad HD display. It felt as robust as Droid Turbo 2 with a ruggedized back and a solid aluminum frame. It was far too large for the average consumer, yet it was weirdly satisfying to use. We called it “bold,” “sexy,” and “clean and industrial.” It had a decent dual-camera and wonderful internal specs. And we generally really liked the thing.
Android smartphones have come an incredible distance since their origins in Verizon-exclusives, like the first “DROID” devices in 2009. From plastic, chunky, and cheap flip-out keyboards (Motorola DROID) and trackballs (HTC DROID Eris), Android devices have evolved into polished art pieces made with aluminum and glass. And although Apple’s attention to detail definitely inspired the emulation, it’s difficult to argue the flattery of repeating such design concepts is a negative thing.
As you’ve likely heard by now, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is finished. Finito. Kaput. Dead. In fact, there are even doubts about the phone’s replacement. Can Samsung possibly offer a Note 8 after the disaster that was the Note 7? It’s anyone’s guess at this time, but experts are thinking the answer to that question might be an emphatic no.
Logitech’s new Prodigy G 2016 lineup has stuck to its basic consumer gaming roots, including RGB lighting, sleek and simple designs, and included software that’s functional and fun to use. But as practical as the products are, we had to see how they would hold up under actual use. Below you’ll find our full review of Logitech’s brand new Prodigy G213 keyboard.
The modular smartphone fad continues with Motorola’s new Moto Z (fraternal twin of the Moto Z Force). Like LG, Project Aria, and others, Lenovo (recently bought Motorola) has decided to to incorporate add-on functionality to hardware to sell more devices, while keeping its pleasant Moto branding pristine, fun, and interesting. But does it succeed past the trend-setting gimmicks? Find out in our full review below of the Moto Z Droid Edition, on Verizon Wireless.