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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.
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.
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Debut at Mobile World Congress with Bigger Batteries and MicroSD Storage
The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge were finally revealed at Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona over the weekend. The new Samsung flagship devices bring back some understandably missed features from last year’s S6 and S6 Edge–larger batteries and expandable microSD storage.
However, there’s even more good news as Samsung brought back the S5’s waterproofing; both come with a IP68 rating for water and dust resistance. The phones remain aesthetically similar to the beautiful S6 devices before them, but they are slightly more ergonomic, even despite a larger battery bulge. The S7 is still 5.1″, but the S7 Edge has a much larger 5.5″ display looking to compete in screen real estate with Nexus, LG, and other large Android devices.
Motorola has continued its long partnership with Verizon Wireless and the age-old Droid Moniker. The Droid Turbo 2 follows up its first generation model with an indestructible plastic screen known as ShatterShield, a larger 5.4” screen, yet featuring a svelter and sexier body in addition to other spec upgrades. These changes are testament to the changing market of consumer desires–larger screens, bigger batteries, and more rugged design features that still give a relatively nice feel in hand with elegant notes of style. Read on down for the full review on Verizon Wireless’ Motorola Droid Turbo 2.
All eyes were on King Digital Entertainment—the company behind the horribly addicting mobile game Candy Crush—when it went public yesterday. Would it be another tech success story on the market? Or would it crash and possibly signal the signs of another tech bubble?
On day one, it flopped.