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The Smartest Smartphone Ever?

Google Pixel

The first "pure" Android smartphone, with unfiltered access to the world's most powerful search engine: Google.

A Smartphone That Looks Like an Infinity Pool

Xiaomi Mi Mix

Meet the highest screen-to-body ratio of any smartphone.

Samsung Is Still the Android King

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

The better-looking (and bigger) sibling of the acclaimed Galaxy S7.

Innovation Mods

Moto Z Smartphone

It's transformative. In short: the Optimus Prime of smartphones.

Oy, Robot

Design Spotlight: Is JIBO Really the Future of Robotics?

Pop-culture is in love with the idea of a friendly helpful robot. While the concept may still seem like science fiction, JIBO promises to be a low-cost helper bot that will be available to buy soon. Is this really the future of at-home robotics, or just a bulkier smartphone with personality?

Xtraordinary

Tested: Motorola Moto X

Yet again, Motorola has the chance to hijack the industry-wide road map for mobile development and design. Its latest creation, the Moto X, was destined by birthright alone to make headlines as the first smartphone fully conceived and nurtured under the wing of Motorola's new parent, Google. Still, few expected the type of heir that was eventually unveiled

That's because the Moto X refuses to compete in the specifications arms race currently occupying the rest of the Android market, (arguably sparked by another Motorola Device -- the original Droid) and instead dares consumers and competing manufacturers alike with another question. Is a top-notch mobile user experience really still dependent on top-notch specs?

It's a familiar concept for Apple devotees. But to somehow dismiss the X's accomplishments as a simple grafting of Apple's strategy onto the Android platform is a serious misjudgment. This phone blazes several important new trails, including taking the crown as the first smartphone to be made (or more accurately, assembled) right here in the U.S.A.

Finally the One for you?

HTC One: The Best Android Phone Yet?

HTC has a solid track record for making incredible Android phones such as the One X and more recent Droid DNA. But they've never gained the brand recognition of titans like Samsung. Thanks to a newly announced flagship, dubbed the HTC One, their time in the spotlight may finally come -- granted a few bold bets pay off.

CES 2013
Big Daddy

ZTE Grand S

The Grand S is ZTE's first ultra-smart smartphone, entering a field peppered with rather esteemed -- and, well, huge -- company (the Grand S is over 5.5 inches tall and nearly 3 inches wide). Similar in most every specification to other biggies from Droid, Huawei and Sony, the Grand

Un-extinct?

Philips S10 Cordless Phone

You get the call -- but your cell phone is charging/buried in your gym bag/temporarily lost. While most landlines have gone the way of the dodo, the Philips S10 Cordless Phone re-envisions the now retro (how old does that make

Handy Dandy

HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE

If you can't palm a basketball, you can forget about holding most Android phones these days. Verizon's recent addition to the Droid Incredible family is quite the unwieldy mouthful, but the same thing can't be said about its proportions. The

Scandinavian Champion

Nokia Lumia 800

The Nokia Lumia 800 is the first overwhelmingly positive result born from two mobile underdogs. It's essentially Nokia's gorgeous N9 on the hardware side, packed finally with a mobile OS (Windows Phone 7) whose tombstone isn't already chiseled. Its curved, 3.7-inch,

Giddily Gutted

Apple iPhone 4S

Oh the torture! Our Pavlovian anticipation for a new iPhone every 12 months has been pushed to the limits this go around, especially after being teased earlier this summer about what to expect from iOS 5 (which, FYI will be

Souped Up Super AMOLED

Samsung Infuse 4G

About a year ago, the Samsung Galaxy S created a stir on the Android block when it pranced out with its 4-inch Super AMOLED display. While there’s plenty of tech chatter surrounding its successor, the Samsung Galaxy S II, the