eBay (Android) review: eBay (Android)

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CNET Editors' Rating

4.5 stars Outstanding
  • Overall: 8.6
  • Installation and Setup: 10.0
  • Features and Support: 8.0
  • Interface: 7.0
  • Performance: 10.0
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The Good eBay for Android is great for searching, browsing, and managing bids and transactions.

The Bad The Motors interface needs work. The app is not particularly attractive.

The Bottom Line Whether you're a casual shopper or an avid eBay buyer or seller, eBay for Android is worth a download. Despite its shortcomings, it's still a powerful companion to the full Web site.

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With eBay for Android, you can shop the entire eBay marketplace, right from your mobile device. Even without an account, you can search for and browse through items, check out eBay Deals, and look up sellers. But, if you want to make a bid or use other power features, you'll have to log in.

After a disappointing false start (the mobile app was recalled), eBay finally launched version 2.0 of its Android app. While I wouldn't necessarily call the updated app's interface "attractive," it's certainly simple to navigate, especially for anyone already familiar with the full eBay Web site. Large buttons at the top of the screen let you quickly jump to your eBay profile, sell an item, or browse through eBay Motors. There's also a quick shortcut to browse through marketplace categories. When it comes to organizing items by category, eBay is no slouch. It offers dozens of categories, subcategories, and even sub-sub-categories, which can sometimes be disorienting. But once you get accustomed to the multitiered system of organization, it's a big help in sifting through the massive amount of merchandise on the site. It's also nice that you can search by keyword or bar code.

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  • Category Shopping, dining, and lifestyle
  • Compatibility Android