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Lenovo S930

Here's everything we know about the mid-tier Android smartphone we saw at CES.

January 2, 2014

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Huawei Ascend Mate 2 4G

You'd be hard-pressed to find a phone for the size and price of the Huawei Ascend Mate 2 4G that performs as well as it does.

June 12, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating June 12, 2014
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Lenovo Vibe X

With top-flight specs that include a 13-megapixel camera and a quad-core chip, Lenovo makes its superphone move at IFA 2013.

September 5, 2013

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Acer Iconia A1-810

The Acer Iconia A1-810 goes low on price, but the Google Nexus 7 costs about the same and is still the tablet to get with its sharper screen and more comfortable build.

July 1, 2013

3 stars Editors' rating July 1, 2013
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Sony Xperia M2

Although the Sony Xperia M2 looks pretty slick, it's let down by its low resolution display and its old version of Android, which makes even its affordable price way too high. For much less money, you could snap up the Moto G or spend a little more and pick up the older Xperia Z with its full HD display and waterproof design.

July 24, 2014

3 stars Editors' rating July 24, 2014
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Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2

When it comes to competing with Apple's iPod Touch media player, the Galaxy Player 4.2 is Samsung's best effort yet, but it's still playing catch-up.

May 31, 2012

3.5 stars Editors' rating May 31, 2012
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Google Android 4.4 KitKat

Android 4.4 KitKat brings Android to the masses, introduces a minimal design, and puts Google search in your dialer.

November 4, 2013

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Google Keep for Android

If you are looking for an app that is essentially a digital pad of colored sticky notes for grocery lists and quick reminders, then Google Keep is perfect. Otherwise, look elsewhere or wait until this newborn gets upgraded with more powers.

March 22, 2013

4 stars Editors' rating March 22, 2013

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Anker USB 24W / 2.4A + 2.4A (4.8A max) Car Charger

If you find it at a discount, the Anker 24W USB charger is an excellent option for powering multiple smartphones or tablets while on the road.

October 18, 2013

4.5 stars Editors' rating October 18, 2013
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Toshiba Excite 2 (7 inch)

The discount device runs Android 4.4 KitKat and has plenty of expandable storage.

May 27, 2014

MSRP: $109.99