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Emporia Smart

Designed with seniors in mind, the Emporia Smart is an Android smartphone that packs a physical emergency call button, a stylus, and a minimalistic user interface.

February 23, 2014

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How many friends would you swap for your smartphone?

The US has reached an absurd level of smartphone dependence. One in seven people in a study say they'd forfeit friends for a week before their smartphone.

By July 3, 2014

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YotaPhone

The YotaPhone's second screen is an interesting concept and one I'm quite keen on. Both the E Ink screen and the rest of the phone need serious refinement, however.

January 17, 2014

2.5 stars Editors' rating January 17, 2014

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Archos Helium 4G

Device-maker Archos' new Helium Android smartphones won't rise above rivals, but budget prices are spot on.

January 2, 2014

MSRP: $199.99

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NKMOS Ultima In-Car Universal Smartphone Holder

This solidly constructed aluminum smartphone holder has a nice finish, but a short mounting arm means difficult in-car positioning.

January 29, 2014

Pricing not available

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Satechi Universal Smartphone CD Slot Mount

If you have a smartphone, you likely use it as a music player in your car, making your car CD player obsolete. This Satechi smartphone mount makes use of that legacy piece of equipment.

January 22, 2014

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The Yezz Andy A4.5 is a budget dual-SIM Android smartphone

This $189 handset has a 13.1MP camera, a quad-core 1.2 GHz processor, and two SIM card slots.

By April 29, 2014

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ZTE Source (Cricket Wireless)

The ZTE Source offers Cricket customers inexpensive LTE, but if you can spare a bit more money, pass it over for better devices.

November 26, 2013

3 stars Editors' rating November 26, 2013

MSRP: $219.99

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Polaroid XS100I Wi-Fi action camera

As long as you respect its limitations and keep the camera steady, the Polaroid XS100i is a good easy-to-use budget-friendly option for dabbling in hands-free video.

July 18, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating July 18, 2014
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Google Nexus 5

Strong performance, high-end specs, and an ultra-affordable price make the Google Nexus 5 not just the best unlocked phone on the market, but the best Nexus phone by far.

November 1, 2013

4 stars Editors' rating November 1, 2013