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Add-ons elevate new Moto Z phones

We review the Droid editions of the Moto Z and Moto Z Force, Motorola's latest high-end Android smartphones.

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Moto Z review: Motorola proves modular smartphones are the future of mobility

Completely unadorned, Motorola's new flagship phone is a solid performer. But once you add in swappable modules, you can configure the smartphone of your dreams.

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Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus review: No longer the best budget smartphones available

Make no mistake: These two devices are Lenovo phones through and through, and the end of Motorola's budget brand as we know it.

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ZTE Grand X Max 2 review: It gets the job done for budget conscious consumers

Despite a camera that fails to impress, the Grand X Max 2 is a capable phablet for Cricket Wireless customers.

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Sony Xperia X Performance review: You deserve a lot more phone for $700

Seriously, Sony? The Xperia X Performance performs well enough, but it's absolutely not worth its outrageous price tag.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Active review: The rugged flagship phone for clumsy fingers

Some phones are built like fragile little flowers. This one is built to withstand a rough-and-tumble lifestyle, though it's not entirely life-proof.

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OnePlus 3 review: Third time's the charm with this supercharged, unlocked flagship

Premium specs with none of the carrier bloat: The OnePlus 3's 6GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and a capable 16-megapixel camera make it a formidable contender.

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Sony Xperia X review: A mid-range device with no clear direction

At $550, the Xperia X is just too expensive, considering the phone's build quality and features. Sony is definitely off to a shaky start for its smartphone reboot in the U.S.

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LG G5 review: LG's appetite for risk is admirable, but doesn't pay off

With an improved battery swapping system, the LG G5 isn't a bad phone, per se. But various other features probably looked better in the R&D lab than they do in real life.

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iPhone SE review: It’s a pocket-size powerhouse

Good news for fans of small phones: Apple didn't make the 4-inch iPhone SE a second-class device.

iPhone SE review: Its small size really does matter

It’s got a smaller screen and a smaller price tag to match, but the iPhone SE doesn’t compromise—it’s nearly as capable as Apple’s flagship iPhone 6s.

HP sets sights on business users with Elite x3 smartphone

Computerworld Senior Editor Matt Hamblen goes into detail with HP's business-friendly Elite x3 smartphone.

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Nextbit Robin review: A truly innovative phone that backs up all your apps

But take heed: there are a whole host of kinks to work out before it's ready to take on mainstream competition.

Huawei's Honor 5X is made for millennials

The "perfect selfie" mode ensures that every photo of yourself you take is enhanced to make you look great.

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Droid Turbo 2 review: A souped-up smartphone marred by carrier bloat

Motorola’s powerful smartphone would be better off if it were freed from Big Red's shackles.

Bluetooth trackers: TrackR Bravo vs. Tile

Two different Bluetooth trackers can help you find lost keys, wallet, even your smartphone. Both do a good job -- but they have a significant limitation that can prevent you from finding missing items away from home.

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OnePlus X review: An inexpensive phone that doesn't feel cheap

The OnePlus X is a surprisingly good device for $250, but it’s missing some essential features.

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7 must-have wireless charging gadgets

These seven wireless charging devices can make powering up much less painful. Most are relatively affordable and they're great gifts for your loved ones — or for you.

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BlackBerry Priv review: If you simply must have a physical keyboard

BlackBerry’s first stab at an Android phone is a pretty decent attempt. But will it be enough to save the company?

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HTC One A9 review: A stylish iPhone clone that isn't worth its premium price

HTC would have a hit on its hands if it weren't so optimistic about how much you'd be willing to pay for this small, mid-range phone.