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JR Raphael

Galaxy S5 deep-dive review: Long on hype, short on delivery

Samsung's Galaxy S5 Android phone follows a very popular predecessor, but the latest version doesn't stand out in a sea of thoughtfully designed competitors.

Gallery for Galaxy S5 vs. HTC One (M8): Camera shootout!

JR Raphael compares the images from a Samsung Galaxy S5 camera to an HTC One (M8) camera.

HTC One (M8) deep-dive review: Smartphone sophistication made better

HTC is working to bring a sense of luxury to its smartphones -- and with its new HTC One (M8), it's closer than ever to delivering the ultimate high-end device.

Review: 5 video editing apps for Android

You can shoot some great videos with your Android smartphone, but can you edit them? We review five apps that represent the best video editing options available on the platform today.

LG G Flex deep-dive review: The curious case of the curved phone

The new LG G Flex Android smartphone has a curved design, flexible body, and 'self-healing' skin. Does that make a difference in real-world use?

18 great uses for an old Android device

We all love getting new gadgets, but what to do with the old ones? Here are 18 superb ways to put your old Android phone or tablet to good use.

Xperia Z1S deep-dive review: A stylish phone with power and panache

Sony's new Android phone, the Xperia Z1S, combines a distinctive design and premium build with stellar stamina and an underwater-capable camera.

Moto G real-world review: The best budget phone money can buy

Most budget phones offer a sub-par experience, but the new Moto G provides an excellent experience at a low off-contract price. So is this the phone for you?

HTC One Max deep-dive review: With this phone, size matters

The new HTC One Max Android smartphone has a gorgeous 5.9-in. display and outstanding speakers -- but be ready to deal with some serious smartphone bulk.

Lenovo Yoga Tablet review: A cool concept that comes up short

Lenovo's new Yoga Tablet has an innovative form with a built-in stand and exceptionally long battery life. But the rest of its features aren't quite as high-end.

Nexus 5 deep-dive review: Does Google's new flagship phone deliver?

Google's Nexus 5 offers a high-end Android experience at a low unlocked price -- but is it worth owning? Here's a detailed look at what the phone's like to use in the real world.

Image gallery: Nexus 5 camera

Check out JR's blog "How good is the Nexus 5 camera? See for yourself" in this gallery of images.

Chart: Chromebook buying guide

This chart accompanies JR Raphael's blog The Chromebook buying guide: Which model should you get?

HP Chromebook 14 (with 4G) review: Solid performance in a plus-sized package

The HP Chromebook 14 with 4G is now available for a highly reasonable $349. Combining great performance with a spacious 14-in. display, is it the right Chromebook for you?

Acer C720 Chromebook review: High on power, low on panache

Acer's new C720 Chromebook offers outstanding performance for an entry-level Chromebook, but it skimps on some important areas in order to keep the price low.

HP Chromebook 11 review: Affordable style for life in the cloud

Google's new HP Chromebook 11 brings a fresh look to the Chrome OS universe. Our reviewer finds that, for $279, the laptop has some interesting things to offer.

Galaxy Note 3 deep-dive review: A plus-sized phone with perks and quirks

Samsung's latest big-screen phone, the Galaxy Note 3, has a lot of great qualities but a few quirks as well. We look at both in this in-depth review.

LG G2 deep-dive review: Extraordinary hardware in an ordinary phone

LG's G2, its latest Android smartphone, has an outstanding screen, top notch performance, and buttons on the back. Is that enough to make it worth buying?

Getting around Google+: 25 tips and tricks for power users

The last of JR Raphael's three-part how-to series includes advanced tips and tricks to help you take your Google+ experience to the next level.

Droid Ultra deep-dive review: Bigger, but not necessarily better

Verizon's Motorola Droid Ultra has a larger display and a couple of other features, but that doesn't put it ahead of its smaller cousin, the Moto X.

Author Bio

JR Raphael JR Raphael is a Computerworld contributing editor and the author of the Android Power blog.