From the Editor’s Desk: Too … many … phones …


We’ve reached that point of the year in which I have a serious problem I have absolutely no reason to complain about. Too many new phones. This past week I’ve been bouncing between the Nexus 5X and the LG V10.

The former, of course, is the baby brother of the new Nexus line. I’m still feeling it out, but I think I think the $ 379 price tag (here in the U.S. anyway) is just about right. The phone maybe isn’t quite as “premium” (and I really do dislike that word) as I remember it feeling at Google’s press event — initial takes are funny like that sometimes— but it’s still really good for what it is. y The V10 — like I said in our preview — basically is a bigger, beefed-up LG G4, with some interesting new features. I’m a little surprised I’m not finding it to be too big. So choosing between it and the G4 is going to be interesting. It’s not perfect by any means — I’m finding a few holes in those new features — but it’s still pretty compelling. Look for more on that, and a full review, this week.

And I’ve got an HTC One A9 coming on Monday. I’m really curious to try this one out. It’s another SIM-free phone aimed squarely at the $ 400 sweet spot, and I love seeing so many non-carrier options these days. (LG and Samsung really need to get in there.)

So … things are busy, and that’s not even counting next Sunday’s trek to China. There’s so much great stuff coming from everyone in the next few days. I can’t wait to read it.