Anna Scantlin

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Anna Scantlin

Anna is a Contributing Editor at PhoneDog.com. She was born and raised in Kansas City, which ironically is not located in Kansas, but in neighboring Missouri. She has an ornery son named Riley, who may or may not be more obsessed with technology than she is. Her passions include writing, drawing, gaming, music, and of course mobile tech! She's been a member of the PhoneDog team since August of 2012 and is a serial cell phone hoarder.

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Samsung Galaxy S7

Would you buy a refurbished phone?

Shopping for a new upgrade is always exciting, at least in my opinion. Even the weeks and days leading up to getting a new phone are exciting as you narrow down exactly what phone you plan to pick up...
Apple iPad Pro and Microsoft Surface Pro 4

A Layman’s guide to choosing between the Surface Book, Surface Pro, or iPad Pro

Many of our readers are students who are returning (or have already returned) to college for the fall semester. Even if you’re not a college student, you’re probably aware that this is the time of...
Google Duo

Google Duo is more useful than I predicted

Earlier this week, Google finally unveiled one of its long-awaited apps, Duo. Announced during Google I/O, along with a messaging service called Allo, Duo is Google’s newest video calling app. Its...
broken Samsung Galaxy S7

Maybe polycarbonate wasn’t so bad after all

Hindsight is a weird thing. You say things in the heat of the moment, and later realize that maybe the things you thought should happen shouldn’t have happened. Right now, I’m having a lot of...
Amazon Kindle

eReaders or traditional print?

When I got my first Android smartphone, the Samsung Vibrant, back in 2010, one of the things I was most excited for was the inclusion of the Amazon Kindle app. I had never owned an eReader before,...
Android Nougat

My 3 most anticipated Android Nougat features

Around this time each year, I start to get jazzed about one of two major updates. Depending on which operating system I’m using, that’s either iOS or Android. This year, as a Galaxy S7 user, I should...
USB Type C

Let's take a moment to appreciate (mostly) universal charging

If you weren’t really into mobile devices before 2011, you probably missed out on a really fun aspect of mobile devices. In 2011 I was working at Sprint. When selling a phone, part of my job was to...
Surface Phone concept

Are you holding out hope for a Surface Phone?

I will admit (although I believe it’s obvious) that when I try to come up with article ideas, I tend to forget about and gloss over Windows 10 Mobile. I think it has a proper foundation to become...
Lenovo flexible smartphone

Are you ready for flexible displays?

It’s easy to feel like we’ve hit a snag when it comes to smartphone innovation. Most features have already been done, and every “new” design ends up being the same slab – give or take an edge or two...
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and S7 edge

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs. Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

With the recent announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, those eager to upgrade may be wondering whether the Note 7 is a phone they want to buy. The Note 7 is surprisingly similar to the Galaxy S7...
Samsung Apple

Are you a brand loyalist or a wandering spirit?

It’s always interesting to me when somebody asks me the question, “Are you an Apple or an Android fan?” when discussing smartphones. (And to be fair to Windows Phone/10 Mobile and BlackBerry fans, I'...
Nexus Marlin mock-up

Two things I hope to see in this year's Nexus

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7, announced this past Tuesday, is the first of several flagship smartphones to be announced this fall. With the Note 7 being official, Speculators Anonymous must now look...
Samsung Galaxy Note 7

All phones should be able to scale down resolution

Yesterday, Samsung lifted the curtains on the highly anticipated Galaxy Note 7. As expected, the Note 7 shared many characteristics with another Samsung flagship released earlier this year, the...
Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 announced during Unpacked event

If you’ve been holding off pulling the trigger on a new phone recently because you’ve been waiting to see what the rest of this year has in store, you’re in luck. Today, Samsung unveiled the first of...
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 render

The Galaxy Note 7 has big potential to hit or miss

Okay, first of all, I will be the first to admit that I’m not great with titles. I’m just not. This title is a huge “Well, duh,” title because, let’s face it, every phone that ever comes out could be...

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