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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Razer logo

The smartphone industry could use another gaming phone

Earlier this year, news of start-up Nextbit being purchased by gaming company Razer raised eyebrows. Not only had Nextbit’s first and only smartphone been on the market for less than a year, but...
HTC U 11

Have your feelings changed regarding the headphone jack?

Long before it was ever announced, the rumor of there being no standard 3.5mm headphone jack in the iPhone 7 spread like wildfire. It was terrible, unthinkable, and downright silly to simply remove...
Google Assistant iOS

Without Google, I don't know if I'd be interested in iOS

Recently I’ve been shopping around for a new carrier, and oftentimes – although not every time – when you switch to a new carrier it’s also a good time to shop for a new phone. As I’m browsing...
Apple iPhone SE and iPhone 6s

The iPhone SE should continue to be a part of Apple’s line-up

Yesterday, Cult of Mac reported on a claim stating that Apple has no plans to refresh the iPhone SE this year. Today, another article from 9to5Mac reports that a new iPhone SE will arrive in August...
Apple Touch ID

How important is the location of the fingerprint sensor?

I love fingerprint sensors. Generally speaking, I find the fingerprint sensor to be one of the best features of modern day smartphones. Although I wouldn’t consider it a great measure of security on...
Nokia 6

Should Nokia be the "new Nexus"?

It’s only been a little over half a year since HMD Global resurrected the Nokia brand in mobile, and although the once colossal brand has had a relatively quiet start, a recent release by HMD Global...
Samsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition

Are you hyped for the Galaxy Note 8?

It’s a safe bet that no other smartphone will be as closely monitored this year as Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8. Although the Galaxy S8 and S8 plus launch went off without a hitch, consumers may not be as...
T-Mobile ONE

T-Mobile ONE, while unlimited, is still too limited

It’s always a good idea to be mindful of better rates for just about any service you use. Internet, car insurance, interest rates, and even phone service are all things that I tend to check up on...
LG Q6

LG's Q6 lineup is a welcome addition to mid-range options

Earlier this year, LG took the wraps off the LG G6 flagship. Taking a figurative U-turn towards a more traditional design once the LG G5’s unique modular design failed to impress, the G6 still...
Samsung Galaxy S8 Bixby

The Bixby button needs to be mappable

It’s no surprise that Samsung’s Galaxy S8 flagship is as popular as it is. Aside from the fact that it’s the successor to last year’s extremely popular Galaxy S7, it also followed this year’s trend...
Motorola Moto Z2 Play

Are the Moto Z2 Play’s features worth the price bump?

When Lenovo and Motorola debuted the Moto Z line last year, the outcome was pretty good. Not only did Lenovo stay consistent with Motorola’s direction over the past few years, but they also...
Apple iPhone illuminated logo

How the iconic Apple logo could actually be useful

Apple is one of the most well-known brands in the world. The company's offerings have been paramount to the success of several devices commonly used today, one of which, of course, is the iconic...
Apple logo

Do you tend to stick to the same brands?

Although not completely without my biases, I like to think that I am open-minded about smartphones. I like iOS; I like Android; I even try to give Windows Phone the benefit of the doubt when I can....
Google Pixel

Would big bezels on the next Pixel be a deal breaker?

One of the big smartphone trends in 2017 is shrinking bezels. As it turns out, shaving bezel space off the sides of a device to expand the screen ends up making a lot of sense. The “phablet” fad that...
Nextbit Robin

Despite acquisitions, the Nextbit Robin is still a solid purchase

When the crowdfunded, cloud-first Nextbit Robin smartphone started shipping early last year, I wouldn’t have guessed that the phone would be in its final days now, just a little over a year later....

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