Navigation Hell It's worth note that the magazine is not optimized in any way for tablet reading; it's a direct copy of the pages. Unfortunately, the magazine is difficult to read on either my Nexus 7 or phone, and there's a few things that I wouldn't consider to be particularly burdensome with a paper medium that are terrible for an electronic copy. For starters, flipping through 100+ pages of advertisements for everything from cigars to suits. Equally irritating is the "Story continued on Page 200" nonsense. The magazine was dirt cheap, which is why I'm giving it two stars. There was a couple good pieces in here, including a love letter of sort to the American sandwich, but the overall experience is seriously lacking.
Paid for tablet access...got smartphone access. There are things that I read on my smartphone, however print magazine publications are not one of them. Subscribed in September for access via my tablet...I don't even require optimized access. Esquire unilaterally decided to make my subscription android smartphone only in December 2014. I presume you, the reader, can only see this review via the smartphone Google Play store since you can't access this magazine via the tablet Play store, so if you're considering subscribing you really won't know what you were missing. However, I presume nobody will ever read this review because why would anyone want to read a print magazine on a smartphone. Esquire, I will be demanding a full refund for what I previously paid for, tablet access.
Disappointed.... I have been a subscriber to Esquire print magazine for over 10 years. Online access should be part of your offering (free of charge) or at least transferable. Mind you, it's the same content, so why pay twice for more of the same? Considering your reader base, you may want to reexamine your approach on this matter.
Didn't cast my vote How do these magazines pick the sexiest people alive? Is there a ballot I've never heard of?? I didn't cast my vote. There are SEXIER actors out there! Just because an actor is popular at the time, does not make them the sexiest. Am I the only one who knows what the word sexy means???? My girlfriend, yes I said girlfriend... Is way SEXIER having a bad hair day, during a hail storm, in the pouring rain with make-up running down her face.
Looks Good on HTC One and Similarly Sized Devices Its a good magazine and has done some pretty good investigative journalism in the past. Notably their piece on the Freedom Towers from 2012 was quite good. I'm surprised at the poor English of so many of the reviewers. I was concerned how it would look on my phone but Google Play Newsstand does a good job solving this with two view options: normal page view and a web-article style that is better for handhelds than tablets.
at least allow access for hardcopy subscribers, monsters I still don't understand why the digital edition should cost twice as much as a hard copy subscription. I'm just going to have to continue killing trees for now I suppose