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NewEgg Black Friday deals: Nexus 6 for $288, S6 Edge for $549, ZTE Axon $200

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Black Friday is almost here, and while we’ve already rounded up some of the best deals on offer for the infamous shopping day, there’s plenty more surfacing each day leading up to Friday. Some of the best deals to hit this week come from NewEgg. The popular tech retailer is selling a number of unlocked smartphones at extremely aggressive price points, including the Nexus 6, Galaxy S6 Edge, and ZTE Axon.

Starting with the Nexus 6, NewEgg is offering the 32GB white version of the handset for just $288.99, one of the lowest prices we’ve seen for the handset. While the Nexus 6 is a year old and has been usurped by the 6p, it’s still a heck of a phone, especially at sub-$300 pricing. As a recap, the Nexus 6 comes with a big 5.96-inch AMOLED display, a 2.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB of RAM and a 13MP rear-facing camera. It also already has an upgrade ready for the latest version of Android, 6.0 Marshmallow, and will be among the first devices to receive software updates from Google for a few more years.

For more details on the Nexus 6 specs and performance, you’ll want to check out our full review.

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Next on the list, the Galaxy S6 Edge G925i is going for just $549, with your choice of color: white, black, gold, or green. Considering the GS6 Edge is valued at around $700, this is a great price, and the cheapest we’ve seen to date.

As a recap, the Galaxy S6 Edge packs a 5.1-inch QHD (2560×1440) Super AMOLED display, an Exynos 7420 processor, 3 GB of RAM, an industry-leading 16 MP camera, a 5 MP front shooter and a 2600 mAh battery. For more details on the Galaxy S6 Edge, be sure to check out our full review on it as well.

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ZTE Axon Phone-11

Lastly, is the ZTE Axon. At first glance, this deal sounds amazing, as you can get the phone for $200 after inputting promo code “EMCKKNR25” at checkout. Unfortunately, this isn’t the ZTE Axon as those in the US states know it. When the ZTE Axon first arrived, it came with a Snapdragon 810 in tow, but this particular model trades out that chip for a Snapdragon 800.

While it’s not nearly as great, that’s still a pretty good price for what equates to a solid entry-level device. Processor aside, the rest of the specs include a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 2GB RAM, 32GB storage, a 13MP rear cam, 8MP front cam, a 3000 mAh battery, and Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box.

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What do you think of NewEgg’s smartphone deals? Planning on picking up one of these above-mentioned devices? Share your thoughts in the comments.


Get the 32GB Axon smartphone at Newegg for just $200


In the spotlight this time around is the unlocked Snapdragon 800-powered Axon smartphone for just $200 from Newegg. As we get closer to Black Friday, deals are getting even sweeter, and the Axon smartphone is no exception.

It’s powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 chipset, 2GB of RAM, and comes with 32GB of expandable storage. It has a beautiful 1920 x 1080 display that’s perfect for streaming movies, catching up on your YouTube subscriptions as well as general reading.

Newegg is selling this particular model in Blue, Silver, and Gold.

If you’re interested in taking advantage of this deal, be sure to hit the source link below, add the device to your cart, and during the checkout process enter promo code EMCKKNR25 to get the $200 price point.

Not sure about the Axon smartphone? We reviewed the Axon Pro, which has slightly higher specifications, but for the most part, it’s the same device. It should hopefully give you a good idea on just how premium ZTE’s Axon smartphones are!

source: Newegg

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ZTE’s Cyber Monday sale starts today, lasts through November 30


ZTE today announced that its Cyber Monday sale starts today and will last through November 30. The company sells off-contract smartphones at very low prices already, and with this ongoing sale, those low prices get even sweeter.

One of the major deals ZTE is running, is $100 off on a 64GB Axon Pro. It normally sells for $449.98, but using promo code CYBER64, that price can come down to a meager $349.98. Similarly, ZTE is running a deal on the 32GB model of the Axon Pro, where promo code CYBER32 will bring the price down to $329.98 from $399.98.

ZTE is running plenty of other sales on its online store as well. Be sure to hit the source link below for additional details!

source: ZTE

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ZTE releases the ZMAX 2 and has some great Cyber Week deals

ZTE has just released its follow up to the ZMAX, the ZMAX 2 unlocked Android smartphone. ZTE is a Chinese company who has been making waves in the U.S. unlocked smartphone market and our own Scott Webster just reviewed the ZTE Boost Max+.

zmax 2 back

The ZTE ZMAX 2 is a premium 5.5” HD large screen device at a budget price. It comes with an 8MP rear shooter with 16Gb of on-board storage. It also has Dolby Digital Plus, giving you a richer audio experience for your movies, music, and games. The ZTE ZMAX 2 comes unlocked giving you the freedom to decide what carrier is best for you. Running on 4G LTE, Android 5.1, you get exceptional value at an affordable price.

zmax 2


Height 6.06″
Width 2.99″
Depth 0.37″
Weight 6 oz.
Color Titanium
Physical Size 5.5″
Resolution: Width 720
Resolution: Height 1280
Technology TFT
Features Gorilla Glass
OS Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
Main Resolution 8MP
Features Auto Focus + LED Flash
Video Capture 1080p
Front-Facing Resolution 2MP
CPU Quad-Core 1.2GHz MSM8916 Snapdragon®400
Capacity 3000 mAh
Talk Time* Up to 17 hours
Standby Time* Up to 16 days
Wireless Charging No
Internal 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM
Expandable Up to 64GB microSD™ card
Frequencies GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz – UMTS 850/1900/AWS – LTE Bands 2/4/5/17

Cyber Week deals, Nov. 23-30

· Axon $279 ($50 off)

· Axon Pro 32GB $329 ($70 off)

· Axon Pro 64GB $349 ($100 off)

· ZMAX 2 Unlocked $129 ($50 off)

· Spro 2 WiFi $449 ($100 off)

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ZTE Black Friday deals: unlocked ZMAX 2 for $129, Axon Pro for $329, and more

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ZTE may be a relative newcomer to the American market, but the Chinese company is quick to adapt, especially when it comes to marketing. ZTE is jumping on the Black Friday bandwagon, with a twist: its deals are valid from today through November 30.

The ZTE Cyber Week promo sees the price of several devices discounted by $50 to $100. That may not sound like a lot, but ZTE’s devices are already very affordable, so the discounts amount to 20-25% off the list price. Nothing to scoff at.

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Here are the devices that ZTE is discounting in the US for the next seven days (the promo prices aren’t yet live, but they should be soon):

ZTE connoisseurs will notice the presence of the ZMAX 2 Unlocked on the list. This is a brand new version of the ZMAX 2 that ZTE launched exclusively for AT&T back in September. Combining a large 5.5-inch HD display with decent specifications and a 3,000 mAh battery, this device is billed as a phone for the pragmatists – users who just want a solid experience at a low price. At $179, the ZMAX 2 certainly fits the bill. At $129, the device is a no-brainer.

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The ZTE ZMAX™ 2 smartphone now Unlocked Delivers Incredible Value under $200 with No-Contract


For anyone looking for the best smartphone under $200 this holiday season, the ZTE ZMAX 2 is simply incredible for the price


Richardson, Texas (November 23, 2015) ZTE USA, the fourth largest smartphone supplier in the U.S. and second largest in the no- contract market*, announced the best-selling ZTE ZMAX™ 2 smartphone will now be available unlocked. Due to increasing consumer demand for affordable, unlocked smartphones, ZTE is now offering the ZMAX 2 directly to consumers, which will work across several carriers with no-contract options.  Originally priced at $179.98, for a limited time only this holiday season, consumers can get the ZTE ZMAX 2 for $129.98** (plus tax) at  It has never been a better time to buy a smartphone.


“Unlocked smartphones in the United States have been growing rapidly in recent years as more consumers experience the benefits of affordable, no-contract options. It is a demand that no vendor or operator can afford to ignore,” said Lixin Cheng, CEO and chairman of ZTE USA. “As an experienced leader in delivering premium features at an affordable price, we’ve made the ZMAX 2 one of the best smartphones you can get for less than $200 by offering tremendous value.”


Different from the rest of the pack

What makes the ZMAX 2 stand out among unlocked phones under $200 is a 3,000 mAh battery that supports 17 hours of talk time, Dolby Audio speakers, a 5.5 inch HD display, and up to 32GB of storage. With a performance that stands against higher-end phones, a premium design, and quality materials, ZTE proves through the ZMAX 2 that premium can be affordable.


Why unlocked might work for you

If you want the flexibility to move between carrier plans whenever you want, an unlocked device allows you decide how and when you do that. The ZTE ZMAX 2 will work across several GSM network carriers so you can decide which one works best for you.


Key phone features include:

  • 16GB internal storage and up to 32GB of expandable memory
  • 3,000 mAh battery
  • 5″ HD touchscreen display
  • 8MP rear-camera and 2MP front-camera
  • Android 5.1 operating system
  • Dolby Audio Speakers


*Strategy Analytics, North America Handset Vendor Market Share, Q2 2015

**Offer valid Nov. 23 to Nov. 30


WSJ: China’s government wants homegrown, backdoor-free phones

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The Wall Street Journal is reporting that China’s government has now leant on ZTE to produce a smartphone using predominantly local hardware that’ll run COS, a homegrown operating system that’s designed to be immune to US-based hacking attempts. The paper goes on to say that Alibaba is now working with the nation’s ministry of public security to develop another operating system that’s secure enough for police officers to use. It’s all part of the country’s attempts to put water between itself and the US in a post-Snowden world after backdoors were found in numerous American-designed products.

Source: WSJ


MetroPC brings BOGO deal back for Black Friday


Does anyone even realize that Thanksgiving is next Thursday? Probably not, because we’re all set on Black Friday. Around the world, stores will be stormed with customers eager to get their hands on the hottest deals of the year. So many are preparing for the massive foot traffic by launching their Black Friday deals early. MetroPCS, the prepaid carrier owned and operated by T-Mobile, has launched its familiar buy-one-get-one promotion eight days ahead of the (unofficial) holiday being honored.


Purchasing any phone from MetroPCS will provide you with one of the following phones free of charge:

  • Samsung Galaxy Core Prime
  • Kyocera Hydro Wave
  • LG Leon
  • LG 450
  • ZTE Obsidian

Customers can go to any participating MetroPCS store starting today to take advantage of the deal. MetroPCS is running it through November, leaving you plenty of time to decide if any of the aforementioned phones are good gift for you or anyone on your list.

Source: MetroPCS

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Check out these unlocked Android smartphones from CellPhoneAGE

Looking for a new cell phone? Tired of paying $700 for a smartphone that may only last a year or two?

CellPhoneAGE has a fantastic selection of Android devices from up and coming manufacturers you may or may not have heard of. Just two years ago, almost no one in the U.S. knew of Huawei and they recently exploded onto the market with the Google branded Nexus 6P, P for “premium.” The Nexus 6P is almost universally regarded as one of the best phones of 2015 and was made by Huawei. So don’t let unfamiliarity with a brand keep you from checking out these great unlocked phones from CellPhoneAge.

These unlocked devices are designed to be used on GSM/HSDPA networks so check your carrier’s frequencies before you make a purchase.

ASUS ZenFone Selfie (ZD551KL) – $265.98 – LINK


Asus is a brand you’re probably already familiar with as they made the Nexus 7 and also make a whole host of Chromebooks. The octa-core ASUS ZenFone Selfie is perfect for those of you who love to snap pictures of yourself as it offers dual 13MP cameras on the front and back of the phone. There’s also dual flash LEDs as well which means ASUS understands the importance of the front facing camera for the selfie lovers. There are very few phones on the market today with a front facing camera with an LED flash and a 13MP camera.

  • DISPLAY: 5.5 inches (~68.3% screen-to-body ratio)
  • CPU: Quad-core Cortex-A53 & Quad-core Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Adreno 405
  • OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • CAMERA: Primary 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, laser autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash. Secondary 13 MP, 1080p, autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
  • MEMORY 32 GB, 3 GB RAM

ASUS ZenFone Go (ZC500TG) – $159.98 – LINK


For those of you who don’t care about cameras, CellPhoneAGE has the ASUS Zenfone Go on sale. This is a stunning budget device with dual sim capabilities which is perfect for international travellers who don’t want to pay a ton for overseas coverage. The ZenFone GO also comes with 100GB of free cloud storage on Google drive for two full years. Perfect for the budget conscious customers who expects premium performance.

  • DISPLAY: 5 inches, 720 x 1280p 294ppi
  • OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • CPU: Quad Core Mediatek MT6580
  • CAMERA: 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
  • MEMORY: 8GB internal(expandable up to 64GB via microSD), 2GB RAM

Huawei P8 Lite – $202.37 – LINK


The Huawei P8 Lite was released before the Nexus 6P and is proof Huawei was a real player before Google validated them. The Huawei P8 Lite comes with a powerful octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor which is perfect for multitasking. It is an incredibly designed phone and definitely looks like the precursor to the Nexus 6P. The P8 maybe should have been named the pre-Nexus 6P phone.

  • DISPLAY: 5 inches, 720 x 1280p 294ppi
  • OS: Android 5.0.2 Lollipop
  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 615
  • CAMERA: 13 MP, 4160 x 3120 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED flash
  • MEMORY: 16GB(expandable via microSD up to 128GB), 2 GB RAM

Huawei Honor 7 -$396.19 – LINK


My personal favorite of the bunch, the Huawei Honor 7 which was just released this past July. At about $400, this device falls into the mid-range category of unlocked devices, but it comes loaded as a flagship. The Honor 7 comes with the super powerful Kirin 935, which is a 2.2Ghz octa-core processor, and can holds its own against the best. The display is top grade at full 1080p and 424ppi for a super clear display. This device is absolutely gorgeous as it comes in an all metal body that looks better than most of the phones you can get from major carriers.

  • DISPLAY: 5.2 inches,  1080p 424ppi
  • OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • CPU: HiSilicon Kirin 935
  • CAMERA: 20 MP, 4992 х 3744 pixels, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
  • MEMORY: 16/64 GB (microSD, up to 128 GB), 3 GB RAM, 2 GB RAM

ZTE Blade S6 – $219.80 – LINK


ZTE is definitely one of the lesser known manufacturers to average US consumers but still makes incredible devices. Abroad, however, this is a brand that is growing at a breakneck pace. The ZTE Blade S6 is proof as it comes in a metal unibody design and is absolutely gorgeous. The days of poorly designed budget friendly phones are over. The Blade S76 is so named because it comes in at a svelt 7mm thick.

  • DISPLAY: 5 inches, 720 x 1280p 294ppi
  • OS: Android 5.0.1 Lollipop
  • CPU: Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615
  • CAMERA: 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
  • MEMORY: 16 GB, 2 GB RAM

Prices on these devices fluctuate from time to time, so don’t yell at us if the links show a different price than what we have listed above. offers free shipping with every purchase and a 45-day money back guarantee if you aren’t satisfied with your purchase for any reason. This phone roundup is just a small fraction of what CellphoneAge has to offer. Look for more roundups in the future.


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ZTE’s selfie-centered Blade S7 isn’t leaving the Asia-Pacific


Another company apparently sees value in creating a phone specifically for people that love to take selfies. ZTE’s new Blade S7 has a 13MP front-facing camera so that every selfie you take is just as clear as a picture from the rear camera.

The Blade S7 has ZTE joining companies like Sony and HTC with devices centered on the selfie.

This handset features an all-metal aluminum frame with bezels that are so thin to allow for a screen-to-body ratio of 72.1%. The display, which is of Full HD resolution, is covered with the same Gorilla Glass 3 that is also on the rear of the Blade S7. And below that display on the front is a home button that doubles as a fingerprint scanner.

But the selling point for the Blade S7 comes from its front-facing camera. It has 13MP, putting the handset in front of the majority of devices. The sweet spot for front-facing cameras as of late has been 8MP. ZTE is placing itself ahead of that with the Blade S7.

If you ask ZTE’s Jacky Zhang, there are many people asking for a selfie-centered phone:

“ZTE is constantly listening to its customers and we wanted to deliver a device that takes the selfie experience to a new level.”


  • 5-inch Full HD (1920×1080) display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 32GB of internal storage
  • 13MP / 13MP cameras
  • Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with ZTE’s MiFavor 3.2 UI

Most consumers won’t get to see the Blade S7 come to their market, unfortunately. ZTE will be limiting the handset’s availability to Thailand first before slightly broadening it to markets across the Asia-Pacific. ZTE will offer the Blade S7 in Rose Gold, Lemon Green, Space Gray, and Diaomond White.


Lemon Green


Space Gray


Diamond White

Source: ZTE

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Cricket Wireless starts holiday pricing with select phones

Through January 7, Cricket Wireless customers can purchase select phones for a reduced price. The carrier announced today that phones from Samsung, LG, ZTE, LG, and Motorola are part of its holidays deals kickoff.

Every deal can be grabbed both online and at Cricket Wireless stores.

  • Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime: $29.99 after $50 mail-in rebate and $20 instant discount
  • LG G Stylo: $49.99 after $50 mail-in rebate and $50 instant discount
  • ZTE Overture 2: Free after $40 mail-in rebate
  • LG Risio: Free after $30 mail-in rebate
  • Motorola Moto E: Free after $50 mail-in rebate
  • Nokia Lumia 635: Free after $20 mail-in rebate

If you’ve been wanting to switch carriers, Cricket Wireless might be a good fit. Cricket Wireless, which is owned and operated by AT&T, has plans of all types. Pricing ranges from $35-$60 per month.

Cricket Wireless Techs the Halls with Incredible Holiday Shopping Deals and Savings on the Season’s Hottest Smartphones

ATLANTA, Nov. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Starting today, Cricket Wireless is giving holiday shoppers something to smile about by offering the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime and LG G Stylo for $29.99 and $49.99, respectively, and select 4G LTE smartphones for free* — after a mail-in rebate Cricket Visa Promotion card**, when you bring your number to Cricket, and activate a new smartphone plan. Offers are available online or at more than 3,800 Cricket Wireless stores nationwide.

Shoppers can get more bang for their buck at Cricket this holiday season with affordable pricing on the hottest smartphones out there. For bargain hunters seeking the best deals without compromising style, Cricket has smartphones to make even the pickiest gift recipient on the list one very happy camper. From sleek styles and slim designs to powerful cameras and high-quality screens, Cricket has the ultimate gift selection at an affordable reach.

Holiday Offers and Price Reductions for Customers Bringing Their Numbers to Cricket



Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime™

$29.99 after $50 mail-in rebate Cricket Visa Promotion Card and $20 instant discount

LG G Stylo™

$49.99 after $50 mail-in rebate Cricket Visa Promotion Card and $50 instant discount

ZTE Overture™ 2

FREE after $40 mail-in rebate Cricket Visa Promotion Card (pre-rebate price $39.99)

LG Risio™

FREE after $30 mail-in rebate Cricket Visa Promotion card (pre-rebate price $29.99)

Motorola Moto E

FREE after $50 mail-in rebate Cricket Visa Promotion  Card (pre-rebate price $49.99)

Nokia Lumia 635

FREE after $20 mail-in rebate Cricket Visa Promotion Card (pre-rebate price $19.99)

“With extreme discounts on our most popular smartphones, Cricket is providing holiday shoppers with the tech they crave at affordable prices,” said Janna Ducich, vice president and chief marketing officer, Cricket Wireless. “Our service plans with taxes and fees already included and our 4G LTE nationwide network make it easy to bring joy to friends and loved ones at this special time of year.”

Cricket offers more than just great phones at great prices:

  • Customers on the Smart ($50/mo) and Pro ($60/mo) plans can enjoy calls to, from, and between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada at no additional charge
  • Unlimited international texting to 38 countries included in Smart and Pro plans at no additional charge
  • Plans starting at $35/mo after $5 Auto Pay credit
  • Taxes and fees included in the price of the plans – no surprises
  • More 4G LTE coverage nationwide than T- Mobile, MetroPCS, Sprint, and Boost
  • International calling features for countries like Brazil, Honduras, Costa Rica, Columbia, and more for customers on Smart and Pro plans!

Plus, the whole family can celebrate the holiday season by adding eligible lines to their account and saving up to $100/mo with Cricket’s Group Save discount ***. The more the merrier.

About the New Cricket Wireless

Cricket is bringing consumers more value with a simple, friendly, and reliable nationwide wireless experience with no annual contract.  The power of Cricket is our nationwide 4G LTE network that covers more than 310 million people; easy and affordable plans prices that include taxes and fees – no surprises; and a great selection of phones customers love. Cricket, Something to Smile About.  To check out the new Cricket or find a store near you, visit And connect with us on Facebook at and Twitter at

Cricket is a subsidiary of AT&T Inc. Coverage not available everywhere. © 2015 Cricket Wireless LLC.  All rights reserved.  Cricket and the Cricket logo are trademarks under license to Cricket Wireless LLC. 

* Phone  Offers: End 01/07/16. While supplies last. After mail-in rebate (w/in 8 wks).  Porting number & 2 qual. plan (min. $40/mo.) svc payments w/in 45 days req’d. Excludes ports from AT&T. Phone price and tax due at sale. Void in CT, RI, and Miami-Dade County, FL. 

** Cricket VISA Promotion Card: issued by MetaBank®, member FDIC, or CenterState Bank of Florida, NA pursuant to license from Visa U.S.A. Inc.  Must mail in rebate form by 2/6/16.  Card not redeemable for cash, valid for 150 days after issuance and may be used to pay for your Cricket wireless services.  Fees, charges & restr’s apply.  See store for offer details.

*** Group Save: Eligible lines of service req’d.  Discount applies to lines 2-5. Price & discount per line varies. Not available with auto pay credit.

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