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22
Jan

10 Android phones you should consider for Sprint (January 2016)


Are you in the market for a new smartphone? Is Sprint the service provider you’re considering? You’re in luck!  We’re here to help you pick out that next handset. If you’re an existing smartphone owner, picking out an upgrade won’t be too much of a challenge. But, for others, particularly first-time buyers, the idea of buying an Android might make them nervous.

Which is the newest phone? What is the best phone? Which is the one that’s going to give me exactly what I need? We’re here to help you dig mine through the muck and pull out a few gems.

We’ve put together a list of the top 10 Android smartphones you should consider for Sprint this January. Here, in no particular order, are ten Android handsets that you should consider for Sprint if you’re currently contemplating a new device.

LG G Flex 2

Introduced early in 2015, this phone was among the first to boast a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor. It’s powerful enough to contend with most Androids and features a 13-megapixel rear camera with laser focus and optical image stabilization. What it also offers, is a self-healing protective coating, which means your keys and general wear won’t ruin the finish. Also, the phone is curved in multiple ways and allows for one of the most comfortable experiences around.

LG G Flex 2 at Sprint

LG G Flex 2 at Amazon

LG G Stylo

LG Stylo

LG Stylo

A low-cost alternative to the Samsung Galaxy Note line, the LG G Stylo gives users plenty of screen space and a stylus for which to write. Running a still-recent version of Android (5.1 Lollipop), this one comes with 8GB internal storage and 1GB RAM. The quad-core processor isn’t gonna set any benchmarks but the total package is affordable and worth the money. First-time buyers looking for a big screen should consider the 5.7-incher.

LG Stylo at Sprint

HTC One E8

Although the HTC One E8 is powered by an older version of Android (5.0 Lollipop), it’s a powerful experience that’s enough for most average users. Don’t let the plastic body fool you; there’s a fair amount of hardware under the hood. Specs include a 2.3GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, and 16GB storage. Toss in a microSD card for up to 128GB extra storage and satisfy your media needs.

HTC One E8 at Sprint

HTC One E8 at Amazon

LG Tribute 2

You might ask why we have a phone with these specs listed as a recommended buy. The answer is simple: the price is more than fair considering the package. We like what LG has been doing these last few years and this is a great starting point for smartphone newbies. The 4.5-inch screen, is among the smallest you’ll find in today’s smartphones but it feels really good in most hands.

LG Tribute 2 at Sprint

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Galaxy-Note5_right-with-spen_Silver-TitaniumThe fifth generation of Samsung’s plus-sized smartphone experience boasts a gorgeous metal and glass design. The S Pen digital stylus is smarter than ever and works without even powering on the display. Up from previous models, storage options are now 32GB and 64GB. The battery, which comes in at a commendable 3000mAh capacity, allows for fast charging, wireless charging, and even fast wireless charging.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 at Sprint

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 at Amazon

Google Nexus 6

Running an untouched version of Android Lollipop, the Nexus 6 is among the first to receive an update to the 6.0 Marshmallow build. The 6-inch screen might be a little bigger than you’re familiar with but the reviews and feedback have been solid. Internal storage is tapped at 32GB with no microSD expansion card slot but it should be enough for those who live in the cloud.

Google Nexus 6 at Sprint

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+

An almost identical sibling to the aforementioned Galaxy Note 5, this one trades out the stylus for the dual curved display. If you don’t need to jot down notes or mark up documents, consider grabbing the more sexy counterpart.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ at Sprint

Samsung Galaxy S6

Announced in the spring, it’s hard to beat the annual Samsung flagship smartphone. The 5.1-inch Quad HD screen is a stunner and feels oh-so-right in our hands and the premium design includes glass and metal. It’s the first Galaxy S model we’ve wanted to coddle and protect in a long time. It doesn’t hurt that it runs Android 5.0 Lollipop (with an expected 6.0 update), comes with at least 32GB storage, and has 3GB RAM to boost performance.

Samsung Galaxy S6 at Sprint

Samsung Galaxy S6 at Amazon

LG G4

lg_g4_black_leatherLG continues to impress with a steady stream of flagship models that demand attention. We long ago fell in love with the rear button layout and this year’s version has one of the best camera experiences we’ve ever seen on a smartphone. The specs are top-notch and the screen is a real looker.

LG G4 at Sprint

LG G4 at Amazon

HTC One A9

As the only HTC model on this list, we’re big fans of the new design cues and direction. It’s not necessarily a powerful smartphone, but it’s more than enough for first time buyers with plenty left over. It’s the first non-Nexus handset to run Android 6.0 Marshmallow and enjoys features such as Doze, Android Pay, and Android on Tap. For the first time in a few years we are excited about HTC again and can’t recommend this phone enough for its target demographic. The 5-inch screen feels terrific in hand and the fingerprint scanner is highly responsive. Check out our review of the HTC One A9.

HTC One A9 at Sprint

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22
Dec

Rogers to distribute Marshmallow update for the LG G4 in late January


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Canadian carrier Rogers Wireless has today announced that it will initiate the rollout of the long-awaited Marshmallow update for the LG G4 in late January. In addition to bringing the latest build of the open-source operating system to the handset, the upgrade will also transport Google’s latest security patches which fix any critical issues that may otherwise have put user data at risk.

As always, be sure to keep your browser pointed to Talk Android as we’ll let you know as and when the OTA starts rolling out to the handset, along with any details you may need to be aware of in order to make the updating process as smooth as possible.

Source: Rogers

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20
Dec

Sprint begins rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow to the LG G4


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Sprint has started rolling out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for its LG G4 variant. The update brings in all the goodies of Marshmallow to Sprint LG G4 owners, and bumps the software version to LS991ZV9.

Sprint’s website doesn’t list an official changelog for the update, but we do know from when the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update started reaching European LG G4 handsets that the update an updated Knock Code, which has become more secure; App Permissions, which allows users to modify individual permission requests of an app; Silent Mode, which has been added to the sound profile; Interruptions, which has been renamed to ‘Do not disturb’; Allow Peeking, which enables users to see notifications on the top of the screen; and QMemo+, which has been renamed to Capture+ but is otherwise all the same.

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Apart from that, Android 6.0 introduces features like Doze, a built-in Android battery saving feature that helps decrease power draw during standby mode; Google Now on Tap, which makes information more accessible than ever; and much more. The update adds a Sprint-exclusive feature as well, called Sprint Global Roaming, which has been detailed in a previous post.

Sprint’s updates are usually rolled out in stages, so don’t be surprised if you don’t receive the update immediately or for a couple of days. Already using Android 6.0 Marshmallow on your LG G4? Do share your thoughts with us in the comments below!


Android 6.0 marshmallow logo DSC_0126See also: Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates roundup – December 18, 201587

19
Dec

Android 6.0 Marshmallow starts rolling to Sprint LG G4



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Nothing like a holiday update treat for your device to make dealing with the in-laws just a little bit more bearable. Sprint has begun the arduous task of pushing out a much desired OTA to LG G4 owners on the Now Network. Yes, that would be Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Sprint’s support page doesn’t go into any real details, but we all know it brings things like Now on Tap to the mix. More importantly though, it brings Android Doze. Which, in my opinion, is the single greatest aspect of Marshmallow as it saves a ton of battery when your device is just chilling next to your spiked eggnog. Sprint lists “Sprint Global Roaming” as part of the update as well.

Those of you sporting an LG G4 on Sprint, head into settings and check for updates if you don’t already have it. I will naturally assume you should have well over 50% battery life, a solid Wi-Fi connection and plenty of time for the download to complete and install. You will be looking for software version number LS991ZV9.


Happy updating all.

Via: Sprint Support

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10
Dec

10 Android phones you should consider for T-Mobile (December 2015)


Are you in the market for a new smartphone? Is Sprint the service provider you’re considering? You’re in luck!  We’re here to help you pick out that next handset. If you’re an existing smartphone owner, picking out an upgrade won’t be too much of a challenge. But, for others, particularly first-time buyers, the idea of buying an Android might make them nervous.

Which is the newest phone? What is the best phone? Which is the one that’s going to give me exactly what I need? We’re here to help you dig mine through the muck and pull out a few gems.

We’ve put together a list of the top 10 Android smartphones you should consider for Sprint this December. Here, in no particular order, are ten Android handsets that you should consider for Sprint if you’re currently contemplating a new device.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Galaxy-Note5_front-with-spen_White-PearlThe fifth generation of Samsung’s plus-sized smartphone experience boasts a gorgeous metal and glass design. The S Pen digital stylus is smarter than ever and works without even powering on the display. Up from previous models, storage options are now 32GB and 64GB. The battery, which comes in at a commendable 3000mAh capacity, allows for fast charging, wireless charging, and even fast wireless charging.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 at T-Mobile

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+

An almost identical sibling to the aforementioned Galaxy Note 5, this one trades out the stylus for the dual curved display. If you don’t need to jot down notes or mark up documents, consider grabbing the more sexy counterpart.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ at T-Mobile

Samsung Galaxy S6

Announced in the spring, it’s hard to beat the annual Samsung flagship smartphone. The 5.1-inch Quad HD screen is a stunner and feels oh-so-right in our hands and the premium design includes glass and metal. It’s the first Galaxy S model we’ve wanted to coddle and protect in a long time. It doesn’t hurt that it runs Android 5.0 Lollipop (with an expected 6.0 update), comes with at least 32GB storage, and has 3GB RAM to boost performance.

Samsung Galaxy S6 at T-Mobile

LG G4

LG continues to impress with a steady stream of flagship models that demand attention. We long ago fell in love with the rear button layout and this year’s version has one of the best camera experiences we’ve ever seen on a smartphone. The specs are top-notch and the screen is a real looker.

LG G4 at T-Mobile

LG V10

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The newest phone of the bunch, this LG features two displays. Indeed, there is the 5.7-inch quad HD screen which looks gorgeous on its own. However, up at the top you will find a small secondary display which offers quick access to favorite contacts, apps, media player buttons , or an at-a-glance view of your schedule.

But, as if that were not enough, you will also find 64 gigabytes of internal storage with a microSD card that allows for another 200GB of space. The removable 3,000mAh battery is more than enough to get you a day or two of life. The rear offers up a 16-megapixel camera while the front houses a pair of 5-megapixel shooters. One works for close-ups while the other has a wide angle lens for group shots.

LG V10 at T-Mobile

HTC One M9

carousel-htc-one-m9-gunmetal-380x380-1The lone HTC model here is also one of the oldest flagship models to make this list. Don’t let that concern you, though, it’s still a kick-ass phone with a great build.  The 5-inch screen looks great and fits well in the hand while the 20-megapixel camera snaps excellent photos. The microSD card keeps media lovers content with room for up to 200GB of external storage. And, perhaps the best part, the included Uh Oh Protection will replace your water damaged or cracked screen for free inside of 12 months.

HTC One M9 at T-Mobile

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime

Somewhat of a trimmed-down take of the Galaxy S line, this one gives new smartphone users more than enough to learn the ropes. What’s more, it comes at a fraction of the cost of the flagship brand. Specs include a 5-inch HD display, 8-megapixel rear camera, and a front-facing 5-megapixel camera. Powered by Android 5.1 Lollipop, you also get to enjoy expandable memory via microSD slot.

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime at T-Mobile

ZTE Obsidian

Priced to move, you’ll have a hard time beating the value in the ZTE Obsidian. Those looking to get into the smartphone game should find the 4.5-inch phone meets their needs. The Android 5.1 Lollipop provides the Material Design aesthetic that’s become all the rage; the 8GB storage with microSD expansion (up to 32GB) ought to be enough to store your music, pictures, and other media.

ZTE Obsidian at T-Mobile

Kyocera Hydro Wave

carousel-kyocera-hydro-wave-all-380x380-1Does your lifestyle find you spending time around water? Plumbers, lifeguards, and parents of toddlers will enjoy the waterproof Kyocera handset. Not only that, but the Military Standard 810G rating ensures this one can take a beating. Go ahead, drop it, if you can. The non-slip finish won’t make it easy on you.

Kyocera Hydro Wave at T-Mobile

Samsung Galaxy Core Prime

When all you need is the essentials, consider picking up the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime.  It’s a pocketable 4.5-inch experience with a 5-megapixel rear camera and front-facing 2-megapixel shooter. The quad-core processor and 1GB RAM won’t set any benchmark records, but what do you expect for about one hundred dollars? Give this one to the kids for their first taste of Android.

Samsung Galaxy Core Prime at T-Mobile

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4
Dec

10 Android phones you should consider for Sprint (December 2015)


Are you in the market for a new smartphone? Is Sprint the service provider you’re considering? You’re in luck!  We’re here to help you pick out that next handset. If you’re an existing smartphone owner, picking out an upgrade won’t be too much of a challenge. But, for others, particularly first-time buyers, the idea of buying an Android might make them nervous.

Which is the newest phone? What is the best phone? Which is the one that’s going to give me exactly what I need? We’re here to help you dig mine through the muck and pull out a few gems.

We’ve put together a list of the top 10 Android smartphones you should consider for Sprint this December. Here, in no particular order, are ten Android handsets that you should consider for Sprint if you’re currently contemplating a new device.

LG G Flex 2

Introduced early in the year, this phone was among the first to boast a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor. It’s powerful enough to contend with most Androids and features a 13-megapixel rear camera with laser focus and optical image stabilization. What it also offers, is a self-healing protective coating, which means your keys and general wear won’t ruin the finish. Also, the phone is curved in multiple ways and allows for one of the most comfortable experiences around.

LG G Flex 2 at Sprint

LG G Flex 2 at Amazon

LG G Stylo

LG Stylo

LG Stylo

A low-cost alternative to the Samsung Galaxy Note line, the LG G Stylo gives users plenty of screen space and a stylus for which to write. Running a still-recent version of Android (5.1 Lollipop), this one comes with 8GB internal storage and 1GB RAM. The quad-core processor isn’t gonna set any benchmarks but the total package is affordable and worth the money. First-time buyers looking for a big screen should consider the 5.7-incher.

LG Stylo at Sprint

HTC One E8

Although the HTC One E8 is powered by an older version of Android (5.0 Lollipop), it’s a powerful experience that’s enough for most average users. Don’t let the plastic body fool you; there’s a fair amount of hardware under the hood. Specs include a 2.3GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, and 16GB storage. Toss in a microSD card for up to 128GB extra storage and satisfy your media needs.

HTC One E8 at Sprint

HTC One E8 at Amazon

LG Tribute 2

You might ask why we have a phone with these specs listed as a recommended buy. The answer is simple: the price is more than fair considering the package. We like what LG has been doing these last few years and this is a great starting point for smartphone newbies. The 4.5-inch screen, is among the smallest you’ll find in today’s smartphones but it feels really good in most hands.

LG Tribute 2 at Sprint

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Galaxy-Note5_right-with-spen_Silver-TitaniumThe fifth generation of Samsung’s plus-sized smartphone experience boasts a gorgeous metal and glass design. The S Pen digital stylus is smarter than ever and works without even powering on the display. Up from previous models, storage options are now 32GB and 64GB. The battery, which comes in at a commendable 3000mAh capacity, allows for fast charging, wireless charging, and even fast wireless charging.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 at Sprint

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 at Amazon

Google Nexus 6

Running an untouched version of Android Lollipop, the Nexus 6 is among the first to receive an update to the 6.0 Marshmallow build. The 6-inch screen might be a little bigger than you’re familiar with but the reviews and feedback have been solid. Internal storage is tapped at 32GB with no microSD expansion card slot but it should be enough for those who live in the cloud.

Google Nexus 6 at Sprint

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+

An almost identical sibling to the aforementioned Galaxy Note 5, this one trades out the stylus for the dual curved display. If you don’t need to jot down notes or mark up documents, consider grabbing the more sexy counterpart.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ at Sprint

Samsung Galaxy S6

Announced in the spring, it’s hard to beat the annual Samsung flagship smartphone. The 5.1-inch Quad HD screen is a stunner and feels oh-so-right in our hands and the premium design includes glass and metal. It’s the first Galaxy S model we’ve wanted to coddle and protect in a long time. It doesn’t hurt that it runs Android 5.0 Lollipop (with an expected 6.0 update), comes with at least 32GB storage, and has 3GB RAM to boost performance.

Samsung Galaxy S6 at Sprint

Samsung Galaxy S6 at Amazon

LG G4

lg_g4_black_leatherLG continues to impress with a steady stream of flagship models that demand attention. We long ago fell in love with the rear button layout and this year’s version has one of the best camera experiences we’ve ever seen on a smartphone. The specs are top-notch and the screen is a real looker.

LG G4 at Sprint

LG G4 at Amazon

HTC One A9

As the only HTC model on this list, we’re big fans of the new design cues and direction. It’s not necessarily a powerful smartphone, but it’s more than enough for first time buyers with plenty left over. It’s the first non-Nexus handset to run Android 6.0 Marshmallow and enjoys features such as Doze, Android Pay, and Android on Tap. For the first time in a few years we are excited about HTC again and can’t recommend this phone enough for its target demographic. The 5-inch screen feels terrific in hand and the fingerprint scanner is highly responsive. Check out our review of the HTC One A9.

HTC One A9 at Sprint

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1
Dec

10 Android phones you should consider for Verizon (December 2015)


It’s the holiday shopping season and discounts and promos are in full swing. If you’re like a lot of consumers, now is the time to consider a smartphone upgrade. Buying a new device can be a fun endeavor, especially if you’ve got previous experience. For some, however, the thought of selecting a new handset may trigger some trepidation.

Which is the newest phone? What is the best phone? Which is the one that’s going to give me exactly what I need? We’re here to help you dig through the clutter.

We’ve put together a list of the top 10 Android smartphones you should consider for Verizon this December. Here, in no particular order, are ten Android handsets that you should consider for Verizon if you’re currently shopping around.

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Droid Turbo 2

As the first phone to feature a shatterproof display, much can be said about the new Droid Turbo 2. Not only does this one give you peace of mind in knowing that it can fall out of your pocket or desk without shattering, the phone also features some pretty impressive hardware.

Powered by Android 5.1 Lollipop, the Turbo 2 features a 5.4-inch display at 2560×1440 resolution and a 21-megapixel camera. Quick charging ensures that the phone never runs low on juice; moreover, the 3760mAh battery gets you two days of use. In other words it’s built to be used and somewhat abused.

In a first for the Droid series, buyers can head to the Moto Maker tool to design their own unique version of the phone. There are more than 1,000 combinations of colors and materials to choose from.

Motorola Droid Turbo 2 at Verizon

Customized Droid Turbo 2 at Verizon

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LG V10

The newest phone of the bunch, this LG features two displays. Indeed, there is the 5.7-inch quad HD screen which looks gorgeous on its own. However, up at the top you will find a small secondary display which offers quick access to favourite contacts, apps, media player buttons , or an at-a-glance view of your schedule.

But, as if that were not enough, you will also find 64 gigabytes of internal storage with a microSD card that allows for another 200GB of space. The removable 3,000mAh battery is more than enough to get you a day or two of life. The rear offers up a 16-megapixel camera while the front houses a pair of 5-megapixel shooters. One works for close-ups while the other has a wide angle lens for group shots.

LG V10 at Verizon

Motorola Droid Maxx 2

Another relative newbie, this Motorola packs a 5.5-inch 1080p HD display, 21-megapixel rear camera, and 16GB internal storage. Toss in the 3630mAh battery with Turbo Charging and you’ve got a device that should never run low on power. Other specifications include Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, microSD expansion card slot for more storage, and a water-repellent coating.

Motorola Droid Maxx 2 at Verizon

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

The fifth generation of Samsung’s plus-sized smartphone experience boasts a gorgeous metal and glass design. The S Pen digital stylus is smarter than ever and works without even powering on the display. Up from previous models, storage options are now 32GB and 64GB. The battery, which comes in at a commendable 3000mAh capacity, allows for fast charging, wireless charging, and even fast wireless charging.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 at Verizon

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 at Amazon

Samsung Galaxy S6

Announced in the spring, it’s hard to beat the annual Samsung flagship smartphone. The 5.1-inch Quad HD screen is a stunner and feels oh-so-right in our hands and the premium design includes glass and metal. It’s the first Galaxy S model we’ve wanted to coddle and protect in a long time. It doesn’t hurt that it runs Android 5.0 Lollipop (with an expected 6.0 update), comes with at least 32GB storage, and has 3GB RAM to boost performance.

Samsung Galaxy S6 at Verizon

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+

An almost identical sibling to the aforementioned Galaxy Note 5, this one trades out the stylus for the dual curved display. If you don’t need to jot down notes or mark up documents, consider grabbing the more sexy counterpart.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ at Verizon

LG G4

LG continues to impress with a steady stream of flagship models that demand attention. We long ago fell in love with the rear button layout and this year’s version has one of the best camera experiences we’ve ever seen on a smartphone. The specs are top-notch and the screen is a real looker.

LG G4 at Verizon

LG G4 at Amazon

Google Nexus 6

Running an untouched version of Android Lollipop, the Nexus 6 is among the first to receive an update to the 6.0 Marshmallow build. The 6-inch screen might be a little bigger than you’re familiar with but the reviews and feedback have been solid. Internal storage is tapped at 32GB with no microSD expansion card slot but it should be enough for those who live in the cloud.

Google Nexus 6 at Verizon

Google Nexus 6 at Amazon

HTC One M9

The lone HTC model here is also one of the oldest flagship models to make this list. Don’t let that concern you, though, it’s still a kick-ass phone with a great build.  The 5-inch screen looks great and fits well in the hand while the 20-megapixel camera snaps excellent photos. The microSD card keeps media lovers content with room for up to 200GB of external storage.

HTC One M9 at Verizon

HTC One M9 at Amazon

Motorola Moto X (2nd Generation)

As an ancestor to the Droid Turbo 2 and Droid Maxx 2, the Moto X (2nd Generation) doesn’t have a ton of Verizon customization. In other words, it’s closer to a stock Android experience than most other phones with only a few added touches. We love what Motorola adds to the user interface: twist to open camera, chop to activate flashlight, and voice actions. Pick yours up in Black, White Bamboo, or Football Leather.

Motorola Moto X (2nd Generation) at Verizon

Motorola Moto X (2nd Generation) at Amazon

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1
Dec

10 Android phones you should consider for AT&T (December 2015)


It’s the most wonderful time of the year – to buy a smartphone. With Black Friday behind us and the holiday shopping season off and running, it’s the time of year where many consider a new handset. If you’re a seasoned smartphone owner, picking out an upgrade is a simple process. But, for some folks, the idea of purchasing a new handset generates a touch of anxiety.

Which is the newest phone? What is the best phone? Which is the one that’s going to give me exactly what I need? We’re here to help you dig through the clutter.

We’ve put together a list of the top 10 Android smartphones you should consider for AT&T this December. Here, in no particular order, are ten Android handsets that you should consider for AT&T if you’re currently contemplating a new device.

LG G Flex 2

228076-overview-lg-g-flex2-designIntroduced early in the year, this phone was among the first to boast a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor. It’s powerful enough to contend with most Androids and features a 13-megapixel rear camera with laser focus and optical image stabilization. What it also offers, is a self-healing protective coating, which means your keys and general wear won’t ruin the finish. Also, the phone is curved in multiple ways and allows for one of the most comfortable experiences around.

LG G Flex 2 at AT&T

LG G Flex 2 at Amazon

LG V10

The newest phone of the bunch, this LG features two displays. Indeed, there is the 5.7-inch quad HD screen which looks gorgeous on its own. However, up at the top you will find a small secondary display which offers quick access to favourite contacts, apps, media player buttons , or an at-a-glance view of your schedule.

But, as if that were not enough, you will also find 64 gigabytes of internal storage with a microSD card that allows for another 200GB of space. The removable 3,000mAh battery is more than enough to get you a day or two of life. The rear offers up a 16-megapixel camera while the front houses a pair of 5-megapixel shooters. One works for close-ups while the other has a wide angle lens for group shots.

LG V10 at AT&T

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

The fifth generation of Samsung’s plus-sized smartphone experience boasts a gorgeous metal and glass design. The S Pen digital stylus is smarter than ever and works without even powering on the display. Up from previous models, storage options are now 32GB and 64GB. The battery, which comes in at a commendable 3000mAh capacity, allows for fast charging, wireless charging, and even fast wireless charging.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 at AT&T

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 at Amazon

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+

An almost identical sibling to the aforementioned Galaxy Note 5, this one trades out the stylus for the dual curved display. If you don’t need to jot down notes or mark up documents, consider grabbing the more sexy counterpart.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ at AT&T

BlackBerry Priv

250811-bb-priv-img-3The newest of the bunch, this is also the first BlackBerry handset to run Android out of the box. Not only is this one big and powerful, but it’s also extra secure, too. Standout features include an 19-megapixel rear camera and 3410mAh battery. Oh, and did we mention the Priv also has a physical keyboard? Indeed, tucked under the gorgeous 5.4-inch curved display is a 4-row QWERTY keyboard. Blast through emails and messages without breaking a sweat. It’s 2015 and once again it’s cool to own a BlackBerry.

BlackBerry Priv at AT&T

Samsung Galaxy S6

Announced in the spring, it’s hard to beat the annual Samsung flagship smartphone. The 5.1-inch Quad HD screen is a stunner and feels oh-so-right in our hands and the premium design includes glass and metal. It’s the first Galaxy S model we’ve wanted to coddle and protect in a long time. It doesn’t hurt that it runs Android 5.0 Lollipop (with an expected 6.0 update), comes with at least 32GB storage, and has 3GB RAM to boost performance.

Samsung Galaxy S6 at AT&T

Samsung Galaxy S6 at Amazon

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active

Take the 2015 flagship smartphone and add in water and dust resistance with shock resistance and you end up with the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active. Still present are the 5.1-inch display, 16-megapixel camera,  and octa-core processor; however, the device greatly benefits with the addition of a 3500mAh battery. In short, this is a tremendous phone that’s built to last all day and can take just about anything you will throw its way.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active at AT&T

LG G4

LG continues to impress with a steady stream of flagship models that demand attention. We long ago fell in love with the rear button layout and this year’s version has one of the best camera experiences we’ve ever seen on a smartphone. The specs are top-notch and the screen is a real looker.

LG G4 at AT&T

HTC One A9

one_a9As the only HTC model on this list, we’re big fans of the new design cues and direction. It’s not necessarily a powerful smartphone, but it’s more than enough for first time buyers with plenty left over. It’s the first non-Nexus handset to run Android 6.0 Marshmallow and enjoys features such as Doze, Android Pay, and Android on Tap. For the first time in a few years we are excited about HTC again and can’t recommend this phone enough for its target demographic. The 5-inch screen feels terrific in hand and the fingerprint scanner is highly responsive. Check out our review of the HTC One A9.

HTC One A9 at AT&T

HTC One A9 (unlocked) at Amazon

Motorola Moto X (2nd Generation)

The Moto X (2nd Generation) doesn’t have a ton of AT&T customization which means it’s closer to a stock Android experience than most other phones.  What is added by Motorola, however, is worth it and only adds to the phone’s value. It’s a little over a year old now, sure, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth your attention. If you’re looking for a great Android handset that won’t break the bank, you’ll be wise to consider this one.

Motorola Moto X (2nd Generation) at AT&T

The post 10 Android phones you should consider for AT&T (December 2015) appeared first on AndroidGuys.

29
Nov

LG G4 being updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow in parts of Europe


Given that Android 6.0 Marshmallow is quickly approaching the two month mark from when it was first made available to Nexus devices, customers using devices made by other OEMs are no doubt wondering when the gooey goodness will be melting with their mobile.

Some may recall that, much like with Lollipop last year, LG quickly released the new OS build to G4 users in Poland, a country which often sees itself serving as a test market for this kind of thing. Soon after Korean variants started to get 6.0. Now it seems the time is finally at hand for Europe-at-large to munch on Marshmallow, though sadly not all of it.

sq01SZK Nookiezilla (reddit)

According to users on reddit, the update is being distributed via LG Bridge, the Korean company’s PC companion software. The file size is approximately 1.55GB. User 365365, via a German forum, found a list of devices currently eligible for the update. In the time since the original posting however, s/he has added the following note, that [s/he is] “getting mixed answers, post might be just completly wrong ¯_(ツ)_/¯”. To this end, please do not consider the following to be official or confirmed:

  • LGH815 PRT PORTUGAL PT Portugal Europe 2015-11-26
  • LGH815 POL POLAND PL Poland Europe 2015-11-26
  • LGH815 ROM ROMANIA RO Romania Europe 2015-11-26
  • LGH815 DEU GERMANY DE Germany Europe 2015-11-26
  • LGH815 EAP AMAZON ES Spain Europe 2015-11-26
  • LGH815 ESP SPAIN ES Spain Europe 2015-11-26
  • LGH815TR TUR TURKEY TR Turkey Mid. East/Africa 2015-11-26
  • LGH815 VDS VODAFONE ES Spain Europe 2015-11-25
  • LGH815 TWN TWN TW Taiwan China 2015-11-25
  • LGH815 VDF VODAFONE GB United Kingdom Europe 2015-11-25
  • LGH815 VIP VIP HR Croatia Europe 2015-11-25
  • LGH815 VDH VODAFONE HU Hungary Europe 2015-11-25
  • LGH815 VDP VODAFONE PT Portugal Europe 2015-11-25
  • LGH815 SWC SWISSCOM CH Switzerland Europe 2015-11-25
  • LGH815 VDR VODAFONE RO Romania Europe 2015-11-25
  • LGH815 VD2 VODAFONE DE Germany Europe 2015-11-25

LG itself has an official site dedicated to detailing the changes brought on by Marshmallow, which can be viewed here. Some of the more noticeable ones include:

Knock Code is to be updated to offer a better experience for the latest OS. You must now have at least 6 taps and use 3 different quarters in your knock code. To unlock the screen, the knock code for the current user can only be used.

Knock Code Marshmallow G4

 

App permissions have been changed. You can allow or deny permissions for an app to access certain features from other apps.
After you install an app and open it, pop-ups may show and you may be asked to give permissions to an app for certain features. You must give permissions to use the app.
You can decide whether or not to give permissions.
Select Don’t ask again to not be asked twice when you decide not to give permissions.
You can change these permissions later in Settings > General > Apps > Permissions.

G4 App Permissions

Silent mode has been added to the sound profile.
You can silence the phone in the notification panel or in the volume panel that shows when you press the Volume keys.
You can also silence the phone in Settings > Sound & notification.
Before, you had to use Interruptions to silence the phone.
Now, it can be done with just one or two taps.

Interruptions has been renamed to Do not disturb.
With this, you can schedule downtimes to not be disturbed by notifications from some or all apps.
Alarms will sound or vibrate when Do not disturb is set to Priority only. Alarms will be silenced when Do not disturb is set to Total silence.

G4 Silent Mode

Allow peeking has been added to Settings so that you can now see notifications at the top of the screen and have none of them block the screen.
You can allow peeking in Settings > General > Apps.

G4 Peeking

QMemo+ in the notification panel has been renamed to Capture+.
QMemo+ is just the same as before.

G4 Capture+

For the full list of features and detailed descriptions, we recommend visiting LG’s website and familiarizing yourself with everything.

Wrap Up

There is some talk on reddit that the updates are only hitting unlocked devices, thus it may be some time yet before carrier variants receive Marshmallow. Likewise, there seem to be a number of countries in Europe that haven’t received the update yet; at the moment it’s unclear as to if LG will be distributing it to all territories or if the roll-out will be in stages. We will update this story accordingly as we learn more information.

At the very least, LG has once again managed to get a new Android OS build out before just about all of its rivals. Those interested in the other flagship of 2015, the V10, might be somewhat saddened to note that the Korean OEM isn’t planning to update said device until next year, no doubt a result of the unique situation related to the second display.

Let us know if you’ve received Marshmallow on your G4 yet, and if you have, what your initial impressions are.

26
Nov

Get a $100 prepaid card when you buy a Verizon LG G4 or LG V10


LG V10 Vs LG G4 Quick Look-10

Are you tired of all the deals yet? We are definitely not, and this one is a especially awesome. LG is offering a $100 rebate in the form of a prepaid card to anyone who purchases an LG V10 or LG G4 from Verizon on, or before, the 25th of December.

All you have to do is purchase the phone sometime between 11/23 and 12/25 at participating Verizon retailers and register for your rebate at LG’s specified website. Also, this offer comes from the manufacturer, so it doesn’t really affect separate discounts Verizon itself may be running. For example, the LG V10 can be had for $100 off during Verizon’s Black Friday weekend event. And you can even get up to $300 for trading it another phone!

Considering all that, you have the chance to save up to $500 on the new phone. Pretty awesome, right?

LG V10 Vs LG G4 Quick Look-12

And these LG handsets are no weak contenders. These are the best LG has to offer, as well as some of the most attractive devices currently in the market. The LG V10 comes with a super solid construction, a large 5.7-inch QHD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, 4 GB of RAM, a 16 MP rear camera, a 5 MP front shooter and a 3000 mAh battery.

On the other hand, the LG G4 has a smaller 5.5-inch QHD display, a Snapdragon 808 processor, 3 GB of RAM, a 16 MP rear camera, an 8 MP front camera and a 3000 mAh battery. In a way, the LG V10 is everything the G4 lacked to be, but they are both great devices, and many of us do prefer the G4’s aesthetics better.

Are you guys thinking of getting a phone from Verizon? Nos is a good time to go with LG’s high-end gadgets!

 

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