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30
Jan

Today’s best unlocked Android phone deals on Amazon (Jan. 30th)


The days where we walk into a carrier store to purchase a subsidized smartphone are fading. This trend, bundled with the aggressive prices that we’re beginning to see in unlocked phones, makes purchasing a phone full price a more viable option in the mobile market.

Amazon is where a majority of us go to find the best prices of merchandise, therefore, we’ve complied a list of great unlocked smartphone deals you can find there today. Let’s check out what you can save on!

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Bear in mind that these particular prices are at the time of writing. Amazon changes its prices frequently. Also, different smartphone colors often have different prices, and there may be limited quantities.

Happy Android shopping!

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29
Jan

The best-selling unlocked Android phones from B&H (January 28)


Unlocked smartphones are definitely gaining popularity and for good reason – they free you up from financing plans and two year contracts. If you’re looking for a new smartphone B&H has you covered.

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Why unlocked?

Whereas a lot of today’s flagship models tend to run in the $500-$600 range, or higher, there’s an awful lot of smartphone to be had for less money. In fact, you can sometimes spend $200-300 for a phone and get a substantial upgrade over your previous one.

We’ve gathered up the 10 best-selling unlocked Android devices from B&H so you can get a sense for what’s available. Indeed, you’ll see a nice mix of big-name vendors and devices from other, scrappy players. Note that we’ve omitted color variations; you might find other colors available.

Why B&H Photo Video?

As the largest non-chain photo and video equipment store in the United States, B&H also offers consumers a wide selection of smartphones. Indeed, you’ll find just about every major manufacturer from around the globe, plus some from other, growing names, too. It’s also here where you’ll be able to get your hands on the unlocked BlackBerry Priv. There’s something here for everybody.

So, the next time you need to replace your existing phone, consider scooping up one of these. It’s often a heck of a lot cheaper than going through your carrier in the end. Depending on which model you purchase, you could save big on an unlocked Android device from B&H.

 

  1. Google Nexus 5X 32GB – $349.00
  2. Motorola Moto G 2nd Gen 8GB – $99.99
  3. Google Nexus 5X 16GB – $299.00
  4. ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser ZE551KL 32GB Smartphone – $229.00
  5. Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen 16GB – $219.99
  6. BlackBerry Priv 32GB – $699.99
  7. Sony Xperia M4 Aqua  16GB – $199.99
  8. Samsung Galaxy S6 32GB Smartphone -$479.99
  9. Samsung Galaxy S5 16GB – $349.99
  10. Panasonic Lumix 16GB 4K Photo Camera and Smartphone – $449.99

 

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27
Jan

[Deal] Google offering discounts on smartphones and smartwatches for Valentine’s Day


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While the next big event everybody will be celebrating is Super Bowl on February 7, Valentine’s Day comes soon after. And Google wants to help you get the perfect tech gift for your loved one this year by offering some “romantic” tech bundles with some sweet discounts.

One of the deals Google is offering is the Nexus 6P and Huawei Watch bundle. If you’re buying the Huawei-made Nexus 6P, what better than to pair it with a Huawei Watch? This bundle will save you $50 off of a Matte Gold Nexus 6P as well as a $50 credit towards the Huawei Watch when you buy any Nexus 6P.

The last hardware discount is $50 off of a Nexus 5X. The Nexus 5X normally retails for $349, but this $50 off discount brings it down to a much more affordable $299 price point. One important thing to note: the 16GB model is currently out-of-stock, so you’ll actually be paying $349 for a 32GB unit instead of $299 for the 16GB model. There’s no firm date on when Google will have more stock in, but hopefully it won’t be long.

There’s no telling if Google will offer more discounted hardware bundles as we get closer to Valentine’s Day, so be sure to keep an eye out!

Anyone plan on picking up anything? Sound off in the comments!

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27
Jan

Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X get big temporary discounts in Europe


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Following the recent price cut/credit voucher on the Nexus 6P and second price reduction on the Nexus 5X, European Nexus fans are finally getting some discount love too. The Nexus 6P is getting a 100 Euro discount on all models and the Nexus 5X is getting a 80 Euro discount across all models, but only for a limited time.

Unfortunately, the term “Europe” is a little misleading too, with not every EU country seeing the discount quite yet. It might still be coming, but the UK Play Store isn’t currently showing any change to Nexus prices. For everyone with access to the sale though, the discounted Nexus offers begin today, January 26, and continue until February 12, 2016.

2015 NEXUS REVIEWS:

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With discounts like this, you might want to consider splitting the difference and getting the larger capacity model instead of just taking the discount. For example, you can now buy the 128 GB Nexus 6P for the same price as the 64 GB before the sale and the 64 GB version is now 50 Euro less than the 32 GB version was yesterday. Meanwhile the 32 GB Nexus 5X is currently cheaper than the 16 GB version before the discount.

Will you be picking up a discounted Nexus? Have you seen any other good device sales lately?

26
Jan

Nexus 5X price drops again, this time to $300


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If you’re in the market for a new smartphone, and you want a pure Android experience on Marshmallow without breaking the bank, then we’ve got some seriously good news for you. Google just slashed the price of the 16GB Nexus 5X to $299.00 and $349.00 for the 32GB version.

This is an interesting development, because just two weeks ago, Google trimmed $30 off the mid-range Nexus device to bring its price down to $350. Now we’re seeing an even bigger chunk lopped off. For a device running a Snapdragon 808 with 2GB of RAM and a 5.2 inch display, you’re getting a lot of tech-per-dollar here. For its default price, the Nexus 5X is now going for less than it did even on Black Friday.


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Technically, there’s still a way to get the smartphone for even cheaper. Right now, BuyDig is running a limited-quantity offer that puts a 16GB version of this device in your hands for $299.99, but they’ll also send you a $20 pre-paid Visa card to boot. When the Nexus 5X originally launched, we were impressed with its specs, but thought the price was perhaps a bit much when compared with competitors like the OnePlus 2 and Moto X Pure. Now it looks like the device is finally dropping to a price range where it’s truly a tempting choice.

REVIEWS OF THE NEXUS 5X

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What are your thoughts on the Nexus 5X? If you own the device, let us know what your experience has been like in the comments. Is this deal worth it, or not? For those still on the fence, check out our full review and decide for yourself if this new price tag compensates for the negatives we mention.

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26
Jan

Deal: Get a Nexus 5X for $300 with $20 gift card from eBay


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Looking for a deal on a pure Android device? You’re in luck: well-reviewed eBay seller BuyDig is offering the Nexus 5X for $299 with a $20 gift card bonus.

Google recently cut $50 off the price of the Nexus 5X, a device that many people found to be a little expensive when it launched last fall. At $349 for the 16GB model or $399 for the 32GB one, the LG-made phone is a much more attractive purchase.

Now BuyDig is making the deal even sweeter. The 16GB Nexus 5X is available for $299.99, while the 32GB version is just $349.99. Both versions come with a $20 Visa Gift Card that you can use wherever you want, but keep in mind you will need to wait 6 to 8 weeks to receive the card. Only the black versions are available.

At an effective $70 discount, this is a very nice deal, that we encourage you to check out if you’re interested in a modern and affordable Nexus device.

Get the Nexus 5X black 16GB with $20 gift card for $299.99

Get the Nexus 5X black 32GB with $20 gift card for $349.99

For a deep dive into the Nexus 5X make sure to read our full review, but here are the essentials: the Nexus 5X features  a 5.2-inch Full HD display, with a Snapdragon 808 processor and 2GB of RAM. The plastic-made device packs a 2,700 mAh battery and an excellent 13MP camera. Other interesting features are the fast and accurate Nexus Imprint fingerprint sensor and the USB reversible Type C port. Above all, the Nexus 5X is a surefire way to stay on the leading edge of Android updates.

Happy shopping!

23
Jan

The cheapest OnePlus 2 is no longer available in the US and EU


In a move surely to annoy budget conscious customers, OnePlus has discontinued the 16 GB OnePlus 2 in the United States and in Europe. In a statement to techradar, a OnePlus spokesman said, “According to feedback we have seen much greater interest in the 64GB version of the OnePlus 2 in North America and Europe, so we have removed the 16GB version from those store pages as of this week.”

OnePlus has one of the best value for performance phones on the market, but it seems odd to get rid of the option that has the lowest barrier of entry to its customers. You’ll still be able to pick up the cheaper option in developing markets like India where budgets may be a bit tighter.

If you’re unfamiliar with the OnePlus 2 here’s a rundown of the phone.

  • 5.5″ 1080P LCD Screen
  • 64 GB Storage
  • 4 GB RAM
  • Oxygen OS 2.2 (at launch)
  • Snapdragon 810
  • 13 MP f/2.0 rear camera
  • 5 MP front facing camera
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • USB Type-C
  • No NFC, Wireless Charging or Quick Charging

At only $389 the OnePlus 2 is still a great option but it’s running into competition like the Moto X Pure and Nexus 5X. OnePlus is still offering the even more budget friendly OnePlus X for around $250. It will be an option for some, but the lack of some LTE bands, its small screen and older specs will turn off some customers.

What do you think of OnePlus’ decision to drop the 16 GB OnePlus 2 in the US? What do you want to see next from OnePlus? Let us know down in the comments.

Source: Techradar

 

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22
Jan

DEAL: Nexus 5X going for $312 on Ebay, today only


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If you’re in the market for a new phone, and you’re looking for an absolutely pure Android experience, you just got lucky. As part of a daily deal, 16GB Nexus 5Xs are going on sale at Ebay for $312. That’s almost $40 off the normal price, which makes this a pretty solid deal.

The Nexus 5X isn’t quite a flagship-tier device, but nevertheless, you get a lot of bang for your buck with this smartphone. Although it’s priced as a mid-ranger, it runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow right out of the box and has a very impressive camera. The 5X is somewhat of a reimagining of the Nexus 5, which some regard as the best phone of the Nexus line for its time to date.

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Spec-wise, we’re looking at a 5.2-inch LCD display with Gorilla Glass 3. The processor is a 2.0GHz hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992 riding on top of 2GB of RAM. The device comes in 16GB and 32GB variations, but the one on sale right now is the smaller 16GB version. The battery is so-so with 2700mAh, but the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner is top-notch and highly responsive. The 12.3MP main camera is phenomenal with its laser-assisted auto-focus and high quality low light capabilities.

The casing is plastic, so if you’re coming from a device made from metal and glass, you might note that the 5X doesn’t have quite the “premium” feel that you’re used to. Nevertheless, its construction and design are very solid, and even if it’s a little light in your hand, it by no means feels cheap. Plus, that pure, vanilla Android means that you’ll be getting absolutely zero bloatware. You’d really be hard pressed to get this much cool tech crammed into a handset for a lower price.

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Click the button below to buy one from Ebay. This sale is today only, so you’ll have to act fast if you want to grab one of these puppies at this reduced price. Oh, and hey: free expedited shipping too.

Are you an Nexus 5X owner? Let us know how your experience with the device has been in the comments!

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29
Dec

Today’s best-selling unlocked Android phones at Best Buy (December 29)


The $99 Moto G (Gen 2) still leads the pack

So you got yourself some money over the holidays and now you’re looking to spend some. Why not start the new year out right with a new phone?

Purchasing a new smartphone can be quite the expensive endeavor. Moreover, it can also be a bit of a headache as you try to consider which phone, which carrier, and which rate plan is right. We’re here to help you with at least one of those segments: the phone. And, more specifically, we’re going to help nail down one place to check for your handset needs.

Why unlocked?

The benefit of an unlocked smartphone, for those who aren’t aware, is that it can be used on a variety of wireless service providers. Going this route ensures you don’t have to worry about contracts or long-term obligations. Want to hop from T-Mobile to AT&T or vice-versa? That’s no problem when you’re using an unlocked GSM phone.

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We’ve gathered up the 10 best-selling unlocked Android devices from Best Buy so you can get a sense for what’s available. Indeed, you’ll see a nice mix of big-name vendors and devices from other, scrappy players. Note that we’ve omitted color variations; you might find other colors available.

So, the next time you need to replace your existing phone, consider scooping up one of these. It’s often a heck of a lot cheaper than going through your carrier in the long run.

 

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23
Dec

The best-selling unlocked Android phones from B&H Photo Video (December 23)


Save $50-$170 on select models

As part of our daily coverage we like to bring you deals, discounts, and other promotions related to smartphones to help save readers money. Additionally, we aim to help you get a feel for what’s available and where you can go for purchases. One such retailer, B&H Photo Video, offers plenty of Android phones to choose from, many of which are unlocked.

Nexus 5XWhy an unlocked smartphone?

In the hunt for a new smartphone? Have you ever considered an unlocked model? The benefit, of course, is that the handset can be used on a wide variety of wireless service providers. It might cost a little more up front than your last device, but it could pay off in the long run.

Whereas a lot of today’s flagship models tend to run in the $500-$600 range, or higher, there’s an awful lot of smartphone to be had for less money. In fact, you can sometimes spend $200-300 for a phone and get a substantial upgrade over your previous one.

So, the next time you need to replace your existing phone, consider scooping up one of these. It’s often a heck of a lot cheaper than going through your carrier in the end. Depending on which model you purchase, you could save big on an unlocked Android from B&H.

We’ve gathered up the 10 best-selling unlocked Android devices from B&H so you can get a sense for what’s available. Indeed, you’ll see a nice mix of big-name vendors and devices from other, scrappy players. Note that we’ve omitted color variations; you might find other colors available.

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