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22
Dec

The best-selling unlocked Android phones from Best Buy (December 22)


Motorola’s 2nd-Gen Moto G is at the head of the pack

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.

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. Moreover, 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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20
Dec

Nexus 5X International Giveaway!


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A big congratulations to last week’s winners of the Blu Pure XL 3 Phone giveaway : Wayne J. (Canada), Aviral G (India), Rocky S (Canada).

This week we are giving away a brand new Nexus 5X

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The Nexus 5X is offers solid specs, a promising camera, and the Nexus Imprint fingerprint sensor, combined with pure Android and a fast updates guarantee.

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17
Dec

Project Fi now offers device insurance


Google's Project FiUsers who purchased a Nexus 5X or 6P on Google’s Project Fi have sadly been unable to take advantage of the Nexus Protect program, Google’s insurance for Nexus devices. Google looks to change that this week by offering Project Fi users an insurance option directly from the carrier. The new insurance would be different from Nexus Protect, which is a one-time fee added on to a device purchase.

The Project Fi insurance will come in the form of a monthly charge of $5, which covers manufacturer defects as well as user-inflicted damage to the device. A possible downside to this plan versus Nexus Protect is that users will have to pay a deductible fee if they file a claim for anything other than a manufacturer issue. That fee will be $69 for the Nexus 5X and $99 for the Nexus 6P.

Interestingly, the new insurance program would cost more than Nexus Protect for the 5X and 6P. A quick look at the numbers shows that over two years, it would cost roughly $120 for insurance on one of these devices, but the Nexus Protect program offers coverage for the Nexus 5X and 6P for $69 and $89, respectively.It is worth noting that the Project Fi insurance only applies to devices bought through Project Fi, so users can still buy a Nexus directly from Google and enroll in Nexus Protect.

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16
Dec

Deal: Save $50 on the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X from the Google Store


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In need of a really great unlocked Android smartphone? We may have just the deal for you. Right now, the Google Store is selling both the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X for $50 off. That means the 6P is now starting at just $449, and the 5X is going for only $329. These are the lowest prices we’ve seen yet, so if you’ve been waiting for the prices to drop on either of these handsets, now may be your best bet.

To make the deal even sweeter, Google is including free overnight shipping with both of these handsets, allowing you to get your hands on the device in just a few days. Not bad!

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The Huawei-made Nexus 6P is one of the best Android smartphones on the market. It comes with a big 5.7-inch display, a super fast Snapdragon 810 processor and one of the best cameras available on a smartphone to date. The Nexus 5X is no slack, either, with its 5.2-inch display, Snapdragon 808 processor, and a camera that’s nearly identical to the one found on the 6P. Whichever one you choose, you’re bound to be happy with your purchase.

Interested? Follow the links below before the Google Store runs out of stock!


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16
Dec

[Deal] Google Store takes $50 off the Nexus 6P and 5X


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Both of Google’s Nexus phones to carry the company into 2016 are seeing discounts in the Google Store.

The Nexus 6P normally starts at $499 but can be purchased right now for as little as $449 in your choice of Aluminum, Graphite, or Frost. Opting above the standard 32GB of internal storage will increase the price to $499 for 64GB and $599 for 128GB. The Nexus 5X is now at an incredibly attractive price that starts at $329 for 16GB of internal storage. The 32GB model is listed at $379 and color options for either one are Carbon, Quartz, and Ice.

The discount is in addition to free overnight shipping.

An end date was not specified by Google, but the promotion likely ends on December 31 at the latest. And all purchases made through December 25 can be returned up until January 23.

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16
Dec

The best-selling unlocked Android phones from B&H (December 16)


Save $50-$170 on select models

Nexus 5XIn 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.

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.

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.

  1. Google Nexus 5X 16GB – $329.00 SAVE $50
  2. Asus ZenFone 2 Laser 32GB – $199.00 SAVE $50
  3. Samsung Galaxy S6 32GB – $449.99 SAVE $150
  4. Samsung Galaxy S5 16GB – $329.99 SAVE $170
  5. Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 4.7 16GB – $179.99
  6. BlackBerry Priv 32GB – $699.00
  7. Motorola Moto G 16GB – $219.99
  8. LG G3 32GB – $269.99 SAVE $80
  9. Sony Xperia M4 Aqua  16GB- $199.99 SAVE $50
  10. Samsung Galaxy Alpha 32GB – $259.99 SAVE $140

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16
Dec

Use Android Pay on your Nexus and receive a $20 Best Buy gift card


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Google is giving Android Pay users a little extra spending cash for the holidays. From now until Thursday, December 31st, Google will send you a $20 Best Buy e-gift card when you use Android Pay on your Nexus device. To be eligible for the promotion, all you need to do is use Android Pay to buy something with your Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 7 or Nexus 9. It doesn’t matter how much you spend or where you spend it, just that you go out in the wild and use Android Pay. Pretty great, right?

Google says the promotion is valid until the 31st of December, or while supplies last, whichever occurs first. It’s also only available in the United States. After using Android Pay, Google will add a $20 Best Buy e-gift card into your Android Pay application sometime before January 31st, 2016, so be on the lookout for that to arrive.


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Normally when we see promotions like this it’s extremely limited and only available to a small subset of people. But anyone with a Nexus that lives in the U.S. can take advantage. Again, it doesn’t matter where you spend the money (doesn’t have to be at Best Buy), just that you use Android Pay at least once.

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14
Dec

Google is gifting employees with a Nexus 5X for the holidays



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The holidays are a great time to be a Google employee, and 2015 is just as merry as years past. According to a post on reddit, Google is gifting employees with a Nexus 5X in any color they please for the holidays. If they choose to to forgo one of Google’s latest Nexus offerings, they can choose to donate the money to charity instead.

The Nexus 5X employees are being gifted with are identical to the retail version. Last year, the Mountain View tech giant gave its hard-working employees Android Wear smartwatches. In 2013, employees chose from a Nexus 5 and Nexus 7. 


If you are looking to pick a Nexus 5X for yourself, Google giving them out to employees is great news for your wallet. Prices of the phone on sites like eBay and Swappa will most likely fall as a result of the free phones, and more of them will end up being sold on websites like these, leading to a drop in the average sold price – at least in theory.

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13
Dec

Nexus 5X review: is the “all-around champ” back?


Another year, another Nexus. Except this time around, Google has released two Nexus phones. One of which is the phablet sized Nexus 6P, the all-metal Huawei smartphone that packs a punch in nearly every way possible. The other is the LG made Nexus 5X, marketed towards those looking for affordability and a smaller sized phone. Plenty of attention and anticipation has been given to the Nexus 5X this year, as it is the successor to the top sold Nexus phone back in 2013, the Nexus 5. The 5X attempts to fill the big shoes of its predecessor by bringing the year’s high-end specifications into a minimal, rectangular slab of plastic that’s around half the price of most premium flagship phones. Do Google and LG succeed this time around?

Before I start the review, a point must be made. Ever since last year, the smartphone market has taken a new direction. Many smartphone manufacturers now realize the potential of more affordable handsets, and have begun offering stellar hardware for almost half the price of the competition. We’re seeing more and more consumers purchasing these more affordable unlocked smartphones rather than the subsidized versions offered by many carriers.

High-end smartphones are entering into the “mid-range” price point, which is around $200-$300 less than they use to be a few years ago. Mid-range smartphones are going for price points between $100-$300 unlocked, and budget phones can be found for less than $100 outright, a la Moto E.

What’s my point? Compared to a couple years ago when the Nexus 5 came out, the current Nexus line has some heavy competition when it comes to price unlocked. No more can we say, “this is an amazing phone… for the price.” because there are currently a plethora of amazing phones… for the price. This leads me to the first category of the review, the overall design and build quality.

 

Design and Build Quality

My daily driver before the 5X was the Moto X 2014, another 5.2 inch phone, which currently goes for $299 unlocked. My immediate impressions of first holding the 5X left me with no excitement. I was holding a phone that felt lighter, cheaper, and more uncomfortable to hold. The first thing I noticed about the Nexus 5X design was how tall it was. Google went with an HTC kind of style that gives the phone a giant top and bottom bezel, making it look tall and narrow. I would be okay with this if there was a solid reason for how tall these bezels are, especially compared to the much more compact feeling Nexus 5 of two years ago. So far, I can’t seem to find one.

Sure, the 5X includes what looks like top and bottom front-facing speakers, but similar to the Moto X 2nd gen., only the bottom speaker provides sound for audio, while the top is merely there for voice calls.

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“Who cares? At least the speaker is facing the right direction!” Well, while that statement is very popular, you won’t be very impressed with the sound coming out the 5X’s speaker. I usually love turning my phone speaker up to full volume to listen to music and for YouTube videos, but the 5X is almost painful to hear at that volume. It gets loud, louder than my Moto X, but the quality is just not there and not worth listening to at high volumes.

It’s just a bit of a bummer that the smallest Nexus offering from Google is still barely qualified to be held and used with one hand. I don’t have the biggest hands on the block, which is why I use smaller handsets and loved the original Nexus 5, but I feel betrayed that even by holding the 5X with my pinky on the bottom for support, I can barely reach the notification bar of the screen, thanks to the giant bottom chin of the phone.

As for the build quality, I have mixed feelings. The device is very light at 136 grams, but it almost feels hollow. As I tap the front or back of the phone, I feel a “springing” reaction inside, as if there is a lot of empty space. This makes me even more confused as to why Google would add so much space to the top and bottom of the phone. I cannot accept the excuse that the phone’s build quality and materials resembles the price asked, because it doesn’t. There are numerous phones that feel twice as solid and premium for the same price if not less.

Not to point out specific devices, but believe when I say the 5X build quality could be better for the price.

Negatives aside, I like the feeling of the matte plastic on the sides and back of the phone, mainly because of how smooth the backs feels when I hold it. The buttons on the right side feel great and durable, however I’ve gotten used to barely using the power button thanks to the addition of a fingerprint scanner on the back, AKA Nexus Imprint.

Nexus Imprint

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One of my favorite features of the 5X is the new fingerprint scanner that Google calls Nexus Imprint. It’s placed on the back of the device right beneath the camera, and performs amazingly. The best part about it? It wakes the device without even needing to press the power button. Just place your finger on the scanner for a split second and your phone is awake. I did a quick test with my roommate’s iPhone 6 to see which scanner is faster at going to the homescreen from the unlock screen, and while it was extremely close, the Nexus 5X definitely unlocked faster. LG and Google nailed this part of the phone.

Performance

The Nexus 5X uses the Snapdragon 808 hexa-core chip capable of 64-bit computing. While this isn’t the fastest Snapdragon chip offered by Qualcomm this year, every day performance of it is incredibly close to the more powerful 810 chip. Apps launch quickly, animations are very smooth, and overall navigation of the device is easily one of the smoothest experiences of any phone out there.

The only downside to the Nexus 5X in terms of performance is multitasking, but only slightly. When using both my Nexus 5X and 6P and switching between apps, it was obvious which device had 3GB of RAM and which one only has 2GB. On average, I found that I could switch back and fourth between 5-7 regular apps (not games) before they were closed by the system and had to relaunch. If I kept the device on without powering it off for almost a week, the amount of apps the phone could keep running shrunk down to around 3-4 before closing them.

Gaming on the device is also quite smooth, as I played Modern Combat 5 Blackout, Contre Jour, Smashy Road, and Asphalt 8. Modern Combat wasn’t a very smooth gameplay experience, averaging about 25 frames per second, but other games performed just fine. From the one second launch of Google’s camera app, to scrolling through Google Now, Google+ and Chrome, the Nexus 5X is a solid performance upgrade from the original Nexus 5 and many other phones.

Battery

For a phone with a 5.2 1080p display and 2,700mAh battery, I was expecting a bit more from the 5X. My day starts at around 9:00 when I take the phone off the charger, and typically I was getting till about 8:30 pm. when the battery reached about 10% and I made the move to plug it back in. I consider myself a moderate smartphone user. I watch a couple YouTube videos (especially now that it’s holiday video game season), text using Google’s Messenger app, install and app or two and browse reddit quite a bit.

I have about three one hour long classes a day that I don’t use the phone at all either, so the 5X seems to have a heavy battery drain when the screen is on. I think this is because LG is still using some pretty old LCD technology that’s not very battery efficient, but I’ll talk about that in the display section of the review. However, when the screen is off and the phone is sleeping, that’s when the real battery saving magic happens. Doze, which is one of Android 6.0’s newest features, is a battery saving software optimization that restricts heavy app activity when the phone is sleeping. With my Moto X ’14, I lose about 3-5% battery when my phone is off during my hour class. With the 5X, I didn’t lose a single percent.

So, if you’re a user that doesn’t have the screen on all the time and keeps the phone asleep a lot, you’re going to be getting great battery life.

Software

The premier feature of Google’s Nexus phone are the promise of the latest and greatest Android updates before any other phone. The Nexus 5X ships with Android 6.0 AKA Marshmallow. Marshmallow is a much more polished and speedy version of Android 5.0 Lollipop. Performance of Android 6.0 on this phone flies through anything you throw at it, and because this phone will be updated for quite some time with newer version of Android, you should not expect this software to slow down anytime soon, especially compared to other smartphones on the market that weigh themselves down with heavy UI skins.

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Android has needed better battery management for a long time, and Google’s finally taking steps to improve this with Doze. Doze has eliminated my fear of not plugging in my phone overnight, risking the loss of 5-15% battery life. Now, I’ll be surprised if I lose more than one percent overnight. Doze works fantastically.

Google Now on Tap is a new feature exclusively for Marshmallow that allows the users to hold the home button on any screen to scan all words present to provide an overlay of Google search results right on top of the screen pertaining to information you need. It’s a really neat feature that works almost flawlessly, and I can’t wait to see what Google does next with it.

Overall, the software of this phone leaves me with the impression I’ve never experienced before with Android. I no longer feel like I’m beta testing Android. I feel like I’m using an incredibly polished software that does just what I need it to and more.

Display

The Nexus 5X sports a 5.2 inch 1920x1080p display using IPS LCD technology. If you have any worry that images won’t look as sharp as a 1440p display, ditch that thought now. The 1080p display on this phone is incredibly crisp and you’re not going to be noticing any pixels. The only problem with this display is the fact that LG is using the same screen tech that the original Nexus 5 had, which was considered cost-effective even in 2013. The only difference is this screen is .2 inches bigger. When you compared this screen against the Nexus 6P or most newer AMOLED panels, you’re definitely going to prefer the latter.

Colors are a bit washed out    and don’t pop as much as AMOLED panels. What’s most troubling is the fact that LG is capable of making LCD panels look amazing, such as their Quantum Dot displays on the G4 and V10 smartphones. Yet they still use dated LCD panels for the 5X because it’s considered a “budget phone”. Overall, I consider this screen average for today’s offerings, and wasn’t made to “wow” anyone.

Camera

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Nexus devices have always lacked an impressive camera, but Google aims to change that this year. The Nexus 5X and 6P share the same 12.3 megapixel camera with laser auto-focus and dual flash. While this doesn’t sound as impressive as other camera offerings on paper, such as the Galaxy S6 and G4’s 16 megapixel camera, the real world results are exceptional.

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“The best all-around camera we’ve ever put into a Nexus shines in low-light conditions.” Google was not kidding when they stated this on the device page.

The camera on the 5X captures the perfect amount of detail and is the best camera I’ve ever used in low light situations. As I took a walk through campus at night, I was amazed with the clarity the 5X was able to capture. Take a look at some of the pictures below. I wouldn’t dare attempt these with my beloved Moto X 2nd gen.

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Switching to the front of the phone, the 5X offers a large 5 megapixel camera, and it performs just as it should. I use my front-facing camera mainly for Snapchat, and I was very impressed with the camera capturing low-light selfies without much noise.

I don’t record very much video with my phones, but my judgement on the Nexus 5X’s video recording capabilities are average. The detail and focusing abilities are great for me, but I really wish they included optical image stabilization, something the original Nexus 5 included. Even with the software image stabilization enabled, the videos were shakier than I would have liked. The new Sony Xperia series, as well as LG and Samsung flagships provide much better stabilization in their cameras.

Conclusion

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The Nexus 5X is almost everything I wanted for the successor to Google’s 2013 flagship phone, but it’s not enough for me to keep as my new daily driver. The build quality feels cheaper than it should be considering other options in the same price range with better build materials, such as the new Moto X, OnePlus 2, OnePlus X, and more. I also don’t see why Google couldn’t have included the Snapdragon 810 instead of 808, considering they used the latest and greatest Snapdragon 800 in 2013’s Nexus 5. Google also skipped out on higher RAM memory, and it definitely shows when multitasking slows down when not powering the phone off after a few days.

However, the Nexus 5X offers a camera that competes heavily for best smartphone camera of 2015, the best battery life of any Nexus phone, and zippy performance that bests just about any high-end Android phone today. On top of this, you’re getting the latest Android updates before any other phone, and monthly security updates from Google, keeping this one of the most secure phones available today. Google currently offers this phone for $299, but that will go back up soon. For that price, I heavily recommend this phone. But once the price goes back up to the original offer, that recommendation is a lot harder to make.

 

 

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12
Dec

Here are the videos you don’t want to miss this week – December 12, 2015


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If you’re interested in mobile technology in the slightest, you’ve probably been asked the question “What’s the best Android smartphone you can buy?” Of course, there’s no correct answer – no smartphone is perfect, and not every mobile device can take care of everyone’s needs. To help answer this question, we’ve just introduced our Best of Android series, which pits the best smartphones on the market against each other in hopes to find out which one is the best in a particular category. You can find all of the videos we’ve posted so far, and be sure to stay tuned over the next few days while we bring you more comparisons and our results roundup video.

And that’s not all. We also managed to bring you full reviews of the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium, Meizu Pro 5 and Lenovo Yoga Tab 3. We’ve also published our full comparison of the Nexus 5X and the OnePlus X, as well as a few other great videos.

So without any further ado, here are all the Android-related videos you don’t want to miss this week.

Best of Android 2015

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We’re comparing the best smartphones from Google, Motorola, BlackBerry, Sony, LG and Samsung in our Best of Android series. So far we’ve published our display, audio, performance, battery and camera tests, and we still have UX and the big results roundup videos on their way. Interested in seeing what’s the best Android phone out there? Follow the links attached below to get the full comparisons.

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Sony Xperia Z5 Premium review

The “world’s first 4K smartphone” is finally here, and we’ve just published our full review of the new device. Is a 4K display worth it? How does it affect the phone’s battery life? We find that out, and more, in our full review of the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium.

Meizu Pro 5 review

The Meizu Pro 5 might be the best flagship smartphone to ever come from the Chinese smartphone manufacturer, but does it come with any caveats? Don’t miss Lanh’s full review of the Pro 5 from Meizu.

Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 review

Last week we brought you our full review of the Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro, and now it’s time to take a look at the tablet’s more affordable brother, the Yoga Tab 3. Is it worth the money? Check out Bailey’s full review to learn more.

Battle of the high-end, affordable flagships

OnePlus X vs Nexus 5X

If you don’t have a ton of money to spend on a new smartphone, that’s okay. The budget-friendly tier of smartphones have been getting really good lately, with a ton of options on the market to choose from. We just recently compared the latest smartphones from Google and OnePlus against each other in hopes to find out which one comes out on top. Check out Krystal’s full comparison of the OnePlus X and the Nexus 5X.

Android Apps Weekly

Take VR photos yourself, The Room 3, goodbye forever Songza – you don’t want to miss the latest episode of Joe’s Android Apps Weekly show!

Fresh from the rumor mill

Samsung Galaxy S7 rumor roundup

It’s that time of year again! No, I’m not talking about the holidays. I’m talking about new Samsung flagship rumors, of course! We’ve already seen a boatload of rumors and bits of speculation floating around the web, so we found it important to put them all in one place. Bogdan’s full rumor roundup is attached below, and you can check out Jayce’s video overview above.

Samsung Galaxy S7 – first alleged CAD images leak

It wouldn’t be rumor season without some leaked images. Could these be the first CAD images of the Samsung Galaxy S7? Be sure to check out Matthew’s full post and Jayce’s video overview for more info.

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