So far we all identified a metal body as one of the features defining flagship smartphones. However, US-located manufacturer BLU put all their efforts to change this state of things and released the BLU VIVO 5R. Priced for less than $200 the refresh of the VIVO 5 comes dressed in an aluminum shell – a design reserved for premium devices- and boasts a package of solid specs with the biggest focus on optics.
Blu Vivo 5R is an aluminum smartphone with fingerprint scanner and Sony-class camera for less than $200
Smartphone makers prove over and over again that you no longer have to pay tons of money for decent specs. Gone are the times when a cheap phone equaled weak hardware, bad software and generally poor performance. Now you can choose from dozens of smartphones offered at budget-friendly prices with specs you wouldn’t even dream of a few years ago. The latest example is the ZTE Warp 7 Android smartphone which is now available through Boost Mobile priced at under $100, or $99 to be more precise.
Another week another deal to catch! Today Alcatel announced introducing its new wallet-friendly smartphone offering to the US market. Dubbed Alcatel Fierce 4 the phone will be available to you at $69 without contract through Metro PCS. For that money you will get a pretty capable Android Marshmallow-powered phablet sporting speedy 4G LTE connectivity.
BLU may not be as popular as Samsung or Apple, but over the past few years the company managed to make a name for itself in the US especially among budget-conscious customers. Although the Miami-based smartphone maker is famous mostly for a lower-end and mid-range offerings, it also has a few pretty high-end devices in its portfolio, all of them quite affordable. A couple of weeks ago on its Facebook profile BLU revealed that a new member of the Pure lineup would go official soon and as expected, the SIM-lock free BLU Pure XR is now available to buy through online retailers priced at just $299.
Verizon has just added the HTC Desire 530 to their Android portfolio. Packed with decent hardware the phone offers smooth video viewing and streaming and high-quality 4G LTE connectivity for super low monthly rate. Interested customers may order the phone directly from the carrier’s official online store as of today, whereas the handset is scheduled to hit the in-store sales nationwide next Thursday.
Famous from delivering lower-cost alternatives to flagships from more noble brands, BLU surprises us one more time. This time the Miami-based manufacturer releases the BLU Studio Touch, an aluminum made smartphone offering a fingerprint sensor, 4G LTE and Android 6.0 Marshmallow experience. Selling the phone for less than $100, BLU proves that a capable and nicely looking phone doesn’t have to be expensive.
Verizon Wireless announced the availability of the Moto Z Force Droid along with a bunch of modular “MotoMods” attachments. At the price of $720 you will get a phone with flagship specs, including sharp 5.5-inch display, the latest Snapdragon processor and solid, as for Moto’s standards, optics. The phone is already available for pre-order with shipping scheduled on July 28th.
The launch of any flagship smartphone is a pretty exciting event for every smart technology enthusiast, but some phones are more anticipated than others. That’s the case with the Moto Z Droid which went official last month at Lenovo Tech World event. The manufacturer kept the release date a secret, but luckily, this time we didn’t have to wait long. Exactly six weeks after the phone was introduced to the world, it’s ready to hit the market. Verizon just kicked off pre-orders for the Moto Z Droid, but it might be a good idea to explore other options as Best Buy has a better deal for you.
Would you believe if we told you that you can buy a capable phablet for less than $100? Probably not, since mobile manufacturers often sacrifice premium hardware for lower cost. But this is not the case with the ZTE Max Pro. The mid-tier Android smartphone has just landed at Metro PCS where it is sold at $99. Except for a massive 6-inch screen the device offers solid optics, fingerprint reader and a powerful battery.
Following the latest trend mobile manufacturers compete with each other to deliver better and bigger phones, simply forgetting that the energy-consuming hardware requires more powerful batteries. But this may change soon. Today known from delivering generously equipped phones at competitive pricing, Blu released the Energy XL, a phablet sporting massive 6-inch screen and an equally impressive 5,020 mAh battery.
Long time, no see. It’s been a while since Alcatel released a new smartphone at least when it comes to Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile prepaid carriers. The manufacturer, which specializes in affordable yet pretty decent phones, hasn’t been very active recently. If you were wondering when the company would launch a new smartphone, the answer is today. Called Alcatel Dawn, the handset is now available in Boost and Virgin Mobile stores priced at just $69.99 without any long term contracts.
T-Mobile has just expanded its portfolio by two more affordable devices. The Galaxy On5 and Galaxy Tab E are scheduled to hit the carrier’s shelves later this month. The former is a phone offering 4G LTE, 5-inch screen and Android 6.0 Marshmallow experience, while the latter is an LTE-capable 8-inch tablet driven by Samsung’s own Exynos quad-core processor. Both devices are available within T-Mobile 24-month installment plans with low monthly rates.
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Samsung Galaxy J3 V 2016 landed at Verizon offering Android Marshmallow, 8MP Camera and 16GB storage
Verizon has just announced availability an upgraded version of the Samsung Galaxy J3, the Galaxy J3 V 2016 edition. The newest model offer users more storage, better cameras and the newest Android operating system. Scheduled to hit the Verizon’s local stores on June 23, the Galaxy J3 V is already available for pre-order via carrier’s website priced $168 without any contracts.
Over the past few weeks the OnePlus 3 was the subject of leaks and rumors so many time that we feel like we already know all there is to know about the device. Some pieces of information even came from OnePlus representative who revealed, probably unintentionally, the phone’s announcement date. As it usually happens with such juicy bits, it spread through the internet like wildfire and within hours everyone knew that OnePlus 3 would be unveiled on June 14, that is today. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, we are happy to confirm that OnePlus‘ latest offering is now official, as expected.
LG may not launch as many smartphones per year as Samsung, but there’s certainly no shortage of LG-branded handsets. The company’s signature G-series of premium devices dates back to 2012 and each generation comes in several variants. There’s also the relatively new V lineup which also includes high-end and therefore pretty expensive phones. LG, however, takes care of all its customers so don’t worry if you can’t afford to pay a small fortune for a smartphone. If you’re looking for a more affordable device you can pick a member of the K family which includes five models – K4, K5, K7, K8 and K10. Starting today Verizon also offers the LG K8 V – its very own CDMA GSM variant of the K8.
Remember when some time ago we reported on the ultra-ruggedized model of the Samsung’s recent flagship? The Galaxy S7 Active has finally materialized announced by AT&T. Except for a tank-like body case, the new phone offers a package of top-notch specs, which altogether make the device a perfect option for those who fell in love in the Galaxy S7 line but discourage by its fragile construction decided to put off its purchase.
The Magenta network subsidiary, Metro PCS, has just expanded its affordable lineup by two more Android phones, the LG K10 and the Samsung Galaxy J7. Coming from biggest Korean rivals, LG and Samsung, both phones deliver decent specs and run Android Marshmallow out of box. Although their hardware specs don’t break any benchmark scores, they will surely meet the needs of the vast majority of average smartphone users.
ZTE and Cricket launched a $199 phablet that packs 6-inch FHD screen, octa-core processor and huge battery
When phablets first appeared on the market, some skeptics predicted that they would have a short-lived carrier. It didn’t happen, though. On the contrary, customers fell in love with large-screen phones so displays kept growing in size and today you might have a hard time finding a handset which measures below 5 inches. It proves that huge screens are what users want so in order to make their customers happy, ZTE and Cricket launched a $199.99 phablet that packs a 6-inch FHD screen, octa-core processor and huge battery.
Some of you may have woken up today thinking that it’s going to be a bad day. After all, it’s Friday 13th. Don’t fear the date, though. In fact, if you are in the market for a new budget-friendly smartphone, it might be your lucky day. AT&T just expanded its GoPhone lineup with a new cheap smartphone. The device is called LG Phoenix 2 and starting today it’s available for purchase for $99 without contract.
The first quarter of 2016 is over and it was very fruitful for Samsung. During these three months, the company released a number of smartphones such as the premium Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge and the mid-range Galaxy J5 and J7. However, Samsung caters to the needs of all its customers, including lower-end crowd. With these users in mind, the manufacturer announced two new cheap phones, the Galaxy Amp Prime and Amp 2, both of which are destined for Cricket.