A few years back if you couldn’t afford to pay full retail price of a premium smartphone, you basically had only two choices – buy a cheap phone or get the phone you wanted at subsidized price from a carrier. The former was a bit risky, since buying a cheap phone was practically a guarantee of a huge disappointment. The second option wouldn’t have been that bad if it didn’t mean that you would have to stick with one carrier for the next two years. Neither is the case now. The era of two-year contracts is over and cheap phones become handsets you really want to buy.
Have you been thinking about joining Cricket Wireless but couldn’t find the right phone to go with the service? You may want to check again. The prepaid carrier just added two new devices to its portfolio – the LG G Stylo and HTC Desire 626s. Both phones are now on sale via carrier’s local stores and can be ordered online.
Unlocked One Touch Idol 3 4.7, one of the best budget smartphones today is now on sale in the US and Canada
Back in March Alcatel announced the Unlocked One Touch Idol 3 4.7, one of the best budget smartphones in its class. The manufacturer promised that the phone would be available in two versions – with a huge phablet-size screen and a smaller more compact one. For the past few months, however, only the phablet model was on sale. It changed today with the unlocked OneTouch Idol 3 4.7 arriving in stores in the US and Canada.
Remember the ZTE Axon Pro? Introduced in July, the phone is now on sale in the States. Labeled with a price tag of $450 this high-end phone is available SIM lock free and without contract via various online retailers, including Amazon, Newegg and eBay. Its buyers may pick among three color options: silver, gold and blue. If you’re looking for a phone with killer specs and a respectable pricing, the ZTE’s newest flagship smartphone should be on your radar.
Last month AT&T started to sell the Microsoft’s Lumia 640 XL, today the carrier’s line-up gained another offering, the Lumia 640. Being a smaller brother of the 5.7-inch phablet, the more compact Lumia 640 comes with LTE connectivity, Cortana and Windows Phone 8.1 out of box. The phone is already available via AT&T GoPhone prepaid service labeled with a price tag of $79.99. After Metro PCS and T-Mobile, AT&T is third US carrier that added the Lumia 640 to its offer.
ZTE Axon is coming to the US with super-quick focus camera, high-end video camcorder and Hi-Fi audio recorder
Making another big step in conquering hearts of the North America customers, yesterday during the NYC press conference, ZTE introduced a new premium-class smartphone targeting at the States. Called the ZTE Axon the handset offers its future users cameras for super-quick focus, high-end video capture and Hi-Fi audio recording. Already available for pre-order this unlocked contract-free phone is scheduled to be shipped on July 27th.
Known for delivering devices with respectable specs at really competitive price, BLU becomes more reputable and recognizable brand in the mobile market. To keep on with the trend, the Miami-based manufacturer started to sell the nicely-specced Blu Life One Dual-SIM smartphone introduced in June 2015. Pre-sale on the unlocked phone begins today and can be yours as little as just $99 without contract with shipping scheduled on July 17th.
All those of you who started to doubt that the Sony Xperia Z3+ would ever be available on the US market can now heave a sigh of relief. After weeks of nervous awaiting the update to the Xperia Z3 hits the US shore. You can purchase the unlocked version of the phone via Amazon in four color options with its price starting from $645 without any long term contracts.
If you are in the market for a new Windows Phone handset and don’t have too much money to spare, we have great news for you. The Lumia 535 is now on sale in the US through Microsoft Store and boy is affordable. The phone cost just $149 and is available unlocked and without contract. Microsoft also throws in free shipping and free returns in case that device won’t meet your expectations.
Two months ago Huawei unveiled its latest flagship, the P8, that debuted accompanied by its bigger phablet sibling, the P8 Max. Today the manufacturer added another device to the P8 line-up, the Huawei P8 Lite. Being the most compact of the all three phones, the P8 Lite comes as an affordable and hence slightly trimmed down alternative to the P8. The unlocked phone compatible with any GSM carrier, such as AT&T or T-Mobile, is now on sale in the US via third party retail stores.
BLU Products, the US based company that specialize in delivering high-quality devices for cheap, added today a new phone to their line-up, meet the BLU Studio C. Featuring pretty powerful specs as for a budget device, the phone comes unlocked with a 3,000 mAh battery and Android 5.0 Lollipop. It appears to be a really competitive offering, especially when we consider its extremely low price tag of 99 bucks.
We don’t see many Asus phones in this part of the world. It seems that the Taiwanese manufacturer prefers other markets and as a result US customers have very limited choice when it comes Asus-made handsets. To be more exact, the company sold only two smartphones in the US in the past – the Padfone X and Padfone X Mini. Starting today, however, a third device is joining the team. Called Asus Zenfone 2, the unlocked phone is now on sale in the US via third-party retailers.
Debuting in January 2015 the Microsoft Lumia 435 now becomes available for purchase in the US. Dressed in white the T-Mobile version of this extremely cheap phone recently joined the Microsoft online store list of offerings. Featuring a dual-SIM support the Lumia 435 is now within your reach for $70 with no long-term contract commitment.
Although based here in the US, BLU Products is not the most popular company in its home market. And it’s a shame really, since the manufacturer makes some pretty decent devices and, what’s also very important, sells them at affordable prices. The majority of BLU phones are Android-powered handsets, however, the company also has a few Windows Phones in its offer, such as the new BLU Win HD LTE. The phone is now on sale through Microsoft online store in unlocked flavor.
Spotted at Amazon few days ago, the SnapTo Android smartphone has been quietly introduced to the world by Huawei. Build to be a serious competitor to the Motorola’s Moto G in terms of price sector as well as hardware parameters, the new Huawei phone now becomes available for pre-order in the US priced $179 without contract. Accessible exclusively via Amazon online shopping platform, the unlocked version of this entry-level handset is compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile’s LTE networks.
Introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, the ZTE Blade S6 has been coupled today with a bigger variant, the ZTE Blade S6 Plus. Carrying a 5.5-inch screen the Blade S6 Plus is definitely a nice budget-friendly offering for all those users who prefer oversized, phablet-like handsets. Both, the Blade S6 and S6 Plus have been announced to hit the international market with eBay being its exclusive distributor. Priced $249.99 or $299.99 the unlocked phones are already available in the US and Europe.
If you’re a HTC fan looking for a sub-$150 deal on a nice smartphone, you’re in the right place. Just several weeks ago we reported on a special Best Buy offer cutting the regular price of the HTC One M7 to $199 off-contract. If that was a great offer, what would you say if we told you that the retailer is now selling the phone even cheaper? Today, Best Buy started to offer the AT&T and Verizon HTC One M7 for as little as $149.99 without contract. Any takers?
On the market for the latest Apple iPhone 6 or the larger iPhone 6 Plus, but their off-contract pricing is a bit discouraging? Perhaps you would like to consider buying a certified refurbished model. If so, then the recent Walmart offer should be on you radar. One of the nation major retailers is now selling refurbished iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones with deep discounts including free shipping. If you feel like the offer may be worth your attention, let’s check its ins and outs.
Late in October, Samsung released two metal-banded smartphones, the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3. Both handsets are decent mid-rangers, so far however, unavailable in the US. But if you’re waiting for the phone to hit the US shore to put your hands on it, you will definitely glad to hear that you don’t have to wait for it any longer. Just right now, the phones are officially introduced to the US market as the Expansys USA offer, labeled with price tags of $409.99 for unlocked Galaxy A5 and $329.99 for Galaxy A3.
Perhaps BLU isn’t such a recognizable mobile phone brand as giant Samsung or Apple, but the American smartphone manufacturer is gradually gaining ground offering their customers extremely affordable unlocked phones. Just a week ago we reported on the release of the BLU Studio 7.0, and right now the company adds three more handsets to their lineup called the Studio LTE Series. We’re talking about the BLU Studio 6.0 LTE, Studio 5.0 HD LTE and Studio Mini LTE, all available to buy unlocked and without contract.