One of the biggest nightmares you face when losing your smartphone is the consciousness that our data can fall in the wrong hands. Knowing how stressful it can be to know that third-party people can have access to our personal data Google released Find My Device. The app allows you to track, lock and erase data on your stolen or lost phone.
Apple iPhones and Samsung Galaxy handsets are undoubtedly some of the most popular smartphones on the market. However, except for an eye-catching design and high-end specs, they also feature a whooping price tag. This makes them out of reach of many of customers. The thing is that you don’t need to spend over $600 to enjoy premium smartphone experience. Wondering how? Here’s a short guide on how to find best cheap smartphone for you.
Not so long ago low cost smartphones were hard to recommend. They delivered slow performance, got outdated design and were never offering the latest software. However, luckily for us – customers – the cheap phones segment of mobile market changed radically recently and right now we have a multiplicity of excellent low cost smartphones to choose among. Knowing that among us there are millions of budget-conscious customers, we prepared a compilation of the best not too cheap and not too expensive smartphones available to buy today. All of them offer great user experience and can be yours for less than $300.
We all love savings. This is why many of us tend to buy smartphones from online re-sellers who in most cases are easy on wallets and sell devices noticeably cheaper. In many cases, online sellers also enable access to phones unavailable in your local store. Such practices mean lost profits for authorized distributors and manufacturers but also big risk and a lot of inconveniences for potential users. Recent report says that in order to reduce the number of the Blackphone 2 handsets sold on the grey market, Silent Circle released a software update that disables non-genuine phones.
Yesterday Verizon introduced its new unlimited plan which allows customers to get unlimited data, text and calls for just $80 per month. However, no matter how tempting the new deal may look like, it’s better to check and compare other limitless options the mobile market is full of. To make your purchase decision a bit easier we’ve prepared a special comparison of unlimited plans offered by Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint.
Low cost carrier Page Plus is one of the prepaid subscribers operated by TracFone Wireless. Although you may not be familiar with the name, you surely heard of the company’s other brands, like NET10 Wireless, Straight Talk or Walmart Family Wireless. Page Plus seems to stand out of the other TracFone subsidiaries by offering best performance and rich selection of both phones and service plans.
New online tool allows shoppers to check for free if the used phone they buy online is lost or stolen
Even if it didn’t happen to you personally, you’ve surely heard about someone, a friend or relative of yours, who bought a stolen phone online. The truth is that this may happen to everyone. If you want to avoid such a situation then the new app from CTIA, a nonprofit organization representing the US wireless communication industry, may come as a remedy for accidental purchase of stolen used phones.
Last week, the highly anticipated LG V30 has finally arrived to the US wireless carriers. Typically for a high-end handset, the phone doesn’t come for cheap. However, all those of you who have been mesmerized by the LG V30 eye-catching design and have been dreaming about getting one on your own, right now can score an incredibly lucrative deal on the device thanks to T-Mobile. For a limited time only, the Un-carrier is offering a special promo within which you can benefit from a $500 rebate on the second V30.
Smartwatches are surely one of the most compelling mobile devices today. They don’t only allow us to expand our smartphone functionality, but also are a quite fashionable gadgets. If you still don’t have one on your wrist, holiday shopping season may be the best occasion to change that. Furthermore, you may also want to consider buying one as a Christmas gift. To make your decision easier which one to buy, below we prepared the list of the best smartwatches to buy for this occasion.
Cricket Wireless has just announced that is about to expand its portfolio by another solid affordable Android smartphone. Targeting the US market, the Alcatel Idol 5 will be Cricket Wireless exclusive offering. The phone will on sale in October 27th priced under $200 and will be offered alongside with a new VR headset called the UNI360 VR Goggles. Dressed in premium metal body, the handset is equipped with a package of decent specs that overall bring great value for the low price. All these makes the Idol 5 a perfect companion for those looking for mobile VR experience that won’t break the budget.
If you’re looking for an incredibly affordable smartphone, Motorola have something special for you. The Moto G5S Plus, which is an upgraded version of the Moto G5’s bigger sibling, is already available for pre-order at extremely low price tag. You can buy it for $229. The phone doesn’t only come with slightly bigger display, but also offers more generous optic parameters and speaks new design language.
Announced few weeks ago at this year’s IFA in Berlin, the Sony Xperia XZ1 is finally available in the States. Being the very first smartphone to run Android Oreo out of box, the Xperia XZ1 comes with a package of great specs, with the biggest focus on photography but it come with a price.
Carriers try to do their best to make sure that smartphone users have signal even in the most remote areas but there’s only so much they can do. According to a study carried out in Scandinavia, proves that performance of your phones depends on only on actual cellular signal but also on the model of your device. Better yet, even the way you hold your smartphone can affect the quality of your call or data service. Wondering which phone to buy to get the best signal service? Here’s the answer.
Sony isn’t neglecting the budget to mid-range smartphone segment, as you might thought. After months of silence, the Japanese mobile manufacturer is back with the launch of the Xperia R1 and R1 Plus. According to the company’s press release, the new smartphones are designed to target specifically the market of India but there is a solid chance that will be offered in the US via third-party sellers, which would be great, as both devices offer solid mid-range specs and attractive look.
In a contrary to what we anticipated, not a Galaxy nor an iPhone is the very first foldable smartphone. Quite surprisingly for all of us the title goes to the ZTE Axon M. Announced today, the new ZTE phone impresses with innovative design featuring two sharp displays and a package of pretty powerful specs. Let’s take a look at this new bad boy.
We all want to make our monthly bills lower. That’s a common thing for all of us addicted to phone calls. Conscious of that service providers are trying to cut down the price of their services using various technologies. One of such solutions is Wi-Fi calling service delivered by Google’s Project Fi. However, Google isn’t the first to offer such services. Republic Wireless had have offered Wi-Fi calling long before Google came up with that idea, from 1999 to be exact. But does Republic Wireless keep the given word? Here’s everything you may want to know about this low-cost carrier’s plans and most importantly if is worth it.
LG has just shared the news that they’re going to release a new member to the Q line. The LG Q8 is expected to debut at the end of this month. Despite the fact that the phone is a rebranded alternative to the last year’s V20 rather than a flagship model, it offers fairly solid specs.
Although the BlackBerry KEYone is already available on the US market, you can buy only the unlocked version of the handset. For some of us it’s a bit irritating, since the SIM-lock-free device is compatible only with GSM carriers. In other words it doesn’t work with CDMA networks. Aware of the problem Sprint decided to move the things around. Today, the carrier added the BlackBerry KEYone to its lineup.
Many of us, tech buffs, cannot imagine life without smartphones. We consider them portable entertainment centers, work companions and communication tools. However, no matter how popular smartphones are these days, there are still folks out there who value simplicity over fancy design and advanced technology. For instance, AT&T launched today a wallet-friendly Cingular Flip 2 basic phone featuring clamshell form factor.
Earlier this week Samsung officially took the wraps off of the Galaxy Folder 2. Targeting at those who feel a bit nostalgic about the flip design the smartphone offers a combination of entry-level specs, Android Nougat and a physical keyboard.
Samsung Galaxy Folder 2 is official featuring a stylish clamshell design, Android Marshmallow and 4G LTE fast speeds.
Remember the days when we all dreamed of Motorola RAZR? Its sleek clamshell design made it one of the most desired handsets of that time. Although flip phones’ days are over, there are still many mobile users looking for such devices. Conscious of the existence of flip phone buffs, Samsung releases the Galaxy Folder 2.
Keeping abreast of time, the phone offers some of the most modern connectivity options. The manufacturer sells two variants of the handset: 3G and 4G LTE. Except for the ultra-fast connectivity the phone houses a 3.8-inch display and is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 425 processor clocked at 1.4GHz and paired with 2GB RAM.
Perhaps such processing parameters aren’t particularly impressive, but they should manage to provide the handset’s users with smooth performance of Android Marshmallow the phone runs out of box. Furthermore, the Galaxy Folder 2 is kept alive by a 1,950 mAh battery and includes microSD expansion slot accepting cards up to 256GB. Meanwhile, its optics are represented by a combination of 8MP and 5MP cameras.
In addition, the phone’s keypad is slightly bigger than the one found in its predecessor – the Galaxy Folder. There are several different physical buttons dedicated to various functions that enhance the phone’s functionality. For instance, there is a dedicated button for social media, camera, contacts or texting. Other than that Samsung designed the phone with middle-aged-people in mind and equipped the device with 15 distinct ringtones for those who might have trouble with hearing and increased the volume from 11 to 13.
The Galaxy Folder 2 is available in two color variants: pink and black. Both are priced at something round $260. This week the phone will become available in its home-market of South Korea. Samsung still needs to confirm whether or when the phone will hit the States.
source: Samsung Korea