CES 2017 is now over so emotions calmed down a bit, at least until next month. However, it doesn’t mean that smartphone makers are resting on laurels. In fact, smart device market is as busy as always with a new product launched practically every day. And today is LG day. The Korean manufacturer just unveiled the LG X300 which is a new budget smartphone featuring Android Nougat and a fingerprint scanner.
LG Aristo Android Nougat phone to hit T-Mobile and Metro PCS stores next week priced only $6 per month
Despite that the flagship phones get the most press attention, the mobile market is still full of customers looking for a budget-friendly smartphone. No matter whether we want to give a first phone to our kids, stay in touch with our grandparents or simply consider a premium flagship a fancy gadget we’re in constant hunt for affordable phones. Today we got another product to consider if you are planning purchasing a cheap phone as T-Mobile and Metro PCS shared that they are about to add the LG Aristo to their lineups. Being an extremely easy on your wallet, this LG phone offers a 5-inch touch screen and runs Android Nougat out of box.
Flagship top-notch smartphones are expensive gadgets that can make your budget suffer a lot. However, occasional promotions make even the most pricy brands like Samsung, LG or Apple more affordable. Right now, making some room for the upcoming flagships, Verizon launched a special deal which gives customers good opportunity to purchase some of the best phones of 2016 with a $100 discount.
Galaxy C7 Pro phablet featuring 5.7-inch display, two 16MP cameras and fingerprint scanner will go on sale on January 16th
Just a few weeks ago Samsung released a trio of new Galaxy A line smartphones. The dust after the premiere hasn’t settled yet, and the company quickly brings another affordable offering to the market. Dubbed Galaxy C7 Pro this metal phone comes with a massive 5.7-inch screen panel and hides a package of quite decent specs as for this price sector, naturally.
Despite launching decent hardware and gaining positive critical review HTC has been falling behind its competitors for years. To change this state of things the company decided to listen to its customers and design a phone inspired by their needs. Dumping the old approach to the phone’s design HTC opens 2017 with two new smartphones. Both phones, the flagship HTC U Ultra and the more affordable U Play, come as a big surprise in terms of the external look and hardware.
Picking up a new smartphone is one of the most exciting experiences for any smart technology enthusiasts. However, before you can fully enjoy all the cool features, there are a few things you need to do, such as decide on a carrier, choose a plan, and most importantly, activate the device. Sprint, like other service providers, allows customers to activate their phones in a couple of ways. This is how you can do it without getting off the couch.
Buying a new phone is lots of fun, for the most part, anyway. Just imagine opening the box, taking your shining dream phone out and then having hours of pure joy of testing and experimenting. Even buying used or refurbished devices is a very pleasant experience. However, there’s one very important step you have to take before you can start using your phone – the handset must be activated or else you won’t be able to do a thing. This is how you can active your phone on Verizon.
Some time ago Nokia shared a word that they’re going to return to the smartphone business in 2017. Keeping the given word, the little forgotten Finnish brand takes the wraps of its new device. Developed under HMD Global, the Nokia 6 perfectly corresponds with all current smartphone trends and offers a combination of premium metal body, solid specs, reasonable price, and Android 7.0 Nougat out of box.
Announced last year in November the Huawei Mate 9 was originally planned to hit Asia, the Middle East and European markets with no word about the US. This week Huawei shared the news that the giant phone will soon port to the States distributed nationwide by majority of big retailers. As of yesterday, the phone is ready to buy through Amazon and Best Buy. The phone is ready to be used on AT&T and T-Mobile networks. Additionally, except for it’s beefy specs the Huawei’s latest flagship offers pre-installed access to Amazon’s Alexa.
Alcatel announces 6-inch phablet for cheap price that offers a fingerprint scanner and Android Nougat
Consumer Electronics Show is an annual event which draws internationally recognized electronics manufacturers as well as a number of smaller ones. Alcatel might not be the most popular brand in the US, but the company now owned by TCL (the manufacturer which from now on will be making BlackBerry phones) didn’t come to Las Vegas empty-handed. Earlier today, Alcatel announced a 6-inch phablet for cheap price that rocks a fingerprint scanner and Android Nougat.
Heavy duty Duraforce Pro is now for sale at Verizon featuring Sapphire Shield display and upgraded 3GB RAM
Some of us value reliability over top-notch gadgets. If you belong to this group of customers and you’re looking for a durable smartphone, we have something that may interest you. Verizon Wireless has just expanded it lineup of rugged phones by another device – the Kyocera DuraForce Pro. Although the carrier isn’t the first one to offer this model, it’s the only one in the US to sell the phone equipped with Sapphire Shield and 3GB RAM.
Next Blackberry phone featuring full QWERTY hardware keyboard and a svelte design to be announced at MWC
For the past three years BlackBerry has been struggling to stay afloat. Having hit quite a few rough patches, the Canadian manufacturer finally gave in and decided to license the BlackBerry brand to TCL. The very last phone made by BlackBerry was supposed to be a device codenamed Mercury, as we reported last week. The handset was expected to go official at CES and it did. Well, sort of, anyway. The Mercury is not even on sale yet and TCL is already teasing another device. The next Blackberry phone featuring full QWERTY hardware keyboard and a svelte design probably will be announced at MWC, at the end of February.
LG unveils LG K10, K8, K4 and K3 affordable Android Nougat phones along with the LG Stylus 3 phablet
Remember when few days ago we shared the news on LG’s plans to release five new phones during the first week of 2017? Today as the CES 2017 kicked off the company officially unveiled the phones. The upcoming devices are updates to the well-known affordable K line and the pen-enhanced Stylus phablet series. All of them come with improved optics, more powerful batteries and some even run Android Nougat out of box.
Samsung entered 2017 with three new Galaxy A smartphones that offer cool features and won’t cost much
Samsung isn’t wasting their time and right after New Year Eve announced a trio of new Galaxy A smartphones. Although the line is already quite familiar, the new A3, A5 and A7 seem to redefine the company’s approach to affordable devices. All three handsets come with a package of features that make them all stand out of the crowd of other budget-friendly phones like the Galaxy J series. Here’s everything you should know about the Samsung’s new A series.
With two-year contracts gone, it’s now so much easier to upgrade to a new phone. You can do so every year or in some instances even more often than that. Most users are over the moon about this but there is a dark side to frequent upgrades. Unless you trade in your old phone, which is not always required by the way, chances are that you already have a pile of old devices you will no longer use. Tossed aside and forgotten, they gather dust in a far corner of a drawer until one day you decide to do spring cleaning and get rid of your old stuff. Your first impulse might be to throw everything in a trashcan but it’s not a good idea. If you want to do something good with your old used phone, here’s a responsible way to dispose of it.
If you want to close up 2016 scoring a lucrative deal on the LG V20, LG may have something for you. Right now the big phone manufacturer has launched a new promo on the photo-oriented phone selling it with a free 200 GB memory card. What’s more if you’re a Sprint subscriber or perhaps you’re willing to port to the carrier, then you may buy the phone at a half of its retail price.
BlackBerry Mercury aka DTEK70 expected to get official at CES 2017 featuring classic Blackberry physical keyboard
Touch screens took world by storm bringing lots of fun to the table but also making life a little more difficult for those users who like to feel actual keys when they type. For a very long time BlackBerry was the only company which offered physical keyboards in its smartphones, but there came a day when even the Canadian manufacturer could no longer resist the trend. It seemed that we would have to say goodbye to physical keyboards forever but no – after all, BlackBerry remained faithful to its style. Now the company has a new device in the works. Called BlackBerry Mercury aka DTEK70, the phone is expected to get official at CES 2017 featuring a classic BlackBerry physical keyboard.
The end of the year is traditionally the time when we sum up the last 12 months to see what went great and what’s better to forget. We do this with regard to basically all aspects of our life and as it happens, smart technology has become its integral part so it deserves a special evaluation as well. 2016 was very prolific in smartphones. Some devices were great, just as expected, others not so much. You could probably find a model or two that should have never been launched and a few handsets which should go down in history at the coolest phones released in 2016. Since we are pretty positive folks, let’s focus on the latter.
Let’s be honest, 2016 was pretty rough for LG, though this time a year ago nothing suggested it would be like this. The company was very optimistic and had great hopes for its first modular phone, the LG G5. However, when the device was launched, everything went downhill pretty fast – the phone and its Friends weren’t as warmly received as LG believed they would. Even the premium V20 didn’t manage to save the day and the manufacturer is ending the year with nearly $400 million loss. However, new year is a chance to impress users with a new flagship. It appears that LG learnt a lesson and the G6 is expected to arrive with lots of improvements among which are wireless charging and waterproof body.
Buy and activate Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge on Sprint, Verizon or AT&T network and get a free 256GB memory card
Although the holiday shopping season is rather water under the bridge now, you can still find some really lucrative smartphone deals you can make use of. For instance, if you have ever thought of getting yourself the Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge, Best Buy is now giving you a great opportunity to finally buy one. Within its latest promo the big retailer is throwing in a 256GB memory card to each purchase of the Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge, providing that you activate it on Verizon, Sprint or AT&T.