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.
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.
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.
It appears that smartphone market is so saturated that manufacturers and carriers are having a hard time reaching satisfying sales results. To boost the sales, companies often offer various deals and promotions, for instance a free or significantly cheaper phone for customers who buy a particular model. Such deals are especially appealing to customers who are in the market for more than one device. If you consider buying a duo of Moto phones, here’s a great offer – you can now get an unlocked Moto Z Play at half price when you buy the Moto Z from Best Buy.
Targeting at young audience the Huawei Honor 8 provides its users with an eye-catching design, solid optics and, above all, affordable pricing. Considered one of the best mid-range phones of 2016 the Huawei Honor 8 is now within your reach even cheaper if you hit Newegg. Right now the big retailer sells the handset significantly discounted and throws in a bunch of freebies to every purchase. This is probably the best deal on Huawei Honor 8 you may get this holiday season.
It’s been a while since we have seen a Nokia-branded phone as over two years ago the Finnish company’s mobile phone unit was acquired by Microsoft. Since then, the new owner has been launching phones under its own name. It’s about to change, though, and very soon we will be seeing Nokia logo again. A new company called HMD Global just pre-announced two basic Nokia phones that cost less than $30.
It wasn’t a bad relationship at all, but looking at how fast Republic Wireless was developing over the last couple of years, it was pretty obvious that one day the mobile virtual network operator would start functioning on its own, apart from its parent company Bandwidth. That day is today. Republic CEO Chris Chuang announced that as of today, the company becomes independent and to celebrate this huge step will be offering a free cell phone service.
Black Friday has come and gone which means that right now hundreds of thousands of people who managed to find what they wanted are overcome with joy. However, as it always happens, not everyone was able to get what they were looking for. If that person is you, there’s not need to worry and feel disappointed. With such customers in mind, 11 years ago Cyber Monday was launched, which is basically the same as Black Friday, only it takes place on Monday (obviously).
What better time to launch a new phone than second half of November – right before the beginning of holiday shopping season. It’s this time of the year when people are more willing to make their dreams come true regardless of price. Those who won’t find what they need during Black Friday sales will be pretty easy to win over as holidays approach and smartphone makers are well aware of that. OnePlus certainly is. The company’s new device, OnePlus 3T, is now ready to buy in the US but is it worth the upgrade over OnePlus 3? Let’s see.
China- based mobile maker ZTE put all their efforts to conquer the US market. Shortly after launching the Axon 7 Mini, the company is ready to release another affordable device. Hitting the market just in time for the biggest shopping season, the ZTE Grand X 4 becomes available in the States. Distributed by Cricket Wireless the phone is within your reach since November 18th priced at $129.99.
Refurbished phones market is expanding pretty fast and no wonder – such devices are often in perfect condition, so you can’t even tell that they were once used, yet they are way cheaper than brand new models. Moreover, such practice is great for the environment. You can buy reconditioned phones from every major retailer such as eBay or Amazon and a number of manufacturers, for instance Apple, have their own refurbished devices programs. Some carriers are also offering reconditioned smartphones. If, however, you are in the market for a cheap phone tied with free service, then FreedomPop is the place to go to, as the MVNO went green and now offers refurbished phones.
Having Black Friday just round the corner and each day more stores are trying to get attention with Black Friday promos. Today time has come for Sprint to share their special offer for the biggest shopping holiday of the year. On November 25th we will be able to buy two Galaxy S7 at the price of one or grab the HTC Bolt fifty percent cheaper. But those are just two of the best Sprint’s Black Friday bargains.