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Best phones of 2017 for productivity, entertainment, photography, designs and… money

ByinTips & Guides | November 30, 2017

Best phones of 2017 for audio - LG V30
Since the year is almost over and the Christmas shopping season is upon us , it’s the highest time to take a close-up at the mobile market and make a compilation of the best smartphones of 2017. To help you find the best phone for your needs, we’ve compared hundreds of handsets in the scope of their productivity, entertainment, photography, design and value-for-money ratio.

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Boost Mobile vs Metro PCS vs Cricket – which prepaid carrier has the best unlimited plan

ByinTips & Guides | August 19, 2017

Which prepaid carrier has the best unlimited plan

Noticed that your current data allotment in your plan isn’t enough but your monthly charges are higher and higher? If so, then you should take a closer look at unlimited plans. Don’t worry you don’t need to bind yourself with a long-term contract, as many prepaid carriers deliver their own unlimited plans today. Here’s a brief presentation of Boost Mobile, Cricket and Metro PCS unlimited plans. Let’s take a closer look to see which of these prepaid carriers offer the best unlimited plan.

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Welcome in 2017! Want to upgrade and do something good with your old used phone?

ByinTips & Guides | January 3, 2017

How to dispose of yours old phone properly
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.

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The coolest phones released in 2016

ByinTips & Guides | December 31, 2016

The coolest phones released in 2016
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.

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How to shop online this holiday season and don’t get screwed

ByinTips & Guides | December 20, 2016

How to shop online this holiday season
More and more customers are choosing to buy holiday’s gifts online rather than go to a brick and mortar stores and it’s no wonder. This method of shopping is easy, very convenient and save time. The selection of products is virtually limitless and you don’t even have to leave your house to pick up the item – it will be shipped to you, in some cases at no additional cost. However, many people forget that in addition to all the benefits of online shopping, there are also many dangers such as identity theft. Holiday season is the time when customers shop more and yet are less careful since they have other things on their mind. Here’s a short guide on how to shop online this holiday season and don’t get screwed.

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Top five smartphones to buy as a gift this holiday season, but be aware they won’t be cheap

ByinTips & Guides | December 20, 2016

Top five smartphones to buy as a gift this holiday season
Holidays are just around the corner so if you haven’t done that already, it’s now time to start writing letters to Santa. Don’t know what to ask the jolly fellow in red? If so, you’re not the only one, since possibilities are virtually endless. However, if you are considering a new smartphones, we might we able to help you a little bit with choosing the model. Here are top five smartphones to buy as a gift this holiday season, but be aware they won’t be cheap.

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Best affordable smartphones of 2016

ByinTips & Guides | December 5, 2016

Best affordable smartphones of 2016
Those who thought that 2015 was full of great cheap Android smartphones were surely surprised by choices in this niche offered in 2016. This year we could witness premieres of handsets like the Moto G4, ZTE Axon 7, OnePlus 3 and many others. All of them are devices that can compete with the latest flagship smartphones in terms of specs and design, but simultaneously cost half of their prices.

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Cheap Android Phones that you should not buy during Cyber Monday sale

ByinTips & Guides | November 28, 2016

The Motorola Droid Maxx 2 is one of the cheap smartphones that you shouldn't buy
We often recommend cheap phones as an alternative to more expensive units. In many cases such devices come with attractive design, decent specs and up-to-date software and can easily compete with more pricey models. Sometimes, however, the only benefit of getting yourself a cheap phone is that it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg and besides a low price, there’s really nothing to get excited about. These are some of the cheap Android phones that you keep distance and shouldn’t buy, even these are heavily discounted during Cyber Monday event.

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Things to consider before buying a first cell phone for your child

ByinTips & Guides | October 11, 2016

Things to consider before buying a first cell phone for your child
There comes a time when your baby boy or girl tosses his or her toys aside and demands access to adult stuff. You may still have a few years to think about what car you are going to buy them, but there are a number of devices even a very young child can use, for instance phones. However, if you want to avoid disappointment, tears, arguments or bigger trouble, there are a few things to consider before buying a first cell phone for your child.

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Planning to buy a used Galaxy Note 7? Here’s how to recognize a non-explosive phone

ByinTips & Guides | September 19, 2016

How to buy a used Galaxy Note 7?

A month ago Samsung announced that it was recalling Galaxy Note 7 phablets and urged users who had bought the device to return it to stores. It was Samsung’s reaction to reports about users being injured as a result of the phone overheating or even exploding while charging. It turned out that the problem was due to faulty batteries and the only responsible answer was to recall the Note 7. The thing is, though, that a significant number of defective devices are still unaccounted for and chances are high that they already have or soon will hit second-hand smartphone market. Here’s how to recognize a non-explosive phone if you are planning to buy a used Galaxy Note 7.

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How to buy iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus today

ByinTips & Guides | September 16, 2016

Few tricks you can try to buy iPhone 7 today

Every year is the same – as soon as a new iPhone is out, rumors regarding the next model start popping up making you wish it was here already. By mid-summer anticipation is so high that you start counting days to launch. Then September arrives, Apple announces a new iPhone and… websites go down or the device sells out faster than you can say pre-order. This year is no different. In fact, it seems that this year is worse than ever as it appears to be impossible to get the hottest variants of the iPhone 7 if you haven’t reserved a unit earlier. While the Jet Black iPhone 7 and the larger iPhone 7 Plus are indeed hard to come by, there are a few tricks you try to buy the device today.

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Where to buy and sell an old iPhone to get the best return on your dollar

ByinTips & Guides | September 13, 2016

Want to sell your old iPhone?

The iPhone 7 is finally official and already available for pre-order with launch date scheduled for September 16, which is this Friday. Although the phone doesn’t offer any dramatic upgrades over the iPhone 6S, it may be a good option for users who are looking for a slightly refreshed design and a few improvements, especially since it costs exactly the same as its predecessor. Speaking of the predecessor, unless you are going to use two phones at once, you are probably wondering where to sell your device to get a generous portion of its value back. Here are a few places to buy and sell an old iPhone to get the best return on your dollar.

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Cool phablets that are way cheaper than the new Galaxy Note 7 smartphone

ByinTips & Guides | August 11, 2016

The recently announced Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is an incredible device
It goes without saying that the recently announced Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is an incredible device. It comes with a beautiful design, top-notch specs and about as up-to-date operating system as you can ask for today. There’s a little (or not so little) problem with the phone, though – it’s not cheap. In fact, with a price tag of over $850, it’s one of the most expensive devices that are currently available on the market. However, there are a bunch of cool phablets that are way cheaper than the new Galaxy Note 7 if you need a device with a large screen.

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Cheap Android phones and iPhones that will allow you to play Pokemon Go

ByinTips & Guides | July 26, 2016

You don't need a flagship phone to play Pokemon Go
Do you ever get nostalgic thinking about late 90ties and all those awesome games we played then? Unfortunately, many of the best games of that era sunk into oblivion as a result of smart technology development which opened new possibilities for gamers. But guess what? A new version of one of the most popular games of that time, Pokemon, is back and taking world by storm. Of course, it requires a smartphone, so if you don’t have it and want to try the game you might need to get yourself one. Don’t worry, you don’t need a flagship phone to play Pokemon Go, a cheap basic model will do just fine. Here are some budget Android phones and iPhones that will allow you to play Pokemon Go.

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How to navigate your touch screen phone with broken digitizer

ByinTips & Guides | July 12, 2016

You can still use phone with cracked screen digitizer
Smartphone makers do their best to make smartphones as durable as possible. However, no matter how hard they try, so far no one managed to design a device that would be totally indestructible. It means that your precious phone may one day suffer some kind of an accident which could seriously limit its functionality, if not render it completely useless. One of the most common damages is a cracked screen digitizer. Here’s what to do in such case and how to navigate your touch screen Android phone with a broken digitizer.

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4 Tricks that will help you charge your smartphone faster

ByinTips & Guides | June 6, 2016

How to quickly charge a phone
We all love our smartphones but they can be irritating at times, for example when you discover that the battery is almost dead just as you are about to go out. Of course, in such case you could leave your phone at home or take it with you and hope for the best, but it’s not the best idea, especially if you know that you might need to use it. Ideal solution would be to have a spare battery always charged at hand but unfortunately not all smartphones have removable batteries. Sounds like a hopeless situation? Not at all. There are a few things you can try to quickly charge your phone in the time you have.

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Who said that smartphones are only for younger users? Meet smartphones for elders

ByinTips & Guides | May 8, 2016

Best smartphones for elder users

Smartphones are typically associated with younger generation users, but just because your mom, grandpa or auntie has reached a certain age doesn’t mean that she or he can’t use a smartphone. However, since age comes with its issues such as vision and hearing loss, stiffness of joints or problems with learning new things, not every smartphone is suitable for elderly users. Luckily, there are a few companies which cater to the needs of users who are no longer in the prime of life. Here’s the list of the best smartphones for elderly users.

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Wondering if you should ditch your HTC One M9 and buy the new HTC 10?

ByinTips & Guides | April 18, 2016

All you need to know about the HTC 10
Every time a manufacturer launches a new version of its flagship smartphone, thousands of users are facing a dilemma of whether to stick with an old model or upgrade to a new one. It’s not an easy decision for those users who don’t sleep on cash, since premium phones can cost a pretty penny and in some cases the differences are actually not worth spending so much money. Wondering if you should ditch your HTC One M9 and buy the new HTC 10? We will try to help you make the right decision.

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Water resistant phones are not invincible, learn what water resistance actually means for your cell phone

ByinTips & Guides | April 8, 2016

Water resistant phones are not invincible

According to statistics, the vast majority of damaged phones have fallen victim to water ingression because like other devices packed to the fullest with electronic components, they are extremely sensitive to moisture. To make smartphones more durable, many manufacturers add at least some degree of water resistance. However, even water-resistant phones are not invincible. That’s why before you go for a swim with your handset in your pocket, you should learn what water resistance actually means for your cell phone.

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LG G5 is now on sale through all the major US carriers, should you spend extra and upgrade from LG G4

ByinTips & Guides | April 4, 2016

LG G5 brings a number of upgrades over its predecessor
LG announced its latest flagship smartphone, the LG G5, at Mobile World Congress back in February but didn’t provide any specific launch date. However, we expected the phone to hit the stores some time in early April. It turns that the predictions were accurate. The LG G5 is now on sale through all major US carriers but should you spend extra and upgrade from the LG G4?

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