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.
With never-ending lists of gifts we need to buy for this holidays, we start to look for some savings to make our budget suffer a bit less. We all surely agree that one of most irritating costs we have to pay when shopping online is a shipping fee that increases the overall costs of purchase quite noticeably. Therefore, getting a free delivery with all those online orders will be undoubtedly a smart way of reducing our holiday spending.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Like we’ve mentioned numerous times before, quality has its price, hence the most premium smartphones can cost a fortune. If you are in the market for the latest Android phone with all the bells and whistles on board, you probably should do some serious saving before, since such device could put a huge dent in your budget. However, if you could do with slightly more modest specs, for instance slower processor or lower screen resolution, there’s a bunch of options that will offer great value for a low price.
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.
Smartphone makers put a lot of effort into making each new generation of devices faster and more reliable than previous one. However, even the best smartphone in the world, wouldn’t be of much use without internet connection, since smartphones are smart only when they have access to cellular data or Wi-Fi. That said, unless you have constant access to Wi-Fi, you need to rely on your carrier for internet connection. Wondering which US carrier offers the best mobile internet experience? Here are the results of a test on Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint carried out by OpenSignal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Water resistant phones are not invincible, learn what water resistance actually means for your cell phone
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.
LG G5 is now on sale through all the major US carriers, should you spend extra and upgrade from LG G4
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?
Not even a month has passed since the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge was announced and reviewers are praising it to the skies. It goes without saying that the phone is beautiful, powerful and, as expected of a device of its class, insanely expensive. But is Samsung’s contribution to its Galaxy S family really worth its price? It actually might not be. That said, it’s probably a great idea to think twice before you buy any phone for $800.