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HTC will still make phones – but should it bother?


I’m not a CEO, nor do I play one on TV. But that didn’t stop me last week from telling TCL what’s what about the Palm brand. Nor, will it stop me from talking about HTC and where its focus should be. If you haven’t been watching the feeds, welcome back. Google has done its best University of Alabama impression and thrown some steak dinners and escorts at HTC, its new starting quarterback. I don’t watch football – that’s still a thing right? Anyway, Google picked up a few good men and women from HTC, plus some intellectual property, for the bargain price of 1.1 billion dollars, also known as “the revenue Google acquired in the time it took to write this article”.

Google has bought a really solid team of engineers and research and development. Mad props. And the good news for HTC is that it will still make smartphones. But now the question remains, should it? I mean, don’t get me wrong – I’m as much of a fan of HTC phones as the next guy. But, to me this looks like a desperate, yet necessary move to keep HTC afloat. The money was needed to keep HTC running, and that’s perfectly fine.

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Where did all the talent go?

But now that HTC has sold off its R&D division to Google, and presumably most of its top-tier talent, is there any point in making phones anymore? I mean, HTC made some really great phones – I’m not sure they were 1.1 billion dollars great, but the hardware has really been gorgeous. The HTC 10 is probably one of my favorite HTC phones of all time. But with the talent that is leaving for Mountain View now gone, what more will HTC have up its sleeve?

Of course, it’s not like HTC’s innovation and tricks have been servicing it all that well. The whole reason this deal had to take place was because HTC hasn’t exactly been burning up the sales charts. In fact, our own Tristan Rayner wrote a piece detailing just what went wrong over the years.  I joked with a colleague earlier that maybe HTC needs to stop innovating and just release a few boring HTC phones to get back in the game. But honestly, with so much of the talent now gone, is HTC even still in the game?

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HTC would be wise to push VR, and push it hard.

Speaking of games, one game where HTC is definitely doing well in the world of VR. The HTC Vive is a wonderful device and a leader in its field. HTC is doing very well with the Vive and might be better off focusing on that aspect of its business. Namely, not requiring a $ 10,000 freakin’ computer to run it. Or games; maybe games. But HTC hasn’t been doing well in the phone business. Maybe it’s time to double down on the part of the business that is actually doing well.

VR and AR are the future. In the world of gaming, business, you name it, just about everything can have a VR or AR use case. I hesitate to bring up Apple, but the prominence of AR in Apple’s latest event cannot be ignored. AR was doing well before and it will continue to grow. VR, its closest cousin will undoubtedly continue along the same trajectory. HTC would be wise to push VR, and push it hard. Of course, HTC has been treating Vive as basically it’s own company, so it might even be too late to make this a primary focus for the brand.

Circling back, what more will HTC have to offer the phone world? Sure, there are probably already phones in the pipeline, so that’s fine. But what will come after those phones? Will HTC have the chutzpah to innovate like it did before? Or will HTC be relegated to producing, dare I say it, Yet Another Android Phone (#YAAP)? Then we get to the most important question – will we care about an HTC that makes boring Android phones? And perhaps that’s the question we need to examine.

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This is an opportunity to flip the table and start fresh

HTC has a pretty great fan base, even if it is paid to be that way. Relax, I’m joking. But the reason it has this fan base is not because of swag, but because HTC makes really good phones. Sure, there have been some ultra-missteps along the way, but HTC is highly regarded in the industry – maybe not as much as Palm or Nokia, but easily in the top ten. Will HTC’s departing talent take anything away from the entity that is HTC? Honestly, probably not. Will it change public opinion of HTC? Honestly, probably not.

Because at the end of the day, this is an opportunity to flip the table on this game and start fresh. There will be a hole at HTC that will have to be filled with new talent and new ideas. That might be just what HTC needs to reinvigorate its brand. A fresh start, plus a billion dollars might be just what HTC needs to right the ship and restart its brand. But what do you think? Is HTC DOA after this? Or will HTC use this opportunity to push forward into a brave new world? Are there too many pop culture references in this article? Sound off below with your thoughts!

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Samsung will finally offer monthly security updates for its US unlocked phones


Samsung is going to finally offer people who own its unlocked smartphones in the US something it promised it would do nearly 18 months ago. It will begin to roll out monthly security updates for those devices “soon”, like the unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.

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You may remember that back in the summer of 2015, Google and its third-party smartphone partners were releasing patches to shut down the Stagefright exploit in Android. At the time, Samsung said it would launch a new program to push out Android security updates once a month so that it would be able to combat these issues faster.

However, while Samsung has released new general and security updates for its Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge devices on carriers like Sprint, AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile, including the big Android 7.0 Nougat upgrade, the unlocked versions of those phones have yet to get those updates. Furthermore, the unlocked phones are currently using the December 2016 security patches for Android.

However, there is some good news on this front. ZDNet reports that, after being contacted by a reader, they have confirmed with Samsung that the company has finally “committed to releasing security updates for those devices on a monthly basis” with the March updates coming “soon”. Samsung said that its unlocked smartphones were previously only getting security updates on a quarterly basis in the US, due to unnamed “various circumstances” but it now said it has “resolved the challenges” that was keeping it from offering monthly updates to those phones.

Hopefully, that means owners of the unlocked Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will not only be getting Nougat soon, they will also be able to keep their phones updated with regular monthly security patches afterwards. However, Samsung’s response also raised a couple of other questions, chief among them being what “various circumstances” were keeping the company from offering monthly updates to those phones in the first place. It would seem logical to assume the unlocked devices would have been the first to get those updates, rather than the last.

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Moto G4 Plus International Giveaway [3 Phones!]


Welcome to the Sunday Giveaway, the place where we giveaway a new Android phone or tablet each and every week!

Congratulations to last week’s S7 edge giveaway winner: Supriyanto (Indonesia).

This week we’re giving away a brand new Moto G4 Plus!

The Moto G series has been around for years now, and in that time has established Motorola as the king of affordable yet powerful handsets. Motorola’s latest low-cost beauty is no exception to this rule.

For those unfamiliar, the Moto G4 Plus is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor, clocked at 1.5 GHz, and backed by the Adreno 405 GPU and up to 4GB RAM. There’s also a beautiful 1080p 5.5-inch display, up to 64GB storage, microSD, and a 3000 mAh battery.

Despite being an affordable handset, the Moto G4 Plus has no shortage of extras, including a fast and responsive front-facing fingerprint scanner and support for Turbo charging. Motorola is also on the top of its game when it comes to the camera, delivering an impressive 16MP rear camera and a 5MP front cam.

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Best Chinese Android phones


In 2015, 7 of the top 10 smartphone manufacturers in the world were Chinese OEMs, and apart from their popularity in China, companies like Lenovo, Xiaomi, OnePlus, Huawei, and others have been making in-roads into competitive markets like the US, Europe, and India. We’ve covered these companies and their popular offerings extensively here at Android Authority, and you can check them out in the links below.

However, China is home to a slew of other great smartphone manufacturers as well, that, while quite popular in their home market, aren’t as well-known internationally. That’s certainly not because of the lack of a good product, with devices that offer everything you’d expect from a flagship smartphone, including solid specifications and features, all at a very affordable price point. The phones listed above definitely qualify as some of the best Chinese Android smartphones, but for this roundup, we attempt to showcase some of these lesser-known OEMs and their devices. Let’s take a look!

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Meizu Pro 6

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Meizu may not be as well-known as some of its Chinese counterparts, but the company offers some fantastic smartphones, particularly in the ultra budget-friendly segment. That said, Meizu is making waves with their high-end offerings as well, and only a few months after the release of the Pro 5, comes the company’s latest flagship smartphone, the Meizu Pro 6. The Pro 6 retains the beautiful full metal unibody construction of its predecessor.

It comes with some useful features and hardware, including its own take on Apple’s 3D Touch and Huawei’s Force Touch, called 3D Press, which uses additional force to pull up previews, extra menus, and other hotkey functions. It also comes with a Cirrus Logic CS43L36 audio chip for Hi-Fi audio. The Pro 6 is also the first smartphone to be powered by the deca-core MediaTek Helio X25 processor, and backing it is the Mali-T880MP4 GPU and 4 GB of RAM. Other high-end features include a fingerprint scanner up front, a USB Type-C port (USB 3.1) and mCharge 3.0 fast charging capabilities, and a 21 MP rear camera.

The Meizu Pro 6 is the complete package, with specifications and features to give any current generation flagship a run for its money, but where it has its high-end competition beat is when it comes to price, with the 32 GB model retailing for ¥2,499 (~$ 390) and the 64 GB variant priced at ¥2,799 (~$ 430). Granted, the price will be slightly higher if you’re looking to import the device, but it’ll still be much cheaper the most of its competitors. You can find out more about the Meizu Pro 6 here.

Specs

  • 5.2-inch AMOLED display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, 423 ppi
  • 2.5 GHz deca-core Helio X25 processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 32/64 GB of on-board storage, no microSD card expansion
  • 21 MP rear camera, 5 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 2,560 mAh battery
  • Flyme OS 5.6 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 147.7 x 70.8 x 7.3 mm, 160 grams

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Nubia Z9

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Nubia is a subsidiary of ZTE, and has produced a series of fantastic mid-range to high-end smartphones that are definitely worth checking out. The latest flagship offering from the company is the Nubia Z9, which comes with a solid design and build quality. It’s comprised of a metal and glass unibody construction and sports other top of the line specifications and features that make it a deserving competitor to its high-end brethren.

There are actually three variants of the Z9 available. While all three are powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, the Classic version comes with 3 GB of RAM, while the Elite and Exclusive iterations feature 4 GB of RAM. The Exclusive edition also comes with a fingerprint scanner, which isn’t available with the other two options. One of the standout features of this device is the display, which comes with a slightly raised 2.5D glass panel on top with curves along the edges that allows for a bezel-less look and feel which is sure to turn heads. Of course, the Full HD display also provides a fantastic viewing experience, with bright, vivid colors, high brightness, and good viewing angles.

The Nubia Z9 is a powerful device with a beautiful design, great display, solid battery life, and other specifications and features that make it among the best smartphones of 2015. On the pricing front, the Z9 is priced quite similarly to its flagship competition, and is one of the more expensive devices on this list, but is certainly worth every penny.

Specs

  • 5.2-inch IPS LCD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, 423 ppi
  • 2 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor
  • 3 GB of RAM (Classic edition), 4 GB of RAM (Elite and Exclusive editions)
  • 32 GB (Classic edition), 64 GB (Elite and Exclusive editions) of on-board storage, no microSD card expansion
  • 16 MP rear camera, 8 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 2,900 mAh battery
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • 147.4 x 68.3 x 8.9 mm, 192 grams

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Elephone P9000

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Elephone is another Chinese device manufacturer that is gaining a reputation for offering solid, mid-range to high-end smartphones at a fraction of the price when compared to its competitors. The latest smartphone from the company, the P9000, is one such device that strikes the perfect balance between specifications and price, and is definitely a phone worth keeping in mind.

The Elephone P9000 features a design that goes far beyond what its price point would suggest, with its metal frame and nearly bezel-less front. The black version of the device comes with a sand paper-like finish on the back that helps with the grip and handling experience, but can take some getting used to. Continuing with the trend of boasting features beyond its price point, the P9000 is powered by the octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor, backed by the Mali-T860 GPU and 4 GB of RAM. There is also a fingerprint scanner on the back, and a useful addition is an extra button on the side that apart from acting as a way to silence the device easily, works as a hotkey to quickly launch a preset application.

When considering all that the Elephone P9000 has to offer, what proves to be most impressive is the fact that this phone is currently priced at just $ 245, which is significantly cheaper than any smartphone that the Elephone P9000 may call its competition. If network compatibility and other considerations aren’t negative factors, the P9000 is definitely a device worth considering.

Specifications:

  • 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, 401 ppi
  • 2 GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 32 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 256 GB
  • 13 MP rear camera, 8 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,000 mAh battery
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow

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Lenovo Vibe P1 Turbo

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Lenovo has been making a name for itself with some fantastic mid-range offerings, one of which is the Vibe P1 Turbo. The Vibe P1 Turbo isn’t actually all that different from the Vibe P1, with the Turbo moniker indicating just an additional gig of RAM. All other specifications and features remain the same, and we can only assume Lenovo released two variants to compensate for different markets.

Speaking of specifications, the Vibe P1 Turbo comes with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, which is backed by the Adreno 405 GPU and 3 GB of RAM. The device comes with a fingerprint sensor up front, which is works quite well, but may not be as fast as some other scanners out there. The Vibe P1 Turbo is a mid-range smartphone through and through, but its biggest selling point is its huge 5,000 mAh battery which allows for at least 2 days of battery life comfortably.

The Lenovo Vibe P1 Turbo is relatively affordable as well, currently priced at $ 357. So if you are looking for a solid mid-range smartphone with a beautiful design, decent specifications, and great battery life, the Vibe P1 Turbo could be the device for you.

Specs

  • 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, 401 ppi
  • 1.5 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor
  • 3 GB of RAM
  • 32 GB internal storage, microSD expansion up to 128 GB
  • 13 MP rear camera, 5 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 5,000 mAh battery
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • 152.9 x 75.6 x 9.9 mm, 189 grams

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ZUK Z1

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ZUK is a Hong Kong-based smartphone manufacturer that is backed by Lenovo, and the companies first effort, the ZUK Z1, is a solid mid-range smartphone that runs Cyanogen. Under the hood, the ZUK Z1 comes with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, backed by the Adreno 330 GPU and 3 GB of RAM, which continues to be a reliable processing package, and using it is a smart move on the part of ZUK.

The ZUK Z1 doesn’t pack a whole lot in terms of extras, but does come with a fingerprint scanner up front, which is as fast as accurate as expected. As is the case with other mid-range smartphones from Lenovo, including the Vibe P1 Turbo above, the big selling point of this device is the large 4,100 mAh battery that it packs, that allows for 2 days of battery life quite comfortably with average use. Of course, its other attractive feature is its software package, with the phone running Cyanogen OS 12.1, based on Android 5.1 Lollipop. The highly-customizable software package is one of the most liked around, and perfectly complements the older processor to allow for a smooth and snappy experience.

The Lenovo ZUK Z1 is currently priced at $ 300, so if you are looking for a reliable smartphone with decent specifications, great software experience, and fantastic battery life, the ZUK Z1 is a good choice.

Specifications:

  • 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, 401 ppi
  • 2.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 64 GB of on-board storage, no microSD card expansion
  • 13 MP rear camera, 5 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 4,100 mAh battery
  • Cyanogen OS 12.1 based on Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • 155.7 x 77.3 x 8.9 mm, 175 grams

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honor 7

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Huawei has a slew of mid-range and high-end smartphones, and the company continues to expand their portfolio with new devices ever so often. One such series is the honor line, which falls under the “premium but affordable” segment, with one of the best options from the series being the honor 7.

The honor 7 was the first smartphone of the series that made the move to a full metal unibody construction, and the backing comes with a ceramic-like finish that counters the slipperiness that is usually associated with metal phones. Under the hood, the honor 7 packs an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 935 processor, clocked at 2.2 GHz, and backed by the Mali-T628 GPU and 3 GB of RAM. And with the software optimized for their in-house processing package, you get a smooth and snappy experience overall. There aren’t a lot of extras in terms of hardware, but there is a fingerprint scanner on the back that works very well.

The honor 7 is another solid offering that gets a lot right with its beautiful display, impressive battery life, fantastic fingerprint scanner, good camera, and useful additions like the swipe gestures and the SmartKey button. The device is currently available for around $ 400.

Specifications:

  • 5.2-inch IPS LCD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, 424 ppi
  • 2.2 GHz octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 935 processor
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 16/64 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 128 GB
  • 20 MP rear camera, 8 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,100 mAh battery
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • 143.2 x 71.9 x 8.5 mm, 157 grams

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So, there you have it for this roundup of some of the best Chinese Android smartphones! Of course, there are numerous other Chinese OEMs with great devices out there, and we will be sure to keep this list updated. One thing worth keeping in mind is that if you do consider picking up any of these smartphones, don’t forget to first check about network compatibility, as you may have trouble getting access to 4G LTE networks with these devices depending on your home market. If that isn’t an issue, all of the smartphones listed above are fantastic options from OEMs that have been flying under the radar, and are definitely good choices to make.

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Over 100,000 Galaxy S7 phones sold in Korea in the first two days


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Samsung managed to sell more than 100,000 Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge smartphones in South Korea during their first two days on the market, according to the first industry data about the two new phones.

A closer look at the figures reveals that the regular Galaxy S7 appears to be the more popular of the two phones in the series, accounting for approximately 60 percent of sales during the two day period. Combined sales of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge reached around 60,000 units on Friday and 40,000 on Saturday. Samsung was also keen to point out that it considers Saturday a “slow day” for handset sales and so is happy with the initial performance.

While the figure may seem small in the grand scheme of Samsung’s yearly sales figures, these opening sales numbers suggest that the Galaxy S7 range is at least as popular as last year’s Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Given Samsung’s declining flagship mobile sales over the past couple of years, a plateau in sales performance is perhaps no bad thing.

However, those hoping that the Galaxy S7 series would substantially lift Samsung’s sales may feel underwhelmed that these new phones haven’t generated a notable boost to consumer interest. Especially as the handsets offer improved camera components, water-resistance, and reintroduced the microSD card.

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Of course, Samsung’s global smartphone sales may look quite different to those of its home nation. We should probably wait for a quarterly report or two before drawing too many conclusions about the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge’s impact on Samsung’s mobile business.

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Best Sprint Android phones (February 2016)


Are you a Sprint customer looking for your next smartphone? We understand it can be frustrating to look through the gigantic list of phones, so we’re here to help. Sprint has a wide selection of top-tier, mid-range and budget-friendly Android phone options, so we’ll help you decide which one is best suited for your lifestyle.

It should be noted that Sprint does sell phones without contracts, though for some reason, they’re really expensive if you buy through the carrier. If you want to buy your smartphone off-contract and bring it to Sprint, we’ll be happy to let you know where you can buy your phone at a cheaper price. So without any further ado, let’s dive right in!

Editor’s note – We will be updating this list as more devices hit the market.

Update, February 2016: There were no changes made to our list this month.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

It’s hard denying that Samsung has always been the king of large-screened smartphones, and that still holds true today. With its crystal clear 5.7-inch display, powerful Exynos 7420 CPU and killer 16MP rear-facing camera, the Galaxy Note 5 is one of the best Android phones available on the market right now.

It’s an all-around solid device, boasting an all-glass chassis that’s similar to that of the Galaxy S6. It comes with an improved S Pen and some great multitasking features that will make it easy to get work done. The software is much more clean and simple than we’ve seen from the company in the past, too.

With all of that said, though, this device doesn’t come without its caveats. Samsung’s decision to omit the microSD card slot and removable battery has been a controversial one over the past few weeks, especially among Samsung die-hards. Even with these notable omissions, the Note 5 can still be considered one of the best out there.

You can purchase the Galaxy Note 5 from Sprint starting at $ 30.80 per month with a 24-month installment plan. We’ve also attached an Amazon link below if you’re interested in buying off-contract.

Specs

  • 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with 1440 x 2560 resolution, 518ppi
  • Samsung Exynos 7420 processor
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 32/64GB of on-board storage, no microSD card slot
  • 16MP rear camera, 5MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3000mAh battery
  • Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
  • 153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6 mm, 171g

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Samsung Galaxy S6 & Galaxy S6 Edge

Depending on who you ask, one might tell you that the last truly impressive member of the Galaxy S family was the widely popular GS3. While the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S5 were not bad handsets, their highly derivative nature came under fire, bolstered further by the fact that many of its rivals have since taken to pushing more premium builds made of metal, glass and other similar materials.

With the Samsung Galaxy S6, the Korean giant has finally delivered a truly premium Galaxy S experience, melding a glass front and back with a metal frame. Most tech journalists and even everyday tech enthusiasts agree that the redesign is a welcome one. Of course, Samsung’s new look isn’t without sacrifice, ditching Samsung staples like a removable back and battery. The microSD slot is also absent on the Galaxy S6. Another major change for the Galaxy S6 is the processing package, with Samsung electing to leave behind Qualcomm, solely offering up its Exynos 7420 processor, paired with 3GB RAM. And finally, the software has also been scaled back a bit with the latest iteration of the Galaxy S.

Like the idea of the Galaxy S6, but hoping for something that stands out even further? The Galaxy S6 Edge offers the same specs, but adds dual edges and a few special features that take advantage of the phone’s unique design.

The Galaxy S6 is available from Sprint for $ 24.34 per month with a 24-month installment, while the S6 Edge is available for $ 29.96 with a 24-month installment.

Specs

  • 5.1-inch Super AMOLED with 2560 x 1440 resolution, 577ppi
  • Samsung Exynos 7420 processor
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 32/64/128GB storage options, no microSD expansion
  • 16MP rear camera, 5MP front camera
  • Non-removable 2550 mAh battery (S6), 2600mAh battery (S6 Edge)
  • Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
  • 143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8mm, 138g

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+

Launched alongside the Galaxy Note 5 at IFA 2015, Samsung announced a new phablet for the Android space called the Galaxy S6 Edge+. If you’re a fan of the Galaxy S6 Edge (listed above) but would like a larger screen, this is the device for you.

If features all of the same specs as the Note 5 – an Exynos 7420 processor, 4GB of RAM, a 16MP rear camera, a big 3000mAh battery and a massive 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display. This device doesn’t come with an S Pen, though. Instead, the S6 Edge+ features a display that curves on the left and right sides, leaving room for a few edge-based software features for quick access to contacts, favorite apps and more.

Don’t get us wrong, this is a great device. It might be a tad pricey for some users, though, which is why it’s achieved the number three spot on our list. Check out the review below to get a better look at what this device can do.

You can purchase the Galaxy S6 Edge+ from Sprint starting at $ 30.00 per month with an installment plan. We realize this might be a bit too expensive for some, so we’d recommend purchasing it off-contract and bringing it to the carrier instead. We’ve attached an Amazon link below if you’re interested.

Specs

  • 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with 1440 x 2560 resolution, 518ppi
  • Samsung Exynos 7420 processor
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 32/64GB of on-board storage, no microSD card slot
  • 16MP rear camera, 5MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3000mAh battery
  • Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
  • 154.4 x 75.8 x 6.9mm, 153g

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LG G4

The LG G4 enters the market promising pristine performance, a design that will have any crowd turning heads, insane battery life and customization like we no longer see in modern smartphones. In an industry where most manufacturers sacrifice battery life for thinness, LG manages to stand out from the crowd by offering a massive 3000mAh battery. It also happens to be removable, so you can easily swap batteries at will. Furthermore, it supports expandable memory, which also happens to be a feature under risk of extinction.

Oh, and this phone looks good! You can switch your back plates, but I am sure you won’t want to once you put that genuine leather back in there. Add in the fact that the phone comes with one of the best smartphone cameras in the market and you have a true winner. It does have some slight issues that need fixing, though, which is really why it didn’t make it higher up the list. Of course, you can read our LG G4 review to see what this phone is all about before you fork out your hard-earned cash.

You can purchase the LG G4 from Sprint starting at $ 19.00 per month with an installment plan. You can also find it on Amazon for a little over $ 400 without a contract.

Specs

  • 5.5-inch LCD Quantum Dot display with 1440 x 2560 resolution, 538
  • Hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 32GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 128GB
  • 16MP rear camera, 8MP front camera
  • Removable 3000mAh battery
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 149.8 x 76.2 x 6.3-9.8 mm, 155g

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HTC One A9

HTC is doing something different, yet oddly familiar with the One A9. Straying away from the all-too-familiar design of the One M series, the HTC One A9 more closely resembles Apple’s latest iPhones rather than past HTC flagships. Still, the design is beautiful – it has an all-metal build that feels great in the hand and looks superb.

Under the hood, the One A9 sports a Snapdragon 617 processor, 2 or 3GB of RAM, 16 or 32GB of on-board storage and microSD expansion up to 200 additional gigabytes. It also has one of the best cameras HTC has ever produced, and comes with a surprisingly long lasting 2150mAh battery. HTC is also committed to quick software updates with this phone. The Taiwanese company is actually promising software updates for the unlocked model within 15 days of Google’s first push to Nexus devices. Not bad, right?

The HTC One A9 is available from Sprint for $ 29.00 per month with an installment plan. You can also purchase the unlocked One A9 from HTC directly for $ 499.99.

Specs

  • 5.0-inch AMOLED display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, 441ppi
  • 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor
  • 2/3GB of RAM
  • 16/32GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 200GB
  • 13MP rear camera, 4MP UltraPixel front camera
  • Non-removable 2150mAh battery
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 145.8 x 70.8 x 7.3mm, 143g

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HTC One M9

The HTC One M9 is a really good phone. It’s one of the most beautifully-crafted Android devices out there, and boasts some killer audio and software features as well. It doesn’t stray too far away from the One M7 or One M8, but that’s perfectly fine for most people. It features a very nice 5.0-inch Full HD display, a powerful Snapdragon 810 processor and plenty of storage space for all of your games, photos and videos. It may not have the best camera around, but it’s certainly good enough for the average user.

The HTC One M9 is available now from Sprint for $ 29.50 per month with an installment plan. Amazon also sells unlocked models for just around $ 300 if you’re interested in going off-contract.

Specs

  • 5.0-inch Super LCD3 display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, 441ppi
  • 2.0GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 32GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 200GB
  • 20MP rear camera, 4MP UltraPixel front camera
  • Non-removable 2840mAh battery
  • Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
  • 144.6 x 69.7 x 9.6mm, 157g

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Going off-contract?

If you’re not keen on spending $ 600+ on one of the off-contract smartphones listed above, there are certainly some other smartphones out there that are worth your hard-earned money. The top two off-contract smartphones that we’d recommend can’t be purchased from any carrier, which is why they didn’t make our initial list. So if you’re looking for a great off-contract smartphone, you can go wrong with the Nexus 6P or Motorola Moto X Pure Edition.

Nexus 6P

As the successor to last year’s Motorola Nexus 6, Google recently unveiled the Huawei-made Nexus 6P. This device is the higher-end of the two Nexus phones announced at Google’s event, and that’s incredibly apparent when looking at the spec sheet.

It comes with a big 5.7-inch Quad HD AMOLED display, super fast Snapdragon 810 processor, a giant 3450mAh battery and an impressive 12MP rear-facing camera. Want to get your hands on one? The Nexus 6P is pretty cheap, considering the specs and build quality. You can purchase it from the Google Store starting at just $ 499!

This is really one of the best Android handsets we’ve ever seen. If you have a few hundred dollars to spend and aren’t keen on the best from Samsung or LG, get the Nexus 6P.

Specs

  • 5.7-inch AMOLED display with 1440 x 2560 resolution, 518ppi
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 32/64/128GB of on-board storage, no microSD expansion
  • 12MP rear camera, 8MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3450mAh battery
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 159.3 x 77.8 x 7.3mm, 178g

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Motorola Moto X Pure Edition (Moto X Style)

With the original Moto X, Motorola proved you don’t need to have the latest specs to get a great user experience. With the second generation, the Lenovo-owned company took no chances and double-downed on the spec side as well, packing the new Moto X (2014) with a dense 5.2-inch AMOLED screen, a beefy processor, and a capable 13MP camera. But with the Moto X Style, Motorola reaches the perfect balance between performance, simplicity, price and… well, style.

By Style we are mostly referring customization capabilities, a factor which has been an integral part of the Moto X experience since day one. Customers can use Moto Maker to manipulate their devices’ aesthetics to their will. You can change the color of the metal areas, engrave the back and even choose from a plethora of back options, including materials leather, wood, rubber and other materials.

The device is not a bad contender in terms of hardware, either. The larger screen puts the phone up with contenders like the OnePlus 2, Nexus 6, LG G4 and the Galaxy Note series. It may not sport the “best” processor in the market, but the Snapdragon 808 is pretty close to the 810, and Motorola has proven time and again they can make a super fast phone without the greatest chipset.

It’s worth noting that the phone will be sold in most markets under the Style branding, though in the United States it will be sold as the Moto X Pure Edition, an unlocked model that will play nice with all U.S. carriers. You can purchase the Moto X Pure Edition from Motorola or Amazon for only $ 399.99.

Specs

  • 5.7-inch IPS LCD display with 2560 x 1440p resolution, 520ppi
  • 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 16/32/64GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 128GB
  • 21MP rear camera, 5MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3000mAh battery
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 153.9 x 76.2 x 11.06 mm, 179g

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This War of Mine comes to phones, alongside 50% discount


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When we think of “war games”, we usually imagine a gun-toting soldier marching into battle, blasting through enemy forces, all for the glory of the nation. There are certainly a number of games that let you experience that scenario, including Battlefield, Call of Duty, and games like Modern Combat in the mobile arena. For those that are looking for something different however, This War of Mine delivers.

Set in a dark and gritty warzone that is modeled at least in part after the invasion of Sarajevo in the 90s, the game gives you a number of different civilians to control. You find yourself in a rundown shell of a building and must make improvements, board up the walls, and begin stockpiling for the long days ahead. During the day, you spend your time crafting or sleeping while the city is alive with the sounds of war. At night, the fighting slows down enough that you can send one of your party members out to scavenge, trade, or even steal from neighboring locations.

The game actually hit Android back in July, but at the time was only available for tablets or Android TV devices. Now the experience is making its way over to phones as well, alongside a discounted sale price of $ 6.99, down from the original $ 14.99. While $ 7 is still a lot for a mobile game, there’s absolutely no in-app purchases, and let me assure you it is worth every penny. I know this because I just happened to buy the game ahead of the sale, about 5 days ago, for $ 15. While I would have loved to have paid half price, I’m not even mad.

This game is exceptional and I’ve personally sunk over 10 hours into it. What’s great about this title is that once you’ve finished the war, you can always start a second attempt and will likely have different starting characters and different locations to explore, which gives this a lot of replay value for a mobile game. If you haven’t checked it out for yourself, we highly recommend it. That said, be prepared, this game is pretty hard and it is very possible to kill off your entire party long before the war ends, if you’re not careful. And unlike many games, your actions aren’t reversible, you simply have to start over from the beginning.

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Best T-Mobile Android phones


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T-Mobile is the carrier everyone else is watching out for. They’re currently the fourth biggest carrier in the United States, though they’re growing very quickly. Thanks to T-Mobile’s “Un-carrier” plan of action, they’ve been changing industry standards for the better over the recent years. On top of all of the changes they’re making, they have one of the widest varieties of smartphones available on any carrier. We’ve already taken a look at the best phones you can buy on Verizon, AT&T and Sprint, and now it’s T-Mobile’s turn.

T-Mobile works a bit differently than the other carriers when it comes to pricing. They’ve gotten rid of carrier subsidies, and basically put all of their phones at full retail price. There are options to pay the device cost monthly, though most of the time, you can still get the devices for $ 0 down. That’s why we’re taking a look at the full retail costs of the phones. The categories we’re looking at today are solely based on price range, split up into three tiers: best phones above $ 500, below $ 500, and below $ 250. Let’s dive right in!

Editors note – we will be updating this list as more devices hit the market.


Best phones above $ 500

#1 – Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Last year’s Note 3 was a beast of a phone, and somehow Samsung managed to make it better. Thanks to it’s 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED screen, big 3220mAh battery, and 16MP rear-facing camera, the Galaxy Note 4 is meant to draw in just about everyone. It’s running Android 4.4.4 KitKat, and should be updated to Lollipop sometime in the near future.

If you’re thinking about picking one up, however, that comes at a big price. $ 697.99 will get you the phone off-contract, or finance it for $ 31.24 per month for 2 years.

The Note 4 is the best Samsung has to offer, and is one of our favorite phones of 2014.

Specs

  • 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with 1440 x 2560 resolution
  • 2.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 CPU
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 32GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 128GB
  •  16MP rear cam, 3.7MP front cam
  • Removable 3220 mAh battery
  • 153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm, 176g
  • Frosted White, Charcoal Black
  • Android 4.4.4 KitKat (Lollipop update coming down the pipeline)

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Buy Now for $ 697.99

#2 – Sony Xperia Z3

Sony hasn’t been particularly aggressive with the US market, but that hasn’t stopped the the company from making their devices available on T-Mobile. For quite some time now, T-Mobile has had Xperia devices available to the public, and this is their newest, best offering.

The Xperia Z3 offers a perfectly-sized 5.2-inch display, a bit 3100mAh battery and is also IP65 & 68 dustproof and waterproof. It has a familiar chassis that we see in almost every Xperia device, though that’s not necessarily a bad thing. The Z3 also brings a Snapdragon 801 processor backed by 3GB of RAM, a 20.7MP rear-facing camera, as well as a number of different storage options, making media consumption a breeze. Sony doesn’t change up their flagship design too often, and they’re definitely taking the “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” approach.

The Xperia Z3 can be purchased off-contract for $ 584.99, or $ 26.25 per month when you finance the device. The price is worth it for this phone, especially if you’ve been waiting to get the best Sony has to offer.

Specs

  • 5.2-inch IPS LCD display with 1080 x 1920 resolution
  • 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 CPU
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 16/32GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 128GB
  • 20.7MP rear cam, 2.2MP front cam
  • Non-removable 3100 mAh battery
  • 146 x 72 x 7.3 mm, 152g
  • Black
  • IP65 dustproof, IP68 waterproof
  • Android 4.4 KitKat (Lollipop update coming down the pipeline)

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Buy Now for $ 584.99

#3 – LG G3

At the time of it’s release, the G3 had some of the best specs on a smartphone to date. It made headlines as the first phone to boast a Quad HD display, and along with it came a big 3000 mAh battery. The massive (at the time) screen, powerful 2.5GHz processor, and sleek build quality became a force to be reckoned with amongst other flagships.

You can pick up the G3 for $ 598.80 off-contract, or $ 24.95 per month through financing for 2 years. This is still a great option for people who want a great big screen without making too many sacrifices.

Specs

  • 5.5-inch LCD display with 1440 x 2560 resolution
  • 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 CPU
  • 2/3GB of RAM (depending on storage option)
  • 16/32GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 128GB
  • 13MP rear cam, 2.1MP front cam
  • Removable 3000mAh battery
  • 146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm, 149g
  • Metallic Black, Silk White
  • Android 4.4.4 KitKat (Lollipop update coming down the pipeline)

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Best phones below $ 500

#1 – Samsung Galaxy Note 3

What was arguably the biggest change in design in the Note line, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 began getting us really excited about big phones. It’s big battery, super fast Snapdragon 800 processor, and 1080p screen made for a worthy successor to the original Note. Due to constant feedback on their previously used materials, Samsung went with a nice, faux-leather back that really made it feel like a premium notebook.

The Galaxy Note 3 is available off-contract at T-Mobile for $ 416.88, or you can finance the device for two years when you pay $ 17.37 per month. The Note 3 is a really great phone. It was one of our favorite phone of last year, and continues to stay a strong contender in T-Mobile’s lineup. If you’re looking for a (relatively) inexpensive phablet, the Note 3 is for you.

Specs

  • 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with 1080 x 1920 resolution
  • 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 32GB on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 64GB
  • 13MP rear cam, 2MP front cam
  • Removable 3200mAH battery
  • 151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm, 168g
  • Jet Black
  • Android 4.4.4 KitKat (Lollipop update coming down the pipeline)

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#2 – Samsung Galaxy S4

While only a minor step up visually from the Galaxy S3, the S4 still brought a more polished look and feel to Samsung’s biggest hit. This time around, Samsung made it a point to refine their software and hardware to make a cohesive package that would appeal to the general public, rather than a niche crowd. Though the software has a lot going on with more features packed in than ever before, we think Samsung will tweak it quite a bit in the upcoming Lollipop update.

If you’re on a budget and looking for a a solid smartphone, the Galaxy S4 is still a great option, despite the fact its not the newest Galaxy S handset on the block. It’s still a very powerful and capable device, and it can be yours off-contract for $ 438, or pay 18.25 per month through financing.

Specs

  • 5-inch Super AMOLED display with 1080 x 1920 resolution
  • 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 16/32GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 64GB
  • 13MP rear cam, 2MP front cam
  • Removable 2600 mAh battery
  • 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm, 130g
  • White Frost, Black Mist
  • Android 4.4.2 KitKat (Lollipop update coming down the pipeline)

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Buy Now for $ 438

#3 – ZTE ZMax

The ZTE ZMax is one of ZTE’s most recent mid-range offerings available in the United States. It features a big 5.7-inch display, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, and a giant 3400mAh battery. In fact, this is one of the only devices we’ve reviewed that can easily last multiple days on a single charge. It’s thin and relatively light for its size, making it feel like you aren’t carrying around an almost 6-inch device. This isn’t the most high end phone on the market, but for the price, we think you’ll be satisfied with this device’s performance.

You can pick up a ZTE ZMax off-contract on T-Mobile for $ 252, or you can finance it for $ 10.50 per month over two years.

Specs

  • 5.7-inch TFT display with 720 x 1280 resolution
  • 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 CPU
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 16GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 32GB
  • 8MP rear cam, 1.6MP front cam
  • Non-removable 3400mAh battery
  • 162.6 x 83.8 x 8.9 mm, 189.9g
  • Black
  • Android 4.4.2 KitKat (Lollipop update coming down the pipeline)

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Buy Now for $ 252

Best phones below $ 250

#1 – Samsung Galaxy Avant

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Just because a device is on the lower end of the spectrum when it comes to specifications, doesn’t mean it needs to run poorly. At least, that’s the case with Samsung’s Galaxy Avant. It features a 4.5-inch display, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, and a removable 2100mAh battery. Most people that want to save some money on a device with a smaller screen are going to like this phone, especially with the added benefit of having a removable battery. The Avant also offers 16GB of on-board storage with microSD card expansion, so you won’t need to worry about media or app storage.

The Samsung Galaxy Avant is available off-contract on T-Mobile for $ 230.40, or $ 9.60 per month when you finance it over two years.

 Specs

  •  4.5-inch display with 540 x 960 resolution
  • 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 CPU
  • 1.5GB of RAM
  • 16GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 64GB
  • 5MP rear cam, VGA front cam
  • Removable 2100mAh battery
  • 132.9 x 66 x 9.9 mm, 136.9g
  • Black
  • Android 4.4.2 KitKat (Lollipop update coming down the pipeline)

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Buy Now for $ 230.40

#2 – ALCATEL ONETOUCH Fierce 2

ALCATEL ONETOUCH Fierce 2

This next device is meant for people who don’t want to break the bank. The ALCATEL ONETOUCH Fierce 2 offers a nice 5-inch display with a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and a removable 2000mAh battery. Although the device comes with only 4GB of on-board storage, you can utilize the microSD expansion with up to 32GB of extra storage. Like we said, the Fierce 2 isn’t the greatest when it comes to specifications, but you’ll save a ton of money when purchasing this device.

The ALCATEL ONETOUCH Fierce 2 is available off-contract at T-Mobile for only $ 126, or $ 5.25 per month when you finance the device over two years.

Specs

  •  5-inch display with 540 x 960 resolution
  • 1.2GHz Snapdragon 200 CPU
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 4GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 32GB
  • 5MP rear cam, VGA front cam
  • Removable 2000mAh battery
  • 141 x 72 x 9.9 mm, 149g
  • Blue
  • Android 4.4 KitKat

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#3 – LG Optimus L90

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For those who aren’t looking for the sheer power and performance of LG’s G series, the L90 will do just fine for you. The build quality and design is based off of the LG G3 (minus the rear buttons), though it comes in a much more affordable package. It brings a 4.5-inch LCD display and a decent 2040mAh battery that should have no problems lasting throughout the day. Now, this device is moving towards the lower end of the spectrum in terms of specifications, but that means you’ll get to save some money in the process.

The LG L90 is available at T-Mobile off-contract for $ 168, or $ 7 per month if you finance the device over two years. Honestly, this is a steal for a device that’s based off of one of LG’s best phones.

Specs

  • 4.5-inch LCD display with 480 x 800 resolution
  • 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8210 CPU
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 4GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 32GB
  • 5MP rear cam, VGA front cam
  • Removable 2040mAh battery
  • 127 x 67 x 9.7 mm, 128g
  • Black
  • Android 4.4 KitKat (Lollipop update coming down the pipeline)

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Buy Now for $ 168

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