Samsung’s track record with monthly security updates has not been so great when it comes to unlocked models as of late. You’d think that unlocked models would have the best support, but that’s currently not the case.
Thankfully, that should now change. Samsung “have now resolved the challenges” that prevented monthly updates and will provide ... Read More »
The ZTE Blade V8 Pro was announced at CES 2017 as an unlocked mid-range device. It features a Snapdragon 625 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage with a microSD slot, a 5.5-inch full HD display, dual 13MP rear cameras with bokeh effect, a 3,140mAh battery, dual SIM slots, a fingerprint reader, ... Read More »
HTC has announced that the unlocked variant of the HTC 10 is now receiving the update to Android 7.0 Nougat in the US. You should now be seeing the update roll out, though like with all rollouts, it might take some time to get to you.
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The BlackBerry Priv is definitely an interesting device, a mix of traditional BlackBerry (including that wonderful keyboard) and a modern Android smartphone. With a 5.4-inch Samsung edge display, 18MP camera, 32GB of memory, and a 3410 mAh battery, it’s pretty high end.
Unfortunately, ... Read More »
It’s bad enough that the newly-announced Moto Z has a period of exclusivity on Verizon. Now there’s more bad news to be had from the Chinese manufacturer. The unlocked model of the Moto Z, which should be coming this fall, will ... Read More »
It’s not a soap or a ranch. No, the Acer Liquid Zest Plus is a budget smartphone that features some pretty respectable specs. It has a 5.5-inch 720p display, a quad core MediaTek MT6735 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a 13MP camera, Android 6.0, and a huge 5,000 mAh ... Read More »
Buying unlocked devices is often the way to go. Though carrier-branded devices can be bought using payment plans, an unlocked device will often have an unlockable bootloader and will come with no bloatware. I mean, none of us want an app that installs ... Read More »
Thanks to a leaked slide, it seems that the Samsung Galaxy S7 will have a very unique carrier lock mechanism. Carrier devices that usually would be sold locked (or occasionally unlocked) will now be sold completely unlocked, but will lock themselves to the first carrier SIM that’s inserted.
This is ... Read More »
If you feel like you can get by without the “magic slot” and whatever else LG has up its sleeve with the LG G5, then this deal on the LG G4 is one to consider.
At $349.95 this is around $70 less than you typically see an unlocked G4 and $100 less ... Read More »
While it is now multiple generations removed from being the new Nexus on the block, the Nexus 5 is still solid hardware and worthy of consideration for someone trying to get by on a budget or to buy a device for testing purposes, particularly at the amazingly low price of $149.
For the ... Read More »