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.
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 »
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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.
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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.
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Alcatel OneTouch is doing its best to stir things up in the budget/unlocked phone market. Hardware for mobile is getting to the point where budget no longer means poor performance. Just a couple of years ago, I would never have recommended anyone buy a budget device. In my opinion, the poor experience that went along ... Read More »
System updates have long been a sore point for Android and its fans, as manufacturers have often been painfully slow and carriers further delay updates to add their own bloat and annoying features. But with Nexus devices, you often get updates first, regardless of what carriers want, since they have historically been unlocked and free ... Read More »
Alcatel OneTouch thoroughly surprised the Android world earlier this year with the release of the Idol 3 5.5. We weren’t blown away with its specs, benchmarks, or flagship killing, but it is a beautifully simple budget phone with a ... Read More »