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.
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.
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 »
If you’re looking for a flagship smartphone at a decent price, this might be right for you. eBay currently has the LG G4, factory unlocked and LTE-capable, for only $499.99 with free shipping. Compared to the $600 T-Mobile wants and the $630 AT&T wants for the device, it’s a pretty good savings.