Tag Archive: Buying


Is it worth buying the Galaxy S8 in June 2018?

Over a year later, the Galaxy S8 is still a solid buy.

The Galaxy S9 is currently Samsung’s latest and greatest flagship around, but unless you’re willing to spend at least $ 720 for the privilege of owning one, you’re going to want to look elsewhere for your next smartphone purchase.

For some folks in the market for an upgrade, last year’s Galaxy S8 can be an enticing option. It offers about 80-90% of the features found  [Read More…]

You won’t regret buying one of these $6 stands for your phone or tablet

Keep them safe!

There’s no denying that these things are a bit silly, but they are also extremely practical. Lamicall’s adjustable phone stand is down to just $ 6.49 when you use the coupon code 7LM3H6FB at Amazon. This is a savings of just over $ 3 and drops it right into impulse purchase territory.

It can hold your phone in both portrait and landscape mode, and it’s designed to work with devices from 4 to 8  [Read More…]

Is the Honor View 10 still worth buying four months after it was announced?

They say time heals all wounds, but that doesn’t do anything to fix a botched release.

When we reviewed the Honor View 10, we found it to be one of the best affordable flagships for just $ 500 — it held its own against the similarly priced OnePlus 5T, and you could even make the argument that it’s a better value than the more premium Huawei Mate 10 Pro. But that was all the way back in January.

  [Read More…]

What you need to know about buying a screen protector for the Galaxy S9

Curved glass is beautiful, but it makes shopping for screen protectors a little more complicated.

The Galaxy S9 is looking to be an incredible new phone that, while not a huge redesign over the Galaxy S8, moves in the right direction with a number of small improvements. Namely, the fingerprint sensor has been moved to a reasonable location, and the camera has seen a substantial upgrade — the S9+ even gained an additional camera. Needless to say,  [Read More…]

More people are buying used/refurbished phones than ever before

Why? Because $ 1000 smartphones are ridiculous.

2017 saw a lot of excellent phones get released, but it also signified a pretty steep shift in the cost of the devices we know and love. Apple’s iPhone X debuted with its infamous starting price of $ 999, the Galaxy Note 8 and Google Pixel 2 XL can both set you back $ 950, and the newly announced Galaxy S9+ will put a dent of $ 840 in your pocket.

[Read More…]

What to look for when buying USB-C cables and adapters

Buying a cable shouldn’t be difficult. It doesn’t have to be if you follow these simple tips.

USB standards have a long history, and they’ve gone through plenty of changes since first implemented in 1996. The premise behind them is providing a way to standardize cables, connectors, communication, and power transfer between electronic devices. Those are some pretty high goals to reach, but the specifications do just that and the rest is up to the manufacturers of  [Read More…]

Deal: Get a free Live Case when buying a Pixel 2

Available until February 14 at 11:59 PM PT.

We’re big fans of the Google Pixel 2 here at Android Central, and if you’re looking to get an awesome last-minute Valentine’s gift, it’s sure to knock the socks off of your sweetheart. If you buy one now from the Google Store, you can get a custom Live Case for no added cost!

Live Case on the Google Pixel.

If you want to take advantage of this deal,  [Read More…]

Today only, save up to 40% on BIC essentials you’ll be buying at some point anyways

The easiest decision you’ll make all day.

Today only, Amazon is offering up to 40% off BIC office supplies. The items included are things like pens, pencils, and highlighters. You know you’re going to need them at some point, whether it’s for restocking your home office, or grabbing school supplies. Now’s the time to buy and avoid paying full price…or running out when you need them the most.

Some notable items:

Gel-ocity 8-pack Fashion Retractable Gel Pens  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime is designed to fuel your impulse buying habits

Samsung’s latest budget phone has an interesting trick up its sleeve.

With hundreds of phones releasing in India every year, Samsung is looking to distinguish its products by offering interesting new use cases. The Galaxy On7 Prime — Samsung’s latest foray in the budget segment — comes with a visual search feature that lets you easily purchase products through photos. The feature is powered by Samsung Mall, which collates product information from several e-commerce sites to create a sort  [Read More…]

Consumers favor software updates over buying new phones, report suggests

Is the new annual flagship smartphone worth your hard-earned money, or is your older phone worth a second look? According to a new report coming out of the New York Post, it seems customers these days prefer getting a software update packed with new features, rather than invest towards a new phone. The rising trend […]