Tag Archive: Mobile


NUU Mobile G4 debuts as budget-friendly flagship with Android 9

Buying a powerful flagship smartphone with the most recent version of Android is not always affordable. In fact, the last few years have seen the average price of tier-one hardware creep up to, and over, $ 1,000.

NUU Mobile, a brand who has offered unlocked smartphones for the last few years, is doing its level best to take price in the opposite other direction. The handset maker this week introduces its latest experience, the G4, at the annual CES trade  [Read More…]

Mint Mobile is introducing higher data plans (and higher prices)

It had to happen eventually.

One of the things that makes Mint Mobile stand out against the competition is its unique pricing structure; instead of paying for one month of service at a time, you buy months in bulk. Each plan comes with unlimited talk, text, and 2G data, and you simply select your 4G data allotment and bulk amount — three, six, or twelve months at once — and pay a lump sum that’s sometimes even  [Read More…]

Razer Raiju Mobile Gaming Controller review: Get a grip

This is the Bluetooth controller dreams are made of.

Mobile game developers in general still seem somewhat hesitant to include proper support for Bluetooth controls. Sometimes it just doesn’t work with the style of game, but then there are games that would play so much better and be more fun if you didn’t have to fight against the often-problematic touchscreen controls.

Since entering the smartphone gaming industry with its first Razer Phone, Razer has been quietly raising  [Read More…]

The people we love: Mobile Nations 2018 Community Awards Winners!

Kicking off a new year is always a great time to reflect on the previous year. While on the blogs we tend to look at the best devices, the greatest apps, and things of that nature, there is another section of our sites that deserves attention and appreciation as well — the forums and the volunteers and members that make our communities so amazing.

We take great pride in our community and know that without the people who  [Read More…]

Stream shows to your mobile devices with the $70 HDHomeRun Connect Duo

Abandon cable without abandoning your favorite shows.

The HDHomeRun Connect Duo is just $ 69.99 through Best Buy’s eBay store and the main site. The Duo usually sells for $ 100, and it’s currently going for $ 87 on Amazon. The $ 70 deal price is a match for the lowest we’ve seen on this version, and it’s even the same price as the older model, too.

The Connect Duo has two tuners (thus, Duo). When paired  [Read More…]

Snapdragon 855 is Qualcomm’s next flagship mobile platform built for 5G

Here’s a new processor for you to lust after.

It’s official: the latest and greatest mobile platform from Qualcomm to lust after is the Snapdragon 855. The name and initial details were unveiled during the company’s annual “Tech Summit” in Hawaii, where it’s taking a full week to unveil its upcoming plans for mobile computing and networks.

Qualcomm is, of course, talking up the Snapdragon 855’s 5G capabilities as we get ready to head into  [Read More…]

US Mobile review: The best wireless service you’re not using

Fast data speeds, customizable plans, and reliable coverage make this a winner.

Although the United States may only consist of four main wireless service providers, there are a plethora of smaller MVNOs out there that piggyback off of The Big 4’s service and use it to offer cellular plans that are more affordable and contract-free. Some of the most popular include the likes of Mint Mobile, Ting, and Cricket Wireless, but today I’ll be talking about one  [Read More…]

Mint Mobile review: A cheaper, better prepaid cellular plan in the U.S.

Great low-cost cell service.

AC Score 4

Cell phone plans are a necessary evil in the modern world, so it seems like everyone is trying to get to a cheaper plan to save some money. There are a few great prepaid plans out there, but the best that I’ve found is Mint Mobile.

Mint Mobile — formerly Mint SIM — has been around for a  [Read More…]

Mint Mobile Black Friday deal: 3 months of service for just $20

Buying phones during the holiday season is a lot of fun, especially when you can get in on some huge savings. Samsung, for instance, is discounting its Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9 models to the tune of hundreds of dollars off.

GET TO KNOW: Mint Mobile

If you buy a phone that’s unlocked, you have the luxury of choosing which carrier you use for service. Before you run out and sign up with the big name carriers, do a  [Read More…]

Get to Know: Mint Mobile

Most consumers are familiar with the big-name wireless carriers like Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. Not nearly as many, though, are as well-versed when it comes to the topic of Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO).

It might surprise you to know that companies such as MetroPCS, Boost Mobile, and Cricket Wireless operate on the T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T networks, respectively. These network operators license the towers and coverage from the tier-one providers and offer their own phones, rate plans, and  [Read More…]