Tag Archive: Smartphones


How I find the best smartphones for me (or anyone else buying one)

Get a smartphone that you’re almost guaranteed to love.

It’s spring! While we’re gearing up to enjoy the coming warmth, sunshine, and fresh flowers, many smartphone makers are preparing the new wonderful devices they want you to spend your money on.

I like to call it upgrade season. There are two of those, actually, with the other coming right around autumn when the inventory-clearing holiday sales urge more people to spend money.

It’s not enough to simply  [Read More…]

Don’t underestimate the value of buying last year’s smartphones

Just because it’s new doesn’t mean the old stuff is worthless.

There is a significant downside to the innovation we enjoy today: it’s just far too expensive. Samsung, Apple, Huawei, and more have been spending billions each year to figure out how to make the stuff we like work the way we like them to work. And we know that they’re doing a good job because they continue to make significant returns on those investments.

But those  [Read More…]

Friday’s top deals: powerful smartphones, Bluetooth earbuds, and more!

On a daily basis there is no shortage of great deals to be had, but sometimes hunting them down can be a bit time consuming. Don’t let that drag you down, though. We’ve rounded up some of our absolute favorites from today that you simply can’t miss out on.

For Gamers Razer Phone 2 smartphone

The last deal we shared was just a $ 50 drop with a free case, so I think this deal blows that one  [Read More…]

Smartphones have really changed the way I fly

It’s pretty amazing when you think about it.

I may not fly as much as some of my colleagues — in fact, I don’t even have status with my preferred airline yet — but I still travel quite a bit. I just got back yesterday from a week in Anaheim for the NAMM Show, and before I even have time to fully unpack, I’m heading down to Florida for Mobile Nations’ company gathering tomorrow. Add to that  [Read More…]

What is an IP Rating for smartphones?

Have you ever found yourself looking at a new smartphone or wearable, wondering just what that IP68 rating means? How does that affect you as a potential customer or user? Does it differ from an IP67 rating? If so, how?

An increasing number of Android handsets and gadgets are being released with variations of an IP rating. Short for an Ingress Protection marking, it’s a two-digit code that signals how the device will stand up to the elements. It’s here  [Read More…]

The new iOttie iTap 2 magnetic mounts are designed for larger smartphones

Secure your phone and drive safe.

The new iTap Magnetic 2 car mount series from iOttie includes stronger magnets, larger models, and a variety of ways to secure your smartphone to your car. For a while there, smartphones were getting smaller. Now we’re seeing a lot of Plus sizes and larger screens. The iTap Magnetic 2 appeals to these larger phones while still giving you the flexibility to use something smaller.

Each version of the iTap will  [Read More…]

Top Android smartphones that come with a gradient colored back

It’s overwhelming how many smartphone models are currently available on the market today. However, it wouldn’t be an understatement to say that phone colors are often just so incredibly dull. You get the same old black, white, silver and gray, in glossy or matte. So anytime a company decides to do something else, it really catches everyone’s attention.

Well, recently an exciting new trend has emerged. We’ve started seeing more and more phones boasting a distinctive dual-tone gradient on the  [Read More…]

AT&T prepaid promo shaves $50 off select smartphones

AT&T’s prepaid branch is offering a promotion for those looking to buy a budget handset this fall. So starting now until January 10, 2019 the carrier will be shaving off $ 50 select phone models from its portfolio.

This means you’ll be able to get an iPhone 6s for $ 149.99 or an iPhone SE for $ 69.99. AT&T prepaid also has some Android phones on sale. For example, during the period the Samsung Galaxy Prime 3 will sell for  [Read More…]

Best smartphones that don’t come with a notched display

Whether you like it or not, the smartphone notch is spreading like wildfire. After the iPhone X and Essential Phone brought the notch to the masses, many other major brands including Huawei, ASUS, LG and OnePlus have followed suit.

But what about fans of the classic design? What are they to do in 2018? Is the only solution to abandon yourself to the notch? Far from it. Fortunately, there are still many companies that have chosen to abstain from including  [Read More…]

The best budget Android smartphones you can buy right now (September 2018)

You need a new device but (rightly) think spending north of $ 800 is insanity, right? Well, you’re not alone. An entire segment of budget flagship devices has sprung up and they’re surprisingly good! Today we’re taking a look at the best phones you can purchase if you have between $ 300 and $ 500 to spend.

Without further ado, here’s our list.

OnePlus 6

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