Tag Archive: Unlocked


Android Oreo now available for unlocked HTC 10

HTC shows some love for a phone that’s nearing two years of age.

Although we wouldn’t recommend buying one in early 2018, the HTC 10 was an excellent handset during its time that flew under the radar for a lot of people. The phone shipped with 6.0.1 Marshmallow, was updated to Nougat in late 2016, and it’s now getting to share in on the Oreo action.

Android 8.0 Oreo is now rolling out to the HTC 10  [Read More…]

Unlocked Moto X4 with Motorola software will come to the U.S. this year

This is really good news for Motorola fans.

One of the big questions coming out of Google’s announcement of the Android One Moto X4 coming to Project Fi was what impact this had on the release of a “normal” Motorola version in the U.S. Thankfully, Motorola has confirmed to Android Central that there will be a standard, unlocked, Motorola software version of the Moto X4 hitting the U.S. this year.

That means it would no longer be  [Read More…]

U.S. unlocked Galaxy Note 8 receives first software update, stays on August security patch

Samsung cares about the U.S. unlocked Note 8! It really does!

Just a handful of days after the Galaxy Note 8 left pre-order status, Samsung has sent out its first update to the proper U.S. unlocked model. The update, which brings the phone up to software version 1AQI5, is a respectable 81.63MB. The changelog, if you could call it that, isn’t as exciting. There’s “improved stability” particularly in relation to Google Maps and the Weather widget — and then  [Read More…]

Grab an unlocked 128GB Google Pixel for $610, or the Pixel XL for $650

Newegg Flash is offering major discounts on 128GB Google Pixel devices, with the standard Pixel available for just $ 609.99 while the XL version is available for $ 649.99. This saves you $ 139 off the regular price of the standard Pixel and $ 219 off the XL edition. Good luck finding this much phone for that price anywhere else. This deal is only available in the ‘quite black’ color.

Pixel brings the power of Google to your  [Read More…]

Should you buy a Galaxy Note 8 unlocked or from a carrier?

The Note 8 will be available unlocked on day one. But should you get it from Samsung directly, or go with a carrier option?

For the first time ever, Samsung will be offering its latest flagship, the Note 8, in unlocked and carrier versions from day one. That’s the good news. The bad news is that it’s still really difficult to decide whether to buy the phone directly from Samsung or to take advantage of the myriad  [Read More…]

A global unlocked version of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is incoming?

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active was announced last month as an AT&T exclusive. Coming with a rugged design and a larger battery, the Galaxy S8 Active has many fans. And the good news is that soon a new version might become available. You see, a new (unannounced) Samsung phone bearing model number SM-G892U was certified […]

Samsung starts shipping out unlocked Galaxy Note 8 pre-orders earlier

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 was announced on August 25. At launch, the Korean tech giant said customers can expect the new phablet to be released on September 15. However, it seems some users who pre-ordered the phone will be able to get their hand on the shiny, new device sooner than expected. According to […]

Looking for a cheap unlocked phone? The Coolpad Splatter with Alexa launches for $140

Coolpad – a maker of affordable smartphones – recently launched its second unlocked phone in the US called the Coolpad Splatter. The handset is available via Amazon for the price of $ 139.99. Obviously, you shouldn’t expect any mind-blowing specs, but even so the Coolpad Splatter is more than capable of handling basic tasks like browsing […]

U.S. unlocked Galaxy Note 8 shows up on Samsung’s online store

The U.S. unlocked Galaxy Note 8 makes an appearance on Samsung’s store page.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be announced next week in New York, and the leaks just keep coming as we run up to the event. This time, Samsung has prematurely listed the U.S. unlocked version (model UZKAXAA, consistent with the U.S. unlocked Galaxy S8s) of the device on its online store. The product link itself doesn’t go anywhere, but we still learn a few things  [Read More…]

Pick up an unlocked Huawei Mate 9 for $450 at Amazon

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a nice price drop on the Huawei Mate 9.

If you’re in the market for a new smartphone, Huawei’s Mate 9 may have crossed your radar. Right now you can pick one up for just $ 449.99 at Amazon, which is a savings of $ 50 from its regular price. Being unlocked, you can buy this and pop in the SIM card of your choice (from a compatible  [Read More…]