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This week’s best deals on phones, tabs, wearables and accessories : June 29 – July 5

Rest? We know not the meaning of the word, as every spare second is spent searching high and low for the best mobile deals to bring you week after week and save you hundreds, hopefully thousands of bucks in the long run.


We’re tireless, always with at least a browser tab open on Amazon, and we like to cater to your every need, be it a spanking new powerhouse smartphone, backup prepaid handheld, affordable 7 to 8-inch tablet, upper tier 10 inch+ laptop replacement, fancy smartwatch, dependable fitness tracker or accessories of all types, with various use cases.

Today, we’ll admit we’re a little low on high-end slate and watch bargains. But the new arrival phone offers, budget-friendly phones and pads, and rich harvest of discounted mobile accessories should more than please you. Here goes:

This week’s best handheld deals


HTC One M9 – $50 with Verizon contracts; $100 at Sprint


It’s not very typical of a “mainstream” flagship to get an on-contract price cut roughly three months after its market debut, but let’s not act astounded. We knew this moment was coming, given how little effort HTC put into “upgrading” last year’s One M8, which in turn was a little too similar to the M7.

The million 50-dollar question is should you buy the reduced M9? It’s far more tempting, we’ll give Verizon and Sprint that, but it still doesn’t feel like a wise purchase compared to, say, the $200 and up LG G4. Maybe if carriers give it away for free…?

Lenovo Vibe Shot – starting at $378

Never heard of the camera virtuoso before? Well, it literally just went on sale stateside (via importers), and if you’re into digital photography, it’s a must-buy. Not particularly expensive, it offers 16 MP triple-LED flash imaging muscle, 8 megapixels of selfie prowess, octa-core 64-bit Snapdragon 615 punch, Full HD 5-inch resolution, 3 GB RAM (!!), and 32 GB internal storage (!!!).

Not to mention the stunning, unparalleled design and 4G LTE connectivity, albeit restricted stateside.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge – $786 unlocked


Finally, some breathing room for cash-strapped S6 Edge prospective buyers. Granted, the tariff still sits dangerously close to the prohibitive $800 mark, so perhaps it’d be smarter to keep an eye on the listing and wait for a further trim. At $700 or so, it’d become impossible to refuse the dual-curved metal-and-glass beast.

LG G3 S – $198

Not a powerhouse by any means, an exciting newcomer or even respectable upper mid-range soldier, the diminutive G3 S nonetheless provides plenty of bang for your buck. A 5-inch 720p display, Lollipop software, quad-core S400 chip, 8 MP LED flash cam, 2,540 mAh battery and standout build quality. Be afraid, Motorola, be very afraid!

Huawei SnapTo – $160

Huawei SnapTo

Another direct Moto G rival, the SnapTo saw daylight more recently, but is stuck on decrepit 4.4 KitKat at the moment. It also fails to impress in the photography and autonomy departments, with a 5 MP shooter and 2,200 mAh cell, but it’s cheaper now and touts a sharp HD 5-inch panel.

Inexpensive tablets for everybody


Acer Iconia One 7 – $55 certified refurbished with 16 GB storage

You never imagined you’d be able to score the One 7 for even less than $90, did you? Then again, at $55, you have to make a very serious compromise, settling for a pre-owned Jelly Bean 7 incher with only 90 days covered by the manufacturer’s hardware warranty. Tough call.

Dell Venue 8 – $125 in red; $130 black

Dell Venue 8

Want us to make your next pad buying decision easy as pie? Enter the $125 Full HD 8-inch Venue. It’s larger than the Iconia above, much sharper (1,920 x 1,200 pixels), KitKat leads the software show, and you have your zippy Intel Atom inside, backed by 1 GB RAM.

Lenovo Tab A10 keyboard bundle – $249

Lenovo Tab A10

Looking for something slightly more productive than the Venue 8? You can’t go wrong with the versatile Tab A10, which also stands out courtesy of generous screen real estate, stellar battery life and top-notch audio performance.

LG G Pad 8.0 – $169

Back to compact, ultra-affordable tabs, the G Pad 8.0 files Android 5.0 Lollipop under major selling points, alongside decent design, a quad-core Snapdragon 400 SoC and 16 GB memory.

Wearable deals and steals


Sony SmartWatch 3 – $175

You know what’s sad… for Sony, and extremely pleasant for us? The SmartWatch 3 is really worth more, what with its GPS tracking abilities, waterproof skeleton, new version of Android Wear and all-around rich sensor support.

Sony SmartWatch 3

But so many early smartwatch adopters let aesthetics cloud their judgment, which is why this somewhat unattractive, bulky timepiece may soon go down to $150. Yay!

Jawbone Up 24 – starting at $65

Technically archaic and discontinued, the non-screen-sporting activity tracker can do the job it knows best as proficiently as when it started selling. It’s not fancy, it’s not pretty and strictly from a visual standpoint, it doesn’t merit $65.

But if you want something simple, uncluttered and skilled in the step-counting, calorie-measuring, sleep-monitoring areas, you better act before the Up 24 vanishes altogether.

Mobile accessories promotions  


AmazonBasics Ultra-Portable Mini Bluetooth speaker – $29.99 (25 percent off)

AmazonBasics speaker

Five colors, 3W power, 30-feet Bluetooth range, up to 10 hours autonomy on a single charge, one-year warranty (straight from Amazon), 0.6 pounds weight, 3.3 x 1.7 x 2.6 inches dimensions, 4.4 stars average on 282 customer reviews. Shall we go on? Clearly, this is a very robust low-cost, compact speaker proposal.

Philips BT100B/37 wireless mini compact portable Bluetooth speaker – $21

Talk about a battle that’s too close to call. Even smaller, lighter and cheaper than the AmazonBasics speaker, this Philips item only provides 2-watt output power, lasts around eight hours between charges and sports a built-in microphone for hands-free phone calls.

Yootech Qi wireless charging pad – $13.99 (72 percent off)

It works with all Qi-enabled Androids around, from the Galaxy S6 to the LG G4, Moto 360, Nexus 5 and HTC Droid DNA (!!!), and it’s dirt-cheap. What more do you need to know?

RAVPower 3,000 mAh power bank – $5.99 ($34 savings)

RAVPower 3000

Oh, come on, a universal external charger for 6 bucks? I’ll take a dozen, leave one in every piece of luggage I own, and that way, make sure I’m always prepared to travel, never dependent on power outlets. Of course, the exterior doesn’t recommend the accessory as a manly holiday item, but I’ll find a way to camouflage them.

LG Tone Infinim Bluetooth stereo headset – $84

It’s perhaps expensive for a typical wireless headset, but the Tone Infinim isn’t very “typical” or humdrum, with “premium” Harman Kardon sound, retractable earbuds, robust metallic finish and AptX compatibility.

Flexion Kinetic Series wireless Bluetooth headphones – $49.99

Flexion headphones

It goes without saying these tiny headphones aren’t as potent as LG’s, yet their main selling point lies elsewhere – in resistance to sweat, signal enhancement technology, custom fit design and very easy to master interface, all of which combine to yield the ideal workout smartphone aid.

Acer Announces Intel Powered Iconia One 7 Android Tablet

Acer announced two new 7-inch tablet models at the “A Touch More Connected” launch event in New York which will hit the market this coming June. The Iconia Tab 7 is device that combines the features of a tablet and a phone while the Iconia One 7 is a basic tablet that’s suited for multimedia tasks.

Acer Iconia One 7

We’ve already featured the Acer Iconia Tab 7 now it’s time to get to know the Acer Iconia One 7. As its name implies, the Iconia One 7 is a 7-inch tablet that runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean (upgradeable to KitKat) and uses an Intel Atom Z2560 Clover Trail+ processor. According to the company this device is best used for mobile entertainment as it is slim and comes in a variety of colors.

According to Maverick Shih, president of Acer’s BYOC and Tablet Business Group, “Since the beginning, Acer’s mission has been to break down the barriers between people and technology and make the latest technologies accessible to all people. The new Iconia One 7 is a great example of how we continue this heritage by offering mobile devices with great functionality, unique designs and excellent value.”

Technical Specifications

  • Display: 7-inch LED-backlit IPS,  1280×800 HD resolution
  • OS: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean upgradeable to Android 4.4 (KitKat)
  • Processor: Intel Atom Z2560 Clover Trail+ dual-core 1.6GHz
  • GPU: PowerVR SGX544MP2

What’s probably the highlight of this device is that it makes use of an Intel processor instead of an ARM-based processor. The Intel Atom Z2560 Clover Trail+ is a dual-core processor designed to be used on mobile devices. The advantage of using this processor is that aside from being cheap it comes with a hyperthreading feature which allows for the maximum usage of each core.

Hermann Eul, vice president and general manager of Intel’s Mobile and Communications Group, said “Congratulations to Acer on delivering the Intel Atom-powered Acer Iconia One 7 to market. It offers superb gaming and entertainment performance, long battery life and a sleek form factor. We look forward to continuing our close work with Acer to bring additional innovative mobile devices to market that meet the ever-increasing demands of today’s consumers.”

The Acer Iconia One 7 is able to handle games and HD videos smoothly thanks to its use of the powerful PowerVR SGX544MP2 graphics chip. Its display is best for reading ebooks, surfing the web, or simply watching videos. It is tested to have a 7 hour battery life on a single charge when watching 720p movies making it ideal for use when travelling.

This device will become available in the market this coming June and is expected to have a price of $130.

via acer 

Acer Iconia One 7 Budget Android Tablet Spotted At The FCC

Hot off the heels of its previous budget tablet, the $130 Iconia B1-720, Acer is yet again set to release another budget tablet called the Acer Iconia One 7. This device which was released last February in Taiwan has passed by the FCC this week which means that it will soon be released in the US market.

Acer Iconia One 7

Technical Specifications

  • Operating system: Android Jelly Bean 4.2
  • Processor: Cortex A9 dual-core processor 1.5GHz (VIA WM8880)
  • Display: 7-inch, 5-point touch
  • Resolution: 1024×600
  • Memory: 1GB DDR3
  • Internal storage: eMMC16GB
  • Front camera: 0.3M (640×480)
  • Rear camera: 1.9M (1600×1200)
  • Wireless network: 802.11bgn
  • Battery: 3000mAh, HD video playback: 3.5 hours
  • Input / Output: microSD, expandable up to 32GB (SDHC 2.0 compatible), Micro USB, supporting USB 2.0 client, micro HDMI, 3.5mm Audio Jack x1
  • Weight: 289g
  • Dimensions (mm): 191 x 112 x 9.9 mm

It’s still too early to tell when this device will hit the stores or how much it will cost. Its price in Taiwan is 3490 Yuan or roughly $115 when converted. It might be priced lower than the Iconia B1-720 when released in the market.

There’s really nothing special about the Acer Iconia One 7 as the device is clearly meant to be used by the causal consumer. It makes a perfect device for checking emails, updating social networks, and browsing the web. Its dual core 1.5GHz Cortex A9 processor combined with 1GB of RAM should provide a smooth user experience as long as light apps are used. Don’t expect to have a great performance though if you are planning to play graphics intensive games with this device.

This tablet connects to the Internet using Wi-Fi 802.11bgn. There’s no Bluetooth, GPs, or other sensors included which means that the 3000mAh should be able to last for a day.

The Acer Iconia One 7 is clearly marketed for consumers looking for a budget tablet coming from a respectable brand. It also makes a great device for those who are looking to purchase their first Android tablet.

via fcc