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Top 7 Android smartphones with physical QWERTY keyboards

Phones with QWERTY keyboards aren’t getting much love with the major manufacturers these days, but you can still find some high end phones with a physical keyboard.  In this June 2017 update, we’re recommending the Blackberry KEYone as the best QWERTY keyboard smartphone on the market right now.  

ProductBrandNamePrice
BlackBerryBlackBerry KEYone GSM Unlocked Android Smartphone (AT&T, T-Mobile) - 4G LTE – 32GBBuy on Amazon|$268.62(Price as of 02/23/2019 23:31 ET)

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If you can’t stand using the touch keyboard phones that’s dominating the market, give the KEYone a shot.  It’s highly unlike you will find another smartphone with physical keyboard that will beat the Blackberry KEYone, since most manufacturers simply do not make these type of phones anymore.  You can find the specs here for this Android phone with QWERTY keyboard.

Blackberry Priv

BlackBerry, a company that was once renowned for their business-oriented smartphones with physical keyboards, has to fight for significance in a world dominated by virtual keyboard typing experience. Just like Clark Kent dressed in casual clothes, the BlackBerry Priv looks deceptively ordinary, perhaps with the exception of the curved display. But it takes just a quick slide to reveal Priv’s 4-row QWERTY keyboard hiding underneath the display.

The keyboard also features an integrated trackpad and several programmable keys for launching apps and changing the position on the screen. You can swipe up across the keyboard to access a full-sized virtual keyboard with special characters and symbols. Clever stuff, indeed.

Also hiding under the 5.4” display with 540 ppi is the powerful Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 chipset, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage space, and Adreno 418. With such high-end specifications, the Priv is a productivity beast with ample power to fuel any multitasking (or gaming—we won’t judge) frenzy.

While the Android operating system looks close to the pure Android experience that you get on Nexus devices, BlackBarry has made a lot of changes under the hood. Privacy and security have been given a special attention, for example, with the BlackBerry DETEK app, which can tell you how secure you are and what improvements you can make.
Pros

  • 4-row QWERTY keyboard
  • Beautiful curved display
  • Sharp, vivid camera
  • Good performance
  • Increased privacy

Cons

  • The smartphone is slightly top-heavy

Talk QWERTY to me
The age of the Q is over. There’s no point denying it, arguing it or sugarcoating it. Flagship physical QWERTY phones are long gone, and they’re not coming back. Sad? Damn straight, as we all remember how we used to be able to send like five texts a minute on a full-size keypad-boasting handheld.

Since phone manufacturers simply aren’t seeing too much demand for Android smartphone with keyboard, they just aren’t releasing too many new variants of these.  But if you really need that keyboard, a good work around is to get the latest and greatest smartphone you can find, and get a mini bluetooth keyboard that you can carry around with you and sync with your phone.  If that doesn’t work for you, then check out these smartphones with keyboard currently on the market.

Yes, they were bulky, clunky, even ugly, but they got the job done in a way no touchscreen-toting iPhone or Samsung Galaxy S will ever get close to. Whatever “highly intuitive” apps like Swiftkey or Swype evolve into.

It’s also odd though how each and every mobile player (save for BlackBerry, maybe) turned their backs on productivity-centric gadgets all of a sudden, especially when Samsung, LG and Sony are so vocal about the diversity of their product lineups. Cater to the needs of everyone, my arse. Where’s my Galaxy S5Q, my LG G2 Slider and my Xperia Z2 Chat?

QWERTY meme

Heck, right now, I’d probably settle for a Galaxy S3Q or LG Optimus G Slider. Any semblance of a decent, upper mid-range Android QWERTY phone would be nice. Instead, the seven best physical keyboard devices of March 2014 are these old geezers:

7. LG Mach

Still stuck on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the 15 month-old Mach basically makes the cut here because there are no half-decent alternatives. I mean, I wouldn’t touch this thing with a ten-foot pole nowadays.

Not only is it four software generations behind the times, it’s mostly unavailable stateside and restricted for use on Sprint and Boost Mobile. The latter sells it online for $180 with prepaid plans, whereas if you want Now Network’s version, you’ll need to reach out to some fairly obscure Amazon sellers and cough up $360 (!!!).

LG Mach

Yeah, right, like anyone would be so nuts as to drop that kind of money on a chunky little fellow tipping the scales at 168 grams and packing a 4-inch 800 x 480 pix res touchscreen, dual-core 1.2 GHz CPU, as well as meager 1,700 mAh battery.

6. Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere 2

Despite its retro (read fugly) design, and overall underwhelming hardware, the Verizon-exclusive Stratosphere 2 is clearly not the worst QWERTY option around. Up for grabs via Amazon and Best Buy free of charge in a contract-tied flavor, the slider is on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, weighing 14 grams less than the Mach.

Galaxy Stratosphere 2

The juicer is a tad beefier, at 1,800 mAh, but sadly, the Super AMOLED panel is equally as mediocre. The dual-core 1.2 GHz SoC too. Bottom line, the Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere 2 is obviously not an ideal choice for productivity fanatics.

5. Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G

Though its two months older than the second-gen Stratosphere, the S Relay 4G is superior to its Verizon counterpart primarily in the aesthetics department. Less pronounced curves equals more elegance, not to mention the Relay is slightly slimmer while retaining the 1,800 mAh ticker.

Galaxy S Relay 4G

Hardware-wise, the T-Mo-restricted S Relay resembles the Stratosphere 2 greatly, but ups the processing power ante with a 1.5 GHz CPU. On-board software? Android 4.1 Jelly Bean starting April 2013. Price? $205 outright on Amazon.

4. Motorola Droid 4

One of the last remaining Mohicans of a lost era, the Droid 4 has aged rather gracefully, but it has aged nevertheless. Almost harder to score than the LG Mach, Moto’s once mighty slider is $220 with Verizon branding but no pacts via Amazon. Oh, and it’s pre-owned.

Worth the dough? Refurb products are always a gamble, two year-olds especially, yet the Droid still has a few things going for it. Like a decent 4-inch 960 x 540 pixels resolution touchscreen, 16 GB built-in storage, 8 MP rear-facing camera with image stabilization, 1 GB RAM, microSD support and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Motorola Droid 4

Downsides? For one thing, the dual-core TI OMAP 4430 is ancient and laggy. Also, the 1,785 mAh battery is pretty tiny, plus non-removable. Finally, have you ever carried around a brick in your trouser pocket? You will if you buy the Droid 4, as it weighs a staggering 179 grams.

3. LG Optimus F3Q

The youngest of the bunch, released but a few weeks ago on T-Mobile, the F3Q looks like a violent blast from the past design-wise, with a funky turquoise blue physical keyboard and an even swankier textured rear cover.

I personally think the blue-black color combo is a bit too much, but hey, kids may dig it, and in the long haul, it could help QWERTY phones become hip again. Available for $0 upfront and $312 full retail price, the device is hardly a powerhouse, with a dual-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 running the hardware show, aided by 1 GB RAM.

LG-Optimus-F3Q

The 4 GB on-board storage is cringe worthy, as is the 14 mm waist, yet software upgrades beyond 4.1 Jelly Bean could be on the horizon, and that should count for something. Also, it packs a gargantuan 2,460 mAh battery, capable of holding a single charge for up to 16 hours of talk time and 16 days (!!!) of standby time.

2. LG Enact

Yes, I realize the Enact and Optimus F3Q are in many ways virtually identical. From the design language to the CPU, RAM and battery life. Yet I like to think of Verizon’s Enact as F3Q’s classier brother. Sure, the Big Red fellow is chubby as hell (15.8 mm thickness, 170 grams weight), however it replaces the tacky blue keyboard with a black-and-silver one.

LG-Enact-Verizon

And the rear looks better too, in my humble opinion. Also on 4.1 Jelly Bean and likely to be upgraded before long, the Enact doubles down on storage, and costs a penny with contracts, as well as $400 without a service plan.

1. Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE

Not sure whether we should laugh or cry seeing a mid-2012 phone top a 2014 list. But that’s how behind the market is for QWERTY aficionados. And mind you, the Photon Q was hardly a high-ender when it first saw daylight, back in July 2012.

Up for grabs for free with 24-month Sprint agreements, the big guy weighs in at a massive 170 grams, however it offers the most generous screen real estate of all seven QWERTY world champion title candidates: 4.3 inches.

Motorola-Photon-Q-4G-LTE

The resolution is decent, 960 x 540, there’s scratch-resistant glass on top of it, a dual-core 1.5 GHz chip beneath the hood, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB storage, 8 MP primary camera with LED flash, 4G LTE and microSD support. Compared with, say, the Galaxy S5, it’s a featherweight, but like I said, it’s all we got.

At least until the Motorola Droid 5 goes official, if it’s ever to go official. Any thoughts? Maybe some other contenders we unintentionally snubbed? Anyone else out there rooting for a QWERTY revival? Sound off below.

ProductBrandNamePrice
BlackBerryBlackBerry KEYone GSM Unlocked Android Smartphone (AT&T, T-Mobile) - 4G LTE – 32GBBuy on Amazon|$268.62(Price as of 02/23/2019 23:31 ET)

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Best Unlimited Data Plan and What’s the Catch: T-Mobile vs Sprint

Unlimited and without contracts – that’s how we like our mobile plans. All four of the major U.S. carriers know about our preferences, offering unlimited installment plans that let customers pay for their devices over a longer period of time and allow them to switch carriers at any time. But how good are these plans when it comes to everyday use? Do they deliver on their promises of unlimited data, or do they come with some off-putting fine print that makes them less than attractive? Let’s find out.

T-Mobile

A month ago, T-Mobile announced their unlimited data plan, T-Mobile One, which was supposed to include unlimited talk, text, and high-speed 4G LTE data, alongside a slew of other benefits, such as Simple Global, Mobile Without Borders, and T-Mobile Tuesdays.

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With this plan, you don’t have to sign a contract, and you can pay for a new smartphone in installments or bring your own device. T-Mobile will also pay off your Early Termination Fees and the remaining balance of your device, if you switch from another carrier.

The plan starts at $70 for a single person and goes up to $180 for a family of 5. Unfortunately, it turned out that T-Mobile’s definition of what “unlimited” means differs from what most people imagine when they hear the word.

For starters, you cannot stream video in better quality than 480p, unless you pay $25 extra a month per line. Like this wasn’t enough, tethering is limited to 2G speeds, making it only slightly more useful than if you were to load web pages using carrying pigeons. Another 5 extra dollars await those who refuse to sign up for Auto Pay on their bills, and don’t even think about surpassing 26GB of 4G LTE data – T-Mobile will promptly throttle your speeds down to 2G.

T-Mobile One Plus

The backlash was brutal, and it took John Legere, the CEO of T-Mobile, just two weeks to announce a brand new plan. “Oh you thought we were done?! Then you don’t know us very well… we heard you and we’re making some changes… AND maybe more 😉 Ready?!,” posted Legere on his Twitter account.

tmobile-unlimited-data-hd

The new plan is called T-Mobile One Plus, and it’s finally a plan worth our recommendation. With this plan, you get to enjoy unlimited 4G LTE mobile hotspot, unlimited HD Day Passes, and unlimited international data at 256kbps. The only restriction that remains is the limit to 26GB of data in one month. Luckily, with T-Mobile’s Music Freedom service, which lets you stream music using popular streaming apps such as Spotify without depleting your data allowance, you are unlikely to ever need more data.

These perks come with a small price increase that puts the premium plan at $80 for one line. Additional lines cost $25 per month per line. Overall, it’s nice to see T-Mobile shifting away from annoying data restrictions that probably do nothing but anger their customers who missed the fine print.

Sprint

As a response to the T-Mobile One and One Plus plans, Sprint has introduced two unlimited plans of their own. Their cheaper plan, Sprint Unlimited Freedom, starts at $60 for a single line. What makes this plan considerably less attractive is the inability to stream video at a higher quality than 480p – you can’t even pay for an upgrade.

sprint-unlimited

Sprint Unlimited Freedom Premium

That’s where the Sprint Unlimited Freedom Premium plan comes in. For a $20 premium over the basic unlimited plan, YouTube addicts can get their daily dose of high-definition shows. The plan comes with HD video, HD music, and online gaming at up to 8 megabits per second.

To get more people on board, Sprint is running a promotional deal aimed at people who already have the Unlimited Freedom plan. If they sign up for the Premium upgrade by October 31, they get it for free.

Still, there is one huge limitation carried over from the cheaper plan: the complete absence of tethering. If you are someone who often finds himself in need of internet connection in places where Wi-Fi isn’t widely available, Sprint may not be the right carrier for you.

On the other hand, if you rarely use tethering, the Sprint Unlimited Freedom Premium plan is a great way how to free yourself from the shackles of data restrictions.

Conclusion

Both Sprint and T-Mobile have really stepped up their game in 2016. Their premium unlimited plans are a very compelling option for anyone who is willing to pay some extra money to access perks that would otherwise be available only as paid extras.

Sprint Galaxy S8 MMS not working, can’t download MMS, group messages won’t work

Hello Android fans! Today’s post talks about an issue with a Sprint Galaxy S8 with MMS and Group messaging problems. As detailed below, one S8 owner is having trouble with MMS and group messaging after using his device on another network. If you are in the same situation, learn what to do about it.

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Problem: Sprint Galaxy S8 MMS not working, can’t download MMS, group messages won’t work

Cannot download messages or pics, or send or download MMS, group messages do not come through. I cannot update PRL or Profile.   Here is an update: My S8 phone was previously with CREDO using Sprint lines, my S8 bought from Credo, is an original Sprint phone. (Side-note: Credo is overpriced and their customer support is none existent when you have any problem. They did not unlock my fully paid phone when I requested this, it took 2 weeks and hours and hours of being on hold numerous times. I waited on hold over 2 hours one day 1:40 another, etc etc with no help).   I continue to have the same problem. Mint has been useless in assisting me, they said call my previous carrier my phone could be partially locked, which reluctantly, I did and they were useless again, denying any cause could possibly be theirs. Since Mint uses T-Mobile lines, I troubleshooted on their site, and decided to try entering a new access point with T-Mobile’s APN, and then I turned off the WiFi and I was able to download my messages, but each time I must turn off my WiFi go to settings, mobile networks and turn Mint off and T-mobile on, get it downloaded and then change it back. It’s time consuming and frustrating and utterly RIDICULOUS!  

I still get this error message: “power off your device insert service provider UICC that came with the device then power on the device”, of course this does not work. I cannot update my profile or PRL without getting the same message.

I have spent so many frustrating days and hours on this, wasting my time and neither company will resolve this. It’s absurd that when I search for resolution of this issue, this it is not isolated, there are so so many from years ago, and mainly with Sprint phones. The problem must lie with Sprint, but someone in the tech world should have been able to resolve this, since Sprint obviously refuses.

Solution: If your Galaxy S8 originally came from Sprint, then you have a CDMA device. This means that it may not work properly when used outside Sprint network, or may not even work at all. CDMA devices, unlike GSM devices, store their subscriber’s information deep within the software (GSM phones store subscriber information in SIM cards). While such an arrangement offers more security, it also makes unlocking the device very tricky. CDMA devices are notoriously difficult to use on other networks because its software is coded differently. Even if unlocked by the original carrier, some network services may not work properly. 

There are other factors that may be causing the problem you’re experiencing right now but coding incompatibility is probably the main cause. As much as we would like it, there’s nothing much that we can do to help in this case. If Sprint or the original carrier claims that they’ve unlocked it already, they must be telling the truth. Unlock in this case refers to making software modifications, particularly on the network configuration side, to allow it to work on a third party network. A network unlocked device though is not guaranteed to work seamlessly on another network. There may be incompatibility issues that may surface afterwards. This is the price you have to pay if you want to use a device outside its parent network.

Every carrier put its own firmware on its devices and sometimes, these firmware versions may not be 100% compatible with a different system. Sadly, there’s nothing much that an end user like you can do about it. If you really want to use this device again, we suggest that you go use the services of its parent network or carrier (Sprint). After provisioning the device again, it should work normally. If using it with Sprint is out of the question, then you have to accept the fact that it may not work properly with its current setup.

 


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Consumer Reports Shows Verizon Wireless Customer’s As The Happiest

Consumer Reports has just published their annual customer satisfaction rankings for the United States mobile carriers. The new rankings show Verizon Wireless customers as the happiest, while AT&T has been scored the lowest out of the four major carriers (I can personally vouch for this, as their customer service is terrible!).

These rankings are all based off of consumer surveys that are based upon categories like data network, call quality and customer service. These stats likely depend on where you live, as you could be extremely happy with AT&T while being extremely dissatisfied with Verizon. You can easily do a internet search showing varied opinions on carriers. Some will be happy with AT&T or T-Mobile while others will hate AT&T and T-Mobile to their grave.

Regardless, what mobile carrier do you have right now? Are you happy with them based off of the categories listed above?

Sound off in the comments below!

source: Android Central

 

[Deal] Unlocked 32GB Galaxy S6 for $239.99

The unlocked iteration of the #Samsung #GalaxyS6 can now be yours for just $239.99 courtesy of an eBay deal. The smartphone comes with Sprint’s branding on board, which is a minor inconvenience (if you can call it that), considering the price it’s selling for here. The smartphone has stood the test of time and has been a regular on the deals page.

The Galaxy S6 comes with a 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display, a 16-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front camera, the octa-core Exynos 7420 SoC, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of non-expandable storage, Android 5.0 Lollipop (upgradable to Marshmallow), and a 2,550 mAh battery. The phone also supports Samsung Pay wireless payments, which is a good feature to have by default.

Be sure to check out the smartphone from the link below. Stocks might be limited so you probably don’t have much time on your hands.

Get the unlocked 32GB Galaxy S6 for just $239.99 on eBay!

[Deal] Unlocked 32GB Galaxy S6 for $239.99

Galaxy S6

The unlocked variant of the #Samsung #GalaxyS6 is now available on eBay for just $239.99. The smartphone was originally meant for #Sprint, but has since been unlocked to work with a wide range of GSM carriers. The Galaxy S6 might be slightly old in the mobile industry, but for the kind of hardware it’s packing, it’s certainly no slouch.

The phone comes with a 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display, a 16-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front camera, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of non-expandable storage, the octa-core Exynos 7420 SoC, Android 5.0 Lollipop (upgradable to Marshmallow), and a 2,550 mAh battery. The phone features a fingerprint scanner with support for authentication as well as wireless payments via Samsung Pay. Overall, the Galaxy S6 is a pretty attractive offering.

Be sure to check out the phone from the retailer’s page. Stocks might be limited, so we urge you to hurry.

Get the unlocked Galaxy S6 for just $239.99 on eBay!

[Deal] Sprint + unlocked Galaxy Note 5 for $379.99

Galaxy Note 5

The #Sprint + unlocked version of the #Samsung #GalaxyNote5 is now available on eBay for just $379.99. The Galaxy Note 5 is the only Note flagship you can buy in the market since the Galaxy Note 7 has been permanently discontinued by the Korean manufacturer. This means that the 2015 Note device still has a flagship status in the market, well among Samsung loyalists anyway.

The Galaxy Note 5 is sporting a 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display, a 16-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front camera, the octa-core Exynos 7420 SoC, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of non-expandable storage, Android 5.1 Lollipop (upgradable to Marshmallow and Nougat), and a 3,000 mAh battery. The seller is offering the phone in Blue, White and Gold variants, so there are plenty of choices for prospective buyers.

If you’re interested in the handset, we suggest you get it right away as stocks might not last long. Head over to the link below for more details on the Galaxy Note 5.

Get the Sprint + unlocked Galaxy Note 5 for just $379.99!

[Deal] Sprint + unlocked Galaxy Note 5 for $299.99

Galaxy Note 5

The #Sprint #Samsung #GalaxyNote5 is now available on eBay for just $299.99. As a bonus, the device is also compatible with carriers like AT&T, T-Mobile, Straight Talk etc, so you have a large variety of network operators to choose from. The Galaxy Note 5 needs no introduction as its hardware is well known by many. But in case you aren’t aware, here’s a refresher.

The handset packs a 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display, the octa-core Exynos 7420 SoC, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of non-expandable storage, a 16-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front camera, Android 5.1 Lollipop (upgradable to Marshmallow and Nougat), and a 3,000 mAh battery. As this is a Note flagship, you also get access to a wide range of S Pen related features. This should make it a worthwhile offering for those seeking a productivity oriented handset.

The smartphone is available in Blue Sapphire, Gold Platinum and White Pearl color variants.

Get the Sprint + unlocked Galaxy Note 5 for just $299.99 on eBay!

[Deal] Sprint HTC One M9 for $229.99

One M9

You can now snatch up the #HTC #OneM9 from eBay for just $229.99. This 2015 flagship might have had its own share of controversies, but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s still a fairly attractive device given the hardware underneath. The seller is offering the Gold on Silver version of the smartphone, which is one of the most common models selling out there.

The handset comes with a 5-inch 1080p display, the octa-core Snapdragon 810 SoC, 32GB of expandable storage, 3GB of RAM, a 20-megapixel front camera, a 4-megapixel front camera, Android 5.0 Lollipop (upgradable to Marshmallow and Nougat), and a 2,840 mAh battery. One of the highlights of the phone is the presence of the front-facing BoomSound stereo speakers. These give the One M9 an important edge over the competition. Since this is the predecessor of the HTC 10, one can expect to get all the upcoming Android updates.

Interested in grabbing this beauty? Hit the link below for more details.

Get the Sprint HTC One M9 for just $229.99 on eBay!

[Deal] Boost Mobile LG Tribute HD for $72.99

LG Tribute HD

LG Tribute HD

LG’s #TributeHD handset for Boost Mobile can now be yours for just $72.99. The deal comes via eBay, which is an excellent source for tech-related deals. The handset will only work with Boost Mobile’s networks though, so the reach is fairly limited with regards to the networks. But barring that, the handset for just under $75 is a pretty good deal.

The Tribute HD comes with a 5-inch 720p display, a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front camera, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow. As you can see, the Tribute HD is a pretty decent offering even at this price point. Since the phone is meant for Boost Mobile, the device will work just fine on Boost Mobile’s networks.

Stocks for this particular product might be fairly limited, so make sure you hurry on to the eBay listing before it’s too late.

Get the Boost Mobile LG Tribute HD for just $72.99!

[Deal] Sprint LG G3 for $204.95

LG G3

LG G3

An eBay dealer is offering the #Sprint #LGG3 for just $204.95. This is a brand new product, which explains the slightly steeper price than usual. The handset is only compatible with Sprint’s networks, though, which means GSM subscribers cannot access this particular device using their networks. But if you’re an existing Sprint customer, be sure to check out this listing closely.

The LG G3 comes with a 5.5-inch Quad HD display, a 13-megapixel rear camera, a 2-megapixel front camera, the quad-core Snapdragon 801 SoC, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage, Android 4.4 KitKat (upgradable to Marshmallow), and a 3,000 mAh battery. The phone was one of the first handsets to feature a Quad HD display, so LG has some bragging rights in the mobile industry.

We also have to remember that the handset was launched a couple of years ago. So having a Quad HD display back then was a pretty big deal. Interested? Hit the link below for more details.

Get the Sprint LG G3 for just $204.95 on eBay!

[Deal] Unlocked 32GB Galaxy S6 for $229.99

Galaxy S6

The unlocked version of the #Samsung #GalaxyS6 can now be yours for just $229.99 on eBay. The handset was originally meant for Sprint’s networks, but has since been unlocked to work with a wide range of carriers. The handset comes with a fairly interesting hardware specs sheet, even for a device that was unveiled for 2015.

The handset comes with a 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display, a 16-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front camera, 3GB of RAM, the octa-core Exynos 7420 SoC, 32GB of non-expandable storage, Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, and a 2,550 mAh battery. The handset also comes with a fingerprint scanner underneath, which means it’s compatible with the compatible with the company’s wireless payments service dubbed Samsung Pay.

Given the price that it’s selling for, we wouldn’t be surprised if the handset sells out pretty quickly. Be sure to check out the phone from the link below.

Get the unlocked version of the Galaxy S6 for just $229.99 on eBay!

You can now swap your Galaxy Note 7 for any other device via all four major U.S. carriers

Galaxy Note 7

Earlier today, we saw how #Sprint was allowing customers to replace their #GalaxyNote7 with another device of their choice. This policy has now caught on with the remaining three major carriers of the U.S. as well with AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile also offering the same service to its customers. So basically, if you own a Galaxy Note 7 that you purchased from either of the four carriers, you are free to walk into one of their outlets and give it back to get another smartphone from the brand of your choice.

The issue came to the surface after a customer on a Southwest Airlines flight saw that his Galaxy Note 7 was catching smoke, subsequently burning the carpet flooring on the airplane. This has led to speculation that a second recall of the handset might be imminent, although Samsung or the authorities haven’t shared much details on the findings of the investigation.

In the meanwhile, if you recently purchased the Galaxy Note 7 or if you already have the replacement unit, you can return it to the carrier that you bought it from. Pretty simple, right?

 

Via: The Verge

Sprint launching the LG V20 on Oct. 28

LG V20 - Sprint

With the #LGV20 availability announced by most carriers, #Sprint was surprisingly left behind. Well, that changes today with the carrier’s official launch date of the phone being revealed. Sprint customers will be able to snatch up the LG V20 starting October 28, which means it’s still about three weeks away from officially reaching the customers. Given that the LG V10 wasn’t released via Sprint, the arrival of this handset has sparked off a lot of interest among the customers.

The handset features a 5.7-inch Quad HD display, a 2.1-inch secondary display panel, the quad-core Snapdragon 820 SoC, 4GB of RAM, 32/64GB of expandable storage, 16-megapixel + 8-megapixel dual cameras on the back, a 5-megapixel front camera, Android Nougat, and a 3,200 mAh battery. The phone also comes with a fingerprint scanner on the back, making it an attractive proposition for modern day Android phone buyers. This means it will also be compatible with Android Pay out of the box.

The pricing information hasn’t been disclosed yet, but we expect the phone to be competitively priced in the market. The phone will be up on pre-order starting October 21.

Are you excited for the phone’s release? Sound off in the comments below.

Source: Sprint

Via: Pocketnow