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ZTE ZMAX Pro official, runs Android 6.0 on a 6-inch display for $99

After leaking out earlier this year, the ZTE ZMAX Pro is now officially official. The ZTE ZMAX Pro runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow on a huge 6-inch 1920×1080 LCD screen. It’s got a 5-megapixel camera on its face for all of your selfie needs, and around back there’s a 13-megapixel camera with phase detection autofocus and 1080p video capture. There’s a fingerprint reader below that 13-megapixel camera and a USB Type-C 2.0 port for charging up the … [read full article]

Nexus 5X sale drops price of 32GB model to $234.99

UPDATE: There seems to be a redirect issue with this site and Newegg Flash that sends anyone that clicks this post’s links to the main Newegg page instead of the Newegg flash one. The issue is being looked into, but for now, go to flash.newegg.com to see this Nexus 5X deal.   If you’re looking for an affordable way to be one of the first to get Android Nougat, Newegg has the deal for you. On … [read full article]

Alcatel Idol 4S offers 5.5-inch QHD screen and VR headset, pricing set at $349.99

The battle of the affordable flagship smartphones has been heating up lately thanks to the likes of the OnePlus 3 and ZTE Axon 7, and now another entrant is getting ready to fight. The Alcatel Idol 4S will be available for pre-order in the U.S. on July 15 at 8:00 am PT/11:00 am ET. Pricing will be set at $349.99, which will get you the Idol 4S, the packaging that doubles as a virtual … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5, S6 edge+ receiving security-focused updates

Days after the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge began receiving software updates, it’s time for the Galaxy Note 5 and S6 edge+ to get updates of their own. T-Mobile has announced updates for both its Note 5 and its S6 edge+. The changelogs for the two updates are the same, touting the June and July security patches, Google security fixes, and “various system improvements.” The Galaxy Note 5’s update bumps the phone to baseband version … [read full article]

ZTE Axon 7 now available for pre-order with 5.5-inch Quad HD display, $399.98 price tag

After announcing the Axon 7 back in May, ZTE today revealed the all-important pricing and availability details for its new flagship. The ZTE Axon 7 is now available for pre-order in the U.S., with pricing set at $399.98. As of this writing, the Ion Gold model will begin shipping on July 27, while the Quartz Gray model starts shipping August 17. The Axon 7 is available for pre-order from Amazon, Best Buy, B&H … [read full article]

LG Stylo 2 Plus lands at MetroPCS with $149 price tag

MetroPCS announced back in June that the LG Stylo 2 Plus would be coming to its network, but it didn’t say when that launch would happen. Now we know, because the Stylo 2 Plus has quietly appeared on MetroPCS’s website. The LG Stylo 2 Plus is available from MetroPCS for $149 after a $70 mail-in rebate. For that price, you’re getting an Android 6.0 smartphone with a 5.7-inch 1280×720 display, 13-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front … [read full article]

Samsung confirms Galaxy Note 7 event for August 2, explains why it’s skipping Note 6

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is officially less than one month from making its big debut. Samsung has announced a Galaxy Unpacked event for August 2, and it’s confirmed that the Galaxy Note 7 will be the star of the show. Samsung has even gone ahead and said that, yes, the phone’s name will be “Galaxy Note 7.” As for why it’s skipping the Galaxy Note 6, Samsung explains: “First and foremost though, you might be … [read full article]

HTC 10 discounted by $100 in HTC’s store through July 31

If you’ve been interested in the HTC 10, now may be the time to pull the trigger. HTC is now running a deal that cuts $100 off the price of the unlocked HTC 10 and its carrier-branded variants, bringing it down to $599. The unlocked HTC 10 supports T-Mobile VoLTE, band 12 LTE, and Wi-Fi Calling and doesn’t have any preloaded carrier applications. The unlocked model also offers updates direct from HTC and a warranty … [read full article]

T-Mobile giving away Samsung Galaxy On5 and J7 to customers on select rate plans

T-Mobile is sweetening this T-Mobile Tuesday with the announcement of a new promotion. Starting tomorrow, July 13, T-Mobile will offer a free Samsung Galaxy smartphone to new and existing Simple Choice customers. To qualify, all lines on your account will need to be on at least a 6GB or 10GB rate plan at the current pricing. Customers on the 6GB rate plan can get the Samsung Galaxy On5 (shown above) for free, while customers on … [read full article]

T-Mobile LG G4 update rolling out with security improvements

LG G4 owners, you’ve got a software update coming your way. LG and T-Mobile have announced that they’re pushing an update to T-Mobile’s G4 that brings the phone to software version H81120o. As for what’s included, T-Mo says that it improves messaging security, while LG says that the update offers Google security patches and general maintenance. As you can see in the screenshot below, the G4 is on the June 2016 Android security patch … [read full article]