Deal: Save $100 when you buy the unlocked Moto G4 Plus (16GB and 64GB models) at B&H

The Moto G4 Plus is one of the few mid-range smartphones launched last year that Motorola plans to update to Android 8.0 Oreo. That alone would make the device a solid choice for those who don’t want to break the bank when acquiring their first Android smartphone.

Even without the promised Android Oreo update, the Moto G4 Plus is still an interesting device especially for customers in the United States where the unlocked version is compatible with all GSM and CDMA major carriers.

B&H is running a sale that enables customers to purchase the unlocked Moto …


Deal: Unlocked Moto G4 16GB costs just $110 (40% off)

The Moto G4 is one of the smartphones that Motorola will not upgrade to Android 8.0 Oreo. However, the one-year-old smartphone will continue to receive security patches at least until the end of 2018.

The Nougat-powered Moto G4 is once again on sale in the United States for the lower price to date. For a limited time, B&H offers the smartphone for just $110, which is about 40% less than the phone’s usual retail price.

More importantly, B&H sells the unlocked version of the Moto G4, which is fully compatible with GSM and select CDMA carriers in the …

Buy an unlocked 16GB Moto G4 Play for $99.99 from B&H Photo

B&H Photo is one of those stores in New York City that is a retail landmark. If you’re a longtime PhoneArena reader, you’ll recognize the name from some of the great smartphone deals that they have offered in the past. The store is located at West 34th Street, less than half a mile from the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden. Today, B&H has a great deal on the unlocked 16GB Moto G4 Play for those who shop online.

Normally sold at B&H’s store and on the website for $149.99, an instant $20 savings takes the price down to $129.99. But wait! There’s more. While you …

16GB Apple iPhone : Review & Features

Apple iPhone is not just a cell phone. Why? Because it is a phone, music player, video player, internet device, a camera and all this on 16GB memory.

The iPhone is slim and sleek at just 11.6mm thick, 2.4-inches wide, and 4.5-inches tall with a 2 megapixel camera. It allows you to make a call by simply tapping a name or number in your address book, a favorites list, or a call log. All your contacts from a Windows PC, Mac, or Internet service are automatically synced.

An iPod : With a 3.5 inch display widescreen iPod with touch controls where you can enjoy your music, audiobooks, videos, TV shows, and movies. Plus sync the content from the iTunes library on your PC or Mac all with the touch of a finger.

For Internet: It features rich HTML email and Safari browser, the most advanced web browser ever on a portable device. It has built in Yahoo and Goggle for convenient searching. You can multitask by making a phone call while emailing a photo or surfing the web over a Wi-Fi connection.

A YouTube player is available on the home screen, so that you can access and browse YouTube videos wherever you go. And when you find a video you want to send to your friends, you can even create an email with the link in it for you.

The Maps application on the iPhone approximates your location using cell tower information and enabled local Wi-Fi networks. Drop a pin on a map, then move it to a specific location to find nearby points of interest. Even check real-time traffic information.

The Multi-Touch touch screen display lets you control everything using only your fingers. You can type using the predictive keyboard. A full QWERTY keyboard allows you to send and receive SMS messages, email, etc.

The iPhone uses OS X, the worlds most advanced operating system. This software completely redefines what you can do with a mobile phone. It uses quad-band GSM, the global standard for wireless communication. iPhone supports AT&Ts EDGE network, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR, which links to the compact Bluetooth headset. The iPhone automatically switches between EDGE and Wi-Fi to provide the fastest data connection possible.

Apple iPhone has a Built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery with Talk time: Up to 8 hours, Standby time up to 250 hours, Internet use: Up to 6 hours, Video playback: Up to 7 hours and Audio playback: Up to 24 hours.

These are some of the reasons why Apple iPhone has an upper hand over other cell phones.

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Samsung Galaxy S III GT-i9300 16GB Unlocked Android Smartphone

The Samsung Galaxy S III is Samsung’s latest and greatest entry into the high-end of the market. Designed for quad-band GSM operation in the 850, 900, 1900 and 1900 band, as well as HSDPA operation in the 850, 900, 1900 and 2100, the Galaxy S is compatible with 2G, 3G and 4G networking, although its 4G capability is region based.

Interestingly, the Galaxy S III features a huge screen, at almost 5 inches, and yet it is still a slim device with rounded edges and a rear-facing camera that is flush with the pebble-coated body. It is pebble-coated to make it less slippery when you hold it.

At 5.91 by 5.51 by 2.36 inches and 4.64 ounces, the Galaxy S III is not a heavyweight. You will have to be careful about using it as not only is likely to require premium service rates or a premium monthly service plan – which might be expensive – it only as 1320 minutes of talk time, while it boasts 830 hours of standby time. Of course, one would expect the bias to be toward standby time because this is a device that is meant to be used and the 20 hours of talk which is likely to shrink significantly if you make lots of use of the Galaxy’s many features.

For example, the Galaxy S III is powered by Samsung’s advanced Exynos quad-core 1.4 GHz microprocessor. The processor is based on the ARM Cortex A9. The interesting feature of the processor is that its code has been optimized so that it can look as if there are as many as four processors handling a problem or, if the code is used in parallel two streams can handle one problem while the other two can handle a second issue or third issue.

For example, you may find that two streams are needed to handle an image issue, that requires the full processing ability of at least two CPUs operating in high definition 1280 by 720-pixel image mode, while another processor handles incoming mail and the fourth handles outgoing mail.

The Galaxy S III employs a huge 4.8-inch super AMOLED g a high-definition 1280 by 780-pixel display with self-correcting software so that no matter the position you hold the Galaxy S III in the image always appears normal.

Interestingly, Samsung has built a couple of apps into its phone to assure that you won’t miss a call or that one won’t miss you. With Smart Stay, the phone tracks your eyes an as long as you are looking at it the display remains on. Also, there’s Direct Call which can be a very useful application when you are messaging someone and need to call him instead. You hold the phone up to your face and the application will dial his number for you.

The standard Galaxy S III features an auto 8 MP camera at the rear and a 2 MP camera in front, in case, you want to engage in a video chat or conference. The Galaxy S III comes with 16 GB of memory standard and can be equipped with up to 64 GB of memory along with microSDHC cards that will allow you to exchange photos and other images.

Plus, it runs that latest version of the Android operating system that gives you access to the many apps written for Android devices.

The key to the Galaxy S III and its competition from HTC and Apple is this; it is a device for the high end of the market, for those who need it. It won’t be inexpensive, either.

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iPhone 7 Release date News and Rumors

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have been with us long enough now that we’re getting a little tired of them. Fickle, we know. But the mooted specs and features of the new iPhone (probably called the iPhone 6S, with the iPhone 7 coming in 2016) are starting to trickle out.

Latest update: We could see an iPhone 6c alongside the iPhone 6s. Plus Apple seems to be working hard on its batteries and Force Touch might be exclusive to the iPhone 6s Plus.

We’ve also rounded up 10 things we think should appear in the next iteration for Apple to finally have the all-conquering handset it’s been trying to create for so many years.

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What would you like to see in the iPhone 6S and iPhone 7? Do let us know in the comments. But before we get to what we want to see, here are the best (and most believable) of the rumors on offer so far:

Cut to the chase

What is it? Apple’s next flagship
When is it out? Very likely September 2015 but some believe as soon as spring
What will it cost? A lot, at least £539 / $649 / AU$869
News and rumors

The iPhone 6s could get two innovative features if rumors are to be believed. First up there’s the Apple SIM, which first appeared in the iPad Air 2 and allows users to switch network without changing their SIM card. Network freedom would be great, but we’re not convinced that carriers will support it.

The other rumored feature takes the form of ‘Force Touch’. This is something we’ll first see on the Apple Watch and it allows the display to differentiate between different strength presses, responding in different ways.

According to sources speaking to Apple Insider and echoed by The Wall Street Journal, the feature will make it across to the iPhone 6s (or possibly just the iPhone 6s Plus), though the same sources have squashed rumors of a two-lens camera system, claiming it would require a radical redesign of the chassis, which isn’t on the cards.

Those rumors were started by Daring Fireball’s John Gruber, who said the iPhone 6s will have “the biggest camera jump ever”, featuring a two-lens system which apparently brings it up to DSLR quality.

We could even speculate what that camera might be, as Sony has just announced a 21MP stacked CMOS sensor which might fit the bill, especially as Sony currently supplies Apple with camera modules.

It’s designed to be better able to focus on fast moving objects and includes HDR for 4K video and high-resolution photos, and while Apple might go for a lower-spec sensor (8MP to 21MP is a massive jump) it’s interesting to see what features are being made available. But don’t hold your breath now the original rumor has had doubt cast on it.

There’s even an outside chance that the camera might include a lens swap feature, making it even more like a DSLR, as earlier in the year an Apple patent for swappable lenses was uncovered, though patents don’t always turn into products.

The iPhone 6s will of course come with a new processor, probably dubbed the A9 and we’re hearing again that Samsung is in the frame to build the chip which will apparently be 15% smaller, 20% more powerful and 35% more power efficient than the Apple A8 processor found in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

It will also be better to flick around, thanks to the mooted upgrade in the specs – 2GB of RAM would certainly soup up an already zippy phone and its an upgrade which has now been rumored a second time, so it might well happen. That said, the obvious worry is whether developers hoovering up that extra power will cause Apple to return to its usual battery woes.

The good news there is that Apple is seemingly going on a hiring spree for battery-related positions, so hopefully some new blood at the company will help keep the iPhone 6s juiced up.

Reports suggest Apple will publicly try out its next operating system through a beta system later this summer. According to reports from 9to5mac Apple will let users sign up to a beta programme for iOS 9 with access coming to those public testers at some point during the summer.

If the rumors are to be believed it’ll then launch on the iPhone 7 but will likely only supply bug fixes and won’t introduce any major new features.

It’s expected support for Apple’s new streaming music service will be included in the iOS 8.4 update but that isn’t confirmed just yet so Apple may wait until iOS 7 and bring it in as a major new feature. The music streaming service comes after Apple purchased Beats last year and is expected to take on the tough competition of Spotify.

iPhone 7 design

There are numerous Apple patents in the wild which point to weird and wonderful designs, but haven’t yet come to anything, such as more than one for a phone with a curved display, a little like the Galaxy Note Edge. It’s possible that we could see that in the iPhone 6S, but we’d be very surprised.

Not only would it be a risky move to bring something so untested to market but Apple has just redesigned its handsets with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, so in all likelihood this year’s models will stick to roughly the same design, albeit with beefed up innards, such as a faster A9 processor.

While the design probably won’t change much, the screen might, as rumors suggest that Apple has teamed with Foxconn to produce sapphire displays for the iPhone 6S.

Such screens were rumored for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, but production difficulties seemingly got in the way. Hopefully this time we actually will get them as it would bring better scratch protection and higher visibility to the screen.

There are also rumors that Apple might release another 4-inch phone this year and it may even have curved screen edges in line with the iPhone 6, so while larger sizes are likely to remain an option it seems the Cupertino company might not have abandoned its smaller handsets.

An iPhone 6C as we’re calling it is looking ever more likely, with a handful of reports and rumors now pointing to one and we may even have seen it in the flesh.

We might also be seeing pink, as other rumors suggest Apple will be adding a pink option to its flagship line-up.

Apple iPhone 6S / iPhone 7 release date

We can take an educated guess that the iPhone 6S will launch in September 2015 as previous models have launched in that same month.

On the other hand, a source speaking to StableyTimes claims that Apple might bring the release of the iPhone 6S forward to coincide with the Apple Watch in the spring. Let’s be clear though: that will not happen. Now the Watch is coming in April, there’s no way we’re going to see another iPhone at the same time.

It wouldn’t be the first time Apple’s made a quick turnaround with new hardware, as it did similar with the iPad 4, so in the extremely unlikely event it does reboot the iPhone in April it would be a very minor change, like a boost in capacity at the bottom end from 16GB to 32GB.

Samsung is reportedly already producing the A9 processor that is expected to be included in the iPhone 6S, so it’s possible that it could arrive before September. Either way we’ve still got a while to wait, so in the meantime, here’s what we want to see:

1. A smaller screen

We know, we know. Everybody’s been going “Apple should totally make bigger phones”, and now we’re effectively saying “O noes! Apple your phones are too big!” But bear with us on this one.

For many people the iPhone 5S is the perfect size, big enough for apps but not so big you need a friend to help you carry it. If you tend to use your phone as a phone, bigger screens can be counterproductive, especially if you have small hands or just don’t like holding something enormous to the side of your head.

We think an iPhone 6S or iPhone 7 with the same screen size as the 5S would be a winner, not instead of the larger models, but alongside them.

2. Wireless charging

Wireless charging remains one of the most frustrating technologies around, because while it’s here, it works and it feels like living in the future, it isn’t as widely supported as we’d like.

It’s rather like Google Wallet’s NFC payments in that respect: the idea’s sound but maybe it needs a fruit-themed firm from Cupertino to get on board before it’ll really take off. An iPhone 6S or iPhone 7 with wireless charging would be great, especially if the same charger worked for next year’s Apple Watch too.

3. Lightning cables that don’t die

Some members of the Ephemeroptera family, such as mayflies, have a lifespan of just one day. That means they last approximately eleventy billion times longer than Lightning cables.

We know that spontaneously self-harming cables should be covered by the warranty, but if the iPhone 6S and iPhone 7 Lightning cables could be toughened up to save us those trips to the Genius Bar we’d be delighted. If Apple won’t give us wireless charging, it could at least eliminate the weakness in its chargers.

4. No more 16GB models

iOS 8 adoption has stalled, and we reckon it’s largely because people with 16GB iPhones don’t have enough free space for the 5.7GB over-the-air update and don’t want to use iTunes because, well, iTunes.

When your software updates are too big for your entry level products, your entry level products clearly don’t come with enough storage. How about starting at 32GB for the iPhone 6S and 64GB for the iPhone 7? We can’t store everything in iCloud, even when it’s working properly.

5. The same camera as the iPhone 6 Plus

The iPhone 6 Plus camera takes better photos than the iPhone 6 camera because it’s stabilised.

The necessary bits and pieces add a whopping 0.2mm to the thickness of the device, and we can promise Apple that the number of people who wouldn’t buy an iPhone 6S or iPhone 7 because it was 7.1mm instead of 6.9mm is as insignificant as that 0.2mm difference.