As we noted earlier today, LG has begun to roll its new G6 smartphone out to consumers across Europe and in some markets, the company is throwing in its mid-range K8 for good measure. In Spain, Germany and Romania, some buyers of the LG G6 will also receive the LG K8 (2017), which could potentially be passed on as a gift or used as a backup handset.
In case you’re looking for an unlocked, affordable mid-range smartphone (in the US), right now, there’s likely no better option than the Motorola Moto G5 Plus. Sold for prices starting at $229, the G5 Plus offers long battery life (with fast charging times), Android Nougat, and plenty of other nice features for this price range.
If you’re a Cricket Wireless customer, or want to become one, there’s a Moto G5 Plus deal for you currently available at Best Buy: you can save $40 when you’re purchasing a G5 Plus and a Cricket refill card of at least $40. Basically, you’re getting a refill card …
If you’re in the market for a great 2-in-1 tablet, you might be interested in Microsoft’s latest offer. The Surface Pro 4 series are pretty much the top devices in the tablet-notebook category, and although this excellence is accompanied by a hefty price tag, Redmond is prepared to entice potential buyers with a nice new deal.
Seeking additional spectrum for the upcoming move to 5G, AT&T will purchase Straight Path Communications. The nation’s second largest carrier today made a $1.25 billion bid for the company. That works out to a price of $95.63 a share; Straight Path’s shares are responding with a massive gain of $53.27 or 146% to $89.75 in afternoon trading. The firm is one of the largest owners of 28 GHz and 39 GHz millimeter wave spectrum.
Both AT&T and industry leader Verizon have been purchasing companies with millimeter wave spectrum, which will be used when 5G networks are built. AT&T previously …
How would you like to receive a “free” tablet on T-Mobile’s dime? Purchase the LG G6 or LG V20 from T-Mobile along with the LG G Pad X 8.0 using the carrier’s Equipment Installment Plan. Then, sign up for a data plan containing at least 2GB of data a month. Six to eight weeks later, you will be reimbursed for the tablet via a pre-paid MasterCard. In theory, the MasterCard should be used to pay off the remaining balance of the tablet. But you could decide to use it for something else; as long as you are making the monthly payments on the device.
Speaking of the tablet, the LG G Pad X …
Samsung is notorious for its huge marketing spending, but fellow Korean big shot LG is catching up each year. Still, there’s a lot of spending LG has to do before the $1.6 billion it scrounged together in 2016 touches Samsung’s $10.2 billion.
This billion-dollar marketing doesn’t include just smartphones, of course, that would be quite desperate! But the two do spend a lot of money to get you to buy their phones, regardless. Industry watchers say Samsung spent most of that money on promoting smartphones like the Galaxy S7 and the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7, while LG promoted “high-end home …
(on Best Buy)Best Buy DiscountTotal SavingsSamsung
(Verizon)Best Buy$30 x 24 mo.
($720) $27.91 x 24 mo.
(AT&T)Best Buy$25 x 30 mo.
($750)$23.33 x 30 mo.
(Sprint)Best Buy$31.25 x 24 mo.
($750)$29.16 x 24 mo.
(Verizon)Best Buy$34 x 24 mo.
($816)$29.83 x 24 mo.
With so many different (yet similar) smartphones from so many brands from across the globe, one may start feeling a bit lost. Which one of those many is the best phone you can buy right now, in spring 2017?
There is no one-size-fits-all deviceThe spring months are a great time to get a new phone, especially if it’s an Android phone: after all, we have just seen the biggest Android phone makers unveil their best new handsets. The new Samsung Galaxy S8 series and LG G6 are going on sale in late April, and they are among our top choices.
This Sunday, you might want to consider reserving that Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8+ that you want, from Target. Sure, Target might not be the first place you’d think of when it comes time to pre-order a flagship phone. But it’s not like you are going to be looked down at because you pre-ordered your handset from a discount retailer. First of all, since it isn’t an obvious place to buy a high-end phone from, chances are that it won’t sell out leaving you high and dry. Secondly, the first 3,000 to use a debit or Target RED card to reserve an S8/S8+ will be put on the priority reserve list.