Today only: Motorola Moto X4 costs just $269, free wireless headphones included

As of earlier this month, Motorola is selling its Moto X4 smartphone for only $299.99 in the US, thus taking $100 off its original price. But retailer Newegg now has an even greater deal, offering the Moto X4 at $269.99, while also throwing in a free pair of Motorola Pulse Escape Bluetooth wireless headphones with each purchase.
Admittedly, the Motorola Pulse Escape – pictured below – aren’t the most exciting wireless headphones around, and they normally cost just $29, but they’re certainly nice to get for free. As for the Moto X4 handset, …


New Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8+ now available in the US (warranty included)

Last month, Samsung released the Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) in select markets around the world, without mentioning if the phones would be available in the US. We actually asked Samsung about this, but we received a non-answer: the company didn’t have any information on the availability of the new A8 series stateside.  
Of course, you can purchase a new A8 or A8+ via third-party sellers on Amazon or eBay, but you’re not getting US warranty if you do that. Fortunately for folks interested in buying any of these smartphones, retailer B&H Photo …

Huawei Mate 10 Pro now available to pre-order in the US, $150 gift card included

Officially unveiled stateside last month at CES 2018, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro won’t be released via any US carrier. However, Huawei USA is launching an unlocked version of the smartphone (1-year warranty included), and pre-orders for it are available as of today, February 4.
At this very moment, you can pre-order the Huawei Mate 10 Pro from Amazon, Best Buy, B&H, and Newegg, all of which will properly release the handset on February 18. The new phone costs $799.99, and, for a limited time, it comes with a $150 Gift card. Interestingly, Huawei says the Mate 10 Pro …

Top smartphones we expect seeing at MWC 2018 (Galaxy S9 included)

CES 2018 is now behind us, and while the event brought little in terms of smartphone announcements, think of it as a warm-up prior to a show that’s going to be a lot more spectacular in this respect. That show is Mobile World Congress, scheduled to take place in Barcelona between February 26 and March 1. 

Unlike CES – where you can see all sorts of tech: from self-driving cars to Wi-Fi-capable toasters – MWC is a forum highly focused on mobile technology. Each year it hosts a stage for major and not-so-major smartphone companies to announce their latest products. What …

Third Android Oreo beta hits the Essential Phone, minor changes included

Essential has yet to deliver Android Oreo to its flagship, the Essential Phone, but what’s important is that the company is working to bring the update to the public as quickly as possible. In that regard, Essential debuted an Android Oreo beta program where Essential Phone owners can test the update before it gets released to everyone.

Up until now, two Essential Phone Android Oreo beta builds were released with fairly sizable changelogs. Today, the third Android Oreo beta made its way to Essential Phone devices eligible for the update.

Unlike either of the previous updates, the …

Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, and L2 press renders leak out, rear fingerprint scanners included

In 2017, Sony released no less than eight Xperia smartphones,
from affordable to expensive models, and it looks like the company has similar
plans for this year. While many fans are probably waiting for Sony’s 2018
high-end phones (which should include an Xperia XZ2), we’re now going to talk
about the mid-range Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra, and the lower-end Xperia L2.

 

We’ve already seen leaked images showing the Xperia XA2, XA2
Ultra, and L2. However, now, thanks to Venture Beat, we can take a look at press renders of the new
handsets – most likely, Sony will use these to promote the three …

OnePlus 5 gets a new update, see what's included in OxygenOS 4.5.15

A new update is now rolling out to OnePlus 5 units across the globe. Sadly, the new OxygenOS 4.5.15 doesn’t come with Oreo on board, nor does it bring the Widevine Level 1 Certification required to stream HD content on Netflix and other streaming services. What it does bring; however, is a bunch of useful tweaks, bug fixes, and security improvements.

Here are some of the highlighted changes in this build:
GPS improvementsFixed issue of not able to set customized alarm ringtoneFixed issue of sharing emoji from BitmojiUpdated …

Verizon announces Black Friday 2017 deals, iPhones not included


This Black Friday, Verizon Wireless will allow customers
to buy select high-end smartphones at up to 50% off – in certain conditions. If
you sign up for Verizon Unlimited, the carrier slashes $378 of the prices of
the following handsets: Google Pixel 2, Google Pixel 2 XL, Samsung Galaxy Note
8, Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and Moto Z2 Force. The $378 discount will be offered
as credit applied to your account over 24 months. This promotion will be
available online starting November 23 (Thursday), and in stores on November 24
(Black Friday).

 

Verizon will also take $100 off select smartphones …

The Nokia 2 (for AT&T and T-Mobile) is launching soon in the US, large battery included


Announced at the end of October, the Nokia 2 is a smartphone that runs near stock Android 7 Nougat, and is aimed at customers who
don’t want to spend too much on a new handset. If you’re in the US and you’re
interested in buying the Nokia 2, we have good news. Amazon is getting ready to
start selling the smartphone, US warranty included.
The Nokia 2 is compatible with carriers like AT&T and
T-Mobile, but won’t work on Verizon and Sprint. The phone comes unlocked, and costs
exactly $99. Amazon lists three color variants of the device: Black, Copper,
and White.  

 

The …

Deal: Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact now costs $505 (or $549 with a $50 Best Buy gift card included)


About a month after making its US debut, the Sony Xperia XZ1
Compact – one of the world’s first smartphones to run Android 8 Oreo out of the
box – is now almost $100 cheaper.

 

Amazon is currently offering the Xperia XZ1 Compact starting
at $504.99 – $95 off the phone’s launch price ($599.99). Only the black version
of the XZ1 Compact is available for $504.99, while the other three color
verstions – pink, blue, silver – cost $549.99.

 

Best Buy is discounting the Xperia XZ1 Compact, too, selling
the phone for $549.99, regardless of color. Best Buy is throwing in a $50 gift
card …