More Moto G6, Plus and Play specs leak out, along with their prices

Info about Motorola’s upcoming phones is leaking from all sides these days, indicating that Moto may launch a G6, G6 Play and G6 Plus very soon, likely at the Mobile World Congress at the end of February. The three devices will purportedly have a brand new glass-and-metal design, similar to that of last year’s Moto X4.

While the design already leaked out, in a beautiful, trendy 18:9 screen format, the specs have been the subject of speculation for a good month now, with just one piece of info trickling down the rumor pipe. Until today, that is, when we reiterate most …


T-Mobile and Sprint's plan prices may chase Verizon and AT&T, as carriers ditch the discount model

We hate to be a harbinger of bad news, but not only are phone prices going up with no end in sight, but affordable carrier plans will be few and far between going forward, it seems. After their merger failed, Sprint and T-Mobile will now have to focus on expanding their networks, and boosting profitability on their own, which will be affecting their plan pricing, and their heretofore “affordable carriers” mojo. 

Sprint, which reported a much larger customer churn than the other three carriers, due to its promos expiring en masse, already said last …

Save money on a refurbished Pixel or Pixel XL with prices starting at $320 with coupon code

If you’re looking for a deal on a smartphone, one of the most overlooked places to find the model you want is among lists of refurbished handsets for sale. Sure, these devices were once another person’s problem; but these units are usually fixed up, tested, and given a limited warranty before they end up in your hands. And of course, the appeal is that you can save some cash when buying a refurbished model.

Daily Steals is currently offering refurbished Google Pixel and Pixel XL units. The 32GB version of the refurbed Pixel is usually $339.99 and the 128GB model lists at $399.99. However, …

New deals slash prices on Apple Watch and iPad

If you  are looking for an Apple gadget on the cheap, today is a good day as both the Apple Watch (Series 1) and the iPad are on sale at a significant price cut.
Target is selling the Apple Watch Series 1 at $70 off its sticker price. Apple Watch Series 1 38mm is on sale for $180, down from its original $250 price, while the larger, 42mm model is discounted to $210, down from an original $280 price.

The best deals we’ve seen since Black Friday

The already affordable 32GB 9.7-inch iPad is also seeing its price slashed, but …

Apple Black Friday deals: best prices on iPhone X, 8 Plus, iPad and Apple Watch

Looking for the best Black Friday deals on Apple products?
We have rounded up the best Apple Black Friday deals available at various retailers in the US, and bring them all together in one place here.
Before we start, though, let us clarify that Apple does not traditionally have huge savings on its devices at the official Apple Stores. The best Apple Black Friday deals are currently found at retailers like Best Buy, Wal-Mart and Target. Keep in mind that most deals will start on November 23rd, Thanksgiving Thursday, …

Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have their prices cut in China; analyst calls Apple a "luxury" brand

Yesterday, we passed along a report that cited demand for the Apple iPhone 8 and Apple iPhone 8 Plus in China for Apple’s strong showing in the country during the third calendar quarter (Apple’s fiscal fourth quarter). During that three month period, Apple shipped 38% more iPhone units in the country than it did last year. However, a fresh report from Reuters that was published today, says that the price of the iPhone 8 has been cut by as much as 20% in China. The lower price is designed to lure buyers who otherwise seem fixated on the Apple iPhone X. The tenth anniversary model launches on Friday.

As …

USA! Pixel 2 prices abroad make America smile, much like the iPhones'

Right after the new Pixels were introduced, Google pulled an Apple, and slashed the price of the 2016 crop by a hundred. Thus, the basic Google Pixel can now be had for $549 directly from the Google Store, while its larger sibling, the Pixel XL, will set you back $669. You still need to add that hundred if you want the larger, 128 GB storage versions, but the trend is clear, and Google will probably be doing this with each new Pixel iteration – you know, like that other competitor down south from Mountain View does. 

Google is now gunning for the $1000 …

Samsung Gear Sport and Gear IconX 2018 get release dates, official prices


Samsung just announced that two if its newest Gear devices –
the Gear Sport and Gear IconX 2018 – will be released in the US on October 27. Interested
customers can pre-order both products starting tomorrow, October 13.

 

The Gear Sport is a Tizen-based smartwatch that, according
to Samsung, enables users to “go beyond fitness.” Compatible with
both Android and iOS phones and tablets, the wearable device will be offered
for $299.99. It’ll come with features like water resistance (up to 50 meters), a
1.2-inch circular Super AMOLED screen, GPS, music player, and NFC (for Samsung
Pay). …

High-end phone prices increased drastically in 2017, was it justified? (poll results)

We asked you last week whether you’d rather make do without fragile glass rears, a bit of extra storage, or cropp-y 2:1 displays, if you could shave a hundred off the average retail prices of high-end phones this year, and the result was overwhelmingly yes. 
There has never been a year-on-year increase in flagship pricing as large as there was in 2017, and evidently most of you are at the opinion that phone makers are pushing the wrong buttons when it comes to meaningful upgrades that would justify the new normal $700+ price for a high-ender.
Retail …

High-end phone prices increased drastically in 2017, was it justified?

Retail prices for high-end phones from the big three brands in the US – Apple, Samsung and LG – have been steadily rising from the very beginning of the race when the OG iPhone was introduced to our unsuspecting wallets, as you can grasp from the last chart above. That one was $500 at launch, and now the iPhone 8 starts off at $700, and you are left with a dollar. The first Samsung Galaxy was also priced $500, while spring season’s Galaxy S8 blasted off at the shameful $750. 
2017 phones got bezel-less, 18:9 HDR displays became a …