Amazon bundles Prime Exclusive Moto X4 and second-gen Echo; it's yours for $350

The other day we told you that the Moto X4 was on sale for $299.99 directly from the manufacturer. While this deal still runs through March 3rd, Amazon has a pretty good bundle package that you might find even more enticing. Get a Prime Exclusive 32GB unlocked Moto X4 AND a second generation Amazon Echo for $349.99. Considering that the smart speaker retails for $99.99, you are actually saving some decent coinage here.

Keep in mind that Amazon recently removed the lock screen ads that were placed on its Prime Exclusive handsets as a way to help subsidize the price of the phone. As a result, …


Amazon refunds Prime Exclusive phone owners who paid to remove the ads

Since 2016, Amazon has been offering an ever-increasing lineup of Prime Exclusive phones – unlocked devices sold at significantly lower prices. There has always been a catch, though – they shipped with preinstalled Amazon software and had lockscreen ads. While you couldn’t remove the apps, you had the option to pay a fee (depending on your device) to remove the lockscreen ads. At least that was the case until last week, when Amazon made the decision to remove the lockscreen ads for everyone, but increase the cost of every Prime Exclusive device by $20.
But …

Amazon drops lock screen ads from its Prime Exclusive phones starting tomorrow

Consumers looking for a deal on a smartphone have been able to save anywhere from $25 to $100 off the retail price by buying them from Amazon, as long as they didn’t mind being forced to watch lock screen ads. Starting tomorrow, February 7th, Amazon is no longer forcing these ads on Prime Exclusive buyers. And those who already own a Prime Exclusive model will receive a software update that removes the ads from their phones. While the ads are gone, new Prime Exclusive models will still come with pre-installed apps from Amazon.

Future Amazon Prime Exclusive handsets will be available only …

Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime (2018) leaked specs point to minor upgrade over previous model

Samsung’s mid-range Galaxy On series is available for purchase in just about every region in the world. Even in North America, you can find the Samsung Galaxy On7 up for purchase on Amazon or at T-Mobile (as Galaxy J7 Prime).

The same will probably apply to the upcoming Galaxy On7 Prime (2018) model, which hasn’t been made official yet. The smartphone has been recently spotted at GFXBench where it’s listed along with some of its specs.

Based on the information provided by the benchmarks’ database, it’s clear that the Galaxy On7 Prime (2018) is just a small upgrade over the previous …

T-Mobile will update its Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime and Galaxy Tab E to Android 8 Oreo

T-Mobile recently revealed that it’s going to update two of
its affordable Samsung devices to Android 8 Oreo: Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime, and Samsung
Galaxy Tab E 8.0 (both launched last year with Android 7 Nougat on board). This is
newsworthy because cheap phones and tablets are often neglected when it comes
to new software updates. The Galaxy J7 Prime and Tab E are joining a bunch of
high-end Samsung phones in the waiting line for Oreo, including the Galaxy Note
8, plus all Galaxy S8 and S7 models available on T-Mobile (or course, we
already knew that these would be updated to Oreo). At …

Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime

The Galaxy On7 Prime sports an Exynos 7870 chipset, 3 GB RAM and 32 GB expandable storage. The main camera is 13 MP, while the front camera is 8 MP. The phone is powered by 3300 mAh battery and sadly, runs Android 6.0.

Deal: Save $80 (35%) when you buy the Nokia 6 on Amazon (Prime Exclusive offer)

Amazon is running an interesting promo aimed at Nokia fans looking to score a good deal on one of HMD’s new smartphones. It looks like Nokia 6 is on sale for a limited time, and customers who order the phone now will receive before Christmas, Amazon says.

Usually, Nokia 6 sells for $230 outright, but Amazon offers the smartphone for just $150, so you’ll be saving $80 (35%). There’s a catch though, as the retailer has only discounted the Prime Exclusive version of the Nokia 6, which comes with Amazon offers and ads.

If you can get past these offers and ads, …

Updated Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime gets approved by FCC, announcement may come soon

An upgraded Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime model is expected to be revealed very soon. The smartphone was recently spotted online, but the existence of the so-called Galaxy J5 Prime (2018) wasn’t confirmed until today.

Also known as Samsung SM-G571, the smartphone has just received certification at FCC (Federal Communications Commission), which somewhat confirms the device is about to go official.

No additional details about the phone’s specs have been listed at FCC, so we’re left with what appeared in the benchmark. Apparently, the smartphone will ship with Android …

Deal: Amazon Prime Exclusive LG Q6 and G6+ are on sale for up to 45% off

Many of the pre-Black Friday deals offer great prices on Samsung flagships, so here is something a bit different for those who can’t yet afford a top-tier smartphone.

Amazon has the LG Q6 and LG G6+ on sale for a limited time, but there’s a catch. The retailer discounts the Prime Exclusive versions of the smartphones only, so you’ll have to put up with offers and ads on these devices.

On the bright side, the LG Q6 is available for purchase for just $180, so you’ll be saving $120. The smartphone comes unlocked, so it will work on AT&T and T-Mobile networks, …

Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime (2017) leaked specs include Exynos-based chipset, 3GB RAM

Besides the entry-level Galaxy J2 Pro (2018) that we reported about a few days ago, Samsung is likely to launch another cheap smartphone by the end of the year, the Galaxy J5 Prime (2017).

Well, the name isn’t official yet, but there’s a high chance that the leaked device is a sequel to the Galaxy J5 Prime, also known as Samsung SM-G570. The unannounced device that has been recently listed at GFXBench has a consequential model number, SM-G571, which is why we believe it to be a follow-up to the Galaxy J5 Prime.

The sequel to the Galaxy J5 Prime is expected to pack a 1.4GHz quad-core …