Unlocked Galaxy S8 and S8+ are available for pre-order in the US

B&H is now taking pre-orders for the unlocked versions of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. As you may know, the two flagships are officially hitting the shelves today in the US and many other countries, but only the carrier-locked variants are currently available for purchase in the States. 
The store has put a hefty price tag on the pair. The smaller 64 GB Galaxy S8 goes for $829.99, while the larger S8+ with the same amount of internal storage is at $929.99. Shipping is set to commence at the “beginning of May”, which is quite …


Until 12 noon today Eastern Time in the U.S., save $200 on the unlocked Moto Z from Motorola

From now through 11:59 am Saturday Eastern Time in the U.S., Motorola will sell you online the unlocked Motorola Moto Z for $200 off. That lowers the price of the svelte handset to $499.99. The unlocked model will work on AT&T and T-Mobile LTE bands in the U.S. To get the $200 sale price, you need to use the coupon code MOTOZ200 when you check out. As Motorola points out, this deal is not available for the Moto Z Droid.

The Moto Z features a Gorilla Glass protected 5.5-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560. The Snapdragon 820 chipset is under the hood, carrying a quad-core …

The unlocked Moto Z Play is once again $50 off

Back in January, Motorola cut the price of its unlocked Moto Z Play from $449.99 to $399.99, but that was only through mid-February. Now, the smartphone is once again available for $50 off, not just from Motorola, but also from major retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, B&H, or Newegg.

This new deal is valid until April 10. If you choose to get the Moto Z Play directly from Motorola (see the source link below), you can also add a swappable back to change the handset’s look. The swappable rear shells are available for $19.99 (wood and fabric style), or $24.99 (leather style).

Currently …

Deal: $350 off the LG V20 new and unlocked

The LG V20 phablet was launched back in September of last year. With the likes of Sony’s XZ Premium, Samsung’s Galaxy S8 duo and LG’s own G6 having been announced over the past couple of months, however, the V20 has a real struggle to capture the attention of consumers. Being a six-month-old in a market where handsets typically get a one-year shelf life, the V20 doesn’t have youth on its side, but a price drop over at Newegg gives it one major advantage over its contemporaries. 

A device with an original retail price just shy of $800, the unlocked, …

US unlocked Moto G4 Plus now getting Android Nougat update with one-handed usage mode

Owners of the unlocked Moto G4 Plus in the US reported that Motorola is updating the handset to Android Nougat. Weighing in at 741MB, the package includes the core set of features which debuted with the operating system, as well as a new one-handed mode. So expect faster operation, Doze mode for power efficiency, Quick Settings, Multi Window and more stuff you can read about right here.

In the meantime, we are awaiting the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus, although only the latter will be reaching the US – priced very affordably at $229. The smartphone is up for pre-order …

Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge get March security updates, Nougat still no-no

We have some good news and some bad news. Let’s start with the good news! True to its promise of monthly security updates for unlocked smartphones in the US, Samsung is updating the unlocked Galaxy S7 and S7 edge with the latest security patches from March. Yes, they were ready by March 1, and the update was only listed March 27, but still – B+ for effort!

Samsung – putting the ‘No’ in ‘Nougat’Now here’s the bad news. Yep, you probably expected it. The unlocked Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are still on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. All this time, they never saw a glimpse of Nougat, while carrier versions …

Unlocked LG G6 officially "coming soon" to the US

The brand new LG G6 is already available to pre-order via all major US carriers, but did you know that LG is also getting ready to sell an unlocked version of the phone?

LG Mobile’s official US website has it that an unlocked G6 is “coming soon,” though it doesn’t provide more details on this. We assume that the unlocked handset will be sold starting April, once all carriers already have it in stock, but that remains to be seen.

At the moment, there’s no word on how much the unlocked LG G6 will cost. However, since carriers are offering the smartphone for …

Samsung shifts to monthly security updates schedule for unlocked smartphones in the U.S.

It’s common knowledge that unlocked smartphones get updated much faster than carrier-branded units since there’s no need for additional approval from network operators. Unfortunately, things don’t go as planned sometimes and unlocked phones receive updates slower than expected.

That’s exactly what happens in the United States where carrier-branded Samsung smartphones seem to be getting security updates on a monthly basis, whereas unlocked units receive these important patches on a quarterly basis.

Many fans have written to Samsung in the hopes of getting …

The attractive Sony Xperia X on sale: get the unlocked 32GB Graphite Black US version for $269.99

ProductLocationItem ConditionCurrent PriceOffer ExpiresSony Xperia X 32GB Graphite BlackB & H Photo VideoNew$269.99 ($374.99) %30 off03/21/17

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Looking to get yourself a nice Xperia handset but don’t wanna break the bank? Lucky you, then!
B & H Photo Video currently has a nice promotion running for the Sony Xperia X which usually goes for $375-$380 on Amazon and eBay. You can currently get the 32GB Graphite Black version of the handset for $269.99 – a discount of 30%. Keep in mind that …

Deal: Unlocked Honor 5X goes on sale at Amazon for $170, U.S. warranty included

The two year old Honor 5X is on sale once again at Amazon, so if you haven’t yet taken advantage of any of the previous deals, this might suit your needs. Before going into details it’s worth noting that this isn’t really the best price to get the Honor 5X, but it does have one advantage over other promo offers: it comes with U.S. warranty.

Honor 5X is now available for purchase at Amazon for only $170, which is about 15% off the list price. If saving $30 when buying the Honor 5X is not enough for you, then you’ll be pleased to know that you’ll also get a warranty from Huawei USA.

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