Deal: Save $100 on the Motorola Moto X4 (unlocked, compatible with most US carriers)

If you’re in need of a water-resistant smartphone that offers nice features while not being too expensive, you may want to consider buying the Motorola Moto X4. Right now, the Moto X4 is sold in the US for just $299.99 – that’s $100 off its original price. According to Motorola, this is a President’s Day deal, but it won’t expire too soon, being valid from today (February 18) through March 3, 11:59 p.m. CT. 
To get the Moto X4 at $299.99, you don’t need to use Project Fi, and neither to be an Amazon Prime member. This is the fully unlocked version of the handset …


1-day deal slashes Google Pixel 2 unlocked price to just $530

The Google Pixel 2 might not have the fancy new, no-bezel design, but it is still an amazing phone with smooth performance and a no-compromise camera.

And if you don’t want to spend a $1,000 on a certain phone, or even the $650 official price that Google is asking for the Pixel 2, you now have a new deal active only today that slashes the price on the Pixel 2 to just $530 for the 64GB version ($120 off), and $580 for the 128GB model ($170 off).
There is one catch: it is a certified refurbish phone and not a brand new one, but you do get a 1 year Google …

Deal: Buy an unlocked Galaxy Note 8 or S8 and get a free Samsung SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit ($200 value)

Want to hear about yet another deal involving Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8, S8, and S8+? If you do, we’re glad to inform you that the unlocked versions of the three smartphones are now offered by Best Buy alongside a free SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit. 
Normally costing around $200 (more or less, depending on where you’re getting it from), the Samsung SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit enables you to automate, control, and monitor your home via a dedicated SmartThings app. The kit is compatible with a wide range of smart appliances, lights, speakers, locks, cameras, …

Deal: Motorola offers $150 discounts on the unlocked Moto Z2 Play starting February 4

If you’re searching for a Valentine’s Day gift, Motorola has a couple of offers that you might want to consider. First off, there’s the Moto Z2 Play, a great mid-range smartphone that’s certainly going to be upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo.

Although the smartphone is available in the United States for $500, Motorola offers the unlocked Moto Z2 Play (64GB model) for just $350. Moreover, customers can get it with finance from Affirm for as low as $14.58 per month.

According to Motorola, the deal is available until February 17, so you’ll have plenty of time to decide whether or not it’s …

Deal: Unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 8 on sale for just $720 (25% off) on eBay

The most expensive Samsung smartphone to date, the Galaxy Note 8 costs nearly $1,000 in the United States. However, there are other channels that you can use to get the flagship much cheaper if you’re a Note fan.

Although buying a new smartphone (and an expensive one) with less than a month ahead of Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 may not be the best idea, here is a deal that you might not want to skip if you absolutely must change your phone.

The unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is now available for purchase on eBay for just $720. Considering the flagship is selling at most US carriers …

Deal: Buy the unlocked LG V30 for just $675 from B&H and save $125

LG’s latest flagship, the V30 is already available in the United States, but customers can’t get it for less than $800 via major carriers unless they agree to sign new long-term contracts. The good news is some US retailers discount the flagship from time to time and even if the percentage is less than 20%, these deals are still worth taking into consideration.

For the second time this year, B&H has discounted the LG V30 by $125. Since the smartphone’s retail price has dropped to $800 at all major carriers in the US, you’ll be saving around 15% when you buy the LG V30 from B&H.

For …

Unlocked Huawei Mate 9 receiving Android 8.0 Oreo in the US

Huawei kicked off the Android 8.0 Oreo roll-out for the Mate 9 last month, but the update wasn’t released in the United States. If you happen to rock an unlocked Huawei Mate 9 and live in the US, you’ll soon be able to update your phablet to Android 8.0 Oreo.

The update is now being rolled out to Huawei Mate 9 units with model numbers MHA-L29 and L09, which support GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile. There’s little information on the contents of the update, but you’ll get EMUI 8.0 for sure along with most of the new Android Oreo features and improvements.

Since this is a staged …

Deal: Unlocked LG G6+ (US variant) is now $200 cheaper

Released in the US in the second half of 2017 for
$799, the unlocked LG G6+ is now $200 off – thus, you can buy it for just $599.99.
This is the official North American variant of the G6+, coming with US warranty and
being compatible with Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile. In case you’re wondering,
this is not the Amazon Prime version of the phone (which has Amazon ads and
offers on the lockscreen), so it’s offering a clean user experience.  

 

The G6+ is an upgraded LG G6 (available since early 2017), featuring
128 GB of storage space and coming with a pair of premium LG QuadPlay headphones
in …

OTA Oreo update for the unlocked HTC 10 is pulled before anyone received it (UPDATE)

On Saturday, it appeared as though HTC had started pushing out the Android 8.0 Oreo update to the unlocked HTC 10. The 2016 flagship was receiving software version 3.16.617.2 and for those who didn’t want to wait, the RUU was said to be available to be downloaded by owners of the phone. But as it turns out, before even one person sporting the unlocked HTC 10 received the OTA update containing Android Oreo, it was pulled by HTC.

UPDATE: HTC has resumed pushing out the Android 8.0 update for the unlocked HTC 10 and gave us the following statement;
“This was a non-issue when the update …

Deal: Unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is nearly 25% off on eBay

If you live in the United States, there are plenty of choices if you want to purchase Samsung’s latest flagship, the Galaxy Note 8. Many carriers and retailers offered great Note 8 deals in the last couple of month, but only if you signed a long-term contract.

The smartphone sells for $950-$960 outright, basically, a small fortune. However, in case you don’t want to pay that much for the Galaxy Note 8, your best bet to find a good deal is eBay. There are some downsides though, such as the fact that most unlocked smartphones sold on there won’t work on CDMA networks …