For a limited time, you can pick up a Robin smartphone from Amazon for $100 off its usual price of $399. This brings the sale price to just $299.
For a refresh, the Robin features 5.2″ 1080p display, Snapdragon 808 processor, 3GB of RAM, 13MP rear-facing camera, fingerprint reader embedded in the power button, front-facing speakers, USB Type-C, LTE connectivity on AT&T and T-Mobile, 32GB of onboard storage (100GB of online storage), and runs the Nextbit OS over Android 6.0.1. (more…)
Anyone else seeing these cute little pop-ups inside Google Play with a notice that “The Force Awakens” is available for rent? Of course, the timing makes sense since today is May the 4th, aka Star Wars Day, but Google could do this for other movies, TV shows, or apps, presumably.
At least one of our readers is seeing them, but neither of our Google Play stores are showing the fun. We are all running v6.4.12.C.
Samsung Pay announced the support of 39 additional banks via the application this week, continuing to bring the mobile payments solution to more Galaxy device owners in the US. For a few of the bigger names included, there is CHROME Credit Union, Corning Credit Union, Los Angeles Federal, Vantage Credit Union, and many more. (more…)
AppSales, an app we use quite often to share with you the best deals on apps and games, received a big update to version 5.0 this week. Other than the fresh Material Design coat of paint, the app welcomes in new sections and better deal discovery, which ultimately is the point of AppSales. (more…)
Many awesome features are being built into smartphones these days, and when you find a smartphone with all of them, you have hit the jackpot. At this time, no phone features exactly every feature under the sun, but we are getting close. For example, Samsung has been able to create IP68 rated phones that don’t sacrifice design, but lack USB Type-C and decent speakers. The HTC 10 features great external speakers and USB Type-C, but lacks any real water protection.
The point is, of all of the special features that are being incorporated into smartphones, which one can you not live without? For me, I might have to go with either the fingerprint reader or water resistance. Both are pretty great, but I suppose if I was splitting hairs, I would go with the fingerprint reader. There is just too much convenience there.
Vote, then share your opinion in the comments section.
Those in need of a new phone can pick up a Moto X Pure Edition from Motorola, starting at just $299. That’s a good drop from its original launch price of $399. For the $299 price, you can customize your very own smartphone on Moto Maker, with plenty of back color options to choose from, as well as accent colors.
If colored soft-touch plastic is not your style, you can opt to spend an extra $25 for a real-wood or leather back. According to Moto Maker, Motorola still has plenty of options to choose from, including tan, black, and red leather. For wood, Moto has bamboo, walnut, ebony, and charcoal ash. All of the original options. (more…)
Google updated the Android distribution numbers today for the month of May, showing Marshmallow continuing its steady climb, while the rest of the Android versions in the wild stay mostly the same. (more…)
The LG G5, even as a flagship device that might not make our top 3 smartphones of moment, is still a very good phone for 2016. It’s not the best, no, but it does have some things going for it that make it a compelling option.
In our G5 review, we talked about it all. We talked about the camera setup, fingerprint reader, battery life, swappable battery situation, modules (or lack thereof), design, and performance. We talked about why the G5, overall, is a solid phone and pointed out areas that need improving. But if you want the straight-to-the-point reasons why this may still be a phone to consider, we have that for you below.
These are 5 reasons the LG G5 is still worth buying. (more…)