DEAL: $100+ Off Huawei Watch in Google Store and Amazon

If you caught one of the last Droid Life podcasts, you may have heard me say that the Huawei Watch would be a great buy, only if it was about $100 cheaper. Well, someone with the power was apparently listening to me, as the smartwatch is now priced starting at exactly $100 off on the Google Store and Amazon.

With the $100 off, and differing savings for select models on Amazon, the Huawei Watch now starts at $249.99 for the Stainless Steel and Black Leather model. Upgrading a bit, you can purchase the Silver Mesh model for $299, down from its original $399 price. If you really want to ball out, you can grab the Rose Gold plated model for just $579.99 on Amazon, down from its original $799 price. That’s a savings of $220.  (more…)

Poll: Are You Buying the OnePlus 3?

With the announcement and unveiling out of the way, along with all of the details made public that you might need to make an informed decision, what’s your take on the OnePlus 3? Going to pick one up? Maybe wait for official Moto Z pricing, or maybe new a Nexus later this year?

One could argue quite a few points to either purchase or not purchase this phone, but when it comes down to it, the OnePlus 3 is quite the smartphone package at just $399. The fact that OP decided to skip the invite system completely makes it all the more attractive, too. The company added in NFC, gave us a top-tier applications processor, 6GB of RAM, UFS 2.0, and even that awesome Alert Slider. On the downside, there’s no water resistance, expandable storage, wireless charging, or Verizon/Sprint support.

Our final take is, yes, we will definitely give this phone a shot. How about you?

Are you buying the OnePlus 3?

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Nest Update Includes New Views for Farsight, Improved Energy History Views

An update for the Nest thermostat is bringing new views for the Farsight feature, which is the information a Nest displays when it senses someone from across a room. Essentially, it’s bigger text that allows you to view the target temperature that the thermostat is set to. According to Nest, while many folks enjoy Farsight as it is, they want to switch it up a tad to offer more information people have requested. Once updated, Farsight can display a room’s current temperature, not just the target temperature that is set.  (more…)

OnePlus 3 Available on OnePlus Website for Purchase at $399, No Invite Required

The OnePlus 3 from OnePlus is now available for purchase on the OnePlus website, no invite required, just the way it should be. As of right now, only the Graphite Grey model is available for $399, with no sign of the Gold. OnePlus also has a few add-ons you can buy, such as protective cases for $25 a pop or Dash Charge bundle kits for $33.

Buyers can also throw in a protection plan from Assurant, starting at $20 for 12 months of additional protection. The most expensive protection plan is $80 for 24 months, covering your phone from drops, cracks, and other accidental damage. (more…)

Spec Comparison: OnePlus 3 vs. HTC 10 vs. Galaxy S7 vs. LG G5 vs. Moto Z

It’s time to stack up the OnePlus 3 against the rest of 2016’s flagship devices. The following comparison features the OnePlus 3, going up against the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, LG G5, HTC 10, Moto Z, and Moto Z Force. Keep in mind, pricing has not yet been revealed for the Moto Z or Moto Z Force.

On paper, the OnePlus 3 is a dream phone, especially with a price of $399 unlocked. Featuring a Snapdragon 820 processor, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of onboard storage, fingerprint reader, and 16MP rear-facing camera, there is no doubt that many people will attempt to pick this device up. (more…)

Official: OnePlus 3 Specs

With the OnePlus 3 now official, you are probably looking for a complete breakdown of its specs. Well, don’t worry, we got you. Inside of the OnePlus 3’s aluminum shell, you will find a Qualcomm-made Snapdragon 820 processor, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of built-in storage, 16MP rear-facing camera, 8MP front-facing camera, as well as a 5.5″ AMOLED display.

Speciality features include NFC, fingerprint reader, Dash Charge, and support for dual nano-SIMs. Sadly, the device features no type of water resistance, so be careful around your pool. There is also no expandable storage. The OnePlus 3 comes in two colors, Graphite Grey and Gold, priced at $399 in the US.  (more…)

OnePlus Announces the OnePlus 3, Available Today for $399

The OnePlus 3 is now official, available starting today for $399. For that price, buyers get a device featuring a 5.5″ AMOLED display, Snapdragon 820 processor, 6GB of RAM, and much more. For anyone willing to try out the Loop VR experience, you can purchase the device starting right now, no invite required. If VR is not your thing, the phone will on sale via the web at 12PM PT (3PM ET).

Other specifications for the OnePlus 3 include a 16MP rear-facing camera, 8MP front-facing camera, fingerprint reader on the bottom chin, an Alert Slider, Dash Charge, as well as a 3,000mAh built-in battery. Dash Charge, OnePlus’ take on fast charging, gives a user 60% battery on only 30 minutes of charge. OnePlus also heard the cries of many, including NFC on the OnePlus 3, too.  (more…)

How to Watch Today’s OnePlus 3 Launch

Like we saw last year, OnePlus wants to annoy you. They don’t want you to have an easy time viewing its unveiling of the OnePlus 3. Instead of just posting a livestream to YouTube, OnePlus is asking you to download an app from Google Play, and if you are feeling super frisky, the company also wants you to experience the launch in virtual reality with a VR headset. Talk about a pain in the rear.

For the most part, I am not against these VR launches, but it does up the odds of technical difficulties for viewers. Difficulties are never a good thing. Because of that, let’s discuss the details of this launch, just to be sure you don’t miss this morning’s excitement.  (more…)