Video: SIM Swapping on the Moto X Pure Edition

How easy is it to get your new Moto X Pure Edition up and running on your carrier of choice? As easy as swapping in a nano SIM from that carrier. Have activated service on AT&T? Just put your SIM in. Same thing with Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, or a variety of prepaid carriers. Remember, the phone is fully unlocked with supported bands for all of the major US carriers, so it should just work out of the box.

Because we wanted to show how easy it is to get your new Moto X Pure Edition working with your carrier of choice, we put together this quick video of a SIM swap from no SIM to AT&T to Verizon within a matter of minutes. It’s amazing how quickly you can get from one network to another with this phone.  (more…)

Moto X Pure Edition Unboxing and Tour!

The Moto X Pure Edition is here! The excitement is needed because this is the 3rd generation of a phone that we called the phone of the year in both 2013 and 2014. Or maybe better put, this pone has some big shoes to fill.

With a Moto Maker designed Moto X Pure Edition (MXPE) in house, we thought we would kick off our coverage as we always do, with a quick unboxing. In this quick video, you’ll see some initial reactions, even though this is the 3rd time I’ve had the phone in hand, the fact that Motorola tossed in a Turbo Charger and free bumper case, both of which do not seem to be affecting the still-rock-bottom price, and another run-through of specs. (more…)

Video: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Tips & Tricks

In case you did not check out our complete Galaxy Note 5 review, you should at least know that the device features a ton of built-in features, going way beyond what stock Android software currently offers consumers. Some people love this, others do not.

For every major flagship device, we like to point out these features — sometimes hidden — in a tips & tricks video. This video should help any potential or existing Galaxy Note 5 owner in getting the most out of their investment. Besides, who has time to go through the million options inside of a TouchWiz settings menu, right?

Check out what the Galaxy Note 5 has to offer in the video below.  (more…)

Video: Using Android Wear on iOS!

What’s it like to use an Android Device on iOS, through an iPhone 6? We paired up a Moto 360 (yes, it works) and took it for a spin this morning to find out.

As you can imagine, the experience isn’t as fully featured as it is on Android. You don’t have access to all of your favorite 3rd party Android Wear apps from Google Play, because well, this is iOS and the Apple Appstore, not Google Play. It’s probably unlikely that Apple is going to let Android Wear apps show up or be available for install to an Android Wear watch any time soon either, so yeah, that’s just a part of the deal that Google likely understood going in.  (more…)

DL Show Episode 90 Happened This Week, Your Week Isn’t Complete Without It

Earlier in the week, Tim, Ron and I all sat down for what turned into episode 90 of the Droid Life Show. It was as good of a time as ever, with topics ranging from all of our thoughts on the Galaxy Note 5 and its S Pen controversy, to why HTC is making an iPhone 6 clone.

We also ran through topics like the new Gear S2, Moto 360 (2nd gen) that has been seen, our images of the DROID MAXX 2, the big Huawei Nexus leak, and why everyone is so confusingly excited about this Blackberry slider phone that runs Android.

You will find both audio and video replays of the show past the break. If you miss us live, feel free to subscribe to us by following one of the links below.  (more…)

Video: S Pen Features on the Galaxy Note 5

The S Pen featured on the Galaxy Note 5, when not stuck upside down in your device, features a few minor tweaks over last year’s S Pen on the Galaxy Note 4. First, it has an awesome clicker mechanism built-in, giving it a more pen-like feel while in-hand. Even though it truly serves zero functionality besides sounding and feeling good, and helping you remove it from the phone, it does offer a “cool” attribute. (more…)

Video: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ vs. Galaxy S6 Edge

So, yeah, we have a Galaxy S6 Edge+ in house. Interested in it? We are, sort of. Since it’s really just a bigger version of the already-released Galaxy S6 Edge, it’s tough to take this phone all that seriously. OK, that’s not fair, because this phone is equally as good as the smaller Galaxy S6 Edge, it’s just that you already know everything about this phone for the most part, outside of how the Edge experience translates over to a bigger body. Because in reality, that is what we are looking at here. Sure, some specs differ here and there, but what you have in front of you is a blown up Galaxy S6 Edge with a “+” next to its name.  (more…)

Video Comparison: Galaxy Note 5 vs. Galaxy Note 4

With our Samsung Galaxy Note 5 unboxing out of the way, we’re moving onto a Galaxy Note 5 vs. Galaxy Note 4 comparison, since I’m sure many Note 4 owners are contemplating an upgrade to the new beast. While the Note 5 has some significant changes from the Note 4 (both good and bad), I would argue that the overall package is quite impressive compared to any phone. (more…)