ZTE Axon 7 Mini Pre-Orders Now Up, Priced at $300

ZTE unveiled the Axon 7 Mini in early September, and finally, the device is up for pre-order through many online retailers. Much like the full-size Axon 7 in terms of design, ZTE is packing premium specs into a very inexpensive $300 package.

The Axon 7 Mini features a 5.2″ Full HD AMOLED display, Snapdragon 617 processor, 16-megapixel iso-cell camera, 8-megapixel front camera, 2,705 mAh non-removable battery, Quick Charge 2.0, 32GB onboard storage, USB Type-C, microSD support, fingerprint reader, unlocked GSM connectivity, and Android “Marshmallow.” (more…)

T-Mobile Opens LG V20 Pre-Orders Today With Minimum $200 Credit on Trades, Free $150 Headphones and Tablet

T-Mobile opened up pre-orders for the LG  V20 this morning. The phone still won’t arrive until October 28, but you can get in now and lock up at least $350 in goodies if you trade in “any working 4G smartphone.”

According to T-Mobile, any working 4G phone of yours is worth at least $200. That means you could get more, but you are guaranteed at least that as long as the phone connects to “4G.” On top of the trade-in deal, T-Mo is tossing in a pair of B&O H3 headphones with a value set at $149 and a free tablet. Your tablet choices, as long as you sign a 24-month agreement for the V20, are the LG G Pad X 8.0 or the G Pad F 8.0(more…)

Friday App Sales: Hitman GO, Lara Croft GO, This War of Mine, and Plenty More

A new list of games and apps are on sale in Google Play, reassuring everyone that you will have something to do over the weekend. The bigger titles would have to be Hitman GO and Lara Croft GO, two classics that truly need to be tried by all. Those are priced at $1 a pop.

On top of those, This War of Mine, which is another title that I recommend everyone play for a bit, is on sale for $4. That’s down from its original price of $15. Other titles on sale include Catan, République, and Final Fantasy IV.

Plenty of good options to choose from if you have a bit of Opinion Rewards credit to play with.  (more…)

The Droid Life Show: Episode 124 – RIP, Galaxy Note 7

On this episode of the Droid Life Show, we’ll say goodbye to the Galaxy Note 7 now that it has officially been discontinued, talk about the impact it may have on Samsung, and what kinds of options you have in the replacement column. The good news is that there are a lot, but unfortunately, none quite stack up to what the Note 7 offered.

After that, we’ll dive into next week’s Pixel launch and more!

Join us at 11:30AM Pacific (2:30PM Eastern) for the fun.

If you miss us live, feel free to subscribe to us by following one of the links below. We have a video embed as well and will be chatting it up over at the YouTube page for the show. You can find it here.   (more…)

Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P Owners, Pixel Camera APK Now Downloadable

For anyone with a compatible device, being the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P currently, the Camera V4.2 apk file from the Pixel devices is now downloadable. Not only will you need a specific Nexus device, you also need to be running an official build of Android 7.0+, and not a custom ROM. So, if you have a Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P running stock Nougat, you should be groovy. (more…)

Dbrand Offering Customizable Pixel Skins With Nexus ‘X’ on Back

On the backside of Pixel devices, you obviously won’t find the word “Nexus” anywhere, but instead, a simplistic G for Google. For all of the Nexus diehards, dbrand has a skin option available for both the Pixel and Pixel XL, which will replace that G with a Nexus X.

This new skin option is available in dbrand’s online interactive customizer system, which actually has more than 160,000 possible Pixel skin combinations. For example, if you want Red carbon fiber with a colored X, or a White leather option with Black X, you can have it.  (more…)