If a phone is almost two years old, but can be had for an insanely cheap price, is it worth considering? Maybe as a device to tinker with? Maybe as a phone for a teenager? Maybe you broke your current phone and need something to hold you over until the Galaxy S6 drops? Or maybe you just like hoarding smartphones. Whatever the reason, we have two to look at today – Moto X (2013) Developer Edition at $199, and the LG G2 at $189.
Both phones come unlocked and should work just fine on AT&T with 4G LTE. Each is brand new, comes in original packaging, and were two of the best smartphones of their time when initially released in 2013. Still today, they should perform just fine for an average user.
Each phone also comes with free shipping. Think about it.
eBay Links: Moto X Developer Edition ($199) | LG G2 ($189)
The LG G2 on Verizon is receiving an update today to software version VS98027A. The update, as far as we can tell, is nothing but a bug fixer.
Verizon uploaded new support documents that include this new software version, but the changelog appears to be identical to the changelog that came back in September when the phone was prepped for VoLTE. That software update was VS98025B. (more…)
An update is rolling out to the G2 from LG on T-Mobile, bringing T-Mobile’s free inflight texting feature, as well as Bluetooth connectivity improvements.
T-Mobile’s inflight texting feature allows customers to connect to a flight’s WiFi network, then send and receive text messages for free, which is a great feature if paying the ridiculous price for inflight WiFi does not suit you. (more…)
The LG G2 on Verizon is receiving an update today (version VS98025B) that prepares it for the company’s VoLTE launch, which should happen any day now. Verizon told us back at the end of August that we should expect the service to go live within the “coming weeks.” It has certainly been a couple of weeks. We exclusively reported that the LG G2 would be one of the first VoLTE devices, so the update arriving now makes perfect sense.
So what’s in the update? (more…)
This morning, Verizon announced that it would launch VoLTE and HD Voice nationwide within the coming weeks. They also pinged us later in the day with clarification on how HD Voice calls would be treated compared to regular voice calls (in short: the same). As the evening has progressed, we have continued to learn additional details about Big Red’s full VoLTE launch, including the two devices that will be able to take advantage out of the gate, specifics on Advanced Calling 1.0, how both Video and HD Voice calls are billed, and what happens when a customer hands-off from WiFi to LTE. (more…)
A new update is hitting LG G2 devices on Sprint, which brings LG’s Knock Code to last year’s flagship device. The addition of Knock Code is the only thing listed in the changelog, so the update process should go rather quickly once you see it hit your device. (more…)
With today’s launch of Verizon’s ALLSET prepaid plan with 4G LTE, a pretty solid deal on the LG G2 has come along for the ride. Should you decide to join the prepaid world, you can add-on a brand new G2 for $299. That is without a contract, of course.
If you were to buy the same G2 without ALLSET, it would run you $499. At $299, we are talking lower than Nexus 5 levels here, but you are getting a phone that is arguably better. Keep in mind that the G2, even though it is about a year old, is probably the most underrated phone from last year. It has a gorgeous 1080p LCD display, crazy good battery life, an awesome camera, and is pretty hack-able for the most part. (more…)
According to sources of ours, Verizon prepaid is finally getting access to the carrier’s massive 4G LTE network come July 17. As those of you in the prepaid game know, Verizon has lagged behind others in terms of prepaid data speeds, leaving their customers on 3G-only, which is painful on Big Red’s incredibly slow CDMA network. That is about to change, but you now have to decide if their plan is worth considering. (more…)