Deal: Moto Hint Drops to $99 This Week Only ($50 Off)

Motorola introduced a new deal for the week this morning that features their discreet Bluetooth earbud, the Moto Hint. At $99, this little gadget can yours. That’s a $50 discount, in case you were wondering.

We took the Moto Hint for a spin back in October of last year, finding that the idea behind the Hint is quite interesting even if it falls a bit short of our expectations. While it may not be the ultimate in-ear assistant that Motorola was hoping it would be, it’s not terrible as a Bluetooth headset, especially if you are like me, and don’t want to be the guy seen walking around with a Bluetooth headset in his ear at all times.  (more…)

Deal: Verizon Moto X (1st Gen) is Just $110 at eBay Today

Should you buy a Moto X (1st gen) on Verizon, knowing that the 3rd gen model is more than likely arriving in the next couple of months? Not unless you really need a phone to get you by for eight or nine weeks. Sure, it’s still probably a decent phone, but it is approaching that 2-year-old mark where phones magically start figuring out ways to shut down so that you’ll upgrade to something newer.

But hey, if you need a phone to get you by for a minute, this isn’t a terrible option. eBay is currently selling a manufacturer refurbished Moto X (1st gen) for $109 without a contract. It should have Lollipop in a couple of weeks too…maybe.

Free shipping!

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This is Likely the New Moto G (3rd Gen) With Tweaked Design, 13MP and 5MP Cameras

Over the weekend, a random leak of what appears to be the new Moto G (3rd gen) showed up in a 2-minute video and series of pictures. The unit made public is clearly an engineering test model that lacks most Motorola branding, but does have all sort of identifiers to help Motorola track down whoever’s unit this was supposed to be.  (more…)

Moto X (2nd Gen) “Pure Edition” Getting Another New Android 5.1 Update

After announcing that it was pushing a soak test and another Lollipop update to a couple of Moto X (1st gen) units over the weekend, Motorola also snuck in a new 5.1 update to the Moto X (2nd gen) “Pure Edition.” I’m not sure why they didn’t take to G+ or any other outlet to announce the news, but it is indeed happening. The odd thing here is that comes about a month after Motorola supposedly already pushed an update to this version of the Moto X (2nd gen). (more…)

Deal: $209 for This Refurbished Verizon Moto X (2nd Gen)

Motorola may be failing miserably at providing Lollipop updates to its line of flagships from 2014, but that doesn’t mean their phones aren’t still worth a look at the right price. For example, you can grab the Moto X (2nd gen) on Verizon for just $209.99. That’s a crazy good deal on any phone, let alone the phone we called 2014’s best.

Now, keep in mind that the phone is manufacturer refurbished, so it’s not “brand new.” Still, $200 for this good of a phone that will certainly get Lollipop in the very near future is almost a no-brainer if you need a new, cheap phone.

This deal includes 16GB black, white (might be bamboo), or “red” (might be football leather) color choices. Free shipping is also included.

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The Best Android Phone You Can Buy Today

Every week, at least three or four or twenty people ask us in some way or another, “What phone would you recommend I buy?” In reality, they just want to know what the best Android phone is that they can buy today. I get why we get asked. After all, we handle every new flagship under the sun.

Since there are so many good phones these days, the decision hasn’t become any easier in recent years. Before, though, we use to worry about whether or not a phone could last two years. Now, the criteria is much more specific. People want to know which phone has the best camera or the best battery life or the best display. What’s the storage situation like? Is it made of metal or cheap plastic? How often does it get updated?

Rather than try and answer all of those questions in individual emails, we thought we may as well just put our thoughts out there every so often, so that everyone can see what we think the best Android phone is that you can buy. Don’t worry, though, we’ll keep this simple and to the point. You have other things to do.

Ready?  (more…)