Deal: Buy a Galaxy Note 4 at Full Retail, Get $200 Rebate From Samsung

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 will more than likely be introduced in two months at Berlin’s IFA conference. If you don’t care and would rather have last year’s Galaxy Note 4 at a discounted rate, then well, Samsung has a deal for you. If you buy a Galaxy Note 4 between today and July 26 at full retail, they will send you a rebate check of $200.  (more…)

Best Deal Yet: Unlocked Galaxy S6 for $499 (Black, Gold, White, or Blue Available)

The best deal we have seen to date for a brand new Samsung Galaxy S6 just popped up over at eBay. For just $499, you can own an unlocked GSM Galaxy S6 in black, white, gold, or that brilliantly bright blue that has yet to make its way to any US carrier.

This is model SM-G920F, which is one of the two unlocked international models of this year’s flagship from Samsung. It should work without a hiccup on AT&T, but should also have no issues on T-Mobile. I’m currently using SM-G920I (the other international model) and have had great service on both carriers.

At $499, you are looking at a significant discount when compared to the full retail prices that AT&T and T-Mobile charge you. T-Mobile and AT&T want $680 and $685, respectively.

Free shipping is included.

eBay Link

Deal: $29 for This 3500mAh ZeroLemon Slim Battery Case for Galaxy S6 and Edge

Battery life on the Samsung Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge isn’t something you will be bragging about any time soon. It’s borderline bad, actually. But these phones happen to have the best displays and cameras in any mobile phone, along with a hell of a premium build, so it’s hard to argue against anyone interested in buying one. With that said, we know that battery life is a top 3 category for some, especially those who aren’t near a charger all day long for quick re-fills.

For those people, we give you the ZeroLemon 3500mAh Slim battery case at just $28.99. With this case, you not only get quite a bit of protection, but you also get an extra 3500mAh of juice that can be used once your initial charge runs out. The case will add some thickness, but since the phone is quite small, it shouldn’t be unwieldy.

Companies like Mophie have made these types of cases famous, but they also charge a $100 premium for most. At $28.99, this is a pretty good deal.

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Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge on Verizon Receive Minor Updates

Verizon began pushing a new update to the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge this morning, an update that adds security improvements to Samsung’s Reactivation Lock. The update also added in roaming support for Puerto Rico. And that’s it!

The update is incredibly small for each phone, takes 10 minutes to install, and is still Android 5.0.2. Build numbers post update are VRU2AOF1 for the Galaxy S6 and VRU1AOE2 for the S6 Edge.  (more…)

Sprint Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Receiving Update to Android 5.1 Today

Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge variants on Sprint are receiving an update to Android 5.1 this morning, according to Sprint support. The updates are quite large in size, hovering around 563MB for what we thought would have been a minor upgrade.

After the update, users should expect to see minor UI enhancements throughout, factory reset protection, performance improvements, and “new and/or enhanced features.”  (more…)

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Review

What happens when you take the best Android phone you can buy today and toss a protective shell on it, enlarge its battery, and make it waterproof? You get the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active, an AT&T exclusive that is aimed at the “active” crowd who enjoys working out, has a job that requires a tougher phone, or those who want a little extra protection around a phone without giving up flagship-level specs and experiences.

I’ve spent the last couple of weeks with the Galaxy S6 Active, taking it on daily runs and a couple of hikes, to try and put it through what I would consider to be “active” tests. I also used it as a daily phone for checking email, messaging, cruising YouTube, playing music, and running my favorite apps, which is the way most will use it, since most of us aren’t working out or smashing our phones with hammers 19 hours a day. I didn’t drive over it with a car or throw it off of a building, because well, that’s just stupid. I used it like an active person would.

This is my Galaxy S6 Active review.  (more…)