DEALS: Nexus 5 32GB for $140, DROID Turbo for $170

Need a phone at the moment, maybe one that is a temporary placeholder as we wait for phones like the LG G5 and Samsung Galaxy S7 to arrive? Today, there are two phone deals worth looking at.

The first is for the Nexus 5 with 32GB storage that can be had for just $140 over at eBay. The second is for Verizon’s DROID Turbo that can be had for as little as $170 over at Groupon. Each phone is refurbished, so they aren’t new. But again, they could be great placeholders for someone in-between phones or who may have broken their current phone and can’t fork out another $500-$600 at the moment for a new one.

The Nexus 5 is the original and will work on T-Mobile and AT&T here in the US. The DROID Turbo will work on Verizon (of course), but should also see GSM HSPA+ support on AT&T. If you want the full LTE experience, though, you really will want to stick to Verizon.  (more…)

Best Android Phones on Verizon: January 2016

I don’t know that I can count on one hand, the times that we have been asked to give our opinion on which is the best phone for this carrier or that network. So, like we have done in the past with these types of questions that pop up time and time again, we thought we’d just start talking openly about the topic on regular intervals. And since many of you are still attached to Verizon, possibly even holding onto an unlimited data plan, we’ll start there before making our way through the rest of the major carriers.

Now, our answers will change as the year progresses and new devices arrive, but we need to start somewhere and so we decided January would be the best time to get this going. What we have for you below are the three best Android phones we think you can buy today on Verizon.

Ready?  (more…)

DEAL: Verizon Hosting BOGO 50% on DROID Turbo 2 and Maxx 2

Verizon kicked off a new deal this morning that includes their newest DROID phones. The deal is a buy one, get one (BOGO) 50% mix-and-match sort of thing, where you could buy the DROID Turbo 2 and get half off another Turbo 2 or the DROID Maxx 2. You could also buy a Maxx 2 and get 50% off another Maxx 2. See, mix-and-match.

The deal requires you to sign-up for a payment plan on each device, from what I can tell. For example, you could lock into a DROID Turbo 2 at $26 per month, then add a second Turbo 2 for just $13 per month. The Maxx 2 is $16 per month at full price and just $8 when coupled in the deal.  (more…)

Verizon Employees are Already Getting Marshmallow on the DROID Turbo 2

You know how we first caught wind of a soak test on the horizon last week for the DROID Turbo 2 and wondered if it wasn’t Marshmallow? It may very well be. Owners of the DROID Turbo 2 Employee Edition (read: Verizon employees) started receiving a new the update over the week that weighs in as Android 6.0, software version 24.11.13. Yep, that’s Marshmallow alright.  (more…)

DROID Turbo 2 Gets Special Star Wars Custom Options in Moto Maker Tomorrow (Updated: Pictures)

UPDATE 12/10:  Verizon, this morning, told us that starting tomorrow, December 11, fans can create special Turbo 2 Star Wars edition phones using Moto Maker. Options will include “custom color palates, and backs based on the Poe Dameron, Rey, BB-8, a First Order Storm Trooper, and Kylo Ren characters.” Verizon will also launch an app to Google Play with exclusive wallpapers.

UPDATE:  We now have pictures of the Star Wars editions below.


With Star Wars: The Force Awakens opening in days, it only makes sense that Verizon and Motorola would use their DROID licensing to its full potential. In the coming days, Verizon and Moto will launch DROID Turbo 2 “Star Wars Editions”with 5 Verizon-exclusive wallpapers.  (more…)

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DROID Turbo 2 Will Get Exclusive Star Wars Wallpapers (Updated: Available Tomorrow)

UPDATE 12/10:  Verizon, this morning, told us that starting tomorrow, December 11, fans can create special Turbo 2 Star Wars edition phones using Moto Maker. Options will include “custom color palates, and backs based on the Poe Dameron, Rey, BB-8, a First Order Storm Trooper, and Kylo Ren characters.” Verizon will also launch an app to Google Play with exclusive wallpapers.

UPDATE:  We now have pictures of the Star Wars editions below.


With Star Wars: The Force Awakens opening in days, it only makes sense that Verizon and Motorola would use their DROID licensing to its full potential. In the coming days, Verizon and Moto will launch DROID Turbo 2 “Star Wars Editions”with 5 Verizon-exclusive wallpapers.  (more…)