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.
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.
A featured deal popped up at eBay this afternoon that includes a brand new, unlocked Samsung Galaxy S6 with 32GB of storage for just $529. That is a hell of a deal for a phone we just dubbed the best Android phone you can buy.
This is model SM-G920F, which is one of the unlocked international variants. The other is the SM-G920I. This model should work without a hiccup on AT&T, but should also work well on T-Mobile. I have the G920I as an unlocked Galaxy S6 and have used it on T-Mobile. Both appear to have similar, if not the same, bands.
As for the price, well, this is almost $200 lower than the AT&T and T-Mobile full retail prices. Since it should work on both carriers, this is a tough deal to pass up if you are in the market for a new phone.
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Whoa. $440 for a brand new 32GB Nexus 6? You may want to jump on this deal at eBay before the “limited quantity” is gone. The deal has been live for a couple of hours, and with that price, it may not last long.
This is version XT1103, which is the US model that will work on every major carrier here. It comes in a factory sealed package and in midnight blue.
At $440, you are looking at a discount of $210 off the original $650 price. Granted, Google has slashed the price to $500 in recent weeks, so the discount isn’t quite as good as it would have been a month ago. Still, $60 is $60.
Free shipping is included.
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Samsung probably has a Galaxy Note 5 unveiling lined up for some time in late August-early September, but that doesn’t mean last year’s Galaxy Note 4 isn’t still a heck of a phone (our review). In fact, me, the hater of all oversized phones, loves the Note 4. It’s one of those phones that is designed so well and feels so premium, that you can easily forget that it’s the size of a Smart car. It has an amazing camera, performs with the best of them, lasts well through an entire day on a single charge, and that display…that display.
If you are interested in the Galaxy Note 4, think about cruising over to eBay this morning to check out a deal on an unlocked, manufacturer refurbished model (SM-N910A) that will work on AT&T (T-Mobile for the most part, but is missing 1700 band)). Priced at just $399, you are looking at one of the best prices ever for a Note phone that isn’t really all that old.
The deal has been running for a day and is almost over, so be quick.
Yesterday, I ranted a little about why I’m such a fan of unlocked phones. One of the reasons I noted had to do with the fact that there are always insanely good deals on unlocked phones to be had, as long as you have a little patience in waiting for them to arrive. Weeks like this were exactly what I was referring to. Thanks to a coupon code, you can nab a brand new, unlocked Galaxy S6 (SM-G920I) in black or white for under $590.
That’s a crazy deal! That’s even cheaper than Verizon is selling the phone at full retail. T-Mobile and AT&T each want at least another $90 over that price. We are talking less than $600 for what I would consider to be the best phone on the planet at the moment and maybe for the foreseeable future. (more…)
Been on the hunt for an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge that works on T-Mobile or AT&T, but isn’t outrageously priced? A current deal running over at eBay may be your best option at the moment. Priced at $799 for the 32GB model, you have the choice of either Sapphire Black or White Pearl, with support for T-Mo and AT&T GSM and LTE bands.
Other unlocked Galaxy S6 Edge sellers are asking for $900 and over, in case you were wondering.
For comparison, a Galaxy S6 Edge purchased outright at AT&T would cost you $815. At T-Mobile you are looking at $780. However, with either those should you decide you want them unlocked, you would not only have to pay full price, but also keep them active at those carriers for up to 60 days at AT&T and 40 days at T-Mobile.
For what is likely a limited time, Best Buy is selling the Moto G (1st Gen) for Verizon prepaid customers through its website and eBay, priced at just $40. This is the model from 2013, which features no LTE connectivity, but does have a Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, basic Android with minimal Motorola UI tweaks on top, 5MP rear-facing shooter, and a 4.5″ HD display. (more…)