Verizon heads, the Galaxy Note 3 (in “manufacturer refurbished” condition) can be had through eBay today for $289.99 without a contract. For a phone that originally retailed for $699 off-contract and $299 on-contract, that’s a heck of a deal. Sure, it’s not brand new and the device is over a year old, but a sub-$300 price on a phone this good is always worth a look.
Like the One (M7) deal earlier through Best Buy, this is a great option for someone in search of their first smartphone or as a temporary replacement while you wait for something that really grabs your attention.
The deal includes free shipping.
However minor, OTAs are not a bad thing. Usually. Rest assured, though, the updated firmwares bound for Verizon-compatible variants of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 are innocuous enough. (more…)
After previewing a Lollipop update build on the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S4, the folks at SamMobile are back again this morning, this time showing off Android 5.0 running on the Galaxy Note 3. (more…)
Owners of the Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3, and Galaxy Note 4 can purchase additional insurance for their devices straight through Samsung this week, granting accident forgiveness starting at just $99 and up, depending on your device.
The replacement plan covers cracked displays and liquid damage, with the ability to make 3 claims within a two year period. In addition, an extended warranty covers mechanical damage for 1 year after the manufacturer’s warranty expires, giving you a bit more protection for your device. (more…)
According to Samsung’s support page for the Sprint Galaxy Note 3, an update to Android 4.4.4 is approaching. The support page, which detailed the update as build N900PVPUCNH7, briefly appeared before seemingly being removed moments later. Thankfully, we caught it and have the info for you below. (more…)
That’s right, Samsung is bringing back penmanship or cursive or hand cramps with the Galaxy Note 4 when it is unveiled on September 3. At least that’s what this teaser is suggesting.
Can’t say that I was expecting a highlight on handwriting as a selling point, but hey, you gotta do what you gotta do, eh, Samsung?
Samsung made the Galaxy Alpha official this morning, a device that looks and thinks that it is every bit as high-end as other flagships. Unfortunately for the Alpha, its list of specs tends to disagree with that idea, so we thought a comparison to the rest of Samsung’s line-up of phones from the last couple of years was in-store to show just that. (more…)
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S5 from T-Mobile both received updates today, though we have no idea what the updates include. Changelogs for each haven’t exactly been updated, only noting that previous recent updates added VoLTE and “network improvements.” T-Mobile did announce that VoLTE is now nationwide as of today, so maybe this is activating that feature for everyone, everywhere. Otherwise, your guess is as good as ours.
The Galaxy Note 3’s new build number after the update is N900TUVUDNF4. The Galaxy S5 will end up at G900TUVU1BNG3. (more…)