Samsung is done with its Unpacked event, where it just unveiled the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+. Now, after months of leaks leading up to this moment, it’s time to talk about where and when you can buy either phone.
According to Samsung (and now all of the carriers individually), both phones will be available on August 21 (next Friday) with pre-orders opening at many locations today, August 13.
Below, we have (and will continue update) info from each carrier below, including pricing and when exactly you can walk in and get your hands on each. (more…)
Not only is Google pushing out a Stagefright patch to its Nexus line today, but Sprint and Samsung are pushing out patches to four devices as well. The Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S5, and Galaxy Note Edge are all seeing updates today that should secure your phone from malicious MMS. (more…)
Google is pushing a patch for the Stagefright security flaw starting today to the Nexus 6 and Nexus 5, at least according to Sprint. The new version of Android will roll out as build LMY48I and appears to only be headed to phones to patch Stagefright. (more…)
Sprint is still doing whatever it can to try and compete in the US wireless industry, which really just means that they are continuing to drop the prices on their plans in hopes of convincing you to switch to their network. This morning, the Beckham-friendly carrier announced a new family plan that includes 10GB of shared data for 4 lines at just $100 per month. If that’s not enough data, they are also making a 40GB plan available at $120 per month. (more…)
During today’s live press event from Motorola, the company announced that its new Moto X Pure Edition was an unlocked phone that worked on all of the major US carriers, including Verizon. People were excited at the thought of buying a phone for $399 that could be taken to any carrier of choice. That excitement died quickly, though, when Motorola posted official specs for the phone and left out any mention of Verizon’s CDMA bands or its LTE band 13. (more…)
We get asked often to breakdown the costs associated with each major US wireless carrier in some form of a comparison. The task is not exactly simple, since each carrier uses its own tricks, sets of fees, data packages, and random charges to come up with a monthly bill that pads their pocket. It’s not all that straight forward, which is probably exactly how the carriers prefer it to be. They probably don’t want someone like us (or you) finding ways to quickly compare their plans to the competition and then making an educated decision on which is the best for you. Still, we gave it a shot. Well, we at least tried to break it all down into a simple comparison, one that is going to include more asterisks than you will probably know what to do with. (more…)
It’s been called the controversy of our lifetime, as it has been reported multiple times that the Galaxy Note 5 would not feature a microSD card slot. However, thanks to a leaked User Agent Profile for Sprint’s Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920P), the device could feature a slot for expandable storage, supporting up to 128GB of extra space. Though, for the record, UAPs can be used to simply hold a place for upcoming devices, complete with un-finalized specs and other misleading information. For instance, the specs listed in this UA Profile sound a bit similar to those of the Galaxy Note 4. As the saying goes, nothing is confirmed. (more…)
Last week, we saw almost every single US carrier variant of the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ stop off at the FCC outside of those headed to Sprint. Who knows why America’s 4th largest carrier was left out, but all is good in the world now. This morning, both phones showed up at the FCC under model numbers SM-N920P (Note 5) and SM-G928P (S6 Edge+).
Information in the documents attached to the filings didn’t give us anything new in our brief scans, other than these are indeed headed for Sprint. Then again, the model numbers ending in “P” gave that away. (more…)