Deal: $209 for This Refurbished Verizon Moto X (2nd Gen)

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.

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Sony Xperia Z4v is Coming Exclusively to Verizon This Summer With Solid Upgrades

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FYI: Last Week’s Verizon Galaxy S6 Edge Update Also Fixed That Nasty Screen-Rotation Bug

Verizon didn’t bother to mention this in the changelog for last week’s update to the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, but the update also included a fix for that nasty auto-rotate bug that broke almost everyone’s phone at one point or another. A couple of our readers noted the fix to us, but you can find examples in Verizon’s community forums as well of users who are able to fully enjoy their phones again after receiving the update.  (more…)