Posts tagged with: Pricing
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    We have a slathering of Moto Z coverage for you right now, but a lot more ahead as well. In the meantime, we thought you should know that Verizon is now opening up pre-orders for the Moto Z Droid Edition and the Moto Z Force Droid Edition on its website. The Moto Z Droid will work out to $26 per month on a two-year payment plan ($624 full retail) and the Moto Z Force Droid at $30 a month ($720). Sales officially begin on July 28. You can also get up to $300 in credit for these phones by trading one in, even if it's got a cracked screen. Also at Verizon's site, you can pick up one Moto Mod ...

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    More Xperia X models have just been made available in the US at several outlets online and in the real world with another one barely a week away from its sales here. The Xperia XA and Xperia X Performance have been made available at Amazon, Best Buy and Regan Wireless. The mid-range XA sports a Helio P10 processor from MediaTek while the X Performance is driven by a Snapdragon 820. You can get the 16GB model of the XA in all four of its colors plus a 64GB microSD card for $279.99 or the 32GB of the X Performance with a 128GB card for $699.99. Amazon already has some discounts going on, ...

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    The hard grade of disbelief we give to budget phones out of China these days has to do with the fact that they have fingerprint sensors. Yeah, we know, kinda crazy. It takes a bit more than a few dollars, though, to not only get the component, but get it to work properly and in a decent fashion. Nevertheless, phone after phone in China has made it happen. ZTE is making it happen in the US with the debut of the spiritual successor to the ZMax 2, the ZMax Pro for MetroPCS. There's a six-inch, full HD display with a Snapdragon 617 and 2GB of RAM. The main camera has 13 megapixels of ...

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    It was at "3" last year, as far as we know. Now, ZTE is moving this weirdly-branded line of budget phone to "4". The company has launched the Small Fresh 4 in China. It has a MediaTek MT6753 (eight cores running at 1.3GHz), 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage (expandable with a microSD card by up to 64GB) and a 5.2-inch full HD LCD with 2.5D pooling glass on the front. The 5-megapixel selfie cam supposedly has some crazy glass in front of it, giving it a 160-degree field of view. There's a 13-megapixel rear camera, too. All of this and a fingerprint sensor on Android Marshmallow with MiFavor 3.5 ...

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    Demand in Sweden for the HP Elite x3 has been pretty brisk. At least it was fast enough to bring delivery dates for the phone back by three days so far. HP is already selling the phone in its dual-SIM configuration for a nasty 8,624 kr ($1,009) at its site for Sweden. And people could order it and get it delivered as early as July 22 — a week from when it was first made available. Since then, the earliest deliveries have been pushed back to July 25. If you want your Elite x3 really early, be prepared to pay dearly. And pay more to get it moved to where you are. HP recently decided to ...

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    The Netherlands already has access to the HTC 10, so why bother introducing the HTC 10 Lifestyle there? It could be because it's just not selling anywhere it goes and the company really needs to get rid of its stock somehow. That's wild speculation, but given how pre-sales went in China, it wasn't a good sign. Anyways, at least one Dutch site, belsimpel.nl, is offering the Snapdragon 652 phone SIM-free for €679 ($749). It offers the Snapdragon 820-equipped HTC 10 for €723 ($798), discounted from €749 ($827). Keep in mind that only the chipset and a change in RAM from 4GB to 3GB is ...

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    Add "waterproof" to almost anything in tech and you probably would not get much of a complaint. Now add in the value component: are you going to be able to save money and keep liquids out of these circuits? Oh, and feel good about your purchase? Well, if you're living on a shoestring or just need a better burner phone for your needs, AT&T has a GoPhone for you. The Kyocera Hydro SHORE has Android 5.1, a five-inch display, is ingress rated at both IPX5 (water spray) and IPX7 (1m submersion for 30 minutes), and its touchscreen can be operated while wet. It runs on a Snapdragon 210, has ...

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    A heavy-hitter has finally made itself known in the Windows 10 Mobile ecosystem. And it has a heavy-hitting price tag to go along with it. The Elite x3 is now listed in both single-SIM and dual-SIM configurations on HP's site in Spain. The single-SIM price comes close to €846 ($936) while the dual-SIM version is €882 ($976). In Germany, the single-SIM price rounds to €832 and the dual-SIM at about €868 We checked around the European Union to see what kind of price variations we'd be getting for the Snapdragon 820-toting Windows phone, given VATs. [table] Country,Single-SIM ...

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    The phone comes inside a VR headset. What more can you ask for? Well, a lot, and we're finally able to tell you a lot about the Alcatel Idol 4S. It's a rather powerful mid-range phone that we've been waiting for since MWC and after some delay, it's finally ready for sale in the US. Not much has changed since our hands-on in February, including its Gothic and glassy build. It comes in any color you'd like, as long as it's dark gray. You'll find some reserved, but powerful 3.6W front-facing stereo speakers tuned by Waves Audio and certified by JBL, delivering some Hi-Fi noise to your ...

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    With the Elite x3 slowly growing to be more of a beast than it has been before. And with its beastliness comes demand and HP has slowly, but surely responded to it by widening availability and letting more cats out of the bag. Apparently, one Italian outlet caught a couple. One Plaffo associate was able to attend an HP event in Milan where they asked about the Elite x3. Apparently, representatives said that Italy will see the phone on sale in September starting at €699 ($772). This has not been confirmed with a press release. It's much to pay for a Continuum-enabled Snapdragon 820 with ...

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    Meizu is feeling the pressure to give a good whack at its mid-range flagship this season, especially with the bang-up job it supposedly did with the PRO 6. And one co-founder is opening up to those challenges. Bai Yongxiang has posted to his Weibo account that the company is doing its best to export as much power as possible from the PRO 6 to the MX6. "Costs and prices will increase, but I believe there will be nothing like it in terms of craftsmanship in the ¥2,000 range ($300-450)," Bai posted. For context, last year's MX5 started at around the equivalent of $290. One AnTuTu ...

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    The bookies can battle it out between Leadsom and May. Jeremy Corbyn can flip all the Labour tables he wants. And the Liberal Dems... well, never mind them. But until the political fallout from the public's decision to exit the European Union has been actualized, it seems that companies will be riding the flux of uncertainty in the meantime. On a small scale, OnePlus has upped the price of its latest mobile flagship by £20. Larger companies like Samsung, LG and Acer are pulling administrative teeth on their UK operations. Lenovo, though, with its precarious financial situation, has plans ...

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    Update: Mere minutes after the general announcement, T-Mobile confirmed it'll be the first to carry the "Sprinkle White" 5-incher on US shores, charging $160, or $6.67 a month for two years, with $0 down, starting July 13. With all the budget mid-range options you have these days from Chinese manufacturers, it's amazing to realize that once you take them out of the equation as well as the brands you see on the online marketplaces, we're talking about some pretty boring options. I mean, have mercy on the prepaid carrier customers, jeez. Well, HTC is once again trying its hand in that ...

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    Well, you had your warning, and all the time in the world to purchase the controversial but undoubtedly compelling OnePlus 3 smartphone at its launch price of £309 on British shores. You even get six more days to act on the deal of a lifetime, July 11 officially seeing the Brexit decision impact the appeal of one of the most affordable flagship Android devices out and about. Fret not, though, as the Pound isn’t dropping as steeply as predicted by certain financial analysts and “experts”, so right now, OnePlus feels confident it can keep its “extremely thin margins” intact with a ...

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    One cog of the Chinese rumor machine is correcting another when it comes to the pricing and availability of the iPhone 7 models in China. When we brought the price chart down of what the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus were to go far, the digits didn't seem too far out of line from last year's iPhone 6s generation. The only major change? Storage options. Both the iPhone 7 Plus and a new iPhone 7 Pro were to get 32GB, 128GB and 256GB options while the iPhone 7 was to get 32GB, 64GB and 256GB options. There was some skepticism as to how efficient the logistics would be with this setup. Then ...

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    For the longest time, if you wanted the prestige of owning an iPhone, but couldn't afford the strikingly high cost to get your voice, text and data service with it, you could go to Virgin Mobile, Boost Mobile, or Cricket Wireless, just to name a few prepaid carriers. Sure, there was just a bit of upfront cost, but the plans were more tenable on your pocket. Well, it's 2016 and the fastest growing prepaid brand in the US has finally taken in the iPhone. T-Mobile has announced that its subsidiary MetroPCS will start selling four iPhone variants tomorrow at select Florida locations only. ...

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    Currency markets have taken their hardest gyrations in a long time thanks to the United Kingdom's voting public expressing their desire to leave the European Union. The Pound Sterling has taken an 8 percent fall against the Dollar in the past few days, leading it to lows we haven't seen since the mid-1980's. The so-called Brexit vote has smartphone manufacturers worried, especially those with headquarters from London to Manchester. Maybe a move to Belfast, Glasgow or Ireland may be in order. But the buying Briton will be the most impacted for the time being and OnePlus is calling in to ...

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    In the US, Windows 10 Mobile (neé Windows Phone) has lacked a phablet option ever since the Nokia Lumia 1520 left the AT&T scene. But it was never forgotten as it came time to update its software to Microsoft's next milestone. It has now risen from its grave. The Lumia 1520 is back in only Matte Black from AT&T for its original $584.99 full retail price. That's $19.50 per month on AT&T Next. As a reminder, there are AT&T variants of the phone available from third parties (this link is for one on Amazon) with prices far below $585. Hell, you could get an unlocked 1520 — ...

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    If you want a Chromebook of the future — you know, something that can run the Google Play Store for sure — but you're strapped for cash, perhaps you should bite your fingers and hold out for a new option from HP. The Chrombook 11 G5 is compact, slim, weighs about two-and-a-half pounds and will have speedy support for Android apps when it launches to consumers in October — though if you're, say, an educator buying bulk, B2B vendors should have them in next month. HP announced that the dual-core Intel Celeron N3060 should cut through tasks just right while stretching the battery to at ...

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    But we're obliged to talk about it, if only for the market dynamics. And boy, is Chinese manufacturer vivo expecting the market to move. The X7 and X7 Plus are expected to be in the "mid-rangers-plus" category. The phablet of the two — can you guess — will have a 5.7-inch full HD screen and it's tied to a Snapdragon 652 with 4GB of RAM and a 16-megapixel main camera. There could be more RAM and more storage in another variant that may cost way more. How much more? Well, the base model is rumored to be somewhere above ¥2,500 (approx. $400+) and the 6GB RAM/128GB storage variant could ...

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    US retailers are stocking up on the Samsung Gear 360, but it's not due for a release until sometime in the fall. At least, that's what B&H Photo says on its site. So, what's taking so long? How much is it going to be? And why the special treatment? Samsung won't tell us much, but it did confirm to Phandroid that we'll see the virtual reality camera sell for $350 and that there will be some stock going on at the online video festival VidCon this week in Anaheim, California. It's there that the company will take the opportunity to sell creators on its cameras and get its software lined ...

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    One of the factors of most iPhone releases that we take for granted is the pricing. The new 16GB model comes in at $649 and basically every other variant tacks on some multiple of $100 to the price. But with rumors of an iPhone 7 Pro getting into the product mix this year and improved storage options to boot, there's some question as to how SRP's going to work out this year. A Weibo leaker is claiming to have the answers from a mile out of launch time with a complication in each model's storage situation. Apparently, the iPhone 7 will have models with 32GB, 64GB or 256GB of storage. Both ...

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    Want a different take on the Microsoft Surface 3? Huawei introduced one earlier this year with its MateBook. Since February, the products made its trek around the world. It's only now crawled back around to the US for a launch here. Hardware-wise, Huawei's crafted an 6.9mm thick aluminium chassis to hold in a 12-inch IPS LCD at 2160 x 1440 display with viewable angles through 160 degrees of rotation. Windows Hello takes advantange of dual array of microphpones and a side-mounted fingerprint reader. A 33.7Wh battery should get you through a nine-hour day. Intel's 6th generation Core M ...

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    The different threads of OPPO's smartphones range from the premium to the camera-focused to the budget-minded. Even in the A-series, we can find some stratification. So, what does the A37 really represent? Well, for about $199, it brings a 5-megapixel front-facing camera on a 1/4-inch sensor. With its 1.4μm pixels, OmniBSI+ technology and a screen flash, the phone's promised to shine a light on your selfies. The main 8-megapixel camera, with a 1/3.2-inch sensor, has the same-sized pixels as on the front with backside illumination. Software can composite five shots into a single ...

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    There's never a shortage of budget options for those on prepaid carriers, but they're always rebadged with some funky name like "Avant" or "Admire" or "Your Face". What, too cynical? Anyways, T-Mobile and MetroPCS are bucking the trend for once as both are officially taking in the Samsung Galaxy On5 late this month. It's a simple phone, really. An mid-range quad-core Exynos processor powering the typical five-inch HD display, a five-megapixel camera on back and a two-megapixel unit on the front. 1.5GB of RAM and a 2,600mAh battery keep it chugging while 8GB of storage keeps things in ...

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