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Here are the videos you don’t want to miss this week – February 13, 2016

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2015 was a really great year for Android smartphones. The Nexus 6P, Samsung Galaxy S6, LG G4, Moto X Pure Edition are among a long list of great handsets that make little to no compromises. So with the Galaxy S7 and LG G5 on the horizon, it was only natural for us to take a look back at two of the best devices of last year – the Galaxy S6 and G4.

While Josh and Lanh were covering the flashback videos this week, Krystal went ahead and published her review of the Samsung Galaxy A9 (seriously, you need to watch it). Gary also brought us a great video explaining the ins and outs of CPU frequency scaling, and Jayce made a detailed video about the upcoming flagships of 2016.

Here are the Android-related videos you don’t want to miss this week.

Looking back at the flagships of 2015

LG G4… now

The LG G4 was one of the best Android handsets of 2015, and possibly of all time. It has an amazing camera, unique design and some powerful under-the-hood specs. How has it held up overtime? Don’t miss Josh’s LG G4 flashback video to learn more.

  • Looking back at the LG G4

Samsung Galaxy S6… now

Like the G4, the Samsung Galaxy S6 was one of the best smartphones of this past year. And with the Galaxy S7 coming right around the corner, it’s definitely worth taking another look at the S6, and how it’s held up overtime. Check out Lanh’s Galaxy S6 flashback video attached above and full post below.

  • Looking back at the Samsung Galaxy S6

Samsung Galaxy A9 review

Samsung’s Galaxy A9 might not be available in all parts of the world, but it’s certainly a device worth talking about. It’s big, powerful, and sports a great fingerprint sensor – what more could you want? Be sure to check out Krystal’s wonderful review to learn all about the Galaxy A9.

  • Samsung Galaxy A9 review

A look at what’s to come in 2016

2015 was a great year for Android. The Samsung Galaxy S6, LG G4, Moto X Pure Edition and Nexus 6P are among the best Android handsets ever produced, which makes us excited to think about what’s to come in 2016. In this post, we’ve rounded up 6 of the smartphones we’re most looking forward to seeing in the year to come.

  • 6 phones we’re looking forward to seeing in 2016

Android Apps Weekly

Microsoft buys SwiftKey, more Apple apps to come, Adventures of Mana! – you don’t want to miss the latest episode of Joe’s Android Apps Weekly show.

  • 5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week

What is CPU frequency scaling?

There is a feature in Android (via the Linux kernel) which allows the clock frequency of the CPU to be varied. What is it and how does it work? Gary explains in this informative video and post.

  • What is CPU frequency scaling?

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Tello Buyer’s Guide (October 2020)

Just about anyone you’d ask is familiar with the top-tier wireless service providers in Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile. What about lesser known, or newer brands?Let’s take a look at a relatively younger carrier, Tello. This guide will serve to help you understand what the MVNO offers and how it competes in the mobile arena.Where can I buy an unlocked phone?Buying an unlocked phone? Consider these questionsTips for buying a used phoneTell me about TelloTello is a newer player in the mobile field and finds itself in the increasingly crowded segment of low-cost, no-frills alternatives. Its service uses Sprint’s network for coverage but it operates with its own plans and features.What are Tello rate plans like?Tello rate plans are no-contract, meaning you can go month-to-month with no long-term agreement, cancellation, or activation fees. As many carriers in this space do, Tello throttles speeds once hitting the data allowance as opposed to charging overage fees.Customers can mix and match rate plans based on personal needs. A lot of users have access to Wi-Fi connections, or don’t make many calls in a month. To that end, it’s possible to dial things up or down to suit tastes; subscribers can change their plan as often as needed.Ready-made PlansThere are four ready-made plans that do a great job of meeting the demands of most users. They cost as low as $10 per month and include unlimited text and calling.$10/month: Unlimited Talk and Text with 1GB of high-speed data$14/month: Unlimited Talk and Text with 2GB of high-speed data$19/month: Unlimited Talk and Text with 4GB of high-speed data$39/month: Unlimited Talk and Text with Unlimited high-speed dataAre there any other Tello features?Tello offers a handful of other options to its customers, including mobile hotspot and international calls. You can use any amount of your data plan to tether other devices. Calls to Mexico, Canada, and China are the same as if you called in the United States.What about international calls and texts?In addition to the aforementioned countries, Tello subscribers can make calls to other India, Cuba, and a host of other countries. Each has its own rate and can be used in a mix-and-match fashion. All one need do is purchase a Pay As You Go credit ahead of time.The credit can also be used for SMS or data, depending on which plan you’re signed up with at the time.Does Tello have a referral program?Yes, they’re called Tello Dollars and the referral program rewards you for signing up friends and family members. Share your referral link, and once your friend places their first successful order, you get $10 Tello Dollars. Your friend also gets $10 Tello Dollars.You can refer as many friends as you like and the money can be used for things like rate plans, phones, and PAYG credits.What kind of phones does Tello offer?Taking a look at the current lineup of phones offered through Tello we find familiar names like LG, Samsung, and Motorola. All told, there are more than two dozen phones to choose from but it’s a real tossup as to what’s available.Buying an unlocked phone? Consider these questionsWhich carrier has the best value at $50 a month?Which major prepaid carrier has the best $40 rate plan?As is the case with prepaid providers or MVNO brands, selection is a mixed bag and leans more toward affordability and not performance.READ: Best phones available at TelloIt’s worth noting that the phones you order from Tello will come in plain generic packaging and may only include the charger and battery. There will be no manual, earbuds, or other accessories.Are there any phone deals with Tello?Indeed, there are plenty of phones with discounts, some ranging as high as $50 off. About half of the current roster is comprised of refurbished phones, which also means lower prices.Can I use my own phone with Tello?Yes, you can use any Sprint-compatible phone just so long as there’s no unpaid balance on another network. You’ll need to ensure it’s unlocked for use outside of Sprint if it was previously used with another carrier.Tello only accepts unlocked CDMA devices or unlocked multi-network phones that incorporate both CDMA and GSM technologies.Head to Tello’s website to check whether your specific model is supported.