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Block spam calls and texts with RoboKiller, on sale

Much has been said about how easy it is for social media, tech companies, and retailers to distribute personal data. Perhaps just as disturbing, though, is how many strangers have access to our phone numbers. Surely you’ve been on the receiving end of a phone call about your vehicle’s warranty or insurance plans lately.It shouldn’t be so easy for spam and unwanted callers to contact us, either by phone or text. While we wait for the government or wireless carriers to do something serious, a solution is already available in the form of RoboKiller Spam Call & Text Blocker.As a mobile app, it blocks unwanted calls and can even beat telemarketers at their own game. How? For starters, RoboKiller keeps an ever-expanding library of more than 1.1 million known spam numbers and stops their signal before your phone gets to the first ring. Its SMS spam protection does the same thing but for unwanted, malicious, and text messages.RoboKiller FeaturesGet automatic protection from RoboKiller’s global scammer blacklist of over 500 Million known phone scams.Set and adjust your levels of call blocking to ensure you always get the phone calls you want or need.Enjoy many advanced customization features not offered elsewhere, including a personalized A.I. call screener, pause call blocking, block & allow lists, and much more!Protect your phone number from targeted neighbor spoofing spam calls.Track emerging spam call trends in your area and help others by reporting additional information about phone scams RoboKiller has blocked.Eliminate 95% of spam texts, too!AvailabilityThe app is available for iOS or Android, and has picked up plenty of praise from various tech sites. It also has high ratings in the respective app store.AndroidGuys readers can see for themselves with a subscription to RoboKiller Spam Call & Text Blocker for as low as $23.33 per year. Head to the AG Deals Store and you’ll see we have subscriptions available in 1-year, 2-year, and 3-year options.

The best Android phones available at Simple Mobile (January 2021)

T-Mobile is one of the biggest wireless network operators in the US, providing nearly 100 million subscribers with coverage. As you’d expect, it features quite an impressive handset selection, including models with 5G support. But what about other brands that use its network, such as Simple Mobile?Simple Mobile, as is the case with other MVNOs, has its own rate plans, customer service, and phone selection. Here, we’ll dig into the Android devices offered at Simple Mobile.Simple Mobile Buyer’s GuideCheap cell phone plans that use the T-Mobile networkWe’ve gathered up a handful of the best phones you can purchase at Simple Mobile today. Although we do select one as the best overall (Editors’ Choice), the list below offers phones that work for a variety of user types.For what it’s worth, the handset selection at Simple Mobile is fairly lean, skewing toward older models and refurbished phones. To that end, we always suggest buying an unlocked phone for use with a carrier. The options are plentiful in both directions and you’ll likely get something more powerful.Samsung Galaxy S20 UltraThe Biggest and BestYou can’t have a list of top phones without including the latest and greatest flagship. In this case, it’s the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. Sure, there are other versions of the S20 to consider but this reigns supreme. Outfitted with a large (6.9-inch) screen, lots of RAM (12GB), and an incredible camera experience, it’s a no-compromise device.Powered by Android 10 with Samsung’s One UI, the phone is as powerful as it is sleek. Come for the 8K video recording, stay for the top-tier performance. Buy the Samsung Galaxy S20 UltraLG Stylo 5 LTEBig, practical, and (most importantly) affordable, the Stylo 5 LTE provides users with a large (6.2-inch) screen with stylus support. It’s perfect for scribbling notes, marking up documents, editing, and more.Running Android 9 Pie, the phone is powered by a 1.8GHz octa-core processor with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. A microSD expansion card slot blows the door wide open for up to 2TB external media.Wrapping things up, the LG handset has a 13-megapixel rear camera, front-facing 5-megapixel selfie camera, and a 3,500mAh battery with USB Type-C charging. Buy the LG Stylo 5Motorola Moto G6We really like how Motorola handles its smartphones. For the past few years it has employed a stock version of Android, adding only the smallest of custom features. Moreover, they’re priced considerably lower than what a lot of bigger name brands charge.Here, you get a big (5.7-inch) screen, a fairly modern build of Android, and respectable smattering of mid-range hardware. Details include an octa-core processor with 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, and a microSD card slot for external media.Other things we appreciate? The dual rear cameras, lightning fast charging, and a water resistant coating. Tthat extra money left in our wallets is always nice, too. Buy the Motorola Moto G6Samsung Galaxy A50Knowing that we already have a Samsung phone on this list, we have to add the Galaxy A50. Why? Because it’s a fraction of what the Galaxy S models cost, yet it still gives users all the features they find important.The Galaxy A series in itself is very interesting to watch, however this is the one we like most. Present are a generous 6.4-inch display and a multi-camera (25 MP/8 MP/5MP) array on the rear, and a battery that rivals most phones. You know, the stuff we love.Under the hood are an octa-core processor with 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, and a microSD expansion card slot for up to 512GB space. Rounding things out are a headphone jack, fingerprint reader, and USB Type C charging. Buy the Samsung Galaxy A50

Fresh power for the fresh new year! BLUETTI AC30 released, save up to $650 on your favorite power stations

Control your power, and control your life. Being a top-tier off-grid power station manufacturer, BLUETTI has been dedicated to bringing premium and affordable off-grid power solutions. For the start of 2021, they also offered their best product lineups at sweet prices.AC30BLUETTI AC30 Portable Power StationConsumer Score: 98% gave it 4 stars or more. Small, yet packs a punch.300Wh total capacity with 300W pure sine wave AC inverter, powerful and safe, pack up to go right now, also built with LiFePO4 battery cell, which brings the whole device with 3500+ charge cycles before the total capacity degrades to 80%.Built with a decent array of outlets and a wireless charging pad, you’re gonna need nothing more but AC30 to power your needs on the road. 10.4lbs lightweight with the size at 9.9*7.1*6.9”, easy to be carried anywhere.Big Sale for New Year, BLUETTI knocks out the limit of $60 OFF for the newly AC30!Power: Rated 300Watt(surge 800Watt) Size: 9.9*7.1*6.9inchCapacity: 300WhAC50SBLUETTI AC50S Portable Power StationConsumer Score: 98% gave it 4 stars or more. Designed for portability with capacity, and convenience for camping and fishing.500Wh with 300W pure sine wave AC inverter, built with 10 outlets and wireless charging pad, 12V Regulated Output ensures ultra stability for your laptop and other electronic gadgets.Built-in MPPT increases the solar charging speed to another level. 13.6 lbs lightweight with 11.6*7.5* 7.7-inch size, even kids could carry it easily.Power: Rated 300Watt(surge 450Watt) Size: 11.6*7.5*7.7inchCapacity: 500WhEB240BLUETTI EB240 Portable Power StationConsumer Score: 98% gave it 4 stars or more. The world’s most powerful portable power station with 2400Wh capacity.The BLUETTI Energy Monster, incredible massive 2400Wh capacity, which means almost all of your devices could run smoothly without any wall socket, power your laptop for a whole day, and even a household refrigerator for one or two days. 1000Watt continuous output power meets all your needs, that’s the perfect backup or off-grid power for your family.Power: Rated 1000Watt(surge 1200watt) Size: 19.4×6.5×14.4inchCapacity: 2400WhAC200PBLUETTI AC200P Portable Power StationConsumer Score: 98% gave it 4 stars or more. The world’s most versatile portable power station is back in a more powerful way.The new generation of backup power station: 2000W pure sine wave AC inverter, packs up to 15 outlets and 2 wireless charging pads, 12V 25A DC output, the BLUETTI AC200P is the king of all portable power stations by far. $6.7 million has been raised on the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform since July. And now, the BLUETTI team brings out the power beast back with a powerful upgrade: AC200P. The total capacity of the battery pack increased to 2000Wh from the previous 1700Wh, also the newly AC200P is built with LiFePO4 battery cell, which brings the whole power station with over 3500+ cycle-time before the total capacity degrades to 80%.Power: Rated 2000Watt(surge 4800Watt) Size: 16.5*11*15.2inchCapacity: 2000WhEB150BLUETTI AC200P Portable Power StationEB150, genius design mixed with massive capacity and relatively lightweight, fit your needs precisely, sweet price on BLUETTI’s New Year Sale. 1500Wh capacity with 1000W rated power could work for almost all your devices, laptop, desktop, drone, camera, etc. Always keep your device fully charged, ready for any adventure.About BLUETTI:Official Website of BLUETTI: https://www.BLUETTI.com/For Media Inquiries:  [email protected] NOTE: This is a promoted post and should not be viewed as an editorial endorsement.

Metro Buyer’s Guide (January 2021)

It might surprise some of you to know that companies like Visible and Cricket Wireless operate on the Verizon and AT&T networks, respectively. These network operators license the towers and coverage from the tier-one providers and offer their own phones, rate plans, and customer service.Let’s take a look at another, similar situation. Metro, formerly known as MetroPCS, is a prepaid brand that uses T-Mobile’s network for coverage.About Metro and its networkFounded in 1994, the carrier ultimately merged with T-Mobile in 2013 and became one of the first companies to offer unlimited data plans. Although it was first established as General Wireless, it later changed to MetroPCS; in late 2018 it was changed again to Metro by T-Mobile.Thanks to T-Mobile, Metro gets to lay claim to being the first MVNO or prepaid brand to offer 5G. Its nationwide coverage went live in early December, 2019.What are Metro Rate Plans?Things are pretty simple when it comes to rate plans at Metro. Customers choose from four options with prices starting at $30 per month. Taxes and fees are included so the monthly bill is nice and flat.Rate Plans$30 – Unlimited talk, text, and 2GB high-speed data$40 – Unlimited talk, text, and 10GB high-speed data (with unlimited music streaming)$50 – Unlimited talk, text, and unlimited high-speed data (with 5GB hotspot and 100GB Google One)$60 – Unlimited talk, text, and unlimited high-speed data (with 15GB hotspot, 100GB Google One, and Amazon Prime)What about multiple lines?Metro’s multiple line plans are rather straightforward, too. It’s as easy as picking the starting plan and adding the number of lines. There are discounts applied for each additional phone number, with them priced around $30 a piece, on average.Which major prepaid carrier has the best $40 rate plan?Are there any special deals at Metro?Certainly. There are a number of options available from Metro, including discounts, free phones, and bundled rate plans. Things are always subject to change, especially around holidays, so be sure to check the dedicated deals page.How is Metro’s phone selection?Metro offers a decent array of phones, from very basic from brands you might not be familiar with, up to current flagships. Interestingly enough, there’s a decent selection at the upper end, particularly the Samsung Galaxy S20 and newer iPhones.Keeping pace with its growing 5G coverage, Metro has added a number of phones with support for the faster nework.Tips for buying a used phoneWhere can I buy an unlocked phone?Cheap cell phone plans that use the T-Mobile networkCan I use my own phone with Metro?Do you already have a phone or possibly looking to buy an unlocked device for use on Metro? If the equipment is GSM unlocked, or previously used on T-Mobile you can order a SIM card if you wish to bring your own device. Check to see if your phone is compatible.

When and where to buy the Samsung Galaxy S21 phones

Samsung in early January announced its latest flagship smartphone series with the Galaxy S21, and its two siblings, the S21+, and S21 Ultra. All three phones are offered in a variety of color options with varying amounts of memory and storage combinations.Customers won’t have to look hard to find the Galaxy S21 phones as they’ll be sold through numerous wireless carriers and retailers. And, of course, there’s always the unlocked models you can purchase directly from Samsung, too.Here, we help spell out when and where to buy the Galaxy S21 phones. Just about anywhere you look you’ll find carriers and retailers offering discounts and deals on the Galaxy S21 line.Pre-ordersThe Galaxy S21 phones don’t arrive until January 29, but you can pre-order one at Samsung’s website or through your major wireless carrier.Selling a phone? Do these things firstWhere can I buy an unlocked phone?CarriersWhen it comes to color choices, each of the wireless service providers listed here essentially have the same options. For the Galaxy S21 we have Phantom White, Phantom Pink, Phantom Violet, and Phantom Gray; the Galaxy S21 Plus comes in Phantom Black, Phantom Silver, and Phantom Violet; the Galaxy S21 Ultra is sold in Phantom Silver and Phantom Black.VerizonSamsung Galaxy S21 – As low as $800 ($33.33 per month for 24 months)Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus – As low as $1,000 ($33.33 per month for 30 months)Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra – As low as $1,200 ($39.99 per month for 30 months)AT&TSamsung Galaxy S21 – As low as $800 ($26.67 per month for 30 months)Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus – As low as $1,000 ($33.34 per month for 30 months)Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra – As low as $1,200 ($40.00 per month for 30 months)T-MobileSamsung Galaxy S21 – As low as $800 ($33.34 per month for 24 months)Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus – As low as $1,000 ($41.67 per month for 24 months)Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra – As low as $1,200 ($50.00 per month for 24 months)US CellularSamsung Galaxy S21 – As low as $800 ($26.66 per month for 30 months)Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus – As low as $1,000 ($33.33 per month for 30 months)Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra – As low as $1,200 ($39.99 per month for 30 months)Other CarriersMany other carriers are expected to offer at least one version of the Samsung Galaxy S21 line this year. Key among those who have already announced intentions to carry the device(s) are Visible and Xfinity Mobile.VisibleGalaxy S21: $792 (128GB) or $840 (256GB)Galaxy S21+: $984 (128GB) or $1,032 (256GB)Key RetailersConsumers can also purchase the different versions of the Galaxy S21 family at a variety of retailers. Whether it’s brick-and-mortar or online-only, you might want to check with your favorite stores.Not only might you find a discount or promotion around the phone, but buyers may also have a credit card or account which offers special financing terms.AmazonThere’s no indication yet as to what Amazon will do in terms of selling the Galaxy S21 line, but we suspect more information will be made available soon.Best BuyBest Buy will offer an unlocked version of the Samsung Galaxy S21 models as well as versions for the major carriers.SamsungTo no surprise, the official website for Samsung has options for all of the major carriers as well as unlocked models, too.

HyperX reveals new PC and gaming peripherals for 2021

HyperX, the hardware division from Kingston that centers on gaming, announced several new products for the virtual event that is CES 2021. Moreover, it is also giving some of its US-only products a global launch.The first big announcement from HyperX is its new Alloy Origins 60 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. With a footprint of 60% of a traditional keyboard, it helps gamers gain desktop space which can be helpful for mouse movement.The Origins 60 employs HyperX Red switches which have a linear key travel. This means they don’t have the “bump” that other mechanical keyboards do, reducing the tactile feedback that keyboard gamers are familiar with. It also lets players press more rapidly which can be instrumental in the heat of the moment.Business professionals will also appreciate the red switches as they’re more responsive, move more smoothly, and are quieter than standard mechanical keyboards.HyperX’s other big new product is its ChargePlay Duo Controller Charging Station for Xbox. Compatible with Series X/S and Xbox One controllers, it also comes with a pair of 1,400mAh battery packs. The station, which has a weighted base, also has LED indicators to display charging status.In addition to the new products, HyperX has announced expanded availability for the HyperX Pulsefire Haste , Cloud II Wireless, and Cloud Revolver.AvailabilityAlloy Origins 60 gaming keyboard – Available in the U.S. on February 22 for MSRP $99.99 on HyperX Shop.HyperX ChargePlay Duo Controller Charging Station for Xbox – Available in the U.S. on HyperX Shop in February for MSRP $39.99Pulsefire Haste Gaming Mouse – Now available globally for MSRP $49.99Cloud II Wireless Gaming Headset – Now available globally for MSRP $149.99Cloud Revolver Gaming Headset + 7.1 – Now available globally for MSRP $149.99

Hatch adds Rest Mini to its portfolio of smart sleep products

Hatch, one of the leading names in smart sleep products, has announced a new device for 2021. Dubbed the Rest Mini, it’s exactly what you might envision — a small unit for helping users fall and stay asleep.Rather than trying to be a jack-of-all-trades sleep device, the Rest Mini has a tighter focus. With eight different sounds, the $40 product is geared toward the little ones but it works for people of all ages.Rest Mini Features8 Soothing Sounds – Heartbeat, Water, White Noise, Dryer, Ocean, Wind, Rain, and Birds.Simple Companion App – Control remotely with iOS and Android devices.Custom Timer – Set sounds to play for any custom duration, for minutes or hours.Easy Touch Controls – Play, stop, skip, or adjust volume with simple touch control on the device.As one might imagine, users can control the sound machine via a mobile app; functions include sounds, timers, volumes, and on/off. Whether you’re looking to just let things run for a few minutes at the start of a nap or all night long, the Hatch Rest Mini is happy to help.Look for the Hatch Rest Mini to go on sale in February. Learn more about Hatch and its other products at the brand’s official website.

Kingston Workflow Station announced for content creators

Kingston is a company specializing in flash memory and storage. During this year’s CES, they announced the Workflow Station and their accompanying Workflow Readers.The Kingston Workflow Station is tailored to content creators who are finishing up production and need to offload files. The Workflow Station connects to your computer with the included USB-C to C cable and is powered by a separate power adapter, with Kingston including four different country converters. Once plugged in, you can connect any combination of the three Readers to the four available USB-C docks to best fit your particular workflow and setup.The Kingston Workflow Station will run you $135.20 and includes the USB miniHub, which will be described below. The purchase comes with a 2-year warranty, which includes free technical support via Kingston’s website.Here’s what you need to know about the three readers for the Kingston Workflow Station:Workflow USB miniHUB, included with the Workflow Station, has two ports, one being a USB-A and the other being a USB-CWorkflow SD Reader, available for $36.40. It supports two UHS-II SD cards, and includes a USB-C cable to allow it to be used independently of the Workflow StationWorkflow microSD Reader, which supports two UHS-II microSD cards . It includes a USB-C cable for independent use and costs $36.40

Best Android phones at Republic Wireless (January 2021)

There are plenty of wireless service providers to choose from, at least here in the United States. In fact, it may seem as if there are too many options to consider. But when it comes down to it, many of them rely on the networks offered by Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile.Republic Wireless, a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO), is one such carrier. Indeed, it has its own rate plans and features, but it licenses coverage from T-Mobile.When it comes to buying a phone for use on Republic Wireless there are a few options to consider. For starters, you can bring your current T-Mobile device to the carrier. Additionally, you can buy an unlocked phone for use on Republic Wireless.Customers can also purchase a phone directly from Republic Wireless. While there’s a fairly robust handset selection to peruse, a few key models rise to the top.What follows are some of the best Android phones available at Republic Wireless today. These aren’t the most powerful, but rather the best for particular needs.Google Pixel 4aAll-around ChampOne of the newest phones at the carrier, this is an excellent option for pretty much any user. It’s powerful enough for a large majority of the population but priced about half of what other brands charge.Powered by the latest in Android, you’ll have a tough time finding a better camera experience. Small in stature, there’s a decent screen, generous battery, and solid array of hardware hiding inside.Shop Google Pixel 4a at Republic WirelessSamsung Galaxy Note 20Big and BeautifulThis powerhouse sits near the top of the food chain and packs all of the cutting-edge features one could want. If you’re on the hunt for latest and greatest at this carrier, you’ve found it.Here, you get a large 6.7-inch display, a ton of storage, and hardware that will last you multiple years. Come for the multi-function capabilities of the S Pen, stay for the incredible camera that captures 8K video.Shop Samsung Galaxy Note 20 at Republic WirelessMotorola Moto G StylusAffordable TaskmasterIf you’re looking for a more budget-friendly approach to a phone with a digital stylus, this Motorola is your ticket. Priced a fraction of the Samsung counterpart, it’s an incredible mid-range phone with a quad-camera experience.Powered by a largely untouched Android 10, it offers up a 6.4-inch screen, a bunch of storage (128GB), and a strong battery. Throw in a headphone jack, USB Type-C charging port, and dual speakers and we’ve got an affordable winner that suits many users.Shop Motorola Moto G Stylus at Republic WirelessMotorola Moto EFirst-time UsersIf you’re starting out with a smartphone for the first time, you have no idea as to what you truly need. Why drop hundreds of dollars on something only to find out it’s more than you want or use?For your money you get a generous 6.2-inch screen, a 13-megapixel dual-camera setup, headphone jack, and decent battery. It runs a very current and largely stock Android software experience and looks really cool in Dark Sea blue.Shop Motorola Moto E at Republic Wireless

Google officially owns Fitbit

Back in 2019 Google and Fitbit announced plans to have the fitness company join Google’s tech family. The deal was agreed for a $2.1 billion dollar sale of Fitbit and its portfolio. Today, more than a year later, that is finally a reality. Google is now the owner of Fitbit.Both Google Senior Vice President Rick Osterloh and Fitbit co-founder James Park made statements this morning. This gives Google a much-needed boost in wearables. Android Wear has struggled to find a foothold in the market and Fitbit brings a decade of brand recognition as well as 29 million active users.Osterloh has also reiterated in his blog post that Fitbit’s user data and privacy are top priorities. Part of the agreement includes that health data and wellness history can’t be used by Google ads or be held on the same servers as ad data. Fitbit’s history of data must remain completely separate.Each exec voiced a continued commitment to existing APIs and Fitbit’s strong history with 3rd party wellness apps. Park notes that Fitbit will move forward as an independent presence in fitness “putting your health and wellness at the center of everything we do and to offering a no-one-size-fits-all approach with choices that work across both Android and iOS.”This move seems to be good for both parties but will be interesting to see how this plays out in the future. Google has a history of not really being successful in takeovers with the likes of Nest becoming somewhat stagnant. Despite this, Fitbit has already seen Google Assistant added in a recent update and is light years ahead in users and polish when compared to Android Wear.Google needs Fitbit to have the brand to compete with Apple in wearables. Fitbit needed Google’s scale to continue to survive. This deal makes sense on paper and I hope it results in a great marriage for consumers.

The PhiGolf smart golf simulator is $59 off with this coupon

It’s a new year, the COVID-19 vaccine has arrived, and things are looking better for us, right? Not so fast. It’s still the middle of winter and we’ve got a few more months of cold weather upon us. It will be some time before we get back outside.For some, the notion of warm weather conjures up dreams of the golf course and driving range. And while it may be a couple of months before you can go out and tee off with your friends, you can still get your golf on.The PhiGolf can keep you occupied for now, and it could even help you improve your overall game. The smart golf simulator is available in the AG Deals Store and right now you can get the PhiGolf for $59 off.This PhiGolf smart golf simulator comes with a swing stick and a mobile app that lets you practice your swing from the cozy confines of your house. Remember that Wii Golf stuff from last decade? Think of this like that, but only much more accurate and helpful.The PhiGolf can measure your swing’s accuracy and strength using the built-in sensor that recreates your real-world performance in the game. The game, by the way, can be played on smartphones or tablets and offers up photorealistic representations of real courses. Plus, you can cast your mobile device to your TV for a bigger and more immersive experience.Download the popular WGT Golf app to your smartphone or tablet & play on breathtaking photorealistic simulations of world-famous golf coursesEnjoy the breathtaking graphics of WGT on a bigger screen by following your smartphone instructions for screen mirroring to a smart TVUse the swing trainer included in the Phigolf WGT Edition & start playing without nets or ballsPlay w/ family or friends via multiplayer modeAvailabilityGolf courses will be back open before too long; take this opportunity to step up your game. Normally retailing for $249, you can now buy the PhiGolf smart golf simulator for $190 by using the coupon code GOLF10 at checkout.Best SellersEarn Credits!For every $25 you spend in the AG Deals Store you get $1 credit added to your account. And, if you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $10 credit in your account.First Time Buying?If this is your first time buying, you are also eligible for 10% discount! Just be sure to subscribe for email updates.Free StuffNot looking to spend any money today? No worries. You can still visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and pick something anyhow.

Samsung Galaxy S21 family of phones announced for January 29

Samsung on Thursday officially revealed its Galaxy S21 family of phones, offering up three variants of its flagship experience for 2021. And while they generally move things forward in terms of hardware and software, each is $200 cheaper than their predecessors at launch.All three versions, the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra, feature a distinctive, if not radically different “Contour Cut” design.  In short, the metal frame extends around one corner of the phone to surround the rear cameras. And not only do that have an immediately recognizable design, they have fun and interesting colors, too.Cheaper? How?How does Samsung manage to introduce the new models with cheaper price points? The Samsung Galaxy S21 and S21+ have reduced RAM from 12GB to 8 GB and moved from curved QHD-resolution displays to flat FHD displays. Will the average consumer notice or care? We suspect not.Additionally, none of the Galaxy S21 phones comes with a memory card slot or ToD depth camera. Also, while the phones come with a charging cable, they do not include the charger. They also do not come with a pair of wired headphones.There is plenty, however, that the phones do come with or dial up for the 2021 line. All models come with Samsung’s new flagship processor, the Snapdragon 888, and have the second-generation in-display ultrasonic fingerprint reader.The Galaxy S21 phones ship with Android 11 and have a host of software improvements in the camera. For instance, they have Director’s View, Vlogger View, and multi-mic recording as well as AI improvements for a variety of shooting modes.Here’s a quick breakdown of the differences between the three Galaxy S21 phones.Samsung Galaxy S216.2-inch FHD+ AMOLED display (2400 x 1080 pixels, 120Hz refresh rate)64-megapixel, 12-megapixel, 12-megapixel rear cameras10-megapixel front-facing camera8GB memory128GB/256GB storage4,000mAh batteryIP68 water resistanceFast wireless charging, Wireless PowerShare5G connectivity (mmWave and sub-6GHz)Samsung Galaxy S21+6.7-inch FHD+ AMOLED display (2400 x 1080 pixels, 120Hz refresh rate)64-megapixel, 12-megapixel, 12-megapixel rear cameras10-megapixel front-facing camera8GB memory128GB/256GB storage4,800mAh batteryIP68 water resistanceFast wireless charging, Wireless PowerShare5G connectivity (mmWave and sub-6GHz)Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra6.8-inch FHD+ AMOLED curved edge display (3200 x 1440 pixels)108-megapixel, 12-megapixel, 10-megapixel, 10-megapixel rear cameras40-megapixel front-facing camera12GB/16GB memory128GB/256GB/512GB storage5,000mAh batteryIP68 water resistanceFast wireless charging, Wireless PowerShare5G connectivity (mmWave and sub-6GHz)S Pen support (sold separately)Details MatterAs easy as it is to compare phones by looking at bullet points and specs, it doesn’t tell the full story. There are plenty of features that can’t be summed up in a few short words.Camera specs, for instance, don’t tell you what shooting modes are offered nor does it indicate what quality of video can be captured. Build materials and colors also differ across the three phones, employing plastic or glass backs as well.AvailabilityThe Samsung Galaxy threesome will launch on major US carriers on January 29 with pre-orders starting immediately. An unlocked variant will also be sold through Samsung.com.  All pre-orders come with a free Galaxy SmartTag, and those who pre-order the Galaxy S21 Ultra receive a $200 credit to use on Samsung.com or in the Shop Samsung mobile app.

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The best Android phones available at Tello (January 2021)

Sprint is one of the largest wireless network providers in the United States, serving more than 54 million subscribers. As you’d expect, it features quite the handset selection, including models with 5G support. But what about its prepaid brand, Tello?Tello, as is the case with other MVNOs, has its own rate plans, customer service, and phone selection. Here, we’ll dig into the devices offered at Tello.READ: Tello Buyer’s GuideWe’ve gathered up a handful of the best phones you can purchase at Tello today. Although we do select one as the best overall (Editors’ Choice), the list below offers phones that work for a variety of user types.For what it’s worth, the handset selection at Tello is really limited light. Moreover, it’s fully comprised of refurbished models. We always suggest buying an unlocked phone for use with a carrier.Samsung Galaxy A51The Samsung Galaxy A51 gives users all of the great features found in the Galaxy S line and leaves out the unnecessary bleeding-edge stuff. It ticks the right boxes and leaves money in your wallet.The phone comes with a big 6.5-inche Super AMOLED screen protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and packs a 48-MP (wide), 12-MP (ultrawide), 5-MP (wide) macro, and 5-MP depth sensor. Inside is a generous 6GB RAM with 128GB storage capacity for videos, music files, images, and documents.Shop Samsung Galaxy A51 at TelloSamsung Galaxy S8It may be a few years old but that doesn’t mean it won’t handle your tasks. There’s plenty in here that can manage your tasks, play your games, and keep track of your social media.Features include a 5.8-inch display, 12-megapixel camera, and 3,000mAh battery. An octa-core processor is paired with 4GB RAM while storage is listed at 64GB. Need more room for files? Throw in a microSD expansion card slot for external media.Shop Samsung Galaxy S8 at TelloMotorola Moto E4Don’t need anything fancy or aren’t concerned with spending much money? That’s alright, there’s still something nice to be had. The Motorola phone has a decentWe absolutely love what Motorola does with its Android phones. They run a bare bones software experience that leaves things the way Google intended, and feature affordably priced alternatives to flagships.Here, you get a 5-inch screen, 2GB RAM and 16GB storage, enough for first-time buyers.  Other things we appreciate? A water resistant coating and 3.5mm headphone jack.Shop Motorola Moto E4 at Tello

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