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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.Xfinity Mobile, a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO), is one such carrier. Indeed, it has its own rate plans and features, but it licenses coverage from Verizon.When it comes to buying a phone for use on Xfinity Mobile there are a few options to consider. For starters, you can bring your current Verizon device to the carrier. Additionally, you can buy an unlocked CDMA phone for use on Xfinity.Customers can also purchase a phone directly from Total Wireless. While the handset selection is a little on the smaller side, it’s a decent mix. And as is the case with any service provider some models rise to the top.What follows are some of the best Android phones available at Xfinity Mobile today. These aren’t the most powerful, but rather the best for particular needs.Samsung Galaxy Note 20 UltraThe Best AvailableIf you’re looking for the biggest and most powerful all-around device from Total Wireless, this is it. With a screen size (6.9-inches) that rivals early tablets, it packs an upgraded S Pen stylus and cutting-edge hardware. Oh, and then there’s a first-of-its-kind 108-megapixel camera, too.Powered by Android 10 with Samsung’s custom UI, the handset has generous battery, tons of (expandable) storage, and support for Verizon’s Ultra Wideband 5G network. Choose from Cosmic Black and Cosmic Gray color options, both of which are stunning.Shop the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra at Xfinity MobileSamsung Galaxy A51Wallet-friendly Galactic StarOne of the best things about today’s breed of smartphones is that you can often purchase a generation or two later and still end up with more than you need. Or, you can go with the Galaxy A series which is a way to get many of the better features found in more prominent models.For about one third of today’s top phones you can get something that will last a couple of years. We’re talking plenty of hardware, a beauty of a screen, and one of the better cameras around. Here you’ll get a sizable (6.5-inch) screen, plenty of memory and storage, and a quad-camera setup on the back.Shop the Samsung Galaxy A51 at Xfinity MobileGoogle Pixel 4Stock Android and a Killer CameraThe 2019 flagship phone from Google is no less capable this year than it was last year. The only difference now is that it’s considerably less expensive.The Pixel 4 offers up a well-rounded hardware experience that’s highlighted by one of the best cameras on the market. Powered by the lean and clean version of Android that Google intends, it’s a great device that should provide many consumers with a few years worth of usage.Shop the Google Pixel 4 at Xfinity MobileMotorola Moto EFirst-time BuyersIf 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 Xfinity Mobile
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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.Total 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 Verizon.When it comes to buying a phone for use on Total Wireless there are a few options to consider. For starters, you can bring your current Verizon device to the carrier. Additionally, you can buy an unlocked CDMA phone for use on Total.Customers can also purchase a phone directly from Total Wireless. While there’s a fairly decent and well-rounded handset selection, a few key models rise to the top.What follows are some of the best Android phones available at Total Wireless today. These aren’t the most powerful, but rather the best for particular needs.Samsung Galaxy Note 20 UltraThe Best AvailableIf you’re looking for the biggest and most powerful all-around device from Total Wireless, this is it. With a screen size (6.9-inches) that rivals early tablets, it packs an upgraded S Pen stylus and cutting-edge hardware. Oh, and then there’s a first-of-its-kind 108-megapixel camera, too.Powered by Android 10 with Samsung’s custom UI, the handset has generous battery, tons of (expandable) storage, and support for Verizon’s Ultra Wideband 5G network. Choose from Cosmic Black and Cosmic Gray color options, both of which are stunning.Shop the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra at Total WirelessMotorola Moto G7 Optimo MaxxWell-rounded and AffordableThis is a great phone for first-time buyers and those who don’t need all that much from their handset. It’s a solid mix of entry-level hardware with a clean and user-friendly version of Android.The Motorola phone offers up a 6.2-inch HD+ display, 12-megapixel rear camera, and a 5,000mAh battery. For those who don’t know what that means, it’s enough juice to get many users through two days of usage.Shop the Motorola Moto G7 Optimo Maxx at Total WirelessSamsung Galaxy A50An Affordable Galactic StarOne of the best things about today’s breed of smartphones is that you can often purchase a generation or two later and still end up with more than you need. Or, you can go with the Galaxy A series which is a way to get many of the better features found in more prominent models.For about one third of today’s flagship phone you can get something that will last a couple of years. We’re talking plenty of hardware, a beauty of a screen, and one of the better cameras around. Here you’ll get a sizable (6.4-inch) screen, plenty of memory and storage, and a triple-camera setup on the back.Shop the Samsung Galaxy A50 at Total WirelessLG Stylo 5Multi-task on a BudgetBig, practical, and the only one with a stylus, the LG Stylo 5 provides users with a large screen and an extra bit of functionality. The 6.2-inch display offers up plenty of high-definition space for scribbling notes, marking up documents, and more.Running Android 9, the phone is powered by an octa-core processor with 3GB RAM. Storage comes in at 32GB with a 3500mAh battery that should give users more than a day’s worth of usage. Wrapping things up, the LG handset has a dual camera configuration on the rear.Shop the LG Stylo 5 at Total Wireless
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LG’s reputation in the Android world isn’t exactly the best right now. The South Korean company hasn’t had the easiest time differentiating its phones or telling people why they should buy them.Sure, it plasters advertisements everywhere, including your TV, the internet, radio, and billboard, but do you know why you should buy one of its phones after listening to them? Feels like every other phone out there, right? Based on a new strategy introduced earlier this year, LG agrees.The company went back to the drawing board and came up with something new. While the V series is still kicking around after the death of the G series, the LG Velvet is something completely different. Combining premium looks and the best software suite we’ve seen from LG, this mid-range 5G device might just turn some heads… If LG can get anyone to listen.BuildTaking the LG Velvet out of the box is an experience. The device is absolutely beautiful with a mirror-finish back, a display which has bezels slimmer than you’d imagine from press photos, and a solid feel in the hand.LG also decided to stretch the phone out, so now the Velvet is very tall, but much easier to handle because of how thin it is for a device with a 6.8-inch display. It’s the best of both worlds.One area that I wish LG would take a look at is their display. While the quality of the display is absolutely fantastic, I believe the era of curved displays needs to come to an end. It’s difficult to grab onto the aluminum side rails because the screen curves in a dramatic fashion.I don’t experience many accidental touches (kudos to LG’s software team) but it does make the phone harder to use and feels less secure in my hand. Sure, it looks sleek but after you take it home, you want a good user experience and this isn’t it.SoftwareThis is a very pretty phone but there’s also depth, too. The software experience is far, far better than any other LG device I’ve ever used. Yes, it still comes with about 37 million preloaded apps (Thanks, AT&T), but beyond that, I’m pretty happy with what LG has done here.First, let’s get this out of the way: if you’re a stock-Android lover, this one probably isn’t for you. The Velvet’s software reminds me a lot of Samsung’s offerings as well– but that’s a good thing.You can see thought was put into design choices like moving the menu and buttons further down the screen while displaying information and graphics in the top half of the screen. LG doesn’t go as far as Samsung with this, but it’s a good start.There’s also an impressive amount of options and settings in the device. You have everything from fine-tuning audio controls, display options, intelligent charging controls, a theme engine, and far more. But more than offering these features, it’s that LG has gotten out of its own way to do so.No longer do we find things buried three or four menus deep. No longer are things half explained with users left to figure it out on their own. Again, there’s some real thought put into this.The one thing I would love LG to work on, though, is the stock keyboard. This can be changed easily by downloading Gboard, but working with LG’s keyboard is a frustrating experience. It’s laggy, glitchy, and makes some pretty strange suggestions.Frustrating things even more is the fact that it’s probably the best keyboard to use with the dual-screen display so you have to keep going back and forth between Gboard and LG’s keyboard if you want the best of both worlds. But hey, at least we have that option, right?Before we move on, I just want to point out how good LG has been at updating its software so far. I, like many others, laughed when LG said it was making a huge push into software development so it could better support its devices. It even opened up software houses just for this purpose. But then, we saw no results.But, I think that hard work (and millions of dollars) are starting to pay off. The monthly security updates are coming at more regular intervals now and that’s a refreshing change. But, where LG will be judged is how fast it can deliver full Android software updates (c’mon, Android 11!) and just how long LG is planning to support its devices for.Dual ScreenSpeaking of the dual-screen display, it’s one of my favorite things about the LG Velvet. It’s an optional accessory but comes bundled with the phone most of the time. With it, you can turn your device into a powerful pocket computer that’s only going to get better over time.You can currently launch multiple apps, and that’s the best way to use the dual-screen. Because of the large hinge in the middle, using something like Google Maps across both displays isn’t a great experience, but it’s not really designed for that.Playing a game and displaying a controller on the second screen is great. Opening up two documents at the same time is wonderful. Video editing is… well, you can do it if you want to.via LGFor gaming, the Velvet is a dream. LG has included a dedicated Game Mode, which turns one of your displays into a full-screen (and customizable) controller. Then, throw the actual game on the other screen and enjoy something that you only wish you could have. Unless you actually pick up the Velvet, V60, or something like the Galaxy Z Fold 2 (which is a different experience entirely).The display case charges via a pogo pin adapter that you can plug any USB-C cable into. I’ve heard people complain that you need an adapter but in my usage, I’ve never had an issue doing it.The adapter lines up with the case via magnets so you never miss and you can just leave the adapter connected to your cable when you’re not using it. You’ll probably want to try and find an extra adapter, if you happen to travel frequently and don’t want to have to take your Velvet out of the dual-screen case just to charge it.Performance2020 has been a bit weird in terms of tech. Most companies decided that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ was too expensive and decided to go with the cheaper 765G instead. That’s exactly what LG did for the Velvet, which is why the device is priced right around $600 at the time of publishing.In terms of performance, it’s… fine. This isn’t going to blow anything out of the water and benchmarks are going to make it seem like a potato, but in real life usage, it does the job just fine. There are a few stutters and some lag there, but I’m hesitant to attribute that to the processor and not to LG’s software or something running in the background.I’ve used other devices with the 765G and performance has been great. In fact, you can barely notice you’re not using a flagship chip, if you can notice at all. I hope that I’m right and the little issues I’ve seen can get ironed out in a software patch. Truth be told, while I’m all for LG’s changes on the software front, they may have done too much and it does show a bit on the Velvet.BatteryBattery life is another story. I was initially ready to criticize LG for making a phone super thin and killing the battery capacity, but there is a 4,300mAh battery here, which makes it competitive with pretty much every phone on the market.In terms of real-world usage, battery life is pretty good. I averaged between five and 6.5 hours of screen on time each day and would go to bed with anywhere from 15 to 30% of my battery left. I achieved these results with all radios on, using the dual-screen case for an hour or so each day and screen brightness at auto.This isn’t going to win any marathons, but I struggle to think of any phones that are this thin with this good of battery life.What I do really like, however, is that LG included fast charging (up to 15W) and fast wireless charging (9W) on board. I’m the type of person who likes to stick my phone on the wireless charger at night to charge so it’s nice to see LG adding it after competitors like OnePlus took it out of devices in similar price ranges.We also see intelligent charging controls so that your phone doesn’t charge too quickly at night. Fast charging produces heat and heat is the enemy of good, long last battery life. Over the life of your device, your battery degrades and heat doesn’t help that out. LG allows you to charge your phone slower at night, thus reducing heat and ensuring the long life of your battery.CameraThe camera on the LG Velvet is good. It’s not crazy Samsung/Google/Huawei levels of good, but for almost everyone on the planet, it’ll do just fine.Looking at camera samples, you can see that LG is probably changing its processing and leaning a little more into saturation, rather than true tones. We’ve seen this throughout the years, especially on Samsung devices, that blow out colors so they feel more vibrant and alive. I don’t necessarily mind this but it is something you should keep in mind if that sort of thing matters to you.Beyond that, you’ll find the same full suite of picture modes and filters that you come to expect from LG. Video, however, has taken a bit of a step back. We don’t see quite the amount of control we’ve come to expect on past V-series devices, but as we said earlier, it’ll be fine for most people.ConclusionThe LG Velvet can be just about anything you want it to be. It’s a mid-range device with pretty decent performance and 5G support. It’ll do great with everything except the most challenging apps. And even then, it should be fine, it just might take a little longer to launch that app or show a few less frames in that game.Out of the box, it’s one of the sleekest and sexiest phones on the market, and trust me when I tell you that it looks far better in person. But, if you want more, slap the dual-screen case on there and you have a slimmer Fold 2-like experience that can launch multiple apps at the same time and allow you to get some work done on the train or browse Reddit as you’re watching YouTube videos. I believe that once more office apps begin to support multi-display support with the Fold and Microsoft Duo becoming more popular, the Velvet will prosper as well.I wasn’t sure how LG’s strategy was going to plan out when they first announced they were going back to the drawing board. I was even less confident when renders started to appear because the Velvet looks like every slim and sexy slab of glass released in the last five years. But then I picked one up and started using it. It’s the first time I really don’t have any complaints about an LG phone in a long, long time.
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.Walmart Family Mobile, 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 Walmart Family Mobile 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 Walmart Family Mobile.You can check to see if your current device is compatible with Walmart Family Mobile by texting BYOP to 611611.Customers can also purchase a phone directly from Walmart Family Mobile. While there’s a fairly robust handset selection to peruse, select models rise to the top.What follows are some of the best Android phones available at Walmart Family Mobile today. These aren’t the most powerful, but rather the best for particular needs.Samsung Galaxy S20 UltraThe Best AvailablePerhaps one of the best handsets you’ll find at any carrier this year, you’ll have a tough time beating this one. It’s the hardware and software experience that rivals nearly all comers.For your money you get a gorgeous and spacious 6.9-inch display, incredible multi-camera array, and long-lasting battery. Under the hood is a powerhouse processor with lots of memory and storage. Most folks could see years of usage from this one.Shop the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra at WalmartMotorola Moto G7 OptimoWell-rounded and AffordableThis is a great phone for first-time buyers and those who don’t need all that much from their handset. It’s a solid mix of entry-level hardware with a clean and user-friendly version of Android.The Motorola phone offers up a 5.7-inch HD+ display, 13-megapixel rear camera, and a 3,000mAh battery. That should be plenty sufficient for your social media, light gaming, web browsing, and email.Shop the Motorola Moto G7 Optimo at WalmartSamsung Galaxy S9Yesterday’s FlagshipOne of the best things about today’s breed of smartphones is that you can often purchase a generation or two later and still end up with more than you need. That’s the case here as the popular Samsung phone still handles all of your tasks.For about one third of today’s flagship phone you can get something that will last a couple of years. We’re talking plenty of hardware, a beauty of a screen, and one of the better cameras around.Shop the Samsung Galaxy S9 at WalmartLG Rebel 4First-Time BuyerIf you’ve never owned a smartphone, or are giving your child their first handset, you likely don’t want to spend that much money. To that end, you can get a decent phone for cheap.The LG Rebel 4 is a little older than the others here but there’s a reason it’s still offered. Priced well under $50 you get a 5-inch display, 8-megapixel camera, and decent hardware. It won’t set the world on fire, but you’ll have a better understanding of needs for the next device.Shop the LG Rebel 4 at Walmart
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Verizon is the largest wireless network providers in the US, serving nearly 120 million subscribers. While most readers are familiar with the tier-one player, it also offers its own prepaid service, too.Here, we gather up a handful of the best phones you can purchase at Verizon Prepaid today. This isn’t a list of the best overall with the top-notch performance. Rather, our list aims to speak to specific users.READ: Verizon Prepaid Buyers GuideIt’s worth pointing out that you can use any standard Verizon smartphone. Moreover, you can purchase an unlocked phone from your favorite retailer or handset maker. Just make sure it’s compatible with the Verizon network.Google Pixel 4aEveryman AppealAlready one of our favorite phones of the year, the Pixel 4a tick all the right boxes and is priced to move, too. It’s everything you need in a modern phone with none of the expensive extras.Here, you get a 5.8-inch display, plenty of memory (6GB) and storage (128GB), and a generous fast charging battery. Powered by the latest and greatest version of Android, you’ll have hard time finding a better camera experience.Shop Google Pixel 4a at Verizon PrepaidSamsung Galaxy Note 10Big, Beautiful, and PowerfulIt might not be the newest kid on the block, but we don’t think you’d even notice. Phones don’t come much more big or beautiful — or practical.Key features here include a 6.3-inch FHD+ display, an excellent multi-camera array, and all-day 3500mAh battery. Then there’s the digital style S Pen and all of the great functions that come with it.Shop Samsung Galaxy Note 10 at Verizon PrepaidTCL SIGNAFirst-time BuyersIf 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?Priced about as cheap as it gets, the TCL SIGNA is your way of dipping your toes into the pool without risk of buyer’s guilt. It runs Android 10 when plenty of more expensive phones do not, and has a decent smattering of hardware.Shop TCL SIGNA at Verizon PrepaidLG Stylo 6Multi-tasking for the MassesWhen you’re looking for a big-screen experience with a digital stylus you don’t have to default to that other more well-known handset. Indeed, the LG Stylo 6 is just as good for most people’s needs and it’s less than half of the price.For your money you get a large 6.8-inch display, an octa-core processor with decent storage and memory, and a battery that goes well beyond a day. Toss in the triple camera array and Android 10 and you’ve got one heck of a device — and money in your pocket.
Metro, formerly known as MetroPCS, is a prepaid wireless service provider which operates under the T-Mobile umbrella. Launched more than 20 years ago, it offers customers a couple of rate plan options for those who don’t need many of the extras that come with tier-one carriers.With more than one dozen smartphones in its portfolio, Metro has something for everyone. Figuring out which one is right for you can sometimes feel a little bit overwhelming; we know the paradox of choice can be quite real.If you are a current Metro subscriber, or are considering a switch to the prepaid brand, you’ll ultimately need a new phone. Should you be in the market for a new handset now there’s a lot to cut through.See AlsoBest Phones at VerizonBest Phones at AT&TBest Phones at T-MobileWe’ve looked through the Metro lineup and have come up with a handful of phones to recommend. Each fits a slightly different niche, but all are worth checking out.Samsung Galaxy S20 FEFlagship Benchmark for 2020If you’re on the hunt for a phone that you plan to own for a few years, you don’t want to cut corners. You want a flagship phone. The problem is that too many of them cost way more than we’re willing to spend.The Fan Edition of the flagship S20 is what happens when you keep the most important stuff and toss aside the frills (and extra cost).Here, you get a large screen with high refresh rate, a large battery, three rear cameras, and a modern Android and user interface. Offered in three colors, it’s the S20 you deserve.Shop Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition at MetroLG Stylo 6Note-Taking TaskmasterThe LG Stylo 6 is an excellent option for customers looking for a massive display without breaking the bank. With 6.8-inches of screen, pictures and movies look great and text is really easy to read. You’ll have to tread into tablet territory to get anything bigger.The high-powered octa-core processor, paired with 3GB memory is all you need to play games and get your work done without stutters or lags. You’ve got 64GB internal storage space to work with but a microSD expansion card slot allows for a whopping 2TB of external media. That’s more room than your laptop.Available in a variety of colors, the Stylo 6 is slim with a very modern design. The triple-camera backside and 13-megapixel front-facing camera are all you need to capture your goings-on to be shared over social media.Boost your productivity with the included stylus; mark up documents, jot down notes, or use it for editing purposes. Last but not least, we like this one because it runs Android 10 right out of the box.Shop LG Stylo 6 at MetroSamsung Galaxy A51Best Mid-Range ExperienceThe Galaxy S series gets all of the fanfare, but the Galaxy A line is just as good for many users. Indeed, these lower cost options give consumers the same great Samsung design but with just the right amount of features. We’re talking maybe half the price yet still no noticeable difference in performance.Standout features in the Galaxy A21 include a 6.5-inch HD display, and quad-camera (16MP main lens, 120 degree ultra wide, 2MP depth camera, and 2MP macro) array. An octa-core processor is paired 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. The phone runs Android 10 with a 4,000mAh battery should most users far beyond a full day.Shop Samsung Galaxy A51 at MetroMotorola Moto EFirst-Time BuyerBig screen, powerful hardware, and one of the most recent software builds available? Yes please. There’s so much to love about this phone, including the price tag.The high-resolution 6.2-inch display is just as beautiful to behold as it is to physically hold. Under the hood we find an octa-core processor and 64GB of space. Should that not do the trick, you can toss in a microSD card for up to 512MB of external media.Other things we appreciate? A water resistant coating, USB Type-C charging, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.Shop Motorola Moto E at Metro
The LG Wing has an amazing swivel screen, but it's just not that useful on an everyday basis.
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
One of the most interesting phones that has come out in a long time, the LG Wing, is finally available through Verizon. With one of the most unique designs on the market, time will tell how durable the phone is. If anything, it will definitely be a head turner.Pre-orders are currently underway with the launch date of October 15. The all-important question is how much it will cost. Indeed, Verizon and LG are pricing it at $999. If you go through the carrier’s payment plan, it will cost you $41.66 per month.Verizon has some pretty sweet offers for the LG Wing which will help interested buyers save money.If you add a line on select Unlimited Plans and you trade in an eligible device you get $750 offGet up to an additional $250 Verizon eGift Card if you port a number to Verizon while buying the LG WingIf you’re an existing customer on an eligible Unlimited Plan you can get up to $500 when you trade in an eligible device.If you buy the LG Wing, trade in an eligible device, and port a number you can get the Wing free. Unfortunately, I don’t have info as to what exactly the eligible devices are, but I would imagine roughly any flagship from Samsung, Apple, Google, and maybe even LG from the last 1-2 years would qualify.I may be part of a small minority here, but I’m legit excited for the LG Wing. It is almost a ray of sunshine in a sea of otherwise ‘same’ looking devices. Are you as excited for the Wing as I am?Let us know in the comments, we’d love to hear what you think about it!
Boost Mobile may no longer belong to Sprint, but that doesn’t mean it’s a completely different company under DISH. In fact, it’s largely business as usual to the average consumer. As is the case with other MVNOs, Boost has its own rate plans, customer service, and phone selection. Here, we’ll dig into the devices offered at Boost.We’ve gathered up a handful of the best phones you can purchase at Boost Mobile today. In addition to what’s offered through Boost, 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 S20The Samsung Galaxy S20 reigns as the current king of the hill and is the standard bearer by which other phones are measured. For your money you’ll get a 6.2-inch Infinity-O display that reaches edge to edge and features a hole-punch front-facing 10-megapixel camera.Around back are a trio of cameras in the form of a 12-megapixel ultra-wide and 12-megapixel wide-angle, and 64-megapixel telephoto camera.Powering things are a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 octa-core processor, 12GB RAM, and 128GB internal storage. Need more room for media? Toss in a microSD card and add up to 1TB more space.This one will be powerful enough to handle daily tasks for two or more years.Samsung Galaxy S20 at Boost MobileSamsung Galaxy A21The Galaxy S series gets all of the fanfare, but the Galaxy A line is just as good for a lot of people. Indeed, these lower cost options give consumers the same great Samsung design but with just the right amount of features. We’re talking maybe one-third the price yet still plenty of power.Standout features in the Galaxy A21 include a 6.5-inch HD display, and quad-camera (16MP main lens, 120 degree ultra wide, 2MP depth camera, and 2MP macro) array. An octa-core processor with 3GB RAM/32GB ROM is paired with Android 10, and the 4,000mAh battery should get typical users far beyond a full day.Samsung Galaxy A21 at Boost MobileLG Stylo 6For Notes, Photo Markups and DocsBig, practical, and the only one with a stylus, the LG Stylo 4+ provides users with a large screen and an extra bit of functionality. The 6.8-inch display offers up plenty of high-definition space for scribbling notes, marking up documents, and more.Running Android 10, the phone is powered by an octa-core processor with 3GB RAM. Storage comes in at 64GB but a microSD expansion card slot opens the door for up to 2TB external media.Wrapping things up, the LG handset has a triple camera configuration on the rear, front-facing 13-megapixel selfie camera, and a 4,000mAh battery.LG Stylo at Boost MobileMotorola Moto EStock Android on a BudgetWe 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 big (6.2-inch) screen, a very modern build of Android (10), and respectable smattering of mid-range hardware. Key details include an octa-core processor, 32GB internal storage, and a microSD card slot for external media.Other things we appreciate? A water resistant coating, USB Type-C charging, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.Motorola Moto E at Boost MobileCoolpad LegacyFirst-time BuyerOn the lower end of the spectrum we find phones which might be decent for first time smartphone users. Whether that means grandma or the ten year old who’s responsible enough for a handset, it matters little.The Coolpad Legacy rivals other, pricier models in terms of hardware but its rock-bottom price puts it among the most affordable.Key details include a 6.3-inch display, a dual (16-megapixel and 5-megapixel) rear camera setup, and front-facing 13-megapixel selfie camera. Inside are a quad-core processor, 3GB RAM, and 32GB storage; a microSD card slot allows for up to 128GB media.Coolpad Legacy at Boost Mobile
OLED and QLED: Can one letter make such a big difference? Absolutely. Here's what you need to know about the two TV technologies before you spend your money.
OLED and QLED: Can one letter make such a big difference? Absolutely. Here's what you need to know about the two TV technologies before you spend your money.
Picture this: The pandemic is over, you’re in the driver’s seat of a brand new 2020 Tesla Model 3 and the windows are down. You’re cruising through town, taking in the sights and scenery. Sound too good to be true? It’s not.It is certain that there will be a time when COVID-19 will be in the rear view mirror. It’s just a matter of time. As for that whole Tesla part, well that’s entirely possible.For the first time ever, we’re giving away a 2020 Tesla Model 3 to one lucky winner. This luxury vehicle is equal parts speed and safety, reaching speeds up to 140 mph (as always, drive safely and buckle up!). And with a range of up to 250 miles, everyone is going to be calling shotgun whether you’re headed on a road trip or just out for errands.This is our most highly-anticipated giveaway ever and sure to draw a ton of interest. It’s up to you as to whether you bother to enter. And if so, how many entries will you have?Win your own Tesla Model 3!If you’d like to become the proud owner of the Tesla Model 3, we’re here to help. Indeed, we’re helping StackCommerce give away one of the coolest cars on the market.If you head to the AndroidGuys Deals Store right now, you can enter a drawing to win the hot new car from Tesla. There’s no purchase necessary and the method of signing up is dead simple. All you have to do is log in via Facebook and check a box.Once you do, you’ll have two entries. Share the contest on Facebook or Twitter and you can rack up additional entries. Moreover, you can earn extra chances by sharing a URL with friends and family.Note that although you are signing in via Facebook, your information is not being collected by the social media platform. Our friends at StackCommerce and Futurist are backing the giveaway and use the information on their end.The giveaway is open from now until 11:59 PM PDT on 12/31/2020 so there’s plenty of time for you to pick up a ton of entries.Donate to Charity and Win!While there are various ways to increase your chances of winning the Tesla 3, none of them are as easy as donating to charity. Indeed, if you donate just $10 to the Playing For Change Foundation, you will pick up 100 entries.That’s just ten cents per entry, sure, but more importantly it’s a way of creating positive change for children and communities in need around the world.$10 – 100 Entries (10¢ each)$25 – 250 Entries (10¢ each)$50 – 1,000 Entries (5¢ each)$100 – 2,500 Entries (4¢ each)
Nearly everyone in the US is at least casually familiar with the names of Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile. Not nearly as many people are as well-versed when it comes to the topic of Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO). How many can you name?MVNO brands license the towers and coverage from the bigger providers but offer their own phones, rate plans, and customer service. These carriers might be a viable alternative to the provider you currently use.In this write-up, we will take a look at Straight Talk.About Straight TalkStraight Talk is an MVNO that offers both CDMA and GSM coverage; it uses all three of the major US networks. As a joint-venture with Walmart, the retailer is the only place you’ll find Straight Talk phones and service.As often is the case with MVNO’s or prepaid carriers, there are no contracts with Straight Talk. Moreover, there are no credit checks or hidden fees.What are Straight Talk rate plans like?When it comes to options, Straight Talk has three major nationwide plans with prices unlimited talk and text. Prices start as low as $35 per month and each comes with unlimited 2G data. For high-speed data, here’s what’s available today.$35 includes 5GB of high speed data$45 includes 25GB of high speed data$55 includes unlimited high speed data (may be slowed at 60GB), 10GB hotspot data$65 includes unlimited high speed data (may be slowed at 60GB), 20GB hotspot data, 100GB cloud storageCustomers who sign up for automatic payment each month can save up to $5 per month on their plan.An unlimited international plan is also available which costs $60/month and comes with 25GB of high speed data. The main draw here is unlimited mobile-to-mobile calls to Mexico, Canada, China, and India but there are a couple of other smaller details, too.Those who commit to longer terms with Straight Talk can save anywhere from $5 up to $45 on the unlimited nationwide plan. Options include 3-month, 6-month, and 12-month extended plans.Are any other plans available?Subscribers looking for two-line plans will like the $90 monthly rate which includes unlimited talk, text, and data.There are other options and add-ons available to Straight Talk customers, including global calling cards and extra data. On the low end a “Basic” plan ($30) gives customers 1,500 minutes and 100MB data.What other details should I know about Straight Talk?It’s worth noting that most of the service plans do not include hotspot or wireless tethering. What’s more, video streams at up to 480p, or what’s commonly referred to as DVD quality.Best unlocked phones under $150Best unlocked phones between $150-$250Best unlocked phones between $250-$400Straight Talk customers can earn credits for referring others to its service. Additionally, they can earn them via watching video clips, sharing on social media, and automatic bill payments. The credits can be used toward high-speed data or a free service plan.Are there any Straight Talk deals or discounts?As of today there are a number of deals available through Straight Talk. Currently things are grouped under a “Clearance Sale” with a mixed of instant discounts, last-chance buys, and promotions when mixing phones with rate plans. Customers can also purchase refurbished phones and save extra money.Can I bring my phone to Straight Talk?Customers can bring pretty much any phone they want to Straight Talk as it’s compatible with Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint.Tell me about Straight Talk’s phone offeringsShould you wish to purchase a phone from Straight Talk you’ll find a range of devices from familiar brands like Samsung, Motorola, LG, and a few others. The current crop of handsets is quite a mixed bag and includes everything from new flagship phones down to models that are a few years old. It also offers reconditioned devices in the event you aren’t looking for something new.The phones are priced outright as well as monthly, with financing options for 24-month and 15-month periods. There are also certified pre-owned models and reconditioned handsets, too.
We live in a big, scary, uncertain world. While Americans are worried about staying safe and healthy, they’re even more concerned about their finances, too.You know the old adage about saving money for a rainy day? Unfortunately, it has rained on a lot of people in 2020. What did you do to control your spending or budget your finances? Nothing? It’s time to start.According to an annual survey from Debt.com, approximately 80 percent of US households are using a budget. And the biggest reason why? To increase wealth or savings (42%). Not far behind is tackling debt (31%).If you’re ready to get serious about your financial situation, look no further than Toshl Finance. Not only does it give you an app-based way of tracking your money, it also helps with your decisions, too. Oh, and it’s also on sale right now in the AG Deals Store.Toshl Finance’s user-friendly and intuitive interface makes it easy to get complete control over your spending. Simply enter the amount you spent, assign the purchase to a category, and save.Toshl lets you set up a budget any way you like and over whatever time frame you want, be it monthly, weekly, daily or custom periods. Track expenses from particular categories, tags, or specific financial accounts.Through the Medici Plan it can automatically keep things in order by linking directly to your bank accounts, credit cards and nearly 15,000 other financial services.Toshl represents your spending in graphs and charts that put your current financial situation into an understandable perspective. You can even get down to brass tacks with a simple “left to spend” figure that displays what’s left in a piggy bank. Toshl Finance syncs across all devices on both Android and iOS platforms.Right now, you can get 36 months of Toshl Finance Pro budget tracking for half off, just $29.99. Or, you can upgrade to the Medici Pro plan for only $39.99 and save 80 percent.
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