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Exynos variant of the Galaxy S5 (SM-G900H) receives Marshmallow update in India

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Samsung rolled out the Marshmallow update to the Snapdragon variant (SM-G900I) of the Galaxy S5 in India in the month of April, and the manufacturer is now making the update available for the Exynos version (SM-G900H).

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1 month ago

Best MetroPCS Phones

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Best MetroPCS Phones

MetroPCS offers some great phones to go along with its affordable plans, and we're going to find the one that best suits your needs.

MetroPCS gives you the opportunity to not break the bank when buying a phone without a contract, but most of its phones are mid- to low-end when considering specs. They do offer some high-end phones, which we've featured on this list. Coupled with their affordable plans, you might not be able to pass them up.

We'll be updating this list regularly to keep current with new phones!

Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung Galaxy S7

MetroPCS brings you Samsung's latest flagship phone, the Galaxy S7 — a surefire choice for anyone looking to upgrade or anyone just stepping foot into the smartphone game. Enjoy the latest from Android with 6.0 Marshmallow, and shoot photos to your heart's content with a 12MP Dual-Pixel camera. The Galaxy S7 is able to charge wirelessly, and has 32GB internal storage you can upgrade to 200GB with a microSD card.

Color options are limited with MetroPCS: the Galaxy S7 comes in Onyx Black only.

If you're thinking about going with the Galaxy S7 but want to learn more, check out our review:

If you're certain you want this phone you can buy it directly through MetroPCS:

Samsung Galaxy S6

Samsung Galaxy S6

Samsung's previous flagship, the Galaxy S6, was released in 2015 and received stellar reviews. Its 16MP camera with image stabilization is a great feature for anyone who loves to shoot photos, and features a brilliant display that compliments Samsung's first effort towards unibody design for their flagship brand.

MetroPCS gives you gold and white color options when choosing your Galaxy S6.

Intrigued by the Galaxy S6 but want to learn more? Check out our review:

Ready to buy the Galaxy S6? Purchase it directly through MetroPCS:

LG K7

LG K7

The LG K7 has significantly less features than the Galaxy S6 and S7 but made the list due to it being hundreds of dollars less when buying from MetroPCS. Featuring a five-inch display with rounded glass that blends into the outer lip, the LG K7 is still a sleek-looking phone for what you're paying. Its internal storage (8GB) is expandable with a 32GB microSD card.

MetroPCS offers the LG K7 in black only.

Are you leaning toward the LG K7 but want to learn more? Check out our first look:

Are you certain you're going with the LG K7? Buy it directly through MetroPCS:

Bring your own device

If you don't want to shell out the money for a Galaxy S6 or S7 and don't want to settle for a lesser phone, MetroPCS allows you to bring your own phone to their service. Before you pull the trigger have a look at MetroPCS's restrictions when it comes to using your own device with their service.

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1 month ago

Best T-Mobile phones

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The best phone options available through T-Mobile.

Whether you're a long-time T-Mobile subscriber looking to upgrade your phone or you're switching and want to find out what's available at a glance, we're here to help.

We've broken down the best devices available to buy through T-Mobile. Check out our reviews to learn more about each of these and if you're ready to take the plunge, we've included links to buy directly from T-Mobile.

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1 month ago

Here it comes! OnePlus 2 is finally getting its official Marshmallow update

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Ask, and ye shall eventually receive. The OnePlus 2, after a couple months in beta, is finally receiving its official update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

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1 month ago

Best Virgin phones of 2016

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Best Virgin phones of 2016

Going prepaid doesn't mean you have to use outdated phones!

Virgin Mobile is one of the biggest names in the prepaid phone world and if you're making the switch, you want the best phone it has to offer.

Prepaid users are no longer relegated to outdated flip phones and low-power QWERTY keyboard phones. We've rounded up the best that Virgin has to offer. Check out our reviews to learn more about each device.

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1 month ago

The best budget phones in India

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Budget phones are no longer boring.

Even until a few years ago, the entry-level segment was a teeming mass of phones that had outdated specifications and poorly-designed user experiences. That isn't the case any longer, as intense competition in the budget segment has seen manufacturers stepping up their game considerably. The budget segment nowadays fields phones with the latest software and exciting hardware. What it means for consumers is that there has never been a better time to be in the market for an affordable handset.

These are the best budget phones you can buy in India.

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1 month ago

Best Boost Mobile phones

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Best Boost Mobile phones

The best phones currently offered by Boost Mobile.

Boost Mobile offers a wide selection of phones for their prepaid and no contract plans. If you're looking to join and want to know which phones are going to be the best value for your dollar, look no further.

We're breaking down the best phones you can buy when you sign up with Boost Mobile. We've also included links so you can make a purchase directly through their website.

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1 month ago

How to fix Galaxy S7 battery life problems

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The Galaxy S7's battery is bigger than before, but you still don't want to waste what you have.

The eternal quest for longer battery life in smartphones continues on, as evermore efficient chips and bigger batteries are in a battle with new software, apps, features and big screens. You want your phone to do everything, but also do it for a very long time — and those things are at odds, especially if you don't want to be chasing around a wall outlet everywhere you go.

The Galaxy S7's 3000 mAh battery is bigger than last year's Galaxy S6 and offers really solid battery life, actually, but if you consistently find your GS7 coming up short at the end of the day we have a handful of tips for you to get the most out of what battery you have.

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1 month ago

Snag a Nexus 6P at $80 off from various retailers

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Update: But ...

If you haven't yet picked up a Nexus 6P, now's your chance thanks to a solid $80 discounts available at various retailers.

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1 month ago

New renders reportedly show off Samsung's Galaxy Note 6

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 6 has been getting quite some attention lately, and now another render has surfaced. In addition to the new image, a short video was also released.

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1 month ago

Swipe Elite Plus offers a Full HD display for just ₹6,999

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Lesser-known Indian handset maker Swipe Technologies launched its latest entry-level offering, the Elite Plus. The phone sports an ergonomic arc design and a premium jaquard polycarbonate body with a metal frame around it.

The 5-inch Full HD smartphone is powered by a Snapdragon 615 SoC and 2GB RAM, and packs in 16GB of internal storage that is expandable via a microSD card along with 100GB of cloud storage. That may not seem like a lot considering budget phones offer robust hardware these days, but when you consider its retail price of ₹6,999 ($104), the phone sounds like an enticing option.

Commenting on the launch, Shripal Gandhi, the founder of Swipe Technologies, said:

It has been endevour of Swipe to offer lower-cost feature-rich to the aspiring youth from tier-2 and tier-3 towns, thus contributing to true digitalization of India.

Swipe Elite Plus Specifications

Category Features Display 5-inch Full HD 1920 x 1080 IPS display with Dragontrail protection Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 RAM 2GB Internal Storage 16GB; expandable up to 64GB with 100GB of cloud storage Camera 8MP front camera | 13MP rear camera Battery 3050mAh

The Swipe Elite Plus is priced at ₹6,999 ($104), and will be up for sale exclusively from Flipkart starting June 6.

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1 month ago

Best Android racing games

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Speed your way past the competition in these outstanding racers for Android!

We've rounded up the best racing games to be found in the Google Play Store. With so many options to choose from, we've compiled a list that covers a whole slew of sub-genres — from stylized arcade racing to highly realistic racing sims — so no matter your preference, you should find an outstanding game that's right for you. Let's hit the road!

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1 month ago

Moto X 2016: How we got here

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A lot has changed in three years.

We're only a handful of days away from the presumed announcement of Lenovo's latest Moto flagship, the Moto X 2016 (or, perhaps Moto Z), which promises a new design and a unique take on the modular smartphone.

But how did we get here? Let's take a look at the history of the Moto X line, and just how much has changed in three years.

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1 month ago

Best Straight Talk Wireless phones

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Going with Straight Talk? Here's the best phones they offer.

Considering switching your wireless service over to Straight Talk, but don't know what phones they offer? We're here to help!

Straight Talk's website requires you to enter your zip code to find out which devices are best-suited for the services available in your area. Having said that, we've generally found the same list of devices should be available just about everywhere.

We've broken down the best devices available to buy through Straight Talk. Make sure to check out our reviews and news sections to learn more about each of these, and when you're ready to take the plunge, we've included links to buy directly from Straight Talk Wireless.

Also, since you need to enter your zip code to see what they offer, you'll have to navigate through the Straight Talk website yourself to find the phones.

Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung really delivered with its flagship device for 2016 — the Galaxy S7. They brought back must-have features like expandable memory via microSD and a bigger battery, while improving on the sleek, one-piece design from the Galaxy S6, making the whole thing water and dust-resistant. It's a beautiful phone, featuring a stunning Quad HD Super AMOLED display, protected by Gorilla Glass on the front and back. The Galaxy S7 takes amazing photos, even in low-light conditions, and includes must-have features like Android Pay and wireless charging via NFC. Oh, and it's also VR-ready with the Samsung Gear VR.

Want an in-depth breakdown? Check out our review:

Samsung Galaxy S6

Samsung Galaxy S6

If the Galaxy S7 is a bit out of your price range, you should be good to go with the Galaxy S6. Sure, it's missing the option for expandable memory and it isn't water or dust-resistant like its successor, but you still end up with a well-built phone with an amazing camera. Given this was Samsung's flagship in 2015, you also get great features, such as wireless charging capabilities and a one-touch fingerprint sensor. Straight Talk also throws in a free case, so you can keep your shiny, new phone protected.

Want to learn more? Here's our review of the Galaxy S6:

Moto E

Moto E

If price is your top priority when considering your next phone, the Moto E provides the best bang for your buck via Straight Talk. This budget phone from Motorola features a fairly stock Android interface running on Lollipop (5.0.1) and includes a great battery, making it a decent option considering the price. The Moto E only comes with 4GB of internal memory, but does feature expandable memory up to 32GB via microSD.

Want to learn more about the Moto E? Check out our hands-on article:

iPhone 6s and 6s Plus

iPhone 6s

Yes, we're aware which site this is. But considering the limited options provided by Straight Talk, it would be foolish not to include the latest and greatest devices from Apple. You really can't go wrong with the latest and greatest from Apple. Whether you're upgrading from an older iOS device or thinking about buying an iPhone for the first time, both the iPhone 6s and the larger 6s Plus are available through Straight Talk. Shoot and share 4K video with Apple's best camera yet, and take advantage of great features like 3D Touch, Touch ID and the hands-free functionality Siri.

If you're thinking about going down this route but want to learn more, check out our reviews:

Bring your own device

If you don't have the money to afford the Galaxy S7 or iPhone 6s, and also don't want to settle for the Moto E or other entry-level phones, you also have the option of bringing your own device to Straight Talk. But first you'll have to confirm whether your device is compatible with Straight Talk. So, depending on which devices you already own, that might actually end up being your best bet.

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1 month ago

Acer's Liquid Zest Plus headed to Canada in July for $249

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Acer's curiously titled Liquid Zest Plus will be landing on Canadian shores in July for $249, the company has confirmed.

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