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1 month ago

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active unboxing

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The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active comes in a box. And as such, it must be unboxed.

Every now and then you get a phone whose out-of-the-box experience wows you. This is not one of those times. AT&T's retail packaging for the Galaxy S7 Active is exactly what you'd expect — a generic white box with a little bit of branding and labeling. Some quick-start and legal stuff you'll probably never read.

And there's mostly nothing all that exciting in the box we received. Samsung's quick charger. A micro-USB cable. But also a slick little adapter thing that makes it easy to plug your new phone into your old phone and transfer content to this beefed-up Galaxy S7. That alone is worth the price of admission, right?

Otherwise, it's a GS7 Active. In a box.

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1 month ago

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active specs

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The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active is officially official! But only on AT&T. And the gist is that you're basically looking at a full Galaxy S7 in a more rugged exterior. The screen is less likely to crack if dropped. It's hardened against shock — meaning it should survive a fall better than its older cousins.

Otherwise? These official Galaxy S7 specs should look very familiar. Let's have a look.

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1 month ago

The more robust Samsung Galaxy S7 Active hits AT&T on June 10

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Active

It's a Galaxy S7 that you'll have to really try to destroy.

You knew it was coming. Where there's a Samsung Galaxy S7, an "Active" model is sure to follow. And as has been the case for previous iterations, the Galaxy S7 Active is an AT&T exclusive. It'll be available starting June 10 in three colors — "sandy gold," "titanium gray" and "camo green."

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1 month ago

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

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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