The first ad for the Droid Turbo 2 is all about its shatterproof display, and the benefits it will provide you. Claiming that one in three smartphones suffers the fate of a broken display, Motorola wants to be sure that you don't have to worry about the same.
The Droid Maxx 2 is the second of Motorola's 2015 phones to receive the Verizon treatment (in addition to just being sold on its own), and this one roughly mirrors the slightly lesser-spec'd Moto X Play. It's got a 5.5-inch display at 1080p and a 3630 mAh battery.
The just-announced Motorola Droid Turbo 2 includes a new technology for the phone's display that Motorola is calling ShatterShield. The company says it lets the Droid Turbo 2 have the "world's first phone screen guaranteed not to crack or shatter" and it offers a warranty against cracking or shattering of the phone's display and embedded lens for four years after purchase.
The Motorola Droid Turbo 2 is now officially official, and that means the Droid Turbo 2 specs are, too. The short version is that you're basically looking at the innards of this year's Moto X Play, with a beefed-up battery and some serious screen protection. It comes in a number of predetermined colors and materials, but you'll be able to customize it through Moto Maker as well.
Verizon has announced the Motorola Droid Turbo 2 and Droid Maxx 2 will be available beginning Thursday, October 29. The phones will be available in all 1,600 Verizon retail stores, as well as online on Verizon's website.
Motorola and Verizon Wireless have officially announced the Droid Maxx 2. The 5.5-inch smartphone will have a 21MP rear camera and a 3630 mAh battery that can charge up for up to 8 hours of use in just 15 minutes.
At its press event in New York, Verizon and Motorola have officially introduced the Droid Turbo 2 and its shatterproof display. Featuring a 5.4-inch display, Motorola is guaranteeing the screen not to crack or shatter thanks to Moto Shatter Shield.
We're coming to you live from NYC this morning, so Verizon and Motorola can unveil their new lineup of Droid-branded Android phones. That's right, it's looking like this will be a multi-phone event and they will almost assuredly both be Verizon-only phones. Are you ready for the Droid Turbo 2 and Droid Maxx 2?
Sony isn't known for making enormous changes to its hardware or software between device launches, instead opting to iterate gradually.
The Japanese manufacturer finally made a few changes to its camera hardware for the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact but the software will still be somewhat familiar to anyone who's owned a previous model.
But, whether you're new or not, here are a few tips to get you rolling in the right direction with the Xperia Z5 camera.
Samsung could be just a few months away from offering a smartphone with a foldable display. A new, but unconfirmed, report claims that the company will launch this particular smartphone in parts of Europe and South Korea this coming January.
Smartphone manufacturer says its regional sales teams can set their own prices; U.S. price will go up by $100
One big question surrounding the new HTC One A9 has to do with the price. Or, specifically, the fact that the $399 price in the U.S. came with the caveat of "Limited time, promotional offer" — and that the A9 tops out at upwards of $725 (U.S. equivalent) in Europe. That rightfully caused a few brows to furrow. Problem was we didn't have any idea just how long that "limited time, promotional offer" would last — or why the phone was almost twice as expensive outside of the U.S.
So why the discrepancy? According to HTC, it has to do with its regional sales teams being able to price products independently. And if you're looking to get the A9 in the U.S. at that $399 sweet spot, you've got a little more than a week to do so.
Here's the word from HTC directly:
"The cost of the HTC One A9 is the same worldwide to all distributors and operator partners. For end consumers, HTC's sales regions are given the freedom to set prices and promotions as they see fit for local market needs. The One A9 price in the US is a very limited-time promotional offer for that region's online store, as well as select HTC-only franchise stores. The offer is a special promotional pre-sale and is expected to conclude once the One A9 is available on-shelf at major retail and distributor partners.
After the promotional pre-sale offer ends, the new price in the US at htc.com will be $499.99 beginning 12:01 a.m. on 11/7."
So, that's that. Come Nov. 7, the A9 becomes a little more expensive in the U.S. — but still not quite as tough a pill to swallow as elsewhere in the world.
LG is running another promotion for its upcoming V10 smartphone, this time by offering a free 200GB memory card, a spare battery and charging cradle for the battery. This deal may sound familiar, as LG offered a similar deal, but with a 32GB card for the launch of the G4. To be eligible for the promotion, you'll need to purchase the V10 from Verizon, T-Mobile or AT&T, and submit your proof of purchase to LG's rebate site.
It's fair to say the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 has led a life of criticism, sometimes warranted, when it comes to getting a little hot under the collar. But it's also at the top end of the CPU spectrum for smartphones and so new high-end devices are still using it.
Not all Snapdragon 810s behave in the same way, as pointed out by our own Russell Holly recently when examining the Nexus 6P. But thanks to the Internet and bad experiences elsewhere, heat remains a question on everyones fingertips.
So what about the Sony Xperia Z5? It has an 810 and a predecessor that got a bit too hot. Since I have one in for review it's something people are asking about and I've not had a definitive answer.
After first revealing the phone quietly on its YouTube channel last week, AT&T has now confirmed it will begin selling the budget-based 5.7-inch LG G Vista 2 on Nov. 6 for $49.99 with a two-year contract.
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