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Unlock LG V30

 

The LG V30 is nothing like its prehistoric parents. This slick phone is making noise in the tech world and here’s why some guys would ditch their plans with Samsung Note 8 and forget about the iPhone X to get themselves an LG V30.

 

*Data not ours. Specs are from tech authority sites gsmarena.com and androidauthority.com* 

Specs LG V30 iPhone X Samsung Note 8 Winner
 Battery Non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Ion 2716 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery LG V30 and Samsung Note 8
 Display P-OLED capacitive touchscreen, 6.0 inches Super AMOLED, 5.8 inches Super AMOLED, 6.3 inches LG V30 (No difference)
Water/Dust Resistance IP68 certified – dust/water proof; Military durability standard-tested IP67 certified – dust and water resistant IP68 certified – dust/water proof LG V30
OS Android 7.1.2 (Nougat) iOS 11.1 Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) LG V30
Internal Memory 128 GB, 4 GB RAM (V30+) ;  64 GB, 4 GB RAM (V30) | micro-SD upto 256GB 64/256 GB, 3 GB RAM 64/128/256 GB, 6 GB RAM Samsung Note 8

 

Camera- Primary Dual 16 MP (f/1.6, OIS, 3-axis, laser & phase detection autofocus)

13 MP (f/1.9, no AF), LED flash

Dual 12 MP, f/1.8 & f/2.4, phase detection autofocus, OIS, 2x optical zoom, quad-LED (dual tone) flash Dual 12 MP (26mm, f/1.7, PDAF & 52mm, f/2.4, AF), OIS, autofocus, 2x optical zoom, LED flash Watch comparison here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4ILAwtGv6o

 

(Our pick: LG V30)

Camera- Secondary 5 MP, f/2.2, 1/5″ sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size 7 MP, f/2.2, 1080p@30fps, 720p@240fps, face detection, HDR 8 MP, f/1.7, autofocus, 1/3.6″ sensor size, 1.22 µm pixel size, 1440p@30fps, dual video call, Auto HDR
Camera- Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps, 24-bit/192kHz stereo sound rec., HDR video 2160p@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps, HDR, dual-video rec.
Headphone Jack Yes, 3.5mm jack No Yes, 3.5mm jack LG V30 (B&O Play certified)
Sound B&O Play certified;  32-bit/192kHz audio; 24-bit/48kHz audio recording;  Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic;  Lightning to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter 32-bit/384kHz audio; Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic LG V30 (Shouting at Audiophiles)

 

One simply can’t even afford having a B&O speaker. This is awesome!

Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, color spectrum Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2 LG V30 (Face ID isn’t a new technology and the iris scanner isn’t perfect. Fingerprint tech, still the easiest and the safest.)
Fast Charging  Fast battery charging: 50% in 36 min (Quick Charge 3.0);Wireless charging  Fast battery charging: 50% in 30 min; Qi Wireless charging Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0);Qi/PMA wireless charging Obviously, LG V30

 

Hardware Durability

We have seen a huge surge of flagship comparisons online and in fact, LG V30 went with a drop test with the Samsung Note 8  and bet who won? LG V30.

According to the test, which you can see in Youtube, Samsung Note 8 suffered with the least screen damage, more probably because of its edge to edge screen, but you can hardly open any app and the screen starts to become unresponsive after 10 drops.

On the other hand, LG V30 may look more physically damaged with the selfie cam slightly altered, but miraculously, the screen is still responsive and you can use it BAU! What’s more interesting is that, the back cover of the LG V30 suffered visibly no damage. Lovely, just lovely for every clumsy buff.  

That’s right, 10 drops folks. 10 drops to a steel plate is all you need to prove the LG V30 is worth every penny you invested.

LG V30 is also water and dust resistant, ain’t new thing but as LG put it, it has passed 14 different military standard durability test, which we say is proven by tech buffs on so many Youtube drop and durability tests.

(We don’t want to talk about the iPhone X drop test. Thinking about throwing $1K down the bin is already making me cry, but you can watch the test here.)

 

Camera Quality

LG V30 Camera Features

 

Well, honestly speaking, LG V30 isn’t the best in the camera department. It’s not the only phone with the DSLR- like camera you expect, but you will never have enough of its features, which LG filled to the brim.

You can record videos with the preset filter that you want to have, ain’t that cool? Not only that, you can control your zoom, which practically lets you zoom in any area within the frame.

If you are a vlogger or a travel blogger, the LG V30 is a must-have for all your travels. You can pre-order it factory unlocked or you can also have it permanently sim unlocked  LG V30 and V30+ using our services.

 

Talk about smooth transition!

It also comes with a standard and wide angle lenses that lets you take the ultimate panorama and group selfies without sweating it out.

You can even edit videos on your phone! You can add sound, cut and paste video footages, and add a theme! You can add up to 50 files, like GIFs, photos, and videos to make one single awesome video.

Seriously, you can’t even get a decent video out of some computer softwares, aside from the fact that they are too technical to use. The LG V30 definitely brings out our side of filmmaker- wannabe.

That said, LG V30 is outrageously underrated folks.

(But if you want to look how LG V30 camera fares with S8 and the X, here you go.)

 

Design Ergonomics

LG V30 Bezel-less Phone

 

LG V30 is a big, bezel-less phone but it is easy to handle. It’s not your typical size at 6.0” but you can operate it single-handed. It has a P-OLED display, not much difference with Samsung and Apple AMOLED. More importantly it says that for the sake of branding, but technically speaking, there’s virtually no difference from what we can see.

LG V30 Design Ergonomics

 

LG V30 is also very convenient to use because it has its fingerprint sensor from the back, which is not awkward for any user (no matter how short your finger is).

 

LG V30 iPhone X Samsung Note 8
Weight 158g 174g 195g
Thickness 7.4mm 7.7mm 8.6mm

*It’s super lightweight and probably the thinnest among the most coveted flagships*

 

It also has a radio tuner that lets you listen to your favorite local radio whenever you run out of data to stream (lol) but it always comes handy, especially on places where even 3G doesn’t exist. Yes, LG thought of you having the soundtrip of your life even when you are in the woods.

Compared to X and Note 8, V30 is the only phone to ever think about audiophiles, like they always do. Yup, they kept the B&O partnership and you can enjoy Hi-Fi at a lesser cost.

Welcome to my awesome world, baby.

 

Software

LG V30 is running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, with a 4GB RAM, and Adreno 540 GPU. You can run several programs, play games, and watch movies without ever experiencing a lag. With it’s capability, it’s like a laptop you can fit in your hands. You can also check out the software speed test LG V30 vis-a-vis on iPhone X here.

The V30 is running on Android Nougat and it admittedly said they are not ready to update it until early next year. That’s something you might want to take note. Although the phone is performing supremely, there are still bloatwares that you might not want to uninstall.

LG loves to fill your phone with apps they never thought you’d never like, anyhow, you’re free to uninstall when you want to.

 

Overall Evaluation

What we think is awesome about LG V30:

🗹 Waterproof

🗹 Qi Wireless Charging

🗹 High- Resolution display

🗹 Always-On display (with customizable clock designs and dock notifications)

🗹 Latest processor

🗹 Hi-Fi Dac Audio System

🗹 Bigger battery and longer life

🗹 Glass front and back body

🗹 Lightweight and thinner than most

🗹 Huge storage

🗹 Dual camera system

🗹 Cine- Video video recording function

🗹 Point-zoom video recording function

🗹 f/ 1.6 aperture

🗹 Always- On display

🗹 3.55mm headphone jack

🗹 Slick, bezel-less, zero-notch screen

 

What we think is not cool about LG V30:

Of course, nothing is perfect and you will always find a flaw in whatever device or thing you have. And although LG V30 is close to perfection, there are some things that people wished they could change with this LG flagship.

☒ Not running on latest Android Version Oreo (when they had the chance)

☒ Front selfie cam images aren’t so realistic

☒ Bloatwares

☒ Non-removable battery

 

Some people don’t like the LG software, but IMO, if you aren’t bothered about how your phone looks but on how it works, you shouldn’t be so concerned about that. Plus, it’s highly customizable, so that shouldn’t be a problem.

If you are the audiophile-type or the selfie-expert who wants awesome IG photos, this phone has built-in filters that lets you create that professional look real-time or preset. This is how LG confronts iPhone X’s camera filters.

If you are going to look at what LG V30 offers, you’ll see it weighs more and for a lesser price. LG isn’t the best at marketing as we know it, but the LG V30 deserves a second look and IMO, a recognition as the best flagship today.

 

Unlocking Your LG? We Match Competitor Pricing!

If you would want to further enjoy the best out this phone, you can contact us for unlocking LG V30. We will help you make switching SIM networks possible faster.

We guarantee you that we match competitor pricing, on top of that, you get 24/7 support for your LG unlocking concerns and queries as they arise.

 

Do you like the LG V30? What do you think about it? Tell us on the comments section below.

Everything You Need To Know About How To Unlock A Samsung Phone

 

Want to unlock your Samsung phone? Seeing a lot of errors? If you want to unlock your Samsung phone from its carrier, then you’re in the right place. Here at UnlockBase, we continue to innovate and create better and easier ways to get your phone unlocked in a timely manner.

Just like any Android phone, unlocking Samsung is relatively easy and should go smoothly. In fact, we have discovered 3 (three) different ways to get your phone unlocked from its carrier.

Here are your options:

Get an unlock code – for those who don’t want the hassle of unlocking technicalities/ not tech-savvy
Cable Unlock Software – For those who want to unlock their phones sooner and faster
➤  Mobile Device Unlock App (Only applies to T-Mobile and MetroPCS phones)

 

3 Things To Consider Before Getting Any Unlock Service Or Buying Any Unlock Code:

  1. Make sure your phone is NOT BLACKLISTED.
  2. Make sure you have all the necessary information about your phone.
  3. Make sure your phone is running on STOCK ROM.

 

1. How To Get An Unlock Code And How To Use It

If getting an unlock code is the way you want to go, you have to prepare 3 vital information about your phone:

  1. IMEI Number,
  2. Locked-to Carrier, and
  3. IMEI status ( Not blacklisted/lost/stolen).

How to Get the Samsung IMEI number:

  1. Dial *#06#
  2. Go to Settings
  3. Tap System
  4. Go to About Device
  5. Tap Status
  6. You phone will display IMEI Information

 

We need to know your IMEI number and locked-to carrier because that’s what we will use to generate an unlock code for your Samsung. Note that we don’t randomly create codes through black magic and second-guessing, we are connected to several vendors and carriers to get the code specific for your phone. This is how we guarantee you that your unlock codes work.

In addition to that, your phone’s IMEI status also lets us set proper expectations if we can unlock it and if you can still use your phone if we can unlock it.

Note: Blacklisted phones can still be carrier unlocked, (provided you have given accurate IMEI and carrier information) however, the possibility of using it is limited. For example, if your phone is blacklisted in the US, you can’t use it in the US but you can use it with any carrier outside the US.

 

If you don’t know your IMEI Status, you can check it here. If you otherwise know that your phone is “clean” and you have all the necessary information ready, you can proceed to the Samsung unlock page and enter all the necessary information.

We have several payment options that you can choose from and you will be receiving an email confirmation from our team about the status of your order.

 

The email that we will send you will not only contain one, but 3 or more codes to use. This is because there are several lock levels for many Samsung models.

The unlock codes emailed to you will look something like this:
Unfreeze: 12345678 NCK: 12345678 SCK: 12345678 SPCK: 12345678

 

Most Samsung phones will only ask for the NCK code, however, SCK or SPCK codes apply when 2 or more codes are needed to unlock. You will know which code to apply depending on how your phone responded or prompted after you put a non-carrier sim card.

The Unfreeze code is needed when your phone prompts “Phone Freeze” or “Return for Service” whenever you enter an unlock code. In that case, you have to enter the Unfreeze code first before the NCK code.

However, please note that the Unfreeze code does not guarantee or warranty success as they are issued free of charge as an added bonus with certain Samsung unlocking services. To help you get rid of the Phone Freeze, you can contact a local smartphone specialist or Samsung itself so you can get to the page where you can enter the unlock code you got from us.

The following are the most common scenarios for unlocking through codes:

For older Samsung models, like the Galaxy Note 4, you have to identify how many lock levels your phone has. Please follow the following instructions:

➤Insert sim from your carrier.

➤ Dial *#7465625#

➤Your phone will prompt you a slightly different colored screen that will usually look like this:

  1. [xxx] Network lock
  2. [xxx] Subset lock
  3. [xxx] SP lock

(xxx = Value ON or OFF)

  • Network Lock ON: Enter NCK code
  • Subset Lock ON: Enter SCK code
  • SP Lock ON: Enter SPCK Code

If your phone isn’t giving you any menu after dialing the code, then you can follow the usual unlock process, like that of the S7 Edge that you can see below.

Note that these steps vary per model, so do not take these steps as a general instruction for all Samsung models. Please visit our unlock Samsung page and carefully choose your phone’s model.

 

For newer Samsung models, it’s pretty straightforward, for Samsung S7 edge the process is more likely this:

Unlocking Latest Samsung Phone Models

 

  1. Insert SIM card from a source different than your original Service Provider (i.e. if you have a Rogers phone, use a non-Rogers SIM card).
  2. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge will ask you to enter SIM Unlock PIN.
  3. Enter Unlock Code.
  4. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge will be unlocked!

 

That’s how it looks like for S7 Edge, but for the model before that like the Samsung S6 Edge Plus, this is how it’s going to be like:

  1. Switch ON your Samsung with a noncompatible SIM card
  2. Wait for your phone to ask for “SIM Network Unlock PIN” or “Enter Network Lock Control Key
  3. If you received one, please enter your MCK (Unfreeze Key) and hit “Unlock” button.  Note: You will get “Unsuccessful message” but don’t worry that’s fine when you type MCK
  4. Now type the NCK (Network Code) and hit the “Unlock” button.
  5. Your phone is now Unlocked !

EXTRA INSTRUCTIONS: if you get “Unsuccessful” again after type the NCK then:

6. Hit “Dismiss” button and compose *2767*3855# on phone keypad.

7. Wait for the phone to restart, this operation will erase all data from your phone!

8. Retry the step 1 to 5 above !

 

2. Cable Unlock: Faster Software Unlocker Exclusively from UnlockBase!

If you think you are techy enough to download, install and run a software to unlock your device, then our Cable Unlock software must be what you are looking for.
If you have Windows PC and a USB cable you can use and you want to unlock your phone faster or real time, you can order the cable unlock software directly from us!

Supported Brands:

Supported Brands for Cable Unlock Software Unlocker

 

Good News: Our cable unlock software gives your phone a 100% permanent unlock so whether you upgrade or downgrade firmware or even install custom firmware like Cyanogen or Avatar. Your phone will remain unlocked for life!

 

You don’t need to root your Samsung phone to unlock your phone, in fact, the unlock process will only ask you a few basic steps. Here’s how:

  1. Download the UnlockBase cable unlock software through the link we sent to your email
  2. Right-click on the icon on your desktop, and select “Run as administrator
  3. Enter the license, hit APPLY
  4. Wait to load details. Click on “Next Tutorial.”
  5. Connect phone through a USB cable.
  6. Click “Next Direct Unlock
  7. Wait for the software to detect the phone
  8. Wait for load bars to complete 100%
  9. Your phone is now unlocked!

 

Note: If the software asks you to dial a code on your phone, please follow as per instruction. The unlock process may vary from phone to phone, but if you are stuck somewhere, you can always contact our customer service team to answer your questions or visit our FAQ page to know more.

 

It is also important to remember that we do not unlock CDMA phones and we only unlock GSM phones through this method. If your phone is not detecting the computer, simply unplug and replug the USB cable, make sure it’s tightly connected and select “debug” on your phone’s USB settings.

If in the unlikely reason that your phone will not be unlocked using this process, you can always ask for a refund and we will void your license and process a refund for you. No questions asked! Your happiness is what we guarantee and you can always try other unlock options for your phone, don’t hesitate to shoot us an email or message.

 

3. Mobile Device Unlock App (T-Mobile and MetroPCS)

If you have a MetroPCS or T-Mobile locked phone it is now easier for you to get it unlocked! By simply using the Mobile Device Unlock App that is pre-installed on your phone, you can have your phone unlocked permanently from its carrier.

However, these two carriers have unlock requirements that you may not be qualified yet at the moment. Nonetheless, UnlockBase can help you unlock your device using the same mobile app. We can remotely register your device’s IMEI as “eligible” on your carrier’s database without any unlock code.

 

Good news: Turnaround time is only 2 days!

 

We have created an article specifically for the Mobile Device Unlock App including the troubleshooting steps that you may encounter when using this option for unlocking your device.

Please be sure to check your device’s model number on the list of supported devices. Also, if your device is blacklisted or reported as lost or stolen, we will not be able to unlock it.

Select one of these two services below to unlock with “Mobile Device Unlock

 

Mobile Device Unlock App for MetroPCS   Mobile Device Unlock Service for T-Mobile

 

If you already purchase our Mobile Device Unlock App service, you can follow these easy instructions to guide you in your phone’s unlock:

How to use android official mobile device unlock app

 

  1. From that Application list, tap Device Unlock.
  2. Tap Continue.
  3. Choose the desired device unlock type: Permanent Unlock
  4. If successful, restart the device to apply the settings.

 

Note: If you do not restart the device, you will have a persistent alert in the notification tray.)

You Need To Know About How To Unlock An LG Phone

 

Unlocking an android phone like an LG phone doesn’t really asks for a set of complicated procedures. Just like most, it follows a set of 3-4 instructions to make an LG carrier-unlocked. Although it varies per model, you only need to take note of the specific code it’s asking for.

Remember: TMobile USA and MetroPCS has pre-installed the Mobile Device Unlock App on your LG phone and that means there’s NO NEED FOR A CODE to unlock your phone. More information about mobile device unlock here.

 

Here’s a list of possible codes your phone might ask you for:

  • IMEI_NO = IMEI (It’s not a code, just ignore this)
  • NCK = SIM_Unlock = Network Lock = SIM Network Unlock PIN
  • NSCK = Network Subset Lock
  • SPCK = SP_Lock = Service Provider Lock
  • CPCK = Corporate Lock
  • SIMCK = SIM/USIM Lock
  • SPC = Useless just ignore
  • OTKSL = Useless just ignore

 

Woah! That’s a lot, but most LG models only asks for 3 codes: NCK, NSCK, and SPCK. We usually send you three to five different sets of codes but only one gets your phone unlocked, so be very careful to read the screen prompt because you only have 10 chances of getting it right!

If you fail 2 or 3 times, please contact us. We have 24/7 support that can help you unlock your device or tell you what’s wrong. Save your unlock attempts and contact us right away!

 

Generally speaking, here’s how you unlock an LG (not-model specific):

how to unlock an LG (not-model specific)

 

  1. Insert a non-accepted SIM.
  2. Turn ON device.
  3. Screen prompt asking for a code (NCK, NSCK, SPCK).
  4. Read email instructions before entering the code.
  5. Enter the code being asked for.
  6. Your LG phone is now successfully unlocked!

 

No LG model is actually the same, so we created a short table where we listed all our supported LG models along with the steps following the unlocking process.

*Be sure to follow the instructions on your specific LG phone model, some models like the LG G3, have several variants, which depends per country.*

 

Model #

Variant Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5

LG G3

Enter on dial screen: 2945#*model number# Select

“Network Lock”

or

“Service Provider lock”

Enter 

the 

unlock 

code

Click 

“Done”

Click 

“Unlock”

 

Your

device is

now

unlocked!

AT&T D850

2945#*850#

T-Mobile D851

2945#*851#

D853

2945#*853#

D854

2945#*854#

D855

2945#*855#

D856

2945#*856#

D857

2945#*857#

D858

2945#*858#

D859

2945#*859#

F400K

2945#*400#

Model #

Variant Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4

Step 5

LG G2

Enter on dial screen: 2945#*model number# Select

“Network Lock”

or

“Service Provider lock”

Enter

 the

 unlock

 code

Click

 “Done”

Click

 “Unlock”

 

Your

device is

now

unlocked!

D800

2945#*800#

D801

2945#*801#

D802

2945#*802#

D803

2945#*803#
D804

2945#*804#

D805

2945#*805#

D806

2945#*806#

Model #

Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5

Step 6

LG Optimus F6 (D500 or MS500)

Insert a non accepted sim card Type 2945#*500#  Select “network lock” or “service provider lock” Enter your unlock code Click “unlock” Your phone is now unlocked!

LG P769 / LG Optimus L9

Turn on phone without sim Dial 2945#*769# Screen will prompt for a code Enter your unlock code

Your phone is now unlocked!

LG Optimus L70

Insert a non accepted sim card Type 2945#*323# Select Network Lock Enter unlock code Press Unlock or Done

Your phone is now unlocked!

LG MS500 Insert carrier sim card Enter 2945#*500# Unlock menu prompt Enter NCK or SPCK code Hit “OK”

Your phone is now unlocked!

LG C2000, CG225

Insert a non accepted sim card “Phone restricted prompt”  Hit “Cancel” Enter Unlock Code on screen Hit “OK” Your phone is now unlocked!
LG Mytouch 4G (E739) Turn on phone without sim Dial 2945#*739# Hit “Network” Hit “Unlock Network” Enter Unlock Code, Hit “OK”

Your phone is now unlocked!

LG C800 MyTouch Q

Turn on phone without sim Dial 2945#*800# Hit “Network” Hit “Unlock Network” Enter Unlock Code, Hit “OK”

Your phone is now unlocked!

LG Fathom VS750

Go to Settings  Advanced Settings Personal Go to security Tap Sim lock and enter code

Your phone is now unlocked!

LG CB630 Invision

Insert carrier sim card  Dial *#865825# Screen prompt for “unlock code”

Your phone is now unlocked!

LG CE110

Insert a non accepted sim card “Invalid Smart Chip”  prompt error Hit

“Cancel”

 “Phone Restriction Code” prompt Enter Unlock Code, Hit “OK” Your phone is now unlocked!
 LG CF360 Insert a non accepted sim card “phone restricted” prompt error Hit

“Cancel”

 “Phone Restriction Code” prompt Enter Unlock Code, Hit “OK”

Your phone is now unlocked!

LG CT810 Incite

Insert carrier sim card Dial

2945#*810#

Select “sim unlock” Enter Unlock Code Hit

“OK”

Your phone is now unlocked!
 LG CU500 Insert a non accepted sim card “Invalid Smart Chip” prompt error Dial 159753#*# Enter NCK Code on screen Hit

“OK”, phone reboots

Your phone is now unlocked!

LG GD570 Pop

Insert carrier sim card Dial *#865625# Hit “OK” on screen prompt Type the code twice Hit “OK”, phone reboots Your phone is now unlocked!
 LG KM900 Arena Insert carrier sim card Dial 2945#*71001# Hit “Security” “Sim Lock” Enter Unlock Code Hit “OK”, phone reboots

Your phone is now unlocked!

LG P506 Thrive

Insert carrier sim card Dial 2945#*506# Enter Code Enter Code Again

Your phone is now unlocked!

LG P999 G2x

Insert carrier sim card Dial 2945#*999# Enter Code Enter Code Again

Your phone is now unlocked!

LG X2 Optimus

Insert a non accepted sim card Dial 2945#*990# Enter Code Enter Code Again

Your phone is now unlocked!

 

How To Troubleshoot Common LG Unlock Errors

How To Troubleshoot Common LG Unlock Errors

 

We want to save you from all the technicalities of error messages, but we will list the common error messages that won’t ask you to call for customer service because the troubleshooting steps are straightforward and easy. So, here we go!

 

Error 1: “Enter Code” prompt does not appear

After dialing the code or inserting a non-carrier SIM you are supposed to see a prompt that would ask you to enter the code, otherwise, that’s both a good news and a bad news.

Good news: Your phone was already unlocked, you just didn’t know. 

Bad news: Your SIM card slot is broken or your device’s IMEI is blacklisted by the original owner.

The last one you can easily rule out if you are the original owner of the phone but you can try to isolate and troubleshoot further. If you’re lost, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Also, it is recommended to turn off your phone, remove the battery, and wait for a short while before powering the phone back on. You can also try to remove or re-insert the SIM card while on the process.

 

Error 2: “Code Error” or “Sim Network Unlock Unsuccessful”

If you are getting this error, it means that the code we gave you didn’t work or you entered the wrong code.

To isolate the issue let us start from the basi. If the code was wrong, you might have given us the wrong information about your phone’s IMEI, model number, or locked-to carrier. In that case, we have to generate another code for a new IMEI, which discredits you of a refund.

To troubleshoot further, always make sure to follow our email instructions when entering the code. As mentioned we usually generate 3-5 unlocking codes, but you’ll only use one and it depends entirely on what you are being prompted on your phone screen.

Remember, you don’t have unlimited unlock attempts. So if you get it wrong at three times, save your remaining attempts and don’t hesitate to contact us.

 

Error 3: Asking for “PUK” or “Security Pin” or “Password”

If you are prompted for a “PUK”, “Security Pin”, or “Password”, it is asking for a user-set password or pin to operate or device. If you are the original user, you should be able to figure out this on your own.

 

Error 4: No service

If you are still not getting any service, it means your phone is already successfully unlocked but it isn’t detecting your new carrier’s network. To resolve this, you have to manually enter your new network under your phone’s APN settings.

If you can make calls or texts but internet or data, you have to double check your phone’s compatibility to your new carrier’s network frequency.

 

Unlocking Your LG? We Match Competitor Pricing!

We know you’ve been all over the web trying to get your phone unlocked. So if you think you found a better pricing than what we offer, don’t hesitate to tell us!
We guarantee you that we match competitor pricing, on top of that, you get 24/7 support for your LG unlocking concerns and queries as they arise.

 

Check out this page if you are ready to unlock your LG!

5 Reasons Why People Regret Running Custom OS Smartphones

 

If you’ve been thinking about running a custom OS on your smartphone, my kind advice is for you to better think again. Is it really worth all the trouble to install a custom OS on your phone and break your warranty?

Average reading time: 6 min 12 sec for average reader

 

TL;DR – Warning: A custom OS can cause critical problems in phone and installed applications. You may have good reasons why you want to install custom OS, but here are the 5 reasons why you’ll regret it:

  1. Bugs, bugs, bugs
  2. Compromised Camera Features
  3. Unsupported Hardware and Apps Issues
  4. Shorter Battery Life
  5. Losing OEM Warranty

 

Free Your Phone And Lock Yourself

A lot of people want to install a custom OS on their phones, most commonly Cyanogen, because they believed it gives them more freedom with their devices. True enough, installing a custom OS comes with a lot of benefits, like privacy, flexibility with apps, and constant updates.

The Android operating system is an open source system that allows individual developers to explore and customize their own software or firmware based on it. However, OEMs (original equipment manufacturer) hold the responsibility in providing firmware updates to all the handsets they made available in the market; they take this game seriously, and in fact, it is one of their selling points.

Changing your phone’s firmware is really going to compromise your OEM Warranty, some phone features, and some must-have OEM-installed apps.

 

1. Bugs

Bugs: Reason Not Install Custom OS Smartphone

 

Who likes Bugs? These tiny creatures are seriously cute but having them run your phone will make you want to pull your hair out. Bugs, as some people call it, are tiny firmware hiccups that can annoyingly ruin your device (and day) in the long run if not taken care of.

You’d sure hate to restart your device every time it lags or misbehaves, but this is what bugs do. They love to interrupt and whether you like it or not, carelessly installing a custom OS without investigating further about its compatibility with your device is a sure reason for regret.

Also, we generally discourage installing a custom OS that has just been recently released;

  1. It’s not fully tested
  2. You won’t see device compatibility updates from customers themselves.

 

As a general rule of thumb in a world full of doubt, always read reviews. Customer reviews can come from forums or third party communities and it’s the best and most helpful way to get genuine replies and working solutions.

 

2. Compromised Phone Features

Compromised Phone Features: Reason Not Install Custom OS Smartphone

 

Forget about taking the perfect selfie if you install a custom OS because there’s a really high likelihood that all the camera features installed by your phone’s OEM is erased once you replace the original OS.

Software design plays a big role in the function and output of the camera. Some open source OS did not write optimized apps like the camera that is specifically for your hardware model/type. You will have lesser flexibility when it comes to taking photos, editing them and even storing them.

Asking for a little more privacy shouldn’t sacrifice a major phone function, but if you don’t like taking photos, it might be worth the price to pay.

 

3. Unsupported Hardware and App Issues

Unsupported Hardwarea and App Issues: Reason Not Install Custom OS Smartphone

 

More often than not, you would realize that you don’t entirely hate your phone and there are apps or hardware features you would want to keep. However, it doesn’t always work with custom OS.

Custom OS developers focus on more practical aspects of the phone like the level of customizability, privacy, longevity, and performance. Also, the apps that you want to keep may be exclusive to your phone’s OEM in which case, they really don’t have access to tweak or modify to start with.

Since custom OS apply to any android-running phone brand or model, the chances of tweaking or fixing a specific app aren’t something that is usually covered.

However, one of the most important promises of custom OS is the higher level of privacy it offers when it comes to app installation or use. Mindlessly allowing or giving apps “permissions” to your contacts, camera, location, SMS, etc is dangerous to your privacy.

Most custom OS give you another layer of privacy by disabling “permissions,” or giving better customization options that you want to sync when you are trying to install an app. On the other hand, OEM OS isn’t as flexible when it comes to this, but they have added features that let you know whenever something fishy is happening to your device or to the apps installed in it.

 

4. Shorter Battery Life

Shorter Battery Life: Reason Not Install Custom OS Smartphone

 

A lot of people install custom OS because they wanted to prolong battery life, however, it isn’t successful all the time. Fortunately, rooting your phone or installing a custom OS aren’t the only ways available to increase your battery life.

Some custom OS let you tweak the amount of power being used by underclocking or undervolting your phone. Contrary to what most believe, some handsets actually drain their battery faster with custom OS than with the original OS it used.

This is because the custom ROM may not be optimized to your phone’s specific model or there are bugs that affect your phone’s performance. In the end, it does otherwise what it’s supposed to do. If you are after longer battery life, you need to manage your phone usage better.

Switching to airplane mode or closing the apps running in the background can also help increase your battery’s life.

 

5. Losing OEM Warranty

Losing OEM Warranty: Reason Not Install Custom OS Smartphone

 

Ok so, everyone probably experienced hating how their phone’s interface appears, like wanting to have a specific picture or theme run in the background. Unfortunately, some OEMs don’t have this level of customization, and that’s why a lot of Android users choose custom OS.

However, installing a custom OS is like throwing the baby out with the bathwater. For you to be truly satisfied with your new custom OS you need to have a certain level of skill and understanding on how it works.

Unless you have the technical knowledge to tweak or play with it, you will most likely end up frustrated. In most cases, custom OS isn’t user-friendly and since it isn’t tied to any manufacturer, getting customer support for the software may not even be part of your options.

Also, software design varies per manufacturer, model, and country. As mentioned earlier bugs, fixes, and updates have now become the responsibility of the software developer and not your phone’s OEM.

Nonetheless, some manufacturers estimate only 2-3 years for a handset’s lifespan which means no more software updates for your device leaving it more vulnerable to privacy threats or hackers and this is one reason for the need to install custom OS.

 

If you are past your warranty and you’re ready for a newer phone if this quick fix didn’t work, then you can give this option a shot.

How To Get A Free Unlock Code for Your Phone

 
You are here either because you want to try our service risk-free or because you’re just trying to save yourself money for your travel goals. Nonetheless, we offer you 4 easy ways to get your phone unlocked for free with us. No kidding, this is pure business and this page is no secret to all of our customers.

This is pretty easy, no need to add so much fuzz about it. You can make any of them and add it to your YouTube channel, your blog or any of your websites where it can reach people.

Just make sure that before you proceed on making one, you send a few details about your proposal to info@unlockbase.com for us to qualify your request for a free unlock code. This goes the same for all the remaining options.

Feel free to skim through your 4 awesome and easy options.

 

1. Film Your Phone’s Unlock Process

 
Film Your Phone Unlock Process for Free Unlock Code

 
You don’t need to spend so much time editing the video, keep it short and simple. It should just include 3 major components:

 

1. How to order an unlock code from UnlockBase:

Film the process of ordering an unlock code from UnlockBase. Before that, at the start of your video, make sure you mention your COUNTRY, CARRIER, and DEVICE MODEL. Starting from where you enter your IMEI, choose your device, check out page, etc. Blur any information you think is confidential for you.

 

2. What Our Email Confirmation Looks Like

Film the part where you received an email from us confirming that we received your payment and also where we give you the unlock code for your phone.

 

3. What You Did With the Code We Sent You

This is the most vital part of the process. Film the part where you insert a new sim to your phone, enter the unlock code and get your phone successfully unlocked. It should be clearly indicated. You might want to check our Code Entry FAQ page since this step is a little complicated.

Make sure to follow all email instructions when entering the unlock code.

 

Video Title:

Title your video in this manner: “How to unlock  [your phone model] from [the network carrier & country the phone is locked to]

For example, if you have a Samsung Galaxy S6 that is locked to Nextel Mexico, your title would be: “How to Unlock Samsung S6 from Nextel Mexico

 

Video Tags on YouTube:

  • Unlock
  • Phone
  • Cell Phone
  • Tutorial
  • Model of your phone (ie: Samsung Galaxy S6)
  • Network carrier & country phone was locked to (ie: Nextel Mexico)
  • Unlock Code
  • Instructions

 

Sample Video:

 

 

2. Social Media Mention

 
Social Media Mention for Free Phone Unlock Code

 

If you’re not cool with the filming and all, here’s a simpler way to get a free unlock code from us.

Just simply mention us in various social media platforms like Facebook or Twitter and voila! You get your code. This has to qualify with our standards of course, but if you want to get a surefire way of getting a code, you can also mention us on forums communities and leave positive reviews on third-party platforms. That, we will discuss on the next item.

Our qualifications can vary from Facebook followers, the average number of shares per post, etc. It depends and varies on the kind of page you run. Nonetheless, your effort sending your proposal will not go to waste, because you’d be delighted with the discounts that we offer exclusively for influencers like you. For sure, you have more devices you’d want to unlock in the future.

We truly appreciate your desire to promote our brand and partner with us, that’s why we never fail to reward your loyalty and support.

 

3. Testimonial

 
Testimonials for Free Phone Unlock Code

 

Another surefire way to get a free/discount code or unlock service from us is to leave positive reviews on third-party forums and communities. We expect this to be of course to be given in your honest opinion.  We are sure you will leave a positive review if you really felt our service was great and you liked how we handled your concern.

If you think this is something you’d like to do, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re all ears for you.

 

4. Influencer/ Blogger PR

 
Influencer/Blogger/PR for Free Phone Unlock Code

 

If you are a blogger, a vlogger, a celebrity, an authority or expert in your field and have a considerable amount of reach with a solid fan/ follower base, we’d be so thrilled to work with you! Part of our marketing efforts is reaching out to you guys and it surely eliminates all the trivial emails if you go ahead and reach out to us!

You are very welcome here, just send us your proposal, a link to your page, blog or website and we will assess it. We have a dedicated team for this purpose so you can expect to get a speedy reply. We know your work ain’t easy and we know you’re not blogging to give others free publicity, so we truly understand that your hard earned influence and your shared audience comes with a price.

We have been in this business for a long time and we also have a huge amount of traffic going to our site on a daily basis. Just like you, we’ve been through so many hurdles before experiencing this success, and we are ready to share what we have and partner with you long term. That way, it’s a win-win situation for both of us and not just a short, insincere SEO affair.

Just let us know if you have brilliant marketing ideas, we are very eager to hear it from you.

 

5. Got Better Ideas? Pitch Us!

 
Got Better Ideas to Unlock Phone Free

 

We get it, we know you probably have better ideas than what we have already listed. We welcome your ideas, open arms, have no doubt about it.

As mentioned earlier, you are welcome to send us your proposals to info@unlockbase.com, and we will gladly take a look at it.

Samsung Galaxy S9 VS iPhone X

 

The simplicity of mobile issues before, like SIM network unlock PIN and changing themes has definitely escalated into something bigger today. With most phone manufacturers aim to address these sorts of concern, the evolution of high-quality smartphones has consequently changed these portable equipment’s sole purpose – to make communication easier for people.

With that said, it can be expected that the turnover of simple issues like SIM network unlock PIN to camera lens quality has dominated the manufacturers’ checklist of must-haves in a mobile phone. Indeed, this can be seen in the newest and incoming flagship units of well-known brands such as Apple’s iPhone X and Samsung’s Galaxy S9. Here are our few main points in the grandest mobile rivalry of the nearing future.

 

A Review on iPhone X’s Revolutionary Specs

 
A Review on iPhone X’s Revolutionary Specs

 

Whether you have witnessed how the iPhone X turned its loyal fans go wild in its official announcement last September of this year, the final look and feel of the said mobile unit was a definite to go for.

To fill you in with the details, here are the major considerations on why the iPhone X is a must-have:

 

A bezel-less screen and a notch

In fact, this one is the boldest change Apple has ever implemented on its units. Not only did it make its screen a complete viewing platform, but it also has finally let go of its home button.

It used a water-resistant technology to keep the device from damages water can bring, incorporated a full, Super Retina OLED display (458 PPI) that measures up to 5.8 inches, and retained the True Tone display technology. All of which enabling this futuristic device to better address users’ needs when it comes to their viewing experience.

In addition, it included a notch on the upper part of the phone where a lot of sensors reside, enabling the face mapping technology possible.

 

Face ID

As we’ve mentioned above, Apple has finally let go of its iconic home button for swiping gestures, and its Touch ID fingerprint sensor for a Face ID. Indeed, it may seem a little bit messy at first, but Apple is deciding that people have to embrace the future. By that, they meant the iPhone X.

Through the Face ID, users will be able to unlock their phones with just a look at it. Apple made sure to integrate the finest technologies in the notch to make this security feature possible on its anniversary phone. True to their words, the phone is not only able to recognize you during the day, but also even in the night with its flood illuminator that projects light to your face to make the sensor work.

This feature is also applicable for Apple Pay and third-party apps that support Touch ID.

 

A11 Bionic processor

This processor, as introduced in the iPhone 8, will also appear in the iPhone X. One can expect that an iPhone performance will never be the same again, as it includes:

  • 2 performance cores
  • 4 high-quality efficiency cores
  • exclusive self-designed GPU

Additionally, the most look forwarded artificial intelligence powered animojis. Need we say more?

 

Dual-lens camera

This thing about dual-lens cameras is prevalent over premium smartphones today. Apple, in turn, has included one for them, but in a really exciting manner. It has equipped the iPhone X with two 12MP rear cameras that both features an optical image stabilization (OIS). These sensors allow the camera to avoid noise and take better high-quality photos in a faster manner. You will never go wrong with Apple’s products when it comes to photos, indeed.

With this information, one can say that the iPhone X is one of the future phones people will finally get to experience. The overall innovation in the said anniversary phone of Apple has opened a whole new level of mobile experience in their newest product.

 

A Sneak Peek on Samsung Galaxy S9’s Leaked Specs

 
A Sneak Peek on Samsung Galaxy S9's Leaked Specs
 
Just a few months after the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+‘s release, people can’t help but wonder about the S9’s look and feel. Not to mention that Apple has also released the official look of their anniversary model. Here are a few details we collected from the leaked information of Samsung Galaxy S9 as per Trusted Reviews writing.

 

An all-around curve

According to Trusted Reviews, a Korean news outlet has reported that Samsung’s working on a lamination process to make phone screens curved on all four sides. This particular information goes to show that Samsung is particularly focused on transforming its flagship Galaxy unit’s display to a full edge-to-edge, almost nonexistent bezel, curved infinity display.

 

The in-screen fingerprint sensor

Along with the four curved edges, Samsung seems to also let go of its signature Home button in place of an in-screen fingerprint sensor. (Why is everyone doing that?) This one’s good news though, since Samsung will also have to let go of the guilt-inducing smudge-prone fingerprint scanner beside its rear camera lens.

 

The 7-nanometer processor

We have two things here: a Snapdragon 845 chipset (newest of its line, however, not entirely guaranteed) and the 7nm processor. Just imagine how small that is.

The thing about the Snapdragon 845 chipset is that it’ll surely create a new mobile experience out of the device given the speed and a maximum number of applications it can process. Along with it is the 7nm CPU architecture that’s expected to be integrated into the device. This little number defines the distance between each transistor that makes computing tasks to take place. Simply put, the smaller the number, the more transistors can fit on a single chip – which only means a much better performance that you can expect from the device.

 

The Exynos chipset

What may be a guaranteed part of the new Samsung Galaxy unit is the new Exynos chipset deployed with an LTE modem. As reports say, it is a preparation for the upcoming 5G era of network speed given the emphasized 1.2GBps optimal download speed.

Thus, no more room for SIM network unlock PIN issues, hopefully.

 

Samsung Galaxy S9 VS iPhone X Inforgraphics
 

Key Takeaway

With these points given, despite that of Samsung Galaxy S9’s unconfirmed specs, these two mobile models are definitely moving into the future through integrating the latest phone technologies and solutions. It may need some getting used to, but it’s still coming – whether it’s today or two years after.

Moreover, it doesn’t matter if you are pro Face ID or in-screen fingerprint sensor – what matters now is that you are going to experience a whole new level of convenience through your smartphone unit. You can wait for November to buy an iPhone X or a few months after the official announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S9 on February 2018, feel free to choose!

Great Phones We Unlock: Samsung Galaxy S7 : COVER

 

How do you know you’ve already purchased the right phone for your needs? We know! That’s when you get to do everything with your mobile – bring it whenever, wherever, and snap the best shots to treasure through time. Our pick? The Samsung Galaxy S7 from MetroPCS. Not only will you get high-quality specs for your mobile phone, but you also get own it in the best deal yet. Here are its priced details that you shouldn’t miss!

 

 

Great Phones We Unlock: Samsung Galaxy S7 : Design and Display

Display and Design

If we’ll talk about design, there’s no way you can go wrong with Samsung products. They are premium, smartly designed, and are technically adept with the latest technologies out there.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 sports a similar display with its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S6, especially with the AMOLED screen size and resolution of 5.1 inches and 2,560 by 1440 respectively. This time, however, the brightness volume has been increased to a significant level – thus, making the S7 screen even more highly visible for users.

It also appeared the same in terms of the rear panel’s design, only that S7 featured a thicker, more rounded, narrower back than that of the S6 to house a slightly bigger battery and avoid the camera lens from looking bumpy. Aside from that, it still has the same metal-glass unibody overall, along with Samsung’s signature home button at the front, a Micro USB charging port, and a sensor.

Another point about S7’s design is that it came with Samsung’s waterproofing technology rated IP68. This meant that the device is fully protected from water spills, splashes, or dunks that can either slow or damage regular phones.

 

 

Great Phones We Unlock: Samsung Galaxy S7 : Camera

Camera

When it comes to camera quality, Samsung never fell behind. It has the right camera specs to achieve a picture-perfect shot at any time of the day.

The S7 has stepped up its game with a dual-pixel rear camera, thus, making low-light pictures easier to capture. It has integrated a 12MP camera despite the S6 being 16. You might have wondered, why? The 12MP camera included larger, higher number of focus pixels enabling the said camera to focus faster and perform better in low light.

It also featured a CMOS 5MP front camera for snapping smooth, post-worthy selfies. If you have a problem taking selfies in dark places, you may also make use of its Selfie Flash mode to capture your selfie shots better.

With regards to its video shooting capability, the Samsung Galaxy S7 can carry a 4,000 resolution at 30 fps from its rear camera and a 1080p from the selfie, which only means one thing: a good alternative for shooting travel documentaries!

 

 

Great Phones We Unlock: Connectivity and Performance

Connectivity and Network Performance

For MetroPCS mobile phones, the Samsung Galaxy S7 is worth the contract. Aside from its built-in connectivity protocols Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 4.2, ANT+, NFC, GPS GLONASS, and USB 2.0, it is also integrated with Samsung’s Smart Switch that enables a faster PC sync.

Moreover, its network is also deployed with LTE connection supporting fast browsing, and streaming online. It also supports good voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) and Wi-Fi calling.

 

 

Great Phones We Unlock: Samsung Galaxy S7 : Processor and Battery

Processor and Battery

In this time and era, mobile users are more informed of the specs that they should focus on. The good news is, Samsung knows that. Thus, in this flagship phone, a user can expect that the smartphone’s free of lags and can very well launch apps without slowing down. Thanks to the S7, it is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 clocked at 2.15GHz processor that fulfills the needs of the majority of mobile users.

Moreover, the S7 is also equipped with an impressively huge battery capacity of 3000mAh matching up to the heavy specs of said model.

 

 

Great Phones We Unlock: Samsung Galaxy S7 : Software and Memory

Software and Memory

The Samsung Galaxy S7 is also revved up with Samsung’s exclusive custom UI skin along with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on top of it. It included restyled icons and a simpler home screen and app drawer customization to make it user-friendlier. Among its interesting features is the Always-on screen, which allowed users to peek on the time, battery status, notifications, and the calendar without accessing the phone wholly, thus, minimizing consumed battery life.

In order to make the unit user-friendlier, Samsung allowed a maximum of 32GB for internal storage along with a 200GB external memory slot. This is so people can freely store in photos, videos, and other multimedia files in the comfort of their mobile.

Good thing, MetroPCS made sure default apps didn’t compromise the benefits of the built-in memory.

 

 

Great Phones We Unlock: Samsung Galaxy S7 : What's New with Samsung Galaxy S7

What’s New with the Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930T1)?

The era of huge, full screen mobile phones has dominated every user’s palm. However, the majority continues to cringe over not being able to fully hold these types of phones. With that said, Samsung offers a completely upgraded version of their flagship phones: a full HD Super AMOLED screen with a narrower body through the face of Samsung Galaxy S7.

Moreover, it also featured a solution to the one of the most common issue – water. Through its rated IP68 water resistant technology integrated in the S7, it will be easier to keep the unit away from damages of water spills, splashes, or dunks that could severely destruct a phone. Even a cup of coffee spilled onto your S7 won’t be a problem anymore!

What would users look forward in Samsung’s flagship unit is the camera specs. For Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung decided to integrate a 12MP dual-pixel camera along with fast autofocus function enabling the unit to capture great photos in low light. The 5MP selfie camera also features a Selfie Flash mode, thus, enabling users to better capture photos during nighttime.

Furthermore, purchasing the Samsung Galaxy S7 included the Gear VR headset as promotion during its early launch. It made the unit more likeable especially that the VR app featured tons of movies, videos, games, and others allowing the high-tech equipment to be enjoyed by users in a whole new level of mobile experience.

 

 

Great Phones We Unlock: Samsung Galaxy S7 : Unlock Your Samsung Galaxy S7 with UnlockBase

Unlock Your Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930T1) with UnlockBase

We all have that particular experience of not being able to enjoy our premium phones due to slow, unsatisfactory network connection. Of course, this makes it frustrating given the good specs that the unit features. With that, UnlockBase, a trusted online mobile unlock site over the Web, aims to fulfill every mobile user’s dream of being able to enjoy the premium perks of their smartphones and the liberty of choosing between good deals from different carriers. In line with our service is the Device Unlock APP that allows a fast, safe, and convenient request-and-apply unlocking process for every device possible! You can freely check on our site for a huge database of mobile brands and models to confirm your device’s compatibility.

If you need our help, feel free to contact us here. We’ll be glad to offer our unlocking service in a fair price!

Why it May Be Critical to Buy an iPhone X During the Holidays : COVER

What makes iPhone X a critical buy during the holidays?

  1. It is the smartphone of the future considering its futuristic design and overall specs.
  2. It stepped up its game in mobile photography with DSLR-like and face mapping solutions.
  3. It is limited in stocks so buyers may consume everything the moment it’s released.

 

 

If you are planning to just upgrade and unlock your iPhone 4S to at least see something new from your device, don’t. In the first place, smartphones are a great investment, a quality device, that is. Hence, despite the price, if you need that much of a phone then you must invest in one. Perhaps, Apple’s anniversary phone, the iPhone X?

Apple has unlocked iPhone X’s extravagant specs earlier this year, and truth be told, it has sent the world abuzz. Well, no wonder! Apple’s known for its quality devices and high technology solutions. Thus, people are anticipating its first official release on November 3. However, if you were to buy the iPhone X, remember not to buy it during the holidays. Why? Here are some of the reasons we’ve observed:

 

 

Why it May Be Critical to Buy an iPhone X During the Holidays : It Is the smartphone of the future, admit it

It’s the smartphone of the future, admit it.

Have you seen iPhone X’s design? It’s superb and something to look out for. No, we’re not hyping it up. The iPhone X itself can attest to the fact that its overall design and build is a total upgrade from its predecessors.

Let’s start with its bezel-less panel. Indeed, many are looking forward to iPhone X being a full screen, no buttons needed. Today, as the said device was already introduced to the public, many were captured by its beauty. No bezels meant a full viewing panel and gaming platform!

Moving on, no bezels and home buttons meant: no touch ID. In the iPhone X, Apple seems to experiment with a technology without the power of fingerprints, rather a person’s face through their face ID facial recognition system. Whether this is a wise move or not, only time could tell. However, what’s great about it is that we are moving further into the future of technology – something iPhone X can let people feel in the present time.

Lastly, it’s the era of OLED – a better way to view things through your mobile phone!

 

 

Why it May Be Critical to Buy an iPhone X During the Holidays : Mobile photography has never been this good

Mobile photography has never been this good.

We can’t deny it, but mobile photography via Apple products is just surreal. The lens it uses from the previous products alone was already of high-quality, what more now that it upgraded to the dual lens trend. Let’s break down the details.

 

  • A 12MP telephoto camera used for 2x optical zoom. While the telephoto camera was already integrated into the iPhone 8 Plus, the said version in the iPhone X is notably Plus, it features optical image stabilization (OIS) that reduces blurred snaps caused by wobbly hand-induced camera shake.

 

  • A 7MP selfie camera with Face ID technology. With the recent popularity of iPhone 8 Plus’ Portrait Mode (snaps only available on the rear camera), it can be expected that the iPhone X will level this up with its integration of facial recognition technology by moving this in the selfie department. Isn’t it great?

 

  • Integration of Apple’s exclusively designed image signal processor (ISP). Apple has been making progress in the technologies it uses in its products. One of which is its self-designed ISP, which increases speed and efficiency of pixel processing, low-light autofocus, and noise reduction. Thus, addressing most of the common concerns of mobile photographers in camera specs.

 

 

 

Why it May Be Critical to Buy an iPhone X During the Holidays : Its so limited in stocks

It’s so limited in stocks!

Aside from the high technology solutions that Apple has integrated with its newest super flagship mobile unit, here comes the saddening truth: its limited supply.

It may be common for all iPhones to be limited in stocks upon its first release in the market. However, it seemed that the iPhone X unlocks a new level into the ‘the least number of supply’ in iPhone releases. As explained in Notebook Check’s website, the problem may be due to the difficulty in the supply of Face ID and OLED production. Well, seems valid.

 

Key Takeaway

There you go! It is undeniable why Apple fans are itching to buy its anniversary phone. It’s the epitome of future on mobiles with the high-tech solutions integrated into the unit, plus the brand’s already proven and tested for quality products. Hence, also why it is critical to purchase the new Apple flagship.

You can always try to purchase one on its official release on November 3 or onwards. You will surely get one if you must, right?

Great Phones We Unlock: Samsung Galaxy On5 : COVER

 

2016 is the year for large to medium-sized phones. People can choose which kind of phone they prefer given the variety of choices that brands have released within the year. What may be a smart buy among these is the Samsung Galaxy On5. It has the right specs and the perfect build for those who wanted a break from all the gargantuan smartphones in the market. Plus, it’s overwhelmingly affordable in MetroPCS!

 

 

Great Phones We Unlock: Samsung Galaxy On5 : Design and Display

Design and Display

The On5 is no less than Samsung’s premium handsets. In fact, its rectangular edges and polycarbonate build somewhat resembles that of Samsung Galaxy S5. The device measures up to 5.6 by 2.8 by 0.3 inches and weighs 5.3 ounces – making it fit in the pocket and an easy grip.

Going to the sides, the smartphone features a metallic polycarbonate border shaping its frame. It also has the power button on the right, the volume rocker on the left, and the audio jack and Micro USB charging port at the bottom, leaving the top blank. Flipping to the front part of the phone is the signature Samsung home button along with the capacitive buttons on both sides. It also features the 5-inch TFT LCD display panel with a 720p resolution, perfect for viewing purposes as it’s capable of producing solid color reproduction. Also, there’s nothing to worry about viewing videos or images outdoors as the device is made for optimum sunlight visibility.

 

 

Great Phones We Unlock: Samsung Galaxy On5 : Camera

Camera

On5 flaunts a 5MP rear camera and a 2MP selfie camera which takes clear outdoor and low-light snaps. It is also equipped with autofocus capability, fast shutter speed, and gesture shots. Moreover, it’s also capable of shooting high-definition videos at 720p resolution.

 

 

Great Phones We Unlock: Samsung Galaxy On5 : Processor and Battery

Processor and Battery

Talking about the processor, the Samsung Galaxy On5 is powered by an Exynos 3475 clocked at 1.3GHz along with a 1.5GB of RAM. While the device may seem not to be capable of handling multiple tasks, it proved the theorem wrong with its solid performance – making it a smart buy compared from its competitors in the market.

Comparatively, its battery capacity seems to be competitive enough for its marketability rate. The On5 has a 2600mAh that is capable of lasting for about 5 hours or so, depends on how you use the device of course. In addition, the battery is removable so it is easier to swap in a new battery pack when necessary. You also have an option to save power with its Ultra Power Saving mode, which in turn, displays a black and white theme along with a minimalist home screen display and restricted apps and data feature.

 

 

Great Phones We Unlock: Samsung Galaxy On5 : Software and Memory

Software and Memory

Distinctively, the user interface displays the usual Samsung TouchWiz custom skin along with the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow running in the device. Likewise, with other Samsung smartphones, the On5 is capable of altering its theme, app icons, Settings menu, notification panel, and features – offering users the liberty to personalize their Samsung Galaxy On5.

With regards to memory, the Samsung Galaxy On5 features an 8GB internal storage with an optional Micro SD slot that can reach up to 256GB additional storage.

 

 

Great Phones We Unlock: Samsung Galaxy On5 : Connectivity and Performance

Connectivity and Network Performance

Being MetroPCS as its carrier, the Samsung Galaxy On5 is equipped with LTE bands 2/4/12, best for fast internet surfing. It also supports T-Mobile’s network, thus, a reliable network performance. Other than that, the device also supports great connectivity protocols such as Wi-Fi 2.4GHz, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, and a Micro USB 2.0.

 

 

Great Phones We Unlock: Samsung Galaxy On5 : What's New with Samsung Galaxy On5

What’s New with the Samsung Galaxy On5 (SM-G550T1)

The Samsung Galaxy On5 is notable for its affordable price, great build, and impressive specs. Unlike other entry-level smartphones, the On5 displays a premium look making it perfect for business purposes. More so, it features great viewing angles and a bright 720p display, a perfect choice if you are the type of user who frequently watches movies, take photos outdoors, and the like. Furthermore, it has a reliable battery life of 2600mAh and is compact enough to fit in your pocket – thus, making this smartphone handy to bring wherever, whenever.

 

 

Great Phones We Unlock: Samsung Galaxy On5 : Unlock with UnlockBase

Unlock Your Samsung Galaxy On5 (SM-G550T1) with UnlockBase

Combatting with a slow network speed can be frustrating, especially when the liberty of swapping SIMs can take two years before it is possible. If your carrier isn’t capable of providing you your needs, why not unlock it? Unlocking can help you free your device from the restrictions brought by your carrier. However, you have to make sure that you are getting the right service. Enter: UnlockBase.

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Top 3 Tips and Tricks to Master Your Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus : COVER

 

What are the most useful features of Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus?

  1. Iris scanner
  2. Edge Panels
  3. Always-On Display

 

Before, the most problem you can get from a Samsung smartphone is not being able to reach a network, thus, requiring a SIM network unlock PIN. Today, people tend to get lost with the various features and settings that the brand’s flagship smartphones – like Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus – contain.

In the first place, technology is complicated itself. However, we can’t deny the fact that it truly helps us in our daily needs. So, here are a few tips and tricks you can use to master your new Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus – for you to make out the best of this device’s lavish features!

 

 

Top 3 Tips and Tricks to Master Your Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus : Unlock Your Phone via Your Irises

Unlock your phone via your Irises (and add a cartoonish screen mask!)

You may have already heard about this, but indeed it is one great news. Samsung S8 and S8 Plus are introducing us to the iris biometric unlocking feature! The iris scanner is actually a default setting for unlocking the device, however, there’s a twist that you should know – the screen mask. If you are a great fan of Snapchat’s wonderful goofy masks, you will definitely love unlocking your phone with the Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus. To go around the setting, you need to:

 

Navigate the Settings > Lock screen and security > Iris Scanner > Preview screen mask

 

From there, select the mask and you will be provided with options of cartoonish masks to choose from.

It’s fun, isn’t it? Plus, the speed of the iris scanner is notably fast compared to the fingerprint option. However, it should also be noted that wearing sunglasses or fancy contact lenses would not work with the iris scanner.

 

 

Top 3 Tips and Tricks to Master Your Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus : Customizing Your Edge Panels

Customizing your Edge Panels

Along with the Galaxy duo’s applauded biometric features is its customizable Edge Panels. It is useful especially for quick access to specific apps, messaging people, and keeping up with your tasks. To enable or disable this feature, you may:

 

Go to Settings > Edge screen > Edge panels > Select ON or OFF

 

From the Edge panels tab, you will also see three different options. This is where you technically customize your panels for easy access. These includes the App Edge, the People Edge, and the Tasks Edge.

  • App Edge – this panel lets you select your top 10 go-to apps
  • People Edge – this panel lets you pick 5 important contacts
  • Tasks Edge – this panel lets you choose 10 shortcuts for your tasks

After customizing the content of your panels, you also have the liberty to personalize the look of your Edge panels by proceeding to:

 

Settings > Edge screen > Edge panels > Edge panel handle settings

 

From there, you may choose the placement of your panel (whether it’s on the left or right side), its size, opacity, and its position.

 

 

Top 3 Tips and Tricks to Master Your Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus : Using the Always-On Display feature

Using the Always-On Display feature

If you are the type of user who uses a phone for business, you will definitely find the Always-On display feature handy. This feature keeps your phone dimly lit despite it being switched off. From the screen, you will be able to view alerts for SMS, missed calls, and other information that you may find useful. The default display includes the time. However, if you wish to customize it according to your preference, you may:

 

Settings > Display and Wallpaper > Always On Display

 

From there, you may choose which content you prefer to appear in the display – whether it’s the Clock, Image, or the Calendar. You can also choose to replace the theme by doing the following steps:

 

Settings > Themes

 

Moreover, you can also choose to disable or enable the feature from the Always On Display settings.

 

Key Takeaway

There you go! These features may only look complicated at first, but they are worth the experimentation. With this, you will definitely have your phone back you up with your daily tasks in guaranteed convenience.

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