Let me start off by saying that you can get this phone for FREE if you are planning to port over to MetroPCS. The same model is also available through T-Mobile (different version) with a $150 price tag, a little higher than MetroPCS, but with no significant difference on the tech specs. Do note that this phone may be cheap, but it doesn’t come unlocked. There’s only one way to permanently unlock your phone and that is through the Mobile Device Unlock app already pre-installed in the unit.
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Moto E5 Play: Nothing fancy but worth it
The Motorola E5 Play does not boast any fancy features, it doesn’t have a striking look that will make you “wow” in its appearance, but for the affordable price tag, it is no wonder one of the best value budget phones for the year 2018.
Although this phone came out together with its brother the Motorola E5 Plus, they are two worlds apart, and the latter is priced a little higher but for good reasons. It has a whopping 5000mAh battery and more advanced tech specs.
It runs on the Android Oreo 8.0 and has a 2GB of RAM packed together with a 1.4GHz Quad-core processor. It also has a huge 2800mAh battery that can last you a day on a single charge and comes with a 16GB built-in storage space which is expandable through a microSD card.
What makes this model a winner for us for its price is its 3.5mm headphone jack and fingerprint reader located at the back.
With these features on board, it tells us that Motorola had been all out on the technical specs and the quality of experience you would get for a budget phone.
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Moto E5 Play Design
The Motorola E5 Play is has a straight up plastic back cover- it’s nothing shiny or glass-like on the outside, but it has a huge screen standing 5.2 in tall.
This is complemented by good front and rear cameras that both hhavea flash and autofocus features; giving you bright and crisp photos. The back camera is 8MP and the front camera is 5MP.
Despite having the tagline “Everyday. Extraordinary,” there is pretty much nothing extraordinary about the Motorola E5 Play on the outside that would make it stand out; only that it is fairly priced and has decent enough features for a smartphone in 2018.
But the unique selling point of this phone compared to the other budget smartphones is its water-repellent coating.
It is not waterproof; it is just water-repellent. This means that it cannot survive underwater submersion, but it cannot be easily penetrated by water.
It is indeed the bottom line Motorola phone but it doesn’t mean the E5 Play had compromised all the good stuff. It has a remarkably loud and clear speaker, ga ood camera with a flash, and a fingerprint sensor.
Moto E5 Play vs LG Aristo 2
It’s a bit unfair if we compare the Moto E5 Play to the Moto E5 Plus because they have a considerable price difference, so we will compare it to another phone within the same price range, which is the LG Aristo 2 when it comes to the features.
||Motorola E5 Play ($139)
||LG Aristo 2 ($139)
||1.4GHz Quad-core processor
||1.4GHz Quad-core processor
||5MP with Selfie flash
||5MP with Selfie light
||8MP with Autofocus with flash
||13MP PDAF with LED Flash
||16GB (8.64GB usable)
||16GB (9GB usable)
||Up to 128GB via microSD card
||Up to 32GB via microSD card
||Fingerprint Sensor, Water-repellent coating
||Face Unlock, Fingerprint scanner
It’s clear to see that both phones have almost similar features. The better phone actually depends on personal preferences, whether you like a big phone like Motorola Moto E5 Play or a smaller phone like LG Aristo 2.
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If you’re more concerned about the quality of the images and having a better camera, the LG Aristo 2 might be the best for you. But if you are more concerned about power and longer battery life, the Moto E5 Play is clearly the better option.
Moto E5 Play – Conclusion
The Motorola Moto E5 is a budget phone so if you plan to get this phone, always remember to manage your expectations. Nothing about it has a wow factor, but it offers a remarkably clean Android experience and all the complete security necessities we would be looking for in a smartphone.
With the Moto E5 Play, Motorola has once again proven that they are truly a lord of budget phones always going beyond the price and giving a better experience every time.
The year 2017 has been a golden era for budget phones, and T-Mobile for sure did not let the opportunity go. And on the last quarter of the same year, the T-Mobile Revvl Plus was born; a huge 6-in phablet, and one of the first devices under T-Mobile’s own line of smartphones.
But, is this $175-phone even worth considering?
Well, you might want to give this phone a second look because we found out that it offers high-end features you would only often find in branded flagships.
Do you want to permanently unlock your T-Mobile Revvl Plus? Here’s how to do it.
Here’s an overview of what an almost $200-phone (after taxes) from T-Mobile gives you.
To make the decision-making process easier, we compared it with another branded phone under T-Mobile of the same price tag.
||T-Mobile Revvl Plus
||Samsung Galaxy J3 Star
||Qualcomm 8953 Octa-core 2.0 Ghz
||Exynos 7570 Quad 1.4Ghz
||32GB (upto 128GB via SD)
||16GB (upto 256GB MicroSD)
||6” FHD IPS Display
||5”in HD Display
||8MP Wide-Angle Front Cam
||5MP Front Cam
||13MP+5MP Dual Rear Cam
||8MP Rear Cam
||USB 2.0 charging
||Micro USB charging
||600MHz Band Support
||Huge Battery, Awesome Cameras, Big Screen, Fast Processor
||Latest Android Operating System
||Bad Design Quality, Not for Gaming
||Small Internal Memory Capacity, Not for Gaming
It’s clear that the T-Mobile Revvl Plus ticks check in almost every box, but there are a lot of things some people who had it don’t like about it. Let’s go through what the major deal breakers are when you get the T-Mobile Revvl Plus.
Can you use a T-Mobile Branded Phone like the Revvl Plus with another carrier?
Absolutely! This is how you do it.
Here comes the compromise. For the high-end features and fast processor, T-Mobile compromised how the Revvl Plus looked like on the outside. After all, aren’t we all concerned about the usability of the device at the end of the day?
However, a lot of people still value looks and being flashy as much as they do about speed and quality, and yet the majority of budget phones are designed this way.
And if you are planning to get a pretty phone like the Samsung Galaxy J3 Star instead of the Revvl Plus, you might be compromising a handful of better features along the way.
Having a budget phone doesn’t ultimately mean having an ugly-looking one, because if you are willing to spend a few bucks more you might just get a better-looking phone with similar specs just like the LG Stylo 4.
The phone’s design is not that bad after all. It has a touch of fuschia, the same as the brand’s color, and it comes with a fingerprint sensor, ergonomically located at the back.
For a $200-phone that’s a plus.
Gaming, Speed, And Overall Usability
If this is not the reason why the Revvl Plus only got 2.5 Stars from T-Mobile Customer reviews, we don’t know what is. A lot of people complain about the speed of the device, but since this is a budget phone, one should always manage their expectations.
The 2GB RAM on this phone makes it possible to run a heavy gaming app, but that doesn’t guarantee there will be no lags or hiccups. Since this is one of the very first phones from T-Mobile, it is expected that certain system glitches or bugs may still be unsolved.
Also, the phone comes with a lot of heavy bloat apps already, so not all of that 2GB RAM is ultimately usable; only a part of it is, and that could affect the phone’s overall performance.
Another deal breaker is the phone’s Operating System. It still runs on Android Nougat, and that means you are losing a handful of helpful features that is only present on the latest Android System Oreo.
With Oreo, you can have multiple displays, so you can split your screen and do two things at the same time, seamlessly. Oreo also has updated auto-fill features making it easier to login without typing in so much information.
Using this phone for social media and other related tasks should go very well, and multitasking on this phone should go smoothly as long as you are not running very heavy apps in the background.
Camera, Battery Life, Other Features
You hardly ever get cameras this nice under a $200 price, but T-Mobile even got us a dual-rear camera!
This phablet also comes with a huge battery that can last you all day! The phone comes with a huge screen, but it is neither too heavy nor too light, giving it a premium feel on your hands.
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For the price, this budget phone is really worth considering. The phone is packed with a powerful processor, a huge battery, and a good supporting RAM for a much better performance.
It may have compromised the looks, but T-Mobile made sure to make the overall eperience on this device better than most budget phones you would find in the market.
The LG Stylo 4 was recently released by MetroPCS, although it was first rumored to be a part of T-Mobile. LG had released a lot of phones lately, including the LG Stylus Series, and many users are confused whether they should upgrade to that or this specific model. The LG Stylo 4 is valued $239 in MetroPCS but they’ve cut it down to $179 as an in-store credit (discount). It is also being offered by Cricket Wireless and it retails at $229.99.
There are a lot of offers from MetroPCS now, including a FREE iPhone SE when you SWITCH, but new things always fascinate us. And besides, who wants an expensive iPhone that is clearly a downgrade of Apple’s earlier versions?
Hopefully, through this article, we will be able to help you answer a few of your questions. Is it worth to upgrade to LG Stylo 4? What makes it standout from the rest of its competition? Stay tuned…
LG Stylo 4 Versus Other Midrange
LG Stylo 4 is the total definition of an “up” game from LG. This year, the Seoul-based tech giant geared into increasing screen size to stand out from other major competitions that are already competing in the 6 inches arena.
The LG Stylo 4 stands gigantic at 6.2 inches and the iPhone SE will look like a midget standing only 4.87 inches tall. Other 2018 mid- range phones like the Samsung J7 Prime stands only 5.5 inches, while the previous version LG Stylo 3 Plus stands 5.7 inches.
This year, LG is trying to break through the mid range barrier by proving that size really matters, and the LG Stylo 4 does a very great job at standing out, and well, standing tall.
The Stylo 4’s huge screen full-vision display really needs a big battery, we are yet to hear the reviews of battery life on this one just because it’s pretty new, but it is disappointing that it only has a 3300mAh battery, only slightly larger than the previous version Stylo 3 Plus which has 3200mAh.
Still on this latest series, LG is trying to bring people the comfort of having a phone with a stylus, that is commonly known to be an arena for the Samsung Galaxy Note series. The LG counterpart is nowhere near half the price of any Samsung Galaxy Note phone but it sure is more than decent for its price.
It also has a built-in stylus and has an updated software for you to take notes and create GIFS conveniently.
Just like the usual mid-range phone, the Stylo 4 has enough machinery to compete- 2 GB RAM, 32 GB ROM, runs on Android 8.1, and an octa-core Snapdragon processor.
You’d love the fact that at such a low price point it already has a fingerprint processor- that is definitely one step ahead the competition. Well done, LG.
The fingerprint sensor also acts as a quick access button that is programmed to several features.
It has facial scan, but of course, that is not going to win against the iPhone X.
It also charges fast through a reverse USB type C charger, so that’s a big plus for the LG Stylo 4.
The cameras aren’t bad but they aren’t great either. The main camera is 13MP and the front camera is 5MP with wide-angle lens. There’s a Portrait mode that lets you blur your background like a DSLR trick, but since the images are gradient at night, that trick is not going to work.
There’s more to the camera than insta-perfect pictures, because with the QLens feature of this phone, you can use your captured images to search for something online. But then again, that isn’t something new.
As for the audio, it has a DTS:X Surround sound feature, not sure if you’re the audiophile type that notices the sound difference no matter how little, but boy are the speakers awesome.
Final Verdict: Unlocking LG Stylo 4
For a mid-range phone, the LG Stylo 4 really cuts it to the budget. For a budget phone, it already has enough features that is necessary for security and good performance. And yet, LG decided to go beyond that and they’ve improved so much since the LG Stylo 3 Plus.
We’re hoping LG makes more of these and keep improving them year after year, but we don’t think the consumers are ready for a drastic price increase, though.
Bottomline is, LG Stylo 4 is a great phone for those who are in a budget.
If you bought one from MetroPCS and want to use it with other providers, UnlockBase can help you Unlock LG Stylo 4. There is nothing more useful than a phone that can be used in multiple networks, wherever you are in the world.
That’s it for the LG Stylo 4.
Do you think we missed anything? Got any reviews for LG Stylo 4? Tell us about it and comment down below!
To make the unlock process easier, the Mobile Device Unlock app had been pre-installed by two major carriers in the US, T- Mobile and MetroPCS. Through this app, we are now able to remotely register any IMEI as “Eligible” in your carrier’s database without the need for an unlock code. However, this only works on compatible devices, please visit list at the bottom.
Good news! Turn around is less than 2 business days!
How does it work?
Select one of these two services below to unlock with “Mobile Device Unlock“
- From that Application list, tap Device Unlock.
- Tap Continue.
- Choose the desired device unlock type: Permanent Unlock
- 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 not visit any T-Mobile or MetroPCS store to get your device unlocked. The Mobile Device Unlock app allows an unlock request right where you are at the moment.
|However, please note the following preconditions for us to successfully unlock your device:
|1. The Mobile Device Unlock app works only with MetroPCS and T-Mobile devices. Any device from another carrier will not unlock using this process.
|2. Make sure your phone is “clean”; not blacklisted nor reported as lost or stolen. We don’t have any blacklist “cleaning” service and there’s no refund if your phone is blacklisted.
|3. Before you order, make sure that the error you are getting when trying to use the app for unlocking is, “Unlock Failed: This mobile wireless device is not eligible for unlocking. For Device Unlock eligibility details, please go online or contact Customer Care.“
|4. If you are getting a different error, please check troubleshooting steps before you order any unlock from us. We will not be able to fulfill any unlock request unless your other phone issues are fixed.
|5. Make sure you are ordering the right unlock service for your phone/device, choose your carrier correctly.
|6. Make sure your phone can communicate with “Device Unlock App” server BEFORE you make any unlock order from us. If you are getting a “Serving not responding, please try again later” error, it means that your phone isn’t communicating with your carrier’s server. Check troubleshooting steps for more.
|7. Make sure your phone is with its original software and IMEI. If you installed a custom software prior to your unlock order, it will not be possible for the app to work. Also, make sure that your phone has the latest software. There’s no refund for unsupported software fault.
|8. Before starting the unlock process on your mobile phone, make sure that you have an active 3G/ 4G/ LTE or wifi connection. If your internet connection isn’t reliable, there’s a possibility that the unlock will be unsuccessful. We can’t retract the process, so we need to do it right the first time. There’s no refund for an unreliable internet or data fault.
|9. Once you receive an email notification from us, make sure you follow all the necessary instructions or order prerequisites, take note that it varies per carrier, but we always ask everyone to try to unlock their device using the app before proceeding with their order. This way we will know the exact error that you are getting for us to know whether your device can be unlocked with us.
|10. If in case, you have not followed all the instructions or have withheld important information from us that caused the unlock process to be unsuccessful, we will be unable to provide any refund.
|11. Make sure your device memory is managed properly, and clear all cache.
|12. Always restart your device after the unlock process. You’ll have to see a pop up every now and then.
Error Types and Troubleshooting Steps
||Information / Troubleshooting
|Device not recognized by your service provider. Please call customer care.
- Rooting your device will disable the unlock application
- Download the latest T-Mobile or MetroPCS software to continue
|Data corrupted during transfer. Please try again.Error during data transfer. Please try again.
- Ensure the device has stable mobile signal
- Restart the device and try again
|Server not responding. Please try again later.
- No response is received from the server
- Try using an alternate internet connection
|Failure in processing the request. Please reboot device and try again.
- Ensure that your device has sufficient memory
- Restart the device and try again
|Unlock Failed: Unlock Approved : Mobile Device is permanently unlocked
- Solution 1: Perform a hard reset and attempt a second unlock.
- Solution 2: Perform 2 consecutive hard reset without attempting the unlock and once the second hard reset has been performed attempt the unlock again.
- Make sure phone has latest Android version available for that device.
|No internet connection available. Please try again when internet connection is available.
- No internet connection is available:
- Device is not connected to 3G/4G LTE.
- A non-compatible SIM card is being used,
|Unable to connect to the server at this time. Please try back again later.
- Update the app using the Play Store
- Attempt the unlock using the mobile network.
|Unlock Failed: This mobile wireless device is not eligible for unlock. For Device Unlock eligibility details, please go online or contact Customer Care.
- The device is not eligible for unlock. (Order the Unlock Service from UnlockBase)
|Unlock Failed : System maintenance error, try again later.
- System Maintenance is currently underway
- Wait and try again later
|Failure in applying the unlock settings. Please try again.
- The device must be connected to the mobile network (including domestic and international roaming)
- Disconnect from Wi-Fi and try again.
List of Compatible Devices By Carrier
|Supported Models from T-Mobile USA
||Supported Models from MetroPCS USA
- Alcatel OneTouch Evolve (OT-5024N),
- Alcatel OneTouch Fierce 4 (OT-5056N),
- Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL (OT-5054W),
- Alcatel OneTouch POP Astro (OT-5042T),
- Coolpad Catalyst (3622A),
- Coolpad Defiant,
- Coolpad Rogue (3320A),
- HTC 10,
- HTC One M9,
- HTC Desire 530,
- HTC Desire 626s,
- HTC U11 life,
- Kyocera Hydro LIFE (C6530),
- Kyocera Hydro Wave (C6740),
- Kyocera DuraForce PRO,
- Kyocera DuraForce XD (E6790),
- LG Aristo (M210),
- LG Aristo 2 Plus (X212TAL),
- LG G Stylo (H631),
- LG G4 (H811),
- LG G5 (H830),
- LG G6 (H872),
- LG G7 ThinQ (LMG710TM),
- LG K7 (K330),
- LG K10 (K428SG),
- LG K20 Plus (TP260),
- LG K30 (X410TK),
- LG Leon LTE (H345),
- LG Q7+ (Q610TA),
- LG Stylo 2 Plus (K550),
- LG Stylo 3 PLUS (TP450),
- LG Stylo 4 (Q710TS),
- LG V10 (H901),
- LG V20 (H918),
- LG V30 (H932),
- LG V30+ (H932U),
- LG V40 ThinQ (V405TAB),
- Motorola moto e4,
- Motorola moto e5 Play (XT1921-3),
- Motorola moto e5 Plus,
- Motorola Moto Z Force,
- Samsung Galaxy Avant (SM-G386T),
- Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime (SM-J327T),
- Samsung Galaxy J3 Star (SM-J337T),
- Samsung Galaxy J7 (SM-J700T),
- Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime (SM-J727T),
- Samsung Galaxy J7 Star (SM-J737T),
- Samsung Galaxy On5 (SM-G550T),
- Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920T),
- Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925T),
- Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ (SM-G928T),
- Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930T),
- Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (SM-G935T),
- Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950T),
- Samsung Galaxy S8+ (SM-G955T),
- Samsung Galaxy S8 Active (SM-G892U),
- Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U),
- Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U),
- Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920T),
- Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (SM-N930T),
- Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950T),
- Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U),
- Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime (SM-G530T),
- Samsung Galaxy Core Prime (SM-G360T),
- Sony Xperia Z3 (D6616),
- T-Mobile REVVL,
- T-Mobile REVVL Plus,
- ZTE Avid Plus (Z828),
- ZTE Avid Trio (Z833),
- ZTE Obsidian (Z820),
- ZTE Zinger (Z667T),
- ZTE Zmax Pro (Z981).
- Alcatel 1X Evolve,
- Alcatel 7,
- Alcatel A30 Fierce (OT-5049Z),
- Alcatel One TouchFierce XL (OT-5054N),
- Alcatel One TouchFierce 4 (OT-5056N),
- Alcatel TRU (OT-5065N),
- Coolpad Catalyst (3622A),
- Coolpad Defiant (3632A),
- HTC Desire 530,
- HTC Desire 626s,
- Kyocera Hydro ELITE (C6740 & C6740N),
- LG Aristo (MS210),
- LG Aristo 2 (LMX210MA),
- LG Leon 4G LTE (MS345),
- LG G Stylo (MS631),
- LG K7 (MS330),
- LG K10 (MS428),
- LG K20 Plus (MP260),
- LG K30 (LMX410MK),
- LG Q7 Plus, Q7+ (Q610MA),
- LG Stylo 2 Plus (MS550),
- LG Stylo 3 PLUS (MP450),
- LG Stylo 4 (Q710MS),
- Motorola moto e4,
- Motorola moto e5 Play (XT1921-3),
- Motorola moto e5 Plus,
- Samsung Galaxy A6 (SM-A600T1),
- Samsung Galaxy J2 (SM-J260T1),
- Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime (SM-J327T1),
- Samsung Galaxy J7 (SM-J700T1),
- Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime (SM-J727T1),
- Samsung Galaxy J7 Star ( SM-J737T1),
- Samsung Galaxy On5 (SM-G550T1),
- Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930T1),
- Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950T1),
- Samsung Galaxy S8+ (SM-G955T1),
- Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U),
- Samsung Galaxy Core Prime (SM-G360T1),
- Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime (SM-G530T1),
- ZTE Avid 4 (Z855),
- ZTE Avid Plus (Z828),
- ZTE Avid Trio (Z833),
- ZTE Blade Z Max (Z982),
- ZTE Obsidian (Z820),
- ZTE Zmax Pro (Z981).
Select one of these two services below to unlock with “Mobile Device Unlock“
Budget versions of higher priced phones are proving incredibly popular with many phone fans willing to sacrifice a little less performance for a significantly lower price. With this in mind, Samsung has released the budget minded Galaxy J3 Prime, and while you have to accept it’s not going to be top of the range, it’s certainly a lot of phone for the money. This Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime was launched just last month, April 2017, and comes with a 5.00-inch HD touchscreen display with a resolution of 720 pixels by 1280 pixels.
An ideal economy choice, the phone measures 139.70 x 69.85 x 8.89 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 148.00 grams. The Galaxy J3 Prime is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core Exynos 7570 processor and it comes with 1.5GB of RAM. It also has a removable battery, which can be extremely useful in the event the phone stalls or the battery needs replacing. It runs the latest version of Android, Android 7.0 (Nougat), and has 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. As for cameras, the Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime has a 5-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 2-megapixel selfie shooter on the front. The streamlined layout of Easy Mode enables you to find everything quickly and, as the name suggests, easily.
The Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime is a single SIM (GSM). Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, 3G and 4G. Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Accelerometer and an Ambient light sensor.
Samsung describes the phone as doing everything you love and yet it still fits your pocket. That’s because it’s slightly smaller than the 5.5-inch screen phones, and, of course, is set a budget price.
Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime (SM-J327T1) from MetroPCS USA
MetroPCS offers a highly competitive walk-in, cash down offer for the Galaxy Prime J3 at a one-off purchase price of just $69.00.
Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime (SM-J327T) from T-Mobile USA
T-Mobile offers the phone for $150, along with a package that includes a SIM Starter kit $10 and a $50 Prepaid Refill Card, these extras boost the package to $210.
The J3’s size, capability and low cost could make it the perfect travel phone.
Unlock the Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime with Unlockbase
If you prefer another service provider or you have found a better SIM deal, UnlockBase can instantly and economically unlock your Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime for you with the “Device Unlock” APP an Android app that allows you to request and apply a mobile device unlock directly from the device. This allows you to automatically apply Mobile Device Unlock to the device without using a manual code. When your phone is locked with “Device Unlock” APP it’s totally useless to order an unlock code. Unlockbase is the longest establish and the web’s largest online remote cellphone unlock service. We stand ready and able to unlock the widest database of cellphones from a vast list of global service providers, 24/7.
The LG K20 Plus is now available at both T-Mobile (LG TP260) and MetroPCS (LG MP260). The new budget priced smartphone provides LG fans with a cheaper alternative if the G6 is beyond their means.
T-Mobile offers the phone for $31.99 down and $7 per month for 24 months, or $199.99 outright. Or the LG K20 Plus can be snapped up at MetroPCS for just $119.00 A great deal for those seeking a new smartphone that runs the latest version of Android.
LG K20 Plus ships with Android 7.0 Nougat right out of the box. The smartphone sports a 5.3-inch display with HD (720p) resolution and a 13-megapixel camera on the back. The phone also features a 2.5 Arc Glass Design with skillfully curved edges, and a slim and light design in a metallic frame enhanced with the latest fingerprint print sensor security.
This new phone is part of LG’s mid-range and comes complete with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, 2GB RAM, and 32GB expandable storage. The K20 Plus comes with a secondary 5-megapixel selfie camera with selfie light and a rear-mounted fingerprint reader as well. Usefully, the LG K20 Plus comes with a removable 2,700 mAh battery, bucking the trend for batteries that are integrated into the phone therefore non-replaceable in the event of a problem.
The device weighs a mere 142 grams, and measures 149mm in length, 75mm in width and 7.9mm in thickness. Overall, the LG K20 Plus is a capable, on trend smartphone for the price, and should fare well in the increasingly competitive mid-range segment.
With global annual sales in excess of USD 55.91 billion, LG comprises four business units: Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance & Air Solution, and Vehicle Components. It’s one of the world’s leading producers of mobile devices, as well as electrical goods including TV’s, air conditioners, washing machines and refrigerators.
LG K20 Plus Key features
- 4G LTE enabled
- Android 7.0 Nougat
- 5.3” HD In-Cell Touch Display with 2.5D Arc Glass
- 13 MP rear-facing autofocus camera with LED flash
- 5 MP front-facing camera with Gesture Shot & Selfie Light
- 32GB ROM / 2GB RAM
- 1.4 GHz Quad-core processor
Unlock your LG K20 Plus with UnlockBase
Can you get out of a tiresome or poor value 24-month contract for the LG K20 Plus? That’s what Unlockbase is here for. UnlockBase can instantly and economically unlock your LG K20 Plus for you with the “Device Unlock” APP an Android app that allows you to request and apply a mobile device unlock directly from the device. This allows you to automatically apply Mobile Device Unlock to the device without using a manual code. When your phone is locked with “Device Unlock” APP it’s totally useless to order an unlock code. Unlockbase is the web’s largest online remote cellphone unlock service, able to unlock the widest database of cellphones from service providers the world over, 24/7.
Imagine a phone with a whole world inside it. It opens when it sees your face, learns from you and erases barriers between you and the world on an expansive, beautiful Infinity Screen.
The new Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950T) and S8 Plus (SM-G955T) brings with it a raft of cutting edge new ideas and features designed to help you live life the way you want to live it. The Galaxy S8 expansive display stretches from edge to edge, giving you the most amount of screen in the least amount of space.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is the bigger brother of the Samsung Galaxy S8. The S8 is a 5.8-inch phone while the S8 Plus is a sizeable 6.2 inches. They both feature a new design in which the “infinity display” wraps around the device, meaning that the large screen takes up almost all the front of the phone.
The new larger screen is a real turning point in flagship phone design and should usher in the end of large bezels, and the camera and slick performance work brilliantly at fingertip control. These new models may command a premium price, but make no mistake: they are truly premium phones. The screen is the clearest, sharpest offering from Samsung yet and delivers superior color reproduction to make movie watching a near cinematic experience.
When you press the new Bixby button to access the Bixby Home screen, it learns from your routine to serve up the right apps and content at the right time, and makes it easy to ask Bixby a question or make a command. You can use Bixby, Samsung’s new intelligent interface for all sorts of daily needs including as a reminder to keep track of your to-do list, to pick up milk on the way home, or even keep track of your place in an article online.
For enhanced security, both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are equipped with the latest in iris scanning and face recognition for unlocking your phone right away. There’s also defense-grade security that stands guard around the clock.
As for one of the most popular devices of all on any Samsung Galaxy, the 12MP Dual Pixel Rear Camera still takes amazing photos in low light, but now comes with an enhanced 8MP front-facing camera so you can take even better, clearer selfies.
Then there is Bixby Vision. It’s built into your camera to give you a deeper understanding of what you’re looking at. For example, you can focus on an object through your viewfinder, tap the Bixby Vision icon, and instantly launch into an intelligent mode to identify landmarks or translate foreign languages just by pointing the camera at the message you want to interpret. Or you can take a picture of an item you want to buy, and find the best place to buy it.
In addition to all this, the new Samsung S8 and S8 Plus keeps track of every area of your daily activity.
Samsung Health enables you to monitor everything from your steps each day to sleep to nutrition, live chat with a doctor and stay motivated with notifications.
Samsung Pay lets you carry all your cards on your devices so you can pay in-person or in-app. Plus get extra rewards for the same purchases you make every day.
Samsung Connect lets you control hundreds of devices and appliances, whether you’re at home or out and about.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 is available at MetroPCS for $729 or for $750 from T-Mobile, T-Mobile also offers monthly contract terms of $30 per month over 24 months.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus from MetroPCS is $835 and $850 from T-Mobile, T-Mobile also offers monthly contract terms of $130 down plus $30 per month over 24 months.
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ZTE is the fourth largest smartphone supplier in the U.S. and the second largest in the no-contract market. This month they announced the availability of the next generation of the ZMAX series, the ZMAX PRO. It’s available through MetroPCS for the affordable price of $99.00 after instant rebate. The ZMAX PRO breaks new ground as it is the first US carrier supported phone under $100 that features a fingerprint sensor, and a 3400 mAh battery. But seriously, a $99 smartphone? How good can it be?
Well, the ZTE ZMAX PRO will surprise you with its high performance for such a competitive price. The phone is packed with many of the features you would expect from a phone costing significantly more including:
- A monster 6” Full HD LCD Display with resolution of 1920 x 1080.
- Powered by SnapDragon 617 1.5 GHz Octacore Processor, + 2 GB of RAM
- MicroSD slot
- Powerful 3,400 mAh embedded battery that lasts a full day
- Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS
- 13MP rear and 5MP front facing cameras
- 32 GB of internal memory upgradeable to 128 MB with the micro SD slot
- Fingerprint sensor for added security
MetroPCS has also added its own app store offering Metro PCS apps that come pre-installed on the device along with a variety of utilities and games, although in reality this is little more than a link to the Android app store. The ZTE ZMAX PRO also features a USB Type-C connector. The cameras have the ability to frame, shoot and edit pictures on the go. Power hungry video games are playable without pause or problems, although some apps can take a little longer to load.
Unusually, the ZTE ZMAX PRO also includes a Qualcomm® Quick Charge 1.0 enabling you to charge the phone up to 40% faster than older phones.
In terms of styling and comfort, although it’s a lot of phone, it’s comfortable to hold in the hand. The soft touch back features the fingerprint sensor, which is fast and accurate. It can also be used to quick launch apps based on the finger that you use and you can also answer phone calls just by pressing the sensor.
The original retail price of the phone is $179.99 but Metro PCS’ mail-in rebate offer whittles it down to just under the $100 price mark which makes this phone an exceptionally good deal.
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The Coolpad Group Limited is a Chinese telecommunications equipment company headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. It’s the largest smartphone company in terms of sales in the domestic market. With 6 R&D facilities worldwide, the company continues to invest heavily in developing innovative cellular, wireless, and mobile technology products. Producing and launching over 85 different models and 50 million handsets a year.
Released in June of this year, the Coolpad Catalyst 3622A is the fourth phone from Catalyst to reach the US market. It’s a budget, 5” 4G LTE smartphone packed with many of the features of higher cost smartphones, including full built-in video calling, Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system, and a fast quad core processor for keeping in touch with friends and family and entertaining oneself on the go.
The cameras are adequate for everyday use and include a 5mp main camera with LED Flash as well as a 2mp front facing camera.
The phone comes with a 2200mAh battery. MetroPCS offers the Coolpad Catalyst with up to 80% off the retail price, meaning that after the mail-in rebate the phone could be in your hands for as little as $19.00. Not surprisingly, it’s one of the lowest cost phones in their portfolio.
While the Coolpad Catalyst is well equipped, and has 4G LTE connectivity, most of its features reflect its low budget price including the 480 x 854 pixels screen resolution, one of the lowest screen resolutions currently available. RAM memory is also only 1 GB and the low pixel cameras mean photographs could turn out looking grainy.
In terms of looks and aesthetics, for the price you definitely are not going to get a Samsung Galaxy S7, but the phone adopts a curved handheld shape. The front is glass and the glass is contained within a plastic frame. The rear shell, also plastic, wraps around to meet the frame. The display takes on a bright gray hue when off and it stands out starkly from the pitch black bezel. Overall, a reasonable, low cost, big screen entry level solution with above average call and sound quality. Designed for the smartphone newbie, or those that don’t expect or demand too much from their phone.
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Samsung has skipped Samsung Galaxy Note 6 and gone straight to Galaxy Note 7. It’s described as their kitchen sink phone, as contained within its sleek casing is it comes with everything you could possibly need. It comes with a cool almost bezel-less wraparound 5.7” QHD super screen made of scratchproof Corning Gorilla Glass, and strikes a balance between work and play, enabling users to achieve more than what they thought possible on a smartphone. The phone comes with 64GB of internal memory upgradeable to 256GB.
Key attributes of the Galaxy Note 7
- The S Pen: With its new 0.7mm smudge-proof silicon tip everything you write, draw, and edit is sharp and to the point. The S Pen also gives users the ability to easily create and share GIF animations with Smart Select, and new Air Command functions, including Magnify and Translate enable users to zoom in on the screen or convert languages by simply hovering.
- Water repellant: The Galaxy Note 7 repels splashes and dust, and protects against accidental dips in the water of up to five feet for 30 minutes. You can even write when it’s wet with the S Pen.
- Iris Scanner Security: The new iris scanner means you can keep your most valued items and notes secure with superior protection which is unique to you. With the Galaxy Note 7’s advanced biometric authentication you can opt for fingerprint scanner and iris scanning technology. You can also interchange security options depending on how you use your phone. Taking secure purchasing to another level, the iris recognition technology can also be used to authenticate purchases with Samsung Pay.
- Cutting edge cameras: The Galaxy Note 7 has a 12MP 2PD Rear-Facing Camera and a 5MP 2PD Front-Facing Camera which are capable of taking pictures even in dull conditions as they have faster autofocus and a lens that lets in 95% of available light.
- First class entertainment: In addition to the ability to stream HD video in cinema like perspective, by pairing the Galaxy Note 7 with the new Gear VR powered by Oculus, users can experience premium virtual reality almost anywhere. Galaxy Note 7’s Super AMOLED screen and powerful processor delivers a library of apps, photos, games and more to put users at the center of the action.
The T-Mobile deal
Not surprisingly, armed with its handsome new looks, superior functionality and security, it is Samsung’s most expensive phone retailing through T-Mobile at $849.99 if you were to walk in and buy it off the shelf. But if you were to go on contract it can be yours for just $69.99 upfront and $32.50 a month for 24 months. In addition to the phone T-Mobile also tempt you with the choice of a full year of Netflix, a Samsung Gear Fit2, or a 256GB memory card.
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