Full-metal upper mid-range Samsung Galaxy A7 embraces Lollipop

While typically Samsung would look to upgrade the software on Galaxy phones in reverse order of their commercial launches, also favoring advanced hardware over seniority, a slew of older and/or lower-end Korea-made gadgets have recently scored Lollipop.

HTC apparently has low-cost One E9+ alternative in the works

Who’s up for yet another boring HTC One-series entry? Crickets, huh? Well, to be fair, the WF5w, aka One E9sw (yes, really) doesn’t look all that bad… if budget gear is your cup of tea. In fact, it’d probably make for a respectable mid-range Desire family member.

Finally. A selfie-stick for non-narcissists/-psychopaths

Considering the overwhelming backlash and criticism of “selfie sticks”, it takes a set of cojones to market a new product with such striking resemblance and overlapping use. Coachella made a point to ban selfie sticks and narcissists at their 2015 show. But “totems” and “stuffed animals” were also listed as prohibited, so I’m not sure how serious to take them.

Sony Xperia Z3+ now available to pre-order from Clove UK

To the surprise of no one, Sony just went global with the previously Japan-limited Xperia Z4, rebranding the “new” flagship as Z3+ to better suit its marginal upgrades. What the Asian device manufacturer “forgot” to tackle were the familiar 5.2 incher’s specific targeted markets, ETAs and price tags.

LG G4 goes on sale at T-Mobile with free 128 GB microSD card

Can LG make its newest flagship Android phone even more desirable? Apparently, yes, with a little help from America’s leading “Uncarrier.” In a bid to eclipse both Sprint’s uber-attractive Lease offers and Best Buy’s incredible gift card promos, T-Mobile just announced their take on the G4 will sell with on-the-house 128 GB memory cards.

LG G4 headed to Sprint on June 5 starting at $0 with leases, $200 on-contract

While T-Mobile and Verizon are both expected to foreshadow LG G4’s Now Network launch, Sprint has already begun taking pre-orders for the 5.5-inch powerhouse in metallic gray and genuine leather black.

All of Best Buy’s LG G4 pre-orders come bundled with free $100 gift cards

If we didn’t know any better, we’d suspect G4’s manufacturers are so desperate to get the leather-clad flagship out the door, they’ll soon start giving away brand-new units. Actually, in a way, the 5.5-inch Quad HD Android can already be scored free of charge.

BLU stands out again with surprisingly advanced $100 Studio C phone

Up-and-coming Miami-based gadget manufacturer BLU Products always looked like the ideal candidate for Motorola’s low-cost Android throne, despite the brand’s relative exotic vibe among mainstream US mobile users.


Affordable LTE-capable LG Leon and G Stylo go on sale at T-Mobile

Between the high-end G4, curved mid-range Escape 2 for AT&T, pen-equipped G Stylo and G4 Stylus and diminutive G4c flagship, it’s almost become harder to keep track of LG’s movement on the Android-powered hardware front than Samsung or HTC’s recent product releases.

Sprint’s HTC One E8 officially gets with the Lollipop program

While nowhere near as handsome as its aluminum unibody M8 kin, the plastic-made HTC One E8 probably deserved more media attention and software love than it recently got. Admit it, you barely remembered the 5-inch 1,080p device when its international Lollipop promotion finally began last month. Now, it’s time for the 2014 “affordable flagship” to more »

LG G4 headed for Verizon on June 4, official render suggests

While T-Mobile chose to directly concede LG G4’s highly anticipated commercial launch date on the network, then got cold feet, suggesting the timeline isn’t entirely worked out yet, Verizon goes a more devious route to tease the 5.5-inch Android’s arrival. If you look closely on the leather-backed phone’s pre-registration Big Red web page, you can more »

Deal alert starting May 23: 64 GB Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge at 32 GB prices

Samsung came so close to Android smartphone perfection with the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. So, so close! Just an extra microSD card slot, plus waterproof exterior, and the two would have reached otherworldly virtue. While the latter deficiency can be tackled at the microscopic cost of a , the former is a tricky flaw, more »