Phandroid » Deals Android Phone News, Rumors, Reviews, Apps, Forums & More! Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:13:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Android Deals: 32GB Nexus 7 for $169, Halloween movie deals, and more Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:35:59 +0000 deals

Get into the Halloween spirit with some scary good deals on Android smartphones and tablets including the Nexus 7, apps for productivity, and a great selection of spooky movies fit for the season. Act quick: these deals are active as of the time of this posting, but they could soon vanish as ghosts in the night.

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Get ready for Android Lollipop with a second generation Nexus 7 for $169. The price nets you the WiFi-only version of the 7-inch ASUS-made tablet with 32GB of internal storage. Also on sale are first generation Nexus 7 devices with 16 or 32GB of storage starting at $109.99. [Woot]

Or go with a Google Play Edition of the Sony Xperia Z Ultra for only $324.99 via Expansys USA. You’ll enjoy 50% off the regular price of this Google Experience smartphone with a 6.4-inch Full HD display and waterproof design. [Expansys USA]

Charge your device anytime, anywhere with the SOScharger available at over 25% off. This portable 2300mAh cell can be charged by hand using the built-in crank, providing enough extra capacity to top off your Android smartphone’s power reserve. Compatible with all USB-chargeable smartphones, tablets, and other devices. [AndroidArea]

Take $170 off the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and experience Android through a gorgeous Super AMOLED display. Priced at $379.99 with free shipping, this is your chance to own one of the best tablets on the market at an amazing price. [eBay]

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Nexus Player sold out… but not on eBay (update: it hasn’t cleared FCC) Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:09:19 +0000 It’s not surprising that the $99 Nexus Player – the first official Android TV device – sold out in its first day. The price point makes it affordable for a wide audience, it has the “Nexus” allure, and it’s the type of thing early adopters dream about. Even limiting the Nexus Player to 2 per customer, they sold out well before 24 hours.

So, as is typical with such cases, we’re now seeing the Nexus Player on eBay for $150:

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The seller of the listing above actually seems quite reputable, with a 99.8% feedback score and 168 positive reviews in the past month (2 neutral, 0 negative). Then again, he’s not the only one selling it.

My first question: who is buying it? The Nexus Player doesn’t even ship until mid November and the likelihood that Google puts it back up for sale again is very good. Why jump the gun when you’ll likely save $50 and get it sooner directly from the source? And since there is a 2 unit limit, how do these sellers have unlimited devices to sell? That seems a bit fishy.

Nevertheless, if you’re looking to buy the Nexus Player right now, you’re met with the below dreaded message. Were you able to buy the Nexus Player before it sold out? Hit up the Nexus Player Forum on!

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UPDATE: We’re now being pointed to the bottom of the Nexus Player page to a quote that says the following:

This device has not been approved by the Federal Communications Commission.
It is not for sale until approval of the FCC has been obtained.

That seems like a rather large detail to overlook before initially putting it on sale for the first time… don’t ya think? Could that mid November shipment date be in jeopardy? Or is the NexP just about to make good with FCC folk and this is a mere technicality?

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Verizon Moto X (2014) on sale for $50 through Moto Maker through October 20th [DEAL] Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:44:07 +0000 Verizon Moto X 2014 DSC06999

Verizon and Motorola are offering up some mid-month savings on the all new Moto X if you’re in the market for one. You can buy it for $50 on a new two-year contract through Moto Maker. The Moto X is already pretty affordable at a cool $100 so if you were on the fence before then this should certainly push you over.

The deal lasts just 3 days, with the final day to take advantage being Monday, October 20th. Not a bad way to spend $50 if you’re in the market for a new phone and don’t mind being tethered to a two-year commitment. Our review has everything you need to decide if it’s the phone for you, so be sure to check that out and head to Motorola’s site here if you decide you want one.

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Pre-order a Limited Edition Black Hawk Drone with this exclusive AndroidArea deal Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:23:37 +0000 black-hawk-drone

Christmas is still a couple months away, but it’s never too early to starting thinking about presents. Who wouldn’t want to find a Limited Edition Black Hawk Drone under the tree? Here’s what you do: you pre-order the Black Hawk Drone now for $89 at and come the end of November it will ship right to your door — just in time for the holidays. One gift down, countless to go. It’s a start.

Pre-order the Black Hawk Drone at

The Black Hawk is a “palm-sized” drone with 6-axis flight control and flight modes for both beginners and experienced pilots. It has the ability to execute a flip in four different directions, making it a true aerial acrobat. But it does more than just perform mid-air stunts. The Black Hawk Drone also sports a built-in HD camera that records to MicroSD media for replay and transfer to other devices.

You will want to act quick to take advantage of this special offer. The Black Hawk Drone will only be available at this price for four more days. The pre-order price will increase to $99 and move to $199 when the Black Hawk becomes available at retail on November 24th. Head over to to grab your own and check out even more great deals.


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Android Deals: Sony Smartwatch 2 for $99, metal music, and more Tue, 14 Oct 2014 19:37:49 +0000 deals

Halloween is only a few short weeks away, and that can only mean one thing: plenty of deals on seasonal items to put you on the mood. From spooky soundtracks to holiday horror, we promise there are no tricks with these treats. Also, savings on smartwatches, tablets, and more. Act quick, these currently active deals (as of posting) won’t be here forever.

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Join the smartwatch revolution with an LG G Watch for only $160, a savings of $70 off the retail price. The LG G Watch launched as part of the first generation of Android Wear devices, and it remains one of the best options on the market for those looking for more out of their wrist-worn timepiece. [Best Buy]

Get half off the Sony SmartWatch 2 for a different take on an Android-infused wearable. Not an Android Wear device, the Sony Smartwatch 2 is the evolution of Sony’s smartwatch concept, bringing many of the same great features as competing devices with style only offered by the Japanese tech conglomerate. [CowBoom]

Go wireless with the Photive BTH3 Bluetooth headphones for $49.99. A savings of $70, these headphones boast 12 hours of battery life and include a hard travel case. Never deal with the hassle of a tangled cord again. [Amazon]

Snag the portable ASUS MeMo Pad HD for $80. This tablet has the DNA of the Nexus 7 and can be yours for a fraction of the price. Specs include an HD 7-inch display, 16GB of internal storage, and full WiFi connectivity. [eBay]

Control your lighting with the ilimi LED Smartbulb for $79 with this offer. The ilimi Smartbulb features remote control via your smartphone, allowing a range of color options in an LED bulb that will outlast your standard lighting fixture. [AndroidArea]

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LG G Watch on sale for $160 new, or $70 used through Best Buy [DEAL] Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:30:07 +0000 LG G Watch Android Wear DSC06104

This is a pretty good deal for those who’ve been wanting to try out Android Wear but didn’t fancy dropping a minimum of $200 on a first generation smart watch. Best Buy has the LG G Watch on sale for a cool $160. That’ll get you a brand new watch that’s never been touched before so you don’t have to worry about quality issues.

Want one for $70? That sounds even better, though you’ll have to put up with the fact that someone has owned it before. That particular deal is going on through Best Buy’s Cowboom, a daily deals site that’s delivered some pretty decent deals over its short life thus far. Unfortunately this isn’t a factory refurbished item, so Best Buy can only guarantee that the condition of the item is “satisfactory.” We imagine they wouldn’t ship something out that didn’t work or had a broken display, but don’t be surprised if you see some wear and tear on the thing once it arrives.

The timing of the sales are quite interesting as we know LG is planning to launch their round G Watch R as early as today in South Korea. Could be that Best Buy is preparing to make some room on store shelves by offloading inventory of the original LG G Watch, though LG has yet to announce any specific launch plans for the new smart watch outside of their home territory. Let us know if you’ll be taking advantage of the deals in the comments below.

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Become an Android programming master with this amazing deal Thu, 09 Oct 2014 13:43:03 +0000 android-programming-bundle

How do you turn $19 into a never-ending revenue stream? You invest that money in this Android fundamentals programming bundle.* Yes, for less than twenty bucks you can gain access to close to 10 hours of educational content, including over 105 lectures, that will help your learn and master everything you need to know to start publishing your own apps on the Google Play Store.

Learn & Master Android Programming Fundamentals – $19

What’s that, you say? You have absolutely zero programming experience? You won’t need it where we’re going. This set of lessons is designed for the absolute beginner and covers the ins and outs of creating and designing applications for Android in precise detail. The best part (other than the price)? You need only an internet-connected device and web browser to get started. Also included are working files so you can practice the concepts of each lesson as you go.

With these courses you will discover how to manipulate Android APIs, take advantage of system resources in your apps, and add animation and graphics. Concepts also include interfacing with device sensors, reading and writing to internal storage and SQLite databases, and more.

The total package would typically be valued at $99, but you’ll save 80% when buying through our deals site. For less than the price of dinner and a movie you will be well on your way to creating the next big app craze for Android. That’s a hard deal to turn down.

* no guarantee you will create the next Flappy Bird or otherwise earn boatloads of cash off of your app creations

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Android Deals: Pebble price cuts, sound music savings, and more Tue, 07 Oct 2014 19:10:21 +0000 deals

This week we’ve got a ton of deals on great music plus savings on some great audio accessories with which to enjoy it. Also on tap are offers for the HTC One M7, Motorola DROID Maxx, and price cuts on Pebble smartwatches. Remember: act quick, because while these deals were active at the time of posting, they won’t last forever.

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Pebble price drop saves you as much as $50 on your next smartwatch. Snag a Pebble or Pebble Steel for as low as $99 thanks to price cuts across the smartwatch line. The acclaimed wearable just got all the better. [Amazon, 2]

Take over half off the HTC One M7 and find out what the hype is all about. Not to be confused with the more recent HTC One M8, the 2013 flagship remains a tempting option for buyers, especially at a rock bottom price of $215 unlocked. [eBay]

Get a Motorola Droid Maxx for free. All signs point to a new Motorola device for Verizon, which means significant savings on last year’s model. The top-tier Droid Maxx is now free when signing up for a new two-year contract with Big Red. [Verizon]

Save 25% on a Soundfreaq Double Spot wireless speaker and bring big sound to any room in your house. With all the accoutrements expected of a Bluetooth speaker for mobile devices, the Double Spot features fine-tuned sound and snazzy design all for only $112 thanks to this special deal. [AndroidArea]

Knock nearly $100 off a pair of AIAIAI headphones if you prefer a more personal listening experience. These pro-quality wired headphones were designed for DJs, but they can be yours for only $159. [AndroidArea]

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Verizon’s Motorola DROID MAXX now free with two-year contract Thu, 02 Oct 2014 15:49:50 +0000 DROID MAXX-4

With the latest Moto X now available (check out our Moto X 2014 review) and the next entry in Verizon’s long-standing DROID line ready to make its debut, the company thought it wise to start discounting some older phones. The Motorola DROID Maxx has seen a very nice price drop to the low, low price of zero dollars and zero cents.

Of course, that “free” price tag does come with the need to sign a two-year commitment to Verizon service. You avoid that particular situation by buying the smartphone outright for $500 or $24.99 per month through 24 months with Verizon Edge. Folks should note that the Motorola DROID MAXX no longer comes in a standard 32GB — Verizon halved that internal storage right around the device’s first major price cut.

The Motorola DROID MAXX was a pretty good phone for its time. It housed all of the same innards and had a lot of the same specs and features as the Moto X of yesteryear, but added some nice touches like a massive battery, Kevlar-coated backing, wireless charging and more.

It’s still quite the serviceable device for anyone looking for a smartphone that doesn’t have a hefty price tag, though we’d understand if you’re feeling a bit hesitant now that it’s being outclassed by newer offerings. Be sure to head to Verizon and take a look if you’re interested.

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Verizon holds par with AT&T, doubles down on data with new promotion Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:53:04 +0000 Verizon Moto X 2014 DSC07000

Starting tomorrow Verizon customers will be able to take advantage of new deals on data to trick out their wireless accounts. 4G LTE allowances are being increased across the board for More Everything subscribers, including double the data starting at the $150 pricing tier. The promotion comes hot on the heels of a similar offer from AT&T.

More Everything plans include shareable data for families with multiple LTE devices. At the $110 price level, what was once 12GB of data becomes 15GB. At the next tier, 16GB becomes 30GB. The deal really starts getting good at $150 and above, where data doubles to 40GB (up to 100GB for those shelling out $375/month).

What isn’t clear from Verizon’s initial release is the duration of the promotional data amounts. AT&T’s similar double data deal is good for the length of a subscriber’s contract. We’ll see if similar terms apply to Verizon’s offering.

What is clear is that those hoping to score the increased data allotments have until October 31st to act. After that, data caps reset to their halved amounts.

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Android Deals: 30% off the Galaxy Tab S, 90s albums at 90s prices, and more Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:19:57 +0000 deals

This week’s Android deals include sweet savings on the Super AMOLED-equipped Galaxy Tab S, your one-stop shop for password management, and classic 90s albums at vintage prices. Act quick. These deals are here today, but they could be gone tomorrow.

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Take 30% off the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and unleash the beast that is the tablet’s high resolution Super AMOLED display. Normally priced at $549, the Tab S is available through eBay for $379.99 with free shipping. Also available is the Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 for an affordable $339. [eBay]

Snag a Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX for $120 and get a piece of the name that started it all. The Droid Razr Maxx is one in a long line of popular Droid handsets from Verizon, and while it’s a couple years old at this point this refurbished edition is still a perfectly capable Android smartphone. [eBay]

Take flight with the $75 Micro Drone and wrest control of the skies. With a built-in camera, this little remote control flyer is one of the most fun and most affordable quad-rotor drones on the market. Normally close to twice the price, you save 46%. [AndroidArea]

Double your data at AT&T from now through the end of October. Sign up for a new AT&T plan at regular price and see your data allowance multiplied by two for the length of your stay at AT&T. Prices start at $130 for 30GB (normally 15GB) of shareable data. [AT&T]

Save 70% on Creative Airwave Portable Bluetooth Speaker and go wireless while you jam out to your favorite tunes. Normally $100, today only you can grab this mighty little sound machine for only $29.99. [Amazon]

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Manage all of your passwords with Dashlane Premium, only $49.99, and keep your passwords secure across multiple platforms. With apps for Android, iOS, and desktop encrypt and manage your login credentials for all your sites and services. [AndroidArea]

Become an elite Android hacker with this discounted bundle featuring 74 lectures and over 10 hours of educational content. Learn about app development, Java, and hacking techniques to test the stability and security of your newly created software. All available for only $39. [AndroidArea]



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AT&T offers huge double data promotion until the end of October Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:02:36 +0000 dbpix-att-store-tmagArticle

AT&T’s name doesn’t exactly scream value up against the likes of Sprint and T-Mobile, but it sure looks sweet today. Ma Bell has kicked off a huge double data promotion that will net you double the normal data of mobile share plans between 15GB and 50GB until the end of October. The plan is available for both new and existing customers, with the latter crop of folks even able to receive retroactive bill credits for the data they’ve already been paying for. Here’s how the plans now break down:

  • 15GB for $130 becomes 30GB
  • 20GB for $140 becomes 40GB
  • 30GB for $225 becomes 60GB
  • 40GB for $300 becomes 80GB
  • 50GB for $375 becomes 100GB

Of course, all these plans come with a smartphone access charge of $15 per month for AT&T Next and no-contract customers or $40 per month for those on two-year contracts, but note that it also includes both unlimited talk and text for all lines.

Even better is the fact that the plans won’t last for a mere couple of years or so — AT&T says it’s yours to keep for as long as you keep service. Doesn’t sound too bad if you’ve been missing unlimited data and need a little more breathing room for month to month. The promotion began yesterday so be sure to call AT&T or stop by a store to get hooked up. There’s no telling when a promotion like this will make its way back onto the deals table so don’t lollygag on getting going with it.

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Deal: Amazon offering more than 2 dozen premium Android apps worth $135… for free! Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:50:34 +0000 A box from is pictured on the porch of a house in Golden

Amazon has put on one of its best free apps deals yet. The company has listed 27 different paid apps for the low, low cost of zero. The cost of buying all these apps sums up to around $135, which we’d say is a pretty big discount if you were to grab the whole lot of them. Even if you are only interested in a few it should still be a good opportunity to save some money.

Here’s the full list of what’s available for download:

  • Merriam-Webster’s Third New International Pro
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 2
  • Perfectly Clear
  • Riptide GP2
  • Paper Camera
  • Quell Momento
  • mSecure Password Manager
  • Skethbook Pro
  • Alarm Clock+
  • OfficeSuite Pro 7
  • Sworkit Pro
  • Relax Melodies Premium
  • Swype
  • Heroes of Steel RPG Elite
  • Mahjong Artifacts
  • Genius Scan+
  • PrinterShare
  • City Maps 2Go Pro
  • Knots 3D
  • Earth and Moon in HD Gyro 3D Pro
  • My Diet Coach Pro
  • Another World
  • Schedule Planner Pro
  • Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden
  • Air Harp (Kindle Fire)
  • MetaMoJi Note (Kindle Fire)

Whew, that’s a tall list. You can check out full details for each title over at Amazon’s site, where you’ll also be able to download any of these apps. Don’t forget you’ll need to install the Amazon Appstore APK in order to download them so be sure to take care of that ahead of all else.

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Humble Mobile Bundle 8 gives second shot of pay-what-you-want gaming for Android devices Wed, 24 Sep 2014 20:01:55 +0000 mobile-humble-8

No, you’re not experiencing déjà vu. Following the launch of the Humble Bundle PC and Android 11 just yesterday comes Humble Mobile Bundle 8, an Android-exclusive collection of seven games for smartphones and tablets. Four of the games are yours for whatever price you want to pay. An additional two can be unlocked by paying more than the average purchase amount ($3.39 at time of writing), while a third bonus game is earned when paying at least $5.

So what do the folks at humble have for us this time? Tentacle Wars, Doodle God, Doodle Devil, and Wave Wave comprise the base set. We are particularly fond of Wave Wave here at Phandroid, but have wasted quite a few hours on Doodle God as well. Little Big Adventure, Tower Madness 2, and EPOCH.2 round out the bonus games. What’s more, Humble gives you soundtrack downloads to go along with all of your new games.

Sure, you probably haven’t finished getting through the 11 games included in the PC and Android bundle, but it’s hard to pass up another name-your-own-price offer. Humble sure knows how to keep an Android gamer busy (and happy).



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Humble Bundle PC and Android 11 brings 11 games for $11 Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:31:27 +0000

If your Android gaming catalog is struggling you might be happy to know that another opportunity to add good games for cheap has come along. Humble Bundle has introduced the 11th edition of their PC and Android blowout. This round of charitable acts will net you up to 10 games depending on what you pay. Here’s the breakdown:

Pay what you want:

  • Thomas was Alone
  • Bridge Constructor Playground
  • Cubemen
  • Cubemen 2

Pay more than the average ($6.13)

  • Small World 2
  • Blackwell 1: Legacy
  • Blackwell 2: Unbound
  • Blackwell 3: Convergence
  • More unannounced games

Pay $11 or more:

  • Surgeon Simulator
  • Anomaly Defenders

Considering the individual costs of Surgeon Simulator and Anomaly Defenders combine to make nearly $11, we’d say that’s a pretty good deal. Note that you’ll need to pay at least $1 if you also want the Steam keys for redeeming these games on PC, but that’s a small price to pay if you want these on two different platforms.

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Be sure to head to the Humble Bundle site if you’re interested, and don’t forget there are even more games to be had for cheap this week. Just check out our weekly deals and steals post for all the details.

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