Phandroid » Deals Android Phone News, Rumors, Reviews, Apps, Forums & More! Tue, 03 Mar 2015 23:45:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Learn to design for web with this name-your-price deal on e-learning tools from Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:18:19 +0000 redesign_Product_creativewebdesign1

Have you ever wanted to learn to design for the web? Do you want to become a Photoshop master? You won’t have to enroll in years worth of expensive design school to do so. No, with’s special offer, you can name your price for eight separate courses with over 80 hours worth of lessons on designing for web and using the tools that make it possible.

Name any price to unlock $150 worth of courses covering web design basics and the ins and outs of responsive design. Pay higher than the average price (which sits at $8.61 as of writing) and gain access to 6 additional lessons and tutorials focusing on Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, user experience, and more.

All told, it’s an $840 value that can be yours for less than $10. Even better, 10% of all sales will be donated to Creative Commons. Better still, pay enough to rank on the leaderboard or hit the top spot and earn entries to an exclusive giveaway to be held in the future. You can’t get much more of an incentive than that. Head on over to now to name your price.

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Amazon’s deal of the day takes 70% off Samsung NX smart cameras, 30% off Blu Studio 6 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:12:41 +0000 samsung nx300

Amazon’s latest deal of the day might be the perfect excuse for aspiring photographers to get their first decent piece of equipment. Several refurbished models of Samsung’s NX smart cameras are on sale for up to 70% off.

You can grab the NX1000 for $189.99, the NX2000 for $229.99, and the top-end NX300 for $269.99. All three cameras have the same 20.3 megapixel camera sensor, and all are bundled with a capable 20-50mm detachable lens that can be replaced with any NX-compatible lenses you may own or purchase in the near future.

Note that these aren’t the Samsung “Galaxy” NX cameras that run Android, but they can back your photos up in the cloud automatically thanks to built-in WiFi. Other “smart” features are for those with Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets, such as remote viewfinder and AutoShare (which sends photos you take directly to your smartphone).

Also on sale as a bonus item is the Blu Studio 6.0 HD. It’s a 6-inch smartphone with 720p resolution and a decent 1.2GHz quad-core processor. You’re also getting 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, and an 8 megapixel camera that can record 1080p video. The cost for all that? $130, and that even comes with free standard shipping if you don’t want to pay anything for the courtesy of having it show up on your doorstep in a week or two.

Be sure to check out the lot of Samsung NX cameras here, while you can grab the Blu Studio 6.0 right here for those in the market for a new smartphone.

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Last chance to pre-order the Code Black drone from Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:12:31 +0000 code black drone

You only have until tomorrow to pre-order your own Code Black micro drone with HD camera. As a special offer from, you can reserve your very own for only $89 now before the drone ships to the general public.

Pre-order the Code Black micro drone with HD camera from now

The Code Black drone is seriously fun to fly with full 6-axis control, beginner and expert modes with a stunt program for easy aerobatics, and an included controller with adjustable trim settings. The palm-sized drone is ready to fly out of the box, a perfect training quad for new pilots or a nice addition to the stable for experienced flyers. The included battery is rechargeable via an included USB cable. Did we mention it can capture HD video with its built-in camera, saving directly to a (not included) microSD card?

Normally priced at $199, is hooking you up with over $100 worth of savings plus free shipping. The Code Black drone will be flying right to your doorstep (figuratively, of course) within two to three weeks. Act fast as preorders end tomorrow.

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$150 off the LG G3, award-winning movie sale, and more [Android Deals] Tue, 24 Feb 2015 19:55:31 +0000 deals

This week at T-Mobile you can get $150 off the LG G3, plus Kindle tablet sale at Best Buy and an opportunity to catch up on award-winning movies past and present. Those and more in this weeks roundup of deals on Android devices, accessories, apps, games, and media.

Hardware & Accessories


$150 off the LG G3 from T-Mobile Pay $0 down and get $150 off the regular price of $600 when purchasing the LG G3 from T-Mobile through their monthly installment plan. [T-Mobile]

Save up to $65 on select Amazon Fire HD tablets Choose from a range of discounted Amazon Fire HD tablets with prices starting at $84.99 for the 6-inch, 8GB model. [Best Buy]

Take 62% off the LG G Flex The new G Flex 2 is on its way, but you can get last year’s model at the low price of only $229 with free shipping. [eBay]

Get the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 for $125 off $240 gets you the 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 with 3G and WiFi, a 34% savings. [eBay]

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Get the Power Vault 18,000mAh portable battery fro $30 at Mon, 23 Feb 2015 19:18:59 +0000 power-vault-battery-pack

We’ve got another great deal on portable power thanks to, and we all know you can never have enough when it comes to backup batteries. This time its the Power Vault 18,000mAh portable battery pack, a real steal at $80 off the regular retail price.

Get the Power Vault 18,000mAh battery pack for $30 at

Light and compact while still providing over six full charges for the typical Android smartphone, the Power Vault features sleek aluminum construction. Two USB ports allow for simultaneous device charging from the packs 18,000mAh rechargeable battery.

Normally priced at $109, you can’t get days worth of charging power without ever touching a power outlet for only $30 now at

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You can own a handful of Google Play Movies & TV titles for $5 Fri, 20 Feb 2015 21:27:59 +0000 Google Play Movies & TV 5 dollar promo

Another great Google Play Movies & TV promotion is offering up a handful of great movie titles to own for less than $5. The special $5 pricing is for the full HD movie versions and in most cases, is barley $2 more than the actual rental. It’s a great way to build up your Google Play Movies & TV library without breaking the bank.

If you’re confused about the pricing shown in screen cap above, the “$2.99″ movies are actually showing the rental pricing. Click on the movie and you’ll see the $5 pricing to add to your library forever. There’s a lot of great titles in here, classics like Wedding Crashers, Anchorman, 300, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Matrix, The Hangover are all up for grabs.

Once the movies have been added to your Google Play Movies & TV, you can stream them as many times as you’d like from your Android tablet, smartphone, Chromecast or even Roku (which recently added an official Play Movies & TV app). Make sure you check out the full list and let us know which (if any) you’ll be picking up.

Oh, Amazon Instant Video is also offering a similar promo with a few of the same titles (Inception, The Butler, etc.) for $5 as well.

[Google Play Movies & TV promo]



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Grab an unlocked Verizon Moto X (2013) Developer Edition for only $200 [DEALS] Fri, 20 Feb 2015 20:24:50 +0000 Moto X Developer Edition

I think it’s safe to say that Android has advanced to the point where it’s entirely possible to be content with some of the older hardware. Devices like the original Moto X (2013) with its pocketable size and great battery life, it’s aged rather well. If you jump onto eBay, you can find the 1st gen Verizon Wireless Motorola Moto X Developer Edition for only $200.

Shipping is free and this is not a refurb — it’s brand new. Since all Verizon handsets come out the box unlocked, you can also use this on your favorite GSM carrier although full LTE compatibility may vary. Better hurry. With limited stock, we don’t imagine this deal will last for very much longer.


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1500mAh of reserve power in your wallet for $29 at Thu, 19 Feb 2015 20:49:16 +0000 travelcard

When you’re running low on cash, it’s second nature to reach for your wallet and grab a credit card. What if you’re running low on battery? Keep the wallet out. You can now have a 30-40% emergency charge as readily available with the TravelCard waller-sized charger, now only $29 at

Get the TravelCard wallet-sized charger for $29 at

The TravelCard pack 1500mAh of reserve power in a package the size of a normal credit card and only 3/16 of an inch thick. It easily slides into your wallet and includes a built-in microUSB cable; there is no need for added accessories. Lightweight and cased in durable aluminum, you’ll forget it’s there until the moment you need it.

Normally priced at $39, the TravelCard can be yours now for 25% off (plus free shipping) at Power has never been so portable.

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Cancel noise, eliminate wires with Active Wrap headphones — now $24 at Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:44:34 +0000 SPBeat9 active wrap headphones

Finding a great pair of compact, wireless headphones with premium features usually comes at a high cost to the buyer. Not with a pair of Active Wrap Wireless headphones. Normally priced at $50, you can score a set for only $24 now thanks to a special offer from

Get the Active Wrap Wireless headphones for $24 from

Designed to be light and comfortable, these earbuds features noise-canceling technology, a built-in microphone, and Bluetooth connectivity for easy pairing and use with your smartphone. A rechargeable battery provides up to 8 hours of music playback or 10 hours of talk time. These are the perfect headphones for an active lifestyle; they make a great workout companion.

You only have one more day to take advantage of this deal, which includes free shipping. Head over to now to get your pair.

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Save 40% on a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 plus deals on apps, games, and more [Android Deals] Tue, 17 Feb 2015 18:35:53 +0000 deals

Looking to get your Android fix on the cheap? This week you can get a Samsung Galaxy Tab or Galaxy Note 4 for 40% off along with deals on LG headphones, apps, games, and more. There’s even a Google Play movie sale fit for Oscar season.

Hardware & Accessories


Get the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 for $149 Save 40% on the 8-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, normally priced at $270. [eBay]

Save 40% on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Get Samsung’s latest Note phablet for $479.99 with free shipping, a savings of over 40%. [eBay]

Take nearly 50% off LG’s Tone Ultra headphones The LG Tone Ultra Bluetooth wireless headphones normally sell for a retail price of $129.99. You can get them now for $67.95. [Amazon]

Knock $70 off the price of the unlocked Sony Xperia T2 Sony’s Xperia T2 Ultra and its 6-inch display would seem to command a high price, but not today. Yours for $229.99. [Best Buy]

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Deal: Get up to 50% off PNY memory and portable chargers at Amazon Mon, 16 Feb 2015 17:48:40 +0000 pny flash drive cropped

Amazon’s big deal of the day is all about smartphone accessories again. PNY is the company this time, and while they might not be the top brand when it comes to this flash memory stuff they’re still quite solid. Highlights of the sale include 16GB, 32GB and 64GB Class 10 microSD cards $8.75, $14.49, and $23.23, respectively (adapter pictured above not included).

They’ve also got 32GB, 64GB and 128GB Class 10 full-sized SD cards for $14.49, $23.99, and $48.99. For those with devices that have full-sized USB ports or using USB OTG cables there is a collection of USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 flash drives available.

PNY is also offering up portable battery chargers between 3,000mAh and 8,000mAh, and for anyone in the market for an SSD those can also be had for a respectable discount. All of it is waiting for you at Amazon right here so be sure to check them out if you’ve been looking to add new pieces to your tech-filled life.

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Motorola extends site-wide $100 off Valentine’s Day sale through February 17th Fri, 13 Feb 2015 13:49:46 +0000 valentines day promo

Motorola’s Valentine’s Day promotion is running all throughout the first half of February. In case you didn’t know, the Chicagoan company is taking $100 off purchases of $499.99 or more and $35 off purchases of $249.99 or more up until tomorrow.

Except “up until tomorrow” is now extended to February 17th at 10:59am Central time. If you weren’t able to get in on this due to payday not being until February 15th or you just haven’t had time to take advantage, this is a great opportunity to squeeze in some last minute savings on a smartwatch or a smartphone.

Note that the promotion excludes the Nexus 6, Moto X (2nd Gen) on Republic Wireless, and Moto Care Accident Protection. Another limitation: you can only buy up to 2 devices among the Moto X (2nd Gen), Moto G (2nd Gen), Moto G with 4G LTE (1st Gen.), Moto E, and Moto 360). Finally, the $35 off and $100 off promotions can not be combined. Head to Motorola right here to order before it’s too late!

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Go hands-free in style with the Invisible Bluetooth Earpiece for $17.99 at Thu, 12 Feb 2015 20:33:03 +0000 invisible-bluetooth

Bluetooth earpieces are convenient, but we understand if you don’t want a bulky piece of wireless electronics hanging from the side of your head. That’s not the case with the Invisible Bluetooth Earpiece, which is about as discreet as it gets when it comes to going hands-free. Thanks to, you can get your own for only $17.99.

Get the Invisible Bluetooth Earpiece for $17.99 from 

You might normally expect to spend as much as $99 for this Bluetooth earpiece, which touch-based controls for answering and ending calls, a 30-foot operating distance, and up to five hours of talk time. It uses Bluetooth 3.0 to pair effortlessly with your Android smartphone, and it’s built to be comfortable and lightweight. You might even forget its even there.

You could spend twice as much or more for a bulky, flashing Bluetooth dongle that offers the same features, but don’t Grab the Invisible Bluetooth Earpiece from and give your ears a break.

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You can now buy the BLU Studio Energy with massive 5,000mAh battery for only $150 Wed, 11 Feb 2015 18:10:46 +0000 BLU Studio Energy grey

We got a good look at the BLU Studio Energy during this year’s CES and were more than excited at the prospect of an Android smartphone cramming a huge 5,000mAh battery into a reasonable form factor (10.4mm thick). As it turns out, the only thing more exciting than the phone’s 52 hour talk time is its price.

Starting today, you can pick up the BLU Studio Energy from Amazon for only $150 unlocked. Yes, you heard that right. This is an off-contract smartphone for less than what Motorola is offering for the Moto G. The Studio Energy is similarly spec’d too, coming equipped with a 5-inch 720p display, 8MP rear/2MP front facing cameras, 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6582 quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB internal storage (with micro SD card slot up to 64GB).

Although it’s running Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box, BLU says they have plans to upgrade the device to Lollipop in June. Oh, and let’s not forget about 4-day standard use battery life, with up to 45 days standby. Holy crap.

Blu Studio Energy 1

BLU Studio Energy full specifications:

  • Network: (GSM/GPRS/EDGE) 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, (4G HSPA+ 21Mbps) 850/1700/1900, 850/1900/2100
  • Display: IPS 5.0-inch 720 x 1280 HD, with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Processor: Mediatek 6582, 1.3 GHz Quad-Core with MALI-400 graphics GPU
  • OS: Android 4.4 Kit Kat (upgradeable to Lollipop in June)
  • Camera: Rear – 8.0 megapixel, autofocus with LED Flash, (1.4mm pixel size, 1/3.2 inch sensor, 2.2mm aperture), HD 1080p@30fps video
  • recording Front – 2.0 megapixel
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi b/g/n/, GPS, Bluetooth v4.0, Hotspot, micro-USB, FM Radio, OTG Reverse Charge
  • Memory: 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory + microSD slot expandable up to 64GB
  • Dimensions: 144.5 x 71.45 x 10.4 mm
  • Battery: Li-Ion 5,000mAh
  • Available Colors: Ceramic White, Midnight Black and Luxury Gold

The only real downside is the phone only supports GSM HSPA+ networks (standard 4G on AT&T and T-Mobile) and isn’t equipped with a 4G LTE radio. Considering the phone’s target audience (regular Joe Schmo’s and not the techies), that could be just fine. Crazy part is BLU even throws in a variety of accessories like a screen protector, case, and USB OTG cable so you can use the phone to charge other devices. Pretty nuts, right?

You can find the BLU Studio Energy unlocked on Amazon right now for $150. If you’d like to see what your money will get you, take a look at our quick hands-on video from CES last month below.

Buy on Amazon: BLU Studio Energy $150

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Get an additional 2GB of Drive storage for life in exchange for doing Google’s quick safety check Tue, 10 Feb 2015 22:36:04 +0000 Safer Internet Day large

In case you almost missed it, today is officially Safer Internet Day and who better to celebrate this joyous occasion than Google, the world’s largest internet search company. Announced on their official Google Drive blog, Google is offering up a free permanent bonus in Google Drive storage, simply in exchange for making your Google account a little safer.

Google Checkup checklist

All you have to do is complete Google’s quick, 2-minute safety check and once completed, you’ll get a free 2GB bump of additional Drive storage for the rest of your life. Simple as that. Here’s what the checkup looks to address on your G0ogle account:

  • Ensures your account recovery information is current
  • If we detect suspicious activity in your account, we use your recovery info to get in touch and make sure no one but you gains access.
  • Lets you review recent sign-in activity
  • Reviewing this lets you validate the sign-ins are coming from you and not someone who shouldn’t be using your credentials.
  • Confirms the apps and devices that access some account information
  • This step lets you monitor this list and remove apps and devices that don’t need access to your account any more.

If you can’t get to the safety check right now, you have until next Tuesday, February 17th to complete it. Keep in mind the storage bump wont be deposited right away, with Google mentioning it’ll be deposited automatically to everyone around February 28th (they’ll be sending out emails so you don’t miss it). Unfortunately, it looks like Google Apps for Work and Google Apps for Education are excluded from this offer.

Google recommends completing a safety check every time you get a new phone or laptop to ensure your online safety is up to speed. A link to Google’s safety check can be found below.

[Google Safety Check]


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