Phandroid » Deals Android Phone News, Rumors, Reviews, Apps, Forums & More! Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:06:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Pick up a custom Moto X (2nd Gen) for only $50 on Verizon [DEALS] Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:40:05 +0000 Moto X 2014 DSC06844

Without question, the Moto X (2nd Gen) is one of the best Android devices on the market (see our full review) and today, Verizon is making it hard to resist picking up one of these for the holidays.

Previously $100, you can now pick up a brand new, custom Moto X 2014 straight from Motorola’s site for only $50 with a 2-year contract. When purchasing from Motorola, you can actually custom design your own Moto X with a variety of colors, even down to the trim around the logo and speaker grills.

All in all, the deal isn’t a bad one, but keep in mind this is the bare bones 16GB model. If you’re looking for something a little more premium, a wood-backed model with 32GB will take you right back up to $125 with a 2-year agreement. Still not bad if you’re holing onto an upgrade. The deal ends December 31st, so make haste if you’re interested.

[Buy from Motorola: Custom Moto X (2nd Gen) on Verizon]

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Save almost 50% on this 2-in-1 MicroUSB/Lightning cable at Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:57:39 +0000 redesign_2in1Cable-mf-1_1209

You use an Android phone, but your tablet is an iPad. Don’t worry, we’ll keep your secret. It doesn’t chance the fact that both those devices will need occasional charging, and all those cables can become a real tangled mess. Streamline your charging experience with this 2-in-1 MicroUSB/Lightning from, yours now for only $21 (a savings of 47%).

2-in-1 USB/Lightning charging cable from

This extra long 6-foot cable is compatible with all devices that utilize either MicroUSB or Lightning connections for charging. MFi certification means this cable is 100% supported by Apple devices along with Android smartphones and tablets. One ends terminates in a convertible male Lightning/MicroUSB connector, while the other ends with a standard-sized USB. Pair with a USB wall outlet or port on your computer and charge without any hassle.


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Deal: Today’s #HTCHotDeals takes 50% off all HTC accessories Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:14:25 +0000 htc hot deals accessories

HTC has come through with yet another #HotDeal, a holiday promotion they’re running where they’ll introduce insane discounts on accessories and devices every Tuesday. Today’s offering? They’re chopping 50% off the cost of all accessories, so now would be a good time to stock up on some speakers, cases, chargers and whatever else you can find over at HTC’s store.

They say it’s only while supplies last, so you should make your purchase as soon as you can to ensure you don’t miss out. The decision shouldn’t be terribly hard depending on what you’ve already bought so get on over there and check out everything they have to offer, then keep some money tucked away for what we imagine should be an insane deal on the Tuesday right before Christmas.

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Google is giving away free movies, including LotR: Fellowship to US and Sherlock Holmes to UK Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:56:42 +0000 the-lord-of-the-rings-the-fellowship-of-the-ring-original

If you’re looking for something to watch soon then Google’s making your decision a bit easier by offering free movies. The company began offering Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring to everyone in the United States today, India, Japan and Brazil. The first movie in Tolkien’s epic adventure series kicks off a journey that follows a band of hobbits, elves, humans and dwarves as they look to save the world from the evil forces that seek to abuse a magical ring’s immense power.

For folks in the United Kingdom, Spain Italy, you get Sherlock Holmes! This movie, based on the work of Conan Doyles, tells of one of the world’s greatest detectives. His goal? To carefully juggle his lust for a tempting woman while trying to thwart off a cult-leading baddie who somehow used dark magic to revive himself from the dead.

A few more countries are getting a smattering of other free movies to enjoy, as well. Here’s the full known list so far thanks to some sleuthing by Redditor Zatheos:

Be sure to check out the movie for your region via Google Play, and even if you don’t plan to watch them anytime soon you might as well download it before the normal price tags return. Now go pop that popcorn!

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Reminder: Moto X (2nd Gen) $140-off promo codes expire at midnight, try to grab one here Mon, 15 Dec 2014 20:57:36 +0000 Nova Launcher Moto X 2014 DSC07206

A contender for one of the Best Phones of 2014, the Motorola Moto X (2nd Gen) is no Android device to be trifled with. Recently, as part of a holiday promotion, Motorola was handing out discount codes to anyone quick enough to sign up. As a heads up, we wanted to remind you that these promo codes — which nab you $140 off the Moto X Pure Edition — expire tonight at 11:59 Central Time.

Because a good majority of people figured they’d pick up the promo code first, and worry about getting the phone later, those that ultimately decided against it (whether they didn’t have the funds, or the Mrs wouldn’t allow it) are now posting the codes in a thread on Reddit (right here).

Should you be in the market for a shiny new, customized Moto X (2nd Gen) — which is already running the latest version of Android 5.0.1 Lollipop — you can look there. Have any promo codes of your own? Feel free to post in the comment section below! Happy holidays.

[Build a custom Moto X (2nd Gen) from Motorola]

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Deal: Amazon takes $125 off the 2013 Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 16GB (LTE or WiFi) today only Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:32:06 +0000 Amazon Kindle Fire HDX

Amazon has another great deal of the day for those looking into one of their Kindle Fire tablets. You can now take $125 off the cost of an Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9-inch today only. The deal applies to a few different models:

It’s worth noting that these are the 2013 models and not the latest ones Amazon launched earlier this year. That said, they’re still very serviceable tablets that should pack enough hardware to execute any task you’d need it to, including a Snapdragon 800 quad-core chipset clocked at 2.2GHz, 2GB of RAM and 2560 x 1440 display resolution. Use the links above to grab one if you’re looking for a good stocking stuffer ahead of Christmas.

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Deal: Pebble Steel is going for $50 off from Best Buy Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:38:02 +0000 pebble-steel

Best Buy must have a few extra Pebble Steel units laying around as the company has put some upfor sale on eBay. You can get $50 off its normal cost of $199.99, taking it down to $149.99 before taxes and/or fees. The Pebble Steel is the same as the original, except it ditches plastic for a more premium looking and feeling stainless steel smart watch.

The version pictured on the company’s eBay listing has the standard leather bands, though you can use some of those savings to buy the stainless steel bands (either matte black or brushed silver) over at Pebble’s site. Head here for the deal if you’re interested.

[Update]: Looks like Best Buy has them on their own site, as well, so you could order it today and select in-store pickup to avoid the eBay hassle. Go for it!

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Win a GoPro Hero4 Black from (plus other great freebies) Thu, 11 Dec 2014 20:33:44 +0000 gopro-black-giveaway

Are you a fan of adventure? Does your current camera or smartphone simply not cut it when it comes to your X-treme lifestyle? It’s time to go pro with the latest and greatest from GoPro, the Hero4 Black. And now you have a chance to win GoPro’s most advanced (and expensive) camera yet thanks to

Entering is easy. Simply go to the contest page at, sign up by entering some brief info including an email address, and wait until the winner is announced on Monday, December 15th. If you win, you’ll have your new GoPro in time to capture all of those radical holiday moments.

The GoPro Hero4 Black is capable of recording video in full 4K resolution and snapping photos at 12MP. As with all their cameras, the Hero4 Black is compatible with a variety of GoPro accessories that allow you to strap this little camera to just about anything and take it anywhere, including to underwater depths of 131 feet. Such a camera is priced at $500, but here’s your chance to get it for free.

Speaking of free, is hosting a number of great freebies this week. Here are some of the highlights:

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Get an HTC Double Dip case for $1, 50% off or more on all others [DEALS] Tue, 09 Dec 2014 18:56:10 +0000 HTC One Double Dip case customizing tool

If you hurry, you can take part in another one of HTC’s Hot Deals promos over on their site. A variety of cases have been marked down, with the Double Dip cases for the HTC One M7 seeing the biggest discount, running only a single $1 if you act fast.

Everything else is 50% off (like the Double Dip, clear, or Dot View cases for the HTC One M8), with a few more OG HTC One M7 cases seeing a 75% discount. Not sure how long their stock will last, so make haste.

Upset you missed out on the deal? You can find a variety of HTC One M8 Dot View cases for only $22 on Amazon (that’s the price HTC was selling them for after the 50% discount). Not bad at all.

[HTC Hot Deals]

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Gift Idea: relive the glory days of gaming with the NES30 Bluetooth Controller [CONTEST] Tue, 09 Dec 2014 15:18:06 +0000 NES30

Modern gaming consoles are amazing. They have HD graphics, powerful processors, high-tech sensors, and they can play incredibly immersive games. Still, there is something special about dusting off the old Nintendo and playing some 8-bit games. Not everyone has a NES lying around, but with the NES30 controller you can get the same feel while playing mobile games.

Today’s gift idea for the Gift-a-Day Giveaway will surely give you a touch of nostalgia. The NES30 is Bluetooth replica of the original Nintendo Entertainment System controller. The only difference is the four X, Y, B, and A buttons instead of the classic A and B. Everything else is the same 1980’s grey plastic and mushy Start and Select buttons.

NES30 stand

The NES30 is compatible with Android, iOS, Mac, and Windows. It can connect via Bluetooth or USB cable. The controller comes with a detachable kickstand to prop up your phone or tablet. For just $30 you’ll be able to play all your modern mobile games and emulators with the comfortable grip of an old friend.


Today is yet another chance to enter our massive giveaway for a chance to win Nexus devices and smartwatches. Be sure to enter every single day to improve your chances of winning. Entries for this day will remain open until 11:59 PM (Eastern) on December 21st. Good luck!

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Amazon’s deal of the day: $30 off the 2014 Moto G Tue, 09 Dec 2014 14:21:59 +0000 moto-g-home

If you’re looking for an inexpensive smartphone as a last minute stocking stuffer this holiday season Amazon has a pretty nice deal you’ll want to cash in on. Their Gold Box deal of the day offers up Motorola’s 2014 Moto G for $30 less than its original going rate, bringing the smartphone down to $149.99 unlocked. That means you won’t have to sign any pesky contracts and you’re still getting a pretty capable phone to use for at least the next year (and possibly longer).

It’s a 5-inch Android phone sporting a quad-core chipset, 720p HD resolution, 1GB of RAM, a 2,070mAh battery and an 8 megapixel camera. It might not enjoy top-line specs, but it’s built very well, has nearly everything you’d expect a competent smartphone to have and, well, it’s one of the few smartphones out there currently enjoying Android 5.0 Lollipop. I’d say that, coupled with a very appealing price tag, has all the makings of a deal you might not want to pass up right now. Be sure to check it out at Amazon using the link straight ahead.

Buy the Moto G 2014 for $149.99 on Amazon

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It only costs $10 to backup your Android phone for life [Deals] Mon, 08 Dec 2014 21:35:19 +0000 idrive

Keeping your data safe and secure is of the utmost importance today, but finding a flexible solution at a reasonable price is no easy task. Thanks to a special deal, you can look no further than IDrive. For only $10 up front you will receive a lifetime of unlimited data backup for up to five mobile devices.

Use IDrive to backup your contacts, photos, videos, and more. Should your device malfunction or become lost, you can quickly restore your saved data to a new device. If you are switching phones, IDrive makes the transition easy. With cross-platform support you can even restore data from an iOS device to your Android smartphone or tablet.

Get unlimited mobile backup from IDrive for $10 for life

Beyond simply being a lifesaver when it comes to keeping your data safe, IDrive is also secure. Information stored with IDrive features 256-bit AES encryption. Even as a cloud storage solution IDrive shines with the ability to easily access stored files and share them with friends and family.

Normally unlimited data storage via IDrive would cost $50. We’re offering it for only $10 through I don’t need to do the math, but I will anyway. That’s a savings of $40 on paper, but you could also avoid a lifetime of headaches should your data be compromised.

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Get an LG G Pad 7.0 LTE for 99 cents, 50% off LG G Watch, and more when you buy any LG smartphone on AT&T Mon, 08 Dec 2014 20:59:33 +0000 LG-G3-Hero

We hope that a good majority of you have already gotten most of your holiday shopping out of the way. For everyone else still keeping an eye out for some after-Black Friday deals on tech, you just might want to check out LG’s latest promotion with AT&T.

Right now, you can score an LG G Pad 7.0 LTE for only 99 cents, an LG G Watch for 50%, or 50% off the LG Tone Bluetooth stereo headset (either Pro or Infinium) — all with the purchase of any LG smartphone on AT&T. Because the promo (bundle ID 7268) can be stacked, you wont have to pick and choose which deal you’d like to get. You can grab discounts on all the above products when buying an LG phone at A&T.

With the LG G3 getting Lollipop in the very near future and featuring a pretty sizable spec sheet, we’d recommend going that route if you’re in the market for a new Android device. The LG G3 is currently going for $200 with a 2-year agreement, or $19.34 a month with installment payments. If you’re looking for something a little cheaper, you can check out LG’s current lineup on AT&T right here.


LG G Watch

LG Tone Bluetooth stereo headset

LG Tone Infinium

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Deal: Refurbished Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 for $340 at eBay Mon, 08 Dec 2014 16:53:36 +0000 samsung galaxy tab pro 12

Looking for a good deal on a powerful Android tablet? This eBay seller might have something you’re looking for. $340 will get you a Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2-inch. That’s a steep drop from the device’s original going rate of $800, though the price has steadily been around $500 to $600 for a new version of this tablet for quite some time.

The Tab Pro 12.2 is still a pretty powerful tablet for today’s standards, featuring a 12.2-inch 2560 x 1440 display, an Exynos 5 Octa chipset (one set of cores is 1.9GHz while the other set of 1.3GHz), 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, USB 3.0, WiFi AC, an 8 megapixel camera and more.

That attractive price tag comes with one quirky caveat: these babies are refurbished. That means they’ve been owned in some capacity, and the seller notes that some units may have light wear and tear from previous usage. That said, we all know the risks of going with pre-owned items, and with that risk usually comes the reward of saving a good deal of money. Quantities are said to be rather limited so you’ll want to get an order in sooner than later if your wallet can’t help but to jump at the opportunity.

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Deal: Get $20 in Google Play credit when buying a Chromecast Mon, 08 Dec 2014 15:54:55 +0000 Chromecast featured

There’s never a shortage of opportunities to grab a Chromecast for far short of its original retail price, and today is no different. Google Play’s latest offer dishes out $20 in Google Play credit when buying the Chromecast for its original cost of $35. It’s not inaccurate to say this is like getting $20 off, though the savings will only make sense if you were planning to spend $20 over at the Google Play store at some point in th1e near future.

What’s $20 in credit get you? Well, you can use it on all digital offerings such as books, movies, music, apps, games and more. It can’t be used for devices or accessories on Google Play, but if you had a few games or apps you’ve had your eye on, a couple of books you wanted to read or some in-game currency for the countless “freemium” games out there you should be jumping all over this.

And if nothing else, at the end of the day you get yourself an inexpensive multimedia stick to easily beam content to any TV with an HDMI port. The deal will be on until December 21st so you’ll have a couple of weeks to take advantage if you can’t quite squeeze the funds right away. Find it over at Google Play.

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