Phandroid » Deals Android Phone News, Rumors, Reviews, Apps, Forums & More! Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:54:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 DEAL: 50% off during HTC Summer Sale Tue, 28 Jul 2015 08:50:57 +0000 Summer is starting to wind down, back-to-school is starting to gear up, and to help lighten the pain of those cold/hard facts, HTC is giving us a reason to celebrate: deals. They’ve just launched the HTC Summer Sale that features deep discounts on three of their best products: the HTC RE Camera (50% OFF), Nexus 9 (40% OFF), and HTC One M9 (25% OFF).

HTC Summer Sale

The company is also offering 50% off on what seems to be a wide range (if not all) of their accessories, so if you’ve already got an HTC Android device, you’ll likely want to head to their accessories page, enter your device, and browse the goods.

Which deal do you think is the best? Do you plan on picking up a new HTC device during this sale? Or perhaps accessories for your current device? Let us know in the comments! And for more, check out the HTC One M9 Forum, HTC RE Camera Forum, and Nexus 9 Forum.

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Chromecast officially turns 2, Google celebrates by giving away a free movie rental Fri, 24 Jul 2015 20:59:17 +0000 Chromecast 2nd Bday

Yes, in case you didn’t have it marked down on your calendar, the Chromecast is now officially 2 years old. And while we still don’t get an actual Chromecast sequel with dual-band WiFi support, Google is giving us a free movie rental. Hey, it’s better than nothing.

Redeeming the offer is easy, just make sure your Chromecast is powered on and you’re connect to it via the Chromecast extension then go here. The free movie rental even applies to HD versions, so there’s that. Don’t worry about jumping on that right away. Even if you don’t have a Chromecast just yet (but plan on buying one in the future), the offer will be waiting for you until December 31st, 2015. Setup is incredibly easy and if you need a little help, check out our post “How to setup the Chromecast in 5 steps.”

While not every movie on Google Play is available to rent, Google did put together a nice list of some of the more popular/recent ones right here. Oh, and if you made it this far into the post, like most of these offers, this is US-only.

[Chromecast Offers]

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Deal: Get up to $30 off a Chromebook for Back to School Fri, 24 Jul 2015 14:46:22 +0000 google store back to school

Google wants to help you gear up for back-to-school with some new deals on the Google Store. The company is taking up to $30 off Acer’s Chromebooks. You can get the 11-inch model for $10 off, the 13-inch model for $20 off, and $30 off if you opt for the 15-inch model. That comes out to price tags of $159.99, $229.99 and $319.99, respectively.

It’s not the most groundbreaking sale we’re ever going to see, but if you were in the market for one of these you ought to save some money. Don’t forget that Google’s price cuts on the Nexus Player ($20 off) and Nexus 6 ($150 off) are also still active, so be sure to take advantage of those before it’s too late.

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Deal: Get a great price on software bundles to learn coding and security Thu, 23 Jul 2015 19:40:44 +0000 coding

If you’re interested in getting your feet wet in the world of cyber security and programming, we’ve got a few deals on software bundles. is currently offering bundles for White Hat security, IT iCollege Security, and cyber security development course. Each of these bundles are available for more than 80% of their regular price. These deals won’t be around for much longer, so let’s take a look at all three.

White Hat Security Hacker Bundle

Over 300 lectures, including nearly 40 hours of informative content. Ending in 6 days.

  1. Web Scraping for Sales & Growth Hackers – $99 Value
  2. The Basics of Ethical Hacking & Penetration Testing Course – $249 Value
  3. Advanced White Hat Hacking & Penetration Testing Tutorial – $99 Value
  4. Advanced Mac OS X: Technical & Security Skills Course – $49 Value
  5. WordPress Security Course – $97 Value
  6. Mastering The Linux Command Line Course – $29 Value

iCollege IT Security & Management Bundle

2-Yr Access to 4 Essential Certification Training. Ends in 9 hours.

  1. 1 Information Technology Infrastructure Library – $350 Value
  2. CISA Certification: ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor – $262.28 Value
  3. (ISC) Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Training Course – $262.28 Value
  4. CompTIA Security+ Certification – $174.56 Value

Cyber Security Developer Course Bundle

Over 180 courses, including over 50 hours of training. Ending in 4 days.

  1. Get Certified as an IT Security Beginner – $99 Value
  2. The Fundamentals Of Virtual Private Networks – $9 Value
  3. Website Hacking Techniques In Practice – $79 Value
  4. Learn to Write Secure PHP Code – $49 Value
  5. Become a Certified Hacker – $99 Value
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Deal: The ilumi Smartbulb puts the control of your lights on your phone Tue, 21 Jul 2015 19:05:57 +0000 ilumi bulb

Home automation is all the rage these days, but if you don’t want to sink hundreds of dollars into a system you can start with some smartbulbs. A smartbulb is any light bulb that can be controlled by something other than a built-in light switch. There are a bunch of smartbulbs on the market right now. Android Area has a deal on the ilumi Smartbulb for $49 (usually $89).

Set the mood with the ilumi A21 Bluetooth Smartbulb, a color-tunable LED light you can control and program wirelessly from your smartphone. With the free app you can choose from millions of colors, adjust the brightness of your lighting experience, and explore the library of amazing built-in programs. With a life expectancy of 20 years, and five times the energy efficiency of a regular bulb, the A21 will optimize the way you light your life.

Grab this cool smartbulb while it lasts, or grab a bunch of them and deck out your whole home. Do you have any home automation devices?

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Deal: Get the 32GB LTE Nexus 9 for $339 at Expansys Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:34:52 +0000 Nexus 9 DSC07276

Quick, if you want a Nexus 9 at a discount Expansys currently has the best one. The 9-inch tablet is going for just $339, and that’s for the 32GB option with 4G LTE.

This is probably the lowest price tag the tablet has seen to date, and it comes with the added bonus of being a brand new unit instead of pre-owned or refurbished. Shipping is free, too, so there won’t be many more added charges aside from the tax they’ll tack on.

Even better is that you can get the tablet with a shell portfolio case if you pay just $5 more. The Nexus 9 had a bumpy start due to the bugs that came with early versions of Android 5.0 Lollipop, but there have been many updates since then and those bugs have been mostly cleaned up. Head here to order one if you’re interested.

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ASUS ZenWatch gets marked down to $130 (originally $200) Mon, 20 Jul 2015 20:48:50 +0000 asus-zenwatch-clasp

It’s probably no coincidence that the day the Pebble Time officially became available, the ASUS ZenWatch is seeing a nice price drop on the Google Store. Once $200, the ASUS ZenWatch can now be purchased for only $130 — a full $70 off. This makes the smartwatch one of the better deals in wearables, and it’s quite the looker too.

The ZenWatch recently received an update to Android 5.1.1 which brought always-on apps and handy gestures for hands-free UI navigation. Unfortunately, the ZenWatch doesn’t gain the WiFi connectivity other smartwatches gained after the update, but it’s still a great device none-the-less. Head on to Google Store to pick one up for yourself while supplies last.

Buy on Google Store: ASUS ZenWatch

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Deal: Get a free Samsung Galaxy S6 in the US when buying their 4K TVs Mon, 20 Jul 2015 19:16:14 +0000 galaxy s6 edge uhd promotion

A 4K TV is a pretty heavy investment, so Samsung wants to sweeten the deal by throwing in one of their latest phones when you buy one. The company is offering up the Samsung Galaxy S6 32GB for free or a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge for $400 (about half-off) when buying their latest 4KHD smart TVs.

Most of these things aren’t cheap, with the least expensive model coming in at $1,497. Here’s a full breakdown of models and their corresponding prices:

  • JS8500: $1,497.99
  • JS9000: $3,497.99
  • JS9500: $4,497.99
  • JS8600: $7,997.99
  • JS9100: $8,997.99

It’s not a bad deal if you were already planning to buy one of these things, but we’d probably pass if your only motivation is to get the free phone. You can head here to sign up and find out how to submit your receipt to cash in on the promotion, and it ends August 1st so don’t delay.

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T-Mobile drops the price of the LG G4 to $480 (down from $600) Sat, 18 Jul 2015 00:45:54 +0000 LG G4 T-Mobile price drop 480 dollars

It’s been almost 2 months since the LG G4 launched on T-Mobile. Since then, we’ve seen a few good promos, with LG throwing in a variety of accessories for the phone. But it’s only today today the phone itself is getting marked down, with an official price drop from $600 to $480.

While it wont have a very big impact on your monthly bill for those who opt for a payment plan (it drops from $25 a month to $20), it’s a pretty nice discount for those looking to buy the phone at full price. Especially considering what it’s still going for on rival carriers (between $550 to $630).

If you have the money for it, the sooner you act the better. We’re not sure how long the deal will last, but don’t forget that you can still claim LG’s accessory promo, netting you a free battery, charger, and leather back until the end of July. Now that’s not a bad deal at all. Direct link to the LG G4 on T-Mobile and LG’s promo page provided below.

[T-Mobile | LG Leather Promo]

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Deal: Pay what you want to become an elite web hacker Thu, 16 Jul 2015 20:17:03 +0000 coder coding developer development

Here’s a deal for anyone who has urges to get into the world of programming at some point. Android Area has the Web Hacker Bundle on sale now, and you can pay whatever you want. The bundle typically retails for over $1,000. It features 7 courses from Eduonix Learning Solutions with over 70 hours of instruction and lecture from some very qualified individuals.

The program is accessible for pretty much anyone, even if you have no prior development experience. You’ll be learning things like Django, Python, bootstrap development, JavaScript, MySQL, Rub on Rails, and much more. The best part is you can get all of this for an extremely low price. For less than $6 you can get the first two courses, or pay more than the average to get all seven.

The average right now is hovering just over $6 with nearly 2,000 bundles sold. The more bundles that are sold the higher the average will get, so be sure to take advantage while it’s low. A future in web development is only a few bucks away. Good luck!

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[Update] Deal: $399 for an unlocked 32GB Nexus 6 at Amazon! Wed, 15 Jul 2015 16:52:11 +0000 Nexus 6 unboxed

Amazon has an amazing deal on the 32GB Nexus 6 RIGHT NOW. The company has put the thing up for sale for just $399, which is a steep discount from its usual $500. The catch is that this is part of Amazon’s Prime Day lightning deals, so you need an Amazon Prime account to get it at this price and it definitely won’t last long.

You can head right here to purchase one. Hurry!

[Update]: Well, that was fast. Amazon has already relinquished all stock that was set aside for this deal. There is one last ditch effort you could make to get one: join the waiting list.

The deal is that Amazon customers have 15 minutes to complete checkout for lightning deal items after they’ve been added to cart, so if someone fails to go through checkout in time the chance to purchase one of these deals will extend to the next person in line. Might as well jump in and see if you can’t get lucky, because we imagine the Nexus 6 won’t be this cheap again for a while to come.

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Kick off your Amazon Prime Day shopping spree with $60 off the Kindle Fire HD 7 Wed, 15 Jul 2015 13:21:09 +0000 amazon logo

Amazon’s Prime Day sale is here! The online retailer has been unleashing a smorgasbord of deals since midnight, and they’ll be going all throughout the day with limited time lightning deals and Prime-exclusive gold box prices.

To kick things off this morning Amazon has a pretty steep discount on their Kindle Fire HD 7 Android tablet. Its price was cut by $60, so you could get one shipped to you — with free 2-day shipping thanks to having an Amazon Prime, mind you (get a free 30-day trial here) — starting at just $79 (8GB) or $99 (16GB).

And that’s only the beginning. Amazon is already knee deep in deals on electronics, accessories and a whole ton of other products, and they’ll be adding more as soon as every 10 minutes throughout the day so be sure to check back often.

We already know they’ll have some insane deals on televisions, Chromebooks and more so there’s a lot more to look forward to. We’ll also be highlighting some of the best deals coming through the pipeline later on so you’ll want to stay tuned for that. Happy shopping!

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Deals: Crank up the tunes with these discounted Bluetooth headphones Tue, 14 Jul 2015 20:05:32 +0000 headphones

Everyone listens to music, podcasts, or watches videos with their gadgets. If you want to really immerse yourself (or not bother the people around you) a good pair of headphones is important. We’ve got a pair of Bluetooth headphones on sale right now from AndroidArea.

First up is the Air-Fi Metro2 Bluetooth earbuds. Running with headphones can be super annoying. They fall out out of your ears; the cord is swinging around. It’s a mess. The Metro2 Bluetooth headphones are great because they only have a short cord that goes behind your neck. They come with stabilizer pins, 3 sets of ear tips, and a case for $48.

The second pair is the REMXD over-ear Bluetooth headphones. A good pair of over-ear headphones can make sitting at your desk all day a much more pleasant experience. The REMXDs are comfortable to wear, and they offer professional sound quality. They even allow you to answer calls if you have them connected to your phone. You can snag these for $35.

Both of these headphone deals won’t last long. Head on over to now to check out these deals and more.

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$75 HDTV, $199 Chromebook among Amazon Prime Day Deals for tomorrow Tue, 14 Jul 2015 16:12:31 +0000 amazon prime day 1

Here’s a friendly reminder that Amazon’s Prime Day sale is tomorrow! Amazon says this sale day — which kicks off at midnight PST tonight and goes all throughout July 15th – will have more deals for you to dig into than Black Friday could ever dream of.

And they’ve gone ahead and given us an early look at some of the deals to show us they aren’t messing around about that. Some of the featured tech deals offer insane value, including a $75 32-inch HDTV, a $115 40-inch 1080p LED HTDTV, a $199 Chromebook and $60 off Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablets.

The full list is as follows, and remember — this is only a mere sliver of what Amazon’s doing tomorrow, with more deals being announced as soon as every 10 minutes:

  • Fire TV Stick, fastest selling Amazon device of all time, $15 off
  • Kindle, $30 off
  • Fire HD 7, $60 off
  • Fire HD 7 Kids Edition, $60 off
  • 32-inch LED TV, $75
  •  40-inch 1080p LED TV, $115
  • Brand-name 32-inch Smart HDTV, under $200
  • 50-inch 4K TV bundle, under $1000
  • Bose headphones at the lowest price ever on Amazon
  • Chromebook laptop, only $199
  • Over 50% off two Nikon COOLPIX cameras
  • Highly rated binoculars, under $120
  • Two security camera-kits, $279.99
  • K’NEX 2-in-1 Ferris Wheel Building Set (Amazon Exclusive), $35.99
  • K’NEX Crossfire Chaos Roller Coaster Building Set (Amazon Exclusive), $23.99
  • Playskool Heroes Transformers Rescue Bots Optimus Prime Figure (Amazon Exclusive), $9.99
  • iRobot Roomba Pet Vacuum Cleaning Robot, under $300
  • Husqvarna mower, under $300
  • 40 lightning deals on DVDs up to 75% off
  • Up to 50% off any of the Harry Potter books
  • Save more than 70% on the Divergent Series Complete Box Set of books
  • Save up to 70% on select kitchen products from top brands like Cuisinart, KitchenAid, Foodsaver and Thermos
  • Save up to 50% on select tools for the DIY auto enthusiast
  • Connected Car and Scan Tool products starting at 60% off
  • Road-trip-ready automotive products starting at 50% off
  • Save more than 50% on Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain
  • 30% off select clothing, shoes, jewelry, watches & more
  • 60% off Amazon Elements Baby Wipes with code ELEMENTS60
  • Free luxury beauty sample box with $50 purchase of luxury beauty products, with promo code LUXSAMPLES
  • Buy an Gift Card multipack, get $10 in promotional credit
  • Get 25% bonus Amazon Coins when you buy 5,000 or 10,000 Amazon Coins
  • Prime Now will also offer deals in the six cities where the service is offered

Don’t forget you’ll need a Prime membership to take advantage. Those who aren’t already Amazon Prime customers can sign up for a free 30-day trial and get immediate access to all the deals, as well as all the other benefits that come with Amazon Prime.

There’s no reason not to try it out to at least see what the big deal is all about, so give it a go and be ready to shop starting at midnight!

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T-Mobile family plan members now get 10GB each; add a fourth line free through Labor Day Tue, 14 Jul 2015 13:58:52 +0000 T-Mobile_store_610x407

T-Mobile’s latest Un-Carrier move is a big one. The company’s popular 2 lines for $100 deal bumps LTE data allowance up to a full 10GB at no extra charge per line. The previous allowance was about 4.5GB, so you’re getting more than double without having to pay a thing.

Don’t forget that adding lines is just $20 each, and each line you add will also get their own 10GB pool of data to eat from. To celebrate the occasion T-Mobile is putting on a special deal where you can add a 4th line for free, making a 4-line family plan just $120. That deal is available through Labor Day so there’s a fair bit of time to take advantage.

Of course, the other plan features remain the same, including unlimited data, talk and text, as well as all the great Un-Carrier stuff T-Mobile has dished out to date. The data bump is applied immediately starting today, while those who want to add that fourth line for free can head to Magenta tomorrow and get that squared away.

[via T-Mobile]

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