Phandroid » Retailers http://phandroid.com Android Phone News, Rumors, Reviews, Apps, Forums & More! Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:31:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Deal: Amazon has up to 60% off SanDisk microSD and SD cards today only http://phandroid.com/2014/09/08/sandisk-amazon-deal/ http://phandroid.com/2014/09/08/sandisk-amazon-deal/#comments Mon, 08 Sep 2014 16:07:02 +0000 http://phandroid.com/?p=148546 sandisk-64gb-microsd

Amazon has another great deal up for those looking for cheap memory. SanDisk’s catalog of tiny memory products — including flash drives, microSD cards — are up for grabs for up to 60% off today only. Phone users in particular will no doubt be interested in the collection of microSD cards available:

And for those with Chromebooks and the few tablets out there with full-sized SD card slots:

SanDisk also has a cool 64GB microUSB drive with USB OTG support for Android phones and tablets. It usually runs $50 but today’s sale brings it down to $29.99. Not a bad price if it’s something you’ve had your eye on. These deals don’t sound too bad so be sure to take advantage at the retailer’s site before the day expires.

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Charge 13 gadgets at once with this $8 USB Hub http://phandroid.com/2014/08/14/usb-hub-amazon-deal/ http://phandroid.com/2014/08/14/usb-hub-amazon-deal/#comments Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:03:34 +0000 http://phandroid.com/?p=146816 13-port usb hub

Gadget lovers will understand the frustration: you go to plug in a gadget to charge or transfer data only to realize that you’ve suddenly run out of USB ports. Before you know it you’re swapping chords and chargers left, right, and upside down until your whole life is a tangled mess. Why not eliminate that pain altogether?

Amazon’s latest round of GoldBox Lightning Deals puts a 13-port USB hub on sale for just $8.75. It’s a simple little brick that can plug into any standard USB 2.0 port, and should you find the need to charge your gadgets without a computer you can pick up a 3.5mm DC cable to use with a wall outlet. The device also has its own dedicated on/off switch in case you want to cut or conserve power without having to unplug everything.

Unfortunately this doesn’t support USB 3.0 speeds, but at such a steal of a price we don’t have much room to complain. The swath of good reviews for the device don’t hurt, either. The lightning deal only lasts for about 5 hours (from the time of this posting) or until all stock is sold so you’ll have to move fast or miss out (buy it here!). Let us know if you’ll be “in for 1″ in the comments below!

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Deal: Best Buy has the Moto G 4G LTE for $180 (that’s $40 off) http://phandroid.com/2014/08/04/moto-g-best-buy-deal/ http://phandroid.com/2014/08/04/moto-g-best-buy-deal/#comments Mon, 04 Aug 2014 14:59:03 +0000 http://phandroid.com/?p=146142 moto-g-3

Best Buy has put on a pretty decent sale for the 4G-equipped Moto G if you’re looking for an inexpensive smartphone. They’ve chopped $40 off its usual price of $220, bringing it down to $180. That’s the same MSRP for the 3G-only version that originally launched, so we’d say this is a pretty good opportunity to get the most for your money if you need an entry-level smartphone.

The Moto G has a Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz, a 4.5-inch 720p display, 8GB of internal storage (expandable by up to 32GB via microSD), a 5 megapixel rear camera with a 1.3 megapixel front camera, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS w/ GLONASS, a 2,070 mAh battery and more.

The device also comes with 50GB of Google Drive storage for at least two years, and comes with a lightly customized version of Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box. There aren’t many better values in tech at the moment so be sure to take advantage as soon as possible if you’ve been eyeing Motorola’s best selling device of all time.

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Deal: up to 50% off Transcend memory from Amazon.com today only http://phandroid.com/2014/07/31/amazon-transcend-microsd-sale/ http://phandroid.com/2014/07/31/amazon-transcend-microsd-sale/#comments Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:04:07 +0000 http://phandroid.com/?p=145957 transcend logo

Quick heads-up on a deal for those of you in the market for cheap memory. Amazon’s Gold Box Deal of the Day is putting Transcend’s silicon on sale at up to 50% off for the entire day, but you’ll only have today to take advantage. Highlights include a 32GB Class 10 UHS-1 microSD card for $13.99, down from its usual $37.40. The 64GB version of that same card is $28.99, down from its usual cost of $49.99.

There are an assortment of other storage options available at discounted prices, including 64GB and 128GB full-sized SD cards that write at 60 megabytes per second costing $37.99 and $79.99, respectively.

Transcend’s brand doesn’t carry quite the same weight as Sandisk, Samsung or Sony, but they still offer a solid product that not many have complained about. Don’t be afraid to take a chance on them if you feel these prices are too good to pass up. The full suite of goods can be browsed at Amaozn’s site right here if you’re interested.

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Deal: get a refurbished Nexus 7 2013 for $140 today only http://phandroid.com/2014/07/30/nexus-7-woot-deal/ http://phandroid.com/2014/07/30/nexus-7-woot-deal/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:53:18 +0000 http://phandroid.com/?p=145883 New Nexus 7 hand wm

The Nexus 7 2013 is still one fine tablet despite it being outclassed by more juicy options in recent weeks. If you don’t mind having one that may have been owned by someone else at one point in the past Woot is giving you a chance to get it on the cheap. For the next 12 hours you can grab a 2013 Nexus 7 for just $140. It’s refurbished, sure, but my experience with refurbished units has always been painless (and there’s a 90 day standard warranty directly through ASUS if you have you have any doubts).

The 7-inch tablet features 1920 x 1200 resolution, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core chipset clocked at 1.2GHz, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, NFC, 5 megapixel rear camera with a 1.2 megapixel front camera, Bluetooth 4.0 and more.

And while Woot’s listing shows it as having Android 4.3 out of the box, we’re sure it won’t take much for you to hook it up to WiFi and accept an upgrade to KitKat over-the-air. Not a bad deal if you’re in the market for a tablet, but you’ll want to act soon as it’s only guaranteed to be in stock until the end of the day or until stock runs out, whichever comes first.

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Grab the Amazon Fire Phone from Amazon and AT&T starting today http://phandroid.com/2014/07/25/buy-amazon-fire-phone/ http://phandroid.com/2014/07/25/buy-amazon-fire-phone/#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:58:17 +0000 http://phandroid.com/?p=145606 amazon-fire-phone-books

If you haven’t already pre-ordered your Amazon Fire Phone from Amazon and had it shipped to your doorstep, you can grab yours from a couple of different places as soon as today. You’ll be able to stop into AT&T retail locations nationwide if you’re the type to need to feel a smartphone before you walk away with it.

Like any smartphone by Ma Bell, you’ll be able to grab it for $0 down through AT&T Next so long as you don’t mind paying a monthly balance until you’ve paid the full off-contract price of the phone. The 32GB version can be had for $27.09 per month for 18 months, while the 64GB version steps up to about $31.25. Each option is available under a two-year contract structure, of course, costing $200 and $300, respectively.

Amazon Fire Phone firefly

Amazon wants to change the way you find information about all the products you come into contact with using the Amazon Fire Phone’s Firefly feature. Whether you want to check prices for a book or CD you come across or you just want to learn more information about a painting or landmark you come across in your travels, Firefly’s expansive database is likely to have all the information you need. Of course, their end goal is to get you to buy as many of those products as you can… with them.

The most interesting thing about Firefly, though, is how developers can hook into it. For instance, if you snap a photo of a poster of Orange is the new Black, Firefly could potentially tap the Amazon app to bring the series up for you to begin watching immediately. It’s pretty interesting stuff that we’re going to get down and dirty with in our full review in the days to come.

Other unique features of the Fire Phone include Dynamic Perspective, an experience powered by four cameras that lets you manipulate your phone by tilting your phone and your head. For instance, scrolling through a web page can be done by simply tilting the phone up or down. The maps app could reveal a different angle of a street depending on which way you tilt your phone. There’s also the usual Amazon goods such as X Ray, Second Screen and that all important Mayday button should you ever need help with the device.

Don’t forget that you’ll be entitled to a free year of Amazon Prime (movies, TV shows, music, book rentals and discounted shipping) and $10 in Amazon Coins to use on apps and games should you buy one. Quite a bit of value if I do say so myself. You can order one from Amazon or AT&T, or just stop into your AT&T store to do your shopping in person. Let us know if you’ll be picking one up!

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Deal: Best Buy offering $100 gift card on $0 down LG G3 from Sprint, AT&T or Verizon http://phandroid.com/2014/07/25/best-buy-lg-g3-deal/ http://phandroid.com/2014/07/25/best-buy-lg-g3-deal/#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:48:09 +0000 http://phandroid.com/?p=145599 LG-G3-Hero

Best Buy has one of the best deals we’ve seen yet for the LG G3 if you’re in the market for one. You can get the phone for $0 down on AT&T, Verizon and Sprint through each company’s respective payment programs (AT&T Next, Verizon Edge and Sprint Easy Pay). That’s nothing special by itself, but perhaps the $100 Best Buy gift card that’ll come with the phone will get you to consider buying through the big box retailer.

Best Buy makes sure to emphasize that this offer will only apply to “well-qualified buyers,” which means you’ll probably need a decent line of credit to be able to take advantage. The other caveat is that these retailers usually tie you to the account for six months unless you’re willing to eat a hefty early cancellation fee, though that shouldn’t be much of an issue if you plan to stick with the LG G3 for quite some time.

While yesteryear’s LG flagship was a huge first step in turning public opinion about LG’s smartphone prowess, the LG G3 was the definitive stake in the heart of any naysayer. The phone impressed the hair off Kevin Krause with him noting in our LG G3 review that it is perhaps the best phone they’ve ever created, and that it certainly can stand up to the stiff competition by HTC and Samsung. Be sure to read that review if you need a solid opinion before jumping into this deal. You can head into your local Best Buy store to take advantage if you eventually decide to take the plunge.

[via Best Buy]

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You can now buy LG G Pad 10.1 in the US via Best Buy http://phandroid.com/2014/07/23/lg-g-pad-10-best-buy/ http://phandroid.com/2014/07/23/lg-g-pad-10-best-buy/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:08:46 +0000 http://phandroid.com/?p=145482 lg-g-pad-10-1

Tablet shoppers who wouldn’t mind toting LG’s latest 10-inch offering might want to plan a trip to Best Buy. The LG G Pad 10.1 is now available from the big box retailer in 16GB flavoring for as little as $250. That’ll get you a 1280 x 800 resolution, a 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM, a 5 megapixel rear camera and more.

The software features Android 4.4 KitKat and some of the features you’ve seen on LG’s phones like Knock Code, Q Pair 2.0 and QuickRemote. The tablet isn’t amazing, but for its inexpensive asking price and solid features it could be a nice option for anyone in the market. Best Buy has the goods right here.

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Deal: Get $20 off LG’s ChromeBase computer from Amazon http://phandroid.com/2014/06/30/lg-chromebase-amazon-deal/ http://phandroid.com/2014/06/30/lg-chromebase-amazon-deal/#comments Mon, 30 Jun 2014 12:48:55 +0000 http://phandroid.com/?p=143934 lg chromebase

Looking for a new desktop all-in-one that doesn’t break the bank? LG’s ChromeBase is already a decent deal in that regard, but it got a bit better with a sale Amazon’s put on. You can get $20 off its typical cost, bringing us from  $349.99 to $329.99. $20 might no be the steep eye-opener that pushes you over the edge, but it’s still worth considering a purchase if you need a desk-bound all-in-one without many frills.

The ChromeBase features Intel’s Celeron 2955U processor clocked at 1.4GHz, and also features 2GB of RAM, a 22-inch 1080p display, 16GB of flash storage, 3x USB 2.0 ports, 1X USB 3.0 port, and 802.11 a/b/g WiFi. It weights a whopping 9.5 pounds, though that’s expected for a device that’s not meant to be carried on your back or in your lap. Last we checked the ChromeBase came with the standard 100GB of Google Drive storage space for two years if that 16GB isn’t enough for you.

Chrome is bound to become a very viable operating system despite its roots as a browser-based platform. Many apps are beginning to incorporate offline modes, and Google announced forthcoming functionality that allows Android apps to run natively on Chrome OS. It certainly wouldn’t be a bad purchase for your average student, light user or anyone who doesn’t need to do any heavy lifting.

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Amazon Deal: up to 70% off Sony SD cards, microSD cards and USB drives http://phandroid.com/2014/06/27/sony-memory-amazon-sale/ http://phandroid.com/2014/06/27/sony-memory-amazon-sale/#comments Fri, 27 Jun 2014 14:19:19 +0000 http://phandroid.com/?p=143865 Sony-Building-Logo-600x450

In case you haven’t taken care of your memory needs during Amazon’s billion other Gold Box sales here’s another opportunity. Sony’s silicon is being offered up cheap today, with SD cards, microSD cards, and USB drives going for as much as 70% off. Here’s a full list of what’s on tap:

SD Cards

MicroSD Cards

USB Flash Drives

Whew, that’s a lot. There should be enough here for any of your needs, whether that’s a microSD card for your phone, a full-sized SD card for your tablet or Chromebook, or even double-sided USB drives for transferring data between multiple smartphones, computers and tablets. The deal won’t be lasting past the end of the day so get in on it before it’s too late!

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Deal: Get a refurbished 16GB Kindle Fire HD 8.9 for just $139 today only http://phandroid.com/2014/06/23/refurbished-kindle-fire-hd-sale/ http://phandroid.com/2014/06/23/refurbished-kindle-fire-hd-sale/#comments Mon, 23 Jun 2014 12:35:31 +0000 http://phandroid.com/?p=143224 Kindle Fire HDX

Amazon’s holding a pretty nice sale on the 16GB Kindle Fire HD 8.9 for those in the market for a new tablet. You can get one for just $139, which is $60 cheaper than it typically sells for. The catch is that this unit is refurbished, though Amazon stands by the quality of their refurbished products. Here’s their list of promises when you buy one of these devices:

Prior to sale, every pre-owned Kindle undergoes a rigorous refurbishment process, including:

  • A full diagnostic test.
  • Replacement of any defective parts identified in testing.
  • A thorough cleaning and inspection process.
  • A new product box.
  • A software update to the most recent software version available for the product.
  • Final QA inspection before acceptance as Certified Refurbished stock.

Every Certified Refurbished Kindle:

  • Can be purchased and shipped within the U.S.
  • Comes with a USB cable or power adapter and Quick Start Guide.
  • Is subject to the same return policy as any new Kindle.
  • Includes the same One-Year Limited Warranty you receive with a new Kindle.

Sounds like there’s not much to worry about if you end up taking the plunge on one of these. Do note that you only have one day to take advantage of this price, though, so you don’t have much time to decide. Be sure to take a look if you’re feeling rather impulsive to start the week.

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Report: AT&T to snag exclusivity for Amazon phone http://phandroid.com/2014/06/17/amazon-phone-att-event/ http://phandroid.com/2014/06/17/amazon-phone-att-event/#comments Tue, 17 Jun 2014 16:38:08 +0000 http://phandroid.com/?p=142719 amazon smartphone renders

Hoping to buy whatever smartphone Amazon happens to announce at their big event tomorrow? It doesn’t sound like it’ll be all that easy unless you’re an AT&T customer (or willing to become one). The Wall Street Journal is announcing that AT&T will be named as the exclusive carrier to offer Amazon’s smartphone.

AT&T is well-known for securing interesting device exclusives. We needn’t look much further than the launch of the original iPhone and various follow-ups to see that they’re willing to pay top dollar to offer something no one else can. (That partnership ended quite a while ago, of course.)

And Amazon’s dealings with AT&T aren’t anything new. Although AT&T doesn’t get the fanfare and parade for it, they are the exclusive provider for Kindle 3G’s free data in the United States. It isn’t hard to believe the strength of that partnership has moved Amazon to consider getting in bed with AT&T for their first smartphone.

This also isn’t the first time we’ve heard of Amazon and AT&T partnering up for this release. The earliest rumors named AT&T as a provider of “Prime Data,” which would be a data channel for people to consume Amazon content — such as books, streaming movies and TV, and MP3s — over AT&T’s network without it counting toward their data limit.

The pieces are all falling into place, and tomorrow should be a very interesting day to say the least. You know our eyes will be peeled to see how it all plays out so be sure to circle back for everything you need to know.

[via Wall Street Journal]

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This third-party retailer says they’re now shipping the OnePlus One… with a catch http://phandroid.com/2014/06/16/oneplus-one-shipping/ http://phandroid.com/2014/06/16/oneplus-one-shipping/#comments Mon, 16 Jun 2014 12:54:01 +0000 http://phandroid.com/?p=142618 OnePlus One hands-on wm_33

While OnePlus is still trying to get OnePlus One invites out to consumers through giveaways and contests, one retailer says they already have some in stock and ready to ship right now. That retailer is Oppomart, who — as their name suggests — sells all things Oppo. Oppo has natural ties to OnePlus, so to see Oppomart carrying the device isn’t all too surprising.

What is surprising, though, is that they have some in stock (which should seem normal considering OnePlus announced it was officially “shipping”). Getting your hands on one won’t come without any catches. They only have the 16GB Silk White version, for starters, and its $400 price tag is $50 more than what the phone officially retails for.

If that’s not enough, their stock doesn’t ship with CyanogenMod 11S. Instead, you’ll be getting Oppo’s ColorOS, though we’re assured the phone can be flashed to CyanogenMod with ease.

Wondering if OppoMart is a safe place to buy? They’re pretty reputable from what our findings show, though reputability and reliability are two different things. If you don’t mind taking a risk on a little-known retailer and don’t mind the snags mentioned above, then by all means order one. Otherwise, keep your fingers crossed that the invitation circus OnePlus has been putting on is put to an end soon.

[Thanks Joel!]

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Deal: Moto G for Verizon $70 at Amazon http://phandroid.com/2014/05/28/verizon-moto-g-deal/ http://phandroid.com/2014/05/28/verizon-moto-g-deal/#comments Wed, 28 May 2014 14:26:54 +0000 http://phandroid.com/?p=141497 moto-g-19

Ready for a quick deal on a very cheap (yet capable) smartphone? Amazon has Verizon’s Moto G on sale for a measly $70, which will get you a 4.5-inch quad-core device a 5 megapixel camera and 8GB of internal storage. There’s no 4G here — that version is going to run you a bit more coin — but if you need an affordable entry into the smartphone realm this is your best shot. Head to the source link to get started.

[via Amazon]

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PNY’s microSD cards and flash drives are Amazon’s gold box deal of the day http://phandroid.com/2014/05/05/pny-amazon-deal/ http://phandroid.com/2014/05/05/pny-amazon-deal/#comments Mon, 05 May 2014 16:51:31 +0000 http://phandroid.com/?p=139919 pny flash drive cropped

Quick gold box sale for those of you looking for cheap memory: Amazon has PNY’s collection on sale as today’s gold box deal of the day. You can get 64GB of storage in microSDXC form for just $34.99. They also have 32GB for $16.99 and 16GB for $9.99. Regular sized SD cards range from 16GB for $8.99 to 64GB for $29.99.

Perhaps most interesting are the flash drive options for you all USB OTG fans: there’s a 128GB monstrosity of a thumbstick for just $38.99. PNY doesn’t give us the same confidence as Samsung, SanDisk or Kingston, but for these prices it might be worth taking the risk. Check them all out right here.

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