Category: AT&T

Microsoft Lumia 830 Review: The Grey Zone

20150128_143307While the Nokia brand is technically, no longer, it still is used by Microsoft on varying levels. Thus, it’s kind of like a grey-area: everyone knows it’s a Nokia phone, it’s just not a Nokia phone. No matter what you want to call it, the Lumia 830 is a mid-range smartphone running Windows Phone 8.1, and sports a Pureview camera setup.

Does that make it worthwhile? Well, that’s kind of in the grey, too.

Moto X Up For Pre-Orders September 16th, With Moto 360 Watch In Tow

motox-2014Yup, it’s going to be a Motorola opening sales week. The Moto X for 2014 will go up for pre-order on AT&T starting September 16th, with AT&T version and the unlocked Pure Edition (completely stock version of Android) will hit the web, with the carrier-free version setting you back $499 instead of $99 on a new 2 year contract.

Also, for those of you that missed an order on the Moto 360 watch: it will also go up for sale again, on the same day at noon. Be ready, folks.

Via: Motorola

LG G3 Review: A Wild Champion Appears

IMGP4545There haven’t been very many exciting and noteworthy LG phones produced in the past two years. Yes, there have been some notable contenders, but never something like this. This is the G3, the company’s third flagship device running Android, and joy of joys, it’s extremely promising. In fact, some are calling it the best Android phone currently on the market, and I second that.

Why is that exactly? Read on, find out.

AT&T Outs Its LG G3 And G Watch Release Date: July 8th

LG G 3Pricing for the LG G3 will be set at $0 down and $24.17 per month with AT&T Next 18 or $29 per month with AT&T Next 12. For those eligible, AT&T will also offer the LG G3 for $199 with a two-year contract —  meanwhile, the Android Wear empowered G Watch will go for the price of $229.

In case you’ve forgotten LG’s newest flagship and its specs, the G3 sports a 5.5-inch 2560×1440 display, 13-megapixel rear camera with Laser Auto Focus and optical image stabilization, a 2.5GHz quad-core processor powered by a 3000mAh battery, and lastly, a small AT&T logo. That’s about it.

Via: AT&T

AT&T Launches The Galaxy S5 Active, With All The Ruggedness You’d Need

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“No flimsy fingerprint sensor,” they said.

Most likely, anyways. The new Galaxy S5 Active is a rugged version of the new, regular, and “soft” S5, which trades in its fingerprint sensor for the additional reliability to withstand impacts and water. A convenience key has been added to the side of the phone that launches desired “outdoor apps”, so when you’re out and about adventuring, you’ll have an easier way to access the important stuff. Meanwhile, the same 16 megapixel camera and 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801 processor  remain.

As for availability? Well, it’s on sale, as of today in Camo Green, Titanium Grey and Ruby Red colors, which will cost $200 on the usual two-year contracts.

Via: AT&T

AT&T Wants To Stay In The Game, Cuts 2GB Mobile Share Plans By $15 A Month

LaptopMemo at AT&T Daybreak 2012 in NYCIn order to stay competitive, especially with the likes of T-Mobile consistently and constantly on the tails of the big four nationwide carriers, AT&T has decided it’s high-time to fight back. So, baby steps, it would seem. First off, the Mobile Share plans that have been going into great effect recently at the company, will see a $15 price drop.

That’s from the starting $55 monthly value, which now becomes just $40. This translates to other plans: if a user paid $95 for an individual 2GB plan, he/she would be $30 richer each month, while other users with a $135 bill for two lines can whittle their monthly costs down by $45.

However, there is a catch: if you’re on contract and want a new phone will have to join the AT&T Next plan, or buy that new shiny phone at full retail price; still, it could be worse. But it isn’t, thankfully.

Nokia Lumia 1020 Review: Big Camera, Less Of Everything Else

DSC01502Editor’s Note: First off all, to our readers: yes, this review is a little late. We apologize; but you should (and will) read it, anyway.

For quite a while, the camera sensor on the Nokia Lumia 1020 was the talking point of the technology industry, and Nokia’s greatest achievement — really. To implement a 41 megapixel camera that could take some of the greatest shots on a smartphone is quite a feat. Slap Windows Phone, with much improvement, and you’re up to some sort of good.

Restrain it to just one carrier, and you’re asking for too much, and giving too little. AT&T’s 4G LTE network is one of the best things out there, but offering the same tech on more than just one carrier would have worked so much better for Nokia.

The LG G Flex For AT&T Costs $300 Like The Sprint Version, But Pre-Orders The 24th

gflexatt1The LG G Flex. The first curved smartphone to grace most major American carriers, will make its AT&T debut for $300 with a two-year contract; the same price tag affixed to the Sprint version. If you’d rather get it on a Next plan, you can do so by paying $27 per month (on an 18-month plan) or $35 per month (on a 12-month plan) — but we’re not fans of any of the aforementioned payment plans. Regardless, pre-orders begin the 24th” of January.

Next up: the arrival of T-Mobile’s pricing for LG’s new curvy friend.

Via: AT&T

*Editor’s Note: Corrected to pre-order, not launch date.