Verizon is running an interesting deal on some of the top smartphones that released on the market recently. We've already reported on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL deals where you can get up to 50% of with trade-in and 2 free months of YouTube TV, a Google Chromecast ($35 value), and a Google Home Mini ($49). However, if Google's smartphones are not your thing, Verizon has other flagships on discount, but there are some caveats to the deal that might not be to your liking. First off, you'll have to stick with Verizon for the next 24 months if you take any of the deals available starting April 5 since you'll be awarded trade-in credit spread across two years Also, you'll have to trade-in one of the flagships that were released in the last year or so for the maximum 50% discount. Third, you won't get more than $499.99 trade-in credit for your purchase at Verizon. Besides the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL that we've already talked about, Verizon allows customers to purchase the … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ and Apple iPhone X are half off at Verizon
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If you live in the U.S. and end up having to pay much more for your next Apple iPhone, you might put the blame squarely on President Donald J. Trump. The president went against the advice of his rapidly changing staff (can't tell the players without a scorecard) and announced tariffs against imports from China. A 25% tariff will be added to as much as $50 billion worth of goods from the country. The majority of products affected are said to be from the high-tech sector.While many consider the Apple iPhone to be as American as Apple Pie, the truth is that the handset is designed in the U.S. and is assembled in China. From there, it is shipped to other countries including the U.S. That would make the device vulnerable to Trump's tariffs. The president says that the tariffs placed against Chinese imports are "the first of many," and China's U.S. ambassador said his government is "not afraid" of a trade war.If a 25% tariff is slapped on the iPhone, it will be up to Apple and individual … [Read more...] about Trump’s tariffs on Chinese imports could raise Apple iPhone prices in the U.S.
Samsung's Galaxy S9 and S9+ against Apple's iPhone X: that's a classic rivalry among the best in the field – like Lakers vs Celtics, Mercedes vs BMW, CIA vs KGB (oops, not that one) – and there is no need to tell you anything else to pique your interest. DesignSamsung summons a more elegant approach to a bezel-less design, notchwithstandingAll three phones are crafted out of premium reinforced glass, with metal frames around them, leaving a solid, classy feeling in the hand. They are also water-resistant and host capable stereo speakers despite their IP68 certification. The Galaxy S9 and S9+ may look similar to their predecessors, but are made with tougher, more scratch-resistant 7000-series aluminum alloy around the sides and 20% thicker glass, making them more durable. Apple counters with a stainless steel frame – a stronger but heavier material – and what it calls “the most durable smartphone glass ever.” While glass is necessary to allow wireless … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ vs Apple iPhone X
Some consumers are getting the idea that Sprint will sell them the Apple iPhone X for half price. But the truth of the matter is that last week, the nation's fourth largest carrier said that it will lease you an iPhone X for half off. And while that works out to just $20 a month, when the lease ends in 18-months, guess what? You don't own the phone. And during the lease period, you have to make sure to keep the phone in good condition.If you're a member of Sprint's iPhone Forever program, you can return the iPhone X after 12 payments and exchange it for the latest model. At that point, the 18-month lease starts anew. If you aren't a member of that program, or fancy another phone, after 12-monthly payments you can exchange your iPhone X for that new handset you want. This will require a $5/month add-on to the lease price, and the 18-month lease period starts over.At the end of the 18-month period, if the Sprint subscriber is still leasing the iPhone X from Sprint, he or she can buy the … [Read more...] about Consumer organization says Sprint’s promotion of its 50% off Apple iPhone X deal is misleading
Apple’s iPhone X came out late last year and the ninth generation of Samsung’s Galaxy S range debuted at MWC just last week. With six months between them and several similarities, which of these two behemoths is the best smartphone now? The Galaxy S9 is newest, but is it better? Let’s take a look! We’ve spent a week with the Galaxy S9 since it was announced at Mobile World Congress. While we’ll reserve our judgments on the device until our full review, it’s very clear Apple and Samsung are growing closer with each new product launch. That’s what we’ll cover in this quick look, but we’ll update this initial comparison with a full head to head in the coming weeks! The iPhone X is a radical change from previous iPhones and it looks set to influence the industry as much as the first iPhone. The original iPhone brought a refreshing approach to mobile devices and undeniably shaped future generations of smartphones. The iPhone X … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy S9 vs Apple iPhone X