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OnePlus 8 vs 8 Pro released: Which is the best value?

OnePlus 8 vs 8 Pro released: Which is the best value?

Both the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro are out in stores now, and between the two we've got a few important questions that need answering. Potential new users will decide between a pair of devices that are both high quality, and both cost hundreds of dollars. So what's the difference? And does it make more sense to just get last year's model instead, for a significantly lower price?

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Honestly the “free” iPhone 7 is still pretty great [UPDATE]

Honestly the “free” iPhone 7 is still pretty great [UPDATE]

If you're going in to a carrier like Verizon right now, looking for the least expensive way to have a smartphone for email and phone calls, they've got a few "free" choices. You'll end up signing up for a $50 (or thereabouts) per month plan, at minimum, for the service with the carrier, and you'll get a phone that'd normally cost a few hundred dollars outright. In late February, 2020, I opted to get the iPhone 7 because it's been a while since I owned an iPhone, and I figured it'd be a reliable piece of hardware.

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Huawei P40 Lite revealed : Affordable powerhouse without Google

Huawei P40 Lite revealed : Affordable powerhouse without Google

The Huawei P40 Lite was announced by Huawei today in a countdown webpage for their main event: The Huawei P40 Pro. The Huawei P40 Lite will be released with a 6.4-inch 2310 x 1080 pixel LCD display with a circular punch hole for its front-facing 16MP, f/2.0 aperture camera. The Huawei P40 Lite includes a set of four cameras on its back: 48MP, 8MP, 2MP, and another 2MP. Each of these cameras will have a different and specific use - the 48MP sensor is the primary camera unit.

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Verizon Galaxy S20+ and Ultra 5G pre-order and BOGO promos listed

Verizon Galaxy S20+ and Ultra 5G pre-order and BOGO promos listed

Today Verizon released a set of pre-order promotions for the Samsung Galaxy S20 collection. This includes the Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G as well as the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, but NOT the non-plus, non-ultra Galaxy S20, because Verizon will not be selling a device like that - not until Q2.* Pre-orders for the Galaxy S20+ and S20 Ultra with Verizon start on Friday, February 21, at 12:01am ET.

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5G in the USA made simple: Sub-6 vs mmWave

5G in the USA made simple: Sub-6 vs mmWave

Today we're using the Galaxy S20 as a key example in explaining 5G in the USA. We'll be exploring the two main varieties of what's considered 5G mobile data as well as the coverage you can get with carriers in the USA today - and in the near future. This article acts as guide for the most major roll-out of 5G data in the USA, here in the year 2020.

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There’s a faster Galaxy S20 5G coming to Verizon in Q2

There’s a faster Galaxy S20 5G coming to Verizon in Q2

The Samsung Galaxy S20 5G release situation is a mess, of that you can be sure. It happened largely because of the strange way in which 5G is launching, with more than one sort of "5G" being legitimately tagged with the name, and Samsung switching the way it markets its hero phones, and different phones having different mobile data access... It's not a simple situation. So Verizon decided they won't launch their Samsung Galaxy S20 at the same time as everyone else.

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New lowest-cost iPhone release date potential: 4G or 5G?

New lowest-cost iPhone release date potential: 4G or 5G?

Today reports linked the next-gen lowest-cost iPhone to a February production schedule for 2020. Per those familiar with Apple's plans, this phone could be released as early as March of 2020. This would put the device's release schedule well ahead of that of the higher-cost more AAA hero phone collection from Apple that generally appears in September.

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iPhone 5G mmWave 1 and 2: Why you needn’t wait

iPhone 5G mmWave 1 and 2: Why you needn’t wait

Today we're looking at a few factors involved in the launch of the first and second generation 5G-enabled iPhones for 2020 and 2021. Apple's not officially stated that they'll absolutely release iPhones in 2020 and/or 2021 with different sorts of 5G, but we've got enough must-do and common sense information now to make some assessments. We begin with a little information about the two major sorts of 5G in the USA (and coming in the near future).

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Which phones let me connect to 5G in 2019?

Which phones let me connect to 5G in 2019?

New 5G network service was connected in several countries around the world in recent months before all brands had their own 5G smartphone. Some manufacturers have a single smartphone capable of connecting to 5G data speed, while other have no 5G devices whatsoever. Today we're taking a peek at the very few 5G smartphones on the market today - and we look ahead to the future, when 5G covers a much more comprehensive portion of the world.

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Verizon Smart Locator tracks with mobile data, max 5-day battery

Verizon Smart Locator tracks with mobile data, max 5-day battery

The Verizon Smart Locator was revealed today as a tiny piece of hardware that contains its own very simple processor. And that's it. This device has a pre-installed SIM card to connect to mobile data with Verizon, a Li-Ion battery that's 400mAh large, and can be recharged using a USB cord. It's a tracker - one that, unlike most trackers, is not limited to Bluetooth range.

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T-Mobile launches 600 MHz Coolpad Surf hotspot

T-Mobile launches 600 MHz Coolpad Surf hotspot

While many of us are looking forward to the broader roll out of mobile 5G, T-Mobile is turning our attention back to its 600 MHz LTE. T-Mobile's 600 MHz network got its first hotspot today, dubbed the Coolpad Surf. As silly as the name may sound, this could actually be a useful tool for those in rural areas who rely on T-Mobile's 600 MHz LTE for a more consistent mobile data connection.

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Republic Wireless launches 30- and 90-day data-only prepaid SIM cards

Republic Wireless launches 30- and 90-day data-only prepaid SIM cards

Republic Wireless has introduced a new data-only SIM card that gives customers a new way to use their phone away from WiFi. The data-only SIM is being offered in two varieties: 30 days and 90 days, both with unlimited data. The new plans are offered without contracts, but there are some important limitations surrounding speeds and roaming.

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