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BuyVia Survey Reveals Consumer Wish List for Smartphone Features [infographic]

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  • $249.99$149.99Save: $100.00 (40%)Best BuyBest Buy Coupons

    Sony Ericsson Xperia XA 4G LTE Unlocked Sale $149.99 + Free ShippingBest Buy

    Sale. Best Buy has an entry level Sony Ericsson Xperia XA Unlocked 4G LTE Smartphone Sale for $149.99 + Free Shipping. $199 from amazon. Highly rated at 4 out of 5 stars.

    This smartphone will work on GSM Networks such as AT&T and T-Mobile.

    We recommend that you assess plan pricing based on how much data you use per month (not from Wi-Fi) to find the best value for you. The average users tend to not use more than 2GB/mo.

    Reviews on the Sony Xperia XA:

    Tech Radar editor, has reviewed this smartphone.

    Xperia XA Pros:

    • Android 6
    • Large 5in screen
    • 2 Ghz Quad core Processor
    • Low price
    • 4G LTE
    • Long battery life
    • Memory Card Slot
    • Powerful 13MP Rear facing Camera

    Cons:

    • 1280x720 resolution

    If you are looking for more powerful smartphones, check out some of our other smartphone deals.

    Sony Xperia XA Specifications:

    • 4G LTE-enabled
    • Android 6 Kitkat
    • 5-inch display with Bravia Engine 2, 1280x720
    • Quad-core 2 GHz processor
    • Wireless-B Wi-Fi networking
    • 13-MP camera; full HD 1080p camcorder
    • 16GB Internal Storage
    • 2GB Ram
    • Expandable microSDXC slot (up to 128GB)
    • Near field communication (NFC)
    Sales tax in: Most States
    Posted: April 27, 2017 8:00 PM PDT


  • $249.99$159.99Save: $90.00 (36%)B&H PhotoB&H Photo Coupons

    Motorola Moto G Plus 4th Gen Unlocked Sale $159.99 + Free ShippingB&H Photo

    B&H Photo has the Motorola Moto G plus (4th Gen) 5.5in Unlocked Smartphone Sale Priced with 16GB for $159.99, Free Shipping. Highly rated at 4.1 out of 5. Rated King of the budget phones.

    This phone is one of the cheapest high performance unlocked smartphones available. You can also use this phone using Wi-Fi without a plan. Perfect for those on AT&T or T-Mobile. Just pop in your Sim card.

    Important Information:

    Perfect for T-Mobile, StraightTalk or AT&T Wireless. Add a line or replace and older phone.

    Straight Talk, a prepaid carrier that is owned by Tracfone and Walmart, sells micro SIM cards for the that cost $14.99 + Free Shipping.  You can pop these into any AT&T-compatible, T-Mobile-compatible, or unlocked GSM phone.

    • $45 a month buys you unlimited talk, text and 5GB high speed data with no contract or credit check

    Consider purchasing an unlocked cell phone if you are on AT&T or T-Mobile and want a new Smartphone without a contract. Unlocked Smartphones allow you to subscribe to low cost carriers mentioned below and function internationally, so you can use the same phone abroad.

    Learn: No-Contract Plans, Unlocked Smartphones

    Choosing the right plan for you is time consuming and can also be a hassle. We've done the research and you may save over $1,000 each year! Be sure to check out our no-contract Smartphone plan article: How to Find the Best No Contract Smartphone Plans where we compare all of the major network carriers. Check out our How to Buy an Unlocked Smartphones article to learn what it means to have an "Unlocked" Smartphone.

    The Plus and Minus of the Moto G 5th Edition Smartphone

    Plus

    • 4G LTE
    • up to 2.0 GHz octa-core processor,
    • Fingerprint reader
    • Low Price
    • Big 5.5 inch IPS screen
    • Unlocked
    • microSD Slot up to 128GB
    • 12 MP HD camera
    • Android 6

    Wireless Networks in the US Version

    • GSM/GPRS/EDGE
      • Bands: (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
    • UMTS/HSPDA up to 21 Mbps
      • Bands:(850, 1700 (AWS), 1900 MHz)
    • US GSM model: Optimized to work with 3G (UMTS/HSPA+) networks when operating inside the US. 3G coverage may be limited when roaming outside the US.
    • Global GSM model: Optimized to work with 3G (UMTS/HSPA+) networks when roaming outside the US.

    Motorola Moto G Plus 4th Gen USA Specifications

    • 5.5" TFT 1920 x 1080 Display
    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor with 2.0 GHz octa-core CPU
    • 650 MHz Adreno 506 GPU
    • 32GB storage
    • Gorilla Glass 3
    • 16MP rear camera with f/1.7 aperture (5MP front)
    • 2GB RAM
    • 4G LTE Connectivity
    • micro-SIM
    • Android 4.4.x
    Sales tax in: NJ, NY
    Posted: April 26, 2017 1:00 PM PDT


  • $13.00$5.03Save: $7.97 (61%)AmazonAmazon Coupons

    AUKEY Car Mount Air Vent Phone Holder $5.03 + Free ShippingAmazon

    Amazon has a AUKEY Car Mount Air Vent Magnetic Phone Holder, $5.03 after Coupon Code: AUMOUNT1 - free shipping $35 or with Prime. Expires Soon - Highly Rated at 4.3 out of 5 stars.

    • For iPhone 7, 6S, Plus, Samsung and Other Android, Windows Smartphones
    • Ultra-strong magnetic car mount holds your phone securely in place when you are driving
    • Easily place and remove your phone from magnetic base subtly mounted in your car’s AC vent
    Promo Code: AUMOUNT1
    Sales tax in: All Except AK, DE, MT, NH, OR
    Posted: April 25, 2017 8:58 AM PDT


  • $42.98$0.99Save: $41.99 (97%)FreedomPopFreedomPop Coupons

    100% Free Mobile Phone Service SIM Card $0.99 + Free ShippingFreedomPop

    Lowest price ever. Freedom Pop 100% Free Mobile Phone Service with 3-in-1 SIM Kit, $0.99, free shipping. No annual contract. Just plug into your unlocked GSM smartphone. A great deal for those with lesser use requirements or when travelling Internationally.

    Freedompop items

    • 3-In-1 Domestic 4G LTE SIM Kit
    • FreedomPop Premium Plus Trial

    Their Premium service plan is Free first month, $27.99/month thereafter if you do not call to cancel or downgrade. Unlimited talk, text, 1GB 4G LTE High speed data on Sprint's network.

    • Cancel the BEFORE the Premium trial is over to avoid charges

    We suggest you downgrade from Premium to FreedomPop's 100% Free Plan with:

    • 200 Voice Minutes
    • 500 Texts
    • 200MB free per month

    Learn: No-Contract Plans

    Choosing the right plan for you is time consuming and can also be a hassle. We've done the research and you may save over $1,000 each year! Be sure to check out our no-contract Smartphone plan article: How to Find the Best No Contract Smartphone Plans where we compare all of the major network carriers.

    Sales tax in: Most States
    Posted: April 25, 2017 12:00 AM PDT


  • $249.99$29.99Save: $220.00 (88%)FreedomPopFreedomPop Coupons

    LG Tribute 1 LTE No Contract - Free Service $29.99 + Free ShippingFreedomPop

    Price Drop. FreedomPop has a Certified Pre-Owned B-Stock LG Tribute 1 LTE No Contract Smartphone - Free Cell Service, $29.99 free shipping. No annual contract. A great deal for those with lesser use requirements.

    We suggest you downgrade from Premium to FreedomPop's 100% Free Plan with 200 Voice Minutes, 500 Texts & 500MB free per month at any time, if it handles your needs.

    • 100% Free Basic Plan - 500 texts, 200 mins, and 500MB
    • Premium Unlimited Plans up to 80% off other carriers
    • Unlimited Talk, Text, and 2GB data - $24.99/mo
    • No contract. No commitment. Cancel anytime.

    Their Premium service plan is Free first month, $19.99/month thereafter. Cancel beforehand. Unlimited talk, text, 1GB 4G LTE High speed data on Sprint's network.

    Learn: No-Contract Plans

    Choosing the right plan for you is time consuming and can also be a hassle. We've done the research and you may save over $1,000 each year! Be sure to check out our no-contract Smartphone plan article: How to Find the Best No Contract Smartphone Plans where we compare all of the major network carriers.

    LG Tribute 1 LTE Specifications

    • 4.5in 800x480 Display
    • 1.2Ghz Quad Core Processor
    • 1GB RAM Memory
    • 4GB Storage
    • MicroSD Memory Card Slot (Up to 32GB)
    • 5Mpixel Rear Camera - 1.3Mpixel Front camera
    • Android 4.4
    Sales tax in: Most States
    Posted: April 24, 2017 12:00 AM PDT


  • $150.00$99.99Save: $50.01 (33%)AmazonAmazon Coupons

    Moto G 4th Gen Play Unlocked 16GB Phone Sale $99.99 + Free ShippingAmazon

    Prime Members. Amazon has a Motorola - MOTO G4 Play 4G LTE with 16GB Memory Cell Phone (Unlocked) Sale Priced for $99.99 Free shipping. No contract or commitment. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars.

    Compatible with CDMA and GSM carriers, including Verizon Wireless, Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile

    The Moto G4 is simply the best phone priced sub $150 according to CNet.
    This phone is one of the cheapest high performance unlocked smartphones available. (Review) You can also use this phone using Wi-Fi without a plan.

    Moto G Play 4th Gen Pluses

    • Low Price
    • 4G LTE
    • 16GB
    • Quad-Core Speed

    Motorola Moto G 4th Specifications

    • 5" TFT 1280 x 720 Display
    • 1.2GHz quad-core CPU
    • 450MHz graphics processor
    • 16GB storage (expandable)
    • 8MP rear camera (1.3 front)
    • MicroSD Slot
    • 2GB RAM
    • 4G LTE Connectivity
    • Android 6
    • 1 year warranty
    Sales tax in: All Except AK, DE, MT, NH, OR
    Posted: April 23, 2017 12:00 AM PDT


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