Android Authority https://www.androidauthority.com Android News, Reviews, How To Mon, 16 Jul 2018 10:34:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 54cc39 https://www.androidauthority.com/wp-content/uploads/feed/aa-mascot-192x192.png?v=1.0.2 https://www.androidauthority.com/wp-content/uploads/feed/aa_icon_feed.svg?v=1.0.2 These phone models have highest failure rate: is your device on the list? https://www.androidauthority.com/phone-models-repair-report-886115/ https://www.androidauthority.com/phone-models-repair-report-886115/#respond Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:54:03 +0000 https://www.androidauthority.com/?p=886115 The Xiaomi Redmi 4.

  • Samsung is number one on the list of manufacturers with high failure rates, according to a new report.
  • Xiaomi and Motorola were number two and three, respectively.
  • Xiaomi’s Redmi 4 was number one on the list of phone models with high failure rates.


A new report, covering mobile device repairs, has revealed the top phone models by failure rate. The Mobile Device Repair and Security Report for Q4 2017 found that the Xiaomi Redmi 4 was the worst-performing Android phone.

Xiaomi’s Redmi Y1 was also in the top ten list for device repairs, coming in at number eight. Samsung had more devices in the top ten though, such as the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S8 Plus, and Galaxy S7 Active. Other phone models in the top ten include the Nokia 6, Moto G5S Plus, and Lenovo K8 Note.

A chart showing failure rates for phones. Blancco

Samsung also topped the list of worst-performing phone brands in general (a 34 percent failure rate), although the report noted a sharp decrease compared to previous reports. Xiaomi was a distant second (13 percent), followed by Motorola (nine percent), and LG (seven percent).

Samsung and Xiaomi are two of the most popular phone brands around, so you’d expect their models to appear in the top ten. However, one rather interesting takeaway is that Huawei only came in at number eight for worst-performing brands. None of the company’s devices made the list of worst phone models, either.

Device repairs by platform

The iPhone 6s.

Moving to iOS device repairs, the report found the iPhone 6 to be the worst-performing phone model, followed by the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus respectively.

As for the reasons behind failure rates overall, the report found performance to be the number one issue on Android, followed by the camera and microphone. Meanwhile, iOS users reported Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity as their main problem, according to the report.

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Performance didn’t make the top five for iOS users but there could be a number of reasons for this. The vast majority of Android phones are budget devices, lacking the sheer grunt to deliver excellent performance.

Meanwhile, Apple only sells flagship phones with high-end internals. Unlike Android brands, Apple is also in firm control of the operating system, allowing the Cupertino company to optimize both the hardware and software departments.

Have you had any issues with a particular phone manufacturer? Let us know in the comments section below!

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Apple is handing Samsung and Xiaomi the win in India because it doesn’t get the market https://www.androidauthority.com/apple-india-sales-staff-886128/ https://www.androidauthority.com/apple-india-sales-staff-886128/#respond Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:23:46 +0000 https://www.androidauthority.com/?p=886128

  • Apple has apparently lost three core members of staff in India as it struggles to understand the market demands.
  • Citing people familiar with the matter, Bloomberg said Apple has “had difficulties understanding the country.”
  • Meanwhile, Apple rivals Samsung and Xiaomi continue to thrive in India with the sale of lower-tier hardware.


Apple is said to have lost three key members of staff in India in the past weeks as it grapples with the Indian market. According to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter, Apple lost its “head of telecom carrier sales,” “head of commercial channels and mid-market business,” and its “its national sales and distribution chief,” for the region.

The report also suggests Apple sold fewer than a million iPhones in India in the first half of 2018, while other estimates suggest it shipped 16 million iPhones in the U.S. in Q1 2018 alone. India reportedly overtook the U.S. in 2017 to become the world’s second-largest smartphone market in 2017, so Apple’s poor performance in the region is significant.

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Bloomberg’s sources indicated Apple has had problems making business relationships with local carriers, and that it had “had difficulties understanding the country, leaving the sales team direction-less.” Apple is now said to be in the process of restructuring its India sales team to improve its prospects.

Apple’s biggest smartphone rivals, both globally and in India, are Xiaomi and Samsung — manufacturers which have prospered in India thanks to sales of lower-tier hardware. Apple relies on sales of its previous generation flagships in India, but high import taxes are believed to be harming its chances of success; Apple recently started iPhone 6S production in a new India factory, which may help reduce those expenses in the near future.

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Deal: Unlocked LG G7 ThinQ gets price slashed to $629.99 at B&H ($120-off) https://www.androidauthority.com/unlocked-lg-g7-thinq-bh-discount-886108/ https://www.androidauthority.com/unlocked-lg-g7-thinq-bh-discount-886108/#respond Mon, 16 Jul 2018 08:13:35 +0000 https://www.androidauthority.com/?p=886108 LG G7 ThinQ B&H webpage screenshot. B&H

B&H has reduced the price of the unlocked LG G7 ThinQ by $120 (as spotted by PhoneArena), bringing the phone down to $629.99. It comes with a free Avoda LG G7 Tempered Glass Protector worth $19.99 and a one-year warranty that can be extended to two-years if you register the phone with LG.

While the carrier version of the phone was released in the U.S. on June 1, the unlocked version was only released in early July. The discount on the unlocked model is similar to discounts given to carrier versions soon after the release of the phone.

Some of the highlights of the LG G7 ThinQ include its 6.1-inch LCD display, capable of up to 1,000 nits of brightness, and its impressive rear dual cameras. 

Editor's Pick

The device’s specifications include 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, a Snapdragon 845 processor, IP68 rating for dust and water resistance, and a 3,000mAh battery. The phone ships with Android 8.0 and has a notch which can be turned off within the software.

The unlocked phone, available at the discounted price in the platinum color variant, is compatible with all of the major U.S. carriers. B&H also offers free expedited shipping that will arrive between one and three days after your order, depending on your location.

If you want to check out the deal for yourself, then click the button below. Be aware that B&H hasn’t mentioned how long the discount will last, however.

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Facebook hires Google silicon bigwig, but why? https://www.androidauthority.com/facebook-google-silicon-chips-884865/ https://www.androidauthority.com/facebook-google-silicon-chips-884865/#respond Mon, 16 Jul 2018 07:13:13 +0000 https://www.androidauthority.com/?p=884865 The Google Pixel 2.

  • Facebook has hired a key Google engineer for its fledgling silicon design efforts.
  • The new employee founded Google’s consumer silicon team, according to his LinkedIn account.
  • The new hire will reportedly be working under Facebook’s head of virtual and augmented reality.


Facebook has hired a high-ranking silicon engineer from Google, as the social network ramps up its quest to build its own chips. According to Bloomberg, Facebook hired Shahriar Rabii as vice-president and its head of silicon.

Rabii’s LinkedIn account shows that he founded Google’s consumer silicon team (dubbed gChips) and helped lead the team behind the Pixel Visual Core used in the Pixel 2 smartphones. The account also reflects his change of company and new titles.

Rabii will be working under Facebook’s head of virtual and augmented reality, the publication’s sources said. This suggests the former Google engineer will be working on silicon for VR/AR headsets, rather than smartphone chips.

Facebook’s growing silicon team

Facebook has stepped up its VR/AR efforts in the past few years, starting with its Oculus purchase in 2014. More recently, the company has used AR technology on Instagram, Messenger, the Camera Effects platform, and even in advertising.

Editor's Pick

This isn’t the first time Facebook’s silicon ambitions have surfaced, either. Earlier this year, job listings emerged from the social network, revealing it was building a chip-making team. This fledgling team is purportedly developing AI chips.

Facebook is working on a few consumer products that could potentially use AI chips too, such as a smart display. These devices were apparently set for a reveal at the network’s F8 conference in May, but we’re now expecting an October unveiling. It’s believed that the company delayed the reveal in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

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How to validate your brilliant idea and launch your business with Growth Hacking https://www.androidauthority.com/growth-hacking-885885/ https://www.androidauthority.com/growth-hacking-885885/#respond Mon, 16 Jul 2018 02:41:46 +0000 https://www.androidauthority.com/?p=885885 growth hackingThis growth hacking course is for any entrepreneur, marketer, or engineer who wants to learn how to grow a product. A Growth Hacker is a rare combination: someone with the right marketing and technical skills who is able to come up with clever marketing hacks while tracking their results. Here, you’ll learn the best growth hacking techniques and practices of today’s most popular companies, including Facebook, Dropbox, and Zynga.

Learn the marketing techniques used by the most popular companies.

The Growth Hacking Bundle is a set of three learning kits designed to give you that exact skillset. Each of the training courses is on a particular aspect of the marketing experience, which together mold you into a successful Growth Hacker.

You will immediately learn what makes a good product, and how to analyze the scope, demands, & knowledge conditions of your industry.

One Month Programming for Non Programmers is a straight forward crash course in web development and programming. Little is more important for a new product than a strong web presence!

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One Month Growth Hacking is where the really game-changing methods lie. From funneling to copywriting, you’ll learn the best marketing techniques to dominate the market with your idea.

Bought separately these courses would run you around $130, but this week Tech Deals have bundled them up and knocked off 76%. For the next few days, you can get lifetime access to all three for only $29.99.

Time to make your idea a reality and become a growth hacker. The link below takes you to the deal.

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Become an in-demand Hadoop engineer today https://www.androidauthority.com/hadoop-bundle-885509/ https://www.androidauthority.com/hadoop-bundle-885509/#respond Sun, 15 Jul 2018 20:45:04 +0000 https://www.androidauthority.com/?p=885509 Hadoop

There’s data, then there’s Very Big Data.

For the latter, conventional analysis methods just won’t cut it. The corporations need specialist engineers with specialist training. For these services, they pay specialist salaries.

These skills can be learnt, but training in such expertise is obviously expensive in person. Fortunately online courses can be sold thousands of times, and therefore be brought to students at a much reduced rate.

Data Scientists in the U.S. command a median base salary of $110,000. (Source: Glassdoor.com)

The Very Big Data & Apache Hadoop Training Bundle is the perfect example.

This five-star series of 10 masterclasses is a step-by-step guide to harnessing the huge processing power of the Hadoop software framework. Even as a complete beginner in Big Data, you’ll be introduced to the concepts of Hadoop, Apache, Hive, MapReduce and many more powerful data handling tools.

You’ll then progress to master them by applying them to real-world data analytics problems.

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Here’s the full Hadoop lineup:


In one of the biggest discounts we’ve found this year, the combined $3,000 value of all these learning kits has been temporarily slashed by 99%. Right now you can get the entire bundle for just $29.

With around 30 hours of Hadoop training on your resume, you’ll be sure to raise quite a few HR eyebrows.

What are you waiting for? This offer expires soon so don’t miss out, join over 700 people who have already enrolled. Hit the button below to find the deal.

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5 best delivery apps for Android! https://www.androidauthority.com/best-delivery-apps-android-886038/ https://www.androidauthority.com/best-delivery-apps-android-886038/#respond Sun, 15 Jul 2018 16:30:38 +0000 https://www.androidauthority.com/?p=886038 This is the featured image for the best delivery apps for android
Delivery apps are nothing new. We’ve had them for years. However, the majority of delivery apps deal with food. There are some excellent apps for food delivery and we link our list of the best ones just below this paragraph. However, we also wanted to do a list with apps that just delivered stuff other than restaurant food. A lot of these apps have their ups and downs. Don’t expect a flawless experience just yet. Many of these services are still building out their infrastructure. So, here are the best delivery apps for Android!


Dolly

Price: Free app / Varies
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Dolly is a delivery service for your stuff. It's actually a moving service. Most people use Dolly when moving to a new residence. However, the service boasts muscle and space for things like large Craigslist purchases, retail store pickups, donation drop-offs, and even junk removal. It's not available everywhere. In fact, there are only about a half a dozen cities in the US right now. Still, it's a decent little service that seems to work well.
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Instacart

Price: Free app / Varies
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Okay, so Instacart technically delivers food. However, this one focuses more on groceries than restaurant meals. It also deals in other necessities like diapers, flowers, and more. It supports over 150 stores that include both grocery stores like Whole Foods and stores like Target. You can have basically anything from those stores delivered. Some other features include exclusive coupons, a chat function, and group shopping. It's not available everywhere, but it seems to do pretty well in places where it is available.
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Instacart

Postmates

Price: Free app / Varies
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Postmates delivers just about anything you want. In fact, their FAQ states that they deliver everything except controlled substances, animals, and gift cards. That's what we like to see! Postmates is available in a variety of places and the service boasts some decent features. There isn't anything wrong with the app. However, the service does have the occasional customer service and infrastructure problem. However, these are fairly common growing pains problems for these types of companies. Uber and Lyft didn't get great overnight either.
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Postmates

Saucey

Price: Free / Varies
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Saucey is a different kind of delivery app. They deliver booze and that's all they deliver. You can order beer, wine, or stronger stuff if you want. It's a fairly straightforward process. They do mark up prices quite a bit, but try to make up for it by not charging a delivery fee. Sometimes you still get a service charge though. What we're saying is that the pricing structure of this service is still a little rough around the edges and you should take it into consideration.
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Traditional delivery services

Price: Free apps / Varies
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Traditional delivery apps still exist, of course. We're talking about UPS, USPS, FedEx, and similar services. They do the same old stuff they've always done. You walk in with a package, and they take it where it needs to go. Most of these services have home pickup services as well. Thus, you can get them to come to your door. It's not quite the same as something like Postmates or Instacart. However, they do delivery basically anything as long as it's packaged correctly and you pay the fees. That counts!
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Traditional delivery services

Individual store delivery apps

Price: Free
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Many stores have their own delivery services now. Publix has one that works through Instacart. Other local grocery chains like Kroger are experimenting with delivery as well. Many retail chains like Best Buy and Value City have same day delivery or delivery services to transport their wares around town if needed. It's a little bit inconsistent and these services aren't available everywhere. Still, you can ask stores in your area if they support delivery. It's not the guaranteed no that it used to be.
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Individual store delivery apps

Bonus: city-specific delivery services

Price: Free / Varies (usually)
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Many delivery services don't work in most cities. However, some companies don't even try. They set up shop in a specific city and operate specifically to that city. The one we linked services Chicago specifically. We recommend searching Google Play with your city name to see what pops up. These apps are more difficult to find and test. However, it might work out for the best if nothing else is available in your area.
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Bonus: city-specific delivery services

If we missed any great delivery apps, tell us about them in the comments below! You can also click here to check out our latest Android app and game lists!

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How did we miss the best place for a fingerprint scanner? https://www.androidauthority.com/how-did-we-miss-the-best-place-for-a-fingerprint-scanner-884874/ https://www.androidauthority.com/how-did-we-miss-the-best-place-for-a-fingerprint-scanner-884874/#respond Sun, 15 Jul 2018 16:00:41 +0000 https://www.androidauthority.com/?p=884874 Sony's Xperia Z5 with the side-fingerprint scanner

Last week’s poll gave us lots of interesting numbers where on a phone you like having the fingerprint scanner.

What surprised us the most was how passionate the fans of having a fingerprint scanner on the side of a smartphone were. The side scanner polled poorly, winning just 7 or 8 percent of the total vote, but the comments sections across the platforms were full of enthusiasm for it. A lot of you upvoted those comments, especially on the YouTube poll.

To be fair, the points made were really quite valid. So much so that it made us wonder, is the side actually the best and most natural place for a fingerprint scanner?

Why didn’t the sensor on the side of a smartphone get more traction with Android smartphones?

Pro: It doesn’t affect the bezel or design of a device, and it’s fast

The Samsung S8 was criticized for having a poor fingerprint sensor placement

The Samsung S8 was criticized for having a poor fingerprint sensor placement

The fingerprint sensor on the side is right there. It’s not on the front or back, and otherwise occupies unused space. All these efforts to shave the bezel down on smartphones, like under-display fingerprints scanners, or placing the scanner on the back, are compromises. Having a phone display occupy more of the front makes for a great looking device, and the side offers a perfectly accessible spot without needing a whole new look to work.

It’s also just as fast as a front or rear fingerprint scanner since it’s not under-display, which needs a little more time to unlock.

Pro: It’s where your fingers are anyway

Razer Phone

It’s a natural placement. Having the sensor on the side means instant access, because that’s where your fingers naturally hold the phone. When combined with the power button it means no reaching required. When your phone is lying flat, adding multiple fingerprints will ensure you can always unlock it no matter if you reach it with your forefingers or thumb.

Pro: Never obscured

LG G7 hands on

Maybe you place your phone on its front when you don’t want to see the screen flash up from notifications. Maybe you place it face up to make sure you don’t miss anything during the day.

Depending on where the fingerprint sensor is on your device, it will be obscured some of the time. That means you have to first pick it up to hit the sensor with your thumb or forefinger to unlock (or point it at your face if you’re using face detection). It’s a bit of hassle.

Having the sensor on the side means it’s never obscured, no matter which way you put your phone down. You can reach out and unlock it with a finger, without having to pick it up.

Con: Sony’s unmitigated disaster means you might’ve never tried one

The Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact.

Sony was the main player in the side scanner business. A lot of things went wrong with its Xperia line, but the side scanner wasn’t one of them. Despite this, its latest devices had fingerprint scanners on the back. That leaves the Razer Phone (courtesy of its Nextbit acquisition) and the upcoming Red Hydrogen One with side scanners.

Sony was the main flag-waver for side fingerprint sensors, which might’ve worked out, if the company hadn’t bafflingly decided to disable them in the U.S.

It’s never been explicitly revealed why Sony did this, which suggests the company can’t tell us. Sony’s answers became a little more specific last year, when it explained the probelm as either a patent or compliance issue. Given the limitation was U.S. only, it looks more like an odd contractual issue.

Sony's issues means that the U.S. market has had limited exposure to the side fingerprint scanner

Regardless, it meant the enormous U.S. market didn’t get to try an Xperia with a side fingerprint sensor. It’s no wonder polls we run see most people choose front or back, given how unlikely it is they even tried one to know.

There are one or two relevant practical questions regarding the use of side fingerprint sensors as well.

Con: Fingerprint security

The Galaxy S5 showing a fingerprint scan failure

The nature of the side bezel is to be thin, which makes fingerprint scanners on the side relatively narrow. That means a smaller slice of the finger is checked than with the larger fingerprint sensors we see on the front and back of phones. The design could have a potentially higher false positive rate than most manufacturers consider acceptable.

Researchers from New York University and Michigan State University last year confirmed those fears, exploiting the partial match to develop a “master fingerprint” that could unlock up to 65 percent of phones (in certain conditions). According to the researchers, the small size of the fingerprint scanners allowed significant leeway in detection, especially when multiple prints are used. This worked on both optical and capacitive fingerprint scanners

Read Next: How fingerprint scanners work: optical, capacitive, and ultrasonic variants explained

Con: Smartphone cases

Pixel 2 cases - MNML

Red has a bezel around the FP sensor

The second point is less technical but still a hitch: smartphone cases. People with Xperia smartphones found that putting a case on an Xperia sometimes made it hard for the scanner to get a read of their finger.

The opening around the scanner was often too narrow to read the finger very well, requiring a hard press to use. More carefully designed (and expensive) smartphone cases handled this more elegantly through bigger gaps around the scanner, but it was a complaint we heard from Xperia users that didn’t come from any other smartphone user with a case.

Did you ever try a phone with a fingerprint scanner on the side? Do you wish your next device would have one or have you accepted that under-the-display scanners and face recognition will win out? Have you heard the Samsung Galaxy S10 might have a model with a side-scanner? Sound off in the comments!

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This week in Android: Samsung Galaxy X renders, Huawei Mate RS review, and more https://www.androidauthority.com/top-android-news-july-15-2018-885414/ https://www.androidauthority.com/top-android-news-july-15-2018-885414/#respond Sun, 15 Jul 2018 15:03:37 +0000 https://www.androidauthority.com/?p=885414 Samsung folding phone design concept.

Another busy week in the Android world is in the books. This week, we showed you some renders on how Samsung’s rumored Galaxy X folding phone could work. We also reviewed the dual-screened TicWatch Pro and Porsche Design Mate RS.

A couple things about this upcoming week — Amazon Prime Day officially kicks off tomorrow, July 16. There are quite a few tech deals you’ll want to check out, so we’ll be sure to let you know about them as soon as they’re live. Oh, and we’re giving away a OnePlus 6 this week, which you can find linked below.

Android stories we handpicked for you

Amazon Prime Day 2018: The best deals in one place

Amazon Prime Day 2018 is kicking off this Monday, July 16. We’ve rounded up all the best Amazon Prime Day deals you can find during the event!


This is how the Galaxy X’s folding design could work 

We’ve heard lots of rumors about Samsung’s upcoming folding phone, but how will it work in practice? We’ve made some animations to help show you.


Mobvoi TicWatch Pro review: One of the best

The TicWatch Pro solves a lot of problems that have plagued Wear OS watches since their inception. This is our full TicWatch Pro review.


Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS review: Is it worth that premium? 

The Mate RS is significantly more expensive than the P20 Pro, but it brings plenty more to the table as well. Find out what in our Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS review.


Team AA: The best Android apps you’ve (probably) never heard of 

Check out our list of undiscovered Android apps recommended by Team AA editors!


Samsung Galaxy S10: Six kick-ass features we want to see 

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Listen up, Samsung. Here are the features the Galaxy S10 series needs to outsell its predecessor.


Google made its best acquisition 13 years ago. Can you guess what it is? 

This is the story of how Google bought an unknown mobile platform 13 years ago, and how it changed everything.


Do fitness trackers really work? Probably, but it’s more complicated than you think 

Fitness trackers are used by many people to track calories, improve fitness, and lose weight. But do they actually work?


These are the best smartphone commercials of all time

TV ads are made to get people to buy a product, but they can also be great videos on their own. Here are the best smartphone commercials of all time.


Hey Google, why don’t you have a reminders app?

Google has given us a decent set of tools to create reminders, but we’re still missing a true, robust Google Reminders app. Why?


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Skipping Amazon Prime Day? Here are some great, non-Amazon deals https://www.androidauthority.com/ebay-best-buy-walmart-deals-amazon-prime-day-2018-885398/ https://www.androidauthority.com/ebay-best-buy-walmart-deals-amazon-prime-day-2018-885398/#respond Sun, 15 Jul 2018 14:46:18 +0000 https://www.androidauthority.com/?p=885398

Everyone is getting amped-up for Amazon Prime Day, which goes for 36 hours this year starting on July 16. As with previous Prime Days, we can expect drastic discounts on all sorts of items, including smartphones, tablets, laptops, cameras, wearables, and more.

However, you might not be excited for Prime Day at all. Maybe you don’t have an Amazon Prime membership, or maybe you are boycotting due to the issues surrounding worker’s rights at the company. Whatever the reason, you shouldn’t be denied awesome deals on tech just because you’re not buying from Amazon.

That’s why we made this handy list for you: the best non-Amazon deals we could find for those of you skipping Amazon Prime Day. We’ll keep it updated throughout the week, so come back often to see what’s been added.

LAST UPDATE: July 15, 2018, at 10:45 A.M. EST

Smartphones

  • Google Pixel 2 XL — Save $100 on the factory-unlocked Pixel 2 XL from the Google Store. The 64GB model is now $749 and the 128GB model is now $849.
  • Huawei P20 Pro — Save $180 on the factory-unlocked Huawei P20 Pro from eBay. The 128GB model sells for $999, now only $720.
  • Samsung Galaxy S9 — Save $140 on a factory-unlocked Samsung Galaxy S9 (international version). The 64GB model sells for $720, now only $580. Won’t work on CDMA carriers.
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8 — Save $425 on an open-box Galaxy Note 8. Will not work on Sprint. Usually sells for $950, get it from eBay for only $525.
  • Alcatel 3V — This unlocked smartphone is already a steal at its usual $150 price tag. But you can get it unlocked at Walmart now for $120, an awesome $30 off.

Tablets

  • iPad Air 2 — If you’re willing to go refurbished, eBay has the iPad Air 2 (16GB, Wi-Fi) for only $180, a full $320 off the list price of $500.
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 — Save $100 on the latest Samsung tablet (32GB, Wi-Fi) at Best Buy. Regularly $550, now only $450.
  • Lenovo Tab 10 — Older tablet, but has a big display. At this price, it’s perfect for a beater or kids tablet: $124, brand new.
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A — This 8-inch tablet is open box, so virtually brand new. Lists for $230, but get it now for only $100 at eBay.

Wearables

Computers

  • Microsoft Surface Pro + Type Cover — Usually you would pay $1,159 for the bundle, but now pay only $799 for the Core i5 / 128GB / 8GB RAM model with keyboard.
  • Microsoft Surface Go — Get a free $50 gift card when you pre-order any Microsoft Surface Go computer at Best Buy.
  • Dell XPS 15.6-inch Gaming Laptop — Save $500 on a gaming laptop from Adorama, via eBay. 4K, Core i5, 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM. Was $1,400, now $900.
  • Dell 24-inch IPS LED Monitor — Save $130 on this monitor with Infinity Edge design at Best Buy. Was $230, on sale for only $100. Buy two
  • Intel Core I7 I7-8086k — Upgrade your desktop with this state-of-the-art processor. Usually $430, no only $380 at eBay, brand new.

Cameras

  • Canon EOS Rebel T6 — Save $300 on a Canon DSLR camera bundle, including body, lens, and bag at Best Buy. Regularly $750, now only $450.

Entertainment

  • Google Chromecast Ultra — Save $15 on a Google Chromecast Ultra from the Google Store. Originally $69, now only $54.
  • Google Daydream View — Save $50 on a Google Daydream View from the Google Store. Originally $99, now only $49.
  • Harmony Ultimate w/ Hub — Save $60 on this powerful universal remote system from Best Buy. Originally $180, now $120.
  • Samsung 55-inch 4K TV — Save $100 on a new 4K television from Best Buy. Originally $600, now only $500
  • Samsung 65-inch curved 4K TV — Save a whopping $1,500 on this huge TV at Walmart. Originally $2,300, now only $800 (price shows in cart).
  • Xbox One S — Save $60 on the already low-priced Xbox One S at eBay. Was $250, now $190 (price shows up in cart).
  • New Nintendo 3DS XL — Save over $100 with this console and game bundle via eBay: 3DS console along with two games for only $189. Console itself is usually $199.
  • PlayStation 4 Slim w/ Extra Controller — This is the 1TB model, which usually retails for $300. This gets you an extra controller for $20, a slight savings.
  • Jabra Elite Sport Wireless Earbuds — Save $140 on these refurbished headphones from eBay. Usually $220, get them now for only $80.

Smart home

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