Top Best 50 cheap phones in November 2021

10363Reviews Scanned
1ST PLACE
Total Wireless
Total Wireless - TCL A3 A509DL 32GB Prepaid
Description

The TCL A3 in Prime Black from Total Wireless features a spacious 5.5” 18:9 HD+ display in a compact body, packing a lot of punch in a small frame. Take stunning photos with the 8MP rear camera with Pro mode or start a video chat with the 5MP selfie camera. Facial recognition conveniently unlocks your phone so you can stay on top of social media updates, calls, and emails. The large battery, fast processor, and ample expandable memory help you keep up with your daily multi-tasking needs.Total Wireless plans and SIM cards.Learn about Total Wireless

5 Features
  • Adaptive HD+ Display: Get the sharpest picture everywhere you go with the 5.5" HD+ Display that automatically adjusts brightness to fit your surroundings.
  • Professional-Quality Camera: Capture crystal-clear photos and ultra-vibrant videos with the 8MP rear-facing camera and the 5MP front-facing selfie camera with Portrait Mode.
  • Powerful Perfomance: Multi-task like never before with the fast and efficient MediaTek 2.0 Ghz Octa-core processor.
  • Longlasting Battery Life: Get more than 14 hours of mixed use out of a single charge with the 3000 mAh battery featuring Smart Manager optimization.
  • Assistance at Your Fingertips: With a dedicated Google Assistant button, you can send emails, open apps, get directions and more--all with the power of your voice.
  • The Most Useful Review
  • Review by mutoscopio, 10 out of 10
    Excellent cell-phone purchase

    The phone has worked perfectly since the date of purchase, with excellent reception in phone calls and very good internet connection. Highly recommended

    Nov 05, 2021 18:30
  • 10score
    View Product
    BEST SELLER
    Total Wireless - TCL A3 32GB Prepaid
    Description

    The TCL A3 in Prime Black from Total Wireless features a spacious 5.5” 18:9 HD+ display in a compact body, packing a lot of punch in a small frame. Take stunning photos with the 8MP rear camera with Pro mode or start a video chat with the 5MP selfie camera. Facial recognition conveniently unlocks your phone so you can stay on top of social media updates, calls, and emails. The large battery, fast processor, and ample expandable memory help you keep up with your daily multi-tasking needs.Total Wireless plans and SIM cards.Learn about Total Wireless

    5 Features
  • Adaptive HD+ Display: Get the sharpest picture everywhere you go with the 5.5" HD+ Display that automatically adjusts brightness to fit your surroundings.
  • Professional-Quality Camera: Capture crystal-clear photos and ultra-vibrant videos with the 8MP rear-facing camera and the 5MP front-facing selfie camera with Portrait Mode.
  • Powerful Perfomance: Multi-task like never before with the fast and efficient MediaTek 2.0 Ghz Octa-core processor.
  • Longlasting Battery Life: Get more than 14 hours of mixed use out of a single charge with the 3000 mAh battery featuring Smart Manager optimization.
  • Assistance at Your Fingertips: With a dedicated Google Assistant button, you can send emails, open apps, get directions and more--all with the power of your voice.
  • 3 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by mutoscopio, 10 out of 10
    Excellent cell-phone purchase

    The phone has worked perfectly since the date of purchase, with excellent reception in phone calls and very good internet connection. Highly recommended

    Nov 05, 2021 18:30
  • Review by Miller, 10 out of 10
    Great device

    Phone is perfect for my 11 year old and would be great for anyone, really.

    Nov 19, 2021 16:45
  • Review by Timely, 10 out of 10
    Made it easier to replace house phone

    Great choice. I got more than enough features on the phone

    Nov 12, 2021 17:10
  • 3
    Motorola
    Motorola - Moto G Pure 32GB Memory (Unlocked) - Deep Indigo
    Description

    Meet Moto G Pure and get more of what you love. An ultra-wide view of your favorite movies, games, and video chats on a 6.5" Max Vision HD+ display. Plus, a two-day battery to keep the fun going all weekend long. And there’s more. Dual camera system with Night Vision. Super-responsive processor (3GB RAM). Water-repellent design. With Moto G Pure, more comes standard.

    9 Features
  • MediaTek Helio G25 processor: Super-responsive performance. Feel your phone respond instantly to every touch, tap, and swipe using an octa-core processor with HyperEngine.
  • Universal Unlocked: Compatible with all major U.S. carriers, including Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile. Also compatible with prepaid carriers including Cricket Wireless, MetroPCS, Google Fi, Simple Mobile, Total Wireless, Tracfone, Net10, Mint, Boost, and H2O.
  • 13MP Dual Camera System: Dual camera system with Night Vision. Capture beautiful portraits with a blur effect and take incredibly vivid photos in the dark.
  • 6.5" Max Vision HD+ display: Bring your favorite games, movies, and video chats to life on a stunning ultra-wide screen.
  • Two-day battery: Keep the fun going all weekend long with a 4000 mAh battery.
  • Water-repellent design: Keep your phone safe from accidental spills and splashes.
  • Fingerprint reader: Securely unlock your phone with just the touch of your finger.
  • My UX: Control your phone with simple gestures, customize your entertainment settings, and create a look that’s one in a million.
  • Android™ 11: Adapts to you and the way you use your phone, learning your preferences as you go. Your experience gets better over time, and it keeps things running smoother and longer.
  • The Most Useful Review
  • Review by Camman, 10 out of 10
    Love it

    Great starter phone, not as quick as galaxy series.

    Nov 23, 2021 23:11
  • Apple - iPhone 13 Pro 5G 128GB - Sierra Blue (T-Mobile)
    Description

    iPhone 13 Pro. The biggest Pro camera system upgrade ever. Super Retina XDR display with ProMotion for a faster, more responsive feel. Lightning-fast A15 Bionic chip. Superfast 5G.¹ Durable design and a huge leap in battery life.

    8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by SirBrisingr, 10 out of 10
    Sierra blue what a colour!

    Upgraded from my iPhone 8, so obviously it was a big change. The camera is definitely pretty good and the display is just amazing. Battery life is good enough according to Apple standards but not as good as the other brands. Would definitely recommend if you’re upgrading from an iPhone 11 or older.

    Nov 03, 2021 20:11
  • Review by Brooklyn, 10 out of 10
    Amazing pics

    Loving it so far, the camera is amazing and with all the tips on how to take that perfect pic we are taking some incredible shots + videos

    Oct 23, 2021 00:27
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Awesome Camera

    i love this cinematic view video feature. I love apple products

    Nov 05, 2021 15:51
  • Review by GreenSurprise01, 10 out of 10
    Reliable and Sturdy

    The phone's 120hz is a game-changer, since it's dynamic it does a very good job at extending the battery life as well. The camera is pretty nice but I believe compared to an iPhone 12 Pro it wouldn't make much of a difference. I kinda like its heaviness as well, it feels strong with those nice edges when in hand.

    Oct 08, 2021 21:57
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    iPhone 13 Pro Sierra blue

    Amazing device, excellent battery life, Great cameras and the best beautiful Sierra blue color

    Oct 08, 2021 17:56
  • Review by Zer0, 10 out of 10
    Nice upgrade with great display, camera & battery

    I will begin by saying I am one of those people that upgrade annually. If you have an older iPhone like the 7, 8, X, XS then the 13 pro is definitely a significant upgrade. Better cameras, improved battery life and promotion display will be noticeable. If you come from an 11 or 12 series, especially the 12 pro then it's a bit more of an incremental update but I'd say it's still notable. More so coming from an 11 series phone. The promotion display and battery will be noticeable to anyone. The camera if you take a lot of pics will be noticeable but not orders of magnitude better. My 12 pro actually had pretty bad battery life. When I traded it in battery health was down to 88% capacity from a year so the battery life on the 13 pro has been very welcome. One thing I haven't seen mentioned but the speakers sound a bit better to me on the 13 pro. Volume is a bit louder and less distortion on the higher frequencies. Could be placebo from having a new phone but just what it seems to me.

    Oct 15, 2021 19:08
  • Review by Ananke, 10 out of 10
    iPhone 13 is an excellent phone

    Upgraded three phones to iPhone 13pro from 12Pro. Cameras are better, with distinguishly more powerful 3x telephoto vs. last year's 2x. It seems at night or low light the cameras perform better and faster. Video at night feels like shooting at day light. The phone is excellent. Perfect hardware for travel and trips, getting photos, communicate with others etc.

    The phone is heavier than 12Pro. Old cases didn't fit and had to buy new ones which are hard to find and an additional $40ish expense. Cheaper cases are just not good, Tried several basic ones. If the phone is dropped on the front edge, because it is so heavy, the impact will go through the case lid and affect the screen - I've got non-brand "liquid" silicone case from Amazon for this one for ~$20, otherwise would recommend Speck Presidio line, Otterbox. In my opinion, if you want some meaningful protection, do not buy thin, skinny etc. basic cases, especially look at the front lids to be wide/thick enough. If you like the phone to be lighter, get the regular iPhone 13 - hardware and cameras are also excellent, just omits the zoom camera.

    Phone is water proof, wireless charging, Apple's OS and software works smooth and well, and software support is generously long.

    Battery last quite a bid, probably with non-stop usage will last a full day. Mine never gets even less than 80% through the day of normal use. Includes calls, video call apps, media. It stays relatively cool, haven't tried in tropic heat yet - the iPhone12Pro had done black screen in heat around 100F several times on me during heavy video use.

    Reception is good, haven't had any problems inside or outside of buildings.

    Residual value is quite high, one can expect very easy trade in on the next iteration, which makes the competition a financial non-sense. Competitive Android phones are priced similarly or higher.

    Nov 05, 2021 16:25
  • Review by Eric326, 10 out of 10
    11 Pro to 13 Pro upgrade

    Overall happy with my upgrade from an iPhone 11 Pro, to the iPhone 13 Pro. Not massive changes in regards to the update, but the battery life, camera performance/features, ProMotion and larger screen size (compared to the iPhone 11 Pro) have all made it an enjoyable/worthwhile upgrade.

    While I probably would've waited another iPhone generation to upgrade had I needed to pay retail/full price, the carrier promotions significantly reduced the upgrade price with trade-in, which made this an easy choice for upgrade. Overall, I would recommend upgrading to this iPhone if you have an available promotion, or if you are more than 2 generations behind and want to enjoy some of the newer iPhone advancements.

    Oct 08, 2021 13:53
  • 9.8score
    Apple - iPhone 13 Pro Max 5G 256GB - Sierra Blue (Sprint)
    Description

    iPhone 13 Pro Max. The biggest Pro camera system upgrade ever. Super Retina XDR display with ProMotion for a faster, more responsive feel. Lightning-fast A15 Bionic chip. Superfast 5G.¹ Durable design and the best battery life ever in an iPhone.²

    8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by JimGemGym, 10 out of 10
    Yummy

    Love it so far ISO 15 makes it better, macro pics are very nice…no complaints yet

    Oct 13, 2021 07:36
  • Review by ElRichardeo, 10 out of 10
    LOVE IT! BUY IT!

    EXCELLENT The iPhone has never failed me compared to other phones out, and trust me, I've tried many. With the stability of the OS and the ecosystem that Apple has created, I AM SUPRISED NO ONE is able to catch up or compete. Happy with my 13, especially with the 120hz screen!

    Nov 07, 2021 15:39
  • Review by Photoluis, 10 out of 10
    Love my iPhone 13 Max Pro

    This new iPhone 13 Pro Max is excelente. Is faster than the 11 that I had before. The cameras are fantastic and is the perfect size. I got it shipped to my home very fast and all work out great.

    Oct 30, 2021 07:49
  • Review by JustinT, 10 out of 10
    Best iPhone yet!

    Amazing phone! I’m very impressed with the camera on this phone and the battery life is the best I’ve ever had on any smartphone. Display is beautiful with smaller notch at the top and as always Apple build quality is top notch.

    Oct 07, 2021 19:20
  • Review by BLuE, 10 out of 10
    Worth every penny

    Best decision I took this year … camera is really great, battery life is crazy, the new 120Hz ProMotion feature looks awesome … I am very happy with my purchase.

    Oct 20, 2021 14:51
  • Review by Dreamboii, 8 out of 10
    Great

    They say you won’t noticed much of a difference with the iPhone 12 Pro Max but I’m here to say from the moment you use this phone everyday as a personal phone you will notice a lot of different by the feel and how good and fast it respond and with the battery lasting longer you can’t go wrong upgrading from the 12 pro max if you like taking pics and video you need this iPhone

    Oct 08, 2021 22:27
  • Review by tomuchtime00, 10 out of 10
    It’s great the battery life is awesome the camera

    It’s great the battery life is awesome the camera is amazing the size is not too big

    Nov 09, 2021 00:11
  • Review by Lo127, 10 out of 10
    Birthday Gift

    Great phone but we had problems connecting to Print as usual. The process of upgrading is a hassle when you are not at the store.

    Oct 02, 2021 07:19
  • 9.8score
    Apple - iPhone 13 Pro Max 5G 256GB - Sierra Blue (AT&T)
    Description

    iPhone 13 Pro Max. The biggest Pro camera system upgrade ever. Super Retina XDR display with ProMotion for a faster, more responsive feel. Lightning-fast A15 Bionic chip. Superfast 5G.¹ Durable design and the best battery life ever in an iPhone.²

    8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Home, 10 out of 10
    Great time Great taste Great pictures..

    Great customer service and I loved the phone very easy and convenient to use. And lastly, very luxurious.

    Oct 15, 2021 17:52
  • Review by Djrainey15, 10 out of 10
    Perfect phone

    Hands down, the best iPhone ever made. Upgraded from a 12 pro max and I didn’t think this would be a major upgrade, but I upgrade every year so I did it anyway. As soon as you turn on the phone it feels worth the upgrade because of the promotion display. The entire experience feels so much smoother. The cameras are also incredible, especially when it comes to taking videos.

    Oct 20, 2021 01:25
  • Review by Splen, 10 out of 10
    A change over!!!

    I love this phone... hopefully I won't have any problems with it. I originally purchased the Z Fold 3, but once you put on the Spigen Armor cover...it's way too heavy for me. I haven't purchased an iPhone since the 4S, but I've always had the ipad. So, it was easy getting use to and works better for my work/job apps. My first love will always be my Note 20 Ultra!!!

    Oct 23, 2021 12:44
  • Review by Londonman, 10 out of 10
    iPhone 13 promax gold

    Avid iPhone user hesitant initially to try the iPhone 13 pro max as I’ve had extremely good luck with the iPhone 11 Pro Max. The 13 pro max is extremely fast, very smooth with no shutter and moving fast through pages of data. The gold finish is so much better than the iPhone 12. Very happy with product especially with the screen notch being reduced in size, battery life is exceptionally good

    Nov 06, 2021 00:29
  • Review by goodtobeme, 10 out of 10
    Perfect in every way

    Everything I read about the iPhone 13 pro max plus my use of the cameras and other features I concluded that this is a great product and perfect for my taking photographs. By the way battery life improved after I removed apps that took a lot of battery power. And I don't miss the two apps

    Oct 16, 2021 12:00
  • Review by Strix09, 8 out of 10
    iPhone are okay...

    pre order process was simple but was misguided by the local rep there. Was told it was ready to be used and doesn't need to be activate by an employee over at the mobile department. Not the case, Phone needs be activate by a staff there. Great phone overall but Samsung is better ;)

    Nov 06, 2021 08:29
  • Review by Cindiwithani, 8 out of 10
    13 not always an unlucky number

    Like the 13 pro max but heavy and not so easy to hold. I will be passing this on to my husband and get the 13 pro for myself. After using phone for a few days , battery is better but not all that great compared to last phone “X”. It could be related to software issue from what I was told. Will follow up. Overall, best thing about purchase was customer service at “The Hills” Tulsa, Alexandria was AMAZING HELP ….. Made sure everything was transferred perfectly.

    Oct 29, 2021 16:06
  • Review by Whippersnapper, 10 out of 10
    Note 20 ultra replacement

    Build quality is top notch. I purchased the graphite version and the color is great. The battery life will last you more than a 24hrs under heavy use.

    Nov 01, 2021 19:42
  • 9.6score
    Apple - iPhone 13 Pro 5G 128GB - Graphite (Verizon)
    Description

    iPhone 13 Pro. The biggest Pro camera system upgrade ever. Super Retina XDR display with ProMotion for a faster, more responsive feel. Lightning-fast A15 Bionic chip. Superfast 5G.¹ Durable design and a huge leap in battery life.

    8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by RonS, 10 out of 10
    A camera and GPS with a phone

    I got this to replace a 6s.

    I am very pleased.

    The battery is much better.

    I use it as a GPS when hiking. That’s terrific.

    It is now my main camera, I love the photos and especially the zoom. I’ll attach one below.

    Oct 29, 2021 16:35
  • Review by Loubee, 10 out of 10
    Camera is wow

    This camera is INSANE! The amazing thin about this phone too is that its an iPhone lol. Took a photo of the moon AND it took a night shot of the stars.

    Oct 29, 2021 23:42
  • Review by stbeson, 10 out of 10
    Excellent phone

    Amazing phone, I just bought one. Its been a while since I had an iphone the last one I had was an iphone 5. The speed of the phone is exceptional I love it.

    Sep 24, 2021 21:13
  • Review by Penryn, 8 out of 10
    You’re only reading to justify why you want one.

    You already know if you want this phone. I upgraded from a 2nd gen iPhone SE to take better family pictures. It’s worth it.

    I turned off 5G and I don’t care about the 120Hz ProMotion so I capped it at 60Hz. The screen is bright and crispy. The battery lasts over twice as long as my old SE, about two days of moderate use.

    The aperture is so large on the main camera that there’s usually subtle natural bokeh, which looks way better than portrait or cinematic mode. The selfie camera has nice HDR. Telephoto is a little grainy and oversharpened but I find myself using it more than I thought I would for dramatic cat videos. Wide is very wide. The bumps are huge haha.

    Even with a bunch of apps/photos, I pay for iCloud photo storage and still have 60+GB free on the 128GB model. It’s plenty for me.

    Cons: expensive, FaceID doesn’t work with a mask, it’s a tad too big/heavy to use one-handed as often.

    If you made it this far just get one (once deals or budget allow)!

    Oct 08, 2021 16:17
  • Review by chipdex, 8 out of 10
    Great hardware held back by iOS

    This is my first ever iPhone. Have been using it for about 3 weeks now and have long list of cons about the inefficiencies of iOS. That being said I like face unlock (when not wearing a mask), Airdrop, excellent battery life, nice blue color and good form factor (not too big albeit a tad heavy). If you are upgrading from a previous iPhone you'll probably love it. If you're an Android user it will depend on how you use your phone (which features you depend on) and how old your current Android phone is. If you are a sophisticated Android user coming from an Android flagship (my previous phone was a Samsung Galaxy Note 10) you may be frustrated by a lot of things, including something as basic as typing on the keyboard. If the current Android flagships (Pixel 6 Pro and Galaxy S21 ultra) came in a smaller form factor I probably would have given up on the iPhone already. I may yet do so, the jury is still out..

    Nov 07, 2021 12:36
  • Review by Stefan, 10 out of 10
    Purchase of new Iphone 13 pro and set up

    The staff at our Best Buy Store in Town Center, Jacksonville, FL were everything we come to expect when we purchased our (2) iPhone 13 Pro. It was a seamless transition between trading in our old iPhones and having our new ones up and running with our data properly transferred. Thank you for your professionalism and helpfulness.

    Nov 13, 2021 09:57
  • Review by Tigert, 10 out of 10
    Love this phoneality is fantastic!

    I upgraded from an iPhone X and I am amazed at the quality of the improvements. Where should I begin. battery life wow! I listen to a lot of music and the sound

    Quality is fantastic! The camera makes me feel like a pro and videos to boot! I purchase my phones outright and the agent was very efficient to handle the trade in of my old phone and get my new one set up and out the door! The fact that Best Buy has great service plus they have a price match guarantee is why I return to them for all of my electronics purchases! Thank you BB!

    Nov 06, 2021 07:40
  • Review by RJones, 10 out of 10
    Better than Expected

    I’ve always been an Android person and decided to try Apple this year. The experience has been quite seamless. There are a few quirks that annoys me like picking my own selection of tones instead of what’s given and not being able to set the length of snooze time but overall, I’m quite impressed. If you are into health and fitness, the watch brings an even better experience.

    Nov 20, 2021 07:23
  • 9.6score
    Apple - iPhone 13 5G 128GB - Pink (Verizon)
    Description

    iPhone 13. The most advanced dual-camera system ever on iPhone. Lightning-fast A15 Bionic chip. A big leap in battery life. Durable design. Superfast 5G.¹ And a brighter Super Retina XDR display.

    8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by RosyRod, 10 out of 10
    Love Love Love My IPhone 13!!!

    Apple never disappoints!!! Outstanding phone. Glad I upgraded.

    Nov 05, 2021 16:08
  • Review by Beachmemaw, 8 out of 10
    13 Iphone

    I was so excited to go from a 7 to a 13…. It was very easy to understand to use! I learn something new everyday!

    Oct 22, 2021 17:07
  • Review by PaPapads, 10 out of 10
    IPhone 13

    This replaced my IPhone 6 and is a great upgrade. It does everything I wanted and didn't need the pro version. All my apps are working again and the battery life is a huge improvement. It last me now 2 days. I am not always on my phone and even when I think I'm on it a lot it still lasts. I am very satisfied with the purchase.

    Nov 12, 2021 16:23
  • Review by Lex97, 10 out of 10
    The 13

    iPhone 13 takes really good pictures. The display is great awesome brightness. Not great Upgrade if you have iPhone 11 and 12.

    If you have older Phones the 13 is great for upgrade.

    Oct 30, 2021 11:43
  • Review by Jude, 10 out of 10
    New phone

    My iphone arrived earlier than expected

    I took it to Best Buy where I purchased it from and the associate set up my phone for me put the shield on and helped me with the case

    She was very helpful and answered my question So far I really like my I phone 13

    Oct 09, 2021 06:19
  • Review by Laura, 10 out of 10
    Mobile department

    Great phone excellent service ..The entire mobile department was top notch to help us transfer all of our information..Can’t thank them enough

    Oct 15, 2021 15:43
  • Review by Karil, 10 out of 10
    praise the Lord!

    upgrading from an iphone 6 plus, so of course this phone is amazing fast and not a big adjustment at all. was not compatible with old blue tooth keyboard or headphones. new ear buds work just fine on blue tooth. would have kept using iphone 6 plus, but they wouldn't do system updates anymore and some new apps wouldn't work! praise the Lord! 1 Corinthians 15: 1-4 (kjv)

    Oct 22, 2021 15:52
  • Review by Amber, 10 out of 10
    Great Phone

    Love the blue color and the camera. Nice size. The portrait mode blurs the background and the foreground is crystal clear. At first, I didn’t like that the default location of the address bar for Safari was on the bottom of the screen, but I figured out how to change it in settings.

    Nov 14, 2021 21:21
  • 9.6score
    Apple - iPhone 12 Pro 5G 256GB - Pacific Blue (Verizon)
    Description

    iPhone 12 Pro. 5G to download huge files on the go and stream HDR video.¹ Beautifully bright 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display.² Ceramic Shield with 4x better drop performance.³ Incredible low-light photography with a new Pro camera system, and 4x optical zoom range. Cinema-grade Dolby Vision video recording, editing, and playback. Night mode portraits and next-level AR experiences with the LiDAR Scanner. Powerful A14 Bionic chip. And new MagSafe accessories for easy attach and faster wireless charging.⁴ For infinitely spectacular possibilities.Apple Brand Store at Best Buy.Shop more Apple products

    8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by film086, 10 out of 10
    iPhone 12 Pro is AMAZING!!

    I am SO GLAD!! I GOT THIS IPHONE IN MY HANDS NOW!! Been waiting to get this iPhone since it came out last year! Now that I have it!! I’m having a blast with it!! Thank you!!

    Oct 23, 2021 03:05
  • Review by MySetup, 10 out of 10
    A great phone. Size is more manageable.

    As you can see I have two magsafes for my AirPods and phone and a watch charger. The setup works perfectly. This stand was on Amazon and was the only one with a high enough back to adhere a charging puck for the phone. I have purchased the magsafe case and a couple of magsafe chargers elsewhere because of availability. Apple case is solid and great quality. The material is not as slick as some claim. I see some folks have complained about the floating puck and this is my set up. I was waiting for apple to come out with their own charging disks for quite some time. Everyone I have bought Elsewhere were throwaways, about $400 worth from the 6 and have compromised devices.

    Nov 06, 2020 12:36
  • Review by Wels0081, 8 out of 10
    Solid Phone, No Regrets

    So far, no regrets with the 12 Pro though Verizon had some spotty issues with service and calls failing initially.

    I’m not sure what the Lidar feature is really capable of. The 5G network is limited where I live but when on the network, it does seem faster. The camera quality is solid and the low light feature seems better than previous models to me.

    Nov 28, 2020 10:04
  • Review by RebeccaS, 10 out of 10
    Great phone, no issues

    I love my 12 Pro! I don’t live in a big city and I’ve no issues with sound or signal quality. Right out of the box the phone set up is pretty easy. I was upgrading from the XS and I had some issues with the data transfer from phone to phone, apparently some pieces of data or apps weren’t compatible for data transfer. Of course the day my phone was delivered, Apple announced that the 13 series would be available in 2 weeks soooo that is a little annoying, but I still love my phone! The camera in particular is spectacular.

    Sep 17, 2021 12:17
  • Review by Countryagent, 8 out of 10
    My girl

    I like my new iPhone 12 Pro. The improvement in speed, battery life, and camera is very nice

    Jan 30, 2021 08:38
  • Review by decomania, 8 out of 10
    Other than being heavy, it's great!

    Incredibly top heavy. Cameras are incredible for the size of this phone, just impressive, BUT the distortions are pretty awful on wide angle. Low light pictures are incredible (example pic).

    May 11, 2021 12:13
  • Review by eprice, 10 out of 10
    Easy switch from Android

    The Good: I switched to the iphone 12 Pro from a Galaxy S10+. I was very scared that the migration would be terrible, laborious, and all together a bad experience, but it was actually not bad at all. Apple has a great tool to transfer over all your contacts and messages that make it really easy.

    The Bad: While mag lock is my favorite feature, it also greatly reduced the accessories you can get if you want to use that particular feature as the magnetism greatly decreases with distance. I ended up purchasing a MagBak case with all the magnetic adapters. But I just wish there was more out there. I initially bought a Belkin Maglock compatible charger, but the phone would always fall off. Great idea, still alot of work to ensure accessories work with it.

    Jun 11, 2021 15:47
  • Review by Pianoman, 10 out of 10
    12 pro max

    I kept this phone for a year before upgrading to the 13. Normally I don't upgrade this often, but I got a good deal. Even after a year it was incredibly fast. I don't notice any difference between it and the 13, but I did notice a huge speed increase between an old XS Max and the 12.

    Oct 21, 2021 08:51
  • 9.6score
    Apple - iPhone XS 512GB - Gold (Verizon)
    Description

    iPhone XS features a 5.8-inch Super Retina display with custom-built OLED panels for an HDR display that provides the industry’s best color accuracy, true blacks, and remarkable brightness.¹ Advanced Face ID lets you securely unlock your iPhone, log in to apps, and pay with just a glance. The A12 Bionic chip with next-generation Neural Engine uses real-time machine learning to transform the way you experience photos, gaming, augmented reality, and more. A breakthrough 12MP dual-camera system takes your portraits to the next level with Portrait mode, Portrait Lighting, enhanced bokeh, and all-new Depth Control. Water resistance.² And iOS 12—the most advanced mobile operating system—with powerful new tools that make iPhone more personal than ever.Apple Brand Store at Best Buy.Shop more Apple products

    8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by RealMK7, 10 out of 10
    The quality of camera is lit.

    I like the way how it work and fast. It’s better than Samsung.

    Dec 01, 2018 12:41
  • Review by Christie, 10 out of 10
    Great browser , storage and phone build up ...

    I am really enjoying using this my latest “ baby on board “ phone. Mostly the SIRI LEVELS...

    It’s a GREAT experience for sure.

    Am still learning my new phone tho.

    Nov 30, 2018 14:03
  • Review by Pear, 10 out of 10
    XS is for Christmas

    I bought one for my daughter for Christmas.

    The customer service was

    Outstanding

    Dec 07, 2018 12:33
  • Review by Bookiebear, 10 out of 10
    Takes great pictures

    Very easy to keep thieves from stealing your phone.

    Jan 16, 2019 20:06
  • Review by CameraLover, 8 out of 10
    Amazing Phone with only one Drawback

    The iPhone XS is essentailly the PERFECTED iPhone X. It’s display is beautiful. It’s bright (though I wish it was brighter) very vivid, bold, and sharp. The camera is outstanding and as usual, iOS is very smooth. The A12 chip dishes out almost unbeatable performance. It also packs a 5.8 inch screen (larger than the 5.5 inch of the plus model iPhones) into a much smaller body. If the XS Max is too big for you, this phone is still very excellent. It also starts out at only 64gb of storage. For me, 64 gigabytes is more than enough, but for other users they may need to get the 256 or 512gb version.

    Pros:

    -Amazing Screen

    -Very Fast

    -Good Form Factor

    -Beautiful Camera

    -Gold finish is GORGEOUS

    -Gigabit-class LTE is fast

    Cons:

    -Battery life is not amazing

    -Expensive

    -Screen is not incredibly bright (hard to see outdoors)

    Summary: Overall, the iPhone XS is an exceptional phone. If you are someone who needs more battery life I would advise getting the Apple XS battery case. But for the average user, I think this will easily get you through the day. The camera provides great color accuracy and almost professional-quality video and beautiful photos. Almost nothing can make this phone stutter, and iOS is very smooth.

    Is it worth it over the XR?

    In my opinion yes. The XR is $250 cheaper with the same main camera, same chip, and slightly larger scree, but it has many drawbacks. I think the OLED display, telephoto lens, gigabit-class LTE, pretty stainless steel bands, and IP68 water resistance over the IP67 of the XR are worth it. But know that if you can’t afford that extra $250, the XR is still a great phone with a beautiful LCD display. Below are some photos I took with the XS.

    Mar 11, 2019 16:32
  • Review by CaliAsh, 10 out of 10
    Pretty Great

    This phone is great overall. Def takes getting used to when using the screen swiping commands instead of home button I honestly don’t really notice it’s gone now. I will say having a popsocket is helpful because the phone is way heavier than the 7 and it gives you more of a grip. The phone is very fast and screen is bright. I feel like the battery lasts longer too

    Oct 26, 2018 12:23
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Beautiful and Sleek and Fast

    Absolutely love this phone. Much more powerful than my previous 6s. I had reservations about the Face ID but now can’t live without it. Works well in low light and is even faster than the finger ID on my previous phone. Camera is stunning and it puts the iPhone X to shame.

    Very pleased

    Mar 26, 2019 09:48
  • Review by AwesomeComputer, 2 out of 10
    1 year from release - I hv a dead phone

    1 year from release - I hv a dead phone that is out of warranty and cant be recovered after apple update. Never going back to apple any more. Spending $1000+ with such a experience is bad. Apple wont fix it if you don't hv their expensive protection plan. I would rather use a cheaper android now on.

    Dec 29, 2020 15:02
  • 9.6score
    Apple - iPhone 11 64GB - Black (Verizon)
    Description

    Shoot 4K videos, beautiful portraits, and sweeping landscapes with the all-new dual-camera system. Capture your best low-light photos with Night mode. See true-to-life color in your photos, videos, and games on the 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display.³ Experience unprecedented performance with A13 Bionic for gaming, augmented reality (AR), and photography. Do more and charge less with all-day battery life.² And worry less with water resistance up to 2 meters for 30 minutes.¹Apple Brand Store at Best Buy.Shop more Apple products

    8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by BEC12, 10 out of 10
    Great Sales Person

    The product works as would expect an apple product would, excellent. My five star rating though is not for the phone, but for our sales person Coltan. He was patient, knowledgeable, and most importantly, honest. He recommended a phone that we could learn to work in a reasonably short period. He understood what we needed & recommended the phone not on cost, but capabilities based on our capabilities. Great job Coltan….

    Burleigh…..

    Jul 09, 2021 18:18
  • Review by Pumpkin, 10 out of 10
    iPhone 11

    I just bought the iPhone 11 after having the iPhone 7s and I love my new iPhone. It’s amazing how much I now need to catch up on all the new information. The staff at Best Buy in City of Industry were great. The introduced me to my new phone and made sure I knew how to use it. Thank you to all there

    Mar 26, 2021 17:06
  • Review by Sallygail, 10 out of 10
    Love my iPhone 11

    Great phone. I bought one for myself a year ago and really like it. So, I bought one for my husband last week. He is happy with his too. The Best Buy phone department at Branson is great. They are so helpful and "know their stuff." Thank you, Joseph.

    Sep 03, 2021 16:14
  • Review by BaldEagle, 10 out of 10
    Buykng and setting up my iphone

    Good service in setting up the iphone. My wife bought hers at the Apple store, but they wouldn't set it up. She had to do it online which took many hours.

    Apr 09, 2021 16:25
  • Review by Hook, 10 out of 10
    Apple iPhones Rule

    Bought this phone for our daughter and she has put it to great use at school. Screen is large and clear enough that she rarely needs to use the school laptops. She also has become proficient with OS functions to keep us parents on track.

    Oct 13, 2021 18:29
  • Review by Wonderful, 10 out of 10
    Good upgrade

    This phone works very well. I upgraded from an iPhone 8, so the differences for me are vast. Faster processing, better camera. I’ve especially loved Apple Pay.

    Nov 06, 2021 05:39
  • Review by OneY, 10 out of 10
    IPhone 11

    Had a great experience with the Best Buy guys who hooked me up with a case, a screen protector, and who also transferred all the date from the old phone to the new. Thanks!

    Jul 23, 2021 20:15
  • Review by Amber, 10 out of 10
    Great Phone

    Love the swipe up instead of Home button. However, since camera icon is on the screen next to swipe line, I often swipe but if it’s off- center, I accidentally open camera. So, quite sensitive.

    Oct 12, 2021 13:48
  • 9.6score
    Apple - iPhone 13 Pro Max 5G 128GB - Graphite (T-Mobile)
    Description

    iPhone 13 Pro Max. The biggest Pro camera system upgrade ever. Super Retina XDR display with ProMotion for a faster, more responsive feel. Lightning-fast A15 Bionic chip. Superfast 5G.¹ Durable design and the best battery life ever in an iPhone.²

    8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by KruArora, 10 out of 10
    Battery beast!

    Wanted the regular sized Pro, but thought about giving the Pro Max a shot, and it was the best decision ever! It got comfortable in my hands in about 15 minutes and the battery for the Max Size is unbelievable, got 11 hours of screen on time over the last 2 days on a single charge!

    Oct 04, 2021 12:28
  • Review by 13ProMax, 10 out of 10
    Greatness

    Wow what an upgrade compare to the 12 pro max this phone is marvelous and the best thing about me getting this phone I didn't have to pay much, with T-mobile promotions and trading so I ended up paying 136$ so that's a win win for me so if you guys wanna upgrade just go for it

    Nov 10, 2021 23:07
  • Review by DinRoy, 10 out of 10
    It's time for an upgrade

    Great upgrade.Still playing with camera but way better than X,12 series. Also battery life is insane, get 2 full days out of one charge and that’s with streaming music and videos.Thank you BestBuy for giving me an awesome tradein deal

    Nov 07, 2021 16:31
  • Review by Love, 10 out of 10
    Love it

    I like the 13 pro max a lot because is quick and fast. 120hz on the iphone 13 is insane, and has really good interface.

    Nov 06, 2021 12:50
  • Review by Technerd666, 10 out of 10
    Seriously Great Phone! Totally worth it!

    I had a base model iPhone 11 Pro Max and despite some saying not much has changed, a lot has changed!

    I bought my 11 off eBay new but at a good discount. I was able to trade my old phone and pay very little out of pocket through Best Buy and T-Mobile.

    There are several mentionable upgrades to this phone despite what some have said. You get double the internal storage, Pro motion screen that is slightly larger, faster SOC with newer architecture and 2gb more ram, and of course-better cameras.

    Apple does a really good job of changing design language without making it feel awkward. The familiarity hides some of the newness.

    So far the battery life is good like my previous 11 pro max even with 5g and higher refresh rate. I skipped the 12 because I really wanted the variable rate screen.

    Honestly I don’t know what else you could add to this phone? I am sure we are going to be very happy together for the next couple of years. I used to be an Android phone person until my 11 pro max and after getting the iPhone was the first year I didn’t automatically buy a new phone. Apple phones work better longer and have better resale value!

    My only complaint is that I couldn’t get the blue model at the time of purchase and the phone was delayed but luckily only a day and I was able to get it cheaper and faster than directly through Apple so in the end it all worked out. I mention the above just to let people know that the supply chain issues are real and if you want an electronic device get it early this year.

    Oct 17, 2021 13:53
  • Review by SmileShots, 10 out of 10
    A great upgrade for older phones

    I would say that it is definitely an upgrade when compared to the 10-series or earlier and possibly the 11. The improvements in the display and camera is quite noticeable. Although when looking at the 12-series, this 13-series almost feels like a "S" year instead of a true iPhone 13. So I wouldn't recommend it if you already have the 12-series. Outside of that, still the most stable video camera and still photos are rather crisp. The battery life is truly amazing and longlasting. Having used the S20-series for awhile, it was a disappointment that the 12-series didn't have high refresh rates, but this display has caught apple up to the game.

    Oct 24, 2021 18:20
  • Review by Astro, 10 out of 10
    Silent Upgrade

    Best Battery on an IPhone till date. Literally the same as iPhone 12 Pro Max however better screen with promotion 120hz. Battery can go 10 hours screen time and amazing stand by time (more than 16 hours easy). Camera is a upgrade and still takes great photos. The videos tho are still top of the line best on any smartphone. This phone is a silent upgrade but is worth for those who haven’t upgraded for the past 2 to 3 years. Recommend highly

    Oct 15, 2021 19:21
  • Review by krypton, 8 out of 10
    iPhone 13 Pro Max review

    1st iPhone in 10 years. Pre ordered and got on launch day. Mostly satisfied. Battery is superb can use it for 2-3 days before charging as I’m not heavy user. Wish the 120hz is not variable or made better compatible for some apps it even flickers or stutter feel when scrolling. Also miss the back button and Touch ID from my high end Samsung models

    Oct 15, 2021 22:20
  • 9.4score
    OnePlus - 8T 5G 256G Aquamarine Green (Unlocked) - Aquamarine Green
    Description

    OnePlus 8T - A flagship device powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 platform, 6.55" Fluid AMOLED display3 delivers excellence in each frame. Transform your onscreen experience with a 120 Hz Fluid Display for seamless scrolling. A Day's Power in 15 Minutes With Warp Charge 65. Shoot Stunning Photo & Video With A Versatile 48 MP Quad Camera.Benefits of unlocked phones.Learn more about why you may want an unlocked phone

    7 Features
  • A day’s power in 15 minutes: Eliminate charging anxiety with Warp Charge 65. All it takes is a short charge to get you ready for your day.
  • Ultra Smooth 120Hz Fluid Display: Experience a 6.55” ultra-smooth display, with stunning color accuracy. The OnePlus 8T display refreshes twice as fast as standard displays, making everyday use on the smartphone feel much smoother.
  • Powerhouse Performance for Gaming: Play the most graphically intensive games and use demanding productivity apps with ease and no lag, thanks to the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor.
  • Versatile 48 MP Quad Camera: Shoot brilliant photos and videos with the 48 MP main camera.
  • 123° epic Ultra-Wide camera: Take cinematic Ultra-Wide shots with a sweeping 16 MP Ultra-Wide Camera.
  • Thrilling 4K video: Shoot and edit thrilling 4K video at 60 fps like a pro. Get artful with cool video bokeh effects, or film silky smooth shots using the Super Stable feature.
  • Expansive 256GB Storage + 12GB RAM: Store more of your favorite apps, games, and media with an expansive 256GB storage. Open apps quickly and smoothly with 12GB of RAM.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by FindingIt, 10 out of 10
    I'm sold.

    This is one of the absolute best phones running android and its not the latest handset from OnePlus. I can hardly put this thing down. It is just that good. Its fast, fluid,powerful,very smooth, and has a top notch build. The screen is stunning,and battery life is very good. It's 65w charger is not kidding. It charges very fast. This device has changed my view about OnePlus, and I'm now set on the latest device from OnePlus, the OnePlus 9 Pro.

    Apr 14, 2021 13:10
  • Review by CRUSHEDCONSUMER, 10 out of 10
    Amazing

    The phone is beautiful, fast and takes great pics and video.

    Oct 24, 2021 11:48
  • Review by 6604, 10 out of 10
    Oneplus 8T

    Excellent oneplus 8t, beautiful display has120hz, supper fast and smooth,just no ip rate. But this budget phone.Highly recommend.

    Jun 27, 2021 00:11
  • Review by Rgtmvc, 10 out of 10
    No regrets here!!

    I don't believe in paying alot for a phone and I keep my phones for a very long time. Basically, up until they just stop working. Unfortunately, when it was time to get a new phone, I did not like the ones available or they were completely out of my budget. So, I spent months waiting, looking and comparing phones. Everything that I wanted in a phone was definitely not in my budget or did not have what I wanted. However, one night I came across the One Plus T8 and it had everything I was looking for. So I did my research, read numerous reviews. Also, the price was was definitely in my budget. Better yet, I was able to get it as an open box item and saved even more! This is a nice phone. It's not an Iphone or a Galaxy, but for the price and features it has to offer, I would say you will not be disappointed.

    Aug 10, 2021 23:46
  • Review by AddyJops, 10 out of 10
    A good one-size-fits-all phone

    The OnePlus 8T is a significant upgrade, especially if you're doing what I did, which is to move up from a OnePlus 6 to an 8T. It's fully feature packed, and I picked it up when it was on discount during the release of the OnePlus 9.

    I am a power user and often use it to play games, stream media, etc so I need my phones to be beefy and have enough storage, processing capabilities to match. At the price point offered by OnePlus (especially on discount), there's not as many other flagship-quality options I'd rather go for.

    Sep 17, 2021 15:51
  • Review by Rnrl, 10 out of 10
    Excellent device

    It's a really affordable phone that has a lot of qualities that I like about flagship phones, especially the RAM and the camera. There's already a screen protector on the phone, btw, just leave it on. Compared to other flagships it's a bit smaller in size but I don't mind that. The warp charging is incredible and the battery is such a trooper. Last night, I charged at 7p, used my phone all night, and by 11a the next day, my phone was at 33%. To get to 100%, it only took about 20 minutes. Highly recommended!!

    Oct 31, 2021 21:10
  • Review by Raymond, 8 out of 10
    Great phone for the $

    Purchased this based on price compared to other phones with similar spec. Bonus is the unofficial water resistance (t-mo version is exactly the same but has the rating). Ultrawide cam, no curved screen and warp charge with the 65w charger is a game changer. I had a warp charge 30 with the 7 pro and that that in itself was worth it. I am disappointed in the glass back because I fear it will shatter eventually even with a case. Phone is exactly what you'd expect given the specs. I would NOT recommend the official "sandstone" style case from OnePlus as it attracts dirt and oil way too easily and has no way of cleaning it.

    May 24, 2021 11:25
  • Review by gekigenger, 8 out of 10
    Android/Oxygen 11 needs to be as 10 was

    The hardware is great, better wireless antennas and connection! But Android 11 with Oxygen 11 skin is more restrictive than the Oxygen 10 on the OnePlus 6 this phone replaced! There is no reason for Google assistance to be activate with a swipe from the bottom, to this can be done verbally. This was the Back gesture we've been using for years. We now have to swipe from the left or right edge of the screen to go back. Also Shelf has been optioned to a choice of wipe from any part of the screen to activate it or the notification menu! Please give us back these features!

    Mar 20, 2021 01:26
  • 9.4score
    Apple - iPhone 13 Pro Max 5G 256GB - Gold (T-Mobile)
    Description

    iPhone 13 Pro Max. The biggest Pro camera system upgrade ever. Super Retina XDR display with ProMotion for a faster, more responsive feel. Lightning-fast A15 Bionic chip. Superfast 5G.¹ Durable design and the best battery life ever in an iPhone.²

    8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Matt, 10 out of 10
    Quality product

    Upgrade from a 12 pro max to the 13 pro max and I love it.

    Oct 15, 2021 15:39
  • Review by OLDSCHOOLGAMER, 10 out of 10
    An iPhone “13 Plus” is missing from the line.

    Reasons why I like the phone Over my old phone

    -Better battery life

    -Higher/variable screen refresh rate (smoother motion)

    -bigger screen than my previous large iphone

    -I can play certain games at the highest graphical settings again

    -locked down OS, more difficult for users to mess up the settings

    Complaints

    -This phone is noticeably heavier than my previous large iphone.

    -**If Apple made an amateur iPhone 13 Max, I would have bought that instead**

    -expensive

    -locked down OS, users are limited in what can be done on it.

    Oct 08, 2021 19:28
  • Review by Bingbong123, 10 out of 10
    Enjoyable phone

    Haven't got an iPhone in a while, but the iPhone 13 Pro Max has been such a welcoming experience back! There has been a ton of changes since the iPhone 8 such as the big big screen and somewhat small notch, speed, etc. Using for about a couple days now, these are my pros and cons:

    Pros: 120hz OLED screen, brightness, AMAZING battery life, iOS ecosystem, cameras, simplicity, security, flat-box shaped design, a15 bionic.

    Cons: lighting port, no expandable SD, notch (not as much), no touchID, same-ish design from the 12 Pro Max, no fast charging.

    So far, the iPhone 13 Pro Max has been such an enjoyable phone to use!

    Oct 17, 2021 19:17
  • Review by shotsofho, 10 out of 10
    From Droid to Apple

    I switched from a Droid to the iPhone 13 Pro Max b/c I wanted to try something new. Especially since I have been with Samsung since 2012. I don't do much with my phone besides media consumption (ie. Youtube, Reddit, Spotify, IG, FB etc) the large screen and long lasting battery is phenomenal. Originally, I thought I was going to struggle to transition to Apple, but so far alot of functions of Apple have copied from Droid so it has not been difficult. There are a few features I am missing from Droid but the Pro Max is still very good. Do your research and play around, this phone works great for me.

    Nov 05, 2021 15:26
  • Review by Chinnman, 10 out of 10
    Superior over the 12 Pro Max

    I hesitantly upgraded from the 12 Pro Max. I’m glad I did. Everything about the 13 Pro Max is superior over the 12 Pro Max. Cameras (better software, features, specs), as well as increased battery life, speakers, faster charging, and the ProMotion display. I can spend extra hours scrolling through items on my 13 Pro Max without eye strain. Love it. If these upgrades mean a lot to you, then by all means upgrade. You won’t be sorry.

    Oct 30, 2021 18:31
  • Review by Kega, 10 out of 10
    From Samsung to Apple.

    Incredible phone. I honestly can’t believe I’m saying this but this phone is better than the S21 Plus. I’ve been Pro Samsung since 2012. Honestly always hated iPhones. I’ve had every Samsung galaxy since the s3, every Samsung watch and earbuds as well. It took some time to get used to IOS but it’s honestly way smoother. FaceTime is a plus along with Face ID and much more features and the battery life surpasses any galaxy phone including the S21. I would’ve honestly never thought I’d make the switch but I’m pretty Glad i did. I still love Samsung but I think I’ll be staying with apple.

    Nov 04, 2021 21:57
  • Review by Xboxseriesx, 10 out of 10
    Great looking phone, battery is bananas.

    Having been a Samsung galaxy enthusiast (since the note 8) I made the switch this year to first the 12 pro max and then this. 120hz adaptive display had finally made its way to an apple product and it's great! The battery life in this is excellent. I aha emt played with the camera too much, but it's "nice." The last samsung I had beat it in this regard in terms of optical zoom.

    Oct 21, 2021 08:45
  • Review by Daniel, 10 out of 10
    Great Phone

    This first is super great I am really enjoying it. Coming from a Samsung user I would definitely recommend this iPhone it is way smoother and has better features.

    Oct 02, 2021 13:50
  • 9.4score
    Samsung - Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G Enabled 128GB - Cosmic Black (AT&T)
    Description

    Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G Cell Phone for AT&T: This Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G cell phone can perform more daily routines efficiently and is packed with power while equipped with an intelligent battery that's big enough to share. The 6.9" Infinity-O display creates near-perfect images and features high-quality cameras with 3D depth sensing and 100x Space Zoom capabilities, capturing more details to create a realistic image. Backward-compatible with 4G networks.

    9 Features
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G mobile platform: Its octa-core 2.84GHz processor and 12GB of RAM deliver outstanding overall performance for opening and running applications, flipping through menus and more.
  • Android 10 OS: Adapts to you and the way you use your phone, learning your preferences as you go. Your experience gets better over time, and it keeps things running smoother and longer.
  • 5G* speed: The Qualcomm-powered modem provides fast network speeds for downloading, uploading, and streaming content, such as HD video and augmented or virtual reality.
  • 6.9" Infinity-O Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2.0 display: Its nearly frameless O-Infinity display offers more detail and clarity, more immersive and uninterrupted content in a slim, balanced form.
  • 108.0MP wide, 48.0MP telephoto, 12.0MP ultrawide, depth sensing rear-facing cameras: Take clear and bright photos, even in low light. 100x Space Zoom capable to capture every detail even on the moon. Also includes a front-facing 40.0MP camera for self-portraits and video.
  • 128GB internal memory plus microSD slot: Provides plenty of storage space for your contacts, music, apps and more. Expand storage up to 1TB by adding a microSD card (sold separately).
  • Use your smartphone as mobile hotspot: Share your data connection with other compatible wireless devices.¹
  • Ultrasonic fingerprint ID: Protects and unlocks with the first touch. Just tap your screen to unlock. The in-display sensor opens seamlessly with one hand in almost any light, rain or shine, even when you're cooking or working out.
  • All-day intelligent battery: Intelligently assesses power by learning how and when you use your phone. The powerful, intelligent battery optimizes use based on how you live to deliver an intuitive and energetic peak performance throughout the day.²
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Mac32849, 10 out of 10
    Amazing photos

    happy with the expandable storage, exceptional camera, great display and barrery lasts all day.

    Jul 17, 2020 15:17
  • Review by wcclmjc, 10 out of 10
    Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G

    Great Phone Super Fast, Excellent Cameras. To anyone that says 100x zoom is a gimic has never used it properly, see below! Very expensive but Best Buy had a great deal and the lowest price by far.

    Dec 04, 2020 16:14
  • Review by Logan, 10 out of 10
    Great Overall Device

    I upgraded from a Note 8, and it is DEFINITELY and upgrade.

    Camera - The camera is the biggest selling point of this phone. It takes great photos. The 100x zoom is pretty cool, even if you'll rarely ever need it. Video can go up to 8K resolution, and photos up to 108MP. It includes a wide-angle, normal, and telephoto lens.

    Battery - Battery life has been phenomenal. Even with using the 120hz refresh rate. I can make it through a day of pretty heavy use with 40-50% left. Turn on power saving mode and you can extend that pretty drastically.

    Display - Samsung is the display king, and this one is no exception. It's bright, vibrant, and now includes the option to take the refresh rate of the display up to 120Hz. A high refresh rate screen is life-changing, especially if you've never used one.

    Speed/Power - This device is extremely fast. It's packing the latest processor and has 12GB of RAM. You don't have to worry about bogging this thing down.

    UI - The user interface is great. It's snappy and easy to use. Samsung also added some great gestures that make using this huge phone much more comfortable.

    Overall, I'm really happy with the upgrade. The only cons I can think of are the price and how difficult the phone is to use one-handed unless you have very large hands.

    Mar 13, 2020 16:02
  • Review by JeffS, 10 out of 10
    Amazing phone and camera. Glad I switched from iOS

    I've been a longtime iOS user and have had Android phones on the side for years now. I've had LG's, previous Samsung Galaxys, and even a Pixel 3xl and none of them convinced me to stop using iOS and iPhones as my daily phones. Once Samsung announced the Galaxy S20 Ultra and highlighted the camera specs, I got extremely interested and decided to switch. I was afraid I'd make a mistake and miss using an iPhone but that has not been the case. I've been using this phone everyday for months and don't miss leaving iOS at all. The size of the phone is a bit large but not unmanageable. The screen is amazing especially at 120Hz. The phone is extremely fast and the battery life is the best I've had in a phone. The camera wasn't necessarily the greatest when I first got the phone but Samsung has done an amazing job with updates and the camera is absolutely my favorite part of the phone. This phone is pricey but I plan on running it for years to come. I'm glad I made the jump from iPhone to this one.

    May 23, 2020 23:23
  • Review by MarkL, 10 out of 10
    Pleased as punch with my Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

    I previously owned a Galaxy Note 8, which I enjoyed using quite a bit, but as good as it was it does not compare to the ease of use, speed, and added camera functions of this Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G. The upgrade is 100% worth it!

    I also very much appreciated getting direct answers from the phone chap who helped me during my purchase.

    Aug 13, 2021 16:17
  • Review by Theanic, 10 out of 10
    Good phone

    Nice phone at a reasonable price. Best buy had the best deal with AT&T on this phone. My husband is pleased with the functionality and size of the phone.

    Sep 15, 2021 16:39
  • Review by Matt, 10 out of 10
    Blazing fast

    I play alot of mobile games and take several pictures on a daily basis, this phone keeps up with even my most strenuous games and battery lasts me all day even when i have the screen on most of the day. Camera takes beautiful pictures but try not to zoom past 30X without a tripod or gimbal because it is rather difficult to steady the picture.

    Sep 25, 2020 16:40
  • Review by Ware56160, 10 out of 10
    LOVE IT

    I upgraded from my S7 to this. It was a choice between this & the iPhone 11 Pro Max. I'm glad I decided on this as I use Google Pay ALOT. The Samsung & Best Buy Rep answered all my questions to the T. I live in the 4G area but I recently made a road trip to Ohio & the 5G is a marked improvement over the 4G.

    Oct 02, 2020 16:10
  • 9.4score
    Apple - iPhone 13 mini 5G 128GB - Midnight (Verizon)
    Description

    iPhone 13 mini. The most advanced dual-camera system ever on iPhone. Lightning-fast A15 Bionic chip. A leap in battery life. Durable design. Superfast 5G.¹ And a brighter Super Retina XDR display.

    8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by EZChange100, 10 out of 10
    Best phone 100%

    I really miss my Iphone. It took amazing photos!! It was sleek and just the right size. Fit in my pocket just fine. Not too bulky. Navigation of the keyboard was so fast. No lagging. I was homeless and still am. Went to put in the phone machine. Only got $80.

    Sep 30, 2021 23:16
  • Review by RonS, 10 out of 10
    Good Successor to a 6

    A cell phone to me has to fit in your pocket. If I carried some sort of bag around a larger one might be an option, but I don't. I finally reached the point where the iPhone 6 I have used for years was showing its age, primarily slow response and short battery life. i decided to buy a new iPhone 13 mini. It is perfect for my needs. Somewhat smaller than the 6, but thicker and noticeably heavier, for a larger battery. Very quick. Able to do tricks my 6 could not. Anyway, if small size is a requirement for you, I recommend this phone.

    Oct 13, 2021 13:37
  • Review by JUNK, 10 out of 10
    Great mini me

    Great little phone. Had the 12 mini for a little while but it was buggy. This one is not and works great. Keyboard may be small for some but I got used to it and love the smaller size and weight.

    Oct 02, 2021 18:32
  • Review by Sonnia, 10 out of 10
    Absolutely Love It

    This phone has a nice camera, battery life, and a nice screen. The small size allows for the phone to be put in your pockets. The performance of this device is fast enough to let me keep a few apps open.

    Oct 22, 2021 19:32
  • Review by Scot, 10 out of 10
    This is what a phone should be!

    I love the iPhone 13 mini. I tried the 12 mini- battery didn’t last long enough. Returned it for a 12 and kept that for a year, but still kept looking for a smaller phone. Then the 13 mini came out with a battery that lasts as long as the 12. I immediately upgraded and couldn’t be happier. There are no downsides! It feels like a phone should. Fits in one hand and fits in pocket. Camera is fantastic. I’m keeping this as long as I can

    Oct 28, 2021 09:57
  • Review by Moon, 10 out of 10
    Best Buy’s mobile associates are extremely helpful

    Downgraded to mini from the pro thanks to the help of some incredible Best Buy employees at the Frederick, md location.

    13 mini is both the cheapest and the most reasonable iPhone 13. No compromises this year. Do miss the promotion 120hz on the pro model, however if you carry a laptop or have a desktop or a tv, this guy gets the job done and there are devices laying around that can do more the even the pro max when normal phone tasks are done. It helps me separate phone life from other things.

    Oct 27, 2021 12:47
  • Review by NHlocal, 10 out of 10
    A huge difference from what I had before.

    I tend to keep what I buy until it is "worn out" and I have had an iphone 6s for quite a long time. The difference is huge. I have only had it for a few weeks and it will take a while to learn how to use it properly. My first impressions are excellent. The screen/picture quality is excellent. The touch screen is performing flawlessly, so far. As I said, learning to use all the "features" and apps is going to take some time but so far I am very happy.

    Nov 01, 2021 10:11
  • Review by Jake, 8 out of 10
    Mediocre or Best IPhone apple has made?

    I’ve had a couple problems with my iPhone. I love the color and the overall size I went from an iPhone 7–>11 Pro Max—>13 mini it’s a lot easier to hold and one hand text. The problems I have had are my phone dropping calls on wifi, having full bars, and having 1-2 bars. I have since gotten it fixed. The other problem is when I got it and would try to make phone calls it would say something to the effect of “call cannot be made on last line call on this line” and I would obviously click call. It was an added step to call people. Over all though I do love the phone and it is a significant upgrade for me!

    Oct 24, 2021 16:39
  • 9.4score
    Simple Mobile - Apple iPhone SE Prepaid
    Description

    Enjoy the classically sleek design of the iPhone SE in Black from Simple Mobile. Take stunning family photos in portrait mode with either the 12MP main camera or the 7MP front selfie camera. Your pictures and videos will always look impressive on the crisp 4.7'' retina display. Get the iPhone SE with no contract or mystery fees when you pair it with one of our unlimited talk & text with Unlimited Carryover® Data** plans from Simple Mobile . Share all your favorite moments on your feeds at any time, anywhere.

    5 Features
  • Processor: Hexa-core, 2650 MHz, 3GB LPDDR4 RAM
  • 4G LTE speed: Provides fast Web connection for downloading apps, streaming content and staying connected with social media.
  • Camera: Main camera 12.0MP, f/1.8 (wide), PDAF, OIS, Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama. Selfie camera 7.0MP, f/2.2
  • Display: 4.7 inches, 60.9 cm2 (~65.4% screen-to-body ratio). 750 x 1334 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~326 ppi density).
  • Storage: 64GB
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by miserysignals, 10 out of 10
    Locked down to Simple Mobile no matter what.

    Beware, if you think you can throw in your SIM card and this will work.....nope. Its locked into the SIMPLE MOBILE plan and CANNOT be unlocked. Had to return (although this ethos has worked in the past for me).

    Sep 02, 2021 11:49
  • Review by Chrispy, 10 out of 10
    If you’re thinking about it, just buy it!

    Phone works great so far. I like that its not too big, but does everything it needs to. When combined with phone card, you save $50! (at time of review)

    Aug 01, 2021 12:34
  • Review by Sleek, 10 out of 10
    iPhone se

    I really like the phone. It’s not to big. It’s easy to figure out. Only thing I am disappointed in is no where to plug in headphones

    Oct 19, 2021 06:36
  • Review by Lovelylady, 8 out of 10
    Good buy

    It gets the job done. I like the fact it still has a home button.

    Nov 19, 2021 21:14
  • Review by TCage, 10 out of 10
    Great phone

    Great phone for the price. Has some good features!

    Oct 29, 2021 15:43
  • Review by Alex0127, 10 out of 10
    Excelente

    Very good and excelente phone I like so much and is good

    Oct 16, 2021 09:18
  • Review by James, 10 out of 10
    Iphone SE

    This is a good phone I don't have any issue so far. It is a great value although it is locked by simple mobile.

    Apr 02, 2021 15:42
  • Review by Iphonese2020, 10 out of 10
    Iphonese

    Great service at desk great item too A plus service

    Aug 27, 2021 23:10
  • 9.4score
    Apple - iPhone 12 5G 128GB - Black (Verizon)
    Description

    iPhone 12. 5G to download movies on the fly and stream high-quality video.¹ Beautifully bright 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display.² Ceramic Shield with 4x better drop performance.³ Incredible low-light photography with Night mode on all cameras. Cinema-grade Dolby Vision video recording, editing, and playback. Powerful A14 Bionic chip. And new MagSafe accessories for easy attach and faster wireless charging.⁴ Let the fun begin.Apple Brand Store at Best Buy.Shop more Apple products

    8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Three, 10 out of 10
    Great phone

    Awesome phone!

    I loved my android but every one else had I phones and now we can all face time

    Dec 26, 2020 09:18
  • Review by jmspof, 10 out of 10
    Improved performance with iPhone 12

    Upgraded from iPhone 6 to this 12. Very happy with much improved performance vs. the iPhone 6. The newer IOS takes a little getting used to but easy to adapt to. Glad to be on the newest IOS to be able to take advantage of the latest features. All apps/data were transferred from old iPhone to this phone in the Best Buy store at the time of purchase and took under 1 hour. Unfortunately, not all the contacts came across automatically, so that has required some extra work. Battery life much improved over older iPhone.

    Aug 17, 2021 12:59
  • Review by Delicatebutterfly, 10 out of 10
    iPhone 12 128GB easy but miss features on iPhone 7

    What I thought. Upgrading to a new iPhone. Considered mini but seemed too small for aging eyes. Wished it had a finger print sensor as when I check the phone at night the face recognition does not work. Also if wearing a mask it does my work either which make apple/google pay not easy and you have to enter your passcode. Otherwise transfer from old phone was easy and I did it myself.

    Jul 02, 2021 18:25
  • Review by SkepticNoMore, 10 out of 10
    My Take on iPhone 12

    Other than not having headphone jack, I haven’t found anything I did not like about this phone yet. The way some things in it function are definitely an adjustment and that has made both Google search and YouTube my new best friends. The photos are amazing and I love how it doesn’t let calls or notifications come through while I’m resting. Thanks to that I can FINALLY get a good night’s sleep.

    If you have a non-Bluetooth car, like me, you’ll definitely need to buy a dual audio splitter in order to run the phone through your car’s audio system. Either that or use Bluetooth headphones. But overall I love this phone!

    Dec 18, 2020 16:57
  • Review by Melz, 10 out of 10
    Movin’ On Up…

    I find this phone similar to my last iphones and I’m glad I don’t have to spend time re-learning a new phone. I like that its a little bigger and a little faster. Also, I went for the 128 Gig since I had to worry about dumping data on my last phone. All in all, as always, I love the iphone.

    Oct 19, 2021 14:14
  • Review by IrishK, 10 out of 10
    UPGRADE TO iPhone 12.

    My new iPhone 12 is such an welcomed upgrade from my 6Plus. While there was nothing wrong with the 6Plus I was unable to not be able to load new apps. Have gotten used to swiping and not having a “home” button. Love the clarity and sharpness of the screen.

    Oct 29, 2021 15:20
  • Review by Tammg, 10 out of 10
    Great phone

    I have been getting an apple phone that last few years for my child. He enjoys the quality of the phone. Was easy to learn how to use it and put new apps on it. The best buy store answered all of my questions and concerns.

    Nov 06, 2021 12:21
  • Review by AnnArborSue, 10 out of 10
    Great phone!!

    Love this phone, especially facial recognition and the faster processor! Wish I had upgraded earlier. The battery life is very good - no more charging every day - and the faster charging means less time wasted with that task. It is a bit larger than my old iPhone 7 but not enough to be cumbersome and I like the improved graphics.

    Sep 27, 2021 11:10
  • 9.4score
    Apple - iPhone 13 Pro 5G 256GB - Sierra Blue (AT&T)
    Description

    iPhone 13 Pro. The biggest Pro camera system upgrade ever. Super Retina XDR display with ProMotion for a faster, more responsive feel. Lightning-fast A15 Bionic chip. Superfast 5G.¹ Durable design and a huge leap in battery life.

    8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by stbeson, 10 out of 10
    Amazing Phone

    Amazing phone, its been a while since I've owned an iphone, last phone was the iphone 5. The speed of the device is exceptional and the screen is wonderful. Great phone overall, I'd definitely recommend it.

    Sep 25, 2021 00:07
  • Review by Asiancuta, 10 out of 10
    Trouble upgrading but eventually got the upgrade

    I went in to upgrade my 1 yr old iPhone 12 to the new iPhone 13 pro. Unfortunately it seems AT&T does not allow trade-in upgrading even if you’re on the next-up plan..AT&T store ONLY (I may be wrong), so I had to pay the difference left on the phone and finally upgraded. No regrets as I went home, transferred all my stuff from the old phone to the new and proceeded to head back to Best Buy to trade the old phone in for store credit. I made back 90% of what I spent to upgrade. Long story short, yes it cost me some money, but I ended up with a far better quality phone. I don’t think I’ll have go back to the regular models anymore. Pros just feel better in the hand and camera quality on the new iPhone 13 pro is amazing especially for those that enjoy macro photos. Smaller notch is not really that noticeably better, but more screen realty is always a good thing. Coming from the newest iPad Pro, the 120hz display is noticeable and is just smoother in the feel of it all. A long overdue feature Apple should’ve added back when they released it on the iPad Pro. Extremely happy with the upgrade.

    Oct 30, 2021 11:16
  • Review by Ranks, 8 out of 10
    Good Phone…Would be better with TouchID.

    With regards to performance, the phone is good. I don’t seem to experience any delays when swiping. Apps launch quickly. Siri is quick and responsive. and, the camera has produced some good photos and videos although I’ve had challenges with colors in the background of some images which may be something I’m not doing. The battery seems to last a good while. Even when recording about 35-45 mins of video, I was able get all-day use.

    I actually like the size and how the phone feels in my hand with or without a case. The screen looks great and has nice contrast and colors. The notch at the top of the screen is not a distraction at all. I do wish I could trust that I wouldn’t need a case.

    I don’t like Face ID by itself. I wish there was some type of Touch ID I the phone additionally. I don’t like having to look at my phone to start using it. With my iPhone SE that this phone replaced I could just grab the phone with my thumb on the button and before I look at it it’s ready. Also, using Face ID while wearing a mask and my Apple Watch 5 has not worked for payments.

    I think the phone is expensive but the deal from AT&T made it doable. Would have waited another year without the deal.

    Nov 21, 2021 21:54
  • Review by HappyCustomer, 10 out of 10
    Just buy your electronics here!!!

    Love this phone. It just feels great in my hands. It is sleek and takes amazing pictures!!

    The experience of buying at Best Buy was so effortless!! These guys know their stuff and took care of us. We went to att to buy three phones and they were so helpless, we left. We went to Best Buy and Kel, treated us like royalty and they even had phones in stock!!

    Get the tech warranty!!! It gives you apple

    Care for all of the phones you buy at Best Buy!! So I paid $199 and I get apple

    Care for all of my phone. Apple

    Would have charged me $750 for apple care for 3 phones!!

    Oct 15, 2021 16:26
  • Review by SLCJKE99, 8 out of 10
    Amazing Phone Terrible Best Buy Customer Service

    Great phone that is a really good upgrade almost in every category. Sceeen, camera, processor and GPU, are all amazing. The battery life is getting me about 2 additional hours which is something I have wished Apple had done a long time ago. I know this is a review of a product but I would advise anyone don’t to purchase a phone from Best Buy especially in pre-order. I was promised it would be available on launch day snd I had already paid for the phone to be told that they were severely understaffed and that they would get my phone to me as quick as they could. Customer Service took over 2 hours on the phone before someone attempted to help me. The man that helped me told me that he was not an employee at Best Buy but that a temp agency was helping them activate phone orders! Best Buy had already had the phone I was trading in disconnected leaving me without a phone for 3 days. No one apologized or even cared that because of this I missed work calls and a very important family call. I expect better and am uncomfortable with a temp agency having access to all my information including social security number!

    Oct 29, 2021 04:48
  • Review by Unmovedmover, 10 out of 10
    13 pro - way to go

    Love this phone and with the $800 trade in this phone cost me almost nothing. And now in the next year or so when the next trade-in promotion happens I’ll be able to trade this in and bump up to the next line with few dollars out of my pocket . the camera is top notch even though the camera software is still being improved. Battery life is far superior than my previous phones The only thing Could be construed as a negative and at that a minor one was some of the color offerings of the phone. The color I wanted wasn’t in the pro version so I had to decide color versus pro version features. obviously I decided color was less important

    Oct 30, 2021 08:44
  • Review by SLCJKE83, 10 out of 10
    Near Perfect All Around Phone

    The largest problem I had with Apple phones in the past was the battery life. This is the first iPhone that I have had that the battery life is drastically better. The phone is almost near perfect from the camera system to the gorgeous OLED screen that finally has for the first time a 120 refresh rate. The phone is very fast but I have not had an Apple phone that is not.

    Oct 28, 2021 07:58
  • Review by Rick, 10 out of 10
    iPhone 13 is worth the switch

    I hesitated switching from my Samsung android for a very long time. I told myself I would never spend $1,000 for a cell phone. But when my grandkids moved from California to Oklahoma, I bought two iPhone 13s so Grandma and I can Facetime with our grandkids. I should have switched a long time ago.

    Nov 05, 2021 16:12
  • 9.4score
    Samsung - Galaxy S21 5G 128GB - Phantom Gray (Verizon)
    Description

    With Galaxy S21 5G for Verizon, you have the ability to record in 8K. Which means your videos are double the resolution of 4K video. Or use the 64MP camera for still shots that come out clear whether it’s day or night. Single Take AI transcends the usual restrictions of photo and video editing to capture life’s greatest moments in one single take. Galaxy S21+, made for the epic in every day.

    12 Features
  • Connectivity built for today. And tomorrow.: Built with 5G connectivity in mind, you can share, scroll, browse and binge in a flash(1).
  • Our best camera. Your best life.: Zoom in close, take photos and videos like a pro, and capture incredible share-ready moments with our easy-to-use, multi-lens camera.
  • Trust us, you'll look amazing in 8K video: A night out. Your best friend’s birthday party. Family moments you’ll want to remember forever. Capture your life’s best moments in head-turning, super-smooth 8K video.
  • Movie-making magic in the palm of your hand: Slide into the director’s chair and create share-ready videos on the spot with multi-cam recording and automatic pro-style effects.
  • Spontaneity, now captured from multiple angles: Create share-ready GIFs and videos in a single take(2) or pick your favorite moments and pull your favorite stills in super high-res to share with your followers.
  • The highest resolution camera you can get on a smartphone: Pick up more pixels with the highest resolution you can get on a smartphone at 108MP, while an upgraded sensor gives you more color and way less noise in low light(3).
  • Get closer with the most powerful zoom on a smartphone: Zoom in with amazing clarity with a dual-lens combo of 3x and 10x optical zoom, or go even further with our revolutionary 100x Space Zoom.
  • Our best smartphone display yet. There, we said it.: Our 6.2'' adaptive 120Hz display makes scrolling feel faster* and silky smooth while also being easy on the eyes. Outside, inside, day or night.*Compared to 60Hz screens
  • Life moves fast. S21 Ultra moves faster.: Transform your story sharing, live streaming, video-editing and multi-tasking with hyperfast processor speeds (3)
  • A striking new phone design — may cause phone envy: Modern haze finishes with an all-new integrated metal camera design and our toughest glass on a smartphone. Groundbreaking — it’s a vibe. And it looks good on you.
  • All day battery, and then some(5). No charging(6).: Power every scroll, click, tap, and stream all day long and then some(5) with an intelligent battery that works with you, not against you.
  • All your photos are keepers. So keep ‘em.: Every moment matters. Hold on to them with S21 5G's extensive built-in storage (4).
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by ABTex, 10 out of 10
    Worthy upgrade from S9

    This was an upgrade from my Galaxy S9. I was hesitant to do the upgrade because the S9 had good specs, like more pixels per inch than the S21 and a Gorilla Glass back versus plastic on the S21. But having made the switch it's a real improvement all around. When using a case the back material is irrelevant, and regardless what the tech specs say on paper the S21 display overalljust seems better. One feature I used a lot on the S9 was the rear fingerprint sensor. The on-screen sensor on the S21 is better though. The phone looks better in person than in photos, it's not as quirky looking as I thought it might with the 3 lenses on back.

    Feb 05, 2021 15:31
  • Review by Babby, 10 out of 10
    The features are endless

    This turned out to be a huge update from my old friend, Galaxy S8. They have the same features but the S21 has a lot more. Now I spend a lot of time trying to figure it out. I was surprised that it didn't come with a complete charger but I can use my old charger with it and also our wireless charger.I realize I can learn about this phone on YouTube but I learn better with a good face to face teacher and hands on.

    Feb 19, 2021 19:03
  • Review by Xerk, 10 out of 10
    The Samsung - Galaxy S21 5G 128GB is the best

    The Samsung - Galaxy S21 5G 128GB is the best Samsung phone I've ever had. There are obviously major changes moving up to the latest 5G technology. But there are also many subtle changes with a tweak many things to make it better. For one thing, there is no off and on switch. Rather it is a icon that pulls down and allows you to reboot or turn off your phone.

    Sep 10, 2021 16:08
  • Review by ArvadaGirl, 10 out of 10
    New Galaxy S21

    Nice new phone. Transfer of data took longer than I expected, but once it was completed, everything else has been smooth. The team at Best Buy was very patient and helpful. It is not the top of the line, but has enough bells and whistles for me.

    Jan 30, 2021 07:21
  • Review by CodyDaBoneChewer, 8 out of 10
    I like it, with some caveats

    The phone works okay. The phone I had before was a Pixel 3. Moving from that to this has been a little hard. For one, the buttons for power and volume are in a different place than the Pixel 3. Voice commands (bixby) is not as easy. I always set reminders. There's a few more steps to do that on this phone as compared to the Pixel 3. Speach to text is average to bad. For some reason it never seems to get it right. I got this on sale, so it's a buy for me, but I don't think I would pay full price for this.

    Nov 05, 2021 15:48
  • Review by Stormy, 10 out of 10
    Samsung

    Had to replace my S9 so I went with the lowest S21 model, still overpriced as are all phones, but works fine. Not a great battery life, I use it a good amount during the day and usually need to charge it every morning.

    Oct 22, 2021 16:43
  • Review by UncleDale, 10 out of 10
    Highly Rated by Consumer Reports

    My 5 year old phone would no longer hold a charge for the entire day. With the help of Ashley (Marina Store in CA), I was able to get all my questions answered and select a replacement device. I chose this phone based on our discussion AND highly rated Consumer Reports' review. I am happy with the phone AND the expert help & advice received from Ashley. She even helped my get the new phone set up and data transferred from my old device. I highly recommend her

    Jul 17, 2021 14:42
  • Review by Gammer, 8 out of 10
    New Phone Requires Tutorial for Updated Features

    The wifi service in the store was v-e-r-y-s-l-o-w, taking 6 hours to transfer data from my old phone to the new one! When I got home, I realized the new phone, Samsung Gaxaxy S21, has more updates than I was was informed about, so now I must have Geek Squad work with me to understand how to use the features.

    Feb 20, 2021 11:00
  • 9.2score
    Apple - iPhone 11 64GB - Black (AT&T)
    Description

    Shoot 4K videos, beautiful portraits, and sweeping landscapes with the all-new dual-camera system. Capture your best low-light photos with Night mode. See true-to-life color in your photos, videos, and games on the 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display.³ Experience unprecedented performance with A13 Bionic for gaming, augmented reality (AR), and photography. Do more and charge less with all-day battery life.² And worry less with water resistance up to 2 meters for 30 minutes.¹Apple Brand Store at Best Buy.Shop more Apple products

    8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by BD1972, 8 out of 10
    Enjoying new phone!

    Went from Phone 7plus to the 11. So far, so good. Not having home button took getting use to....lots of swiping! Would give excellent rating as I like iPhones in general. Just haven't had long enough. Very happy with all the help I received from Best Buy in setting up phone.

    Jul 12, 2021 15:41
  • Review by JimMacG, 10 out of 10
    Apple iPhone 11

    Replaced an obsolecent flip phone. Definitely experiencing a learning curve. Wish they included a user manual. Also does not include a recharging/power unit--must be bought separately. Even if not the latest maodel, has all the capability I need. Highly recommended for those that don't want/need a cellphone with all the latest bells and whistles.

    May 30, 2021 17:36
  • Review by Flashdrive, 10 out of 10
    IPhone 11

    This IPhone 11 is really great! I had an IPhone 7 for years and finally decided to get a new one and so glad I got this one! It charges much faster than my older one and it takes great pictures.

    May 29, 2021 10:51
  • Review by Griff, 8 out of 10
    iPhone 11

    Smaller than the IPhone 13 with the features I wanted. I had to buy a case as it is very slippery without one.

    Nov 05, 2021 15:13
  • Review by Nana, 10 out of 10
    Nana

    Got this for my husband for Father’s Day. He loves it. He had no problems transferring information from his old phone to the new one. Good price

    Aug 13, 2021 17:45
  • Review by JayGuillen, 10 out of 10
    iPhone qq

    Great phone and great service, sales man was nice and set everything up for me.

    Nov 07, 2021 00:45
  • Review by Tony, 10 out of 10
    Amazing birthday gift

    Amazing birthday gift would recommend to buy great phone fast shipping

    Oct 20, 2021 22:42
  • Review by Arby, 8 out of 10
    iPhone 11

    I do like my new phone. I rated it 4 instead of 5 stars simply because I am having some trouble without the home key. I will do better with this.

    Sep 17, 2021 19:40
  • 9.2score
    Apple - iPhone 12 5G 64GB - Black (T-Mobile)
    Description

    iPhone 12. 5G to download movies on the fly and stream high-quality video.¹ Beautifully bright 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display.² Ceramic Shield with 4x better drop performance.³ Incredible low-light photography with Night mode on all cameras. Cinema-grade Dolby Vision video recording, editing, and playback. Powerful A14 Bionic chip. And new MagSafe accessories for easy attach and faster wireless charging.⁴ Let the fun begin.See T-Mobile plans, coverage and more.Learn more about T-Mobile

    8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by RosalieB, 10 out of 10
    Rosalie

    I went from an iPhone 8 to the iPhone 12s. At first I was very frustrated because I couldn’t work it without a home button, but now I love it

    Nov 21, 2021 16:06
  • Review by iphone, 10 out of 10
    iPhone 12 Reponse

    Great phone the phone is working perfectly fine and I would by another one.

    Nov 12, 2021 15:49
  • Review by wickedabhi, 10 out of 10
    Nice phone

    It's a nice phone with very good features. Switched from android and loved it.

    Oct 29, 2021 16:10
  • Review by Brilliant, 10 out of 10
    Thank you

    Excellent service from technician at store made my day

    Oct 25, 2021 08:48
  • Review by farid, 10 out of 10
    Very Happy!

    Awesome phone and excellent delivery experience by Best Buy!!..

    Oct 14, 2021 08:59
  • Review by aadrito, 10 out of 10
    great buy

    great phone. works well even after the 13 came out

    Oct 12, 2021 15:03
  • Review by Dpjr25, 10 out of 10
    Nice

    Bought if for the wife and she loved it. Not too nig or small went with the iphone 12 regular

    Sep 03, 2021 15:43
  • Review by LaptopPurchase, 10 out of 10
    iPhone Purchase

    Nice looking and performing iPhone purchased recently

    Oct 04, 2021 08:34
  • 9.2score
    Samsung - Galaxy S20 FE 5G 128GB - Cloud Navy (AT&T)
    Description

    Connect with friends and family using this Samsung Galaxy S20 smartphone for AT&T. The Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 8GB of RAM blend ultra-fast performance with responsive multitasking, while the 128GB of internal memory offers ample space for files. This Samsung Galaxy S20 smartphone boasts a 6.5-inch 2400 x 1800 AMOLED display for crisp, vibrant visuals.

    18 Features
  • 5G* speed: Provides the fastest network speeds for downloading, uploading and streaming content like HD Video and Augmented or Virtual Reality.
  • Android 10 OS: Adapts to you and the way you use your phone, learning your preferences as you go. Your experience gets better over time, and it keeps things running smoother and longer.
  • 6.5" Infinity-O display: This Smooth Motion 120Hz display is matched with a slim body to comfortably fit in your hand. Offers cinema-like screen ratio that's perfect for viewing videos, photos, and games.
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G mobile platform: The octa-core 2.84GHz processor and 6GB of RAM deliver outstanding overall performance for opening and running applications, flipping through menus and more.
  • Up to 12.0MP pro-grade triple camera: Take game-changing pics and video with the triple lens camera and 3X optical zoom.
  • 30X Space Zoom: Zoom in close from farther away and capture images with 30X Space Zoom.
  • Night Mode: Capture crisp images and video at night without flash with Night Mode.
  • Single Take Al: Capture video and multiple types of images with one tap of the shutter button.
  • 32.0MP selfie front camera: Capture the your best side with the 32MP front facing camera.
  • Video Snap: Pull high-quality stills from 4k video without losing definition.
  • Super Steady Camera: High-motion stabilization means smooth, perfect video every time
  • 128GB internal memory plus microSD slot: Provides plenty of storage space for your contacts, music, apps and more. Expand storage up to 1TB by adding a microSD card (sold separately).
  • Use your smartphone as mobile hotspot: Share your 5G data connection with other compatible wireless devices.**
  • All-day intelligent battery: Intelligently assesses power by learning how and when you use your phone. The powerful, intelligent battery optimizes use based on how you live to deliver an intuitive and energetic peak performance throughout the day.¹
  • Super Fast Charging: Boosts your battery to over 50% in 30 minutes.
  • Quick Share: Share more, quickly. Galaxy S20 FE 5G can connect to and share with up to 5 other compatible Galaxy devices simultaneously.
  • Wireless PowerShare: Lets you wirelessly charge your Galaxy Buds, Galaxy Watch, or even a friend's phone right from your device.²
  • IP68 rating: This phone is protected from dust and can also withstand being submerged in 4.92' of static water for up to 30 minutes.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Hometheaterdiy, 10 out of 10
    Nice alternative to s20 plus.

    Very nice phone that supports hdmi and Dex. Especially for the price. Great 5g signal out in the country. iPhone seems to pick lte instead of 5g.

    Nov 01, 2021 12:24
  • Review by Joules, 10 out of 10
    Would buy again

    Great phone, got this as a significant upgrade from my LG Pheonix 4. Can download a ton of apps and picture quality is great. Runs fast and is reliable

    Oct 25, 2021 02:35
  • Review by SamsungBlue, 10 out of 10
    Samsung Blue

    I'm not a tech savvy person but I'm enjoying the phone so far. It's bigger than my last phone so, I can see things much better. I'm learning to navigate and use the new features. Overall, I'm pleased with the style and features of the phone and I know I won't run out of storage.

    Oct 16, 2020 15:25
  • Review by KarlaH, 10 out of 10
    Thank you Yadira for your assistance

    I purchased new Samsung S20 phone at Bakersfield store and Yadira was my in store consultant. I want to personally thank her for helping me with the process of upgrading my existing plan for the new phone. She was so patient with my network provider. I don't know that I would have been able to do this on my own. Yadira, Thank you again!

    May 29, 2021 17:02
  • Review by BillZee, 10 out of 10
    Great phone

    I love this phone! Its fast and flexible. Great apps available.

    Oct 22, 2021 17:38
  • Review by HappyCustomer, 10 out of 10
    Samsung phone

    New Samsung phone, not too expensive but still good quality.

    Oct 24, 2021 09:37
  • Review by Diana, 10 out of 10
    Great phone

    Great phone, fast delivery. Would upgrade through best buy again

    Oct 20, 2021 17:53
  • Review by Jenni, 10 out of 10
    My latest Samsung

    I've been a Samsung fan since the beginning and this one is great too! With a 5G setup I am ready for the future. This is a great product.

    Aug 26, 2021 15:52
  • 9.2score
    Samsung - Galaxy S21 5G 128GB - Phantom Gray (Verizon)
    Description

    With Galaxy S21 5G for Verizon, you have the ability to record in 8K. Which means your videos are double the resolution of 4K video. Or use the 64MP camera for still shots that come out clear whether it’s day or night. Single Take AI transcends the usual restrictions of photo and video editing to capture life’s greatest moments in one single take. Galaxy S21+, made for the epic in every day.

    12 Features
  • Connectivity built for today. And tomorrow.: Built with 5G connectivity in mind, you can share, scroll, browse and binge in a flash(1).
  • Our best camera. Your best life.: Zoom in close, take photos and videos like a pro, and capture incredible share-ready moments with our easy-to-use, multi-lens camera.
  • Trust us, you'll look amazing in 8K video: A night out. Your best friend’s birthday party. Family moments you’ll want to remember forever. Capture your life’s best moments in head-turning, super-smooth 8K video.
  • Movie-making magic in the palm of your hand: Slide into the director’s chair and create share-ready videos on the spot with multi-cam recording and automatic pro-style effects.
  • Spontaneity, now captured from multiple angles: Create share-ready GIFs and videos in a single take(2) or pick your favorite moments and pull your favorite stills in super high-res to share with your followers.
  • The highest resolution camera you can get on a smartphone: Pick up more pixels with the highest resolution you can get on a smartphone at 108MP, while an upgraded sensor gives you more color and way less noise in low light(3).
  • Get closer with the most powerful zoom on a smartphone: Zoom in with amazing clarity with a dual-lens combo of 3x and 10x optical zoom, or go even further with our revolutionary 100x Space Zoom.
  • Our best smartphone display yet. There, we said it.: Our 6.2'' adaptive 120Hz display makes scrolling feel faster* and silky smooth while also being easy on the eyes. Outside, inside, day or night.*Compared to 60Hz screens
  • Life moves fast. S21 Ultra moves faster.: Transform your story sharing, live streaming, video-editing and multi-tasking with hyperfast processor speeds (3)
  • A striking new phone design — may cause phone envy: Modern haze finishes with an all-new integrated metal camera design and our toughest glass on a smartphone. Groundbreaking — it’s a vibe. And it looks good on you.
  • All day battery, and then some(5). No charging(6).: Power every scroll, click, tap, and stream all day long and then some(5) with an intelligent battery that works with you, not against you.
  • All your photos are keepers. So keep ‘em.: Every moment matters. Hold on to them with S21 5G's extensive built-in storage (4).
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by ABTex, 10 out of 10
    Worthy upgrade from S9

    This was an upgrade from my Galaxy S9. I was hesitant to do the upgrade because the S9 had good specs, like more pixels per inch than the S21 and a Gorilla Glass back versus plastic on the S21. But having made the switch it's a real improvement all around. When using a case the back material is irrelevant, and regardless what the tech specs say on paper the S21 display overalljust seems better. One feature I used a lot on the S9 was the rear fingerprint sensor. The on-screen sensor on the S21 is better though. The phone looks better in person than in photos, it's not as quirky looking as I thought it might with the 3 lenses on back.

    Feb 05, 2021 15:31
  • Review by Babby, 10 out of 10
    The features are endless

    This turned out to be a huge update from my old friend, Galaxy S8. They have the same features but the S21 has a lot more. Now I spend a lot of time trying to figure it out. I was surprised that it didn't come with a complete charger but I can use my old charger with it and also our wireless charger.I realize I can learn about this phone on YouTube but I learn better with a good face to face teacher and hands on.

    Feb 19, 2021 19:03
  • Review by Xerk, 10 out of 10
    The Samsung - Galaxy S21 5G 128GB is the best

    The Samsung - Galaxy S21 5G 128GB is the best Samsung phone I've ever had. There are obviously major changes moving up to the latest 5G technology. But there are also many subtle changes with a tweak many things to make it better. For one thing, there is no off and on switch. Rather it is a icon that pulls down and allows you to reboot or turn off your phone.

    Sep 10, 2021 16:08
  • Review by ArvadaGirl, 10 out of 10
    New Galaxy S21

    Nice new phone. Transfer of data took longer than I expected, but once it was completed, everything else has been smooth. The team at Best Buy was very patient and helpful. It is not the top of the line, but has enough bells and whistles for me.

    Jan 30, 2021 07:21
  • Review by CodyDaBoneChewer, 8 out of 10
    I like it, with some caveats

    The phone works okay. The phone I had before was a Pixel 3. Moving from that to this has been a little hard. For one, the buttons for power and volume are in a different place than the Pixel 3. Voice commands (bixby) is not as easy. I always set reminders. There's a few more steps to do that on this phone as compared to the Pixel 3. Speach to text is average to bad. For some reason it never seems to get it right. I got this on sale, so it's a buy for me, but I don't think I would pay full price for this.

    Nov 05, 2021 15:48
  • Review by Stormy, 10 out of 10
    Samsung

    Had to replace my S9 so I went with the lowest S21 model, still overpriced as are all phones, but works fine. Not a great battery life, I use it a good amount during the day and usually need to charge it every morning.

    Oct 22, 2021 16:43
  • Review by UncleDale, 10 out of 10
    Highly Rated by Consumer Reports

    My 5 year old phone would no longer hold a charge for the entire day. With the help of Ashley (Marina Store in CA), I was able to get all my questions answered and select a replacement device. I chose this phone based on our discussion AND highly rated Consumer Reports' review. I am happy with the phone AND the expert help & advice received from Ashley. She even helped my get the new phone set up and data transferred from my old device. I highly recommend her

    Jul 17, 2021 14:42
  • Review by Gammer, 8 out of 10
    New Phone Requires Tutorial for Updated Features

    The wifi service in the store was v-e-r-y-s-l-o-w, taking 6 hours to transfer data from my old phone to the new one! When I got home, I realized the new phone, Samsung Gaxaxy S21, has more updates than I was was informed about, so now I must have Geek Squad work with me to understand how to use the features.

    Feb 20, 2021 11:00
  • 9.2score
    Apple - iPhone 11 64GB - Black (AT&T)
    Description

    Shoot 4K videos, beautiful portraits, and sweeping landscapes with the all-new dual-camera system. Capture your best low-light photos with Night mode. See true-to-life color in your photos, videos, and games on the 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display.³ Experience unprecedented performance with A13 Bionic for gaming, augmented reality (AR), and photography. Do more and charge less with all-day battery life.² And worry less with water resistance up to 2 meters for 30 minutes.¹Apple Brand Store at Best Buy.Shop more Apple products

    8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by BD1972, 8 out of 10
    Enjoying new phone!

    Went from Phone 7plus to the 11. So far, so good. Not having home button took getting use to....lots of swiping! Would give excellent rating as I like iPhones in general. Just haven't had long enough. Very happy with all the help I received from Best Buy in setting up phone.

    Jul 12, 2021 15:41
  • Review by JimMacG, 10 out of 10
    Apple iPhone 11

    Replaced an obsolecent flip phone. Definitely experiencing a learning curve. Wish they included a user manual. Also does not include a recharging/power unit--must be bought separately. Even if not the latest maodel, has all the capability I need. Highly recommended for those that don't want/need a cellphone with all the latest bells and whistles.

    May 30, 2021 17:36
  • Review by Flashdrive, 10 out of 10
    IPhone 11

    This IPhone 11 is really great! I had an IPhone 7 for years and finally decided to get a new one and so glad I got this one! It charges much faster than my older one and it takes great pictures.

    May 29, 2021 10:51
  • Review by Griff, 8 out of 10
    iPhone 11

    Smaller than the IPhone 13 with the features I wanted. I had to buy a case as it is very slippery without one.

    Nov 05, 2021 15:13
  • Review by Nana, 10 out of 10
    Nana

    Got this for my husband for Father’s Day. He loves it. He had no problems transferring information from his old phone to the new one. Good price

    Aug 13, 2021 17:45
  • Review by JayGuillen, 10 out of 10
    iPhone qq

    Great phone and great service, sales man was nice and set everything up for me.

    Nov 07, 2021 00:45
  • Review by Tony, 10 out of 10
    Amazing birthday gift

    Amazing birthday gift would recommend to buy great phone fast shipping

    Oct 20, 2021 22:42
  • Review by Arby, 8 out of 10
    iPhone 11

    I do like my new phone. I rated it 4 instead of 5 stars simply because I am having some trouble without the home key. I will do better with this.

    Sep 17, 2021 19:40
  • 9.2score
    Google - Pixel 6 256GB (Unlocked) - Stormy Black
    Description

    Meet Pixel 6. It’s completely reimagined, inside and out. Powered by Tensor, Google’s first-ever processor, it’s fast, smart, and secure. The all-day battery adapts to you.* The Pixel Camera captures a moment just how you experienced it. And the Personal Safety app and the new Titan M2TM chip help protect you, your stuff, and your privacy.**

    9 Features
  • The processor made for Pixel.: Google Tensor is a the first processor designed by Google, custom-made for Pixel with 8GB of RAM. You’ll notice the difference immediately. Pixel runs smoother, apps launch faster, and pages load quicker. And Pixel’s security chip helps protect your private data.
  • Universal Unlocked: Compatible with all major U.S. carriers, including Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. Also compatible with prepaid carriers including Cricket Wireless, MetroPCS, Google Fi, Simple Mobile, Total Wireless, Tracfone, Net10, Mint, and H2O.
  • Your photos, true to the moment.: Your photos match your moment with Pixel’s most advanced 50MP camera yet with wide and ultrawide lenses. Magic Eraser in Google Photos removes photobombers and distractions.*** And portraits on Pixel represent all people and skin tones beautifully and accurately.
  • Designed for daily life.: The 6.4-inch Smooth Display, up to 90Hz**** is made with Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus,™ the toughest Gorilla Glass yet. Its high refresh rate means smoother, more responsive gaming, scrolling, and moving between apps.
  • It’s everything a battery should be.: Pixel’s all-day Adaptive Battery is everything a battery should be. It can last beyond 24 hours, even on 5G.* It learns your favorite apps, so it doesn't waste power on ones you never use.
  • Secure to the core.: Google Tensor is the first processor with the security core built in, and it works with the next-gen Titan M2TM security chip.
  • You’re in control of your privacy.: Transparency is built into your Pixel. You have control over your phone’s mics and cameras.
  • A new experience from Google that’s all about you.: The new Pixel interface is reimagined to be more modern and intuitive, with colors that reflect your personal style.
  • Switching is simple.: It only takes a few steps to move messages, contacts, and photos from your old cell phone and get going on Pixel.*****
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Code5, 8 out of 10
    I love it.

    This turned out to be the best phone I have used so far. It should have been a five star product for me but for one little gripe. I got tired of the tons of bloatware on the Samsung platform which is what I have used mostly. Having multiple apps for the same task because I am unable to uninstall the samsung version. If you are a minimalist and want a phone that is free of bloat, is very responsive and intuitive, I really dont believe you can beat the value of this phone. It is plain vanilla android, just the way google intended android to be. It is also priced to perfection in my opinion. My only gripe is the fingerprint scanner which I feel is underwhelming. I am not sure if it will be improved by a software update but I have quite a few failed attempts each day.

    For the price, and the added five years of support for this device, this is a no brainer to me. Fast, responsive and well priced. Flagship.

    Oct 30, 2021 12:08
  • Review by jboston511, 10 out of 10
    The android phone to beat, in this price range.

    Like the title says, this is the phone to beat in this particular arena. This is aimed to take on the S21 and other potential rivals. Just to state, you cannot compare this to the S21 Ultra, that fight belongs to the Pixel 6 Pro in the ultra premium segment. The Pixel 6 reigns supreme in the mid to premium segment. Camera, excellent. Low light photography is fantastic. The camera interface is also super simple and easy to use. The motion blur adds some fun to the camera experience. Portrait works pretty good adding bokeh. The integration with Google Photos is also great to easily edit most effects. Photos also have very natural colors, does not seem to be as unnaturally boosted like Samsung tends to do. No real complaints. Battery is also excellent. I personally don't care for the 90hz refresh rate. With that feature disabled I regularly get 2 days battery life, generally a day and a half with it activated. Colors are screen appear to be accurate to real life. Build quality is great, no issues with fit an finish with my device. Speakers are more than adequate when I'm quickly watching or sharing something. If I'm really listening to something on my phone I'm using bluetooth headphones. Range and sound quality with bluetooth is also great, quality is highly dependent on what headphones you are using due to codecs. It is nice with this purely Google device not having my device always syncing to Google servers and the additional Samsung services like the S21 series and other manufacturer devices. This also leads to much less bloatware as other manufacturers have lot of redundant software that duplicates what Googles apps offer that tend to do a better job. A great example of redundancy issues is with the Samsung camera app, you cannot edit any of the effects in Google Photos. You need to use Samsung Gallery which I don't recommend as Google Photos is superior. I don't need 2 contact syncs, 2 calendar syncs, etc. I could keep writing and nitpick little things between this and other devices but that would be overkill at this point. At the end of the day unless you need crazy zoom features like Pixel 6 Pro or S21 Ultra this is the device to get.

    Nov 10, 2021 10:42
  • Review by hdtvkeith, 8 out of 10
    The best Pixel so far, but needs more work.

    I have had several Android phones over the years. Motorola, Samsung, OnePlus and then switch to Pixel 3a XL. That Pixel was a beast and just a tad slow. It was getting old and with the Pixel 6/6 Pro coming out I knew I wanted to upgrade. I tried a 6 Pro, but the curves screen and less than stellar batter did not make the phone worth $300 more.

    I picked up the 6 and it is overall an impressive phone that has 2 short comings. First a weak in screen finger print scanner. Put a sensor on the back again , please. Second the subpar battery life. I don't understand how Apple can continue to dominate with battery life while Android needs bigger batteries and still cant touch the iPhones. Google needs 500mAh more in the 6 and 6 Pro to truly compete.

    Overall outside those 2 issues the phone is good. It is quick and I like Android 12 so far. The battery app is garbage so I loaded a third party battery tool that tells me much more about what my phone is using. I disabled 90Hz and 5G as those 2 hurt battery and now at least it seems on par with my Pixel 3a XL. Very sad that they can't do better.

    Nov 09, 2021 06:03
  • Review by MissNikkiBaby, 8 out of 10
    Good - definitely an upgrade from prev gens

    BTW yes I actually have the phone in hand! All in all it's a good phone for the price. The transfer of files from my old phone was seamless. Despite the bulge of the camera in th back it doesn't give you that bulky feeling in your hand. The display is sharp, scrolling and processing is fast and for my usage, my battery life is great and lasts me the entire day. The only complaints that I have are the camera quality could be a tad better, and the fingerprint scanner is hit or miss - sometimes it can take 3-4 tries before it recognizes your print (also points deducted for having it in the middle of the phone screen). Also it seems a lot of the phones are no longer coming with charging blocks so just a heads up on that - kinda makes you miss the days of Samsung where you got a full charger and headphones. Speaking of headphones, the sound quality of this phone is phenomenal and the speaker phone is loud haha. I use the Galaxy buds and it connects quickly with no lag. Finally if you have a Google home and TV (like I do) you will find yourself like a kid in a candy store (note though- you can't screenshare on certain TVs - it wouldn't pick up my LGs but connected quickly to my Hisense and Philips) If you are balling on a budget but need a great phone this is it!

    Nov 02, 2021 07:53
  • Review by johndoe0411888, 10 out of 10
    Excellent phone

    Google phones has always been amazing, if you are looking for the purest android experience without all that bloatware on your phone then look no further this phone won't do you no wrong. its snappy, responsive and beautiful.

    Only thing is the fingerprint reader not being consistent, and also some screen protector doesn't play nicely with the fingerprint (Spigen, but they removed the listing from their page), I removed the screen protector and the fingerprint is working more then before when I had the screen protector on

    All & all I highly recommend this phone, pure android, great camera, modern design, snappy!

    Nov 02, 2021 21:54
  • Review by Daxx, 10 out of 10
    I'd buy a Pixel every gen

    I'm honestly writing this review to cancel out that review bomb. I like iPhones, but Pixel is where I would go if I wanted Android. They can connect to any ChromeCast device or Android TV wirelessly, Type C is a huge plus, and this years SoC made by Google is no slouch. People should review bomb just because they don't like a products one feature.

    Oct 30, 2021 17:18
  • Review by FasterTomorrow, 8 out of 10
    Solid contender.

    Very Solid android phone, battery life isn't as good as a new iPhone but it's on par with other Android phones. Camera and screen are solid and this definitely feels snappier overall compared to my 3 year old LG V35. I'm definitely happy with this phone so far. Check out the DBrand grip case for this, makes the camera bump look normal without making the whole thing feel thicck.

    Nov 05, 2021 16:05
  • Review by FV168, 10 out of 10
    Upgrade to Pixel 6 from Samsung S8

    I bought this for my daughter to upgrade from a Samsung S8. The migration from the S8 to the Pixel 6 was easy and no issue. My daughter now is happy like a clam as she can play some games that she couldn't with the S8. The upgrade is night and day but didn't break the wallet. The S8 actually cost more than the P6!!!

    Nov 06, 2021 14:43
  • 9.0score
    Apple - iPhone 13 Pro 5G 256GB - Sierra Blue (Verizon)
    Description

    iPhone 13 Pro. The biggest Pro camera system upgrade ever. Super Retina XDR display with ProMotion for a faster, more responsive feel. Lightning-fast A15 Bionic chip. Superfast 5G.¹ Durable design and a huge leap in battery life.

    8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by mjayy, 10 out of 10
    Great phone.. too much camera.

    The Camera camera quality is significantly more clear. Could be a good or bad thing tentative on what you use it. They both pick up every pore on my dang face. The camera setting are pretty cool.

    The battery life is way better. I can use my phone 70% of the day and still have 3/4 battery life…

    My iphone 11 pro that i upgraded from isn’t as fast, battery life doesn’t compare, camera quality is decent but the 13 Pro has much better quality.

    My one complaint is the rear facing camera. Not the quality but the fact that i feel it’s not protected because it protrudes probably 2mm past my phone case… they make camera protectors but it knocks the camera quality down. If there’s a piece of dust on one of the lenses, sun light will refract and you’ll see in in your picture… Do what you want with that.

    Oct 17, 2021 09:55
  • Review by Andrew, 8 out of 10
    Finally has most of what we wanted

    While not a huge change from the iPhone 12 Pro/Pro Max series, the iPhone 13 Pro has met our expectations on what a modern flagship smartphone from Apple should be.

    The 120hz display is extraordinarily nice, clear, smooth and makes the prior 60hz screens feel extremely dated.

    The battery life is stronger. Time will tell how much better it really ends up being, but so far it meets expectations.

    The cameras are amazing. While not a huge upgrade from the previous gen for most users, the new cameras do work very well. The improved optical and digital zoom is wonderful and the night mode photography is much improved.

    After having used it for one full day, I feel that I can say that this is what the 12 Pro series should have been. It has the 120hz screen that rivals the Samsung S21 series and other flagship smartphones. It has a truly stellar camera array with wonderful features that do, in fact, work far better than the iPhone 12 Pro series. It seems to have the battery life the 12 Pro should have had. It has the smaller notch that the entire 12 series should have had. I have no serious complaints thus far, aside from the fact that this should have been called the 12S rather than the 13. It’s not a drastic redesign. It’s not a revolutionary device. However, it is exactly what we wanted the 12 Pro to be in the first place. If you have an iPhone 12 or 12 Pro/Max, this is not a significant enough upgrade, in my opinion. If you have an iPhone 11 Pro/Max, this is a minor upgrade in most ways. If you have an iPhone X, XS/Max, Xr, or iPhone 11, this is a huge upgrade. If you’re clinging to anything older than the aforementioned phones, what are you waiting for? This is what you’ve been waiting for. This checks almost all of the boxes.

    Attached, you will find a picture of my new iPhone 13 Pro in it’s box, the moment I opened it.

    Sep 25, 2021 01:24
  • Review by Julius, 8 out of 10
    iPhone 13 Pro review

    Great display. Has some issues where the touch screen takes several attempts to select items on the screen via touch.

    Loading of sites does not fully load pictures. Multiple attempts to reload in hopes pictures would fully load but no success. That also goes for articles when scrolling down and having to reload the page so that the articles show up because when scrolling down the page, there are times where it is blank having to reload so the articles show up. This happens even when on wi-fi or on the 5G network.

    Oct 16, 2021 12:08
  • Review by karat, 10 out of 10
    Great iPhone!

    Coming from an iPhone 12 Pro, I wouldn’t anticipate very much of an upgrade. To some, this is not a big upgrade; however, to me, this upgrade hits all the right places to make it worth going for it. The battery life on this phone is phenomenal. The 120 hertz refresh rate is something I didn’t know I was missing, but the addition of it makes everything feel snappier and look crisper in transitions. The camera has major upgrades, especially with the macro mode that I am most excited about.

    Even though the iPhone 12 Pro is an outstanding phone and I was on the fence about upgrading, I am glad I did. The three features have made my iPhone experience an even better one, with two upgrades being something I knew I would value and the third, the 120 hertz, being something that was an added bonus. The beautiful blue color is an added bonus. I definitely recommend this to anyone on the fence and who believes the added features might be worthwhile to that person’s use case.

    Oct 26, 2021 20:33
  • Review by Craig, 10 out of 10
    If you didn’t buy a 12, now is the time to upgrade

    I had the iPhone X, then went to the 11 (skipped the 10s) and now have the 13 (skipped the 12)

    I am really happy I upgraded. Very noticeable difference with the 120hz display. I told everyone that the 12 was the generation to skip and I still feel like I was right. Also it’s the same phone as the Max except smaller which to me is a much nicer experience in every day use. Last year the camera was better on the larger phone, this year everything is the same except the smaller phone has a smaller battery, but both come out to about the same life so no worries there. The 5G is nice but hardly noticeable difference from solid LTE coverage, so not a huge difference there.

    Oct 23, 2021 12:00
  • Review by Mitch, 6 out of 10
    Preorder Bad, Phone Good

    First off, Best Buy preorder showed my phone being available on release day and then 13 hours before my order is delayed a week. Funny thing, the phone was in stock release day at two other stores in relatively close proximity. This is not logistical rocket science Best Buy. Cancelled and then reordered from the next closest store and took care of business. Side not, every time that I get Apple products at Best Buy, I ALWAYS get helped by some Samsung nut that has no idea how apple products work.

    The new phone is alright. I think most of the goodies were due to the iOS 15 coming out, hardware was pretty basic year over year for apple. New camera is nice, the cinematic blur/focus feature is very neat but the effect looks a little sloppy for the hype. That technology has some kinks to be worked out but headed the right direction. The phone is now thicker, heavier, but visually the same. Not going to test durability but apparently it’s improved. I guess it’s getting hard to “redesign” these days, everyone seems to be maxed out on innovation. I do notice a little bit better battery life but the display I wouldn’t have known was improved if apple didn’t advertise it. I will say the recent Samsung and LG phones have obnoxiously good looking displays, iPhone still isn’t knocking my socks off.

    Trade in credit on my 128G iPhone 12 Pro was $700 which was nice. Somehow a week earlier (on my preorder attempt) I only got $675 but whatever. Apple wasn’t offering as much but the headache avoided by dealing direct with Apple could’ve offset that difference. I’m not noticing any service differences with Verizon, speed tests were basically equal on my devices. The notch on the screen isn’t really noticeably smaller, I’ve had people look side by side and they usually can’t tell at all. I bought my 12 Pro out right last year, I would recommend waiting if you did the same. Fingers crossed for major changes next year!

    Sep 29, 2021 00:59
  • Review by Pinky, 10 out of 10
    Took a Break from Android

    I would consider myself technological agnostic as I try not to tie myself down to any economy system. However apple finally copied the great quality of life upgrades from other companies and honestly made a phone that is pretty great to use!

    Pros

    Great Camera

    Unbelievable Screen

    Insanely Responsive

    Cons

    Still a locked down eco system

    No screen off notification even though it's an oleds panel

    No USB C port like come on Apple ur dumb for this one

    Oct 23, 2021 09:57
  • Review by Cat5e, 8 out of 10
    Phone was shipped in a bag!

    This cellphone is the best of the best however I can’t believe it was shipped in a plastic bag. Took it to the store and they opened the bag and the original box was banged up on all 4 corners. I would highly recommend buying 256GB or higher. It was a big upgrade from my 6s that I bought 6 years ago and still working.

    Nov 05, 2021 16:10
  • 9.0score
    Google - Pixel 6 128GB (Unlocked) - Stormy Black
    Description

    Meet Pixel 6. It’s completely reimagined, inside and out. Powered by Tensor, Google’s first-ever processor, it’s fast, smart, and secure. The all-day battery adapts to you.* The Pixel Camera captures a moment just how you experienced it. And the Personal Safety app and the new Titan M2TM chip help protect you, your stuff, and your privacy.**

    9 Features
  • The processor made for Pixel.: Google Tensor is a the first processor designed by Google, custom-made for Pixel with 8GB of RAM. You’ll notice the difference immediately. Pixel runs smoother, apps launch faster, and pages load quicker. And Pixel’s security chip helps protect your private data.
  • Universal Unlocked: Compatible with all major U.S. carriers, including Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. Also compatible with prepaid carriers including Cricket Wireless, MetroPCS, Google Fi, Simple Mobile, Total Wireless, Tracfone, Net10, Mint, and H2O.
  • Your photos, true to the moment.: Your photos match your moment with Pixel’s most advanced 50MP camera yet with wide and ultrawide lenses. Magic Eraser in Google Photos removes photobombers and distractions.*** And portraits on Pixel represent all people and skin tones beautifully and accurately.
  • Designed for daily life.: The 6.4-inch Smooth Display, up to 90Hz**** is made with Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus,™ the toughest Gorilla Glass yet. Its high refresh rate means smoother, more responsive gaming, scrolling, and moving between apps.
  • It’s everything a battery should be.: Pixel’s all-day Adaptive Battery is everything a battery should be. It can last beyond 24 hours, even on 5G.* It learns your favorite apps, so it doesn't waste power on ones you never use.
  • Secure to the core.: Google Tensor is the first processor with the security core built in, and it works with the next-gen Titan M2TM security chip.
  • You’re in control of your privacy.: Transparency is built into your Pixel. You have control over your phone’s mics and cameras.
  • A new experience from Google that’s all about you.: The new Pixel interface is reimagined to be more modern and intuitive, with colors that reflect your personal style.
  • Switching is simple.: It only takes a few steps to move messages, contacts, and photos from your old cell phone and get going on Pixel.*****
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by SteveC, 10 out of 10
    Now this is a Pixel phone

    When I saw the new design and specs for the Google Pixel 6 “P6” I knew I had to give it a try as I’ve always been a big fan of the Pixel phones, going back to the original.

    Unboxing:

    The phone comes in a nice retail box “pretty much how all phones are packed now” and inside was the phone, charging cable, USB A to C adapter, sim removal tool and a small information/quick setup pamphlet, that’s it, no charger “that’s ok I have plenty”.

    Setting up:

    Setting up is pretty much the same as all other Pixel phones, I installed my Verizon sim first, and then just followed through the initial steps, add your Google account “or create one” and you are off and running. There was a system update right away so you’ll want to make sure you do that before completing. Also, I didn’t try transferring anything from my other phone, I wanted to do everything manually.

    Design:

    The Pixel 6 is pretty good sized, it’s bigger than my S21, “not by much, a lot bigger than the P5, but it does weigh a good bit more than either as the S21 being the next largest comes in at 171.6 the Pixel 6 at 208.6g is which is a good bit heavier. I don’t mind thee weight difference as I like the little bit larger screen and it’s more squared in the corners “reminds me of a Sony screen, in a good way”. Colors are nice and vibrant and the 90hz refresh rate is a noticeable improvement over any of the 60hz screens I’ve had/used.

    The back is all glass this time, and I actually prefer the plastic back of the S21 or the plastic covered metal of the P5, just no worry about those being broken and for me this one went in a case the day I got it. The phone itself feels very substantial and well made, really no flex to it at all and seems more like a solid one pieced unit.

    The buttons on the side are nice and firm plus they have a definite “click” to them, a little better than the S21s. If you are familiar with Samsung products you’ll have to get used to the power button being on top rather than the bottom and volume buttons “while on the same side are in opposite positioning”.

    Use:

    Android 12 is installed on the phone from the box and it’s definitely different than 11 on our current phones. It has the very simple basic Android interface you will be familiar with if you’ve ever used a Pixel phone and much more basic than any of our Samsung phones we currently have. I did set up fingerprint unlock and it works well, plus I’ve installed a screen protector “PET” and did have to turn up the screen sensitivity, otherwise the FP reader works reasonably well especially if you register two sets for one finger. I also have trusted places turned on so the phone stays unlocked while at home and tied to my smart watch.

    You can adjust the screen layout and grid size, but this time those settings are under “Wall Paper & Style” after a long press on a blank area on any main screen. The 5x5 layout max isn’t to my liking so I installed Nova Launcher. I was initially skeptical that Nova would be ready for Android 12 but to my surprise it integrated perfectly “like it was made for this phone”. With Nova I was able to remove the search bar as that cannot be removed with the Google Launcher. Otherwise that’s all I needed for tweaking and getting things running the way I wanted. I do like the dynamic colors that apply the theme color to some apps, sort of how Windows can be set to do the same.

    Calling Features:

    The signal for Verizon here in NW Phoenix isn’t that great at our house, but it’s on par with our TMO phones, “we just don’t get great service “acceptable but could be a lot better”. So I went out to test the difference in two of our worst areas. My S21 with TMO and the Pixel 6 with Verizon, and from what my tests show TMO is faster but the Verizon isn’t far behind and the Verizon signal inside two different grocery stores was better than TMO by a good bit.

    I accidentally turned on “Direct my Call” and was surprised that there was a live transcription you can read as the conversation carries on. For me that would be extremely useful as I have some hearing issues and if I’m in a noisy environment I can’t make out what anyone says, so this feature itself will be very handy.

    Performance:

    I’ve been doing some speed testing between the two phones “P6 vs S21” and the Geek Bench CPU scores were very close the P6 got a 1031 single core score and a 2841 multi-core score, the S21 received a 1017 single core and a 3355 multi-core score, “very close for this new Google designed CPU”. Then I tested them with 3dMarks “Wild Life” test and those came back as 6398 for the P6 and 5810 for the S21. That’s pretty amazing and a good bit faster than the S21 so I’m impressed and the performance of the phone itself seems faster than the S21 during use.

    Camera:

    The camera is where this P6 shines “for me that is”, the photos come out better than the S21, and the details it captures when zooming in and comparing photos is pretty impressive “much better in some cases over the S21”, and I don’t even miss the telephoto “so far” that the S21 has over the P6. I also went outside on a clear night, and took a photo straight up using “Night Sight” and was really impressed that it actually caught the stars above without blurring them, “a lot more showed up that I had expected. The front camera is good as front cameras go and I have no complaints how the video looked during a Zoom meeting, it’s actually a lot better than my desktops standalone 1080 camera.

    We also live close to an AFB and was able to capture a really cool photo of a F35 flying through the clouds overhead. I have a hard time capturing them with my mirrorless camera so I’m very impressed with the performance of the P6.

    I also took a picture of a flowering bush in our back yard, using the P6 and S21 and they were within a few seconds of each other. I’ve cropped the photos to a spot at 100% and you can easily see there’s more detail captured in the flowers with the P6, the S21s colors sort of run together on the flowers and you can’t make out much detail. I’ve attached a photo so you can judge for yourself.

    Battery Life:

    I’ve had no issue with the battery lasting over a day and even at the end of the day with some pretty heavy use I still had over 50% left, the S21 would always be around 35-40%, not a lot but a big enough difference. I usually don’t charge with the power cord and 99% of the time use wireless chargers, I have them all over, but the wireless charging times are decent and using a Belkin high powered wireless charger it tops up the phone way before we get up in the AM. I also have a very heavy duty case on my phone and it has no issue with charging just placement, as you have to make sure it’s placed just right on the charger or it won’t connect.

    Conclusions:

    This is the way I wish all Pixel phones were from the beginning, I really like the P6, better than my S21 or P5 that’s for sure. The screen is larger than both “and getting older I need a large screen”. The build quality is impeccable and the phone feels premium in the hand “and not because it has a glass back”, it’s just a very solid feeling phone. I’ve tried out some of the new features and things like “Live Translate” are fun to use and was impressed how it overlays the translated text on what you are looking at with Google Lens and the camera.

    I’ve owned so many phones I’m embarrassed to count, but this new Pixel 6 is at the top of my list as a favorite. You get a plain Android experience and can tweak it anyway you like. There’s literally 0 bloatware and that leaves more space for all my apps “ones I prefer, not what a manufacture says I have to have”. I could go on for pages with all the new features of Android 12 and what this new Pixel 6 has but I can say if you are a fan of Android phones this is going to be one of the best phones this year and I’m sure you will love owning one.

    Nov 04, 2021 17:18
  • Review by gtdad, 10 out of 10
    High Quality, Next Level AI

    Let’s start with the basics. The Google Pixel 6 is a 5G phone which has a 6.4” 90Hz display made of Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, a 50mp front facing camera ( with ultra wide lens), a fingerprint scanner located under the screen, and a high capacity long lasting battery. It is Google’s first phone with it’s own in house designed processor (Tensor).

    In the box you get the phone, a usb-c to usb-c cable and a usb-a to usb-c adapter for transferring data from your old phone.

    This greatly speeds up the setup process. You also get a sim key and brochures. You do not get a charger included.

    After the setup is complete you should update to the latest firmware in the System Settings and then go to the Google Play store and update all of your apps.

    You are not only getting a new phone, you are getting Google’s latest operating system Android 12. It has anew UI which allows you to personalize the phone more easily. Changing the wallpaper theme will be reflected throughout the apps on your phone. This phone is designed to take advantage of all of the AI features built in the Tensor chip, it is very speech capable and takes the Google Assistant to the next level.

    This is what I call the trifecta of features that separate this phone from the rest.

    1)Phone Assist:

    Google can answer your phone, from non-contact numbers, and ask why they are calling you. You can watch the transcription of their response and then decide if you want to answer your phone. It will also silently decline calls from known robo callers. When you dial a toll free number a chart will appear with the approximate hold times for today and the rest of the week. So you can decide the best day and time to call for the shortest wait time. I called a retailer and the recording said a 10 minute wait, however Google showed a 15 minute wait. Sure enough exactly 15 minutes later the call was answered. So the Google Assistant was more accurate than the retailer. Should you decide to hold the Google Assistant will hold for you. It will notify you with an audible sound when a human voice is detected. I have used this feature for a long time on my Pixel 4 and it has been 100% accurate and has saved me from untold hours of waiting on hold listening to horrible music.

    2)Speech, Translation and Transcribing:

    You can have a conversation or chat with anyone who speaks several of the most common foreign languages.

    You speak or type in English and it will immediately be translated to the other persons language. They can then respond to you in their native language and it will be translated back to English. You can even put emojis in your chat by using your voice. I live in a multi cultural area where many languages are spoken.

    This will not only help in every day life, it is a tremendous business tool allowing you to expand your client base.

    Live transcription is also extremely accurate even when speaking rapidly and can be used with translation. No need for punctuating, Google will do that for you.

    You can point your camera at a traffic sign or any document in another language and it will instantly translate to English.

    It can translate webpages and transcribe live caption videos.

    3)Camera:

    Still photos are very clear, colors are accurate and detailed without being overly saturated. .(See above pictures). Night Sight captures beautiful detailed images at night.

    Skin tones of all shades are very natural. Great results for those of us who like to point and shoot. However, there are enough camera modes and settings to allow you to be as creative as you like.

    Videos are recorded in 1080p and have optical stabilization which you can adjust to account for the amount of movement.

    I found to adjustability of the stabilization to be very helpful.

    There are other new features:

    Magic eraser let’s you remove unwanted people and objects from your photos. You really have to see this. It is fun to use and can completely change the context of the photo. Whether at a particular location or with a celebrity and other people are around, you can make it appear as if you are the only person there.

    Motion Mode lets you blur objects in the background, such as moving traffic, while keeping the subject in focus.

    Face Unblur does exactly that when the subject is moving, such as jumping.

    Speech enhancement blocks out ambient sounds in noisy environments while recording videos on the selfie camera.

    All of these tools and enhancements are easy to find and use, either intuitively or by simply bringing up the Pixel Tools and Tips from your settings. You can search anything on your phone by swiping up on the screen. Just start typing what you are looking for and Google immediately starts bringing up results. Then just click on what you want, whether its a contact or and app or a chat.

    Privacy and security have been enhanced with additional settings that give you complete control over what information is shared with your apps, right down to being able to toggle the camera and mic on and off.

    Some things to note:

    The 5G is mid and low band. Though not as fast as millimeter wave, it is much more available and reliable. I am on the T-Mobile network. Walking around my neighborhood I was able to get 215mbps download and 48mbps upload speeds (see picture). This of course will vary depending on your location and your carrier. Connection of data and calls was always reliable.

    Phone calls were clear, the screen is bright responsive and easy to read outdoors. Battery life is excellent. Over 24 hour periods I was able to average about 6 hours of display time while still having 20% battery remaining. Easily getting me through a day with emails, calls (video and voice), camera use and some You Tube videos.

    There are however a couple of negatives.

    First the under the screen fingerprint reader requires you to keep your finger on it longer than you expect. This results in having to repeat the process because you lifted your finger too quickly.

    However, I did notice that today it seemed to be working quicker without issues. So either I am adapting to the phone, or the phone is adapting to me.

    The first day the auto brightness made the screen too dark, however that seems to have corrected itself and it now works properly.

    The volume does not get loud enough to hear anything until it reaches more than 50%. It will eventually get loud enough but that is at 80-100%. I hope this is a software issue that can be fixed with an update.

    Overall this is an incredible phone at an equally incredible price. It looks and feels the part of a flagship phone.

    Loaded with features designed to make your life easier, and it succeeds. To call this a phone does not do it justice. It is so much more. Google has stepped out of the ordinary with the new bold design and I love it, Especially in Stormy Black.

    We have been a Google family having used Pixel 4 phones for the past 2 years. Our house is packed with Google devices and we have become dependent on the google assistant. The Pixel 6 along with all of the added AI features allows us to get more accomplished with less effort.

    I would highly recommend this phone to everyone.

    Nov 02, 2021 20:27
  • Review by Techuser, 10 out of 10
    Its Magic no its a Pixel

    I consider myself a tech savvy person. I have a my lights, TVs, cameras, garage, air filters, consoles, laptops, Ipads, tablets etc all connected together. I’ve also had the luxury of owning a lot of different phones (HTC ONE, 10 and u11, Pixel 3, One Plus 7 Pro, Iphone 4,6,8,MAX Xs, Microsoft Surface Duo). Different phones had its pros and cons. I like the openness of the Android OS (HTC/OnePlus) but I felt the camera was always lacking. Iphones have the same layout and easy to use cameras. The Pixel 6 is a phone I was truly exciting to try out. Anyways,

    Look and feel

    Personally, I don’t mind the camera bar bump. The two tone color is a nice touch. The back has a glass like feeling that you would get from a $1000 cell phone. I am going to purchase a case for the Pixel ( to protect it when I drop it). So really the look of the case is what your phone would really look like in the end. I am more concern with the performance and usage of the Pixel than the look. One annoying thing is the Google search bar is locked in the bottom of the home screen. YOU CAN NOT REMOVE it. GOOGLE needs to fix this.

    Setup process

    Pretty straight forward. Transfer my old data and information from my other device (Android 11). Cable transfer didn’t work for me despite trying 3 times. Just use wireless transfer and worked. The phone needed to download an update to Android 12 took about 30 mins to download and install.

    Search function

    I think this is a kind of a cool feature. You have search your phone apps, contacts and settings in the search function.

    Fingerprint sensor

    Takes about half a second to a second to recognize my fingerprint and open the phone. Its about the same as my other phones. Nothing special about this.

    Display smoothness

    There is a noticeable difference between my old phone and the Pixel 6. I guess the 90hz refresh rate really makes a difference. Its smoother when scrolling and better on the eyes.

    Assistant voice typing

    It seems better and smooth when using the voice to text on the Pixel 6. It catches my words better than before. However the Interpreter mode is still lacking. At times, Doesn’t translate the meaning well enough. I think Google needs more help here but it’s a good step forward.

    Camera System

    This is what separates the Pixel 6 from all other cell phones (or maybe my expectation bar was set too low). Ive attached pictures I have taken in low light settings. 0.7x, 1x, 2x zoom. I’ve also used the Magic Eraser on a few photo to take a people. You can judge the quality of the magic eraser.. But it think this is one of the best feature of the Pixel 6. I can see how useful this tool will be for me and the family. Even previous picture that are stored in the Google photo can be edit by the Pixel 6. This is a great feature and I can see Google using this technology on their other devices.

    I have used the Motion / action take pretty nice pictures, Long Exposure, Face Unblur (pretty good, but not perfect), 4x zoom still grainy, Ultrawide selfies (not

    really ultrawide compared to others ive seen before). Overall I am pretty happy with the Pixel 6. At $599 it’s a great deal for what you get.

    Battery Life

    There is a lot of marketing and call out of the Pixel 6 battery life. My experience its not the best or the worst. On average usage of the Pixel I can get by (14 hour) but definitely have to charge it at night or in the morning.

    Below is the “real” world testing for fast charging. On both test the Pixel 6 got warm in the case but not burning hot. Under 50% full you are looking at 12%-14% battery fill per 10mins of charging.

    Charging from a 90watt laptop adaptor with USB Type C

    Pixel started at 15%

    After 10mins 29%

    After 20mins 43%

    After 30mins 57%

    After 40mins 69%

    Charging from a 60 watt cell phone quick charge adaptor

    Pixel started at 5%

    After 10mins 19%

    After 20mins 33%

    After 30mins 47%

    After 40mins 60%

    With all the good and the bad of the Pixel the best part is the price. Coming in at $599 I would definitely recommend this to anyone look for a new phone.

    Nov 02, 2021 23:33
  • Review by jaybot, 10 out of 10
    Best pixel phone to date!

    I always get excited when Google announces new Pixel phones and this year was no different. When I saw the two new models of the Pixel 6 I knew right away that I wanted the regular Pixel 6 over the pro model. Now that I've been using the Pixel 6 for a few days, below are my thoughts.

    Size

    I think the size of the regular Pixel 6 is perfect. I'm a fan of bigger phones so this fits the bill just right. Its just a hair smaller than the Pixel 4xl and a lot bigger than the Pixel 5 which I felt was too small in hand. I've include pics for size comparison of the Pixel 4xl, Pixel 5, and the Pixel 6. Its a chonky phone though. A bit thicker and heavier than I was expecting so you defiantly notice it when its in your pocket. Still not as heavy as the iphone 13 pro max though.

    Hardware

    The phone feels very solid and well built. The volume and power buttons are clicky. The frame is a matte black just like the Pixel 4xl was. The back is glass again. I'm not sure when this back glass fad will end but at least Google makes it look good. The color choices this year are great. You get to choose from three. Stormy Black, Sorta Seafoam, and Kinda Coral. Really cant go wrong with any of them. The front of the phones are the same on all three.

    This is the first phone with Googles Tensor chip. Googles first mobile processor. I have to say the phone is buttery smooth. Navigating around, opening apps, closing apps and just doing day to day stuff. I've had no issues or lag with anything I've done. In my opinion Tensor performs like any other high end mobile processor.

    Google included all of the latest wireless standards. This years pixels have wifi 6/6e support, bluetooth 5.2, and mobile 5g! I've been using all of these with the exception of wifi 6e, (don't have a 6e router yet), and all work great. I was getting well over gigabit wifi speeds on wifi 6. Around 90mbps download on 5g, and audio streams with no lag or drops on bluetooth 5.2.

    Display

    The display is a 1080p+ 6.4" OLED display and gets bright enough for my needs while looking great. Its a bit more square this year but still slightly rounded in the corners. Bezels are minimal enough. Its got a 90Hz display which is on by default. I find that scrolling is really smooth like previous Pixels. I'm not sure why Google decided to go with a curved display on the pro model but I'm glad they didn't on this regular Pixel. I prefer flat displays. Included in the display is an in screen fingerprint reader. Note that its not instant but takes about half a second to recognize and unlock. Everyone has their opinion of where the fingerprint reader should be side, back, or front. I prefer front or side so I can unlock my phone without having to pick it up every time so I appreciate that they move it to the front.

    Sound

    I would say audio from the speakers is just average. The dual speakers in the Pixel 6 sound so much better than last years Pixel 5 but not as good as the Pixel 4xl. Not sure why that is though since the phone is thicker you would think they would have done a better job on the speakers.

    Haptics

    The haptics motor is actually really good in this phone. The problem I would like to mention is that the haptics motor is placed at the top of the phone for some weird reason. So when typing you don't feel it as much because your hands are at the bottom of the phone. But even with this placement its still better than most phones I've used.

    Battery

    From my experience battery life has been pretty good. I've been charging every other day with regular use. I can go two days on a charge before needing to top it off overnight. You should have no problem going one day under heavy use. Oh and there is no power brick in the box so you will have to either use a existing or buy a new one. If you buy a new one make sure it can do 30 watt charging which is the fastest charging it can do. I'm currently using a 18 watt charger so I cant comment on 30 watt charging speeds.

    Android

    One great thing about having a Google Pixel is that you get OS updates day one! No need for waiting for manufactures to make their changes and push it months later. Also you get monthly security updates that sometimes even have little added Pixel software features. This phone comes with the latest version of Android, Android 12. I had been using it for a few weeks, even before I got the Pixel 6. Android 12s Material You theming works really well. At first I didn't think I would like it or use it but I was surprised at how well the colors adapted in everything to my background choices. I've decided to leave it on although you can customize it and even turn it off if you choose to. I feel like Android has matured enough now that they are starting to make it fun to use again.

    Camera

    The camera has been updated this year and I can tell! It does a great job of taking photos and video with its 50MP camera. I'm a point and click type of person so I use a phone for most of my photos. I am sad they they didn't include a optical zoom in the regular Pixel 6 though. I really prefer having the optical zoom but I guess you can get the pro model if you really need it. I find for the most part my photos look great. What I found is what you see in the screen before you take the shot is not always what you get. After you take the phone it typically looks better. Google does their computational photo adjustments (instantly) and your photos come out looking even better. Also one of my favorite features night shots still look absolutely hands down spectacular. I love the idea of not having to use flash in low light situations.

    I like that the camera app is simple to use and not cluttered like some others. Google does a good job here. They make it easy to switch modes and edit photos. There is a new camera app feature called Magic Eraser. It works well in some situations but not all. For example I took a picture of my arm with a cut on it and was able to erase the cut just fine like it never existed. Removing any face imperfections works well too. Removing people or objects seems to depend on the background. From my experience it works better when there is less detail in the background so your experience will vary there. Overall its a really cool feature that lets you touch up on your photos if needed. There is also a new Motion mode that allows you to add a motion blur effect to your phones. Its nice when phone manufactures add these little things into the camera app so you don't need to install another photo editing app to do it. I think these features will get better with time too.

    Summary

    In the end I love using this phone and I keep coming back to it. I finally have a phone worthy of getting me to move off my Pixel 4xl. Even with a few minor shortcomings this is in my opinion still the best Pixel phone to date! So close to perfection.

    Nov 02, 2021 14:19
  • Review by 47states, 10 out of 10
    Excellent phone with many features

    My previous phone was a dual screen. As an office device it was excellent but as a phone and a camera it rated as the poorest phone I have ever owned. So I switched to the Pixel 6. The 6.4” screen size is perfect. I prefer larger phones and the display is beautiful. There is some weight to the phone and it is slippery without a case and I would strongly recommend a case and a screen protector.

    It comes with a Reviews Guide that is a manual for some of the features. When is the last time a phone came with a useful manual? Full color and very helpful, another win for Google.

    Setting up was a breeze. I didn’t even have to call Verizon to have a setting fixed. You can transfer your SIM card (easy) or download a virtual SIM (didn’t use). Just follow the on screen prompts and it will walk you through the process. Via a cable I was able to transfer everything from my old phone. Warning – all of my apps transferred, including those native to the previous phone manufacturer. Just delete what you don’t need anymore.

    Reviewers have reported issues with the Fingerprint Unlock. My experience is that it works 99.9% of the time. Setting up this feature, I made sure that all sides of my finger were well recorded in its more natural state (drier vs. oily). It works great.

    The Pixel 6 comes in 3 colors. It really doesn’t matter once you put a case on it and then select a wallpaper. The UI can be customized with themed icons, widgets and dynamic colors.

    As a phone the Pixel 6 is excellent. It is a phone and some manufacturers forget that fact. Everyone has noticed an improved call quality over my previous phone. It connects perfectly to my 2019 Subaru Outback EVERY TIME. My previous phone always cut out on a stretch of road near our house and in our driveway or garage. The Pixel 6 does not have that problem so now I know it is not a signal strength issue but with the previous phone itself. Call volume is finally loud enough, clarity is great, calls are not dropped, connects to car every time (with more connectable apps) – what’s not to love? It has been about 4 phones ago since the phone was a priority; thanks Google.

    One of the best features is Calling Assistance. I used it to call Disney World. A 4 hour wait time that turned into 5 hours. It will tell you projected wait times (so did Disney and they were close) and then it will hold for you and call you when your call is ready. What a wonderful feature when the company you are calling doesn’t offer the call back feature. Priceless – why don’t other phones offer this?

    There are a lot of features with this phone. You can use Assistant Voice Typing to send a message. Live Translate will translate text messages or Live Caption video or audio. Very cool. I watched a Japanese video and it captioned nicely. It also can translate foreign language signs via your camera. There is an Interpreter to translate conversations.

    Of course “Hey Google” is incorporated into a Google phone. They took it one step better and have voice commands that no longer have to be preceded by “Hey Google.”

    The camera almost made me cry. All I can say is WOW. Very easy to use. You can Magic Erase photobombers. I tested on the TV screen too and you can remove actors from a scene. Fun to play with. It actually suggests items to remove. In the photo, I removed the frog that was behind the witches. That I had to manually erase and it takes a little practice. You Can Action Pan or Long Exposure as well. I used Long Exposure for some of my evening Halloween shots. Face Unblur helps clear up your less than perfect shots. Real Tone does well capturing skin tones. Backlit photos also look very good, the Pixel 6 has a nice adjustment for that.

    4X Optical Zoom works well and can be extended to 20X. Ultrawide Selfies was good but not a feature I will use very much. There is also front video at 4K and that works well if you want to film yourself. The regular video was easy to use and did well at night too.

    The name Google normally doesn’t ring synonymous with Privacy. But they did it right with some features on this phone. You have a Privacy Dashboard that shows usage history for your apps. The Security Hub is one of my favorite features. There are a lot of settings in there. Safety and Emergency is my favorite. It has Emergency Contacts, Emergency SOS, Car Crash Detection and Medical Information. Crisis Alerts are also available for the immediate area. There are lots of worthy settings in this area and you should explore what works for you.

    Anti-Malware and Phishing are also built in and work very well.

    Adaptive Battery is another great feature. Seldom used apps don’t drain the battery in this setting.

    Powering the Pixel 6 off wasn’t as simple as pushing the power button. You either press Power Button + Volume Up at the same time or slide down from the top of the screen and go down until you see the power icon circle. Holding the power button would have been much easier.

    To take a screenshot you will need to hold the Power Button + Volume Down at the same time. The screen will flash so you know you have a capture.

    Of course, this works effortlessly with Nest and also Google Home devices. Just talk to your phone and control the devices. Cast music from your phone to Google Home. Share and store your photos with Google Photos. Everything is so easily integrated.

    This phone really performs well and Google spent some time getting it right. It doesn’t seem rushed like many other phones. Very happy and highly recommended.

    NOTE: I received this product in exchange for my fair and unbiased review.

    Nov 04, 2021 17:29
  • Review by k1zit, 10 out of 10
    The Best Android Experience!

    I've been a Samsung Note and galaxy user for about a decade. I've invested a lot in the android ecosystem and it's become an integral part of my personal and professional life. It's been quite some time since I've really immersed myself with a device that offers the purest form of the android operating system. Over the years I've grown extremely accustomed to a manufacturer's overlay on top of vanilla android. In my case, it's been the touchwiz user interface from Samsung. Coming from years of using a different user interface, it took me about 3 days for me to begin using the Google Pixel 6 from muscle memory; as if it was second nature. The experience has been a night and day difference - in a very good way! I've heard that Google's android phones are the purest and best way to experience the android platform. I finally understand why that's the case and it took me actually using the phone daily for me to understand. A big part of the reason this phone has really impressed me is because of the innovation that Google has brought to the android platform with their custom designed tensor chip on these new pixel 6 phones. The "Smart AI" features on this phone are incredible. I've listed some key highlights below of my experience with pixel 6.

    Design and Construction:

    ---------------------------

    The Google pixel 6 is an extremely premium feeling phone. The phone has matted aluminum sides and a glass back (definitely prefer this over the glossy sides on the pixel 6 pro!). The Gorilla Glass 6 on the back feels like it can withstand some abuse. The front of the display has the Gorilla Glass Victus and as someone who constantly keeps their phone in the same pocket as their keys, I can gladly attest to no scratches on the display. Initially I thought that the protruding bar on the rear of the phone that houses the camera sensors would be cumbersome and intrusive. That has turned out to not be the case at all. When gripping the phone normally (either one handed or two handed) never did it get in the way or did my fingers keep hitting it. When laying the phone flat (with no case) there's no wobble despite the protrusion. You'd really have to push down on the top of the phone to experience some wobble.

    I find the dimensions of the google pixel 6 to be perfect for one handed use. While the pixel pro has some minor upgrades over the standard pixel 6, I feel as though it borders being "too large" for my one handed use. In terms of bezels I was surprised that I didnt miss the curved bezels from my previous note android device. While this phone doesn't have the thinnest bezels, it's still one of the sleekest looking phones on the market. I also love that Google stuck with the small circular camera cut out and didn't go with a distracting notch! The one thing I would change in terms of design would be the placement of the volume rocker. I wish it was either on the left side or that it would have been moved further down on the right side to make it more central. I watch all of my content in landscape mode so having it more centrally located would have been a bit more convenient.

    Performance/User Experience:

    ---------------------------

    This is the most fluid and snappy experience that I've ever used on any phone. Applications instantly open, load, and close. I can leave several apps running in the background while playing a game, listening to music, watching streaming content, downloading large files, etc. Not once during daily use have I noticed even a minor hiccup. To test the phone I left several apps running in the backgroundc and played the very well known genshin impact android game as well as some warhammer and the experience was flawless. I've owned nothing but flagship Android phones this past decade and I'm convinced that the reason why the pixel 6 provides such a buttery smooth experience on android is due to to the combination of google's new tensor chip and the close to stock vanilla Android UI. Even though I knew the tensor chip was not going to outperform the top of the line qualcomm processors on raw numbers alone, I still benchmarked my pixel 6 out of curiosity. It still received pretty impressive numbers on geekbench 5. It received a single-core score of 1032 and a multi-core score of 2744. More than adequate to run all the latest and future applications.

    Camera:

    ---------------------------

    The camera sensors on this phone are a feat of engineering! The 50 megapixel main sensor and 12 megapixel ultrawide sensor takes stunning photos. When in camera mode, you have instant options to alter color and shadow. I've found myself using this feature a lot as it makes photos with dull colors come alive! The slight disappointment here is that we don't get the new coveted 4x telephoto zoom that's featured on the pro model. This means that we don't get any optical zoom and instead we're stuck with Google's "Super Res" 7x digital zoom. I've tested the digital zoom and it's not terrible but it won't compare to an optical lens. Some of my favorite camera features are the "Magic Eraser" and "Night Sight". Both are extremely impressive features. Magic eraser is similar to the magic eraser tool in photoshop. It does a fantastic job of removing people or objects that you don't want in the photo (so long as they're not the main focal points of attraction in the image). The night sight feature is a game changer for taking pictures at night. Please see the two images I have attached. There is very little ambient lighting in the room that the picture was taken in. The same object was taken with the same lighting conditions without flash. It's as if someone turned on the light when taken with the night sight feature! The whole camera ecosystem has been designed with convience in mind too. Google photos makes it incredibly easy to instantly edit, share, and upload all your content.

    Features:

    ---------------------------

    This is the part of the Pixel 6 that extremely impresses me. There's sooo many great features to list so I'll just name a few of my favorites. 5G speeds are ridiculously fast! When connected to 5G, I typically average 250+ Mbps down and 60 + Mbps up (see screenshot). One of my absolute favorite features on the pixel 6 is the automatic ability to screen calls. The amount of robocalls I receive has greatly increased within the last couple of years. If the pixel detects that either a phone call or a text message is from an unknown caller, it'll automatically decline the call without interupting you (it'll never decline anyone in your contact list). You can also set it so that the google assistant automatically answers unknown calls. The assistant politely asks the caller a couple of basic questions to make sure it's not a robocall, a faked number, or a potential scam. The transcript of the brief conversation appears on your phone so you know if it's legit.

    Display:

    ---------------------------

    While the standard Pixel 6 doesn't share the same quad hd resolution (1440p) and pixel density as it's bigger brother, the 1080p HDR capable display on the pixel 6 is still impressive. Also, I'd argue that at this six inch screen size, you're really not missing much with 1440p over 1080p. The 6.4 inch OLED display produces an impressive color accurate picture. It produces some rich reds, lush greens, vibrant purples, all while not over saturating the image. I also love the deep blacks that this display produces! The adaptive 90hz refresh rate makes a world of a difference coming from a 60hz display. Swiping through the UI, switching between apps, browsing through content on a browser, etc has attributed to the smoothest performance I've ever experienced on a phone. The pixel 6 doesn't have the brightest screen but it's certainly more than adequate. With the manual slider you get 500 nits of maximum brightness and about 850+ when set to adaptive. On a sunny day, I found myself having to turn up the brightness slider to at least 80 percent to get good visibility while being outdoors. I do wish it provided closer to 1000 nits of maximum peak brightness for optimum visiblity on these occasional situations but it's a minor gripe.

    Audio:

    ---------------------------

    Without a doubt, the most impressive stereo audio I've heard on any phone. This thing gets loud! The audio is produced by a bottom firing speaker and the earpiece. The listening experience has been decent enough to where I've found myself, on multiple occassions, not bothering to get up to turn on my bluetooth home audio speaker. At full volume, there's no distortion and music sounds crisp. However, as a fan of a wired music listening experience, the one thing I wish was included was a standard headphone jack.

    Battery Life:

    ---------------------------

    In terms of phone use, at the end of a standard work day, I easily still have over 30% battery left. On most days, I've had over 40% without ever charging it once throughout the day. This is thanks to the beefy 4600 mAh battery on the pixel 6. This phone should be able to easily get you through a full workday with a similar workload as I've just described. You also get 50% charge in 30 minutes if you're using a 30 watt charger.

    Overall, I've been very impressed with the pixel 6, especially at the price segment it comes in at. While the pixel 6 may not officially be considered a flagship phone compared to the pro model, I feel that it still retains enough flagship features to still be considered worthy of the flagship title. For all the flagship features that you get at this competitive price point, this is an easy recommendation!

    Nov 05, 2021 05:39
  • Review by Beuge, 8 out of 10
    Best. Pixel. Ever.

    I have been a long time Pixel user (most recently a Pixel 3XL) and an even longer Android user (dating back to the original Verizon Motorola Droid in 2009). So with all of the leaks over the past months and the eventual official announcement for the Pixel 6, I couldn’t help but get pulled into the building excitement. Now, with the phone in hand, let's see if the Pixel 6 and Android 12 live up to the hype.

    First, let's talk about the physical device itself. The frame is metal and finished in matte black. The front and back are both glass. The front is mostly flat and has a very thin, almost imperceptible, cushion layer between the screen and the frame. At the top, just between the screen and the frame, is an ultra-narrow ear slit and just below that is a cutout for the single front-facing shooter. The back is glossy, has more curve to the edges, lacks the extra cushion layer of the front, and features the distinctive camera bar. The camera bar frame is metal that extends from the main body frame then is filled with more glass covering over the dual cameras and flash. On the bottom, flanking the USB-C port, are 2 downward firing speakers. The right side features the power button and volume rocker while the left side is home to the single nano SIM tray.

    The overall design is both attractive and functional. The phone fits well in the hand, the power and volume rockers are placed well, and the camera bar keeps the phone from rocking when set down on its back. Construction seems top notch with excellent fit and finish and no noticeable flex in the body. On the downside, the glossy glass on the back makes the phone quite slippery. So best to protect your investment with a good case.

    Once powered on, you’re greeted by the beautiful 6.4 inch AMOLED display. The 2400x1080 resolution offers super crisp images with no perceptible pixels and the 90Hz refresh rate delivers ultra smooth scrolling and gaming. Colors are rich and vibrant and blacks are deep and dark. The screen offers a good brightness range from dark-but-visible up to significantly bright, even in broad daylight. Also, having just the slightest of bezels, apps fill the front of the phone while not creating unwanted touches just by gripping the sides, as compared to other curved, wrap-around screens that I’ve used.

    The Pixel 6’s speakers have been satisfactory. Playing games or watching videos, the Pixel employs the ear slit as well as the lower downward firing speakers to give a fuller stereo effect. The setup offers plenty of volume and clarity. Highs are crisp but lows are lacking a bit. Like other phones with this configuration, the lower speakers do tend to get covered by your hand when holding the phone in a landscape orientation and make me miss the dual front-facing speakers of my older 3XL a little. Calls on both the handset and speakerphone have plenty of volume and clarity.

    The in-display fingerprint reader has worked well for me. Its placed well on the front so my thumb can reach it naturally and its response has been plenty fast. Accuracy has been no different than the rear-mounted reader on my 3XL, with just the periodic miss-then-reread. That said, I do miss having it on the back: It just feels more natural to me. Also, I haven’t yet been able to test it with a screen protector installed as I’m still waiting for delivery.

    Battery life has been very good. Typical usage on the Pixel 6 for me includes calls, texts, emails, activity tracking, some casual gaming, periodic web research, media playback (Plex for music and misc streaming services for videos), and managing smart home items such as a robot vacuum, video doorbell, smart outlets, and Google Nest security camera. Through all of this, the battery lasts a full day with some left over without need for midday top-ups. Experience has shown that using 5G, both AT&T and Google Fi, is significantly harder on battery life. But this can be mitigated by being on wifi or dropping back to 4G, which can be managed in the settings on an as needed basis.

    Wired and wireless charging rates are fast, depending on your source. While 30w charging is possible, no charging brick is included with the phone. Wireless charging placement is not finicky, to the point you can actually rest the camera bar on the charger and still successfully charge. Also, the phone allows for battery sharing, which is a nice touch.

    The cameras are very, very good. The app launches very quickly with a double-tap of the Power button. There are plenty of modes available; the familiar Portrait and Night Sight, and now the new Motion mode. All produce stunning, creative, flagship-level photos with great detail and vivid color. The photo tools have been beefed up to include the much ballyhooed Magic Eraser. In my testing, while the Magic Eraser is interesting, it never seems to be convincing, frequently leaving smears or discolorations. Video now includes digital stabilization, which works very, very well.

    Covering a few other features: I tested Bluetooth with a new gen 6 smartwatch as well as various headphones and speakers. All worked well and demonstrated good range. NFC for contactless payments has been quick and effective. Casting to an older Chromecast has been fast and reliable (Note: There is currently a legal issue limiting access to volume control from the volume rocker while casting). Video calls using the front camera have been excellent. On the downside, there is no headphone port, no expandable memory, and no option for video out over the USB-C port.

    Now, let's spend a few moments talking about Android. The phone ships with Android 12 out of the box, which is the most significant visual update to Android in years. Most functionality is where you’re used to finding it, but has been given a fresh look with the new Material You design language. While its all very attractive, things like the quick toggles or volume settings just take up more screen real estate than before.

    Beyond the appearance, there’s a lot of good here. Boot time is super fast. Voice recognition and transcription has been incredibly accurate. The ability of the Assistant to work conversationally is amazing. The new wallpaper theming and icon theming are nice touches. 3-button navigation is, thankfully, still available (for those of us old fogeys who don’t like gestures). Also, scrolling screenshots work well (in apps that they are compatible with, which doesn’t include Chrome currently).

    Then there’s frustrations. The loss of the incredibly useful Power menu (Power Off, Restart, GPay, and access to smart appliances) is frustrating. Even if you go through the settings and enable the new Power menu (Settings/System/Gestures/Press and hold power button), it only gives you the power-related options and quick access to declare an emergency. Most, not all, of the other combined functionality is now available in a Home icon on the lock screen.

    Then there’s Google’s tendency to kill off mature products and forcibly replace them with products that simply don’t work as well. For example, the loss of Google Play Music still stings. But now, with Android 12, we’ve lost access to Android Auto for Phone Screens; a tool me and many others used profusely. Its replaced by the new Google Assistant Driving Mode. Which simply doesn’t work as well.

    That said, Android and its apps are an ever evolving adventure. Issues such as these will likely be addressed as updates are released. And because its a Pixel, you’ll have access to those updates immediately.

    All things considered, the Pixel 6 is simply the best Pixel ever made. Its not perfect, but no phone is. If you want a well built phone that produces great pictures, offers easy access to Google’s ecosystem, and delivers immediate updates, this Pixel 6 is a great choice.

    Nov 05, 2021 14:02
  • Review by Justin, 10 out of 10
    Best Pixel. Extreme Value. Stock Android = Amazing

    The Pixel 6 (and 6 Pro) is Google’s latest generation of the Pixel lineup. The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro offer Google’s first home built processor, Tensor, with Titan M2 security chip for enhanced protection. Both of these chips provide the phone with faster processing and enhanced security over every other Pixel before it. This paired with all new camera sensors and a fairly groundbreaking exterior design prove that Google takes Pixel very seriously. I will be focusing my review on the Pixel 6 as this is the device I have been using but some of these items can be applied to the Pixel 6 Pro as well.

    Design:

    The new design for Pixel is a bit of a controversial one. Personally I really like it. The horizontal camera bar houses the new camera hardware as well as provides a differentiating look compared to every other phone out there. The bonus of the camera car is the phone sits very stable on a flat surface! (No wobble) Google continues offering several color options just like the last few generations which is a nice touch. The stormy black unit I received is a great neutral color for those who may not want a colorful device and I assume the white would be similar.

    Screen:

    The Pixel 6 features a 6.4-inch 90Hz AMOLED panel with FHD+ resolution stretching 1080 x 2400 pixels. This comes with a 20:9 aspect ratio, 411ppi pixel density, and an 83.4% screen-to-body ratio.

    The Pixel 6 Pro features a 6.7-inch adaptive 120Hz LTPO AMOLED panel with QHD+ resolution stretching 1440 x 3120 pixels. This comes with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 512ppi pixel density, and an 88.8% screen-to-body ratio.

    Both phones come with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus on the front and support HDR10+ content and always-on display. The biggest difference is the curved display on the Pixel 6 Pro, higher resolution/refresh rate, and Gorilla Glass Victus on the back too instead of Gorilla Glass 6 like the regular Pixel 6.

    My Pixel 6 has been enjoyable to use however this is the one area I did downgrade vs my last THREE phones believe it or not. I love the upgrade to a 90Hz screen but I do not like the downgrade in resolution vs QHD displays I have used in the past. With this said it wasn’t as big of a drawback as I originally feared. The 6.4” display has great colors, great blacks, and a higher refresh rate which is pleasurable to use. I just wish the PPI was higher as I have had QHD displays on my last three LG phones. One other notable feature is the use of an optical finger print sensor under the front display on both devices. The sensor works ok but it one of the other minor disappointments of the phone. It can be slow to respond or not recognize at all. I would recommend registering your same fingerprints at least two times for a better chance of the phone getting it on the first try.

    Android 12:

    The Pixel 6 launches with Android 12 which is the latest version of Android. The Pixel 6 gets, at minimum, 3 years of software updates and 5 years of security updates. As far as I know this is the longest period of support for Android phone makers. This is nice because you know as long as the hardware is solid, Google will be there is support the phone for many years to come so you are not forced to upgrade in just 2-3 years just to have the latest software features. If you would like to find in depth details of this version of Android, I would recommend searching YouTube for a video review highlighting the changes. Overall the UI looks new and fresh. It implements new design features to provide accent colors throughout the interface depending on your background colors. The overall interface isn’t so far removed from other versions of Android it should be easy to adopt for those used to Android. The settings menu has an easy to use key word, search bar to find the specific setting you want to find so you are not digging through menus. Overall, lots of customization abilities, multi-device integration through your Google account (If wanted), and easy to navigate UI.

    Only gripe so far is I get some occasional accidental back/forward swipes while using some apps. I have changed the sensitivity to be at its lowest setting but it can be easy to accidentally swipe back (Swipe right from edge of screen).

    Battery Life:

    I have had outstanding battery life compared to my last device. The Pixel 6 features a 4,614 mAh battery which is larger than all the smaller Pixel’s of the past. I have easily been able to make it through a normal day with plenty of battery to spare. In fact, I have not been able to drain it (through normal usage) below 50% while using Wi-Fi and 4G data. I have gotten between 3-4 hours of screen on time within my battery usage and I have no doubts many more is possible depending on the type of usage. I have seen reports than 5G can impact battery life more significantly but have not been able to verify myself.

    Speakers:

    The speakers have good quality especially for a smartphone but are a little on the quiet side. I routinely find myself using the top 30% of the volume range in anything but the quietest of settings.

    Cameras:

    The main camera on the Pixel 6 is a new 50MP (f/1.85) sensor that does Pixel binning to create a final 12.5MP image. The Ultra Wide camera is 12MP (f/2.2) sensor. The front camera is an 8MP (f/2.0) sensor. So far I have been very happy with images from all three sensors. The new, main camera sensor combined with Google image processing and computational tools. Android 12 adds Magic Eraser which lets you remove objects/people from an image. It works very well in some scenarios and just ok in others. The fact you can do this from your phone so easily now is impression nonetheless. Other software tools involve removing blur from faces and improvements to skin tones. I have been very happy with image quality and it is heaps better than my prior phone as Google’s software has been optimized to take advantage of the sensors capabilities. My only minor complaints is the Ultra Wide sensor takes good but not great pictures and could be a tad wider overall. The phone’s video shooting abilities have been greatly improved compared to Pixels of the past and it shoots video up to 4K at 60FPS. The main camera features Laser Autofocus and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS).

    If you are looking for the best camera specs, you’ll want to opt for the Pixel 6 Pro which features the same Main, and Ultra Wide sensors but adds a 48MP f/3.5 telephoto lens with OIS and 4x optical zoom and a better front facing camera with 11.1MP f/2.2 which also shoots 4K 30FPS video instead of 1080p 30FPS on the Pixel 6.

    Three attached images (Outside of two of phone) are straight out of camera with no editing.

    Performance:

    The Pixel 6 and 6 Pro features Google first in house processor named Tensor. This is paired with 8GB of ram on the Pixel 6 and 12GB on the 6 Pro. Google claims the Pixel 6 has 370% higher GPU performance and 80% higher CPU performance compared to the Pixel 5. I came from a phone with the Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630 and 6GB of ram. I have been very pleased with the performance of the Pixel 6 as it has been overall much smoother than my prior phone. The software optimization here obviously helps a bunch compared to the other phone but I think the processor itself has good performance all around. Overall, I haven’t experienced any real performance challenges so far. I don’t game on my phones but the photo editing and multitasking with apps is hassle free for the phone.

    Verdict:

    The Pixel 6 has been amazing to use! It is clearly the best phone Google has ever made. The cameras on the Pixel 6 are great along with the software to back them up. The new editing tools bring another level of power to the photos you capture. Tensor, the new processor, seems like promising venture for Google. Performance has been great with no issues and I am happy to see the dedicated support for years to come. It will be interesting to see its Machine Learning capacities as time progresses. Battery life is another strong point in my usage of the phone. I have enjoyed ending the day with more than 50% left on the phone compared to struggling to make a full day with my last device. I would highly recommend upgrading to the Pixel 6 if you have an older Pixel device or just want a stock Android device with good performance. The value Google has offered with this phone is incredible.

    Do I believe the $300 premium for the Pro is worth it? Maybe. I prefer the flat display on the regular Pixel 6 but I would love the higher resolution display and the Telephoto camera found on the 6 Pro. The Pixel 6 is by far the stronger value of the two however.

    Nov 05, 2021 19:31
  • 8.8score
    Google - Pixel 6 128GB (Unlocked) - Stormy Black
    Description

    Meet Pixel 6. It’s completely reimagined, inside and out. Powered by Tensor, Google’s first-ever processor, it’s fast, smart, and secure. The all-day battery adapts to you.* The Pixel Camera captures a moment just how you experienced it. And the Personal Safety app and the new Titan M2TM chip help protect you, your stuff, and your privacy.**

    9 Features
  • The processor made for Pixel.: Google Tensor is a the first processor designed by Google, custom-made for Pixel with 8GB of RAM. You’ll notice the difference immediately. Pixel runs smoother, apps launch faster, and pages load quicker. And Pixel’s security chip helps protect your private data.
  • Universal Unlocked: Compatible with all major U.S. carriers, including Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. Also compatible with prepaid carriers including Cricket Wireless, MetroPCS, Google Fi, Simple Mobile, Total Wireless, Tracfone, Net10, Mint, and H2O.
  • Your photos, true to the moment.: Your photos match your moment with Pixel’s most advanced 50MP camera yet with wide and ultrawide lenses. Magic Eraser in Google Photos removes photobombers and distractions.*** And portraits on Pixel represent all people and skin tones beautifully and accurately.
  • Designed for daily life.: The 6.4-inch Smooth Display, up to 90Hz**** is made with Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus,™ the toughest Gorilla Glass yet. Its high refresh rate means smoother, more responsive gaming, scrolling, and moving between apps.
  • It’s everything a battery should be.: Pixel’s all-day Adaptive Battery is everything a battery should be. It can last beyond 24 hours, even on 5G.* It learns your favorite apps, so it doesn't waste power on ones you never use.
  • Secure to the core.: Google Tensor is the first processor with the security core built in, and it works with the next-gen Titan M2TM security chip.
  • You’re in control of your privacy.: Transparency is built into your Pixel. You have control over your phone’s mics and cameras.
  • A new experience from Google that’s all about you.: The new Pixel interface is reimagined to be more modern and intuitive, with colors that reflect your personal style.
  • Switching is simple.: It only takes a few steps to move messages, contacts, and photos from your old cell phone and get going on Pixel.*****
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by SteveC, 10 out of 10
    Now this is a Pixel phone

    When I saw the new design and specs for the Google Pixel 6 “P6” I knew I had to give it a try as I’ve always been a big fan of the Pixel phones, going back to the original.

    Unboxing:

    The phone comes in a nice retail box “pretty much how all phones are packed now” and inside was the phone, charging cable, USB A to C adapter, sim removal tool and a small information/quick setup pamphlet, that’s it, no charger “that’s ok I have plenty”.

    Setting up:

    Setting up is pretty much the same as all other Pixel phones, I installed my Verizon sim first, and then just followed through the initial steps, add your Google account “or create one” and you are off and running. There was a system update right away so you’ll want to make sure you do that before completing. Also, I didn’t try transferring anything from my other phone, I wanted to do everything manually.

    Design:

    The Pixel 6 is pretty good sized, it’s bigger than my S21, “not by much, a lot bigger than the P5, but it does weigh a good bit more than either as the S21 being the next largest comes in at 171.6 the Pixel 6 at 208.6g is which is a good bit heavier. I don’t mind thee weight difference as I like the little bit larger screen and it’s more squared in the corners “reminds me of a Sony screen, in a good way”. Colors are nice and vibrant and the 90hz refresh rate is a noticeable improvement over any of the 60hz screens I’ve had/used.

    The back is all glass this time, and I actually prefer the plastic back of the S21 or the plastic covered metal of the P5, just no worry about those being broken and for me this one went in a case the day I got it. The phone itself feels very substantial and well made, really no flex to it at all and seems more like a solid one pieced unit.

    The buttons on the side are nice and firm plus they have a definite “click” to them, a little better than the S21s. If you are familiar with Samsung products you’ll have to get used to the power button being on top rather than the bottom and volume buttons “while on the same side are in opposite positioning”.

    Use:

    Android 12 is installed on the phone from the box and it’s definitely different than 11 on our current phones. It has the very simple basic Android interface you will be familiar with if you’ve ever used a Pixel phone and much more basic than any of our Samsung phones we currently have. I did set up fingerprint unlock and it works well, plus I’ve installed a screen protector “PET” and did have to turn up the screen sensitivity, otherwise the FP reader works reasonably well especially if you register two sets for one finger. I also have trusted places turned on so the phone stays unlocked while at home and tied to my smart watch.

    You can adjust the screen layout and grid size, but this time those settings are under “Wall Paper & Style” after a long press on a blank area on any main screen. The 5x5 layout max isn’t to my liking so I installed Nova Launcher. I was initially skeptical that Nova would be ready for Android 12 but to my surprise it integrated perfectly “like it was made for this phone”. With Nova I was able to remove the search bar as that cannot be removed with the Google Launcher. Otherwise that’s all I needed for tweaking and getting things running the way I wanted. I do like the dynamic colors that apply the theme color to some apps, sort of how Windows can be set to do the same.

    Calling Features:

    The signal for Verizon here in NW Phoenix isn’t that great at our house, but it’s on par with our TMO phones, “we just don’t get great service “acceptable but could be a lot better”. So I went out to test the difference in two of our worst areas. My S21 with TMO and the Pixel 6 with Verizon, and from what my tests show TMO is faster but the Verizon isn’t far behind and the Verizon signal inside two different grocery stores was better than TMO by a good bit.

    I accidentally turned on “Direct my Call” and was surprised that there was a live transcription you can read as the conversation carries on. For me that would be extremely useful as I have some hearing issues and if I’m in a noisy environment I can’t make out what anyone says, so this feature itself will be very handy.

    Performance:

    I’ve been doing some speed testing between the two phones “P6 vs S21” and the Geek Bench CPU scores were very close the P6 got a 1031 single core score and a 2841 multi-core score, the S21 received a 1017 single core and a 3355 multi-core score, “very close for this new Google designed CPU”. Then I tested them with 3dMarks “Wild Life” test and those came back as 6398 for the P6 and 5810 for the S21. That’s pretty amazing and a good bit faster than the S21 so I’m impressed and the performance of the phone itself seems faster than the S21 during use.

    Camera:

    The camera is where this P6 shines “for me that is”, the photos come out better than the S21, and the details it captures when zooming in and comparing photos is pretty impressive “much better in some cases over the S21”, and I don’t even miss the telephoto “so far” that the S21 has over the P6. I also went outside on a clear night, and took a photo straight up using “Night Sight” and was really impressed that it actually caught the stars above without blurring them, “a lot more showed up that I had expected. The front camera is good as front cameras go and I have no complaints how the video looked during a Zoom meeting, it’s actually a lot better than my desktops standalone 1080 camera.

    We also live close to an AFB and was able to capture a really cool photo of a F35 flying through the clouds overhead. I have a hard time capturing them with my mirrorless camera so I’m very impressed with the performance of the P6.

    I also took a picture of a flowering bush in our back yard, using the P6 and S21 and they were within a few seconds of each other. I’ve cropped the photos to a spot at 100% and you can easily see there’s more detail captured in the flowers with the P6, the S21s colors sort of run together on the flowers and you can’t make out much detail. I’ve attached a photo so you can judge for yourself.

    Battery Life:

    I’ve had no issue with the battery lasting over a day and even at the end of the day with some pretty heavy use I still had over 50% left, the S21 would always be around 35-40%, not a lot but a big enough difference. I usually don’t charge with the power cord and 99% of the time use wireless chargers, I have them all over, but the wireless charging times are decent and using a Belkin high powered wireless charger it tops up the phone way before we get up in the AM. I also have a very heavy duty case on my phone and it has no issue with charging just placement, as you have to make sure it’s placed just right on the charger or it won’t connect.

    Conclusions:

    This is the way I wish all Pixel phones were from the beginning, I really like the P6, better than my S21 or P5 that’s for sure. The screen is larger than both “and getting older I need a large screen”. The build quality is impeccable and the phone feels premium in the hand “and not because it has a glass back”, it’s just a very solid feeling phone. I’ve tried out some of the new features and things like “Live Translate” are fun to use and was impressed how it overlays the translated text on what you are looking at with Google Lens and the camera.

    I’ve owned so many phones I’m embarrassed to count, but this new Pixel 6 is at the top of my list as a favorite. You get a plain Android experience and can tweak it anyway you like. There’s literally 0 bloatware and that leaves more space for all my apps “ones I prefer, not what a manufacture says I have to have”. I could go on for pages with all the new features of Android 12 and what this new Pixel 6 has but I can say if you are a fan of Android phones this is going to be one of the best phones this year and I’m sure you will love owning one.

    Nov 04, 2021 17:18
  • Review by gtdad, 10 out of 10
    High Quality, Next Level AI

    Let’s start with the basics. The Google Pixel 6 is a 5G phone which has a 6.4” 90Hz display made of Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, a 50mp front facing camera ( with ultra wide lens), a fingerprint scanner located under the screen, and a high capacity long lasting battery. It is Google’s first phone with it’s own in house designed processor (Tensor).

    In the box you get the phone, a usb-c to usb-c cable and a usb-a to usb-c adapter for transferring data from your old phone.

    This greatly speeds up the setup process. You also get a sim key and brochures. You do not get a charger included.

    After the setup is complete you should update to the latest firmware in the System Settings and then go to the Google Play store and update all of your apps.

    You are not only getting a new phone, you are getting Google’s latest operating system Android 12. It has anew UI which allows you to personalize the phone more easily. Changing the wallpaper theme will be reflected throughout the apps on your phone. This phone is designed to take advantage of all of the AI features built in the Tensor chip, it is very speech capable and takes the Google Assistant to the next level.

    This is what I call the trifecta of features that separate this phone from the rest.

    1)Phone Assist:

    Google can answer your phone, from non-contact numbers, and ask why they are calling you. You can watch the transcription of their response and then decide if you want to answer your phone. It will also silently decline calls from known robo callers. When you dial a toll free number a chart will appear with the approximate hold times for today and the rest of the week. So you can decide the best day and time to call for the shortest wait time. I called a retailer and the recording said a 10 minute wait, however Google showed a 15 minute wait. Sure enough exactly 15 minutes later the call was answered. So the Google Assistant was more accurate than the retailer. Should you decide to hold the Google Assistant will hold for you. It will notify you with an audible sound when a human voice is detected. I have used this feature for a long time on my Pixel 4 and it has been 100% accurate and has saved me from untold hours of waiting on hold listening to horrible music.

    2)Speech, Translation and Transcribing:

    You can have a conversation or chat with anyone who speaks several of the most common foreign languages.

    You speak or type in English and it will immediately be translated to the other persons language. They can then respond to you in their native language and it will be translated back to English. You can even put emojis in your chat by using your voice. I live in a multi cultural area where many languages are spoken.

    This will not only help in every day life, it is a tremendous business tool allowing you to expand your client base.

    Live transcription is also extremely accurate even when speaking rapidly and can be used with translation. No need for punctuating, Google will do that for you.

    You can point your camera at a traffic sign or any document in another language and it will instantly translate to English.

    It can translate webpages and transcribe live caption videos.

    3)Camera:

    Still photos are very clear, colors are accurate and detailed without being overly saturated. .(See above pictures). Night Sight captures beautiful detailed images at night.

    Skin tones of all shades are very natural. Great results for those of us who like to point and shoot. However, there are enough camera modes and settings to allow you to be as creative as you like.

    Videos are recorded in 1080p and have optical stabilization which you can adjust to account for the amount of movement.

    I found to adjustability of the stabilization to be very helpful.

    There are other new features:

    Magic eraser let’s you remove unwanted people and objects from your photos. You really have to see this. It is fun to use and can completely change the context of the photo. Whether at a particular location or with a celebrity and other people are around, you can make it appear as if you are the only person there.

    Motion Mode lets you blur objects in the background, such as moving traffic, while keeping the subject in focus.

    Face Unblur does exactly that when the subject is moving, such as jumping.

    Speech enhancement blocks out ambient sounds in noisy environments while recording videos on the selfie camera.

    All of these tools and enhancements are easy to find and use, either intuitively or by simply bringing up the Pixel Tools and Tips from your settings. You can search anything on your phone by swiping up on the screen. Just start typing what you are looking for and Google immediately starts bringing up results. Then just click on what you want, whether its a contact or and app or a chat.

    Privacy and security have been enhanced with additional settings that give you complete control over what information is shared with your apps, right down to being able to toggle the camera and mic on and off.

    Some things to note:

    The 5G is mid and low band. Though not as fast as millimeter wave, it is much more available and reliable. I am on the T-Mobile network. Walking around my neighborhood I was able to get 215mbps download and 48mbps upload speeds (see picture). This of course will vary depending on your location and your carrier. Connection of data and calls was always reliable.

    Phone calls were clear, the screen is bright responsive and easy to read outdoors. Battery life is excellent. Over 24 hour periods I was able to average about 6 hours of display time while still having 20% battery remaining. Easily getting me through a day with emails, calls (video and voice), camera use and some You Tube videos.

    There are however a couple of negatives.

    First the under the screen fingerprint reader requires you to keep your finger on it longer than you expect. This results in having to repeat the process because you lifted your finger too quickly.

    However, I did notice that today it seemed to be working quicker without issues. So either I am adapting to the phone, or the phone is adapting to me.

    The first day the auto brightness made the screen too dark, however that seems to have corrected itself and it now works properly.

    The volume does not get loud enough to hear anything until it reaches more than 50%. It will eventually get loud enough but that is at 80-100%. I hope this is a software issue that can be fixed with an update.

    Overall this is an incredible phone at an equally incredible price. It looks and feels the part of a flagship phone.

    Loaded with features designed to make your life easier, and it succeeds. To call this a phone does not do it justice. It is so much more. Google has stepped out of the ordinary with the new bold design and I love it, Especially in Stormy Black.

    We have been a Google family having used Pixel 4 phones for the past 2 years. Our house is packed with Google devices and we have become dependent on the google assistant. The Pixel 6 along with all of the added AI features allows us to get more accomplished with less effort.

    I would highly recommend this phone to everyone.

    Nov 02, 2021 20:27
  • Review by Techuser, 10 out of 10
    Its Magic no its a Pixel

    I consider myself a tech savvy person. I have a my lights, TVs, cameras, garage, air filters, consoles, laptops, Ipads, tablets etc all connected together. I’ve also had the luxury of owning a lot of different phones (HTC ONE, 10 and u11, Pixel 3, One Plus 7 Pro, Iphone 4,6,8,MAX Xs, Microsoft Surface Duo). Different phones had its pros and cons. I like the openness of the Android OS (HTC/OnePlus) but I felt the camera was always lacking. Iphones have the same layout and easy to use cameras. The Pixel 6 is a phone I was truly exciting to try out. Anyways,

    Look and feel

    Personally, I don’t mind the camera bar bump. The two tone color is a nice touch. The back has a glass like feeling that you would get from a $1000 cell phone. I am going to purchase a case for the Pixel ( to protect it when I drop it). So really the look of the case is what your phone would really look like in the end. I am more concern with the performance and usage of the Pixel than the look. One annoying thing is the Google search bar is locked in the bottom of the home screen. YOU CAN NOT REMOVE it. GOOGLE needs to fix this.

    Setup process

    Pretty straight forward. Transfer my old data and information from my other device (Android 11). Cable transfer didn’t work for me despite trying 3 times. Just use wireless transfer and worked. The phone needed to download an update to Android 12 took about 30 mins to download and install.

    Search function

    I think this is a kind of a cool feature. You have search your phone apps, contacts and settings in the search function.

    Fingerprint sensor

    Takes about half a second to a second to recognize my fingerprint and open the phone. Its about the same as my other phones. Nothing special about this.

    Display smoothness

    There is a noticeable difference between my old phone and the Pixel 6. I guess the 90hz refresh rate really makes a difference. Its smoother when scrolling and better on the eyes.

    Assistant voice typing

    It seems better and smooth when using the voice to text on the Pixel 6. It catches my words better than before. However the Interpreter mode is still lacking. At times, Doesn’t translate the meaning well enough. I think Google needs more help here but it’s a good step forward.

    Camera System

    This is what separates the Pixel 6 from all other cell phones (or maybe my expectation bar was set too low). Ive attached pictures I have taken in low light settings. 0.7x, 1x, 2x zoom. I’ve also used the Magic Eraser on a few photo to take a people. You can judge the quality of the magic eraser.. But it think this is one of the best feature of the Pixel 6. I can see how useful this tool will be for me and the family. Even previous picture that are stored in the Google photo can be edit by the Pixel 6. This is a great feature and I can see Google using this technology on their other devices.

    I have used the Motion / action take pretty nice pictures, Long Exposure, Face Unblur (pretty good, but not perfect), 4x zoom still grainy, Ultrawide selfies (not

    really ultrawide compared to others ive seen before). Overall I am pretty happy with the Pixel 6. At $599 it’s a great deal for what you get.

    Battery Life

    There is a lot of marketing and call out of the Pixel 6 battery life. My experience its not the best or the worst. On average usage of the Pixel I can get by (14 hour) but definitely have to charge it at night or in the morning.

    Below is the “real” world testing for fast charging. On both test the Pixel 6 got warm in the case but not burning hot. Under 50% full you are looking at 12%-14% battery fill per 10mins of charging.

    Charging from a 90watt laptop adaptor with USB Type C

    Pixel started at 15%

    After 10mins 29%

    After 20mins 43%

    After 30mins 57%

    After 40mins 69%

    Charging from a 60 watt cell phone quick charge adaptor

    Pixel started at 5%

    After 10mins 19%

    After 20mins 33%

    After 30mins 47%

    After 40mins 60%

    With all the good and the bad of the Pixel the best part is the price. Coming in at $599 I would definitely recommend this to anyone look for a new phone.

    Nov 02, 2021 23:33
  • Review by jaybot, 10 out of 10
    Best pixel phone to date!

    I always get excited when Google announces new Pixel phones and this year was no different. When I saw the two new models of the Pixel 6 I knew right away that I wanted the regular Pixel 6 over the pro model. Now that I've been using the Pixel 6 for a few days, below are my thoughts.

    Size

    I think the size of the regular Pixel 6 is perfect. I'm a fan of bigger phones so this fits the bill just right. Its just a hair smaller than the Pixel 4xl and a lot bigger than the Pixel 5 which I felt was too small in hand. I've include pics for size comparison of the Pixel 4xl, Pixel 5, and the Pixel 6. Its a chonky phone though. A bit thicker and heavier than I was expecting so you defiantly notice it when its in your pocket. Still not as heavy as the iphone 13 pro max though.

    Hardware

    The phone feels very solid and well built. The volume and power buttons are clicky. The frame is a matte black just like the Pixel 4xl was. The back is glass again. I'm not sure when this back glass fad will end but at least Google makes it look good. The color choices this year are great. You get to choose from three. Stormy Black, Sorta Seafoam, and Kinda Coral. Really cant go wrong with any of them. The front of the phones are the same on all three.

    This is the first phone with Googles Tensor chip. Googles first mobile processor. I have to say the phone is buttery smooth. Navigating around, opening apps, closing apps and just doing day to day stuff. I've had no issues or lag with anything I've done. In my opinion Tensor performs like any other high end mobile processor.

    Google included all of the latest wireless standards. This years pixels have wifi 6/6e support, bluetooth 5.2, and mobile 5g! I've been using all of these with the exception of wifi 6e, (don't have a 6e router yet), and all work great. I was getting well over gigabit wifi speeds on wifi 6. Around 90mbps download on 5g, and audio streams with no lag or drops on bluetooth 5.2.

    Display

    The display is a 1080p+ 6.4" OLED display and gets bright enough for my needs while looking great. Its a bit more square this year but still slightly rounded in the corners. Bezels are minimal enough. Its got a 90Hz display which is on by default. I find that scrolling is really smooth like previous Pixels. I'm not sure why Google decided to go with a curved display on the pro model but I'm glad they didn't on this regular Pixel. I prefer flat displays. Included in the display is an in screen fingerprint reader. Note that its not instant but takes about half a second to recognize and unlock. Everyone has their opinion of where the fingerprint reader should be side, back, or front. I prefer front or side so I can unlock my phone without having to pick it up every time so I appreciate that they move it to the front.

    Sound

    I would say audio from the speakers is just average. The dual speakers in the Pixel 6 sound so much better than last years Pixel 5 but not as good as the Pixel 4xl. Not sure why that is though since the phone is thicker you would think they would have done a better job on the speakers.

    Haptics

    The haptics motor is actually really good in this phone. The problem I would like to mention is that the haptics motor is placed at the top of the phone for some weird reason. So when typing you don't feel it as much because your hands are at the bottom of the phone. But even with this placement its still better than most phones I've used.

    Battery

    From my experience battery life has been pretty good. I've been charging every other day with regular use. I can go two days on a charge before needing to top it off overnight. You should have no problem going one day under heavy use. Oh and there is no power brick in the box so you will have to either use a existing or buy a new one. If you buy a new one make sure it can do 30 watt charging which is the fastest charging it can do. I'm currently using a 18 watt charger so I cant comment on 30 watt charging speeds.

    Android

    One great thing about having a Google Pixel is that you get OS updates day one! No need for waiting for manufactures to make their changes and push it months later. Also you get monthly security updates that sometimes even have little added Pixel software features. This phone comes with the latest version of Android, Android 12. I had been using it for a few weeks, even before I got the Pixel 6. Android 12s Material You theming works really well. At first I didn't think I would like it or use it but I was surprised at how well the colors adapted in everything to my background choices. I've decided to leave it on although you can customize it and even turn it off if you choose to. I feel like Android has matured enough now that they are starting to make it fun to use again.

    Camera

    The camera has been updated this year and I can tell! It does a great job of taking photos and video with its 50MP camera. I'm a point and click type of person so I use a phone for most of my photos. I am sad they they didn't include a optical zoom in the regular Pixel 6 though. I really prefer having the optical zoom but I guess you can get the pro model if you really need it. I find for the most part my photos look great. What I found is what you see in the screen before you take the shot is not always what you get. After you take the phone it typically looks better. Google does their computational photo adjustments (instantly) and your photos come out looking even better. Also one of my favorite features night shots still look absolutely hands down spectacular. I love the idea of not having to use flash in low light situations.

    I like that the camera app is simple to use and not cluttered like some others. Google does a good job here. They make it easy to switch modes and edit photos. There is a new camera app feature called Magic Eraser. It works well in some situations but not all. For example I took a picture of my arm with a cut on it and was able to erase the cut just fine like it never existed. Removing any face imperfections works well too. Removing people or objects seems to depend on the background. From my experience it works better when there is less detail in the background so your experience will vary there. Overall its a really cool feature that lets you touch up on your photos if needed. There is also a new Motion mode that allows you to add a motion blur effect to your phones. Its nice when phone manufactures add these little things into the camera app so you don't need to install another photo editing app to do it. I think these features will get better with time too.

    Summary

    In the end I love using this phone and I keep coming back to it. I finally have a phone worthy of getting me to move off my Pixel 4xl. Even with a few minor shortcomings this is in my opinion still the best Pixel phone to date! So close to perfection.

    Nov 02, 2021 14:19
  • Review by 47states, 10 out of 10
    Excellent phone with many features

    My previous phone was a dual screen. As an office device it was excellent but as a phone and a camera it rated as the poorest phone I have ever owned. So I switched to the Pixel 6. The 6.4” screen size is perfect. I prefer larger phones and the display is beautiful. There is some weight to the phone and it is slippery without a case and I would strongly recommend a case and a screen protector.

    It comes with a Reviews Guide that is a manual for some of the features. When is the last time a phone came with a useful manual? Full color and very helpful, another win for Google.

    Setting up was a breeze. I didn’t even have to call Verizon to have a setting fixed. You can transfer your SIM card (easy) or download a virtual SIM (didn’t use). Just follow the on screen prompts and it will walk you through the process. Via a cable I was able to transfer everything from my old phone. Warning – all of my apps transferred, including those native to the previous phone manufacturer. Just delete what you don’t need anymore.

    Reviewers have reported issues with the Fingerprint Unlock. My experience is that it works 99.9% of the time. Setting up this feature, I made sure that all sides of my finger were well recorded in its more natural state (drier vs. oily). It works great.

    The Pixel 6 comes in 3 colors. It really doesn’t matter once you put a case on it and then select a wallpaper. The UI can be customized with themed icons, widgets and dynamic colors.

    As a phone the Pixel 6 is excellent. It is a phone and some manufacturers forget that fact. Everyone has noticed an improved call quality over my previous phone. It connects perfectly to my 2019 Subaru Outback EVERY TIME. My previous phone always cut out on a stretch of road near our house and in our driveway or garage. The Pixel 6 does not have that problem so now I know it is not a signal strength issue but with the previous phone itself. Call volume is finally loud enough, clarity is great, calls are not dropped, connects to car every time (with more connectable apps) – what’s not to love? It has been about 4 phones ago since the phone was a priority; thanks Google.

    One of the best features is Calling Assistance. I used it to call Disney World. A 4 hour wait time that turned into 5 hours. It will tell you projected wait times (so did Disney and they were close) and then it will hold for you and call you when your call is ready. What a wonderful feature when the company you are calling doesn’t offer the call back feature. Priceless – why don’t other phones offer this?

    There are a lot of features with this phone. You can use Assistant Voice Typing to send a message. Live Translate will translate text messages or Live Caption video or audio. Very cool. I watched a Japanese video and it captioned nicely. It also can translate foreign language signs via your camera. There is an Interpreter to translate conversations.

    Of course “Hey Google” is incorporated into a Google phone. They took it one step better and have voice commands that no longer have to be preceded by “Hey Google.”

    The camera almost made me cry. All I can say is WOW. Very easy to use. You can Magic Erase photobombers. I tested on the TV screen too and you can remove actors from a scene. Fun to play with. It actually suggests items to remove. In the photo, I removed the frog that was behind the witches. That I had to manually erase and it takes a little practice. You Can Action Pan or Long Exposure as well. I used Long Exposure for some of my evening Halloween shots. Face Unblur helps clear up your less than perfect shots. Real Tone does well capturing skin tones. Backlit photos also look very good, the Pixel 6 has a nice adjustment for that.

    4X Optical Zoom works well and can be extended to 20X. Ultrawide Selfies was good but not a feature I will use very much. There is also front video at 4K and that works well if you want to film yourself. The regular video was easy to use and did well at night too.

    The name Google normally doesn’t ring synonymous with Privacy. But they did it right with some features on this phone. You have a Privacy Dashboard that shows usage history for your apps. The Security Hub is one of my favorite features. There are a lot of settings in there. Safety and Emergency is my favorite. It has Emergency Contacts, Emergency SOS, Car Crash Detection and Medical Information. Crisis Alerts are also available for the immediate area. There are lots of worthy settings in this area and you should explore what works for you.

    Anti-Malware and Phishing are also built in and work very well.

    Adaptive Battery is another great feature. Seldom used apps don’t drain the battery in this setting.

    Powering the Pixel 6 off wasn’t as simple as pushing the power button. You either press Power Button + Volume Up at the same time or slide down from the top of the screen and go down until you see the power icon circle. Holding the power button would have been much easier.

    To take a screenshot you will need to hold the Power Button + Volume Down at the same time. The screen will flash so you know you have a capture.

    Of course, this works effortlessly with Nest and also Google Home devices. Just talk to your phone and control the devices. Cast music from your phone to Google Home. Share and store your photos with Google Photos. Everything is so easily integrated.

    This phone really performs well and Google spent some time getting it right. It doesn’t seem rushed like many other phones. Very happy and highly recommended.

    NOTE: I received this product in exchange for my fair and unbiased review.

    Nov 04, 2021 17:29
  • Review by k1zit, 10 out of 10
    The Best Android Experience!

    I've been a Samsung Note and galaxy user for about a decade. I've invested a lot in the android ecosystem and it's become an integral part of my personal and professional life. It's been quite some time since I've really immersed myself with a device that offers the purest form of the android operating system. Over the years I've grown extremely accustomed to a manufacturer's overlay on top of vanilla android. In my case, it's been the touchwiz user interface from Samsung. Coming from years of using a different user interface, it took me about 3 days for me to begin using the Google Pixel 6 from muscle memory; as if it was second nature. The experience has been a night and day difference - in a very good way! I've heard that Google's android phones are the purest and best way to experience the android platform. I finally understand why that's the case and it took me actually using the phone daily for me to understand. A big part of the reason this phone has really impressed me is because of the innovation that Google has brought to the android platform with their custom designed tensor chip on these new pixel 6 phones. The "Smart AI" features on this phone are incredible. I've listed some key highlights below of my experience with pixel 6.

    Design and Construction:

    ---------------------------

    The Google pixel 6 is an extremely premium feeling phone. The phone has matted aluminum sides and a glass back (definitely prefer this over the glossy sides on the pixel 6 pro!). The Gorilla Glass 6 on the back feels like it can withstand some abuse. The front of the display has the Gorilla Glass Victus and as someone who constantly keeps their phone in the same pocket as their keys, I can gladly attest to no scratches on the display. Initially I thought that the protruding bar on the rear of the phone that houses the camera sensors would be cumbersome and intrusive. That has turned out to not be the case at all. When gripping the phone normally (either one handed or two handed) never did it get in the way or did my fingers keep hitting it. When laying the phone flat (with no case) there's no wobble despite the protrusion. You'd really have to push down on the top of the phone to experience some wobble.

    I find the dimensions of the google pixel 6 to be perfect for one handed use. While the pixel pro has some minor upgrades over the standard pixel 6, I feel as though it borders being "too large" for my one handed use. In terms of bezels I was surprised that I didnt miss the curved bezels from my previous note android device. While this phone doesn't have the thinnest bezels, it's still one of the sleekest looking phones on the market. I also love that Google stuck with the small circular camera cut out and didn't go with a distracting notch! The one thing I would change in terms of design would be the placement of the volume rocker. I wish it was either on the left side or that it would have been moved further down on the right side to make it more central. I watch all of my content in landscape mode so having it more centrally located would have been a bit more convenient.

    Performance/User Experience:

    ---------------------------

    This is the most fluid and snappy experience that I've ever used on any phone. Applications instantly open, load, and close. I can leave several apps running in the background while playing a game, listening to music, watching streaming content, downloading large files, etc. Not once during daily use have I noticed even a minor hiccup. To test the phone I left several apps running in the backgroundc and played the very well known genshin impact android game as well as some warhammer and the experience was flawless. I've owned nothing but flagship Android phones this past decade and I'm convinced that the reason why the pixel 6 provides such a buttery smooth experience on android is due to to the combination of google's new tensor chip and the close to stock vanilla Android UI. Even though I knew the tensor chip was not going to outperform the top of the line qualcomm processors on raw numbers alone, I still benchmarked my pixel 6 out of curiosity. It still received pretty impressive numbers on geekbench 5. It received a single-core score of 1032 and a multi-core score of 2744. More than adequate to run all the latest and future applications.

    Camera:

    ---------------------------

    The camera sensors on this phone are a feat of engineering! The 50 megapixel main sensor and 12 megapixel ultrawide sensor takes stunning photos. When in camera mode, you have instant options to alter color and shadow. I've found myself using this feature a lot as it makes photos with dull colors come alive! The slight disappointment here is that we don't get the new coveted 4x telephoto zoom that's featured on the pro model. This means that we don't get any optical zoom and instead we're stuck with Google's "Super Res" 7x digital zoom. I've tested the digital zoom and it's not terrible but it won't compare to an optical lens. Some of my favorite camera features are the "Magic Eraser" and "Night Sight". Both are extremely impressive features. Magic eraser is similar to the magic eraser tool in photoshop. It does a fantastic job of removing people or objects that you don't want in the photo (so long as they're not the main focal points of attraction in the image). The night sight feature is a game changer for taking pictures at night. Please see the two images I have attached. There is very little ambient lighting in the room that the picture was taken in. The same object was taken with the same lighting conditions without flash. It's as if someone turned on the light when taken with the night sight feature! The whole camera ecosystem has been designed with convience in mind too. Google photos makes it incredibly easy to instantly edit, share, and upload all your content.

    Features:

    ---------------------------

    This is the part of the Pixel 6 that extremely impresses me. There's sooo many great features to list so I'll just name a few of my favorites. 5G speeds are ridiculously fast! When connected to 5G, I typically average 250+ Mbps down and 60 + Mbps up (see screenshot). One of my absolute favorite features on the pixel 6 is the automatic ability to screen calls. The amount of robocalls I receive has greatly increased within the last couple of years. If the pixel detects that either a phone call or a text message is from an unknown caller, it'll automatically decline the call without interupting you (it'll never decline anyone in your contact list). You can also set it so that the google assistant automatically answers unknown calls. The assistant politely asks the caller a couple of basic questions to make sure it's not a robocall, a faked number, or a potential scam. The transcript of the brief conversation appears on your phone so you know if it's legit.

    Display:

    ---------------------------

    While the standard Pixel 6 doesn't share the same quad hd resolution (1440p) and pixel density as it's bigger brother, the 1080p HDR capable display on the pixel 6 is still impressive. Also, I'd argue that at this six inch screen size, you're really not missing much with 1440p over 1080p. The 6.4 inch OLED display produces an impressive color accurate picture. It produces some rich reds, lush greens, vibrant purples, all while not over saturating the image. I also love the deep blacks that this display produces! The adaptive 90hz refresh rate makes a world of a difference coming from a 60hz display. Swiping through the UI, switching between apps, browsing through content on a browser, etc has attributed to the smoothest performance I've ever experienced on a phone. The pixel 6 doesn't have the brightest screen but it's certainly more than adequate. With the manual slider you get 500 nits of maximum brightness and about 850+ when set to adaptive. On a sunny day, I found myself having to turn up the brightness slider to at least 80 percent to get good visibility while being outdoors. I do wish it provided closer to 1000 nits of maximum peak brightness for optimum visiblity on these occasional situations but it's a minor gripe.

    Audio:

    ---------------------------

    Without a doubt, the most impressive stereo audio I've heard on any phone. This thing gets loud! The audio is produced by a bottom firing speaker and the earpiece. The listening experience has been decent enough to where I've found myself, on multiple occassions, not bothering to get up to turn on my bluetooth home audio speaker. At full volume, there's no distortion and music sounds crisp. However, as a fan of a wired music listening experience, the one thing I wish was included was a standard headphone jack.

    Battery Life:

    ---------------------------

    In terms of phone use, at the end of a standard work day, I easily still have over 30% battery left. On most days, I've had over 40% without ever charging it once throughout the day. This is thanks to the beefy 4600 mAh battery on the pixel 6. This phone should be able to easily get you through a full workday with a similar workload as I've just described. You also get 50% charge in 30 minutes if you're using a 30 watt charger.

    Overall, I've been very impressed with the pixel 6, especially at the price segment it comes in at. While the pixel 6 may not officially be considered a flagship phone compared to the pro model, I feel that it still retains enough flagship features to still be considered worthy of the flagship title. For all the flagship features that you get at this competitive price point, this is an easy recommendation!

    Nov 05, 2021 05:39
  • Review by Beuge, 8 out of 10
    Best. Pixel. Ever.

    I have been a long time Pixel user (most recently a Pixel 3XL) and an even longer Android user (dating back to the original Verizon Motorola Droid in 2009). So with all of the leaks over the past months and the eventual official announcement for the Pixel 6, I couldn’t help but get pulled into the building excitement. Now, with the phone in hand, let's see if the Pixel 6 and Android 12 live up to the hype.

    First, let's talk about the physical device itself. The frame is metal and finished in matte black. The front and back are both glass. The front is mostly flat and has a very thin, almost imperceptible, cushion layer between the screen and the frame. At the top, just between the screen and the frame, is an ultra-narrow ear slit and just below that is a cutout for the single front-facing shooter. The back is glossy, has more curve to the edges, lacks the extra cushion layer of the front, and features the distinctive camera bar. The camera bar frame is metal that extends from the main body frame then is filled with more glass covering over the dual cameras and flash. On the bottom, flanking the USB-C port, are 2 downward firing speakers. The right side features the power button and volume rocker while the left side is home to the single nano SIM tray.

    The overall design is both attractive and functional. The phone fits well in the hand, the power and volume rockers are placed well, and the camera bar keeps the phone from rocking when set down on its back. Construction seems top notch with excellent fit and finish and no noticeable flex in the body. On the downside, the glossy glass on the back makes the phone quite slippery. So best to protect your investment with a good case.

    Once powered on, you’re greeted by the beautiful 6.4 inch AMOLED display. The 2400x1080 resolution offers super crisp images with no perceptible pixels and the 90Hz refresh rate delivers ultra smooth scrolling and gaming. Colors are rich and vibrant and blacks are deep and dark. The screen offers a good brightness range from dark-but-visible up to significantly bright, even in broad daylight. Also, having just the slightest of bezels, apps fill the front of the phone while not creating unwanted touches just by gripping the sides, as compared to other curved, wrap-around screens that I’ve used.

    The Pixel 6’s speakers have been satisfactory. Playing games or watching videos, the Pixel employs the ear slit as well as the lower downward firing speakers to give a fuller stereo effect. The setup offers plenty of volume and clarity. Highs are crisp but lows are lacking a bit. Like other phones with this configuration, the lower speakers do tend to get covered by your hand when holding the phone in a landscape orientation and make me miss the dual front-facing speakers of my older 3XL a little. Calls on both the handset and speakerphone have plenty of volume and clarity.

    The in-display fingerprint reader has worked well for me. Its placed well on the front so my thumb can reach it naturally and its response has been plenty fast. Accuracy has been no different than the rear-mounted reader on my 3XL, with just the periodic miss-then-reread. That said, I do miss having it on the back: It just feels more natural to me. Also, I haven’t yet been able to test it with a screen protector installed as I’m still waiting for delivery.

    Battery life has been very good. Typical usage on the Pixel 6 for me includes calls, texts, emails, activity tracking, some casual gaming, periodic web research, media playback (Plex for music and misc streaming services for videos), and managing smart home items such as a robot vacuum, video doorbell, smart outlets, and Google Nest security camera. Through all of this, the battery lasts a full day with some left over without need for midday top-ups. Experience has shown that using 5G, both AT&T and Google Fi, is significantly harder on battery life. But this can be mitigated by being on wifi or dropping back to 4G, which can be managed in the settings on an as needed basis.

    Wired and wireless charging rates are fast, depending on your source. While 30w charging is possible, no charging brick is included with the phone. Wireless charging placement is not finicky, to the point you can actually rest the camera bar on the charger and still successfully charge. Also, the phone allows for battery sharing, which is a nice touch.

    The cameras are very, very good. The app launches very quickly with a double-tap of the Power button. There are plenty of modes available; the familiar Portrait and Night Sight, and now the new Motion mode. All produce stunning, creative, flagship-level photos with great detail and vivid color. The photo tools have been beefed up to include the much ballyhooed Magic Eraser. In my testing, while the Magic Eraser is interesting, it never seems to be convincing, frequently leaving smears or discolorations. Video now includes digital stabilization, which works very, very well.

    Covering a few other features: I tested Bluetooth with a new gen 6 smartwatch as well as various headphones and speakers. All worked well and demonstrated good range. NFC for contactless payments has been quick and effective. Casting to an older Chromecast has been fast and reliable (Note: There is currently a legal issue limiting access to volume control from the volume rocker while casting). Video calls using the front camera have been excellent. On the downside, there is no headphone port, no expandable memory, and no option for video out over the USB-C port.

    Now, let's spend a few moments talking about Android. The phone ships with Android 12 out of the box, which is the most significant visual update to Android in years. Most functionality is where you’re used to finding it, but has been given a fresh look with the new Material You design language. While its all very attractive, things like the quick toggles or volume settings just take up more screen real estate than before.

    Beyond the appearance, there’s a lot of good here. Boot time is super fast. Voice recognition and transcription has been incredibly accurate. The ability of the Assistant to work conversationally is amazing. The new wallpaper theming and icon theming are nice touches. 3-button navigation is, thankfully, still available (for those of us old fogeys who don’t like gestures). Also, scrolling screenshots work well (in apps that they are compatible with, which doesn’t include Chrome currently).

    Then there’s frustrations. The loss of the incredibly useful Power menu (Power Off, Restart, GPay, and access to smart appliances) is frustrating. Even if you go through the settings and enable the new Power menu (Settings/System/Gestures/Press and hold power button), it only gives you the power-related options and quick access to declare an emergency. Most, not all, of the other combined functionality is now available in a Home icon on the lock screen.

    Then there’s Google’s tendency to kill off mature products and forcibly replace them with products that simply don’t work as well. For example, the loss of Google Play Music still stings. But now, with Android 12, we’ve lost access to Android Auto for Phone Screens; a tool me and many others used profusely. Its replaced by the new Google Assistant Driving Mode. Which simply doesn’t work as well.

    That said, Android and its apps are an ever evolving adventure. Issues such as these will likely be addressed as updates are released. And because its a Pixel, you’ll have access to those updates immediately.

    All things considered, the Pixel 6 is simply the best Pixel ever made. Its not perfect, but no phone is. If you want a well built phone that produces great pictures, offers easy access to Google’s ecosystem, and delivers immediate updates, this Pixel 6 is a great choice.

    Nov 05, 2021 14:02
  • Review by Justin, 10 out of 10
    Best Pixel. Extreme Value. Stock Android = Amazing

    The Pixel 6 (and 6 Pro) is Google’s latest generation of the Pixel lineup. The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro offer Google’s first home built processor, Tensor, with Titan M2 security chip for enhanced protection. Both of these chips provide the phone with faster processing and enhanced security over every other Pixel before it. This paired with all new camera sensors and a fairly groundbreaking exterior design prove that Google takes Pixel very seriously. I will be focusing my review on the Pixel 6 as this is the device I have been using but some of these items can be applied to the Pixel 6 Pro as well.

    Design:

    The new design for Pixel is a bit of a controversial one. Personally I really like it. The horizontal camera bar houses the new camera hardware as well as provides a differentiating look compared to every other phone out there. The bonus of the camera car is the phone sits very stable on a flat surface! (No wobble) Google continues offering several color options just like the last few generations which is a nice touch. The stormy black unit I received is a great neutral color for those who may not want a colorful device and I assume the white would be similar.

    Screen:

    The Pixel 6 features a 6.4-inch 90Hz AMOLED panel with FHD+ resolution stretching 1080 x 2400 pixels. This comes with a 20:9 aspect ratio, 411ppi pixel density, and an 83.4% screen-to-body ratio.

    The Pixel 6 Pro features a 6.7-inch adaptive 120Hz LTPO AMOLED panel with QHD+ resolution stretching 1440 x 3120 pixels. This comes with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 512ppi pixel density, and an 88.8% screen-to-body ratio.

    Both phones come with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus on the front and support HDR10+ content and always-on display. The biggest difference is the curved display on the Pixel 6 Pro, higher resolution/refresh rate, and Gorilla Glass Victus on the back too instead of Gorilla Glass 6 like the regular Pixel 6.

    My Pixel 6 has been enjoyable to use however this is the one area I did downgrade vs my last THREE phones believe it or not. I love the upgrade to a 90Hz screen but I do not like the downgrade in resolution vs QHD displays I have used in the past. With this said it wasn’t as big of a drawback as I originally feared. The 6.4” display has great colors, great blacks, and a higher refresh rate which is pleasurable to use. I just wish the PPI was higher as I have had QHD displays on my last three LG phones. One other notable feature is the use of an optical finger print sensor under the front display on both devices. The sensor works ok but it one of the other minor disappointments of the phone. It can be slow to respond or not recognize at all. I would recommend registering your same fingerprints at least two times for a better chance of the phone getting it on the first try.

    Android 12:

    The Pixel 6 launches with Android 12 which is the latest version of Android. The Pixel 6 gets, at minimum, 3 years of software updates and 5 years of security updates. As far as I know this is the longest period of support for Android phone makers. This is nice because you know as long as the hardware is solid, Google will be there is support the phone for many years to come so you are not forced to upgrade in just 2-3 years just to have the latest software features. If you would like to find in depth details of this version of Android, I would recommend searching YouTube for a video review highlighting the changes. Overall the UI looks new and fresh. It implements new design features to provide accent colors throughout the interface depending on your background colors. The overall interface isn’t so far removed from other versions of Android it should be easy to adopt for those used to Android. The settings menu has an easy to use key word, search bar to find the specific setting you want to find so you are not digging through menus. Overall, lots of customization abilities, multi-device integration through your Google account (If wanted), and easy to navigate UI.

    Only gripe so far is I get some occasional accidental back/forward swipes while using some apps. I have changed the sensitivity to be at its lowest setting but it can be easy to accidentally swipe back (Swipe right from edge of screen).

    Battery Life:

    I have had outstanding battery life compared to my last device. The Pixel 6 features a 4,614 mAh battery which is larger than all the smaller Pixel’s of the past. I have easily been able to make it through a normal day with plenty of battery to spare. In fact, I have not been able to drain it (through normal usage) below 50% while using Wi-Fi and 4G data. I have gotten between 3-4 hours of screen on time within my battery usage and I have no doubts many more is possible depending on the type of usage. I have seen reports than 5G can impact battery life more significantly but have not been able to verify myself.

    Speakers:

    The speakers have good quality especially for a smartphone but are a little on the quiet side. I routinely find myself using the top 30% of the volume range in anything but the quietest of settings.

    Cameras:

    The main camera on the Pixel 6 is a new 50MP (f/1.85) sensor that does Pixel binning to create a final 12.5MP image. The Ultra Wide camera is 12MP (f/2.2) sensor. The front camera is an 8MP (f/2.0) sensor. So far I have been very happy with images from all three sensors. The new, main camera sensor combined with Google image processing and computational tools. Android 12 adds Magic Eraser which lets you remove objects/people from an image. It works very well in some scenarios and just ok in others. The fact you can do this from your phone so easily now is impression nonetheless. Other software tools involve removing blur from faces and improvements to skin tones. I have been very happy with image quality and it is heaps better than my prior phone as Google’s software has been optimized to take advantage of the sensors capabilities. My only minor complaints is the Ultra Wide sensor takes good but not great pictures and could be a tad wider overall. The phone’s video shooting abilities have been greatly improved compared to Pixels of the past and it shoots video up to 4K at 60FPS. The main camera features Laser Autofocus and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS).

    If you are looking for the best camera specs, you’ll want to opt for the Pixel 6 Pro which features the same Main, and Ultra Wide sensors but adds a 48MP f/3.5 telephoto lens with OIS and 4x optical zoom and a better front facing camera with 11.1MP f/2.2 which also shoots 4K 30FPS video instead of 1080p 30FPS on the Pixel 6.

    Three attached images (Outside of two of phone) are straight out of camera with no editing.

    Performance:

    The Pixel 6 and 6 Pro features Google first in house processor named Tensor. This is paired with 8GB of ram on the Pixel 6 and 12GB on the 6 Pro. Google claims the Pixel 6 has 370% higher GPU performance and 80% higher CPU performance compared to the Pixel 5. I came from a phone with the Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630 and 6GB of ram. I have been very pleased with the performance of the Pixel 6 as it has been overall much smoother than my prior phone. The software optimization here obviously helps a bunch compared to the other phone but I think the processor itself has good performance all around. Overall, I haven’t experienced any real performance challenges so far. I don’t game on my phones but the photo editing and multitasking with apps is hassle free for the phone.

    Verdict:

    The Pixel 6 has been amazing to use! It is clearly the best phone Google has ever made. The cameras on the Pixel 6 are great along with the software to back them up. The new editing tools bring another level of power to the photos you capture. Tensor, the new processor, seems like promising venture for Google. Performance has been great with no issues and I am happy to see the dedicated support for years to come. It will be interesting to see its Machine Learning capacities as time progresses. Battery life is another strong point in my usage of the phone. I have enjoyed ending the day with more than 50% left on the phone compared to struggling to make a full day with my last device. I would highly recommend upgrading to the Pixel 6 if you have an older Pixel device or just want a stock Android device with good performance. The value Google has offered with this phone is incredible.

    Do I believe the $300 premium for the Pro is worth it? Maybe. I prefer the flat display on the regular Pixel 6 but I would love the higher resolution display and the Telephoto camera found on the 6 Pro. The Pixel 6 is by far the stronger value of the two however.

    Nov 05, 2021 19:31
  • 8.8score
    Samsung - Galaxy Z Fold3 5G 256GB (Verizon) - Phantom Black
    Description

    Unfold a world of possibilities with Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G. You can do it all on this incredible device that’s so much more than a phone — it’s a compact yet powerful tablet that helps you master your busy life. Bring your workspace anywhere with a foldable, expansive screen that gives you multiple windows that make multitasking a breeze.

    10 Features
  • Expansive Screen: See more and do more with the ultimate foldable screen that puts a super slim tablet right in your pocket.
  • Under Display Camera: Take in an incredible uninterrupted view with a true edge-to-edge viewing experience thanks to our first-ever Under Display Camera.
  • Smooth 120Hz Dynamic AMOLED 2X Screen: Ultra-vibrant, ultra-clear and ultra-smooth —we’ve put an ultra-dynamic display on a super-expansive screen for a mesmerizing viewing experience.
  • Multitasking: Work smarter not harder with three multi-windows that allow you to schedule, edit and build presentations in a snap —or take notes with the S Pen.¹
  • Hyper-Fast Speed: Live life in the fast lane with built-in 5G connectivity and hyper-fast processing power.
  • Flex Mode: Do more of what you love at the same time with Galaxy Z Fold3 5G Flex Mode. Fold it at any angle, and hold it any way you like —or go hands-free and not hold it at all.
  • Super Smooth Display: Enjoy a mesmerizing viewing experience with this ultra-vibrant, ultra-clear and ultra smooth dynamic display on a super expansive screen.
  • Super Fast Charging: Galaxy Z Fold3 5G charges super fast² so you can stay on top of what matters.
  • Premium Craftsmanship: Because life happens, Galaxy Z Fold3 5G is water-resistant and made with our strongest aluminum frame for enhanced protection, making it as sturdy as it is sleek.
  • Z Premier: Unfold a new world of benefits with exclusive Z Premier perks.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Dogmom, 10 out of 10
    Love it!!

    This phone is amazing. The camera quality is wonderful, the features are great. It is a little on the heavy side but well worth it.

    Nov 20, 2021 07:09
  • Review by Alicia84, 10 out of 10
    Phone

    Amazing phone, works great cameras are awesome. Lightweight and charges fast

    Oct 22, 2021 15:56
  • Review by tvoltz90, 10 out of 10
    Amazing phone in every aspect, well worth the cost

    I could write a novel about how truly awesome and stunning this Z Fold 3 is, but I will try to contain my excitement and condense my thoughts into a brief review. Samsung has seriously proven that innovation is possible and the future of phones is here now. The 7.6" OLED 120Hz internal display still features softer glass, so you do still need to use care. But they have improved the durability of the entire device across the board- most notably the hinge design. The outer 6.2" OLED 120Hz display is a bit more narrow than other displays, but after a little while I adjusted to texting on it just fine. A huge selling point for me is the level of actual multitasking you can accomplish with the large internal display. Being able to chat in my tech forums while watching videos on Youtube without needing to always change over to my iPad Pro is pure bliss. Games in xCloud (Game Pass) look fantastic on the OLED panel and 120Hz refresh rate. While I wouldn't label this a criticism necessarily, I will say the only way it could be a more perfect device is if Samsung somehow innovated the battery tech and gave us tons more usage time on moderate power settings. But nevertheless, this phone is by far the most impressive piece of technology I have ever purchased.

    Sep 07, 2021 21:25
  • Review by Photos, 8 out of 10
    Fold phone

    It a great phone. I love the way I can use this as a tablet also.

    The camera is wonderful. I use it all the time. The zoom is such a godsen. I used it all the time at the grand canyon.

    It does get hot at times. So I went into Best Buy and the Samsung tech helped me understand what I was doing wrong. He also invited me back if I had any more questions. He made me feel as if I just needed alittle help, explained my problem and djdn't make me feel dumb like the Verizon personn did.

    Thanks Best Buy.

    Sep 17, 2021 15:57
  • Review by Jmo742, 8 out of 10
    Best of Both Worlds

    Let me start off by saying that I don't view the Z Fold 3 as a phone, but more so as a device considering its "mini tablet" mode. I had the last 2 generations and the most significant improvement was between the 1st and 2nd. If you're a Z Fold 2 user and trying to determine whether to make the switch to the 3, you won't be missing much if you choose to pass on it. I'll try my best to articulate why below. It may be long, but I'm just hoping my review will help someone in his or her decision process.

    Design:

    One of the biggest gripes I've come across on the internet regarding the Z Fold series are the phones' heftiness. I will admit that it took me some time to get used to the heavier weight, but again, I used to it over time. The Z Fold 3 is slightly lighter than the 2, but it's nothing significant. Nevertheless, you'll adapt to it. The front screen is big enough for me to text on despite the awkward screen ratio (tall screen). Speaking of the front screen, Samsung did a great job in making it 120 Hz to match the bigger screen as it's absent on the Fold 2. Also, the camera hole on the big screen is "invisible"; it can still be seen as it'll be pixelated, but it's less noticeable when viewing content.

    Battery:

    One would think that a device that has 2 screens would have one of the best batteries; however. that is unfortunately not the case here. Now considering I work in an office environment with easy access to my charger, the battery will never die on me. But when I do leave work (6:30 am - 4 pm), I typically have around 45-50%. This is dependent on whether I have a slow day and have time on my hands to watch videos and browse the internet. Not to mention, I plug it into my car for Android Auto which then charges it. Therefore, the battery will never be a major issue for me. But if you're someone who will be away from a charger for long periods of time and heavily utilize your phone, I can't see it lasting a full day on a single charge. I gave this review 4 stars because of the battery which could be better. I think I understand why Samsung didn't insert a larger battery, but I'll touch on that in my conclusion.

    Camera:

    Unfortunately, I'm not the best candidate at all when it comes to rating the camera still shots and videos. However, I have taken a few photos just to see the quality and it's good enough for me. But it's a known fact that the S21 Ultra's camera is better and I agree. If you're a photographer who absolutely needs an awesome camera, the Z Fold 3 may more than likely disappoint you. Nevertheless, it can get the job done.

    Software:

    Samsung UI 3 is one of the best interfaces in my opinion. I admit that I do prefer Stock Android, but UI 3 is a close second. If you're an avid Android user and have had experience with the newer Samsung phones in the last few years, you won't be disappointed with the Z Fold 3. I do recommend playing around with the aspect ratio in the settings to take full advantage of viewing certain apps in full screen. The Z Fold 2 had a few hiccups with this, but Samsung rectified this on the 3. Now if you're coming from an iPhone, it may take some time to get used to it. Android is definitely more complex than iOS; I have a 12 Mini that I'll go to every now and then for its simplicity and small form factor so I understand, but I digress. The UI runs smoothly with no hiccups.

    Features:

    The S-Pen compatibility is probably the biggest difference between last year's Z Fold 2 and the 3. I'm not certain, but I think there was an update to where the Z Fold 2 became compatible with the S-Pen. Again, I'm not sure but I want to say I read it somewhere. If you're a Note user, you'll be happy with this addition. The only gripe you'll have which I share is the inability to insert the S-Pen into the Z Fold 3. I have the Samsung case which has a place where the S-Pen can be inserted. Other than that, you'll have to carry the S-Pen around which is an inconvenience in my opinion considering you can easily lose it.

    Speaking of the case, it's ok but it could be better. I wish the cover was magnetic, but it easily flaps open and can be bothersome at times.

    Call quality/durability:

    The aforementioned hasn't been an issue for me at all. Calls are crystal clear for me (Verizon) and the screens have held up. I do recommend discarding the front screen protector and replacing it with a tempered glass one. The inner display is supposed to be a certain percentage tougher than the Z Fold 2 and I imagine it's due to the S-Pen. The S-Pen has a spring loaded mechanism to where if you press too hard on the screen, the point will retract which is a nice touch.

    Conclusion:

    The Z Fold 3 is probably one of the most fun devices you'll have fun with. It isn't for everyone, but tech enthusiasts like myself will appreciate it for what it is. In regards to the battery, I believe the Z Fold 3 is lighter because of the smaller battery. Had it been larger, the weight would've been more prominent. Again, the weight is one of the biggest complaints from consumers. I'm not sure how Samsung can find a middle ground on this aspect, but you can't have your cake and eat it. Overall, if you can stomach the price, I believe it's worth it. Samsung's Trade-In program saved me a huge chunk of money and basically knocked the price down by half when I traded my Z Fold 2. Do I believe foldable phones are the future? If the price can come down, I think so. Having the ability to open your phone up to a larger display to watch videos/movies and read eBooks is an awesome experience that I believe anyone would enjoy. Looking forward to the future of foldable phones.

    Sep 04, 2021 22:18
  • Review by SteveK, 10 out of 10
    Incredible Phone, However...

    The Fold 3 is amazing. I am a real estate agent, so the thought of being able to sign a document on the go, & read contracts on the large display is fantastic. Have been able to replace bringing my iPad with me to measure homes & make Floorplans, that has been amazing. I was also in need to a new laptop to cast to a large screen display in my office. I decided to give DEX a go at that & it works well enough that I'm not going to buy a new computer for that purpose now. So, all in all, its a productivity monster.

    Now the shortcomings, and there are only a few, but they matter. I bought the Samsung case that comes with the Fold edition s-pen as i wanted the pen. It only works on the inner large display, & thats a huge disappointment as 85% of what i do, & i suspect anyone does is with the front screen. Secondly, & this ties into the lack of s-pen usage on the front screen, the front screen is really thin & it makes typing texts & emails hard. I hit the wrong keys all the time being its so cramped. If the s-pen would have worked i could use that tiny tip to swipe type. Its a difficult choice to decide if i should stay with this or go with the S21 Ultra. The next few days will tell. If you're ok with a thin screen & no s-pen on the front screen, then this phone is incredible & credit to samsung for going out on a limb & pushing new technology.

    Nov 05, 2021 15:33
  • Review by Grant, 10 out of 10
    Don't wait for the Green, buy the black now.

    It feels like a brick in my pocket,but better than my S20-Ultra .

    Cons: The green is not really green, even with a clear case. I would have bought the Black 512GB storage instead. "Phantom" green really is Phantom (almost black).

    This phone takes some getting used to. It's the future of phones, so embrace the change. It's growing on me, and I would buy it over a Samsung "Ultra" phone.

    This phone is not meant for everyone. If you are a minimalist, then buy the Z3-Flip. If you are more technical, and lean towards the Samsung "Ultra" phone series, then the Samsung Z3-FOLD is for you.

    I would recommend the Samsung Z-Fold-3 to "High-Techs" and "Function-over-Comfort" users.

    I personally love the phone, and would buy it again, just in Black with 512GB of storage.

    Sep 08, 2021 20:16
  • Review by SDMav760, 10 out of 10
    I Don't Think I Can Go Back To A Normal Phone

    It's either you love this phone, or you're skeptical, but after using this for a few days, I don't think I can go back to a normal phone.

    Displays:

    The cover screen is skinnier than most normal phones. This reminds me of the old iPhone 5 that was made taller but not wider to keep it simple for one handed use. The skinnier display isn't always ideal, but it is great for one handed use.

    The main (inside) display is stunning. You truly get the feeling of having a tablet that fits in your pocket. The apps that are optimized are a joy to use, and the rest of the apps can be resized to take advantage of the full screen real estate. Multitasking in split screen finally doesn't feel congested. The crease in the middle of the display also isn't noticable in most settings (especially if you use your phone in landscape). The only time I notice it is in direct harsh sunlight.

    Design:

    This phone is beautifully designed. I love the matte black look on the back this time around as opposed to the glossy glass that attracts finger prints and oil. The size hasn't been an issue for me. I wear slim fit jeans, and I haven't had an issue putting this into my pocket comfortably even with a case on.

    Specs:

    The Fold3 has most of the specs you'd expect from a top end flashship phone. You have the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor, 120hz display on both screens, and 5G. The camera on the phone is great, but i know isn't the best Samsung has to offer (as seen on the S21 Ultra), and the battery could have been better. The phone can last most days on a single charge, but my previous Note 10+ always left me with roughly 20% battery at the end of the day.

    Things I'd like to see in the next generation is a bigger battery, expandable storage, and an S Pen that inserts into the phone like the Note.

    Sep 01, 2021 09:38
  • 8.8score
    Apple - iPhone 13 Pro Max 5G 128GB - Graphite (Verizon)
    Description

    iPhone 13 Pro Max. The biggest Pro camera system upgrade ever. Super Retina XDR display with ProMotion for a faster, more responsive feel. Lightning-fast A15 Bionic chip. Superfast 5G.¹ Durable design and the best battery life ever in an iPhone.²

    8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by AppleLover, 8 out of 10
    Almost Perfect

    Good phone, but the camera is overly hyped, i find it grainy and over-processed in low-mid light captures, I feel like they should've went with 6.9-7.5 inches because the 6.7 feels a bit small and I have small hands. The audio is amazing, so is the display I just wish there was no notch. The macro mode on the phone can be bad sometimes not registering when your close up to something trying to use macro. If you cover a camera censor on the phone, especially the 3x optical zoom one it'll auto shift to the 1x optical zoom and digitally go to 3x zoom without telling you. But overall its an amazing phone and I'm really happy with it, the 120hz is amazing and the battery lasts me longer then any other phone I've had (11, 13 mini, 7+, Samsung S10, iphone 12 Pro)

    Oct 25, 2021 23:00
  • Review by Michael, 10 out of 10
    Great phone

    The min storage of 128 GB is the bare adequate minimum for Apple, and it works well in combination with iCloud subscription (what is Apple's intent no doubt :) ). The screen is finally nice, the photo app, filters and sensors are top notch - what is exactly the most used functionality in a phone. Size and shape are very useful, in a trendy TPU plastic the edges don't feel sharp, and the phone remains secured in the case. Battery seems to last a while. This was a purchase for a teenage girl, and it seems a well suited product for that purpose - great cameras, camera app, light body, durable, good screen and lasting battery, 128GB standard storage (even with iCloud backup photos and videos take immediate space until they get synchronized). Apps data also takes a lot of space. Normal daily girls' install takes around 30-35GB storage, you need 10-ish more for major OS updates, so ANY Apple product with 64GB is practically obsolete even with cloud services.

    Oct 29, 2021 23:51
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    No complaints

    I’ve upgraded my iPhone every year for the past few years and this jump from the 12 Pro Max to the 13 Pro Max was small, it felt the most substantial as it was what the 12 Pro Max should’ve been. The upgraded screen, camera and battery are all very welcomed changes. The screen is most definitely the biggest update to me. The 120hz adaptive refresh rate screen is very nice and now finally matches my iPad, MacBook and desktop monitor.

    Oct 29, 2021 16:37
  • Review by RS3578, 8 out of 10
    Exploring New IPhone

    I really liked how easy it was for all my information that was on the old iPhone 7 that I used to own. Was transferred over so easy to my new iPhone 13 Pro Max. This is my first Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max 5G 128GB and I like the color, size and many other things but I still learning how to use it. On the message app the words are a lot smaller and take up less space. I am enjoying exploring my new iPhone 13 pro max and learning how to use it better. I am finding may new thing on it that I did not know were there. I have not had time to really explore the camera yet, but I will in time take some pictures.

    Sep 26, 2021 14:39
  • Review by MCandT, 10 out of 10
    Great phone. Great deal from Best Buy with trade

    Beautiful, great battery, love the phone. I will upgrade to any iphone that provides me with improved battery life as my business depends on this connectivity

    Oct 01, 2021 15:22
  • Review by Pianoman, 10 out of 10
    So far, so good.

    So far, so good. Coming from an iPhone 7 Plus, it took me a day or two to get used to having no button on the front for home page. Seems fast and seamless although some features ( software) are a bit too big brother- ish for me.

    I haven’t yet played much with the camera, but it’s supposed to be an improvement.

    Oct 29, 2021 15:15
  • Review by Scotty, 8 out of 10
    It's ok

    Decent camera, not much better if any than the 12, I think the Pixel would be better here. The phone doesn't seem any faster or better than the XS.

    Nov 06, 2021 23:55
  • Review by SuperFast, 10 out of 10
    Using iPhone for Medical Purposes

    Love it! I switched from using a Samsung my entire mobile phone "career" because of IOS's medical expertise apps. Proven to be superior to any android has to offer. I recently had pacemaker surgery and IOS has an app that can track it whereas android does not. So instead I have to have a machine by my bed. Not anymore now that I have an Apple phone.

    Oct 30, 2021 12:43
  • 8.8score
    Total Wireless - Galaxy A01 - Black
    Description

    Catch up with friends using this black Samsung Galaxy A01 smartphone for Total Wireless. The 13MP dual-camera system and depth sensor capture professional photos, while the 16GB expandable memory offers ample storage. Featuring a 5.7-inch HD+ display, this Samsung Galaxy A01 smartphone offers dazzling visuals, and the 3000 mAh battery delivers uninterrupted use.Total Wireless plans and SIM cards.Learn about Total Wireless

    5 Features
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor: Octa-core 1.95GHz processor and 2GB of RAM deliver outstanding overall performance for opening and running applications, flipping through menus, running home screens and more.
  • 4G LTE speed: Provides fast Web connection for downloading apps, streaming content and staying connected with social media.
  • Dual rear-facing cameras and front camera: Lets you record high-resolution images on the rear while a front-facing camera makes it easy to Skype or take selfies.
  • 5.7" TFT touch screen: Extra-large screen is matched with a slim body to comfortably fit in your hand.
  • Access to Google Play: Browse and download apps, magazines, books, movies, and television programs directly to your phone.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by crumble, 8 out of 10
    Used as not a phone

    Intended to buy a mp3 player for my daughter and walked away with this instead. Now she has an mp3 player and a camera. In case there is a time that is called for her to be able to use this as a phone, I am keeping the 1 month service for that time. Until then, she has her mp3 player, a camera, and when at home she can connect to the wiFi to look things up for her school assignments.

    Oct 18, 2021 22:54
  • Review by Bill1949, 6 out of 10
    Nice phone but...

    You can talk on it and hear on it without having to have it on speaker, but there isn't space for a whole lot more. Out of 16gb, 12 was taken with preinstalled junk, and with the recent updates, 15 of 16gb is taken up with preinstalled items that cannot be removed. They need a mor efficient way to do these updates.

    Mar 12, 2021 15:17
  • Review by goodbye, 8 out of 10
    Great buy for the money!

    I found this cell phone definitely worth the price. Since I don't do much other than talk and text, I found it does this with ease. I also liked the slim design. It's great to just put in your pocket.

    On the minus side, it was tough to understand how to navigate around the different functions.

    Nov 06, 2021 12:39
  • Review by hookandlateral, 10 out of 10
    Not Bad!

    My mom left her phone back home when she came out to visit me and needed a phone to use while she was out here. It's a nice little phone that worked well. Only problem is that it doesn't come with much space for apps so if you want to play a lot of games you'll need an SD card.

    Nov 04, 2021 17:06
  • Review by LWoods, 8 out of 10
    Perfect for the Small Business Owner

    This is perfect for me. I'm a new business owner and getting up and running was a huge financial obligation. This is such an economic blessing and it serves its purpose for my small business.

    Oct 25, 2021 07:31
  • Review by Susanaloha, 8 out of 10
    Great Value!

    Great little start up phone for my daughter! I might get one for myself when my other carrier's contract expires! Great value!

    Nov 05, 2021 21:04
  • Review by Nicole, 8 out of 10
    Good Phone

    Nice phone, nice size and great price! Wish there was more storage but other then that great!

    Nov 05, 2021 17:42
  • Review by Marcsjohns, 8 out of 10
    Worth the price

    Overall a pretty good phone. Good phone for the price. Simple to activate

    Nov 05, 2021 15:35
  • 8.6score
    Samsung - Galaxy Z Flip3 5G 128GB (Unlocked) - Phantom Black
    Description

    A foldable display and informative cover screen put the old school flip phone to shame. With Flex Mode functionality, you can take hands-free selfies, group pics and videos with the sound of your voice . With our strongest aluminum frame ever and an IPX8 water-resistant rating, Galaxy Z Flip3 5G is engineered to play as hard as you do and always ready for your big moves.

    11 Features
  • Flex Mode: Enjoy the freedom to capture from any angle with Flex Mode. Unfold your screen to your best angle for hands-free pics and video calls. Choose what you want to capture, set it down, stand back and shoot your best shot.
  • Hands-free Pics / Videos: Hold your Galaxy Z Flip3 5G any way you like —or not at all. Flip to Flex Mode for hands-free pics, video calls and group selfies without the need for an outdated selfie stick.
  • Intuitive Camera: Capture the best of every day with an intuitive camera that takes super-sharp, steady photos and videos. And snap your best selfies hands-free. Now you never have to hold a pose too long for a great shot.
  • Compact Design: Show off your style game without the tradeoffs. With a compact design that unfolds, you don’t have to compromise screen size for your favorite outfit
  • Array of Colors: Whether you’re into sophisticated neutrals or vibrant tones, you’ll turn heads with every take. Complete your look with statement-making color choices of Phantom Black, Lavender, Green or Cream.
  • Fast Charging: Galaxy Z Flip3 5G charges fast so that all of your moments last. There's a right time for downtime and a low-battery signal, isn't it.
  • Informative Cover Screen: Control your phone, even when it's folded shut. Galaxy Z Flip3 5G notifies you on the external cover screen, so you can view notifications and check the weather.
  • Multi-Active Window: All of your favorite things, twofold. Launch two apps simultaneously, so you can take selfies while browsing Gallery, watch movies while texting friends and shop multiple stores at once for your go-to products, on the go.
  • Hyper-Fast Speed: You’re always up to speed, you deserve a phone that can keep up. With 5G¹ and our fastest Galaxy processor, you don’t have to suffer through another buffer to get on with your big plans.
  • Premium Craftsmanship: Live your best life with Galaxy Z Flip3 5G. Featuring premium craftsmanship and water resistance, it’s engineered to endure your busiest days and wildest nights.
  • Z Premier: Unfold a new world of benefits with exclusive Z Premier perks.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by SeaboundAvian, 6 out of 10
    Battery Life is the only thing holding this back

    I have been intrigued with foldable devices since the ZTE Axon M hit the market way back in 2016. I have since used essentially every foldable to hit the market since. Each has always felt like a niche product and had plenty of issues preventing me from recommending it to a normal consumer. The Galaxy Z Flip 3 represents a shift from this, being a foldable with few flaws that I can finally recommend to certain people. Not everyone, however, due to one big flaw.

    ---Display---

    The display on this foldable looks simply beautiful. The screen quality matches that of the Galaxy S21 series. Everything looks beautiful, and even better, smoother too thanks to the 120 Hz display. That's right, this phone has a high refresh display. The inside screen folds smoothly without issue, and once unfolded, the crease is rarely visable, except for sometimes when it is under direct sunlight. You can still feel the crease when you run your finger over it, but with normal usage, you will rarely run your finger over it, and when you do it only a very small dip that you forget about eventually.

    The cover display got a huge, useful upgrade this generation. You can view notifications from the cover screen, along with a few widgets and even Samsung Pay. You can also set custom wallpapers and animated clock faces that look very nice on the display.

    I believe that this is as good as foldable displays can be until we find a way to eliminate the crease.

    ---Performance---

    This phone comes with a Snapdragon 888, one of the most powerful chipsets on the market at the moment. It doesn't let you down. Roaming my town playing Ingress and Pokemon Go, there was zero lag and everything was super smooth on the 120 Hz display. The 5G connectivity worked great, neither game left me waiting and everything was instant. Most impressively, even gaming in 100F weather, the phone only got lukewarm at most, even in the processor intense city gameplay of these two games. Outside of gaming, everything works great too. Split screen Internet and YouTube ran without a hitch, the screen crease diving the two apps. Pulling up Google Slides and Canvas split screen worked great. One performance thing I have noticed is that the phone does stutter on the home screen from time to time, however. I believe this can be fixed with an easy update however.

    ---Battery Life---

    This is the one MAJOR issue I have with the phone. The battery simply does not last. At most doing basic tasks like acting as a calculator on the side in class, I have gotten at most 3.5 hours of screen on time from this. When watching videos or browsing the internet, around 3 hours. Gaming? Maybe 2 hours at most. Even on light use days I have to charge this device at least one time midday. With heavier use, I might have to charge twice a day. Even if I turn off the high refresh display and use 60Hz mode, that adds a half hour of screen time at most. I get that the folding mechanic severely limits the space for a big battery, but multiple charges a day is a serious issues I still can't let slide on a phone I need every day. This is an issue across all the flip phone foldables, and is what is holding these phones back in my opinion. Once we get around this issue, these phones will truly be ready for mass adoption.

    Overall, if you are near chargers a lot or simply need the folding flip phone now, this is by far the best option. However, you may want to look elsewhere if you need a phone that will last at least the work day.

    Oct 04, 2021 01:00
  • Review by Juliusxx, 8 out of 10
    The future is folded

    Wow, the Galaxy Z Flip3 is finally the foldable technology ready for the masses! I've sat on the sideline for a few years eagerly anticipating a proper foldable phone and I'm happy to report that it's here. Build quality is brilliant, the display is vibrant, and the functionality is quite nice. If you're an Android fan or if you're already in the Samsung ecosystem, this upgrade is an absolute no-brainer. However, if you're an iOS user, like me for the past few years, the transition is tough. I used Android from 2008-2018, switched to iOS, and got deep into the Apple ecosystem. Adding the Galaxy Flip3 into my tech routine was too jarring. Samsung's software, despite all of its improvements over the years, is still too slow and jittery for me. There's always a debate over Android vs. iOS, but in my opinion, iOS is just a lot more seamless and sleek compared to Samsung's UI. A foldable Samsung phone with Pixel software? Winning combination. Anyways, as I mentioned, if you're upgrading from an older Samsung or Android device, this is perfect. If you're going from iOS to Samsung, this is hard to recommend.

    Sep 01, 2021 07:42
  • Review by sammyboo21, 8 out of 10
    Ive had this for a couple of months now

    I had a flip phone for years so I was excited for this phone. Personally I love it but it does have its flaws. First of all. The camera is HORRIBLE. Its like a camera from an old flip phone. Another big flaw is the battery. Its so bad. Theres certain things you can do to make the battery last longer but for the most part youll have to be charging your phone throughout the day. Another flaw is if you charge it and it gets too hot It will stop charging and slowly but surely start draining your battery. So why am I giving this a positive score? because this is such a unique and cool phone. Its like a party trick. People are always fascinated with it and since ive had a flip phone before I am used to the things most people might need to gets used to. I love th different things and widgets this phone can do. Look if youre willing to have a unique phone and want to try something different than get it but if youre not feeling adventurous I would just find something else.

    Nov 01, 2021 09:15
  • Review by dmatt, 10 out of 10
    Great phone

    Bought this phone for my wife. She is not very tech savvy but hasn't had any problems. The only thing that is a little awkward is trying to take a screenshot. With the case on, it's quite cumbersome to press the buttons without it also adjusting the volume.

    Overall a great phone, but wish they'd devise a better way to take a screenshot.

    Sep 24, 2021 16:43
  • Review by Agall, 10 out of 10
    Smaller than 2 Unihertz Atoms side by side

    Small phones best phones

    If you took two Unihertz Atoms (for us nerds who bought and used that phone) its about 90% shorter in length and about 1.8x the width.

    If you're like me and are not a power user for your phone so you prefer a smaller package that you don't have to carry about but also want the side of an s21 ultra screen when you do, they finally made a folder worth buying.

    Aug 27, 2021 21:27
  • Review by Swaz, 10 out of 10
    Good phone

    Its way better than the previous flip, but it have the same problem with the battery that it doesnt last long, and it drains so quick.

    Aug 28, 2021 02:51
  • Review by Blender, 8 out of 10
    Great phone. Bad battery life

    Phone is amazing. I love the flip feature and the feel of the phone. Only issue is the battery life and the rate at which it charges. 15w fast charge compared with other samsung 25w fast charge. Hopefully theyll improve it on the next one.

    Oct 09, 2021 17:14
  • Review by Trevor, 10 out of 10
    Excellent and Amazing Phone!!!

    Excellent Phone, love that is foldable and fits in my pocket!, got a excellent deal trading in my Samsung Galaxy S21 White Smartphone!, Recommend this to anyone wanting a compact phone that will fit in your pocket!

    Oct 25, 2021 14:42
  • 8.6score
    Motorola - Moto G Power 2021 (Unlocked) 64GB Memory - Flash Gray
    Description

    With a massive 5000mAh battery, this phone can easily last you up to 3 days. That combined with a powerful 48MP triple camera system and a big 6.6" screen truly makes this phone a trusted essential.Benefits of unlocked phones.Learn more about why you may want an unlocked phone

    9 Features
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 octa-core proccessor: With the AI capabilities of a speedy Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 octa-core processor, you experience smoother games and videos with even more vivid graphics. It also gives you 4 GB of RAM, so you can keep multiple apps open and move effortlessly between them.
  • Universal Unlocked: Compatible with all major U.S. carriers, including Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. Also compatible with prepaid carriers including Cricket Wireless, MetroPCS, Google Fi, Simple Mobile, Total Wireless, Tracfone, Net10, Mint, and H2O.
  • 48.0 MP triple camera system: Get stunning results in even the most challenging lighting with a 48.0 MP triple camera system. Take sharper, brighter pictures in low-light settings thanks to Quad Pixel technology. Capture incredible close-up details with the Macro Vision camera.
  • 6.6" Max Vision HD+ display: Bring shows, movies, games, and video chats to life on an ultra-wide screen. The 6.6" Max Vision HD+ display features a large screen-to-body proportion, so you can see more, play more, and enjoy more.
  • 4GB RAM + 64GB Storage Memory: Never worry about running out of space for your pictures. Google Photos gives you unlimited high-quality photo storage. Plus, with 64 GB of storage on the phone, there’s plenty of room room ofor songs, videos, and more.
  • Up to three-day battery: Go the whole weekend and then some without stopping to recharge. With a massive 5000 mAh battery, you get up to three days of battery life. Stream video for 20 hours. Browse your favorite websites for 17 hours. And catch up with friends on social media for 19 hours.
  • Water-repellent design: Never let spills or splashes get in your way. Whether you’re going for a run or taking a call in the rain, a water-repellent design3 keeps your phone protected from accidents and the elements.
  • My UX: With My UX, your phone works the way you want. Control it with simple gestures, customize your entertainment settings, and create a look that’s one in a million. The new My UX. It’s all you.
  • Android 10: Adapts to you and the way you use your phone, learning your preferences as you go. Your experience gets better over time, and it keeps things running smoother and longer.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by DRLOVE, 10 out of 10
    DRLOVE

    BEST CELL PHONE I EVER HAD EXCELLENT PHONE I LOVE THIS PHONE

    Jan 22, 2021 18:01
  • Review by Kiki, 10 out of 10
    Unlocked

    I bought this to use with an international line. It’s been great so far. I love it

    Oct 21, 2021 18:35
  • Review by Mark, 10 out of 10
    excellent buy.

    I have not owned a high end smart phone in several years so the reader must take that into consideration.

    First, this phone is better in every way than a high end phone of ten years ago.

    Second, the battery life is outstanding.

    Third, the voice quality is very good.

    Fourth, the screen is clear and large.

    Fifth, coverage through TMobile is excellent.

    Sixth, settings are easily manipulated.

    OTOH:

    I use the camera as an afterthought. My adult daughter uses her high end Apple phone's camera quite seriously. It is obvious that her camera and her technique are much better than mine. But I have no technique. My wife, using this phone, gets better photos than I. I am attaching a photo of the Austin skyline taken yesterday from south Austin.

    Conclusion - this was a great buy for me, and would be for most people.

    May 15, 2021 07:47
  • Review by AverageJoe, 10 out of 10
    Moto Power Great Job

    Only used this phone for a few weeks and so far it does exactly what I purchased it for "POWER". The battery last a little longer than my flagship Hauwei Mate 9 and Samsung Note 9 phones. I was skeptic about the size of the phone so to having a larger battery, but trust me it not bad at all especially with a phone case cover. The Camera is decent and the phone runs rather smooth. I purchased this phone to replace my daughter's galaxy S6 and the only complaint she have is that the screen is bigger than her small galaxy S6. I recommend this phone to a parent looking to get a phone for a kid or a person who travels a lot and don't want to spend a ton. You will be very pleased.

    Apr 30, 2021 18:36
  • Review by Lilricemuncher09, 10 out of 10
    Great phone and value!!

    This is a solid phone and takes pretty good pictures. I got a Spigen tough armor case on and love it! The battery life here is also amazing. I was looking at this phone vs Blu and One Plus. Glad I went this direction and it's an easy recommendation for anyone looking for an android phone in this price range.

    Aug 03, 2021 16:59
  • Review by Matt, 10 out of 10
    Powerhouse, with superb battery life

    I was looking to replace my previous flagship device earlier in the year and ended up getting a good deal on a Motorola Ace 5G (2021) and this was my first experience with Motorola since I had a bright pink Moto Razr V3i back in the day. I was so taken by how well built the phone was, and how stable it was that I decided to buy my wife a G-Stylus (2021) and she felt the same way about hers. Given both positive experiences, I decided to give my parents back home overseas an upgrade for their aging devices and so I bought two of these G-Powers (2021).

    I did the basic setup before shipping the devices, and they set up their customizations and preferences. My mom is in her 50's and my dad in his 60's, they both had no trouble whatsoever getting their devices the way they liked them. They both reported to me they much prefer their newer devices over their old ones, and both had stand out features.

    For my mom, she works 6 days a week. She is a carer both residential, and also hired out by different care homes across the county. As such, she'll often do 24 hour work days with sleep in on site, so battery life is imperative. This device definitely performs, and leaves her old flagship device standing wondering what happened.

    For my dad, his favourite part of the phone is the screen. It's bright, vibrant and large. It's built to a great quality. He also enjoys how fast the device is.

    I bought these devices unlocked without activation, both activated and worked correctly with UK cell provider (3UK) on 5G.

    Apr 14, 2021 09:26
  • Review by JKPfreestyle, 10 out of 10
    Moto g 9th generation is top of the line.

    I got it while it was on sale. Always a plus. I'm enjoying the bigger screen. Overall Motorola has been very good to me. The only drawback is that there is no screensaver that goes over the top. I have to wipe off my ears sweat. Small price to pay. A plus plus on the camera.

    Jul 09, 2021 16:06
  • Review by DIYTech, 8 out of 10
    A simple phone with great battery life.

    This is the second unlocked Moto G phone purchased in 2021.

    The first was the Moto G stylus 5G. If compared to Stylus 5G, this phone is a lot lesser phone. It doesn't feel like they are in the same family. I had hoped it would be similar to Stylus 5G in capability, minus super large internal memory, smaller screen, 5G, Android 11, and a stylus. There is much more differences.

    But with that said, the phone was purchased for a person who does not need a great phone but great battery life. That this phone does very well. Almost all the stars are for the battery life. The biggest disappointment was the camera. It is a pretty simple offering especially compared to the Stylus 5G.

    The other big plus is Moto gestures are really convenient.

    Finally, if you need an unlocked phone this fits quite well. But begs the question are the lesser cost Moto G a better value if they still canget 3 day battery life over the Moto G Power

    Oct 15, 2021 18:00
  • 8.6score
    Motorola - Moto G Stylus (2021) 128GB Memory (Unlocked) - Aurora White
    Description

    With a 48MP Quad camera system, you can capture from the smallest details to grand canyon wide images. View them on the stunning 6.8” FHD+ Max Vision display and an 89% screen-to-body ratio. You don’t have to worry about battery life with a 4000mAh battery that can last up to three days.Benefits of unlocked phones.Learn more about why you may want an unlocked phone

    8 Features
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 678: With a Qualcomm Snapdragon 678 octa-core processor and 4 GB of RAM, moto g stylus packs all the performance you need. Browse, watch, work, and game in an instant.
  • Universal Unlocked: Compatible with all major U.S. carriers, including Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. Also compatible with prepaid carriers including Cricket Wireless, MetroPCS, Google Fi, Simple Mobile, Total Wireless, Tracfone, Net10, Mint, and H2O.
  • 48MP Quad Camera System: The 48.0 MP quad camera system with both ultra-wide angle and macro cameras is perfect for every moment. The 8.0MP ultra-wide angle lens lets you zoom out to fit 4x more in the frame. The Macro Vision camera can capture incredible detail and get 5x closer to your subject.
  • 6.8" Full HD+ Display: Give yourself more room to express your creativity using the stylus. And give your photos, movies, games, and video chats the massive screen they deserve. The 6.8" Max Vision FHD+ display stretches from edge to edge.
  • 128 GB of storage: 4GB of memory and 128GB of storage keep your device running smoothly with plenty of storage. You can even expand storage up to 512GB with the microSD card slot.
  • Built-in stylus: The stylus is so much more than a great notetaker. It’s perfect for highlighting, copying and pasting text, or any editing task that requires remarkable precision. It works with a growing number of apps, and your favorites appear the moment you pop out the stylus.
  • Up to 3 days of battery: The moto g stylus gives you a 4000 mAh battery, designed to last up to 2 days on a single charge. Stream music for 120 hours, or browse the web for 12 hours. Plus get 20 days of standby time, so now you have battery life when you need it most.
  • Android 10: Adapts to you and the way you use your phone, learning your preferences as you go. Your experience gets better over time, and it keeps things running smoother and longer.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Minanoke, 10 out of 10
    nice

    Take my review with a grain of salt. I had to upgrade my decade old htc One. I tell you what, that phone was a complete trooper. It had been dropped on pavements, on bricks, in puddles of water and today it chugs on. It dies at a 70% charge and heats up often and so i knew it was best to part ways. This device is awesome. I only use it to call and text and when my tablet is charging, i will use it for Rumble or YT. Also, i did not charge this phone until it was at 16% and that took 3 days. I hope it lasts me a decade!

    I also purchased the sahara case. It feels super durable. With this case, the phone is well protected.

    Sep 03, 2021 18:20
  • Review by Monching, 8 out of 10
    Motorola G stylus 2021

    Good cellphone for the good price. The camera nice snd clear and easy to use

    Mar 06, 2021 11:01
  • Review by Gifty, 2 out of 10
    Ms

    Disappointed! Brand new unopened phone got delivered about an hour ago and stylus is already stuck! Won't go in, won't come out. I am with a 90year old client. Can't leave her to do an exchange in store. I call best buy, and the line is so bad and calls keep dropping. Am just frustrated!

    May 17, 2021 18:47
  • Review by Azizb, 2 out of 10
    Owner

    Very bad phone a lot of commercials

    Bad camera screen sensitivity very low.

    Sep 06, 2021 14:06
  • Review by Spring, 10 out of 10
    Most satisfied customer, Me!

    The best low budget phone I ever purchased. Replaces my Stylo 4 just on time, LG stop making cell phones. Phew! I was about to purchase a Stylo 6. The reason purchased the Moto G stylus 2021? The camera is insane, the photos are like professional quality.

    Apr 23, 2021 16:45
  • Review by RockStar, 10 out of 10
    Moto G Stylus

    The Best Buy associate that assisted me with finding a new phone was very amicable and helpful with picking out the right phone for me. I appreciate it very much and love my new Moto G Stylus!!!!

    P.S. - The phone takes really nice pictures and the photo I added was the first pic I took of our two furry fluff balls. LoL

    Mar 19, 2021 21:13
  • Review by greybirds2, 10 out of 10
    No need to pay top dollar for "flagship" phone

    I bought this to replace my wife's old Moto Force 2 Droid, which she loved for its excellent reception and didn't want to give up, but it had issues and had become totally unreliable. Since she hates change and is not exactly the most tech-savvy person in the neighborhood I figured sticking with Moto would give more consistency in the user interface.

    I wanted something at a reasonable price with a decent camera, longest possible battery life, good phone/Internet reception in remote areas, not too much larger than the Force 2, and hopefully a processor that would keep things moving along at a decent clip. Even staying within the Moto lineup there is a bewildering array of choices that meet or come close to providing all these.

    While she will probably never use the stylus, the G7 Stylus came closest to checking off all the boxes. Sure, there are phones with better specs out there but for a non-power user who needs reliable reception and decent camera, this phone was perfect. Since 5G is so slow in rolling out I stuck with the 4G version so I expect battery life will be excellent, at least for the first year or so.

    She had to go out of town the day after the purchase and was sure she would not be able to do anything other than text if she was lucky. She called the next day and was excited to report she didn't have any problems figuring out any of the functions. She says the camera is wonderful - she says the colors just "pop." She's had it over a week now and can read her Kindle books all day with a lot less glare than her old phone, take tons of photos, text, IM and talk on the phone for hours and at day's end she still has at least 58% battery. With 128GB she shouldn't even need an SD card...at least for now.

    I can't really comment on quality yet as I only had a few hours during set-up to check it out. Voice quality sounds good and the phone seemed sturdy but only time will tell. So only 4 stars for now on that but quite likely it will turn out to be higher, especially given the price. Since its a fairly new model it was a pain finding a screen protector and case to fit on such short notice but that should change soon.

    I could have easily spent hundreds more for "specs" and features that many of us don't understand, appreciate or use and not have gotten such a delighted response. She LOVES her G7 Stylus - happy wife, happy life.

    Jun 26, 2021 10:07
  • Review by Steve, 10 out of 10
    A great phone salesman.

    I came in to Best Buy on 1/14/21. I dealt with a salesman named Nicholas Pando. He took his time with me going over the features of various phones. He found one for me that was comparable to my old phone. I needed to think about it overnight. I went back in on Friday morning 1/15/21 and bought the phone. He then proceeded to transfer my data from the old phone to the new one. He was patient and took his time with me, í would urge others to deal with him. His kindness was great.

    Jan 22, 2021 15:19
  • 8.6score
    Samsung - Galaxy Z Flip3 5G 128GB - Phantom Black (Verizon)
    Description

    A foldable display and informative cover screen put the old school flip phone to shame. With Flex Mode functionality, you can take hands-free selfies, group pics and videos with the sound of your voice . With our strongest aluminum frame ever and an IPX8 water-resistant rating, Galaxy Z Flip3 5G ​is engineered to play as hard as you do and always ready for your big moves

    11 Features
  • Flex Mode: Enjoy the freedom to capture from any angle with Flex Mode. Unfold your screen to your best angle for hands-free pics and video calls. Choose what you want to capture, set it down, stand back and shoot your best shot.
  • Hands-free Pics / Videos: Hold your Galaxy Z Flip3 5G any way you like —or not at all. Flip to Flex Mode for hands-free pics, video calls and group selfies without the need for an outdated selfie stick.
  • Intuitive Camera: Capture the best of every day with an intuitive camera that takes super-sharp, steady photos and videos. And snap your best selfies hands-free. Now you never have to hold a pose too long for a great shot.
  • Compact Design: Show off your style game without the tradeoffs. With a compact design that unfolds, you don’t have to compromise screen size for your favorite outfit
  • Array of Colors: Whether you’re into sophisticated neutrals or vibrant tones, you’ll turn heads with every take. Complete your look with statement-making color choices of Phantom Black, Lavender, Green or Cream.
  • Fast Charging: Galaxy Z Flip3 5G charges fast so that all of your moments last. There's a right time for downtime and a low-battery signal, isn't it.
  • Informative Cover Screen: Control your phone, even when it's folded shut. Galaxy Z Flip3 5G notifies you on the external cover screen, so you can view notifications and check the weather.
  • Multi-Active Window: All of your favorite things, twofold. Launch two apps simultaneously, so you can take selfies while browsing Gallery, watch movies while texting friends and shop multiple stores at once for your go-to products, on the go.
  • Hyper-Fast Speed: You’re always up to speed, you deserve a phone that can keep up. With 5G¹ and our fastest Galaxy processor, you don’t have to suffer through another buffer to get on with your big plans.
  • Premium Craftsmanship: Live your best life with Galaxy Z Flip3 5G. Featuring premium craftsmanship and water resistance, it’s engineered to endure your busiest days and wildest nights.
  • Z Premier: Unfold a new world of benefits with exclusive Z Premier perks.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Canelo, 10 out of 10
    Strawberry

    Really great phone i love it its really fast really practical cause it bends it is small enough to fit in your pocket and it is intelligent and the camera is really great

    Oct 29, 2021 15:45
  • Review by JOJO, 10 out of 10
    Love this phone

    I like the Zflip3 it has nice graphics and it is a 1000% faster than my note 9 was it did worry me a little at first heating up when in use but after using it for a couple of days it went away I also love that you can put it in your pocket.

    Sep 03, 2021 19:38
  • Review by Phee, 8 out of 10
    Good phone!!!

    It's pretty much like all if the Galaxies that I've had, it's a good phone, I really havent found anything to complain about. I will say that the battery gets low faster than any of the three notes Ive previously owned, so that takes some getting use to. It's also very small in your hands if you are use to bigger phones like me, so having a case on it is a must, especially because its slippery.

    Sep 25, 2021 08:01
  • Review by stevwag, 10 out of 10
    new phone

    Very pleased with the new Galaxy Z FLIP 3. So far it is exactly what I was looking for.

    Aug 27, 2021 15:15
  • Review by Advice, 10 out of 10
    LOVE this phone!! It's Awesome!

    I LOVE this phone! My only 5 month old S21 Ultra fell out of my hand and cracked--dead. Had to get a new phone and the reviews all seemed positive for this. I'm so glad I chose it! It's smaller and fits in my pocket so much better. Just a bit narrower than the S21, but I don't really notice it. I mostly read on my phone and text with some TV watching. The crease doesn't bother me. While I am sad about the demise of my S21, I am SO HAPPY I got this flip! Highly recommend!

    Oct 25, 2021 12:49
  • Review by Kiowa, 10 out of 10
    Flip 3

    Great phone,seems very durable and display is outstandingand only downfall would be battery life .but not a huge dealbreaker because battery charge time is pretty fast.definately would buy again

    Oct 29, 2021 17:44
  • Review by None, 10 out of 10
    Flip 3

    Great service , very knowledgeable ,. New phone fully functional !

    Aug 27, 2021 19:14
  • Review by 0311, 10 out of 10
    Awesome Phone

    Although a case is nice, with the phone with the flip closed feature, such is not really needed, as the screen is well protected when closed. The functionality is great, which is to be expected from a Samsung phone. When closed, the phone is an awesome fit for any pocket.

    Nov 01, 2021 08:51
  • 8.6score
    Total Wireless - LG K31 Rebel Prepaid
    Description

    Explore the stylish LG K31 Rebel with no contracts, no activation fees and no mystery fees from Total Wireless, available on a variety of talk, text & data plans. The impressive camera has a lens for any occasion, from scenic shots to selfies, with a stunning 13MP main camera featuring Phase Detection Auto-Focus for extra-quick capture, 5MP wide-angle rear-facing camera with a 120° field of view, and even a 5MP front selfie camera. Immerse yourself in movies, games, and more on a device that’s nearly all screen.Total Wireless plans and SIM cards.Learn about Total Wireless

    5 Features
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P22 2.0GHz Octa-Core Processor, 2GB RAM
  • 4G LTE speed: Provides fast Web connection for downloading apps, streaming content and staying connected with social media.
  • Camera: 13.0MP PDAF Fast Focus Main Rear Camera, 5.0MP 120° Super Wide Rear Camera. 5.0MP Front Facing Camera with Portrait Mode
  • Display: 5.7" FullVision™ HD+ Display
  • Storage: 32GB
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by SBan, 10 out of 10
    Surprisingly As Good As The Latest Phones On the M

    Purchased this phone for my son who I feel isn't old enough to know the value of a very pricey phone just yet. I thought this phone would just be ok, which was fine by me because it was just going to be used for a few games and some youtube. This phone is more than just ok! It exceeded my expectations. It runs super fast! He has more than 60 games downloaded and still has room for much more! Its a really good quality phone in every way. Like I myself would even consider this phone if something were to happen to mine. Because its actually not too different from an expensive phone and thats fact. Its not too different from the latest galaxy and not too different from the latest iphone.

    Aug 30, 2021 23:30
  • Review by Gooddeal, 6 out of 10
    The price is right.

    Just right for its price.

    I used the phone for mobile games, sometimes it’s not working so well.

    May 14, 2021 15:41
  • Review by Elijah, 8 out of 10
    Good for almost everything you need.

    Good phone. Just use it with wifi, might eventually get a temporary plan. It's a bit laggy with games, but with social media like TikTok and Snapchat it's fine. Camera's actually not terrible, which is a good bonus.

    Aug 08, 2021 09:07
  • Review by Bigrig38501, 10 out of 10
    Nice entry level phone

    Nice entry level phone with android 10... It does the job. Not a flagship phone, but will make a good learner phone for anyone...

    Jul 07, 2021 09:03
  • Review by Boomer, 8 out of 10
    Bought as an emergency phone for a kid

    Works okay, has the capacity for basic things. Ok camera

    Oct 29, 2021 20:52
  • Review by HARDTOBEATBEDTBUY, 8 out of 10
    Good service on a phone purchase

    Pricing was the motivation to buy this particular item for me at the time was a good buy, considering. At the time of purchase LG had not yet made their announcement regarding cell phones . LG always worked for me sorry to see them go. Good phone great purchase regardless.

    May 29, 2021 03:18
  • Review by Harry, 8 out of 10
    Phone

    The phone was good for a phone under 50 dollars. I was happy with the phone

    Oct 04, 2021 15:55
  • Review by Troy, 10 out of 10
    Sad

    Wife totally loves lg phones she was devastated to find out there noonver making phones

    Oct 28, 2021 05:40
  • 8.6score
    Motorola - Moto G Stylus (2021) 128GB Memory (Unlocked) - Aurora Black
    Description

    With a 48MP Quad camera system, you can capture from the smallest details to grand canyon wide images. View them on the stunning 6.8” FHD+ Max Vision display and an 89% screen-to-body ratio. You don’t have to worry about battery life with a 4000mAh battery that can last up to three days.Benefits of unlocked phones.Learn more about why you may want an unlocked phone

    8 Features
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 678: With a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 678 octa-core processor and 4 GB of RAM, moto g stylus packs all the performance you need. Browse, watch, work, and game in an instant.
  • Universal Unlocked: Compatible with all major U.S. carriers, including Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. Also compatible with prepaid carriers including Cricket Wireless, MetroPCS, Google Fi, Simple Mobile, Total Wireless, Tracfone, Net10, Mint, and H2O.
  • 48MP Quad Camera System: The 48.0 MP quad camera system with both ultra-wide angle and macro cameras is perfect for every moment. The 8.0MP ultra-wide angle lens lets you zoom out to fit 4x more in the frame. The Macro Vision camera can capture incredible detail and get 5x closer to your subject.
  • 6.8" Full HD+ Display: Give yourself more room to express your creativity using the stylus. And give your photos, movies, games, and video chats the massive screen they deserve. The 6.8" Max Vision FHD+ display stretches from edge to edge.
  • 128 GB of storage: 4GB of memory and 128GB of storage keep your device running smoothly with plenty of storage. You can even expand storage up to 512GB with the microSD card slot.
  • Built-in stylus: The stylus is so much more than a great notetaker. It’s perfect for highlighting, copying and pasting text, or any editing task that requires remarkable precision. It works with a growing number of apps, and your favorites appear the moment you pop out the stylus.
  • Up to 3 days of battery: The moto g stylus gives you a 4000 mAh battery, designed to last up to 2 days on a single charge. Stream music for 120 hours, or browse the web for 12 hours. Plus get 20 days of standby time, so now you have battery life when you need it most.
  • Android 10: Adapts to you and the way you use your phone, learning your preferences as you go. Your experience gets better over time, and it keeps things running smoother and longer.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Minanoke, 10 out of 10
    nice

    Take my review with a grain of salt. I had to upgrade my decade old htc One. I tell you what, that phone was a complete trooper. It had been dropped on pavements, on bricks, in puddles of water and today it chugs on. It dies at a 70% charge and heats up often and so i knew it was best to part ways. This device is awesome. I only use it to call and text and when my tablet is charging, i will use it for Rumble or YT. Also, i did not charge this phone until it was at 16% and that took 3 days. I hope it lasts me a decade!

    I also purchased the sahara case. It feels super durable. With this case, the phone is well protected.

    Sep 03, 2021 18:20
  • Review by Monching, 8 out of 10
    Motorola G stylus 2021

    Good cellphone for the good price. The camera nice snd clear and easy to use

    Mar 06, 2021 11:01
  • Review by Gifty, 2 out of 10
    Ms

    Disappointed! Brand new unopened phone got delivered about an hour ago and stylus is already stuck! Won't go in, won't come out. I am with a 90year old client. Can't leave her to do an exchange in store. I call best buy, and the line is so bad and calls keep dropping. Am just frustrated!

    May 17, 2021 18:47
  • Review by Azizb, 2 out of 10
    Owner

    Very bad phone a lot of commercials

    Bad camera screen sensitivity very low.

    Sep 06, 2021 14:06
  • Review by Spring, 10 out of 10
    Most satisfied customer, Me!

    The best low budget phone I ever purchased. Replaces my Stylo 4 just on time, LG stop making cell phones. Phew! I was about to purchase a Stylo 6. The reason purchased the Moto G stylus 2021? The camera is insane, the photos are like professional quality.

    Apr 23, 2021 16:45
  • Review by RockStar, 10 out of 10
    Moto G Stylus

    The Best Buy associate that assisted me with finding a new phone was very amicable and helpful with picking out the right phone for me. I appreciate it very much and love my new Moto G Stylus!!!!

    P.S. - The phone takes really nice pictures and the photo I added was the first pic I took of our two furry fluff balls. LoL

    Mar 19, 2021 21:13
  • Review by greybirds2, 10 out of 10
    No need to pay top dollar for "flagship" phone

    I bought this to replace my wife's old Moto Force 2 Droid, which she loved for its excellent reception and didn't want to give up, but it had issues and had become totally unreliable. Since she hates change and is not exactly the most tech-savvy person in the neighborhood I figured sticking with Moto would give more consistency in the user interface.

    I wanted something at a reasonable price with a decent camera, longest possible battery life, good phone/Internet reception in remote areas, not too much larger than the Force 2, and hopefully a processor that would keep things moving along at a decent clip. Even staying within the Moto lineup there is a bewildering array of choices that meet or come close to providing all these.

    While she will probably never use the stylus, the G7 Stylus came closest to checking off all the boxes. Sure, there are phones with better specs out there but for a non-power user who needs reliable reception and decent camera, this phone was perfect. Since 5G is so slow in rolling out I stuck with the 4G version so I expect battery life will be excellent, at least for the first year or so.

    She had to go out of town the day after the purchase and was sure she would not be able to do anything other than text if she was lucky. She called the next day and was excited to report she didn't have any problems figuring out any of the functions. She says the camera is wonderful - she says the colors just "pop." She's had it over a week now and can read her Kindle books all day with a lot less glare than her old phone, take tons of photos, text, IM and talk on the phone for hours and at day's end she still has at least 58% battery. With 128GB she shouldn't even need an SD card...at least for now.

    I can't really comment on quality yet as I only had a few hours during set-up to check it out. Voice quality sounds good and the phone seemed sturdy but only time will tell. So only 4 stars for now on that but quite likely it will turn out to be higher, especially given the price. Since its a fairly new model it was a pain finding a screen protector and case to fit on such short notice but that should change soon.

    I could have easily spent hundreds more for "specs" and features that many of us don't understand, appreciate or use and not have gotten such a delighted response. She LOVES her G7 Stylus - happy wife, happy life.

    Jun 26, 2021 10:07
  • Review by Steve, 10 out of 10
    A great phone salesman.

    I came in to Best Buy on 1/14/21. I dealt with a salesman named Nicholas Pando. He took his time with me going over the features of various phones. He found one for me that was comparable to my old phone. I needed to think about it overnight. I went back in on Friday morning 1/15/21 and bought the phone. He then proceeded to transfer my data from the old phone to the new one. He was patient and took his time with me, í would urge others to deal with him. His kindness was great.

    Jan 22, 2021 15:19
  • 8.6score
    Samsung - Galaxy Z Flip3 5G 128GB (Unlocked) - Phantom Black
    Description

    A foldable display and informative cover screen put the old school flip phone to shame. With Flex Mode functionality, you can take hands-free selfies, group pics and videos with the sound of your voice . With our strongest aluminum frame ever and an IPX8 water-resistant rating, Galaxy Z Flip3 5G is engineered to play as hard as you do and always ready for your big moves.

    11 Features
  • Flex Mode: Enjoy the freedom to capture from any angle with Flex Mode. Unfold your screen to your best angle for hands-free pics and video calls. Choose what you want to capture, set it down, stand back and shoot your best shot.
  • Hands-free Pics / Videos: Hold your Galaxy Z Flip3 5G any way you like —or not at all. Flip to Flex Mode for hands-free pics, video calls and group selfies without the need for an outdated selfie stick.
  • Intuitive Camera: Capture the best of every day with an intuitive camera that takes super-sharp, steady photos and videos. And snap your best selfies hands-free. Now you never have to hold a pose too long for a great shot.
  • Compact Design: Show off your style game without the tradeoffs. With a compact design that unfolds, you don’t have to compromise screen size for your favorite outfit
  • Array of Colors: Whether you’re into sophisticated neutrals or vibrant tones, you’ll turn heads with every take. Complete your look with statement-making color choices of Phantom Black, Lavender, Green or Cream.
  • Fast Charging: Galaxy Z Flip3 5G charges fast so that all of your moments last. There's a right time for downtime and a low-battery signal, isn't it.
  • Informative Cover Screen: Control your phone, even when it's folded shut. Galaxy Z Flip3 5G notifies you on the external cover screen, so you can view notifications and check the weather.
  • Multi-Active Window: All of your favorite things, twofold. Launch two apps simultaneously, so you can take selfies while browsing Gallery, watch movies while texting friends and shop multiple stores at once for your go-to products, on the go.
  • Hyper-Fast Speed: You’re always up to speed, you deserve a phone that can keep up. With 5G¹ and our fastest Galaxy processor, you don’t have to suffer through another buffer to get on with your big plans.
  • Premium Craftsmanship: Live your best life with Galaxy Z Flip3 5G. Featuring premium craftsmanship and water resistance, it’s engineered to endure your busiest days and wildest nights.
  • Z Premier: Unfold a new world of benefits with exclusive Z Premier perks.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by SeaboundAvian, 6 out of 10
    Battery Life is the only thing holding this back

    I have been intrigued with foldable devices since the ZTE Axon M hit the market way back in 2016. I have since used essentially every foldable to hit the market since. Each has always felt like a niche product and had plenty of issues preventing me from recommending it to a normal consumer. The Galaxy Z Flip 3 represents a shift from this, being a foldable with few flaws that I can finally recommend to certain people. Not everyone, however, due to one big flaw.

    ---Display---

    The display on this foldable looks simply beautiful. The screen quality matches that of the Galaxy S21 series. Everything looks beautiful, and even better, smoother too thanks to the 120 Hz display. That's right, this phone has a high refresh display. The inside screen folds smoothly without issue, and once unfolded, the crease is rarely visable, except for sometimes when it is under direct sunlight. You can still feel the crease when you run your finger over it, but with normal usage, you will rarely run your finger over it, and when you do it only a very small dip that you forget about eventually.

    The cover display got a huge, useful upgrade this generation. You can view notifications from the cover screen, along with a few widgets and even Samsung Pay. You can also set custom wallpapers and animated clock faces that look very nice on the display.

    I believe that this is as good as foldable displays can be until we find a way to eliminate the crease.

    ---Performance---

    This phone comes with a Snapdragon 888, one of the most powerful chipsets on the market at the moment. It doesn't let you down. Roaming my town playing Ingress and Pokemon Go, there was zero lag and everything was super smooth on the 120 Hz display. The 5G connectivity worked great, neither game left me waiting and everything was instant. Most impressively, even gaming in 100F weather, the phone only got lukewarm at most, even in the processor intense city gameplay of these two games. Outside of gaming, everything works great too. Split screen Internet and YouTube ran without a hitch, the screen crease diving the two apps. Pulling up Google Slides and Canvas split screen worked great. One performance thing I have noticed is that the phone does stutter on the home screen from time to time, however. I believe this can be fixed with an easy update however.

    ---Battery Life---

    This is the one MAJOR issue I have with the phone. The battery simply does not last. At most doing basic tasks like acting as a calculator on the side in class, I have gotten at most 3.5 hours of screen on time from this. When watching videos or browsing the internet, around 3 hours. Gaming? Maybe 2 hours at most. Even on light use days I have to charge this device at least one time midday. With heavier use, I might have to charge twice a day. Even if I turn off the high refresh display and use 60Hz mode, that adds a half hour of screen time at most. I get that the folding mechanic severely limits the space for a big battery, but multiple charges a day is a serious issues I still can't let slide on a phone I need every day. This is an issue across all the flip phone foldables, and is what is holding these phones back in my opinion. Once we get around this issue, these phones will truly be ready for mass adoption.

    Overall, if you are near chargers a lot or simply need the folding flip phone now, this is by far the best option. However, you may want to look elsewhere if you need a phone that will last at least the work day.

    Oct 04, 2021 01:00
  • Review by Juliusxx, 8 out of 10
    The future is folded

    Wow, the Galaxy Z Flip3 is finally the foldable technology ready for the masses! I've sat on the sideline for a few years eagerly anticipating a proper foldable phone and I'm happy to report that it's here. Build quality is brilliant, the display is vibrant, and the functionality is quite nice. If you're an Android fan or if you're already in the Samsung ecosystem, this upgrade is an absolute no-brainer. However, if you're an iOS user, like me for the past few years, the transition is tough. I used Android from 2008-2018, switched to iOS, and got deep into the Apple ecosystem. Adding the Galaxy Flip3 into my tech routine was too jarring. Samsung's software, despite all of its improvements over the years, is still too slow and jittery for me. There's always a debate over Android vs. iOS, but in my opinion, iOS is just a lot more seamless and sleek compared to Samsung's UI. A foldable Samsung phone with Pixel software? Winning combination. Anyways, as I mentioned, if you're upgrading from an older Samsung or Android device, this is perfect. If you're going from iOS to Samsung, this is hard to recommend.

    Sep 01, 2021 07:42
  • Review by sammyboo21, 8 out of 10
    Ive had this for a couple of months now

    I had a flip phone for years so I was excited for this phone. Personally I love it but it does have its flaws. First of all. The camera is HORRIBLE. Its like a camera from an old flip phone. Another big flaw is the battery. Its so bad. Theres certain things you can do to make the battery last longer but for the most part youll have to be charging your phone throughout the day. Another flaw is if you charge it and it gets too hot It will stop charging and slowly but surely start draining your battery. So why am I giving this a positive score? because this is such a unique and cool phone. Its like a party trick. People are always fascinated with it and since ive had a flip phone before I am used to the things most people might need to gets used to. I love th different things and widgets this phone can do. Look if youre willing to have a unique phone and want to try something different than get it but if youre not feeling adventurous I would just find something else.

    Nov 01, 2021 09:15
  • Review by dmatt, 10 out of 10
    Great phone

    Bought this phone for my wife. She is not very tech savvy but hasn't had any problems. The only thing that is a little awkward is trying to take a screenshot. With the case on, it's quite cumbersome to press the buttons without it also adjusting the volume.

    Overall a great phone, but wish they'd devise a better way to take a screenshot.

    Sep 24, 2021 16:43
  • Review by Agall, 10 out of 10
    Smaller than 2 Unihertz Atoms side by side

    Small phones best phones

    If you took two Unihertz Atoms (for us nerds who bought and used that phone) its about 90% shorter in length and about 1.8x the width.

    If you're like me and are not a power user for your phone so you prefer a smaller package that you don't have to carry about but also want the side of an s21 ultra screen when you do, they finally made a folder worth buying.

    Aug 27, 2021 21:27
  • Review by Swaz, 10 out of 10
    Good phone

    Its way better than the previous flip, but it have the same problem with the battery that it doesnt last long, and it drains so quick.

    Aug 28, 2021 02:51
  • Review by Blender, 8 out of 10
    Great phone. Bad battery life

    Phone is amazing. I love the flip feature and the feel of the phone. Only issue is the battery life and the rate at which it charges. 15w fast charge compared with other samsung 25w fast charge. Hopefully theyll improve it on the next one.

    Oct 09, 2021 17:14
  • Review by Trevor, 10 out of 10
    Excellent and Amazing Phone!!!

    Excellent Phone, love that is foldable and fits in my pocket!, got a excellent deal trading in my Samsung Galaxy S21 White Smartphone!, Recommend this to anyone wanting a compact phone that will fit in your pocket!

    Oct 25, 2021 14:42
  • 8.6score
    Motorola - Moto G Play (2021) 32GB Memory (Unlocked) - Misty Blue
    Description

    Never settle for less. That’s why there’s moto g play. Watch games, movies, and video chats come to life on its massive ultra-wide display. Keep the fun going for up to three days with a massive 5000 mAh battery. Whether it’s the responsive performance, dual camera system or water-repellent design2, there’s more to love with moto g play.Benefits of unlocked phones.Learn more about why you may want an unlocked phone

    9 Features
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 460: Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon octa-core 1.8 GHz processor and 3 GB of RAM, moto g play responds instantly to every touch, tap, and swipe. So you can keep up with your social feeds, video chats, and online games—all without missing a beat.
  • Universal unlocked: Compatible with all major U.S. carriers, including Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. Also compatible with prepaid carriers including Cricket Wireless, MetroPCS, Google Fi, Simple Mobile, Total Wireless, Tracfone, Net10, Mint, and H2O.
  • 13 MP dual camera system: The ultra-fast focusing 13 MP camera makes sure you never miss a moment. Feeling creative? Play with depth of field by adding a beautiful blur (bokeh) effect to your portraits. Or swap out the background of an image and let the fun begin.
  • 6.5" Max Vision HD+ display: Games, movies, and video chats are way more fun on an ultra-wide screen. The 6.5" Max Vision HD+ display features a 20:9 aspect ratio with a large screen-to-body proportion, so your entertainment gets the massive view it deserves.
  • 3 GB RAM + 32 Storage Memory: Never worry about running out of space for your pictures. Google Photos gives you unlimited high-quality photo storage. Plus, with 32 GB of storage on the phone, there’s plenty of room room ofor songs, videos, and more.
  • Up to three-day battery: Go ahead and live your life without thinking about battery life. A massive 5000mAh battery gives you up to three days of battery life on a single charge. Watch videos for 19 hours. Browse the web for 16 hours.
  • Water-repellent design: Keep your phone safe from accidental spills and splashes.
  • My UX: Control your phone with simple gestures, customize your entertainment settings, and create a look that’s one in a million.
  • Android 10: Adapts to you and the way you use your phone, learning your preferences as you go. Your experience gets better over time, and it keeps things running smoother and longer.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Good, 10 out of 10
    Quality photo

    I really like this phone, the picture quality is excellent

    Jun 04, 2021 22:12
  • Review by MOTOGPlay, 4 out of 10
    MOTO G PLAY

    Not the beat phone. I purchased an unlocked Motorola g play and sym card but have to purchase another sym card because I had to change the phone number changed

    Feb 27, 2021 06:06
  • Review by Timmy, 10 out of 10
    Samsung with a Motorola name

    An excellent phone. It is well put together, and cheap for a 2021 phone. It has the feel of a galaxy. Big 6.5" screen and nice colors for the ones that watches videos and sports.

    Jan 16, 2021 23:06
  • Review by Jane, 10 out of 10
    Great cellphone!

    The first cellphone I purchased started experiencing difficulties, so I returned it. This one has been great so far. I love how you use the cellphone for 3 days without charging it. I usually purchase Apple products only but I am glad I purchased this cellphone. I purchased the cellphone due to the reviews. I am having difficulties finding a cover for the cellphone due to it being a new product. I will find one soon. Great cellphone. No disappointment here.

    Feb 13, 2021 05:32
  • Review by Zman, 10 out of 10
    Wonderful experience! Thank you

    This phone was a godsend because my other phone broke and I needed a replacement quickly. The assistant at the store was so kind and attentive. She made the process really easy and gave me peace of mind by describing the return policy and giving warranty options. I am definitely coming back to Best buy and would like to give a compliment to the assistant that helped me that day. Thank you so much!

    May 22, 2021 14:23
  • Review by POETTA90, 8 out of 10
    EASILY BROKEN

    I purchased this phone two months ago and it is okay overall i am a iphone person but i needed a device until my next payday and this device has definitely been a life saver. The memory is great i have 130 apps on it currently. I only rate 4 stars due to the durability. When i bought the phone it felt heavy and seemed really durable. But already my screen is cracked and now i a im starting to have glitching issues after only dropping it one time. Yes its my fault but the device was not high enough from the ground to now be totally shattered. im purchasing

    a new device ASAP especially when i had a screen protector on it as well!! overall reliable fast network unlocked and dual sim.

    Jun 25, 2021 18:33
  • Review by Lt8080, 10 out of 10
    Love my 2021- great bang for the buck!

    I really LOVE my 2021 motog7play

    It's fast, a little larger then the previous product but not to big I can't fit it I'm my pocket or use a phone stand. Becareful ordering an accessories or the case and screen cover because if you don't specify the 2021 version it won't be the right size cuz again it's different size it's a little bit larger.

    The only complaint that I would have is that anytime I try to move my thumb from right to left it goes back to the previous page that it was on so it's been very very hard to get used to that there's no back button

    Oct 10, 2021 01:36
  • Review by Hjenkins, 8 out of 10
    New is cool

    Getting used to a few new features from my other Motorola phone. The clerk almost laughed at how old it was. He encouraged me to accept the changes, but kept a few like the bottom buttons so I wouldn't be totally lost. Runs on. I had an additional memory card that helps functions. I love the fingerprint feature. I haven't been able to figure out how to adjust the camera zoom on the selfie mode. Will go back to the geek squad for assistance.

    Nov 06, 2021 00:40
  • 8.6score
    OnePlus - Nord N10 5G 128GB Midnight Ice (Unlocked) - Midnight Ice
    Description

    OnePlus Nord N10 5G brings the most affordable premium 5G experience to the market. It brings the power of 5G to more consumers along with burdenless user experience, 90 Hz smooth display, Warp charge 30T, and high-quality quad-camera performance.Benefits of unlocked phones.Learn more about why you may want an unlocked phone

    7 Features
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G mobile platform: Octa-core 2.0GHz processor and 6GM of RAM.
  • Universal unlocked: Compatible with all major U.S. carriers, including AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile. Also compatible with prepaid carriers including Cricket Wireless, MetroPCS, Simple Mobile, Total Wireless, Tracfone, Net10, Mint, Google Fi and H2O
  • 5G* Enabled: N10 5G built for 5G, featuring a Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 chipset powered by an octa-core CPU. *5G service only available on T-Mobile
  • Quad-rear-camera, 64MP main: N10 5G's adds three cameras on top of the 64MB main camera, including a 119° ultra-wide, macro, and monochrome
  • 6.49"FHD display with 90Hz: A 90Hz display boosts smoothness and responsiveness
  • 128GB memory: N10 5G has 128 GB of storage — expandable up to 512 GB with a microSD card* — enough space for pretty much everything.
  • 4300mAh + Warp Charge 30T: Delivers all day power in just half an hour
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by JMAR, 8 out of 10
    Makes a great secondary budget device

    Extremely happy with this phone; I bought it as a secondary line for work. It gets the job done. It has a little weight to it which I like/prefer; I also like the smoothness of the screen. I rate it four stars only because it becomes laggy once in a while; but that could be fixed with a quick reset.

    Aug 06, 2021 15:44
  • Review by charlie420, 10 out of 10
    Great value and even more

    I love this phone it's really good for the value. I've take some really sick pictures on this phone, my friend even said it looked like a DSLR photo. Also love the warp charging that gets your phone to 100% in 30 mins.

    Nov 05, 2021 17:55
  • Review by JAckles, 8 out of 10
    Feels like a winner!

    I purchased this phone a few days ago and I gotta say it's amazing! It's not a flagship device by any means but it feels like one. The display is great and I love the customization, and you cannot beat the price. It's snappy considering the specs and come on.. 5G!

    Jan 28, 2021 23:00
  • Review by chaddles, 10 out of 10
    Go for it!

    I've read so many average to poor reviews from 'techies' that it's downright irritating! This is a 5G capable, mid-range phone at a budget price. I think if your priorities are managed, and don't compare this to a flagship phone, you'll find this phone is quite awesome!

    I'm writing this review for the 'average' consumer! I am not a gamer, but the Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 processor will have limitations and won't keep up with the flagship processors, so keep that in mind!

    The PROS of this phone -

    - 5G, I mean it's in full swing now. I get between 120-150mbps in my area with T-Mobile on this phone. Don't let a $1000 phone fool you. The 5G signal comes through with the same speed as my wife's iPhone 12, which has a much more powerful processor!

    - 6gb RAM, 128gb storage - plenty for most users, and if not this Oneplus phone actually has a micro-SD slot for expandable storage.

    - Snappy performance from the QC Snapdragon 690 processor. It won't set records, but it will certainly meet the majority or your needs! I have experienced zero lag.

    - 90hz refresh rate, and a perfectly acceptable full HD LCD display. No, it's not AMOLED but this is $50 cheaper than the Pixel 4a, and that phone is only 4G LTE. Just pointing it out...

    - 4300mah battery - the battery on this phone is simply amazing. I am a light-to-moderate user, and I'm getting about 2.5 - 3 days of juice. The other night, I went to bed with 99% and woke up 8 hrs later with 99%...that's a first for me ever, and I've been in the game a long time.

    - Warp charge 30w charging - Charges the phone from 0%-100% in about 55 minutes. Can't beat that with most phones, let alone one this cheap!

    - Oneplus software, which IMO is the best for Android phones!

    - Face unlock, which is fast and works as flawlessly as the rear fingerprint reader

    - The audio on this phone has surprised me. It has dual speakers, and actually sounds quite good!

    - Headphone jack, enough said there.

    The CONS:

    - Camera performance is inconsistent. Good lighting, it's good but not great ... in poor lighting the lack of OIS shows and images are muddled. To be expected at $300. If the camera is your thing, and you don't care about 5G, Warp Charge or a 90hz display...get a Pixel 4a. I installed the google camera apk, and it improves this dramatically. The wide-angle camera is sufficient, and the other two are simply gimmicky and unnecessary!

    - No AMOLED display. Ah well, can't have everything for $300.

    - It's plastic. While it doesn't bother some, it bothers me. Though, I have to say it doesn't feel like a cheap phone. It feels a little hefty and premium. Get a case on it, you'll never know.

    - The vibration motor, makes this phone feel cheap. Turn it off. Ick!

    - I think the biggest drawback from most reviews I saw is the one android update to 11, and 2 years of software support. That goes against everything Oneplus has stood for since its inception. While I somewhat agree that's cheapin' out, it's a $300 dollar phone. If you spend $1200 on the S21 Ultra you'll get 3-4 years of support, so do the math.

    All in all - for the features this phone has - it's a solid offering. If you're on a budget and want a 5G phone, I recommend picking one up. After all, this is still a Oneplus phone!

    Feb 13, 2021 16:50
  • Review by PlusNord10, 8 out of 10
    Great phone

    Like this phone a lot, warp charging is great. Reacts fast on swiping. Downloading easy, peasy.

    After my old phone of seven years old, this is a big improvement. Love this phone. I give four stars, because i don't like the colours. They are very pale and seem faded. Tried to look it up an I can't get it fixed. So if anyone has a suggestion I am open for it.

    Overa I really like this phone.

    Sep 24, 2021 23:20
  • Review by Nick, 8 out of 10
    One+ Nord 10 phone Okay for the price.

    Its an okay phone. Some of its good features include the rear fingerprint scanner. I found that much more reliable than Samsung's. It has a nice large screen, large enough for these old eyes to see it, and you can actually hear the ringtones. Now for the bad, whatever the phone is made of, gives it a slicker than ice characteristic. I placed my phone in a table at the mall and it started slowly sliding to the edge of the table. Fortunately I caught it mid-drop. I tried flipping it face down and got the same results. If I'm on an app and the phone should ring, there is no icon to press or swipe to answer the call. and by the time I get to it, it has gone to voicemail and I'll have to re-call my party. And lastly, the colors aren't as vibrant. They're more of pastel hues. Most of these are minor annoyances and probably need some tweaking on my part to get what I want. All in all it's a good phone, I don't LOVE it but I do like it a lot.

    Apr 25, 2021 10:03
  • Review by Michael, 10 out of 10
    Pretty Good Value For $300.

    Upgraded from a Moto X4, which had suffered freezing issues in the past several months, to this phone. My new phone may not be using a flagship-tier chip, but it still performs much better than the Moto X4 did when I got it new. This is likely due to a much newer SoC and the 6GB of RAM that this phone comes with, up from 3GB. It still holds a good battery charge like my old phone while offering better audio quality and better screen. I don't currently see myself using all of the 128 GB of storage it comes with, but it's always good to have spare storage. For $300, this is all a pretty good value, and the software is solid. Camera is maybe average, but a marked improvement to my previous phones and makes convincing photos in a lit environment. Would recommend to a family member or friend.

    Aug 27, 2021 16:32
  • Review by Leen, 8 out of 10
    Average phone

    Battery drains too fast, though I was told battery and camera is real good by the sales associate at Best Buy. Lucky for the warp charging that restores the battery too fast. Camera is just average. If you are a person who is looking for phones with best cameras, this might not be for you.

    Speed wise, phone is fast and the face and fingerprint sensor is too good. I'm giving a good rating for the sensors are quite amazing.

    Good for the price sold.

    Oct 22, 2021 16:13
  • 8.6score
    Samsung - Galaxy S21 5G 128GB - Phantom Gray (T-Mobile)
    Description

    With Galaxy S21 5G, you have the ability to record in 8K. Which means your videos are double the resolution of 4K video. Or use the 64MP camera for still shots that come out clear whether it’s day or night. Single Take AI transcends the usual restrictions of photo and video editing to capture life’s greatest moments in one single take. Galaxy S21, made for the epic in every day.

    5 Features
  • Life moves fast. S21 moves faster.: Transform your story sharing, live streaming, video-editing and multi-tasking with hyper fast processor speeds.³
  • Connectivity built for today. And tomorrow.: Built with 5G connectivity in mind, you can share, scroll, browse and binge in a flash.¹
  • A camera so good, everyone’s a pro: Zoom in close, take photos and videos like a pro, and capture incredible share-ready moments with our easy-to-use, multi-lens camera.
  • Trust us, you'll look amazing in 8K video: A night out. Your best friend’s birthday party. Family moments you’ll want to remember forever. Capture your life’s best moments in head-turning, super-smooth 8K video.
  • Movie-making magic in the palm of your hand: Slide into the director’s chair and create share-ready videos on the spot with multi-cam recording and automatic pro-style effects.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Milan, 10 out of 10
    Never disappointed

    Having been a Samsung user ever since I started using a smartphone, I've never been disappointed by their phones. You can just do a lot more compared to an iPhone. Cameras are always good. The overall user interface of the phone to very easy to use even for a new user. This new phone is much smoother experience when you use it.

    Nov 15, 2021 15:21
  • Review by Nichspike, 10 out of 10
    Galaxy phone

    One of the best and nicest phones I've ever had and purchased! Definitely recommend it for all Samsung lovers and Galaxy users.

    Sep 29, 2021 15:49
  • Review by jjudkins60, 10 out of 10
    Satisfied Customer

    This phone is great! Excellent pictures and video. Battery life is great, I'm still learning all the things it can do.

    Sep 24, 2021 23:17
  • Review by Msc1, 8 out of 10
    Quality phone.

    Big improvement over my old phone. Much faster and photos are great. Wish the battery lasted longer.

    Oct 20, 2021 05:32
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    S21

    The team was awesome and super helpful. I love the s21 samsung makes great phones

    Sep 15, 2021 14:38
  • Review by NadirLima, 10 out of 10
    Love my galaxy s21 upgrade!

    Amazing phone!, I recommend this phone for someone who's looking for an Samsung phone upgrade honestly

    Oct 06, 2021 08:28
  • Review by Adonyc, 10 out of 10
    Samsung Galaxy s21

    Works great with my existing T mobile plan. I just inserted SIM card from my old Samsung S7 Edge phone

    Oct 05, 2021 15:21
  • Review by Kroswin, 8 out of 10
    Samsung Galaxy 21

    This phone is great, pictures and video are excellent.

    Oct 15, 2021 15:35
  • 8.6score
    Total Wireless - LG K31 Rebel Prepaid
    Description

    Explore the stylish LG K31 Rebel with no contracts, no activation fees and no mystery fees from Total Wireless, available on a variety of talk, text & data plans. The impressive camera has a lens for any occasion, from scenic shots to selfies, with a stunning 13MP main camera featuring Phase Detection Auto-Focus for extra-quick capture, 5MP wide-angle rear-facing camera with a 120° field of view, and even a 5MP front selfie camera. Immerse yourself in movies, games, and more on a device that’s nearly all screen.Total Wireless plans and SIM cards.Learn about Total Wireless

    5 Features
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P22 2.0GHz Octa-Core Processor, 2GB RAM
  • 4G LTE speed: Provides fast Web connection for downloading apps, streaming content and staying connected with social media.
  • Camera: 13.0MP PDAF Fast Focus Main Rear Camera, 5.0MP 120° Super Wide Rear Camera. 5.0MP Front Facing Camera with Portrait Mode
  • Display: 5.7" FullVision™ HD+ Display
  • Storage: 32GB
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by SBan, 10 out of 10
    Surprisingly As Good As The Latest Phones On the M

    Purchased this phone for my son who I feel isn't old enough to know the value of a very pricey phone just yet. I thought this phone would just be ok, which was fine by me because it was just going to be used for a few games and some youtube. This phone is more than just ok! It exceeded my expectations. It runs super fast! He has more than 60 games downloaded and still has room for much more! Its a really good quality phone in every way. Like I myself would even consider this phone if something were to happen to mine. Because its actually not too different from an expensive phone and thats fact. Its not too different from the latest galaxy and not too different from the latest iphone.

    Aug 30, 2021 23:30
  • Review by Gooddeal, 6 out of 10
    The price is right.

    Just right for its price.

    I used the phone for mobile games, sometimes it’s not working so well.

    May 14, 2021 15:41
  • Review by Elijah, 8 out of 10
    Good for almost everything you need.

    Good phone. Just use it with wifi, might eventually get a temporary plan. It's a bit laggy with games, but with social media like TikTok and Snapchat it's fine. Camera's actually not terrible, which is a good bonus.

    Aug 08, 2021 09:07
  • Review by Bigrig38501, 10 out of 10
    Nice entry level phone

    Nice entry level phone with android 10... It does the job. Not a flagship phone, but will make a good learner phone for anyone...

    Jul 07, 2021 09:03
  • Review by Boomer, 8 out of 10
    Bought as an emergency phone for a kid

    Works okay, has the capacity for basic things. Ok camera

    Oct 29, 2021 20:52
  • Review by HARDTOBEATBEDTBUY, 8 out of 10
    Good service on a phone purchase

    Pricing was the motivation to buy this particular item for me at the time was a good buy, considering. At the time of purchase LG had not yet made their announcement regarding cell phones . LG always worked for me sorry to see them go. Good phone great purchase regardless.

    May 29, 2021 03:18
  • Review by Harry, 8 out of 10
    Phone

    The phone was good for a phone under 50 dollars. I was happy with the phone

    Oct 04, 2021 15:55
  • Review by Troy, 10 out of 10
    Sad

    Wife totally loves lg phones she was devastated to find out there noonver making phones

    Oct 28, 2021 05:40
  • 8.6score
    Motorola - Moto G Power 2021 (Unlocked) 32GB Memory - Polar Silver
    Description

    With a massive 5000mAh battery, this phone can easily last you up to 3 days. That combined with a powerful 48MP triple camera system and a big 6.6" screen truly makes this phone a trusted essential. Android 10. 4G speed.Benefits of unlocked phones.Learn more about why you may want an unlocked phone

    6 Features
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 octa-core processor: With the AI capabilities of a speedy Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 octa-core processor, you experience smoother games and videos with even more vivid graphics. It also gives you 3 GB of RAM, so you can keep multiple apps open and move effortlessly between them.
  • Universal Unlocked: Compatible with all major U.S. carriers, including Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. Also compatible with prepaid carriers including Cricket Wireless, MetroPCS, Google Fi, Simple Mobile, Total Wireless, Tracfone, Net10, Mint, and H2O.
  • 48.0 MP triple camera system: Get stunning results in even the most challenging lighting with a 48.0 MP triple camera system. Take sharper, brighter pictures in low-light settings thanks to Quad Pixel technology. Capture incredible close-up details with the Macro Vision camera.
  • 6.6" Max Vision HD+ display: Bring shows, movies, games, and video chats to life on an ultra-wide screen. The 6.6" Max Vision HD+ display features a large screen-to-body proportion, so you can see more, play more, and enjoy more.
  • 3GB RAM + 32GB Storage Memory: Never worry about running out of space for your pictures. Google Photos gives you unlimited high-quality photo storage. Plus, with 32 GB of storage on the phone, there’s plenty of room room ofor songs, videos, and more.
  • Andorid 10: Adapts to you and the way you use your phone, learning your preferences as you go. Your experience gets better over time, and it keeps things running smoother and longer.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Blue, 10 out of 10
    Motorola - Moto G Power 2021 (Unlocked) 32GB

    The phone is nice and is what it advertised. Has a nice touch screen and runs very good. I love it and enjoy using it. Definitely worth the buy from what I can see.

    Nov 14, 2021 21:09
  • Review by MotoGpower, 2 out of 10
    Moto g power

    I am very disappointed with this product and I would like all my money back. I would be glad to share the details with the manufacturer. I hate writing bad reviews but I have multiple screenshots where this phone never has service. I can rarely make a phone call with this phone.....I'll be asking for a full refund.

    May 21, 2021 18:44
  • Review by Commonlife, 10 out of 10
    Love the MP...

    The phone is very sleek, I am enjoying all the features on this phone and finding all the extras like night vision camera oh yeah.

    Mar 19, 2021 18:58
  • Review by LongtimeMotoUser, 8 out of 10
    Fingerprint sensor not responsive

    My previous phone was also a Moto G7 Power, about two years old. This phone is a good replacement and just a bit larger than my older one. I have only one complaint with it, but since I use this feature multiple times a day it's important. The fingerprint sensor that I use to unlock the phone and use to " log in" to many apps is on the side of the phone and much narrower than the round sensor on the back of the old phone. The old sensor recognized my fingerprints nearly 100% of the time. This phone recognizes my print the first time about a third of the time. I have reset the fingerprint setting twice now in order to make it more responsive, but it still doesn't work that well. That is my only complaint. If you don't lock your phone use the fingerprint sensor to "log in" you will have no problem. If you do, go the for the model lower.

    Sep 18, 2021 20:09
  • Review by Deadjuice, 10 out of 10
    My most favorite phone yet.

    I only use phones for the basics.

    Texts/calls, emails, Youtube, music/podcasts.

    In this regard, it works fine.

    I loathe gaming on phones, besides the time killing card game/tower defense game.

    It seems to run older more demanding 3D games fine, but like I said, I'm not a good judge of gaming on phones.

    It's a bit tall, was very weird at first, never had a phone with this form factor. Also, it was hard to find a protective case.

    I don't like the edge detection stuff. It's very sensitive and annoying, almost always have trouble with it.

    The camera is nothing special.

    Not a photographer, just record things on occasion, maybe take a few pics.

    Pics are nice, video is meh.

    Why do I like this phone so much then?

    The battery life is the main winner:

    My goodness, you can almost go two full days with the thing.

    As long as you don't leave Youtube on at night [playing sleep music or audiobooks], you can safely go a day without charging it.

    For the price, I have been very happy with the battery life, compared to older budget phones.

    This was considered a spurge purchase to me, and I feel it was worth it.

    That's all I want, just keep going for me phone.

    At budget price, I've seen nothing like it.

    Web surfing is smooth enough, and the default 32GB storage is great, haven't had much storage issues, considering my usage.

    I'm just very happy with this phone, and this will be the standard to any other phone I own afterwords.

    Oct 27, 2021 13:07
  • Review by nick, 8 out of 10
    Not bad for a budget phone, but a downgrade

    I mean it's a cheap phone so I should say you get what you pay for but they could've done slightly better than this. Apparently the hardware was a bit of a downgrade from the 2020 edition. The battery life is amazing, but at times has struggled to run multiple apps i.e. Spotify running in the background while playing Pokemon Go. I had to get this phone as a holdover while waiting for the new ones to come out in the next few months. If you are on a tight budget then this phone is perfect but if your goal is a solid quality phone without breaking the bank, then I would go up to around the 400 dollar range.

    Sep 24, 2021 16:02
  • Review by FrankTheTank, 8 out of 10
    Amazing deal for the money

    It is a great phone for the price. The battery will last all day, and the screen is really good, of course not compared to today's flagships but you know you should be expecting that when you get a mid-range device. Camera is pretty good, could use a bit more digital image stabilization but once again that's something you get on flagships and not on mid-range so I will overall say this is a 4 out of 5 device and this is my second one I've purchased. Now for those that don't know Motorola is owned by Lenovo, after briefly being owned by Google so they learned some things and it seems like they're doing a great job.

    Nov 10, 2021 10:52
  • Review by bluevwbug2001, 8 out of 10
    Great phone if you don't want voice assistances

    This is my second time around with Motorola and I enjoy this phone very much as I have the option to turn off voice assistance apps and google. The only reason I'm giving a 4 out of 5 is because of my experience with Best Buy. I bought 2 of these at a sales price of 149.99 and then two days later I bought another one for my mother at a sales price of 119.99. I was told by best buy that they couldnt price match the first two and if I returned them I would be charged a restocking fee of $45 for each phone. All I was hoping for was a gift card but alas that didn't happen.

    Nov 12, 2021 18:53
  • 8.6score
    Samsung - Galaxy A12 32GB(Unlocked) - Black
    Description

    Connecting with the people and things you love is essential. So is keeping those memories close at hand. Galaxy A12 gives you our sought after multi camera system at a fraction of the price, along with expandable storage to fit all your favorite memories. With a long lasting battery that charges up quick, a beautifully vivid display and a processor you can count on, Galaxy A12 is here to help you capture the awesome in your every day.

    6 Features
  • Power for all your photo ops: With Galaxy A12’s long lasting 5,000mAh battery, you’ll be ready for anything. And when you don’t have time to waste, Fast Charging ¹ can power you up in minutes.
  • A processor you can depend on: Waiting for your phone to catch up can make you want to pull your hair out. We outfitted Galaxy A12 with a reliable processor that won’t hold you back.
  • Snap more, delete less: Life doesn’t stop just because you’re out of storage. Galaxy A12’s comes loaded with 32GB of internal memory, plus the option to store up to 1TB more when you add a MicroSD card. ²So go ahead, keep on snapping.
  • Multiple cameras, multiple ways to shine: Snap stunning landscapes, detailed macro shots and selfies that capture your best side to share with friends and family. With Galaxy A12’s multi lens camera system in your pocket, it’s ok to show off.
  • Watch it back and say “WOW“: Galaxy A12 features a crisp, edge to edge Infinity V HD+ display. ³ That means big, bold colors and crystal clear clarity and definition designed to bring out the best in your photos and videos.
  • A design as modern as you are: The Galaxy A12 was designed with beauty and functionality in mind, featuring a crisscross texture that's easy to grip and lines that are oh so modern.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by MrMike, 10 out of 10
    Love my new Samsung A-12

    The salesman was great .I told him My current phone was Samsung

    a-11 He said we don't sell the A-11's but we have the A-12 . The A-12 was a perfect fit for me I was able to modify my otter box to fit the phone and also all the other accessories I bought for the A-11 I had my new phone and out the door in 20 minutes and it's a great phone

    Jul 21, 2021 02:32
  • Review by CHL3, 8 out of 10
    Good 'upgrade' - will try it out

    My Samsung S8 had taken a beating over the years, so I purchased this as a replacement; So far not too bad. It is an international phone, and there were some small challenges to activate (Verizon is my service provider). One of the slots for my SIM card would not read when inserted, so we switched to the other slot and it worked. It took a couple of hours to have all the apps I use downloaded and operating, including adjusting various settings, but overall the process was smooth. The reason for the 'upgrade' title (and 4-stars) is that this phone is more of an entry phone, a small step down from my S8; Something I found out when the tech guy assisted me in the transfer. This phone does not have as good of a camera as my S8 did, and the processor is a tad slower. But it looks great, feels comfortable, and have experienced smooth browsing so far. And as mentioned in the title, I will give it a run in my travels next week and see how it operates out of town.

    Jul 24, 2021 08:21
  • Review by Bigboss, 10 out of 10
    Phone

    Good phone and great price I like it yes i will recommended and it works perfect

    Aug 15, 2021 06:50
  • Review by Auntbobbie, 10 out of 10
    Good phone!

    We bought this phone for my elderly mother. It was a HUGE upgrade from what she had but it's easy enough that once everything eas set up for her she was able to learn how to use it easily.

    May 28, 2021 20:01
  • Review by JCOM, 10 out of 10
    Cesar

    The new unlocked Samsung Galaxy A12 is a good budget smartphone for the price, it runs smooth and under all national and international networks without a problem one of the best futures of this phone is that it has a sad memory card slot, most phones doesn’t have this option anymore, I highly recommend this product!

    Jul 21, 2021 06:38
  • Review by dishpointing, 10 out of 10
    Budget powehouse

    This phone is a budget powehouse. If you are looking for a less complicated smartphone this is great option.

    Jun 11, 2021 08:42
  • Review by Anie, 10 out of 10
    Good product

    Bought this for my 12 year old and he loves it and more importantly the life lock 360 app works great with it and he enjoy having the phone

    Jun 25, 2021 15:32
  • Review by Delta, 6 out of 10
    Cell phone

    It's a good phone, but not the best. It's a bit bulky, but it's unlocked and doesn't cost an arm and a leg to purchase. My son says the camera isn't the best, but it will do. If he could afford to spend more he would've gotten a better phone.

    Jun 19, 2021 06:05
  • 8.4score
    TracFone - Galaxy A01 - Black
    Description

    Enjoy seamless internet connectivity with this black Samsung Galaxy A01 smartphone for TracFone. The 5.7-inch HD+ display delivers clear, vibrant visuals, while the 16GB of storage accommodate your apps and media files. This 4G LTE Samsung Galaxy A01 smartphone features a dual-camera design for stunning photos and a powerful 3000 mAh battery for long-lasting performance.Tracfone — take control and stay connected.Learn more about Tracfone

    5 Features
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor: Octa-core 1.95GHz processor and 2GB of RAM deliver outstanding overall performance for opening and running applications, flipping through menus, running home screens and more.
  • 4G LTE speed: Provides fast Web connection for downloading apps, streaming content and staying connected with social media.
  • Dual rear-facing cameras and front camera: Lets you record high-resolution images on the rear while a front-facing camera makes it easy to Skype or take selfies.
  • 5.7" TFT touch screen: Extra-large screen is matched with a slim body to comfortably fit in your hand.
  • Access to Google Play: Browse and download apps, magazines, books, movies, and television programs directly to your phone.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Chelada, 8 out of 10
    Seems to be o.k. Still assessing...

    I needed a GSM (ATT) phone on the Tracfone program and this is what Best Buy has. I opted to try it and so far seems o.k. I prefer LG, but they are getting hard to find and most of the Tracfone ones are CDMA (Verizon). I already have a Verizon type phone and NEED GSM most of the remote places I work to get service. Still assessing..

    Oct 29, 2021 17:19
  • Review by John, 8 out of 10
    Works for me!

    A nice phone that does what I need it to do. I use it primarily for road trips, and am old school, not needing to play games or take photos. Priced right as well. This was an upgrade of a previous tracfone product which also did the trick. Works for me!

    Mar 19, 2021 19:37
  • Review by Melf, 10 out of 10
    Tops for the money

    Improved apps and didplay. Basic set up is the same if you are trading up.

    I think for the price. which ran about 60 and another 20 for a year warranty its worth it.

    I like not having a contract. Yoi decide how much data yo usr. I always get at least one year warranty for electronics. Cause you never know.

    My only beef is Tracphone itself as a service provider. Dont get frustrated when u have to switch, make sure u talk to a representative thatcan help you to keep the same phone number and save the previous stored data.

    Took three people to get to the right one who assisted in updating the old info from the device.

    Jun 12, 2021 19:43
  • Review by Notw, 10 out of 10
    Tracfone upgrade

    Upgraded my old track phone for this one after reading the reviews. When turning it on at first it said to wait until my old phone stopped working before turning on the new one, which took about a day, but the new phone would not work correctly and I ended up calling tracfone to set up, kind of confusing. Was able to keep my old number but it did not sync all my contacts, At first it would not sync to my fit bit ionic and had to call fitbit to figure that out. Does notify me on my fitbit when someone calls which the old phone did not do. So far it has been working good, just had to figure out how it use it.

    Jan 16, 2021 09:32
  • Review by Confuscious, 8 out of 10
    Nice Phone

    Nice phone for my use. My previous AO1 phone was larger, so I was surprised how much smaller it is. I had some difficulty setting it up but not to bad. I would recommend this phone.

    Oct 22, 2021 18:14
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Well worth it for a basic smartphone.

    Just got this phone and I love it. The saleswoman at Best Buy was so helpful and set it all up for me transfering from older tracfone to this one! it's a basic android phone with not alot of bells and whistles. It is just what I was looking for. Thanks Best Buy!

    Oct 11, 2021 19:26
  • Review by Andy, 10 out of 10
    Phone that does exactly what I needed to do

    Now this was a good little upgrade to my old phone. I have a TCL A1 as part of the lifeline program for SafeLink and that phone glitched. At least now I actually have a phone that works right and does what I need to do. I don't need some big flagship phone and this just ended up being perfect.

    Sep 27, 2021 03:39
  • Review by MuncieTI, 8 out of 10
    Nice Phone for the price

    It is meeting the needs of the company! We are happy with our purchase

    Nov 06, 2021 14:49
  • 8.4score
    Simple Mobile - Galaxy A01 - Black
    Description

    Work, browse and play with this Samsung Galaxy A01 smartphone. The 13MP dual camera lets you capture detailed photos, while the edge-to-edge 5.7-inch display renders crisp, clear visuals This Samsung Galaxy A01 smartphone has an octa-core Snapdragon processor and 2GB of RAM to run multiple apps at once, and the 16GB of internal storage handles plenty of files and applications.

    5 Features
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor: Octa-core 1.95GHz processor and 2GB of RAM deliver outstanding overall performance for opening and running applications, flipping through menus, running home screens and more.
  • 4G LTE speed: Provides fast Web connection for downloading apps, streaming content and staying connected with social media.
  • Dual rear-facing cameras and front camera: Lets you record high-resolution images on the rear while a front-facing camera makes it easy to Skype or take selfies.
  • 5.7" TFT touch screen: Extra-large screen is matched with a slim body to comfortably fit in your hand.
  • Access to Google Play: Browse and download apps, magazines, books, movies, and television programs directly to your phone.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by 432knny28, 8 out of 10
    Ok

    Bought for my son, kinda small, but not bad. Works fine.

    Oct 29, 2021 16:10
  • Review by CCcTjr, 8 out of 10
    Cheap Daily Phone

    Great phone for daily use plenty of power and battery life the phone also updates to Android 10 with a expandable memory screen size is large and crisp and you can still fit the phone into your pants pocket the phone fills very light & the screen is not gorilla glass or resistant to heavy liquid spills and drops I would 100% recommend you buy a phone case and SD card Samsung phones come with alot of bloat ware installed that take up memory space.

    Oct 13, 2021 09:33
  • Review by Samantha26, 8 out of 10
    Overall decent phone

    I bought this phone for my son as a starter phone. I must say overall it works! It's not breaking the bank, and it's a great starter. I was opposed to anything apple related and this honestly makes due. Only downfall is the camera. As much as he enjoys taking photos he can't take great ones because the quality on it stinks. If you're thinking about a starter phone for your kid though, I suggest you go with this one.

    Jan 01, 2021 16:27
  • Review by abcd, 10 out of 10
    Great little android

    I bought this device to be a test system, not using it to make/accept calls. I chose this particular phone because I love Samsung android phones - I have an S20 ultra that I love. This phone is slightly smaller, but looks, feels, and acts the same. It also makes a great test/demo system!

    Aug 27, 2021 16:11
  • Review by CdaMaw, 8 out of 10
    Love Samsung

    It was better than my last phone. It has more storage where do not have to delete my favorite games to add important apps. Screen is clear and feels great. Like how fast it is with downloading my backups from my old phone. The only thing right now is that the screen is so sensitive that once I thought I lock the screen and put it my pocket, it opens an app and starts it.

    Nov 13, 2020 17:29
  • Review by Manuel505, 10 out of 10
    Great Job Tim

    Looking a first phone for my grandson. Tim was very helpful on showing me my options to making sure I left a very Happy customer, Great Job Tim

    Oct 29, 2021 22:14
  • Review by Brab, 10 out of 10
    Deal and quality is great

    For $60 this phone is amazing I bought this for a friend I have a Galaxy s20 plus 5G and there's barely a difference except for the cost mine was about $1,000 more at the T-Mobile store of course haha. But that and $25 a month from unlimited everything can't beat it plus the $20 promotion they're running so basically got the $60 phone and the $25 card for $65 total

    Jun 07, 2021 03:25
  • Review by Robib, 10 out of 10
    Good quality phone for a good price.

    Great little phone for a good price. You can put quite a few apps and games on it.

    Oct 15, 2021 20:02
  • 8.4score
    Samsung - Galaxy A42 5G 128GB (Unlocked) - Black
    Description

    You need a phone that can capture share worthy photos and video with the tap of a finger, scroll through your feed at lightning speed, and stream what you want when you want it. Outfitted with our best core features plus some awesome innovations, Galaxy A42 5G for Verizon lets you create, share and stay connected without breaking the bank.

    6 Features
  • Carry on and on and on: Whether you’re trying to nail that perfect shot, keep your stories fresh or put in a last minute order at your favorite restaurant, Galaxy A42 5G’s long lasting battery won’t leave you hanging.
  • Live your life without the wait: Fast , reliable and 5G what more could you ask for? Galaxy A42 5G ² features plenty of processing power to post photos and videos, play games and chat with friends with minimal lag.
  • Room to make more memories: Keep or delete? The eternal question. Galaxy A42 5G comes with 128GB of storage built in, giving you plenty of space to keep your favorite photos and videos close at hand. Want more? We got you. Store up to 1TB more by adding a MicroSD card.³
  • Capture all those share worthy moments: Who says life can’t be like a movie? With four cameras to choose from and AI powered features such as Night Mode, Live Focus and Single Take⁴, your Galaxy A42 5G is like your own personal film studio where the leading role is always yours.
  • Bold never looked so good: See every last frame with crystal clear clarity and vibrant color. Whether it’s your favorite movie or your weekly group video chat, see it all in beautiful definition on Galaxy A42 5G’s massive 6.6” Infinity U display.⁵
  • Modern minimalism with a twist: A smooth finish with a subtle color gradient gives Galaxy A42 5G a unique and sophisticated feel.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by disappointed, 10 out of 10
    Samsung Galaxy A42 5g

    I am very very happy with my new Samsung Galaxy A42 5g. It's really a nice phone, but was disappointed because the day after i seen it was on sale at another store for $100 less.

    Jul 09, 2021 21:48
  • Review by 4462322250, 10 out of 10
    Great Capabilities.

    I got to Best Buy looking for a phone for a family member, and this is what I picked: Samsung - Galaxy A42 5G 128GB (Unlocked) - Black with dual sim capability. Interestingly, I picked it up from the "open box" section, but still looked great and intact. I will recommend this to any family member or friend.

    Jul 20, 2021 11:06
  • Review by Josh, 8 out of 10
    Not bad

    Great phone for the price, only negative i have to say about it is that the touch screen responce is a little slower then my previous phone (galaxy s8)

    Sep 05, 2021 19:19
  • Review by Ananth, 10 out of 10
    Nice phone for a very reasonable price

    Powerful phone at a reasonable price. Initially, I had a lot of confusion about buying this phone but took it to try and if not worthy would have definitely returned back. The reality is this phone is astonishing. The wider screen is definitely great to view any videos/movies. I don't download much, so 64 GB is really a lot of space for me. The standard Apps don't take too much space and hence I'm left out with a lot of space. No heating issues like other phones which I had in the past. Absoultely worth the price for budget lovers.

    Oct 20, 2021 07:55
  • Review by ExcellentRecommendation, 4 out of 10
    Bug exists in Galaxy A42

    Bought this Samsung Galaxy A42 5G 128GB unlocked cell phone at Best Buy. The cell phone worked great the first 2 weeks.

    Took a short flight from Ft. Lauderdale Airport to BWI airport.

    Instead of setting Airplane Mode, I turned off the cell phone completely so as to save energy on my battery.

    Tried to turn it on again at arrival at BWI airport but the phone was completely dead. Could not restart it or even show any signs of recharging. The screen was completely black (dead). Excellent Best Buy Service for replacing this bad cell phone.

    Aug 28, 2021 08:22
  • Review by Iriemommy, 10 out of 10
    Another Apple converter

    I don't like iPhones. My nephew is a diehard Apple fan. He used my Galaxy S10. Now he wants an android. I bought this so he can try it out. He LOVES IT. He will use it for a few months to make sure it's what he wants before he purchase the Galaxy S21 or the FOLD.

    Paired easily with his RAV4

    Aug 20, 2021 11:20
  • Review by Happyness, 10 out of 10
    Excellent Phone Upgrade and Services

    The old Samsung phone was successfully transferred to the new Samsung phone and throughout this process, service was excellent and now my new phone works wonders compared to my old model.

    This new phone and my upgraded AT&T account now allows easy internet access and so far no problems connecting to many apps and so all the best for the excellent service and phone is great.

    Aug 18, 2021 16:51
  • Review by abcd, 6 out of 10
    Decent for the price

    Phone has decent hardware specs, is fast enough for my needs. Not very good signal strength though - no 5G inside my home and non-5G signal only 1-2 bars (previous phone, same carrier, non-5G, had better). 5G outside home in same locations could be anywhere from 1-5 bars. Music streaming (outside and with several different apps) randomly and regularly stops. I'm guessing this is due to poor signal, have tried numerous potential fixes found online but no improvement. (Again, previous almost never did this.) Some of this may be carrier related but seems random. Not a fan of the Samsung add-ons to phones, not as bad as they used to be but still too much. Netflix came preinstalled and can't be uninstalled. This is just annoying, doesn't make me want to use the app.

    Nov 02, 2021 10:18
  • 8.4score
    Samsung - Galaxy Z Fold3 5G 512GB - Phantom Black (AT&T)
    Description

    The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G has a 7.6-inch2 Infinity Flex 120Hz display, multi-tasks for work and play, and is water resistant1. A theater, a workspace, and a game room folded into your pocket. Unfold your world with AT&T 5G. Fast. Reliable. Secure.

    5 Features
  • 5G Speed: AT&T 5G. Fast. Reliable. Secure.
  • Flex Mode.: Virtually endless ways to get things done.
  • Multitask.: Schedule, edit docs, and build presentations with three multi-windows.
  • Durability: Water resistant1 with Samsung’s strongest aluminum frame.
  • Expansive Screen: See movies or play games on the edge-to-edge foldable screen.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by vulcanraven0213, 8 out of 10
    Note 20 Ultra, No Regrets.

    I recently upgraded to the Z fold 3 from the Note 20 Ultra, the Notes have always been my go to phones. With that said, the Folds have always been on my radar, just to new and expensive to get. So for those of you who may be reluctant or on the fence about moving to the Fold 3, I'm going to say flat out I LOVE it.

    I loved the large screen on my Notes, its always been the key feature I loved. I very much stream video content on the go. So having that big screen that plays the video is great. It displays it bigger than on the Note 20 Ultra. Sure you could zoom in on some apps to fill the screen, but on the Fold 3 you don't and its fantastic. The crease in the middle doesn't distract at all when playing videos.

    Second the battery does drain slightly quicker, especially if you use the large screen more often than not. I get almost a 12-13 hours of use, watching maybe an hour of video. Using apps on the large screen and small screen from time to time. I don't feel I need to change my usage for fear of the battery draining to quickly. Some days when on the go for longer than 12 plus hours and its getting low, I have a quick charger in my car. An hour on it and BAM, back to 70-80%. So Battery, not so bad.

    Now sure the cameras aren't on par with the Note 20 Ultra or the S series, but they still are quite good. But camera quality doesn't matter much to me, I take the occasional picture or selfie. So the 10 mp selfie camera on the front is fine for me and 12 mp ones on the back get it done for me.

    I also thought the weight would bother me, but having a Note 20 Ultra or S 21 Ultra in your pocket is already quite heavy. The weight change isn't noticeable, in my opinion. Also those phones always feel like I might drop them easily, because my fingers barely get around them. When this phone is folded, it feels great in my hand. When I want a bigger screen though, BAM, unfold and bigger screen than all Ultra Models. Speaking of that screen, I thought it might feel cheap, like on the previous models. It doesn't.

    So if you've been thinking about these Z Fold phones, I personally think they finally got them out of the test phase and their ready for primetime. Especially since their is no new Note this year. Even if they do introduce a new Note next year, I think Ive finally moved on to a Bigger, Better and Foldier Phablet.

    Aug 31, 2021 21:22
  • Review by Fozzie, 10 out of 10
    Best phone ever

    Great phone. Multitasking and media consumption is better than any other phone I have owned. Only downside is that the camera is not the best compared to what other phones have nowadays, but coming from an older iPhone, it is so much better.

    Oct 11, 2021 21:38
  • Review by GFoshee, 10 out of 10
    Worth the money

    Could never go back to a regular phone after having a display like this. Also much more durable than you would think

    Oct 24, 2021 06:48
  • Review by Splen, 6 out of 10
    The thrill is gone!

    This phone with a spigen case is too heavy for me. The cam does not take high quality pictures. I went back to using my business Note 20 Ultra, and I recently purchased an awesome iPhone 13 Pro Max. I use the Z Fold 3 now to play games, and surf the net. I will never purchase another Z Fold.

    Oct 24, 2021 12:36
  • Review by Masterkiller, 10 out of 10
    Best phone out RN!

    Easy to use, found many accessories to help protect it too! Once the next model comes out hopefully a little thinner when folded it will be perfect

    Nov 05, 2021 16:13
  • Review by Casper, 10 out of 10
    Great phone and product!

    I love this phone, i had the Z FLOD 2 and gave it to my wife and got the 3. We love tthem both

    Sep 03, 2021 16:39
  • Review by Blloyd13, 10 out of 10
    Z fold 3

    Great phone my first fold not disappointed decent battery definitely worth the purchase

    Sep 03, 2021 18:03
  • Review by JesseJam, 10 out of 10
    Galaxy Z Fold3 = Absolutely Amazing!

    Fantastic product! Beautiful - Speedy - Quality feel. A+++

    Nov 04, 2021 17:04
  • 8.4score
    Motorola - Moto G Stylus 5G 256GB (Unlocked) - Cosmic Emerald
    Description

    The new moto g stylus 5G gives you the ultra-fast speed and built-in stylus you want. How about a 48 MP quad camera system? It’s yours. Maybe you’re craving a blazing-fast processor. No problem. And 256 MB of storage? Done. All this plus two days of battery life and a gorgeous 6.8" display.

    8 Features
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G processor.: Ultra-fast performance. Feel the blazing-fast responsiveness of 5G speed. Upgrade to the next generation of wireless connectivity for ultra-fast streaming and downloads.
  • Universal Unlocked: Compatible with all major U.S. carriers, including Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile. Also compatible with prepaid carriers including Cricket Wireless, MetroPCS, Google Fi, Simple Mobile, Total Wireless, Tracfone, Net10, Mint, Boost, and H2O.
  • 48MP Quad Camera System: With a 48 MP main sensor and Quad Pixel technology, the moto g stylus 5G delivers 4x the low-light sensitivity. So whenever you’re shooting in less than perfect light, you get sharper and brighter 12 MP photos.
  • 6.8" Full HD+ Display: Give yourself more room to express your creativity using the stylus. And give your photos, movies, games, and video chats the massive screen they deserve. You can even take notes and watch your favorite show, all on the same screen.
  • 256GB of storage: Never give storage a second thought. With 256 GB built in, you have tons of room for your sketches, notes, photos, movies, music, and everything else. And you can always add up to 1 TB more using a microSD card.
  • Built-in stylus: The stylus is perfect for navigating, highlighting, editing, or any task that requires pinpoint precision. Jot notes, edit photos, sketch artwork, and control a growing number of apps and games with pinpoint precision.
  • Two days of battery life: Keep playing games, taking notes, or watching your favorite shows on the go. The 5000 mAh battery is designed to last up to two days3 on a single charge, so you can do it all without interruption.
  • Android 11: Adapts to you and the way you use your phone, learning your preferences as you go. Your experience gets better over time, and it keeps things running smoother and longer.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Bryanmsi, 8 out of 10
    The only stylus phone in its category

    TL:DR: Solid overall phone, a tad overpriced BUT if you want the stylus it is the only affordable option.

    Setting aside the stylus, the Moto is a decidedly mid-range phone. The CPU is decently fast although some brief lag is noticeable at times (but it doesn't feel like a 'slow' phone). The screen is clear, but viewing angles are only so-so and the contrast is definitely not among the best LCD. I personally like that it is LCD as there is no risk of burn in if this phone is used to display static images or used as a driving .GPS for example. The speaker is not great, its a single speaker and not especially loud. The case is beautiful and the emerald green plastic looks very premium. Fingerprint sensor works flawlessly. Cameras are 'ok' but not competitive with more expensive phones. The lack of OIS means in anything other than bright light there is a risk of blurry shots. Still, nothing much to complain about here. with 3 cameras and a depth sensor the 4-pack on the back suggests a far more expensive phone.

    Battery life has been good, but not as good as I'd expect with a huge 5000mah battery. Weirdly, according to Accubattery mine never charges to full capacity and tops out around 4650mah. That might be the app or it might be the battery really isn't able to take a full charge. In either case, the culprit seems to be the Moto display which constantly wakes up the screen and results in some idle drain. Overall though, this is in the top tier of battery life phones. Charging takes a bit longer than expected, but again given the size of the battery this is expected. No wireless charging support in the Stylus 5g, but honestly I don't mind as charging a battery this size via induction charging is not idea anyway. No NFC either, if that matters to you.

    Call quality is quite good (yes, people still call on the phone) and bluetooth, wifi, and 5g all seem to perform well.

    So overall, as a phone, the Stylus 5g is a decent entry-level phone with no major complaints.

    Now, the whole reason to get this over a considerably less expensive phone is the stylus. So how is that? Well, its also entry level. The phone has no palm or touch rejection meaning any stray touch will be recorded as a pen stroke. That makes for awkward drawing and note taking. The sensitivity is not especially high either, and there is no pressure sensitivity, so the pen experience is better than no pen, but only just. It stores nicely in the phone body and has a very pleasing clicky top. The phone will warn you if you leave the pen behind which is nice. Moto has put some pen features in the phone, but with some weird omissions like the screen shot annotation app has no eraser function.

    I don't mean this in a bad way, but this is the worse pen experience you are likely to have on a pen-capable device. Still, it is worlds better than no pen....if you need a pen. This is good for using as a navigation tool (very satisfying), for some screenshot annotations, simple doodling, and scratching out a quick note. it is NOT a drawing or sketching or fine writing stylus.

    At the offered price, this is a 3 star phone, the stylus is worth an extra point. As of this review, the Stylus 5g is now the only new 2021 phone that comes with an included pen. Samsung has discontinued the Note line, and its S21 and Fold 3 both support the SPen, but have no place to store it.

    Sep 11, 2021 16:16
  • Review by Anonymous, 8 out of 10
    Good mid-level price phone, but not perfect

    I'm a fan of Motorola because of their affordable phones and quality build. My last phone, the Moto G2 Play, lasted me a good 4 years before I decided to upgrade to a new 5G model. The only 2 things my last phone was missing was internal space and because it no longer received any security updates. (Both negative for Android fans). Out of all Motorola phones at the time of release, this one had 2 things I wanted my next phone to have - 1) Larger internal space (for all the apps that seem to update weekly) and at least the current version of Android. The Stylus and 5G were just extra good extra options to have.

    I only have 3 complaints. 1) According to AT&T, even though I live in a 5G area, I DO NOT get a 5G signal. EVER. Even when I've driven within a 45 minute radius, my phone has yet to get a 5G connection which is disappointing. As a pre-paid plan fan, AT&T only offers 1 pre-paid 5G plan, which compared to my 4G plan, costs $25 MORE when you add your credit card to the site. Without it, it would cost $35 more. Yes, more things come with this plan, but the fact is, I'm still paying more for the same 4G service on a phone that's supposed to get 5G speeds. AT&T mentioned they sell the same model at their stores, but it has a different serial number, so I'm not sure if I would've purchase this phone at their stores, it would've made a difference. But they do have a system update specifically for the model they sell and not mine. They tried to push the update to my phone, but it made no difference. I understand with all the carriers, AT&T (and other carriers) have yet to roll out a "true" 5G network. So if you get a stronger 4G signal than 5G, you'll get 5G service. I don't know if iPhone or Samsung customers have the same experience in my area because my friends all still have 4G phones.

    Battery life is pretty good on this phone. Light use will get you 2-3 days, but I also turn my phone off at night. When the phone first powers on, you will not get any calendar or other alerts you setup on the phone until you actually sign into the phone the first time you turn it on. The load screen is 4 times longer than my old phone which is odd. There is no NFC or fast charge (which my old phone also had). And I don't really use the stylus. Honestly, if they eliminated the stylus and 5G and added NFC and fast charge, this would be the perfect phone for me. Then by the time it was time to upgrade from this phone, maybe 5G will be working in my area to spend more on a 5G phone. On the plus side, there's the 256GB space for all your apps so there's enough space for the constant updates Android apps seem to be notorious for. (Especially any Google apps related.) The camera is ok for taking basic pictures, but obviously not as great as those found on more expensive Android and iPhones.

    Overall, this phone is a good deal for a mid-level phone. My advice is if your looking to upgrade to a 5G phone, make sure, from someone you know who has the same carrier that it works in your area. Otherwise, stick with 4G models that offer 128GB space and has at least Android 10. Or if you can wait a year or so to finally roll out but don't want to pay extra for that 5G plan, you can always keep your 4G plan until 5G is better in your area.

    Aug 30, 2021 13:34
  • Review by Andrew, 8 out of 10
    Good for the price

    Keep in mind, this phone does not exactly work with the Verizon networks. I have it on Google Fi and it work so well! Anyways, this is a good phone for the price. It has some really good features. For one, it has a good processor and a great amount of storage. The screen is very nice, bright and colorful. The emerald color on it is stunning! That’s the first thing people notice when they look at it. The fingerprint reader is fast and convenient. The stylus is made of metal and feels solid to the touch. The battery life is GREAT and it lasts a long time. One last big feature: it DOES have a headphone jack!

    However…it is missing some features. It does not have wireless charging, fast charging, an OLED screen, or multiple speakers. The charging is capped low and cannot do true fast charging. The screen is good, but it is not an OLED and it is capped at 60Hz. The loudspeaker is mediocre at best and the stylus is not like the Samsung S Pen which has actual functions. The stylus is simply a smaller version of the universal ones you can get at almost any retailer, but it does work very well. The cameras are okay, but the Macro lens especially could use some work. For a good Android phone, it’s a decent replacement for most. But if you’ve had an OLED, you will be missing that frequently.

    The biggest selling points are this:

    Well-built

    Nice color

    Headphone jack!

    Very fast with good specifications

    Lots of built-in storage with room for expandable memory as well.

    Huge battery!!

    Fingerprint scanner

    5G

    List of major cons:

    No wireless charging

    No OLED

    No fast charging

    Single mediocre loudspeaker

    Stylus is not electronic, but a scaled down universal stylus

    Cameras are just “okay”

    Sep 03, 2021 01:14
  • Review by PITFA, 10 out of 10
    Moved from Samsung S21 Ultra and never going back!

    I was a tad hesitant, as an avid Samsung consumer, to make the switch. Understandably people use their phones in their own way. For me, it's business so I can't go too much into gaming / social media side, however, if you are looking for a phone that will allow you to conduct business (MS apps, split screen, text, video conf, etc.) then look no further.

    I have had all manner of Samsung premium lines, MS Surface Duo and Apple Pro...I honestly am the happiest with this silly little Moto G Stylus 5G (256GB) version. I say this specific version because Motorola names their phones a bit confusing. Finding a case that has a built in card / wallet is near impossible (spoiled with Spigen as they cater to the more mainstream). Additionally, since I was so used to Samsung's Smart Switch that clones the old to new phone missing feature I opted for the $15 fix of getting a usb-c to usb-c data transfer cable off Amazon.com. Those two issues aside, no complaints with the actual phone.

    Moto gestures I love love love. The 'turn like a door knob' to initiate camera, or 'shake' for flashlight, 3-fingertip touch for screen capture, 'back and forth line' to split screen...just outstanding!

    The intuitive nature of Google and how it operates in Moto OS is making my life so much easier. Ex: real time texting via my laptop in Google browser via Google messages (free and instant to set up), when I type a time / date it a text, I'm automatically asked if I'd like to add it into my calendar, and so forth.

    Battery life is insanely amazing. I can finally go almost 36 hrs. between charges. When I'm working / past phones I couldn't make it 12 hrs...so for me this is a game changer when I'm putting in my 18 hr. days!

    Lastly, thank you Motorola for not doing away with expandable SD memory!!! I can't tell you how much this is still needed even with cloud computing / back up there are so many programs / apps I have to have physically on my phone and for me anything smaller than 512GB total is just not an option.

    Jun 28, 2021 15:37
  • Review by Zyvxn, 10 out of 10
    A Price Conscious Phone with Pizzazz.

    Most Moto G phones are price conscious phones that still deliver a great set of features. The Moto G Stylus has a large, crisp screen, a great camera, and an overall solid feel. The colored (Emerald for mine) case has a cool black, yet colored look giving the phone some pizzazz. And of course, the unique feature of this phone is the Stylus that pops in and out of the bottom of the phone. The stylus allows for scribbling notes and drawing pictures. It is also great to use as a 'mouse' pointer/clicker on the phone when you want a little more control than the fat finger can give.

    Oct 29, 2021 16:09
  • Review by red92capri, 10 out of 10
    Affordable 5g Phone

    Reasonably priced phone with long life battery and large storage 256g. Phone has a basic design and is moderately equipped with 6g ram. The 5g works decently with Metro / T-Mobile network in Los Angeles/Inland Empire and Orange County. I get reception in the middle of a large building (reception slows down speed). Screen is good.

    There is no photo gallery so photos are stored on Google Photos.

    Oct 29, 2021 15:30
  • Review by Thomas, 8 out of 10
    Good phone meet it prices segment

    Battery life is good and Pen is very convenient. The only problem may be the photo quality is not as good as others but it meet my expectation based on it price.

    A good phone for kids.

    Oct 29, 2021 16:14
  • Review by TheNana, 8 out of 10
    Moto G Stylus 5G

    So far this phone was well worth the cost and easy to setup. Only feature that was disappointing was the capability to cast to another device.

    Nov 05, 2021 16:58
  • 8.4score