Got a broken screen? You may not need to worry! Samsung fans are also getting some good treats this month. Also stick around if you are looking for an affordable smartphone.
HTC Advantage is all the hype these days. The Taiwanese manufacturer offers free screen replacements for those who accidentally crack their devices. It seems they are not the only ones offering this special treatment. New reports prove Motorola is also doing this.
This information first came to light at a Reddit thread, where users claimed Motorola was replacing screens for free at times. After digging deeper, it was found out that this is the case, but only for devices purchased straight from Motorola or Moto Maker.
This means any Moto X, Moto G and Moto E purchased through the manufacturer will get the special treatment. It’s a one-time thing, though. After that, customers will have to pay the usual $175 repair fee.
Opinion: It’s amazing to see manufacturers do this, even if it is limited to direct customers. Cracked screens are probably #1 in the list of repairs, making this deal very convenient for users.
Do you have an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S5 or Galaxy S4? The latest rumor suggests both of these will be getting Android 4.4.3 very soon. The Galaxy S5 is said to be updated sometime this month, while the Galaxy S4 would be blessed with KitKat in July.
This information comes from a leaked document that shows a few models and their expected update ETAs. You can give them a look and see if your device is included. Do keep in mind this is for the unlocked versions, though. If your device is carrier-specific, you will have to wait for your network provided to test the software as well.
Opinion: It’s impressive to see how quick manufacturers are turning around and updating devices. Android 4.4.3 was released during the beginning of June, and Samsung phones are already being updated? Simply nuts.
If what you want is an affordable smartphone, it’s hard to beat the Celkon Campus A35K’s $50
(3000 INR) price point.
Half a Benjamin will get you a 3.5-inch 480p display, a 1 GHz processor, 256 MB of RAM, 512 MB of internal storage, a 3.2 MP camera and a 1200 mAh battery. The phone does have KitKat, though!
Opinion: Those specs are abismal, but what else did you expect for $50? It might be a great phone for the kids, or for those who really don’t want to spend much.