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Categories > Cell Phones - Unlocked > Honor > Honor 5X - Metal body, Fingerprint sensor, 5.5 Inch, 1080p FHD Display, 4G LTE, Unlocked GSM Smartphone - USA Warranty - 16 GB Silver

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 Excellent phone , great sound. Very elegant looking.
Pros: has FM radio. fingerprint sensor .
Cons: No wifi calling.
Manufacturer Response:Thank you for the 5 stars, your feedback is much appreciated. (DM)

Reviewed By:jimmy t.,4/29/2016 11:30:57 AM
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Categories > Cell Phones - Unlocked > Honor > Honor 5X - Metal body, Fingerprint sensor, 5.5 Inch, 1080p FHD Display, 4G LTE, Unlocked GSM Smartphone - USA Warranty - 16GB Gray

Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4 It's an Honor to use this device
Pros: Great display
A fingerprint reader that actually works
Unlocked and not bound to one specific carrier
Upgrade to Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
Decent "mid level" processor
Sexy metal body
Cons: No NFC (not a huge deal breaker)
No Gorilla glass
mediocre speaker
EMUI needs some work
Will not make my lunch
Other Thoughts: Having had my decrepit Samsung Galaxy SIII for what seems FOREVER I one day (yes it's true) lost the freaking thing. So, for 4+ months I've been "phone less" The last thing I really want to do is "buy" a device at the 600+ price point. Hey I admit it I'm a cheap bastage. With that said, I did some research into unlocked phones. Sure you have your usual suspects (like the Moto G, or the Moto E or even the Zen phone) but I kept coming back to the Honor. I have NOT had much experience with Honor's parent company (Huawei) but I figured for the price it would be worth giving it a try, and I have to say it IS an amazing phone at the price point.

First and foremost, the price point the the 5X is 199.99 and for that price you get a metal body, that by it self makes it look more like a 400ish phone. Granted it's an aluminum body, so it can take damage, but that said the phone really is stunning.

When you add a fingerprint scanner to the mix, on a device 199.99? you really DO have a device that you simply cannot beat for this price point. This being my first fingerprint scanner, I was not really sure what to expect, but after "teaching" the scanner, I have had almost no issues with unlocking the device. The position of the scanner honestly is perfect. While some scanners are on the front of the device, having it on the back, allows you to simply grab the phone, put a finger on the scanner and unlock.

The 1080 display, while NOT fully cutting edge, can get the job done, at this price point, there has to be some compromises, and for all of the features the 5X offers, it's one that I can accept. While there are some issues with the display in light, it's not a deal breaker, and the same applies to the camera (13MP rear 5MP front). Being that I do NOT take pics often, (much like I don't use NFC) it's not something I MUST have.

While the phone is solid in it's build, I have to be a bit concerned about the lack of gorilla glass, but again, there had to be some compromises to provide a phone with these features.

EMUI (the native UI for the phone) is "alright" in a very "iOS" way, this isn't a "bad thing", although I honestly think that this phone really plays to the power users who are looking for a inexpensive yet competent device. Perhaps the saving grace for the 5X is that you can just put on a program like Nova Launcher and not have to deal with EMUI.

All in all, this IS a great device for the price, offering features you at one time could only find in flagship phones, it speaks to what Honor (Huawei) is trying to do to enter the American phone market and if they keep up at this pace, they may win many people who desire a workhorse phone but are not able to pay a flagship phone price.
Manufacturer Response:Thank you for the great and detailed review. It is great to hear about everything that works for you with the 5X. (DM)

Reviewed By:Brett B.,4/28/2016 11:26:37 PM
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Categories > Cell Phones - Unlocked > ZTE > Axon - ZTE Unlocked Smartphone, 5.5" Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 2GB RAM, 4G LTE, Quick-charge 2.0 - 32GB Blue (North America Warranty)

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 ZTE A1G121 Axon
Pros: The ZTE A1G121 Axon is truly an exceptionally great phone, the A1G121 has it all, and more. The Axon has excellent style and terrific built quality, I do not even where to begin, and it has the power and the battery life to get you through a busy day. The past few weeks I have received so many complements, the Axon really stands out! I have been playing games on this phone for the last 3 weeks; I was really surprised while playing Real Racing 3 and I received great frame rates, and play’s all the other games on the Google Play Store just fine. The battery life is great as well, for all day texting and talking and browsing the internet, I came home with 60% battery life or 13 hours remaining, now while gaming it will drop to 60% in about 2 hours, but moderate use after a long day you will come home to 17 hours remaining. The volume button and power button are strategically placed opposite from each other so one or the other is not accidently depressed while using the other. ZTE did a great job by not including a lot of bloat-ware, there were only about 4 useless apps included, but these cannot be uninstalled without the use of unlocking Developer Mode and Android Debug Bridge, there might be an easier way to de-bloat but this is the proper way, in my opinion. The speakers are loud and crisp and do not crackle on maximum volume, and the Dolby Audio is awesome, with presets like Music, Game, Voice, Movie, as well as two custom presets. I think the included JBL ear buds are terrific, they do not sound flat and has plenty of bass. The Axon stays nice and cool during normal use, but once you start playing a game it will definitely get warm directly below the camera, but to me that is to be expected. I think the camera is good , although it suffers in low light conditions, with recording being good and pictures looking very nice and was surprised while walking taking pictures the images were not blurry, and I really like that there is no camera bump.
Cons: There are definitely a lot of nice things to say about the ZTE Axon A1G121, but there only a few things that bother me for instance, no micro SD slot, but there is a good reason for that, you will have to look up why manufactures are doing away with micro SD slots on smartphones. The only other thing I did not like is that the new Type-C was not used, but the Axon charges very quickly and the new Type-C is not quite mainstream.
Other Thoughts: I really do love the ZTE Axon A1G121, it is very stylish and is of great quality, it just feels wonderful in my hand, and I had no trouble activating it through Straight Talk Wireless. I think the Axon is at a great price point, phones with all these features would easily cost much more. This is my first ZTE and I am very happy with the Axon, I have had this phone for more than 3 weeks now and have not encountered any problems, and with a 2 year warranty I feel like I will have an excellent phone for many years, and I will update this review if I encounter any hardware problems in the future.
Reviewed By:michael b.,4/28/2016 9:39:52 PM
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Categories > Cell Phones - Unlocked > ASUS > Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML 16GB 4G LTE Illusion White Unlocked Cell Phone 5.5" LPDDR3 4GB RAM

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 A superb mid-high range smartphone
Pros: -snappy performer with little to no lag.
-expandable storage
-sharp screen
-customizable skin from Asus
-1.5 days of moderate usage can be had before battery runs out
-high end intel cpu with 4GB of ram makes handling any demanding game and multitasking a breeze
-decent camera
Cons: -still on lollipop (6.0 promised before Aug)
-bulky
-decent camera
-a bit heavy, not noticeable after days of handling
-bloated OS, most apps can be uninstalled or disabled
-price, $200 would be more fair as this technology is aged
Other Thoughts: Overall a fantastic phone and is my daily driver. With such capability, I really see zero reason to go for something that is 3x more expensive. This phone seems to be built to last and I can't see it being replaced that quickly as both the CPU succession and Android's efficiency are both saturated to the point of little improvements to be had. Looking forward to 6.0 on this.
Reviewed By:Anonymous,4/28/2016 6:31:27 PM
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Categories > Cell Phones - Unlocked > LG Mobile > LG Nexus 5X Unlocked Smart Phone, 5.2" White Color, 32GB Storage 2GB RAM, US Warranty

Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1 Few carriers recognize I IMEI #
Pros: It appears to be a Nexus 5x.
Cons: It is advertised as unlocked and available service with many carriers. I can only find one provider of 10 that recognizes the IMEI number forcing me to switch carriers as phones are not returnable.
Reviewed By:N/A,4/27/2016 9:04:15 PM
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Categories > Cell Phones - Unlocked > SAMSUNG > Samsung Galaxy Note 5 N920G 32GB 4G LTE Silver Unlocked GSM Octa-Core Phone 5.7" 4GB RAM

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 Great phone
Pros: This is the first high end flagship phone I have owned with great specs it is fast and does everything it should do and does well. Easy to use and get used to and there are plenty of videos and instructions on the net to help with anything you need since it is a popular phone. Samsung has it's own add on of apps called Galaxy apps so there are plenty of apps.
Cons: Can't say anything bad it is a high end phone and works great.
Other Thoughts: I would recommend this phone or probably any other high end Samsung products like Galaxy edge and others.
Reviewed By:Russell G.,4/27/2016 6:18:27 AM
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Categories > Cell Phones - Unlocked > ASUS > Asus Zenfone 2 Unlocked Smart Phone, 5.5" Red, 64GB Storage 4GB RAM, US Warranty

Rating + 2Rating + 2Rating + 2Rating + 2Rating + 2 Excellent specs but lacking where it needs it the most
Pros: -Blazing fast processor
-Tons of storage
-Tons of ram
-Price point is excellent
-Easy to root
Cons: The reason why this unit only gets two eggs from me is the extremely unfortunate fact that the main board connections are just not secure. After about 6 months of babying the phone it started to ghost extremely bad and provide very noisy audio from headphone jack. After reviewing the issue online it seemed like many people have had the issue and blamed it on the digitizer and audio jack connections to the main board. After reviewing options (see below) I decided to forego the warranty and crack the phone open to reseat the ribbon to the digitizer. This fixed the issue but only for a few days. Even after taping the digitizer down it still only functions without ghosting for a few days before I have to reopen the phone, so I'm not sure if it's the soldering on the connector or if the digitizer itself is actually bad.
Other Thoughts: I have always recommended Asus products and after this and a poor experience with a monitor I am extremely disappointed. I did buy the phone for the specs, but what good is it worth if the phone is unreliable? Unfortunately this issue of course happened at the worst possible time, and Asus support was generally not as helpful as I had hoped and although they did allow a pre-exchange to be done with a fee the quoted time frame was not acceptable when I absolutely had to have the phone working at that point in time. I would try Asus again in the future as I've had a long track record of great experiences with their products, but I've purchased a replacement phone from a different brand at this point in time.
Reviewed By:Anonymous,4/26/2016 11:50:16 PM
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Categories > Cell Phones - Unlocked > Honor > Honor 5X - Metal body, Fingerprint sensor, 5.5 Inch, 1080p FHD Display, 4G LTE, Unlocked GSM Smartphone - USA Warranty - 16GB Gray

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 Great phone.
Pros: Awesome screen
No Lag
UI is fine
The fingerprint reader is actually convenient
It's unlocked!
Android Marshmallow should be out for it soon
Cons: Just adequate battery life
It would be nice to have an external battery/folio case available from the manufacturer since the battery is not removable.

Other Thoughts: This phone is definitely an upgrade from the Note 2, I am a phone destroyer so hopefully I will at least get a year out of it.
Manufacturer Response:Thank you for the terrific review, Christopher. We are glad that you are enjoying the Honor 5X!

Reviewed By:Christopher N.,4/26/2016 9:31:56 PM
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Categories > Cell Phones - Unlocked > SAMSUNG > Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Unlocked Smart Phone, Dual Edge 5.5" AMOLED Display, Gold Color, 32GB Storage 4GB RAM

Rating + 2Rating + 2Rating + 2Rating + 2Rating + 2 Good, but.....
Pros: as good as usual
Cons: stay away if you want to use samsung pay, wifi calling, and VOLTE because it is international version.
Reviewed By:Anonymous,4/26/2016 1:16:50 PM
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Categories > Cell Phones - Unlocked > ASUS > Asus Zenfone 2 Laser Unlocked Smart Phone, 5.5" Silver, 16GB Storage 3GB RAM, US Warranty

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 Great laser camera! Fast phone with no lag!
Pros: fast -very- affordable phone.
battery is huge! charges within 2 hours from 0-100%.
it handles high graphic games like gta san andreas just fine.
dropped the phone many times and no scratches or cracks to the screen were made!! unlike my old iphone...
Cons: os updates are slow... still waiting for marshmallow update
charges slow compared to the new phones that have fast charging
Other Thoughts: To anyone who needs a high standard phone that's affordable. This is pretty much the best and most durable.
Reviewed By:Anonymous,4/25/2016 11:43:14 PM
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