We already knew when AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile were getting the new Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear smartwatch and now we know when Sprint will be getting them too. Sprint announced that they will begin selling the Note 3 and Gear on October 4th, with the Note 3, available in either black or white, costing $349.99 with a new 2 year contract and the Gear an extra $299.99. Unfortunately this means that Sprint’s Note 3 is $50 more expensive than the AT&T and Verizon versions and $150 more expensive than the T-Mobile version (the Gear is $300 at all the carriers).
For those who don’t know, the Note 3 is the fully spec’d successor to the Note 2. As you’d expect, it’s got everything you’d expect in a new 2013 superphone: a 5.7 inch 1080p HD screen (which is larger and much sharper than the Note 2?s 5.5 inch 720p screen), a super fast 2.3 GHZ quad-core processor with 3 GB of RAM (basically this thing is crazy fast), and a 13 megapixel back camera with 2 megapixel camera on the front for HD video chat, selfies, and doing things like Dual Camera. The Note 3 is slightly thinner than the Note 2 and packs a larger battery which hopefully will mean even better battery life than the Note 2′s (which was already pretty great). It also runs Android 4.3 with some improvements to Samsung’s custom software like a better Multi-Window mode.
The Galaxy Gear meanwhile is Samsung’s first Android smartwatch and can do things like run apps, take pictures, let you know what new notifications you have and of course, tell you the time. We saw both the Note 3 and Gear in person and while we were impressed with the Note 3, at $300 the Galaxy Gear– while very cool– doesn’t seem to be worth the money just yet.
For more info on the Sprint Note 3 head to Sprint’s site here.
As far as new phones go, Sprint has released most of the big ones including the HTC One and Galaxy S4 but they look to really ramp things up in the coming months. If you’re on Sprint and have an upgrade coming up sometime over the next couple of weeks or months these are some of the best phones either already at Sprint or rumored to be coming to a Sprint store near you very soon. The last thing you want is to go out and buy something only to really regret it a week later.
While not everything here is confirmed to be coming to Sprint (some are just our best guesses based on rumors we’ve been hearing), here are five phones you should be excited for if you have an upgrade coming up. More >
If you’re looking for a new Android phone or have an upgrade coming up odds are you’ve narrowed your choices down to either the Samsung Galaxy S4 or HTC One. Both are very impressive phones with amazing 1080p HD screens, super fast quad-core processors, powerful cameras and interesting software features like the ability to become a remote for your TV. And best of all– both phones either are, or will be, available very soon.
We know that there’s a lot of interest in both of these beasts, so here’s a quick roundup on when they will be available at your carrier and how much it will cost you to get one.
We know a lot of you are excited for Samsung’s latest giant phone, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, and we have some good news for you. Over the next couple of weeks AT&T, T-Mobile or Sprint will all be releasing this awesome phone/tablet.
AT&T will start selling the Note 2 on November 9th for $300 with a new 2 year contract while Sprint will be releasing the Note 2 tomorrow, October 25th, and pricing it at the same $300. T-Mobile users, you guys are a bit lucky and unlucky– your version of the Note 2 is available right now, but it will cost you: T-Mobile wants $370 for it. Why the major price difference here were not sure.
Oh and those of you on Verizon– unfortunately Verizon hasn’t announced a price or release date just yet, but rumors say it might be coming as soon as later today for that same $300 price AT&T and Sprint are charging. Samsung is holding an event for the Galaxy Note 2 tonight so hopefully we’ll be able to find out a bit more about this there.
For more info on the Note 2 check out our first look here.
Sold on the iPhone 5 and want to make sure you have one the first day they’re available? Well, as promised, you can now pre-order the iPhone 5 online with an expected delivery date of next Friday, September 21st (or the day when you can actually buy the iPhone 5 in stores).
AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and the online Apple Store are all currently accepting pre-orders, while Best Buy, Radio Shack and Walmart will be taking pre-orders in stores once they open later today. The online sites for Sprint and AT&T were having problems earlier today dealing with the large number of pre-orders (though they both look to be holding up now), so if you really want to make sure you get the iPhone 5 right when it’s available we recommend you order soon.
Also be careful– if you upgrade on Verizon to get the iPhone 5 at the cheaper 2 year contract price (the one that starts at $199 for 16 GB) you will lose your older unlimited data plan, and be forced to switch to one of their new family data plans. If you want to keep your unlimited data plan you’re going to have to buy the iPhone 5 out of contract (which starts at a much more expensive $650 for 16 GB and goes up $850 for 64 GB). Unlimited users on AT&T should also be careful of this, though we were able to upgrade online (through the online Apple Store) to the iPhone 5 at the cheaper 2 year contract price and still keep our unlimited data.
So, who’s upgrading?
UPDATE: It now looks like the ship date on the online Apple Store has been moved to 2 weeks. Sprint, AT&T and Verizon all still show a delivery date of the 21st, so you if you want it then you should pre-order soon (or go into a store– like Best Buy, Walmart, Radio Shack etc.– when they open and pre-order there).
UPDATE 2: Well as of 1:30 PM, it looks Sprint is the only one still showing a delivery date of September 21st when you pre-order. AT&T pre-orders will now come between “14-21 business days” while Verizon is promising delivery by September 26th. If you really want the iPhone 5 on day one and haven’t yet pre-ordered you may now just want to get up early and wait on line.
Excited for the new iPhone 5? On Sprint and already have the Galaxy S III or HTC EVO 4G LTE and want to know when you’ll actually be able to, you know, use that super fast 4G LTE?Well, your in luck as Sprint this week announced a huge list of cities slated to get their new, much faster 4G LTE network.
Sprint, unlike AT&T and Verizon, just launched their LTE network this year and as you’d expect, they cover nowhere near the amount of cities AT&T and Verizon cover. Currently you can find Sprint’s LTE network live in only a handful of cities like Atlanta, Baltimore, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Kansas City, and San Antonio, as well as some areas around those cities. That all will change soon however, as Sprint has promised to bring their LTE network to more than 100 cities– including many major ones like New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Boston, Philadelphia and Chicago– in “the coming months.” Sprint also plans to have their whole network upgraded to 4G LTE by the end of next year.
Hit the more link for the full list of the cities expected to get covered in the “coming months.”
As we all expected, Apple today took the wraps off their latest and greatest iPhone, the iPhone 5. And like the iPhone 4 was a major update to all iPhones that came before it, the iPhone 5 brings the iPhone to a new level.
There’s a lot to cover here, so read on as we breakdown everything you’re gonna need to know about Apple’s latest and greatest.
Sprint users, you’re wait for the iPhone finally begins its end. Sprint today has finally added both the new iPhone 4S and the 8 GB iPhone 4 to its website, with both being available for pre-order right now and available next Friday, October 14th. Like AT&T and Verizon, Sprint’s iPhones will cost $99 for the 8 GB iPhone 4 and either $199, $299 or $399 for the iPhone 4S (depending on if you get the 16, 32 or 64 GB version). Unlike the AT&T and Verizon iPhones though, Sprint will still be offering unlimited data for $40 a month (once you include their $10 “premium data fee,” though if you have a family unlimited plan you may be able to add unlimited data for just $20 a month. AT&T’s data plans on the other hand are either $15 a month for 200 MB, $25 a month for 2 GB, or $45 a month for 4 GB. Verizon’s data plans start at $30 a month for 2 GB and go up to $100 a month for 12 GB).
For those who don’t know, the iPhone 4S is Apple’s latest and greatest iPhone. While it looks exactly like the iPhone 4 and has many of the same features (including the same 3.5 inch Retina Display, Facetime camera and being 3G only), under the hood it’s a whole new animal with a much faster dual-core processor (which means faster app openings and even better gaming), 8 megapixel back camera and support for Siri, Apple’s incredible new virtual assistant. For everything new in the iPhone 4S, see our full breakdown here.
So, Sprint users– you ready to finally get the iPhone?
More info: Sprint
Here it is, the news everyone’s been waiting for. Apple’s has just announced the next generation of the iPhone, the iPhone 4S. On the surface the iPhone 4S looks just like any iPhone 4, but like with the iPhone 3GS, Apple has made some major changes under the hood here, changes that will change the way we use technology forever.
So what are you waiting for? Read on for everything you need to know about the all new iPhone 4S!
If you’re on Sprint and were waiting for the Epic 4G Touch (aka Sprint’s version the Galaxy S II Android superphone) then today is you’re lucky day. As promised, Sprint has finally released the Epic 4G Touch today and it’s now available for you to order for the standard superphone price of $199.99 with new 2 year contract and data plan.
For those who don’t know, the Epic 4G Touch is one of the most powerful 4G Sprint phones yet, with impressive specs like a 4.5 inch Super AMOLED Plus screens (like AT&T’s Infuse 4G. Basically, everything and anything you view on it will look insane), 8 megapixel back camera with 2 megapixel front camera (for higher quality video chatting), ridiculously thin design (it’s literally pencil thin!), the latest and greatest Android 2.3 Gingerbread with Samsung’s latest TouchWiz 3.0, 4G, 16 GB of built-in storage, and a super fast dual-core 1.2 GHZ processor (so you should never see any freezing or lag even when doing intense things like multitasking or gaming).
We haven’t yet had a chance to see the Epic Touch 4G in person but we have used its European cousin (which is pretty much the same as Sprint’s version but is simply called the Galaxy S II) and we gotta say– this looks to easily be up there with the Photon 4G and EVO 3D as one of Sprint’s top phones today and is definitely worth a strong look if you’re looking for an awesome new Sprint phone.
For more info on the Epic 4G Touch check out Sprint’s site here.