The AT&T BlackBerry Passport will be available for $200 on-contract, $22 per month on a Next 24 plan or $650 up front. This new softer-edged design gives the BlackBerry Passport that classic BlackBerry aesthetic. The AT&T version looks like a winner. I think a little extra chin on the bottom of the phone will add better function to the phone.
I have to say, LG is really making some nice phones. The best Nexus phones in my opinion were the 4 and 5, both LG manufactured. And the new lines of LG phones have definitely impressed me. The LG G Flex 2 would be an ideal device if I was still in flooring. That thing and it bending would be nice and not worrying about it breaking.
The LG G Flex 2 is coming to AT&T and Sprint. I won’t be buying my Flex 2 from AT&T like I did with my LG G3. they messed up with pma charging and a locked bootloader. I’ll be buying one from t-mobile or an international one to use on their network.
The Asus Zenfone Zoom has an optical zoom! Looks decent, decent seeming camera, the specs state the rear camera is Rear: 13MP, f/2.7- to 4.8-aperture, but the photo of the back of the phone lists the aperture of f/2.0. That might not seem like much but every full increment in f/stop size doubles the amount of light getting to the sensor. 2.7 is an unusual number too, standard full f-numbers run 1.4, 2, 2.8 4, 5.6 and so on. It will be available in Q2 for $399 unlocked.
Asus Zenfone Zoom specs:
5.5-inch full HD display
13-megapixel camera, 10-element lens with 3x optical zoom, optical image stabilization
3000 mAh battery
The cameras on the Samsung Galaxy A5 should be pretty decent. I suspect it is the same on the back as the SGS4. I like the A5, but more than $400 for a mid-ranger (with snap 410 and small battery) is not right. The Galaxy A5 is now on sale for $409.99 from Expansys USA.
The AT&T Lumia 635 is now on sale for $39.99 no contract from Radio Shack after sign up for the company’s mailing list. The phone feels solid, but doesn’t have the Nokia “brick” feel of past phones. The default camera app leaves a little to be desired, but the Lumia Camera app takes excellent photos! From the price to the features to the performance I am extremely happy with the Lumia 635.
Source: Radio Shack Via: PocketNow