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Five reasons why the Galaxy S5 is still a great phone

Galaxy S5 is a great phone

The world of smartphones moves fast. It seems like only yesterday that Samsung was announcing the release of its latest, greatest model: The Samsung Galaxy S5.

These days, the Galaxy S5 is a few years old, and so it’s probably not going to get any oohs and aahs from your friends and coworkers anymore. However, Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is still a great phone. It has some powerful specs to its name and offers some clear advantages over its successors at a significantly lower price.

Here’s five reasons why the Galaxy S5 is still a great smartphone choice.


Great battery

One of the biggest selling points of the Galaxy S5 was and still is its battery. To begin with, it’s removable, which means you can bring an extra battery along for the ride and replace it in a snap. Switching batteries is not possible in either the Galaxy S6 and S7.

At 2800 mAh (milliamp hours), it’s also larger than the battery in the Galaxy S6, and according to some reviews, lasts longer as well.

Ting to offer iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus beginning Friday, May 12

 iPhone 7 now on Ting - Showing a silver iPhone 7 front view. If your screen reader is reciting this alt text to you, it might interest you to know that iPhone has some of the best accessibility options available.

Ting will offer iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the best, most advanced iPhone ever, featuring new advanced camera systems, the best battery life ever on an iPhone and water and dust resistance beginning on Friday, May 12. iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and iPhone SE will also be available.

“We are excited to bring iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to our simple and affordable way of doing mobile,” said Elliot Noss, CEO of Ting. “iPhone is unparalleled in its user experience and we have heard loud and clear from our customers how important that is to them. We are excited to be able to combine the most advanced iPhone with our own great usability and customer service. iPhone delights its users every day. Ting does the same.”

Ting offers mobile that makes sense. Ting has no contracts, no overage penalties and no hidden fees. Minutes, megabytes and messages are each billed separately and customers only pay for the usage levels they actually hit each month. Businesses and families can have unlimited devices on one account and share usage for even greater savings. Active devices on an account cost just $6 per month. Ting provides a clear, usable control panel for customers to manage their accounts and smart, accessible people that are empowered to solve problems.

For more information on iPhone, please visit: www.apple.com.

A Month with the Moto G5 Plus

The Moto G5 Plus is the best phone you can get for $300.

There, I said it, and certainly not just because the Moto G5 Plus is available in the Ting shop.

I liked the Moto G5 Plus when I first clapped eyes on the still images. The tech specs, materials and build quality seemed on point (confirmed). Rare but very welcome features like expandable storage were present and accounted for.

Anticipation grew as we learned more about the phone leading up to the launch.

Speaking of which, Moto took a very different approach to launching the Moto G5 Plus; it went to the smaller carriers rather than the big ones. It took the phone to carriers like Ting, who’d appreciate the value proposition rather than big guys who might lament the relatively small price and thin margins.

Unboxing the Moto G5 Plus

We received a Gold Dust Moto G5 Plus in advance of the launch and, while it didn’t come in retail-ready packaging, we gave it as much of the Ting unboxing treatment as we could. Take a look.

Six things you can do right now to spring clean your smartphone

Spring clean your phone

Your once shiny, spiffy smartphone has become sluggish. It doesn’t feel like it did when you first pulled it out of the box. It’s not your imagination: Smartphone slowdown is real. While you may never quite recapture the feeling you had on day one, we can help combat smartphone slowdown with a few spring cleaning tips. Cut the clutter and put a spring back in your smartphone’s step.

Phones tend to accumulate a lot of junk, such as downloads, apps, pictures, videos, music, etc. These six ideas will help you shed what you don’t need and may give your old phone a new lease on life.

Moto G5 Plus available for pre-order now

Pre-order

Ting is part of Motorola’s exclusive US pre-launch event. The Moto G5 Plus officially launches on March 31… and that’s when you’ll receive it if you pre-order from Ting.

Please note: While this video shows the Gold Dust variant of the Moto G5 Plus, we’re offering the Lunar Gray variant.

We’re pretty excited about the Motorola Moto G5 Plus. It packs in features typically reserved for smartphones that cost way more than the G5 Plus’ $300 ask. Features like:

  • TurboCharge for six hours of juice after just 15 minutes on the charger.
  • A fingerprint reader to unlock the phone, pay for stuff and to save you the trouble of remembering passwords.
  • 4 GB of RAM and a 2 GHz octa-core processor which, translated into real people speak, means super smooth performance whatever it is you’re trying to do.
  • It’s fully unlocked which means you are in control. (which would also explain why the major carriers are trying to pretend this phone doesn’t exist)

 

Moto G5 Plus pre-orders from Ting will ship in time to arrive on March 31. The official launch date.

If you’re on the fence and a thin piece of neoprene is what’s going to push you over, you’ll be happy to know that we’ve got 50 Motorola koozies, one of which will ship with each of the first 50 pre-orders.

Pre-order now

Five capable smartphones under $100

What do you need a phone for anyway? You might want to check for updates in your newsfeed or record an incredible concert video or catch up on new shows in your downtime. You might even want to make a phone call.

What you don’t need is a phone that drives up the balance on your credit card. The Galaxy S7 is $800, and the iPhone 7 is close to $1000. Don’t let the flashy ads fool you – make the smarter choice and invest hundreds into yourself instead.

Here are five smartphones under a hundred bucks that can do everything you need them to…and not a whole lot more.

1. LG Tribute 5

Affordable phones under 100 - LG Tribute 5Price: $55

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Looking for a brand you can trust? Get an LG, just don’t buy the most expensive one.

This is without a doubt the lowest price you can find for a brand-new quad-core 1.1Ghz Snapdragon processor housed inside a slick shell. LG’s signature design is still apparent, throwing the power button and volume rocker on the back of the device, where your finger naturally rests.

Both rear and front facing cameras have 5 megapixel shooters, so if selfies are your thing, the Tribute 5 is where it’s at. This LTE capable device is on sale for just $55 – grab one now before they’re gone.

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