It was bound to happen eventually. Global smartphone sales have fallen year-over-year for the first time since 2004. Research firm Gartner reports that industry-wide, sales in the fourth quarter of 2017 dropped 5.6% from the same time period in 2016.
While Samsung and Apple maintained their leads in units sold, both showed declines in year-over-year sales. Samsung's sales decreased by 3.6% for Q4, and Apple dropped a somewhat surprising 5%.
Gartner attributes some of the slowdown in Q4 to the aging of the Galaxy S8 and S8+, with the S9 set to debut at the Mobile World Congress, as well as some confusion over Apple's release of three new models of iPhone and supply shortages for iPhone X. Read More
Google increased the price of its larger Pixel phone to $850 this generation, which is a lot to spend on a phone. There have been a few deals, but the latest offer from Best Buy and Verizon is the best one we've seen yet. You can get $400 off this phone (nearly half price), but there are some strings attached. Read More
Google's Pixel 2 is a great little phone, but the $650 asking price is a little steep for some. You can get a solid discount on the device today if you don't mind a refurbished phone. Woot is selling the Pixel 2 for $529.99 (64GB) and $579.99 (128GB). Read More
Samsung's Gear watches have gone from an opportunity to joke about wrist cameras to a pretty solid wearable option. They're just a little expensive most of the time. You can, however, get a big discount on the Gear S3 Frontier today at Best Buy. It's a refurbished device, but it's hard to complain at $210. Read More
Huawei's Mate 10 Pro is a good phone, but it's not one you'll be able to get from your carrier. Deals with AT&T and Verizon both collapsed in the face of government pressure, but it's launching in the US as an unlocked phone later this month. Massdrop has this phone today, and it's offering $100 off. Read More
The Moto X4 is an okay phone, but it's tough to recommend at $400. However, Google's Project Fi just started selling the phone for much less. You can get the Moto X4 for a mere $249 on Fi right now, making this a smoking hot deal. Read More
The Nest Secure has been out for a few months now, and it has yet to see much in the way of discounts. That changes now that Best Buy has dropped the price of the home monitoring system by $100. You can pick up the starter pack right now for $399, and there are even some slightly cheaper listings on eBay. Read More
Google launched new Pixel phones a few months ago, but the 2016 Pixel phones are still solid devices. They're faster than many phones, and the camera performance is incredible. Google hasn't discounted the last-gen phones very much, but there are some cheap refurbished units available on Daily Steals. We've also got some coupon codes to make them even cheaper. Read More
Your home theater system might be getting mighty complicated these days, but a smart universal remote may be just what you need to get it all under control. It doesn't have to break the bank, either. The Logitech Harmony Smart Control is on sale at Amazon for a mere $58. It comes with a remote control and works with your Android phone. Read More
HMD Global was founded just over a year ago, and in that short time, it has used the Nokia brand to sell a wide variety of phones. The company's lineup ranges from the high-end Nokia 8 to feature phones like the new Nokia 3310. Counterpoint Research, an analyst firm, estimates that HMD sold 13.5 million feature phones and 2.8 million smartphones during Q3 2017. Read More