1. acrewdog's Avatar
    I'm surprised and dismayed that Android Central left these great phones off of their Black Friday deals list. I've long been a supporter of this site and have come to them and trusted their opinions but this is really unsettling.
    I understand that they are not as well advertised and likely have not bought space on the site but reporters have a responsibility to be neutral and honestly evaluate what is available. The very idea that a Snapdragon 821 phone with a 4000mah battery is available is a big deal, it's even bigger when they are so affordable. It's disturbing that they are ignoring a competitor to the brands they "Love". Yeah, a pixel would be nice to own, an S7 would be nice too, but this phone has the opportunity to change the game and ignoring it brings light to the editorial slant of this site.
    11-23-2016 09:29 AM
  2. Mallowpuff's Avatar
    I'm surprised and dismayed that Android Central left these great phones off of their Black Friday deals list. I've long been a supporter of this site and have come to them and trusted their opinions but this is really unsettling.
    I understand that they are not as well advertised and likely have not bought space on the site but reporters have a responsibility to be neutral and honestly evaluate what is available. The very idea that a Snapdragon 821 phone with a 4000mah battery is available is a big deal, it's even bigger when they are so affordable. It's disturbing that they are ignoring a competitor to the brands they "Love". Yeah, a pixel would be nice to own, an S7 would be nice too, but this phone has the opportunity to change the game and ignoring it brings light to the editorial slant of this site.
    And it's not like they don't know they exist. They have reviewed them and they did make a section on their forums for them.

    It makes no sense. I was honestly expecting one of the two, if not both, to be there. A phone for $250 that would easily beat almost any phone under $400? And it doesn't even get listed? Really?

    Or a budget phone, for $130, that would blast ANY phone at that price point out of the water. I mean I've picked up LG20s, S7s, and even a Pixel, to me this phone would compare in the visual and premium feel department. This phone FEELS like 600 bucks and costs $130. Not to mention the performance at that price point is amazing. Definitely blows the G4 play miles out of the water. In every aspect.

    And before someone says they can't recommend it because of the software, just stop there. Any aftermarket launcher gives the app drawer removes all the LeEco software from the front page. No it can't be deleted, but does it really bug you that much to see it in the app drawer every once in awhile? Really??

    All these major sites give both of these phones way too much hate. I guess they can't review them at their flash sale price, but I mean a 6/10 because the software that a simple launcher app will fix? I mean come on.. And if it's 6/10 because of the no settings in the notification shade, just get out. Yes it was a bad idea on their part, but I'm used to it after a week of using it. If you can't take a week to get used to something different, then just return the phone and get something else, but don't go saying how bad it is, cause it's not.

    ok im done.
    11-23-2016 09:43 AM
  3. Aquila's Avatar
    11-23-2016 09:45 AM
  4. Mallowpuff's Avatar
    This page that gets updated frequently with the best Black Friday deals is where I was talking about.

    Black Friday 2016 Deals | Android Central


    Having them mentioned like they are is good, but it's also 6 days old and not going to be updated. Unless of course the page I linked is only for major retailers.
    11-23-2016 09:59 AM
  5. hallux's Avatar
    The deal I see for those phones looks to be extra "rewards" credit, not a discount on the actual device. To see what you get, you need to register for an account with the manufacturer.
    11-23-2016 10:03 AM
  6. Mallowpuff's Avatar
    The deal I see for those phones looks to be extra "rewards" credit, not a discount on the actual device. To see what you get, you need to register for an account with the manufacturer.
    All you do is make an account at LeMall, click "LeRewards" on the device you want, you'll get a coupon. The coupon then doesn't activate until November 25th, when it activates you get that exact amount off. No MiRs, just $100 off the price. But before you do that, spin the wheel at the bottom of the page until you get a coupon for the device you want, they're $20 off the Pro3 or S3 and more off the TVs. I got an email saying my $20 coupon for the Pro3 doubled so it's actually $40 off..
    11-23-2016 10:09 AM
  7. j_grouchy's Avatar
    All you do is make an account at LeMall, click "LeRewards" on the device you want, you'll get a coupon. The coupon then doesn't activate until November 25th, when it activates you get that exact amount off. No MiRs, just $100 off the price. But before you do that, spin the wheel at the bottom of the page until you get a coupon for the device you want, they're $20 off the Pro3 or S3 and more off the TVs. I got an email saying my $20 coupon for the Pro3 doubled so it's actually $40 off..
    Pro 3 has a $50 off coupon now.
    11-23-2016 10:43 AM
  8. Mallowpuff's Avatar
    Pro 3 has a $50 off coupon now.
    Just went back and looked. The TV code doubled, the Pro 3 code went to $50.

    Even better!
    11-23-2016 11:08 AM

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