Deal: Sony Xperia X Performance can be yours for $367.09 on Amazon (25% off)

At MWC 2016, Sony took the wraps off the Xperia X Performance, which retailed for $700 when launched. The high-end smartphone is now on sale over on Amazon and can be yours for exactly $367.09. It normally sells for between $450 and $500, which means you can save around $100 (or 25 percent).

The smartphone is unlocked and comes in Lime Gold, though the other colors aren’t available as part of this deal.

It might be more than a year old, but the Xperia X Performance is still a great smartphone. Especially at this price point. It sports a 5-inch Full HD display and is powered by the Snapdragon 820 chipset. You’ll find a 23 MP camera with an f/2.0 aperture on the back and a selfie snapper that has a 13 MP sensor on the front.

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It comes with 3 GB of RAM and offers 32 GB of storage, expandable up to 256 GB with a microSD card. Other notable features are its 2,700 mAh battery, NFC, Android 6.0 Marshmallow (upgradable to Android Nougat), and a fingerprint scanner located on the right side.

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The online retail giant claims that there are only eight units left in stock, so you might want to place your order sooner rather than later to secure the discount.

Moto G4 Plus on sale for $159.99 at Amazon and Best Buy

Motorola recently introduced the Moto G5 Plus, the latest in its line of affordable Android smartphones. If you’re looking for something even more affordable, though, you can now get a deal on another Moto handset.

Amazon and Best Buy are now discounting the Moto G4 Plus. Both retailers are offering the Moto G4 Plus for $159.99, which is $90 off its normal asking price. Best Buy has both black and white color options available at this price, but Amazon is only offering this sale on the black version.

The Moto G4 Plus features a 5.5-inch 1920×1080 display, 16-megapixel rear camera with laser autofocus and phase detection autofocus, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for all of your selfie needs. Also included is 16GB of built-in storage and a microSD slot for adding more storage if you’d like.

Rounding out the Moto G4 Plus’s feature set is an octa-core Snapdragon 617 processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 3000mAh battery. The Moto G4 Plus is sold unlocked and includes support for AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon in the US.

While it’s not Motorola’s latest hardware, the Moto G4 Plus still packs some nice features, especially for the price that Amazon and Best Buy are now asking for it. So if you’re looking for a new Android phone with a large screen and a small price tag, the Moto G4 Plus is work a look.

Sources: Amazon, Best Buy

Netflix was reportedly number one in app revenue during Q1 2017

Netflix is making a ton of money from its video streaming subscription service. A new report today claims that the company’s mobile apps on Android and iOS brought in more revenue combined worldwide than any other app for the first quarter of 2017. It replaced the Line messaging service for the top spot, which was number one in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Netflix is number one overall, and also number one on iOS in terms of revenue

The report comes from the research firm Sensor Tower. It claims that Netflix is number one overall, and also number one on the iOS platform in terms of revenue. However, it’s only at the number 10 slot on Android, with the Line messaging service at number one. Other apps like Google Drive and rival streaming service HBO Now are also ahead of it. That would suggest that Netflix gets much more of its mobile app revenue from Apple’s iPhone and iPad devices. Sensor Tower added that Netflix’s app revenues came in at $133 million globally for the quarter, a massive 286-percent increase compared to the $34.6 million in revenues it generated during the same period a year ago.

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It’s likely that Netflix’s commitment to adding more and more original content has a huge influence on people signing up for the service and then sticking around as even more new series and movies are added. Just in the last few weeks, Netflix has added critically acclaimed shows like 13 Reasons Why and the revival of Mystery Science Theater 3000. Even shows that are not a hit with critics, such as the recent Marvel Comics-based Iron Fist, have apparently also been successful for the service.

The new report was posted just after Netflix announced its official financial reports for the quarter that ended on March 30, 2017. It said that its paid memberships worldwide went up to 98.01 million during the quarter, and added that it expects to exceed the 100 million subscriber milestone sometime this weekend (no word if that 100 millionth subscriber will get a nice bonus).

Deal: Snag the 16 GB Moto G4 Plus for just $160 at Amazon and Best Buy

A few weeks ago, Amazon was selling the Moto G4 Plus with 16 GB of storage and 2 GB of RAM for just $189.99, a $60 discount from its normal price. Today, both Amazon and Best Buy have lowered the price of that same phone again, down to just $159.99, a discount of $90.

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The Moto G4 Plus is still an excellent choice for a budget-price smartphone. It has a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor, a 16 MP rear camera, a wide-angle 5 MP front-facing camera, and a fingerprint sensor. It also has a 3,000 mAh battery that supports the TurboCharge technology, which offers up to six hours of battery use after just 15 minutes of charging. The unlocked phone is designed to work with all four major US wireless carriers. You can also download its recent over-the-air update to Android 7.0 Nougat.

The Best Buy discount is slated to end in a few hours, so you might want to hurry if you want to get the Moto G4 Plus at such a low price. It’s also possible that the Amazon price could go up tomorrow as well. Are you interested in getting this phone as a gift for a friend, or maybe for yourself? Let us know in the comments.

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10 Shows Worth Subscribing to Amazon Prime Video For

10 Shows Worth Subscribing to Amazon Prime Video For is a post by Travis Pope from Gotta Be Mobile.

Their rise began quietly, but video subscription services are making lots of noise as they attempt to undermine traditional television. Netflix was the first to offer a video subscription service that was good enough to kill off your cable subscription. Always interested in spreading the tendrils of its Prime services, Amazon launched Amazon Prime Video not too long after Netflix streaming arrived. At worst, Amazon Prime Video has enough shows to supplement your cable subscription. At best, Amazon Prime Video can replace a cable subscription. The key to both is Amazon Prime Video’s blend of video content. There are so many great shows on Amazon Prime you’ll find yourself never wanting to cancel.

Amazon signs deals with content creators to bring their television shows to its library. These videos, which are available at no additional charge for Prime users, have a flag letting users know that watching them won’t cost anything extra. Amazon takes exclusive content deals seriously, guaranteeing them streaming rights for networks that aren’t available on other platforms, Nickelodeon and HBO being among them.

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You’ll want to subscribe to Amazon Prime Video for these shows.

Read: Is Amazon Prime Worth It?

Amazon Originals are the main course, though. The company offers a huge assortment of content that you can’t get anywhere else, including Netflix and Hulu Plus. Pilots of these shows are created by Amazon and made available for free. Subscribers vote and review their favorites to help the service decide which to keep.

An Amazon Video subscription itself costs $8.99. Amazon Prime, the overall subscription offering that unlocks upgraded shipping, music streaming, a Kindle library, video game discounts and photo backups, costs $10.99 a month or $99 a year.

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Together the potent mix of Amazon Originals television shows and the stuff that’s available from traditional cable networks are enough to make you wish you could forget all your responsibilities and spend your time just enjoying Amazon Prime Video. Anyone that’s tried the service in recent years will likely agree.

Here are 10 shows worth subscribing to Amazon Prime Video for. Original or from a network, they’ll have you ready to never leave the service.


Catastrophe

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Catastrophe

 Catastrophe is a modern love story focusing on Rob and Sharon, two people who didn’t actually end up in love until they were married. Fair warning, they could fall out love at any time too. Add in his off-the-wall mother and some of her insecurities and you end up with a train wreck you can’t hit the pause button on.

[ Watch Catastrophe in Amazon Prime Video ]

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10 Shows Worth Subscribing to Amazon Prime Video For is a post by Travis Pope from Gotta Be Mobile.