Motorola Moto G
Mike picked up a Motorola Moto G 2nd generation, but keeps auto updating over data. It does it on its own, and nobody can figure out why it's updating all the time. Leo says it sounds like the carrier doing an update every day, which is probably a phone home kind of update. It's not normal and it's likely related to his cellular service.
Sue says it's time to get a new phone. Leo says it's a good time to buy one. The iPhone makes a really good first smartphone and with a new one being announced next week, the time is perfect to get deals on them. Another good option is the Motorola Moto G if you want Android.
Lee has a Blue Life View mobile phone. The phone has dual sims, which is primarily used overseas when crossing international borders.
Leo doesn't like that it uses Android 4.2, which is a bit dated. Also, since it's an international phone, he'll want to check that the frequencies from his carrier are supported. It won't support LTE, which means he won't get the fastest data. But it's not bad for the money. Leo recommends getting the Motorola Moto G, which has the same specs for half the price. It isn't dual sim, but unless he's traveling overseas, it's more than enough.
Dennis needs to have an email address to provide for job applications, which is best? He doesn't have a home computer, and uses the library. Leo says that Gmail is the best option out there. It's very secure, easy to use and employers like it when they see it because it indicates people understand technology.
James is going to get his first smartphone and is considering getting an older model like the Samsung Galaxy S3. But should he just move forward and go with the latest HTC One? He doesn't want an iPhone, though. Leo says that in general, it's not a good idea to go with an older model because he'll lose out on the latest innovations. However, with Samsung, things have gotten worse because Samsung has loaded it with programs that users can't get rid of, in addition to what the carrier puts on it. At least the Galaxy S3 didn't have so much of that nonsense.