Samsung Galaxy S7 Active Review

Samsung S7 Active review: I can’t kill this indestructible smartphone

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Samsung S7 Active review: I can’t kill this indestructible smartphone

I remember when I first started writing about technology, my boss at the time told me all about how he protected his Nokia N97 by keeping it in a fleece-lined pocket with daily cleanings, just in case the camera accumulated dust or scratches.

I’ve never been remotely that careful with a gadget. My phones have been dropped, scratched, soaked, and for one unlucky handset, immersed in a bucket of paint. Phones like the indestructible Samsung Galaxy S7 Active are phones for people like me.

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Galaxy Note 7 vs. Note 5 vs. S7 Edge

Galaxy Note 7 to have bigger battery than Note 5 but smaller than Galaxy S7 edge

By on July 25, 2016 at 6:50 AM.

Galaxy Note 7 to have bigger battery than Note 5 but smaller than Galaxy S7 edge

The Galaxy Note 7 will be unveiled on August 2nd and hit stores in the coming weeks – reports indicate the phone might be available for preorder as soon as Samsung’s Unpacked keynote wraps up. But with a couple of weeks, until the phone become officials, we’re still pounded by a large number of Galaxy Note 7 leaks. The latest one says the phone will have a bigger battery than the Galaxy Note 5, its predecessor. But that’s not necessarily a good thing, given that the phone might have a smaller battery than the Galaxy S7 edge. More →

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Galaxy Note 7 Leak

Huge leak shows Galaxy Note 7 iris scanner in action on video

By on July 22, 2016 at 5:25 PM.

Huge leak shows Galaxy Note 7 iris scanner in action on video

This has been a big week of firsts for eager Samsung fans who can’t wait to get their hands on the company’s upcoming new flagship phone, the Galaxy Note 7. After a few rounds of new photos leaked earlier in the week, we showed you the first ever video of a working Galaxy Note 7 on Thursday. The new flagship phablet appears to be everything we’ve come to expect after weeks of leaks and rumors — and that’s a good thing, because leaks have thus far painted a very impressive picture.

Now, another first: A video posted on Weibo by an anonymous user appears to show the Galaxy Note 7’s new iris scanner in action. More →

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Galaxy Note 7 Specs

New photos show Galaxy Note 7 from every angle, but not the Note 7 we’ve seen before

New photos show Galaxy Note 7 from every angle, but not the Note 7 we’ve seen before

By on July 22, 2016 at 1:23 PM.

There’s still a couple of weeks to go until Samsung officially unveils the Galaxy Note 7, but I don’t know what the company is really waiting for. We’ve heard all kinds of rumors and even seen video of the phone in action.

A new series of photos from the Chinese Weibo site clearly show a device that looks a lot like the upcoming Galaxy Note 7. The pictures confirm everything we’ve suspected before: it will ship in at least three colors, have an all-glass design, keep the S Pen, and even add an iris scanner. But there’s something special about these photos that Samsung fans will notice right away, and it points to not one but two new inbound Note 7 models.

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Samsung Foldable Smartphone Design

Samsung invents the artificial muscles your future foldable smartphone will need

By on July 21, 2016 at 11:00 PM.

Samsung invents the artificial muscles your future foldable smartphone will need

It’s no secret that Samsung wants to make more advanced flexible mobile devices in the future, including foldable smartphones. But such products require advanced manufacturing techniques that would guarantee the integrity of the product while it’s being bent.

Samsung, therefore, invented an artificial muscle whose mission, should it choose to accept it, would be to move the internal components and the screen of a flexible device in such a way that the hardware isn’t damaged. More →

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Galaxy Note 7 Leak

Working Galaxy Note 7 captured on video for the first time ever

By on July 21, 2016 at 11:46 AM.

Working Galaxy Note 7 captured on video for the first time ever

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 edge is arguably the best smartphone in the world right now… at least, for another couple of weeks. Then the phone Android fans have been waiting all year for will finally be unveiled, as Samsung confirmed last week. The Galaxy Note 7 is expected to be one of the most impressive smartphones we’ve ever seen, with specs that reportedly include next-generation Snapdragon or Exynos processors depending on the regions, 6GB of RAM and a large Super AMOLED display with 2K resolution and a curved edges on both sides.

We’ve seen photos of the upcoming new phone leak on a few separate occasions at this point, and now the Note 7 has seemingly been captured on video for the first time. More →

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T-Mobile Galaxy Note 7 Deal

It looks like T-Mobile will be the best place to buy a Galaxy Note 7

By on July 20, 2016 at 4:30 PM.

It looks like T-Mobile will be the best place to buy a Galaxy Note 7

The Galaxy Note 7 is almost upon us, with preorders rumored to start immediately after the phone’s August 2nd announcement. While carriers are yet to reveal their Galaxy Note 7 pricing, obviously, a new rumor says that T-Mobile will have a hot offer on hand: A buy-one-get-one promotion for Samsung’s upcoming flagship phablet. More →

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Galaxy S7 Active Drop Test

Ultimate drop test: Can the Galaxy S7 Active survive a 400-foot fall?

By on July 20, 2016 at 2:00 PM.

Ultimate drop test: Can the Galaxy S7 Active survive a 400-foot fall?

When a company releases a new high-profile phone alongside claims that it’s water-resistant, shatter-resistant or just about anything else-resistant, you can believe that bloggers are going to put those claims to the test. And as can only be expected, they’re going to put those claims to the test in the most savage ways imaginable.

We’ve seen Samsung’s new Galaxy S7 Active fail some water submersion tests lately, so owners might be wise to avoid any unnecessary dunks. But the S7 Active has held up very well in all of the drop tests we’ve seen to date. Of course, none of those drop have been quite as extreme as this one. More →

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iPhone 8 A11 Processor

Samsung won’t be producing any chips for the iPhone 8

By on July 18, 2016 at 5:30 PM.

Samsung won’t be producing any chips for the iPhone 8

A new report from the Economic Daily News (via Digitimes) relays that Apple has tapped Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to be the exclusive supplier of A11 chips for the company’s 2017 iPhone, a device that might very well be called the iPhone 8.

TSMC is already rumored to be the exclusive supplier of A10 chips for the upcoming iPhone 7, though we’ll have to wait for the inevitable stream of device teardowns before we know for sure. As it stands now, A9 chip production for the iPhone 6s is split between TSMC and Samsung.

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Samsung Electric Car

Samsung buys stake in Chinese car maker because smartphones are so 2007

By on July 18, 2016 at 2:55 PM.

Samsung buys stake in Chinese car maker because smartphones are so 2007

Samsung is well known for spreading its bets in the smartphone industry. Doesn’t matter if the future is curved displays, built-in projectors or your own operating system, because Samsung has researched them all.

The biggest name in Android phones is now diversifying its holdings outside consumer electronics, by purchasing a stake in Chinese car maker BYD. There may be some benefits to be gained by both companies — Samsung can bring its experience making semi-waterproof smartphones to in-car entertainment systems, and BYD gets something better than Apple CarPlay.

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Galaxy Note 7 Preorder August 2

You’ll be able to order the Galaxy Note 7 a lot sooner than you think

By on July 15, 2016 at 2:20 PM.

You’ll be able to order the Galaxy Note 7 a lot sooner than you think

Samsung already told everyone that the Galaxy Note 7 is the next hot Note phablet and that it’ll launch it on August 2nd in a special Unpacked event in New York – of course, we knew all that from all the leaks we saw in the past few months.

We also know pretty much everything there is to know about the phone’s specs and we have plenty of pictures showing its final design, including purported press renders. Some reports also even offered potential pricing details and release dates for the handset, and a new rumor claims you’ll be able to order the Galaxy Note 7 a lot sooner than you think. More →

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