2017 iPhone OLED Screen

Samsung will be the iPhone 8’s biggest fan

By on August 24, 2016 at 7:45 AM.

Samsung will be the iPhone 8’s biggest fan

Apple will not come out with a brand new iPhone redesign this year, that much seems to be crystal clear. But an increasing number of reports claims that at least one of the 2017 iPhones will bring over radical changes. Specifically, Apple is expected to launch a Galaxy S7 edge-like curved iPhone 7 successor next year that will feature a flexible OLED display, a first for the iPhone maker. A new report from Asia indicates that Samsung is already preparing for that rumored iPhone 8 (or whatever Apple calls it), but not to fight against it with a novel Galaxy S7 successor of its own. Instead, Samsung might become the biggest fan of that new iPhone. More →

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Samsung Scoop Bluetooth Speaker

Samsung to take on Amazon Echo and Google Home with its own Bluetooth speaker

By on August 23, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

Samsung to take on Amazon Echo and Google Home with its own Bluetooth speaker

Despite its relatively hefty price tag, the Amazon Echo has been one of the best-selling electronic devices on Amazon ever since it launched nearly two years ago. It turns out that people love interacting with Bluetooth-enabled speakers, which is why Google, Apple and now Samsung are joining in on the fun.

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Galaxy Note 7 vs. Note 5 vs. S7 MicroSD

Is this what’s slowing down Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 7?

By on August 22, 2016 at 6:05 PM.

Is this what’s slowing down Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 7?

One of the most critical components of a smartphone is the built-in storage, which can make a huge difference in overall performance. Tests repeatedly show that Apple’s iPhone 6s is the fastest smartphone when it comes to storage speed, beating all rivals including high-end handsets from Samsung. Of course, the competition is getting better and better when it comes to built-in and expandable storage speed, with Samsung having already confirmed it has big plans in the years ahead.

So, how does the brand new Galaxy Note 7 fare when it comes to storage performance? More →

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Samsung Refurbished Smartphone Sales

Samsung will soon sell used flagship phones at deep discounts

By on August 22, 2016 at 8:55 AM.

Samsung will soon sell used flagship phones at deep discounts

For a leading smartphone company like Samsung, the only thing better than getting a customer to purchase a flagship smartphone is getting two different customers to purchase the same flagship smartphone.

As Samsung seeks new ways to boost earnings as the high-end smartphone market becomes a far less reliable source of growth, a new report sheds light on one of the new programs the company plans to implement. Smartphone buyers in the US and other markets continue to flock to newer installment plan options that let them make low monthly payments and trade in their phones each year for new models. Now, it appears as though Samsung is getting ready to launch a new program that will see it refurbish and sell all those used phones. More →

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Galaxy Note 7 vs. iPhone 6s vs. Note 5

Samsung’s best phone yet might have some quality issues that can’t be fixed

By on August 22, 2016 at 7:45 AM.

Samsung’s best phone yet might have some quality issues that can’t be fixed

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 is definitely a head turner. Praised in reviews, the phone is one of Samsung’s finest creations, showing that the company learned a lot from its past mistakes and successes. However, the Galaxy Note 7 is not issue-free, and there already are several design concerns out there that you should know about, regardless of whether you’ve bought the phone already, or you’re thinking to get one. More →

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iPhone vs Galaxy Note Storage Speed

The massive iPhone speed improvement that no one is talking about

By on August 18, 2016 at 9:00 PM.

The massive iPhone speed improvement that no one is talking about

Every year we want our pocket computers to be even faster at doing amazing smarter things and be more energy efficient than last year. We look for faster chips, more RAM, more storage, and bigger batteries. Smartphone makers often deliver, making each new smartphone generation quicker and better than the previous one. As consumers, we often focus on processor types, and the amount of memory and storage to determine whether a certain smartphone is going to be good enough. One thing we don’t always acknowledge is the quality of certain components, and we consistently fail to talk about the speed of one critical part of an iPhone or Android device: the speed of its “hard drive.”

Having massive amounts of built-in flash memory and expandable storage isn’t enough if it’s not fast. Thankfully, some of the companies developing these storage solutions for iPhone and flagship Android devices are working on faster and more energy efficient storage solutions. Samsung is one of the company to keep an eye on when it comes to mobile storage, as it just announced plans to make its insanely fast smartphone storage solutions even quicker in the coming years, and that might benefit the iPhone as well. More →

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Galaxy Note 7 6GB RAM Release Date

The Galaxy Note 7 you wanted to buy may be coming soon

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

The Galaxy Note 7 you wanted to buy may be coming soon

Anything over 4GB of RAM in a smartphone is overkill at this point. However, that doesn’t mean that a device that packs 6GB of RAM (or even more) won’t be appealing to buyers, particularly a high-end handset that’s already very popular with fans. For the longest time, the Galaxy Note 7 was rumored to be one of these 6GB RAM unicorns, but the device Samsung unveiled a few weeks ago was (from that perspective) a let-down. All Galaxy Note 7 versions out there, except a select few that are going to China, will have just 4GB of RAM inside. More →

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Galaxy Note 7 Specs

Samsung made different Galaxy Note 7s for US and global markets – which is faster?

By on August 18, 2016 at 9:37 AM.

Samsung made different Galaxy Note 7s for US and global markets – which is faster?

Android fans, you’re now officially one day away from seeing the hottest phablet in the history of phablets hit store shelves. Some shipments went out a little early and retailers in some markets actually began selling the Note 7 a week early, but Friday is Samsung’s official launch date for its brand new Galaxy Note 7 smartphone.

If you read our in-depth Galaxy Note 7 review, you know that we were absolutely blown away by Samsung’s latest new handset. It features an incredible design, outstanding software features and killer performance that ranks among the best in the world. But as it often does, Samsung is releasing two different versions of the Galaxy Note 7. Will the US finally enjoy the more powerful model this year, or will the trend continue and see Samsung’s international version outperform the US model? More →

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Galaxy Note 7 Vs iPhone 6s Plus

The 7 best features on Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 (none of which are on the iPhone)

The 7 best features on Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 (none of which are on the iPhone)

By on August 17, 2016 at 1:20 PM.

We’re just two short days away from Samsung’s official Galaxy Note 7 release, and the reviews are in. We covered the hot new phablet in our in-depth Galaxy Note 7 review and here’s the TL;DR version: It will be the best phablet on the planet when it launches this Friday, and it’ll almost certainly still be the best phablet on the planet next month, even after Apple releases its next-generation iPhone 7 Plus.

We obviously recommend reading our full Galaxy Note 7 review before you reach any conclusions. But for those looking for a quick overview of the best new functionality Samsung’s latest phablet has to offer, we’ve compiled the phone’s seven hottest features in this post. More →

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Galaxy Note 7 Tricks Features Videos

These are the best Galaxy Note 7 features you need to know about

By on August 16, 2016 at 10:00 PM.

These are the best Galaxy Note 7 features you need to know about

The hottest phablet in town is about to launch in several countries, and it really is Samsung’s best phone. The Galaxy Note 7 is better than its predecessor in every way – read our full review – and it’s one phone to consider this fall if you want a big display on your smartphone. Soon, Apple will unveil its own large new iPhone, the iPhone 7 Plus that’ll compete directly against the new Note.

Samsung is well aware of this, and the company has put its marketing campaign for the Galaxy Note 7 into high gear. Samsung released a few official hands-on videos of the Galaxy Note 7 that highlight the phone’s design, new features, as well as software tricks.
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Galaxy Note 7 Preorders

People who preordered the Galaxy Note 7 are in for a nice surprise

By on August 16, 2016 at 8:00 PM.

People who preordered the Galaxy Note 7 are in for a nice surprise

Samsung’s hot new Galaxy Note 7 smartphone is the best phablet the world has even seen. Period. We published our in-depth Galaxy Note 7 review on Tuesday morning and in it, we explained just how good Samsung’s new phablet really is. The design has been dramatically improved, making the phone incredibly comfortable to hold despite its massive 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display. The updated internal components provide more power than ever before. And the new software features make an already great stylus experience even better.

Android fans who preordered the Galaxy Note 7 are already in for a treat when they receive the best new phablet in the world, but it looks like many people are about to enjoy an extra little surprise. More →

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Galaxy Note 7 Review

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 review

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 review

By on August 16, 2016 at 9:00 AM.

While nothing is official until Apple makes it so, there’s little doubt in most industry watchers’ minds that we know practically everything there is to know about the upcoming iPhone 7 Plus. It’s going to look eerily similar to the iPhone 6 Plus and 6s Plus, but with a few minor design tweaks. It’ll also feature a new dual camera setup and upgraded specs but apart from that, it will for the most part be a faster iPhone 6s Plus. To be frank, the iPhone 6s Plus is a great smartphone but a pretty lousy phablet, and we likely shouldn’t expect much more from the new iPhone 7 Plus.

When it comes to phablets, Samsung is still ahead of the pack. And with the brand new Galaxy Note 7, the company’s lead in the phablet market has only grown. More →

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