Samsung kicked off an official Android 7.0 Nougat beta program for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, but these aren’t the only Android handsets that will be updated to Google’s latest mobile operating system. A new discovery on benchmark site GFXBench indicates that the Galaxy Note 5 may soon receive its own Nougat update. More →
The year-old Galaxy Note 5 might be the best Samsung phablet money can buy right now, thanks to the Galaxy Note 7 and its exploding battery. Samsung had to stop Galaxy Note 7 production permanently after it failed to fix the battery issues that turned the 2016 handset into a fire hazard. To compensate for this huge failure, Samsung has been aggressively pushing Galaxy S7 sales. But the company might also be interested in making the Galaxy Note 5 exciting again.
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 →
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 →
There’s little question that iPhone users love their smartphones. Regardless of how negative the current news cycle is, Apple’s iPhone lineup is still the best-selling smartphone line in the world by a wide margin. Studies and surveys also consistently show that Apple retains smartphone customers better than any other phone brand, and this has been the case for years. Interestingly, however, a new major study has found that a new smartphone is now the Apple of the American consumer’s eye. More →
Google’s Android 6.0 update might be the best Android OS version to date, but many users who aren’t Nexus owners are still waiting to receive it for their devices. Even those Android fans who purchased top-of-the-line hardware last year have yet to receive the Marshmallow update, including Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5 buyers.
A new leak offers release date details for the update and it covers Samsung’s 2015 and 2014 flagships. More →
You can find some of the best gadget reviews in the world on YouTube and two of my favorite YouTube gadget reviewers have just posted their picks for 2015’s smartphones of the year. So what do popular YouTubers Marques Brownlee and Jonathan Morrison think of 2015’s crop of smartphones? Let’s explore both of their year-end wrap-up videos below. More →
The holiday shopping season is almost over, but there are plenty of hot deals to take advantage of. Even if you missed on scoring a great TV deal during Black Friday, there were many sales and neat bundles available to buyers on Cyber Monday and in the week that followed. And if you are still in the market for either a new TV or a new smartphone, then you need to check out Best Buy’s latest hot offer. More →
What’s the best smartphone camera in the world? There’s no certain answer, of course, but in general the top contenders every year seem to be phones made by Apple and Samsung, with manufacturers such as LG and even Sony often in the mix. Android Authority recently conducted a blind camera shootout that asked its readers to pick the best photos that were snapped with four different phones: The iPhone 6s, the Galaxy Note 5, the LG G4 and the Sony Xperia Z5. In the end, Android Authority’s readers decided to go with… the iPhone 6s.
We can’t even imagine the conversations that are taking place in Apple’s offices on Thursday. First a huge leak revealed the upcoming new HTC One A9, which is far and away the most shameless iPhone copy the world has ever seen outside of the Goophone. Not to be left out, Samsung just announced that its flagship Galaxy Note 5 will soon be available in two new colors: Silver and, you guessed it, rose gold. More →
Apple’s new iPhone 6s has better camera hardware and software than any earlier model, with the iPhone 6s Plus also packing optical image stabilization for photos and videos. The new iPhones have been lauded in camera reviews from pro photographers, but DxOMark rankings still place them behind many of this year’s flagship Android handsets.