Given the misfortune Samsung went through last year with the Galaxy Note 7, the company undoubtedly needed to bring its A-game for 2017. Intro the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, the company’s latest flagships to help consumers forget that it accidentally shipped out devices that could set a house ablaze and not regular ol’ smartphones.
Instead of a Edge variant like last year, we’ve got two identical devices, with exception to the battery size and display size. Other than that, it’s the same phone, so we’ll kill two birds with one stone in this review.
This is our Galaxy S8 / Galaxy S8+ review. (more…)
The Galaxy S8 might be the talk of the town at the moment, but updates are still flowing to devices like the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. Verizon’s S7 line-up is receiving new software today that introduces support for Big Red’s One Talk service and the latest version of the Amazon Shopping app.
The updates should be small and will arrive as software versions G930VVRU4BQC5 and G935VVRU4BQC5. (more…)
This morning, Samsung announced that its mobile payment system, Samsung Pay, has expanded into four new markets. Over the next couple of days, Samsung Pay will officially arrive in Sweden and United Arab Emirates (UAE), followed by an “early access” launch in Hong Kong and Switzerland. (more…)
We recently received a tweet, depicting a Galaxy S8+ owner’s battery usage statistics. According to him and the info displayed on his device, he’s not only getting a solid day of usage (24+ hours), but nearly 9 hours of screen on time (SoT). Excuse me? Come again? What is this wizardry? (more…)
After Samsung killed the original Bixby remap method, developers have been busy trying to figure out another work-around for your Galaxy S8 or S8+. Over the weekend, a bunch of apps surfaced that were indeed a work-around, though we’re not sure we would put a full recommendation behind any. I say that because most just seem to be apps that launch Bixby in order to call up another action, like Assistant or another app or your camera. And maybe that’s all you need! Either way, here are a few we did some short tests with. (more…)
Thinking back to the early days of Android, it’s insane to see how far cameras inside of smartphones have come. The innovation doesn’t seem to be slowing this year either, as there are many phones available to buyers with very capable and exciting shooters inside. In an attempt to see which is the best of the best with regard to daily usage, we’ve put Samsung’s latest, the Galaxy S8, against the Google Pixel and G6 from LG. (more…)
The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ produced “best ever” pre-orders for Samsung, according to a statement issued to press this morning.
They didn’t release specific numbers, but you have to assume we’re talking about a lot of phones. Samsung said that pre-orders were 30% higher than the Galaxy S7 from the year prior. Samsung’s pre-orders sure seem to be going up with each new phone, including the Note 7 and its record-setting numbers. (more…)
Verizon Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge owners, you should probably jump into Settings>System updates. Why? Because your Android 7.0 Nougat update is here! The update seems to have gone live minutes ago, as a handful of users all pinged us at the exact same time, saying they were prompted to update.
We don’t have many details just yet, but we’ll update this post as we have more (like size, software version, etc.). (more…)