Refer Your Friends and Family to Samsung Pay, Get $5

Samsung is kicking off the High Five Referral Program for Samsung Pay this week, granting users the ability to refer friends and family to the service. A referral that is followed by a qualifying purchase will result in the referrer getting $5 automatically injected into their Samsung Pay account. The max number of referrals a user can give out is 30, making the earnings potential a solid $150.  (more…)

Opinion: High Price of the Galaxy Note 7 Shouldn’t Piss You Off

I can’t tell you how many times I have read in the comments section of this site that the Galaxy Note 7 is priced too high. Is it? Let’s dissect and discuss. The Galaxy Note 7 at full retail averages across the major US carriers at about $850. Some carriers are cheaper, some are more expensive. The point is, while the phone is indeed expensive, this shouldn’t upset anybody. Not only should it not upset you, but you shouldn’t even be surprised.

When it comes to Android devices, the Galaxy Note 7 is packing the heat. Featuring a 5.7″ QHD Super AMOLED display, Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, IP68 water resistance, USB Type-C port, 64GB base storage, iris scanner, fingerprint reader, microSD card support and so much else, this device is launching with features that other smartphone owners only dream of having. In fact, even Galaxy S7 owners don’t have the luxury of an iris scanner, so they have a slight right to feel a little salty.

Allow me to present a few points why $850 for the flagship device of flagship devices is not that ridiculous.  (more…)

DEAL: Galaxy Note 7 Pre-Orders at Sam’s Club Also Include $150 Gift Card on Top of Freebies

Pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 opened up last night at all of the major carriers, but let’s not forget that various retailers have the phone available now as well. As of this morning, Sam’s Club seems to have the best deal, which includes not only the bonus of a free Gear Fit2 or 256GB SD card, but a $150 gift card as well.

There has been a lot of talk over the past 24 hours about how expensive this new Galaxy Note 7 is and I wouldn’t necessarily disagree with the idea that this phone is not exactly the most affordable. With that said, the freebies Samsung and retailers are including is making it quite the deal at the moment.

For one, you get a Gear Fit2 or 256GB SD card, which is basically Samsung giving you a free $170 gift. Then on top of that, Sam’s Club (assuming you are a member), will toss in another $150. That’s not bad!

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Poll: Are You Buying the Galaxy Note 7?

Alright, alright, I know I just said that we were trying to wrap up our Galaxy Note 7 coverage for the day, but we can’t do that without asking if any of you actually plan to buy one. Below, you will find a simple poll with “Yes,” “No,” or “Still on the fence,” as answers. Vote and let us know if this is your next phone or not!

Also, be sure to catch up on Galaxy Note 7 pricing and availability. And in case you missed it, we just got Verizon pricing.

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Specs Comparison: Galaxy Note 7 vs. Galaxy S7, Moto Z, G5, OnePlus 3, and HTC 10

The day is coming to a close and even though you are probably burned out on all of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 coverage, since it has fully dominated the past several hours, we wanted to toss out a specs comparison of Samsung’s latest flagship to the other top tier devices of the moment. After all, the phone arrives with a steeper than usual price and a set of specs that few can stand up with. But is all of this worth it when compared to say, the OnePlus 3 and its $400 price tag? Or is it better than the S7 Edge, which can be had for decent discounts these days? Or does it need a modular aspect like the G5 and Moto Z?

We’ll let you weigh in on that for now as we lead up to our full Galaxy Note 7 review. Let the battle begin.  (more…)

Galaxy Note 7 Buyers, the Galaxy Game Pack Gives $400 Worth of In-Game Goodies

Exclusive to buyers of the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung is teaming up with Google to offer nearly $400 worth of in-app goodies for lovers of mobile games. Thanks to the Vulkan API, mobile gamers are getting treated to some excellent games, and with the Galaxy Game Pack, owners of the Galaxy Note 7 are seriously getting spoiled.

Inside this Galaxy Game Pack, users will get special in-game giveaways for titles such as Hit, Need for Speed No Limits, Vainglory, Olympus Rising, Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes, Asphalt 8, Hearthstone, Hungry Shark World, and more.  (more…)

Hey, the Samsung Gear 360 is Finally Coming to the US August 19 for $350

Yep, it is.

You’ll find Samsung’s Gear 360 camera at select retailers at a price of $349.99 on August 19. Samsung is only saying that online orders open that day, but Verizon also plans to carry it and expects to have some available as early as August 5 in their Destination Stores.

If you have been waiting patiently for the Gear 360, the light at the end of that tunnel is real.