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Should you buy a Galaxy S9+ or wait for the Galaxy Note 9?

Two big phones with one big difference.

We now know the Galaxy Note 9 will be unveiled at an event in New York City on August 9, and that gets all of our wheels turning thinking about the possibilities of what we can expect and whether it’s worth waiting for. For Samsung fans looking to make the move to a new phone, there really are two options: buy a Galaxy S9+ today, or wait for the Galaxy  [Read More…]

Deal: Get up to a 256GB microSD card w/ Galaxy S9, S9+, or Note 8 purchase

The offer is only valid at Samsung’s website through July 31.

Even though the Galaxy S9 is a few months old at this point, it’s still absolutely worth picking up. If you’ve been thinking about finally getting one for yourself, Samsung’s now giving away a free microSD card to double the included storage of the model you choose.

The size of the microSD card you get changes based on which storage configuration you choose for the S9.  [Read More…]

Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5 series crosses 5 million sales in four months

The Redmi Note 5 series becomes Xiaomi’s best-selling lineup to date.

Xiaomi has announced that the Redmi Note 5 and the Redmi Note 5 Pro have cumulatively amassed over 5 million in sales. Both phones made their debut back in February, and the Redmi Note 5 Pro in particular continues to sell out within minutes during weekly flash sales.

Its unavailability has led to a lot of consternation among Xiaomi fans eager to get their hold  [Read More…]

Samsung will make the Galaxy Note 9 official on August 9th

In a rather surprising move, Samsung has started rolling out invitations for an Unpacked event on August 9th. The reason for the surprise is because this is likely the launch event for the Galaxy Note 9.

Previous iterations were also unveiled in August, but none were revealed this early.

As for the invitation, Samsung shows off what appears to be an S Pen and it’s button. But the  unique yellow/gold color of the S Pen is interesting combined with  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and S10, Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Pro, and LG V35 (Podcast #16)

Welcome to the AndroidGuys In Brief Podcast. Our aim with this podcast is to update you on all of the important things going on the Android world. Today, Matt and Scott sit down to discuss leaks around the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and the Xioami Mi Max 3 and Mi Max 3 Pro. They also touch on the imminent release of the unlocked LG V35 and a possible trio of Samsung Galaxy S10 devices.

Topics Samsung Galaxy Note 9 passes  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to arrive in early August, indicates FCC filing

Given that we’re in the start of the summer season, and just coming out of the flagship device releases, it’s time to start looking ahead again. Yes, we’re ready to look to the horizon at what’s next. In other words, it’s time to gather up all of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 rumors we can find.

Typically released in the fall, the bigger, stylus-friendly device comes from Samsung to carry us through the holidays. It’s also, not coincidentally, introduced to  [Read More…]

Demystifying Xiaomi’s budget lineup: Should you buy the Redmi Y2, Redmi Note 5, or the Mi A1?

It’s time to find out what each phone in Xiaomi’s budget lineup has to offer.

Xiaomi releases a lot of devices every year, and most of them tend to be in the budget segment. The Chinese manufacturer is nothing if not shrewd about its launch strategy, and by targeting the sub-₹15,000 segment, it managed to get a leg up over its Chinese rivals.

Xiaomi’s intense focus on this segment means there are seven phones currently sold by  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 could get a new Brown color option this year

In a few months, Samsung will unleash upon the world yet another flagship. The Galaxy Note 9 will, according to the most recent rumors, will see the light of day in New York on August 9 during an Unpacked event.

As we’re drawing closer to the date, more and more leaks centering the upcoming smartphone have started emerging online. For example, we just heard the Note 9 will ship with a 4,000 mAh battery and now another leak reveals the  [Read More…]

Do you plan on upgrading to the Galaxy Note 9?

Samsung’s playing it safe this year.

Leaked renders of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 surfaced on June 6, and to not much surprise, revealed that the phone will look eerily similar to the Note 8.

We’re still expecting the Note 9 to come equipped with a faster processor, new software features, and improved cameras, but when it comes to its design, it doesn’t appear that we’ll be seeing much change at all.

Some of the Android Central  [Read More…]

ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 vs. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro: Battle of the budget beasts

ASUS is taking the fight to Xiaomi with its latest budget phone.

Over the course of the last three years, Xiaomi went from a relatively unknown Chinese brand to India’s largest smartphone manufacturer. It did so by introducing budget phones that offered great value for money, and eliminating common pain points. For instance, one of the areas Xiaomi focused on last year was battery life — it started rolling out phones with larger batteries and offering optimizations  [Read More…]