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Galaxy Note 5 and S6 series owners, how’s the Nougat update treating you?

A big update for some aging phones.

Depending on the carrier and version of the phone, it’s been between a few weeks and a few days since your Galaxy Note 5 or Galaxy S6 series phone was updated to Nougat.

The update, surprisingly, brings Samsung’s 2015-era phones largely to feature parity with the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S8 — barring any hardware-specific variances — and updates the Samsung Experience UI to the company’s blue-and-white color palette that  [Read More…]

UMIDIGI’s C Note is not as frail as the Galaxy S8 – video

While the Samsung Galaxy S8 is a gorgeous device, it’s far from being perfect. One aspect that has raised some criticism is that because the handset is made almost entirely out of glass, the Galaxy S8 is extremely fragile. But Chinese device maker UMIDIGI wants to show us that a beautiful phone doesn’t always have […]

Galaxy Note 7 was a fluke, and the GS8 is no redemption story

The story you were told is a lie. The Galaxy S8 doesn’t mean redemption for Samsung — it simply means more of the same.

There’s definitely something about being reminded that the Emperor has no clothes. Maybe it was because I was midway through my own little take on the Galaxy S8. … It’s a beautiful piece of glass and software, the phone Samsung needed to make — the phone it had to make — bringing it back from the fiery  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Note 7R coming in June with hefty $620 price tag

Samsung will soon be betting on customers’ fondness for the ill-fated Galaxy Note7 – which succumbed to its fatal burns last year – with the launch of refurbished version of the phablet. According to a report coming out of ETNews, the Korean tech giant is gearing up to launch the Note 7R (R for refurbished) […]

Galaxy Note 8 could be T-Mobile’s coverage secret weapon this fall

Samsung and T-Mobile are scheming to promote the company’s upcoming coverage boost.

The Galaxy Note 8 will likely be the first phone to feature an upgraded version of the modem inside Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 platform boasting support for the 600MHz spectrum that T-Mobile just spent $ 8 billion to acquire.

During its first quarter earnings call this week, the company’s CTO Neville Ray revealed that the first 600MHz-supported handsets will be available “before the end of the  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs. Galaxy S8+: Total recall

The Note 7 may be the butt of every bad joke right now, but ignoring it altogether leaves a huge gap in the history of Samsung’s design language. Many of the design traits that make the Galaxy S8+ — the company’s latest big-screened superphone — so great, can be traced back to its explosively flawed predecessor. Though it’ll forever be associated with faulty batteries and an embarrassing global recall, the Note 7 was the first to showcase a true  [Read More…]

Refurbished Galaxy Note 7 could go on sale in South Korea in June

Refurbished Note 7 will be $ 250 more affordable than the original.

Samsung announced at the end of last month that it would bring back the Note 7 as a refurbished device in select markets. The refurbished model was spotted undergoing Wi-Fi certification earlier this week, and a report out of South Korea suggests the phone will be available at the end of June.

The refurbished Note 7 will feature a smaller 3000mAh battery, but the  [Read More…]

Win an UMIDIGI C Note (Smartphone Giveaway)

We’re back with another smartphone giveaway for you guys and gals. This time we’re putting together one that might cater more to our international readers and not just for those of you who live in the US. Starting from today and running through May 9, 2017, you can enter for a chance to win an […]

Fancy a red phone? Check out the new UMIDIGI C Note

Most phones these days come with black, white/silver paint jobs. But if you’re bored of having to pick from the same color options, you might want to look in the direction of UMIDIGI. The Chinese smartphone maker is currently present at the Hong Kong “Mobile Electronics Fair 2017” where it will unveil a stunning red […]

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: What we know so far

For its next Note, Samsung will be hoping to build on a successful Galaxy S8 launch, and finally banish the specter of the Note 7.

In late 2016, Samsung released a critically praised smartphone that seemed to do everything right. A few weeks later, those phones started randomly catching on fire. Samsung recalled and replaced them, and then the new ones caught on fire as well. RIP Galaxy Note 7.

With the prospect of a Note 8  [Read More…]