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Top things you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S8’s SD card slot

SD cards are mostly plug-and-play, but you should know a few things to make the most of yours.

After a short blip with the Galaxy S6 series, Samsung is back to making a microSD card slot one of its core tenets. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ have an SD card slot that lets users choose just how much storage they want to add, even though fewer people will need one with the new higher default storage of  [Read More…]

Video: Everything you need to know about the Galaxy S8’s camera

The Samsung Galaxy S8 has taken some heat for not changing much in its cameras compared to last year’s S7. But if you only focus the hardware, you miss the big picture on this phone.

The S8’s camera has a ton of software features, plus new image processing chops thanks to Samsung’s “multi-frame” photography. Bottom line: There’s a lot you can do lot this camera, but it’s easy to miss some of these features if you don’t know where  [Read More…]

The best fix for the Galaxy S8’s fingerprint sensor is a thin case

It shouldn’t have to come to this, but has.

As has been discussed since launch, the fingerprint sensor on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ is tough to use consistently. But that’s not just because of its positioning — part of the issue is how it sits nearly flush to the back glass with very little separation from the camera lens. Combine these issues, and it can be really hard to distinguish where exactly the fingerprint sensor is  [Read More…]

Things to know about the Samsung Galaxy S8’s SD card slot

SD cards are mostly plug-and-play, but you should know a few things to make the most of yours.

After a short blip with the Galaxy S6 series, Samsung is back to making a microSD card slot one of its core tenets. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ have an SD card slot that lets users choose just how much storage they want to add, even though fewer people will need one with the new higher default storage of  [Read More…]

How to customize the Galaxy S8’s Always On Display

Samsung has slowly improved its Always On Display — here’s how to get started with it.

Even when your Galaxy S8‘s display is “off,” it isn’t really off. Always On Display triggers right away, and continues to show you useful information that’s available at a glance so you don’t always have to turn on the whole display just to check the time or see if you have notifications. It’s a neat tool that works well right out  [Read More…]

Understanding the Galaxy S8’s display resolution options

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ default to ‘Full HD+’ resolution, but it’s easy to go higher or lower. Here’s why you might want to do that.

The Galaxy S8’s Quad HD+ SuperAMOLED panel is one of its standout features. Indeed, that big, almost bezel-free display features heavily in Samsung’s ads for the phone. By default, though, it’s not set to run at its full, native resolution of 2960×1440, instead it’s downsampled to “Full HD+,” or 2220×1080. And  [Read More…]

The Galaxy S8’s quick launch camera setting isn’t available globally

The ability to quickly launch the camera with the power button is missing on a few Galaxy S8 units.

Double tapping the home button was the fastest way to launch the camera on the Galaxy S6 and S7. But with the Galaxy S8 eschewing the home button, Samsung had to come up with a new way to quickly launch the camera, and the company turned to the power button. Pressing on the power button twice in quick  [Read More…]

Hate the Galaxy S8’s unlocking options? Buy a Fitbit

The Galaxy S8’s fingerprint sensor placement has some people in a tizzy. Here’s how to avoid using it and still keep your device safe.

The Galaxy S8 is a great phone with a lot of ways to unlock the screen. That stems from the fact that Samsung relocated the fingerprint sensor from the front below the screen, which is easy to reach, to the back next to the camera, which is considerably harder. Then it added two  [Read More…]

Bixby Voice won’t be ready in time for Samsung Galaxy S8’s launch in the US

As Samsung mentioned before, Bixby – its recently unveiled new virtual assistant – is still a nascent platform that isn’t fully operational just yet. And with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+’s official launch coming up on April 21, we have some bad news for those who were excited to try out Samsung’s Siri-wannabe. In […]