Galaxy Note 8 vs S8+ vs S8 official battery life may leave you unimpressed

August 22, 2017

Color us unsurprised, but we just took a glimpse at the official battery life endurance numbers that Samsung is giving for the Galaxy Note 8, and the smaller battery compared to the S8+ has seemingly taken its toll. Samsung was extremely cautious with the Note 8 battery pack, opting for a smaller, 3300 mAh unit than the 3500 mAh pack of the S8+, despite that the Note 8 is the larger device. Granted, the S Pen occupies plenty of space that the S8+ doesn’t have to spare, but still those of you who might have expected an excellent battery life out of the Note 8 …

Do bigger things for longer: Protect your Galaxy Note 8 with a Caseology case!

August 22, 2017

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is quite striking to look at. Encompassed by almost non-existent bezels, the dual-curved 6.3-inch Infinity Display at the front makes the handset one of the finest representatives of the Galaxy family. A gleaming glass panel at the back adds a finishing touch to the phone’s futuristic visage.

While undoubtedly …

Samsung infographic explains why Galaxy Note fans like the… Galaxy Note series so much

August 22, 2017

There’s a lot to like about infographics – they are succinct and pack a ton of info in an easily-comprehensible format that’s often enjoyable to digest.

That’s the case with the latest infographic we laid our hands on: coinciding with the Galaxy Note 8 announcement, Samsung released a quite intriguing one that gives us the rundown of a research that explores why users seem to like the Note series so much. 
Of course, the main reason that’s revealed in this infographic is pretty logical – the increased productivity the phone introduces can’t be …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: here is what’s in the box

August 22, 2017

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is here and you can pre-order yours tomorrow, on August 24th, but what will you get in the box?
Samsung helps us answer that question with an official unboxing, well at least on picture that is.
The image above shows customers what they get inside the box once they receive their brand new Note 8. Here is what you can find in the box:
1. Device with S Pen
2. Tweezer and Pen nibs
3. USB power adaptor
4. Micro USB connector
5. USB connector (USB Type-C)
6. …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: should you upgrade to it?

August 22, 2017

It is finally here — the Samsung Galaxy Note 8! The first new Note in 2 years that we should be able to buy and the phablet that has the hard task of washing away the black smudge left by the Galaxy Note 7. If you are a fan of the S Pen-toting line, you have probably been waiting for this moment for a while. Or, you probably have a Galaxy S7 / edge and didn’t go for an S8, but wanted to see what the new Note is going to offer you.

Whichever of those is your case, we will now be looking at the question “Should you upgrade to the Samsung Galaxy Note 8?”. Let’s dive …

Galaxy Note 8: All you need to know

August 22, 2017

By now, you’ve already heard the big news – the Note 8 is now official.
With the essential features of the Note lineup turned to 11, the Note 8 is a respectable addition to the lineup that will indubitably float the boat of all those who are not quite satisfied with the Galaxy S8 and S8+. Indeed, it’s quite easy to deem the Note 8 as a slightly larger—and more expensive Galaxy S8+—but there’s much more to that one.
So, with the hopes that you won’t judge that one too quickly, we’ve summed up all you need to know about …

Insiders peg Apple iPhone 8 starting price at $999

August 22, 2017

The Apple iPhone 8 is one of the most expected devices of the year for a reason: the 10th anniversary iPhone, it is expected to sit atop upgrades to the current iPhone 7 and 7 Plus as a more premium, all-out experience.
But the iPhone 8 price will fully reflect its premium status: sources now tell the New York Times that the starting price of the iPhone 8 will be $999.
Earlier rumors suggested that the iPhone 8 will come in a 64GB, 256GB and 512GB versions, with the $999 being the price for the base, 64 gig model.

Premium …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Galaxy S8+ first look: big vs bigger

August 22, 2017

When the very first Galaxy Note launched, many made fun of it and its large size. Surely, not everyone expected Samsung’s supersized smartphone to be commercially successful, let alone the series to still be around almost 6 years later. Yet here we are, holding the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 in the flesh. It is big, powerful, and feature-packed – just the kind of device a smartphone enthusiast would be drawn to.

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But at the same time, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 feels very similar to the Galaxy Note 8+, which …

First official Note 8 camera samples tell the tale of two cameras

August 22, 2017

Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 8 is the company’s first premium handset with two 12-megapixel cameras on its rear, and, while late to the dual camera game, Samsung went all-out with the set. The main wide-angle camera comes with f/1.7 aperture, the one with the telephoto lens sports a narrower, f/2.4 aperture, as can be expected, but both feature optical image stabilization for the first time in a phone. Apart from those two puppies, the Galaxy Note 8 also flaunts  an 8-megapixel selfie shooter with the same wide f/1.7 aperture as the main snapper.
As …

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 owners can get a big discount for the Note 8

August 22, 2017

Are you a former owner of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7? If the answer to that question is “yes”, you might want to know that Samsung has an interesting offer for you. 
At the Galaxy Note 8 announcement event on Wednesday, the tech giant declared its intentions of giving a discount to those who bought the exploding handset and subsequently had to return it during the recall. 
Eligible customers will be able to trade in their current handset and get up to $425 off for the new Note 8. Given the $930-$960 …