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Galaxy Note 8 Rumors: This could be the greatest phone of 2017

Last year, the Galaxy Note 7 turned out to be a disaster for Samsung. The phone had major issues with exploding batteries, which ultimately resulted in a total global recall. With the release of the Galaxy S8, the company was able to redeem its reputation, and Samsung will be looking to continue its 2017 success story with the launch of the rebooted Galaxy Note 8. The company’s next flagship device is expected to make its official debut at IFA 2017, which kicks off on Sept. 1 in Berlin. Although the expected release is still a few months away, rumors and reported leaks will be in abundance as we get closer to the day. In this post, we take a closer look at all the rumors surrounding the Galaxy Note 8, including what to expect in terms of design, hardware, and more. Keep in mind that this is just a rumor roundup, however, so take these leaks and tidbits of information … Continue reading Galaxy Note 8 Rumors: This could be the greatest phone of 2017

These are some of the biggest smartphones you can buy in 2017

Phablets are all the rage for those interested in greater battery life and more screen real estate to get things done, but while most phablets range in screen size from 5.5 inches to 6 inches, some companies seemingly want to push the boundaries of what we can still call a smartphone. If you think the 5.7-inch LG G6 and 6.2-inch Galaxy S8+ are huge phablets, then you might want to keep reading. We’ve rounded up some of the best phones larger than 6 inches that are worth considering in 2017. Simply put, these phones are so big you probably won’t be fitting any of them in your trouser pocket. Best phones larger than 6 inches 2017 Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Huawei Honor Note 8 Samsung Galaxy J Max Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra Huawei P8max Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Like its predecessor, the Mi Max 2 is targeted at users that consume a lot of multimedia on their phones. It’s 6.44-inch … Continue reading These are some of the biggest smartphones you can buy in 2017

Essential Phone: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

After months of teases and hype, Android creator Andy Rubin has finally unveiled the first smartphone by his new company, Essential. And as expected, it’s a cutting edge Android phone with a minimalist design and a hefty price tag. The Essential Phone has a flagship Snapdragon 835 chipset featuring an octa-core processor that’s been paired with 4GB of RAM, so on paper this phone is just as powerful as the HTC U11 and Sony Xperia XZ Premium. The phone also has 128GB of storage (though seemingly no microSD card slot) and runs Android. It’s not clear how heavily skinned Essential’s take on the OS will be though. It’s not just a smartphone, the Essential Phone is part of a new ecosystem designed to offer an alternative to Google’s Android, with a focus on design, performance, and versatility. Here are 5 fast facts you need to know: 1. The Essential phone sports a 5.7″ Nearly Bezel-less Display It appears that 2017 … Continue reading Essential Phone: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

10 must-have accessories for the LG G6: essential tech for 2017

We break down some of the best gadgets — from cases and car chargers to connected devices — that will help to protect your LG G6 as well as make it more functional. LG’s latest flagship handset — the G6 — is a major leap forward over its predecessor with its large 5.7-inch display and slick new 18:9 design. While the G6 is easily one of the best Android smartphones available in 2017, your user experience can be improved even further when paired with some great accessories. Depending on the type of user you are, these accessories are either a must-have or a down-right necessity. Since the LG G6 is among the major flagship Android devices launched this year, you will find some decent discounts and deals on most of the accessories featured here. Best LG G6 Accessories Screen Protectors microSD Cards Protective Cases USB Car Chargers USB Charging Cables Micro-USB to USB-C Adapters Wireless Charging Pads Chromecast Bluetooth Speaker … Continue reading 10 must-have accessories for the LG G6: essential tech for 2017

Extend your Galaxy S8 battery life with these simple tips and tricks

No matter what kind of phablet you have, squeezing out every last drop of battery life is a constant struggle. The Samsung Galaxy S8+ is equipped with a 3,500 mAh battery, which is smaller than the 3,600 mAh battery in the Galaxy S7 Edge. The Galaxy S8 features a 3,000 mAh battery, which is the same capacity as the regular Galaxy S7. Odds are that either Galaxy S8 device will get you through a busy day with some juice to spare, but you might be wondering what can be done if you’d like to get even more time between charges. Below, we’ve compiled a number of tricks and tips that will improve the battery life on Samsung’s latest flagship. Some of these battery saving tips will be obvious to just about any Android user, while others require a little bit of digging. Of course, nobody is suggesting you use all of them, but you should test them all out and … Continue reading Extend your Galaxy S8 battery life with these simple tips and tricks

10 things to consider before buying a new phablet smartphone

Finding the perfect phablet to meet all of your needs is never an easy feat, especially in a market where it seems like something bigger and better is always right around the corner. In this guide, we will dissect ten of the most important features you should consider before buying your next big-screen smartphone. 1. Display Size It’s a no brainer that when it comes to picking a new phablet, display size and resolution are priority #1. Big screen smartphones are best suited for people who regularly read books, watch movies, and browse the web on the go. What’s the ideal phablet screen size? Ask ten different people and you might get ten different answers but generally you want to strive for the most screen size possible without suffering resolution or portability. Unlike with conventional smartphones, one handed operation generally isn’t a factor when considering screen size because even the smallest phablets are difficult to operate one handed without accessibility … Continue reading 10 things to consider before buying a new phablet smartphone