Posts tagged with: Samsung

Samsung is a Korea based company that was founded in 1938, and is one of the most popular and successful electronics companies in the world. Like its most businesses, Samsung's mobile division creates products that are widely sold all over the world. Today Samsung smartphones are powered by Google's Android OS and Samsung's own BADA OS. Some popular Samsung devices include Nexus S, Galaxy S series, and more. Read our Samsung coverage for the latest news, reviews and videos about Samsung smartphones:

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    Ever worry that you're getting a little too up close and personal with your smartphone or tablet? Dense, high-resolution screens may look incredible even when we're holding them just inches from our face, but is that kind of interaction detrimental to our eyes? A healthy adult probably won't do any permanent harm by parking their face right in front of a tablet, but what about the developing eyes of a child? Samsung's on the lookout to make sure that kids can enjoy smart devices without inadvertently doing any damage to their eyes, with the help of its Samsung Safety Screen app. Samsung ...

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    There's little getting around it: if you want the best pictures possible from a digital camera, that means going with the physically largest image sensor you can afford. Unfortunately for the smartphone market, where space is hard to come by and pricing can make or break a phone, simply dropping in a humongous sensor hasn't been the obvious solution it might seem like. Still, we've seen signs of progress, like manufacturers choosing pixel size over resolution with flagship models like the Samsung Galaxy S7. Now a new report suggests that Samsung could be pushing the limits of smartphone ...

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    As always, choosing where to buy Samsung’s newest flagship Android phone from in the US hasn’t been easy. But the retailer decision was made hard this year for all the right reasons. Carriers tried their best to be the first to ship the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, not to mention the heated freebie wars that Verizon probably won by throwing in a sizzling hot Gear S2 smartwatch instead of the cheaper Gear VR headset. Purchasing a GS7 unlocked and free of network restrictions was similarly difficult, as it took various eBay sellers mere days to start their own discount games. And now, believe ...

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    Remember when 4GB RAM was widely considered overkill for even the highest-end Android smartphones? Some of you may still strongly believe that, despite several major OEMs exploring a move to 6 gigs in the very near future. Meanwhile, Samsung’s been blurring the lines between mid-range and premium niches for quite some time, particularly with the metal-and-glass but non-flagship Galaxy A family. If that wasn’t enough to mess with your heads, at least a couple new Galaxy C-series handhelds are apparently in the pipeline, and they’re extremely well-endowed. The Galaxy C5, aka SM-C5000, ...

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    A few weeks back, Samsung quietly introduced a new app for Galaxy smartphones, offering users an alternate, highly customizable lockscreen along with new notification controls: Good Lock. While users were free to seek it out on Galaxy Apps and give it a spin for themselves, Samsung hadn't really drawn any attention to it yet, so it was understandably flying under the radar of many potential users. Today the company seeks to do something about that, formally announcing Good Lock and explaining a little about what it can do. Good Lock affords users a number of configuration options for ...

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    Although it’s a little early to have any sort of guarantees regarding Samsung’s “next big thing”, even if we choose to believe its speculated mid-July ETA, the list of main Galaxy Note 6 features is slowly but steadily coming together. Thanks to a screenshot of a popular CPU identification tool called CPU-Z, we now have “confirmation” the SM-N930F will offer a massive 6GB RAM for heavy multitaskers. Additionally, the leak suggests the GNote 6 shall sport a 5.8-inch display with 2,560 x 1,440 pixels resolution (Quad HD), as well as 32GB internal storage, and an Exynos 8890 ...

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    Maybe the Snapdragon 820 is actually the beast we all make it out to be. Maybe the Exynos 8890 kicks constant butt? Maybe we should give dues to the Apple A8 ... what? Okay, so forget the amazing Geekbench and GFXBench scores and blah blah blah we've seen because that stuff can be gamed. Like, we've seen it gamed. Many times. Gizmodo decided to give this spring's big Android smartphone releases and iPhones of new and old a big test. In fact, the outlet rolled its own by running tests on Gamebench, a benchmarking app that measures FPS, CPU, GPU and energy consumption performance through ...

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    Smartphone manufacturers run the gamut from your Apples or your OnePluses, crafting a tight lineup of a few key models, to those who practically have a new smartphone for every day of the week (and every week of the month, and every month of the year) – companies like Samsung. Beyond its core Galaxy S and Galaxy Note models, the manufacturer has a veritable alphabet soup of additional handsets: models like the Galaxy J and Galaxy A series. Now it looks like Samsung is getting ready to add another letter to that roster, as new evidence turns up for a possible Galaxy C model. The first ...

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    With this week's launch of the HTC 10, we wrapped up the usual group of early-year smartphone flagship announcements. That means we've probably got a couple months of comparative down-time before we start seeing some serious summer-launch action, all ramping up in anticipation of IFA. One of the more significant handsets we expect to be part of that summer lineup is Samsung's next stylus-equipped Note handset, especially after the Note 5 moved up Samsung's launch timing to mid-August. Now a new leak gives us an early glimpse at how the manufacturer's plans for the Galaxy Note 6 might be ...

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    While the equivalent of less than two Benjamins buys you incredibly high-end Android slabs from fairly reputable OEMs in countries like China or India, it’s still not easy for power users to shop on such a tight budget stateside. You can get the Huawei Honor 5X at exactly $200 unlocked, a $175 or so third-gen Motorola Moto G if you just can’t wait for its sequel, or… a $160 factory refurbished unlocked GSM Samsung Galaxy S5 from Woot via Amazon. Now, we know what many of you think of pre-owned devices. They’re damaged goods, some literally, and they pose no palpable reliability ...

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    They say there’s no smoke without fire, and since the iPhone AMOLED flame is constantly exacerbated by tipsters pouring gasoline all over it, you can bet the farm on Apple’s move away from LCD technology happening sooner rather than later. Probably not this year, though. Granted, OLED smartphone screens are already cheaper to produce than their liquid-crystal display counterparts, but no major component suppliers can commit to the kind of numbers Cupertino needs to satisfy its fans’ rampant demand. Hiring more than one company to furnish the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus organic light-emitting ...

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    Can you believe there was a time, not too long ago, when Verizon was widely considered the stingiest of America’s big four carriers? Big Red’s clearly turned the page recently, with free data for early Android Pay adopters, a super-cool Gear S2 bundled in with GS7 pre-orders, and gratis LG 360 CAM chaperoning the G5 to market. Today, the number one mobile operator stateside also revives its dormant trade-in program, letting folks interested in sizzling hot new handhelds like the Galaxy S7, LG G5, Motorola Droid Turbo 2, or iPhone 6s net nifty $300 discounts. Technically, up to $300, ...

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    Copious amounts of praise has been laid on top of Samsung's latest pair of charming flagship Androids. Everyone wants the S7 and everyone else wants to be the S7 edge and vice versa. But the thing about delving into what makes up these smartphones is sorta like sitting down to watch sausage get made ... while in a drab classroom setting to boot. Samsung, though, is still trotting out its engineers that worked on the thermal cooling system on both the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge to talk about said thermal cooling system on both the ... okay, you get it. Principle(sic) Engineer Kyungha ...

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    Samsung, we get it: you're competing with the likes of Google and Apple in the mobile payment game, and going up against companies like that, with the backing of entire smartphone platforms behind them, can be a little intimidating. So it's understandable to an extent how far you're willing to go in order to turn Samsung smartphone users into Samsung Pay users, and keep your numbers looking good. So far, that's meant a lot of promotional offers, hooking new Samsung Pay users up with anything from free hardware, to free gift cards, in an effort to just get them using Samsung Pay at all. ...

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    In addition to being the most popular smartphone vendor around the globe by a landslide, and producing the two devices consumers and experts appear to agree are the best of the best, Samsung today adds another important gold medal to its increasingly crowded trophy room. This one’s a little unexpected, which probably makes the win that much sweeter, as we all tend to associate BlackBerry or Apple’s names first and foremost with top-drawer mobile security, impenetrable encryption, and data protection. But surprise, surprise, market research firm Gartner ranked Samsung Knox number one in ...

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    If you’re a conspiracy theory kind of guy (or girl), you can probably never be persuaded of the impartiality of online tech reviewers. If a certain gadget gets too much love from media outlets, you may automatically suspect money was involved in jacking up scores, including in nearly impossible to manipulate tests. If however a new phone is panned by pundits, it’s because X is a fanboy of the Y company, or just a hater of the Z brand. There’s no winning when skepticism enters the equation, but that’s what independent, not-for-profit associations are for. Already, the US-based ...

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    With yesterday's launch of the HTC 10, smartphone shoppers have a new flagship option to consider, joining the growing ranks of this season's heavyweights. And while these phones represent some attractive options, not everyone's got the resources to pay hundreds upon hundreds of dollars for the latest top-of-the-line handset. Luckily, there's no shortage of more affordable options to consider, and today we hear about the latest models descending upon Sprint's MVNO family, as Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA pick up a trio of Android handsets. First up, we've got the Samsung Galaxy J7. ...

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    Every time a new major Android release rolls around, we find ourselves facing two questions: what dessert name will Google go with, and what version number will the build emerge as? For the desserts, at least we have the predictability of Google's alphabetic progression to rely on: we may not know if we're getting Android Nougat or Android Nutella, but we're sure getting an Android N of some kind. Version numbers, though, are a bit trickier, and while Lollipop and Marshmallow both arrived as whole-number updates (5.0 and 6.0, respectively), Jelly Bean and KitKat (to say nothing of earlier ...

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    While Samsung used to make a pretty big fuss about every “new” phone or tablet it announced until not long ago, even those gadgets that practically aped their predecessors through and through, we’ve recently started to see a novel sense of humility yielding low-key introductions of minor upgrades like the Galaxy Tab A (2016). As such, we wouldn’t be altogether shocked to hear very little from Samsung prior to the commercial launch of a couple of repackaged Galaxy Tab S2 configurations. These are already up for pre-orders in Germany, at an e-tailer called Cyberport, and though we ...

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    Excited about the Snapdragon 823/6GB RAM-packing Samsung Galaxy Note 6? Well, yeah, but it’s still at least a couple months away. And unlike the Galaxy S7, it might cost a small fortune, bringing far too many substantial upgrades to the table to afford promotions of sorts or bundle deals. Meanwhile, if you’re tight on cash, the Note 5 and even Note 4 are not to be disregarded. Some will call the latter archaic, but like a fine wine, the fall 2014-released 5.7-incher seems to be getting better with time, courtesy of Marshmallow goodies thus far delivered OTA to international variants, ...

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    Since the spring lineup of Snapdragon 820 mobile powerhouses is almost complete, with the Galaxy S7 duo, LG G5, Sony Xperia X Performance and Xiaomi Mi 5 all either announced or commercially launched, and the HTC 10 mere hours away, it feels like a pretty good time to start looking towards the (not-so) distant future. What might fall bring in terms of Android-based flagships? A Galaxy Note 6, without a shadow of a doubt, plus obligatory new top-shelf models from companies like Sony and LG. All these should have a processor in common, and despite Snapdragon 820’s sizzling hot reception, ...

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    Much like the other fledgling industry segment bidding for the title of “next big thing” in tech, the virtual reality market seems to be split in two very distinct categories. But the price gap between smartphone-enabled VR headsets and their PC and console-based counterparts is way larger than the main differentiator of activity trackers and smartwatches. As such, devices like the Samsung Gear VR will easily get the volume advantage over the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Sony PlayStation VR this year. What kind of an edge we’re talking about here? A massive one, Strategy Analytics ...

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    Even two phones as new and awesome as the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge need constant software support, not only to ensure their security is always in tip-top shape, but also to take care of inherent small bugs and continuously improve imperfect features. For instance, it’s been reported one-handed use didn’t work so great on the S7 Edge off the bat, which Samsung immediately got on top of, cooking up a maintenance update dedicated primarily to revising palm rejection. This minor yet noticeable goodie pack is now rolling out in select European markets, containing shape correction for ...

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    We get it. Samsung Pay is a good thing, technology-wise. VR is a great thing. But we have major doubts as to why the two should be combined. That's what Samsung Pay Europe chief Natalie Oestmann floated out during the Money20/20 conference in Copenhagen while talking about the spreading success of the mobile payments system. It's been about eight months since the US saw start of service and only a tender week-plus for China, but the path forward is said to be seen in gift cards, loyalty programs and in-app purchases — the latter already seen with Android Pay and Apple Pay. It's a ...

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    When Samsung announced the already affordable Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge would net early adopters in the US a gratis Gear VR headset and six-game Oculus bundle, it all seemed too good to be true. But when Verizon went a step further, allowing its customers to choose the Gear S2 smartwatch over the virtual reality device as a freebie, there was no stopping the flocks of S7 buyers. Unfortunately, it looks like Big Red may have miscalculated supply and demand, as people waiting for their circular Tizen timepieces are instead receiving delay notices. They say beggars can’t be choosers, so you ...

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