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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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    Heat is a fact of life with many mobile devices: when we crank up the brightness on our screens full-blast, or run software that pushes all a processor's cores into overdrive, we expect a handset to heat up in the process. Running warm may be one thing, but it's easy to take things too far, and on the upper end of the spectrum we're looking at glitchy operation, spontaneous power-downs, or even outright damage to hardware. New reports suggest that the recently launched Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 may be suffering from some serious overheating issues, going so far as to warp the tablet's ...

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    Now that the LG G3 Beat has been announced, it's time to start talking comparisons between it and 2014's other mini phones, including Samsung's own Galaxy S5 mini. As we don't yet have review units of either, spec comparisons will have to suffice for now, so let's do it -- this is LG G3 Beat vs Samsung Galaxy S5 mini. On paper, there's one clear winner between the S5 mini and the G3 Beat -- the Samsung takes the cake in almost every department, but remember that specs are almost never an exactly accurate gauge of performance. Things such as OEM skins and component quslity will determine ...

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    Two of the hottest products in consumer electronics right now are the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live, the first in a wave of Android Wear-flavored wearable devices. Both have bene fairly hard to get by if you're a Google Play-hater, but now Android Wear availability has expanded to both Best Buy and Google's own Shopping Express service. The prices haven't changed for both Best Buy and Shopping Express, though first-time buyers on Shopping Express get a 10-dollar discount. Shopping Express is also limited to a very specific list of regions, while Best Buy is pretty much nationwide ...

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    A quad HD smartphone display, like the kind we find on the LG G3 or new Galaxy S5 LTE-A edition, has the obvious benefit of packing a heck of a lot more pixels than a 1080p component. And simply by nature of being the latest-and-greatest, its presence on a phone is going to attract a lot of attention from spec-focused, technically-minded shoppers. But once you get past the novelty of a screen with such incredible pixel density, are there other real benefits to be found? In the case of the GS5 LTE-A's display, that answer looks to be “yes,” as testing confirms some substantially ...

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    Whether you're buying-up companies like Beats, or just focusing on giving your own phones' speakers a little more “oomph,” smartphone manufacturers have been paying a heck of a lot of attention to mobile audio lately. Back in late April we saw Samsung deliver its latest batch of offerings, announcing the Samsung Level lineup of premium audio gear. At the time, we didn't have many details on sales of these devices, but today Samsung fills us in on what to expect as Level comes comes to the US. Samsung's partnering with online retailer Gift.com for the initial US Level release, which ...

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    Last week saw Google take the chopping block to its selection of Play edition devices for sale, pulling the HTC One, Sony Z Ultra, and the LG G Pad 8.3 from its listings. While that may be a sign that new, more modern GPe hardware is on its way, it was still a little shocking to see some of those models retired after just over half a year. If you're wishing you jumped at the chance to buy one when they were available, we've got just the deal for you, as retailer Expansys puts these former (and one still current) GPe models on sale, offering some decent savings in the process. Expansys has ...

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    There are folks out there who don’t have the time for a ten-minute video or a 3,000-word review, and they certainly don’t have an hour to absorb a meandering podcast (no matter how many awards it’s won). These people might be sneaking a quick YouTube fix on a bathroom break, trying to make a point to a rival smartphone owner at a bar, or even standing in line at a wireless retail store, waiting to make a purchase. They need the facts delivered quickly, with a minimum of window dressing and a firm conclusion in as little time as possible. For them, we’ve created the 60-Second ...

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    Out of the two Android Wear watches currently on the market, the Samsung Gear Live is the one that stands out more, in that it's not just a giant black slab like the LG G Watch (not that that's a bad thing). In practical usage, though, how exactly does the watch do? In terms of specs, the Gear Live sounds an awful lot like a midrange smartphone, just without cellular radios. There's a 1.63-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 320x320, and a 300 mAh battery. The brains are made up by a 1.2 GHz processor, and there are 512MB of RAM. There's 4GB of on-board storage space, with no ...

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    It seems that every time we hear about "augmented reality" (AR) it's from someone who has a new product they're trying to peddle, which usually takes the form of some hideous looking piece of headwear. Recently, however, consumers are turning to smartwatches rather than eyewear. This is evidenced by the number of available apps for Android Wear compared to Google Glass, especially considering the latter has been available for so much longer. That's what one company is banking on: an augmented reality smartwatch. According to most definitions, "augmented reality" is a technology that ...

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    The Galaxy S5 has been available for months by now; the time since its release has seen the launch of a few additional family members, including the GS5 Active, and just a couple weeks back the GS5 Mini – and this isn't even touching on the upgraded GS5 LTE-A edition. The GS5 Mini gave us a 4.5-inch phone that seemed pretty fitting for its name, but could we have another shrunken-down GS5 spin-off in our future? We're left wondering just that tonight, as we check out the benchmarks for a mysterious Samsung model SM-G850. This is a model number we've seen before, surfacing on Samsung's ...

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    Sony has been doing a great job in regaining some popularity with its Xperia line-up. Devices like the Sony Xperia Z2 and the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact have gained a lot of praise from our editorial team, and with the recent rumors of the Xperia Z3, the company doesn't seem to be ready to disappoint. If you're wondering exactly how big the next Sony flagship will be, well, the answer is pretty big. Leaked photos now show the Sony Xperia z3 being compared against the original Samsung Galaxy Note. Yes, the Galaxy Note is no longer the biggest phone in the market, but it does serve as a fair ...

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    In the months leading up to the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S5, we talked about a number of features that ultimately didn't make the cut. Those included things like that Quad HD display that eventually landed on the GS5 LTE-A edition (and might just return for this Galaxy Alpha that's at the center of the latest Samsung gossip), as well as some slightly more “out there” ideas like an iris scanner to authenticate users. We had some big concerns about the practicality of such a system from the first time we heard the idea, but those became a moot point when the feature failed to arrive. ...

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    Last month, Samsung brought us its updated Galaxy S5 LTE-A edition, fulfilling those long-standing rumors of a Galaxy S5 equipped with a quad HD display (among other improvements). Even with this model constrained to sales in South Korea, we've taken the time to get our hands on one, giving you a close-up look at the changes. But is this model's release the conclusion of those quad HD Galaxy rumors? What about that chatter of a Samsung smartphone that was supposed to be a premium device from top to bottom, not only going with a 2K display but also a body made of metal – or at least with ...

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    So here’s a fun debate for you. A “chicken and the egg” quandary if you will. Samsung. They make a crap-ton of phones and tablets. It’s kind of what Samsung does. It is the very definition of throwing stuff against the wall to see what sticks. It’s sometimes a little scary. If you look at the list of devices Samsung has released over the past three years, it is staggering. Here are a few numbers for you. Since February of 2011, Samsung has release eighty-two Galaxy phones. Let me repeat those two words and advise you of their implications: Galaxy – this list only includes ...

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    Without a doubt, two of the hottest smartwatch platforms right now are Pebble and Android Wear. Many speculated after the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live went live on the Play Store that Pebble's reign would come to a close, but is that really justified? We take a look in our Android Wear vs Pebble video. There are two representatives for both platforms -- Pebble has the original plastic version, and the premium Steel version, while Android Wear currently is touted by the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live (with the Moto 360 just on the horizon). While looks vary greatly between devices of ...

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