The refurbished Note 7 gets a Wi-Fi certification, but so does the original one

The Galaxy Note 7 was one of the top letdowns of last year. A solid device with some rather dangerous flaws in the battery, it became one of the biggest disappointments of the year. But since Samsung knows what went wrong already, it decided that it can go for another round with its latest Note and offer refurbished devices with new batteries.

And while we know that we’ll be getting refurbished Note 7 phablets at some point, we don’t know when exactly. However, the day we get the Note 7 with a new battery might be drawing near, as it has just been Wi-Fi certified.

It’s no surprise …


Condé Nast use iPhone 7 Plus for magazine cover shoots. Why not Galaxy S8+?

Imagine being hired for a fancy photo-shoot for a magazine cover, let’s say. That would be cool! Imagine turning up at the shooting location, models waiting for you, lights on and all, and you pull out your iPhone and go “Ok, everyone, let’s do this!”.

That’s what photographers for Condé Nast experienced at the photo-shoots of the May covers for ‘Traveler’ and ‘Bon Appétit’ magazines. The covers look absolutely stunning! The photo-shoot was done by a husband and wife couple, known as Peden + Munk, and inspired by the link between photography and travel. The idea being that travelling with …

Kuo: Dual camera setup on Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to top the dual snappers on the Apple iPhone 7 Plus

NOTE: Photo on left shows what is alleged to be a prototype of the Samsung Galaxy S8+ with a dual camera setup. Some believe that it is actually a prototype of the upcoming Galaxy Note 8.

KGI Securities reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo just might be the best analyst following Apple. Over the years, he has been uncanny at telling clients exactly what features to expect on the next-gen Apple iPhone. Now, turning his attention to Samsung, Kuo has passed along a pair of notes to clients. The first note says that market response to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ has been better …

Xiaomi Mi 6 has a dual camera like the iPhone 7 Plus: Portrait mode and first photo samples

Xiaomi has made a name for itself in China over the past couple of years for its flash sales of phones with great value for the money. And today, it has announced its most important phone for the year: the flagship Xiaomi Mi 6. And it has a dual camera with a special portrait effect just like the iPhone 7 Plus.
What is this new dual camera all about and how good its pictures are?
First, let’s look at the camera system itself: we have two 12-megapixel sensors, one with a wide-angle lens and the secondary one with …

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Apple iPhone 7

Introduction
From now until the end of the summer, the fight that will define the smartphone realm will be between Samsung’s newest Galaxy S8, and Apple’s brave flagship, the iPhone 7. Is the 5.8” screen of the Galaxy all that it’s cracked up to be against the humbler 4.7” iPhone panel? Are their 12 MP cameras ready to blow our collective minds? Which one will outlast the other? Let’s embark and find those Easter eggs out…

DesignThe Galaxy S8 is a looker, while the iPhone 7 scores more practical design points, and both are very easy on the palm.

Samsung went thermonuclear on …

Samsung Galaxy S8+ vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus

Introduction
In the “big-screen flagship” category, there is barely a comparison more important than that of the Apple and Samsung entrants, seeing as they are the top handset makers globally. There are also indications that Samsung is ramping up production of the larger Galaxy S8+, as it has seen demand to be higher than anticipated for it, that is why clashing it with the iPhone 7 Plus becomes even more important for an overview of what each top-shelf phablet can offer for your hard-earned cash. Read on to see what we found when we took the new Galaxy S8+ and the iPhone 7 Plus for one antagonistic …

Best smartphone cameras compared: Samsung Galaxy S8+ vs iPhone 7 Plus, Galaxy S7 edge, LG G6

What do you call a turtle that’s taking up photography classes? A snapping turtle!
*ba-dum tss* 
Yeah, coming up with great puns may not be my strongest skill, but that’s fine. I’m pretty sure you’re not here for the comedy. So let’s get to the point, then. That Samsung Galaxy S8+ – is its camera any good? 
Of course it is. Samsung knows how to make a good smartphone camera. But so do Apple and LG. A question much more difficult to unknot is which of these three companies …

NYU student works undercover at Pegatron assembling the Apple iPhone 7

Ever wonder what it might be like to work at a factory, assembling the Apple iPhone 7? New York University student Dejian Zeng found out. He spent last summer working undercover at a Pegatron plant in China for an NYU project. What he discovered was that it is not a glamorous job, and those employed in these factories are not getting rich by working there. He was put to work right on his first day when he was given the tasks of affixing a sticker and adding a screw to the Apple iPhone 6s.

While Zeng was working at the factory, production shifted from the Apple iPhone 6s to the Apple …

Best smartphone cameras compared: HTC U Ultra vs Galaxy S7 edge, iPhone 7 Plus, LG G6

Not long ago, we had the pleasure of reviewing the HTC U Ultra – the company’s most-recent high-end phone. Long story short, it does not quite tick all the right boxes a $750 phone should, but the flashy design does impress, and the camera performed pretty well during our testing. Now it is time to focus on that main 12MP shooter the U Ultra boasts – more specifically, to compare it against some of its rivals.
For the purposes of this camera comparison, we took the HTC U Ultra, the Galaxy S7 edge, the iPhone 7 Plus and the LG G6 out for a camera …

Battery blamed for the explosion of an Apple iPhone 7 in China

Perhaps Apple iPhone fans shouldn’t throw batteries at glass houses. Samsung’s own investigation revealed that issues with the battery were responsible for the explosions and subsequent recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 last year. Now, it appears that a problem with the juicer inside a Matte Black 32GB Apple iPhone 7 caused it to explode while it was left alone, charging, inside a house in East China’s Suqian City.

The owner of the phone, a woman named Yin, noticed that her iPhone 7 battery was headed toward the white light (it was about to die). So she placed the handset on a bedside …