Samsung’s special Note 8 edition with 256GB storage is twice the iPhone X price

Samsung has partnered with the “creative art brand” 99Avant to unleash no less than 99 special edition Galaxy Note 8 phones. What’s so special about the stylish and stylus-y phablets, you ask? Well, a new set of wallpapers and icon packs, as well as an artsy case thrown in, and it can all be yours for north of $1800, or the price of two gently used iPhone X handsets. 

We kid, as Samsung also sets these handsets apart from the rest of the Note 8 riff-raff across the street by equipping them with the generous 256 GB of storage, so that’s something …

Deal: Verizon shaves $200 off the Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8/S8+ when you buy the Gear S3

Apple fans are not the only one targeted by Verizon’s promotions these days. The carrier recently kicked off a special deal for customers who prefer Samsung and Motorola smartphones, which will allow them to save a few hundred on a flagship.

For a limited time, consumers who purchase a Samsung Gear S3 from Verizon will get $200 off the Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8/S8+ or Moto Z2 Force Edition. You’ll receive the discount in the form of an instant $200 promo credit if you buy the Gear S3 on a 2-year agreement or at full retail.

However, if you choose to get the …

Best Buy has deals on unlocked and carrier variants of the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ and Galaxy Note 8

Samsung came up with three big winners in 2017 with the Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy S8+ and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. If you know some friends or family members who would love either one of these handsets (including yourself) and you still have to do some holiday shopping for them (and perhaps yourself), Best Buy has various deals on the 2017 Samsung flagship models.

Verizon customers can pick up the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 from Best Buy for $300 off, or $636. With the same discount, the Samsung Galaxy S8 for Big Red subscribers is $436, and the Samsung Galaxy S8+ is priced at $536. …

Samsung made a posh limited edition case for the Galaxy Note 8, see what makes it special

Samsung might not have made any major smartphone releases in the last few months, but the company has been doing a good job at promoting its currently available products. After the release of a Burgundy Red and SMARTgirl Galaxy S8, now it’s Note 8’s turn to receive some special attention.
Today, the tech giant announced that a limited edition case for the 6.3-inch phablet will soon start selling in South Korea. The case will be super rare, as only 99 units have been produced. All of them will be numbered, and Samsung says that a …

Deal: Unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (international model) now costs just $730

Buying an unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 8 in the US (or anywhere
else) is a costly affair, as the handset is normally sold for at least $900. But
what would you say about an unlocked Galaxy Note 8 that’s offered for only $729.99?
This is exactly the price that a top-rated eBay seller is currently asking for the
international, dual SIM variant of the smartphone, and we don’t remember seeing
such a low Note 8 price ever (though this certain deal was pretty close).


The $729.99 Samsung Galaxy Note 8 that’s available on eBay
is “brand new in sealed box,” and is compatible with GSM/LTE
carriers …

Verizon launching a BOGO deal on iPhone 8 and Galaxy S8

Starting tomorrow, December 15th, Verizon has apparently decided to launch a BOGO offer for none other than the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, the Galaxy S8, and Galaxy S8+. This will certainly inject some mobile industry excitement in the run up to the holidays. Twofers are where it’s at for customers, and Verizon knows that very well, so it has attached some strings to the deal, like the requirement for the phones to be purchased on installments, and a new line of Verizon Unlimited to go with them, too. Still, you can upgrade to this deal, or come from another carrier, so Big Red …

The best fast chargers for your iPhone X, 8 and 8 Plus

While Apple’s new iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X have fast charging circuitry built in, they ship with regular chargers that take more than two hours to top up an iPhone 8, for example, or three for the iPhone X, as you can see in out testing video above. Apple does offer a fast 29W USB-C Power Adapter that will load your iPhone to 50% in 30 minutes flat, but that one will cost you $49 extra.

Still, Apple does give you other options, as it lists on its official support pages that the fast-charging functionality of the new iPhones is certainly accessible by plugging in certain …

The iPhone X adoption rate is way above the iPhone 8 or 8 Plus

Despite the unseen $999 starting price of the iPhone X, Apple may have a hit on its hands, it seems, as the handset’s adoption rate outpaces those of the iPhone 8 or the 8 Plus. Since Apple never cites sales breakdowns, we usually rely on third-party analysis. Using millions of entry points from apps that utilize its software developer kit, analytics firm Mixpanel has managed to plot the iPhone X uptake relative to its other two siblings that got released this season. 
As you can see, iPhone X has shot up way above the iPhone 8 Plus at 3.59%, …

European version of the Galaxy Note 8 receives a maintenance software update: Here's what's new

The European version of the Galaxy Note has just received an incremental maintenance update that squashes bugs, eliminates security loopholes, and last but not least, it introduces a trove of small but nonetheless useful features. 
Probably the biggest issue that was dealt away with is the recently-unraveled DeX connectivity issue which put users at risk while using their phone with the DeX dock. Aside from that, the phone has also been updated with a new Secure Wi-Fi feature, which is Samsung’s own VPN service that’s steadily rolling out to more and …

Deal: Get up to $400 off when you buy a Galaxy Note 8 or Galaxy S8/S8+ with trade-in

One of the best Black Friday deals coming from Samsung was a $400-off with instant trade credit for the purchase of the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and Galaxy Note 8.

Well, it looks like the deal is back, so if you were looking to score a great deal on one of these flagships, now would be a good time to take it into consideration. So, for a limited time, customers can get up to $400 when they buy a Galaxy Note 8 or Galaxy S8/S8+ with a qualifying trade-in.

Here are the smartphones that you can use toward the trade-in: Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, iPhone 7 and …