May the S Pen be with you: Samsung to release a Star Wars edition Note 8?

Samsung has been in the practice of selling super hero-themed limited edition versions of its top-tier devices in the past few years. First, we saw an Avengers-themed icon pack for the Galaxy Note 4. Then, we got an awesome-looking Iron Man Galaxy S6 edge — with the red skin, gold accents, and software facelift to match. Later, an all-black, Batman-themed Galaxy S7 edge had us drooling over its stealthy look and fan-pleasing accessory box. Now, it seems we are about to get…

A Star Wars edition Galaxy Note 8?

The rumor comes from Twitter leakster Ice universe, who has been on point …


Deal: Save $350 when you buy a Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ or Note 8 at Best Buy

Best Buy has a great offer on Samsung flagships, which will probably be improved on Black Friday. Still, the retailer claims that the deals have “Black Friday pricing,” so it might be a good idea to consider them before they expire.

Basically, you’ll save $350 when you buy a Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ or Galaxy Note 8 at Best Buy. The deal requires customers to activate any of the purchased devices with a monthly installment for Verizon or Sprint.

Verizon offers the three Samsung flagships for $15.42/month, $19.41/month, and $24.41/month, respectively, …

Are there actual benefits to the 18:9 aspect ratio on the iPhone X and Note 8?

Ever since the iPhone debuted in 2007, signaling the proverbial Big Bang of the smartphone sector, we’ve seen a lot of different trends come and go. Instead of seeing devices becoming smaller and smaller, they started getting bigger and bigger to accommodate larger displays in what was increasingly becoming a pocket-sized personal computer. Ten years after the first-generation iPhone, Apple launches the iPhone X, an impressive device as well as Apple’s first foray into a new trend for smartphones: the 18:9 aspect ratio.

Whether you’re a so-called “Apple fanboy” or an Android …

Samsung dares iPhone users to test the Note 8 via new Galaxy Experience Program

Samsung has just announced it will debut a new project that will allow customers to test its Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8 smartphones for a month. Dubbed Samsung Galaxy Experience Program, the trial will kick off in South Korea on November 21 and it will end on November 27.

During the one-week period, a number of 10,000 people will be selected from those who apply for the program. They will be informed they’ve been picked for the trial on November 30. Between December 1-11, they’ll be handed a Galaxy S8 or Galaxy Note 8 when they visit Samsung Digital Plaza.

Samsung …

Samsung might soon launch new Voice Note app to replace Sound Recorder

Samsung is in the process of renaming and/or replacing some of its apps that come pre-installed on most of the Galaxy smartphones. Recently, the South Korean company filed a trademark for something called “Samsung Voice Note.”

The description confirms that it’s a “computer software that enables users to record audio,” which is exactly what the Sound Recorder app does at the moment. Unfortunately, we can’t say for sure whether this is a brand new app that will be part of the Galaxy S9, or it’s meant to replace the current Sound Recorder app on many Galaxy smartphones.

Hopefully, …

Sprint Galaxy Note 8 receives OTA patch with updates to Gallery, Calendar, Wi-Fi Calling, and more

A new OTA update has started rolling out for Samsung Galaxy Note 8 owners that purchased their device from Sprint. With a build number of N950USQU2BQJB and a size of 383MB, the new update brings quite a few changes. 

First of all, Wi-Fi Calling has been renamed to Calling Plus and packs some new and improved features. In a nutshell, Calling Plus includes all the capabilities of Wi-Fi Calling and adds the ability to make and receive calls over Sprint’s LTE network. 
There are also improvements to the Calendar, Gallery, …

Best smartphone telephoto camera: iPhone X vs Galaxy Note 8

The iPhone X and the Galaxy Note 8 are two of the hottest smartphones of 2017. Being the cream of the crop of the efforts of Apple and Samsung, the iPhone X and Galaxy Note 8 have a lot going on for them. Bezel-less design? Check. Awesome displays? Check. Super-fast hardware? Check. Dual cameras with great performance and new modes? Double check!

As you probably already know, both the iPhone X and the Galaxy Note 8 are each rocking an oh-so-trendy dual-cam setup that combines a regular wide-angle shooter with a “telephoto” camera for lossless optical …

T-Mobile launches early Black Friday deals, BOGO offers for iPhone 8, Galaxy S8/S8+, Note 8, LG V30, and more

T-Mobile has just revealed its first wave of promos for the upcoming holiday season. Starting November 17, the Un-Carrier will be offering BOGO (buy one, get one) deals for some of the hottest smartphones of 2017. Here’s the complete list of devices:
Samsung Galaxy S8Samsung Galaxy S8+Samsung Galaxy S8 ActiveSamsung Galaxy Note 8LG G6LG V20LG V30 and V30+Apple iPhone 8
There appears to be no BOGO deal for the iPhone X, but T-Mo has a trade-in offer for those of you interested in Apple’s $1,000 flagship. 
Of …

Samsung to launch Galaxy Note 8 Lineage 2 Revolution Edition on November 16

Lineage 2 Revolution has one of the biggest MMORPG universes on mobile devices, which is probably the main reason it became so popular in Asia. Now, Samsung and Net Marble Games, in partnership with SK Telecom carrier, announced they will launch a special edition Galaxy Note 8 aimed at fans of the mobile game.

Dubbed Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Lineage 2 Revolution Edition, the smartphone will be available for pre-order in South Korea starting November 15 for the equivalent of $1,190. The phablet will hit the shelves one day later, on November 16, so customers who pre-order …

Apple iPhone X vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8


Today, smartphones are more accessible than they’ve ever been before. For $100 or less, you can take home a brand-new handset that’s more than ready to get you online, connect you with all your favorite social media, and even snap some decent-looking photos.

While those entry-level options are great for users on tight budgets, there’s no shortage of more expensive models for shoppers able to spend a little more, offering increasingly feature-rich packages with bigger, high-res screens, advanced imaging systems, smoother performance, and eye-catching designs.

At the very far end …