Deal: Unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 8 on sale for just $720 (25% off) on eBay

The most expensive Samsung smartphone to date, the Galaxy Note 8 costs nearly $1,000 in the United States. However, there are other channels that you can use to get the flagship much cheaper if you’re a Note fan.

Although buying a new smartphone (and an expensive one) with less than a month ahead of Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 may not be the best idea, here is a deal that you might not want to skip if you absolutely must change your phone.

The unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is now available for purchase on eBay for just $720. Considering the flagship is selling at most US carriers …


Verizon updates Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with bokeh camera effect, security patch

Major carrier Verizon has just released a changelog for a new Samsung Galaxy Note 8 update. Although it doesn’t bring too many new features, the update is supposed to address some important security and software issues.

First off, Verizon notes the update delivers the January security patch, which includes fixes for the dreaded Meltdown and Spectre exploits. Aside from that, the update is meant to address an issue that froze the screen during incoming calls.

Some force close bugs that appeared when unlocking the device or when the user tried to change the method of locking the device …

OnePlus hired "stupid men" for a speed test between its 5T phone and Samsung's Galaxy Note 8

OnePlus  never shies away from a little controversy, and that’s exactly what we’re being served via the company’s latest promo video. Titled OnePlus 5 – The Cactus Test, the new video pits the OnePlus 5T against Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8, but it does it in a most unusual way. 
As you can see below, the video presents two “stupid men” (OnePlus’ words, not ours) who, according to the narrator, are “testing the processing speeds” of the 5T and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. 
One man uses the Galaxy Note 8, while the other has a OnePlus …

New Samsung Galaxy Note 8 videos show how to maximize battery life, and setup mobile hotspot

Samsung may be getting ready to announce a Galaxy S9 and an S9+ at MWC 2018 next month, but its Galaxy Note series is (probably) not going to be refreshed until the second half of the year. And that makes sense, as the Galaxy Note 8 is only 4 months old now, so it doesn’t need a replacement yet. With that in mind, we’re not surprised to see that Samsung just shared a couple of new how-to videos featuring the Galaxy Note 8. 
The first new Note 8 video shows what can be done to maximize the battery life of the handset – including using dark wallpapers, disabling …

Face unlock: who does it best? iPhone X vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8, OnePlus 5T

Unlocking your phone with your face has been a thing for quite some time. It has been a part of Android since 2011, when Face Unlock was introduced on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. (Remember that guy?) Alas, the feature was neither secure, nor very reliable, which is probably why it never reached the mainstream popularity that fingerprint scanners achieved over the years that followed.

Yet face unlocking is now gaining traction – not only because the technology has evolved, but also because fingerprint scanners in general are getting less convenient. Growing screens and shrinking bezels …

50+ Awesome high-res wallpapers, perfect for your iPhone X, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8/S8+, LG V30, Pixel 2 XL and others


It’s that time of the week again, folks! “What time,” you may ask, and let me tell you – it’s the time of the week when we post our regular pick of awesome, high-def wallpapers! If you’ve been following our various columns on customization, then you should know by now that we like giving our home screens a fresh coat of paint every now and again. And by “every now and again”, we mean almost every week! This means doing a wallpaper rotation at the very least, and/or applying a custom set of icons in the case of Android users to really freshen things up.

However, finding awesome, high-quality …

Samsung wants you to spend less time on your Galaxy Note 8, says this Thrive app can help

Starting with the premise that “your phone is useful, but sometimes you need to put it down,” Samsung this week introduced a new free app for its Galaxy Note 8 smartphone. Called Thrive, the app allows you to block all notifications (including calls, texts, and anything that’s app-related) for customizable periods of time, whenever you need to just disconnect from your handset. The Thrive app features auto replies, letting those who call or text you know that you’re taking a break from your phone. If you want, you can make a VIP list with people who are allowed to reach you at any time. There’s …

Deal: Unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is nearly 25% off on eBay

If you live in the United States, there are plenty of choices if you want to purchase Samsung’s latest flagship, the Galaxy Note 8. Many carriers and retailers offered great Note 8 deals in the last couple of month, but only if you signed a long-term contract.

The smartphone sells for $950-$960 outright, basically, a small fortune. However, in case you don’t want to pay that much for the Galaxy Note 8, your best bet to find a good deal is eBay. There are some downsides though, such as the fact that most unlocked smartphones sold on there won’t work on CDMA networks …

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8 now come with free AKG wireless headphones (US only)

If you’re not waiting for the Galaxy S9 or the Galaxy Note
9, and you’re in need of a new high-end Galaxy right now, Samsung Mobile USA has a cool
offer that you should know about. The company is currently offering a pair of AKG on-ear wireless headphones for free with the purchase of a Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+,
Galaxy S8 Active, or Galaxy Note 8. Both unlocked, and carrier models are
included here, although (for some mysterious reason) all Sprint models are excluded.

 

The AKG wireless headphones that Samsung is giving away – model number AKG Y50BT – are normally priced at $180. They offer …

Samsung to provide Olympians with a special, limited edition Galaxy Note 8

You may have heard that we will be having another bout of Olympics this year. Yup, it’s the year of the Winter Olympics and it will be hosted by none other than South Korea. As you probably know, it’s a pretty huge event, which attracts mind-boggling amounts of people and needs tons of funding in preparation for the influx of sports teams and observers alike. With South Korea as the host this year, you can be sure that Samsung is among the main partners for the event!

So, Sammy will be welcoming all the Olympians as well as the supporting staff that is working tirelessly to make this event …