Razer Phone size comparison vs Galaxy Note 8, S8, S8+, Pixel 2 XL, LG V30, iPhone 8 Plus, and all the rest

With no RGB lighting in sight, gaming company Razer has just officially forayed into the smartphone market, a niche that is not quite welcoming to newcomers. The likes of Samsung, Apple, Google, Huawei, and LG are not going to voluntarily squeeze themselves so that the gaming paraphernalia giant could fit in. 

But what if it caters to a subniche that remains largely ignored – mobile gaming? True, mobile gaming doesn’t hold a candle to PC and console ones, but there’s still a large bunch of smartphone users whose needs for exceptional framerates …


HTC U11+ vs Galaxy Note 8 vs LG V30 vs Pixel 2 XL: Autumn flagship specs comparison

HTC U11+ is now official with a pretty intriguing translucent design and some rather saucy specs, including a rather large battery at the rear.
But is the hardware bump over the original HTC U11 enough to justify the existence of the U11+, and moreover, is it enough to ensure that the phone will compete on equal grounds with all of its rivals? 
As usual, there’s only one way to tell if that’s the case, and of course, it involves putting the newcomer against its fiercest contemporary rivals and comparing the specs toe-to-toe. Today, …

T-Mobile takes $130 off the Samsung Galaxy Note 8; Samsung will throw in a $200 card if you act fast

Almost lost in the hype over the Apple iPhone X is one of the finest Android phones available, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. With the same “Infinity Display” used on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, and the Snapdragon 835 chipset under the hood, the Galaxy Note 8 is not only stylish, it can also handle everything you throw at it. And with the revamped S Pen, the Galaxy Note 8 allows you to mine the depths of your imagination.

Today, both T-Mobile and Samsung have deals on the T-Mobile branded Galaxy Note 8. Let’s start with the Un-carrier first. T-Mobile’s deal reduces the price of the …

Best smartphone cameras compared: LG V30 vs iPhone 8 Plus, Galaxy Note 8, HTC U11

Fun fact: the first digital camera was invented in 1975. It weighed 8 pounds and it required 32 seconds to record a 0.01-megapixel image onto a… compact cassette. Today, a camera a million times better fits in a pocket. Yup, it’s your smartphone we’re talking about, and whether you’re an iPhone user, a Galaxy fan, or a BlackBerry hipster, your personal handset is a tiny hand-held miracle. 
Yet not all smartphone cameras are made equal. While pretty much all high-ends can take good photos in a broad range of conditions, some go above and beyond, …

Surprise! Your main reasons not to buy the Note 8 are interface and price (poll results)

Last week, we asked you what would be your main reasons to eschew the fine Galaxy Note 8, and save your cash for another day, just as we did for the iPhone 8, where it turned out that folks are largely waiting on the elusive iPhone X. In the case of Samsung’s finest phablet to date, though, the main reason that was cited by no less than 44% of our 2969 respondents was the hefty $930 price tag that the Note 8 carries. 
Next in line were Samsung’s heavy Android coat of points called the Experience UI, followed by the sheer size of the device. …

60+ Awesome high-res wallpapers, perfect for your Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8/S8+, LG V30, Pixel 2 XL, HTC U11, Nokia 8, and others

After a short hiatus, we’re back with yet another collection of beautiful, high-resolution wallpapers for your smartphone and tablet! All of the images that made our list have been hand-picked to ensure that they are both good-looking, as well as large and detailed enough to look sharp on even the most pixel-dense displays out there!

If you’re not really into theming, icon packs, custom launchers and all that, sometimes a simple wallpaper switch will help breathe some fresh air into your smartphone. It’s pretty much universally simple to get the deed done, and a …

Samsung patents in-display finger scanner, but may save it for the Note 9

The “will they, won’t they” saga with the notorious case of the disappearing in-display fingerprint reader seems poised to continue, as Samsung has recently been granted a patent for such a contraption, building on the notch-y scanner patent we saw not long ago. Not that we will see the under-glass thingy in time for the Galaxy S9, as Samsung’s marketing manager is on record tweeting that the “tech probably won’t be ready for retail by then.” 

That could leave it for the Galaxy Note 9, but in any case it is a device with Infinity Display …

How to change the Galaxy S8, S8+, Note 8 ringtone and set a custom one

Okay, we already explored 5 different ways to change the ringtone on your iPhone 8, 8 Plus, or pretty much any iOS 11-running device, and boy, that was a somewhat-challenging ordeal.

 During the creation of that guide, a sneaky thought emerged – how much easier is to set a custom ringtone on the iPhones’ most serious competitors, the Galaxy S8, S8+, and the Note 8?

As you might imagine, Android is not a walled-garden and changing the ringtone of your Galaxy flagship is literally a child’s play.
Here’s how to do it:

Samsung Galaxy Note 8, S6 edge receive new security patch, here's what's new

A new software upgrade is rolling out to the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and S6 edge. The update brings the Android security patch for the month of October.

For security reasons, Samsung doesn’t specify which vulnerabilities were exactly addressed. However, the changelog mentions that a total of 221 Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) related to Samsung Experience (formerly known as TouchWiz) and the Android system have been resolved.
At the moment, the Note 8 update seems to be available only to users in China and Hong Kong. …