iPhone 7, Galaxy S7 and other major flagship phones lose to cheap phones in this one key area

I have been reviewing some affordable phones recently and it dawned on me: all these phones had one thing in common. And it was not just the price tag. The phones that I was looking at were the new Samsung A series, a couple of even cheaper Lenovo phones, the Honor series and a few other similar devices. They were all very different, yet they were all similar in one aspect.
Amazing battery life.
No matter their software version, no matter their interface, it almost seemed like a norm: an affordable phone would come …


Deal: AT&T Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are now $200 off, free 128 GB memory card included

Looking to buy a new high-end smartphone on AT&T? If you do, you need to know about Samsung’s latest deal, which lets you purchase AT&T’s Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge for $200 off the regular price.

With these $200 instant savings, you can get an AT&T Galaxy S7 for just $394.99 (instead of $594.99), while the Galaxy S7 edge can be yours for $494.99 (instead of $694.99). What’s more, both handsets come with free 128 GB memory cards. This is a limited time offer, and is available only via Samsung’s website (see the source links at the end of this article).

Sure enough, both …

Galaxy S8 will support more LTE bands than the S7, almost hitting the iPhone 7 record

We already informed you that the Galaxy S8+ has passed the FCC grind in its unlocked form, and now three versions of the international G955F model are getting their certification chops there, too. While Samsung is careful this time around not to disclose any photos or other info via an FCC filing, and the phone just “incorporates a camera, Bluetooth, ANT+, Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC, MP3 /MP4 player, Wireless Charging, MST, OTG and DP,” there is also one very interesting tidbit listed – the number of LTE bands that are supported. 

It turns out that the S8+ will come with support for …

Deal: Samsung's official Wireless Charging Battery Pack for the Galaxy S7 is on sale for just $32.24

Samsung is expected to take the wraps off of the upcoming Galaxy S8 later this month on March 29, and it’s shaping up to be one of the most impressive smartphones that we see in 2017. Despite all of the anticipation that’s building up for Samsung’s latest flagship, the Galaxy S7 is still a very powerful handset that’s worth every penny. If you happen to own the smartphone or plan on picking one up soon at the $100 discount that the manufacturer is currently offering, you’ll also likely want to grab a case to keep the phone as safe as possible.

You’ve got a really solid selection …

AT&T starts seeding Android 7.0 Nougat for Samsung Galaxy S7 Active

Android 7.0 Nougat continues to hit various smartphones in the United States five months after its official release. Today is a good day for those who decided to go for either Verizon’s Moto Droid Z Play or AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy S7 Active, as both smartphones are now eligible for the Nougat update.

AT&T recently updated the support page of the Galaxy S7 Active to reflect the new change. Starting March 7, the carrier has begun pushing Android 7.0 Nougat to the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active, rugged smartphone that’s been released back in June 2016.

If you own the AT&T Galaxy …

LineageOS 14.1 available for the Exynos powered Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge and more

The LineageOS custom ROM project that was started from the ashes of CyanogenMod, now has build 14.1 available for the Exynos based Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. Other models now supported by LineageOS 14.1 include the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 (Wi-Fi and LTE), the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 tablet (GSM, Wi-Fi and LTE) the Samsung Galaxy S III (GSM and LTE) and the LG G3 (AT&T, Korean, and Verizon versions). The build is based on Android 7.1.

All you need to do to find the correct LineageOS files is to click on the sourcelink, and look for the name of the device you’re planning on …

Verizon Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge – finally – start receiving Android 7 Nougat update

Last of all four major U.S. carriers, Verizon Wireless has finally started updating the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge to the new Android 7.0 Nougat version. This update brings a welcome visual overhaul, changing the slightly chaotic Samsung interface that came with the initial Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow version on the Galaxy S7, to a more pleasing and more streamlined ‘Grace UI’ interface.
The Verizon Galaxy S7 Nougat update brings all the cool new features that come with N version of Android: the split-screen multitasking that now works …

Xperia XZs Motion Eye camera vs the competition: LG G6, Galaxy S7 edge, iPhone 7 Plus

Sony announced a few brand-new phones at MWC, with its heavy-hitters — the Xperia XZs and Xperia XZ Premium — sporting a fancily-branded new Motion Eye camera. It has an updated sensor, 5-axis stabilization, and an insane 960 FPS super slow-motion mode.

We took a few quick samples with the Xperia XZs, and you can check them out here. But then we came back with a bunch of phones on hand and shot some comparison snaps. Excuse the limited repertoire, but we just had the booth and its surroundings to work with. So, here’s a quick shootout between the Motion Eye camera …

Deal: Galaxy S7 & S7 edge get official $250 discount with free 128GB microSD

With the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ looming, the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are coming towards the end of their flagship life cycles. The duo has endured an especially busy year, having been forced to pick up the Galaxy Note 7’s slack whilst fending off Google’s new foray into the high-end smartphone arena. Still, the S7 series has withstood the test of time and while we’re desperate very eager to see what’s next, heavy discounts on the models of yesteryear could prove very tempting indeed. 

From the outset, the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge were costlier than …

Android 7.0 Nougat Galaxy S7 roll-out continues across several markets

Android 7.0 Nougat may be over six months old, but it has still yet to reach a number of the market’s most prized assets. The firmware’s roll-out to the Samsung Galaxy S7 series has been gradual to say the least, and while US customers have largely been taken care of in this regard, the same cannot be said for much of Europe. Still, Nougat is now making its way to unlocked variants of both the S7 and S7 edge in Belgium, Germany and The Netherlands. 

Many carriers across the aforementioned regions have already pushed Android 7.0 to those wielding …