Beautiful black and white wallpapers in ultra high-res, perfect for your Pixel XL, Galaxy S8 and S7, LG G6, LG V20, HTC U Ultra and others

If you’ve been following PhoneArena for a while now, you’d know that we take Android customization seriously. From regular updates on the latest and greatest in launchers, widgets, and icon packs, we go all the way down to wallpapers – a simple, yet very effective way breathe some fresh air into your home screen.

Of course, getting your hands on a background that you both like and is of high enough resolution is occasionally a bit too hard, truth be told — especially if you own a device with a Quad HD (1440 x 2560) display. Unfortunately, many online …


Verizon updates the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge with One Talk support

Shortly after releasing Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, Verizon is now rolling out yet another update that brings a single new feature to the smartphone, One Talk support.

One Talk works like a multi-line telephone solution that should help those who work in an office, are on the move and remote, or a combination of both. As long as your phone supports One Talk, you will have a single number that you will have to answer at your office or mobile.

The new feature added in the update is aimed at Enterprise customers and includes “Auto …

Samsung Galaxy S8 U.S. pre-orders rise 30% over Galaxy S7 reservations and set new company record

Before the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S8 last month, Samsung executives no doubt were sitting on pins and needles. How would the public respond to the new flagship models just half a year after the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was pulled off shelves? The phablet turned out to be doomed by faulty batteries that made each unit a potential explosive, something that Samsung didn’t want the public to associate with its brand.

Earlier this year, Samsung said that it would institute a new 8-point battery check in an attempt to persuade consumers that they have nothing to fear from new Samsung handsets. …

US Cellular starts pushing Android 7.0 Nougat for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

US Cellular is one of the last carriers in the United States to release the long-awaited Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.

It’s been several months since Samsung kicked off the Android 7.0 Nougat rollout for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, but there are still places where the update hasn’t arrived yet.

Earlier this week, US Cellular has started to push the Nougat update to the Samsung SM-G930R4 and SM-G935R4, which are the model numbers for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.

The update is quite large at nearly 1.5GB, so make sure you have enough storage before …

Best smartphone cameras compared: Samsung Galaxy S8+ vs iPhone 7 Plus, Galaxy S7 edge, LG G6

What do you call a turtle that’s taking up photography classes? A snapping turtle!
*ba-dum tss* 
Yeah, coming up with great puns may not be my strongest skill, but that’s fine. I’m pretty sure you’re not here for the comedy. So let’s get to the point, then. That Samsung Galaxy S8+ – is its camera any good? 
Of course it is. Samsung knows how to make a good smartphone camera. But so do Apple and LG. A question much more difficult to unknot is which of these three companies …

Galaxy S8+ vs Galaxy S7 edge interface comparison: here's what's changed

To say that the Galaxy S8 is an improvement over the Galaxy S7 will be the understatement of 2017. While the differences might not seem that big on paper and in pictures, one has to hold Samsung’s new flagship in their own hands in order to really see what the fuss is all about. Believe it or not, last year’s S7 edge feels archaic when used alongside a shiny new Galaxy S8 or S8+. We’ve already had the chance to compare the new flagship against its predecessor (you can read said article right below) and already concluded that Samsung did a great job with its 2017 …

Beautiful ultra high-res wallpapers, perfect for your Pixel XL, Galaxy S8 and S7, LG G6, LG V20, HTC U Ultra and others

High-resolution, and high-quality wallpapers are not the easiest thing to find, especially if you have as many as 1440 x 2560 pixels to fill with information – as would be the case if your smartphone has a QHD display.

The reasons for that are several. Perhaps most importantly, however, it’s just exceedinly easy for wallpaper repositories to simply upscale lower resolution content to make it appear as if it would fit perfectly on your fancy screen, but the reality is that stretching the image takes a ton from the quality. And that’s not what you want if you’re looking …

Best smartphone cameras compared: HTC U Ultra vs Galaxy S7 edge, iPhone 7 Plus, LG G6

Not long ago, we had the pleasure of reviewing the HTC U Ultra – the company’s most-recent high-end phone. Long story short, it does not quite tick all the right boxes a $750 phone should, but the flashy design does impress, and the camera performed pretty well during our testing. Now it is time to focus on that main 12MP shooter the U Ultra boasts – more specifically, to compare it against some of its rivals.
For the purposes of this camera comparison, we took the HTC U Ultra, the Galaxy S7 edge, the iPhone 7 Plus and the LG G6 out for a camera …

Samsung spent $10.2 billion to get you to buy the Galaxy S7 and other S-stuff last year

Samsung is notorious for its huge marketing spending, but fellow Korean big shot LG is catching up each year. Still, there’s a lot of spending LG has to do before the $1.6 billion it scrounged together in 2016 touches Samsung’s $10.2 billion.

This billion-dollar marketing doesn’t include just smartphones, of course, that would be quite desperate! But the two do spend a lot of money to get you to buy their phones, regardless. Industry watchers say Samsung spent most of that money on promoting smartphones like the Galaxy S7 and the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7, while LG promoted “high-end home …

Grab the Samsung Galaxy S8 weather app widget for your Galaxy S7

This is the time of the year when owners of last year’s Samsung Galaxy S handset start feeling a wee bit jealous. For an entire year, they had the top selling Android handset with all of the latest features. But with the brand spanking new model about to be released, a slight depression takes over. Owners of the Samsung Galaxy S7 are now experiencing that feeling. It’s the same feeling that Apple iPhone owners had when the Apple iPhone 3G was introduced. In a matter of weeks, the Samsung Galaxy S8 will come to market with a more powerful Snapdragon 835 chipset under the hood. And the new phone …