OnePlus videos show its new phone charging faster than the Samsung Galaxy S8

Remember when the most important thing about smartphone batteries was how long they lasted for? At the time, no one cared about how fast the battery would charge up. In the last three to four years, this has changed as manufacturers started to realize that charging times were half of the equation. While Motorola has its Turbo Charging, Qualcomm has its QuickCharge technology integrated into its Snapdragon chipsets, and OnePlus has Dash Charge.

To show off how fast Dash Charge “does its thang,” OnePlus posted a couple of videos today showing the barely out of the womb OnePlus 5 against the …


Get the most out of your Galaxy S8 with tips and tricks from Samsung

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+  are some of the most popular handsets of 2017 and with good reason. Apart from their stunning looks and powerful specs, the two flagships also feature a custom user interface on top of Android Nougat that is designed to make the most of the bezel-less curved displays while keeping things clean and organized. 
The UX (user experience) of the S8 is labeled as convenient and intuitive by Samsung, but let’s be honest, the sheer quantity of functions present on any modern smartphone can be a bit overwhelming. …

OnePlus 5 Dash charging comparison versus the Galaxy S8 and the Google Pixel: still crazy fast!

OnePlus is always proud of its Dash Charge charging solution and it will never miss a chance to tell you how awesome it is. And rightfully so — anyone that has ever charged its compliant OnePlus device with the dedicated Dash Charger knows that you are extremely unlikely to live that wall hugger life. The company promises “a full day of power in half an hour”, and for the most part, this promise does not stray away from reality.
Of course, one of the key bells and whistles of the all-new OnePlus 5 is Dash Charge, and albeit it’s not a new feature per say, …

Rugged Galaxy S8 Active inadvertently confirmed by Samsung

Samsung has been releasing rugged, Active versions of its flagship smartphones since 2013, and we’re now confident that the company is planning to launch an Active handset this year, too. Said handset is called Galaxy S8 Active, and it’s been discovered that one of Samsung’s official websites is already mentioning it.

For now, Samsung is only revealing the phone’s name and model number (G892A), plus the fact that the device is running Android Nougat. There’s also a list of apps that will be available on the new handset – among these, there are some AT&T-specific apps, which isn’t surprising, …

Samsung will give you $200 to $350 off the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ with trade


How would you like to save $200 to $350 on the Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8+? Samsung currently is offering such a deal. Trade in the smartphone that you currently use, and as long as it is in working condition, Samsung will give you up to $200 toward the purchase of either flagship model. The deal is available in the U.S. only, and once you trade-in your phone, you can not get it back under any circumstances.

If Samsung has some doubt about the trade-in, it will give you only $25 toward a Galaxy S8/Galaxy S8+ purchase. On the other hand, trade in a Samsung Galaxy Note 5 or …

Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ named top smartphones on the market by Consumer Reports

Ths Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are the current top smartphones money can buy, well ahead of all the competition, claims testing publication Consumer Reports.

Samsung’s latest flagships have secured the two top spots on CR’s list thanks to their beautiful design, great battery life, vibrant displays, and “stunning” cameras.

The outlet’s findings, after rigorous testing, also indicate that the S8 and S8+ are among the toughest high-end smartphones, successfully passing a dunk tank test, which was last year failed by the rugged S7 Active. As far as all-glass, …

Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are now at least $100 cheaper

Less than two weeks after releasing unlocked versions of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ in the US, Samsung today expanded the handsets’ availability. Thus, in addition to being sold via Best Buy and through Samsung’s own website, the two unlocked phones can also be purchased via Amazon, Target, and eBay.

But the real good news is that both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are now $100 cheaper at Best Buy and on Samsung’s website. This means you can buy an unlocked S8 for $624.99 instead of $724.99, and an unlocked S8+ for $724.99 instead of $824.99. Even more, eBay seems to …

Image of Coral Blue Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ for U.S. market surfaces

In the U.S., the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ are available in Midnight Black. Orchid Gray and Arctic Silver. Today, reliable source Evan Blass (@evleaks) sent out a tweet that included an image of both phones dressed in Coral Blue. Blass says that this color is heading to U.S. versions of the two handsets, although no time frame for its stateside release was mentioned. Also, while you most likely will find this new color for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ offered on Samsung’s website, it isn’t known yet which carriers and retailers in the U.S. will stock it.

You might recall that …

Samsung Galaxy S8 Pirates of the Caribbean Edition goes official, priced at $880

Samsung has just released a special edition version of its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8. Rumors about such a device emerged last month, along with a couple of pictures showing the retail box and the phone.

Today, Chinese retailer JD.com started to sell the Samsung Galaxy S8 Pirates of the Caribbean Edition for around $880. Just one version of the smartphone is available for purchase now, which packs 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal memory.

Unlike some of the previous special editions launched by Samsung, the Pirates of the Caribbean model isn’t customized …

Report: iPhone 8 is the reason for new Galaxy S8 and LG G6 variants

Over the past few days, several reports indicated that both Samsung and LG are preparing to unveil additional variants of their 2017 flagships. Apparently, Samsung has decided to introduce additional color options for the Galaxy S8 and S8+, while LG is said to be cooking up “Pro” and “Plus” variants of the G6, which will feature different amounts of onboard storage. 
At a first glance, both of these stories might seem unrelated, but according to The Investor, the two Korean tech giants are actually preparing for the launch of Apple’s …