Crash! Galaxy S9 has a graphics bug

A bug finder has detected that when a Galaxy S9 device (Snapdragon 845 only) is running Samsung Internet and is strained, the entire device will crash. It has been determined that the Adreno graphics unit along with the app cannot handle certain shaders (think: special effects), and the device simply shuts down. Apparently the browser contributes to this because it does not know when to restart itself. The testers tried reproducing the results in Chrome and it did not reboot the device. They also attempted the test using Samsung’s browser on a Google device, but that also did not produce the …


One thing is better than Galaxy S9, and it's an S9 Active with a huge battery

There is only one thing better than a Galaxy S-line phone, and it is its Active version. Top among the reasons is the fact that those ship with much larger batteries than the originals, righting the main wrong with Samsung’s otherwise excellent flagships.

It seems that the Galaxy S9 Active won’t be an exception, as, thanks to a leaked screenshot with its purported specs, we learn that the rugged phone will sport a 4000mAh battery pack, again. The phone here is coded as SM-G893, hinting at a true Galaxy S8 Active successor, as that one carries the model number SM-G892.
The …

Best leather cases for Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+

Say what you will about the convenience of clear silicon cases, they rarely give your phone the looks and feel in the hand that a stylish leather wrapper would. Leather material is the Cadillac of the casing arts, and with a good reason – it ages gracefully, looks premium, and leaves a natural, satisfying feeling in the palm. 
Needless to say, if you have a high-end phone these days, it is most likely crafted out of glass, and, tucking those polished beach bodies into a yellow-ing silicone case could feel like a blasphemy. You have to, though, as glass handsets …

Great deal: Save $150 on the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S9, $200 on the Galaxy S9+

Pssst, been eyeing the Galaxy S9 or the S9+ but one thing or another kept you from jumping the gun?|

Well, good news, Samsung has just made its latest flagship devices even more appealing. If you purchase the AT&T version from Samsung, the Galaxy S9 will cost you $150 less while the Galaxy S9+ will be $200 cheaper in comparison with the MSRP. 

Thanks to this, you can snatch the S9 for $569.99, while the larger device goes for $639.99. 

And that’s not all: for Samsung, at least, when it rains it pours. You will get a free DeX …

Blind camera comparison: Huawei P20 Pro vs iPhone X, Galaxy S9+, Pixel 2 XL

It is big, it is shiny, it is powerful, and it has over 90 megapixels at its disposal. That’s the Huawei P20 Pro in a nutshell, an we’ve been playing with it for the past week or so, evaluating every single one of its features as part of our in-depth review. Spoiler alert: it’s pretty good!
But what about that fancy triple camera on its back? Is the Huawei P20 Pro as capable of a shooter as its maker says? And no less importantly, is it a match for today’s top performers in the field? Well, maybe you can help us find out.
Yup, it is time for …

Huawei P20 Pro vs Pixel 2 XL vs Galaxy S9+ vs iPhone X: low-light camera shoot-out

Being what my colleagues would describe as a “photography aficionado” (a.k.a annoying camera geek), and someone who loved the 20MP monochrome cameras on the Huawei P9 and the P10, I was excited to learn that the Huawei P20 Pro will feature three cameras and a massive (for today’s smartphone standards) 1/1.7-inch sensor for better low-light performance. Not to mention the f/1.8 aperture, which albeit not the lowest f-stop number we’ve seen on a smartphone, is actually capable of capturing quite a bit more light than the competition, thanks to the increased surface area of the sensor.

So, …

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ get a limited Red Bull Ring edition

Vodafone Netherlands and Samsung have revealed the limited Red Bull Ring edition of the Galaxy S9 and S9+. It is named after the “Red Bull Ring” Formula One racing track in Austria and will be available in the Netherlands between April 16 and May 27.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 / S9+ Red Bull Ring Edition is actually nothing special: it’s just the glossy black variant of the device with an added twist – it comes with a Red Bull branded case. Putting the case on your Galaxy S9 / S9+ will change the UI appearance – you’ll see wallpapers …

Samsung lowers the prices of Galaxy S9 and S9+ (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint)

If you’re planning to buy a Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9+ on Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint, we have a friendly advice: purchase the phone(s) directly from Samsung. That’s because, at this moment, Samsung is offering the S9 for $719.99, and the S9+ for $839.99 – regardless of carrier and method of purchase (outright, or with monthly payments). This means you can save at least $70 on the AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint variants of the two handsets. 
In case you’re wondering, Samsung hasn’t lowered the prices of T-Mobile’s Galaxy S9 and S9+. But that’s okay, as T-Mobile’s …

Deal: All Samsung Galaxy S9 models now come with a free Dex Pad

Since launching the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ back in March, Samsung included the two new flagship smartphones in various promotional offers. The very latest offer that you should know about – available only in the US – allows buyers of the S9 or S9+ to receive a free Samsung Dex Pad. 
You can get a free Dex Pad regardless of what Galaxy S9 or S9+ you want to buy. This means that both unlocked, and carrier versions of the phones are included in the deal. However, your purchase needs to be made via Samsung’s official website – see the source link below. Samsung …

Mini Galaxy S9+ with an iPhone X camera placement surfaces

Samsung is no stranger to offering weird variants of its phones for the Chinese market, where it is struggling to even be noticed among the sea of value-for-money Huawei, Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi handset there. The latest case in point might be a… Galaxy S9 version with the S9+ dual camera set, but placed exactly where the dual kit of the iPhone X is situated – at the top left corner of the rear.

Other than that, uhm, peculiarity, the phone that has received certification by the Chinese version of the FCC regulator, has the same specs as the S9 specs, the same dimensions, and …