Am I the only one who hates the notch trend? It’s not that the notch on the iPhone X is that awful. It’s just that all these clones do it, but do it worse. You expect this from some no name Chinese manufacturer, but even big companies like Asus and LG are copying the notch. The concept images by Ben Geskin show everything we know about what the next LG flagship will look like.
Portrait mode is all the rage in cell phone technology. The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have arguably the best portrait modes. The front facing cameras are pretty great on these devices, but what makes Portrait mode on these phones stand out is the software. Mostly we find portrait mode on newer phones. Many older phones don’t have the feature.
HTC has not really been in the limelight over the past few years. Last year Samsung put a major dent in the company’s release schedule by buying up the initial batch of Snapdragon 835 chips. Other manufacturers had to either delay their flagship release or settle for a last gen chip. HTC decided to release the U Ultra which was a great phone which happened to feature a last gen Snapdragon 821 chip. The phone also caught some flack for not making good use of internal space. The phone was oversized but lacked a headphone jack, wireless charging, water resistance, and probably should have packed in a larger battery. Some reviewers even urged HTC to go back to the drawing board.
These reasons just scratch the surface. The S9 is looking like a pretty killer device. I can’t wait to get my hands on it in a few days. What are some reasons you think the S9 is better than the iPhone X? or do you actually prefer the cryOS device?
In this video we take a look at the early benchmarks from both the Snapdragon 845 and the Exynos 9810 from the Galaxy S9. While benchmarks don’t tell the full story they do give us an idea of the kind of performance that we can expect from a device. What are your thoughts? Should Samsung find a way to bring the Exynos chips to US variant devices?
I have used the Galaxy Note 8 as my main device for the past several months. This has been one of my favorite devices hands down. There is so much to love about the phone, but there are still some things that Samsung can improve on when it comes to the Galaxy Note 9. These are my top 5 best and worst things about the Galaxy Note 8!
Adoption rates of Android Oreo are a bit abysmal. Some of the largest Android OEMs are still have not rolled out the update to their handsets. We saw the first Android Oreo developer preview about a year ago. So far we only have a handful of devices running Android 8.0 including the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Samsung had started to roll out the update for the Galaxy S8, but then quickly postponed the update. None of this is going to keep the Android train from chugging down the track.
In this video we take a look at everything we know so far about the Galaxy S9!
Will the upgrades be enough for you to make the jump? Is this too much of an incremental update for you?
We have heard rumors since the release of the Galaxy S8 that this years flagship from Samsung would be released early. There had even been some extreme suggestions that we may see a teaser of the video at CES 2018. While we won’t see the release of the Galaxy S9 at CES, Samsung just confirmed the launch timing.
We will never forget the year of the exploding Note 7 devices. Now it seems Samsung is dealing with a less urgent, but equally detrimental battery issue on the Galaxy Note 8. While the Note 8 won’t blow up in your pants the battery is giving some users major heart ache.