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10 best smartphones: Will updated Google Pixel challenge rival flagships?

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 19:03
Apple recently announced the new 2017 iPhone lineup, but even its best can't surpass Samsung's latest Galaxy Note.

LG V30 finally launching in the US on October 5

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 20:34
It's been a month since I posted my first impressions of a non-final sample of the LG V30 and today we finally heard that it will be launching in the US starting on October 5.

UAG Monarch and Plasma Galaxy Note 8 hands-on: The best cases for the best smartphone

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 17:21
There are plenty of cases available for the most popular smartphones, but my absolute favorite comes from Urban Armor Gear. The UAG Monarch in crimson is stunning and provides the style and protection I want in a case.

DxOMark report: Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus set new standard for smartphone cameras

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 20:01
The HTC U11 and Google Pixel reigned at the top of the DxOMark ratings for several months, but the new Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus just beat them out and set the new bar for smartphone cameras.

Note 8 and Apple iPhone X, 8, Watch Series 3 (MobileTechRoundup #406)

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 05:16
While last week contained a ton of Apple news, we first kicked off MobileTechRoundup show #406 with some talk of the Note 8, HTC U11, and LG V30.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Tech21 case roundup: Drop and screen protection for the best smartphone

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 17:21
While the Galaxy Note 8 uses advanced Gorilla Glass 5 panels drops can still cause breakage. Tech21 offers several Designed for Samsung certified products to help protect your expensive smartphone.

Galaxy Note 8 users have options galore. iPhone X users? Not so much

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 23:23
After watching the Apple keynote yesterday and seeing what is provided in the iPhone X, I couldn't get past the limited options users have when compared to the Galaxy Note 8.

The iPhone X is basically Samsung's Note 8 plus Animojis

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 01:23
Apple's new iPhone X is the first iPhone that's drastically different from what we've seen over the last decade. However, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 still offers more and has my full attention.

DxOMark overhauls smartphone camera testing methodology and ratings

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 21:11
The cameras on our phones today are used more than standalone cameras, so it is important to find one that meets your needs. DxOMark has a rigourous testing protocol that has been updated for modern smartphone cameras.

Want a new iPhone? Here's how and where to sell or trade your current model

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 16:27
The new Apple iPhones will be announced tomorrow, with the price of the high-end model likely topping more than $1,000. You can sell your current one to offset some of the cost or even trade it in.

Caseology Parallax and Skyfall for Samsung Galaxy Note 8 hands-on: Attractive drop protection for less than $20

Sun, 09/10/2017 - 21:18
The Galaxy Note 8 consists of two Gorilla Glass 5 panels with an aluminum frame. To help hold this slick device and offer some drop protection, a case is justified.

Samsung sells more Note 8 devices in the US than any previous Note

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 23:45
Samsung didn't provide any numbers to compare with this claim, but reviews confirm the Galaxy Note 8 is one of the best available.

Squeeze your apps: HTC U11 update brings Edge Sense to all

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 21:00
The HTC U11 has a unique feature we haven't seen on any other smartphone and HTC promised to keep improving it. Expanded functionality is coming to Edge Sense tonight.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: My first week with a nearly perfect smartphone

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 16:44
After last year's Note 7 fiasco, we weren't sure how Samsung and Note fans would respond. The Note 8 is a stunning phone and Note lovers are sure to appreciate the S Pen functionality, dual camera performance, and more.

More on the LG V30: High end audio, video creation, and security

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 13:00
There's a lot provided by the LG V30 and in this second look article we dive a bit deeper into some of the advanced audio and video experiences.

LG V30 first impressions: Gorgeous dual camera phone built for creators

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 13:00
The LG V30 is the third in the V Series line of smartphones from LG with a focus on those who use their phone to record video. It offers several improvements but loses the removable battery.

ReachCase for Samsung Galaxy S8: Maximize signal performance while adding drop protection

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 23:01
The Samsung Galaxy S8 already has the best cellular signal performance of all devices I have tested, but there are still areas where coverage can be spotty. With the ReachCase, calls are no longer dropped in these areas.

Mint SIM hands-on: Prepaid service with longer term discounts partners with Best Buy

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 17:21
There are a number of mobile virtual network operators offering competitive rate options for those tired of paying the big four in the US. With Mint SIM, you can save even more if you pay for a longer period.

Exclusive space black BlackBerry KEYone hitting AT&T shelves on September 1

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 02:27
The BlackBerry KEYone is currently sold in silver at Sprint and via retailers as a GSM unlocked device. AT&T customers will soon get an exclusive color.

Half-price Note 8? Yes, if you owned a Note 7

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 01:16
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is the most expensive smartphone today. In order to reward loyal Note 7 owners who had to return their devices last year, Samsung is offering a compelling upgrade program.