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Apple recently announced the new 2017 iPhone lineup, but even its best can't surpass Samsung's latest Galaxy Note.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 didn't provide any numbers to compare with this claim, but reviews confirm the Galaxy Note 8 is one of the best available.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.