We know that some of Apple’s critics out there are skeptical about the iPhone X’s success. After all with it priced so high, well and above most of the competition, wouldn’t it just deter customers who might choose a different brand instead? Turns out maybe not, because according to the latest statistics from Localytics (via Apple World Today), the iPhone X has experienced a surge during the past week.
Samsung rolled out the latest security patch for Android devices to many variants of the Galaxy Note 8 earlier this month. However, it didn’t release the November security patch for the unlocked Galaxy Note 8 early for some reason. Many people also buy unlocked handsets because there are no carriers to hold up software updates. It has taken Samsung almost the entire month of November but it has finally released […]
Microsoft may not be making any Windows-powered smartphones anymore but that doesn’t mean you can’t head over to its online store right now and purchase a smartphone. It has teamed up with Samsung in the past to launch “Microsoft Edition” variants of its flagship smartphones. Microsoft has now started selling the Galaxy Note 8 Microsoft Edition online. Its the very same Galaxy Note 8 that we all know and love […]
The next movie in the new Star Wars trilogy is going to be released in December. The fans are certainly excited to see The Last Jedi. It’s not uncommon for movie studios to team up with other companies to jointly promote their offerings. It seems that Samsung might be taking part in one such partnership. Word on the street is that it may launch a Galaxy Note 8 Star Wars […]
It is no secret that Samsung and Apple don’t really get along, and as if the recent ad that Samsung launched targeting Apple wasn’t enough, the company is now actively trying to lure iPhone users away from Apple’s ecosystem and perhaps consider a Samsung, thanks to a newly launched upgrade program.
Apple’s iPhones currently do not support gigabit download speeds, or rather to ensure a uniform experience across iPhones, Apple has capped the speeds on iPhones using Qualcomm’s modems to match those of Intel’s. For those who are wondering what’s the difference, a video uploaded by Booredatwork.com on YouTube demonstrates the differences.
Sprint offers its subscribers a feature called Calling PLUS. That’s what Sprint calls its Voice-over-LTE and Wi-Fi calling services combined. There aren’t a lot of devices on the carrier’s network that support for this feature but Sprint has been rolled it out gradually for more devices. Sprint has now released Calling PLUS for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. It’s included in the latest firmware update that also brings the October […]
AT&T is rolling out a new firmware update for the Galaxy Note 8 on its network. The new software update for Samsung’s latest flagship phablet brings the latest security fixes for the Android operating system. The fixes include a patch for the Krack Wi-Fi vulnerability. It’s a widespread Wi-Fi security exploit that can enable bad actors to listen in on the traffic between Wi-Fi enabled devices and access points.
Samsung’s flagship smartphones tend to be expensive so the company regularly offers promotions that give customers more bang for their buck. Samsung’s latest promotion for customers in the United States offers them a free Gear VR headset or a DeX station on a purchase of the Galaxy Note 8. This limited time promotion is also being offered to Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ customers as well.
Samsung has launched a new model of the Galaxy Note 8 in the United States. It’s called the Galaxy Note 8 Enterprise Edition and as the name suggests, this handset is meant for small-to-medium businesses as well as larger enterprises. There’s nothing fundamentally different about this Note 8 when compared to the one that has already been available for purchase since the past couple of months.
As you might recall from last year’s debacle, Samsung took a bit of a reputation hit when there were multiple reports of the Galaxy Note 7 exploding, leading to airline companies around the world banning the phone from being brought on board. Thankfully they have managed to avoid this issue with the Note 8, and Samsung now seems to be making up for lost time.
Different users have different needs and/or wants when it comes to their smartphones. For example those working outdoors might require a phone that’s rugged, students who a budget might want a phone that’s cheap, and there are also different needs when you’re a regular consumer versus one who wants a phone for enterprise purposes.
Last year when Apple launched the iPhone 7 with the new A10 Fusion chipset, a speed test was conducted and it was pretty clear that the A10 Fusion was a chipset not to be messed with as for the most part, it appeared to demolish the competition. Of course refinements have been made since then, but the question is how will the new A11 Bionic hold up?
With the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus being introduced, Apple has also brought back one of its more iconic designs with the glass back that first debuted with the iPhone 4. We’re sure that with the glass back design, many are questioning just how durable it is, although recent scratch tests have shown that it does hold up pretty well.
It seems that despite the huge hoo-ha concerning the exploding Samsung Galaxy Note 7 handsets back in 2016, it did not damage Samsung’s reputation as much as you might think. In fact if anything, it seems that Samsung’s reputation has remained intact as proven by the number of Galaxy Note 8 handsets that have been pre-ordered in Korea.
With Apple’s new iPhones, the rumors have been confirmed and that is both the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X will be able to record 4K video at 60 FPS. Unfortunately for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 which was launched less than a month before, the handset is only capable of recording 4K at 30 FPS.
While there are some who purchase a brand new smartphone every year, there are those who purchase a smartphone and hold onto it for the next 2-3 years, or even longer. Given that smartphone prices appear to be on the rise, it isn’t surprising that not everyone is willing to spend $1,000 a year on a brand new flagship.
It is safe to say that Samsung has not only managed to redeem themselves with the Galaxy Note 8, but it looks like they also have another winner flagship smartphone on their hands. Recent reports have indicated that Samsung might have sold close to 400,000 units on its first day, and it looks like Samsung could be breaking some records stateside too.
Similar to how the Nintendo Switch was Nintendo’s chance at redemption, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 also represents Samsung’s shot at redeeming themselves following the disastrous launch of the Galaxy Note 7 back in 2016, and yes it appears that things are going pretty well for the company.
When Google unveiled its Daydream virtual reality platform, it announced that many of its OEM partners will make Daydream-compatible smartphones. Samsung was mentioned as one of those partners. It was confirmed after the Galaxy S8 was unveiled that the new flagship would eventually get support for Daydream. Galaxy Note 8 owners won’t have to wait for it, though. Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy Note 8 will have support for […]