The Samsung Gear VR is one of the easiest ways to experience virtual reality, but some users are learning that convenience comes with its costs. Owners of Samsung phones such as the S6, S6 Edge, S7, and S7 Edge are reporting that Oculus app is destroying their phone’s battery life.
“What’s the best smartphone?” It’s a question I hear at least once or twice a month.
Technology is all about progress. Sometimes it’s incremental or subtle, but other times it can be colossal and even transformative. In 2015 we saw a metal and silicone cornucopia of gadgets and gizmos. There were amazing deals, sad departures, brand new product categories, and even world-changing ideas. These are the…
Some people prefer practical tools. Others would gladly buy gadgets dipped in gold. In a nutshell, that’s the choice between the new Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge+. They’re two sides of the same coin. They’re both cutting-edge phones. The question is whether you’re willing to sacrifice comfort to make people’s…
We called the Galaxy S6 the best smartphone you can buy. Some would consider that a betrayal. After all, the S6 doesn’t have removable batteries or SD card slots anymore—it’s completely sealed. But you know what? There’s a new case that might solve at least one of those problems.
Samsung’s Galaxy S and Galaxy Note smartphones have always been two peas in a pod, always mimicking each others’s design and/or software. And if these leaked schematics are any indication of what to expect from Samsung this September, it looks like the tradition will continue.
After weeks of leaks, LG’s new flagship is here. It’s nothing revolutionary—merely the most meticulously designed G-phone yet. But that could be a good thing. Where other Android handset makers—ahem, Samsung—keep pushing for pizazz, the G4 is about practicality.
Remember the good old Samsung Galaxy S III? It was a fantastic little trooper, but we’ve come a long way since plastic phones were king. Today, the Galaxy S6 goes on sale—and it’s finally, finally catching up with the iPhone, Nexii, and other glass-and-metal devices that have been catching your eye for years. It’s…
With spring comes the launch of another Samsung Galaxy phone. The S6 and S6 Edge are on their way into the hands of the masses, so we thought we would fire up the cameras and see how the newbies fare against tried and true competitors for the title of best smartphone camera.
This is the Samsung Galaxy S6. Is it the smartphone you've been waiting for? Hard to say—we've had this handset for less than 24 hours, and it's going to take a teensy bit longer than that to properly test everything. But if you've got a question, any question at all, this is your chance. What do you want to know?
You guys. The built-in status of the Samsung Galaxy S6's battery doesn't mean the battery is totally non-removable. All you need is your Galaxy S6, a hair dryer, tweezers, a micro Phillips head screwdriver, a spudger tool, an intimate knowledge of electrical engineering and about an hour to kill. Simple!
Your smartphone's battery life won't last forever. Today, your digital companion might work all day long, then party late into the evening—but a year from now, you'll almost certainly have depleted a substantial portion of its capacity. What happens when your phone no longer lasts the day? Time to replace the battery!…
Mobile payments are here, the adoption of Apple Pay is evidence enough. But Samsung thinks it can do smartphone payments even better (of course), and that's why they've created Samsung Pay, a tech team up that will make mobile payments more accessible than ever.
For years, a smartphone's main selling points were faster processors and better screens. But we're knee deep in diminishing returns these days, and some makers are using out-of-the-box thinking to draw our eye. None more so than Samsung—and the new S6 Edge is the evidence.
The Galaxy S6 is unlike any smartphone that Samsung has ever made. How, you ask? Let me count the ways.