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Galaxy S8+ iFixit teardown could reignite battery fears

Galaxy S8+ iFixit teardown could reignite battery fears

Given the scathing experience Samsung suffered over the Galaxy Note 7's battery, you'd think they'd have learned their lesson by now. That might actually be true but, based on iFixit's surprising discovery, that might also not be the case completely. Doing a teardown of both the Gaalxy S8 and the larger Galaxy S8+, the team discovered that the Galaxy S8+ virtually has the same battery as the Galaxy Note 7. Although Samsung might be confident that it has sufficiently addressed the QA issues that led to the explosive batteries, consumers might not be completely convinced.

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Some Galaxy S8 users complain of reddish screens

Some Galaxy S8 users complain of reddish screens

No smartphone is perfect, of course, but manufacturers are expected to at least avoid glaring bugs and issues, especially at launch. Considering how much Samsung is banking on the Galaxy S8's success, you'd expect it to be very careful not to mess things up so soon. As some early Korean users have discovered to their dismay, however, that just isn't the case. Some are reporting that their screens are exhibiting a very reddish tint that won't go away, no matter the settings.

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Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 leaks in new pair of photos

Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 leaks in new pair of photos

A handset said to be the upcoming iteration of the Samsung Galaxy J5 has leaked in a pair of phones, one showing the back of the handset and the other showing the rear of the phone with the panel removed. This leak follows the phone's appearance via the Wi-Fi Alliance and FCC, stoking hopes that we'll see the handset make an official appearance in the near future. As with the past iterations of this model, the J5 (2017) phone will target those seeking something cheaper than the S8.

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5 tips for new Galaxy S8 users: our Day 1 experience

5 tips for new Galaxy S8 users: our Day 1 experience

There are several facts that a first-time Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus user should know when running the device right out the box. What we're doing today is speaking about the pieces of this smartphone that might not be immediately obvious and/or should be addressed before any other part of the phone is either switched on or handled extensively. This device is slightly unusual, and not just because Samsung removed the home button.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Review: On the shoulders of giants

Samsung Galaxy S8 Review: On the shoulders of giants

In the cat and mouse game between Samsung and Apple, the user is the real winner, and never has that been so apparent as with the new Samsung Galaxy S8. Undoubtedly the most eagerly-anticipated Android smartphone of 2017, the Galaxy S8 is Samsung's first big opportunity to put the Note 7 battery debacle behind it, and instead wow consumers with its latest industrial design, services, and more. Question is, with the same camera as the old Galaxy S7, not to mention flagship feature Bixby Voice absent until later in the year, does the Galaxy S8 and its big S8+ sibling do enough today to overshadow the iPhone 8 tomorrow?

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Galaxy S8 Bixby button remapping blocked by Samsung

Galaxy S8 Bixby button remapping blocked by Samsung

Samsung has blocked users from remapping the Bixby button on the Galaxy S8 handset, upsetting early buyers who weren't planning on using the Korean company's personal assistant. Bixby, for those unfamiliar, is Samsung's new alternative to Siri and Google Assistant, though users shouldn't expect it to be fully functional upon the handset's launch. Industrious early users figured out how to remap this physical button, and Samsung apparently didn't like that.

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Galaxy S8, iPhone 7 Plus, Google Pixel, OnePlus 3T speeds tested

Galaxy S8, iPhone 7 Plus, Google Pixel, OnePlus 3T speeds tested

With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8, you pretty much have the late 2016 to early 2017 smartphone flagships. Which means it's probably time to do a roundup of these smartphone's performance. That is what YouTube channel EverythingApplePro just did by pitting most, though not all, of them against each other in a massive speed test showdown. Who came out first or even second isn't probably going to surprise you. But who came out the last will.

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Galaxy S8 battery is so tough, stabbing it won’t make it explode

Galaxy S8 battery is so tough, stabbing it won’t make it explode

Perhaps the biggest question on everyone's mind upon seeing the Galaxy S8 is whether it will be as explosive as the Galaxy Note 7 before it. Given what's at stake, Samsung spared no expense at making sure it won't. And, apparently, that has paid off to the extreme. A pair of hardcore, smartphone-torturing YouTubers, namely "What's Inside" and JerryRigEverything, has put that promise to the ultimate test by slicing through the Galaxy S8 and its battery. Lo and behold, nothing went "Boom!"

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Galaxy S8 orders are shipping early at T-Mobile

Galaxy S8 orders are shipping early at T-Mobile

T-Mobile customers who preordered the Samsung Galaxy S8 have been on the receiving end of a nice surprise: the carrier is shipping out the phones a handful of days earlier than it said it would. That's great news for those who can't wait to get ahold of the handset, and it's likely not an accident: the Uncarrier did the same thing with the Galaxy S7. It seems like a calculated -- and very welcomed -- move.

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Galaxy S8 Active (SM-G892A) reportedly in the works

Galaxy S8 Active (SM-G892A) reportedly in the works

We're a week out from the launch of the Galaxy S8 and already reports of hardware variants are starting to pick up steam. Today the topic of discussion is the Galaxy S8 Active - the next installment in Samsung's line of rugged smartphones. We're hearing reports today that the Galaxy S8 Active does indeed exist and has a model number of SM-G892A.

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Galaxy S8 US pre-orders are shipping with a surprise gift

Galaxy S8 US pre-orders are shipping with a surprise gift

How determined is Samsung to make a good first impression with its Galaxy S8 and S8+? Apparently enough to thrown in a completely unexpected freebie for those who have committed early to its smartphone. Someone who pre-ordered the Samsung’s flagship directly from Samsung itself has reported receiving a conical Amplifier Speaker Dock, something Samsung never let on at any point in time.

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Galaxy S8’s Bixby will have a confusing, convoluted rollout

Galaxy S8’s Bixby will have a confusing, convoluted rollout

Gone are the days when you could expect most smartphone features, save for network support, to be uniform across all devices everywhere. These days, you have to be more aware of how certain features might be available for one market but not for your market. Or that those features might not come all at the same time, if at all. That mess is what will greet new owners of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ when the smartphones rollout next week without one key feature: Bixby voice control.

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