Samsung Galaxy Note 8

mophie charge force fixes Galaxy Note 8’s biggest flaw

mophie charge force fixes Galaxy Note 8’s biggest flaw

If you don’t mind, or maybe even love, Samsung’s “Experience”, formerly TouchWiz, skin, then the Galaxy Note 8 might very well one of the best smartphones of 2017, save for one problem. Well, two actually. First is, of course, the $1,000 price tag. The second is the fact that it even has less battery than the Galaxy S8+. If that is the only thing keeping you from the stylus-toting phablet, then mophie might have the solution in its new charge force casse and charge force powerstation mini.

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The best Note 8 is finally coming to the US

The best Note 8 is finally coming to the US

For the past few years, Samsung has been giving its fans in the US a pretty raw deal. Sure, the company isn't being stingy in offering its best smartphones - like this year's Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8 - on all of the US carriers. Problem is, Samsung has been saving the best colors for foreign shores. Now, that's changing.

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Note 8 accessories deal highlights phablet’s twin strengths

Note 8 accessories deal highlights phablet’s twin strengths

Samsung has updated its free accessory offer for the Galaxy Note 8, and if you didn't jump on the pen-enabled phablet when it was first launched, you might be more inclined to now. The smartphone went on sale a couple of months back, and at the time Samsung had a launch offer: buyers could choose between either a 128GB microSD and fast wireless charger, or a Gear 360 camera. Now, there's been a shake-up.

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Galaxy Note 8 Enterprise Edition to get 3 years monthly updates

Galaxy Note 8 Enterprise Edition to get 3 years monthly updates

There might be a never-ending debate on whether Samsung's phones are the greatest or the worst Android phones ever, but there is probably one thing both sides will agree on. Samsung is quite slow in rolling out updates, even after it pledged speedy security updates in the aftermath of Stagefright. Such a system will not work in businesses and enterprises, so when Samsung launched its new Galaxy Note 8 Enterprise Edition, it made a promise that should have been the case from the very start: monthly security updates.

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Galaxy Note 8 and Dex – one month later: I almost ditched my PC

Galaxy Note 8 and Dex – one month later: I almost ditched my PC

I will confess. I am one of those who have been mesmerized by the likes of Microsoft's continuum, Ubuntu's Convergence, and all the other attempts at utilizing the computer in your pocket as your only, or at least primary, computer on your desk. So when Samsung came out with the oddly-named DeX and the promise of another “PC in your pocket” experience, I was naturally intrigued. Did Samsung succeed where many others have failed? Just a week of use might not be enough to truly judge that proposition, so I decided to do one better. I used the Galaxy Note 8 and the Samsung DeX exclusively for a month, for both work and play. This is how my adventure went.

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iPhone 8 Plus vs Pixel 2 XL vs Galaxy Note 8: which one to buy

iPhone 8 Plus vs Pixel 2 XL vs Galaxy Note 8: which one to buy

We are just two and a half months away from calling the year over and we already have most of this year’s top smartphones lined up in stores. Of course, we’re still waiting for the iPhone X to finally land in users’ hands, but, unless you already had your heart set on Apple’s most expensive iPhone to date, you might already be weighing your options with what’s available. So which among this year’s top three, the Apple iPhone 8 Plus, the Google Pixel 2, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, deserves your well-earned money? We take a look beyond the spec sheet to bring to light each one’s strengths and, of course, flaws.

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Galaxy Note 8 Zero Camera Mod enables QHD 60fps, HDR recording

Galaxy Note 8 Zero Camera Mod enables QHD 60fps, HDR recording

As powerful as our smartphones today may be, they’re actually not as powerful as they can be. For one reason or another, OEMs choose to sometimes limit otherwise capable hardware. The already impressive Galaxy Note 8 camera, for example, is, on paper, able to do such things as record QHD video in 60 fps rates or 4K video with HDR enabled. If those power user features are important to you, then you might want to do the work of rooting your smartphone to install this Zero Camera Mod to get those and more.

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You can now root your Galaxy Note 8 at your own risk

You can now root your Galaxy Note 8 at your own risk

Android powers users today have it somewhat easy. In the past, they'd have to wait for months to have a rooting method available for their shiny new phone. And even then, it involved a painstaking process with lots of room for errors that could brick your phone. Nowadays, the tools and steps are easily available, and sometimes in no time flat. Though it did take a bit more than one month, the rooting methods for the Galaxy Note 8 are finally available, but you should still be doubly sure if you really need to.

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Galaxy Note 8 ties with iPhone 8 Plus on DxOMark camera list

Galaxy Note 8 ties with iPhone 8 Plus on DxOMark camera list

It wasn't too long ago, in fact just last week, when Apple reclaimed its throne in the smartphone camera kingdom. But while the iPhone 8 Plus still sits at the top of DxOMark's list, it now has to share that spot with the Galaxy Note 8. That said, while Samsung's latest and greatest scores the highest in still photos, DxOmark was more impressed by its zooming capabilities than by any other feature.

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Galaxy Note 8 apps ported to rooted Samsung devices on Nougat

Galaxy Note 8 apps ported to rooted Samsung devices on Nougat

Having a bit of Galaxy Note 8 envy but don't have the opportunity to get even a considerably cheaper Galaxy S8? If you have a more or less recent Samsung phone, or at least one that's running Android 7.0 Nougat or later, then you're in luck. XDA Senior Member AlexiXDA has just extracted and ported some of the Note 8's apps to work on such Samsung devices. Best of all, they will work whether you're on a stock Samsung ROM or a custom one. The catch? You have to be rooted.

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Galaxy Note 8 Zero Lemon 5500mAh case fixes its biggest flaw

Galaxy Note 8 Zero Lemon 5500mAh case fixes its biggest flaw

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is nearly the perfect flagship smartphone, at least for those who can stomach phablets, except for two critical problems. It is expensive as hell and it has a battery smaller than its closest cousin, the Galaxy S8+. There's really no going around the first problem except for waiting for prices to drop, waiting for promos discounts, or getting carrier subsidy. The battery problem, on the other hand, can conveniently be solved with Zero Lemon's new case which nearly doubles the Galaxy Note 8's longevity.

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iPhone 8 drop tests don’t inspire much confidence

iPhone 8 drop tests don’t inspire much confidence

The switch to glass backs on smartphones have users doubly worried about the survivability of their precious companions. It's bad enough that you don't have much of a choice for your screen other than breakable glass or scratchable plastic, now they also have to pay greater care to the backs as well. Unsurprisingly, this has become a core concern for owners and would-be owners of the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, prompting not a few drop tests to see how they might fare in theoretical situations. The results probably won't surprise you.

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