Meizu Meizu has unveiled the Meizu 15 Plus, Meizu 15, and Meizu M15. Meizu 15 Plus pricing starts from 2,999 yuan (~$475). The larger device packs the same chipset as the EMEA Galaxy S8. Meizu has a habit of using Samsung’s Exynos chips for flagship phones, so is it any surprise to see the Meizu 15 Plus packing the same SoC Samsung used for the EMEA variant of the Galaxy S8?The new phone, announced today, should be a great performer as a result of the Exynos 8895 chipset. We see four custom Mongoose M2 cores, four power-sipping Cortex-A53 cores and a Mali G71 MP20 GPU. Expect the phone to pack 6GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of fixed storage as well. In other words, it’s not the latest Exynos processor but it should handle pretty much any game you toss at it. We also have a 5.95-inch 2560 x 1440 AMOLED screen (albeit with a 16:9 screen ratio here) and a 3500mAh battery, the latter putting it more in line with the S8 Plus. Meizu The Meizu 15 Plus certainly differs … [Read more...] about Meizu 15 Plus revealed: Ever wanted a Galaxy S8 in Meizu clothing?
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Article Contents1 The Good2 The Not So Good3 Design and materials4 Display5 Battery life and charging6 Storage, wireless, and call quality7 Audio and speakers8 Camera9 Performance10 Testing notes11 Software11.1 What's new11.1.1 Navigation keys11.1.2 Bixby11.1.3 Snap window11.1.4 Dual audio11.1.5 Separate app sound11.1.6 Other changes11.2 General UI (launcher, notifications, lockscreen, navigation keys)11.3 Software: Opinion12 Value13 Conclusion When you talk about Samsung's Galaxy smartphones, it's hard not to talk about 'the average consumer.' Because the Galaxy S series is the second-most popular line of smartphones on earth, its audience is unashamedly mainstream, and the vast majority of sales of these devices will be to consumers who aren't what you'd call tech-savvy. The issue for Samsung, increasingly, is learning how to split the difference between a smartphone that provides a good experience for everybody and maintaining that all important credibility with its fans and … [Read more...] about Galaxy S8 and S8+ review: Another pair of excellent mainstream smartphones from Samsung
Jun 01, 6:00 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Ken Manbert Salcedo 04/17/18 AT 11:44 AM Samsung has reportedly finalized the design of the Galaxy S10 and S10+ for 2019. Like the Galaxy S8 and S9, the S10 will feature the same Infinity Display design, but it will have a couple of new hardware features that users have been asking for.Industry insiders say that the Galaxy S10 and S10+ will feature 5.8-inch and 6.3-inch screen sizes, according to The Bell. These will be slightly larger than the 5.77-inch and 6.22-inch displays that are on the S9 and S9+. Because the S10 will have a larger display, the overall footprint of the phone will be slightly bigger as well. The report claims that the S10 and S10+ will be 0.03-inch and 0.08-inch larger when compared to its predecessors. What’s not specified, however, is whether these measurements are for the phones’ length or for width.As for the … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy S10 To Feature In-Display Fingerprint Scanner, 3D-Sensing Camera
ProductConditionLocationPriceSamsung Galaxy S8+ (Verizon)B-grade refurbishedeBay$489.99The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are still pretty great smartphones. In fact, compared from the front, you will find little difference between them and the new S9 flagships. They still have the awesome Infinity Displays, thin bezels, curvy sides and all. Of course, you don't get a dual camera or a variable aperture on the back, but the S8 cameras are still quite good. The only downside is probably that awkwardly placed fingerprint scanner, but hey — you can't win them all.And yes, we've been talking the S8 generation up in the intro, because we found a sweet deal on the Galaxy S8+. It's from an eBay store, which offers B+ grade, Verizon-edition, seller-refurbished Galaxy S8+ units at the price of $489.96. As long as you don't mind a few scratches on your new phone, that's not too shabby at all!Right now, a brand new Galaxy S8+ will set you back $690, and an S9+ goes all the way up to $920. … [Read more...] about Get a Galaxy S8+ for $490 from this eBay store
Article Contents1 The Good2 The Not So Good3 Design and materials4 Display5 Battery life6 Wireless, reception, and audio7 Camera8 Performance9 Software10 Value11 Conclusion The Galaxy S8 Active is the fifth Samsung S phone to bear the Active name, and it's easily the most refined take on the concept yet. Currently, the S8 Active is only available on AT&T, and that's the model we've received for review, but eventually, Samsung has less than subtly implied it will make its way to other carriers here in the US, as well to the unlocked market. What's new compared to the outgoing S7 Active? Frankly, everything. There are no more hardware navigation keys. The Active key is gone, too. It also doesn't look like it was styled by someone at the local army surplus, either. Like the S8, the S8 Active has software nav keys, a Snapdragon 835 CPU, USB-C port, headphone jack, iris scanner, the same cameras, and a Bixby key. It also has the same terrible rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. And while … [Read more...] about Galaxy S8 Active review: A really rugged, really expensive phone