If you made it through the holiday season without buying a new smartphone (or getting one as a gift) you may be itching for an upgrade. And if you're an Apple fan, go crazy - we probably won't see a new iPhone until late-2018 anyway - but if you're an Android user you should wait, at least until the Galaxy S9 arrives next month.
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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
I've been using Samsung's Note 8 for about a month now. I love the display on the phone and the camera, but I'm pretty much constantly annoyed by the phone's Bixby button.
The dedicated button on the left side of the phone is designed to give you quick access to to the personal assistant. That's great if you want to use it often. However, if you're ham-fingered like me, then you end up accidentally pressing it pretty much every time you try to lower the volume on your phone, or pull it out of your pocket, or when you try to take a picture... really pretty much any time you're holding the phone.
Dear Lifehacker, I've been following the launch of Samsung's Galaxy Note8 with keen interest. The Note 5 is the best smartphone I've used but after the Note7 recall, I was forced to upgrade to a Galaxy S8 instead. It's okay, but I really miss the extra screen space and stylus. So my question is: should I upgrade my Galaxy S8 now or wait for the inevitable Note9? Do you think the improvements are worth it?
The Samsung Dex is a tiny new smartphone dock that wades carefully toward a world in which smartphones serve as our primary computers. It's about the size of a hockey puck, and when the Galaxy S8, a monitor, and a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse are connected, the Dex turns the phone into a surprisingly functional desktop. The idea is that instead of lugging a laptop around everywhere, you might just take your phone and drop it into a dock at home, the office, and so on.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 is Samsung's first big phone launch after last year's Note7 disaster. It's a huge moment for the world's most popular smartphone manufacturer. For a lot of everyday smartphone buyers - the talkback radio listeners and tabloid newspaper readers of the world - Samsung is a tarnished name. The Galaxy S8 is the first, and potentially only, chance for the company to change that opinion. Here's how it fared during our in-depth testing.
Earmarked the Galaxy S8 as your new phone and want to do something more exciting to stand out than fiddling with the Bixby button? You could always crack out the industrial solvents and make the thing transparent, as demonstrated by this video from JerryRigEverything.
With just two weeks until the new Samsung Galaxy S8 hits stores in Australia, it’s time to ask the tough questions. Is the edge-to-edge ‘Infinity’ display all it’s cracked up to be? What’s the deal with DeX and does it work?
But perhaps most importantly: is it cheaper to buy an S8 on a plan than an iPhone 7?
Samsung's new flagship phone, the Galaxy S8, goes on sale on April 28. As is tradition, the world's tech-heads have been busy comparing how the new phone's features compare to its iOS rival. Following extensive hands-on testing, our colleagues at Tech Insider have put together a video showing everything the S8 has that the iPhone lacks. Watch and judge for yourself!
We've already looked at the best Samsung Galaxy S8 plans from each Australian telco. Now, Woolies has pulled a rabbit out of its hat with a new plan boasting 12GB of data for $92 a month. If you require more than 10GB of data, this is the best deal we've seen from any telco so far. Read on for the details.
The Galaxy S8 will go on sale in Australia on April 28. According to preliminary reports, it's the best smartphone Samsung has ever produced. If you're clamouring to get your paws on one as soon as possible, we have some good news: Samsung reckons you can jump the queue and snag one a week before it launches. Here's how.
Dear Lifehacker, My Samsung Galaxy S6 is getting a bit sad looking so it's time for an upgrade. I'm a huge fan of this phone series and want to get another flagship model. Do you think I should buy the Samsung Galaxy S7 or pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S8? Also, are there any "must-have" features for the S8 that I need to know about?
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ have already been crowned the best smartphones that the company has ever produced. Mind you, the same thing was said about the S7 and S6. If you're thinking about upgrading your Galaxy S7, you need to know whether the improvements are worth shelling out for. This infographic compares the S8 and S*+ to their respective predecessors.
Samsung's shiny new Galaxy smartphones officially go in sale on April 28. If you're planning to sign up to a new mobile contract and want to bag yourself a Galaxy S8 or S8+ in the process, here are the available plans from Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and Virgin Mobile. We've also included some tips for those who want to buy the phones outright.