This is one of the best times of the year to upgrade your smartphone or finally give into your pre-teen’s begging for their first smartphone experience. Here we look at five budget smartphones to add to your to-buy list.
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Samsung made its annual splash today on the eve of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, unveiling the new Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones. Despite some differences in design, both devices have many of the same components and features, maintaining a high level of consistency between them. In addition to the new duo, the company also announced the Gear 360, a standalone camera that shoots 360-degree photos and video.
Virtual reality is a real thing now. Yes, it has existed for some time, but the concept of immersing yourself in it in a portable way at home and on the go is one major difference. As is the quality of content. Samsung’s Gear VR is a headset with the imprint of Oculus, arguably the most popular company in the VR space today. It’s not the Oculus Rift, of course, but the Gear VR can open up some new worlds with the right smartphone inside.
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Samsung likes curves enough to put them on almost any screen they can find. Curved TVs are one thing, but this year, the company has really pushed the idea of curved displays on smartphones. The Galaxy S6 Edge, when it launched in the spring, was the first smartphone to have a dual-curved edge display. Now, the Galaxy S6 Edge+ offers a bigger screen with a lot of the same functionality.
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Samsung raised the curtain on its two newest smartphones, the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+, both of which sport large displays. Staying true to their predecessors, they are designed to be premium handsets that don’t diverge very much from each other. The specs are nearly identical between them, though one is flat while the other curves.
The end of June not only signaled the start of summer and my birthday, it was also when I experienced one heck of an amazing viewing 4K viewing event thanks to Samsung Canada’s “More Room." The More Room was actually the “more mansion” in my opinion given it was a luxury multi-level house in Toronto’s posh Yorkville neighbourhood, complete with elevator, chef and showcased the latest 4K SUHD curved TVs and wireless speakers. I really did get to "#seemoreandfeelmore"—the hashtag associated with Samsung’s latest flagship ultra high-definition, curved, smart TVs.
It’s sometimes hard to qualify what can be described as a “family tablet”, and yet, that is precisely how Samsung sees the new Galaxy Tab A. Large enough to enjoy video or to be productive, this is a tablet that attempts to mix a little business with pleasure, albeit in a way that caters to the average consumer. It’s really supposed to be a tablet for the everyday user, but how does it perform on a day-to-day basis?
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When Google released Android 5.0 Lollipop, it was designed to not only give the mobile operating system a new coat of paint, but also add some neat additions to make usage easier. Eventhough it initially rolled out last fall, many changes have been introduced—it is currently in version 5.1.1; the changes and fixes found in the current version have helped make Android smartphones and tablets easier to use.
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For the first time, Samsung has split its flagship Galaxy S line into two distinct models. There is the regular flat version following in the footsteps of its predecessors, and the Edge, which curves on both sides for unique functionality. Under the hood, there is little that sets these two apart, so your choice is going to be mostly about which look you prefer.
If you’re excited about the pending arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge with its curved display, you aren’t alone. But it was only a few months ago that Samsung released the Galaxy Note Edge, the flagship phablet that paved the way for the Galaxy S6 Edge. I spent several weeks putting Samsung’s curved display phablet through its paces. It does take some getting used to, but the curved glass looks great, feels great and bodes well for the Galaxy S6 Edge—which puts that curve on both sides instead of Note Edge’s one.
At its first Unpacked event in February, Samsung took the wraps off the Galaxy S5 smartphone along with a trio of wearables: the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit. Unpacked 2014 Episode 2 took place on September 3 and this time Samsung unveiled the successor to its best-selling Galaxy Note phablets —and a lot more. Introducing the Galaxy Note 4, the curved screen Galaxy Note Edge, curved display Gear S smartwatches and the Gear VR.
Are you heading back to school with an old flip phone handed-down from a parent or sibling? Perhaps your phone isn’t that old, but you would still prefer an upgrade? Best Buy Mobile and Samsung are going to give you an opportunity to snag a brand new, unlocked, Samsung Galaxy S5 just in time for fall classes to begin. You’ve seen it on the commercials: beautifully slim, great camera, fingerprint scanner – that’s the one. And if you enter this contest, it can be yours. Read on for more details …
Samsung has been on a tablet roll lately. The company leads the Android tablet pack and with 20 percent of all tablets sold worldwide in 2013 and the crown as the biggest tablet maker is within reach. Earlier this year, I reviewed three of Samsung’s PRO model tablets. Those were awesome products for those in the market for a high end device, but Samsung is also paying attention to those who don’t necessarily need an ultra high resolution 359 ppi display or the latest screaming fast mobile processor. This time we take a preview look at the Galaxy Tab 4 range, a new trio of Android tablets from Samsung aimed squarely at the casual use crowd.
One of the cool aspects of this job is being able to try out a hotly anticipated new device before it’s officially available. What’s even cooler is when a manufacturer sends you a whole box of new gadgets to review. That was the case when I cracked open the shipment from Samsung to find the new Galaxy NotePRO 12.2, Galaxy TabPRO 8.4 and Galaxy TabPRO 10.1 tablets. You can buy all three now at Best Buy, but I had the opportunity to get to know them before they hit the shelves. While I was especially impressed by the Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 (with its massive 12.2-inch, four million pixel display), all three PRO models are likely to please Android tablet fans, and offer a solid choice for prosumers and those looking for a business-friendly option.
Samsung has a bit of a tough act to follow in the Galaxy S4. The company’s flagship smartphone has been the top-selling Android smartphone since its release in 2013, it’s the biggest competitor to Apple’s iPhone and in many ways it set the bar for what other manufacturers brought to the table since then: bigger displays, more powerful CPUs and innovative software like S Health. Competition in the smartphone market is fiercer than ever in 2014, so the Galaxy S5 really has to hit it out of the park to stay on top. Based on what we saw at Samsung Unpacked today, it looks like the Galaxy S5 has the chops to keep Samsung’s winning streak going.
At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, Samsung unveiled new Pro series tablets: the Galaxy NotePro and Galaxy TabPro. All four tablets share a number of common features like a high resolution (WQXGA) 2560 x 1600 pixel TFT LCD display, 8 megapixel rear camera, and Android 4.4 (KitKat). So which of these tablets is the right one for you, the Galaxy NotePro or the Galaxy TabPro? Here’s a breakdown of some of the key differences between the two and the target market for each.
Samsung Canada wants to thank fans for their support of its products throughout the year. 2013 saw the launch of not only a great lineup of new devices and products but also the launch of some new and exciting talent through Samsung’s Infinite Possibilities campaign.
If you want to spoil your loved ones with something from Samsung but aren’t quite sure what, check out some of the top-rated Samsung products from 2013 by Samsung fans. These ratings are based on website user reviews of Samsung products and can be found online at www.Samsung.com/ca.
Samsung wishes everyone a happy and merry season where you and your families Play More, Do More, and Share More.
Last week, Samsung hosted a series of launch parties across Canada to celebrate the launch of the much anticipated, Galaxy SIII. I’ve been using the phone for over a month now and it certainly doesn’t disappoint. In fact, I would go so far as to say I don’t miss my iPhone at all (sorry, apple lovers…I’m just sayin’).
Isn’t technology wonderful? New smartphones, new tablets, new computers – With so many new and amazing gadgets on the market, it’s hard to pick just one of everything. Sometimes, though, a device comes along that just stands out from the rest - Case in point? The Samsung Galaxy S III.
The Galaxy S III is packed with everything you could possibly want in a smartphone. With a 4.8 inch high definition screen, Android’s 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, and a speedy 1.5GHz dual-core processor, the Galaxy S III is full of new and cool features that make it one of the most user-friendly phones on the market.
There are many pools of thought on what constitutes the perfect size for a mobile device. There are some of us who are still holding onto our flip phones, loving just the basics in a device. Then there are those of us who are looking to harness the Internet and fit it easily into our front pocket with the latest Smartphone, and last but not least, those of us who are of the school of thought that bigger is always better!
This week, my hat is off to Samsung for creating a new mobile experience with the Galaxy S III. The new smartphone has been designed with one person in mind, the end user. Samsung has created a device that is not only beautiful and powerful, but incredibly user friendly.
I’m happy to pass along a positive review to another addition of the Samsung family of Smartphones. The newBell Samsung Galaxy SII has all the bells and whistles we have come to expect from a Smartphone, with the added benefit of a thinner design and a faster processor.
Samsung’s latest smartphone is pulling out all the stops when it comes to being different. Over the past two years, the usage of smartphones has skyrocketed and tablets are no longer a fad. Instead, both are becoming integral parts of today’s digital lifestyle. Whether it’s managing your daily finances with Mint.com or sharing life’s precious moments with Instragram’s photo sharing and editor app, the hardware that makes it all possible is more important than ever.
A new year is almost here, and as we prepare to say goodbye to 2011 many of us take some time to reminisce about the past year. Being the geek that I am, I always enjoy taking a moment to look back on the advances in technology...
In 2011 we saw an increase in 3D entertainment, both at the movies and in homes with 3D TV. More and more of us are putting on our funny looking glasses and enjoying having the story come to life outside of a rectangular screen.
After a month of testing out the new Samsung Galaxy SII I have to say I’m nothing but impressed. Samsung describes their device in three simple words, “vivid, fast, slim”. With those three words in mind I set out to see if the product could live up to its claims and boy did it ever.
Some of the most common questions people ask before buying a smart phone are “Which one should I get?”, “How are they different?”, and “Is there one that’s better than the others?”. The short is answer is “yes” they are all different, but it’s less about which one is the best and more about which one is right for you. Your decision to buy a smartphone can be divided into two categories: Hardware features and software features, or in other words, the features of the operating system (OS) that it runs on. For today, we’ll just talk about the OS differences.
Year after year one of the most popular gifts to give (and best to receive) is a mobile device. This holiday season the latest Smartphone - the Samsung Google Galaxy Nexus, is decking out the halls. The Google Galaxy Nexus runs on the Android platform, and is by far the brightest and best Smartphone developed by Google.
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