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DxOMark overhauls smartphone camera testing methodology and ratings

The cameras on our phones today are used more than standalone cameras, so it is important to find one that meets your needs. DxOMark has a rigourous testing protocol that has been updated for modern smartphone cameras.

10 best smartphones: Here's how the Galaxy Note 8 ranks

It is not easy to pick the top phone when so many great options exist, however after spending time with most all of these over the past few months, my top pick was easy.

Caseology Parallax and Skyfall for Samsung Galaxy Note 8 hands-on: Attractive drop protection for less than $20

The Galaxy Note 8 consists of two Gorilla Glass 5 panels with an aluminum frame. To help hold this slick device and offer some drop protection, a case is justified.

Samsung sells more Note 8 devices in the US than any previous Note

Samsung didn't provide any numbers to compare with this claim, but reviews confirm the Galaxy Note 8 is one of the best available.

Squeeze your apps: HTC U11 update brings Edge Sense to all

The HTC U11 has a unique feature we haven't seen on any other smartphone and HTC promised to keep improving it. Expanded functionality is coming to Edge Sense tonight.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: My first week with a nearly perfect smartphone

After last year's Note 7 fiasco, we weren't sure how Samsung and Note fans would respond. The Note 8 is a stunning phone and Note lovers are sure to appreciate the S Pen functionality, dual camera performance, and more.

More on the LG V30: High end audio, video creation, and security

There's a lot provided by the LG V30 and in this second look article we dive a bit deeper into some of the advanced audio and video experiences.

LG V30 first impressions: Gorgeous dual camera phone built for creators

The LG V30 is the third in the V Series line of smartphones from LG with a focus on those who use their phone to record video. It offers several improvements, but loses the removable battery.

ReachCase for Samsung Galaxy S8: Maximize signal performance while adding drop protection

The Samsung Galaxy S8 already has the best cellular signal performance of all devices I have tested, but there are still areas where coverage can be spotty. With the ReachCase, calls are no longer dropped in these areas.

Exclusive space black BlackBerry KEYone hitting AT&T shelves on September 1

The BlackBerry KEYone is currently sold in silver at Sprint and via retailers as a GSM unlocked device. AT&T customers will soon get an exclusive color.

Half-price Note 8? Yes, if you owned a Note 7 -- or any of these smartphones

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is the most expensive smartphone today. In order to reward loyal Note 7 owners who had to return their devices last year, Samsung is offering a compelling upgrade program.

Why Samsung's Note 8 made me dump my S8 Plus: S Pen and dual camera

After several months with the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, I thought it was perfect for my needs and that I would not go back to a Note. I then saw the Note 8 in person and immediately changed my mind.

iKey ships Samsung DeX centralized law enforcement mobile solution

The Samsung DeX accessory is designed for your Galaxy S8/S8 Plus to serve as the computer for your work. With the new iKey keyboard and flat panel display, law enforcement and first responders have a workstation designed to function as a desktop solution.

Spigen case collection for Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus hands-on: Function, style, and protection

Spigen offers a large collection of case options for Samsung Galaxy S8 owners. We tested six options and found they all enhanced the functionality of the device while offering some protection from drops.

Alcatel Idol 5S first look: Best Amazon Prime exclusive, only $200 buys you a lot of phone

Alcatel makes affordable, solid phone hardware and the Alcatel Idol 5S is a winner. The mid-tier specs, elegant hardware design, and pure Android offer what others provide at half the price.

Samsung Galaxy S8 camera: Tips, tricks, and tools for optimal results

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus have excellent camera hardware, but it is the camera application, gallery, and editing tools that set the S8 apart from the iPhone and other Android smartphones.

One month with the BlackBerry KEYone: Productivity and battery life trump mid-level specs

After using the BlackBerry KEYone for a month, it is easy to see how this mid-level specced device serves as a productive daily driver for enterprise customers. It's been a joy to use and the classy looking device fits in perfectly at the office.

Huawei announces global launch details of the Honor 9 and Honor Band 3

Huawei continues to develop the Honor brand for the younger generation and its latest Honor 9 smartphone will be launching soon around the world, as well as the wearable Honor Band 3.

Incipio DualPro for BlackBerry KEYone: Two layer protection and soft touch finish

The BlackBerry KEYone is an excellent Android smartphone that looks great in the office. Incipio provides some great case options to protect your device and add some color.

Hands-on with Samsung Bixby Voice beta: 3,000 reasons to finally use the button

A couple months after launching the Galaxy S8 with a dedicated Bixby button with limited functionality, an early beta is now being tested on devices across the US.

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