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Xiaomi Mi Robot 2 vacuum review: A worthy upgrade

Xiaomi is back with another robot vacuum cleaner, and it's bigger and better than before. The Mi Robot is one of Xiaomi's best ecosystem products, and with the second-generation model, there are a few upgrades on offer. If you haven't...Show More Summary

You can now pay ?2,000 to pre-book the Galaxy S9/S9+ in India

Samsung kicks off pre-bookings of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ in India before revealing the price. Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S9 and S9+ yesterday at Mobile World Congress, with both phones set to go on sale in the U.S. starting March 16....Show More Summary

Best Buy will offer a $100 discount on Galaxy S9/S9+ pre-orders on Mar. 2

You'll be able to save $100 off the cost of the Galaxy S9/S9+, provided you're interested in picking up carrier-branded versions. The Galaxy S9 and S9+ are iterative updates over last year's flagships, but they do come with all-new cameras with adjustable apertures and a more sensible location for the fingerprint sensor. Show More Summary

Snapdragon 845-powered Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S set for a release on Mar. 27

Xiaomi's first Snapdragon 845-powered phone will usher in a host of new features. Back at the launch of the Snapdragon 845, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun said that the Chinese manufacturer will be one of the first to release a device powered by Qualcomm's latest platform. Show More Summary

These Merge Cube games work best with a VR headset

Sometimes using two hands is a huge advantage and with some Merge Cube games, it's essential. In case you hadn't heard, the Merge Cube is awesome. The soft foam cube allows for some of the best AR fun you could have for just $15, but there are a couple of stumbling blocks. Show More Summary

Nokia 8 Sirocco hands-on: Android One goes sexy and expensive

The most expensive Android One phone yet, and a darn good looking one at that. Nokia is riding a solid hype machine with tens of millions of phones sold in 2017 and a resurgence of affinity for the brand name. But it's all been on the...Show More Summary

Will my Samsung Gear VR work with the Galaxy S9?

Sometimes you have to update your Samsung hardware in pairs, but that's not a worry with the Galaxy S9. The Gear VR is designed to work with Samsung's flagship phones, but you have to make sure that you have generations of both devices that work together. Show More Summary

For $350 you can get a Prime-exclusive Moto X4 and second-gen Echo

Why not bundle and save? We did recently see the Prime-exclusive Moto X4 drop down to $300, and while this isn't quite as affordable as that, it's actually a better offer. Amazon currently sells the phone on its own for $349.99, but for a limited time, you can get a free second-gen Amazon Echo with the purchase as part of a bundle. Show More Summary

Turn your existing desk into a standing one with this $141 converter

Sit less, stand more. This AmazonBasics sit/stand converter lets you turn your current sitting desk into a standing one with ease. When it was first released, this adjustable stand sold for around $220, and today's price drop makes it...Show More Summary

Where to buy the Galaxy S9: Best deals for your new phone

It's more expensive than last year. The Galaxy S9 and S9+ are coming on Friday, March 16, but we already know how much they will cost, and where they will be available. Here's everything you need to know. U.S. T-Mobile You'll be able to pre-order the Galaxy S9 and S9+ starting 9:01pm PT on March 1, or just after midnight ET March 2. Show More Summary

MrMobile Hands-On: the Galaxy S9 is an incremental update with intense optics

The Android world is a diverse landscape of distinctive, powerful, and sometimes bizarre smartphones … but let's face it: Samsung's new Android flagship is always "the next big thing." The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are all you're...Show More Summary

Samsung Galaxy S9 vs. Galaxy S9+: Which should you buy?

An easy-to-manage decision. Samsung's seen serious success with launching its yearly flagship in two sizes. In the last couple of years, the larger version has become the more desirable model while the smaller turned into the solid,Show More Summary

Samsung Galaxy S9 vs. iPhone X: The best of metal and glass

It's a battle nearly 10 years in the making: Galaxy vs. iPhone. We've seen it play out year after year. Samsung vs. Apple, Galaxy vs. iPhone. The latest iteration of this comparison is the Galaxy S9 and the iPhone X. They're both primarily...Show More Summary

What Galaxy S9 color should I buy: Black, purple, blue, or gray?

Now, this is a big decision. The Galaxy S9 and S9+ have very subtle design differences compared to the Galaxy S8 and S8+, but one clear way to recognize them at a glance are their new colors. Midnight Black, Lilac Purple, Coral BlueShow More Summary

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ specs

Everything powering Samsung's flagships. Unlike 2017's Galaxy S8 and S8+, there's a bit more differentiation between the Galaxy S9 and S9+. You'll see a secondary camera on the back, plus more RAM, and of course that larger screen and battery. Show More Summary

Samsung Galaxy S9 vs. Galaxy S8: Should you upgrade?

This one is a tough sell — but a sell Samsung isn't really trying to make in the first place. It doesn't take long to realize the Galaxy S9 is very similar to its predecessor. Hand the two phones to an average person, and they wouldn't likely know which one is the "newer" device. Show More Summary

Samsung Galaxy S9 vs. Google Pixel 2: Which should you buy?

Samsung's market leader versus Google's idealistic view of a smartphone. Samsung's flagships may outsell Google's in massive numbers, but that definitely doesn't stop many of us from thinking that the Pixel phones are the absolute best expression of Android on a smartphone. Show More Summary

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ hands-on preview: The biggest gets better

This will be your default flagship choice in 2018. People who are "in the know" with technology often refer to companies as having a "tick-tock" release cycle — in which a product receives a very large improvement one year, followed by a subtle refresh the next. Show More Summary

The ZTE Blade V9 looks like every other phone, but at €269 that's just fine

A simple dual-camera phone with impressive specs for the price. ZTE hasn't put out a traditional flagship since 2016 (no, the Axon M doesn't count), but the Chinese company's bread and butter, at least outside of its home country, continues to be the low-end and mid-range of the Android world. Building on the success line, which came to the U.S. Show More Summary

Nokia announces €749 Nokia 8 Sirocco, improved Nokia 7 Plus and Android Go-powered Nokia 1

Nokia goes all-in on Android One and looks toward the high-end market. Last year's MWC marked a re-launch of the Nokia brand under new parent company HMD Global, so it was only fitting that the company would take to MWC 2018 to launch...Show More Summary

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