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Report: 70% of Note 7 owners will stick with Samsung

Unless you've been living under a rock these past few weeks, you've probably heard of the sometimes explosive nature of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7's battery. The fiasco has resulted in Samsung recalling the millions of phones it had shipped out: not once, but twice. Samsung has been so careful with trying to salvage what's...

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Batteries Were Tested Within the Company

Now that the Galaxy Note 7 has been discontinued permanently, everyone wants to know what caused the issue with the batteries. Not only has Samsung launched an internal investigation into the issue, but the South Korean government has also jumped in with an investigation of their own. A lot of people seem to have their own...

Replacement Galaxy Note 7 Units Continue to Have Battery Issues

Samsung has been trying to replace defective Galaxy Note 7s as quickly as possible, but it looks like the South Korean tech giant has run into yet another issue with the device. It's being reported that customers in South Korea who have had their Galaxy Note 7 replaced are still experiencing issues with the batteries...

Aukey Qualcomm Quick Charge Product Reviews and Giveaway [20 IN TOTAL] + Discounts!

Charging our devices will always be an absolute necessity. Some of us end up needing to charge multiple devices at once. Me, personally, I have to keep track of charging my wireless headset, my Moto 360, my current review device, and my daily driver Nexus 6P. Instead of fiddling with multiple chargers around a multi-plug, why...

Samsung Spokesperson: U.S. Galaxy Note 7 Solutions Will Be Through CPSC; No Charge-Limit OTA Yet

Earlier today we shared news from The Korea Times about an upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 7 update in Korea that will limit the maximum charge it is able to hold. Given that several of us own a Note 7 as well we are naturally concerned about this and the possible implications for U.S. carriers. Thankfully a Samsung spokesperson was...

How to Get the Most out of EMUI on the Honor 8

Home Screen Style EMUI has an easy-mode built into their launcher that strips everything down to the basics. This mode even extends into the settings so everything is simple across the board. Obviously this mode is targeted towards people who do better with simple things. Maybe it's not a feature that the XDA audience will use...

Dash Charge Speed Analysis: Even with Heavy Usage, Your Phone Will Charge Rapidly and Stay Cool

Faster charging has becoming a common specification for OEMs to gloat over, pushing forward their own standards and implementations to top you up in no time. Nowadays, when a phone doesn’t charge fast, it sticks out like a sore thumb. The OnePlus 2 was one of such cases, with a horrifically slow (relatively speaking) charging in time...

Anker PowerHouse: Portable Power for More Than Smartphones And Laptops

When most of us think of Anker, the first thought that comes to mind is smartphones. They are one of the more well-known players in aftermarket solutions for charging and batteries. So when Anker announced last month that they were going to release something called the PowerHouse, a 430 watt-hour battery with multiple charging methods...

Two Day Battery Life? Give Me One Full Day with No Compromises Instead

For some reason every new device announcement comes the audacious claim that it will last up to 2 days on a single charge. Most of us see these claims, roll our eyes, and turn to the reviewers we trust to see the claims dashed to pieces. HTC made this claim yesterday with the HTC 10 announcement,...

What’s Your Typical Daily Screen-on Time?

It has become common to measure battery life in terms of screen-on time, and while such measurement is inaccurate due to many factors, it's still one of the most mentioned numbers in reviews and online comments. What is your typical SOT at the end of the day (not charge), and, most importantly, how do you think...

A Dece Oasis Power Bank Review

Lenovo subsidiary ZUK has launched its own accessories brand called "A Dece Oasis", currently the company only produces a small but loud Bluetooth/NFC speaker and power banks, here we will take a look at the latter. The power banks are due to go on sale over the coming weeks, and a price has not been set...
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