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How to Automatically Toggle Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging while at Home

While we haven’t seen a breakthrough in battery technology, many companies have instead opted to focus on innovations in charging technology. Qualcomm offers their Quick Charge technology, Huawei offers what they call SuperCharge, Motorola has their TurboPower, Oppo offers its VOOC, and Samsung has Adaptive Fast Charging. (Our personal favorite charging technology is OnePlus’s DashCharge,...

Automatically Toggle Samsung’s Always On Display When Charging [App]

Samsung gets a lot of flak for its performance optimization with regards to its software (though how much of that criticism is legitimate and/or accurate is a debate for another time), but it’s hard to deny just how much added value their software brings. I could go on and on about all of the features...

Will Samsung Finally Put an End to their Long-Running Performance Woes?

Another year, another Galaxy S smartphone. We’re now a couple generations away from Samsung's new metal and glass re-imagination of their flagship smartphone line. The physical changes came with the S6 and along the way, TouchWiz was supposedly “lightened” significantly too. I specifically recall how in Samsung Unpacked 2015, the company made ambitious claims about real-world performance,...

High-End Smartphones Account for 29% of Samsung’s Sales

In the last few years, we've seen the smartphone industry transition towards developing markets, aiming to saturate countries like India with affordable yet spectacular devices. In most of the world, flagships take a backseat and mid-range devices like the Moto G line duke it out in stores and online retailers. It's should be of no surprise to...

How to Customize the Size of the Quick Settings Button Layout on Samsung Galaxy Devices

Google introduced actionable quick settings toggles from the notification bar in Android Lollipop, but Samsung devices have had this feature for much longer. In the most recent version of Samsung's software (now called Samsung Experience, though most of us still think of it as Touchwiz) based on Android 7.0 Nougat, users are able to customize...

How to enable Quick Reply from the Lockscreen on Samsung Galaxy Devices running Nougat

Android Nougat was a huge update for fans of the stock Android experience. Besides official multi-window support and a whole host of other changes, the update also brought a new quick reply feature to allow you to reply to messages from the notification shade without opening the app in question. Before the 5th Android N Developer Preview,...

Common Repairs For Your Galaxy S7

The headphone jack is a really cheap part to repair on the Galaxy S7. You can find one online for about $5 on ebay. This tutorial will show you the fairly simple steps to take to replace this part. Removing the back plate on a smartphone is always a tricky step. If you happen to damage...

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Exynos Android 7.0 Nougat Kernel Source Code Released

Last night Samsung publicly released the kernel source code of their Nougat update for the Exynos based Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge devices, on par with their Android 7.0 rollout. This public source code release follows tightly on the heels of the final beta version being distributed to Samsung’s Galaxy Beta program testers...

Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge are Finally Receiving their Android 7.0 Nougat Update (Currently for Beta Testers)

Samsung has been doing a beta test for their Nougat update for a couple of months now. Many people hoped that they would have started this beta test earlier since Android 7.0 officially released in August of last year, but they didn't announce their first beta test of the update until around November. This felt a...

What’s Inside? Galaxy S7 vs Clone

We recently featured a video on XDA TV comparing a Samsung Galaxy S7 to one of its off-brand clones. While we already took a look at the software and build quality, this time we are back to go through the internals. We took both devices apart to see what's inside. Let's get into this teardown. Disassembly Many...

Report: Samsung to Produce an Initial Output of 10 Million Galaxy S8 Units

Samsung may have stumbled during the second half of 2016 with the battery issues that plagued the Galaxy Note 7. Interestingly enough though, it didn't seem to have much of an effect on the company's profits for the last quarter of the year. Naturally, they could have made more if the Note 7 didn't have its...

Galaxy S7 Versus Galaxy S7 Fake

Smartphone clones have always been around and always will be. For this video, Harris compares a Galaxy S7 to a knockoff S7 device. Let's see how it holds up. Packaging Unless you know what to look for, one could easily be fooled into thinking the packaging of the clone is legitimate. The Samsung Galaxy logo looks nearly...