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Samsung Galaxy A53 5G vs Samsung Galaxy S21: Which phone to buy?

The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G offers a great value for money for anyone trying to spend less than $500 on a new phone in the US. It's got a good design overall, an impressive display, reliable performance, and a decent set of cameras for the price. Samsung is also making some big promises on the...

Samsung rolls out June 2022 security patches to the Galaxy S21 series

Google has a tradition of rolling out fresh new Android security patches for the Pixel smartphones on the first Monday of each month, which means we only have a few days to go before the Android security bulletin of June 2022 goes live. However, it doesn’t mean other OEMs can’t beat Google at their own...

May 2022 security patches are now available for these Samsung devices

Over the last few days, Samsung has rolled out the Android security patches for May 2022 for quite a few of its devices. It started with its flagship Galaxy S22 series towards the end of last month, followed by the Galaxy Tab S8 series, the Galaxy Watch 4 series, and the Galaxy S21 series. Since...

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Galaxy S21 receive May 2022 update in the U.S.

It's one thing to buy an Android smartphone, but it's another to have it supported. Over the past few weeks, Samsung has been updating its Galaxy smartphones at an astonishing rate. So it comes as no surprise at the start of a new week, we get more updates. This time, Samsung has started pushing its May 2022...

Samsung makes it easier to share files using Private Share

The Galaxy ecosystem enables an easier and more comfortable workflow with Galaxy devices with features including Buds Auto Switch, App Continuity, Keyboard share, and many more. One such feature is Private Share, which is available on both the Samsung Galaxy store and Google Play Store. With the latest update (version 1.1.20.21), Samsung has introduced new...

Samsung starts rolling out Galaxy S22 camera features to older Galaxy models

Samsung launched its flagship Galaxy S22 series with a new version of One UI based on Android 12. The software release included a host of new camera features for the devices, like an advanced portrait mode with pet recognition, portrait support in night mode, telephoto lens support for portrait videos, etc. Back in March, Samsung...

May 2022 Android security update rolls out to Google Pixel and some Samsung Galaxy phones

It’s the first Monday of the month, which means it’s time for another security update. Google today published the May 2022 Android Security Bulletin, and with it, the May 2022 security update for eligible Pixel smartphones. Google’s Pixel lineup aren’t the only devices getting the update today, though, as Samsung also followed in Google’s footsteps...

Samsung now sells Earth Day-themed biodegradable Galaxy S21 cases and Watch 4 bands

Earth Day is an annual event on April 22 each year, intended to rally support for protection of Earth's environment. Samsung decided to mark the event this year with a new lineup of (supposedly) eco-friendly phone cases and watch bands, in partnership with designer Sean Wotherspoon. Samsung has released three cases for the Galaxy S21 ('Orchid,...

Samsung now sells refurbished Galaxy S21 phones for less money

Samsung released the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus, and Galaxy S21 Ultra last year, which continued to be the company's flagship devices until the Galaxy S22 series arrived in February. Now that the company has been selling the S21 series for over a year, and likely has many of them on-hand from S22 trade-ins, Samsung...

Samsung will sell replacement parts for Galaxy phones and tablets

Tech companies love to tout how their products are more friendly to the environment, but it often amounts to little more than marketing. For example, while Apple uses smaller boxes and more recycled materials in its newer products, the company has also fought against right-to-repair legislation that could extend the life of older iPhones and...

Samsung starts rolling out One UI 4.1 to the Galaxy S21 series

Samsung debuted the latest version of its Android skin, One UI 4.1, with the Galaxy S22 series earlier this year. The update recently started making its way to the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Z Flip 3, bringing a host of new software features to the foldables. Now, Samsung has started rolling it...

Geekbench accuses Samsung of benchmark manipulation, delists last four years of Galaxy flagships

The Samsung Galaxy S22 series is clearly a hit, with pre-order sales through the roof. However, that hasn't stopped it from facing its own set of controversies. The most recent of which surrounds the company's Game Optimization Service, which reportedly throttles approximately 10,000 applications. Samsung has since said that it will give users the choice...