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[Deal Alert] Samsung offering free microSD card up to 256GB with purchase of Galaxy S9/S9+, Note8

With the existence of services like Google Photos, a large amount of local storage is becoming less and less of a necessity these days. But if you do need lots of gee-bees on your phone and you're in the market for a new one, you might want to look into Samsung's flagships. The company is currently offering a free microSD card, up to 256GB in size, with purchases of the Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, and Galaxy Note8.

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[Deal Alert] Galaxy Note8 dual-SIM down to just $624.99 ($275 off) on eBay

The dual-SIM Galaxy Note8 made its debut on eBay at $899.99, though it's been steadily dropping since then. Last time we posted, the phone was sitting at $699.99. Fast forward to now, though, and the price has fallen all the way to $624.99 - a full $275 off the original price.

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[Deal Alert] Get $300 off the Note 8 or Galaxy S9/S9+ at Best Buy when you set up an installment plan

Samsung's latest smartphones are quite nice, but they're also painfully expensive. Even when you split up the payments monthly, a $1,000 phone can put a dent in your bank account. Best Buy has a tempting deal today that'll knock $300 off the total cost of the Note 8, Galaxy S9, or Galaxy S9+ as long as you activate it on an installment plan.

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[Update: Oreo only] Always On Display update for Galaxy S8/S8+ and Note8 adds GIF support

Samsung's Always On Display made its debut on the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge over two years ago now. Since then, the company has steadily been adding features here and there, which it's been able to do since the feature itself has its own APK. Always On Display's newest addition is GIF support, which lets you add a little action to the otherwise-dull clock and time.

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Verizon and Sprint Galaxy Note8 now receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update

AT&T Galaxy Note8 owners received a nice surprise a couple of days ago with their Android 8.0 Oreo update, and now it's Verizon and Sprint owners' turns. Both major US CDMA carriers are now sending out the long-awaited Oreo to their variants of the Note8, meaning that T-Mobile is the only one lagging behind.

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Samsung promises Oreo update for all Galaxy S8/S8+ and Note 8 devices in 2-3 weeks

Samsung has a long and complicated history with Android updates. It's reasonably fast with security patches, but that's not what most people use to measure success. It's the big updates that matter, and Samsung is often bringing up the rear when a new version of Android comes out. Here we are, six months after Oreo launcher, and Samsung is promising it'll be done updating the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 in a few more weeks.

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[Deal Alert] Dual-SIM Galaxy Note8 falls to all-time low of $699.99 ($200 off) on eBay

We just posted a deal on the dual-SIM versions of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ yesterday, but now the Note8 has been discounted by the same seller. The current price of $699.99 makes this cheaper than both the S9 and S9+, and this is the lowest price we've ever seen for a dual-SIM Note8.

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Galaxy Note8 Olympic Games Limited Edition comes with a white back, gold accents, and themed wallpapers

You might recall that Samsung produced an Olympic Games Limited Edition of the Galaxy S7 edge that was distributed to every Olympian competing (well, except for the North Koreans). The South Korean manufacturer is doing the same thing for the 2018 Winter Olympics in its home country with some very eye-catching Galaxy Note8s.

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Some Galaxy Note8 and Tab S3 units are refusing to turn on after having their batteries drained to zero

It's hard to forget about the fiery Galaxy Note7 battery fiasco that Samsung had to deal with over a year ago. While the company went to great lengths to assure customers that this wouldn't ever happen again, a different kind of battery issue has arisen on the Galaxy Note8 and Galaxy Tab S3. Some customers are now reporting that their devices will not turn back on after their batteries have died completely.

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Most Wanted: The best smartphones you can buy

It's that time of year again. Knowing our audience, chances are that you're looking for some sort of gadget to purchase for yourself or someone else. Whether the smartphone being replaced is too old, too bootloopy, or just doesn't have all the features you want, we've got you covered with our choices for the best smartphones you can buy.

The sheer number of smartphones on the market today makes narrowing the choices down difficult. So many factors - battery life, cameras, displays, software, water resistance, and more - come into play, but our goal is to find the best all-rounders out there.

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