If you've held off buying a Samsung Galaxy S8 since its launch, just waiting for that one more thing to tempt you, here it is: it's now available in Australia in blue.
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With the exploding Note7 battery fiasco, Samsung inadvertently did something that's increasingly difficult these days: It made smartphones interesting for a flickering moment. Super interesting, in fact. Besides the intrigue of the mournful saga of Note7, whose embarrassing recall cost the company billions, Samsung also set up a dramatic release narrative for the Galaxy S8. This wasn't just another smartphone -- this was a make-or-break device charged with saving a company in the throes of an existential crisis. A smartphone that screams at the void -- yikes!
The reviews are in and everyone seems to agree that the new Galaxy S8 is the world’s best phone ever. (Take that, Nokia!) With that decided, we now turn our attention to the question that our worried spouses and accountants are asking: What’s the best way to buy the S8? Outright or on a contract plan?
With just two weeks until the new Samsung Galaxy S8 hits stores in Australia, it’s time to ask the tough questions. Is the edge-to-edge Infinity Display all it’s cracked up to be? What’s the deal with DeX, and does it work? But perhaps most importantly: is it cheaper to buy an S8 on a plan than an iPhone 7?
In the eternal war between Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay, the world's largest smartphone maker just scored another -- minor -- victory. Millions of customers from Australia's second largest bank can now use Samsung's phones and smartwatches instead of their credit and debit cards to pay at almost any NFC payment terminal around the country.
With the April 28 launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8 creeping up on us, I've been trying to find a good case to protect my new phone -- even though I don't usually like covers. I think I've settled on my favourite: this leather-wrapped case from Mujjo.
We've already looked at the best Samsung Galaxy S8 plans from each Australian telco. Now, Woolies has pulled a rabbit out of its hat with a new plan boasting 12GB of data for $92 a month. If you need more than 10GB of data, this is the best deal we've seen from any telco so far. Read on for the details.
You're getting the new Galaxy S8, yeah? Or maybe a Galaxy S8+? Yeah, sweet. Me too. Don't be an idiot and smash it. Buy a case and a screen protector. One of these ones.
Phone makers have always included some kind of teaser, discount or goodie bag as an incentive to pre-order their new handsets. As well as including a freebie $199 Gear VR virtual reality headset, Samsung's offering something particularly nifty: the chance to get your new $1200-plus phone a week earlier than everyone else.
In case you missed it last week, Samsung officially took the wraps off its new Galaxy S8. It'll be out at the end of the month, giving you a solid four weeks to choose your allegiance: are you with House Telstra or House Vodafone? House Optus or House Virgin? Or will you pledge your credit card to one of the smaller upstarts?
Samsung's brand new Galaxy S8 is a very powerful smartphone. It's powerful enough that Samsung thinks it can replace your PC -- especially if you don't have incredibly demanding tasks to run. With Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop/Lightroom support, the Galaxy S8 and DeX could be the ultimate solution for any corporate road warriors out there.
Bixby is Samsung's voice agent: an AI, or assistant, or bot, or whatever you want to call it, that the company wants to work alongside touch input on your smartphone and be every bit as seamless as typing already is. It has big aspirations for its virtual assistant, and its debut on the Galaxy S8 is only the start.