Samsung's Galaxy TabPro S is a solid Windows 2-in-1 that's good for light productivity on the go. Workers will appreciate that it's thinner and lighter, and lasts longer on a charge, than competing keyboard-equipped tablets. And starting at $899 with the keyboard included, it's more affordable than the Microsoft Surface Pro 4, which costs $1,029 when purchased with a keyboard. However, a mediocre typing experience and a very limited selection of ports make the TabPro S a questionable option for serious work. The TabPro S is a 12-inch tablet that comes with a snap-on keyboard dock. The keyboard includes an adjustable, folding kickstand that lets you choose between two different viewing angles while you type. Right away, I encountered some challenges when using the restrictive kickstand. Although the high angle was fine for desktop use, I sometimes wished I could tip it back an extra 10 to 15 degrees for a slightly more comfortable view while working at my … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy TabPro S Review: Is It Good for Business?
[Editor's Note (10/13/2016): Samsung is now offering Note 7 owners a $100 credit to trade a defective unit in for any other Samsung phone, including Samsung's other big-screen device, the Galaxy S7 Edge. And there are two other options: you can redeem a $25 credit after trading in the Note 7 for a phone from a differenet manfuacturer, or get a full refund.] [Editor's Note (10/11/2016): Samsung announced that it has permanently ceased production and sales of the Galaxy Note 7, following reports that a hardware defect in the phone caused its battery to explode. Even after a full product recall, reports persisted that supposedly safe replacement phones continued to overheat, and in a few cases catch fire. If you own a Note 7 smartphone, power it down and contact Samsung customer support or visit the store you bought it from for advice on how to obtain a safe replacement phone.] Samsung gave the best smartphone for business a serious upgrade. The Galaxy Note 7 … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Review: Is It Good for Business?
Samsung's Galaxy S7 is the best business phone money can buy. The device pairs long battery life with a sleek design, solid security features and snappy performance that lets you multitask without a hitch. Plus, Samsung has added some productivity-boosting software features this year, including an always-on display that lets you see alerts at a glance. It all means that workers looking for a new business phone can't go wrong with the Galaxy S7.Remember that the Galaxy S7 is an entirely different smartphone from the Galaxy Note 7, which was recalled and discontinued after reports that a hardware defect was causing the device to catch fire. The Galaxy S7 has never been reported to be defective, and is totally safe to use. Now, on with the review! Price 749 Every element of the Galaxy S7 looks and feels refined. The phone's metal frame provides a sense of sturdiness, and its glass back adds to the premium look. I also love how the … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy S7 Review: Is It Good for Business?
The Samsung Galaxy Book is a productivity machine with sites on the Microsoft Surface Pro market. But it seems like a lot of companies are ogling that space. The Windows 10 machine comes in a 10.6-inch 1920 x 1280-pixel or 12-inch 2160 x 1440-pixel versions. The smaller model runs an Intel 7th-gen Core m3 CPU with 4GB of RAM, and either a 64GB or 12GB SSD. The larger of the two contains a 7th-gen Core i5 with RAM and storage option. One version is 4GB of RAM and 128GB SSD or 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD. The Galaxy Book features a Pogo keyboard that offers three levels of backlighting. But, because it's not Bluetooth-powered, you'll never need to worry about charging it, unlike some of its detachable competitors.I wish Samsung had included a place to store the included S Pen stylus. It features more than 4000 levels of pressure sensitivity. Artists will love that when you tilt the stylus, it creates brushstrokes of various widths. The S Pen helpfully triggers the company's Air … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy Book: Is It Good for Business?
Samsung hopes the new Galaxy S8 and S8+ will put the dubious history of the Galaxy S7 behind it. And it may just pull it off. This Android smartphone is a good looking device, but it’s also pretty smart. It may just be the next essential business tool for your company. The unlocked S8 is available on Amazon and Best Buy, and the same goes for the unlocked S8 Plus. The curved front of the Galaxy S8 is stunning. The S8 measures 5.9 x 2.7 x 0.3 inches and weighs 5.5 ounces, and the S8+ is 6.3 x 2.9 x 0.3 inches and weighs 6.1 ounces. That makes both devices a bit taller and thinner than the S7 and the S7+. Perhaps most useful is that the design is both water and dust resistant. It comes in Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Maple Gold, Orchid Gray and Arctic Silver.A virtual home button replaces the previous physical button, and it provides a bit of haptic feedback so you know your input has registered. We wish the company hadn’t moved the fingerprint reader to the backside, … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy S8: Best Business Features
When Samsung's Galaxy S8 hit the market, more than a few people wondered if it would catch fire in a good or bad way. Suffice to say, the Galaxy S8 has turned out to be one of the top selling smartphones of 2017, and with good reason. The phone packs a big beautiful glass display, Snapdragon 835 processor, 12-MP camera and 10-plus hours of battery life, making things easy for professionals on the go. It would be a shame to watch all that smartphone goodness shatter to pieces when you drop it on the unforgiving ground. Save a trip to the repair center by getting a case that will protect your phone, give you peace of mind and maybe enhance some of those fancy Galaxy S8 features. But don't worry about wading through all the options on the marketplace. Here are five of the best business-friendly Samsung Galaxy S8 cases around. To call the UAG Monarch a solid case is an understatement. Engineered to withstand double the military … [Read more...] about 5 Business-Friendly Samsung Galaxy S8 Cases
The new Galaxy Note8 is part tablet, part phone and all business. Packed with functionality and designed with users' needs in mind, the Galaxy Note8 may be the most feature-rich phone meets notetaking device out there.Like the Galaxy S8 and S8+, the Galaxy Note8 boasts a borderless Infinity Display and slim design. In fact, the design is so similar that when I saw the S8+ and Note8 side by side, I couldn't tell the difference until I got up close. The Note8 is slightly larger than the Galaxy S8+, but while the spec sheet for the Note8 often lists the display size as 6.3 inches (compared to the S8+ at 6.2 inches) the display on the Note8 is not meaningfully larger. The major design difference between the S8+ and Note8 is the Note8's inclusion of the S Pen, which fits seamlessly into the device and can be easily released, and the unique dual-camera design. Buy a Galaxy Note8 at Verizon.comThe S Pen received some upgrades with the release of the latest Note8, including a finer tip and … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy Note8: Best Business Features
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Apple iPhone 8 are in close competition for business users' attention. If you're a professional in the market for a new phone, you're probably considering both, in which case this guide is for you.Entrepreneurs tend to be more price-sensitive than typical consumers, which is why price is the first category we're reviewing here. The Samsung Galaxy S8 currently retails for $724.99, while the new Apple iPhone 8 starts at $649 (64GB) and goes up to $849 (256GB). Based on the entry-level price, the iPhone 8 wins the cost category. Winner: iPhone 8 For business users, ports and slots can be a deal breaker. Of course, you can always invest in dongles and carry adapters with you, but for the sake of this comparison, we'll look only at what each phone brings to the table on its own.The Galaxy S8 has a SIM card slot, microSD card slot, earphone jack and USB Type-C port, while the iPhone 8 has just one lightning connector. There's no doubt that when it comes to ports … [Read more...] about Galaxy S8 vs. iPhone 8: Which Is Better for Business?
Samsung Mobiles recently introduced two new GSM mobile phones here – the Samsung Galaxy S (I9000) and Samsung Wave (S8500).There are lot of features that are common between Wave and Galaxy S. For instance, both are powered by a 1GH processor (ARM Cortex A8), they have a 5 megapixel still camera and both support 720p HD video recording and playback.There’re however some major differences as well. Samsung Galaxy S has a 4” screen while Wave is smaller with has a 3.3” display. Wave has a built-in Flash which is missing in Galaxy.Samsung Galaxy S is powered by Google’s Android OS (it runs 2.1 Ã‰clair version though the latest is 2.2 or Froyo) while Wave runs on BADA, Samsung’s own OS for mobile phones. Therefore you’ll have a wider selection of app for Galaxy as every app available in the Android Marketplace should ideally run on that phone.The prices difference is huge. You can have a Samsung Wave for around 17k while the Android … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy S and Samsung Wave
When it comes to choosing a tablet style computer, you currently have three main options to choose from – Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab and the Apple iPad. There are other promising alternatives as well like the HTC Flyer, HP TouchPad or BlackBerry Playbook but none of them are available in the market yet.Both Motorola Xoom and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab are running on Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) – the table edition of Google Android – while Apple iPad is powered by iOS, the same mobile OS that is found on the iPhone.The Galaxy tab is more portable since it is light and has a small screen, the iPad has better multimedia capabilities and the XOOM, though heavy, is great for web browsing. There are thousands of apps in the iTunes store that are compatible with the iPad while only a few dozen have been written specifically for Honeycomb tablets.So the big question – if you are to buy a tablet today, which one should you go for? The editors at PC World tested … [Read more...] about iPad, Motorola Xoom and Galaxy Tab Compared