Galaxy Note phones also stood out because they tended to benefit from a small specifications bump over the premium S phones that preceded them.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 or Galaxy Note7 if you really must changes that dynamic pretty markedly, grabbing style notes from the excellent Galaxy S7 Edge while retaining that slightly more work-centric focus. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 acquits itself well in 3D gaming too. In our anecdotal testing the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 rarely missed a step, even outperforming the largely similar Galaxy S7 Edge in some instances. Premium phones are being increasingly squeezed by the quality of mid-range handsets, so they really do need to stand out from the pack.
Add or create a Samsung account. The option will redirect you to the Samsung account page. Here you can either sign in with your existing Samsung account credentials or create a new Samsung account. The switch will now turn green, which is a sign that the Find My Mobile service is active. Track your device. If you lose your Samsung Galaxy device, you can visit the Samsung website and track the location of your device at findmymobile. Method 2. Open the Google Settings app. Open the apps drawer and access the Google Settings app.
The Google Settings app has a gear icon similar to the Settings app, but with the Google logo embedded in the center. Activate the Android Device Manager options. The first tab under Security would be the Android Device Manager, which has two options under it. If you lose your Samsung Galaxy device or if it gets stolen, you can visit the Android Device Manager website at google.
Lost your all Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and scared that data will get in If your phone is actully lost, you can lock it and track its current location. Locating your phone is made easy with Find My Mobile. You can remotely locate your lost smartphone, back up data stored on the device to Samsung Cloud.
FRP is factory reset protection. Samsung says it's instituted the eight-point check at all of its smartphone assembly plants, located South Korea, Vietnam, China, India, Brazil and Indonesia.
The eight-point battery check also complements a separate "multi-layer safety guideline," which involves many physical durability tests. Like any smartphone manufacturer, Samsung doesn't actually build batteries — it sources them from various suppliers for the Note 7, the suppliers were Amperex Technology and Samsung SDI, a subsidiary within the Samsung Group of companies. Once the batteries arrive at the assembly plant, samples are taken from each lot for testing.
That initially appeared to be what happened with the fire I witnessed. The late-November deals bonanza will likely bring savings to various Samsung phones, just like Amazon Prime Day did, so it might be worth holding onto your money for a little while until we find out what phones will be reduced. Read our full Samsung Galaxy Note 10 review. It's where you unlock your phone to, the place for app shortcuts and widgets and it's where you return when you're If you want to protect your phone screen to your PC, all you need to do is follow the simple steps below. Locating your phone is made easy with Find My Mobile.
Some of the tests involve testing the battery within the device, and some test the battery on its own. If any test turns up a bad battery, the entire lot is rejected and sent back to the supplier. That initially appeared to be what happened with the fire I witnessed. As the explosion showed, the physical tests tend to be the most dramatic. At the factory, I saw batteries or Galaxy S8's subjected to:. In each test, a "good" battery is expected to withstand a certain physical limit. A bad one doesn't necessarily explode; if it fails or doesn't perform up to snuff, it still gets tossed along with the lot.
Less exciting but probably more crucial were the "use" tests, where the phones are tested in a way that simulates how people actually use them. Within the Gumi factory there's a room the size of a large classroom where workers put each device through a checklist of normal tasks, ranging from texting to web browsing to gameplay, looking for signs of flaws. Another, smaller room houses the Accelerated Usage Test, where hundreds of phones on shelves, each one rolling through a series of random tasks, from repeated reboots to video capture to surfing the web. This room is shielded from mobile networks to allow Samsung to simulate all the different network frequencies at challenging conditions, taxing the phones' batteries as much as possible.
Finally, there are phones in racks on the open factory floor, where they are charged and discharged repeatedly, for thousands of cycles.
To ensure it has a complete visual record of any possible failure, Samsung places a smartphone on what looks like a selfie stick on each rack, keeping watch on the shelves across from it with its tiny camera. The specific phone tasked with standing guard against potential future battery disasters: The Galaxy Note 7, with a different, lower-capacity battery to ensure no, er, incidents. The blue "selfie sticks" on top of the shelves hold modified Galaxy Note 7 phones, which now keep watch on future phones for potential battery defects.
Samsung didn't say how often battery lots are rejected, and it's impossible to say whether the new testing regimen would have stopped the Note 7 disaster before it started. It's also impossible to plan for what can't be known: Some future smartphone design or feature might affect the battery in an unpredictable way, and we could be back where we started though in fairness, all smartphone makers have that same concern. That could be why, for the Galaxy S8, Samsung went even further: After subjecting the phone to the new battery safety procedures, Samsung modified the battery design.
The S8 battery has a slightly less capacity than the S7's, but it won't lose as much charge over repeated cycles — meaning it'll hold a charge better after you own it for six months to a year.
Samsung also says the practical daily battery life is actually longer. And, oh yeah, it's less likely to blow up. While most batteries hold about 80 percent of their charge after two years in usual cases, this battery should be capable of 95 percent of its original capacity. All this adds up to the big takeaway Samsung wants its customers to believe: That the Galaxy S8 is the safest phone the company has ever built.
Samsung needs that message to resonate or no one will hear the other one: That the Galaxy S8 is also the most innovative phone the company has ever built. The Galaxy S8, codenamed "Dream," was three years in the making — about a year longer than most product development cycles, Samsung's Gaeyoun Robert Kim, vice president of global product planning for mobile, said in an interview at Digital City.
That's because it's loaded with new features, including the largest, most high-resolution display Samsung has put on a smartphone and a brand-new machine learning-powered digital assistant called Bixby. The Dream may have double meaning, at least to Kim. In an unguarded moment, he said the Galaxy S8 was conceived as the "Dream to overcome Apple" — a bold admission from a company that's been repeatedly accused of lifting features from its rival in Cupertino, California.
His comment also appeared to confirm Samsung's internal obsession with beating Apple, which was reportedly a contributing factor in pushing out the flawed Note 7 early. Samsung reps later backpedalled Kim's comments, saying it was simply his own retroactive interpretation of the codename, and not an internal mandate, so make of that what you will.
Kim and his team explained the Dream, and the four pillars reveries? First is the design, which Samsung says lets the user "experience more," and nothing about the phone delivers on that promise more than the huge "infinity" display. Why the weird shape? Because, Samsung reasons, the ratio came about as a compromise between TV-like video and the "ultra wide" ratio generally favored by many popular movies. Now that there's hardly any material, it makes sense to widen the "compromise" ratio, and There may be some logic to that, but there's an inconvenient truth that currently nothing — no video or app — is built for that aspect ratio.
We'll whitelist games. Eventually we'll make sure the At least, it makes sense to phone manufacturers looking to stand out. Samsung also rounded the corners of the screen to match the rounded corners of the device to keep the overall device length reasonable the actual spec for screen size is the diagonal length between the theoretical corners.
Then there's the home button, or rather the lack thereof. With the screen taking up most of the front surface, there really wasn't room for a physical button, so Samsung instead gave the S8 a virtual one. Onscreen home buttons are of course nothing new on Android, but it's a big move for Samsung, whose oblong home button, flanked by light-up capacitive buttons, has been a signature design for years. And the S8's new virtual "home" has a secret ingredient: a pressure-sensitive section of the screen, right where the home button would be.
It all adds up to a design that fulfills the seemingly contradictory customer demands of a larger screen and a small overall device footprint. Second, Samsung engineered the Galaxy S8 to be the best-performing phone on the market. It may be, but exactly what "best performing" means is hard to pin down. Is it winning in every single spec race — a seemingly impossible achievement — or does it just mean the best-performing phone overall? Either way, the S8 is a contender for the title.
It packs a processor that's 10 percent better than the Galaxy S7's either a Qualcomm Snapdragon or home-grown Samsung Exynos chip, depending on the region and 21 percent better graphics. All the key boxes are ticked.
Similarly, the S8's cameras are a notch better than last year's, with even faster autofocus in the main camera and new autofocus included in the selfie cam. But improvements happen every year, and better specs don't necessarily translate directly into better pics. Not to mention: Samsung opted not to go with any kind of dual-camera technology — a clear mobile trend with the iPhone 7 Plus or LG G6 sporting dual-lens designs.
Kim says opting out of the two-lens race was intentional. So we're scrutinizing the dual camera for the next model, but we're trying to develop what's the real value. Third, and likely most important, are the new ways users will interact with the phone.