If you're looking to upgrade your phone this weekend, now could be the time to strike - EE has teamed up with Buymobiles.net to offer some super EE voucher code deals on the iPhone 6S, iPhone SE, Samsung Galaxy S7 and the HTC 10.These are all brilliant flagship smartphones, and with the below voucher codes you can wipe away all of the upfront fees and get the phones for free instead.You're left paying just the monthly tariff fees.There appears to be a big drive to shift EE contracts at the moment so this is definitely a good network to choose this month.EE mobile phone voucher code deals in full:iPhone SE 16GB £95.99 FREE Upfront 1000 minutes and unlimited texts EE Extra 2GB £25pmThere's exceptional value with this deal as this not many stores are willing to let the handset go for free along with such a low monthly fee on EE's superfast 4G data plan.Total cost over 24 months is £803.76iPhone 6S 16GB £98.99 FREE upfront Unlimited calls and unlimited texts EE Regular 2GB £33.49pmThere are some very competitive deals around right now for the iPhone 6S, making the saving slightly slimmer if you look around.Similar deals are charging at least £30 for the handset though, so don't forget to use your voucher code.That said, maybe take a look at the 5GB offer below first?
Samsung Pay has finally hit the European continent after almost a year of availability in other territories.Samsung's mobile payment system initially hit the company's native South Korea in August of 2015, before heading over to the US a month later.We've known that Samsung Pay was coming to Australia, Brazil, Canada, Malaysia, Russia, Singapore, Spain, and the UK in due course.Interestingly, a Samsung Spain representative says that the move "will mark a turning point both in Spaniards' payments behaviour and the evolution of the payments market as a whole."As we were reminded recently with reports of the apparent failure of Apple Pay, the UK is relatively advanced when it comes to contactless payment methods - particularly in terms of the 86 million contactless cards in circulation.Next, take a look at our Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge video review:Are you a Samsung owner itching to try Samsung Pay in your country?
When your mom wants to FaceTimeBut she can t figure out how to use Skype or Tango video chat.Because the FaceTime app is already installed on her iPhone, obviously.When you re trying to text people in another countryCome on, guys, please download Line or Whatsapp!When you re trying to quickly unlock your phoneThere s nothing quite as lightning-fast as the iPhone s Touch ID fingerprint sensor.When your screen is brokenApple charges $149 to fix an iPhone 6s Plus screen, $129 to fix an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6 Plus screen, and $109 to fix an iPhone 6 screen.That s darn cheap, considering repairing the screen of the Samsung Galaxy S7 is reportedly impossible and will therefore probably cost you at least $250 to replace.
This week a rather interesting - and fitting - feature has been leaked or rumored, rather about the Galaxy Note 6.Something like what we've seen with the LG G5.That means two options for every shot - two at least!Below you'll see two photos of a cow we photographed in South Dakota.This could mean a microSD card slot and a removable battery.It could mean a device that rolls with a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display with Quad HD 2,560 x 1,440p 2K resolution and a massive or generally large battery - say, 4,000mAh?
Update: A Snapdragon 830 processor and a VR-ready 4K screen are both likely fits for the Samsung Galaxy S8.QHD, as we have on the Samsung Galaxy S7, is more than sharp enough for using it as a phone but it's not quite up to scratch for VR, so it's likely Samsung will push the resolution up for the Samsung Galaxy S8, perhaps as high as 4K.Or maybe it will focus on making the phone thinner.Samsung Galaxy S8 camera and batterySamsung is said to be working on a new camera, which will be between 18 and 24MP and have a wide f/1.4 aperture, where the Samsung Galaxy S7 has a narrower f/1.7 one.Certainly a boost on the 4GB found in the Samsung Galaxy S7 is likely.But when you consider that many high-end Chinese phones and even fairly big name handsets like the OnePlus 2 launched for far cheaper, it's hard not to wish it was a little more affordable.
But it's not just better specs, the Gear Fit 2 is better in the meaningful ways that users will immediately appreciate, much like the Galaxy S7.SEE ALSO: Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is the sexy alternative to the iPhone 6S PlusLess smartwatch and more fitness band, the Gear Fit 2 still has a curved display and still looks hot as hell.The 1.5-inch 432 x 216 screen is smaller and wider compared to the Gear Fit's 1.84-inch 432 x 128 screen.It's still a Super AMOLED display so it's power efficient and colors really pop.Like the Gear S2, the Gear Fit 2 is smartly powered by Samsung's own Tizen operating system this time around, and it looks and runs really well.Scrolling was smooth and the interface looked slick in my brief hands on time with it.
Samsung has finally launched its mobile payment service, Samsung Pay, in Europe, though it s only available in Spain for now.Already in South Korea, the U.S., and China, Samsung Pay is similar to other mobile payment services — such as Apple Pay and Android Pay — in that it lets users upload as many as 10 bank cards to their NFC-enabled phone and make payments through contactless terminals.At the time of writing, Samsung Pay-compatible devices include the Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 edge, S6, S6 edge and S6 edge .Today s news comes two weeks after Google launched its equivalent service in Europe for the first time, with Android Pay landing in the U.K., its first market outside the U.S. By launching in Spain, Samsung becomes the first such payment service to arrive on the scene, so it could have first-mover advantage.But when — or if — Google brings Android Pay to market there, Samsung will face stiff competition.We are proud that Spain is the first European market to introduce Samsung Pay, an innovative new service that we believe will mark a turning point both in Spaniards payments behavior and the evolution of the payments market as a whole, said Celestino Garcia, corporate vice president at Samsung Spain.The opportunity for Samsung Pay in Spain is significant, due to the high smartphone penetration rate and the digitalization of the banking sector.It has long been rumored that Samsung Pay would be arriving in Europe via the U.K. or Spain — we now know which of these the Korean tech titan has chosen for its entry point to the market, which means that the U.K. will likely be next.At launch, Samsung Pay will only be available for customers of CaixaBank and ImaginBank, with Abanca and Banco Sabadell customers added to the mix soon.
Your chance to choose the hottest tech of 2016 is here, with the voting for a special 10th anniversary T3 Awards now open.It's been a decade since the first T3 Awards picked out the greatest tech on the planet and let the public help decide what the best of the best should be - and to celebrate this year's awards will be a glittering black tie event at the Royal Horticultural Halls in Victoria, London.VR's huge impact in the past 12 months is definitely front and center in the awards this year, with the HTC Vive up for three awards, Oculus Rift two and the Samsung Gear 360 fighting for the innovation gong.Samsung tops the nominations list with 11 - including the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge which will compete in the always hotly-contested phone of the year.
View photosMoreHttps%3a%2f%2fblueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.com%2fuploads%2fcard%2fimage%2f102142%2f616112eee84b4dbfbc34463c2da62ce7The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge costs less than $800.Image: sirin labsThat all sounds pretty impressive, but it pretty much matches the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge's hardware specs.Not only that, Solarin is a 5.5-inch phone but weighs more than half a pound.There's a 23.8-megapixel camera and fingerprint sensor surrounded by Italian leather, as well as a special security switch you can press to ensure maximum security during phone calls or while sending messages.But for people with high-value information on their smartphones, that high price could look pretty enticing compared to having valuable information stolen.At least some people think it will succeed, given that Sirin Labs got $72 million in seed funding from a few people last year, including Moshe Hogeg, founder of the bafflingly limited messaging app Yo.
Dubbed the Juice Pack Wireless, the new cases from Mophie bring wireless charging to the classic Mophie ecosystem.The pads use magnets to help keep your phone safely and securely connected, either vertically or horizontally.These mounts also work with Mophie s existing wireless cases for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.The Palm Pre supported wireless charging – but it s only been in the past year or so that we ve seen wider adoption.Restaurant chains such as McDonald s and Starbucks support wireless charging, and more phones including Samsung s Galaxy S7/Galaxy S7 Edge support it too.You can order the Juice Pack Wireless from Mophie.com, BestBuy.com and buy it in Best Buy retail stores now.
the First of march, we wondered how many people who have already decided to get one of this spring's new top of the range.Of the more than 4000 votes planned actually a majority, 56 percent, to buy any of the new phones that were listed.Seven per cent were keen on the LG G5, and the same was most attracted by the Sony Xperia X Performance, which is still not released yet .Beat you to a flagship from 2016 and in that case which?Or are you satisfied with the cell phone you have, or are expecting you may be on this autumn's news?Nothe Samsung Galaxy S7the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edgethe LG G5the HTC 10Huawei P9Xiaomi Mi 5Another top model from 2016
The price in China for the Z2 is close to $270, and for this you get a Snapdragon 820 processor — that s the same one found inside phones like the LG G5 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 — a massive 64GB of internal storage space, and a quick-charging 3500mAh battery.It s not clear, but the Z2 s spec, price, and our good experience with the Z1 makes us keen to try out the sequel.On the back is a 13-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization, an f/1.8 aperture, and laser autofocus.At the moment, there s no word on an international version with Cyanogen for the Zuk Z2 Pro, but the Chinese version will run Zuk s own version of Android.The Galaxy Note 5 landed as Samsung s latest phablet flagship back in mid-2015, and over the last few months the rumor mill has starting to spin up new ideas about what we may see in the Note 6.In an unrelated note, the adoption of a Type-C connector could mean that a new Gear VR is on the horizon since the existing headset only works with Micro USB.
So you'd like to get yourself a lovely new Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge?We don't blame you as it's an early shout for Phone of the Year around the techradar office.As with any hot new handset though, prices can be a little steep if you don't know where to look.Most of the deals we've chosen here are available through Mobiles.co.uk, though that's not because we favour that site above others - it's more that Mobiles prices itself very aggressively and always aims to be cheaper than its competitors.This week's best Galaxy S7 deals:If you're not too bothered about the S7's fancy-pants Edge version or know too well you'd slap a huge protective cover on it anyway and remove its key feature , the standard Samsung Galaxy S7 is still an excellent phone.Hassle-free upgrades: call 08445 430455 to speak to our friends at Mobiles.co.uk - they will help you find the best possible deal on your current network without any of the hassle of switching.
DesignBoth phones represent minimal design changes from their predecessors – not necessarily a bad thing, considering they are two of the best-looking handsets on the market.There's also a new "always on" screen function that displays information such as the time and date even when the phone is switched off.The headset can be used with apps such as NextVR for immersive, live, 180-degree broadcasts for the likes of sports events and even presidential debates, as well as games.Both are 5.5ins handsets but while the iPhone 6S plus gets a higher pixel density over the smaller phone at 401ppi, the S7 Edge, with a ppi of 534, loses focus a little compared to its smaller sibling.Both command a premium over the standard devices and feature more or less the same specs, although slightly larger batteries are a given, considering their sizes.In particular, it says, the S7's display and camera outperform the iPhone 6S, the build quality is "great" and overall, it's an "excellent smartphone".
The tech has been under development for a long time and we're already seeing curved displays on the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, so it seems like it will only be a matter of time, but when it does arrive we hope it looks nothing like it does in this Samsung patent.Unearthed by Patently Mobile, the design shows a phone which when unfolded looks like any other Samsung handset, complete with rounded corners, an oblong home button and a camera jutting out the back.But there's a fold in the middle, which allows you to fold the screen in on itself and turn it into a shorter, chunkier shape.This could make it easier to fit in pockets, but all you're really trading is length for thickness,Flexible failingsAnd unlike some folding concepts, which always give you access to the screen and just make it bigger or smaller depending on whether it's folded, this Samsung one cuts the screen off altogether when it's closed, leaving you with a useless and likely very expensive lump.In another bizarre twist the charging port lives on the joint, so you can only charge the phone when it's folded shut, meaning you can't both charge the device and use it at the same time.It reminds us of a recent Oppo flip phone prototype, except it's even worse, as that you can at least charge while using.
Choosing the right phone for you just might be the hardest tech-related decision on planet Earth, and with AT's lineup of heavy hitters, deciding can feel next to impossible.No need to fret, we've gone ahead and thoroughly tested then ranked all of the best AT phones available, from the iPhone 6S Plus $750, 16GB to the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge $794 to help you decide which phone you want in your pocket for the next year or two.For this article, we'll be looking at the AT Next 24 plan, which spreads the cost of the phone over 30 months, with an option for upgrade after 24 months.Instead of you having to manually peruse the AT site for a decent phone, we've compiled a list of the best the network has to offer, ranked as we see them.As I mentioned, the native water resistance paired with a sharp camera and an even sharper design make this a phone to covet.It's that good.
It has a Snapdragon 820 processor, albeit with a whopping 6GB RAM - the Samsung Galaxy S7, HTC 10, and LG G5 have 4GB, by comparison.Also, the back camera is a 23-megapixel shooter with optical image stabilisation, and the other specs include a USB Type-C port and a 3,000mAh battery pack.The only real trade-off is the 1080p panel Super AMOLED , which is a step down in clarity from the aforementioned flagships.However, the fingerprint sensor is on the front bottom rather than on the back.The Ultra trims down the components a bit despite the size boost, featuring a Snapdragon 652 processor and either 3GB or 4GB RAM, while the starting storage is 32GB in the cheapest model ranging up to 128GB .It's a cheap mid-ranger with a 5.5in 1080p IPS display, rounded 2.5D Gorilla Glass on the front and back, and a Snapdragon 625 processor with 3GB and 4GB RAM options.
Select Galaxy S7 Edge users are receiving the June security patch from GoogleSelect Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge users in Spain have started receiving the Android security update for June 2016.SamMobile reports that the update is not brought by Samsung itself but by Spain's telecom carrier Orange for its Galaxy S7 Edge users.However, this time it seems to be an exception as no reports have emerged yet from South Korea regarding the June security update.Traditionally, the update which promises to fix security vulnerabilities reported in the previous month to Google, are first rolled out to the company's own devices Nexus.In case you own a Galaxy S7 Edge and are waiting for the June update, our suggestion is that you wait until the first week of June for the update.Just head over to Settings About phone System Updates and it should show up if an update is pending.
The chip architecture design company, which is behind the architecture for processors seen in phones including the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the iPhone 6S, has launched its new processor and graphics architecture at Computex, with particular focus on VR content consumption.Considering this is a low-end graphics card for laptops from 2013, you may scoff, but this is on a piece of kit the smaller than the size of your fingernail.This means, in terms of the woolly-but-important comparison of performance per square millimetre , it s 40% better than the T880.With all of this, ARM is expecting to be able to deliver smoother performance with augmented reality, virtual reality and 120Hz 4K video, as well as an increase in the number of cameras and sensors on handheld devices.On the CPU size, the Cortex-A73 is the smallest but most efficient processor design ARM s ever produced.This improvement is actually quite significant: where before you d only get bursts of performance of 2.5GHz, the A73 is capable of running at a constant 2.4GHz without throttling.
If only the magnet that let the phone know it's in the case and covered was on the right hand side instead of the left - a small magnetic pull keeping it closed would solve this problem.I mean, come on... what can we really do with 4GB of RAM on a smartphone, or a chipset that's running two 2.15 GHz Kryo and two 1.6 GHz Kryo over four cores, as it does in the Snapdragon 820?With the One A9, HTC worked with Google to be one of the first brands out with Marshmallow on a non-Nexus device, and in doing so took the chance to work with the search giant to make its icons and overall UI much sleeker and like stock Android.Secondly, HTC still has apps like Facebook and Instagram pre-installed on the phone when you turn it on.If you're a light user of phones, then you're going to love the HTC 10, as it's one of the best I've seen for going into a deep sleep when it's laid on the desk.Its arrival on the 10 has divided opinion, with some hating the service, others loving the fact that you've got free local and online storage for your snaps, and much easier sorting through thanks to Google's frankly scary recognition ability.