Tag: phone

The Galaxy S8 Plus

I’ve only had Samsung’s new handset for a day or so, but it’s awesome. The Galaxy S8 Plus is a big phone with a 6.2 inch display, but it’s only slightly taller than the iPhone 7 Plus. The phone has very thin bezels, the smallest we’ve seen on a premium device. There isn’t any physical home button this time around, but instead there are on screen buttons at the bottom of the screen.

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The phone might take some time getting use to for people who aren’t familiar with large phones. The phone is pretty tall, but it’s not as wide as most phones. This makes the phone easier to hold in the hand. The UI is much cleaner than previous Galaxy phones and very enjoyable. I haven’t tested much features out yet, but what I have has been great!

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Is this a perfect phone? No of course not, but it is close to it. Not everyone is going to like this phone, but I think a lot of people are going to. I’m sure there will be few people who jump from an iPhone to this new device. Check out Grouvy Today’s review of the Galaxy S8 if you want more information on the device, and check out Phone Unboxing’s unboxing of the Galaxy S8.

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Mount It!

While searching for a phone mount for your car, there are many important factors you should consider before making a purchase. Where will you be mounting it? How much are you willing to spend? What is the intended purpose? For those of you who are looking for something that is cheap and easy to use, there are many phone mounts that simply clip to any air vent, such as the WizGear magnetic phone mount. This sleek and low-budget phone mount uses a powerful magnet to hold your phone in place.

Most phone mounts use adhesive or a suction cup to attach to the windshield or the dashboard, such as the the Li-Kee universal phone mount. This mount uses a spring-loaded clamp to hold your phone in place, which I have found to be the most effective type of phone mount. The best part about it, is that the clamp does not block the charging port, camera, headphone jack, or side buttons. The springs seem to have enough force behind them to keep my phone in place, even around tight corners and bumpy roads. The suction cup has added adhesive which make the entire mount even sturdier. I highly recommend the Li-Kee universal phone mount.

The Li-Kee is a bit more expensive than some of the reproductions, but quality is important when it comes to choosing a phone mount. I initially purchased the FlyStone Clipper, which is essentially a knock-off of the Li-Kee. The FlyStone Clipper sells for $2.43 (plus free shipping), but the ABS plastic is not as “shatterproof” as it claims to be. While removing my phone from the mount, the plastic arm snapped in half. This is the result of owning the FlyStone Clipper for one week.

 

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The FlyStone Clipper definitely supplied me with $2.43 worth of enjoyment, but I highly recommend choosing the Li-Kee universal phone mount if you are looking for a good quality phone mount for your car that will last a long time. If you are looking for something less bulky, then the magnetic WizGear phone mount could be your phone holding solution.