I have been using both the Galaxy S8 & S8 Plus as daily driver for many weeks now and I think it’s a good time to do a review on these latest Samsung smartphones.
Author: Max Lee
Here’s a quick demo of Galaxy S8 hyperlapse/timelapse camera mode. It defaults to 1080P so I upscaled it to 1440P since YouTube compression is horrible, try to watch in 1440P.
After pre-ordering from a bunch of different eBay sellers and trying to get a hold of blue color, I ended up ordering a Maple Gold dual SIM model SM-G950FD as blue models were either not available or way overpriced. The main reason I got this over the U.S. models is because the bootloader is unlocked on international models and you can easily root the phone.
Here’s unboxing of the new Gear VR w/ Controller, this is the $99 fully immersive Gear VR experience package I got for my pre-order.
For those of you who want to get that cinematic look, you will definitely want to invest in a slider. In the past, I have been using Edelkrone slider, which is an awesome slider but after buying its motorized slider unit, the total cost comes to over $1000 plus it is very heavy.
In my recent trip to Las Vegas, I took a few clips of the Luxor hotel (where I was staying) and put together a quick 4K cinematic test. The results weren’t too shabby. The lighting at Luxor hotel is terrible but it was a great test to do a low-light test. Most of my clips actually have noise in the original clips as there was simply not enough lights in the pyramid. I HAD to use some type of noise reduction program and fortunately I had Neat Video plugin for Adobe Premiere which basically gets rid of noise.
In this LG G6 unboxing, we unbox a retail Sprint unit and also talk about spies from Samsung and LG.
In my recent trip to Las Vegas for the NAB 2017 convention, I brought my new Samsung Gear 360 2017 edition and here is a quick demo of what it can do at my hotel in Luxor. Low light performance is pretty noisy as you can see so I would recommend using it in bright light or sunny conditions to get the best result. Battery life seems to be solid as it literally lasts forever.
Want to convert your Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge into Galaxy S8? If you have an Exynos version of Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge, you are in luck as there’s a custom ROM that gives you all of that including Galaxy S8 camera and all of S8 software features.
In this tutorial, we show you stuff you absolutely MUST DO after buying the Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus to take full advantage of its new features.
Here’s me unboxing the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, this is the T-Mobile retail unit I pre-ordered! I do have an international Galaxy S8 also on the way later this week.
Here’s my first “What’s On My Android”! If you guys like it, I will try to keep doing more of these.
For those of you who want to use rooted Android device yet you cannot use apps that detect root and block you, you can use Magisk root method to hide root from these apps. Best of all, you won’t have to disable root, Magisk Manager can “hide” root from apps like Snapchat, Android Pay, and Pokemon Go, allowing you to run rooted apps and apps that block root simultaneously!
For those of you who have asked me on how to root the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 on latest Android 7.0 Nougat, I have created a step-by-step guide that any noob/beginner can follow. Now this root method took me less than 5 minutes so it should be very easy to do.