5 phones you should buy instead of the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra | Digital Trends

5 phones you should buy instead of the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra | Digital Trends

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It’s hard not to lust after the biggest and most powerful smartphone on the market, and at the moment, that’s the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra. Samsung’s new flagship is here, and it’s simply one of the best smartphones you can buy today. The Galaxy S24 Ultra isn’t just another smartphone; it’s extremely powerful and has some of the most advanced AI features we’ve ever seen on a phone, along with an excellent camera and battery life. Simply put, it’s great.

But you know what? You don’t have to buy it. As good as it is, the Galaxy S24 Ultra is only one of a number of smartphones you can buy, and many of them are as good as the S24 Ultra — and may even exceed it in a few key ways.

Not sure about dropping $1,300 on Samsung’s latest? Here are five smartphones you should buy instead of the Galaxy S24 Ultra.

Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus

Someone holding the Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus with its screen turned on.
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What is the Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus? Simply put, it’s the phone that made us forget about the Galaxy S24 Ultra. After a great review, we were set to place the S24 Ultra at the top of the Samsung pile and call it good for another year. Then, the Galaxy S24 Plus dropped into our lives.

In short, it’s the S24 Ultra with all the “extras” carefully removed. Sure, you don’t get the Ultra’s S Pen or periscope zoom lens, but did you really need those? Because what you get for a full $300 less is the same high-speed Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor, the same 1440p AMOLED display with a 1-120Hz dynamic refresh rate, and 45W charging speeds. Yes, you’re taking a hit in the battery and screen size departments, but these decreases are absolutely tiny, as you’ll lose 0.1 of an inch from the screen’s diagonal measurement and 100mAh of a 5,000mAh battery. It’s so small a change as to be unnoticeable, and the same applies to the camera too. The S24 Plus doesn’t have the sky-high megapixel counts of its bigger sibling, but it doesn’t need them, as it delivers fantastic results each time.

You can get more from the S24 Ultra, that’s for sure — but are those extras really worth $300 to you? That’s a question only you can answer, of course. But as far as we’re concerned, the S24 Plus is phenomenal value for the money and simply the best Samsung Galaxy S this year.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra

Someone holding the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra and the Galaxy S23 Ultra.
The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra (left) and S23 Ultra Joe Maring / Digital Trends

It’s all too easy to forget about yesterday’s toys when that new model is sitting right there, but it’s worth remembering that “new” doesn’t always mean “better.”

OK, so it kind of does, and yes, the S24 Ultra is technically better, but the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is still an incredible phone. Compared with the newer model, the differences are barely noticeable and can only be pinpointed by diving into the spec sheets. The older model is a gram lighter, has a handful fewer pixels in the display, and has a slightly older processor. It’s still a beefy, premium-feeling brick, with a gorgeous display and a transcendent amount of processing grunt hidden beneath a gorgeous design.

The S24 Ultra has Galaxy AI as its new headline feature, but honestly, you can drop that without worrying too much about it. The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is still a heck of a lot of smartphone, and as a bonus, it actually has a little bit more than the newer model. Remember the S24 Ultra’s 5x periscope zoom lens? The S23 Ultra has a 10x zoom lens, which is hilariously so extra when you look back at it. Who needs that? No one, which is why Samsung dropped it. But that’s the whole reason why the Ultra line exists, and we should celebrate when it turns the dial to 11. Buy the Galaxy S23 Ultra instead, and grab a nice discount for almost the same phone.

OnePlus 12

OnePlus 12 Flowy Emerald leaning on a park bench.
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The OnePlus 12 isn’t a flagship killer (that’s the OnePlus 12R), but there’s a strong argument it’s a Galaxy S24 Ultra killer.

OnePlus made a name for itself by focusing on the raw specs and cutting out as many extraneous features as possible — and in that sense, it’s the ideological opposite of the S24 Ultra, as the specs, not the special features, are the reason to buy this phone. It’s powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, giving it the same big brain as the S24 Ultra, but then OnePlus threw in up to 512GB of storage and a truly ludicrous up to 16GB of RAM. Backing that up is a 1Hz to 120Hz refresh rate on a 1440p display that’s just as big as the S24 Ultra’s. This phone can easily trade punches with the brawny Ultra and stay standing round after round. It’s even a faster charger, thanks to the blindingly fast 80-watt charging speed.

The camera isn’t as good, but it’s still a solid shooter, and it’s easily balanced out by the vast gulf in price. The OnePlus 12 starts at $800, an incredible $500 difference in price. Granted, that’s for the base 256GB model with 12GB of RAM, but that’s equal to the specs offered by the basic S24 Ultra, so it evens out. If you want a big phone with big specs, then grab the OnePlus 12 and save a bucketful of cash.

Google Pixel 8 Pro

Someone holding the Google Pixel 8 Pro in front of a colorful mural.
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Google’s Pixel line isn’t as common as Samsung’s Galaxy, but it’s made a strong reputation for itself, and for some very good reasons.

In previous years, we’d have immediately plugged the Google Pixel phone as the best camera phone, but this year, the Galaxy S24 Ultra has taken a shocking win in our S24 Ultra vs. Pixel 8 Pro camera comparison. But even with that in mind, there are still many great reasons to pick the Google Pixel 8 Pro over Samsung’s huge smartphone. The camera system is still incredible and takes shots with superior real-life colors, eschewing the vibrant saturation Samsung tends to opt for in its cameras. While the wide-angle and telephoto shots aren’t as strong as Samsung’s, it would be a mistake to think the Pixel 8 Pro doesn’t have an incredible camera system.

That’s not all Google’s biggest new phone has going for it. It’s a similar size to the S24 Ultra, so you’re not missing out in that department, and it has similar display specs, too, including the 120Hz dynamic refresh rate. The Google-made Tensor G3 processor is powerful and fast, and it even has similar AI features to the S24 Ultra — because Google did it first.

The battery life falters a little bit, offering only a single day per charge, but the Pixel’s version of Android makes up for that with a super-clean interface and useful features that don’t bulk up the phone. While we love One UI on the S24 Ultra, there’s no doubt that there’s a lot of extra stuff thrown in there, and purists will love what Google offers.

The final point is the price. The Pixel 8 Pro is a big phone with similar power, camera systems, and features to the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, but it does it at a much lower price. The Google Pixel 8 Pro starts from $999, a full $300 less than the S24 Ultra, and upgrading to 256GB of storage (putting it on par with the Ultra) will cost $1,059 — still well below what you’ll pay for Samsung’s latest.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 half folded on a showcase.
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A strong reason to buy the S24 Ultra is because it provides the cutting edge of smartphone tech with extremely powerful specs, a very impressive camera, and almost the most advanced display money can buy. Why almost? Because the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 exists, and if you’re already spending at least $1,300 on a smartphone, why not go all-in and buy the most cutting-edge device instead?

In terms of specs, it’s similar to the S24 Ultra, even if it’s not quite as powerful. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is a stellar chip with more power than you’re ever likely to need, and the camera is still excellent. But we all know what the real draw here is: the folding screen. The 7.6-inch inner display has the same refresh rate as the S24 Ultra while offering almost twice the width. When using such a large tablet-like screen isn’t feasible, there’s also a 6.2-inch display on the outside.

Unlike most of the options on this list, the Z Fold 5 is more expensive than the S24 Ultra, with prices starting at $1,799. But when you’re looking to pay an already large amount of money on the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra and clearly want to get a bit extra, why not go a little bit further and really shoot for the stars?

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Best Motorola Phone deals: Get Foldable Phone from $500 | Digital Trends

Best Motorola Phone deals: Get Foldable Phone from $500 | Digital Trends

Motorola, a tried-and-tested name in the smartphone industry, is making a comeback with a refreshed lineup that includes budget-friendly devices and foldable phones. If you want to try one of the brand’s products, you’re in luck because there are Motorola phone deals that you can shop right now. There’s something for everyone in the offers that we’ve rounded up below, but you’re going to have to hurry in deciding what to buy because there’s no telling how much time is remaining before these bargains expire.

Motorola Moto G Play — $100, was $170

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The Motorola Moto G Play is an Android smartphone for those who are on a tight budget. Despite its cheap price, it offers good build quality and a very long battery life of up to three days on a single charge. At the front is a 6.5-inch HD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate, and at the back is a 16MP triple camera system that’s powered by AI for excellent photos in any situation. The Motorola Moto G Play is powered by 3GB of RAM, offers internal storage of 32GB that may be expanded by up to 512MB through a microSD card, and ships with Android 12 but you’ll be able to upgrade to Android 14.

Motorola Moto G 5G — $170, was $250

Someone holding the Moto G 5G (2023) with the display turned on.
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For an affordable smartphone that works with 5G technology for fantastic connectivity, go for the Motorola Moto G 5G. The smartphone takes advantage of the smoother streaming and faster downloads with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 480+ 5G processor and 4GB of RAM, as well as its 6.5-inch touchscreen with HD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. The Motorola Moto G 5G also comes with a 48MP camera system, a battery that can last up to two days from a full charge, 128GB of internal storage that may be expanded by up to 1TB through a microSD card, and Android 13 that you’ll be able to upgrade to Android 14.

Motorola Edge — $240, was $550

The Motorola Edge (2023) standing against a light pole, with its screen turned on.
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The Motorola Edge offers amazing value with its gorgeous 6.6-inch OLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate, solid performance with its MediaTek Dimensity 1050 chipset and 6GB of RAM, and great battery life that can last up to two days. The smartphone, which features a 50MP camera system with optical image stabilization, and Android 12 that you’ll be able to upgrade to Android 14, was tagged in our review as a worthy challenger to the Google Pixel 8.

Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G — $250, was $400

Moto G Stylus 5G 2023 with stylus popped out.
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As a more affordable alternative to Samsung’s flagship smartphones that come with a stylus, the Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G doesn’t disappoint. The device’s stylus is responsive and fluid when used on its 6.6-inch touchscreen with Full HD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate, with overall performance going smooth because of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 processor and 6GB of RAM. The 50MP camera system uses Ultra Pixel technology to gather more light for photos, and you’ll have enough space for your photos and videos in its 256GB of internal storage that you can expand by up to 2TB. The Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G ships with Android 13, but you’ll be able to upgrade its operating system to Android 14.

Motorola Razr — $500, was $700

A video playing on the Motorola Razr 40's half open screen.
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The Motorola Razr is in our roundup of the best phones and the best folding phones as the best cheap folding phone. Despite its relatively more affordable price compared to most of the other foldable phones in the market, the Motorola Razr still provides everything that you’d expect from a folding phone, including a 1.5-inch OLED external display and a 6.9-inch Full HD+ pOLED main display with a 144Hz refresh rate. You can view notifications, play music, record videos with its 64MP main camera, and so much more through the external display so you won’t have to open the Motorola Razr for these functions. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 processor and 8GB of RAM, plus Android 13 that you’ll be able to upgrade to Android 14.

Motorola Razr Plus — $700, was $1,000

The Motorola Razr Plus, half folded with its cover screen on.
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The Motorola Razr Plus further amplifies the features of the Motorola Razr, starting with the much larger and more useful 3.6-inch pOLED external display where you can run any Android app, though it maintains the 6.9-inch Full HD+ pOLED main display but with a faster refresh rate at 165Hz. Performance is fast and smooth with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor and 8GB of RAM, and its Android 13 operating system may be upgraded to Android 14.

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Have one of these phones? You’re getting Galaxy AI features soon | Digital Trends

Have one of these phones? You’re getting Galaxy AI features soon | Digital Trends

The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra (left) and Galaxy S24 Ultra Andy Boxall / Digital Trends

If you bought a Samsung phone within the last year or so, get ready for a big software update heading your way soon. On February 21, Samsung confirmed that a number of its older smartphones are getting Galaxy AI features as part of the One UI 6.1 update in “late March.”

Samsung introduced Galaxy AI last month with the debut of the Galaxy S24 series. While the AI features have been exclusive to the S24 handsets since their release in January, this upcoming One UI 6.1 update will allow a lot more people to check them out for themselves.

As Samsung has previously confirmed, the following devices will receive the Galaxy AI toolkit when One UI 6.1 lands in March:

  • Samsung Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, and S23 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy S23 FE
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S9, S9 Plus, and S9 Ultra

When you get Galaxy AI on any of these devices next month, there’s a lot to check out. Circle to Search is one of the most useful features. It allows you to perform a Google Search for anything you see on your phone just by circling or scribbling on it. There are also helpful translation tools for in-person and phone conversations, powerful AI photo-editing tools, and a feature called “Chat Assist” that can help adjust the tone of your messages. Some of these are less successful than others.

Samsung has also confirmed that its Galaxy AI features will cost money at some point, though it hasn’t said how much or when exactly that will happen. For the foreseeable future, though, all of these features will remain free whether you’re using them on a Galaxy S24 or one of the above devices when they get the One UI 6.1 update in March.

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Snag yourself a 5G Android phone with 48MP camera for $170 | Digital Trends

Snag yourself a 5G Android phone with 48MP camera for $170 | Digital Trends

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If you’re planning to buy a new Android smartphone but you don’t want to spend several hundreds of dollars, the good news is that there are phone deals that you can shop for huge discounts on already affordable prices. Here’s a great example — the Motorola Moto G 5G 2023, which is already pretty cheap for its sticker price of $250, is down to just $170 following an $80 discount from Motorola. You’re going to have to be quick with your purchase though, as there’s no telling how much time is left before the offer ends.

Why you should buy the Motorola Moto G 5G 2023

The Motorola Moto G 5G 2023, as its name implies, supports 5G technology, so it will be able to take advantage of networks’ improved connectivity. The smoother streaming and faster downloading is further enhanced by the smartphone’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 480+ 5G processor and 4GB of RAM. While the Motorola Moto G 5G 2023 won’t be able to challenge the performance of the best Android phones with these specifications, they’re more than enough for the average user.

The 6.5-inch touchscreen of the Motorola Moto G 5G 2023 offers HD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate, for sharp visuals and seamless movements, and the smartphone is also equipped with a pair of large stereo speakers for high-quality audio output. It’s pre-installed with Android 13, which you’ll be able to upgrade to the latest Android 14, and its internal storage of 128GB may be expanded by up to 1TB through a microSD card. The Motorola Moto G 5G 2023 also features a 48MP camera system with Quad Pixel technology for better light sensitivity and Macro Vision to see your subjects up close.

The Motorola Moto G 5G 2023, which is already relatively affordable to start with at $250, is even cheaper in an ongoing offer from Motorola. The Android smartphone is down to only $170 for $80 in savings, but we don’t think this price is going to last long. If you think the Motorola Moto G 5G 2023 will suit your needs and it fits your budget, then don’t hesitate — proceed with the transaction immediately before you miss out on the discount. Keep delaying, and you may find the smartphone back to its normal price.

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Motorola’s Razr foldable phone is discounted to $500 today | Digital Trends

Motorola’s Razr foldable phone is discounted to $500 today | Digital Trends

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If you’re planning to buy a foldable smartphone, here’s an offer from Motorola that may be hard to refuse — the Motorola Razr 2023 for a discounted price of $500, for savings of $200 on its original price of $700. Folding phones rarely appear in phone deals, and they get sold out quickly when they do. We expect the same thing to happen with this bargain, so if you’re interested in taking advantage of it, you should proceed with completing your purchase as soon as you can.

Why you should buy the Motorola Razr 2023

The Motorola Razr 2023 is in our roundup of the best folding phones as the top option if you want to get one for cheap — it’s our recommendation if you’re one of those people who doesn’t need to have everything you can possibly get on a foldable phone. It’s a lightweight and compact device that features a 1.5-inch OLED external display with a 60Hz refresh rate and a 6.9-inch Full HD+ pOLED main display with a 144H refresh rate. You can view notifications, check the weather, play music, record videos and many more through the external display, without having to flip the phone open.

In terms of performance, the Motorola Razr 2023 runs pretty quick with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 processor and 8GB of RAM. It ships with Android 13 pre-installed, but you’ll be able to upgrade the smartphone to the latest Android 14. Its camera system is headline by a 64MP camera with optical image stabilization, and its 4,200mAh battery can last you the whole day.

The Motorola Razr 2023 is an excellent choice if you want a folding phone, and it’s currently an even better option due to a $200 discount from Motorola. From its sticker price of $700, it’s down to a more affordable $500, but only if you hurry because there’s no telling when the offer will end. If you want a similar smartphone from Motorola with a faster refresh rate, a larger outer display, and an updated processor, the Motorola Razr+ also has its

from $1,000 for savings of $300. You can’t go wrong with the Motorola Razr 2023 though, so buy it now if it’s the phone that you prefer.

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Samsung adding Auracast and 360 Audio to more TVs, phones, and earbuds | Digital Trends

Samsung adding Auracast and 360 Audio to more TVs, phones, and earbuds | Digital Trends

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Samsung today announced a series of updates for some televisions and a trio of earbuds that will add features across the board, and also allow everything to play together that much more.

Auracast is one of the more interesting features on the way. It essentially allows one device to pick up a signal being broadcast by another, not unlike a radio. Samsung has had Auracast on select TVs for a while now, and it’s been available on multiple Galaxy Buds earbuds. Now, it’s expanding to phones and tablets. The ability to broadcast will hit the Galaxy S24 and S23 phones, the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Z Flip 5, and the Tab S9 series. (They’ll all need to have One UI 6.1 or newer.) And the ability to listen to an Auracast broadcast is coming to the Galaxy S24 series, S23 series, Z Fold5, Z Fold4, Z Flip5, Z Flip4, A54 5G, M54 5G, Tab S9 series, Tab S9 FE series and Tab Active 5 5G with One UI 5.1.1 or above.

We demoed Auracast at CES 2024. It’s going to be a game-changer. Maybe not right away, but it opens up some really cool possibilities.

Then there’s 360 Audio, which is what it sounds like, as it makes it sound like the sound is coming from all around you. Samsung previously supported it on phones and tablets, and now it’s coming to more devices. Samsung says it’ll work with the Galaxy Buds2 Pro and Buds 2. And it’ll be served up from TVs including the Samsung Neo QLED 8K (QN900D, QN800D), Neo QLED 4K (QN95D, QN90D, QN87D, QN85D), OLED (S95D, S90D, S85D) and QLED (Q80D, Q70D).

Samsung is also making it easier to switch functionality between devices. So if you’re using your Samsung Galaxy Buds with your Samsung TV and a call comes in, things should automatically shift the headphones back to the phone and then back to the TV once the call is over. And an update will help bring this switching to the Galaxy Book4, as well. All this seamless switching will work with the Galaxy Buds2 Pro, Galaxy phones and tablets with One UI 4.1.1 and up, the Galaxy Book series with One UI 6.0 and up, Galaxy Watch 4, and Samsung TVs from February 2022 and newer.

And if you’re using Galaxy Buds and a Galaxy S24 phone, you’ll be able to take advantage of real-time translation, where another person talks into your phone, and you hear the translation in your Buds. Then they’ll hear the translation on their end through your phone speaker.

Samsung says updates should start pushing live in late February.

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How to get Fortnite on your Android phone or tablet in 2024 | Digital Trends

How to get Fortnite on your Android phone or tablet in 2024 | Digital Trends

Though Fortnite has been missing from the Google Play Store for quite some time, that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to enjoy the game on your smartphone or tablet. With just a few quick steps, it’s possible to download the real Fortnite game (not one of its many imitations on Google Play) and get back to enjoying the chaotic battle royale.

Downloading Fortnite on your Android phone is simple. Here’s how to get the official Fortnite app on your Android smartphone or tablet. Keep in mind that these steps are designed for Android phones like the Galaxy S24 — if you’re playing on iPhone or iPad, you’ll need to follow different instructions for iOS.


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A warning before we start

Fortnite used to be a huge hit on both Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Store. But after an update that allowed players to make in-app purchases directly from Epic, Apple and Google promptly booted the game from their stores. Perform a search and the official game won’t be listed. Instead, you’ll find unofficial clones on the Google Play Store.

While some are likely to be harmless, others may be harmful apps that seek to steal your personal data. Be aware of what you’re downloading.

If your aim is to download only the official Fortnite Android app, keep reading.

Which Android devices can run Fortnite?

Unlike Apple’s iOS and iPadOS, Android is an exceptionally wide platform, device-wise. There’s no definitive and complete list of phones and tablets that can run Fortnite without problems. However, here are the minimum requirements:

  • Version: Android 8.0 or newer
  • RAM: 4GB or more
  • GPU: Adreno 530 or newer / Mali-G71 MP20 / Mali-G72 MP12 or newer

Here is Epic’s list of Android phones that can run Fortnite at 60 frames per second (fps).

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (U.S. variant only)
  • Samsung Galaxy S10
  • Samsung Galaxy S10e
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10+
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S20
  • Samsung Galaxy S20+
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy A90 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S6
  • Honor View20
  • Huawei Mate 20 X
  • Huawei P30
  • Huawei P30 Pro
  • Sony Xperia 1
  • Sony Xperia 5
  • Xiaomi Mi9
  • OnePlus 7 Pro
  • OnePlus 8
  • OnePlus 8 Pro
  • ASUS ROG Phone 2

These devices can run Fortnite at 90 fps:

Still not sure if your phone can run Fortnite? Typically, flagship phones from the last couple of years should have no problems. However, you’re on dodgier ground with midrange and budget phones.

Bottom line, if you’re running Android 8.0 Oreo and have 4GB of RAM, then you’re probably safe to install it — how it runs depends on the hardware.

How to download Fortnite on a Samsung device

The method for getting set up on an eligible Galaxy device is easy, but it requires a couple of steps and a lot of installing.

Step 1: Open the Galaxy Store app and search for “Epic Games.”

Note: If you have a Galaxy device that currently doesn’t support the Epic Games launcher, like the Galaxy A10e, skip to the next section of our guide.

Step 2: Download and install Epic’s app.

Step 3: Open Epic’s app and search for Fortnite to load the game’s page.

Step 4: On the Fortnite listing, grant Epic’s app permission to access your storage. There’s nothing nefarious here; it needs access to download the game.

Step 5: Tap the big yellow Install button to download and install the initial Fortnite file.

Step 6: Open Fortnite using the app’s icon and allow the game to finish installing the remaining files.

Step 7: Log in using an existing account, or create a new one. Pick whichever option works best for you, and then start playing!

How to download Fortnite on other Android devices

If you don’t have access to the Galaxy Store and are using a device outside the Galaxy lineup, you can still play Fortnite on your smartphone. Instead of following the above method, do this instead:

Step 1: Load this website, which will take you to the official page for Fortnite on mobile.

Step 2: Click the link that says Download The App From Epic Games.

Step 3: From here, you’ll be able to install the Epic Games app and search for Fortnite. Download the game, and you’ll be able to play it without issue. Just follow the prompts to finalize the install process (it may ask for various permissions), download the massive file, and you’re ready to play.

Step 4: Alternatively, you can download a variety of cloud gaming services (such as Xbox Cloud Gaming, GeForce Now, or Amazon Luna) to access the game remotely.

Now, all that’s required of you is regular practice and the perfecting of your mad skills. We don’t want to end up catapulting you out of a flying bus, so please make sure that you read our article on Fortnite tips and tricks. You’ll thank us later.

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The 7 best Samsung tablet Presidents’ Day deals right now | Digital Trends

The 7 best Samsung tablet Presidents’ Day deals right now | Digital Trends

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If you’re thinking about buying a new tablet but you prefer an Android-powered device over Apple’s iPads, then you wouldn’t want to miss the discounts from this year’s Samsung tablet Presidents’ Day deals. We’ve rounded up the best offers for Samsung’s tablets, including our top pick, so there should be something for you here. You need to act fast though, as offers may expire and stocks could get sold out sooner than you expect for these Android tablets.

Our favorite Samsung tablet Presidents’ Day deal

Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 on a pastel colored background.
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The Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 isn’t going to match the performance of Samsung’s most powerful tablets, but if you just need a device for simple tasks, it may be more than enough. It’s equipped with an octa-core Unisoc processor and it ships with Android 11, but it can be updated to the latest Android 14 so you can access some of the operating system’s latest features. Watching streaming shows and browsing the internet is easy on the eyes on its 10.5-inch touchscreen with 1920 x 120 resolution, and if its internal storage isn’t enough for your files and apps, you can use a microSD card for up to 1TB of additional space.

If you think the Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 will meet your needs from a tablet, then you should hurry with your purchase because its 32GB model is currently available from Walmart with an $81 discount as part of its Presidents’ Day deals. From an original price of $230, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 is down to a very affordable $149, but we’re not sure if the offer will last until the end of the holiday. To make sure that you pocket the savings, you should complete the purchase immediately.

More Samsung tablet Presidents’ Day deals we love

Someone holding the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra with its display on.
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If you want something more powerful than the Samsung Galaxy Tab A8, check out these other Samsung tablet Presidents’ Day deals. Samsung is currently offering a free storage upgrade for the variants of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9, so these bargains will certainly attract a lot of attention. There’s no telling how much time is left on the discounts, so you’re going to have to proceed with the purchase of your chosen Samsung tablet as soon as possible. Any delay in your transaction may cause you to miss out on the savings,

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+ (64GB) —

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Fe 10.9-inch (128GB) —

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Fe 12.4-inch (128GB) —

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 (256GB) —

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+ (512GB) —

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra (512GB) —

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The best foldable phone Presidents’ Day deals available now | Digital Trends

The best foldable phone Presidents’ Day deals available now | Digital Trends

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For those who have been thinking about getting a foldable phone but the ones you’ve had an eye on are too expensive, you should check if you can afford them now through the available foldable phone Presidents’ Day deals. If you want a recommendation, we’ve highlighted our favorite offer below, but there are many more bargains to choose from if you want to take a look around. You shouldn’t waste time though, as there’s a chance that you miss out on the savings if you delay your purchase to the last minute of the holiday.

Best foldable phone Presidents’ Day deal

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 display.
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The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 features a 6.2-inch display on its cover and a massive 7.6-inch display when you open it, with both screens featuring Samsung’s Dynamic AMOLED 2X tech and 120Hz refresh rates. Unlike its predecessors, the hinge design of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 allows it to close completely flat, and it also features a thinner and lighter design that makes it much easier to use. The smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, and it packs a camera system that’s headline by a 50MP main camera.

If you’re interested in the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5, don’t miss this chance to get its 256GB model from Amazon for $1,450, for savings of $350 on the device’s sticker price of $1,800. It’s still not cheap, but it’s the best folding phone that you can buy, according to our roundup of the best folding phones. If you miss out on this offer, we’re not sure when you’ll get another chance at such savings when buying the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5.

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A person opening the Motorola Razr 40.
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In addition to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5, the brand is also offering the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 as its latest foldable phones. Other foldable phone Presidents’ Day deals that we feature below include devices made by Motorola, OnePlus, and Google. If you want to pocket the savings from any of these bargains, you’re going to have to be quick as there’s a lot of interest in foldable phones lately, which will increase with the lowered prices due to the holiday.

  • Motorola Razr 2023 (128GB) —

  • Motorola Razr 2023 (256GB) —

  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 (256GB) —

  • Google Pixel Fold (256GB) —

  • OnePlus Open (512GB) —

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How to reset default apps on an Android phone or tablet | Digital Trends

How to reset default apps on an Android phone or tablet | Digital Trends

One of the best things about owning an Android phone is being able to change your default apps. If you’ve ever opened a file or an internet link with a certain app, and you chose Always when prompted, then that type of file will be opened with that app every time, saving you from tapping that app every time, and reclaiming some precious time. But what happens if you’re the indecisive type or if you suddenly find a better app you’d like to use as your default? It’s easy enough to go change.

Stock Android

“Stock Android” refers to any basic Android device that is similar to Google’s version. If you’re the owner of a phone running Stock Android — like the Google Pixel 5, the Xiaomi Mi A3, or the Motorola One Vision, here’s how to reset your app preferences.

Resetting preferences for a single app

  1. Search for Settings in the App Drawer.
  2. Once there, select Apps and Notifications > See All Apps and choose the app you want to reset.
  3. Once selected, go to Advanced then tap Open By Default.
  4. Tap Clear Defaults.

Reset all app preferences at once

  1. Go to Settings > Apps.
  2. Tap the More menu () in the upper-right corner.
  3. Select Reset App Preferences.

Read through the warning — it will tell you everything that will be reset. Then, tap Reset Apps to confirm your decision.

Samsung smartphones

You’ll need to follow different steps to make the same changes on a Samsung device because they have their own layout to find certain changes. For those with a Samsung phone, these are the steps you need to follow to reset your app preferences.

Resetting preferences for a single app

  1. Go to Settings > Apps and tap the three dots in the top right corner.
  2. From the pop-up menu, tap Default Apps.
  3. Choose the app you want to reset.
  4. Select the alternative app you’d like to use.

Reset all app preferences at once

  1. Go to Settings > Apps.
  2. Tap the three dots in the upper-right corner.
  3. Select Reset App Preferences.
  4. Read through the warning — it will tell you everything that will be reset. This usually includes disabled apps, notification restrictions for apps, background data restrictions for apps, and permission restrictions, as well as default apps.
  5. Tap Reset Apps to confirm your decision.

When you make changes to your settings using these steps, you’ll restore everything to defaults, so any app you’d previously disabled will have to be manually disabled when you complete the process.

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