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Ditch the cables with these wireless chargers for your Galaxy S20

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While wired charging is still the fastest way to refill your Galaxy S20 , there's something incredibly freeing about being able to just toss your phone down on a pad to recharge. Whether you want a pad by your bed for charging overnight or a stand to keep next to your computer while you pound out reports at work, these are the best Galaxy S20 wireless chargers and even some for the more fetching Galaxy S20 FE. Samsung's own Samsung 15W Fast Charge 2.0 Wireless Charger Stand Staff Pick From $72 at Amazon This is the only charger at the moment we trust will actually charge the S20 at 15W — most 15W chargers at the moment use a different protocol — and thanks to recent price cuts, it finally justifies its price tag! Best overall Anker PowerWave 15 Pad $40 at Amazon Despite 15 in the name, this will only charge Samsung phones at 10W, but that's still faster than your garden variety 5W pad. It also comes in a compact size and uses USB-C instead of Micro-USB the

T-Mobile's Galaxy S20 is starting to get the One UI 3.0 (Android 11) update

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The update has arrived a lot sooner than expected. What you need to know The T-Mobile Galaxy S20 phones have started receiving the Android 11-based One UI 3.0 update Verizon's Galaxy S20 series phones began receiving the update last week. In addition to all the standard Android 11 goodies, the update also brings a refreshed UI and a few other changes. Samsung began rolling out the stable Android 11 -based One UI 3.0 update to the Galaxy S20 series phones last week, starting with the Verizon models. The One UI 3.0 update has now started hitting the T-Mobile variants of Samsung's best Android phones in the U.S., as reported by TmoNews . It is worth noting, however, that the update hasn't been detailed on the carrier's support page yet. This could mean that a wider rollout hasn't yet started. The update arrives as version G98xUSQU1CTKH and weighs around 2GB in size. Along with core Android 11 features such as Chat bubbles and improved privacy settings,

Android 11 update for the Galaxy S20 could be right around the corner

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The latest One UI 3.0 is now rolling out to users in India and the UK. What you need to know Samsung has released a new One UI 3.0 beta for the Galaxy S20 series. Unlike previous One UI 3.0 beta builds, the latest update doesn't allow beta testers to roll back to Android 10 using Smart Switch. It is likely that the first stable One UI 3.0 build for the Galaxy S20 series will begin rolling out to beta testers very soon. Samsung today released a new Android 11 -based One UI 3.0 beta build to the Galaxy S20 series phones, bringing the December 2020 Android security patch and a bunch of bug fixes. As reported by SamMobile , however, the update doesn't allow beta testers to roll back to Android 10 . The update arrives as version G98xxXXU5ZTKF and weighs in at just under 200MB in size. If you are running One UI 3.0 beta on your Galaxy S20 , Galaxy S20+ , or Galaxy S20 Ultra and want to roll back to Android 10, you should do it now. Once you install the latest One UI 3.0

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE review: The new flagship killer

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Everything you'd expect from a modern flagship without the modern price. For years, there's been a stigma around using plastic designs in high-end, expensive phones. Consumers have come to expect more luxurious materials like metal and glass which, despite being more fragile than plastic, typically have a more "premium" feel. I'm definitely guilty of shying away from devices whose spec sheets feature the word polycarbonate. I was reluctant to try the Galaxy Note 20 for exactly that reason. But once my review unit came in, my concerns surrounding creakiness and a cheap in-hand feel disappeared. Build quality in general has, of course, massively improved since the days when plastic flagships were commonplace, and the Note 20 felt just as solid as any other phone I'd tested in recent memory. The story is the same with the Galaxy S20 Fan Edition — better known as the S20 FE. This phone is the latest in Samsung's crusade to dominat

Samsung Galaxy S20 sales have reportedly been ‘very disappointing’

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Samsung was hoping to ship 32 million Galaxy S20 series phones this year. What you need to know Samsung's Galaxy S20 series phones are not selling as well as the company had expected. The Galaxy S20 series has only sold 60% of the number of units the Galaxy S10 series achieved within the same amount of time last year. Official sales numbers for the Galaxy S20 series are expected to be announced by Samsung at the end of this quarter. A report out of South Korea had claimed last month that initial sales of Samsung's Galaxy S20 series phones were significantly lower than the company had expected. Now, a new report by Seoul Economic Daily suggests the Galaxy S20 trio has only sold roughly 60% as much as the Galaxy S10 series in the same amount of time on the market last year. While exact sales numbers are not yet available, Samsung is likely to reveal official numbers by the end of this quarter. The information certainly isn't shocking, as the coronavirus pan

Selling your Samsung Galaxy phone? Here's how to wipe it clean.

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There may be other legitimate reasons to wipe your Galaxy phone and set it back to factory default settings, but the most common case is when you want to give away, sell, or trade it in for a newer model. Resetting your phone to its default settings is extremely easy to do and should only take you a few minutes. I'll show you how to do this in the steps below. Just remember to back up your device data before you begin! How to reset your Samsung Galaxy phone to default settings Note: If you are planning on selling your phone and getting a new Galaxy device, you may want to back up your current Galaxy phone first. Follow these instructions before you begin. Unlock your Galaxy phone (here I'm using a Note 9), and swipe down on the notification settings shade. In the search field, type factory data reset and tap on the result. Tap on Factory data reset . Read through the long screen explaining what data and what accounts will be wiped clean from the phon

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