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Note 8 Coloring
Note 8 Coloring (Image credit: Android Central)

This week, Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Alex Dobie are joined by Russell Holly for an epic roundtable of new phone goodness. The crew starts off with the LG V30. Is it living up to Daniel’s initial impressions? T-Mobile is including Netflix subscriptions with their ONE plans. Also, reviews are out for the Galaxy Note 8 and S8 Active. In the rumor mill, Google may buy HTC, and the Pixel 2 is taking form. All that, plus an update on what’s happening with ARCore!

  • LG V30 hands-on: A galaxy of good ideas
  • All T-Mobile ONE plans now include a Netflix subscription
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 Active
  • Google may buy HTC
  • The Pixel 2 is taking form
  • ARCore to the core
Jim Metzendorf
  • What's the name of the coloring app shown in the photo?
  • It's called "Coloring". It's one of the pop-up apps when you pull out your S-Pen.
  • Thanks!
  • Took a deeper look at the Galaxy S8 Active's display after recording this and it indeed does have some sort of a plastic coating on it similarly to the Moto Z2 Force. That makes it shatter-resistant, but it does make it more susceptible to daily use scratches — I've already picked up a few in just a few days of using it.
  • Good to know, thanks for the tip. I’m heavily considering picking one up, if they make it to US with the reported unlocked availability this year. So, it would be a tempered glass screen protector from the get go, and no case. I’m good with that.
  • Thanks for the update!
  • Good podcast. Really liked the diversified commentary - well rounded conversations. I originally liked the Note series because it had basically bigger and better components than the regular Galaxy. Now it seems like those two lines are becoming similar in a lot of ways. Interesting. Russel is right - most of the time I am pinching the screen to crop the picture - then I take the picture. For a preference - I like to zoom more than a wide angle. But I can see a need for both. I can't believe I heard a soccer fan say the S8 Active is - too - rugged. Errr - mmm - ahhh - errr.... Ok... Still wondering about the specs for the larger Pixel coming out to see if it is comparable to the other flagship phones. Hopefully it is close.
  • By the way -
  • Now everyone hate Note8... Including YouTubers. Weird....