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Caseology Parallax Case for Samsung Galaxy S9+ review: Mesmerizing mid-range protection

July 18th, 2018

Caseology's hybrid case brings depth, drama, and drops of sweat to your Galaxy S9+.

Lightweight cases like the Ringke Air Prism and Spigen Liquid Crystal are great for showing off the Samsung Galaxy S9's gorgeous glass back, but lightweight cases also mean light protection, and sometimes we just need more durability than that. Caseology's Parallax Case for the Samsung Galaxy S9+ offers dual-layer protection without sacrificing style, covering its dark TPU back with a shallow triangular texture that gives the illusion of depth and sophistication.

Caseology Parallax Case for Samsung Galaxy S9+

Price: $14.99

Bottom line: This dual-layer case offers decent protection and prestige without getting too bulky or too boring.

The Good

  • Rich colors and mesmerizing texture pattern
  • Wide port cutouts and wide slope to fingerprint sensor

The Bad

  • Sweat pools on the textured back
  • Slick hard-plastic frame feels slippery at times

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Caseology Parallax Case for Samsung Galaxy S9+ What I like

Caseology makes awesome cases, and their precision and experience shows. The seams of the Parallax's two layers are perfectly flush. The port cutouts are wide and well-sculpted, and the slope leading up to the fingerprint sensor is wide, shallow, and the hard plastic makes it feel smoother than the TPU slopes on most other cases. The hard plastic around the cameras and heart rate sensor offers a higher level of protection around the vital sensors as well as adding an extra pop of color to draw the eye toward the camera when you're lining up subjects to take a shot.

The Parallax's texture is shallow and grippy enough that it's quite easy to use it with a phone grip, which is good news for those of us who need to use one with big phones like the Galaxy S9+. The pattern is simple but iconic, reminding me of many a geometric wallpaper and lending the case's back the same illusion of depth.

Caseology Parallax Case for Samsung Galaxy S9+ What I don't like

Unfortunately, this textured back and its surface texture tend to collect sweat and smudges. I used the case for not even 20 minutes before the back of the case felt wet to the touch, and when I flipped over, I saw sweat already collecting into several sizeable droplets across that triangular texturing. That sweat also pools on the hard-plastic edges of the case, making it a little harder to keep a sturdy grip on it.

In addition to collecting sweat, the Parallax seems to pick up smudges and fingerprints almost as quickly as the Caseology Skyfall case I reviewed previously. They're not quite as noticeable on a solid case as opposed to the Skyfall's crystal clear back, but they're there.

Caseology Parallax Case for Samsung Galaxy S9+

The Parallax is great for those looking for a little bit of style and texture while still having the stability and grip to use with a phone grip, magnetic mounts or wireless charging. Its texture is functional, fashionable, and nostalgic in equal measure, and the buttons and ports are all seamless and sturdy.

4 out of 5

The Caseology Parallax Case is a prime patterned hybrid case that comes in a color suited to every variation of the Galaxy S9+, including the Rose Gold. Admittedly, the blue model could be a bit brighter, like the bright pop of color on the Lilac Purple version, but it's still beautiful and adds some dark depth to its look.

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OnePlus rolls out new Android P developer preview for OnePlus 6

July 18th, 2018

It’s been a few weeks since the fourth Android P developer preview hit Google devices, but this is the first year that other OEMs are joining the dev preview fun. Among them is OnePlus, which has released several preview builds for its latest flagship phone. There’s a new one today, which OP is calling “developer preview 3.” Is that actually DP3 or DP4 in the Google naming scheme? No one knows, but it’s new for OnePlus 6 owners.

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OnePlus rolls out new Android P developer preview for OnePlus 6 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Netflix is launching a new TV interface starting today

July 18th, 2018

Netflix has announced that a new interface for its TV experience is rolling out starting today. The updated layout, seen above, includes separate tabs for movies and TV series, among others. It’s not clear which specific apps are getting the new look and when — Netflix only said that the update “will begin rolling out to members all over the world today.”

The streaming service says the refined navigation model is designed to be easier to use with a TV remote.

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Netflix is launching a new TV interface starting today was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Motorsport Manager Mobile 3 races its way onto the Play Store

July 18th, 2018

Yep, you read the title correctly. Motorsport Manager Mobile 3 is live on the Play Store right now. This release is obviously the third entry in the Motorsport Manager simulation series, and after the second entry improved on so much from the first, t…

Chrome OS feature will let users resume Android browsing sessions

July 18th, 2018

One of the nice features in Microsoft Edge for Android is the ability to move browsing sessions from your PC to your phone, and vice-versa. For example, if you’re reading an article on Edge for Android, you can tap a button to make the page appear on …

Final Fantasy 7 Remake for PlayStation 4: Everything you need to know

July 18th, 2018

Missed out on Final Fantasy 7 when it first released? Just want to revisit your favorite classic? Here’s everything you need to know about the Final Fantasy 7 Remake

I still remember when the Final Fantasy 7 Remake trailer debuted on Sony’s stage at E3 2015. I remember the disbelief at its existence; the utter awe of its cinematics; the complete euphoria of the crowd when the word “remake” appeared at the end of the trailer, squashing all thoughts that what they had just watched was for a movie or half-hearted remaster. It’s a complete remake, and Final Fantasy 7 deserves nothing less. (Hello Final Fantasy 7 PS4 port! At a time when the remake was kept under wraps, you were the last thing that people wanted.)

Whether you’re a new fan to the legendary JRPG franchise or returning to Midgar, here’s everything you need to know about the remake.

What is Final Fantasy 7

I’m sure for many that this title needs little introduction. Final Fantasy is one of the most iconic series in ga…

Samsung Galaxy X foldable phone: Rumors, Images, Details, and More!

July 18th, 2018

This will be the next big thing … at some point.

The mobile industry has been tracking this rumored Samsung “Galaxy X” prototype phone for several months, gradually pushing back the supposed launch timeline for what’s apparently to be a successor to the general “Galaxy S” line. But as waves of details about the upcoming Galaxy S9 and S9+ come in, we’re still struggling for details on what this supposed Galaxy X with a foldable display will be. Here’s the latest information.

The latest Galaxy X news

July 18, 2018 — Galaxy X reported to fold in the shape of a wallet, might cost over $1,500

A report from The Wall Street Journal surfaced this morning outlining a few key details we can expect from the Galaxy X. When describing the design of the phone, part of the report notes that:

The screen can be folded in half, like a wallet, these people said. When folded, the exterior of the phone boasts a small display bar on the front and cameras in the back, they added.

Furtherm…

Google says Android provides choice, plans to appeal EU antitrust fine

July 18th, 2018

This morning, Google was hit with an enormous $5.06 billion fine for what the European Commission considers to be anti-competitive practices — specifically, those that push users toward Google’s own apps and services. CEO Sundar Pichai has penned a response that outlines where the company disagrees, pointing out the ease with which users can install alternatives to Google’s pre-loaded apps, and making clear that the company plans to appeal the Commission’s decision.

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Google says Android provides choice, plans to appeal EU antitrust fine was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Best Verizon Wireless Deals & Promotions

July 18th, 2018

No matter what T-Mobile says, you can actually find some pretty great deals on Verizon.

Verizon Wireless has some of the largest coverage for customers in the United States, and although T-Mobile likes to continually poke fun at the carrier for having high monthly rates, there are actually some really solid deals to be found if you know where to look.

You can typically find quite a few deals being run by Verizon at any given time, but if you only want to look at the best of the best and don’t have time to sift through the garbage, that’s where we come in.

These are best deals on Verizon Wireless right now.

Buy one top Android phone, get another for free!

As awesome as flagship smartphones are, their high prices are a pain in the butt — especially when buying more than one at the same time. Thankfully, Verizon’s got you covered no matter what you’ve got your eye on.

Right now, you can buy one flagship phone and get another one for free or with a heavy discount — no…

Get the training required to pass the CompTIA Security+ exam for just $59!

July 18th, 2018

When it comes to data security, CompTIA is the golden standard of certification. If you’re interested in a career in data security, you’ll need to pass the Security+ (SY0-501) exam

The problem here is that the training covers a broad range of topics and the courses required are usually not cheap. Right now, however, Android Central Digital Offers has a deal on the 2018 CompTIA Security Certification Training Bundle, you’ll pay just $59. That’s 98 percent off the regular price!

This training bundle contains 14 courses with over 140 hours of content included, which covers everything from everything you need to know to pass the various IT certification exams.

If you’re interested in becoming a certified data security specialist, this is the course you need. Don’t wait too long — this price is only here for a limited time.

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