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Black Fps is a Multiplayer first person shooter game with running on the New Unreal Engine , 
in which the goal is to kill your enemies , in the menu you can choose one of four 
different characters and the kind of game you want to play. The locations in the game 
are set in the near future This is a single player experience 
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A schlocky, gruesomely fun action role-playing game awaits you on Dead Island. Bring three friends. by Jane Douglas From a distance, Banoi looks like a holidaymaker's paradise: a tropical island in a sparkling blue ocean, home to a luxury beach resort. Get closer, though, and you'll spot blood on the sand (and on the walls, and in the swimming pools). Zombies are shambling around by the beach bars. They're munching on corpses by the surf shack. Time to rethink that vacation. Much like its once-idyllic location, Dead Island isn't as it first appears. It's got zombies in it, but it's not a survival horror game. It's played in a first-person perspective and has shooting, but it's not a first-person shooter. And whatever that slow-motion trailer would have you believe, it's not a stirring emotional experience. Dead Island is a schlocky, open-world action role-playing game that favours grisly melee combat above all things.Battlefield 1 wastes little time in conveying the savagery of World War 1. The inevitability of death is the focus of the bleak story prologue. A burning man’s screams can be heard at the start of every multiplayer match in the Argonne Forest. It’s ruination on a multi-continental scale, a conflict so large that its location menus showcase a large portion of the Earth. EA DICE splendidly interprets the early 20th century as a world in technological transition while humanizing the war's participants through well crafted, albeit fictional, narrative vignettes. Combined with an enthralling multiplayer component, the overall result is the studio’s best work since Battlefield: Bad Company 2. The horrors and heroism of The Great War are well told in War Stories, Battlefield 1’s campaign. It’s a more focused experience compared to prior Battlefield story modes of globetrotting and one-note powderkeg narratives. These new tales are organized in a non-linear anthology format that doesn’t need to be played in any particular order. You are exposed to a variety of perspectives from the characters you play, each with their own motivations, from altruistic to self-serving. And each tale is presented with distinct narrative flavor. The exploits of the mostly unlikeable Clyde Blackburn, for example, represent the stories that get mixed up in the chaos of war. This gambler and swindler leaves the events of his alleged adventure open to interpretation. His tale is an effective contrast to the somber post-war account of Luca Vincenzo Cocchiola, an armored Italian soldier tasked with protecting his twin brother from everything from bombers, shock troopers, flamethrowers, and more.Beyond these heartfelt tales of brotherhood and solemn reflection, War Stories gracefully complements the multiplayer scenarios as a glorified yet effective training mode. Along with practice time commanding vehicles and heavy artillery, it provides an opportunity to learn melee combat, as well as how to survive against high concentrations of enemy forces. It also presents scenarios that you wouldn't find online, such as valuable lessons in the ways of stalking enemies and how best to move wounded allies to the safety of cover. The vehicular sections of War Stories introduce you to the first generation of tanks and fighter aircraft that were the advanced warfare of their time. In “Through the Mud and Blood,” a Mark V tank is its own character, endearingly nicknamed Bess by its crew. Short on space though tanks may be, a carrier pigeon joins you for the ride, and proves to be a valuable passenger during one of the campaign’s most touching scenes. Battlefield 1’s multiplayer stays faithful to the series’ roots of open-space combat, now marvelously tailored with World War 1’s weapons, vehicles, and terrain. Its centerpiece, Operations, finds one side pushing forward while the other holds them back in conflicts that can last an hour. It’s not an emotionally draining endurance match, however; the changes in environments as the battle progresses keeps the fight fresh. A match can move across up to five areas across the same region, which is analogous to playing five different small maps. As a cavalry-inspired twist, the losing side gets two last ditch opportunities to win with the help of an airship, attack train, or a dreadnought. Operations also offers a surprising amount of historical context thanks to informative pre- and post-match voice over. For instance, the Kaiserschlacht operation not only broadly educates players on the 1918 Spring Offensive, it also hypothesizes what could have happened had the Germans won. Like a band of brothers reuniting, the reprise of Conquest, Domination, Rush, and Team Deathmatch delivers the goods for the Battlefield devotee. Beyond amassing the highest kill count or earning the best kill/death ratio, there’s a thrill in adapting to changing circumstances mid-battle. This is especially true for team players, who must constantly try to figure out how to be the best contributor. That could mean protecting a capture point or stopping an enemy charge by assaulting them from an airship. Lastly, War Pigeon--which has the hallmarks of a throwaway novelty mode--shares some fundamentals with Capture The Flag, where the bird serves as the flag. The challenge comes in finding a safe place to write a message for the bird to deliver, releasing the pigeon outdoors, and ensuring it doesn’t get shot down. No Caption Provided A mode is only as good as the map it's based in and Battlefield 1's maps are all smart and interesting in their own ways. Peronne, with its mix of small town in ruins and untended fields, requires bit more time to memorize its layouts and strategically advantageous points. From the vacant French palace in Ballroom Blitz to the labyrinthine streets of Amiens, every locale has its own sense of character. This is aided by the inclusion of armed gargantuan machines like the airship and train. The Argonne Forest in particular--with its light mist, detailed vegetation, and man-made ruins--is one of the most gorgeous multiplayer maps ever conceived. Compared to the many near-symmetrical maps in Battlefield: Hardline, these new fields of operations feel natural and, more importantly, inviting. With Battlefield 1, EA and DICE have proven the viability of World War 1 as a time period worth revisiting. The series’ best maps are those that encourage you to play outside your comfort zone, to spend time with things you typically ignore and to play around with the available vehicles. The FAO Fortress in Mesopotamia and Monte Grappa in the Alps, for instance, are ideal maps to acquaint yourself with the exhilaration of sniping. The outstanding expansiveness of the maps and the abundance of routes in a given area create myriad opportunities to circumvent bottlenecks and camping spots. Challenges in navigation are found in the multiplayer menus. Getting into a match isn’t a problem, but the online UI isn’t very intuitive, particularly in defining some of the categories of unlockables. Furthermore, it’s disappointing that it’s not possible to leave the multiplayer mode in between matches; you actually have to wait until the next match starts before you can exit. But these minor issues do not dampen the overall experience. With Battlefield 1, EA and DICE have proven the viability of World War 1 as a time period worth revisiting in first-person shooters. It brings into focus countries and nationalities that do not exist today while also shedding light on how the outcome of that war has shaped our lives. As World War II shooters proved many years ago, no game can truly capture the entirety of a global conflict. This is why the focused structure of the War Stories anthology works well. Moreover, Operations succeeds as an effective educational primer on the battles that this gripping adversarial mode are based on. Battlefield 1 is just an introduction to one of the deadliest world events in history, but it is an outstanding, feature-rich package in both its emotional stories and strong multiplayer. For months, Sony insisted that Crash Bandicoot was NOT their new mascot. For months, Naughty Dog Software insisted that Crash Bandicoot isn't Sony's answer to Super Mario 64. For months they went so far as to say that the games are completely different and shouldn't be compared. But the comparison is irresistible. Crash may not offer the graphical smoothness or versatility of Mario's vast new world, but its brilliantly colorful and complex jungle environments boast true diversity of shape and texture - kind of a tiki room Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Look beyond the pretty pixels, however, and Crash weighs in at only slightly above average. The graphics may be 3-D, but gameplay is flat as roadkill on a four-lane highway. Forget about plot: in most levels, Crash simply marches along a linear path, spinning into enemies and smashing crates filled with fruits. Collect 100 pieces of fruit and you get an extra life - a "tribute" to Mario? Several levels are side-view jump-fests, as seen on 16-bit machines dozens of times before. Rumor has it that the game's most interesting feature - hidden gems that are revealed by executing levels flawlessly - was added only at the behest of a Sony producer, not the Naughty Dog team. Naughty Dog also claims that Crash was originally a nonlinear game, but found that restricting gameplay to a tight path made it more exciting. (The pace of Crash IS more exciting than Super Mario 64 most of the time, simply because the action comes nonstop.) Players may enjoy Crash Bandicoot purely as a test of jumping abilities. And make no mistake: jumping is key. Crash executes every type of jump ever seen in a platform game: short jumps, long jumps, short AND long jumps, quick jumps, jumps onto icy ledges, jumps onto tiny ledges, and so on. Players looking for an old-school platform game with uncanny visual effects will certainly find it here. However, for players who want a true nonlinear 3-D run-and-jump game, snag Sony's highly underrated (and now budget-priced) Jumping Flash! or Eidos Interactive's Tomb Raider. TrustedReviews Search TrustedReviewsSearchFacebookTwitterGoogleplusTVS & AUDIOCAMERASCOMPUTINGMOBILEHOME APPLIANCESGAMINGCES 2017GPS & SAT NAVMOBILE APPSMOBILE PHONE ACCESSORIESMOBILE PHONESTABLETSWEARABLES & FITNESSTRENDING:Christmas Gift GuideApple Watch 2iPhone 7Galaxy S7 vs iPhone 6SGoogle PixelGalaxy S7Home / News / Mobile Phone News / Samsung Galaxy S8 release date, specs, rumours, and price explainedSamsung Galaxy S8 release date, specs, rumours, and price explainedby Sean Keach22 December 20160sharesRead Comments0:00/0:00 EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE SAMSUNG GALAXY S8We know the Samsung Galaxy S8 is coming in 2017, and the leaks and rumours are already flooding in. Here's what we know about Samsung's next flagship, including the Galaxy S8 release date, specs, features, and price.Update (22 December 2016): Samsung has applied to trademark the term 'Beast Mode', a smartphone technology that could "enhance the speed and performance of [a] mobile phone" through software. Read on to find out more.Samsung has had a very mixed year, to say the least. The Galaxy S7 was a huge hit with critics and consumers alike, while the ill-fated Note 7 met an untimely death-by-fire.So it's no surprise that Galaxy fans and forlorn Note 7 owners are looking forward to the Galaxy S8, which we're expecting to arrive in February or March next year. Fortunately, Samsung has already confirmed the existence of the Galaxy S8, revealing plans for the handset during the messy Note 7 recall.BLACK FRIDAY DEAL: Galaxy S7 Edge now under £500 on Amazon!Better still, we’re already hearing talk of Galaxy S8 specs, with rumoured features including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 chip, a 4K display, an ‘Edge’-style screen, and an improved camera.Here’s a round-up of what to expect from the Galaxy S8.LATEST GALAXY S8 NEWS:When does the Galaxy S8 come out? February/March 2017What’s new about the Galaxy S8? Rumoured: 4K screen, SD830 chip, USB-CHow much will the Galaxy S8 cost? Best guess: £599Watch Now: Everything you need to know about the Galaxy S80:00/0:00 Related: Best Android Smartphones 2016GALAXY S8 RELEASE DATE UK & US – WHEN WILL THE NEW GALAXY S8 COME OUT?The Galaxy S8 release date is likely of fall in either February or March, based on recent history. Here’s a quick look back at previous Galaxy phone launches:Galaxy S7 release date – March 11, 2016Galaxy S6 release date – April 20, 2015Galaxy S5 release date – April 11, 2014Galaxy S4 release date – April 27, 2013Galaxy S3 release date – May 29, 2012Galaxy S2 release date – May 2, 2011Galaxy S release date – June 4, 2010While April seems like the most popular month of launch, we’re more convinced of a February debut. That’s because Samsung has shown a penchant for revealing the Galaxy S- flagships at Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress tradeshow. In 2017, MWC is set to run between February 27 and March 2. We reckon the handset will actually debut one day before, on February 26. One leaker certainly agrees:Analysts seemed mixed on the timing however, with some suggesting Samsung will rush out the device after the Note 7 debacle, while others believing the launch may be delayed in a bid to make sure the handset is right.Samsung Galaxy 9According to the Wall Street Journal, Samsung may miss its Mobile World Congress launch window entirely, stating: "At risk is the expected February launch of [Samsung's] next flagship smartphone, likely to be called the Galaxy S8." The report continued:“Samsung executives have delayed the development of the Galaxy S8 device by two weeks as engineers work to get to the bottom of the Note 7’s overheating problem, according to a member of the Galaxy S8 development team."And according to a November 2016 report by the Investor, Samsung is still settling on a launch date, but wants suppliers to be coughing up parts within the first four weeks of 2017.“Key supplies are required to provide an initial batch of their parts for the Galaxy S8 from January,” said one industry source. “Full volume supplies will start in February."Related: Best Amazon Black Friday Deals UKGALAXY S8 FEATURES – WHAT’S NEW ABOUT THE GALAXY S8?The Galaxy S8 is guaranteed to flaunt some of 2017’s latest and greatest mobile hardware, but Samsung is keeping a tight lid on details.Here’s what you can expect to see in terms of Galaxy S8 features...GALAXY S8 DESIGN – MAJOR OVERHAUL?Samsung might be planning a major design overhaul for next year’s Galaxy S8.A report from Korea’s ETNews says Samsung wants to ditch the Home button, integrated its functionality into the display instead – just like Apple’s rumoured iPhone 8. Samsung allegedly wants to do this to “fill all of the front of the Galaxy S8 with just screen”. This video from Android blog Techdroid shows a Galaxy S8 render based on such rumours:We’ve also heard a rumour that the Galaxy S8 may have significantly smaller bezels than the Galaxy S7. Speaking to The Investor, Park Won-sang a Principal Engineer for Samsung Display, said that the company was aiming to introduce an OLED display with a greater-than 90% screen-to-body ratio. He went on to reveal that Samsung hoped to create a handset with a 99% screen-to-body ratio in the next few years. For contrast, most phones currently have an average ratio of around 80%.These rumours were echoed by a Bloomberg report from November that claimed Samsung is planning to kit the Galaxy S8 out with an “all-screen front”. The article says the “bezel-less” phone will “provide more viewing real estate”, with Samsung expected to ditch the physical Home button and bury its functionality in the lower section of the glass instead.But the biggest boost to this rumour’s credibility came courtesy of Synaptics’ announcement that it had developed a new fingerprint scanner – the Natural ID FS9100 optical fingerprint sensor.What’s important about the FS9100 is that it can scan your fingerprint through 1mm of “full cover glass”, which would enable Samsung to hide the scanner underneath the glass, rather than having to embed it in the Home button.synaptics“By bringing optical sensing technology with the right form factor and power consumption envelope to smartphones and tablets, Synaptics is enabling the elimination of the Home button, which is a critical next step to full top-to-bottom, edge-to-edge smartphone and tablet displays,” says Les Santiago, Research Director for analyst firm IDC.Importantly, Samsung has used Synaptics fingerprint sensors on previous flagship smartphones, including the Galaxy S8. So that makes it even more likely that this new sensor will make it to a future Samsung handset. The only possible roadblock would be that Synaptics says manufacturers can sample the sensor from Q1 next year, with manufacturing beginning in Q2 – that may be too late for inclusion in the Galaxy S8.With those leaks in mind, a new concept render has been created by the appropriately named Concept Creator, which offers a quirky vision of Samsung's next flagship smartphone:Related: Best Argos Black Friday DealsGALAXY S8 AND S8 EDGE SCREEN – WILL SAMSUNG USE A 4K DISPLAY?On the matter of displays, we should kick off with the screen sizes for past Samsung flagship phones:Galaxy S7 – 5.1-inchGalaxy S7 Edge – 5.5-inchGalaxy S6 – 5.1-inchGalaxy S6 Edge – 5.1-inchGalaxy S5 – 5.1-inchThere’s a clear trend of 5.1-inch panels, which is a decent middle-ground that suits most users. We’d expect the Galaxy S8 to follow suit, although a report from the Korea Herald pointed to two variants: 5.7-inches and 6.2-inches.We’re also convinced that 2017 might be the year Samsung moves to a 4K display, following on from the Galaxy S6’s introduction of a QHD screen. One report from Weibo suggested that one variant of the Galaxy S8 will use a 4K-resolution screen.Samsung Galaxy 3The main argument for introducing a 4K display is the growing popularity of virtual reality. When you use a Gear VR headset today, you’re looking at a Galaxy smartphone’s QHD screen. But because the image display is in stereoscopic mode – split into two, basically – then you’re getting half resolution. Pair that with the fact that your eyes are very close to the screen, and pixel density suddenly becomes very important.If Samsung moved to a 4K panel, you’d enjoy a significantly enhanced VR experience – visually, anyway. And it’s worth noting that the Snapdragon 820, which powers the Galaxy S7, already supports native 4K displays at 60fps.Related: Best Currys Black Friday DealsSamsung Galaxy 5The good news is that it might actually happen. The Korea Herald reported on comments from analysts at UBI Research, who were quoted as follows:“Samsung Display showcased a 5.5 ultra-high definition 4K display with a pixel density of 806ppi for virtual reality devices at the Society for Information Display, a display trade show, in California in March. Considering various factors including the production yield rate for the next-generation display expected to improve in the coming months, the 5.5-inch AMOLED will be deployed in the next Galaxy smartphone, presumably, named the S8.”There’s also a rumour that the Galaxy S8 will only be available with a curved-edge display, after a Samsung executive recently hinted that flat screens might be going away for good. Speaking to the Korea Herald, Samsung Mobile boss DJ Koh said:"Samsung has considered that it would make the edge display as the identity of the Galaxy S smartphone line-up if the company can provide consumers differentiated user experience through software and user-friendly functions (for the curved screen)."The Herald published a follow-up report that said Samsung was considering whether to ditch flat screens on the Galaxy S- series going forward. That’s reportedly down to the fact that the curved Galaxy S7 Edge outpaced the flat Galaxy S7 in terms of sales. The Herald believes Samsung is procuring curved displays in 5.1-inch and 5.5-inch variants from its own Samsung Display division.Related: Best eBay Black Friday DealsGALAXY S8 SPECS – HOW POWERFUL WILL IT BE?New 10nm processor? – Next year’s mobile chips haven’t been announced yet, but they’re pretty easy to predict.The Galaxy S7 featured either a Snapdragon 820 or Exynos 8890, depending on where you bought your phone. The former is built by US chip maker Qualcomm, while the later is a custom-built Samsung chip. We’re expecting that the Galaxy S8 be sold with Qualcomm and Samsung chips, depending on your market.0:00/0:00 Related: 10 Common Galaxy S7 problems and how to fix themSamsung has already confirmed that it is working on producing chips with a highly efficient 10nm manufacturing process. This means the transistors are far smaller than those built on the 14nm and 16nm chips used in the Galaxy S7. As such, we’d expect a 10nm chip to be much less power-hungry, and potentially more powerful.According to Samsung, the new transistor design will mean transistors can be placed on a chip with 30% greater area efficiency, resulting in 27% higher performance or 40% lower power consumption. Manufacturing has already started, with chips expected to land in smartphones in 2017. In fact, Samsung has already vowed to produce a second-gen version of its 10nm chips in the second half of 2017.Samsung’s chip-making division hasn’t announced any partners, but South Korea’s Electronic Times believes Samsung will be the sole manufacturer of the Snapdragon 830, Qualcomm’s next flagship chip. Samsung rival TSMC is also working on 10nm chips, and wants to complete development before the end of the year.Related: iPhone 7Exynos chipMali, Adreno, or Nvidia GPU? – According to specialist blog Sammobile, Samsung is courting both Nvidia and AMD to license their GPU technologies for its own Exynos chips. Nvidia and AMD have both seen success with their new Pascal and Polaris architectures respectively.Unfortunately, we’re not convinced that Samsung will be able to turn around a new mobile GPU with Nvidia tech inside in time for next year’s launch. Far more likely is the rumour that Samsung will use ARM’s new Mali G71 GPU in the Galaxy S8. That’s ARM’s new top-end mobile GPU built on the British firm’s new Bifrost architecture. It’s a 16nm chip clocked at 850MHz, and offers 40% improved performance and 20% better efficiency than the Mali-T880 – that’s the Galaxy S7’s GPU. Here's what ARM says about its latest GPU:“The Mali family enables stunning visuals for UHD content and the superior power and scalability of the Mali-G71 makes it the perfect GPU for next generation, high-end use cases like premium gaming and mobile VR.”It’s also worth noting that the Mali-G71 was developed to meet the needs of Vulkan, which is the powerful, cross-platform API built by Khronos. Samsung already added support for Vulkan in the Galaxy S7, so it’d be surprising if the same wasn’t true for the Galaxy S8.Super-fast modem – What’s also probable is that the Snapdragon 830 – and the Galaxy S8, by extension – will come with a Snapdragon X16 built-in.The Snapdragon X16 is Qualcomm’s latest modem built on a 14nm manufacturing process, and supports “fibre-like” LTE Cat. 16 download speeds. That’s significantly superior to the X12 modem built into the Snapdragon 820 chip – as used on the Galaxy S7 and LG G5.Related: Best John Lewis Black Friday DealsSamsung Galaxy 13The Snapdragon X12 modem supports 600Mbps download speeds. But the Snapdragon X16 can handle incredible downlink speeds of up to 1Gbps. That means a 4K movie – estimated at 100GB average file size – could be downloaded in just over 13 minutes. And a Blu-ray movie, which averages at around 20GB, could arrive in a quarter of that time.Qualcomm has already revealed that manufacturers are currently sampling the Snapdragon X16, and the first products that feature the chip are expected in the second half of this year. As such, it would be very surprising if the Galaxy S8 didn’t use the Snapdragon X16.Unfortunately, while the Snapdragon X16 can support high-speed connections, it doesn’t guarantee them. Fast speeds also depend on your phone network, and no cellular networks in the UK currently offer 1Gbps speeds. Qualcomm predicts that 1Gbps speeds may be offered in the UK within two years, however.USB-C, finally? – The Galaxy S7 was rumoured to feature a USB-C port, but that didn’t happen. Now the Galaxy S8 is expected to debut the technology instead.USB Type-C is a USB specification that should eventually replace the Micro USB ports that you’ll find on the majority of smartphones today. It’s already been used on plenty of devices in 2016, perhaps most prominently with Apple’s 12-inch MacBook.USB Type-C is a reversible connection – you can stick it in upside down, basically – just like the Apple Lightning port. It also supports different “protocols”. That’s a fancy way of saying that you can have adapters that can output other types of connections – HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA, etc. – from a single USB-C port. That’s why Apple’s 12-inch MacBook only needs one port.USB-C is also capable of supplying much more power (up to 100W) compared to a conventional USB 2.0 connection (2.5W).Related: Best Cyber Monday Deals 2016 UKSamsung Galaxy 17All this means that USB-C is a worthy upgrade over Micro USB, and it would seem very curious if that Galaxy S8 didn’t make the switch. Perhaps the only downside to upgrading would be that the Galaxy S8 wouldn’t be compatible with existing Gear VR headsets, which use Micro USB connections.Perhaps the best evidence of a USB-C Galaxy S8 is that the Galaxy Note 7 featured the technology. What's more, Samsung also built a new Gear VR that supports USB-C for the Note 7, so it makes sense that the Galaxy S8 would follow suit.More storage, more RAM? – A leak in late November suggested that we'd see significant upgrades to the storage and memory inside the Galaxy S8, as compared to the Galaxy S7. Sources on Chinese social media site Weibo – a hotbed for tech leaks – claimed that the S8 will feature a generous 6GB of RAM, as well as 256GB of storage as standard.We're in two minds about this one, however. Firstly, although Weibo regularly turns out reliable leaks, we have no way of verifying the information that shows up on the site. It's a bit like Twitter, which makes it tough to authenticate sources. Secondly, those specs seem very generous, and would outclass most of this year's handsets by a long way.That said, Samsung has a lot to prove with the Galaxy S8. What's more, Apple introduced a 256GB iPhone in late 2016, so Samsung following a similar approach wouldn't be too farfetched – though we're not convinced by Samsung adopting the high storage as default. And don't forget that OnePlus built 6GB of RAM into both the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T, so that level of memory isn't unprecedented for Android smartphones either. Still, takes this leak with due caution.Better speakers? – Last month, Samsung bought connected car tech firm Harman, which also sells audio products under a number of different brands. The deal, worth an impressive $8 billion, led to rampant speculation that we’d see some of the company’s speaker tech debuting in upcoming Samsung products.Well the speculation isn’t over yet, as FoneArena reports that Samsung plans to equip the Galaxy S8 with dual speakers and stereo sound, built by – and branded with the logo of – Harman.Unfortunately, we’re not entirely convinced by the report. The acquisition is still underway, so Harman’s technologies are unlikely to feature in the Galaxy S8, which could launch very shortly. Also, speaking to the Investor, Park Jong-hawn, Senior VP at Samsung, said: “If we are to adopt Harman’s high-end audio technology for the Galaxy S series phone, the first model could come in 2018."GALAXY S8 CAMERA – EVEN BETTER THAN THE S7 CAMERA?Samsung’s flagship phones have impressed in the camera department in recent years. The Galaxy S7, for instance, debuted ‘Dual Pixel’ technology. Every pixel on the Galaxy S7’s image sensor has two photodiodes instead of one. One of the biggest advantages of this increased pixel count is faster focus. When you’re taking a photo with an iPhone, between 5% and 10% of the pixels are used for focusing. But with the Galaxy S7, every single pixel is able to take part. More of the same with the Galaxy S8, perhaps?BLACK FRIDAY DEAL: Galaxy S7 Edge now under £500 on Amazon!Samsung Galaxy 21But it gets better. The Galaxy S7 also features a large f/1.7 lens aperture and a 1/2.6-inch sensor. We already know that Samsung is hard at work developing a 1/1.7-inch sensor fit for use in smartphones, and there are rumours that there’s also a lens with a faster f/1.4 aperture in the works too. Both could feature in the Galaxy S8.Unfortunately, recent reports seem to suggest that neither innovation will be ready for the Galaxy S8 launch, for that matter. Instead, it seems more likely that the Galaxy S8 will tout a very similar camera module to the Galaxy S7, at least until we hear otherwise.One key upgrade could come in the form of a dual-lens camera module. Huawei used the technology in its recently launched Huawei P9, and Apple followed suit with the iPhone 7 Plus. A smattering of such rumours regarding the Galaxy S8 have been posted to Chinese social media site Weibo – most recently by tipster I Ice Universe – but it’s too early to believe such reports.Perhaps the best evidence of a camera upgrade so far is a recent Samsung patent filing in South Korea. The patent describes a newly improved zoom function for smartphones. This had led to speculation that Samsung plans to mimic the iPhone 7 Plus, and add a dual-camera module with a telephoto zoom lens.In any case, we’d be very surprised if Samsung didn’t follow Apple with a dual-lens camera.But it's not just the rear-facing camera that is poised for a performance boost. In November 2016, a report from Korea's ETNews claimed that Samsung will be adding autofocus on the S8's front-facing camera. It's less common to find autofocus on secondary cameras than primary ones, as front-facing cameras are typically only used for selfies or video calling. But there's no real reason why Samsung couldn't introduce such an upgrade for the Galaxy S8.Related: Android Pay vs Apple PayGALAXY S8 BATTERY LIFE – WILL IT HAVE A BIGGER BATTERY?The matter of Galaxy S8 battery life is tricky, because how long a phone lasts on a single charge depends on so many factors. The first is the size of the actual cell. Here’s a brief history of battery capacities for recent Samsung flagships:Galaxy S7 – 3,000mAhGalaxy S7 Edge – 3,600mAhGalaxy S6 – 2,550mAhGalaxy S6 Edge – 2,600mAhAs you can see, the Edge variants tend to have slightly bigger batteries. But the screens tend on those phones are a little bigger – moreso on the S7 Edge than the S6 Edge – which explains the added capacity. If there are two variants of the Galaxy S8, we’d expect this trend to continue.Samsung Galaxy 23But cell size isn’t the only factor that affects battery life. Google’s Android N – the software expected to feature on the Galaxy S8 – offers battery life improvements. Then there’s the likely 10nm processor, which will be less power-hungry than the current 14nm processor on the Galaxy S7. However, if Samsung does finally move to a 4K display with the Galaxy S8, you can count on that putting a serious damper on battery life too.In any case, battery life is hugely important to phone buyers these days, so we’d be surprised if Samsung was willing to ship the Galaxy S8 if it could manage less than a single day’s use.Related: Best PS4 deals right nowGALAXY S8 WATERPROOF – WILL IT BE IP68 CERTIFIED?One of the best features of the Samsung Galaxy S7 was its waterproof chassis. So we’re hoping the Galaxy S8 follows suit with an IP68-certified body – but what does that actually mean?IP stands for ‘Ingress Protection’, and it’s a rating system put forward by the International Electrotechnical Commission to let consumers know how (1) waterproof, and (2) dustproof, a device is. If a handset is IP68-certified, it can be submerged in water at a depth of 1.5 metres for up to 30 minutes. By contrast, an IP67-certified phone – like the Samsung Galaxy S5 – is only rated to depths of one metre.So how likely is it that the Galaxy S8 will be waterproof? Well, while the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S7 were aqua-friendly, the Galaxy S6 was not, which shows Samsung is willing to skip over water-proofing for design purposes. However, the waterproof Galaxy S8 was extremely well-received, so it seems unlikely that Samsung will tamper with its winning formula too much.Samsung Galaxy S7 – IP68Samsung Galaxy S6 – N/ASamsung Galaxy S5 – IP67Samsung Galaxy S4 Active – IP67Samsung Galaxy S4 – N/ASamsung Galaxy S3 – N/AUnfortunately, there haven’t been any rumours specifically regarding a waterproof Samsung Galaxy S8 just yet, so stay tuned.Samsung Galaxy 11GALAXY S8 HEADPHONE JACK – NO MORE 3.5MM AUDIO PORT?Samsung could also follow Apple’s suit and ditch the headphone jack on the Galaxy S8 – à la the iPhone 7. The USB Implementers Forum recently published its Audio Device Class 3.0 specification, which details a standard for phone makers that allows audio to be transmitted via USB-C. The new standard is a clear bid to incentivise Android phone manufacturers to abandon the age-old 3.5mm audio jack for greener, USB-C shaped pastures.“USB is the simplest and most pervasive connector available today, making USB Type-C the logical choice for the future of digital audio,” said Jeff Ravencraft, President of the USB-IF. “We encourage companies interested in adopting USB specifications to take advantage of USB-IF resources to reduce time-to-market and deliver reliable USB products.”The organisation’s new specification talks about how OEMs should remove the 3.5mm jack to shave “up to a millimetre off product designs and [reduce] the number of connectors”. It adds: “Fewer connectors will open the door for innovation in countless ways and make it easier to design waterproof or water-resistant devices."Now that Apple has paved the way (with great controversy), it's much easier for other phone makers like Samsung to make a similar move.Related: Best Black Friday Xbox One S dealsGALAXY S8 SOFTWARE – ANDROID NOUGAT OR ANDROID...OREO?Samsung’s Galaxy S8 will probably launch before the next version of Android (Oreo, maybe?) is announced. Instead, we’re far likelier to see Android 7.0 Nougat on board.Nougat is Google’s flagship mobile OS for 2016, and is the debut software for the new Google Pixel smartphone. Probably the biggest improvement with the software is the addition of split-screen mode. However, Samsung already offers this feature with its own TouchWiz skin – the software Samsung overlays onto Google’s Android OS. But there are other new perks, like notification stacking, a flatter ‘material design’ aesthetic, and battery life improvements.And given the support for Android Pay, it seems very likely that the Galaxy S8 will retain NFC for contactless payments.You can read all about the entire update in our Android Nougat review.Android NAndroid N's new split-screen featureRelated: Galaxy S7 vs iPhone 6SSAMSUNG GALAXY S8 ACCESSORIES – CASES, CAMERAS, AND MORE?Samsung is plotting a new 360-degree camera to launch alongside the Galaxy S8 next year, apparently.A new report by specialist blog Sammobile says that Samsung is currently developing a ‘Gear 360 Pro’, a 360-degree camera that will succeed this year’s Gear 360. It’s supposedly set to launch at the same time as the Galaxy S8, which we’re currently expecting to arrive between February and April next year.Samsung announced its first consumer-grade 360-degree camera – the Gear 360 – at Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress earlier this year. It launched alongside the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, but has only been shipped in a limited number of markets. We’re guessing Samsung was simply testing the waters with this device.samsung gear 360Samsung's Gear 360, pictured alongside a Galaxy S7 Edge and a Gear VRBut if the ‘Gear 360 Pro’ does launch next year, it will be a sign that Samsung had reasonable success with the Gear 360. Here’s what we can expect, according to today’s report:“The Gear 360 could bring improved image and video quality as well as more features, but we are not sure about its aspects as of now. The South Korean smartphone giant is also working on the Gear 360 Manager app for the iOS platform, bringing iOS support for its 360-degree cameras. However, we don’t think iOS support will be released any time soon.”Samsung is currently beta-testing the Gear Manager app for iPhones, which adds iOS support for Samsung’s smartwatches and fitness trackers. So it’s no surprise that company may be hoping to extend this support to its Gear 360 camera too.SAMSUNG PATENTS – THE FUTURE FOR GALAXY S8?Samsung has a huge (and ever-growing) patent portfolio, which makes for excellent future-gazing. Will any of these features make it to the Galaxy S8?New home buttonSamsung could be preparing to swap out its signature lozenge-shaped home button for something a little more iPhone-like. A recently published Samsung patent depicts a handset with circular home button sensors, just like the iPhone. And another patent positioned the sensor on the back of the phone, just like the LG G5.samsung patentBetter Selfies?It was recently reported that Samsung was planning to introduce a new alternative to Android's notification light, dubbed 'Smart Glow'. Since then, tech blog Sammobile released what it claims is accurate information about the feature.According to the report, Smart Glow is an illuminated ring around the camera lens on the back of Samsung Galaxy smartphones. This ring lights up for notifications, and will be customisable, i.e. users can change the colour depending on the type of alert.smart glowThe report also notes that Smart Glow won't just be used for replacing the notification LED, however. It might also help impprove your selfie game significantly:"It's also going to help users take pictures of themselves with the rear camera. Since that can prove to be a bit tricky as opposed to taking a selfie with a front camera, the Smart Glow ring will illuminate when it detects the face and the photo will then be taken in a few seconds."Samsung is expected to show off Smart Glow initially with the upcoming Galaxy J2, rumoured for an imminent Indian launch. If the feature is a hit, there's a good chance the Galaxy S8 will also boast Smart Glow.Dual DisplaySmartphone makers have struggled to innovate in recent years, but a recent patent filing from Samsung shows one of the ways in which handsets, such as the Galaxy S8, could get a lot more interesting in the future. The company has submitted designs for a new high-end that features two screens on either side of a 'built-in cover'.This latest submission seems to be a developed version of a previously submitted patent application for a smartphone with a very small seam between two screens. It now seems Samsung has ditched the idea of having the dual-screen setup make one larger display in favour of a new design which, as Patently Mobile reports, looks like "a professional notebook aimed at executives, sales pros and students".figThe new design consists of a cover that folds open to reveal two screens, one of which will be a 'functional unit' containing input devices, sensors, antenna devices, and charging pads. Also revealed in the patent filing are pen and ultrasonic input, a projector and biometric scanner, and sensors to track grip, gestures, and UV.Patently Mobile notes the removal of a traditional hinge design, which has allowed Samsung to reduce the weight and thickness of the phone itself. Also highlighted in the report is a passage from the patent submission itself, which mentions a "processing device (e.g., a GPU) for supporting a mobile TV".Samsung submitted the patent application in November 2015 in the US but, as always, there's no guarantee we'll ever see the design put into production.'Beast Mode'A Samsung trademark filing has revealed the mysterious ‘Beast Mode’, a possible piece of software intended to ship with next year’s Galaxy S8.On December 21, Samsung applied to the EUIPO, Europe’s intellectual property office, for a trademark on the term ‘Beast Mode’. The application is currently “under examination”, according to the IP bigwigs, and has a chance of never being granted. But the trademark filing offers vital clues about what to expect from ‘Beast Mode’.According to the filing, the term ‘Beast Mode’ could be applied to any of the following: Smartphones, mobile phones, software/apps for smartphones, computer software, laptops, computers, tablets, portable computers, and notebooks.That’s a fairly exhaustive list of technologies, but there’s a clear trend towards ‘Beast Mode’ being used on portable devices, as well as taking form as a piece of software.But the biggest clue comes courtesy of a separate filing for the same ‘Beast Mode’ trademark, which was instead issued to the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In this filing, Samsung specifically describes the following technology: “Mobile phone with pre-installed integrated application software for enhancing the speed and performance of the mobile phone.”It seems, then, that ‘Beast Mode’ will be an app or widget that Samsung smartphone users will be able to use to boost the performance of their phone. This could come in handy for mobile gaming, for instance, or when running heavier software – like video editing apps – on a handset.Of course, Samsung could quite easily extend ‘Beast Mode’ to its range of notebooks or Galaxy tablets too; performance boosting is commonplace in the PC market, after all.GALAXY S8 PRICE – HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?We can only guess at the Galaxy S8 price at this stage. To help, here’s a look-back at recent Galaxy phone mark-ups:Galaxy S7 – £569Galaxy S6 – £599Galaxy S7 Edge – £639Galaxy S6 Edge – £695Unsurprisingly, the Edge-variant Galaxy phones tend to cost between 5% and 10% more than their more traditional counterparts. If we take the average price of the S7 and S6, and assume that the Galaxy S8 will cost about £599, then the Galaxy S8 Edge would probably retail at about £639.However, we’ll have to wait for some leaks nearer to the Galaxy S8 release date before we can put our finger on the price with any degree of certainty.The only real news we’ve had on Galaxy S8 pricing so far comes courtesy of a report by Korea’s Choice News. The report details a note from Goldman Sachs, a leading global financial institution, that suggests Samsung is expecting a significant cost increase for the Galaxy S8, in terms of how much it pays for the components.“We expect raw material prices to rise 15-20% compared to the Galaxy S7,” Goldman Sachs was quoted as saying, with the report adding: “If raw material prices rise, retail sales price hikes will be considered.”Of course, there’s no guarantee that prices will rise if Samsung does have to pay more for the Galaxy S8. Samsung will have to ensure that its next flagship phone lands at a reasonable and competitive price, especially considering the waning consumer trust that followed this year’s Galaxy Note 7 recall debacle.Related: Best Android Apps 2016SHOULD I WAIT FOR THE GALAXY S8?The Galaxy S8 is a long way off, so it may be unwise to batten down the hatches and wait for the 2017 flagship.There are plenty of great phones on the market right now, not least the Galaxy S7, and Google's new Pixel and Pixel XL. But you’ll also find good value from the HTC 10 and, to a lesser extent, the LG G5. And if you’re not a die-hard Android nut, the iPhone 7 is a formidable handset.But by the time the Galaxy S8 handset comes out, there’ll be even more phones available. We’d expect to see the LG G6 vying for your hard-earned cash, for instance.And looking beyond that, you’ll have the HTC 11 (probably, anyway) shortly following the Galaxy S8, with the iPhone 8 and Galaxy Note 8 assuredly in tow.What phone are you most excited for in the coming year? Let us know in the comments.WATCH: Black Friday tips and tricks0:00/0:00 What would you like to see from the Galaxy S8? 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Here’s the real reason Samsung recalled the Galaxy Note 7Here’s the real reason Samsung recalled the Galaxy Note 7Recommended bySMARTPHONE SAMSUNG GALAXY S7 32GB GOLD PLATINUM ORO GARANZIA ITALIA G930F€474.99 VIEW ITEM0sharesRead CommentsmimranyameenMay 10, 2016, 10:33 amI'll wait for the galaxy S8 mini I think..andyvanMay 10, 2016, 11:12 amYou might be waiting a while, I think. Don't think there's an S7 Mini planned, so don't expect an S8 Mini, either.George JeffersonMay 12, 2016, 9:19 pmThere is an S7 Mini planned, but you're still looking at a long wait for the S8.drfuzz1May 14, 2016, 10:30 pmIt seems that most if not all cell phone companies leave out a few key features from their flagship phones because if they ever made a "complete" phone you would not want to upgrade very often. A "complete" phone (this year) to me would be the following: 5.5" OLED quad screen, Snapdragon 830, 4 to 6 gb, 128 ram UFS, waterproof 4 meters, battery 3500 to 3800 ma, camera sensor size 1/1.7 and lens 1.4f, IR, FM radio, c-type connection, wireless charging, ect.Jonathan RiehnJune 7, 2016, 10:51 amI will be waiting for the S8 if it trully does have a 4k display, untill then I will stick with my S4.JackyJune 21, 2016, 12:56 pmi think it will worth to wait galaxy s8 .. waiting ...Nigel BaldwinJune 30, 2016, 2:11 pm4k and USB C pleaseStoveJuly 6, 2016, 2:35 am4K on a 6" device is a waste of resources, battery and processing power. I'd take a longer battery life with the current 2.5K display which is more than enough any day.Ommar Abd AzizJuly 12, 2016, 6:50 amcheaper pleaseMr. L.F HantJuly 13, 2016, 8:47 amIn order of preference, I'd like to see a return of:1) IR (use it for TV remote)2) FM radio3) User-replaceable batteryI'd have no problem compromising the size of the phone for a super-sized battery - say 4,000mAh. If Samsung are considering a 4K display, maybe they should consider an additional offering with the existing S7-resolution which would trade some VR ability for additional battery life and lower costs.DaHitmanJuly 15, 2016, 5:33 pm1: Battery life2: Camerab2995July 18, 2016, 8:23 pmKeep price at $400! Esp since cell companies are no longer offering loyalty deals. If cells are coming out every year, $800 per year or 1.5 years due to batteries and other malfunctions, is too much and will prove to change HOW we use our devices. That's the price of a small laptop! So I may opt for a cheap flip phone and just use a tablet, for example... Features are fine, but after all, it's still a phone.b2995July 18, 2016, 8:29 pmExactly! $400 was seriously pushing it for my s5! Now I'm learning the s7 is $800! But I can pay $30 a month for at least 12 months for $400 a month and then get a new one! Ridiculous! Cell phone companies are making $200 off that deal since previously I paid $400 for 2 years! And that's not including my service. Devices need to be cheaper!CamamanJuly 18, 2016, 10:20 pmQHD, 2560x1440 in stereoscopic=just HD 720x1280, square shaped and IQ is shite! Screen door effect is huge, cause the perceived viewed screen size is to large for that resolution and everything looks like VGA 480*640 at best...Its like sitting 30cm from your old 32" HD Ready TV (not full HD) looking with one eye the entire screen.4k in stereoscopic=1080x1920 and IMO will barely make a difference because the perceived screen size of the display for each size is still waaay bigger than the resolution for that screen size ahould be so you dont notice the black pixel grid.It might be 2x total pixels of QHD but it is only 50% more horizontal and vertical resolution.Therefore the screen door effect, black grid, visible pixels will be about 25-30% smaller. Not 2x less visible.For a perceived screen that big like in these VR gadgets and no screen door effect, 4K per eye will be needed.And only way you'll have that is if they make proprietary, 4k displays and put hem on each eye in a bigger headset or if they make some cool double 4k display smartphone to stick in your cardboard...My math might be off, i dont really care, just try it befire you buy it. And be crutucal of what you see. It won't be magic nor the second comming. Just marketing of a still beta product Realisticaly wait for 5-10 more years for good IQ on VR headsets.But hey we've only been waiting for it since The Lawnmover man" (1992) whats 5-10 more years...Last DestroyerJuly 29, 2016, 2:11 pm4k? Really? Is it strong enough? Nvidia geforce gtx 980 could barely make it to 4k.Hanjie TangAugust 3, 2016, 8:34 pmSD version of s7 struggled big time to run the current resolution in VR. S8 has to be 3X faster to have a chance to run smoothly in 4k VR. So is it 3X faster? It's the Low FPS that kills immersion, not the resolution. Even if S8 comes out with 4K screen, it wouldnt be right for VR.WolfgrinAugust 10, 2016, 1:06 amAfter having had the Edge version of S7 I never want to get another Edge so I really hope they dont give me that option. Will find another phone in that case.Xavier MillerAugust 10, 2016, 7:09 pmHow about be smaller with upghrades no edge and incorporate facetime like is life really that difficult?DaliAugust 22, 2016, 4:17 pmI have the s5 and I still haven't upgraded because I love the removable back to my phone, I'm hoping they will bring that feature back!mrh12 .August 29, 2016, 4:59 amHope they will have dedicated SD memory card slot + dual sim. Also keep the IP68BigglesSeptember 10, 2016, 10:22 amYeah, I had a BlackBerry Priv for a while and the curved edge was one of the reasons I got rid of it; it just felt so vulnerable to damage if it was dropped. I wouldn't have minded if it served some useful purpose but it didn't, it was just for show. Ridiculous.I want a phone I can drop!AndySeptember 12, 2016, 5:53 amA truly flat screen would be good. Even the "flat" S7 has a slightly curved screen, and it's impossible to get a screen protector to cover the entire screen. Need to put down $50 for a professional application of Liquid Armor, etc.A 4K screen that can be "de-tuned" to 1080 FHD would help save battery life for regular use, while having 4K available on tap for VR uses.More AMOLED-friendly pure black themes would help battery life, as well.Thickness - don't mind 1mm more than the S7, as long as the battery and the camera makes good use of the added real estateScreen size - current options are OK for most peopleBattery - more is always betterWater resistance - of course!Fast wireless charging - of course!Micro USB - of course!Harshaan LallaSeptember 12, 2016, 7:59 amThe s7 edge has been really awesome for me so far.I really hope Samsung steps up things even further with the S8 especially with better battery and waaay better camera(dual lens ) .Water resistance isn't so important the current IP68 is perfect .I think those 2 features are probably the most important features in any real smartphone these days.Battery life and camera. Obviously the OS is extremely important too ( and in the recent changes to Samsung's software over Android i've been very happy) Their current screen is also amazing so no need to change that unless they want to go 4k for the VR fans.AviSeptember 17, 2016, 7:35 amnope not the removable back the new design makes the phone look more premium and luxurious instead of the plastic backdilip vishwanathSeptember 18, 2016, 6:16 amgood dac!!!comments powered by Disqus YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE There’s some really good news for WhatsApp usersThere’s some really good news for WhatsApp usersTrusted Reviews - NewsPornhub fondles the future with free VR porn categoryPornhub fondles the future with free VR porn categoryTrusted Reviews - NewsReport – Galaxy S8 to come with force touch screenReport – Galaxy S8 to come with force touch screenTrusted Reviews - NewsThis Samsung Galaxy S8 feature could put iPhone 7 to shameThis Samsung Galaxy S8 feature could put iPhone 7…Trusted Reviews - NewsWhere the World's Billionaires LiveWhere the World's Billionaires LiveMansion Global by Dow JonesThe Player Each NFL Team Was Happy to Get Rid Of '15-'16The Player Each NFL Team Was Happy to Get Rid…PointAfter | By GraphiqTiny Device Transforms Old Computer into a Blazingly Fast PCTiny Device Transforms Old Computer into a…studylifestyle.comThis is why the future of transport is electricThis is why the future of transport is electricCNN INTERNATIONALbyFREE NEWSLETTERGet TrustedReviews' award-winning reviews, opinions and advice delivered to your inbox for free!Enter valid emailSIGN UP⩔ Show MoreTerms & Conditions | Privacy & Cookies PolicyMORE ON TRUSTED REVIEWSiPhone 7 vs Galaxy S7: Which is best?Google Pixel vs Samsung Galaxy S7: Which phone is best?Samsung's folding super-tablet makes the iPad Pro look boringPS4 Pro vs PS4: Which console should you buy?Samsung Galaxy Note 7MORE INFORMATION -Sitemap|About us|Contact us|Advertise with usFacebookTwitterGoogleplusTrusted Reviews is part of the Time Inc. 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By continuing to use this site you agree to our cookie policyCookie Consent THE SOURCE FOR TECH BUYING ADVICE Search RSS Reviews How To Phones TVs Laptops Deals Photography More Pro Next UpTRENDINGBoxing Day sales Best iPhone 7 deals iOS 10 PlayStation VR iPhone 7 Apple Watch 2Reviews iPhone 6 reviewiPhone 6 reviewBy Gareth Beavis November 02, 2016Mobile phones The Apple iPhone 6: growing old gracefully Introduction and design Key features Apple Pay, M8 co-processor and improved keyboard iOS 8/9 and performance Battery Camera Camera samples Gaming and media The essentials The competition Verdict TODO alt textRecommendedJUMP TO SECTION:BEST PRICECOMMENTSOUR VERDICTApple made a big leap forward with the iPhone 6 - one of the best phones it's ever created.FORGreat designBetter batteryImproved keyboardAGAINSTStill priceyScreen too low-resApple iPhone 6 dealsAmazon Germany€567.94Shipping from FreeVIEWAmazon£529.00Shipping from FreeVIEWAmazon Marketplace$48.27Shipping from FreeVIEWNewegg$519.99Shipping from FreeVIEWWe've found 148 dealsVIEW ALL DEALS ▶POWERED BY Update: iPhone 6 prices have continued to drop, and now that iOS 10 has landed, it could very well be the best choice for you. Sure, it's not nearly as fast or powerful as Apple's new iPhone 7, but our review now reflects how 2014's flagship goes against the iPhone SE.You'll also find helpful guides inserted throughout to point you in the direction of the best accessories for your iPhone 6, whether it's old or brand new.See all Apple iPhone 6 dealsLastly, some iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users have encountered something that's being referred to as "touch disease". In other words, your phone is becoming unresponsive to touch. Unfortunately, Apple has yet to publicly acknowledge the issue, but you can check out why the issue occurs at the link above.Original review follows below.Why do we have the Apple iPhone 6? Well, back in 2013, despite record sales, the Cupertino brand was heading for a fall. The brand had been trading on the same phone for four years, and something big was needed to keep it current.So with that, the iPhone 6, and its bigger brother, the iPhone 6 Plus, were born to keep Apple at the sharp end of a market that was starting to lust after powerful, big-screen smartphones with clever and premium design.Compare: all the best iPhone 6 dealsThe iPhone 6 certainly addresses a number of the problems Apple had developed, coming with a much larger screen (although not dramatically increasing the size of the phone) a boosted processor, better camera, improved battery and - crucially - overhauled design. Much of the ground work that went into the iPhone 6S was done here, with the iPhone 6.This is the sixth iPhone I've reviewed, and there's a distinct sense that this one is really rather different.I wrote in 2013 that Apple was becoming more aware that the time when it could define what consumers would buy in the smartphone was ending – and with the 4.7-inch screen, it clearly had to admit defeat in the smaller screen market.There will be some who will miss that 4-inch screen size, maintaining that they don't want a bigger display on their phone – but nearly all of those people won't have spent any appreciable time with a larger device, and I believe that a good portion of you thinking you need a smaller phone will quickly come to appreciate the power a bigger handset brings, without compromising quality.Apple's now appeased those longing for a new 4-inch handheld though, with the launch of the iPhone SE. It sports the specs of the iPhone 6S, uses the body of the now-discontinued iPhone 5S and sports a lower price tag than the iPhone 6, giving the latter some tough new competition.But while the iPhone 6 has answered a lot of the problems I've had with previous iterations of Apple's handsets, there are some issues that still swirled when I handled the phone for the first time – and many of them persist even now that the iPhone 6 has been superseded.Why did Apple decide to not join the masses with a really high-res screen? Why is the iPhone 6 still one of the most expensive phones on the market? Has Apple done enough to improve the quite dire battery life of previous models, especially at a time when many high-end Android phones are easily chugging through a day's worth of hard use without thirsting for a charger's caress?Let's take a quick look at the price – and it's not pretty.iPhone 6 price and release dateAt launch, you were looking at $649 or £539 for the 16GB version, $750 or £619 for the 64GB option and $850 or £699 for the 128GB model.Compare this to the iPhone 7, which launched in September for the same price, but with an increased baseline of 32GB instead of 16GB. The high-end model is also the same price as the iPhone 6 launched with, but stocks in 256GB - double the amount of storage.You can no longer purchase the iPhone 6 through the Apple Store, but when it was available last, the price had dropped as low as $549 (£459, AU$929) for the 16GB version and $649 (£539, AU$1,079) for the 64GB option, with the 128GB handset having been discontinued with the arrival of the iPhone 6S. We wouldn't be surprised to see that prices have continued to plummet.Even so, it's going for about as much as you'd pay for a brand new Android flagship just a few months after launch, yet the iPhone 6 is no longer the top model in its range.Lastly, you've got the iPhone SE, which has the same features as the newer iPhone 6S for $150 (£100, AU$250) less than the iPhone 6. You'll have to compromise on screen size, but you could get a better phone for less.iPhone 6 reviewDesignLet's take a look at the first thing most people will wonder about before picking up the iPhone 6: how will it actually feel in the hand?This is a big departure for Apple, marking a time when it's admitted that the industrial, sharp design of the last four iPhone models is a little outdated and needs to up the ergonomics to really compete.Well, with the Apple iPhone 6 we're looking at one of the thinnest and sleekest handsets in the market – still. It's got a strong combination of metal back (which feels exceptionally premium, borrowing bucketloads of design language from the iPad Air) and the way the screen curves into the chassis gives it a slight lozenge feel.iPhone 6 reviewOne of the thinnest phones in the worldThe iPhone 6 looks the business, and at 6.9mm thin it's very nice to hold, though phones like the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Moto Z has since edged it out at 6.8mm and 5.1mm thick, respectively. I do still feel that phones that push harder on ergonomics are a better choice though – the HTC One M9 bows out at the back and fits in the palm a little better – but that's quibbling. This iPhone just feels really well made.Apple has always favored a flatter phone than the rest of the market though, and placed on a desk it looks great. It does feel great in the hand too, but as said others impress more if I'm being hyper-critical.There's also the issue of the large plastic strips that flow through the top and bottom of the device. Given metal is a nightmare material to try and get radio signal to penetrate, these are clearly there to offset that.iPhone 6 reviewThe plastic strips detract and are not flush with the chassisWhile the plastic does seem to give good signal performance for the most part, it's nothing amazing, and to my eyes they're a little unsightly and ruin the sleek back of the iPhone 6; their presence seems at odds with Apple's design ethos.The other big design change is to the power button, which has now been moved to the right-hand side of the phone. This makes a lot of sense and, given the phone is now a larger device at 138.1 x 67 x 6.9mm, hitting the top of the handset is a much harder task, so moving the button is the right thing to do.Like the rest of the exterior buttons, the power key is raised and easy to hit in both left and right hand modes. It's metallic, and crucially doesn't have the same rattle that I criticized on the iPhone 5S and iPhone SE.iPhone 6 reviewThe new raised buttonsHowever, that doesn't mean the metallic keys don't have a little wiggle to them. Running your hand up and down the sides idly will result in you noticing a very slight looseness to the power and volume buttons... I'm in danger of being too critical here, but for the price it's not the sort of thing I expect to see.The other important design change here is the camera now protrudes slightly on the rear of the phone. It's good to see that happening, as it shows that Apple isn't willing to compromise on camera quality in order to just whack in a thinner phone.Looking for the best iPhone 6 cases? Check this outThe protrusion is a little worrying in that laying the Apple iPhone 6 down flat on a table could see scratches appearing, but the sapphire glass that covers the lens should ensure that's pretty safe.iPhone 6 reviewThe camera protrudes but you won't notice it day to dayThe rest of the iPhone 6 is very similar to the iPhone 5S, with the speakers at the bottom flanking the Lightning port. Well, I say speakers: it's just the one speaker, but thanks to the slightly elongated bottom of the phone you won't cover it when holding the phone in landscape orientation.This was irritating when trying to game or watch a movie without headphones on older iPhones – but this upgrade, combined with the lightness of the iPhone 6, means you won't have a similar problem for the most part, as the hands sit lower and free of the speaker generally.Sadly the headphone port still resides at the bottom of the iPhone 6, meaning you'll still probably get your phone out of your pocket the wrong way around when listening to music.iPhone 6 reviewThe iPhone in Space GrayGoing back to the iPhone 6 after a prolonged spell using the iPhone 6S as a daily driver, it's remarkable how much lighter the older phone feels in the hand. You can feel every one of those extra 14 grams, and it's the one area in which the newer iPhone suffers by comparison.Let me make one thing very clear though: the Apple iPhone 6 is another iconic handset in terms of design for Apple. It's not the best looking on the market (I'm still giving that title to the HTC One M9), but it's definitely right up there, and for the price I'd expect nothing less.At launch, the iPhone 6 was available in Space Gray, Silver and Gold, but you might have a hard time finding your preferred color now since Apple no longer sells the phone.Fast forward to today, Apple's iPhone 7 is offered in a few more colors: Jet Black, Black, and Rose Gold - a variant that was introduced alongside the iPhone 6S.PRICES - APPLE IPHONE 6:▲Apple iPhone 6 dealsAmazon Germany€567.94Shipping from FreeVIEWAmazon£529.00Shipping from FreeVIEWAmazon Marketplace$48.27Shipping from FreeVIEWNewegg$519.99Shipping from FreeVIEWWe've found 148 dealsVIEW ALL DEALS ▶POWERED BY ABOUT THE AUTHORGareth Beavis Global Phones, Tablets and Wearables EditorGareth (Twitter, Google+) has been in charge of phones, tablets and wearables at TechRadar for the best part of a decade. 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For other uses, see Rihanna (disambiguation).RihannaPhotograph of RihannaRihanna performing during the Concert for Valor in Washington, D.C. in 2014BornRobyn Rihanna FentyFebruary 20, 1988 (age 28)Saint Michael, BarbadosResidenceNew York City, United StatesOccupationSinger songwriter fashion designer model actressYears active2003–presentNet worthUS $160 million (est. 2016)Websiterihannanow.comMusical careerGenresPop R&B reggae dancehall hip hop danceLabelsDef Jam Roc Nation SRP Westbury RoadAssociated actsChris Brown Calvin Harris Drake Eminem Jay Z Ne-Yo Kanye WestRobyn Rihanna Fenty (/riˈænə/;[1] born February 20, 1988), known mononymously as Rihanna, is a Barbadian singer and songwriter. Born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, she first entered the music industry by recording demo tapes under the direction of record producer Evan Rogers in 2003. She ultimately signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning for its then-president, hip hop producer and rapper Jay Z. In 2005, Rihanna rose to fame with the release of her debut studio album Music of the Sun and its follow-up A Girl like Me (2006), which charted on the top 10 of the U.S. Billboard 200 and respectively produced the hit singles "Pon de Replay" and "SOS".She assumed creative control for her third studio album Good Girl Gone Bad (2007) and adopted a public image as a sex symbol while reinventing her music and image. Its successful lead single "Umbrella" became an international breakthrough in her career, as she won her first Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration with Jay Z in 2008. After releasing four Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) platinum-certified albums, including the Grammy Award winner Unapologetic (2012), she was recognized as a pop icon. Her eighth studio album Anti (2016) and its lead single "Work" reached number-one on the Billboard 200 and Hot 100. Many of her songs rank among the world's best-selling singles of all time, including the singles "Umbrella", "Take a Bow", "Disturbia", "Only Girl (In the World)", "S&M", "We Found Love", "Diamonds", and "Stay" in which she is the lead artist, and her collaborations "Live Your Life" (with T.I.), "Love the Way You Lie" and "The Monster" (both with Eminem).With sales exceeding 200 million records worldwide, Rihanna is one of the best-selling artists of all time. Rihanna is the youngest and fastest solo artist to earn fourteen number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100, and was named the Digital Songs Artist of the 2000s decade and the top Hot 100 artist of the 2010s decade by Billboard.[2][3][4] Among numerous awards and accolades, Rihanna has won eight Grammy Awards, twelve American Music Awards, twelve Billboard Music Awards, two BRIT Awards, and the inaugural Icon Award at the American Music Awards of 2013. Widely recognized for frequently reinventing her style and image, she received the Fashion Icon lifetime achievement award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America in 2014. Forbes ranked Rihanna the fourth most powerful celebrity of 2012, and was named one of Time's "100 Most Influential People in the World" later that year.[5]Contents [hide] 1Early life2Career2.12003–2004: Career beginnings2.22005–2006: Music of the Sun and A Girl like Me2.32007–2009: Good Girl Gone Bad and Rated R2.42010–2011: Loud and Talk That Talk2.52012–2014: Battleship and Unapologetic2.62015–present: Home, Anti and film career3Artistry3.1Music and voice3.2Influences3.3Videos and stage4Image4.1Public profile4.2Appearance5Legacy6Achievements7Other ventures7.1Endorsements7.2Business endeavours7.3Fashion7.4Philanthropy8Personal life9Discography10Filmography11Tours12See also13References14External linksEarly lifeRihanna grew up in the city of Bridgetown, Barbados.Robyn Rihanna Fenty was born on February 20, 1988,[6] in Saint Michael, Barbados. Her mother, Monica (Braithwaite), is a retired accountant of Black Guyanese background, and her father, Ronald Fenty, is a warehouse supervisor of Black Barbadian and Irish descent.[7][8] Rihanna has two brothers, Rorrey and Rajad Fenty, and two half-sisters and a half-brother from her father's side, each born to different mothers from his previous relationships.[9][10] She grew up in a three-bedroom bungalow in Bridgetown and sold clothes with her father in a stall on the street. Rihanna's childhood was deeply affected by her father's addiction to crack cocaine and alcohol which contributed to her parents' strained marriage. As a child, she went through a lot of CT scans for the excruciating headaches she suffered: "[The doctors] even thought it was a tumor, because it was that intense."[9] By the time she was fourteen, Rihanna’s parents had divorced and her health began to improve.[8][11] Rihanna grew up listening to reggae music and began singing at around the age of seven.[9][12] She attended Charles F. Broome Memorial Primary School and Combermere High School, where she studied alongside future England cricketer Chris Jordan and future West Indies cricketer Kraigg Brathwaite.[9] Rihanna was an army cadet in a sub-military programme; the singer-songwriter Shontelle was her drill sergeant.[13] Although she initially wanted to graduate from high school, she chose to pursue a musical career instead.[14]Career2003–2004: Career beginningsIn 2003, Rihanna formed a musical trio with two of her classmates.[9] She was discovered in her home country Barbados by American record producer Evan Rogers. Without a name or any material, the girl group managed to land an audition with Rogers who commented, "The minute Rihanna walked into the room, it was like the other two girls didn't exist".[9] Rihanna went to Rogers' hotel room dressed in pink capris, pink shirt, and sneakers where she performed renditions of Destiny's Child's "Emotion" and Mariah Carey's "Hero".[15] Impressed, Rogers scheduled a second meeting with her mother present, who then invited her to his hometown in the United States to record some demo tapes which could be sent to record labels.[15] She recorded the demo over the next year intermittently, due to Rihanna only being able to record during school holidays. "Pon de Replay" and "The Last Time" were two tracks recorded for the demo tape, which were eventually included in her debut album Music of the Sun. In 2004, Rihanna won her high school talent show and the Miss Combermere school beauty pageant,[16] where she was honored in the "Best Gown" and "Most Photogenic" categories.[17] That same year, Rihanna was signed to Rogers' and Carl Sturken's production company, Syndicated Rhythm Productions, who assigned her a lawyer and manager, before the completed demo tape were distributed to various record labels around the world in late 2004.[15]Rihanna's demo was shipped out to Def Jam Recordings, where Jay Brown, an A&R executive at the record label, was one of the first to hear the demo. Brown played the demo tape for rapper Jay-Z, who had recently been appointed as president and Chief executive officer (CEO) of Def Jam.[18] When Jay Z first heard the track "Pon de Replay", he felt the song was too big for her, saying "when a song is that big, it's hard [for a new artist] to come back from. I don't sign songs, I sign artists".[19] Despite being skeptical, he invited Rihanna to audition for the label. In early 2005, Rihanna auditioned for Def Jam in New York, where Jay Z introduced her to music mogul Antonio "L.A." Reid.[15][20] At the audition, she sang Whitney Houston's cover of "For the Love of You" (1987), as well as the demo tracks "Pon de Replay" and "The Last Time".[15] Jay-Z was absolutely certain about signing her after she performed her future hit single "Pon de Replay".[19] His boss L.A. Reid was also impressed with her audition who then looked at Jay Z and told him not to let Rihanna leave the building until the contract was signed.[21] Reid left it to Jay Z and his team to close the deal which resulted in a six-album record deal with Def Jam. She waited in Jay Z's office till three in the morning to get lawyers to draft up a contract because he wanted to prevent her from signing with another label.[19]Looking back on the audition and meeting Jay-Z, Rihanna explained that "when we first got there, I was shaking. I had never met a celebrity, and to have to audition for one and meet him at the same time ... I was hysterical. But the minute I went in the office, it was totally different. He was so welcoming; the environment was so warm and friendly. The jitters just went away immediately."[19] Rihanna cancelled other meetings with record labels and relocated from Barbados to the United States to live with Rogers and his wife.[22] During this time, Reid and Jay Z signed another young female artist named Teairra Mari and singer-songwriter Ne-Yo.[19] With most of the attention on the other artist, the record label held a company showcase to introduce their newly signed artist, where Rihanna, Mari, and Ne-Yo were each performing.[21] After the showcase, Beyoncé, who happened to be there with her husband Jay Z, was impressed and commented to L.A. Reid "That Rihanna girl, she's a beast."[21]2005–2006: Music of the Sun and A Girl like Me"[My music is] just imagination, being creative; that’s what my music is composed with. Being creative and thinking of situations, whether situations I went through or situations I’ve observed people going through. I can’t tell you where I’ll see myself in five years, but I can tell you I will work my best to be the most successful artist that I can be in five years. [I want to be] Remembered as Rihanna. Remembered as being the artist from the Caribbean who came here and made it internationally. Just remembered as me, ’cause I’m true to my music, and I just want people to realize that and appreciate me for that"—Rihanna during her first interview with MTV News.[23]After signing with Def Jam, Jay Z and his team did the A&R for Rihanna's debut album and spent the next three months recording and completing her debut album.[21] She worked with different producers to complete her debut studio album, primarily Rogers and his production partner Carl Sturken.[24] With several songs to pick as a lead single, "Pon de Replay" was chosen because it seemed liked the best song suited for a summer release.[25] In May 2005, her debut single, "Pon de Replay", was released which charted successfully worldwide, peaking in the top five in fifteen countries, including at number two on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart and the UK Singles Chart.[26] The song became a big club hit in the United States, peaking at number-one on the Billboard Dance Club Songs and was described as "a poppy piece of dancehall reggae with slapping, syncopated beats recalling big-band jazz" by Rolling Stone.[27][28] That same month, she appeared on the track "The One" with rapper Memphis Bleek on his fourth studio album 534.Music of the Sun, was released in August 2005. It debuted at number ten on the Billboard 200 and received a gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), denoting shipments of over 500,000 units.[29] The album sold over two million copies worldwide. It received mixed reviews; Rolling Stone gave it two and a half out of five stars and described as lacking replay value, ingenuity, and rhythm.[30] Sal Cinquemani of Slant Magazine described the album as a "glut of teen R&B chanteuses" and described her lead single as "a dancehall-pop mixture that owes plenty of its sweat and shimmy to Beyoncé's "Baby Boy".[24] She promoted Music of The Sun upon its release, performing at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards pre-show and participating in the KIIS-FM Jingle Ball.[31][32] A second single, "If It's Lovin' that You Want", was not as successful as its predecessor, but reached the top ten in Australia, Ireland, and New Zealand.[33]Rihanna performing at the KIIS-FM Jingle Ball, December 2006Aside from her work in music, Rihanna made her acting debut in a cameo role in the straight-to-DVD film Bring It On: All or Nothing, released in August 2006.[34] A month after the release of her debut album, Rihanna began working on her second studio album.[35] A Girl like Me was released in April 2006.[36] Rolling Stone felt that "the burning rock guitar of "Kisses Don't Lie" and haunted strings of "Unfaithful" help make "A Girl like Me much more likable."[37] The album was a commercial success, charting in the top ten in thirteen countries. The album reached number one in Canada and number five in the United Kingdom and United States, where it sold 115,000 copies its first week.[29][38] The album became her first to be certified platinum by the RIAA, after selling of over 1,000,000 units.[39] Its lead single, "SOS", was an international success, charting in the top five in eleven countries, including Canada, Germany, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. The song reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and in Australia, her first to reach this chart position.[40] "Unfaithful", the album's second single, reached the top ten in eighteen countries, including number one in Canada and Switzerland.[41] Two more singles were released from the album: "We Ride" and "Break It Off".[42][43] The latter featuring Sean Paul, managed to reach the top 10 on the Hot 100. Following the release of the album, Rihanna embarked on her first headlining tour, the Rihanna: Live in Concert Tour.2007–2009: Good Girl Gone Bad and Rated RIn early 2007, Rihanna began work on her third studio album Good Girl Gone Bad.[44] With the help of producers Timbaland, Tricky Stewart and Sean Garrett, she embraced a new musical direction through uptempo dance tracks.[45][46] Released in May 2007, the album charted at number two in Australia and the US and topped the charts in multiple countries, including Brazil, Canada, Ireland, Japan, Russia and the UK.[47] The album received the most positive critical reviews of her first three albums.[48] The lead single, "Umbrella", topped the charts in thirteen countries and remained number one in the UK for ten consecutive weeks, the longest-running number one single since Wet Wet Wet's single "Love Is All Around" spent fifteen weeks at the top in 1994.[49][50] It was Rihanna's first single to be named one of the best-selling singles worldwide, with sales of over 6.6 million copies.[51][52] The songs "Shut Up and Drive", "Hate That I Love You" featuring Ne-Yo, and "Don't Stop the Music" were also released as singles, with the latter becoming an international hit. In support of the album, she began the Good Girl Gone Bad Tour in September 2007, with 80 shows across the US, Canada, and Europe.[53] Rihanna was nominated for several 2008 Grammy Awards, winning Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "Umbrella" alongside Jay-Z.[54]Rihanna performing at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre, 2008During the late 2000s, Rihanna began experimenting with pop, dubstep and rock music while shifting her musical style and image away from the Barbados island girl.[55] Throughout 2008, Rihanna performed on the Glow in the Dark Tour alongside Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, and N.E.R.D.[56] Her third studio album's reissue, Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded, was released in June 2008 with three new songs: "Disturbia", "Take a Bow", and the Maroon 5 duet "If I Never See Your Face Again". All three were released as singles and charted highly, reaching peak positions worldwide.[57][58][59] In August 2008, Rihanna and a host of other female singers, recorded the charity single "Just Stand Up!", the theme song to the anti-cancer campaign Stand Up to Cancer.[60] "Live Your Life", a duet between T.I. and Rihanna, released that November, and topped the Billboard Hot 100. A remix album, Good Girl Gone Bad: The Remixes, was released in January 2009. Good Girl Gone Bad has sold over 2.8 million units in the United States alone, receiving a two-times-platinum certification from the RIAA. It is Rihanna's best-selling album in the country to date.[29][61] The album has sold over seven million copies worldwide.[62] By late 2008, Rihanna remained on the charts with her eighth single, "Rehab" and was named "Diva of the Year" by Entertainment Weekly for her "newfound staying power".[63]In early 2009, Rihanna began working on her fourth studio album, Rated R.[64] Meanwhile, she collaborated with Jay-Z and Kanye West on "Run This Town", which peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100, and reached the top ten in ten other countries.[65] Rated R was released in November 2009 with Rolling Stone stating that Rihanna "transformed her sound and made one of the best pop records of the year".[66][67] Rated R featured a darker and more foreboding tone than Rihanna's previous albums.[68] Rated R debuted at number four on the US Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of 181,000 copies in the United States, giving Rihanna her highest first-week sales in the US at that time.[69][70][71] The album was supported by six singles including "Rude Boy", which was the biggest worldwide success from the album, topping the US Billboard Hot 100 for six weeks and reaching top ten positions in twenty-two other countries.[72][73] Rated R: Remixed was released in the spring of 2010 and featured ten tracks remixed by Chew Fu.[74] To promote the album, Rihanna embarked on her second worldwide tour, the Last Girl on Earth Tour.[75] At the 52nd Grammy Awards, "Run This Town" won Best Rap Song and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.[76]2010–2011: Loud and Talk That TalkIn summer 2010, Rihanna collaborated with rapper Eminem on "Love the Way You Lie", which was a major worldwide success, reaching number one in over twenty countries.[77] The song was Rihanna's seventh US number one of her career, making her the female artist with the fifth-most number ones in the chart's history.[78] Reaching number two, the song became the biggest-selling song of 2010 in the UK, and the first of Rihanna's singles to sell over one million copies in the country.[79][80] She also lent her vocals to "All of the Lights", a single from Kanye West's album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, alongside John Legend, The-Dream, Elly Jackson, Alicia Keys, Fergie, Kid Cudi, and Elton John.[81] In October 2010, Rihanna switched managers, joining Jay-Z's Roc Nation Management.[82]Rihanna at the Target Center performing on her Loud Tour, June 2011Loud, Rihanna's fifth studio album, was released in November 2010.[83] Its lead single, "Only Girl (In the World)", reached number one in fifteen countries, including Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States.[84][85][86] The album's second single, "What's My Name?", featuring rapper Drake, also reached number one in the US and UK, making Rihanna the first female solo artist to have five number one singles on the UK Singles Chart in consecutive years.[87] The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 before "Only Girl (In the World)", the first time in the chart's history that an album's lead single reached number one after the second.[88] The third single, "S&M", reached number one on the Hot 100 following the release of its official remix featuring Britney Spears, becoming her tenth number one single, which tied her with Janet Jackson for fourth place among female soloists who have topped the chart. With only four years, eleven months, and two weeks between her first and tenth number one on the chart, Rihanna set a record as the solo artist with the fastest accumulation of ten chart toppers.[89]At the 53rd Grammy Awards, "Only Girl (In the World)" won the award for Best Dance Recording.[90] "Man Down" and "California King Bed" were released as singles in May 2011 with moderate success.[91][92] "Cheers (Drink to That)", which interpolates Avril Lavigne's 2002 single "I'm with You", was released as the sixth and final single from the album, reaching the top twenty in the UK and the top ten in the US.[93] To promote the album, Rihanna embarked on her Loud Tour in June 2011, which sold out ten nights at The O2 Arena in London, the most sold out shows for a female artist in the venue's history.[94][95] The tour was the seventh highest grossing tour worldwide of 2011.[96] The final three shows in London were filmed for Rihanna's second live video album, titled Loud Tour Live at the O2, which was released on December 18, 2012.[97][98]Rihanna's sixth album, Talk That Talk, was released in November 2011.[99] The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 with sales of 198,000 copies[100] and number one in the UK, selling 163,000 copies. The lead single, "We Found Love", topped charts in twenty-seven countries worldwide, peaking in the top ten in thirty countries and breaking many records worldwide.[101] It topped the Billboard Hot 100 for ten non-consecutive weeks, becoming Rihanna's longest-running number one single and the longest-running number one of 2011.[102][103] The song was later named the 24th biggest hit of all time on the Billboard Hot 100.[104] "You Da One" and the title track featuring Jay-Z were released as the second and third singles from the album to moderate success, the former reaching the top twenty in the UK and US.[105][106] "Where Have You Been", the fifth single, successfully charted worldwide, reaching number five in the US and six in the UK.[107][108] "Cockiness (Love It)" was released as the album's sixth and final single in a remixed form featuring rapper ASAP Rocky.[109]2012–2014: Battleship and UnapologeticIn early 2012, two collaborations featuring Rihanna were released: Coldplay's "Princess of China" from the album Mylo Xyloto and Drake's "Take Care" from his album of the same name.[110][111] In February 2012, Rihanna won her third Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 2012 Grammy Awards, and was voted the Best International Female Solo Artist at the 2012 BRIT Awards for the second consecutive year.[112][113] March 2012 saw the simultaneous release of collaborations between Rihanna and Chris Brown: remixes of her song "Birthday Cake" and his "Turn Up the Music". The recordings received mainly negative responses due to the pair's history of domestic violence.[114] In September 2012, "We Found Love" won the MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year, making Rihanna the first woman to receive the accolade more than once.[115] Rihanna performed at the 2012 NewNowNext Awards along with British singer Neon Hitch.[116]Rihanna starred as Petty Officer (GM2) Cora Raikes in her first theatrical feature film Battleship, which was released on May 18, 2012.[117] Loosely based on the game of the same name, both the film and Rihanna's performance received mixed-to-negative reviews; The New York Times said she was "just fine in the rather generic role".[118] She received a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actress[119] and, on a more positive note, a Teen Choice Award.[120] She appeared in Katy Perry: Part of Me, a 3D autobiographical documentary-concert film about her friend Katy Perry. On August 19, 2012, Rihanna appeared in the first episode of the second season of Oprah Winfrey's American prime time television show Oprah's Next Chapter.[121] The episode scored the second-highest ratings in the history of the Oprah Winfrey Network.[122]Rihanna in Canada, performing on her Diamonds World Tour (2013)Rihanna's seventh studio album, Unapologetic, was released in November 2012.[123] In the United States, the album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 with sales of 238,000, marking Rihanna's first number one album in the country. In addition, it was the best-selling debut week of her career, besting her fifth studio album Loud (2010).[124] The album was Rihanna's third consecutive number one album in the United Kingdom and fifth in Switzerland.[125][126] The lead single from the album, "Diamonds", reached number one in more than twenty countries worldwide, including on the US Billboard Hot 100, her twelfth number one on the chart which tied her with Madonna and The Supremes as the artists' with the fourth most number ones on the chart's history.[127] The album's second single, "Stay", featuring Mikky Ekko, reached the top five in over twenty countries, including number three on the Billboard Hot 100.[128] As promotion prior to the album's release, Rihanna embarked on the 777 Tour, a mini tour of seven shows in seven countries in seven days.[129] A documentary DVD of the tour was later released.In February 2013 at the 55th Grammy Awards, Rihanna won her sixth Grammy Award, in the category Best Short Form Music Video for "We Found Love" (2011).[130] Also that month, the Official Charts Company announced that Rihanna had sold 3,868,000 records in the past year in the UK alone, ranking at number one in the list of 2013 BRIT Awards artist nominees.[125] Rihanna's fifth headlining concert tour, the Diamonds World Tour, began in March 2013 in support of Unapologetic.[131] Rihanna appeared in the Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg comedy film This Is the End, released in June 2013.[132] That same month, American hip hop artist Wale released a remixed version of his single "Bad" featuring Rihanna.[133]In October 2013, Eminem released his Rihanna-assisted single, "The Monster", the fourth release from his eighth studio album The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (2013). With the song entering the UK Singles Chart at number one, Rihanna joined Elvis Presley and The Beatles as just one of three acts to have scored a number one single each year over seven consecutive years in the chart's history.[134] The song also peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, which marked Rihanna's thirteenth chart topper, tying her with Michael Jackson for the third most number ones in the chart's 55-year history.[135] Cher Lloyd performed the song on X-Factor. The song won them a Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards. Rihanna appeared on Shakira's single, "Can't Remember to Forget You", which was released as the first single from Shakira's album on January 13, 2014.[136] In May 2014, Rihanna left Def Jam to sign fully with Roc Nation, who had managed her career since October 2010.[137] In 2013, Rihanna was originally to be featured on Pitbull's song "Timber", which later featured singer Kesha.[138]2015–present: Home, Anti and film careerNews of Rihanna's work on her eighth studio album began in 2014.[139][140] In January 2015, she released the single, "FourFiveSeconds", featuring Kanye West and Paul McCartney.[141] Two more singles were released ("Bitch Better Have My Money" and "American Oxygen"),[142][143][144] however the singles did not make the final track listing for her eighth studio album. She also released a concept album based around the 3D animated film Home,[145] which she starred in, alongside Jim Parsons, Steve Martin and Jennifer Lopez. "Towards the Sun" was released as the first single from the Home soundtrack on February 24.[146] On July 1, 2015 the RIAA announced that Rihanna had surpassed more than 100 million Gold & Platinum song certifications. In doing so Rihanna has the most Digital Single Awards and is the first and only artist to surpass RIAA’s 100 million cumulative singles award threshold.[147] In October 2015, she appeared as a guest on the ninth season of The Voice as the main advisor.[148] That same month, it was announced that she would have a major role in the upcoming Luc Besson film, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, an adaptation of the comic book series Valérian and Laureline, which is scheduled for a 2017 release.[149][150] She also inked a $25 million contract with Samsung that would see Rihanna promoting Samsung's Galaxy line of products whilst Samsung would sponsor the release of Anti and its supporting tour.[151] The Anti World Tour was announced in November 2015 and began in February 2016, with Travis Scott supporting in North America, and The Weeknd and Big Sean supporting at selected European dates.[152]On January 28, 2016, Rihanna released her eighth studio album Anti exclusively through streaming service Tidal.[153] The following day, a deluxe version of the album, featuring three additional tracks, was also made available for streaming on Apple Music.[154] After debuting at number twenty seven on the US Billboard 200, Anti went on to peak at number one becoming Rihanna's second number one and the eighth top ten album on the chart.[155] The album was supported by the release of three singles including the lead single "Work" which features rapper Drake, and reached the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100, and "Needed Me" which reached number seven.[156][157] In mid 2016, Rihanna was featured on several singles. The first collaboration was Calvin Harris' "This Is What You Came For," which reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100 and number two on the UK single charts.[157][158] Rihanna was also featured on Drake's "Too Good" from his album Views and Mike Will Made It's single, "Nothing Is Promised" which was released as the lead single from his debut album Ransom 2 on June 3, 2016.[159][160] On June 27, 2016, Rihanna released "Sledgehammer", the lead single from the Star Trek Beyond soundtrack.[161] On August 28, Rihanna was honored with the MTV Video Vanguard Award at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.[162][163]In August 2016, Rihanna joined the all-female spin-off of the Ocean's Eleven franchise, called Ocean's Eight directed by Gary Ross, opposite Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling, Anne Hathaway and Awkwafina.[164]ArtistryMusic and voiceRihanna possesses a mezzo-soprano vocal range of three octaves and two notes.[165] While recording tracks for her third studio album, Good Girl Gone Bad (2007), Rihanna took vocal lessons from Ne-Yo. Speaking of the experience she stated, "I've never had vocal training, so when I'm in the studio, he'll tell me how to breathe and stuff... He'll call out these big fancy words: 'OK, I want you to do staccato.' And I'm like, 'OK, I don't know what that is.'"[46] Her vocal performance on Loud (2010) received positive reviews from music critics. James Skinner from BBC praised Rihanna's vocals on the song "Love the Way You Lie (Part II)" and wrote that her voice is powerful and that "it is Rihanna's vocal – at once commanding, soulful and vulnerable – that anchors the song, and Loud itself".[166] Andy Gill from The Independent feels that "California King Bed" features her best vocal performance.[167] In a review of Unapologetic, Billboard magazine wrote, "Diamonds finds Rihanna doing one of her throatiest, most impassioned vocals to date, on this inspirational pop ballad."[168] Jon Caramanica of The New York Times stated, "over the years, as her game face froze in place, her voice cured into a weapon of emotional chill and strategic indifference. It's decidedly unfriendly, made to give orders".[169]"Pon de Replay""Pon de Replay" is infused with a reggae style using a mixture of dance-pop and R&B. Lyrically, the song is about Rihanna asking the DJ to play her favorite song repeatedly."Umbrella"0:00One of Rihanna's signature songs, "Umbrella" is a pop and R&B song with lyrics about a romantic and platonic relationship. The song became a major breakthrough in her career.Problems playing these files? See media help.Rihanna's music has encompassed a broad range of genres; including dancehall, reggae and soca, as well as pop, R&B, dubstep, hip hop and electronic dance music.[170] Some of her songs are also inspired through record sampling from other artists.[171] With its provocative subject matter and lyrics,[170] her musical career has been an experiment with new musical ideas and stated that she wants "to make music that could be heard in parts of the world that I'd never been to".[172] Growing up in Barbados, she wasn't exposed to a lot of music, mainly reggae, hip-hop, and soca music.[173] At the time of her debut, she recorded songs that were inspired by her Caribbean roots and described her early sound as "a fusion of reggae, hip-hop and R&B, with a little something different thrown in".[20][170] Her early dancehall roots can be found on her debut album, Music of the Sun (2005), and its follow-up, A Girl like Me (2006).[174] When she moved to the United States, she became exposed to a lot of American music "rock being one of them, and I fell in love with it. [Now] I love rock music."[173]Music of the Sun demonstrates the influence of Rihanna’s musical heritage of the Caribbean. Kelefa Sanneh of The New York Times complimented its combination of dancehall and reggae, who said, "Dancehall reggae sometimes seems like a furiously insular form of music, but ... Rihanna is only the latest singer to discover how versatile the genre's spring-loaded electronic rhythms can be".[175] Her debut single, "Pon de Replay" features a dancehall-pop mixture that infuses a reggae style, while "If It's Lovin' that You Want" talks about a girl seducing a guy to be her boyfriend.[176] Aiming for artistic growth, A Girl like Me expresses personal experiences that typical 18-year-old girls go through with ballads that were described as elegant and mature.[177] During a review for Good Girl Gone Bad (2007), Sal Cinquemani of Slant Magazine to write that Rihanna "finally figured out that she's a dance artist and the majority of the album is comprised of uptempo dance-pop" songs like "Push Up On Me" and "Don't Stop the Music".[178] It represents a departure from the Caribbean sound of her previous albums, and is described as a turning point in her career.[179][180] While the first half of the record shares a lot of 1980s pop influences with songs like "Don't Stop the Music" and "Shut Up and Drive", the second half retreats into standard R&B.[181][182]Recorded after the assault by her then-boyfriend, Chris Brown, Rated R (2009) had a much darker tone and was filled with various emotions she experienced throughout 2009.[183] In Loud (2010), Rihanna reflects on the fun and energetic vibe she had while recording the album.[184] The album is a mixture of ballads, party anthems, and empowering love songs.[185] Talk That Talk (2011) was similar to Rated R, as both contain hip hop, R&B, dancehall, and dubstep genres.[186] Loud and Talk That Talk saw her explore sexuality in her work ("S&M" and "Birthday Cake") and return to her dancehall roots ("Man Down" and "Watch n' Learn").[187] She also branched out into house music with tracks like "We Found Love", "Only Girl (In the World)" and "Complicated."[188]InfluencesBob Marley playing guitarMadonna performingBob Marley (left) and Madonna (right) both significantly influenced Rihanna and her musicRihanna has named Madonna as her idol and biggest influence. She said that she wanted to be the "black Madonna" and praised the singer for being able to constantly reinvent herself successfully throughout her career.[189][190] "I think that Madonna was a great inspiration for me, especially on my earlier work. If I had to examine her evolution through time, I think she reinvented her clothing style and music with success every single time. And at the same time remained a real force in entertainment in the whole world."[189] Another major influence on Rihanna's music and career has been Mariah Carey, whose song "Hero" she performed when Rihanna was still a teenager at her high school talent show.[191] She revealed that Carey's song "Vision of Love" "was the song that made [her] want to do music" and that "everything Mariah did, [she] would try to do."[192][193] She grew up watching videos of reggae legend Bob Marley on television because that's what they would play in the Caribbean.[194] She stated, "He's one of my favourite artists of all time – he really paved the way for every other artist out of the Caribbean".[195] She built a shrine in her home dedicated to the reggae legend and has covered Marley's "Is This Love" and Bob Marley & The Wailers' "Redemption Song" during her concert tours.[196][197]During her childhood, she would go around singing Whitney Houston songs and "A Whole New World" into her hairbrush so much that her neighbors started calling her "Robyn Redbreast".[198] She also stated that one of the first songs she remembers falling in love with was Houston's version of "I Will Always Love You" and that it "was really inspiring, and it made me develop a passion for music, so really, she’s partly responsible for me being here in this industry."[199][200] Rihanna commented that Janet Jackson "was one of the first female pop icons that I could relate to" and that late R&B singer Aaliyah has a huge impact on her style and also complimented on the singers artistry as well.[201][202] Watching Beyoncé on television with Destiny's Child also inspired Rihanna's musical career, who was chosen along with R&B recording artists Amerie and Teairra Marí, to give a tribute performance to the female group at the 2005 World Music Awards.[203][204] Other musical influences and idols include Celine Dion,[205] Grace Jones,[206] Alicia Keys,[207] Prince,[208] Fefe Dobson,[209][210] and Brandy.[211]Rihanna takes influence from the different types of music she discovered when she came to America and revealed that rock music was one of the first genres she fell in love with.[173] She commented, "as I grow older, I want to know more about music. I want to discover more types of music".[181] She cited Brandy's fourth studio album, Afrodisiac (2004), as her main inspiration for her third album, Good Girl Gone Bad (2007).[181] In her early career, her music contained strong influences of Caribbean music, including reggae and dancehall.[212] The music video of the song "Rude Boy" featured images inspired by her Caribbean roots.[212]Videos and stageRihanna has worked with music video director Anthony Mandler on more than a dozen music videos, the first being "Unfaithful" (2006).[213] "We've done 16 videos together; they're not all tough, [...] Yeah, I mean, I'm known for the 'Disturbia's and the 'Russian Roulette's and things like that, but 'Only Girl (In the World)' is certainly an ethereal kind of empowering, beauty-filled video," Mandler said.[213] Jocelyn Vena of MTV wrote, "Rihanna, like Madonna, also has a tendency to make truly thought-provoking music videos that fit the songs they represent. Smattered in between glitzier, more glamorous clips, Madge and Ri want us to think about bigger issues".[188] Jon Bream of the Star Tribune commented "[i]n the tradition of Madonna and Janet Jackson, Rihanna has become the video vixen of the '00s ... Rihanna has perfected the pout, the long-legged strut and trend-setting hairdos that keep women and men alike checking her out on YouTube."[214] George Epaminondas of InStyle considers Rihanna's music videos to be "cinematic" due to her "blend of lush island rhythms and swinging pop and ... mischievous sensuality."[215] Tamar Anitai from MTV Buzzworthy listed "Disturbia" at number five on the "Buzzworthy's Top 5 Most Paranoid Music Videos" and said that "Paranoia never looked so supernaturally sexy!".[216]Rihanna performing at the Kollen Music Festival, June 2012Many of her music videos were shot as short films exploring issues such as love triangles, abuse, and substance abuse romance, including "We Found Love" and "Man Down".[188] Her music video for "Umbrella" shows Rihanna's transition into adulthood and her newly adopted image.[217] The "dark, creepy" scenes of "Disturbia" have been compared to Michael Jackson's Thriller.[214][218] The video for "Russian Roulette" features Rihanna in a padded room playing a game of russian roulette with her partner. A scene of Rihanna being approached by a speeding car at night was compared to the altercation with Chris Brown.[219] The Caribbean-inspired music video for "Rude Boy" was compared to rapper M.I.A.'s video "Boyz" by many critics for its colorful aesthetic similarities.[212] In 2011, she released three controversial music videos about sadomasochism, rape, and domestic violence.[220] "Man Down", which features Rihanna shooting a man in a train station, was criticized by the Parents Television Council.[221] "We Found Love", which shows Rihanna and her love interest in a drug-filled unhealthy relationship,[219] sparked criticism from the Rape Crisis Centre for its inappropriate message.[222] But Charne Graham of the Houston Press defended the singer, asking, "Why should Rihanna's music videos get everyone riled up when others' equally sexual and controversial videos are in rotation? [...] she just like[s] to make music videos that give us something to talk about."[220] She is the first woman to pass two billion cumulative views on the music video website VEVO.[223] As of December 2016, she has accumulated over 10 billion views on the site.Denis Armstrong of Canadian Online Explorer commented on her performance at the Ottawa Bluesfest, saying "her show was a Disney-esque choreographed fantasy of non-stop hip-swiveling, sassy attitude and personal endearments and a string of funky, sugar-free hits."[224] Her performance of "Disturbia" at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards was ranked tenth best on the MTV Video Music Awards, according to a Billboard poll.[225] Her revealing leather costumes during her Good Girl Gone Bad Tour were highly criticized by Malaysia's conservative Islamic party, who recommended that her concert tour should be banned.[226] Whilst commenting on her third album's accompanying tour, The Times compared Rihanna's stage wardrobe styling to that of Janet Jackson and called her "a vision of Ann Summers couture in thigh-high boots and a few scraps of black PVC."[227] In the October 2011 issue of British Vogue, Rihanna said her performance outfits and appearances are all an act; "[t]hat's not me. That's a part I play. You know, like it's a piece of art, with all these toys and textures to play with".[228]ImagePublic profileKnown for reinventing her style and image, Rihanna's music and fashion sense are noted by the media.[229] In 2009, New York magazine described Rihanna's early look as that of a cookie-cutter teen queen, noting she has the ability to shift looks dramatically and with great ease.[230] Around the time of the release of her second studio album, A Girl like Me (2006), many critics felt that Rihanna's style, sound, and musical material were too similar to those of Beyoncé.[231][232] In an interview with Look magazine, Rihanna spoke about comparisons to Beyonce: "Beyoncé is a great artist and I feel honored to be mentioned in the same sentence, but we're different performers with different styles".[233] She revealed during Oprah's Next Chapter that Def Jam's pop-princess blueprint made her feel claustrophobic during her early years with the label.[234] According to Rihanna, "I felt like they were giving me a blueprint. [...] They had a brand, they had an idea of what they wanted me to be without figuring out who I was."[235] With the release of her third album, Good Girl Gone Bad (2007), Rihanna dismissed her innocent image for an edgier look with a new hairstyle, which was inspired by Charlize Theron's bob cut in the science fiction thriller Æon Flux (2005).[236] She followed the likes of recording artists Janet Jackson and Christina Aguilera who also shed their innocent image for an edgier look and sound.[237]Rihanna at the American Music Awards in November 2009Rihanna at the Battleship premiere in April 2012Nico Amarca of Highsnobiety magazine wrote "over the course of her now 10-year career, [Rihanna] has undergone one of the most significant aesthetic metamorphoses the world has ever seen".[238] Her image and fashion has changed several times with different hairstyles since the release of her third album.[239][240] She commented that as a child she "used to watch her [mother] get dressed" and that her love and admiration for fashion started with her mom.[241] When putting together her own wardrobe she stated, "It's become more about taking a risk ... I always look for the most interesting silhouette or something that's a little off."[242] Jess Cartner-Morley of The Guardian wrote that "Rihanna's wardrobe is the most talked-about, influential and dissected in pop right now" and that whatever she wears "is immediately reproduced on the high street, because it sells".[243] Country singer Miranda Lambert admires Rihanna's fashion and style stating, "I don't necessarily get inspired by the whole no-bra thing, but I love that you never know what she's going to wear. It always keeps you guessing, which makes her sassy and interesting."[244]In an interview with Alexa Chung during Vogue Festival 2015, Balmain designer Olivier Rousteing praised Rihanna by stylistically comparing her to some of the biggest fashion icons in music history, such as Madonna, David Bowie, Michael Jackson, and Prince.[245] Commenting on the cultural expectation for pop stars to be role models, she said "[being a role model] became more of my job than I wanted it to be. But no, I just want to make music. That's it".[228] In a May 2013 interview with MTV, The Vagina Monologues writer and feminist Eve Ensler praised the singer, saying, "I'm a huge Rihanna fan, I think she has a kind of agency over her sexuality and she's open about her sexuality, she has enormous grace and she's immensely talented."[246]AppearanceDescribed as one of the sexiest woman of her generation, she revealed that being a sex symbol is not a priority and that "it's definitely flattering, but also uncomfortable."[247] Emily Hewett from Metro wrote, "Rihanna is quite possibly [the] most sexiest woman in the world. The 25-year-old songbird can grind like no other, pull off a provocative pose better than a Playboy pro."[248] Her appearance has landed her on the cover of magazines such as Maxim, FHM, Rolling Stone and GQ.[249] She has appeared in the top ten on Maxim's Hot 100 list and on FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World" several times.[250][251] In 2007, she was tagged Venus Breeze's "Celebrity Legs of a Goddess" by Gillette,[252] and was ranked second on People magazine's list of "10 Best Dressed Stars" the following year.[253]Rihanna performing on her Loud Tour in June 2011.In 2009, Glamour ranked her at number 17 on the 50 Most Glamorous Women and Esquire named her the Sexiest Woman Alive of 2011.[254][255] In December 2012, Rihanna became the first woman to be featured on the cover of GQ magazine's "Men of the Year" issue and ranked fifth on Complex list of "100 Hottest Female Singers of All Time".[249][256] The following year, VH1 placed Rihanna second on their list of "100 Sexiest Artists".[257]Rihanna is well known for having a wide collection of small tattoos around her body. The sixteen in total include two musical notes on the front of her ankle, a skull with a pink hair bow on the back of her ankle, a Pisces sign behind her right ear,[258][259] a Sanskrit prayer going down her hip, a star in her left ear,[260] the word "love" on her left middle finger,[261] an Arabic phrase meaning "Freedom in Christ" on her ribcage area,[262] a trail of stars going down the back of her neck,[263][264] the phrase "shhh..." on her right index finger,[265] the date 11.4.86 in Roman numerals on top of her left shoulder,[266] a henna-style tribal dragon claw including hibiscus flowers inside her right hand/wrist,[267] and a handgun under her right armpit. A gun tattoo was planned to be placed just below her shoulders but was ultimately located on her rib cage.[268] In late 2009, Rihanna had the phrase, "Never a failure, always a lesson" inked onto her chest backwards as she wanted to be able to read it in the mirror; it is her "motto in life for everything".[269] In mid-2010, the phrase "rebelle fleur" was tattooed onto the singer's neck.[270]LegacyRihanna during her Loud Tour in Belfast, September 2011Rihanna's first albums established her as a "Pop/R&B Princess"[271] by music critics; Nick Levine of Digital Spy described her third studio album Good Girl Gone Bad, as "the closest thing to a Thriller that 2007/08 is likely to produce".[272] Her single "Umbrella", famous for its "ella ella" hook, is considered by Rolling Stone to be one of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.[273] Her 2011 single "We Found Love" was ranked by Billboard as the 24th biggest US Billboard Hot 100 hit of all time.[104] The music video won a Grammy as Best Short Form Music Video and MTV's Video of the Year.[274][275] Her collaboration with Eminem, "Love the Way You Lie", together with "Umbrella", "Disturbia", "Only Girl (In the World)", "We Found Love", and "Diamonds", are some of the best-selling singles of all time worldwide.Time magazine included Rihanna on its 100 Most Influential People in the World issue in 2012. Stella McCartney writes "She's one of the coolest, hottest, most talented, most liked, most listened to, most followed, most impressive artists at work today, but she does it in her own stride. She works hard, very hard. She gives to her fans, friends and foundation not just herself but her energy and spirit." [276] On June 2, 2014, Rihanna was presented with Fashion Icon lifetime achievement award from Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), a special prize reserved for "an individual whose style has made a significant impact on popular culture on an international stage".[277] In August 2013, Rihanna is placed at number 13 on Billboard's "Greatest Of All Time Hot 100 Artists" list,[278] being its highest ranking newcomer.[279] Billboard also ranked Rihanna the top Hot 100 artist of the 2010s decade.[4] In 2014, Time magazine's pop stardom ranking metric, ranked Rihanna second in history, based on all-time chart performance and contemporary significance.[280]Rihanna's work has directly influenced a number of contemporary artists such as Little Mix,[281] Selena Gomez,[282] Justin Bieber,[283] Ellie Goulding,[284] Tegan and Sara,[285] [286] Jessie J,[287] Cover Drive,[288] Fifth Harmony,[289] Demi Lovato,[290] Alexandra Stan,[291] Grimes,[292] Cher Lloyd[293] and Willow Smith.[294] Rihanna has an honorary title of Ambassador for Culture and Youth in Barbados.[295] Additionally, Rihanna has become a dominating figure in social media and internet streaming, ranking at number one on Forbes' 2012 list of Social Networking Superstars.[296] In 2013, Rihanna was also named the most influential pop star in the United Kingdom by UK channel 4Music.[297]In February 22, 2008, former Barbados Prime Minister, David Thompson, launched the national "Rihanna Day" in their country. Although it is not a bank holiday, Barbadians celebrate it every year to honor Rihanna's success in the music industry.[298][299][300][301]AchievementsSee also: List of awards and nominations received by RihannaRihanna has received numerous awards throughout her career such as eight Grammy Awards, twelve Billboard Music Awards, nine American Music Awards, four iHeartRadio Music Awards, among others. Rihanna received the "Icon Award" at the 2013 American Music Awards[302][303] and the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.[304] She has sold over 200 million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time.[305] In the United States, Rihanna has sold over 10 million albums,[306] while Nielsen SoundScan ranked her as the best-selling digital artist in the country, breaking a Guinness World Record for digital single sales of over 58 million as of 2012.[307][308][309] On July 1, 2015 the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announced that Rihanna had surpassed more than 100 million Gold & Platinum song certifications. In doing so Rihanna has the most digital single awards and is the first and only artist to surpass RIAA’s 100 million cumulative singles award threshold.[147] In the United Kingdom, she has sold over 7 million albums making her 3rd best selling female this century.[310]Rihanna has accumulated fourteen number-one singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart for the third most number ones in the chart's history.[311] She has been named the top Mainstream Top 40 chart artist of the past twenty years by Billboard; she ranks first with most entries (36), most top tens (23), and most number ones (10).[312] As of March 2014, Rihanna has sold over 18 million singles and six million albums in the United Kingdom.[313][314] She is the tenth best-selling[315] and the second best-selling female singles artist in the country, only behind Madonna[316] and is second only to The Beatles for the most million-selling singles in the UK of all time.[317] According to Billboard, her album sales alone stand at 54 million copies sold worldwide.[318]Other venturesEndorsementsRihanna has ventured into other businesses and industries. In October 2005, Rihanna struck an endorsement deal (her first of many) with Secret Body Spray.[319] In 2010, Rihanna featured in the Optus commercial, in conjunction with Optus supporting Rihanna's Last Girl on Earth Tour.[320] The same year Rihanna also featured in the Kodak commercial along with rapper Pitbull.[321] In October 2010, the singer released an eponymous book.[322] The book, featured photos from Rihanna's Last Girl on Earth Tour and served as an accompaniment to her fourth studio album Rated R (2009). Rihanna's first fragrance, "Reb'l Fleur", was released in January 2011.[323] The product became highly successful, according to Rolling Stone, Reb'l Fleur was a financial success and was expected to gross US$80 million at retail by the end of 2011.[324] In 2011, Nivea celebrated its "100 Years of Skincare" festivities which featured several performances from Rihanna.[325] Rihanna's song "California King Bed" was featured as a part of the "100 Years of Skincare" commercial campaign.[326] Rihanna also became the face of Vita Coco in 2011.[327]Rihanna's second fragrance, "Rebelle", was released in February 2012.[328] The promotional campaign for Rebelle, was shot by director, Anthony Mandler, who also shot the promotional campaign for Reb'l Fleur.[329] In November 2012, Rihanna released her third fragrance, "Nude".[330] In 2013, the singer collaborated with MAC Cosmetics and released her own summer, fall and holiday lines of makeup called "RiRi hearts MAC".[331] In July 2013, lager production company Budweiser announced that Rihanna had become a part of their global "Made For Music" campaign, also co-starring Jay-Z. A commercial video was released featuring the singer and song "Right Now".[332] Rihanna's fourth women's fragrance, titled Rogue was released on September 14, 2013. The singer announces to release a men's version the following year.[333] It was announced on August 1, 2014 that September 2014 will see the release Rihanna's first fragrance for men, "Rogue Man".[citation needed] Also in July 2015, she announced her latest fragrance, RiRi by Rihanna. The scent features notes of passion fruit extract, rum absolute, sparkling cassis, and Italian mandarin and arrive at retailers in September 2015.[334]Business endeavoursOn March 30, 2015, it was announced that Rihanna is a co-owner, with various other music artists, in the music streaming service Tidal. The service specialises in lossless audio and high definition music videos. Jay Z acquired the parent company of Tidal, Aspiro, in the first quarter of 2015.[335] Including Beyoncé and Jay-Z, sixteen artist stakeholders (such as Kanye West, Beyoncé, Madonna, Chris Martin, Nicki Minaj and more) co-own Tidal, with the majority owning a 3% equity stake.[336] "The challenge is to get everyone to respect music again, to recognize its value", stated Jay-Z on the release of Tidal.[337]In November 2015, Rihanna and Benoit Demouy launched a beauty and stylist agency named Fr8me. The business based in Los Angeles was set up in order to assist artists in booking commercials, editorial shoots, ad campaigns, and red-carpet appearances. Speaking on the venture Rihanna stated "Hair, makeup and styling play an important role in creativity, I am very involved with that part of my process, so this agency was an organic thing for me to do." The roster includes Rihanna’s makeup artist Mylah Morales, wardrobe stylist Jason Bolden, hairstylist Patricia Morales, and Marcia Hamilton.[338] In addition to Fr8me, Rihanna opened a photo agency called "A Dog Ate My Homework", which represents photographers Erik Asla and Deborah Anderson.[338]Under her PUMA collection, she released the "Puma Creepers".[339] Then in 2016, she released the PUMA Fenty Trainer, which premiered in red, white, and black, and then was scheduled to release in a grey "Quarry" colorway at midnight on June 14 via Packer Shoes; they sold for $180.[339] The "Fenty Trainers" were available on June 15 in-store at both Packer Shoes locations.[339]FashionThe singer's first fashion range, for Armani, became available in November 2011.[340] Rihanna's 2010 song "Skin" was used in the Armani Jeans and Emporio Armani Underwear adds.[341][342] Her first television program, Styled to Rock, premiered in the UK in August 2012 on Sky Living. In the ten-week series, Rihanna, Nicola Roberts, Lysa Cooper, and Henry Holland assist up-and-coming British designers with their clothing lines.[343] In February 2013, Rihanna presented her first women's spring fashion collection at London Fashion Week for British street fashion brand River Island, collaborating with her personal stylist Adam Selman.[344] They published two more collections for the brand, a summer edition released on May 25, 2013 and an autumn edition released on September 10, 2013.[345] The fourth and last collection for River Island, the winter edition was released on November 7, 2013.[346] Meanwhile, the US version of Styled to Rock premiered on October 25, 2013 on Bravo.[347]In December 2013, it was announced that Rihanna is set to be the new face of the forthcoming spring/summer 2014 campaign — due to appear in magazines from January — of the French fashion house Balmain.[348] On June 2, 2014, Rihanna "will receive the Fashion Icon Award at the 2014 Council of Fashion Designers of America Fashion Awards" at the Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall.[349] and said regarding it "Fashion has always been my defense mechanism".[350] In December 2014, it was announced that Rihanna would become the creative director of the fashion sportswear Puma, overseeing the brand’s women’s line which will include collaborations in apparel and footwear.[351]In March 2015, it was announced that Rihanna was chosen as the new face of Dior; this makes her the first black woman to be the face of Dior.[352] In July 2015, Rihanna announced that she would design multiple seasons of a signature women's collection of socks in a multi-year partnership with Stance. The first release included two limited-edition styles in a print called "Murder Rih Wrote," with further designs to follow.[353] In March 2016, Rihanna teamed up with Manolo Blahnik for an all denim shoe line.[354] She has collaborated with luxury fashion Label Dior to create a line of futuristic sunglasses she debuted on instagram.[355] It is simply called "Rihanna."[355] Mexican singer Becky G has stated Rihanna is one of style icons to Latina magazine.[356]PhilanthropyMain article: Clara Lionel FoundationIn 2006, she created her Believe Foundation to help terminally ill children.[357][358] In 2007, Rihanna was named as one of the Cartier Love Charity Bracelet Ambassadors, with each celebrity representing a different global charity.[359] To help raise awareness and combat HIV/AIDS, Rihanna and other public figures designed clothing for the February 2008 H&M Fashion Against AIDS line.[360][361]In 2008, Rihanna performed a series of charity concerts entitled A Girl's Night Out[362] to benefit the Believe Foundation. The concerts were made free for the public. Money from sponsors and advertisers were to be donated to provide medical supplies, school supplies and toys to children in need.[363][364][365] In September 2008, Rihanna contributed to the song "Just Stand Up!" with fifteen other female artists, who shared the stage to perform the song live on September 5, 2008, during the "Stand Up to Cancer" television special. The proceeds from the single were given to the fundraiser.[366] The television special helped raise $100 million for cancer research.[367]Rihanna founded the Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF) in 2012, in honor of her grandparents, Clara and Lionel Braithwaite. Current programs include the Clara Braithwaite Center for Oncology and Nuclear Medicine at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Barbados, and education programs.[368][369] The CLF host an annual Diamond Ball—charity fundraiser event. The inaugural event in 2014 raised over $2 million, with the second raising over $3 million.[370][371]On February 12, 2012, Rihanna performed a benefit show at the House of Blues to raise money for the Children's Orthopaedic Center and The Mark Taper-Johnny Mercer Artists Program at Children's Hospital.[372] In November 2012, Rihanna gave $100,000 to food bank donation for Hurricane Sandy,[373] On January 3, 2014 Rihanna was part of the MAC Viva Glam campaign, which benefits women, men, and children living with HIV/AIDS.[374]Personal lifeOn February 8, 2009, Rihanna's scheduled performance at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards was cancelled.[375] Reports surfaced that then-boyfriend, singer Chris Brown had physically assaulted her. He was arrested on suspicion of making criminal threats.[376] On March 5, 2009, Brown was charged with assault and making criminal threats.[377] Due to a leaked photograph from the police department obtained by TMZ.com—which revealed that Rihanna had sustained visible injuries—an organization known as STOParazzi proposed "Rihanna's Law", which, if enacted, would "deter employees of law enforcement agencies from releasing photos or information that exploits crime victims."[378] Gil Kaufman of VH1 reported the "nonstop coverage of the Rihanna/Brown case has brought up a number of issues regarding the privacy of alleged victims of domestic violence, including the decision by almost all major news outlets to divulge the identity of the victim—which is not typically done in domestic-violence cases" and discussed the controversial distribution of the leaked photograph.[379] Rihanna was subpoenaed to testify during a preliminary hearing in Los Angeles on June 22, 2009.[380] On June 22, 2009, Brown pleaded guilty to felony assault. Brown received five years probation and was ordered to stay fifty yards (46 meters) away from Rihanna, unless at public events, which then would be reduced to ten yards (nine meters).[381] In February 2011, at the request of Brown's lawyer and with Rihanna's consent, Judge Patricia Schnegg modified the restraining order to a "level one order", which allows the singers to appear at awards shows together in the future.[382][383]From December 2009 to 2010, Rihanna dated Dodgers baseball player Matt Kemp.[384] Canadian rapper Drake has also dated the singer.[385] In a January 2013 interview with Rolling Stone, Rihanna confirmed that she had rekindled her relationship with Chris Brown,[386] though he remained under probation for the 2009 domestic violence incident.[387] The confirmation followed persistent media speculation throughout 2012 regarding the pair's reunion.[388][389] In a May 2013 interview, Brown stated that he and Rihanna had broken up again.[390] In 2015, Rihanna briefly dated Travis Scott, a rapper from Missouri City, Texas.[391]Rihanna has stated that she believes in God and that she focuses on obeying God and reading her Bible. She is a fan of Protestant charismatic minister Joyce Meyer.[392][393] In 2015, Rihanna told Harper's Bazaar that her faith in God has helped her throughout her career.[394]During her performance at the NCAA March Madness Music Festival, Rihanna expressed her disagreement with Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act that allows companies and individuals to use their religious beliefs as protection, in case of being accused of discrimination against LGBT people.[395] Rihanna along with numerous other high-profile celebrities featured in an online video entitled "23 Ways You Could Be Killed If You Are Black in America". The video was released in partnership with the We Are Here Movement and called for action against police brutality.[396]According to the New York Post, Rihanna filed a lawsuit against Peter Gunis and the firm Berdon LLP for $35 million but settled out of court for more than $10 million.[397] Forbes began reporting on Rihanna's earnings in 2012, calculating that she earned $53 million between May 2011 and May 2012, for her music, tour, and endorsements.[398] In 2013, Rihanna came in at number 13 on the list with a total earning of $43 million due to endorsements such as vita coco.[399][400][401] In 2015 Rihanna earned $26 million, which resulted in her net worth rising to $160 million by 2016.[402] In July 2016, Forbes magazine placed Rihanna at number 13 on their list of highest paid celebrities, earning $75 million between 2015 and 2016.[403] Rihanna currently lives in Manhattan, New York City and owns a penthouse there that is worth $14 million.[404]DiscographyMain article: Rihanna discographyMusic of the Sun (2005)A Girl like Me (2006)Good Girl Gone Bad (2007)Rated R (2009)Loud (2010)Talk That Talk (2011)Unapologetic (2012)Anti (2016)FilmographySee also: Rihanna videographyBring It On: All or Nothing (2006)Battleship (2012)Coldplay Live 2012 (2012)Katy Perry: Part of Me (2012)This Is the End (2013)Annie (2014)Home (2015)Bates Motel (2017)[405]Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)Ocean's Eight (2018)[406]ToursMain article: List of Rihanna concert toursRihanna: Live in Concert Tour (2006)Good Girl Gone Bad Tour (2007–2009)Last Girl on Earth Tour (2010–2011)Loud Tour (2011)Diamonds World Tour (2013)The Monster Tour (with Eminem) (2014)Anti World Tour (2016)See alsoBook iconBook: RihannaiconRihanna portaliconBarbados portalCulture of BarbadosHonorific nicknames in popular musicList of Billboard Social 50 number-one artistsList of Billboard Hot 100 chart achievements and milestonesMusic of BarbadosList of awards and nominations received by RihannaArtists with the most number-ones on the U.S. Hot 100Artists with the most number-ones on the U.S. dance chartRihanna (given name)ReferencesJump up ^ "Hard-To-Pronounce Celebrity Names". 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We've been through and re-ordered our list to help you find the top bargains, meaning it's a big rise for the much-better-value LG G5 - and the OnePlus 3T makes the cut too.The end of 2016 is coming into view, and pretty all the big phones of the year have launched. The latest arrivals are Google's newest offerings, the Pixel and Pixel XL. Only one joins the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, LG G5 and HTC 10 in our list of, frankly, amazing smartphones.Here TechRadar we check out every phone under the sun, putting the ones that matter through our rigorously vigorous testing process to create our in-depth mobile phone reviews.With so many to choose from, we've spent hours whittling them down to a top ten, taking into account the power, specs, design and, most importantly, value for money, although we'll always point you in the direction of the latest handsets to help you find the best smartphone (and if the price is too high, check out our list of the best cheap handsets that won't cost you more than £200).After all, nobody wants to be carting around a phone that won't be getting any updates in a year's time, right?So whether it's one of the many slick Android handsets or the latest iPhone (although we do keep an eye on the best Windows Phone and BlackBerry devices) we've got the best of the best listed here, in our rankings for the best smartphones around, currently available in the UK.Already know your favourite kind of phone? 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Motorola Moto Z PlayA perfectly palm-friendly phoneWeight: 165g | Dimensions: 156.4 x 76.4 x 7 mm | OS: Android 6 | Screen size: 5.5-inch | Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels | CPU: Snapdragon 625 | RAM: 3GB | Storage: 32GB + microSD | Battery: 3510mAh | Rear camera: 16MP | Front camera: 5MPClever modular accessoriesMuch lower price than manyLow spec CPU strugglesNo waterproofingMotorola's got a bit of an underground hit with the Z pair - and now it's available in the UK properly, the Z Play has knocked the hyper-expensive Google Pixel XL out of the list.We're fans of the Z Play thanks to its innovative magnetic clip-on accessories - a simple snap on cover can transform this phone into an impressive standalone camera, music player or even projector.It looks great and for a low price too - sure, the CPU could be better and the camera doesn't impress massively, but that drop in spec has been drilled back into the price tag, and this is a very decent phone for the money.Read the full review: Motorola Moto Z PlayToday's best Motorola moto z play dealsAmazon Germany€399.00Shipping from FreeVIEWAmazon Germany€399.00Shipping from FreeVIEWAmazon$449.99Shipping from FreeVIEWAmazon Marketplace$449.99Shipping from FreeVIEWWe've found 29 dealsVIEW ALL DEALS ▶ Also consider: How about the Google Pixel though? The also-5.5-inch handset might not be in our top ten, but that's only because of a HUGE price tag and a slightly bland performance elsewhere - but the camera is stupendous and you're getting a much better screen for the cash. Oh, and the latest version of Android too!1234567891011NEXT PAGE9. Google Pixel by Taboola Sponsored Links You May LikeTiny Device Allows You To Track Anything (it's Genius!)Trackr Bravo1,000,000 are using this app to learn a new languageBabbel30 Creepy Places You Didn't Know ExistGeekVIPNow You Can Track Your Car Using Your SmartphoneTrackr Bravo5 Stereotypes About Italians That Are Actually TrueBabbelCancer:Stop Eating These FoodsHealthyLivingMagazin.comABOUT THE AUTHORGareth Beavis Global Phones, Tablets and Wearables EditorGareth (Twitter, Google+) has been in charge of phones, tablets and wearables at TechRadar for the best part of a decade. 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You can unsubscribe at any time and we'll never share your details without your permission.MOST POPULARMOST SHARED1The 15 best laptops of 2016: the top laptops ranked2Best Apple Watch apps for your smartwatch in 20163The 10 best 4K TVs of 2016423 best VR games: best virtual reality games for PC, consoles and mobile510 best Bluetooth speakers available today TechRadar is part of Future plc, an international media group and leading digital publisher. Visit our corporate site.Terms and conditions Privacy policy Cookies policy Advertise with us© Future Publishing Limited Quay House, The Ambury, Bath BA1 1UA. All rights reserved. England and Wales company registration number 2008885. SEARCHREVIEWS IPHONE HOW TO AUTO ABOUT BEST ANDROID site logo10 Best First Person Shooter Games for AndroidCORY GUNTHER12/15/2016 There are thousands of games on the Google Play Store for Android smartphones and tablets. As a result it’s hard to find quality games or ones worth spending money on. If you love headshots or FPS titles, here are 10 or so of the best shooter games on Android in 2016.Gaming on our Android phones and tablets is becoming more popular than ever before. This is due to a big selection of quality games, HD displays, and powerful devices. First person shooter games are extremely popular and typically offer some of the best graphics. Of course not all of them are worth downloading, so we’ve gathered a list of our favorites.Read: 10 Best Racing Games for AndroidWhether you’re looking for casual gun games that are arcade-style, Call of Duty action, or intense first person shooters, we have it all covered below. Here we highlight some of the best games. All of the are fun, free, or are worth spending a few dollars for. Check it out.MC5-blackoutOver the course of the past two years Android games have continued to improve into exciting and near console-quality games. Getting better with each release thanks to more powerful devices. These days there is something for everyone. Finding one worth playing is the challenge, as we have no shortage of apps and games available.That being said, the games detailed below will keep you busy for hours. By keeping you on the edge of your seat waiting for the next zombie to shoot. Or dangerous missions to complete. Here’s a breakdown of the best shooters. Then our slideshow below goes into further details. Additionally, now that Android N is here with a new Vulkan API for graphics games are going to get better. Expect big things in 2017.Best Shooter Games for AndroidModern Combat 5: BlackoutDead Trigger 2NOVA 3: Freedom EditionUnkilledDeer Hunter 2016Call of Duty: Strike TeamZombie GunshipFields of BattleInto The DeadModern Combat 4: Zero HourThere are thousands of games on the Google Play Store. Some are decent but many are very poor copies of others. Don’t waste time downloading those. Our list will save you both time and money.In closing, these are some of the best shooter games available on Android right now. Even if a few are getting a little old. There are also good 3rd person games, like Overkill 3, which is an attempt at Deadspace for Android. Our slideshow below is in no specific order. All of them are excellent.Modern Combat 5: Blackout1 / 10Modern Combat 5: BlackoutThe fifth installment of one of the most popular shooter games for Android has to be near the top of our list, and that's Modern Combat 5: Blackout developed by Gameloft. It's also completely free now after dropping the $4.99 price tag. It does rely a lot on an internet connection though. Advertisement MC5 features some of the best graphics to date on mobile, stunning gameplay, tons of action, and plenty of grenades to throw around. With Modern Combat you get an excellent and exciting fast-faced storyline for campaign mode where the world is on the brink of anarcy, an excellent multiplayer mode where you can build your own squad of killers, and five different classes you can level up to.The Spec-Ops missions are extremely fun, and to make this free game even better it has some of the best graphics, music, and voice actors for all the roles making it a very life-life and realistic console game for mobile devices. This is a must try, especially if you have a game controller, Android TV, or an NVIDIA Shield device.Download on Google Play1 / 10Show CommentsGalaxy-S6-13SAMSUNG GALAXY MARSHMALLOW UPDATE INFO (2016)12/23/2016What's new in iOS 10.2 for iPhone and iPad.WHAT’S NEW IN IOS 10.212/12/20162016 REVIVED THE FIRST-PERSON SHOOTER GENREby Chris Plante and Sam Byford Dec 20, 2016, 12:24pm EST SHARE TWEET LINKEDINBefore we dig into 2016, let’s review 2015. Let’s revisit The Verge’s list of best games of last year, and the only traditional first-person shooter that made the cut was The Taken King, an expansion to 2014’s Destiny. Fallout 4 is on here, too, which is a role-playing game, albeit one with plenty of guns and opportunities to shoot people in the head. So our favorite shooters were an add-on and RPG: not a good year for the genre.For comparison’s sake, we jotted down a list of shooters we considered for our Best of 2016 list, and we have five choices: Doom, Overwatch, Battlefield 1, Superhot, and Titanfall 2. If we expand our scope to include role-playing or stealth first-person games, then I’ll tack on Dishonored 2 and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. The list doesn’t include Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, easily the best entry in the franchise in years, or small and enjoyable one-offs, like the retro-gritty Devil Daggers. Gory shooters like Killing Floor 2 and Shadow Warrior 2 didn’t win us over, but were notable — and may have connected with me in a less crowded 12 months.THE BEST SHOOTER OF 2016Plante: We’ll get to the critically frivolous but conversationally fun question of whether or not this was the best year ever for first-person shooters. But first, let’s savor this year on its own terms. Did it feel uniquely dense with great stuff? And of all these games, which most stood out for you?THE CALENDAR WAS INKED WITH FUN SURPRISESSam: Yeah, it really did, and no one was more surprised by that than me. Destiny and Titanfall aside, I’d kind of written the genre off in recent years, as linear Call of Duty-wannabes dominated the market. But this year, the release calendar was inked with fun surprises. Every developer, it felt like, was making a serious effort to differentiate themselves.Doom is probably my overall standout, a game that almost no one was expecting to turn out as well as it did. I compared it to Mad Max: Fury Road in my review, and I think that holds up — both are ferociously stylish and created with a view to trimming off as much fat as possible. Both were nearly lost in years of development hell. Both were flashes of life in genres that had practically flatlined. Doom is so confident in the fundamentals of its update to FPS action that it’s happy to have you do nothing else for the entire game.Titanfall 2 is the other game I’d single out, because its campaign mode came out of nowhere and is Nintendo-like in its devotion to wild invention around every corner. Given that this is the sequel to a multiplayer-only game made by the creators of Call of Duty, I honestly expected the campaign to be phoned in, an obligatory series of missions to appease potential buyers. But it was by far the biggest surprise of the year for me.GREAT GAMES DIDN’T MAKE OUR TOP FIVEAnd while I don’t think it’d make a top five for me, I also want to mention Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst. It’s a game that, design-wise, zigged where I would have prefered it zagged — I don’t think it gains anything by going open-world — but I was so happy to revisit this franchise. This year we saw a lot of games that probably wouldn’t have existed without the original Mirror’s Edge. Almost all the best first-person shooters of the year share the same relentless focus on deconstructing how you move through a space, usually with a unique hook like sliding or double jumping, running on walls or slogging about in your mech. The result is a more varied slate of FPS games than any other year that comes to mind.What was your favorite twist on the template? I loved Doom’s rhythmic approach to old-school action, where the actual shooting was as simple as you could imagine but the depth was all in the risk-reward of chaining melee attacks to keep your health up.RELATEDWhat makes Dishonored 2 so great? There’s no wrong way to play itPlante: Am I cheating if I say Dishonored 2’s level design? It was the most interesting thing I saw this year in a first-person game that allowed you to fire a gun. That’s enough to make it a kind of, sort of first-person shooter, right?HOW DID THEY PULL THIS OFF?Anyway, playing Dishonored 2 was the first moment I can remember that I paused a game and wondered how the people made what I was seeing. Video game architecture doesn’t need to obey the laws of physics, and Dishonored 2 took advantage of that freedom. The centerpiece is a mechanized house that, with the flip of a switch, rebuilds itself room by room. With a careful leap, you can enter the space between the walls, and see how the mansion-sized contraption operates. On a purely technical level, it’s stunning. That it fits into the narrative so well is gravy.I suspect folks will say Dishonored 2 isn’t an FPS, so speaking to something more traditional, if you can call it that, Superhot is my pick. When you move, the world moves. Simple enough. But Superhot performs its trick so well that you easily overlook the tremendous polish that went into the final product. The game teaches you a concise and easy-to-read visual language, one that takes an incredibly difficult premise (outnumbered and vulnerable to a single shot, annihilate swarms of overpowered baddies) and turns it into a tough but fair series of challenges.DoomTHE LASTING APPEAL OF THE HEADSHOTPlante: Before we go too much further, I do want to talk about what remains the heart and soul of the genre: what makes the headshot so enjoyable and central to shooters? The conceit of the first-person shooter genre sounds, particularly when you say it aloud, crass. Adventure games turn environments into puzzles, sports games adapt the play or the management of professional sports, and racing games, they let you race. Obviously. Shooters are games in which you fire a weapon at another character’s face.THE HEADSHOT IS STILL THE HEART OF MOST SHOOTERSI know that’s reductive, but I don’t think it’s unfair. For all the creative variety we’ve seen this year, and over the past decade, the first-person shooter is infatuated not just with the act of shooting, but targeting humanoid heads. It’s sick! It’s also fun!What makes the headshot so pleasurable that it can support an entire genre? I’ve wrestled with the question as long as I’ve played mature games. So since I was, what, maybe 11. Back then I told my mom violent games don’t cause violence; I still haven’t found evidence to make a connection between how we play and how we behave. But that hasn’t made it any easier to explain my love of a genre that is, frankly, weird and more than a little grotesque. The specificity of the violence (kill shots to the face) and the amount (literally hundreds if not thousands of targets per games) is unlike any other entertainment I enjoy. My favorite heroes of violent films and TV show heroes can’t compare to my kill count in a single Call of Duty.HOW DOES THE HEADSHOT SUPPORT AN ENTIRE GENRE?The question really set camp in my brain this year, one of the best years for the genre, if not arguably the best. I’m not here for puritanical finger wagging, but I do want to talk frankly about why we find it pleasurable — so much so that we spent a combined hundred hours this year blasting off the heads of soldiers, space aliens, and robots. Why do you find it fun? Is my anxiety off-base?Sam: Well, I’d say that it’s not necessarily about the gore, as Superhot demonstrates — these games work just as well when you’re shooting abstract silhouettes that shatter into a million pieces. And despite the often gratuitous ultraviolence, I think the FPS is more potent than any other format; it feels like there’s less between you and the game when you’re viewing things through your character’s eyes. The direct call-and-response of the aiming and shooting is both inherently satisfying for the player and creatively freeing for designers, who can do pretty much anything they want inside that framework. I think it’s just that this year we’ve seen more studios exploit that potential after what felt like a long period of stagnation. A RENAISSANCE FOR THE SINGLE-PLAYER CAMPAIGNPlante: The only thing more surprising than first-person shooters having a moment was that quite often players were as interested if not more interested in single-player campaigns. For years, my Twitter stream was polluted by think pieces telling developers to abandon the classic campaign, usually directed at Battlefield creator DICE. But this year the studio nailed the campaign for Battlefield 1, largely thanks to a simple trick: instead of one, 9-hour slog, the single-player mode was spread across a handful of short stories that could be gobbled up faster than a romantic comedy and a bowl of popcorn. Each of these vignettes builds on an idea: you’re a fighter pilot or you man a tank or you just put on a boatload of armor and wield a horrifyingly large machine gun. Each is distinct and memorable, and what you do feeds into each particular story. Which is to say you don’t have that cognitive break in so many other action games, you know, when the hero is good at literally everything, so long as it involves killing.EA RELEASED TWO GREAT SHOOTERS AGAINST EACH OTHERTitanfall 2, also published by Electronic Arts, took a different route but with a similar purpose. Its campaign is a mad dash through what feels like four or five different shooters. We get the on-foot soldier carnage one moment, and the heavy robot battles the next. But the stages themselves are unique: one has you warping through time to navigate a science laboratory, another plays with perception as you rotating suburban homes inside a colossal automated factory that constructs entire towns. Both games understood the need for variety. They’re both extremely competent when it comes to the feedback of firing a gun, but they’re memorable because they aspire to do more — and largely succeed.Sam: I agree. Titanfall 2 and Battlefield 1 are both games that I would absolutely recommend, even to someone without any interest in multiplayer (I can say that because I’m one of them). Even Call of Duty, a series that I have sporadically tried and failed to enjoy for around a decade, turned in its most ambitious campaign in recent memory with Infinite Warfare. It’s a little clumsy next to Titanfall 2, but it’s a dramatic improvement and the effort is appreciated.I’m curious as to why this might have happened all this year across the industry. It feels like a movement that’s really fundamentally altered the strategy around AAA games, which aren’t known for taking huge financial risks. Why do you think all these companies decided it suddenly made good business sense to focus on the traditional solo player, after years of pushing online as the future?Battlefield 1 screenshotsPlante: My best guess is reach. AAA games cost tens — sometimes hundreds — of millions of dollars to produce. They need massive audiences to justify that cost. At the same time, multiplayer games are becoming more popular, and in turn, more competitive. So folks who don’t have time to learn the strategy of a multiplayer shooter, memorize multiplayer maps, or synchronize with friends online need to be approached with something else. In recent years, single-player campaigns felt like obligatory add-ons to win over this audience that, I’m speculating here, is largely grown-ups with busy schedules and limited free time.GAMES ARE MADE WITH GROWN-UPS IN MINDA ton of market research and consultancy bills go into blockbusters games. I truly believe the creators of Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2, and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare know who plays single-player. And I think it shows in their design: all three favor short, episodic bursts. The writing is concise, the stories are on par with B-level cable television, and the themes are a bit more mature than the ra-ra war stories and juvenile kill parades of the past.Do the stories reach the genre highwater mark of Portal 2? Not really. But they’re as good (if not as original) as BioShock or Half-Life 2, beloved games with stories that, looking back, are messier than our rose-tinted memories suggest.Titanfall 2THE GENRE’S BEST YEAR EVER?Plante: Okay, I think saying BioShock and Half-Life didn’t tell flawless stories invulnerable to time means we’ve approached the big question: Was 2016 the best year ever for first-person shooters?Sam: Maybe it wasn’t the best in terms of impactful insta-classics. 2007 had BioShock, Call of Duty 4, Halo 3, and S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Shadow of Chernobyl; 2004 had Half-Life 2, Halo 2, and Far Cry. My own nostalgia-fueled pick would be 1999, when Quake III: Arena and Unreal Tournament went head-to-head in a bloody deathmatch that I still can’t quite decide who won. There was also Aliens versus Predator, System Shock 2, and Team Fortress Classic.BUT WILL WE REMEMBER THESE GAMES?Apart from Overwatch, I’m not sure that many of the games we’ve discussed will be “unforgettable.” But in terms of breadth and diversity of design? I think 2016 wins in a landslide. It’s a year that stretched the potential and possibilities of the format, making me feel optimistic for a style of game that I was sure had left me behind.Plante: Yeah, ironically what I find most appealing about first-person shooters in 2016 is how the fun extends far beyond the shooting. Battlefield 1’s vehicles, Dishonored’s stealth, and Titanfall 2’s momentum are what I remember best from the dozens of hours I put into those experiences. Even very blunt, very violent games like Doom and Superhot were as fascinated with movement as they were with gunplay. That seems to be a theme in every great year for the genre. Yes, there’s a standout shooter that “feels” meaty and percussive and competitive and fast, like Unreal Tournament or Call of Duty 4, but then there’s System Shock 2, Far Cry, BioShock, and S.T.A.L.K.E.R. — games that expand the genre from its run-and-gun origins.Did we have that weird, genre-stretching game this year? Maybe it was Dishonored 2 or Superhot. Or maybe the best year for shooters will be 2017, when we get our hands on Prey. The game lets you turn into a coffee mug. 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