Anonymous, 18 Apr 2017The battery is actually quite less. Keep in mind that during the GSMArena test only 3/4th of t... moreWhat matters the most is WiFi browsing and that defintly fully uses the entire screen estate and clearly improved as stated by all sites!
Claudiu.Lucian, 18 Apr 2017So the 835 is 95% the same as 835 in terms of performance and should be more "efficient"...But... moreThe battery is actually quite less. Keep in mind that during the GSMArena test only 3/4th of ths screen was lit.
If they had made their test to have the full screen lit then S8 would get about 10 hours less battery life than S7. A definite step back.
Anonymous, 18 Apr 2017You're just talking about the peripheral vision. That's why I said that the useful field of vi... moreI don't get why peripheral vision is not useful though. I feel much more immersed in widescreen movies because my periphery is filled too. Sure the action should take place in the central 4:3 frame, but having things happening in the periphery is better than not. I welcome widescreen format for that very reason.
Samsung of course went too far and it's mostly a parody at this point. I think 17:9 is the most you can realistically do before making the screen/scenes way too awkward looking.
I am Dead AF., 18 Apr 2017835 "95%" same as 835?I think he meant
"835 is 95% the same as 820"
So the 835 is 95% the same as 835 in terms of performance and should be more "efficient"...But the battery life is similar to last generation...This sounds like missusage of hardware...A battery which lasted 50% more would have been better than a curved screen with weird too tall screen (which is hard to handle, I used it for a day).
Anonymous, 18 Apr 2017Problem is that people have two eyes, which means that our total view is wider than it is tall... moreYou're just talking about the peripheral vision. That's why I said that the useful field of view of the human eye is the closest to the 4:3.
Anonymous, 18 Apr 20174:3 is much better than 16:9 in every way, because the usable field of view of the human eye i... moreDont't give me that "human eye can only see" crap.
The reason why the aspect ratio sucks is black bars.
Anonymous, 18 Apr 2017Even with only 3/4th of the screen used (during the test) it still gets less battery than S7. ... moreProfits?
OEMs can give same battery life while spending less money. Then they charge more for same bsttery size.
Anonymous, 18 Apr 2017Why GSMArena didn't check out the reddish tint of the S8 display? The article about red tint o... moreReviews are mostly ready days before NDA is lifted, so they didn't know about the red tint issue back then. Also bad reviews tend to stop companies from sending you samples, so they have to be mostly positive if they want to keep reviewing Samsung products.
Battery test is rigged. They perform it with FULL HD screen instead of original resolution like S7 Edge. Real results are much lower.
Anonymous, 18 Apr 20174:3 is much better than 16:9 in every way, because the usable field of view of the human eye i... moreProblem is that people have two eyes, which means that our total view is wider than it is tall.
If you close one eye you can get a 4:3 screen fill your field of view, if you keep both open then you need something like 1.89:1 screen to fill your view. Which is why the film standard is right around that mark. So neither 16:9 , nor of course Samsung's ultra wide screen are ideal.
Only Xiaomi came close by using 17:9.
Why GSMArena didn't check out the reddish tint of the S8 display? The article about red tint of S8 has appeared hours before this review.
monsterduc1000, 18 Apr 2017Barely better than the OnePlus 3t and actually loses out in some categories... Not bad for a ... moreIt's actually decimated in day to day performance even if heavy encoding takes place (where the higher power cpu plays a role): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OX4JucpvbJM
Ram matters much more than SoC in say to day performance.
Obi Wan Kenobi, 18 Apr 2017Nice review for a nice phone! I like the top-notch screen, the good 88 hour battery life, ... moreIt's not 88 hours. During the test only 3/4ths of the screen was lit. Actually battery is in the low 80s , high 70s. Don't just read the charts, take in account what is written also.
Barely better than the OnePlus 3t and actually loses out in some categories... Not bad for a phone half the S8's price.
Savor, 18 Apr 2017iPhone 7 sucks, dude. Worst update ever for the iPhone. The SE is better than it. Stop trollin... more4:3 is much better than 16:9 in every way, because the usable field of view of the human eye is 4:3. And nobody felt the need for nearly 100 years to change it.
The reason why manufacturers and the collaborator media sites encouraged the 16:9 is that they wanted people to buy new TVs, new products, they wanted people to spend their money so manufacturers gain profit. It's pure greediness and planned obsolescence.
Even with only 3/4th of the screen used (during the test) it still gets less battery than S7. I would like to see people justifying that. The most economical SoC hardly made any difference. I would like to see people justifying Samsung's decision to put such a small battery. We're looking for a battery life in its 70s when the whole screen is lit, that's quite a step back from last year's Galaxies.