no name , 19 Jun 2017lolllllll.... how long futureproof it is ? thats your question?? please reply this message how... moreYou can laugh all you want, though I have no clue why.. I Treat my devices with the utmost care and always use a pretty heavy duty case to keep it looking like it just rolled off the factory floor.. I keep them for a very long time.. Ex: I currently use two mobiles side by side, the HTC HD2 [Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional with htc Sense] and the BlackBerry Bold 4 9900 [BB OS 7.1]... The htc is 7 years old with the same battery it came with and the Berry is almost 6 years old again with its stock battery, I use my phones as pure communications devices and nothing more.. I charge them once in 2 days..
I thought of buying the S8 to replace both of them because they're starting to show their age in terms of day to day functionality [the Devices look pristine though!]. That's why I was curious about it being future proof for a good few years..
Coming to the points you made, the first two were about the battery and its lifespan.. If you have half a brain and a hand attached to an arm, you can very easily replace it yourself by just opening the device..
The third was more in line with a concern I had regarding the future proofness of having a device with 4GB RAM since I do keep 'em for long..
And fourth, yeah, new devices do tend to come out with more features that its predecessor but for me the S8 already has plenty..
lintern, 19 Jun 2017Just ordered this lovely device and will be getting it in a couple days! Excited! :DAwesome! I hope its everything you're expecting it to be! Congrats :)
Anonymous, 19 Jun 2017I think u have short term memory loss, S8 plus was launched at price of $840 and now its avai... moreThanks, that's precisely what I mean.. The last thing I want to do is buy the device at its launch price, that $100 off is something I'd like to see happen and would convince me to buy it because then I could justify buying a really expensive case like the OtterBox Defender or the Lifeproof Fre to protect it.. People here can be very spiteful for some reason..
Just ordered this lovely device and will be getting it in a couple days! Excited! :D
no name, 19 Jun 2017u 2 guy are very laughable and funny ..... u want s8 but dont want to pay waiting for it to dr... moreI think u have short term memory loss, S8 plus was launched at price of $840 and now its available for $724 at usa whereas in India its still retailing at launch price.
Boebus666, 16 Jun 2017As much as I like this phone I do agree with you.. Its one of two things that keep me from buy... morelolllllll.... how long futureproof it is ? thats your question?? please reply this message how long you expect to use your s8 pleaseeee so that we all can have a good laugh....
Nowadays manufacturer all trying as hard as possible to limit the number of year can be use... lollll...except SONY with QNOVO tech.....
there is a few reason i say so... first
1. non removable battery .... with existing battery will die in a year or 2 with normal use... if still want to use need power bank.....
2. fast charging- will kill the battery faster--- believe or not after a few month.... opspssss why my battery go down fromm !00% to 10 % so fast....
3. new android version - require more and more ram.... now 4 gb enough then 8gb then 16 gb...lollllll
4. comingwith more n more new feature that earlier phone dont have...
Yoonza, 17 Jun 2017An Android with 2GB of RAM is like an iPhone with only 512MB of RAM. You can't compare Android... morethanks yoonza for your comment..... seee.... the clear winner here is iphone ios with BETTER BATTERY life with less ram...... those android fans just cannot accept this..... saying people buying ios just for brand...seems cant understand simple thing ...lolllll
Boebus666, 18 Jun 2017Yeah, I know what you mean... I'm just waiting for the price to drop a little so that I can ju... moreu 2 guy are very laughable and funny ..... u want s8 but dont want to pay waiting for it to drop ......for your info iphone 7 or s8 wont drop price in the first year..... want drop slow slow wait laaaaa lollllll lmaooooo.....muahahahaha..... want drop big enough wait till s10 come out laaaa muahahahaha.... for your info when s9 come out price may be go down by $75-100 onli.... muahahaha lollll
In my opinion, this is the most beautiful phone at the moment. Orchid Gray is my favourite colour configuration.
suomynona, 08 Jun 2017The internal memory of S8 & S8+ is 64GB, but it is expandable with a memory card. Sure, a ... moreThanks for the information. I am a dual sim user. My personal mobile number and company phone number. I cannot compromise on that. Memory, I need more than 64 GB as I download movies and store. Or else I have to carry an otg pendrive always with me. That is kind of annoying right? Premium phones with these kind of drawbacks . After all we are paying in 1000's right? If it's a budget phone, it's understandable. I need the value of money I pay for. Hope you guys too value that.
Anonymous, 18 Jun 2017Still no price cut like US, this thing is overpriced in India.Yeah, I know what you mean... I'm just waiting for the price to drop a little so that I can justify the upgrade because 58K is way too much for this thing even though its a pretty great piece of hardware.. To me it doesn't make much sense to pay PC money for a phone..
Everything is fine for me about Galaxy S8. These are the big problems that got me so livid and I really regretted buying it, wasted my thousand dollar for nothing.
1) Fingerprint scanner is on an inconvenient location.
2) Price range is too high, but Samsung should at least supply a cover and screen protector for all Galaxy S8 devices since the price is ridiculously and inconveniently high.
3) Short battery life, and my phone heated up while charging halfway, this problem happened umpteen times.
4) The edge of Galaxy S8 is a little much, I would prefer a slight curve will do, don't have to be big.
5) I tried placing my finger on the home button, it didn't work.
After all that I have experienced, there is still a room of improvements to be made. Samsung, if you claimed that you do really care for your fans, please do something about it and be much more better than Apple iPhone devices. I hope Samsung Galaxy S9 would be a better and improved device. Keep it up for trying! Appreciate the efforts Samsung have made so far. I am a fan of Samsung for 12 years, I really wished Samsung will improve what needs to be done on a phone.
khan1340, 17 Jun 2017its not an issue battery is not being charged because of high temperature.try to charge your p... moreIf you have troubles like "not fast charging", "not charging at all or just in one position of the type c conector" then try a different cable. The original cable that came with the phone it has some issues.I encounter some and after i tried a different cable all this issues are gone.You can use also the usb c adapter with an old type b cable.
I can't wait for Samsung galaxy s9, i hope they ditch the bezels in order to make the screen bigger and more compact. This concept of idea would make my browsing habits more enjoyable and pleasurable.
Just picked my S8 up Thursday night and working through getting used to it. So far am loving:
Slim but nicely weighted phone, sure feels serious, and Samsung have still kept a 3.5mm earphone jack as part of the package - earphones aren't bad too once in ;
Battery life with standby took me a good 14 hours to get to 30% and that was with browsing, a couple hours standby while working, and some youtube and spotify on my trip home (took longer than usual);
Comes with a mini usb dongle that fits the older usb-b cable in one end, saving me replacing a cable, ill throw some points in for the dongle for a normal usb cable to get all the stuff from my other phone (haven't done smart swap yet but will soon).
The screen. Oh that lovely screen, such beautiful resolution.
Cameras - although the screen resolution helps bring out the high def photo.
And heres what Im not happy with
The lock screen timeout is ridiculously short at about 3-4 seconds. Hesitate a moment before putting your pin in and wham, screen goes black again. Come on Samsung, give me ten seconds, im sure that won't drive the battery flatter any quicker! Or better yet give me the power to set what I want this timeout to be rather than shoehorning me in (i like otions.
Always On is like a ridiculous lock screen on the actual lock screen. Once I found what it was and turned it off, I was much happier.
Samsungs Android controls are reversed to my old android ZTE Blade V - minor issue I'm re-training myself.
Bixby button in the most annoying of places just about opposite the power button and right below the volume buttons. Samsung, in a world where Apple and Android "have an (inbuilt) app for that", why did you put yours on an annoying button - or even bother?
Doesnt come with a case or free screen protector slip - seriously Samsung, what you charge for this phone, you could at least provide a screen protector!
The selection of ringtones - No. Just... No. Okay one makes a nice pleasant alarm but the options are just a let down...
Have also had some random processing snags I expect of my $500 el cheapo laptop with a terrible processor, but might be system getting used to me?
And lastly heres what I wont be using:
Any biometrics at all - seriously its a phone, not the CIA, but yeah the location of the fingerprint scanner isn't none too bright
All in all, its just a matter of me getting a case and a screen protector for my new shiny and I'll be satisfied. And I might even actually make a phone call from it (im too much of a texter and surfer to be honest).
In the name of the greatest Hope of hopes to be released !! Dearest Samsung.What do you call this !!!? SD 835 with 6 gigs of RAM and 128 gigs of Rom just be released for the US and China exclusively!!You proved in J3 pro that you can have two SIM on standby and a dedicated memory slot !! What does it mean that people buy a hybrid which is in reality a mono SIM card selling for dual SIM card price !!!? I don't think you believe in discrimination,racism,hatred or...toward 2 billion android users and 5 billion cellphone usersaaccording to the GSMArena news !!! Please consider that the rest of world blood colors are the same....Justice Rights.Omid12Omidvar is against unjust unclean unjustified injustice unjustice worldwide!Hopefully the Samsung public relations finds a logical answer for this....Thanks brave GSMArena bravely release it....