Anonymous , 05 Apr 2017Wait, you said Samsung's oled is inferior to Apple's ips lcd. Since when did apple innovate? A... moreAccording to Nikkei, Apple has ordered 70 million curved OLED display panels from Samsung, which will be the only supplier for this part this year. They will be used inside the new iPhone 8 which will be unveiled in the fall alongside the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus.
Anonymous, 06 Apr 2017Why on earth downgrade from Note 4 (best phablet ever) to S8+? Only 40% better SoC (if you ... moreHey, you all seem to forgot this is the S series not Note series. So many people expecting S8 to be as good or better than Note7. That is a wrong way of seeing it. Stop comparing it with Note7 or any Note series. S8 is the S7 successor. So much have improved since the S7. S8 didnt take away any feature from the S7 but keep adding more instead. They even added quite a lot of Note7 feature for the sake of Note7 ex-users. So, you can expect the Note8 will be more intriguing than Note7 or even this S8.
Note7 owner, 06 Apr 2017I call BS marketing bluff. I have never seen anyone lining up at any of my local stores for a ... moreLining up? Lol. People use pre-orders these day. Nobody got time lining up. Only Apple do that old fashion way of selling things.
marketing marketing marketing! Remove marketing and maybe the cost will go down by $200. If that happens, many will be able to afford. Good product do not need heavy advertisement... Opinion
GBT, 06 Apr 2017Yeah, you're right. The fingerprint scanner is earth shattering.Calling a masterpiece of smartphone engineering that instantly makes the iPhone 7 look like a relic from the past "poorly engineered" just because the fingerprint scanner is in a less than ideal location is a tad delusional. Forget about the fingerprint and use the iris scanner if you're bellyaching so much about the location of the former; at least you have a choice which no other smartphone offers you.
GBT, 06 Apr 2017Yeah, you're right. The fingerprint scanner is earth shattering.Well, you have other options to unlock your phone. I know it's a weird placement but it's not that bad as people make it out to be. Use your fingerprint scanner for only secure purposes otherwise use facial recognition or iris scanner.
Bunyip22, 06 Apr 2017It's no surprise that the S8+ has high demand.
A lot of people had to return the GN7 (mysel... moreNote 4:
Top SoC (exynos version) almost to this day
Top battery (either putting a bigger aftermarket one, or through carrying a spare)
Instant top up (charging a spare during the day)
Excellent software (weekly Lineage OS that shames any software Samsung produces. Pure Google baby)
One of the best mobile cameras ever.
Top QHD screen.
Need me to go on? You also find it dirt cheap. There is literally no phone offering so much. Even at $800 it would be an arguably good choice
GBT, 06 Apr 2017The only thing thing that is huge is the price for this bland, unimaginative, poorly engineere... more"Poorly engineered device" please name one smartphone that is better engineered than S8. You really have to be blind to not to be able to see it's marvellous design.
Bunyip22, 06 Apr 2017It's no surprise that the S8+ has high demand.
A lot of people had to return the GN7 (mysel... moreWhy on earth downgrade from Note 4 (best phablet ever) to S8+?
Only 40% better SoC (if you own Note 4 exynos), only 33% more ram, *but*
Battery life calls,over a steep cliff (no spares, no capacity to buy a bigger battery)
Lose the excellent community support (losing weekly support of Android's latest and greatest)
Back camera is barely better (actually less detail, barely better low light photography)
Screen barely better (Note 4's was already top of the top QHD)
Loss of IR
Added gimmicks (bixby and retina scan)
Only being waterproof is the one clear upgrade.
is all this loss and mayhem, worth it? Samsung has stopped making top hardware since Note 4 ... so selling their last top product seems like such a counter productive time move.
i saw it today in Vodafone and i think it looks awful i honestly dont know whats up with the hype
the screen is very long but because of that looks so small
i put my 950xl and s7edge next to it and they look way better
does anyone know what size exactly is the screen area (not the diagonal)?
maybe i will go with g6 this year
Sonu4678, 06 Apr 2017So much hate in this comment section smh. Some are saying it's basically s7 edge with a new de... moreThe only thing thing that is huge is the price for this bland, unimaginative, poorly engineered device.
I call BS marketing bluff. I have never seen anyone lining up at any of my local stores for a Galaxy S or Note series launch. And don't expect to see one either for the S8 or S8+
Anonymous, 05 Apr 2017S6 looked very unique too. Looks only matter for the first 2 months of sales. Afterwards featu... moreI agree with you what you mostly said but the S8 does has a new battery chemistry where it degrades 4x slower than normal. It is an upgrade in battery I think Samsung wouldn't care to talk about much since a slower degradation in battery means lesser annual repeat business and their planned obsolescence.
Rick, 05 Apr 2017Fake news, fake news , fake news. Really is quite the opposite and Sammy wants to change it...Yeah, because raising share holder hopes then having a share price slump is a good idea... DUH. Maybe it is simply there is lots of demand from GN7 owners.
It's no surprise that the S8+ has high demand.
A lot of people had to return the GN7 (myself included) and there simply wasn't a good phablet alternative. Many GN7 users skipped the GN5 so were still using the GN4 from 2014 (myself included) which is still awesome .
If the S8+ had dual cameras i would be pre-ordering on... at the moment I'm not certain but probably will get the S8+.
So much hate in this comment section smh. Some are saying it's basically s7 edge with a new design. Well that's true for the most part but you have to admit that design change is huge. Look at the G6 and iPhone 7, what major changes did they bring? I won't complain about G6, it's a nice upgrade over G5 but they didn't change as much either and i'm not interested in iPhones. People already know how little iPhone changes over generation.
What ?! Lol ! Yes samsung we believe your lies ... propaganda (as usual).
Sir Wills , 05 Apr 2017You what's so funny....When Apple says it's sales are higher than expected, Apple fanboys are ... moreWait, you said Samsung's oled is inferior to Apple's ips lcd. Since when did apple innovate? Apple got their screen from Jdi (Japan display) which is apple's biggest suppliers of lcd. While, Samsung got theirs from Universal Display, so both Samsung and Apple are heavily dependent on other manufacturers.