Anon, 10 Apr 2017Hey bro, chill. Don't go calling people weak-minded just because they're spending their money ... moreI call them weak minded because they cannot be bothered to read the fine print. If the differences between S7 and S8 are so slim (the slimmest ever) and you still buy it, you're feeble minded, period.
Just compare S7E to S8: http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=7945&idPhone2=8161
This is the smallest difference between generations ever !
Just buy S7 Edge, get 98% of the same stuff, get better battery and pay half the money. That's the only way for the rule of the market to work, else it caves into monopolies and cartels.
Ted, 10 Apr 2017The S8 is not that much different than the S7. I will wait for either the S9 or the S8 Note be... moreDuhh. It only one generation difference. Only if you jump from S4 to S8 it would make a big difference.
Anonymous, 10 Apr 2017Marketing forces weak minded people make the wrong choice. But you are right, eventually the m... moreYou are weak minded too. You are brainwashed to believe marketing is all about forcing people to make bad decision.
Anonymous, 10 Apr 2017Marketing forces weak minded people make the wrong choice. But you are right, eventually the m... moreHey bro, chill. Don't go calling people weak-minded just because they're spending their money differently than you.
I'll stick with my S7 for now, but the S8 does look like a very, very, VERY incredible device!
I checked it out at my local Samsung retail store, and it's just beautiful and comfortable to hold. Seriously.
Also, the phone isn't too big. I compared it with my S7, and it still felt very comfortable and easy to use and hold. Overall, excellent device!
Practical, 10 Apr 2017But the 'rule of the market" has always prevailed (i.e. people were free to choose phones, sel... moreMarketing forces weak minded people make the wrong choice. But you are right, eventually the market prevails. Which is why despite the hard push S8 gets and the strong sales it will have because of it, eventually it will fail. It will never sell more than S4 (probably the best S phone ever) and probably not even top S7.
By posting here the other side of the arguments I help a handful of people to be more resistant to marketing. It won't make any consequential difference in the big picture (as tech websites don't anyhow), but it may well save some people from buying a phone they don't need.
Anonymous, 10 Apr 2017Cheap phones sacrifice camera and that's it. They do not sacrifice clarity (Samsung does by us... moreBut the 'rule of the market" has always prevailed (i.e. people were free to choose phones, sellers were free to sell phones, carriers were free to carry phones - nobody forced anyone to do anything); it just so happens that it favors companies like Samsung (and if I may digress, Apple).
The S8 is not that much different than the S7. I will wait for either the S9 or the S8 Note before I upgrade.
AnonD-660469, 09 Apr 2017Very wrong and very uneducated response. Ive handled both phones and do love my s7edge but sid... moreCheap phones sacrifice camera and that's it. They do not sacrifice clarity (Samsung does by using pentile that makes her screen unusable for VR, despite -supposededly- also pushing VR). They actually upgrade performance (last year's performance champ was oneplus 3T) *and* battery life (for example Mi Mix despite the gargantuan display had almost 100 hours according to GSMarena test), you know things that *matter*.
S8 is a phone with its pros and cons that is only being sold in twice the price of those phones because Samsung is a giant company and needs greater margins to feed its ever expanding bottom line.
That should not concern average consumers, let the rule of the market prevail and avoid Samsung flagships, teach them a lesson that they should be more efficient or more weary of what they should accentuate to their next phone (honestly making your phone taller is a gimmick, I mean kill bezels all you like, but at least let your phone become smaller not bigger because of it)
geordie81, 09 Apr 2017Did you see the s8 plus? i have the S7E and love it, and given the reviews so far i expect the... moreThe screen is taller. You rarely use it, you merely scroll less while browsing or texting. Big deal.
The rest are similar or the same (just look the specs!)
Jon B, 09 Apr 2017Hahahahaha, hihihihi, hohohoho!! Let me finish laughing and get back to you.You are right. It actually has less. My oneplus has more Ram and probably far faster. How about that for a better response?
Anonymous, 09 Apr 2017There is no comparison between the GS7edge and the GS8plus. The GS8plus is a awesome looking d... moreS7 edge was bezeless on the sides too. S8 is merely taller and since there is no content to use that, that's irrelevant. You have quality thick bezels in the form of ugly black bars when playing games or watching video. Congrats!
AnonD-660469, 09 Apr 2017Very wrong and very uneducated response. Ive handled both phones and do love my s7edge but sid... moreMost of them lies. Battels life can't be greater. DisplayMate just saw that S8 screen is quite more consuming than s7's . Since 70% of the battery consumption is screen then ... there you do.
The pics are not bigger, they are 4:3 ratio, they probably smaller because the phone is less wide.
It may be faster, but since the difference in SoCs and memory is only 10% it should not be show. If it is that's either software (something which Samsung can port to S7 but probably choose not to) or a placebo effect (you think it's faster, but in 6 months time it will be equally slow).
Lastly (about thermals),you're probaby right there, but its irrelevant , matt use their phones with case so the warmth does not affect them.
Another Samsung employer struck down. Keep it coming!
viveksubhash, 09 Apr 2017Your name and comment don't matchExactly. Maybe the fellow was a sore koser of Note7 recall and is really using a $300 crappy fone that barely match the S8 capabilities.
Just like any other launches, including the Note7, I shall wait for early adopters to review and comment then decide.
As with Note 7 I was lucky I didnt buy that grenade fone! I will have to see what users say about the S8 and also await the review on GSMARENA. Battery life is very important. If it doesn't hit pass 100hrs then I shall pass.