Anonymous, 14 Apr 2017No being taller means no one-handed use. It's not very narrow either. S7 was equally narrow, b... moreMaybe i was seeing it from my point of view, i have a note 5 5.7 inch screen, taller than the s8 but i can reach the top because i have long fingers, the s8 u can pull the status bar(u said notification area) down with the finger print scanner and most persons say the s8 is the best looking device to date ur one of the minority
Kakarot, 14 Apr 2017Yes Of-course, we have to spend a lot for protecting the costliest phone. But still larger gla... moresigh u just dont get it?, how much will a case cost? 100us????, no and tempered glass holds up much better than plastic screen protectors, u say the design wont last for long?? well i'll hold u up to that, Lg that had removable batteries switched to non removable and adopted the glass back design
Dan, 15 Apr 2017I've tried Mi Mix and clearly it's far more unusable than my S7 Edge.
Of course it is, it's bigger. It's much more usable than any 6+ inch phone which is pretty much its point.
S8 should have been much more usable than 5.5 inch phones, but actually isn't, it's way too tall and actually less wide than S7edge meaning harder to type. Lol, Samsung fanboys.
kakouille, 15 Apr 2017looool!!! This is exactly what samsung did.Big screen with compact body.This means that despit... moreNo S8 is bigger than s7 without actually having a bigger screen in most things (16:9 content). So Samsung did the opposite. Made the phone bigger without actually making the screen bigger in a useful manner.
Anonymous, 14 Apr 2017The point of reducing the bezels should be to make the phone smaller while keeping the screen ... morelooool!!! This is exactly what samsung did.Big screen with compact body.This means that despite the screen size increases, the S8 is smaller than the S7 edge.
Can someone here advice how much LG G6 got pre-orders in a week? in South Korea! lol
mir, 14 Apr 2017Well being narrow was pretty much the point in reducing the bezels. The point of reducing the bezels should be to make the phone smaller while keeping the screen big. Samsung completely misread the point of the bezeless design by actually making the phones bigger and less useful.
Xiaomi and Sharp did it right. For example Sharp has/had a 5.5 incher smaller than many/most 5 inchers. That's incredibly useful because it allows one handed use on a screen size that is actually useful in the increasingly media heavy era we live in.
By contrast Samsung made one handed use impossible. It's now impossible to reach the top of the phone (notifications area) one handed without significantly and constantly changing the placing of your hand.
Rscott, 14 Apr 2017wtf are u talking about?, if u drop the phone and it breaks that's up to u, get a case and tem... moreYes Of-course, we have to spend a lot for protecting the costliest phone. But still larger glass area w.r.to body is one of the main concern. Please look at the service centers that how many are struggling with broken display even after using the protectors you mentioned. We will not get back original performance even after spending huge money.
I am sure that this design will not be continued long.
One thing i like to say, everything will be fine in paper/appearence but performance and durability matters.
Note7 owner, 14 Apr 2017Just don't understand all the hype with this new S8 & S8+. What's so desirable about these... moreFace it, its their home country so why did consumers at korea by their own products.. Because they loved it. I have my relatives there at korea, and they used Samsung Phones as their daily driver....
Rscott, 14 Apr 2017"And while multitasking becomes better due to the longer screen, it does not see prime use. To... moreNo being taller means no one-handed use. It's not very narrow either. S7 was equally narrow, but at least I could reach the notification area there, in the elongated S8 I cannot do that ... do you know why?
Because it's 2 miles way to the north. An elongated phone makes no sense. Do you even think? Unless you're constantly multitasking in everything else is worse. Like needing two hand to reach the notification area, like having big ugly bars when watch video...
A decisive step back. Ugly too.
B for Bed Laffin, 13 Apr 2017Lauging ? what kind of emoji is that?A 'error while typing' one but I guess you don't understand that because you've never made a spelling mistake... good one
Woow! I have never thought Korea was having so many ultra long fingered ladies (check out any Samsung, LG media, exhibition, advertisements, you will see models with so long fingers make the giant 5,5-6" screen phablet appear like a tiny S2, S3! I am a tall western guy (189cm) but my hand looks normal proportionally with normal finger lengths (I can handle the biggest basketball easily). But those ladies' fingers are really something else (like that of an alien!). Probably those weird 1:2 ratio phones are designed for them.
I checked out S8 & S8+ today. S8 seems somehow manageable but the width is too narrow (keyboard will become too narrow; like using a 5" regular phone). S8+ is better due to width than S8 but still narrower than regular Note series. But it is taller than any Note. It is like a TV remote. Too tall, slippery, tiny. It is just... Weird! It seems like old folded feature phones which becomes like big mackerel fish!
WickedWilly, 14 Apr 2017Surely you are confusing Samsung with Apple?I think you mean apple lol your describing apples business plan to a tee lol
Zenodroid, 13 Apr 2017Yeah, when they start to make good and unique phones again. Not just bigger screens and smalle... morelol you mean the same screens that apple will be using which they buy from Samsung along with every other component inside the iphone lol without Samsung there would be no iphone lol
Anonymous, 14 Apr 2017Yes, but if they really wanted to be industry leaders they sold have done things well. I me... morereflect on total sales??? wtf are u talking about dude, Listen if u know anything about selling smartphones u wouldnt be talking this much shit, Apple for example do they go all out?, Do they always give the latest specs and innovation? Do they use removable batteries? So why are their phones selling more and topping Samsung? MARKETING and having the best mobile ecosystem(not a apple fanboy just used it as an example). Not alot of persons use removable batteries.
kakarot, 14 Apr 2017I think, i am the one who doesn't like the design of s8 and s8+. It is important to maintain s... morewtf are u talking about?, if u drop the phone and it breaks that's up to u, get a case and tempered glass, just like buying car and getting insurance, LG did the same thing, glass back glass front but they used gorilla glass 3 at the front so, vs samsung gg5 at the back and front
Anonymous, 14 Apr 2017When someone presents evidence he is not hating. The fact that you see it as hating is telling... more"And while multitasking becomes better due to the longer screen, it does not see prime use. To boost a secondary feature -therefore- they harm a primary use (handling) as well as destroying big part of the screen real estate for lots of other uses (media, gaming). So not a good move overall"
That doesnt make any sense, as he said if u havent used the phone u wont know for sure, Samsung by making the screen narrower it is easier to hold in the hand, if it is too wide u might drop it if held in one hand, iphone 7 plus for example, it wont affect media or gaming are u even thinking? The screen is taller which means ur have enough room to move ur fingers all over the screen, with the curved edges(not as sharp as the s7 edge) many users have said that it feels much better in the hand. The curve edges and inifinity display allows for a immersive experience so watching videos will look better than ever, if u mentioned the glass back being easy to crack if dropped then yeah i agree but Samsung decided to go with that because of
1. Wireless Charging
2.Users wanting a premium design(Which equals too a non removable battery)
3. Better signal reception
Anonymous, 14 Apr 2017When someone presents evidence he is not hating. The fact that you see it as hating is telling... morei have already told, that its not hard to handle at all.. the device is pretty easy to operate. atleast for me , or for the 7,20,000 people in korea... most people agree with samsung, thats why its on the top in podium... I don't know from which country you belong, but in my country majority wins, hands down