Alcatel Pixi 3 4.5, 18 Apr 2017The phone has other features, not just Bixby. Its still not too shabbySure, but 2 assistants (Google's and bixby) on one phone?
All these things are only useable in English (and a few asian languages) and thus useless for the majority o/t population. It would be great if indeed you could re-map the buttons and shortcuts controlling these assistants. Not just the one from Samsung's bixby! Hell it would be great to utilise more functions to (the few) buttons on you're phone. period!
Anonymous, 18 Apr 2017By buying this phone, you are buying a $800 screen and little elseThe funny thing is I bought a 42"screen (and little else) for less last year. It's called a "smart TV" :-)
These smartphones are way too expensive. Even an advanced model shouldn't cost more than $600.
Anonymous, 18 Apr 2017IT IS a big issue cos you are paying quite a bit for this near pointless feature. You do realise if samsung never had bixby the phone would sell for the same amount of money. There will be phones out there who dont have bixby and will cost as much or more.
When people are buying a S8 they not purchasing it on the decision of bixy and the extra button. It more likely due to the huge bezless display and power of the device.
Shadow Snypa786, 18 Apr 2017Wow people going over the top over this It's a button that wouldnt have really been there if ... moreIT IS a big issue cos you are paying quite a bit for this near pointless feature.
Anonymous, 18 Apr 2017Actually Apple has better battery life than Samsung phones now. Though Samsung has better char... moreApple has better battery life than Samsung?
We are all mistaken sometimes.
Curse you Canadian carrier! Overcharging your customers and giving restraining updares, yes. But updating all your phones with software the OEM has delivered to you two years ago, no.
I think this is a bad move by Samsung. First, they come up with a unnecessary feature because we already have Google Assistant. Even so, we could remap the "bixby button" which a lot of people were gonna do but they end that possibility...
Anonymous, 18 Apr 2017Actually Apple has better battery life than Samsung phones now. Though Samsung has better char... moreSamsung S7 edge has 92 hours endurance for a 1440p display on gsmarena.
Iphones with 1080p displays get less endurance ratings on gsmarena.
Theres alot of samsung devices on that list with better battery life than iphones. The best battery life on an Iphone is the 6S plus with a rating of 85 hours.
Bad decision Sami - By now you must have learnt that most people dont like your bloat ware... You are not listening to your customers and will go the Nokia way soon if you continue this way.
i wasn't going to use bixby, not only I find no use for virtual assistants but most of them speak understand english and chinese. I don't want to speak to my phone in english so the button is really usless and remaping option would make this phone a better device not just for non-english speaking regions but everywere really. I don't personally know anyone who would use ai such as siri or google assistant and I don't find much use for it either.
Shadow Snypa786, 18 Apr 2017Are you feeling ok what you on about can't match Apple standards?? Ok maybe in software I agr... moreActually Apple has better battery life than Samsung phones now. Though Samsung has better charging options. The other two points are true though.
Right. For now, no one comes close the display quality Samsung flagship devices has. I just want the S8 for its screen. Yet, I've held it many times recenlty and realized I don't like the new aspect ratio.
Anyway, I found that the S8 display quality is the same as the Note 7. I hope the refurbished Note 7 becomes available in my country or wait for the next One Plus.
Anonymous, 18 Apr 2017By buying this phone, you are buying a $800 screen and little elseA button for a useless feature.
Anonymous, 18 Apr 2017So what other brand can make a button re-mappable? NONE, so why would it matter if Samsung did... moreExactly even if Samsung doesn't let you re-map the button Samsungs phone still have more customisation than Apple devices. Its like everyones order hinged on this 1 feature :D
Anonymous, 18 Apr 2017First of all Samsung is not Apple. Whatever they do cannot match with Apple's standard, smooth... moreAre you feeling ok what you on about can't match Apple standards?? Ok maybe in software I agree but hardwise hell no there is a reason why after years Apple finally on the same level with Samsung and the OLED displays they going to use for the Iphone 8 proves this.
Camera wise, battery life, display wise Apple hasnt touched Samsung so keep thinking Apple is the holy grail ;)
First they dedicate physical button for such shitty feature like Bixby, duplicatig Google now in many ways. They don't even have a button for the Camera which is used 10000 time more often. Then they won't allow you to remap it.
Maybe instead of this Samsung could begin focusing on designing fingerprint sensor placement for the S9 so it will not end up in such stupid location like on the S8.