Im using unlocked US version: The Bixby button is a HUGE problem as u mentioned
Surficial, 29 Jun 2017I don't see how a phone can be consistently ranked the best but lags in normal use and beaten ... moreIt's the money which makes the Galaxy 7/8 appear so popular, not their blueish screens or the bloatware or their keyboard which calls home.
Bebe Rexha, 29 Jun 2017"op3 is basically just a op3 with an sd835" I'm sorry, but do you mean that OP5 is a OP3 wi... moreyes sir, thanks for the correction, that's what i mean, it literally has the same ram, display, charging technology, dac amp, speaker, software and fingerprint reader. the only difference is the better chipset and slightly better camera, i was really tempted but my 3 is working fine so i will wait another few months and see what gets released this year
AnonD-623516, 29 Jun 2017I really wanted to buy an S8, i was in a store in germany and tried it out and i too experienc... more"op3 is basically just a op3 with an sd835"
I'm sorry, but do you mean that OP5 is a OP3 with SD835?
If it does, then I agree for about 75%.
I don't see how a phone can be consistently ranked the best but lags in normal use and beaten in speed tests by phones half the price.
My moto x was lag free and that's a 2013 upper mid ranger.
I really wanted to buy an S8, i was in a store in germany and tried it out and i too experienced some lag and minor stutters and i thought ffs samsung, you have the SD835, 4gigs of Ram and freaking ufs 2.1 how can you even manage to make this monster lag. it's beyond me at this point, i will stay with my oneplus 3 for a little while longer though i really love the design of the s8 and the op3 camera is not good enough for me, maybe i try the xz premium because the op3 is basically just a op3 with an sd835 ... damn it samsung get your shite together man, even a midrange huawei runs smoother or my sisters nexus 5 which i gave her dang it
"Samsung TouchWiz Home"?!
I thought they replaced the TouchWiz name with Grace UX, which in turn was replaced with the Samsung Experience UX name for the S8 duo!
Anonymous, 29 Jun 2017Yes. I agree. Sony gives the best experience in phones.
Samsung always lags, despite whate... moreIt sure does.
The old Xperia Z2 will smash the S8/S8+ in terms of UI fluidity alone. It may be a lot slower, but is saved by how amazingly smooth it performs.
Heck, even Chinese OEMs do better job at optimizing their software than Samsung. I don't like Oppo but their optimization, while not the best and no match for Sony, is still superior to what Samsung has - that's how far behind Samsung really is.
People only see the brand name. They only smell a food and think it's already good, without even knowing how they taste.
They forget that first impression is a lot different from actual usage.
I'd rather have a stinky smelling food but tastes great than a soothing fragrance but tastes like poop when being eaten.
abigfanoftechs, 29 Jun 2017Why is Samsung so bad at software? I would have thought they would a little effort into their... morePerhaps Samsung's software engineer are busy comment at most of the forum no time to upgrade the user experience, it is possible to let samsung user change phone every year to increase their profits.
vasiliS7edge, 29 Jun 2017If you had a non Samsung device you probably not have it because of low quality. You have a 4 ... moreIts like covering a turd with a cloth!! You may not see it, but it sure smells!
Just buy a Sony XA and resolve all your issues.
Bebe Rexha, 29 Jun 2017Xperia Z was nearly lag-free already in the UI even with such a mediocre by today's standards ... moreYes. I agree. Sony gives the best experience in phones.
Samsung always lags, despite whatever processor. They attract people with bold moves.. like giant small bezel screens.. but in the end when it comes to user experience and usage, it has much to learn from Sony.
I own a Galaxy S8, and bixby button is the single most hated feature on the device. I just wish bixby and this button did not exist. I've accidentally pressed this button too many times, confusing it for power or volume buttons. And if you press it while your screen is on - LAG TIME, baby.
Xperia Z was nearly lag-free already in the UI even with such a mediocre by today's standards processor.
SD835, 4GB RAM, UFS 2.0, and costs $800. Lags shouldn't be a thing to notice when operating the UI.
Sorry Samsung, it's 2017 now.
You look like a modern phone but performs older than what we would've thought you would be.
Not a Apple fan, but I'd rather have modern performance with looks of the past instead of attractive terrible performer.
And no hatees please, I don't hate Samsung, I just said what I have experienced.
My friend has the 2015 Galaxy J5 and the only thing that makes it better than my Zenfone Max is the display, but the rest, my phone is superior.
Anonymous, 29 Jun 2017Samsung phones always lagged. . My S4 is still laggy. . And i see lag problem didnt chang... moreIf you had a non Samsung device you probably not have it because of low quality. You have a 4 years smartphone and you complaining? The only problem with S8 is the Launcher. You put the Nova and problem solved.
Well said phone arena, as a Samsung loyalist I really don't get the point why we can't remap the extra key on the phone! I get that Samsung is trying to push it's virtual assistant, but then again it's not consumer oriented strategy which can irritate some Samsung customers!
I have a S8+ and I love it! it's just the app menu lag and some other minor issues needs to be fixed!
regs, 29 Jun 2017Support and Samsung are not compatible word. Samsung doesn't have warranty at all. They reject... moreYes you point out a very overlooked features. Phone number formatting (or digit grouping) like LG Ui will be very convenient. Samsung must incorporate this feature in TouchWiz.
MasEnha, 29 Jun 2017It's depend on location and how clever with reasoning. My friend's S8 replaced by the new one ... moreI was told that i can sue them if i don't like anything with their devices exactly for the same issue. They covered themselves with consumer protection law preambule saying - as you able to read text from the screen, then there is no issue.