Anonymous, 28 Jan 2018Now you guys know how Xperians feel Not the same at all
geewaiho, 28 Jan 2018They have to make a point of diffrence between both models as the initial selling point of the... moreThe differing qualities are bigger screen and battery. Especially since the S9 regular will have single camera and 4gb ram in 2018 and still cost over $800. I know there are many other things that tie into it both showing how over priced it is while also showing that Samsung among others actually have reasons and right to charge more than others. But in the what used to be the highest end device is now becoming more over priced while still being overshadowed in simple things like ram and camera which are areas they are leaders in and have no excuse. And the X was the first mainstream 1k device. Note 8 was 4960...i know...Big difference...might as well say 1k.
Anonymous, 27 Jan 2018Dude, you are my best friend officially. As an I.T. dude, adding bezels would save my fatty pa... moreI love bezels!
They are perfect to hold the phone in landscape mode without covering the display. Also, my phone took some nasty falls, If it wasn't for the bezels, I'd be crying for a new display like most of Sammy owners do. Many of the people I know owning a Sammy phone have a broken display. Why is that?
Either Sammy lies about the gorilla glass used, either they make the phone specially like that, so it's prone to damaging the display which we all know it costs about 50% of the phone's price.
Also, I HATE using cases and bumpers. I payed a lot for my phone to see it, not to conceal it under a hideous case.
I could have gone for the S8+ but I went with Sony XZ Premium specially for the bezels. Oh, and for the updates :)
Eating Oreo since October 2017.
i hope they went the same route like Google Pixel 2 that didnt lower specs of the smaller device. it is a user hostile behaviour for those who want to use a smaller device like me
Let's hope that they will be better than these- in both, hardware and software...
S9 will be a really nice device but these images definitely look ugly, can't be compared to the beautiful S8.
Anonymous, 27 Jan 2018While i completely agree and can think of a fee convincing ones apple copied as well..
I beli... moreThey have to make a point of diffrence between both models as the initial selling point of the + model was the edge design coupled with bigger screen/battery(s7) . The S8/S8+ that diffrence is even less. Adding specific features makes it more enticing and ultimately they prefer you to pay more for the expensive model . However, the smaller should having features unique to it other then missing out.
Tbh any Company who's intention is to make money are mostly greedy and Samsung is no stranger to them. Overpriced A series, note 8 first mainstream 1k phone., s9 lose to 800 when it looks like to be an incremental update.
I don't disagree Samsung gets to.. let's say 'inspired' by Apple. I object when people say so and so copied Apple when Apple hasn't innovated for a long time and has become more reactionary to market conditions.
Anonymous, 27 Jan 2018Dude, you are my best friend officially. As an I.T. dude, adding bezels would save my fatty pa... moreI'll pile on too. How many people complain about bezels then adds a bulky case to the phone? I moved from a S7 edge to a Nokia 8. Now those are some bezels. For me, I do have a few gripes about big bezels on the N8. Big chin makes it harder to hit the capacitive buttons, and could they not add stereo speakers with that big forehead? Other than that, ya. Fast, smooth, and great build quality (with substandard camera).
Anonymous, 27 Jan 2018Dude, you are my best friend officially. As an I.T. dude, adding bezels would save my fatty pa... moreRight?
Do you know what a 9-12mm thick woth normal sized bezels phone could do with today's tech??
That would be a huge battery, 16-24mp camera that still has bigger pixels and all the bells and whistles... possibly best mobile phone camera.
2-8 great stereo speakers. Remote and sd. Possible projector. And we now have 50 lumens 720p laser ones that fit in these profiles compared to 15 lumen dlp 480p ones.
Not to mention just room to play around with unique designs.
Plus way more tech that people just don't realize.
Even on front of just seeing how much better battery life and cameras would be just to be 9 or 10mm thick and how barely noticeable difference in size is people would be shocked and impressed.
Anonymous, 27 Jan 2018Sounds like a lot of people on here put form over function, so if the software was super smoot... moreDude, you are my best friend officially. As an I.T. dude, adding bezels would save my fatty palms from hitting a part of the screen and thicker phone = bigger battery, bigger components (for durability and more added stuff), and for the dedicated microSD card slot. The zero-bezel trend needs to stop. It's no wonder the iPhone X sucks compared to the competition and the Essential Phone didn't do that well.
geewaiho, 27 Jan 2018You could say the same thing about the iPhone throughout the years
1.Regressing back to gla... moreWhile i completely agree and can think of a fee convincing ones apple copied as well..
I believe their point was not to be like...ooo samsung is copying apple...
But to point out that its so apple like to do what samsung is doing and after all this time is not very pleasing to go and copy apple for something like that.
Because it's pure ridiculous and greed. There is no excuse or reason the regular s9 should have less ram and camera features.
Especially in 2018. The s8 will be one of the highest tech and moist expensive phones out there. .. But come with less ram than a cheap midrange did two years ago. Same with dual camera.
AndroiOS, 27 Jan 2018Samsung copying Apple's trend now in 2018, of setting aside better features (camera, RAM, inte... moreYou could say the same thing about the iPhone throughout the years
1.Regressing back to glass materials (Apple were the first with the iPhone 4 , but once Samsung launched the S6 the rest of Android followed suit).
3. Slow wireless charging (I've heard it slightly faster Joe but still slow after=*
6.Amoled display on iPhone
7. Bezelless do say with 18.9 aspect ratio
To name bit a few, ultimately all OEMs copy each other, most retail designers/companies do, especially in a constantly fat pace, and every evolving smartphone industry.
Skankhunt42, 27 Jan 2018Ohh look the Pixel 2XL with an extra unneeded button.Sorry. Don't remember the 2 xl being that good compared to s8 let alone s9