My s8+ will be here tomorrow but while at best buy yesterday I got to hold the phone and tried the fingerprint scanner , yes it's weird so I spread my fingers in the peace sign and wow , would you look at that my middle finger sat right on point. My point? Who said you have to set your phone to your pointer , you have other fingers.lol and the mono speaker? Yea I'm not a teen who likes to blare their phone an annoy everyone in earshot . The AKG Harmon headphones will do nicely . That is all COME ON WEDNESDAY .
Samsung taking a *iss 3rd generation in a row. Same camera, same mono speaker and more expensive than ever before. Looks like my Note 5 gotta last 1 more year.
-NEOPHYTE-, 19 Apr 2017Galaxy Note 8 > Xperia XZ Premium > Galaxy S8 = LG V30 = Nokia 9 > LG G6 = Google PixelI think Samsung will skip 8 and jump to note 9. That maybe a possibility.
For shooting movies 21:9 is common. Youtube videos and most other media we consume use 16:9 aspect ratio. 18.5:9 is halfway between 16:9 and 21:9. So depending on the content, you either have horizontal bars or vertical bars, but at least those bars will be rather narrow.
I find S8+ camera 4:3 aspect ratio to be ok. 4:3 and 3:2 are the two most common standards for photography. but sadly we will have to deal with huge black bars when viewing the photos on that 18.5:9 display (just over a third of the screen will be black)
Galaxy Note 8 > Xperia XZ Premium > Galaxy S8 = LG V30 = Nokia 9 > LG G6 = Google Pixel
I'm not clear on how you guys can say that you expect the Snapdragon version to have comparable battery life to the Exynos variant that you tested when the Exynos version normally shows much better efficiency and battery life than the Snapdragon version as shown through your own testing of Samsung flagships over and over, and other sites have already reached the same conclusion when testing both versions of the S8'S side by side.
"The only real problem we have with the new navigation scheme, combined with the tall body of the S8+ is that it leaves the main controls sitting pretty low, relative to the whole device. Chances are you will naturally tend towards holding the S8+ higher up to take advantage of the extra vertical screen real estate. That, however, means your thumb needs to do plenty of stretching to reach the bottom left or right corners of the screen"
This is why I'm not even considering a S8/+ or G6. Terribly thought out design simply for better marketing of higher numbers.
vrvly, 19 Apr 2017Its a big shame there is no 2:1 ratio for photos or 21:9 for videos. Its such a waste of scree... moreWouldn't surprise if Samsung adds a 18:9 photo ratio later.
Which xperia cameras are sharper?
Looking at all the GSMarena studio photos no Sony phone comes close to the S8+ in good or low light. (see link for xz and xzs)
GSMa Said "This does mean a native aspect ratio of 4:3 for the sensor. Of course, you could shoot in 16:9 instead, but this isn't really recommended."
And why not? The image dimensions on the S8+ at 12MP (4:3) are 4032x3024 at 9MP (16:9) it is 4032x2268. i.e. the S8+ simply cuts off a depth of 378 pixels along the top and bottom to get a 16:9 image ratio.
THE 9MP IMAGE QUALITY IS IDENTICAL TO THE 12MP IMAGE.
I always shot 16:9 on the GN7 and will do the same on the S8+.
21:9 is a useless format for a phone. It makes it much too elongated and very uncomfortable for any meaningful work. The rounded display cornes, soft keys, fingerprit scanner at the back and the AMOLED still very susceptible to picture burn-in makes it a no-deal
Anonymous, 18 Apr 2017The battery is actually quite less. Keep in mind that during the GSMArena test only 3/4th of t... moreActually you are wrong. Besides the actual display LED matrix, the display hardware is comprised of a subsystem called "display driver" which takes up a lot of power and must be on even if a single pixel is lit and the rest are black. That's why you see the AOD draining the battery. Screen being only 3/4 lit does not produce a significant difference in display-centric tests.
Its a big shame there is no 2:1 ratio for photos or 21:9 for videos. Its such a waste of screen. it was he most unpleasant thing I felt when using it. I would also envy sharpness of xperia photos as well as 4K that feels like its resolution is lower somehow. I think g6 camera ui and processing will be better, we will see.
I was eyeing the benchmarks in this review and I noticed something. LG V20 has better performance than LG G6? Though only in a few benchmarks.
I lost OnePlus 3 for some reason and it seems it's time to try Samsung again...! (I was totally over with iGarbage) I respect Sony more for its stability though.
S8+ looks damn slick
I pre-ordered the S8+ before the reviews came out because i wanted a better camera than my GN4 and it has exceeded my expectations.
Congratulations on market leading low light camera performance Samsung. :-)
Phone performance, screen quality, battery life etc are all up there too...
No doubt haters will find something small.... I'm guessing the screen/camera ratio, OS or glass backs?
its downgrade in every aspect but design, screen size compared to the s7 edge exynos..
Anonymous, 18 Apr 20174:3 is not a square, it is wider horizontally. And it perfectly fulfills the periphery.
http:... moreStill living in the 90's are we. 4:3 screens are terrible.
Personally i don't know anyone who shoots 4:3.
Anonymous, 18 Apr 2017Yet, GSMArean didn't test it (the battery life is tested in 16:9 environments) which is exactl... moreJut another quick clarification. The battery endurance rating comprises of four components: 3G talk time, Wi-Fi browsing, standby and video playback. If there is any point at all to be made here, regarding 16:9 use cases, it would only apply to our standard test video. Indeed, it is 16:9, which we believe is the only way to make results directly comparable. We still measured a 45 minute or so improvement in video playback endurance over the S7 edge.
As per the other "on-screen" test we run, which is browsing, it was done using the full real estate of the screen, in the default Samsung browser at the native QHD+ resolution.