Anonymous, 18 Apr 2017Yet, GSMArean didn't test it (the battery life is tested in 16:9 environments) which is exactl... moreAgain, you have missed my point. I agree that Samsung did wrong with the battery capacity being the primary concern for the S8/S8+, but the test gsmarena has conducted did not only measured video playback, it also measured many other thing, that the 16:9 format did not mattered! Things like 3g standby, 4g standby and calls and of course, the very important internet browsing with WiFi which is imo the most important factor. I do have a tablet and a 4k HDR TV, I don't watch videos in daily basis on my mobile and a I never talk more than hour, I live in a capital city, so I always have 4G coverage, I am a power user and I charge my phone daily, so long standby times doesn't effect me. I also have the S7 edge and was afraid that the S8+ will fail my battery needs, but it holds better on 4G handling and internet browsing, which my primary use of my phone, as I oftenly check new sites and various content during the day. Internet browsing test uses fullscreen and if the battery consumption was bigger, it would consume more, yet in Samsung's measurements, PhoneArena's and now gsmarena's test, in all scored better results than the S7 edge.
I am not impressed! A weird long thin/small display and the fingerprint scanner, camera smudger, is the worst placed ever unreachable far up on the back of the too tall screen!
Bixby and DeX are toys I would never use!
Camera and performance and batterylife are good enough just as they are on every flagship, and almost ever midrange and budget phone, from any manufacturer! Stereo crosstalk is not good enough for a this expensive flagship!
I think iPhone 8 will impress me a lot more than this S8! iPhone 7 already outperform S8 in most performance tests!
AnonD-216319, 19 Apr 2017s7 edge still the best in my book , half price same display , same camera almost, same design ... moreS8 camera is a big improvement over the S7 in low light looking at the studio shots.
More than happy to pay extra to have the best mobile camera atm.
s7 edge still the best in my book , half price same display , same camera almost, same design but with bit bigger bezels and better batttery life ,same speaker, curved back and smaller bezels dont justify 500 dollars for me , good mobile overall but s7 edge still is the king tbh
taghack, 18 Apr 2017All GSMArena battery tests are conducted following a very specific procedure, which you can re... moreYou dont have to explain anything to me, thank you.
Not that you guys will split a second about it, but inbetween me not believing any tests here anymore, testing with 16:9 video, especially on amoled of that aspect, that seems good testing only in your book....
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.