RaghavaZ, 22 Apr 2017The success of big screen phones tell the other story. Once you got used to big screen you can... more1. Yes you can go back. I had the Note 4. Loved everything about it EXCEPT the size. Went to an S6 edge. Loved the size, hated the edges. Now I couldn't be happier with ny regular S7. Perfect size and screen. So not only can you go back, many do gladly.
2. Doesn't matter if the phone is the same size, the screen is taller and thus harder to use. They should have cut off the bezels and not enlarge the screen. This would have kept the perfect ratio instead of going with this new black bar crap, AND would have made the phone smaller l.
3. Taller screen with edges is terrible for consuming media. There's less viewing area without glare. The taller and narrower the phone, the less flat surface and more edges there are, and thus the more glare there is.
Conclusion: less comfortable, impossible to use one-handed, more glare, terrible aspect ratio...more expensive. Yea keep buying drone.
PS There aren't many options for people who want android but don't want a phone larger than 5 inches. At least no flagships. Then again...my S7 will probably last me 2 or 3 more years. By then midrange phones like A3 and A5 will be just as great...unless Samsung decides to make them taller too...
I have the s8 since yesterday and this phone is excellent in dayly use but there is one thing i dont like the statusbar and settings there color is white that is not good how can i change this may someone here on this site can give me some advice how to change this do i have to change the the theme
I love brightly coloured phones - the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in Coral Blue were fantastic looking. Black is my least preferred colour. So, what does Samsung do with the S8 and S8+? Multiple colour choices, yes, but for the BACK of the phone only. The front bezels are black for all colours. I have seen this on other phones and thought it was totally stupid. We look at the front of our phones mostly. I don't see the point of having a nice colour on the back if it is not on the front bezels too. If you look at the silver LG G6 beside either of the S8's, the G6 looks like a picture with a nice frame around it while the S8's look like a picture without a frame - odd looking to my eyes.
XtremE16, 22 Apr 2017Lol...Guys Check out this video....
Samsung Galaxy S8+ vs Sony Xperia XZs Speed Test, Multi... moreWhat will you do with world fastest phone?
Real life i would not notice any difference between like sd 820,821,835 or mybe i should bring couple phone daily to feel the difference?
I just want to feel more feature, more design, more inovation and so on
Savor , 21 Apr 2017S8 is overrated just like the S7 edge was overrated because of design. When fanboys start call... moreIt is fault of " critics ". They aren't critical anymore. They're just enthusiastic. And hyping nature of Americans. they hype everything. Once they decide that they are going to "like" something, it's gonna be hyped. Nothing is overrated in Eastern world. in West, u either see something getting overrated, or underrated. If iPhone, 1st, was launched in Japan, or Korea, it would not have been a success. Actually Americans have mainstreamed most words which automatically hype things. Example, "iPhone completely REVOLUTIONIZED the way we use phones" ".... hollywood ICON monore. ..... " " the ICONIC series of terminator........ " " the ICONIC star wars movie..... ". Don't know what's so special about all those "superheroes " in childish costumes. It's no better than SPD EMERGENCY kids watch. This is how they export their culture.
XtremE16, 22 Apr 2017Lol...Guys Check out this video.... Samsung Galaxy S8+ vs Sony Xperia XZs Speed Test, Multi... morenobody cares.. i dont too.. just commented to say that.. dont get other thoughts, couldn't just watch you burn.. sorry 4 u
AlienNextDoor, 21 Apr 2017They can conclude all they want, like every media outlet afraid to be critical. The fact is... moreThe success of big screen phones tell the other story. Once you got used to big screen you can't go back to small screens no matter how best they are for one handed usage. For guys like you who find 4.3"-4.7" screens as the best, you have your options. Why you worry or complain about S8? You have got the smaller iPhones that gives you two options: 4" and 4.7", very much in your sweet spot. Samsung made S8 as compact as possible for a 5.8" screen, and overall phone is a few mm bigger than 4.7" iPhone or 5.1" S7, again not a big deal for many. I don't find any issues here with S8's size. I along with many over here are happy with their 5.5"-5.7" phones. Samsung never forced you to buy their phones. If bezels are minimal 5.5-5.7" screens can be easily used with one hand. So you are not going to deal with a phone as big as iPhone 7 Plus, at least in S8's case.
I think companies and people going crazy just for looks and uniqueness. Curved displays are just nonsense like curved crt monitors. We have come a long way to get that flat screen which have benefit of accurate image aspect ratio and perfect straight line representations in charts and images.
I think you reviewers and media has a great responsibility and encourage right technology. Please do not mislead people into curved display. Samsung taught their flagship should be unique with curved display but they are going back to curved dome shaped crt era....
Viewing video and images in these curved edge displays is just nonsense. Because the images are distorted at the edges both side.
Do not fall into this crazy curved display tech disease.
Well, that certainly seems very convenient, in regards to the battery testing portion of the review. I think it still says plenty by itself, with the figures you were willing to put up. Yes, they needed to go with a larger battery, obviously.
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Samsung Galaxy S8+ vs Sony Xperia XZs Speed Test, Multitasking, Benchmark
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I think Sony XZ premium going to world fastest phone...just waiting for review n antutu score
Just Imagine... Again lolz for sammy fan boyz
GSMArena, you've forgotten the camera another impropvement, it was thinner thus not protruding from phone back like S7 and all other brand flagships
And I forgot to write one more point:
6. Keep the consistency throughout the page. If a device is compared in one Benchmark, keep it in the other Benchmarks as well.
Take care. Ciao...
Dear GSMArena, Since 2010 I'm following your phone reviews. I'm always following the reviews of various devices and like your reviews the most. Whenever I decide to buy a new device, it's your review that I wait for. I found my homework through the net and your review matches almost 90% times. So every time before I buy a phone, I wait for your review.
But, I have some additional suggestions to you for your reviews. Suppose you are giving the performance review of a phone, in the Benchmark graph, please keep the following things in mind:
1. Keep it's predecessor(s) in the list (SGS7 & SGS7edge in case of SGS8 & SGS8+, iP6, iP6S & iP6S+ in case of iP7 & iP7S, etc.), that way we will be able to compare it with the last generation.
2. Keep the in-house competitors (if any) in the list (SGN5 & SGN7 in case of SGS8 & SGS8+) even if sometimes some of them are discontinued.
3. Keep the all time topper in the list, no matter how old that is, specially what I meant was like, you omitted Nokia PureView808 in the Screen list, we would love to compare S8 with the topper.
4. Keep the direct competitors (LGG6 in case of SGS8, and maybe XiaomiMiMix - as that's a screen only device and people might want to have it instead).
5. Keep the phones that you are going to recommend against the device reviewing, that way we can directly compare the performance of the devices.
I hope you would do that. I think that will make your already worth review even better. Thanks for your time. Ciao...
Tinkered with both s8 and s8+ and i immediately liked the s8+ better. I'm surprised at myself for saying this but the s8 is too small for my tastes haha. Guess i got used to the big screens and the big phones in general.
jesse.clark, 22 Apr 2017Let's have an open challenge by the point of a consumer who will really spend that much on a s... moregsma did it for you buddy, at the same money or dearer the drooled over by the paid media iphone, is so out classed here by the S8, that in the conclusions, the ONLY comment for the IPHONE, against this new flagship killer was ..pocketability, lol, they conveniently neglected to mention the tiny, low quality screen that that pocketability would get you, plus the massive ugly outdated bezells, which took awsy any benefit of its pocketability, ithas a tiny 4.7" screen compared to the S8 5.8" screen. Ha then they have the cheek a few lines down to mentio the google phones bezells, after giving slyphone a get out of jail free. Best phone on the market. If you can't afford it, you won't give similar or more money for an obscellescent iphone, you then are relegated to a second level android phone, cheaper and better than an iphone, but no match for an S8...saveh