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.
AnonD-270570, 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neglected to mention the tiny, low quality screen that that pocketability would get you, plus the massive ugly outdated bezells, which took awsy any benefit of its pocketability, ithas a tiny 4.7" screen compared to the S8 5.8" screen.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
Too tall is what makes a phone too hard to use! Try pulling down the notifications with only one hand on this too tall weird S8 screen! A wide screen makes texting without errors a lot easier than on a this narrow thin/small screen!
To me S8 is a total fail!
-77.2 is good stereo crosstalk when using headphones!
The worst fingerprint scanner ever and the SMALL viewable screen area, caused by too curved edges with too much reflections/glare, and a weird unrechably tall thin/SMALL screen are dealbreakers for me! Bixby and DeX are toys I would never ever use, and the Bixby button would be really annoying because it is too easy to accidentally press!
Looks a fantastic phone. Great job from the Samsung camp.
Quite a game to change the screen shape to long and narrow, I think a lot of manufacturers will follow. I guess the key is width... 68 to 70mm seems to be the sweet spot. 84% screen to body ratio, more useable space is great.
For me personally I like everything about it, the only thing I'm a little nervous about is the glass back in terms of if dropped most likely will get broken so am looking also at metal backed alternatives.
16:9 is not a "trap"! 16:9 is the natural/best screen resolution, while 18.5:9 looks weird and "unnatural" too unreachably tall and thin/SMALL, and made even worse by the fact that S8 screen have so curved edges that cause a lot of reflections/glare making the viewable screen area very SMALL! S8... should have "removed" the top and bottom edges, not only hidden it behind an unusable unreachably too tall, stretched out, screen! There is NOTHING good about a curved display!
Let's have an open challenge by the point of a consumer who will really spend that much on a smartphone. Now everyone must have their own criteria to choose their smartphone, keeping in mind at this point it should be beautiful enough to make everyone envy of the money you spent, it should have everything latest and greatest, it should actually be the best in the given scenario. Let's forget what brand is your favourite, have an unbiased detailed comparison, at store if possible or online videos, gsmarena reviews etc. Then give your reasons in the form that I will buy 'this' phone over galaxy S8 because......... Followed by your valid unbiased reasons which actually makes sense. As a consumer we have to use the phone, we've to take it out everywhere, so it should be worth it. Plz try to keep local market phones like Chinese brands out of the comparison for availability and as it's a premium comparison, most people do care about status at this price group. No bashing just real reasons for what can really make 'this' phone better than Galaxy S8 which is the current top flagship. Try not to limit your comparison to just one or two things as an overall package does matter.
AnonD-130048, 22 Apr 2017I love your reviews, guys. Really consistent, and very good standardized tests.
I would like... moreMy personal dilemma in this regard is:
I'm a drummer and percussionist (and tech-addict, hahahahah).
I currently own a Galaxy S that's getting really old, especially on the battery department (I have to charge it at least 3 times a day, besides de overnight charge).
So, I guess it's time for a new device. I'm between the S7 Edge and the S8 (Plus? Not sure. The battery review will be crucial here, since I'm kinda disgusted of poor battery life right now. But for the size I prefer the portability of the regular S8).
But being able to record my jam sessions and rehearsals (VERY LOUD, I even play in some Brazilian drum bands with 30 people.... Well, imagine loudness) and get a usable audio after that would be very very desirable.
The final consideration is price. The S8 is way beyond my budget right now, but I could afford a 128 GB S7 Edge.
So... Buying the S7 Edge now or stick with annoying frequent chargings (and occasional dead batteries) of my S6 and wait for the next iPhones be launched so Samsung will be forced to lower the price of the S8?
I have just wasted several very tedious hours trying to disable android apps that nobody needs or can even use (such as Cell Broadcast ) that constantly interrupts, with several other Google apps, my picture-taking and my ability to record my radio programmes on my G4 (Hi-Def BBC) , because these stupid things switch off recording, which continues, but you play back a track that has suddenly no sound at all!!, and I am wondering hard IF Samsung load the entire Android Google repertory as well, etcetera, though I know they cannot even manage a radio, let alone a digital recorder, polite cough, because, longwindedly it would be good to actually yourself be able to get a bare phone and then AFTER you have read all about them, download, Google Play, Google Pay and all that bloatware instead of having it all permanently stuck on your new narrow playstation machine. Is there, pray, a phone with nothing but the phone and camera and radio and recording all simply working without interruptions, you know, like you camera, or TV recorder do?? Anybody know?
I love your reviews, guys. Really consistent, and very good standardized tests.
I would like to make a suggestion.
It's a multimedia device, and most of that (aside of maybe tactile) is audiovisual.
You do a complete and thorough analysis of the visual part.
But about audio...
Output: speakers, phone jack
So... Would it be possible to design a microphone, maybe auxiliary input audio testing? Audio quality of videos, the default sound recorder of the device...
I think it would be really interesting. Knowing that your videos will sound good/bad/muddy/crispy/harsh/soft/too quiet...
For instance, I know that the Galaxy S8/S8+ has high AOP microphone. It's a novelty for the Galaxy S line, approaching the likes of the old Lumias and HTCs, and more recently LG V20 (and G6? Not sure).
But how do they compare? Do they all sound the same? Is there a better choice?
Hope you consider this idea.
Anonymous, 21 Apr 2017A lot of people love phones 5" it aboveMore than a lot, but that doesn't change the fact that there are only 1-2 phones with better screens and hardware out there today, under 5". I can only think of Sony's and Samsung's A-series.
AlienNextDoor, 22 Apr 2017No it's not. The screen is 0.6 inches bigger, no matter the bezel. I like bezels, gives me som... moreBut they did start this phablet bandwagon. They're going at it head-on. The next thing we know, their Note8 could be sporting 6.4" or larger display sizes but would still be in a form factor equivalent or smaller than, say, the Xperia Z Ultra phablet for comparison
AnonD-292864, 21 Apr 2017I tried it at a tech store. S8 is perfectly usable with one hand. 5.1 or 5.2 inch display is t... moreNo it's not , you cannot reach both the notification bar and the navigation bar without adjusting your grip. That's a plain physical impossibility and no matter how much Samsung marketing will try to convInce us other wise , people did not spontaneously grew ET like fingers.
Ergonomically speaking S8 is a big step backwards compared to S7 and that's just a fact of human physiology. Same with the battery life btw. Now of you care more about looks be my guest, but it's still *not* the more easily used phone.
AnonD-270570, 21 Apr 2017It's from the future, the next big thing is already here. If you don't have an S8 you missed a... moreYou do know that Mi mix was released 6 months ago and looks much more impressive as it is bezeless in 3 sides instead of just two, right? Also the ceramic + 18k look is much more luxurious looking than the generic S8 look.
AnonD-292864, 21 Apr 2017I tried it at a tech store. S8 is perfectly usable with one hand. 5.1 or 5.2 inch display is t... moreNo it's not. The screen is 0.6 inches bigger, no matter the bezel. I like bezels, gives me something to hold on to. But if you really want to get rid of them that doesn't mean you should increase the display, just reduce the bezels.