Camera: No HDR in manual mode, no exposure compensation/brightness compensation with Auto ISO in shutter priority mode (Huawei (I think Motorola, too) and many camera manufacturers offer brightness compensation for Auto ISO in shutter priority mode)
AlienNextDoor, 21 Apr 2017They can conclude all they want, like every media outlet afraid to be critical. The fact is... moreI tried it at a tech store. S8 is perfectly usable with one hand. 5.1 or 5.2 inch display is the sweet spot for one handed usage and S8 is around the same size with a with a phone with 5.2 inch display.
I love how they said that the Nokia 808 purview is no longer relevant. But so are several of the other handsets on the sunlight legibility leaderboard. Just making way for samsung to shine. After all. It took them 5 years to finally beat the screen on the nokia.
Camera quite lag behind it seems. Screen is ok to be wide but camera not? Human vision is about 120° (if for both eyes), so anything wide feels better. I know that changing ratio won't change fov of camera but it really feels weird to see only half screen used. Feels like old crt screens ratios are back. I wish all cameras used same fov as that "super-wide" one from lg. Shots would feel more natural than just capturing scene as some crop of what we saw.
AlienNextDoor, 21 Apr 2017Even if the phone actually were much better than the s7 and had actually twice the battery lif... morePersonally, I wouldn't even consider one-handed use as something I even look for. But then I've always had huge phones.
ithehappy, 21 Apr 2017So worst position of fingerprint scanner. One of the worst android skin. Weird and completely ... moreS8 is overrated just like the S7 edge was overrated because of design. When fanboys start calling phones beautiful or sexy is when they should instead be calling for a mail-order bride, ASAP!
W8 for the Note8. For the first time since 2014, the Note8 will be a big improvement from the S phone. More internal storage, more RAM, and far better cameras. Samsung will make Note gr8 again.
Anonymous, 21 Apr 2017Mr Samsung PR guy is back. Surprising PR guy well you could say a customer with money to spend on the best.
It's from the future, the next big thing is already here. If you don't have an S8 you missed a technological revolution.
RaghavaZ, 21 Apr 2017GSMA had concluded the other way around regarding one-handed usage and this S8 is actually mor... moreThey can conclude all they want, like every media outlet afraid to be critical.
The fact is, even 5.1 inch is on the large side when it comes to one handed use. Anything above is terrible. 4.3 to 4.7 is the sweet spot. It's not just the width but height as well. If you can't reach the top of the screen with your thumb without any hand gimnastics it's a fail.
AlienNextDoor, 21 Apr 2017Even if the phone actually were much better than the s7 and had actually twice the battery lif... moreGSMA had concluded the other way around regarding one-handed usage and this S8 is actually more compact than the screen size suggests.
Even if the phone actually were much better than the s7 and had actually twice the battery life and cpu power AND someone wanted to trade it with me for my S7 I still wouldn't.
NOTHING is more important than one-handed use and this phone fails hard on that test.
Add to that the fact it has worse battery life, annoying edge screens, terrible FPS placement and no camera improvement...you really have to be thick as Saturn to buy this crap.
Anonymous, 21 Apr 2017You really need to take another look at the lowlights tedious pics. The S8 blows away all othe... moreRead the conclusion of GSMArena themselves LOL. And that's with Pixel's HDR Auto, not HDR On, so yeah thanks.
The Pixel is an ugly duckling that's not turning into a swan anytime soon
ithehappy, 21 Apr 2017So worst position of fingerprint scanner. One of the worst android skin. Weird and completely ... moreYou really need to take another look at the lowlights tedious pics. The S8 blows away all other phones. Hate all you want but you can't deny this.
"but a newer 10nm chipset next to the S7's 14nm silicon, so things should mostly even out"
No,no, no . The screen is culpable for anywhere between 50-70% of total battery consumption (as far as components go), the SoC is rarely more than 30% ... so no things won't even out.
Also the new screen (according to displaymate) uses 25% more power, the new SoC only saves about 15% battery (as far as the Exynos version goes). So according to this view -too- things don't even out either.
As your S8+ review showed you should expect *less* battery. S8+ had 10 hours less despite only checking 16:9 videos on the 18.5:9 screen of S8+ (actually it would be closer to 15 hours less). So S8 should be -in total- with less autonomy as well. Please *be* critical of companies trying to cut corners.
The lower battery was uncalled for and the consumers certainly don't want it (they'd prefer a 0.4 mm thicker phone if they were to keep the same autonomy). Please GSMarena try to be more hard on your reviews.
I didn't think Samsung could do it but they did. The Camera now reaches a whole new level of oil painting xD.