Anonymous, 24 Apr 2017No it means exactly what it was defined to mean "the type of display that offers a view of ind... moreTo put it simply, if your phone display has 380 ppi, regardless amoled or lcd, your phone diaplay is above retina display.....
Just got the S8 and it is grate phone in desine
But camera not so good
Just compare it pictures with pictures from samsung
note 4 a three years old phone witch i still have it and you will see what i am talking about.It doesnt mach the note 4 camera.
So if you looking for a phone with great camera look somewere else or if you have the note 4 or 5 dont hury to upgreat yoir phone just for its cam.
I've had an S8 for over a week now and,.... I'm taking it back. Controvertial.
Why? Well, I'll tell you straight away that it's a very good phone - seriously good in many ways: I love the screen, the design and some of the software is actually well thought through (something I never thought I'd say about a Samsung).
But every phone owner has a USP in mind when choosing and mine is where the S8 falls short: the Camera.
"But wait, don't GSMA say the camera is great?" Well, no they don't: they say it's subjectively good. They correctly point out the fact that Samsung brightens, enhances colours and adds a tonne of sharpening. If you subjectively like the result, you'll love it. I don't.
The mark of a genuinely good camera is the ability to reproduce the scene as it appeared to your eye. The S8 doesn't do this. I've taken well over a hundred shots in all conditions and I could count on one hand the realistic shots. In many, I'd go so far as to call the results distinctly fake. Grass isn't that colour green, sky isn't that colour blue and red is not that colour of orange, Samsung. Sorry.
And so I fall back to a manufacturer which, though imperfect themselves, has more consistently delivered smartphone photography that matches a decent stand alone camera in good light: Sony. Yes, really.
Having seen the results from 2 years of owning a z5, I can confidently say that Sony understand the importance of natural reproduction. Real colours, organically contoured edges and dependable levels of contrast - those were the hallmarks I'm used to. No, their low light smarts are not as good as Sammy - that goes without saying. But in all other respects - including video - the results I used to get from my Z5 still look better than comparable shots I've taken with the S8.
Plus: none of the biometrics on the S8 are useful (who decided to put the fingerprint reader there?! Why does it take me more time to scan my irises than input my pin?) and Bixby is redundant with Android Assistant already baked in. Much of the extra cost of the device comes down to these features and they're simply not up to snuff.
For me then (perhaps not for you - that's fine, this is just my opinion), the Xperia XZ Premium is this year's star phone and the one that gets my cash.
#Edit Apologies if it sounds a bit like a sales pitch for Sony - entirely unintentional. I hope you've found my opinion somewhat useful.
AnonD-666150, 01 May 2017Which phone is better S 8 samsung or Samsung C9 Pro please describe in technical way and also... moreBetter camera and looks S8
Better battery and performance (ram caching) C9 Pro
Better screen S8 but C9 pro already has a plenty good one and in general the differences are small in quality at this point, while in aspect ratio C9 Pro wins handily
Better pricing C9 pro (almost half price)
Which phone is better S 8 samsung or Samsung C9 Pro please describe in technical way and also economical?
Rushed out and bought three s8+, the phone looks great and what Samsung has done is beautiful job with the looks. But that is where it stops. I also have the mate 9 from which I took the sim and placed it in s8+. Tried the phone for a few 24 hours and returned it..... To me, it's not worth $920 in the US. 1. Couldn't get the finger print sensor to work for me the way it works on the mate 9( the first time)...it took me several tries on my left hand and with my right hand, more. 2. Audio quality from the in box earphones and connected to my car(which had a great Audio system)...average.. compared to mate9 and LG phones. 3. Battery life, I was at 100℅ , turned on wifi, surfed the internet for 10 minutes and was down to 88℅. All this was before an after an update from A T & T and a few factory resets. This was also my second phone( first I had to return. This to me made this phone feel no different than any other and therefore not worth $920..... Should be priced at $600.
AnonD-665246, 30 Apr 2017Yeah that's why I see almost same display ratio..... Thats why it is a copyIphone 5 display ratio is 16:9 which is the same as most phones including the samsung s7. The s8 goes more narrow by doing 18:5.9. Get your facts right next time
AnonD-292864, 30 Apr 2017I am not talking about marketing. I used it myself and i can easily reach both the navigation ... moreOK Mr pterodactyl, most people are not like you though, I have yet to see anyone being able to reach both the notifications and the navigation bad one-handed on S8...
Also S8 gets 4-5h screen on time which is average at best.
S7 got a solid 5h, sometimes nearing 6h. That's over thousands of users and not just one anecdote.
The only reason that your S8 gets better battery currently (for you) is because after a year of use S7's battery had been degraded. If both are brand new S7 wins ... it's obvious why too (0.8w screen vs 1w screen)
AlienNextDoor, 22 Apr 2017No it's not. The screen is 0.6 inches bigger, no matter the bezel. I like bezels, gives me som... moreS8 display is not 0.6 inch larger than S7 display. It's actual surface area is around 5.2 inch.
Anonymous, 22 Apr 2017No it's not , you cannot reach both the notification bar and the navigation bar without adjust... moreI am not talking about marketing. I used it myself and i can easily reach both the navigation bar and notification bar with one hand and S8 battery life is a bit better than S7 battery life.
Obi Wan Kenobi, 29 Apr 2017I'm surprised that even with a 500 mAh battery difference and the same resolution, the S8 mana... moreMy previous post was deleted so I'm going to re-reply.
Yeah, it seems fishy, you can't have a battery that is 15% smaller yet only get 5% less battery with (basically) the same hardware. One of the two results is definitely wrong, and I'm willing to bet it's the latest one.
Levy, 30 Apr 2017You must be blind. Yeah that's why I see almost same display ratio..... Thats why it is a copy
Anonymous, 30 Apr 2017Great phone.Samsung just copied iPhone 5You must be blind.
Samsung seems to be insane after Note 7 fiasco. This S8 display ratio, looks like they just copied from iPhone 5
I'm surprised that even with a 500 mAh battery difference and the same resolution, the S8 managed to get just a 4-hour endurance rating difference from the S8+
Anonymous, 28 Apr 2017Samsung, please launch something just as good for the people who do not like curved screens !Curved screens look nice but i'd rather a flat screen.
Easier to hold, not as prone to break, easier to use.
At least my S8+ had gotten rid of the occasional accidental edge presses the my GN7 had.
florin, 28 Apr 2017I am curious how benchmark tests were made. Gsmarena used the full resolution or fhd res? Beca... moreGsmarena explained it in S8+ review.
"All of the posted results were achieved through testing at the phoneÂ’s native QHD+ resolution. Battery percentage data was recorded programmatically straight from the handset, to ensure the highest possible level of precision.
For the sake of thoroughness, we ran the tests in 2220 x 1080 pixels and 1480 x 720 pixels modes as well. The minor differences we recorded were in the minutes, and are well within the margin of error of the tests. "