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.
AnonD-632062, 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 phone’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. "
K, 28 Apr 2017I like Samsung flagship phones because of the premium build, amazing camera and amoled display... moreDid you hear about the $400 price cut on iphone 7 in some regions while S7 is still $100 less than the original price.
I am curious how benchmark tests were made. Gsmarena used the full resolution or fhd res? Because using fhd resolution to obtain high scores in benchmarks and brag about qhd resolution sounds like cheating to me.
Samsung, please launch something just as good for the people who do not like curved screens !
It's kinda surprising to see the Galaxy S8 have a better or somewhat same Battery Endurance Rating as the Galaxy S7 considering the fact that both of these smartphones have 3000 mAh battery capacity but the GS7 only have a 5.1" display while the GS8 have a much bigger 5.8" display
I like Samsung flagship phones because of the premium build, amazing camera and amoled display but wait after a year when price go down half and their OS update will mess up your phone's features. My advice is Do Not update your Samsung device especially when your warranty has expired. Nowadays, phones are disposable even for flagships. When you have the money, go for it but if you want to spend wisely, look for other alternative flagships of Xiaomi, Huawei, Oppo. Their sub $200 models are almost as good as most phones today and save your money. 😁