S8 + cover, cheaper and much better
If Verizon would get this model, it MIGHT convince me to go back to Samsung.
Won't touch those glass covered jokes they have right now.
This fixes my hate with today's smartphones, glass backs and small batteries!
Imagine the endurance rating on this thing if it had the Exynos chip
AnonD-493662, 19 Nov 2017yea i notice it too, but lot of people complain that s6 active is not beauty :)Yeah, it's really ugly compared to S8 active.
[deleted post]You lack creativity................and common sense.............and that complex material you are talking about, you can find enough of it on amazon for less than 50 USD (probably cheaper on ebay). You just need to know how to use it.
Where are the physical buttons from the bottom of the display?
I was always think it was a big advantage against other models, for example i can easily pick up my phone even in glove. Yes i know you can turn on high sensytivity, but its not the same.
Be Nice To Others, 19 Nov 2017Favorite types of phone (for me) in no particular order:
1 - Active (or anything that's rug... moreYou do realize that fingerprints are easier to hack. Acquiring someones fingerprint and casting a 3D model of it is no big deal at all.
Long and mixed character passwords are still the most secure option. Bio-metrics are just more convenient.
All our phones are active Samsung so make MILT STD 810 G as a standard along with IP 68.
AnonD-573665, 19 Nov 2017So much wasted money on dead phones from Nokia, Samsung, LG.I will newer use any mobile if pho... moreDon't drop it in the river in the first place. That's just called common sense, which is apparently lacking in most people, these days.
So much wasted money on dead phones from Nokia, Samsung, LG.I will newer use any mobile if phones will keep to die on me and will continue overprice to half whit no protection.
I want feature when it drops in river it needs to turn on flash to easy find it.
How i can find job whit dead phone?
I wonder how much its collects, spies data about user.
Impressive battery life.
nothing-, 19 Nov 2017Wait, I just noticed that the S6 active with 3,500 mah battery had a 109 endurance rating. Doe... moreyea i notice it too,
but lot of people complain that s6 active is not beauty :)
AnonD-632062, 19 Nov 2017No, it's just that Exynos 7420 was super-efficient.
Even the normal S6's with QHD display ... moreThe S6 did really well on WiFi, but when the modem got used(LTE for example), the battery life plummeted. You can check the reviews from Anandtech or any real life usage review. The S6 had horrible battery life unless you use it on WiFi.
I owned that device and loved it to bits(best phone of 2015 by far), but the battery life wasn't it's strong suits.
Favorite types of phone (for me) in no particular order:
1 - Active (or anything that's rugged like this Galaxy Active series) / Compact (or anything that's small like Xperia Compact series)
2 - Camera-centric (something like the Lumia 1020 and Nokia 808 PureView)
3 - Audio-centric (both headphones and speakers, like the HTC One M series). OF COURSE WITH HEADPHONE JACK.
4 - Budget-friendly
5 - ANYTHING WITH FINGERPRINT SCANNER INSTEAD OF HACK-ABLE FACEID.
nothing-, 19 Nov 2017But it was manufactured in an older manufacturing process right? Aside from the fact that grac... moreYou have to keep in mind that this one has a larger screen than the S6 Active. Then again that difference gets ignored because of even more efficient build of Exynos 8895 than the already-efficient build of Exynos 7420
best phone from samsung
AnonD-632062, 19 Nov 2017No, it's just that Exynos 7420 was super-efficient. Even the normal S6's with QHD display ... moreBut it was manufactured in an older manufacturing process right? Aside from the fact that grace ux is more optimize today compared before.
Finally, the review I have been waiting for. What a TANK! IMHO, the S Active is just as unique as the Note in the smartphone realm. And boy, do they impress us....
Next year they should do a worldwide simulatenous release of the S9 Active and the S9 Mini along with the vanilla S9 and S9+.
I love those thick corner bumpers and the screws which scream retro-cool! And the fact that it has much reduced bezels with no pronounced front buttons, probably boosts it's mass market appeal.
I think it's time we stop blaming Samsung for the position of the fingerprint scanner. More complaints, and they might feel complelled to remove it altogether, like the iPhone X.
Excellent screen as expected from Samsung, but where's the sunlight contrast ratio?
What a fantastic battery endurance! 111 hours! Beats that of the excellent S6 Active and I believe is the biggest for a smartphone with flagship specs. Superb! Imagine if a Note had 4000+ mAh.....
Super-customisable user interface, which adds all of Samsung's goodies on top of Android. Great! The Stocks icons look good.
Bixby is still meh,(as are all kinds of assistants....)
Activity Zone is much more useful!
Also, the camera is pretty great. I did a detailed comparison with the Pixel 2 and they both seem evenly matched. As for the pizza shot, the 2 camera's have slightly different focus point. That's why the lower half bread is clear on the Pixel 2, while the toppings near the upper half are clearer on the S8 Active. The front camera samples are among the best in class
Overall, a great phone and a great review, Ricky! The photos showing the S8+ are nicely done and so is the write-up itself.