I see people disappointed for the reason that, "not enough has changed from Note 8."
But honestly, what can you expect in just 6 months? Creating/ testing stuff takes time!
Even GSM Arena author wrote the Conclusion, as if f/1.5 didn't matter at all (over f/1.7).
He just says, a S8 owner should upgrade only if they need f/2.4 & 960 fps. Really?
What about 1080p240 and 4K60? Aren't they huge leaps? Double of before?
In my opinion, a whole lot had changed from Note 8/ S8 (for a 6 months cycle)... Loudspeakers, camera, video modes, slow motion modes, UI/ Android version, etc...
If you want huge changes, let companies make one flagship an year, by mutual agreement. That's it.
Kiyasuriin, 10 Mar 2018When alone, yes. A single G72 core is feeble. Couple 18 of them at 680 MHz (around that clock ... moreCorrection on myself 592MHz. Whoops. (No wonder it had it's toll, two less cores from the Mali family and a tiny clock bump up)
Anonymous, 10 Mar 2018Mali gou are very weakWhen alone, yes. A single G72 core is feeble. Couple 18 of them at 680 MHz (around that clock frequency. I think I've accidetally underclocked them here) and it's good preformance, not stellar, but decently good. I know the SD845 will be laughable in the CPU counterpart, but the Adreno 630 should kick some arses here)
Anonymous, 10 Mar 2018Where did you get 1/15s from? Of course it is possible to get sharp images at 1/8s but you can... moreUm I can do 0.5 second. Not always though. And usually better for scenes. Sometimes even 1 second shutter. Though definitely better on scenes if I get it. I have even on occasion gotten longer shutters but definitely not consistently.
0.5 though usually as long as it's scenery or very still subjects. I just hate that you can't adjust the exposure at that point and that toy can't still use hdr in manual mode.
Whackcar, 10 Mar 2018S9 is not worth an upgrade from S8. It might be a decent upgrade from S7 though. S8 to s9 I agree for the avarage users. But for techies that can utilise the true power of the platform is noticable.
And S7 to S9 is a HUGE leap. It's not just "might be good". It's a whole different world from S7 to S9. (Few reasons why is the adjusting to the fact there are no more "physical buttons" and that you can position them however you like (and thanks to some mods in XDAdevelopers, tweak their appearance too, heck, even standard apps from GPS can be used to mod, second is the new FP placement, more comfortably placed than the 8, yes, the Iris/face scanner, [do you have a face scanner in S7? The answer is nope when it comes to security] and the absulutely gorgeous stereo speakers)
Jed Cutler, 10 Mar 2018Yeah I'll keep my U11+ :)It is U11 Life , the midrange... Android One
Not the flagship...
Anonymous, 10 Mar 2018Twice a day means bad battery sir..Not when you are using it non stop all day. Just about any phone needs to be charged then. But some only once more
Anonymous, 10 Mar 2018Where did you get 1/15s from? Of course it is possible to get sharp images at 1/8s but you can... moreThe 1/8s was for Sony. Not Samsung.
XZ2 has 25mm.
S9 has 26mm.
Hard to take fake bokeh with wide lens.
But Sony's Background Defocus requires the person to be half yard or less from camera.
Hayaan Mo Sila, 10 Mar 20181/8s isn't far off from 1/15s. And it is possible to take a non-blurry shot with 1/8s shutter time.Where did you get 1/15s from? Of course it is possible to get sharp images at 1/8s but you can't do it consistently. The focal length of the phone is around 28 mm (35 mm equivalent), and to get sharp images the shutter speed must be faster than 1/28 s (1/focal length, google for this rule if you are familiar with it). You won't want to use 1/8 s shutter speed for portrait shots. It's too slow for your hand and the subject.
Whackcar, 10 Mar 2018S9 is not worth an upgrade from S8. It might be a decent upgrade from S7 though. ¿¡
Anonymous, 10 Mar 2018Maybe improve your understanding of English before you comment?I would suggest you to improve logical prowess and then comment!
Good light scene, choose Spongebob..
Even U11 Life and S7 outperform iphone X. I knew it was just cheap marketing..
Small bezel = tiny sensor = shitty selfie / bad quality video calls