Does anyone bothers to check how camera quality changes when playing with "Skin tone" in Live Focus. Also "Color" and "Skin tone" in Selfie and Selfie Focus mode?
I can tell you that if you set those to 0 instead of the default values, the camera immediately reduces the "smoothing" effect and the details become much more prominent. Just my 2 cents, since those 3 camera modes are quite important and used a lot these days, so the quality improves a lot!
Currently getting 40-45% left on the S9 with moderate usage in a day. Heavy usage always killed the battery of the S7 Edge within a day, as expected with any phone. Games, Videos are always going to drain phones within a day. That's something we can't get over with until battery tech advances as fast as processor tech.
It's a shame. The last 3 day battery (at least) I got out of a phone was with the S2 with a custom Android build.
Anonymous, 14 Mar 2018No I have not. Other companies are soaring (see huawei and xiaomi).
There is simply a trans... moreWhat do these chinese companies have to offer that Sony, LG, Nokia and HTC cannot?
Cheaper prices? It looks to me that this is one of the few innovations that they offer, as it certainly isn't display technology and notches.
Jman, 14 Mar 2018Have you considered that people with Smartphones are not upgrading as much? It's the Tablet Ef... moreNo I have not. Other companies are soaring (see huawei and xiaomi).
There is simply a transfer of power from the stagnated koreans to the innovative Chinese , all the while fanboys are in denial. Either you demand from Samsung to step up, or see it follow Nokia , Blackberry and Erricson into the annals of history...
Anonymous, 14 Mar 2018Not many, most.
S8 sold 38 mil. That is the least than any S phone since S1. So obviously S... moreHave you considered that people with Smartphones are not upgrading as much? It's the Tablet Effect, everyone now has a smartphone that does most things really well. Why upgrade after two years? Why not three or four?
The smartphone market is starting to stagnate. Samsung's competitors hardly offer anything groundbreaking.
OK, 14 Mar 2018I get many are disliking samsung because its samsung and S9 costs a lot.
Remember you dont HA... moreNot many, most.
S8 sold 38 mil. That is the least than any S phone since S1. So obviously Samsung is doing something terribly wrong, and they are doubling down with S9... you can see why many are unimpressed. This company is going *down* any random chiense company can give you more at this point (oppo, huawei, xiaomi)...
I get many are disliking samsung because its samsung and S9 costs a lot.
Remember you dont HAVE to upgrade your smartphone each year. Its up to you to decide if new version is worth it or not.
I have been looking new phone for many years and finally decided to buy S9. Jumping over from One plus which has been great for price/spec overall but there are not other phones that have wireless charging i need now for my new car. Only iPhone or samsungs and its clear why i would pick Samsung (Waze not supported by Apple).
If you dont need wireless charging and great camera you may aswell buy Sony or any of those multiple asia phone versions. Thats the end of story. No one will notice that much difference over small upgrades with CPU GPU and so on. Its all about style and wireless charging possibility.
[deleted post]S7 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm
S8 148.9 x 68.1 x 8 mm
Again. You keep failing miserably. And confuse your own preference of things with facts for everyone. I think I've schooled you enough
Anonymous, 14 Mar 2018S9 3000mah vs s7 3100mah
S9 plus 3500mah vs s7 edge 3600mah
I gave you facts and logic. Wh... moreThat's not facts and logic, that's madness.
S7E: 5.5 inches,
S9: 5.8 inches.
Those two are comparable, both size wise (as devices) and power wise (similarly big screens and hardware)
Samsung has dropped the small models in case you haven't noticed.
So their medium/big model has 3000 mah battery.
That is *ridiculous*.
There is a reason why S8 sold so low (only 38 mil, s7 sold 60 mil).
Nobody likes Samsun's direction.
The Scientist Pigeon, 14 Mar 2018I talked about capability. You talk about quality. 1- S8: single Aperture of Bright 1.7 ... moreNot to mention the more mature and more natural looking approach they are taking in colors, processing, and sharpening
Anonymous, 14 Mar 2018Haha, wrong on so many accounts:
1) In their almighty wisdom Samsung ditched the small mode... moreS9 3000mah vs s7 3100mah
S9 plus 3500mah vs s7 edge 3600mah
I gave you facts and logic. Whatever the rest you wrote is clearly you being a lunatic in denial. I've schooled you and everyone here can see it. You clearly have no idea what you are talking about and only care about your exaggerated beliefs
Anonymous, 14 Mar 2018That's wrong. Most reviews say that the camera improvements are small over the S8.
I could r... moreI talked about capability.
You talk about quality.
S8: single Aperture of Bright 1.7
S9: Dual Aperture of Very Bright 1.5 and Medium Light absorber 2.4
S9: (Slow Motion) 1080p@240fps
S8: (Slow Motion) 720p@240fps
S9: (Although limited) 720p@960fps
These are visible features that end users directly can take advantages from them.
Others which are both quality and ability matters, including improved ISP inside the chipset and GPU (2nd Gen. Bifrost Architecture).
AdamBoy64, 14 Mar 2018Bezels are great. Not looking forward to our notch-filled future.Notch is a non dumb bezel. It is the kind of bezel that doesn't have to take the whole space just for a few sensors on the middle. It is the smart person's solution.
Anonymous, 13 Mar 2018-Enough with the battery already!!! Please for the love of god use your brain. You're comparin... moreHaha, wrong on so many accounts:
1) In their almighty wisdom Samsung ditched the small model. So we get a big and an ultra big these days.
So no S9 (big) is very comparable w S7E (also big), the plus series is more comparable to the Note series size wise (they are basically duplicates sans the pen, another samsung fraud "tm")
2) Screens are practically identical, unless you have professional setup and even then you would be hard pressed. Last great upgrade happened between S6 and S7 ... ever since it's minor upgrades that nobody cares about.
3) 8890 and SD 845 has extremely close scores in both single core and multi core teats. I have absolutely no idea what are you talking about. You are in denial. Only GPU is clearly better. Ram management is actually better on S7 (still) so S7 feels faster as it doesnt reload nearly as much.
4) Camera, agreed. It is the only reason for one to buy the S9
BTW you didn't mention the fingerprint placement. I wonder why. Is it maybe because it is absolute a$$?
There are no plus and minus. There are far more minuses in the latest Samsungs. Samsung took a dark turn ever since 2015 and it intensified last year. They are very close in entering the rank of deplorables. I.e. anything they touch turns to sh**...
I mean look at how GSMA review starts. "You don't change sth that is good". That is a reversion of the truth. S8 sold worse than any S phone since S1. Samsung *had to* change everything, else they will drown... and they didn't.
8knots, 14 Mar 2018Sure, front-firing stereo speakers are also cancer then ;PNobody serious listening to music on phone speakers. They are tiny by definition and generally useless. Connect it with a real speaker if you want music. Don't make the phone bigger unecessarily so...