Can't believe people are silly enough to pay THIS much for...a PHONE.
Stylish, sleek = more money.
Every year manufacturers come out with new phones, with faster processors (not needed), more vivid displays (not needed), smaller batteries (really not needed!!), different colors (which get covered by a case) and HIGHER PRICES.
Just about every consumer electronic device, DROPS in price, and gets better.
PC's, laptops, DVD players, Big screen tv's. But, smartphones increase EACH
new model. Why? Because for some reason uninformed consumers think they have
to buy a new one every 12-18 months.
Should I upgrade to the s8 if I have a note 4 or wait, or wait for note 8? Is the s8 plus worth the size increase over the s8.
Equinox Hydroid, 31 Mar 2017will upgrade my s7 edge to this oneYou should wait. There will be special edition added soon as always. New color, new storage option, themed-version, & etc. This usually appear around June to draw attention away from rival. And the price is drastically cheaper too making early buyers glaring in envy.
Conclusion ... if you have an S7 Edge at the moment, you do not need to go into stress to switch to S8 +, the difference in performance between the two will be minimal and, in my opinion, does not justify spending money
Henning Lund, 31 Mar 2017Would preorder the S8+, if it would also use the SD835 in Europe. Only the models with the SD... more One of the aims of Galileo is to provide an independent high-precision positioning system so European nations do not have to rely on the Russian GLONASS, Chinese BeiDou or US GPS systems which could be disabled or degraded by their operators at any time. But, SD835 is only for US market.
techperson211, 31 Mar 2017Xz premium. Functionality/feature, close to stock anroid, software updates, duarbility, etc. S... moreYou expect faster software updates on sony other than Samsung flagship ?
Dream Police, 31 Mar 2017Thanks for sharing that info. hmmmThere is not yet much information about the international version, but you read the specs of the 8895 here:
Which phone should I choose, the Sony XZ Premium with that hot imager or the Samsung Glaxy S8+. Tough decision. The S8 screen im expecting it to be very good still lets wait and see what conclusion they come to. DX Mark didn't give the best overall score to Sony which surprised me. If the S8 screen is RGB then it's going to look so gorgeous. 28 days to go. It's painful waiting. lol
Would preorder the S8+, if it would also use the SD835 in Europe.
Only the models with the SD835 support GALILEO (the new European satellite navigation system). The 8895 only supports GPS, GLONASS and BeiDou.
Anonymous, 31 Mar 2017S8 is still using Sony's IMX camera sensor. one day they need to buy from Sony one day Sony wi... moreSony will never die but even if it does goes to the point of near death, usually a company just sell itself to other company. Exchange of ownership is the easiest way to let the brand survive without dying for good. Same thing happened to Nokia, Motorola, Vaio, Vertu and some other. So, technically no company will ever die. It continue to survive under bigger brand and ownership.
Removable battery is ESSENTIAL for lots of us as buyers especially given the Note 7 screw up! No deal!
Azmato, 30 Mar 2017Coral Blue Color distinct, will never be available through out world. Only after six months wh... moreYou are right mate. Commercialisation makes us feel as if having the new release is a must, an obligation. We consume more than we need while mostly our actual devices are still capable.
How many ex phones(most still running) do we all have in graveyard drawers?
Let's be "practical" - if you are an Android fan and you have the money to spend for top end device, you kind of have 2 options (both with top specs on all fronts for what it matters):
- Either go for best design / most beautiful phone, the one with most "bling effect", which is the Galaxy S8/S8+
- Or go Goolge all the way, for the one that should (in theory) blend better hardware & software, which is the Pixel
I see no reason to pick a Sony for it's 4k display or a Huawei for it's 6 GB ram - all this are completely irrelevant. But don't get me wrong, I see relevance when money matter.
I am fortunate enough to be from Europe and have an unlocked S7 edge (Exynos) and the money to spend on the new Galaxy iteration. I don't have bloatware on my phone and, although I'm a power user (mails, internet, news, pictures, movies and games), it easily lasts me over the day without charging, and I believe the S8(+) will behave similarly. I don't think I'll be more productive with the S8, but I'll surely feel better having it and enjoy more using it.
Anonymous, 31 Mar 2017Sony closing down soon lol....S8 is still using Sony's IMX camera sensor. one day they need to buy from Sony one day Sony will still be around.
Sony in Japan is as big as Samsung in Korea and either one would not close shop so easily.
it might be another biggest surprise to HTC company ....now nothing to compare lol