not_satisfied_user, 25 Jan 2018Hi, as an S8+ user what I can tell, is that it just not worth it. I start with the pros as the... moreI have to agree on many of these points.
Although I have managed to drop the phone already 4x even from 1,5m onto bathroom tiles. Only a minor, 1mm scratch appeared on the top edge and I use no protection on the phone.
Camera tends to screw around, like cannot focus, have to knock on the backside to "unstuck" it then it works again. Picture quality is good.
Bixby button can be remapped, just download an app for it and you are done.
Computing power, well a Skype video call, texting through WhatsApp, and updating existing apps in the background all simultaneously can influence performance. When you click fast enough the buttons in such case the phone is not really able to follow up. During Skype calls anyway the phone heats up massively.
Text typing. The Biggest fail ever. Swipe senses everything, so if you touch the edges while swiping then you'll get words you didn't want to write. Predictive text sucks amazingly big time. I keep writing fast and there come mistakes like "sort if" "amount if" "it dies not" and such stupidities. You cannot delete the wrongly typed words from a list but only if you observe them again popping up accidentally in the predictive text line. Certain words you cannot even delete like "wo nt". Very very frustrating and disappointing.
So I would not buy this phone again, and my next phone will not be a Samsung.
sammy, 26 Jan 2018friends how is the sound quality of AKG earphones which comes with this phone??Nothing exceptional I would say. Back in the days I had an iRiver mp3 player and that had astonishing little earphones with 2 Ohms each. Still comparing everything to that quality.
not_satisfied_user, 25 Jan 2018Hi, as an S8+ user what I can tell, is that it just not worth it. I start with the pros as the... moreVery real observation. I don't see the point of round screen, they're just more prone to breakage if the phone should fall.
not_satisfied_user, 25 Jan 2018Hi, as an S8+ user what I can tell, is that it just not worth it. I start with the pros as the... moreMediocre camera?? Dude are you serious?? Even my S7 edge camera is far better than Sony's crippled camera. I've used the XZ in the past and it's camera is nowhere near to Samsung when it comes to low light photography.
friends how is the sound quality of AKG earphones which comes with this phone??
Hi, as an S8+ user what I can tell, is that it just not worth it. I start with the pros as they require little explanation.
- Big. Snappy.
- Good quality. Nice.
- Excellent specs (memory, speed, network, etc - except the camera).
The whole ergonomics cries for dropping / breaking the glass. Even if you buy the Samsung rubber back case and the Samsung protective film (both at a premium) there are still uncovered / unprotected and easily breakable parts: the rounded edges. The whole thing is hard to keep in hand, it just slips out - and it is even worse with the brand back case (it is more slippery). Is this thing designed with the principle to generate more repair revenue?
This whole "edge" concept is just crap: nowhere to grab the phone without unintentionally selecting, clicking, sending anything. Or which is worse, when entering text, the end of the line in a field gets to the "edge" part of the screen - where you cannot navigate the cursor. So this serves only just for frustration.
The fingerprint sensor on the back is also Darwin prized. When you try to use with one hand, you risk dropping, because you need to adjust how you hold the "edges". It is practically useless, if you often use your phone in car - you put it in the holder, and you can forget, that there is a sensor. (The face recognition also sucks, if you have your phone on the dashboard).
Bixby. Sucks. Why is this? For what reason? For whom? For what use? With a real world dedicated button? Double-sucks. Adding colour: if you get used to wake your phone by pressing the power button, than you instantly press also the Bixby button, as it is just opposite to the power button. And you cannot disable it! Triple sucks. Nice!
All the shitty Samsung tools which are designed to keep you in the Samsung ecosystem. I tried to use them, honestly. Made repeated attempts to get used to these. But, sorry, no. They landed in the crap folder - as you cannot remove them. A vanilla Android would be much better - and also cheaper, wouldn't it?
Mediocre camera. The photos taken with this phone are just not that good. Even a Sony Z1 Compact produced better pictures, back then.
Summary: If you do not use your phone for extreme gaming / bitcoin mining - you probably do not need this computing power. If your user profile is browsing, music listening, youtube, mails - then go for a (much) cheaper china phone. Way better deal.
Definitely would not buy again - and won't buy S9.
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Pandu , 22 Jan 2018When we will get the Oreo update with this mobile boss. Please anyone give reply to this issue Oreo will be available on early february on s8 or s8 plus model if refer some sources i got.
user, 20 Jan 2018 i really dont understand why iris scanner coming phones?? its total useless junk,and pure c... moreMaybe it's all good where you live but... Come to Canada with -20C winter and try to unlock after taking off gloves. Iris scanner convenience option worth it for me ;P
2g0, 22 Jan 2018isn't Gorilla glass tougher..? i dropped my s8+, abour 1 meter high, my screen cracked like an... moreI honestly think gorilla Glass 5 is flawed. I have a bunch of tiny tiny bit not deep scratches on my screen. Not once put in my pocket with keys nor coins. No idea how those happened.
I had a lg g5 and it didn't get a scratch on it and I dropped it a few times and never had in pocket with keys nor coins. Weird.
sameer, 18 Jan 2018hi friend's planning to buy s8 plus next week
just want to know does iris scanner works prope... moreFingerprint always faster. You just put finger over sensor and unlocks. Boom. Placement is just ridiculous bit you get used to it... And used to constantly cleaning camera lens.
Iris is good but you need to press power button and hold phone just right and stare in the right spot. But once you get used to it you can get position right and satisfactory instant unlock.
When we will get the Oreo update with this mobile boss.
Please anyone give reply to this issue
harsh, 17 Jan 2018Is s8+ upgradable to oreoI also need this oreo update info bro.
If you know about this update me also
isn't Gorilla glass tougher..? i dropped my s8+, abour 1 meter high, my screen cracked like an egg.. so sad.. screen replacement cost approx. $350.. (Php 15,800.00)
user, 20 Jan 2018 i really dont understand why iris scanner coming phones?? its total useless junk,and pure c... moreHow about the front camera? why dont you think that cia will take your photos by using your front camera?
Anonymous, 17 Jan 2018Almost one year old ; however, the Samsung Galaxy S8+ has gone down a half price. Why? Why? An... moreNo use now, S9+ is launching March 6 weeks, from now. If you get it at half price 350$ cud be considered. S9+ twin cams, slow motion, and more small width, longish look. But mind it's price 999$ obnoxious!
i really dont understand why iris scanner coming phones??
its total useless junk,and pure clear trend option.
i think its just best for spy,all ppl who use it, get they face from fbi and cia database for sure. wanna bet!
anyway,its so idiotics to use!
i watch several angles my phone if it know me,but no... its take all of times few second,usually 4 to 10 second
and ppl wonder 'wtf that guy doing..'
i use fingerprit or code,and,you not need any better!