V139, 30 Mar 2017Well anybody know if the the screen is pentile or RGB ? GSMArena wrote on the S8's hands-on page that it uses a pentile diamond subpixel arrangement.
Sony xz premium is still the best phone of 2017.. Rip Samsung
I will wait what Google and Apple is bringing this year!
V139, 30 Mar 2017Well anybody know if the the screen is pentile or RGB ? It's heavenly infinity display
Luka3rd, 30 Mar 2017And we were making fun of iPhone getting only longer... Now Samsung made stupid design first! hahaaa stupid ?? Apple will use this 18:9 ratio for their future iPhone. It is standard Univisium format. All future movie will use this 18:9 ratio.
Nothing special? All brand do the same. Do you want aliens technologies every years.
Peteraven, 30 Mar 2017Yes it is the galaxy alpha is a good looking phone. Perfect measures. The only downside was b... moreSamsung has always been a terrible brand. They might #1 in volume sales in TVs and phones, but their lower end market has always been crap. Just 15 years ago circa 2002 when the cameraphone revolution began, Samsung was always second-rate to Nokias and Motorolas like Hyundais and Kias were to Toyotas and Hondas.
It is only in recent times in this decade with better marketing they copied from Apple while going for premium design is when Samsung started to become relevant as an overall brand and regarded first tier. Back then, their brand wasn't any more popular than Sanyo (Japan). Samsung was always a B-rated brand or worse.
Remove the Samsung name in their entry and midranger phones and they are really no better than Alcatel and Coby. A generic producer with a higher price tag. Where is the once mighty Panasonic with their durable products like a Toughbook when you need them? Made in Japan was usually top quality.
No! It has the 835 in Canada too! No Exynos 8895! Gotta wait the S9 or N8 if they fix that! And the design too.
Kelsey B, 30 Mar 2017The Galaxy Alpha is a lovely crafted phone, lowish battery but it looked nice and nice to hold... moreYes it is the galaxy alpha is a good looking phone. Perfect measures. The only downside was battery life. I regret not getting one instead I bought the galaxy a3 terrible experience and phone. Well congratulations samsung you made a proud samsung hater because of my experience with the galaxy A3. Thank samsung to let me see from experience what a terrible brand you are. : )
Not at all exciting. Camera department is no huge improvement only software upgrade. Battery is not good for power user. Time will tell
And we were making fun of iPhone getting only longer... Now Samsung made stupid design first!
SL-srilanka, 30 Mar 2017IR function is missing.I need/like/want IRBlaster, too. It´s very usefull.
Peteraven, 30 Mar 2017Guys the phone Is just too big with a low battery. This will be like samsung galaxy alpha, but... moreThe Galaxy Alpha is a lovely crafted phone, lowish battery but it looked nice and nice to hold. I could e biased I like that industrial design but like modern day cars they just round everything off with no design.
So most people have to wait another year for the next Galaxy. Sigh.
Harold, 30 Mar 2017List 5 things the s8 has over the competition..oh wait NOTHING! 4K HRD is new, 19MP camera is ... moreuuuuu Sony Fan boy.
Yes yes sony always has the newest chipsets , cameras ect ect ect ect but the real user usage is what matters , and sony overall doesnt have a good opinion on that.
Boot time : 2x slower than iphone and S7
Camera : 19 or 21 MP yeah but these are numbers..... Did you try low light? I had a Z5 I know what i'm writing about.
Sony looks good on paper
Harold, 30 Mar 2017List 5 things the s8 has over the competition..oh wait NOTHING! 4K HRD is new, 19MP camera is ... moreList of useless things.4k on a smartphone with no contact with the Virtual reality beyond ending the battery fast and just because it has 19Mp even though the S8 gives a camera show in the dark.
leo 007, 30 Mar 2017Waiting for review of s8 vs xperia xz premium....it's not about numbers,let's which one perfor... moreYou've got the right idea in my opinion, Let the reviews come in and then decide. Of course, reviews themselves these days are somewhat skewed I think, this Fanboy-ism is not good for anybody.
When a manufacturer brings something useful and interesting to the table, it should be rewarded; and when a manufacturer repackages their old product with some less useful innovation, they should not be given any consideration. However, recently Apple and Samsung aren't bringing in useful and interesting (I know usefulness is a matter of perspective, but still) features like they have in the past. If they get rewarded for the brand value alone, we are not likely to get better features in future phones.
Galaxy S8 is a fantastic phone, no doubt. But experience with Samsung phone has not been sweet in the past, so many hangs and lags, and a fragile display (of course this experience was on a lower-end device, J7-2016). Comparatively, I had better experience with Z5 and Pro from Sony. So, I am also biased against Samsung and towards Sony.
One thing however, S8 is not that tall, I don't know why some are frustrated about it. May be they are users of previous phones from S series. But height seems normal for a flagship. Its a great phone, but I was hoping they would give us a phone that have a better marketing point than "bezel-less phone" (Unbox your phone).