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).
They should come with optical zoom and bigger battery, nothing is extraordinary in this s8. They could not put their extra effort in makin' this device standout. Let's see what kinda respond s8 will get.
Harold, 30 Mar 2017Hahaha nothing will touch Sony, so far any other phone couldn't reach where Sony has gone and ... more4k on a smartphone And it's useless because it does not use virtual reality end the battery.
Joe, 30 Mar 2017Oh you want removable battery but also want it to ip68 water proof.
Can't have both so get yo... moreSony Xperia ZR (2013) and Samsung Galaxy S5 (2014) were water-resistant and offered a removable battery. Don't make excuses for these greedy companies that uses planned obsolescence like a sealed battery for consumers to keep upgrading every two years.
You can even check Samsung laptops and their failure rating is high after a few years. About 2-3x higher than Apple's. Unlike the old Panasonic, Nokia, or Motorola, Samsung products have never been known for reliability and longevity.
Just remember, Samsung was always a second-rate brand below Sony just 15 years ago. South Korean products and automobiles were NOT known for quality about Y2K.
I expected more from the S8 honestly, same camera, little battery for that screen, bad fingerprint portiioning making it prettu much useless...
Yeah it has iris scanner, a neq soc...but still..qualcomm and exynos are not even close to apple soc and that not good...they barely catch up with 8 months old a10 soc...
I don't like the location of the fingerprint sensor. It should be below the camera and centered, not beside of it.
SL-srilanka, 30 Mar 2017IR function is missing.actually its a deal breaker for me
Guys the phone Is just too big with a low battery. This will be like samsung galaxy alpha, but not so beatifull in fact ugly a soap bar or screen bar whatever you want to call it. But thanks to samsung has enough fan boys to buy a one day battery phone without recharging on 2017.
And thanks to samsung I will never own a Samsung phone again. Just waiting to my A3 to crash from good.
Çoral Blue is still a Novelty, Sammy will never intro Blue initially, and after 6 months will flood market with Coral Blue. Anybody don't Die to get one know, wait till June 17. ColorBlue and price stabilize at 650$. Let's see how Mature we are.
alan, 30 Mar 2017Non-removable battery? When will Samsung learn from their mistakes? I will stick with my S4 Mini.
Oh you want removable battery but also want it to ip68 water proof.
Can't have both so get your facts right.
samsung screwed up big time, i think they rushed in on this one just to make it look different from others and left out the battery and fingerprint section. No news about harmon kardon tuned speakers either. they made a rushing design and pretty much stuck with it.
samsung has lost their mind since the note 7 failure. sales would not be a problem, samsung will sell like hotcakes, its just the way it is these days. But i for one, disappointed with this phone because i really waited for the bombshell S series which unfortunately not this one. Lets hope for the best from note 8.
Harold, 30 Mar 2017List 5 things the s8 has over the competition..oh wait NOTHING! 4K HRD is new, 19MP camera is ... moreand yet their phones suck. at least sammy's phones are really good. slow on updates, fragile on impact, but hey, everything works flawlessly. only downwards I see on s8 are weird position on that fingerprint scanner, and obviously small battery (s7 with much smaller screen and same battery)
Non-removable battery? When will Samsung learn from their mistakes? I will stick with my S4 Mini.
ShaMana999, 30 Mar 2017I see a lot of comments about the Xperia XZ Prem but the difference between the two is night a... moreList 5 things the s8 has over the competition..oh wait NOTHING! 4K HRD is new, 19MP camera is NEW, SLO MO with 960fps is NEW, Bluetooth 5.0 is NEW and Sony brought it first.
Joselius, 30 Mar 2017I dont understand why people talk as if XZP had been released. It is still a long wait till we... morePhone was announced, it's not a secret or a guess what it will have inside hardware and software. Sony are struggling hard with their phones and to be honest with good reason. Most are quite underwhelming in all respects. Lenovo for example push out decent phones with compromise here and there for killer prices and thats their edge, but Sony doesn't seem to have an edge. Their designs is a quite solid slab of metal with nothing inside to say why. The LG G6 for example manages to do more than the XZ Prem with a smaller frame and larger screen.
Putting it side by side with other phones it feels that the XZ Premium is so huge just because of the camera?!? But really, who would carry a huge slab of metal in his pocket because it has a half decent camera when in picture quality (outside of sheer pixel count) will be comparable with most up to date phones on the market (iPhones, Samsungs and the like) or you can grab a lenovo with close to half the price and a camera that would be perfectly comparable with the sony's just with lower end specs for cpu.