"Some might get excited by the Snapdragon 835 processor and the Galaxy S8's new position as the benchmark champion, but thanks to Samsung's heavy and seemingly poorly optimized software, those speed increases don't translate to a snappy UI experience. Scrolling in heavier apps, like the Play Store, is slow, stuttery, and unable to hit a smooth 60FPS. In general, scrolling on the S8 has a consistent jerky stutter to it, almost like it is locked to scrolling every three pixels instead of every one pixel. Not everyone will notice the effect, but it will bother performance sticklers.
Samsung seems very much like a company focused on the showroom presentation of a product, and it could give more consideration to the little details that make the overall ownership experience better. There are lots of featuresÂ—the curved display, the iris scanner, the heart rate monitor, Bixby, and DexÂ—that make great demos but don't meaningfully change what it's like to use the phone day to day. I can just imagine the Verizon salesperson now: "Look at all the stuff this phone does that those other phones can't do! It can scan your heart rate and your eyeballs, and it has a futuristic curved display! You can hook it up to a monitor and it turns into a full computer!"
Once the customer spends a few weeks with the product, though, they'll find none of those features actually useful."
^ My thoughts exactly at what Samsung is trying to do. Gimmicks for a showroom that nobody will use or find useful in the longer run. Samsung needs to focus on the tiny details to make the overall user experience better. While Gizmodo is too busy fawning over the S8's beautiful design and nothing more after that. Shallow.
dudecool, 22 Apr 2017im not a fan of big and heavy phones, and I consider this to be just that... heavy and big
... moreAnd that is why I only keep my phones in my jacket pockets and not jeans and always make sure they have zippers, so the phone doesn't fall out.
In addition, I make sure there is nothing else there so the phone doesn't get scratched.
I got mine like 3 days ago, and it was amazing. Cameras are great, Battery is better than average( although I used high performance games), Optimizations are great, The screen is damn gorgeous and overall a sleek smooth phone and I'm suprised that my index finger can locate the fingerprint scanner faster than I expected...
im not a fan of big and heavy phones, and I consider this to be just that... heavy and big
GSM went on and on about its size, its thicker, taller and heavier then S7, and only 2mm thinner, overall its still much bigger than the S7. just a nightmare keeping it in your pocket..
I'll wait for the S8 mini, if that's not slick and light enough ill go back to Apple.
ugly phone with no innovation. hahahaha 2017 gonna be failure of samsung lolololol
steed, 21 Apr 2017So I got the S8 and played with it for a while.. What I can see it's an amazing beautiful phon... moreYou are actually bashing S8 compared to an Iphone 6?
Is there even a comparison? Iphone is a phone, less smart-more dumb.... which does half of what any good android phone does............
Comparing a small screen low res phone performance to a mammoth of a screen with high resolution is no comparison.
gondez, 21 Apr 2017the sensor is upgraded and performs better, you can check on youtube there is a lot of compari... moreIt is more advanced than the S7 but HOW MUCH more? Because I saw photo comparisons of it against other devices on YouTube and it didn't really wow me at all. The SuperSaf video against the iPhone 7 Plus had the S8+ as the winner for me but the iP7+ wasn't really the best to begin with. The S7e was beating the iP7+ and it was six months older!
To me, this camera is only an incremental upgrade. I think the Note8 will arrive with the best camera ever made for a smartphone. Copying LG and Apple is a good thing. Zooming in or out like a real digital camera.
So I got the S8 and played with it for a while.. What I can see it's an amazing beautiful phone but that's about it ,functionality starting from the fingerprint rubbish the battery on S8 you would you be expecting with the new phone the battery will last a little longer but no the battery and the camera yeah about the same like the S7, is what people are saying and thinking this will kill the iPhone but this is far from truth apart from the screen of that is amazing if you keep it on high settings which will drain your battery very quickly I would rather go for an iPhone 6 any time so I conclude by saying this is one of the most beautiful phone but as useless as ever and the new setting on android makes it even more complicated I have a feeling they're going to be as complicated as window very soon but if you're looking for a phone to look good go for the s8 . The new Porsche design by HUAWEI is light-years ahead of this phone try it yourself to believe it
RaghavaZ, 21 Apr 2017That's what i exactly hoped for in S8. A better sensor than the present one. Even Sony isn't c... morethe sensor is upgraded and performs better, you can check on youtube there is a lot of comparison video.
s7 using imx260 while s8 using imx333, the first number sony sensor model usually represents generation, so the imx333 in s8 is more technologically advanced than the imx260 in s7 one.
A truly unique phone by design and who can't love the wqhd+ mobile premium hdr screen? Processing power and gpu computing has been taken to the new level (correction to the cpu speeds; Exynos 8895 2.5 Ghz + 1.7 Ghz; Snapdragon 835 2.45 Ghz + 1.9 Ghz). And surprisimgly the Exynos chip is more powerful and beats the iphone 7 plus by 11%. The only downsides are these: only 4 gigs of ram (Samsung let the Huawei lead in that area) instead of 6, very bad fingerprint position, small camera upgrade (though that's not too much of a problem but I would prefer the 16mp that was on the S6), Bixby is currently not very usable (tried it myself) at least for now and finally the battery could be a bit better (inspite of surprisingly outlasting the s7 by around 30 minutes while gaming and a whole hour while surfing). Due to these flaws I intend to wait for the note 8 and since it will be made to battle iPhone 8 I expect that these issues will be removed. Thumbs up.
The fewer different versions of the S8/S8+ there are the faster we get updates...
Kunal, 20 Apr 2017Does Indian version has FM Radio ?There's only two version - the international and the American, unfortunately non of those have what you asked for at least maybe for now or so.
gondez, 21 Apr 2017After comparing the s8 camera in gsmarena's photos comparison tools, in my opinion it is the b... moreThat's what i exactly hoped for in S8. A better sensor than the present one. Even Sony isn't considering dual cameras.
RaghavaZ, 21 Apr 2017Even though how good that camera may be, Samsung's decision to use same camera specs(different... moreAfter comparing the s8 camera in gsmarena's photos comparison tools, in my opinion it is the best overall camera in a phone as for now, although i prefer the color tone in the iphone 7 plus.
I'm a photography fan, so i don't need any dual camera gimmick, phone maker company should focus on creating bigger and better sensor, and also upgrading the lens quality.
AnonD-663377, 21 Apr 2017The infinity display is undoubtedly phenomenal, but the ultimate downfall (and the total deal ... moreEven though how good that camera may be, Samsung's decision to use same camera specs(different sensor) disappointed me. Apart from camera and lack of stereo speakers just made me skip S8 and wait for Note8. Apple will definitely reuse their 7's camera in their upcoming flagships. Samsung may be following their major competitor in this regard. But i hope Samsung will bring dual camera or a better camera with their Note8.
Kunal, 20 Apr 2017Does Indian version has FM Radio ?theres no indian version
The phone is beautiful. Saw it today. Felt very slim in hand. Smaller than I thought. The curve corner doesnt affect anything at all. That is where the notification shade and on screen button located. Tried the camera. Awesome exposure level. Great preservation of details too. Little loss in zooming. Video sample is astonishing. Could it be the hdr content, not sure. Audio is better than the S7 now. Much improvement made. The fingerprint sensor arent as bad as the media said it. Could get used to it in a week or two. I wish I could test the akg earphone but they dont have that for testing.
AnonD-663377, 21 Apr 2017The infinity display is undoubtedly phenomenal, but the ultimate downfall (and the total deal ... moreSame for me, i'll wait for S9 and hopefully a wonderful cameras system. I even tell myself with HDR10 recording support too
The infinity display is undoubtedly phenomenal, but the ultimate downfall (and the total deal breaker for me) is there is no upgrade in its primary camera. :(
I was expecting it would be at least a dual pixel camera but with a dual camera technology like in iPhone 7.