Gino76ph, 18 Oct 2018I'm buying a new phone to replace my old XZ. My main concerns with a phone camera are: 1. poo... moreLooks like you're highly confused choosing the right smartphone. I was a Sony fan until the XZ1 let me down with its camera, after that I decided to go for the S8 when S9 was already available and no regrets at all, I saved some money and got a phone which was almost the same as the S9 but at a low price, updated it to October security patch and got AR emoji and super slow motion feature in the camera department. Camera on the S8 beats the crap out of the iphone X and any Sony phone till date. So the bottom line is if you can afford to buy the S9 go for it as it's new but is almost the same as the S8 except the f1.5 on the camera, else everything is great on the S8 and the price which is selling right now makes it the best choice.
I'm buying a new phone to replace my old XZ. My main concerns with a phone camera are:
1. poor low light performance (front & rear cameras)
2. dreaded purple or orange tinge in low light or extreme sunny conditions
3. over and underexposure
4. unresolved details especially around the corners
5. lots of noise when zooming in (under any conditions)
6. No OIS or (the very least) EIS in both the front & rear camera. (I'm doing more 1080p videos @ either 30 or 60fps than 4K)
7. Audio recording sounds as if the people talking have a blocked nose (mono).
8. Unnatural bland or over-contrasty colours (in Auto Mode)
9. Poorly optimised portrait shots (background blur looks artificial)
So, Does this sounds the S8 can easily handle? Or go for the newer S9?
Battery life are not concerning as I can do those battery-saving tips I've learned these past years; performance may be a bit out there as I want something as fast if not faster than an iPhone X.
The best phone ever. I used this phone for about 18 months. But sadly I live in I
MS, 16 Oct 2018Bought s8 for ₹27500, is it worth guys?? Just go for it. This phone is really amazing in fact it's a stunner!! I went to some islands in Thailand and took tons of pics day and night & was completely blown away by its camera performance also the battery life is great just one charge a day and you're good to go. Wow what a phone!!!
MS, 16 Oct 2018Bought s8 for ₹27500, is it worth guys?? Heck yea. Its very good price for the package.
I've had my S8 for almost 2 years now and it has been an amazing device. From the first time opening the box I had butterflies in my stomach. Even now when I take the case off I get goosebumbs. INSANELY sexy look and feel.
Best phone I've ever used.
No screen burn in.
The only issue is sometimes when I talk to GOOGLE it becomes unresponsive but only with the GOOGLE assistant, not sure why.
I saw some demo units with very bad burn-in. But that's because this phones are on 100% brightness 24/7. I had Samsung Galaxy J3 2016, which has an amoled screen. I had it for 1.5 years. I was using it on 20-30% brightness all time. No burn-in. But my display cracked..
Aldrine, 11 Oct 2018I currently have S6 and planning to have an upgrade due to battery problem. Any suggestion? go for the latest always, the s9, or wait if you can wait much longer wait for s10
Anonymous, 14 Oct 2018Very bad burn-in... I've got a permanent 'pink' rectangle 2/3 of the screen, corresponding to ... moreYou may have a fake phone. If it is genuine then it may still be covered by warranty so you should return it to your dealer. My s8 is now 12 months old and it is superb. Screen is beautiful and I always keep it at maximum resolution. After all if you have the best display why not use it.
lol, 13 Oct 2018What about burn-in? I want to buy one but i'm afraid...There ain't any burn in issue on this phone neither any horizontal pink line issue on my previous S7 edge. Trust me me this is the most wonderful device I've ever used. If you're planning to buy it get it from an authorized dealer and you won't be disappointed.
lol, 13 Oct 2018What about burn-in? I want to buy one but i'm afraid...Very bad burn-in... I've got a permanent 'pink' rectangle 2/3 of the screen, corresponding to the youtube video app white space.
LaurM, 08 Oct 2018Hello, I have updated my S8 today. I'm not satisfied with this update. The battery seems to di... morehi i own an s8 and i updated mine as well, is the same no difference on my end u should reset you phone or shut off ur phone hold down the power button the bixby button and the top volume button at the same time for 5 sec then go to clear cache partition and see what happens i hope that helps
None of the glass phones are unbreakable be it any. If you can buy an expensive phone you can also shed few bucks for it's protection, simple!!
This is really cheap on eBay, like Â€ 200, but almost every S8 has a cracked screen because of that edge display. You would have to pay Â€ 300 for one without screen damage :/ But for that, I would rather buy one for Â€ 220 with a lightly cracked screen
I currently have S6 and planning to have an upgrade due to battery problem. Any suggestion?