LIRKER, 21 Feb 2018It is worth it. RM2662 seems a good deal price. S9 isn't much upgrade from S8, so you won't re... moreI assume RM=Malaysian Ringgit. I am from Saudi Arabia and last week was in Malaysia, prices were higher than back in KSA, S8 I got after my return for equivalent RM2160 (not plus).
S9 release won't make the S8 worse beyond maybe bragging rights. When the S8 gets Oreo and it will, user experience will be quite similar. Not to mention S9 will be released at a premium price and take a while to settle down.
I sold my Mate 10 (non pro) for a S8 and don't regret it. Better camera, display, wireless charging and I've grown to like the UI...not to mention much easier to hold!
Anonymous, 18 Feb 2018Is it worth it to buy an s8 before s9's announcement? Because there's a sale going on for the ... moreIt is worth it. RM2662 seems a good deal price. S9 isn't much upgrade from S8, so you won't regret buying it ;-)
Mobilemaster, 20 Feb 2018OK, maybe I was exxagerating a little bit about those earphones, but what I want to tell is th... moreSamsung own AKG.
I find that many of the people that say the headphones are not up to scratch have not adapted the sound for them and more often than not plug them in and that's it.
If anyone has not tried it yet, it's worth doing and you have nothing to lose by at least trying this before dismissing the headphones.
Sounds and vibration > Sound Quality and Effects > Adapt Sound > Personalise Sound. Then follow the instructions and you will hear a series of beeps in each ear and you basically indicate whether you hear each beep or not.
Mobilemaster, 20 Feb 2018Hi! For those, who thinks the AKG earphones which comes with the S8 does not have deep bass, I... moreOK, maybe I was exxagerating a little bit about those earphones, but what I want to tell is that it depends on your phone too how great music quality will be. Those AKG earphones are not indeed made by AKG as I know, and are not that cheap.
I suppose the S9 will also use the same earphones.
Rayne, 18 Feb 2018Really bad time to buy the Samsung because the s9 will launch soon and the s8/8plus price will... moreGenerally speaking Samsung is way better than Sony or HTC, but at audio quality Sony is way better, and probably HTC as well.
Hi! For those, who thinks the AKG earphones which comes with the S8 does not have deep bass, I have found out the problem is NOT with those earphones. The problem is with Samsung devices. Samsung is not that good at audio. I have tried those earphones with my previous Xperia Z5, and the sound is amazing, the bass is really deep. I hope Samsung will fix audio for the S9. If you want a great audio smart phone, go for LG or Sony!
I am due for an upgrade later on. I am confused on which phones should I get.The U11, Mate 10, S8/Plus. I like both front and rear camera to be decent shots. Helppppp
Ezlen, 19 Feb 2018Hi, I'm in a bit of a dilemma, between buying the S8 or the 5T. What would you suggest? ... moreTake S8. I'm currently used S7 edge and I'm also had OnePlus 5T, my S7 edge has better camera which performs very good on lowlight which my 5T can't manage it well. It also has IP68 water resistance which 5T doesn't have it. And absolutely, my S7 edge has better display which used 2K screen compared to 5T which only used FHD screen. So, S8 will be more better!
Can someone tells me, what is different between USB 2.0 and 3.1? I saw on S8 specs it said "USB 3.1, Type C 1.0 reversible connector" which is different with my A5 that said "USB 2.0, Type C 1.0 reversible connector". I currently have A5 last year model and if I upgraded to S8, did my A5 can't use S8 charger? Sorry I don't know about thanks and love for any reply.
I'm in a bit of a dilemma, between buying the S8 or the 5T. What would you suggest?
I like that 5T is Dual SIM (S8 Duos is quite expensive), but on the other hand it's not waterproof and I've heard that despite the dual-camera, the S8 does perform better in photos/videos and has a greater screen resolution.
The rest of the features, except the design, seem quite similar of even identical.
Thanks in advance
quorer, 16 Feb 2018XZp or S8?s8 for sure , better infinite display,better design with small bezels,better camera performance
I use it for a day....and then black screen of death.... lost my purchase reciept. Lost warranty....recommend that you buy insurance for every samsung phone..
Quorer, 17 Feb 2018I want to buy new one, it is very confuse to choose. Between Xzp and S8 very hard. My friend h... moreReally bad time to buy the Samsung because the s9 will launch soon and the s8/8plus price will drop. Go for Samsung. I Know Sony has very loyal fans even more loyal than HTC fans that's why the company is still surviving but Samsung Galaxy s8 Miles better .
Is it worth it to buy an s8 before s9's announcement? Because there's a sale going on for the s8 for RM2662. Normal price was RM3299 and price for one plus is RM2499
Quorer, 17 Feb 2018I want to buy new one, it is very confuse to choose. Between Xzp and S8 very hard. My friend h... moreThe most critically acclaimed android phone on the market was the S8 last year. So if you are at tossing a coin between the two then you may want to take that into consideration.
Also consider the features that each phone gives you and the eco systems and ask yourself would you use them? E.g Gear VR
Quorer, 17 Feb 2018I want to buy new one, it is very confuse to choose. Between Xzp and S8 very hard. My friend h... moreBoth phones screens and back are Gorilla Glass 5 and the Sony phone has much bigger bezels but on the other hand you do benefit from stereo speakers if that appeals to you.
You could argue that the Sony phone is a more robust phone but in all honesty neither would withstand many pavement/side walk falls without a high risk of damage.
The Sony phone boasts higher resolution But the S8' do both have gorgeous super amoled displays.
Another thing to consider could be the screen ratio, which is 18.5:9 on the S8 and S8Plus and 16:9 on the Sony. Much more manufacturers are producing 18.5:9 screen sizes at the moment and as the market increases more and more content is being produced for 18.5:9 screens BUT not all content is, meaning that to watch a movie as it was originally intended in 16:9 for example will mean that the whole of the screen on the S8 or S8 Plus will not be used and the S8 or S8 Plus will kind of morph into the apperence of the Sony phone as two black bars will apear either side of the video like the big bezels on the Sony :)
I have seen more evidence that indicates that you will get more Screen on Time with the S8's, especially the S8 Plus.
Personally I wouldn't stress over it too much, they are both really good phones, try each one out as much as you can, I'm sure your friends will let you see the phone in action. Play movie clips, play games etc, have a look, hold the phone and see what phone feels the best in your hand.
Check out as many reviews as possible, a good starting point would be a head to head reviews such as this ..
Check out the comparison tool here if you have not done so already and never be scared to ask any question no matter how stupid it sounds.