so finally bought an smartphone for myself after half a decade of wait. My last device was samsung galaxy s3, which was quite revolutionary when it was released back in 2012 (when fanboy wars used to be extreme). To my amazement, Galaxy S8 has taken leaps and bounds in over the course of period transforming from a mere smartphone to a super smart phone. Although i have used most of the major smartphones brands from (which i didn't own, more like borrowed) nonetheless like the satisfaction of buying this device. If you reading this and are able to put top money into owning this device (despite it's high price factor) you won't be disappointed but it doesn't mean other oem's are worse. For once i see all the features more useful and did not feel gimmicky to me. My fave is Iris scanner which is absolutely faster than finger touch/swipe/pin, astonished how they managed to put such sophisticated tech to phone. In the past i used to be disappointed how their design language were never innovated but glad that they made serious contribution to us people. Thank you gsmarena team for the review it was quite helpful for me to make up my mind.
Doesn't matter how many RAM the OnePlus 5 have, when you need that reliable customer service support and fast turn around for exchange or repair, you won't get it from them. This is why people pay more for Samsung and Apple.
Luxor, 26 Jun 2017More ram more battery drain. Their benchmark is a lie. Very snappy but a few months of usage w... moreBang on!!...Could'nt have said it better. In fact, overall cellular market is such that we (customers) are driven into buying new phones every couple of years (max). We bite the bait everytime:).
Shahrukhapple, 25 Jun 2017Who Call this a smart phone? Oneplus launched a phine with 8GB of RAm and samsung is still st... moreMore ram more battery drain. Their benchmark is a lie. Very snappy but a few months of usage with all the apps and download you have done it become sluggish. You think you can outsmart chinese. They outsmarted you by making you buy an overly high speced phone just to release another better version of it a few months later and you will want to buy it again. Their tricks works all the time. No one can resist the 'bigger specs' aspect of the phone and so-called 'low price' by them. Advertise it as futureproof and BAM!!! Sold!!! *2 years later you will find yourself switching to a new phone even when you own this so-called 'futureproof' 8gb ram Oneplus 5.
Joy, 26 Jun 2017Does this heats up easily when playing games like mobile legends or any moba? I'm torn!Depends on how long you playing with it. I only play a few minutes of games a day. Not much a gamer. Never felt any heat so far.
Anonymous, 26 Jun 2017Went to store for s8 but because it look like a remote I will go for u11.Good choice!
yahska2017, 25 Jun 2017Currently I have Lg G3 and its been more than 2 years since I have been using this phone. Its ... moreNope, its not worth the 20K extra.. The S8's prices are not going to come down any time soon because people are still buying it at that price.. The G6's prices keep dropping and is a great bargain deal for anyone who's looking for a good flagship device in that price range.. Currently the best deal on the G6 is 39K.. Within a months time it should come down by another 5K..
Also, I absolutely love the G3, Its a fabulous device!
Anonymous, 25 Jun 2017Hey.
Want to ask if its worth it to change from galaxy s7 to s8 ??
ThanksWell, it depends on your priority. I switched from S7 edge to S8 only coz of the Infinity Display and powerful chipset.
Having said that, last year's Samsung S7 are very much capable phones still. Everything is same on S8 except for display and chipset. S8 has SD835 and exynos 8895. S7 has SD821 (which is still powerful) and exynos 8890.
Personally, there is nothing else to look forward to except for the display.
Make your choice. Hope this helps!!
Me, 25 Jun 2017Agreed with what you said! Unknown should have think carefully and wisely before he or she dec... moreGreat comments. Btw, Iphone releases in fall every year (In September).
The cuppertino giant will be releasing Iphone 8 in couple of months from now:)
Went to store for s8 but because it look like a remote I will go for u11.
S6S7edgeS8, 24 Jun 2017The Sony Corp is almost on the verge of bankruptcy. I wouldnt wanna buy a product where its st... moreWho cares as for me I'll buy the product if I find it perfect for me I have z5 and looking for a new one of any brand cause I don't love brand I love the product itself and my z5 is superb its just that I want to upgrade and I'm passing my z5 to my younger bro.
yahska2017, 25 Jun 2017Currently I have Lg G3 and its been more than 2 years since I have been using this phone. Its ... moreValid points put up by you:). Ok so U.S has SD 835 powered S8 and rest of the regions have Exynos version of S8.
Personally i would recommend you to go for Exynos version as it is slightly snappier than SD835.
As far as comparison with LG G6 is concerned, both phones are identical when it comes to performance. While S8's USP is its beautiful Infinity Display, LG G6's USP is its dual camers setup. Both the phones are futureproof since they have display size of 18.5:9.
It is for you to decide if Dual camera is the one that you want or a sharper and beautiful display of S8. There is no other diffefence whatsoever between these 2 phones.
Note: I own S8 and would personally recommend it. Hope this helps.
Joy, 26 Jun 2017Does this heats up easily when playing games like mobile legends or any moba? I'm torn!Yes it's hotter than s7e
Does this heats up easily when playing games like mobile legends or any moba? I'm torn!
In Samsung (Android) life is easier to me why? because of free customization according to my needs and ((back button that mobile provides))
Shahrukhapple, 25 Jun 2017Apple is costly but it worth it, apple has resale where as samsung? Hahahahah haha resale value? you care about it rlly? ok, let the buyer recover all your deleted photos videos messages and notes (just because of the resale value than is 50% of the price of the phone even if it is 80% who cares when your private information are scattered between ppl for this 400 bucks ) mmmm ok finally I say we.. android users don't look at this side because once we own our android devices it will take really big time to sell them also even if we want to get rid of this android devices to buy news ones, we will either give 'em to our children or maybe the device will be for trash or also if we decide to sell these mobiles, we sell it after using sophisticaled (easy interface) app to prevent ppl from recovering files
in the end, Android is created for business, productive users, not like other platforms (caring just for the manifestation)
yahska2017, 25 Jun 2017Currently I have Lg G3 and its been more than 2 years since I have been using this phone. Its ... moreGo for s8, excellent battery time and elegant design.. Excellent camera.. Super fast processor.. What you want more..
Currently I have Lg G3 and its been more than 2 years since I have been using this phone. Its a great device. The only thing that I don't like about this phone is the washed-off colour of the screen (though the screen is crisp) and the battery. So now I am in need of a new phone.
Until 20 June, I had a huge confusion about which phone to buy. I had expected a lot from OnePlus 5 but it is a huge disappointment at-least for me.
Now I am confused between G6 and S8 and need some suggestions from you all. I don't care about the presence of SD 835 in S8 coz I really feel that SD 821 would be sufficient for me as G3 have SD 801 and I'm happy in that department.
The only thing is the battery and display which I think is a bit better in case of S8. But S8 costs Rs 20000 more than G6.
The question is that is S8 worth the extra Rs 20000 (around 300 USD)? or should I go with G6?
PS: I had S3 before G3 and I dont have any concern with the LG UI or Samsung Touchwiz. So kindly ignore the UI point of view.