Anonymous, 21 May 2017S8's wireless charging based on Qualcomm quick charge 2.0 Consequently, it is reportedly slow... moreCharging speed between those two are very marginal. Makes no real life differences.
Stan, 20 May 2017I don't know if I should buy this phone. It looks good and everything inside is so great. But ... moreThe differences between Apple and Android are considerable, so ask yourself 3 questions and decide from there.
1) How important is platform flexibility for you vs convenience?
Apple offers a pretty seamless environment that relies on a rigid hardware and software setup. Android offers expandable storage and more options with media, connectivity and backward compatibility.
2) How important is customizing your external product?
Apple has a following tens of millions strong and the options for cases, color ways, and accessories increases daily. Android offers a more streamlined option for accessories, but case options and colors are limited by a spintered market share.
And 3) How important is camera and imaging to you?
While the two phones stack up fairly comparably to one another, editing options are better on the S8 and overall camera build is slightly superior on the iPhone.
As the older option, the iPhone is likely going to have some cheap contract options now. But iPhones tend to retain their value for 2 generations. So, if you should choose to upgrade in the next 2 years, the iPhone would be a more cost effective option, likely drawing a bigger resale.
All things considered, good luck, and happy hunting!
.Andy., 20 May 2017my device is heating up whil using the camera under bright sunlight with full brightness. is a... moreAre you using the 4K (UHD) recording? 4K uses much more processing power and battery and thus creates heat - it's normal. 2K (QHD) recording also generates heat, but not as much as 4K. I normally use 1K (FHD) with 60fps and it doesn't heat up the device.
Hope that helped you. Take care. CIao...
OS Update, 20 May 2017What about the OS update on the iphone product or apple , for example ,based on my knowledge ... moreApple makes only one or two flagship phones a year and nothing else and the OS is baked in their home. If they don't give the updates, then why will people buy it even? On the other hand, Samsung makes more than 10 phones a year, starting from flagships to entry level. And the OS is not their own. After Google releases the updates, they need to customize it to the devices' needs. So yes, iPhone is definitely ahead of Samsung there.
But wait, the story is not over. I have seen iPhone 5 (32GB) became unusably slow after the update. The reason - lack of storage space after the update. So what's the use of the update if you can't use the phone afterwards? Generally, Androids serve you for two years with updates. Then you are on your own. People who uses Androids are generally tech savvy and they know how to root their devices and go for a custom ROM after the two years period (sometimes even before two years). That keeps the phone running smooth and do not need to wait for the update from the respective manufacturers. My Note 4 was 3 years' old (released in 2014) and got an update on Early January this year. It was still in Marshmallow, but then again, so was SGS7 & SGS7e. Had I have the phone right now, I would either get the update from Samsung or would install a custom ROM along with Android Nougat.
It depends totally on how much you'll rely on the manufacturer. iPhone users have no other option but to beg to Apple whereas Android users basically shows the middle finger if the manufacturers don't support them enough and install their own OS version and custom ROM and for the next purchase chooses another manufacturer.
I hope I could make you understand clearly. Take care. Ciao...
BarryMcKochiner, 20 May 2017I've had my S8 for about a week now and I love it. Gorgeous screen, long lasting battery, fast... moreI agree with you in most part but battery life sucks even I have s8 for 2 weeks and my friends wanted to play with it but it won't last for half day with heavy usage..
S8's wireless charging based on Qualcomm quick charge 2.0
Consequently, it is reportedly slower than LG g6 a, Google pixel and some Chinese phones in "charging speed"
Qualcommhas launched even quick charge 4.0
Samsung doesn't't make features BUT makes talking point only for promotion and in showrooms
Vishal Choudhary, 18 May 2017I own a S8... and facing a irritating problem with s8.... sounds like ringtone notifications m... moreYou should take it to claim your warranty and preferably an exchange. But before that, please check the settings. I believe I have seen an option where it said something like TURN OFF THE SOUND EVEN IF THE RINGER IS ON or something. I didn't think that was helpful, so I kept it off. I searched, but can't find it now.
And if your phone restarts as well, you definitely should go for claiming warranty. Devices should NOT restart in any case. BTW, did you Sync your data from the previous device(s)? I heard before that this might be the case. So I didn't Sync anything, instead I copied the backup of the contacts only and installed everything else fresh from the scratch. If you can, do a factory reset and just copy the contacts only and see if the phone restarts or not.
If nothing improves, please go for warranty as soon as possible.
Wish you all the best. Take care. Ciao...
my device is heating up whil using the camera under bright sunlight with full brightness or in normal condition. is anyone having this issue ?
is it normal or an issue ? please reply.
Anonymous, 18 May 2017Don't just call other ifans. What if other called you Sammy fanboy.Every one has their own opinion.If I go to iPhone or LG or Motorola or ANY OTHER phones' user review room and start brag about Samsung, THEN YOU SURE HAVE THE RIGHT to call me a Sammy fanboy. Do you see me doing that? Nope. So you can't.
This is Samsungs S8's user review page and people are bragging here how good iPhone are. Who wanted to hear about iPhone here? Yes, absolutely right, NO ONE. If you don't like S8 or think it is a phone which is gonna waste your time, then why are you wasting your time over here?
People come here to know more about the phone - it's pros and cons. I am using the phone for almost 2 weeks now & I can tell you, this is a phone unlike previous Galaxy S series. Mine never lagged, never made me wait. Only I have to charge it twice a day. And that is what everyone wants to hear - true and honest opinion. Not some bu||$|-|!t from people who never put their hands on the phone in their life.
So please, feel free to call me a Sammy Fanboy if I go and disturb other in their forum. As I'm not but they are, I have all the rights to call them iFans.
Take care. Ciao...
Stan, 20 May 2017I don't know if I should buy this phone. It looks good and everything inside is so great. But ... moreHere are some differences between the two. I may have left something out though
Samsung Galaxy S8:
Large screen with a smaller form factor,
Micro SD will allow you to expand storage
Fast Charging USB-C
Always on Display
Edge to edge screen
IP68 Water Resistance - 1.5 Metres for 30 Mins
1440p OLED Screen
Android is open and will allow you to customize your phone
Performance is very close to the iPhone now
May begin to slow down after a year of use
Fingerprint Sensor in a horrible place
Software Updates will arrive some time after the official releases.
iPhone 7 Plus:
Dual Camera and Portrait Mode
iOS is much more secure when compared to Android
Works well with other Apple products
1080p LCD Screen
Apple Pay for NFC payments
IP67 Water Resistance - 1 metre 30 Minutes
Large number of Apps available for download
When an iOS update is released you do not have to wait for it to be available
No headphone jack. Many different types of wireless headphones are available not just the Airpods
You cannot expand storage on the iPhone
Both are great phones and no matter which you choose I think you will be satisfied.
I don't know if I should buy this phone. It looks good and everything inside is so great. But I don't know whether it's better than iPhone 7 plus or not.
So wats ur opinion guys..?
Samsung S8 or iPhone 7 plus ????? Help!!
Anonymous, 20 May 2017World's first talking ... doll lolWell now i wish that i didnt know...
ByX44, 20 May 2017Whats harmony V2??World's first talking ... doll lol
Anonymous, 20 May 2017I like that: harmony v2.0 looks very better than this thing S8 lolWhats harmony V2??
Anonymous, 20 May 2017Looks like a remote control. I hate the design of this phone.I thought I'm the only one who see the s8 as a remote.
I've had my S8 for about a week now and I love it. Gorgeous screen, long lasting battery, fast processors. Charges quickly, doesn't get very hot. Bought a cheap case for it and surprisingly it helps locate the fingerprint scanner easier. Amazing camera with many different options. I would definitely recommend this product.