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I have numerous smart phones since my first one in 2011. I've never had any problems with glass breaking until Samsung Galaxy S8 - twice! So I've ditched it and gone for at Samsung A8 2018. It's of course nothing like S8 which I miss already but i hope that the more conventional design will prove to be sturdier and less prone to breaking. If I can contain myself I'll wait for the S9 ;-)
I had been using my iPhone 5s for four years since the release date and I was having issues with the battery and the recent iOS software so I had no other choice but to upgrade. I watched a commercial for the new samsung cellphones and i was amazed! I just got my galaxy s8+ like two weeks ago and i am very happy!
Liked the video, and i think ur seriously wrong about Bixby btw :) Bix is far more capable of doing connected tasks using ur phone apps like no other assistants can, by me it can get better than google assistant in a short time, just look more about tha Bix and learn to use it ull see its becoming ireplacebla, it can locate files, send pictures, edit, remember what u did and when things that google assistant wont even be close to provide ;)
, BSA filing system and color schemes suck the filing system underneath the settings menu sucks the storage capacity and Camera features might be the best but it's not worth $700If you have the Galaxy j7 lollipop and you upgraded to marshmallow and your screen mirroring functionality was deleted this is a crime you can sue Google Android Samsung and your carrier for conspiring together to delete this function for money Google Android wanted to sell their Chromecast Samsung came out with a new phone j7 Prime and your carrier just wants to sell phones myself has sued I'm in court now with Google Android and Samsung T-Mobile has already paid off and settled to my satisfaction with the piece of shit S8 do not purchase the S8 the filing system the color scheme sucks it is a terrible awful phone the S4 so far in my opinion is the best phone as far as filing systems color schemes contrast
Dear D-Brand please reduce your prices and then show up it's ridiculous 20$ for a fucking useless sticker on the back that only provides anti touch marks id rather prefer a 40$ case that provides a better protection and prevents phones from dropping. I own an S8+ and i have to say this that the phone is pretty sturdy.
Sorry but 4 months is NOT long term.. I've only had 1 smartphone in my life (Samsung Note 3) & kept it good condition until the battery no longer decided to work.
It lasted approx. 4 years and by the last 2 years, performance slowed down significantly - overall, loved it but really disappointed that it turned to shitake mushrooms.
I really don't want to get an iPhone coz I believe their products are for suckers-4-marketing gimmicks.... BUT, I do hear they are better for long term as they have less performance issues with their software.. so in the end, at a loss on whether I should get an iPhone or take a risk and get the Samsung NOTE 8
Bixby is not an alternative for Google Assistant it's a side kick as Bixby can control your phone and do multiple commands. Like telling Bixby to open YouTube, search for say Resident Evil Necroscope86, and play first video or open first playlist and it will do it.
My thoughts on Samsung's 2017 flagships to me the best phone of 2017 is the Note 8 second place would be the S8 Plus. I have the S8 Plus reason for picking it up instead of the Note 8 is well it brought my phone bill down and saved me money. Plus even though the Note 8 is better I found that there just wasn't enough extra features to entice me to get it maybe next year I'll go with the Note 9 or maybe I'll just stick with the S line for a while.
I don't know why people are hating on Bixby. It's amazing tech and completely changes how we can interact with our devices. Its not meant to compete with Ok Google, Siri or Cortana for that matter. You'd be comparing apples to oranges. Learn what something can do before you start knocking it. This is something I've wanted on my phone since my first purchase. It's why i switched from iPhone back to Android. Keep it up Samsung!
check out my samsung galaxy s8 short review here :
Have an S8+ since launch. If I can turn back time, I will not buy this again. It's so fragile that I can't use it w/o a case, making it just another big phone with big specs wrapped in a case. Besides, the bezel for the S8+ gives out static charges when it's charging with fast charge. I went to the Samsung service centre and the officer there tested other S8+, to find out that it's not just my phone. So even if I don't use a case, I feel the static whenever I use my phone while charging. Really annoying.
I have had mine for 4 months now. I have to say overall I am satisfied. However, I dropped my Galaxy S8 once and luckily because I had a cover, its glass didn't break, but since then the rear camera is almost always blurry and I have to knock on the screen to make the blurring go away. Additionally, I have noticed that some apps tend to crash more on Samsung Galaxy S8 than on my previous phone which was an iPhone. But this is something Android related, I guess.
As an iPhone user I would consider switching to the Samsung, but so many things I find off putting. For example, why the hell is there a Google search bar right smack in the middle? That throws me off completely. Why is it there? Also, when I went to the store to check it out, I find that it’s really light and feels a little cheap and plasticky even though it’s made of glass. The display is nice, but it doesn’t have a pressure sensitive screen, and I found switching between apps to be very cumbersome, like if you open the app switcher instead of just swiping up you have to hit a little x in the corner of the window. It may sound like something minor but it really impedes the flow of things while using it. And again, if feels cheap and you get the feeling that the phone is hallow and not very robust.
My S8+ malfunctions. Apparently, I need to send it away for repairs (which takes several days to be returned), and in the mean time they only provide you with the use of a basic phone. I depend on the smart phone functions for my work every day. I also just found out that Samsung no longer offer this "upgrade" option for exchanging phones with them so I can't obtain a Note 8 replacement, which is the phone I originally wanted but was out of stock in my local Telstra store on the day I needed a new phone (along with the s8 and other phones). What's more, Samsung require me to return to the store of purchase to obtain this basic phone for use while leaving your phone with them, and thereby will require another visit to the store to return their phone, and collect your own one (most likely with a factory reset in my case). My phone makes calls sometimes and doesn't make any sound at my end of the call. I can't hear the phone ringing or anything. It isn't muted by the regular options and the only way I've been able to rectify the problem is by either phone restart or turning it off and then on again. I'm also getting some issues with apps not working while the screen is in landscape mode, such as messenger not allowing me to open messages via the on-screen icon from an incoming message. I don't think this is the fault of the phone; however, my friend uses the Samsang S8 religiously and he doesn't experience this issue what-so-ever.
I'm at my wits end about what to do, because I don't want my phone to be reset. It's too much of a pain in the arse to set up my banking and everything with passwords, and identification tags, etc. I'd really like to just straight swap it for the Galaxy Note 8. I have never dropped my phone, and it has been kept in a Samsung Galaxy Clear View Plus Cover which has a strong hard cover front panel which covers the entirety of the phones front face and allows "always on display time/date/ etc" to show through the front / top of your phone at all times by led light up front face feature. This cover also allows the phone to stand up in while on its side for watching videos and movies. I want the Note 8 so I can record pen scribbled notes while on the go without keeping a note pad and pen on me, as I have been, besides this I'm interested in making the switch from laptop to phone with an external keyboard and mouse. Can anyone provide me with a viable option for obtaining a Note 8 without going without a phone for too long?
I have a near new Galaxy S8+ but want the Galaxy Note 8, without going without a phone, what are my options?
Watching this on my Note 8... Finally someone saying Bixby voice is great. I use it for automation and it definitely has some cool stuff too, like it can read you a bed time story, which is hilarious, and it raps like a genius. For everthing else I use Google Assistant and they kind of complete each other.
As for the s8+, it's a damn good phone but I held my s7e until the note 8 arrives, since I liked what Samsung was doing and I wanted to finally become a Note user, which was taken from me after the Note 7 incident.