A year ago I passed up the s8 for a Pixel XL. Well a week ago the Pixel XL had the same battery problem the Nexus 6p had. You couldn't stay on battery longer than 30 min. So I bought an s8+ (s9 wouldn't come out for another week or so) and I'm glad it worked out. Other than after the 8.0 update YouTube freezes the entire phone if you double press the bottom menu button it's alright.
I Can't Say Enough How I Hope To Have This Splendid Phone Eventually...I Suddenly Became Interested In It Earlier This Month In The Wake Of All The Hype And Excitement Over The New Samsung Galaxy S9 And Galaxy S9+...
i have s8 i got it pre relese "Germany" and since then i have only 1 scratch on it on the screan.. but i ordered today the s9 for my self not the + just the normal version becouse i hate big fones :3 and it shuld come on the 8th
I use s6 I purchased the s8 wanted to transfer my old number frome my 6 to the 8 but had nothing but trubble in the end I was never able to activate my s8 and just stuck with my s6 my s8 now sits in a drawer never been activated never even used it lucky for me when I purchase something that turns out to be totally crap I'm good at cutting my Los and scraping it with out getting bent out of shape no problem;)
I've had my S8 for a few months now, and practically every complaint that reviewers have had haven't bothered me at all, the fingerprint sensor location took me a couple of hours to get over and I use bixby for setting timers for cooking (having a dedicated button for it is really quick, although the pixel 2 solution is better). One improvement I really want to see is 3 pressure sensitive buttons at the bottom instead of just the one.
I couldn't keep mine due to how terribly laggy and glitchy it became after just a couple months. It got so bad I couldn't even scroll through webpages without freezing and jittering.
I'm still not sure how Samsung devices can get such glowing reviews from so many tech reviewers despite that pretty obvious flaw of poorly optimized and unreliable software.
I had an S8 and actually gave it up for the Pixel 2. The in hand usability of the Pixel 2 was much better than the S8, and I could not deal with the fine scratches covering my screen... And I take good care of my phones. The fingerprint scanner I got used to, but never the curved screen. It felt strange and exposed, and near eliminated all screen protectors.
I'm ok with the bottom firing speaker and the fingerprint scanner doesn't bother me that much, also I don't really care for dual cameras since coming from a galaxy grand prime with a crappy 8 megapixel camera the s8 is a beast, and the phone hasn't really slowed down since it's fairly new, so I'm probably gonna stick with the s8 and then I might switch to an galaxy s9, OnePlus 6 or pixel 3 whenever those come out
Samsung gets way too many free passes. Yes, the S8 is an incredible piece of hardware. But Samsung’s tendency to cram their own shit down your throat consistently kills their handsets. Weak software tweaking, force feeding Bixby, an insulting timeline for software updates and some other weird decisions always keep Samsung’s phones from being as good as they could be on the basis of their hardware specs and design.
Even a year later, it’s still one of the best looking smartphones on the market. It’s a shame it forgoes practicality.
Honestly other than the Infinity Display, the different buttons of the back and recent, and the dumb moving of the fingerprint scanner, the S7 and S8 are almost the same, the S7 is better. The S9 is a refined S8...They do this every other year, one is a build year, the other is a refine year. The Note 9 could be quite amazing, the S9 is an easy pass this year to me, just as the S8 was to me last year. (I have the S7)
I feel like Im literally the only person who never has a problem with the finger print scanner location. I mean maybe if you kepp switching phones all the time you can't get used to it, but I've been unlocking my phone with it perfectly.
Jon, I really admire you as a tech reviewer. However, it seems over the years you put out less and less content. Instead of doing revisited videos maybe you could bring us some new content on other cool phones? Thanks, I'm a big fan.
Nice design. That was the thing that stands out.
Never the less, Android as resource eater and overall Samsung as brand is not something that I would give a chance at all. Back in the time when I used Android, before switching to Windows Mobile and finally IOS, there was only HTC. Good for Google to work with those guys. Thats some other story...