Galaxy S8 is an amazing smartphone, but how does it hold up 2 months after its release?
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I also upgraded from an s6 edge and all I can say is wow! I got a plus and with the narrow tall design that's almost all screen, it honestly feels better in the hand too. Battery on my 6 was awful and inconsistent, sometimes being dead by mid day or draining from 30% to 2 in the snap of a finger. Love this new galaxy though wow
you can always use the unlock button? keep it in your pocket like normal people, then you dont need a password, then you can just press a button and boom your in your phone, without waiting for face scanning password typing and swiping waste of time.
The Iris Scanner Face Scanner is like we help the government to collect all our faces and eyes into a hug big Database , hahaha actually we do their work instead they knock on the doors on everyone and say: Hi we need your Iris from Your Eyes and a picture of your Face , Just for our database " . Well it would take them life long to go this way knocking on everybodies door. The clever idea and fastest one maybe lessthen 6 days instead of 70 years , lets create for our users as an exciting app on their smartphones . 250 millions going to buy the phone. 250 millions are so excited to use Iris scanner and Face Scanner well it is a cool thing. but ching ching the government has from 250 millions peoples all their Eyes Iris and all from 250 million peoples 250 million Faces . And all is now stored in a Cloud and Database isn't that clever and amazing ;-) ....I am just sayin . All the fingerprints , all the iris , all the Face who owns all theses devices included myself . Are stored now in DATAClouds . WELCOME TO THE FUTURE .
nice video! However I felt that throughout the entire video the implicit message was something like - "the phone is above average, but not great!" , yet you gave an overwhelmingly positive verdict in the end...
The worst feature is the extreme vulnerability to screen breakage. Most cases don't adequately protect this devise. The folio style cases offer the best protection but greatly limit functionality. This phone was dubbed the most fragile phone ever made.
Bixby is a typical Samsung move. They release a product that isn't even close to finished. And what about Samsung's "worse in class" RAM management.. It's hilariously bad and completely useless when trying to actually do something productive. I can't figure out why people are so hyped about this phone.
Whats up with these "1 month 4 weeks later" reviews and they all rehash the same details of a first review. Wouldnt it be better if you gave long term use...like how its improved or gotten worse for your actual usage vs other phones or your old phone, workarounds, integration, samsung cloud/continuity, youtube split window, gif...etc etc etc
Nice video, Just one bit of advice, If you make a 21:9 vid,, dont embed the back bars, Its much better for widescreen users and normal 16:9 users get the same result. Thanks for the review though ! I subbed
2 months later... I've experienced over 5 repair attempts across 3 different S8 devices. (3 Verizon 2 by Samsung)
1st attempt =echo and no HD calling option possible. , got new replacement 4 days from purschase
2nd, dropped calls and slight buzzing, like earpiece speaker is blown.
2nd attempt = Verizon gives me refurbished device 20 days into new device plan (and 6 days after I couldn't get my old S6 back :(
3rd attempt = straight out of the box, earpiece speaker terrible and able to change buzzing when applying pressure to front or back of phone. (I suspected a loose screw or adhesive failure)
4th repair = finally sent to Samsung (cause Verizon had no ability to fix anything, just swap one turd for another)
Ticket had 2x problems, dropped calls ongoing is sure across all 3 phones and buzzing from internal earpiece speaker.
Samsung replaced the fingerprint sensor and shipped my (now used, opened up and down for a total of 15 out of fist 30 days of new service and device plan.
Yes! Buzzing fixed although now the back isn't the same gap as the front, whatever, I got a case anyway......... Drop, drop, drop, drop one dropped call after another event dropping calls to both Verizon and Samsung while attempting to resolve the issue.
5th or 6th attempt, 2nd from Samsung. Following items replaced
Battery, internal antenna (which is what I told Samsung originally along with attaching a message on paper to the phone itself for a technician to read.)
Motherboard and daughterboard
Finally, no dropped calls in 3 days, BUT NOW WITH A SCRATCH ON THE FRONT GLASS AND REAR GLASS STICKING AND COMING UNDONE WHEN TOUCHED.
SAMSUNG had an opportunity to retain me as a customer on several occasions. They haven't so far only told me one thing, and did another. Communication is a piss poor as the device (my own experience not reflective of the S8 world community)
Verizon could have helped more too but I am not pissed over the phone, they fucked up my billing so many times and tried to straight up rob me of money after having to show proof of their own mistakes.
Why can't I just get my startac back!
Why everyone upset? Bixby is not ready in its current form and noone is giving me links to where it beats Google Now. I'm not doing anymore research on that because i seen enough atm. Also if the team behind Siri is behind Bixby then why is it in beta and still garbage.
My reply to your comment
1) Exynos 8895 is built on a 10nm architecture and is more power efficient.Since SD 835 is considered to be qite superior to 821 ,it is only natural that exynos 8895 is considerably better than 8890https://www.gizmochina.com/2017/03/17/exynos-8895-benchmark-score-spotted-see-compares-kirin-960-sd-835-kirin-8890/
2)One can get used to the FP scanner within a few days and it is not as much of a problem as people make it out to be (I own an S8)
3) Battery is decent ,not bad(speaking from personal experience and also as i told you earlier chip is more power efficient)
4)4k display is overkill on a smartphone and can cause significant battery drain
5) I agree that lack of dual speakers is disappointing. But the existing single speaker is quite loud
6) Samsung ui eventhough not the best is much more refined and better than it was in S7