Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FO-p5ZH45M
*TIME CODED REVIEW* Full In-Depth review of the Galaxy S8 & Galaxy S8+. It's LONG so it's time coded! Stay tuned for part 2!
1. Intro (0:00)
2. Which Size Do I get? (00:46)
3. A Tour Around the Devices (3:49)
4. Look and Feel (5:35)
5. Durability (6:33)
6. Design Concerns (8:05)
7. Display Review & Analysis Start (9:51)
8. Display Calibration (13:58)
9. Getting Picky (16:19)
10. The Features Start (16:57)
11. Hardware features (17:14)
12. Display features (18:49)
13. The Edge (19:51)
14. Sensors & Software (22:38)
15. Software User Experience (26:20)
16. Bixby (32:35)
17. Outro & Stay Tuned! (37:24)
My wallpaper http://www.samsung.com/global/themestore/index.html?appId=CheilPengtai.n201601A084.wallpaperpack&SITE_CODE=us
Further reading: https://www.google.com/patents/US8525762
*Take a peek at this document about amoled. It speaks to the hardware variations that happen. This is why I call these white point issues a hardware issue. Samsung would need to calibrate individual displays to have them look right. Using one calibration profile for a batch of displays (all with individual characteristics) will create the variations that I believe we are seeing.
"When active matrix organic light emitting diode (AMOLED) panels are manufactured, each panel has different electroluminance characteristics, meaning that an image displayed on one AMOLED panel may have different color and luminance values than another AMOLED panel displaying the same image."
So while we can call the red tint a calibration issue, I think it's mostly down to hardware. Samsung may have made a mistake during the calibration while not paying attention to certain panel attributes, but who really knows.
All I can point out is that during my own measurements of what their updated sliders do, I can see how it would be effective for uniform displays BUT NOT for displays that have a uniformity issue. It also is sad that this "fix" doesn't work for the modes that conform to an actual color standard.*
I just opened a new S8+ from Best Buy and noticed the white definitely isn't as white as my pixel xl. And switching to any display setting other than adaptive display, it has a noticable red tint. I used AMOLED photo on my note 5, but it looks good on there, on the S8+ it has a reddish tint. So do they allow exchanges for this still or do they think it's not a problem anymore because of software updates?
Thank you for taking the time to do this in depth video. I've been going bck and forth on whether or not to come back to Samsung after using iPhone. The features that Samsung bring to their phones are just amazing. Pretty much no need for a CPU. lol. Now just whether to get the Note 8 or S8 plus. hmm
Wow ! Fantastic reveiw , Thanks Erica ! So I'm planning to buy a Galaxy S8 but i heard too much people complaining about how they fail of connect their phone to wifi, and this problem made me anxious. Is this problem constant ? does it exist on all galaxy S8 phones ? and Can it be fixed ?
Bixby is not so funktional "just yet" lol as if they will ever come around to make bixby any good. i think those features should either be ready and working at launch or they should get the harshest critique possible for it not doing shit.
i mean "now" bixby is apparently a voice assistant almost as good as the google one (yeah we all need like 10 redundant equally bad voice assistants) but that´s only if you speak english. i don´t think samsung will ever bother to make it work in every country they sell their phones to. big thumbs down for that.
specially for the fact that they don´t allow us to turn it off and remap the button by default considering that it´s never gonna be finished...
i´m not hating on your review. in fact it´s one of the best out there, specially with the whole color accuracy thing but i think reviewers go too soft on finished products "unfinished features". don´t keep cutting them slack for not finishing stuff, cause then they will never bother doing that anyway.
fight the eternal beta bullshit everybody does nowadays.
The on-screen buttons can be hidden ...you can access them via a swipe up near bottom of the screen or you can simply hard press the home button area to go home. . it looks much more futuristic this way in my opinion kinda like the iPhone X
Yeah my screen has attend to it like you said I can't return mind as I bought on eBay like I told you so they're too much money these phones the next woman abani Bay to take my chances there's no ammo to spend a $1000 on a phone that's crazy that's too much money that is over the top
Great video.. just a tip that I just noticed... you have an option to pull the notification panel by just swiping down on the screen.. this is without even installing any launcher.. hard press on the screen, go to home screen settings, and activate quick open notification panel.. wonderful shortcut huge screens
Wow!! I got to the part on screen colors and the graphs and noticed I had seen your video on the Galaxy S4 years back, and it was what finished making up my mind for the purchase! Getting the S8 next week, love how thorough your videos are, keep up the good work!
Please no hate here: What alternative phone should I get for a fluid experience and with good features? And last long too. I am not hating on the S8's UI, but I wish to know some alternatives. (I already used iPhones enough, so another phone please). I am thinking about One Plus or maybe Pixel 2 when it comes out.
It's nice to see a woman holding these phones side by side...... Only because it's hard to get a feeling for their true sizes when you're watching men like Marques Brownlee handle them.
And the phone comparisons were nice too. I want a phone similar in size to the iPhone7 so it seems the 8 Plus may be for me.
There is some pizazz missing from your reviews. I am not sure what, but maybe you should contact a media coach to help bring you beyond good to the level of great. Not hating for sure, just my opinion. Have a great day. ✌🇺🇸
Thanks Erica for your very insightful comments, namely regarding the (somewhat) lost screen space due to the curves on the sides of these phones. This has given me a good reason to favor the S8+ over the S8. Thanks again!
Hi for those of you who are worried about burn-in of those soft buttons there is option to actually hide them in pretty much any app expect home screen and when you hide them the phone looks like monster lol really like it
they put it on the back so when you have your phone in the pocket as you go to grab it and pull it out you put your finger on it then when it's in front of you it's already turned on. that's the best I can explain it
The thing I don't like about Samsungs is, they are gorgeous and beautiful, and sexy on the outside, but stuttery and janky and crashy on the inside. I can't stand that. I'd rather have a plain looking phone like the One Plus phones that run like butter, than a spectacular looking phone that freezes and crashes every time I open it.