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Where to start with a Samsung Galaxy S phone launch These phones aim to be the very best on the market and in recent years, they’ve arguably succeeded. But Samsung has always had a habit of hyping them through the roof and sending them to market laden with remplacement coque iphone 6 plus gimmicky features that can range from I can’t believe they invented it to utterly terrible. And yet last year’s Samsung Galaxy S7 ended up being our Phone of the Year (once the price had dropped) and is still a great buy.
Now here’s the S8. In the past few months, we’ve reviewed all of the rival flagships the HTC U Ultra, the Huawei Mate 9, the Oppo R9s Plus, the LG G6, the ZTE coque iphone 6 s rigide Axon 7, the Google Pixel XL and of course the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. In each case we’ve compared the phones to the potential of Samsung’s best and lamented that there has not been one great all round phone to rule them all yet. So does the S8 live up to all the the hype Absolutely not. Is it the best all round phone on the market and the one you should probably buy Yes it is. Here’s why
5.8in, 1440 x 2960 LCD screen, 64GB/4GB RAM, 2.35GHz Quad core Snapdragon 835 CPU, Adreno 540 GPU, 12MP rear camera plus 8MP front camera, microSD (dual SIM slot on some models), USB C, IP68 dust/waterproof, Iris scanner, Android 7, 3000mAh battery, 149 x 68 x 8mm, 155g. Full specs here.
Handling and designCurved screens
We’ve poured scorn onto Samsung’s curved phone screens many times before. For years gushing commentators have drunk the Kool Aid and raved about them while simultaneously acknowledging that they make the most basic phone tasks (like typing and scrolling) a pain in the posterior to perform (here’s why). This year both the S8 coque iphone 5c minon and larger S8+ have slightly coque iphone 6 plus hermes curved, bezel less front screens which made us think we’d have to perform the review in a case. But we needn’t have worried. While there coque iphone 6 ski were some instances of our peripheral fingers interfering with phone operations, it wasn’t enough to be regularly annoying. Still, if you have Jimi Hendrix like fingers, a case is probably a good idea.
The whole phone is ensconced in Corning’s top end Gorilla Glass 5 and, unlike the slippery as heck Galaxy Note 7, is actually quite impressive at sticking to your hand even in wet environments like a steam room. yes, we tried. It sure looks pretty, but even Gorilla Glass cracks and we, once again, recommend using a case.
The 5.8 inch AMOLED screen is as bright and colourful as we hoped (it’s also sunglasses proof you can look at it in either orientation while wearing sunnies). The unusual Ultra High Definition resolution of 1,440 x 2,960 reflects the newer 18:9 screen ratio that we first saw on the LG G6. Having used both of these phones for some weeks, we can attest that going back to the old school “fat” 16:9 ratio phones like the Google Pixel XL and HTC U Ultra just feels weird coque iphone xr rabat cb now why would anyone want a phone they can’t easily fit their hand around These longer and thinner form factor phones are far more comfortable to hold, easier to operate and they coque iphone xr silicone orange don’t feel like the screen is smaller at all.
The screen only curves slightly at the sides (unlike previous models) which creates an interesting effect that wasn’t annoying, even when watching movies (with their distorted edges). Consequently, unlike previous Samsungs, there’s no dedicated ‘Edge’ apps to make use of the curves of the screen (there’s no room) but there is still a coque iphone xr money Samsung “Apps Edge” slide out app which provides a shortcut to your favourite apps. We found that trying to get this slider to reliably appear was a bit more effort than simply pressing the main button to bring up the home screen, though.
The long 18:9 screen means that it can easily be split into multiple Windows. Meanwhile a long press coque iphone 6 matelassée on the icons brings up a context menu.
The whole operating environment apes a stock Android operating environment. You can swipe left and right across your main screens or up to reveal the app drawer with everything laid out in a customiseable way. As with the Pixel XL, there are some potentially useful context menus that appear when you long press an icon.
In terms of performance, there are some minor differences between US and European specs. The US model gets Qualcomm’s brand new 2.35GHz octa core Snapdragon 835 processor with Adreno 540 GPU for games. The European spec (which Australia gets) uses Samsung’s interpretation of the same thing: a 2.3GHz octa core Exynos 8895 processor plus Mali G71 MP20 GPU. Some people will rave over benchmarks. After testing every phone on the market we can vouchsafe that there’s nothing faster than this phone. All software execution is as instant as you could expect. Top coque iphone 5s silicone avec pomme drawer stuff.
There’s only one main speaker at the bottom but it was actually quite impressive. Conference calls were crisp and coque iphone columbine clear and music actually felt like it had some depth to it treble didn’t wash out and there was a slight punch to the bass. It all gets reasonably loud but not as much as speaker laden rivals. Next to this is a proper 3.5mm headphone jack. it’s ridiculous that we have to mention that these days.
Biometric securityThe headline feature here is the Iris Scanner. This was a gimmick with the ill fated Note 7 the response time and lag was horrendous. However, it’s very usable now and became our favoured way of unlocking the coque iphone 4s givenchy phone. coque iphone 5c compatible se Sure, staring at your own haggard brow several coque iphone 5s koala times a day won’t be fun for anyone outside the selfie generation, but simply staring at your phone to unlock things is a welcome feature. Samsung also provides some virtual masks to disguise yourself while your eyes get scanned.
The fingerprint button is more of an issue, though. Firstly, it’s positioned awkwardly right next to the camera lens so you’ll regularly be sullying that by accident. It’s also a bit awkward to reach with your finger and you’ll find yourself unnaturally stretching coque iphone 7 plus silicone nike to activate it. Once you have reached it, it doesn’t always work straight away. After getting used coque galaxy j3 2016 mandala to the speed of the Oppo R9s’ and R9s Plus’ fingerprint readers recently, we have little tolerance for any delay here, but the Samsung’s reader only worked quickly on most occasions. Sometimes it just gave up and demanded we use a different unlocking method. This was annoying and will likely become even more annoying when making use of future Samsung Pay features.
You can also unlock the phone coque iphone 4s grosbill with face recognition (which is the quickest and most reliable method) but this didn’t work in the dark. Beyond that there’s the usual Android pattern unlock and code unlock. Frankly we missed the reliable knock code of the LG G6 a bit. However, with a plethora of unlock options on hand coque iphone 7 exo it usually meant that any coque samsung galaxy core prime pingouin annoyance with unlock speeds was short lived.
Samsung’s software and crapwareThe Good
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First off, the good stuff. The Knox security which is now simply called Secure Folder is still present meaning that you can install private apps, messaging services and nudie pictures all in one secure area where the kids, friends and family won’t accidentally see them.
There’s also the under advertised Send SOS Messages feature which will send an audio clip, photo and your location to your selected contacts if you press the power button quickly three times.
Samsung Pay where you can use your phone to tap and go in stores looks like it will grow legs. It wasn’t operating on our test S8 for pre launch reasons however, we recently experienced it with the lesser Samsung Galaxy A5. It will happily copy your bar code based loyalty cards and free up some room in your wallet but where it’s only been operational with AmEx and Citibank cards (in Australia) it will now work with Westpac cards too. Hopefully the fingerprint reader won’t make this a chore.
The updated Game Tools feature is potentially useful. This set of apps can lock the screen to avoid accidentally launching other things as well as take screen shots, record gameplay and block alerts while you’re playing.
Game Tools is easier to access and use on the S8.
The Palm Wipe for screenshot finally seems to work more often than not, but you can still do this by pressing the power button and volume down.
The power saving modes are also useful but coque iphone pate fimo we’ll cover those more in Battery Life, below.
The Samsung Galaxy S2 is arguably what made Samsung the premium brand that it is today it was the first modern smartphone that was generally considered to be better than the iPhone. Then the S3, S4 and S5 all appeared and they resembled the S2 with increasing amounts coque iphone 5c rose hibou of Samsung branded bloatware dragging everything down. Thankfully, that is far less of an issue now many of Samsung’s “special” features are separate, elective downloads these days. But there’s still some pointless stuff here.
While other phone makers have given up on separate web browsers in order to use Google’s own Chrome, Samsung still persists with its own internet browser which can be synced with Samsung’s own cloud account. It will open all weblinks by default until you tell it not to.
Other minor fails revolve around using the fingerprint readers as a heart rate monitor. they kept telling us we’d flatlined. Great…