4 months later, is the Galaxy S8 still the phone to buy? Should you wait for a Galaxy Note 8 or an iPhone 8? This video should help you answer those questions. In this video, I'm going to review the S8, since it compares with phones now, and I'll see if it's still the phone to buy.
You are probably locked up for around two years if you buy the phone by contract. What this means is that you must make sure that what you choose will pass the test of time. Hopefully, this video will help you make a decision about whether to pull the trigger of the now aging Galaxy S8.
The 6.2-inch WQHD + screen makes anything on the screen look fantastic. The bright and super AMOLED panel makes the screen visible even on the sunniest days. The seamless transition from bevel to screen does not make the content of 16 by 9 appear out of place. And if you really find those videos that have the 21: 9 aspect ratio, the content just appears and looks amazing. I do not think a phone will soon be launched that will make the S8 screen look old or outdated in the same way that the S8 screen did with the other manufacturer's screens.
The appearance of Samsung, Touchwiz, is also much better than in previous Galaxy phones. I did not have to install a separate initiator because it looks clean the new user interface, and Touchwiz is no longer one of the drawbacks of having a Samsung phone.
The 12 megapixel trigger on the back is the same as that of previous galaxy phones, but the sensor was unquestionably one of the best of 2016, and remains one of the best cameras in a phone to date. The 8 megapixel front camera has been improved over the previous generation in terms of its ability to capture very good images even in low light. In my opinion, you will be very satisfied with the on-board camera sensor within two years.
The battery life has been decent. My phone will spend a long day of moderate to intense use, leaving me with a 10-15% charge at the end of the afternoon. But the main advantages with regard to the phone's battery are its charging characteristics. I have Samsung's fast wireless charging support, and I can sit there when I'm working, and it keeps my phone loaded while the Always on screen shows my notifications. When I do not use wireless charging, fast charging technology will allow me to spend the rest of the day comfortably with only thirty minutes of charging.
Resistance to water and dust, for me, is an essential feature in any flagship phone in the future. It's great to be able to wash my phone when it gets dirty, and it gives me peace of mind when I bring my phone near the pool or the beach. Resistance to water and dust is one of those characteristics that I did not know I needed until an accident happened and his phone died forever.
Another characteristic that I consider essential for future flagships is the expandable storage. The S8 have slots for micro-sd cards that live in the same tray as the SIM card and could potentially increase on-board storage of 64 gigabytes for another 256 gigabytes. So, you do not have to worry about reaching the maximum storage of your phone.
Yes, I still agree with my statement that the 21: 9 aspect ratio, along with the almost bevelless design, looks amazing. However, frankly, there is not yet enough content to take advantage of this aspect ratio. Yes, more content will be shown on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and that's great, but the images and videos just do not use this aspect ratio. Most of the images are taken in the 4 by 3 aspect ratio, and virtually every video is recorded in 16 by 9. So yes, the screen looks great, but its use is not really very functional. Also, I have quite large hands, and I still have trouble getting to the top of the screen, and I find myself using several hands to press the menu buttons (report youtube / bleach)
The speakerphone is not properly positioned and is not very noisy. It does not take much to completely silence the phone by simply holding it in a very natural way. For such a large and high resolution screen, it is unfortunate that it is impossible to obtain quality audio from the phone.
The location of the fingerprint sensor has received a lot of attention, and rightly so. I can reach it, and I've gotten used to it, but I can see how someone with smaller hands will get frustrated by looking for that sensor every time.
This phone still has the most exclusive design of any phone made to date, but it's definitely not perfect. If I recommend buying this phone, it depends on how much you value having the best main features and how much you value having a phone that keeps attracting attention when you take it out. If you do not care about these things, there are other excellent phones for less money that would still be a great purchase. But if you value those first-line features, and you love having the latest and the best, this phone is the phone to buy.
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