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Samsung Galaxy S8+ Announced


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Posted by Tibagy


Samsung Galaxy S8+ Key Features:

- 3G Network: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

- 4G Network: LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600

- Nano SIM

- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual Band, DLNA, Wi - Fi Direct, Wi - Fi HotSpot, Bluetooth v5.0 With A2DP, EDR, LE, APT-X, ANT+, MicroUSB v3.1, USB Host, USB On The Go, Infrared And NFC

- GPS With A-GPS Support, Glonass, Galileo And Beidou

- Dimensions: 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1mm

- Weight: 173 Grams.

- Display 6,2" Super Amoled QHD+ Infinity Display (~529 Ppi Pixel Density) With Always On Display, HDR 10 Compliant And Corning Gorilla Glass 5

- 3D Touch (Home Button Only)

- 64 Or 128 GigaBytes Memory Internal (UFS 2.1)

- Expansive Memory Up To 256 GigaBytes

- 4 GigaBytes Ram LPDDR4X (3.372 GigaBytes After The System Boot By SnapDragon Version Or 3.457 GigaBytes After The System Boot By Exynos Version) Or 6 GigaBytes Ram LPDDR4X (5.372 GigaBytes After The System Boot)

- CPU Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 Kyro 280 Performance Quad Core 2.35 GHz And Kyro 280 Efficiency Quad Core 1.90 GHz
(SemiConductor Technology 10 nm LPE)

- GPU Adreno 540 (Octa - Core Graphics @653 MHz)

- CPU Samsung Exynos 8895 Quad - Core 2nd-Gen Mongoose (Dual 2.31 GHz And Dual 2.31 Ghz) Cortex A73 And Quad - Core 1.69 GHz Cortex A53
(SemiConductor Technology 10 nm LPE)

- GPU Samsung Exynos Mali-G71 MP20 (Icosa - Core Graphics @650 MHz)

- Android 7.0 (Nougat) With Grace UX UI

- Microsoft Apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint And Reader PDF)

- Camera Dual Pixel 12.1 MP With OIS And Led Flash

- CamCorder UltraHD (2160p @30 FPS)

- 8 MP Front Facing Camera With Auto Focus And Selfie Flash For Video Chat And CamCorder QHD (1440p @30 FPS)

- Fingerprint Sensor

- IP68 Certified (Dust Proof And Water Resistant Over 1.5 Meter And 30 Minutes)

- Capless USB Port

- Samsung Knox

- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX Certified)

- Smart Connect Home

- OneDrive (115 GB Cloud Storage)

- Iris Recognition/Face Recognition

- Bixby Virtual Assistant

- Active Noise Cancellation With Dedicated Mic

- Main Body: Polished Aluminum Frame

- Bundled AKG HeadPhones

- Standard Battery Li-Po 3500 mAh (Non-Removable) With Adaptive Fast Charging, QuickCharge 2.0 Support And WPC&PMA Wireless Charging

- Available In Arctic Silver, Orchid Grey, Black Sky, Maple Gold And Coral Blue Colors



Technichal Specifications Digital Camera Galaxy S8+:

* Optical Assembly: Largan Precision Optics (26mm in 35mm equiv.)
* Construction Lens: 6 Elements Plastic
* F-Number: f/1.7
* Focal Length: 4.25mm
* Focus Range: 6 Cm - Infinity
* Iso Sensitivity: 40 - 1250
* Shutter Speed: Max - (10s) / Min - (1/24000s)
* Image Stabilization: Optical Stabiliser (OIS): Dual Axis Gyroscope
* Features Digital Camera: Dual Pixel Focusing, Object Tracking Autofocus - Touch Focus - Face/Smile Detection - Panorama - HDR - Geo Tagging
* Flash: Led (4rd Generation)
* Reach In Shooting Of Flash: Up To 3 Meters
* AF Light: Yes (Led 4rd Generation)
* ISP: Samsung C4
* Image Sensor: CMOS BSI SONY EXMOR RS IMX333 Or CMOS BSI SAMSUNG ISOCELL S5K2L2 (Market Dependent)
* Format: 1/2.55"
* Surface: (5.76 mm x 4.29 mm)
* Pixel Size: 1.44 Microns
* Total Pixel Are Used: 4032 x 3024 - 12.19 MP
* Maximum Effective Pixels Resolution: 4032 x 3024 For (4:3) Or 4032 x 2268 For (16:9)
* Other Features: Multi-Shot Image Stacking, Dual Shot And Simultaneous FullHD Video And Image Recording

Technichal Specifications Digital Camcorder Galaxy S8+:

* Maximum Resolution Digital Camcorder: ULTRAHD 2160p (3840 x 2160)
* Quantity Frames Per Second During Recording Of Video: 30 FPS
* Recording Codec Used To Do Video: MP4
* Video Bit Rate: 48.3 Mbps
* Iso Sensitivity: 40 - 2000
* Recording Audio Codec Used To Do Video: AAC Stereo
* Audio Bit Rate: 256 Kbps
* Audio Sampling Rate: 48.0 KHz
* Light Assist For The Record Video: Yes (Single Led 4rd Generation)
* Features Digital Camcorder: Optical Video Stabilization And Continuous Autofocus

Technichal Specifications Front Digital Camera Galaxy S8+:

* Optical Assembly: Samsung Lens Wide Angle 25mm
* Construction Lens: 5 Elements Plastic
* F-Number: f/1.7
* Focal Length: 2.95mm
* Iso Sensitivity: 40 - 1250
* Shutter Speed: Max - (1/13s) / Min - (1/9728s)
* Sensor: CMOS BSI SONY EXMOR RS IMX320 Or CMOS BSI SAMSUNG ISOCELL S5K3H1 (Market Dependent)
* Format: 1/3.6"
* Surface: (4.00 mm x 3.00 mm)
* Pixel Size: 1.12 Microns
* Maximum Effective Pixels Resolution: 3264 x 2448 For (4:3)
* Features Digital Camcorder: Autofocus And Auto HDR

Technichal Specifications Front Digital Camcorder Galaxy S8+:

* Maximum Resolution Digital Camcorder: QHD 1440p (2560 x 1440)
* Quantity Frames Per Second During Recording Of Video: 30 FPS
* Recording Codec Used To Do Video: MP4
* Video Bit Rate: 25.4 Mbps
* Iso Sensitivity: 40 - 1600
* Recording Audio Codec Used To Do Video: AAC Stereo
* Audio Bit Rate: 256 Kbps
* Audio Sampling Rate: 48.0 KHz
[ This Message was edited by: Tibagy on 2017-04-28 17:05 ]



Posted by Tibagy
Samsung Galaxy S8+: Official Introduction

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8Ert5yjMV4
[ This Message was edited by: Tibagy on 2017-03-31 01:05 ]


Posted by GRANEDE
Pretty underwhelming phone. No 4K HDR display, 600mAh less battery than S7 edge, No Quanovo charging so battery life will be $hit within 8 months, No front facing stereo speaker, No build in noise cancelling feature, Same 1/2.6 inch IMX260 last year camera sensor, same amount of ram as s7 and it's not even THE EFFICIENT LPDDR4X version, Insanely laggy and bloated software and the last to send update ( even huawei is faster than samsung, lol ) yet they are asking for that kind of price.

XZP is definitely the better.

Posted by Tsepz_GP
Great show by Samsung, that Samsung DeX is a nice touch and a move in the right direction for desktop.

The curves seem to be less pronounced and more like what the Note 7 had which is what most prefer.

Looking forward to seeing how capable that Exynos 8895 is considering the 8890 was even better than a Snapdragon 821 let alone 820.

Will have to try this in-store, makes me excited for Note 8.

On 2017-03-29 16:30:47, GRANEDE wrote:
Pretty underwhelming phone. No 4K HDR display, 600mAh less battery than S7 edge, No Quanovo charging so battery life will be $hit within 8 months, No front facing stereo speaker, No build in noise cancelling feature, Same 1/2.6 inch IMX260 last year camera sensor, same amount of ram as s7 and it's not even THE EFFICIENT LPDDR4X version, Insanely laggy and bloated software and the last to send update ( even huawei is faster than samsung, lol ) yet they are asking for that kind of price.

XZP is definitely the better.




You mean no 4K that is only used in some apps, and a host of other features that Samsung has better alternatives for.

How is the battery 600mAh less than S7 Edge!? It's just 100mAh less oh trolls

It will probably do a better job at picture quality than any Sony at the end of the day.

The funny part? This was announced long after MWC, yet it's launching before XZP.

Your post lacks many facts and claims a lot of false things. I've had Nougat on my S7 Edge for over 2months now, Huawei have not even updated their 2016 phones globally.
[ This Message was edited by: Tsepz_GP on 2017-03-29 16:23 ]


Posted by XperiaJunkie

On 2017-03-29 16:30:47, GRANEDE wrote:
Pretty underwhelming phone. No 4K HDR display, 600mAh less battery than S7 edge, No Quanovo charging so battery life will be $hit within 8 months, No front facing stereo speaker, No build in noise cancelling feature, Same 1/2.6 inch IMX260 last year camera sensor, same amount of ram as s7 and it's not even THE EFFICIENT LPDDR4X version, Insanely laggy and bloated software and the last to send update ( even huawei is faster than samsung, lol ) yet they are asking for that kind of price.

XZP is definitely the better.


Both the XZ Premium and S8 are actually very similar especially to the average user.

Both have ridiculously High resolution displays, both displays are HDR ready, both have 4gb of RAM both have 64gb of storage, both have expandable memory, both are ip68 compliant, both have same CPU. What the XZP has over the S8 is a sharper display (anything over 400ppi is pointless anyway) stereo speakers and the new stacked sensor looks great and on the other hand the S8 has a crazy screen to body ratio. So as you can see there isn't a great amount of difference between the two.

@Tsepz_GP the XZ Premium now runs in 4K all the time not just in gallery.
[ This Message was edited by: XperiaJunkie on 2017-03-29 16:49 ]


Posted by rss_ndrsn
^I agree with GRANEDE, Samsung S8+ is disappointing and boring. The battery, which is 3500 mah, is very small for that screen size and it is not even Li-Ion so expect a less charge density. The design is not that good. I'd take XZ Premium any day or Note 7 over S8+. The DeX is nice but it is one of the features that most of us are not going to use. Unless you always carry a big monitor with you plus that dock. When it comes to the camera, check out eprice review of the XZs. According to the reviewer, Sony has finally resolved the problem that has been plaguing its flagship phones, which is the smudgy look. Now everything is sharp. Plus, the 960 fps slow-mo works like a charm.
[ This Message was edited by: rss_ndrsn on 2017-03-29 16:44 ]


Posted by GRANEDE
Ooops, I meant to post this in S8 forum. But both S8 and S8+ looks so similar, ugly and weird looking device that that I posted in S8+ forum. Sorry, my bad.

But still pretty much everything I said still hold true. S7 has 5.5 inch display whereas S8+ has 6.2 inch screen (.7 inch bigger) yet they put put even less battery. . Regardless of what bullshit Samsung say about the battry life and 10nm efficient processor, Battery life will be $hit on S8+. Great job Samsung.

All the new software features are gimmicks serve as a cover up for useless old camera sensor, bad battery life, bullShit aspect ration and price.

@XperiaJunkie, I disagree with you on various point. Even though they have high resolution display it will be not the same. Mainly because Samsung use their bullShit pentile arrangement for their display. Even at the same resolution Sony phone will have sharper screen because of their RGB arrangement. Basically S8 screen will look less sharp than G6 screen and if they want to match the sharpness of Sony's 4K screen they have to use 5K resolution.

both have 4gb of RAM but Sony used the newer LPDDR4X whereas Sasmung used the old LPDDR4.
Sony used front facing stereo speaker whereas samsung ..............
Anandtech said it's the same old IMX260 sensor that doesn't have 960p video recording.

Sorry, If my honest opinion about S8 makes someone salty (Tsepz_GP) but be warned that I'll continue expressing my honest and heartfelt opinion about S8 in the coming days in this forum. If I'm a troll for doing this then you are a legitimate troll for doing this for the last 2 years in Sony forum. #I'mjustbeinghonesttomyself.
[ This Message was edited by: GRANEDE on 2017-03-29 17:20 ]


Posted by moogoo
lol..

on granede.. you're such an overzealous fanboy it HURTS sony rather than helps it. both XZP and S8 are very similar in a lot of ways. What you call gimmicks are features for some people. It is one of those "to each their own" scenarios. Some would say that super slow mo is a gimmick feature as well. In fact it is! How many people will actually use it after the first week? not many i'd say.

desktop feature is nice but unlikely to replace an actual desktop or laptop for that matter.

I was expecting more from samsung this time around. To me there isn't a WOW feature other than the size of the screen.

Tsepz - we all know you're a samsung fan and that's great. But you, as well, shouldn't say things that aren't based on fact (e.g., 4K only in picture/movie mode).



Posted by McKinley
Who couldn't see that 1000 FPS being a major fake rumour?
Seriously I just feel this is a pumped up Note 7 in a new costume.

Paying this monstrous price tag for the S8+ is like helping Samsung to cover lost ground from the Note 7 fiasco.
[ This Message was edited by: McKinley on 2017-03-29 18:00 ]


Posted by Tsepz_GP
I actually forgot the XZP did 4K all-round, I have been quite sloppy in keeping up with everything, I am waiting to watch some S8 hands-on as I'm still not totally aware of everything it has.

On 2017-03-29 18:07:05, GRANEDE wrote:
Ooops, I meant to post this in S8 forum. But both S8 and S8+ looks so similar, ugly and weird looking device that that I posted in S8+ forum. Sorry, my bad.

But still pretty much everything I said still hold true. S7 has 5.5 inch display whereas S8+ has 6.2 inch screen (.7 inch bigger) yet they put put even less battery. . Regardless of what bullshit Samsung say about the battry life and 10nm efficient processor, Battery life will be $hit on S8+. Great job Samsung.

All the new software features are gimmicks serve as a cover up for useless old camera sensor, bad battery life, bullShit aspect ration and price.

@XperiaJunkie, I disagree with you on various point. Even though they have high resolution display it will be not the same. Mainly because Samsung use their bullShit pentile arrangement for their display. Even at the same resolution Sony phone will have sharper screen because of their RGB arrangement. Basically S8 screen will look less sharp than G6 screen and if they want to match the sharpness of Sony's 4K screen they have to use 5K resolution.

both have 4gb of RAM but Sony used the newer LPDDR4X whereas Sasmung used the old LPDDR4.
Sony used front facing stereo speaker whereas samsung ..............
Anandtech said it's the same old IMX260 sensor that doesn't have 960p video recording.

Sorry, If my honest opinion about S8 makes someone salty (Tsepz_GP) but be warned that I'll continue expressing my honest and heartfelt opinion about S8 in the coming days in this forum. If I'm a troll for doing this then you are a legitimate troll for doing this for the last 2 years in Sony forum. #I'mjustbeinghonesttomyself.
[ This Message was edited by: GRANEDE on 2017-03-29 17:20 ]



This is all for me? I am honoured
Considering you have not got a clue of what you are talking about, it will be hilarious to watch you do all this for me only for the XZP to be a failure and S8 sellout despite the price.

Have fun though

Posted by GRANEDE

On 2017-03-29 18:55:51, moogoo wrote:
lol..

on granede.. you're such an overzealous fanboy it HURTS sony rather than helps it. both XZP and S8 are very similar in a lot of ways. What you call gimmicks are features for some people. It is one of those "to each their own" scenarios. Some would say that super slow mo is a gimmick feature as well. In fact it is! How many people will actually use it after the first week? not many i'd say.

desktop feature is nice but unlikely to replace an actual desktop or laptop for that matter.

I was expecting more from samsung this time around. To me there isn't a WOW feature other than the size of the screen.

Tsepz - we all know you're a samsung fan and that's great. But you, as well, shouldn't say things that aren't based on fact (e.g., 4K only in picture/movie mode).




I know I'm an overzealous fanboy, I wouldn't deny it but I waited 2-2.5 years for this day. So, please Let me have my fun for a few days . For all the bullshit they posted for 2-2.5 years in the sony forum I'll try to give them a little bit of it by using the excuses they used when they "EXPRESSED" their "HONEST" opinion about Sony/Xperia devices. I was good in the forum for the last couple of years but that didn't change their behavior so I figured it's time to behave like them and let them taste what it feels like. I'll especially follow the way my idol Tsepz_GP commented in the last 2 years in the sony forum and I hope my effort will make him proud.
[ This Message was edited by: GRANEDE on 2017-03-29 19:19 ]


Posted by badassmam
I don't like having the black side borders on video, same goes for the LG. Also, I think Android is miles away from Windows functionality so I doubt many will use the dock. I can't live without my Windows tablet, I can go without my phone though. There's no doubt that this year we have some great devices, LG and Sony did well and are genuinely good competition to Samsung and that's great for the consumer. There are pros and cons for all, its brilliant. Really looking forward to see what Sony bring at IFA as well as how Samsung resurrect the Note, I know so many people who were gutted that they couldn't get hold of the Note 7.

Posted by moogoo
those who couldn't get one were gutted.. those who did had their ass blown off

Posted by aussieland1
Interesting phone. Look forward to reading more hand on reviews .

The one in android police is quite interesting . For one it rubbishes the claim that the battery used by samsung will deteriorate faster in time

If I would buy a new phone would be between this one and Sony XZ premium

Posted by >500

On 2017-03-29 17:19:26, Tsepz_GP wrote:

Looking forward to seeing how capable that Exynos 8895 is considering the 8890 was even better than a Snapdragon 821 let alone 820.



10% more powerful.
20% more efficient.
50% better on Manhattan/Trex benchmarks
[ This Message was edited by: >500 on 2017-03-29 21:44 ]


Posted by >500
Not sure what's going on with the forum but my edited post above is not showing what I added to my post?? Anywho...

@GRANEDE
S8/S8+ both use LPDDR4X

Posted by moogoo
^ not true according to anandtech ... but not the first time websites get stuff wrong

http://www.anandtech.com/show/11225/samsung-galaxy-s8-hands-on/2

Posted by >500
^
Yeah possibly not communicated properly I work for Samsung and the internal presentation definitely listed LPDDR4X.

Posted by Tsepz_GP
Thanks Aussieland

I will give that a watch so just like the S7 range, the Battery Life should stay mostly the same overtime, I wouldn't expect any less, until the 24month period is past, that's usually when I see deterioration and by that time I'm 2months in to a new phone. Even then the deterioration is nothing heavy.

On 2017-03-30 03:32:33, >500 wrote:
^
Yeah possibly not communicated properly I work for Samsung and the internal presentation definitely listed LPDDR4X.



Thanks for communicating the actual facts!

Posted by aussieland1
Reviews are generally positive which is good (hands on reviews ).

I don't get the price of the s8 plus though as it is identical with s8 but costs more. Apple normally offers extra with the plus version

Posted by Tsepz_GP
The Samsung Galaxy S8 is the first phone with Bluetooth 5.0

http://www.theverge.com/2017/[....]laxy-s8-bluetooth-5-headphones


The Galaxy S8 will be the first smartphone capable of gigabit LTE speeds


http://www.theverge.com/circu[....]ne-gigabit-lte-speeds-t-mobile
[ This Message was edited by: Tsepz_GP on 2017-03-30 09:11 ]


Posted by XperiaJunkie
The XZ Premium has Bluetooth 5.0 and is capable of gigabit download speeds and was announced about a month before hand so unless the S8 will be the 1st phone available on the market with this tech that's fine but it certainly isn't the 1st phone with the new technology.

Posted by Luca-S
F**king ugly, not even one innovation and the same soap look of last year...
Let's hope for the next Note.

Posted by Tsepz_GP

On 2017-03-30 10:16:44, XperiaJunkie wrote:
The XZ Premium has Bluetooth 5.0 and is capable of gigabit download speeds and was announced about a month before hand so unless the S8 will be the 1st phone available on the market with this tech that's fine but it certainly isn't the 1st phone with the new technology.



The S8 arrives in late April, I believe the XZ Premium only arrives in June, it seems that's why they named the S8 the 1st.

Posted by Tsepz_GP
Engadget have a Hands-On with Samsung DeX, I must say it is very impressive
https://youtu.be/QA31CaL_42A


Posted by Luca-S

On 2017-03-30 12:07:39, Tsepz_GP wrote:

The S8 arrives in late April, I believe the XZ Premium only arrives in June, it seems that's why they named the S8 the 1st.



You said "the first to have", not "the first that'll arrive with" on market.
The first was XZP... Don't Applelize your comments.


Posted by Tsepz_GP

On 2017-03-30 15:33:06, Luca-S wrote:

On 2017-03-30 12:07:39, Tsepz_GP wrote:

The S8 arrives in late April, I believe the XZ Premium only arrives in June, it seems that's why they named the S8 the 1st.



You said "the first to have", not "the first that'll arrive with" on market.
The first was XZP... Don't Applelize your comments.



I said or the Headline of the article I posted said? Get it right



Posted by Luca-S
There isn't "The Verge said"
Anyway, it isn't the first and my hope is on the next Note, not this weirdo soap bar.

Posted by Tsepz_GP

On 2017-03-30 17:31:48, Luca-S wrote:
There isn't "The Verge said"
Anyway, it isn't the first and my hope is on the next Note, not this weirdo soap bar.



Of course there isn't "The Verge said", this is not a 5yearolds reading book, if you click the link you will quickly workout that I simply copied the headline, image and URL from the source. Not that hard mate

I hope the Note 8 follows a more straighter design like the Note7 did, it looked very bold and professional. Typically the S phones tend to be more rounded, it's been like that since the S3, while the Notes tend to use a more clean cut straight line borders, less rounding.

Posted by aussieland1
I think the phone looks great and most reviews seem to agree.

Still wondering how well it will sell though at least gat price especially since S8 screen size is quite large already

Posted by Tsepz_GP
All I want is a Note 8 with Samsung DeX

I really hope they put more into improving Dex. Last year I found myself watching endless reviews of the HP Elite x3 (must be the "Samsung Fanboy" in me coming out there, hey?), with Continuum and hoping Android gets another go at this whole Smartphone to Desktop concept and I think Samsung has something good going there. I hope Google begin to work closer with OEMs for this or otherwise I hope Samsung get even closer to Microsoft on this.

I personally hope at some point t I can take my Smartphone to work with its dock, plug it in to 2 1080P monitors and be able to do reports in Excel while also doing my work in AdWords, DoubleClick, Facebook and Twitter Ad Managers in Chrome.
[ This Message was edited by: Tsepz_GP on 2017-03-30 19:46 ]


Posted by badassmam
The problem here is that I would want to have all the power of Windows and be able to have full access to my phone in terms of apps etc. through the desktop but that has never been easy. When I hook my phone up I want to be able to browse the files as you can already do but also be able to do a document and save straight to the phone (or edit a file from the phone with the power of MS Office and have the phone accept that file). I don't want an Android desktop, I'd like to take full advantage of Windows then have that transfer over the phone. Right now it's really poor how my phone interacts with my tablet, the only thing that is consistent is my Google services so calendar appointments and web searches. I love how when my wife gets a message or Face Time she can choose to take them on her MacBook and when you are doing Face Time on your desktop you can be browsing or writing or whatever. Limiting your productivity to whatever your phone runs is a waste if you have Windows or a Mac.

Posted by Tibagy
Samsung Galaxy S8+: First Encounter

http://www.gsmarena.com/samsu[....]8plus_hands_on-review-1595.php

Posted by Tibagy
Galaxy S8 And S8+ Features Sony's IMX333 And IMX320 Image Sensors, As Well As Versions With Samsung Sensor



https://twitter.com/mmddj_china/status/847413083320360960

http://www.tudocelular.com/an[....]m-sensores-sony-e-isocell.html



Posted by Tibagy
[In-Depth Look] Fast, Fun and In-Focus: The Galaxy S8+ Camera

https://news.samsung.com/glob[....]-in-focus-the-galaxy-s8-camera
[ This Message was edited by: Tibagy on 2017-03-31 01:55 ]


Posted by Tibagy
[Infographic] Spec Comparison: (New) Galaxy S8+ Vs (Old) Galaxy S7 Edge

https://news.samsung.com/glob[....]parison-galaxy-s8-vs-galaxy-s7

Posted by Ranjith

On 2017-03-30 21:23:01, badassmam wrote:
The problem here is that I would want to have all the power of Windows and be able to have full access to my phone in terms of apps etc. through the desktop but that has never been easy. When I hook my phone up I want to be able to browse the files as you can already do but also be able to do a document and save straight to the phone (or edit a file from the phone with the power of MS Office and have the phone accept that file). I don't want an Android desktop, I'd like to take full advantage of Windows then have that transfer over the phone. Right now it's really poor how my phone interacts with my tablet, the only thing that is consistent is my Google services so calendar appointments and web searches. I love how when my wife gets a message or Face Time she can choose to take them on her MacBook and when you are doing Face Time on your desktop you can be browsing or writing or whatever. Limiting your productivity to whatever your phone runs is a waste if you have Windows or a Mac.


Use the SideSync app, you can almost do all of this. I even attend calls while my Wireless Headphones are connected to my PC! I even stream through apps in phone while its running full screen on my PC!

Posted by Tsepz_GP
Samsung did a fantastic job with SideSync, they really need to market it more, it's one of those gems flying under the Radar much like their Samsung Web Browser coupled with AdBlock Fast, I cannot believe there are still some poor souls out there using Chrome and having to deal with Ads bombarding them.

Posted by aussieland1
I use chrome as it is perfectly fine .....

Not sure how reliable these are but it is encouraging ...Re battery life

https://www.sammobile.com/201[....]s8-s8-plus-compare-s7-s7-edge/
[ This Message was edited by: aussieland1 on 2017-03-31 07:19 ]


Posted by GRANEDE
Good read.
https://www.cnet.com/news/rea[....]y-samsung-galaxy-s8-editorial/

Posted by Tsepz_GP

On 2017-03-31 06:34:18, aussieland1 wrote:
I use chrome as it is perfectly fine .....

Not sure how reliable these are but it is encouraging ...Re battery life

https://www.sammobile.com/201[....]s8-s8-plus-compare-s7-s7-edge/
[ This Message was edited by: aussieland1 on 2017-03-31 07:19 ]



I can't use Chrome, some websites like Android Authority and PhoneArena get annoying with their Ads.

WRT the Battery Life, hmmm... That is quite the mixed bag I must say, the S8+ will have comparable to the S7 Edge which was one of the best Androids is this regard last year....and may very well continue to be amongst the best this year if the G6 and GS8 are anything to go by.

My worry is the smaller GS8.

Let's see what GSMArena and PhoneArena get with their tests.

One thing is for sure, I'm not getting either one, I'm waiting on that Note 8.

My S7 Edge is serving me very well. So far there doesn't seem to be a 2017 Flagship that will have as large a Battery plus all the features of the S7 Edge, will just get a new case for it.
[ This Message was edited by: Tsepz_GP on 2017-03-31 08:57 ]


Posted by GRANEDE
Another excellent samsung feature, you know other than the most f**ked up place to put the finger print scanner.
http://www.theverge.com/2017/[....]g-galaxy-s8-face-scan-security
Very well thought out and supremely well implemented feature that will not compromise security. Well done, samsung. I'm very Proud of you.

Posted by moogoo
Granede - no need to post negative crap just so you can "stick it to samsung.." there are always good and bad to every phone but the way you are presenting the bad is just... rude.

that being said, the guy who wrote the cnet editorial doesn't seem all that savvy to me. there isn't a single phone in the US that can travel from a GSM carrier to a CDMA carrier, so not sure why that's a point of contention for him with the S8. Sure, if you have a phone that supports ALL LTE bands in the US, you technically COULD go to any carrier, but as soon as you are out of LTE range, you'd be screwed. not to mention, CDMA carriers like SPRINT still use archaic registration that is tied to the device and not to the SIM.

S8+ has lots of great features and definitely has great specs.. it just isn't for me. but more power to those who love it.

Posted by aussieland1
Other phones have had finger print reader on the back before Samsung so this is definitely not a Samsung feature

Posted by XperiaJunkie
The fingerprint location isn't the greatest but like aussieland1 stated others have had one there for a while and had very few complaints if any. I do find it funny though that phone will pop up with a message say you need to clean the camera lens to take the best shot and this message only appears when you enable the fingerprint reader. It's kind of like Samsung admitting they've put it in a strange place but where else could they have put it.
[ This Message was edited by: XperiaJunkie on 2017-03-31 16:33 ]


Posted by Tsepz_GP
Personally I hate the Fingerprint Scanner position, I have always preferred a Fingerprint Scanner at the front, any other place to me is just odd and cumbersome. It should at the front, end of story.

Hopefully when the Note 8 or S9 lands Samsung will have perfected the Fingerprint Scanner under the screen tech they are working on. Apparently the S8 was meant to have it but the tech was not ready for public release, so the S8 unfortunately has it at the back.

The S8 is a nice glimpse of where Samsung is headed with design and tech, but it's not a complete picture at all, more of a transition phase, much like phones like the Galaxy Alpha and Galaxy Note Edge were a transition phase to metal build and curved displays.

Good times ahead

Posted by aussieland1
On my Pixel XL is on the back and I find it perfectly fine . The only time when it seems a bit odd is when I use Android pay and try to authorise with my finger print .

On the same note I think when it is embedded in the screen would be odd too because how would you know where to place the finger when the screen is off

I reckon the design of note will stay similar to this design same as last year with S7 edge and Note 7

Posted by Tsepz_GP

On 2017-04-01 07:04:11, aussieland1 wrote:
On my Pixel XL is on the back and I find it perfectly fine . The only time when it seems a bit odd is when I use Android pay and try to authorise with my finger print .

On the same note I think when it is embedded in the screen would be odd too because how would you know where to place the finger when the screen is off

I reckon the design of note will stay similar to this design same as last year with S7 edge and Note 7


That's where the beauty of SuperAMOLED Display comes in, the Fingerprint Reading area of the Display will have an Always On Symbol of where it is, much like how AOD works in the S7, when you put the phone in your pocket that Symbol will turn off and turn on when you take the phone out your pocket.



Posted by aussieland1
Besides the issue with people wanting to use screen protectors i also fail to see how a finger print reader embedded in the screen which would have to be displayed on the screen in order to be used is better than a reader in the back with a noticeable margin and placed in a way so it is easily reachable with the index finger (again as it is on my pixel XL )

Posted by XperiaJunkie
Just had my hands on an S8+ and as smart and clean as it looks it's actually fairly bland to look at. It is very long and anyone who has small hands will struggle with this phone. One other observation, the screen didn't seem too bright either if I'm honest and it was set max.


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