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  1. Daniel Bader's Avatar
    Hey everyone, for the next couple of days I have a Galaxy S8 to put through its paces. The hardware is pre-production, and the software isn't final (though it's close) so I thought I'd get a discussion going.

    This is, specifically, the SM-G950W, which has a Snapdragon 835 processor along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

    At first glance, this is a very nice phone. The smaller GS8 feels incredible in the hand, and easy enough to use with one hand. The screen's curved edges are also much less severe than the Galaxy S7, which makes swiping from edges considerably easier.

    I've also used the camera a little, and the results are... interesting. At first glance, it doesn't capture as much detail as the Galaxy S7, but the colors also seem more realistic and less exaggerated. We're paying very close attention to this, and will be doing a separate comparison.

    So, what else do you want to know? Let me know and I'll try my best to answer your questions!
    03-29-2017 03:14 PM
  2. Zendroid1's Avatar
    How would you compare the accidental edge touches on the s8 vs the s7 edge? This was main gripe with the s7 edge.
    jma78b likes this.
    03-29-2017 03:17 PM
  3. Josiah23's Avatar
    What Android OS version?
    What color S8 do you have?

    How the battery life so far? I'm assuming great since it's BRAND NEW, lol.

    Is it slippery? Or more slippery than the S7 Edge?
    libra89 likes this.
    03-29-2017 03:17 PM
  4. Ry's Avatar
    How easy it one-handed use?
    03-29-2017 03:19 PM
  5. alt075's Avatar
    what about the speakers. What kind? Is it stereo speaker? If not how does it sound?
    gendo667 and jdunker26 like this.
    03-29-2017 03:20 PM
  6. DaHui623's Avatar
    How's the pressure sensitive virtual home button? Can you still double "click" to launch the camera?
    DWS44, cbasssssss and Rurukka like this.
    03-29-2017 03:33 PM
  7. Josiah23's Avatar
    Would you rather keep it naked or use a case?
    cowboys2000 and Rurukka like this.
    03-29-2017 03:36 PM
  8. Supraman21's Avatar
    Can you run a storage test to see how fast the UFS 2.1 storage is?

    Could you also verify if the screen is still Pentile or if they finally switched to RGB. The simplest test is loading up Netflix,turn the brightness up, play a video, and keep the controls up. Look at the red loading bar and see if you can see pixels/crosshatching. Its pretty noticeable for me.
    03-29-2017 03:39 PM
  9. JokiingSutra's Avatar
    How is the battery life, stand by time and Sot?
    cowboys2000, Shon123 and Rurukka like this.
    03-29-2017 03:45 PM
  10. smalba's Avatar
    Can you give us a comparison with the S7 and S7 edge.
    03-29-2017 03:45 PM
  11. Sapient's Avatar
    How are the Iris and Facial unlock methods? Easy? Fast? Annoying?
    03-29-2017 03:47 PM
  12. ctk4949's Avatar
    Have you gotten use to the dumb location of the FPS??
    How is the facial recognition?? Fast enough to not use the FPS??
    Is the IRIS Scanner better?? Fast enough to not use the FPS??

    How is the speaker??
    03-29-2017 03:47 PM
  13. onthecouchagain's Avatar
    What is the purpose of the pressure home button? Do you have to press hard to go home, or can you tap it like any other software key?
    03-29-2017 03:49 PM
  14. omgitselaine's Avatar
    Which in your opinion would be the most convenient way to unlock the phone ? Using the facial , iris or finger scanner ?

    Thanks in advance
    03-29-2017 03:49 PM
  15. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    Can you tell what version of quick charge it has? Is it 4.0?
    03-29-2017 03:50 PM
  16. donm527's Avatar
    Battery life!! Thanks
    Shon123 likes this.
    03-29-2017 03:52 PM
  17. gendo667's Avatar
    Can you turn Bixby off?
    03-29-2017 03:54 PM
  18. gendo667's Avatar
    what about the speakers. What kind? Is it stereo speaker? If not how does it sound?
    And this.
    jdunker26 likes this.
    03-29-2017 03:56 PM
  19. sdsubball23's Avatar
    How is the audio quality using headphones? Is it loud and does it sound good? Anyone have specs on how many watts the phone produces?
    mariusfilip likes this.
    03-29-2017 03:59 PM
  20. mariusfilip's Avatar
    bookmarked
    03-29-2017 04:05 PM
  21. Frozen Corpse's Avatar
    Hey everyone, for the next couple of days I have a Galaxy S8 to put through its paces. The hardware is pre-production, and the software isn't final (though it's close) so I thought I'd get a discussion going.

    This is, specifically, the SM-G950W, which has a Snapdragon 835 processor along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

    At first glance, this is a very nice phone. The smaller GS8 feels incredible in the hand, and easy enough to use with one hand. The screen's curved edges are also much less severe than the Galaxy S7, which makes swiping from edges considerably easier.

    I've also used the camera a little, and the results are... interesting. At first glance, it doesn't capture as much detail as the Galaxy S7, but the colors also seem more realistic and less exaggerated. We're paying very close attention to this, and will be doing a separate comparison.

    So, what else do you want to know? Let me know and I'll try my best to answer your questions!
    Is it worth purchasing if one owns the S7E?
    03-29-2017 04:07 PM
  22. tokuzumi's Avatar
    Can the capacitive buttons be reversed, to mimic the normal Android arrangement? Back/Home/Task Manager, instead of Samsung's Task Manager/Home/Back?
    03-29-2017 04:18 PM
  23. gendo667's Avatar
    Can the capacitive buttons be reversed, to mimic the normal Android arrangement? Back/Home/Task Manager, instead of Samsung's Task Manager/Home/Back?
    They can. I saw it on a video this afternoon.
    03-29-2017 04:24 PM
  24. tcdude's Avatar
    You mentioned the curves are less profound does this mean there is less bleeding or distortion with videos on the screen?
    Rurukka likes this.
    03-29-2017 04:27 PM
  25. eszklar's Avatar
    Does this and the S8+ support Band 66 LTE?

    Edit: Nevermind -

    http://mobilesyrup.com/2017/03/29/fr...6-lte-network/

    So, Daniel, you can crank that S8 on Freedom Mobile now.
    03-29-2017 04:32 PM
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