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  1. ZayMoney's Avatar
    Go watch EverythingApplePro drop test video. It did very well
    04-06-2017 01:40 PM
  2. ShinyTop's Avatar
    You may not buy that argument but it is not opinion. All iterations of on screen buttons have the buttons disappear when the app requires entire screen. First phone I had with on screen buttons did allow you to choose which hid the buttons. Fact, not opinion.
    04-06-2017 02:10 PM
  3. LeoRex's Avatar
    I don't buy that argument. When the buttons are on the screen, that space is reserved only for the buttons. They only disappear when the whole screen is being used in videos.
    There's no arguement to buy... the S8 has a considerably larger screen with extremely small bezels around it. A HUGE jump in screen to body ration. And those bezels so small there would be zero room to slap a physical home button with some capacitive buttons next to it. So those on screen buttons are taking of screen that didn't exist prior.... screen that can be reused if the app calls for it.
    04-06-2017 02:12 PM
  4. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    There's no arguement to buy... the S8 has a considerably larger screen with extremely small bezels around it. A HUGE jump in screen to body ration. And those bezels so small there would be zero room to slap a physical home button with some capacitive buttons next to it. So those on screen buttons are taking of screen that didn't exist prior.... screen that can be reused if the app calls for it.
    Not only do they take up screen space, they also cannot be used when the screen is wet. At least capacitive buttons can be used out in the rain.
    04-06-2017 02:14 PM
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    04-06-2017 02:35 PM
  6. AlphaVictor87's Avatar
    Not only do they take up screen space, they also cannot be used when the screen is wet. At least capacitive buttons can be used out in the rain.
    I really don't think you get it. He is saying if you took the height of the screen that the now on screen buttons populate away, you would still have a taller screen than what is on the S7E.

    And when you're in full screen apps or apps that hide those buttons, you get all that screen space back.

    Look at my crudely MS Paint job below. And Technically the S7E was the bigger of the two phones last year, so you're better off comparing the S7E to the S8+ (which is the forum area we are in by the way). and for that you get even MORE screen real estate.


    Galaxy S8 Drop Test - Gorilla Glass 5 not too strong.-s7e-vs-s8-screen-size.png


    And you're standing in rain trying to use your phone like 99% of the time?
    04-06-2017 03:02 PM
  7. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    I really don't think you get it. He is saying if you took the height of the screen that the now on screen buttons populate away, you would still have a taller screen than what is on the S7E.

    And when you're in full screen apps or apps that hide those buttons, you get all that screen space back.

    Look at my crudely MS Paint job below. And Technically the S7E was the bigger of the two phones last year, so you're better off comparing the S7E to the S8+ (which is the forum area we are in by the way). and for that you get even MORE screen real estate.


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    And you're standing in rain trying to use your phone like 99% of the time?
    I don't understand what you're doing there. Based on the lines you drew, the on-screen keys take up the same amount of room as the capacitive buttons.
    04-06-2017 03:59 PM
  8. Almeuit's Avatar
    Gorilla Glass helps -- but it isn't shatterproof. I am not sure why everyone thinks the phone is going to be able to be dropped on hard concrete every time they see GG.
    04-06-2017 04:04 PM
  9. AlphaVictor87's Avatar
    I don't understand what you're doing there. Based on the lines you drew, the on-screen keys take up the same amount of room as the capacitive buttons.
    Exactly!! so in apps when those buttons go away you get that much more screen to work with. And when they're there, you have about the same size screen as you do on the S7E.

    Again though the equivalent phone to the S7E would be the S8+

    S7 = S8
    S7E = S8+

    And with the S8+ you get MUCH MORE screen.

    Galaxy S8 Drop Test - Gorilla Glass 5 not too strong.-s7e-vs-s8-plus-screen-size.png
    anon(782252) and JokiingSutra like this.
    04-06-2017 04:11 PM
  10. keno101's Avatar
    Looks the S8 is going to be another fragile phone.

    These tests are stupid dropped my s7e a bunch of times not a scratch on it
    sergysn likes this.
    04-06-2017 04:11 PM
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