04-05-2019 06:41 AM
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  1. Wiggum333's Avatar
    I may come back here later with an actual list of pros/cons, but for now I just want to address the fingerprint scanner since that's been mentioned quite a few times so far. Now, of course, this is just my opinion here, and is based on my use ... but I have the S8+, and other than setting up the FPS, I haven't had to use it at all. Between facial recognition, iris recognition, and a 4 digit pin, I don't see a need for the FPS other than rare select instances.

    I also should mention that I have a Gear S3 w/ numbersync ... and where that comes into play is the "smart lock" feature (or whatever it's called). I have the watch set as a trusted device, so as long as my phone is with me and I'm wearing my watch, it's never locked. I just hard-press the home button location on the screen and the phone opens up. Again, no need for the FPS.

    Long story short, I don't like the location of the FPS, but it does work fine ... but I also get why Samsung maybe didn't care about the location as much as we think they should have - because with all the other ways to unlock the phone and/or authenticate yourself on the phone, you really should find yourself not using the FPS.

    So back to the main topic of this thread ... I absolutely love the phone w/ the exception of the Bixby button. That button is the crappiest design thing I can think of. I don't care how good Bixby ever gets, there's NO reason to ever have a dedicated physical button for something like that. Other than that, my only other real complaint about the phone is the curved screen. I never liked that design, and still don't. It's effectively useless, and I'd MUCH rather have a bezel the width of the phone, as it would make holding it easier and more comfortable for me. You could still have edge panels ... but edge lighting would be hindered. However, I never leave my phone sitting face down and depend on the lighting to alert me. So, I could live without the edge lighting and never miss it.
    10-17-2017 10:30 PM
  2. Inders99's Avatar
    Curved screen which is goofy looking and leaves you with little choice for screen protectors
    Looks dorky in a case
    Fingerprint detector location
    11-04-2017 06:48 AM
  3. jre72's Avatar
    I don't find the facial recognition to work all that great...lighting has to be near perfect, if not, it'd very slow to recognize if at all.
    11-05-2017 03:24 PM
  4. Sammytheorangutan's Avatar
    I wear glasses and the iris scanner can't see through them. It's a pain to have to remove my glasses every time I want to access my phone. I think the fingerprint scanner just plain sucks, regardless of the location. That only leaves facial recognition which seems to be a bit iffy. (Or...pin, pattern, password which doesn't make it any better than the cheap $70 phones.

    I happen to think the my S8+ looks great in the Bear Motion (minimal) case. Any curved screen is going to have issues with tempered glass screen savers. Some day, technology will advance enough to make a tempered glass screen saver unneeded. Until then, I'll live with an oddly shaped screen saver or install a non-glass version. I certainly wouldn't pass on the phone because of that.

    As far as Bixby, I just don't use it. I could do without the dedicated Bixby button in the way but again, it's not a reason to pass on the phone.
    11-08-2017 06:56 PM
  5. MurettaKid's Avatar
    Guess it was my bad that I did not investigate what the Samsung engineers had decided best for me. In the US today, a headset Bluetooth with voice dial is a necessity. A definitely thumbs down for lack of this feature. Probably have to unload the S8+ and find another brand that has Bluetooth voice dialing.
    12-05-2018 07:31 PM
  6. mark7914's Avatar
    Can't really fault the S8, with Android 7 out of the box it's pretty flawless. It has never crashed. Power management and battery life are great.

    The only negatives I can think of are:

    - It's quite tricky to drag things from one home screen to another which might be because the edges are curved - you have to get the thing so near to the edge to make it shift;

    - The monochrome alert icons on the lock screen are so similar and small that you have to look fairly closely to see what they are;

    - Bixby and that wretched button (but it's easy to disable);

    - It slows down and needs a restart occasionally to restore performance (may be an Android fault);

    - Spyware and forced updates: it's really hard to lock down and puts up a fight. It took me hours to work out how to overcome all that and fix it on the version it shipped with.
    12-06-2018 01:27 AM
  7. Norg's Avatar
    Looking forward to getting my S10+.
    12-09-2018 11:40 PM
  8. aliakiran's Avatar
    I think s10 is far better than all the phones which we saw in previous launched.. Now i am thinking to move on s10.
    03-29-2019 08:29 AM
  9. dougm1970's Avatar
    the scrolling screenshot is something i use almost daily...to the point that whatever phone i get next, i'll be looking for this feature...3rd party apps are nowhere near as easy to use.

    after one ui update my camera seems to be taking better photos, i think anyway, to the point that i have no real need in me to update for a better camera.


    i wish it had dual or stereo speakers, or even a louder speaker.....my wife has a xioami mi a1 and the speaker on that is so loud and clear, no need for a bluetooth speaker outside during bbq's etc its that loud.

    better battery life...although its actually not bad...but that mi a1 of my wife's will last 2-3 days, its astonishing.

    i still to this day miss fm radio on my phone, i live in an area that i would use it a lot.
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    04-05-2019 06:41 AM
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