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Default Samsung S8 - 03-29-2017, 16:31 | posts: 26,196 | Location: Netherlands

Well it launched.
https://www.xda-developers.com/samsu...cations-price/

I'm kinda disappointed about the camera. I like the removal of the buttons, more room for the screen 6.2" QHD+
   
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Default 03-29-2017, 16:47 | posts: 687 | Location: England

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Well it launched.
https://www.xda-developers.com/samsu...cations-price/

I'm kinda disappointed about the camera. I like the removal of the buttons, more room for the screen 6.2" QHD+
Same love the design. Using a pixel xl at the moment great phone but looks crappy compared to the Samsung range, I was expecting them to improve the camera kinda a let down but the overall design is Fantastic!
   
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Default 03-29-2017, 16:49 | posts: 6,987 | Location: Washington DC

This is getting a bit ridiculous with screen sizes.
   
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Default 03-29-2017, 16:52 | posts: 17,229 | Location: 127.0.0.1

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Well it launched.
https://www.xda-developers.com/samsu...cations-price/

I'm kinda disappointed about the camera. I like the removal of the buttons, more room for the screen 6.2" QHD+
Yea if the camera had been a significant upgrade from the S7/E camera, I might have been tempted, not really bothered about the front facing camera, for selfies you don't really need mega resolution anyway
   
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Default 03-29-2017, 17:11 | posts: 26,196 | Location: Netherlands

Samsung's Galaxy S8 can sign into websites using your face
You can also talk to a doctor through S Health.
https://www.engadget.com/2017/03/29/...s-and-s-health
   
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Default 03-29-2017, 17:33 | posts: 17,229 | Location: 127.0.0.1

I use Samsung Pass to sign into sites with my fingerprint
   
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Default 03-29-2017, 17:36 | posts: 4,743 | Location: Sweden

Oh my god, that's one exceedingly beautiful phone! But the price tag will probably be ridiculous.
   
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Default 03-29-2017, 18:20 | posts: 229 | Location: CZ

Original Samsung conference and reveal.

https://youtu.be/y42RMHiaL6s?t=644




   
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Default About the Same Size - 03-29-2017, 18:33 | posts: 6 | Location: USA

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This is getting a bit ridiculous with screen sizes.
Did you mean phone size? If that's the case, then I definitely agree with you. For the S8, though, the screen size is a bit bigger (they made it taller and shrunk the bezel to accommodate), but the phone itself looks to be roughly the same size.

More screen real estate in the same form factor. I can live with that.
   
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Default 03-29-2017, 18:39 | posts: 26 | Location: South Africa

Will it explode?
   
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Exclamation 03-29-2017, 18:48 | posts: 200 | Location: Dominican Republic

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This is getting a bit ridiculous with screen sizes.
Yeah

I fell my Droid Turbo's Screen big i don't want a bigger phone
   
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Will it explode?
Same question xD
   
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Default 03-29-2017, 18:51 | posts: 7,670 | Location: In Paradise :)

799 and 899 euro / 689 and 779 respectively means = 856.15 US Dollars and 955.56 US Dollars + Sales taxes + other taxes fcc etc... and we are looking at way over $1,000US Dollars mark after everything is said , done and paid for holly mother of Jesus. Samsung really has up the prices on their phones two times fold on the last few years. I was hoping for better pricing and i was looking forward to get me a new S8 , but i think i will pass this time around and my S6 will have to do for a couple more years then

http://www.guru3d.com/news-story/sam...s8-and-s8.html
   
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Default 03-29-2017, 19:22 | posts: 229 | Location: CZ

We already have prices in our shops, including tax and shipping:
S8+: 925E or 995 USD
S8: 814E or 875USD
   
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Default 03-29-2017, 20:42 | posts: 52

The screen resolutions on these phones are becoming insane... If we go by current research you won't even be able to see most the pixels on this screen making it useless and just drain your phone batter... With a dpi of 567 ppi and it being estimated that the max ppi the human eye can see is 300 (least by the studies I've found) these screens must just be pointless
   
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Default 03-29-2017, 21:10 | posts: 17,229 | Location: 127.0.0.1

I think most of these "The human eye can only see xxxx" are BS

People still quote that the human eye can't distinguish frame-rates above 30 some days, other days it's 60 depending on the thread/argument
   
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Default 03-29-2017, 22:02 | posts: 6,987 | Location: Washington DC

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The screen resolutions on these phones are becoming insane... If we go by current research you won't even be able to see most the pixels on this screen making it useless and just drain your phone batter... With a dpi of 567 ppi and it being estimated that the max ppi the human eye can see is 300 (least by the studies I've found) these screens must just be pointless
As long as they give you the option to turn the resolution down I'm fine with it. I keep my S7 at 720p instead of 1440p unless I'm watching a movie at work or something. Otherwise it just drains the battery too fast.
   
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Default 03-29-2017, 22:09 | posts: 17,229 | Location: 127.0.0.1

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As long as they give you the option to turn the resolution down I'm fine with it. I keep my S7 at 720p instead of 1440p unless I'm watching a movie at work or something. Otherwise it just drains the battery too fast.
Many tests were done on battery life vs resolution on the S7 running Nougat, and at best they gained 30 minutes by lowering resolution, most tests showed no difference in battery life, all pixels are being powered no matter what rez you're running it at, only time it might help is gaming
   
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Default 03-29-2017, 22:48 | posts: 6,987 | Location: Washington DC

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Many tests were done on battery life vs resolution on the S7 running Nougat, and at best they gained 30 minutes by lowering resolution, most tests showed no difference in battery life, all pixels are being powered no matter what rez you're running it at, only time it might help is gaming
Battery life is significantly better for me when its set at a lower resolution.
   
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Default 03-29-2017, 23:00 | posts: 52

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I think most of these "The human eye can only see xxxx" are BS

People still quote that the human eye can't distinguish frame-rates above 30 some days, other days it's 60 depending on the thread/argument
You're talking about FPS i'm speaking about resolution, the human eye must have a limit, and studies have found 300 PPI on 20/20 vision to be about the limit, though this might change for everyone. considering most monitors these days are around 100 PPI
   
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Default 03-29-2017, 23:12 | posts: 502

Pretty obvious we are fast moving into the timeline where phones cannot be upgraded much past their last version. Batteries are becoming the only obstacle anyone REALLY cares about. Hell, even in this thread people are turning their resolutions down lol. Why do people keep upgrading phones past the S8 every year? IDK anymore to be honest. I'm completely and utterly content with my LG Sunrise tracfone LMAO.

What's next embedding into your bodies? I think so in the next 15 years. I mean, what are people going to jump on say for the S10? What is going to push people to upgrade their S9 to a 10? What feature could people possibly care about past the hipster and elite crowds that will just do it for any reason?

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Default 03-29-2017, 23:16 | posts: 502

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799 and 899 euro / 689 and 779 respectively means = 856.15 US Dollars and 955.56 US Dollars + Sales taxes + other taxes fcc etc... and we are looking at way over $1,000US Dollars mark after everything is said , done and paid for holly mother of Jesus. Samsung really has up the prices on their phones two times fold on the last few years. I was hoping for better pricing and i was looking forward to get me a new S8 , but i think i will pass this time around and my S6 will have to do for a couple more years then

http://www.guru3d.com/news-story/sam...s8-and-s8.html
As phones become harder and harder to sell to the general public that already has nice phones, expect prices to fluctuate to a position where profits are safe.
   
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Default 03-29-2017, 23:33 | posts: 641 | Location: Philippines

Can't wait to have mine..I will be renewing my contract and S8 will be my target phone..Time to retire my S7..
   
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Default 03-30-2017, 06:55 | posts: 20,685 | Location: Turkey

I am so sad about back side fingerprint scanner. It is so hard to use it. Especially when your phone is lying just there. Give me that refurbished note 7 please.

But I accept screen size is very good. Multi tasking is far better now on s8 series. Well done.

And yet again Fingerprint magnet body..why? why? why?

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Default 03-30-2017, 09:23 | posts: 5,914 | Location: Israel

Not impressive in the slightest, my mate 9 will stomp on it in terms of CPU and battery performance, heck DVFS is still there which means, you can never use your amazing phone speed to it's fullest, been always like that, throttle on purpose...

S8 could have been much better, S7 camera at normal light was just ok in my opinion, low light was great, battery life was great but it will probably suffer now on intensive runs, unknown DAC quality, no stereo speakers....
   
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