Last week, Samsung officially announced their new flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Everyone can now pre-order the smartphones. At a first glance, it seems like Samsung did everything right with this device, especially after the Note 7 scandal. However, one should not think that it is the best smartphone ever. So, there are a few things a person who may want to buy the Galaxy S8 should know.
The curved screen
Firstly, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are coming with curved displays. This is not unexpected. Last year’s Galaxy S7 Edge, which had curved display, sold much better than the normal device. So, Samsung decided to implement this feature in both models this year. So, if you are familiar with the S7 Edge, the S8 is almost the same. You can still swipe in from the edge of the display for various apps.
Secondly, both the S8 and S8 Plus come with 64GB of storage. In a time when most smartphones come with 32GB of storage, Samsung might do very well in this regard. Moreover, the device also comes with a micro SD slot, in case you want to expand the storage even more. As for the chipset, the S8 and S8 Plus are coming with Snapdragon 835 and those are the only devices that are powered by it. So, you can call it an exclusive experience. It reportedly runs smoothly but it remains to be seen how it will behave in the long run.
Kind of pricey
One thing which many people complained about is that the new S8 and S8 Plus are too expensive. They start at $720, but many stores are pricing it at $750. It is interesting that its price is very close to the one of an iPhone, which has long been a subject Android fans mocked Apple fans for. To make up for the high price, Samsung is offering users a pair of AKG earbuds with the device, which normally cost about $100. Still, it is pretty much for a smartphone.
One of the things people complained about is the fingerprint sensor which is now on the back of the device. Many said that when you want to touch it, you usually touch the camera, smudging it and in time, damaging its quality. This is part of the reason Huawei moved the sensor on the back of the phone with the new P10. So, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus is not the prefect smartphone, but it is a very good one indeed. One which might erase the company’s past problems with the Note 7.
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