7 things that would have made the Galaxy S8 and S8+ better


Samsung just unveiled the next entries of its Galaxy lineup, the long-awaited, much-hyped Galaxy S8 and S8+! Two devices that are quite exciting and do a lot of new things, but we'd be lying if we were to say that there wasn't room for improvement.

For all the glamour of their beautiful new Infinity Displays and slim bezels, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ could have been even better! We're not saying that the flashy new duo isn't good, quite the opposite, in fact, but Samsung's left us scratching our heads with a handful of the decisions they've taken when designing the new flagships.

With that said, here are a couple of things that, in our opinion, would have made the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ even better:


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Galaxy S8
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(30h talk time)
Galaxy S8+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(24h 3G talk time)

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23 Comments

1. Phonehex

Posts: 768; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

It still is THE BEST PHONE EVER !!!

17. runzlord

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

trolling every s8 tread

2. Unordinary unregistered

What a joke of an article

14. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

How is a joke of an article? They write these after every phone release. In my opinion what would have made these phones better is: larger camera sensor with 5 axis image stabilization, RGB screen, larger battery, fingerprint scanner under the screen, and a dual speaker system like the HTC 10.

3. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

"5 things that would have made the Galaxy S8 and S8+ better" Has 7 items. And the points seem to be subjective, so yeah.

8. willard12 unregistered

They seem to applaud some companies for staying out of the "megapixel war" and attacking others for not taking part in it. They've dedicated multiple articles as to why megapixels don't matter. So, their subjectivity isn't really consistent on this particular issue.

9. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

There is, definitely that.

4. adecvat

Posts: 659; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

+ Stereo speakers? RGB display? Flicker free display?

7. maherk

Posts: 7029; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

It's a bummer that the C Pro Series comes with stereo speakers and not their flagship.

10. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

this is hilarious. 1. 6GB RAM - We aren't seeing any RAM barriers so..... useless point. 2. Flat display - Personal preference 3. Dual cam - The phone has been out for all of a few hours to a handful of bloggers, just wait til you make a judgment here. 4. Better primary camera - 12MP is more than enough for most people. Unless you're one of those people that blows up photos on a 70" 4K TV and needs to zoom in. 5. Home button - If you read a little bit more on the phone you'd know that it has a home button built into the screen at the bottom........... 6. How is there a 6th thing on a 5 thing list?? - Not only can you not count as good as a toddler, you also CANNOT have any clue on how battery life will be on a phone not even released yet. Battery size is only a partial indicator on how battery life will be. You have to take into account the efficiency of the processor and new screen, and OS improvements. For all we know the smaller batteries will have BETTER battery life!

12. libra89

Posts: 2317; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Every phone doesn't need dual cameras. Seriously. It is cool but not necessary. I agree with your comment.

20. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

battery life will be "slightly" better than S7 in this site's battery bench... and it will be much better in other site's bench :D

11. Tipus

Posts: 908; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Yup, 6gb ram would be much better. Hopefully Note 8 will have that.

13. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

FM radio!!! It costs €900 and it doesn't even have a basic feature like FM radio, while the A series do have it. I would have loved to buy this phone, even with its weird 18.5:9 aspect ratio, but no FM is a dealbreaker for me.

16. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Mother of all gimmicks.

18. ARPAKTIKO

Posts: 63; Member since: Oct 11, 2016

How do you know the the battery life won't be good before testing it. Seriously you are a tard

19. mazallah

Posts: 22; Member since: Jul 29, 2016

IphoneArena proves once again what an incompetent bunch they are. Who the f**k runs after a f**king 4K screen when about 0.0000000000000000000000001% of the smartphoneuser population uses it. Why would Samsung use Dual Cameras? They arent as retarded as Apple to implement a feature that has no real benefit to the phone since, most likely, 99,1% of the Isheep ppl use ONLY the regular sensor on the IP7Plus. They instead focus on bringing out the maximum potential of one sensor. Larger battery? No need since 99,9% of all smartphone users charge their phones every f**king day.

21. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

just a few months ago they said that 1080p in 5.5inch is sharp enough.. and now they ask 4k, lol... personally, I don't really care about battery life since I charge my phone like 5-6times a day since I place my phone in wireless charger whenever I don't use it (I have 6 wireless pads)

22. Bondurant

Posts: 786; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Samsung fanboys with the apology despite them going bezerk if any of these outdated features of S8 would have been on any other phone. The only thing really new in S8 is the display (despite that little bezel still sticking out like an actual black bezel) and the SD835 (which will be out in many Chinese phones soon enough).

23. mazallah

Posts: 22; Member since: Jul 29, 2016

Yeah and Apple has innovation written all over them :) Dude, go out on the Internet and start learning to f**king read. Everybody can whine all they want but Samsung has the best smartphones on the market. Now Im not an avid Galaxy user so i don't really care. But in consideration of Android I'll gladly take the arguments against Isheep. You buy a f**king brand just to increase your image to ppl you do not care about. Same goes for Samsung but they atleast deliver products that come from a plattform that engages the user and let's them discover whatever the f**k they desire. Unlike Isheep that robs you of preposterous amounts of money for a f**king bezel-bomb-brick with rounded corners(oh the irony that the design has stayed the same since 3G).

25. Bondurant

Posts: 786; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Your confirming Sams**t and is**t are no different. And with IPhone 8 having less bezels that gimmick advantage on S8 will be no more with iPhone 8 having a more one hand usable display size in a small overall phone size.

26. Defaramade

Posts: 12; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

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27. pankaj88

Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 22, 2017

Camera quality is almost same. Battery life will be almost same. Screen quality is almost same. I'm never going to use Bixby anyway. Colors etc etc are also mostly same admittedly which a all excellent on s7. Don't think sound will be significantly better. Except those bezels and a new processor, nothing is exciting.And the finger scanner as rumors gone true beside camera looks very ugly like cheap chinese phone,noting new in this phone.

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