Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+Q&A: Ask us anything!



Look! It's a bird... It's a plane... No, it's our Galaxy S8 and S8+ reviews, which are now live for you all to examine and inspect!

Despite being as comprehensive and detailed as it gets, there are often intricate features that don't make the cut but might be of great importance to you. Stuff like that happens all the time, so we have this tradition where we let you ask us anything that might be of particular interest to you in regard to some of the hotter devices out and about. 

A Q&A sesh about the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+? What a no-brainer!

So, go ahead and ask us anything! We'll do our best to answer as many questions as possible in a separate post in a couple of days. The stage is yours.



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71 Comments

1. jeanrivera

Posts: 9; Member since: Jul 10, 2012

it looks like you guys also have defective unit with the red tint on the amoled screen issue. Am I right?

29. emiratesson

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 15, 2014

Well, I have it and it is really bad. I have a red tint on the edges all around with more concentration on the left side. This is my second S8+ this week and it seems it will be returned

62. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

"my second S8+ this week" second what? pre-ordered S8 is still on it's way right now.. and I know you didn't even preorder S8, you're just a liar

30. RoryBreaker

Posts: 238; Member since: Oct 11, 2015

My pre order FINALLY got shipped early today. If you pre ordered on T-Mobile you should check your tracking info.

2. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

can users change the icons of the navbar?

34. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

On what phone can you do that?

3. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

How much does the S8/S8+ cost to manufacture?

4. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

Why are you not comparing camera of s8/s8+ with pixel ? Are you afraid that Samsung will not send review unit of note 8 ?

16. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Are you afraid that Samsung will not send review unit of note 8 ?" Don't kid yourself. The Pixel barely beats the S7, so there is no way in heck the Pixel beats the S8!

21. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

Did I say anywhere that pixel is better than S8 ? No. I am just asking for a comparison. So please hold your horses.

38. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Nothing un-withheld. You said: "Are you afraid that Samsung will not send review unit of note 8 ?" That implies that the S8 will lose to the Pixel in a camera comparison, thus triggering Samsung to not send the Note8 to PA for a review. So please hold your arse.

55. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

@trojan_horse May I know your zodiac ? Because i will make sure that I never go close to any person with same zodiac. Please stop putting so much pressure on your brain.

42. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1085; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Because they want to compare the camera to phones that consumers can actually get their hands on

57. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

@rampage Maybe in US it is difficult to buy pixel. But that is not the case in every other country in the world.

58. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1085; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

PhoneArena is based in the US so their phone comparisons tend to compare Phones heavily available here. You don't really see them comparing Honor, Xiaomi, Oppo, or Even Sony to brands more popular in the US. I'm sure once they get the Pixel 2 in they will compare cameras, but if it follows the same path as Pixel 1 with limited Availability it won't be compared with the S9

60. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

My friend , you should known that phonearena did a comparison between htc and pixel on 12th April. If you missed the article , please check it out : http://www.phonearena.com/news/HTC-U-Ultra-vs-Google-Pixel-and-HTC-10-cameras-compared_id92991 And this comparison was done after phonearena compared s8 with lg g6, ip7 and s7. So i am surprised if HTC U can be compared to pixel. What is the problem with s8?

61. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1085; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

It seems from the last year of Camera Comparisons it was the new phone, compared to its last model, then main competitor, and LG. example being S7 v S6 v 6s v G4, then 7+ v 6s+ v S7edge v V20. So seeing as HTC assembled the Pixel it would make dense to compare it to Their new and old Flagship. And just like Pixel, HTC isn't a huge brand in the US. People in the US Recognize Apple and Samsung primarily, following them would be Moto and LG

5. MINDoSOUL

Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Hi, 1.Can all apps be viewed in full screen mode? 2.Can the navigation bar be auto hidden either by an option in the settings menu or by using an adb command line " adb shell settings ........"? Thx.

6. vincelongman

Posts: 5728; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Please compare the 835 and 8895 in GFXBench Car Chase and long term Manhatten 3.1 (make sure both are FHD+ or QHD+ as its onscreen)

7. boinero

Posts: 50; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

My question goes like this, why would iPhonearena give S8 9.0 knowing fully well is 2x better than iphone 7 plus and future iphone 8? which u guys gave 9.3, tell me, where is iphone 7 better than S8, which area please, i seriously need my answer ASAP?

9. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Performance....?

10. boinero

Posts: 50; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

Lol, you're joking right?

15. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

I think you are new to the smartphone world. Welcome! Here on this planet, all you gonna see is Apple and Samsung Spaceships waging wars against each other. With the occasional Pixels clearing out entire civilizations with its cameras....... Better check some speed tests on YouTube, between the iPhone 7 and Galaxy S8, before writing another word here. Long live your civilization.......

17. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Better check some speed testson YouTube, between the iPhone 7 and Galaxy S8, beforewriting another word here. Long live your civilization......." Which speed tests? LMAO

18. boinero

Posts: 50; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

Leave the brainwashed one, i have watch 100 of them this AMAs**t! so u just know

31. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Something like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pn-2B82B1mg By 7 I meant the iPhone 7 and 7 plus, both. Am clarifying that now. Don't know what you and boinero are on about. I didn't expect you, trojan, to be so ignorant and still such a nasty troll. And if boinero has watched hundreds of speed tests, he still doesn't get that iPhone 7/plus is more powerful than S8........how strange! Now get outta my sight boinero, for there is no use arguing with guys like you. And you too, trojan. Can't believe you haven't stopped trolling yet. Asking which speed tests.......huh!

41. boinero

Posts: 50; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

If apple is so good , they should go and use another company's OS, lez know if it will not be slower than BB OS

43. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1085; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Not picking sides, but Apple doesn't make their own hardware so using their specs on Android wouldn't make sense. The specs align with a mid-range Android. Where apple does succeed is in the Implementation of their software. They hand pick each piece of hardware that will work for them so they can get a smoother experience with lower costs.

47. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

@Rampage_Taco, Apple designs its own hardware but lets other manufacturers produce them. And sometimes it customizes hardware from other designers too, for example Imagination Technologies' PowerVR GPUs. So Apple great has control over both hardware and software. And no, the specs don't align with a mid-range smartphone. That doesn't even make any sense! Because hardware makes a smartphone mid-range, not the other way round. So if the A10 Fusion was in a smartphone, it would have been flagship-class in the processor department, even if it was Android! Plus Apple designs their hardware and software around each other. It doesn't just enhance (or hand-pick) hardware to work smoothly with the software. Please don't spread fake facts if you cannot conform their legitimacy. And sentences like, "The specs align with a mid-range Android." don't make any sense whatsoever. So please don't write such statements, or else others will get confused. I am trying to be humble. So I hope you understood whatever I explained to you. And do mind to correct me too if you find something wrong with the facts I stated.

54. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1085; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

With the exception of the A10 Fusion processor and maybe the Camera the iPhone doesn't have other specs that align it with Flagship Android Compared with the Moto Z Play, (which is $400), the iPhone has less RAM 2GB vs 3GB, Smaller Battery 1960 vs 3510, slower charge up time, lower resolution 750 vs 1080 So you're telling me the Processor justifies it's placement in the Flagship realm? I wasn't trying to insult Apple before, I was strictly saying what gives Apple an advantage is they optimize their hardware for their software. If iOS was open source and more Manufacturers designed phones for it, Apple would have to increase their spec sheet to justify a $650 price tag for a solid non-expandable 32GB device. Not sure why you had to come after me like I took a s**t on your lawn

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