To repeat a cliche, Samsung has raised the bar. The overall look is modern and unique. Both phones don't feel large at all. Android manufacturers are going to have a tough time competing.
Even though they're not flawless, I admire Samsung for achieving three things with the S8/S8+: enlarge the screen, make bezels thinner, keep the phones reasonable size-wise. We might have a winner.
They're both too big for my taste, and I don't think the near-lack of bezels is actually a positive. Oh, and the aspect ratio is definitely not my cup of tea.
Good stuff - everyone will strive for bezel-less now, bad stuff - what's made for 18.5:9?
I liked Samsung's dual-curve designs from the very beginning (S6 edge
), so I like the refined S8 and S8+, too. Some practicality issues aside, I'm convinced that the no-bezel approach is future-proof.
The first Samsung smartphone to actually look good – from the front, anyway. However, the high price point and a few questionable design decisions make it a somewhat hard sell.
Beautiful phones that are a chore to use. The fingerprint scanner is whack. Iris and facial security is useless. The tall screens are nonsense. But you'll love the S8 anyway *shrug*.
The "other" tall phone, the G6
, makes sense somewhat with a 2:1 aspect ratio. As pretty as the S8/S8+ are, too much says "gimmick" to me. I'll wait for the next Note, and keep my G6.
Gorgeous phones these two, the Galaxy S8 and S8+, trend-setters and whatnot. I even like how they feel in the hand, unlike my colleagues, but I'm skipping still. No remappable Bixby button, no buy!
The S8 is an awesome-looking phone and a top performer with great cameras. But I find it uncomfortable to hold, as if I'm about to drop it any moment. And that fingerprint scanner - seriously?
I really like the S8 — it's super-compact, feels very comfortable to carry, and is just futuristic and cool. I wouldn't go for the S8+, as it's heavy and slippery — I'd definitely break it.
Neither the Galaxy S8 nor the S8+ feel good in my hand - that curved display is an issue for me. Aside from that, the crème de la crème on the Android scene, no doubt about it.
Samsung's most ambitious flagship in years isn't without its issues (fingerprint scanner, unproven Bixby), but it's difficult to deny the GS8 is helping to usher in a new era of smartphone evolution.
It's shocking how compact a 5.8" and a 6.2" phone can be, and I love it. The full-screen display is a game-changer that puts Samsung ahead of everyone else. Apple, what you got?