Update [May 04, 2017]: And here’s our winner — say congrats to Naitik for winning a shiny new — well, review unit, actually — Galaxy S8.
We would be remiss to not name some of the most active participants on our blog in a recent while, who really surprised us a lot by becoming almost ubiquitous at every post we covered recently. We’re talking about Ashwin Prasad, Rishab Warrior, Vishal Giri. On a sidenote, though: guys, really, commenting on almost every article and such, it did give an impression of spam, especially when sometimes you commented only for the sake of it, something which we didn’t really like. That was the reason we didn’t rely on comments as the only basis for deciding on this. But we still have something for you, for the efforts you put in, we are giving Google Play credits of INR1500 to each one of three, which you should be receiving soon in your inbox. This text is directed towards you because we just know you are quite waiting to read all of this.
Anyway, now why we chose Naitik. Well, Naitik helped us with things we bloggers just love: breaking stories, as well as social sharing. Some of his tips were really cool — getting us extra coverage we really crave for, which also helps with social sharing and garnering new visitors. You are some guy, we’d admit, although we’d love it when you stop remaining anonymous for most of the times.
We’re yet to receive our S8, but once we have received and reviewed it, we’d send it over to Naitik quite asap-ish. Of course, for those waiting for it, we would ask Naitik guy to share with us a pic of him leaning with his S8, sure!
Update [April 29th, 2017]: The contest is over now. And we’ll announce a winner shortly. Keep your fingers crossed!
We’ve been thinking about holding a giveaway on TheAndroidSoul for quite some time, and what better time to do this than on the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8.
The company has taken wraps off the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ at the Samsung Unpacked 2017 event today. The device is everything we expected it to be. Beautiful design, powerful hardware and larger display.
Starting today (March 29, 2017), we’re holding an international contest to let you win a Galaxy S8 from us, for free. FYI, this will be our review unit.
Our S8 giveaway will run through 30 days from today. And one lucky winner will be taking away the Samsung Galaxy S8 on April 28, 2017.
Since this is an international giveaway, the winner will be receiving the device when we’re done reviewing the device.
Update: In case you noticed, we used to use a way to kind-of force you to follow us on twitter to enter the giveaway, and follow it up on daily basis with a Retweet to increase your chances. Well, we’re doing away with all of that.
How to participate?
- Comment on this post to enter.
- Remain active on blog to increase your chances of winning:
- Comment on other posts to share your thoughts.
- Help those in need on blog.
- Share links on social network sites.
Of the above, sharing your thoughts on other posts is what we’d like to see from you.
So, participating is easy. Just enter a comment below and you’re in. It goes without saying that the sharing our links on sites like Twitter, Reddit, Facebook, etc. help us grow, something we like very much, so please do that to increase your chances of winning it. Of course, please do not spam Reddit and like sites with our links — it would be cool if you share only breaking stories, or tips pages with those in need of help.
In deciding the winner, we will see top candidates who participated the most on sites: commenting on posts, sharing links, etc. But, the comments need to be pretty natural feedback or personal thoughts, not spam or one for-the-sake-of-it.
We would select 15 most active users at the end of the period, and go through each of the 15 users’ comments and social network pages to see who was the most positively active user on site, and award a our review unit of Galaxy S8 to him/her.
So, be active on our blog, sharing your thoughts and helping others in need of some tip to sort things out, and you get a good chance to own the Galaxy S8 for free.
i really want this phone please pick me i already asked samsung but they don’t have any contest yet thank you for having us to take part in contest
a samsung 8 would be great
Thanks for this awesome opportunity to win S8 !
Really appreciated and thanks for the giveaway
Thanks for this awesome opportunity to win S8.
Awesome giveaway 🙂
Thanks for giveaway
Very cool Samsung did a nice job on the S8
Of course, Samsug has lucid this new terminal!
Thanks for giveaway 😀
good giveaway, thanks
I want you
I want you to =)
I want that infinite display😍😍
Don’t we all XD
Nice giveaway all the best everyone one,waiting for more giveaway
You too 🙂
I want to win this beast this time
Awrsome giveaway, nice phone
Great giveaway. Hope to win this time.
Thanku for the lovely opportunity. Hope to be lucky 💗
I hope you grow a lot and luckiest guy win
Dank je wel
thanks for this opportunity.i hope to win because i need it so much and luckiest guy win
‘Please, please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want”, Lord knows it would be the first time…
Talk about the device, do not start saying nonsense, apologize my words, this is not just for you, the above too!
Never owned a smartphone,i still use a nokia 100 button phone and occasionally my mother’s phone. A phone like Samsung Galaxy S8 will be a great device to start my era of smartphone in my life. Hope that my luck will be by my side and offer me the S8. its a great phone tho.
God wants you to win it, it would not be bad, but I give you down arrow, because you have to open a debate, you’re not doing anything with that, so you will not win!
i wish i won this smartphone
I just hope i can win the prize
I NEED THIS PHONE MY IPHONE 5 BROKE AND I NEED A NEW PHONE SO BAD PLEASE GIVE ME THIS PHONE PLEASE!
Iphones are good for people who are not interested in technology. Go Android =)
Participate and win if you want
S8 so nice and the best
S8 so nice and the best
Thanks! S8 is cool!!
This new phone is going to be the bomb! (but not like the note 7, lol). Really looking forward to the release of this beautiful device.
Well, I’m just entering the contest, and to this date I can tell you, that is the best phone in history until today !!
Depends what you mean by “best” if you’re a travel a lot and won’t have power for a day or two then this is a let down .For everyday usage its a lovely phone but I’m a bit worried about the edge as it might break when its dropped.Camera wise its really beautiful but its the same as the s7 and by Performance I’m really amazed by the 10nm process but the 4gb was a let down as I was expecting 6gb and with all that security rooting will be a hard one on this phone and I’m sure most people will not dare try it unless they have money to pop.Sorry if I’m wrong 😀
man this phone is expensive
I want this phone…!
I really wanna win this!!
That’s the best looking screen i’ve ever seen! I would love this phone.
Uff, and its specs, is the best, except for the location of the finger reader
The users will get used to it after a little time of usage thanks to muscle memory XD
A little bit of a disclaimer is that the display by default is a little over 1080p. It is qhd capable but needs to be enabled. Probably done to optimize the battery life but in all honesty, we wont notice it unless we look for it.
Yeh, I was also talking about the colour reproduction of the OLED panel as much as the resolution, I’ll probably keep the display at 1080p for normal use to improve battery life, but when watching video and playing games that support QHD I will bump up the resolution. 🙂
A best looking phone in the market with most of the features present in it, i really wanna win this,wish luck is on my way
Hi what about gleam those entry will be considered or not
It wont be as the site removed the gleam widget and decided to give the phone to a participant with good contribution to the site.
best display featured smartphone till now.
It really looks amazing, I agree. 🙂
I love its great deal with a free gift of choice Love its slim design and model
The edges tapering towards the side make it feel like a slimmer phone than it is thanks to its ingenious design.
Thanks for the opportunity. I have had my Moto E for two years now, and I would love to replace it with the Galaxy S8.
That will indeed be a huge upgrade. 🙂
love its great deal with a free gift of choice Love its slim design and model n love its geart innovation technology love it.best display everything is fine.
5g will be fun when I can afford it, also the new capabilities for VR with the snapdragon 835 SOC
It will be, is necessary to see it!
Why u disabled Gleam widget?
They must have decided that this was a better way to do the giveaway, I like it.
Yeah, gleam is great but I can only subscribe once. S8 mate.
Yes, so i better, so you have to fight to have it, not luck!
To leave it less to chance and make it more about deserving. 🙂
Are you fucking serious? What bullshit. You don’t change how a contest/giveaway works WHILE IT’S IN PROGRESS. That is literally cheating, no matter what kind of change you made.
Yes, giving a Galaxy S8 away for free is generous regardless, but what the fuck. This is some low-level shit from you.
Shouldn’t you just be glad their giving one away at all? they could just keep it for themselves but their letting one of us have it
Well said my friend
Thanks @rishabwarrier:disqus. 🙂
Thank you for the opportunity, Wishing all success to your company and future.
All the best to all participants
Keeping my fingers crossed to win 🙂
Jai Hind 🙂
To you too. Jai Hind. 🙂
Great going.. Even I found this is good step
Excellent upgrade from the previous one. Looks amazing. Samsung is very innovative in terms of smartphone design. Display of S8 is beyond what I expected it to be. And thank you organizing giveaway
Very innovative indeed. I agree. Innovation is any day better than conservative design,
I want i want i want samsung s8 because i don’t have a phone 🙁
I hope i win a giveaway:)
Welp guess i have to comment now so much for doing all yhe gleam stuff
Thanks for the opportunity
That sounds like a lot of work
Participó, muchas gracias y suerte.
no solo es decir participo de por Dios, esque no leistes antes de entrar?
Man, I entered the website daily to tweet and therefore, increase my entries but suddenly this? Why?? It looks like all of it just went in vain? This is so sad, I was so excited about the competition and the giveaway.
I love the S8. I truly do. Being a tech geek and a Samsung fan (using S7 and S7 Edge), this giveaway seemed worth a shot for getting a phone which outshines every other phone on planet we use today.
I dont know what to do now. ALL HOPE LOST. There will be thousands of comments here and I don’t if you will get to read this or not.
Please see to it guys. Don’t do it again next time as I will be highly obliged if my comment is counted as a helpful point to maintain a healthy relationship between your viewers and you.
guy, it’s not anyone’s fault that you have not read and interpreted what thay said about how to get in, if you did things wrong, it was only your fault, if you did well, it’s only your fault, so if you want to win, Type every day until the end
You guys are working real hard. thanks for the giveaway 🙂
I love new technology
Are you excited about the Zenfone AR?
Zenfone AR ??
You love new technology, are you only following the Galaxy S8? What tech are you interested in?
I am asking . Why Zenfone AR exactly
I like it so Mutch
Zenfone AR has amazing new Tango technology. 3 camera’s on the back for area learning, depth perception and motion tracking =).
You love new tech, are you only interested in the Galaxy S8? It’s an amazing device. What else do you follow?
Here is talking about s8!, Do not aim anything else here please
Please Give me Samsung Galaxy S8
You fight, those words are not good in this dispute, win it!
i like this mobile,where are Gleam io?
No, the gleam widget has been removed for this giveaway. Instead, the winner will be chosen on the quality and levels of activity on this site. ATB 🙂
I love such giveaways!! awesome decision team!!
Yeah, I like this style of give away better than the others I’ve seen
Awesome giveaway . Hope to win this beauty .
Awesome giveaway. Hope to win
First tims entering a giveaway. Much luck to everyone! ^_^
Thank you, but it’s not luck, it’s effort.
Hope i win!!
Never owned a any thing greater than 15k INR, a hope as big as a mountain to win the sexy beauty….will i win??And also gud luck to everyone!!
Hope to win this giveaway. Thanks.
Hope to win. Thank you.
Thanks android soul for this giveaway. …..this is so wonderful
Thank you for this great giveaway
A very meaningful way of giveaway contest. Love it
love the phone
Wow! This is wonderful. Thanks for the opportunity! Keep it up.
Hope I win this time.
This is dreat!
i hope i win this giveaway because 28 april is my 21th birthday. i,’m never recive a gift in my birthday, hope it will be the first and get my gift for the first time. 😉
Wow, what a sad story =(
because there is no birthday party in our tradition and in my family. but, at least i always have friend’s birthday party. 😀
Ha ha OK, where are you from? I’m Australian I have birthdays every year.
im from indonesian. same with me, i have birthday too but i dont have birthday party 😀
guy, I’m sorry for your disappointment, I did not get a birthday present either, what I get is humiliation, but that does not fit the competition, use your weakness and turn your gun, win this contest to resist your gift, hurry No It’s worth the hurt, it’s not worth 199999 of comments, here it’s worth talking about the draw, about the draw, debating your point of view, saying what’s new and better for you, you do not know the story that I’ve had to go through, that’s why I’m fought , Because I do not want to continue losing, there is no time to resign myself, he spent this time, for you and wake up, and win if possible, despite the hour I write, I do not know you, but win if you can!
thank you so much my friend for your support i really apriciate your kinds, hope we’ll win this giveaway. by the way im indonesian, and you?
I hope I win
I have gotten every galaxy since the s3 I would love to have this one too
thanks for giving us this opportunity
Great! I’ve never had anything but a Trac flip phone!
In it to win it xD
Samsung, my favorite brand. Currently using a J5, so the S8 would be a really big step forwards 😉 I’m in!
very meaningful way of giveaway contest. Love it
I am happy,, it’s good for genuine followers like me..
Would love to win!
Thanks for the opportunity to win the phone.The phone is packed to the brim with awesome tech but it is too expensive for the likes of me.
Currently own both S6 and S6 Edge. Would love to be able to add S8 into my collection. I’m so stoked!
i hope i win this giveaway
Changing the rules in between the contest is not a good idea, that is not to say the new rules are bad. They should have been there from the start. But changing them in in between might give participants the wrong idea. Having said that, its your first so here’s to hoping you do better in other upcoming ones and they help you reach your objectives. Have a nice day
Hmmmm!!! You changed the rules! That is not good.
Well, you’re right, but that’s better, so people have to fight the draw
This is an interesting device and would love to get my hands on this flagship beast from Samsung.
Would make the switch. Looks great
My first time here. Bit of an android fanatic myself. And if what you need is genuine response and positive participation on an android forum for this contest, its perfect! I needn’t do this for just the S8 since I’d actually enjoy helping and responding here. After all, you are named ‘theandroidsoul’. 🙂 Thanks for the opportunity
You changed the rules!
Nice site ! Any news/rumors on Nokia 7/8 ? Are they Chimeras ?!
really!!!, Here we is talking about samsung !!
excellent design, one of the best smartphones design I have ever came accross. This is going to be a blockbuster smartphone
Quite true. The S8 Pre sales are explosive, no pun intended about the Note 7, though. Ha!
Oh yes, yes
IKR. And imagine all of the positive effects it will have. It will push the standards in the phone world to new heights and improve overall quality altogether
Amazing SMARTPHONE! I hope I’ll win this.
i hope i win
That Display Is really nice
It is indeed. It has been voted the best display on any smartphone so far by a professional channel
I never imagined a screen like this could be possible. Kudos to all the smartphone developers out there! Just one of the reasons why these folks should be paid well 😉
The truth, I give you the reason, this is incredible, but you’ve seen the other specifications and the software, it’s a bomb
Bezel-less is awesome but bezel-less and double curved edge is really incredible.They have achieved something really amazing with the s8
I want to start a YouTube channel of my own. My parents don’t support me in that. I really want this phone to start my career as a YouTuber. i’m 16.
thank you for us giving more stands in the giveaway. coming to phone these is the no1 display phone then anyone.
Yes indeed, it has been voted of the same too. Quite rightfully so
Samsung does it again Infinity Display looks so nice
And it’s strong too, I was was watching a drop test and the back broke before the front
¿Was it luck?
It still will be pretty fragile as far as durability and endurance goes. Just how the design is. But holds up against scratches really well
They nailed it again. Let’s be honest – looks matters. And the S8 looks stunning.
The new Samsung galaxy S8 is really a beast….
Snapdragon 835 = lower power consumption, less heat and better performance. So yeah, definitely a beast of a smartphone.
Yes, I think the processor justifies the battery because it obdimizes its consumption and performance, samsung step beauty efficiency
Like I said earlier the processor is just one of the things that make the battery efficient.To increase your battery life out of the box samsung disables the 1440p display and gives you an option to choose it.So that the user according to his necessity can choose which one he prefers. With all that hardware the phone does do very well although by disabling a few you can increase the battery life way more
@disqus_jXbVyQFHw5:disqus I definitely agree, the new processor should optimise battery consumption and performance 🙂
What you stated above is true and the S8 has a really good battery life but the sad part is that the display is not 1440p by default and is 1080p and you need to manually put it to 1440p to get that feature which it was advertised with . According to a youtube video I watched the s8 held up for almost 6 hours of continuous usage [2hours of instagraming +1 hour of gaming +2 hours of youtube video streaming and after seeing that the beast still held up 1 last hour of playing asphalt 8 with the flash on]
I know, but that is never an issue, right. Yeah, X paid for the high end display, but he does not need to unneccesarily drain the battery when he is simply going to use whatsapp. In my opinion, that is much better.Woah, like I already said, the battery life is very good as it should be. 🙂
Hence the option to choose between display resolutions 😀
835 will be limited to the US and all international versions will be of exynos. 🙂
Yeah, I get it. It wasn’t clear back when I commented.Though, it’s for the better anyway.
I don’t really get why they do he whole thing with using the different processors in different areas of the world.
I think everyone deserves an equally great experience
Ideally, they’d have used the Exynos processor globally. It’s made by them and has a consistent edge over SD. But because of CDMA support, recognizability of SD in the US they used the SD835 there and exynos for the rest of the world.
Hope luck favours me.
best till date from the samsung. killer flagship smartphone. outcasts all other brands flagship
i want to s8
Love to win this awesome phone, love the great articles posted on this site.
Love to win!!!
TheAndroidSoul becoming very popular site day by day. I wish good luck to Mr. Shivam.
It would be really great if I got this phone, I have had the OnePlus X for almost 2 years and you can tell. I live in Sweden and I love your posts.
Yes, definitely time for an upgrade. What do you use your device for? Photos, calls, VR etc?
I use my phone for everything from phone calls to gaming. But I have never tried VR before. The only modern camera I own is my OnePlus X. I don’t know a lot about photography but I must say that the 12megapixel camera is definitely not up to todays standards in a flagship camera compared to Samsung’s and Apple’s. The lens on the rear camera has even falled of which means all of the videos and photos I take are blurry.
I also watch a lot of Netflix and YouTube which is one of the reasons I entered this contest for the Samsung galaxy s8 with it’s magnificent display.
I’m happy to answer any other questions.
Have a great day and thank you for replying!
Best regards, Tom.G
I know how you feel, my daily driver is the Galaxy Note 3 and it wants to die. I got sick of replacing the charging port so I have 3 batteries that cycle through. I don’t take a lot of photos anymore because my camera doesn’t focus properly (maybe I should open it up and clean it). Are you interested in any other devices ATM? I was hoping to get my GF interested in VR, so I bought the Gear VR 2 headset … That was a bad idea because she gets jealous when I VR and she takes it from me. Ha ha ha hoo no =(
We all have hostorias, better, worse, same, almost all we have a life situation that we want and we have to win, there are some who do not have it but want to try their luck, but here, in this draw, No matter what we have, yes Matter because we compete, but the selectors are interested in the debate, if they want to win, give the debate please!
Oneplus X is one gorgeous phone too. 🙂
Awesome! Hope I win!!
Have had my phone for over 5 years. Would really appreciate a new one 😊!
My suggestion would be the S8, S8+ or Asus zenfone AR
Friend, it is acceptable s8 or s8 +, as this is the draw, the third does not enter, though, it would not be bad!
Need this phone.
The phone is really awesome and it is the best smart phone launching in 2017 hope I win this contest
Best phone so far yes. We still have a lot to look forward to. HTC U, Pixel 2, LG v20, Note 8, etc
Wish to win …. Fingers crossed
S8 is a sexy beast with the SD 835 = 5G and new VR head tilt. I’ll need to buy the new VR controller for my Gear VR 2 headset =¶
The truth is that if it is the bear, and you know the new version of s8 that could leave, if you know leave me your comment!
just lost my 2 years old s4 mini few days ago while coming back from my university. I bought that phone with my almost 1 years of savings. now after losing it, i’m facing many problems. i can’t contact with my friends and family. I can’t ask for money from my family either. plz choose me! It would be a great help! i have nothing to say! Thank you for the giveaway.. May the best person win… …
Its interesting to see the world with out a smartphone/ realize you’re/we’re addicted. It’s terrible to live in the real world again. Ha ha ha
guy, but what are you thinking, there are many problems, that’s why we are here !, There are no attempts to take advantage of your situation, it is likely to be taken as an excuse, if you have nothing to say, it is because it does not belong here, this is a Debate, If there are no comments, go to another site that accepts your testimony, I do not choose anyone, but I am aware of what is done, so go to the menu, find the video and find out About the phone Then come back if you want and Has its discussion.
Sorry if sone rude, but it’s reality!
What a nice designed phone is! I really love the design and everything about Samsung S8. Hopefully win this phone.
need this s8
loking forward to win
There is no single letdown in this phone, Samsung galaxy s8 is just PERFECT. Would so love to get one.. 🙂
People complain about the fingerprint scanner, but I think they’re just looking for something to complain about. Ha ha ha
Yeah, the only thing they complain about but the best part is, they packed a HUGE 5.8″ display, but it still is bearable. Personally, I have no qualms with using two hands :D. The super amoled screen is Stunning.
Samsung, I think it was upside down to take momentum, I know that samsung surprising with its next printing dacillar, is svio of samsug
Couldn’t agree more. 😂
Actually, the criticism is justified though I can empathize with Samsung. Samsung intended to include the scanner in the front with the home button with haptic feedback but they ran into obstacles and the back placement was the alternative solution. So its probably something Samsung isn’t happy about either.
Yeah, but your battery might be better.
True to some extent. Well, atleast the battery is better than what Pixel offers. Also, point to note here is, the Pixel has Snapdragon 821 and compared to that, the Snapdragon 835 based on the 10nm node consumes about 40% less battery. But again, with a display like on the S8, you might need to charge it more than once, anyway.
In that sense, if the battery is adjusted to its range, you have heard that a 6GB version can come out? If you know something about it, please comment it to the whole public.
I don’t see why not, the Xiaomi Mi6 launched with SD 835 and 6 GB RAM, and we can expect the OnePlus 5 to follow along, with say 8 GB RAM on-board. These Chinese OEMs are known to make really good Smartphones at really low prices, but I can’t really see that happening with Samsung, google or Apple devices.
8gb of RAM 😐 thats double the RAM of my pc RIP .Samsung will most likely follow the trend next year with the S9 most likely but still not an 8Gb but a 6GB
I don’t see why Samsung will need 6 GB of RAM in the next 1-2 years because with the recent changes, the DDR4 and dual channel RAMs, they are very fast, the OnePlus 3 reportedly had RAM copying speeds of 16,000Mb/s. I could say about, Apple with 2 GB of RAM outperforms all other devices mostly because their processors are too good.
Just to keep the things spicey on the Specification side of things. and Apple outperforms them Because the A10 is a very good and efficient processor and moreover IOS is very well optimized and is also very light so there’s not much stress on the cpu
The reason IOS is well optimised is, it does not need garbage collection, which requires large space, also the RAM in the Android devices, help in multi tasking by storing switched on going apps and storing them, by halting their processes. I was just trying to say that, Android RAM management is a little aggressive, so if their is not enough space, the lesser used apps are closed. So, they boot up again, when opened. And, this is where flagship processors help. For OEMs like Google, LG and Samsung, adding 6gb RAM is not a big deal now, but their was no point as they don’t have to battle to become a “flagship killer”.
We’re just half way into the year and God knows whats coming,You are right in every way but maybe if said competition arises they upgrade to 6gb ?
That, or when some new technology arises. With how soon we are seeing changes, it’s not that surprising really. 🙂
G6 has better battery than Samsung.
Yes, no doubt about it, but it has an year old SD 821 which will consume more battery compared to this year’s chipset. Lg g6 is pretty durable too, and costs less than the S8, so by no means, is it a slouch. 🙂
Carlos, some select countries are getting the 6gb S8+.
Hong Kong, China and South Korea are the ones so far, I believe.
They might expand this to the rest of the world eventually or they might not also. (:
Gracias por la claridad
Yes since a larger display is being packed into a smaller form factor, it works counter productive to the battery capacity. A smaller battery will have to handle a larger screen and all its pixels. But Samsung has done a pretty good job at keeping it pretty optimized so we can sigh with relief.
I wonder how many entries are… The odds of winning an international contest is very slim since it’s only 1 giveaway. I never won a contest since the early days of internet.
Thanks for the opportunity to win a samsung s8 based on our daily actions!!!
Looking forward to win the S8 😀
I watched and listened about this phone for 4 month. I have this phone that speaks spanish and the screen wont work sometimes and i dont have money to buy this.
I really speak Spanish
enserio, yo hablo español
I love to make the switch from Apple to Samsung but my parents won’t let me buy anything that’s not Apple!!! Sick of an iPhone 5S!
Why so? Why don’t they let you move out of apple? I am curious 😀
I also want to win it
i want S8 ok
I Always Loved The Curved Designs. This is Something New and Attractive. Plus i was Excited for S8 Release, Now that It Has Released, i Wish to Possess it. #RememberMeAsLongHashtagGuy 🙂
I like how the devices resolution comes in full HD with the option for WQHD for gear VR. I was worried it would be unnecessary resolution all the time.
Ho yes, samsung deep beauty, anyone falls in love, but this last terminal, is passed
Even I remember thinking about the s8 almost a year ago after reading a post about galaxy s8 predictions and I was wondering what it will be like. It didn’t disappoint.
How can you change the rules of your giveaway mid competition? I’ve been promoting you via Twitter every day since it began and now it all counts for naught. You’ve lost your credibility as far as I’m concerned
How bad, but you must adapt
Great smartphones with pretty nice design, hardware and software!
I normally buy galaxy Notes for the bigger screen but I think I’d prefer the smaller S8 this time around. 5.8 is enough …. For now.
Thanks for the giveaway.
I want this i want this i want this… i want new cellphone.. plsss.. maawa kayo sakin.. de jwk.. haha
Who is winner??
Will be announced on the 28 actually.
Oh sweet. 🙂
Yes please. Do tell who wins!!!
I’d love to get one! 🙂
poor likelihood but what the hell
Give me one please
This is the best phone to win right now! Take my entry!
win this phone
I would love to win the new S8 + from TheAndroidSoul, & thank you for the giveaway and hope to see you guys keep up the great work you do with all your Updates and news! Thanks. Jake.
Really looking forward to this phone, looks brilliant – Samsung continues to innovate!
Innovation is indeed their middle name.:)
I really love this kickass phone! It has killer specs and new features that could really maximize what a phone can do. I’m really hoping and wishing to win this phone coz it’s not just a stereotypical smartphone out there. 😊👌🤞
You said exactly what was on my mind 😀 I love the iris scanner .Haven’t seen it much on any other phones and its far away from the normal phones
Exactly. Maximizes and expands the idea of a phone itself.
Personally, I’m loving the new look of this phone. I’ve always been a fan of their curved screen since s6 edge came out. To be really honest, Samsung have been stepping their phone design really well and it came out very sleek and futuristic looking that no other phone can top them. I would LOVE to win this and play with the phone myself. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to win this. Much love xx
I agree with you so much! This phone looks nothing like other phones on the market. It’s so clean, rounded and sophisticated, that you’d buy it only for its looks as a figure of speech.
Exactly! It’s like a whole new phone from a utopian future! Not to mention about the features and the specs, totally makes the phone a lot more promising than ever. They really did a good job with this one.
It sure is a real ‘unboxing’!
The Note edge started this. The s8 was born in theory since note edge. Look what it ahs evolved into today
best galaxy ever. true flagship. one of the most excellent flagships ever made
really want to have a phone like this in my life. but i can’t afford because of expensive to me. i am a huge fan for samsung phones. so i want to try this one.
i like this s8
Wow, I cant believe I have the chance to win a Samsung galaxy S8. I do hope I receive one; I have never won a giveaway before. I have just found the chance to.
GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE ELSE
I love samsung s series
S8 look very very nice
Give me that beauty 🙂
Give me that beauty 🙂
Never used a samsung, always an HTC diehard. would love to try it out.
Just a heads up. The HTC U is coming out in may and looks pretty promising. Check it out.
I was a user from Samsung a while ago, now i have a Meizu M2Note, but a S8 is a lot better than my Meizu
They learned of the possible new thicknesses of samsung for a new version s8?
I want this phone! :c
All of us 🙂
The new super samsung device, you know that although it has little battery for its range, the processor helps you to economize and get less heating, that makes the 3000 battery is like 3500, and the battery of 3500 is like 4000 !!!
You might not see that much of a boost but yes the cpu will be efficient in its usage and moreover samsung doesnt give WQHD+ by default as you have to enable it in the settings under [performance mode] something which everyone thought it’ll come out of the box .Right out we simply get the 1080p instead of the 1440p so that should also reduce power draw other than that there happen to be many other factors which contribute to power saving but still there might not be that big a boost
And the battery is designed to last longer over time. Doesn’t lose a lot of its capacity with each charge cycle which is very important too
Owned a Samsung Galaxy Ace plus 4-5 years back! That phone was a nightmare and it was the reason why I never liked phones from Samsung, except the Galaxy S series! And this time Samsung has definitely surprised me and I’m in love with the Galaxy S8!
I was the same until the samsung galaxy s6 and s7 very beautiful and well made phones
Samsung Galaxy S8 is a amazing device.hope to win this.
let’s do this!
i hope that i could win it but i m a poor man cant afford it
s8 is amazing mobile
I wish so hard I could win! yey
This would be so amazing! Great features though
oh yeah. its so amazing. i love it.
So here’s my entry, now we wait.
Because if you want to win, you must come every day to contribute in the subject of the draw, it is more, the people, very few are fulfilling
I’m poor 🙁
Boys and girls, I know they are anxious to win, but please, let’s talk seriously about the draw, they just say they want to win, and that’s good and we’re going to open a subject of recent rumors about their resistance, Samsung and could not, we talked about real things, I read all the comments and very few talk about the subject, the others are disguised, there are others so bad I give myself to give, arrow down, ovio we all want to win, it is not for Be underlined, but if they want to win, follow the rules of the game.
My language and Spanish, if I do not write well forgive me, I’m learning, it’s worth noting that I do not want to offend anyone
Your english is really good!!!
good luck with the giveaway!!!!
Hello 😀 There’s my entry
I don’t know why it has Bixby on it this early on, but still I’m extremely curious about Bixby. It’s not finished, but I think it will come in handy. The camera options also interest me, as I really like to photograph but don’t always like smartphone cameras. I’m worried that all the new add-ons will take its toll on the responsiveness of the software. The raw power score is amongst the highest we’ve ever seen, so that is something to get very excited about.
Yes, I assure you the technology of this camera it will like you.
About bixby, it’s a shame it’s not finished
I think so too! However, I do think that the camera feautures look a lot like the features seen on the last phone. So I’m excited, but also really curious as to what the differences might be. The over saturation is something that Samsung should really look into. But then again, Samsung’s smartphone cameras are amongst the best ones on the market.
The oversaturation issue is pretty much fixed except for a little bit here and there.When compared to the G6 thought the oversaturation on that is a huge issue.Yes the camera is pretty much the same except for the sensor and a few other things I guess
I think it is a shame that it is still an issue. Call me to critical, but it really lowers the quality of the picture.
To most users it doesn’t seem to be that big a problem as of now the issue doesn’t occur that much but still if its a software related issue ,I’m sure Samsung will release an update ASAP.I’m more concerned about the pink screen issue which prevents using the phone at maximum brightness and its not a safety hazard as Samsung has upped its testing level for each phone and this can be fixed by meddling with the colour settings a bit
the camera on this phone is amazing!!!
It seems like they ran out of time and had to settle for less. They will surely update it soon enough if I know Samsung correctly
Bixby is set to release in a little while so if it didn’t come with the button then it might have lacked a feature. Still if you want to remap the key for other functions there are pleant of software on the play store that let you use the bixby button as a home button ,camera launcher etc.
Thanks! I was aware that it still lacked a few features and I know that people are currently remapping the button. But in the future Samsung will put a stop to that, because they’re not happy that people are changing the function of the button. XDA Developers reports that a new update will block the ability to remap the Bixby button and Samsung representatives have confirmed the news. So there is not much you will be able to do about it, except root the phone in order to make the button do whatever you want.
Yeah unfortunately they are rolling out the update to fix the “issue” 🙁
Moreover rooting the phone at such an early point of its release is unsafe and by the time a safe procedure has been found out to root I’m pretty sure Bixby itself would be made available XD
You are sure! Bixby is done, the problem they have and is developing is the voice capability, who you could talk to your assistant, you can also access the camera of this terminal, pressing twice the button -block / off, so the bixby button, I think it can not be used for anything more than bixby, unless samsung does its update, the rest is fine, although I can not say much because the news you argue I have not read and Listened, please, you could give me the link to be aware.
Bixby is almost a fact, only that his voice function is developing, although one of our companions, brings the news that Bixby, officially will not come, but I see that it is already, Then I do not know how it is there, I have seen videos that on the Bixby button, it gives the function of configuring it, besides, being that way, if it does not come, it would be nice if the button serves to open a specific application, an application that We assign.
Bixby will come and the rumours that state it will not come are fake.
Samsung will not simply allocate a hardware key for a feature that they’re uncertain about.Bixby is not anywhere near completely released though as there are many more features yet to come and the voice assistant just one of them
this is true.
i hope we will be able to remap the key though
Nope .Not without the phone atleast.Samsung is pretty serious about the Bixby button and won’t officially let us remap the keys 😐
Samsung granted access to remap the key 😀
im guessing bixby will be basically google assistance with a skin and some differences
#1 priority for device root – remap the Shitsby button!
Owners are already remapping the Bixby button to various other functions like launching apps ,camera and some also mapped it to pull down the notification bar as the Samsung Galaxy S8+ is a bit too tall for them going from smaller phones
Update: Samsung started releasing their updates to fix the Bixby remappingi ssue
Like I said in a previous comment: in the future that won’t be possibility unless you root the phone in order to use the button as you wish. Samsung will be updating its software in order to block the remapping of the Bixby button.
Sadly thats true 🙁 they started releasing the updates
so is, she is right, but seriously it is not possible to take the update without being root?, I think, who if can
You can update your phone, but that means you will lose the possibility to remap the Bixby button. In my opinion people should be patient and just wait for the full version of Bixby. By then we’ll probably be happy with the button. If you still want to remap the button, the only way to do that is to root your phone. But like Rishab Warrier said earlier on, it is unsafe.
thats not very nice of samsung:(
i think that we should just remap before they update the soft
You can give me the news link, I need her
I’m not able to link it without the permission of an admin, sorry …
It gets marked as spam whenever I try
i do think that a button specifically for bixby isnt the best idea.
i think that many will disable bixby completely and change the function of the button as extra buttons are always good
guys and girls, have heard of the technology of fingerprint reader on the screen, they knew that samsung was going to implement it in this device but for reasons of time it did not ?, I hope samsung implement it in the note note, the galaxy Note 8!
It is implemented. It is on the backhand side of the phone, right next to the camera. It will make it less manageable, because the phone is so long. But I still think it is a great software.
He means a scanner that is integrated to the touch screen 😀
Misread that, my bad!
I am not sure, but I think that is an Apple Patent,something called the “interactive display with IR diodes”. I might be wrong though. Yeah, that would have been great, instead of a dedicated sensor.
Apple has a patent on it and also rumours state that Crucialtec a korean manufacturer is about to release a phone with the same feature
Samsung at first did plan on releasing this feature with the S8 but even after pouring a lot of resources into the research the results weren’t simply strong enough and the placement of the scanner had to be decided at the last minute which might explain the slightly uncomfortably located biometric fingerprint scanner 😀
yes, most leaks did say that and i was very excited.
unfortunately they did put the fingerprint reader right next to the camera meaning your finger might leave fingerprints on the lens
It’s a shame, would you like to see it in note 8?
i want this beautiful mobile bc is a great screen
amoled is much better than lcd-which is on most phones
Amoled is the future. With the oled panels getting cheaper now, we will see a lot more of it soon
This phone looks like the phone I’ve always dreamed of. I’m in love with it and I really hope I get to win. I will definitively be checking the blog daily.
This time Samsung gave us exactly what we wanted .Slightly upset that Bixby isn’t here tho :/
Hello, I want to help you by saying that you have to bring the subject of rumors, specs or anything interesting about the device, things you want us to know, and obvious, in addition to doing it every day
Expensive than iPhone, but I love it!
its only cheaper in the base model i think
I’m really curious as to what everyone thinks about the colours in which you can order the Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8+. Which one do you guys prefer best: orchid gray, midnight black or arctic silver?
Something that has also been on my mind since the release of the S8 and S8+, is if fingerprints will be an issue on the screen itself.
Thirdly, I was really impressed by its clean interface. So far as I can see, it looks much more navigable and little distracting features.
Lastly, how cool is the Multi-window functionality? I’ve read that it has been improved greatly. Reportedly, you can split the screen in half between two apps, use a pop-out screen mode, or select an area of an app to dock at the top of the screen! I guess that the longer display of the S8 and specially the S8+ is coming in handy for this functionality: you can fill more screen with your apps, making it more manageable.
Would this mean you can finally use YouTube and another app simultaneously, without YouTube shutting down? If anyone knows, please let me know.
Hi, I would say Orchid gray, but that’s just my personal opinion. 😀
I would not worry about smudging the display, since the display is quite different,but I would surely be worried about accidentally dropping the device, the Infinity display, is most probably the costliest part of the phone :D. So, do get a Screen Protector once you buy it.
Can’t really say anything about the Multi-window functionality, though.
Sure will! I’m an orchid gray fan myself!
orchid grey for the win!!!
and you should definitely get a case for it as well.
Haha! Sure will. If I own one, that is 🙂
Hello 😀 The Multi-window functionality does work with Youtube without have it to crash and the smudge magnet is the back side of the phone as its glass but that should be simply fixed with a back case and obviously everyone would use a tempered glass protector on the front too or it would be risking a huge sum on repairs 😀
The interface is pretty simple and its based mostly off the Nougat UI it looks pretty much the same
The thing that attracts me to this is the allways awake feature too and its amazing that it consumes very less battery when compared to the LG G6
I prefer the Orchid Gray and Midnight Black but thats just my preference 😀
Samsung’s display/interface has mostly been maintained from the Galaxy S7 Nougat update, yes. But I meant the new set of always-on display options (FaceWidgets, a trio of swipeable widgets, from music controls to a tiny schedule, that can be easily accessed by tapping on the clock). I don’t know if it will be of great use/importance, but I think it is nice to have so many options without being a distracting feature on the phone.
They have made a huge change to the UI and it looks really good too.It’ll be helpful once you get used to using those apps I guess
as far as the software is concerned its basically the same as the s7 with minor changes e.g. bixby(voice assistant)
yes you can multitask with youtube
As first, I would like the color “gray orchid”, I love it.
As second, I think that if, since the freight did not leave space for the fingerprint reader, samsung gave the option of the back, although, I think it would have been better, if I had crossed it under the camera, giving the form of the Home button, of the “S” Previous.
As a third, I can not give you much information about this since I have not experienced it in person, although, yes, I have seen in some media, manipulating the screen interface of this computer, and it is too flashy and useful.
As a fourth, yes, if you can and more, the first time I could try this function, it was in a galaxy note 5, and it worked very well !, and considering that its power has increased very considerably since then, as in S8 and s8 +, I think it could open and play two games to see, but who would aria that, if someone plays something would be a single thing, so I think samsung would not establish this function, but definitely, you can open two and more windows At the same time, in the bubble function, I know in previous phones that it could open has five applications, but it is this s8 and +, considering its screen and power I think they could open more, ¡although I’m not sure!
most cool looking phone ever
It is the best phone rigth now. Not only the specs are great, the design is gorgeous, as well. I’m a student, so i can not effort this phone. It would be a honor to get one for free.
Feels haha I’m so bloody broke
this would be nice to have samsung rocks
I want this. gIVE THIS TO ME
i want this give the new samsung s8 goooo
hapenya bikin ganteng maksimal .. thumbs up
Hope I win for the first time ever
Pleaseee i want a smartphone. Any smartphone.
Okay, I’m in.
Hello, to ensure your entry, you must speak constantly every day, about the device, what you are worried about, the news that you want us to know and more, in conclusion, to debate about this, what you like about it, but, La Idea is that we can comment, so, come on!
I’ve been using the same BB 9900 for the last 6 years, this phone would be fantastic! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway, good luck everyone!
yes please, great birthday present for my daughter, she’s been saving for a phone for ages
Thank you, same to you.
Hope you win so she can get this as her birthday present 🙂
i still use a galaxy a5 from 2014 and its falling apart;(
i have never won a giveaway:(
good luck everyone!!!!!!
I’d love to win 😮
Good luck to everybody
Best of luck to all. This Samsung S8 would be a perfect dream upgrade from my old S2 from 5 years ago.
I’ve never had a samsung, it looks amazing! Would be great to get to try one now!
Give hard to the competition by following the rules, and you will win, but, I think luck is on the way, so, good luck!
love this phone
All the best to me 😀
all the best to you
Guys, we need them to contribute to the debate, we all know that we want to win, but please, to win must make constant participation in the controversy generated about this device, who does not know something, investigate, any doubts, we are here to give our opinion about Of that, state your point of view, and the others the ours, thank you,
Hey just saw this giveaway and am definitely very excited!! I’m definitely the most keen towards the bluetooth 5.0 that’s going to be integrated in this phone!!
amazing feature am i right
Amen! That is the least marketed awesome feature of this phone. Bluetooth 5 is a huge leap from the previous iterations. The range is more than doubled and the bandwidth is a lot more too which can be used for “dual audio”. Giving audio output to two different speakers for instance
Am I the lucky one?
Please may i win the s8+ so my friend can stop bragging about his iphone 7+
any phone is better than an iphone 😉
No, I do not like iphones, but you have to recognize that they are good, not any is better than one of them, the ios system is lighter than android, I do not want to leave badly the s8, but the iphone 7+ is capable of Beat him up for a bit
this is true.i was overexaggerating
Iphone had it flourishing years… It’s just been about time samsung took over.
But if you saying you hate iphone well i think it’s all preferential
Hi! My name is Trimanpreet Singh Chawla. I am entering in a giveaway first time. I hope of winning this.
Hope to win!
Hope to win… was wondering what happened to the gleem giveaway page! It said giveaway ended
What happened is that “android soul” has decided to change the cards of the draw, will not be done with the gleem, Now it’s going to be you contributing to the subject of s8 or s8 +, ie giving your opinion about this device, What news is there about him, that he want us to know that you think we do not know, that you have doubts, discusses, discusses with us, but first, please read the comments at least 2 days ago, so that you are aware of what this Passing and do not repeat what has already been said, is more, if you have a doubt of what has been said, leave it, so we can help you.
These actions must be done during the time of competition, bone, every day until the end of the draw, among more enriching participation to the topic you do, the more chances you have to win, if you do many and do not contribute anything, you are doing nothing, those are The rules, knowing all this, do it, and come on!
i like this mobile i hope to win
its a great phone!
I hope I win.. after a year and a half of having my s6 edge plus It is starting to break 🙁
Give it to me if you win porfa xd.
Do you really know the conditions to participate and win?
regularly comment and participate in forums on the website to be noticed as a participant
I love the features on this phone
Wow, that’s good
I hope this is international coz i really want that phone
Very Long time Waiting For
i love this s8 i hope to win Makar V u bored
Really do hope I have a chance at this ! Be more active on the page,eh! I can do that 🙂
High time I upgraded from the Oneplus One and stop settling 😉
Nice pun there XD And all the best mate 😀
Thanks mate and best of luck to you too!
claro amigo, si que se puede, aunque ya es un poco tarde para yo contestarte, debido a la fecha que lo publicastes
Gracias y la mejor de las suertes a usted también!
Pardon me if the spanish is wrong!
Stop settling. haha xD
The happiness I get when people get the pun 😉
Here I am to win this.
If somebody has any technical question about Android or iOS, I would do anything to answer them.
I am here to win this monster!
S8 is the best display phone till date…Its just awesome….
así es, ademas de eso, su procesador también es el mejor hasta la fecha, y su numero de opciones de seguridad es el numero 1, aunque es una pena que el desbloqueo facial tenga errores. 🙁
The face lock has errors just due to an update they released recently and will be fixed in no time 😀
Hope to win 🙂
Hope to win, <3
Dream of winning an S8. Here goes nothin….
Please, guys, contribute to the debate, there are very few who do it taking into account the number of participants, ask questions, give news, please, I am anxious for a well-armed debate and have not yet given it, they want, i put a lot of Questions even though they have already been answered?
Hello. I want the phone!
Hope To win
Hey . Many participants but only one winner. Hope that the lady luck is with me . I need this phone badly. And hope one of the best android websites , the android soul gives it to me!!!
nice giveaway, hope win
Just wondering but what’s the best battery case for Samsung phones? I know that the s8 only has 3,000mAh, and I get so much anxiety over battery life so please give some suggestions!!
Try mophie it works wonders
I’ve looked at lots of reviews on the brand and they’re all very good. The only concern I have is that it looks so bulky in pictures!! 🙁
Dont really think it is.
I think the new galaxy would really improve upon every bit of the specs ……following having issues with their battery from last year…where i heard they had to hault sales ….so from my point of view i think it would well be far better from s7
It has improved a lot and also they’re relaunching the refurbished version of the Note 7 in a few months
Maybe Vproof would help, it does not look that bulky either :).
I agree with @disqus_gE6HGDm7mA:disqus Vproof has a range of battery cases and they look really neat and also not a Wallet killer either 😀 The S8 version according to the amazon dates will be available by may 10th. You get a 5000mAh case for about 30$ which is actually not that bad
I simply recommend the s8 + since it has 3500 mAh, but keep in mind that its processor is very good, because of this, the battery power is well restricted, ie it is like having an s7 of 3500 or 3600 mAh, and The s8 It’s like saying that actually 3500 and the s8 + is 4000mAh.
Try out the device and check if its performance can last a whole day for your usage. If it can, then you can avoid a battery pack altogether. Besides, the quick charging is a boon
The galaxy s8 is amazing, hope I win!!
Would be an amazing phone to use.
The s7 edge had battery issues… How, comparing it to the new phone has there been massive improvement.?
You can definitely see a battery improvement of 30-40% in here, compared to the s7 edge, with the different processor and all. But, it really depends on how you use your phone and the default display resolution you set it at, mediocre use should last you a day.
Yeah you right.
If you aint going the whole day without an internet connection which is seemingly impossible….well the battery would last even much longer than a day.
Agreed. That would last you a hefty 12 hours more, but these days I don’t even bother to turn my data off, so that is off limits for me. Haha!
So what is the snapdargon ?
Snapdragon is the Processor line of SOCs for smartphones by Qualcomm, quite similar to your PC cpu actually, but for the smartphones.
The truth is, since the s8 has a large (potential) processor, which helps to average the energy in the device, but, the s8 consists of many functions apart from applications in sync, which eliminate the faster the energy of the device.
Is it better than thr iphone 7plus.?
Read an article saying something about the snapdragon … What is that?
The Snapdragon 835. Only people in the US will be getting a Snapdragon, rest of the world i.e. Europe and Asia will have an Exynos 8895 chipset. The SD 835 is really good, probably the best Android processor in the market right now. But, when you compare an Android device with an iPhone, it’s like comparing a Cheetah with a Lion. iPhones will always perform better, because iOS is quite light on the memory management and no garbage collection and better UI rendering. S8 right now is the best Android phone in the market. Both have their own strengths. 🙂
No doubt about it being the best android phone…but its still well a match for the iOS phones .
Read through some pretty interesting specs on both the iOS and the galaxy ….it well had some advantages. Android is more user friendly…..from how i see it.
Right. Apart from that, you get lots of freedom in the Android. Customizability of Android phones is unbeatable, in Smartphones. There are lots of things I could go on about why Android is better, but the most important factor, that everyone ignores is the MicroSD card. Apple i don’t think will ever come with one. Haha. Apple was selling 16gb devices, till last year. I mean 16gb, seriously? 😀
Galaxy being in the market has really made them….up their game in the bizz…. First it was all apple here apple there….but now there is some sought of competition. Very big competition… I can’t even wait to hear about the galaxy s9 and the iphone 8. 😊 they both will be huge.
True. But, I don’t see iPhones getting any cheaper, this year they are rumoured to come out with OLED displays, and Apple won’t ever reduce their profit share as Samsung did on the S8. Android is only going to go up 😉
The iPhone 8 is (according to most websites and Speculators) expected to have the biggest release this year and increase their share in the phone market .I have a feeling that Apple might try tweaking the profits here and there to get there as if the phone is as good as people seem to be saying there might have been huge R&D expenses
The iPhone 8 or X, whatever they are gonna call it, is rumored to come with some interesting upgrades and may well cost over a 1000$. Although, I don’t agree with you when you say tweaking profits, because Apple R&D expenses are considerably more than any android, as they are the ones, who often come with the big changes and there’s no such a thing as a cheap iPhone :D.
According to rumours iPhone is going all out with a Glass sandwich with stainless steel in the middle and doing away with the button and Using a part of the screen as a sensor as Carlos enquired about earlier.Moreover its the iPhone’s 10th anniversary so I guess there’s a lot more to come I ever heard something about extremely fast charging but rumours are rumours and not all of them can be trusted .The speculated price of the iPhone 8 is 70K which is way higher than the previous ones.According to BusinessInsider their profit margin has dropped to 49% in 2016 and expected to drop to 34% and they also quoted Sacconaghi and he says”We believe that GMs [gross margins] will potentially become a larger issue as we approach the iPhone 8’s release, as the devices’ new form factor, OLED screen and increased functionality (wireless charging) will invariably drive up iPhone’s BOM [bill of materials], either necessitating a further price increase in the device, or potentially pressuring gross margins in FY 18.”
I get what you mean, but Apple has what you can say, a fan following, they upgrade from a 6s to a 7, just because it’s the latest version. Look at the bigger picture here, Apple is still raking way more profits than Samsung and with materials like what you said, the on-screen fingerprint reader and all, with the way it will be designed, that you can’t fix them up at anywhere else but Apple care, and after selling it for 70k, people will shell out more bucks to get that fixed. Also, with so many new technology that Apple will hopefully introduce in their next iPhone, their shares are only expected to go up.
You’re right about that.The shares might skyrocket as after many years this will be the first Apple with quite some upgrades unlike the previous one which was more of a downgrade with that 3.5mm jack (No hate ,Just saying).As I said in an earlier post the iPhones are more of a status symbol than a phone some people simply need to have its latest version even if doesn’t have any significant upgrade.After the iPhone 8 releases they’ll be pulling in huge profits and maybe it could be higher than 70k,they might bring in an 8+ variant which people will simply go Gaga for
“Rich people have Rich Tendencies” – Lol, just saying.
In conclusion, it can not be compared in depth with each other, since they are different systems, but in Christian, s8 is better, by its specifications, I hope you understand me.
Yes, I have no doubts about that. The S8 is way too good. I was just trying to answer the question about iOS vs Android to @bossmanghostrigzburner:disqus here. Android has far more advantages as compared to the iOS too :).
Thanks @Aditya Pradhan
Well,its more of a preference really, iOS vs android.
iOS does give a streamlined UI, but lacks in terms of any available tinkering.
Android on the other hand does let users decide on their icons,launchers etc. Power users can go deeper and flash custom ROM’s and all that.
And in terms of looks, the S8 does take the cake this time around. Kudos to samsung for that! The S8 also has a more vivid screen and technical superiority in the screen area!
So as of now,yeah the s8 does seem to be ahead!
All hail Galaxy🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌
Who is better, iphone 7 or s8, the truth, both have great match in their category, have great specifications, but say who is better, that depends on each one, the iphone is lighter, since their system is very difficult to Is fragmented, but the s8 has better processor. As I said, it depends on each one, for me the s8 is better, because of its hardware and software, they are quite flashy.
Who is snapdragon ?, I’ll tell you the simplest and simplest, snapdragon is the processor of the device, which is responsible for running all its functions, from the simplest, to the most complex.
Its just a matter of preference really.Both phones are really good and if you prefer a light and more stream lined UI go with the Apple and if you want more customizability and flexibility go with the S8.Also iPhones are known for their longevity.I know many people who still have and use their iPhone 4s but thats a different case most likely. An Android phone will rum you atleast 2-3 years while an iPhone will run you a good 4-5 years if you don’t care about the updates and the OS.
Snapdragon is Qualcomms line of Processors [System on a chip]. The S8 not only comes with Snapdragon processors but there are variants in EU and Asia with the Exynos processor which is Samsungs line of processors
Quoting Aju Business Daily, The Investor says that Samsung and Qualcomm has already started work on a new mobile chip for the Galaxy S9. The chip is likely to be called Snapdragon 845 and should be manufactured by Samsung or TSMC when development is complete.
A report a few weeks ago claimed the Galaxy S9 is already in development at Samsung. At the time, the Galaxy S8 wasn’t even available in stores.
Samsung uses the Snapdragon 835 and the Exynos 8895 chips in its Galaxy S8 phone, both 10nm chips that are faster and more energy-efficient than their predecessors. The company employed the same tactic for years, which means it’s likely a version of the Galaxy S9 will also be powered by a Samsung-made chip.
The report, however, doesn’t mention anything about Samsung’s future Exynos chips, or the tech specs of the Galaxy S9’s processors.
The Galaxy S8 currently has the best mobile processor pair you can find on an Android device, and it’s the only phone to have a Snapdragon 835 chip inside. However, tests have shown that the iPhone 7’s performance is still no match for the Galaxy S8.
Well Samsung will not stop producing the phones with their Exynos simply as the Exynos is beating all benchmarks and hands down the better processor than Snapdragon.The only reason Samsung is still selling variants with Snapdragon in the US is because Exynos doesn’t support CDMA which some carriers in the US still use.If that was not the situation Samsung would have done away with it as Exynos is also a more profitable choice for them.Thanks for sharing that information with us.Be nice if you gave the source from where you extracted that 😀
Because when you talk about the specs of s9, it is logical to say that you will not find them for now that the s8 has not even been released completely, although this has nothing to do with it, I mean, it is too early for samsung to reveal information that Can change a future
What he stated is an extract from an article at BGR.The S9 is under development and the Rumours about the new processor are also true although the name is uncertain as its too early to tell .
They actually started work on the s9! Pretty sure they must already have decided a lot of the specs as well! Bossman sure has a lot of queries 😛
Sure i do.😁
Keep em coming! 🙂
Was reading through some comparison with the iphone s7 protection wise.. Which one is them is the best.?
Galaxy s8-Corning Gorilla Glass 5 iphone 7s-Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating
Of some of the Youtube videos I checked the iPhone 7 plus didn’t start breaking at the 11 feet mark in most tests while the back of the S8 was shattered completely a,but that can be a cheap replacement.The screen of the S8 although was not a huge crack but did have a slight crack at the top corner which made the iPhone the clear winner.Although in everyday usage both are really good phones and the S8 does take a lot of throwing around to show some damage on the screen I would suggest the S8 simply because of its great specs and also as Samsung is really responsive to user complaints and fixing every issue ASAP.If you prefer IOS and its simplicity you can choose the Apple.
No way…i am for GALAXY..!!!😁😁😁
There we go !! XD
The Corning Gorilla Glass 5, is the most reinforced glass in a smartphone to date, but, iphone, has an aluminum protection a rear, and its front has a more collected screen and more bevels, which gives more Protection, it is this aspect of resistance, Is more likely to win the iphone 7
Check out jerryrigeverything’s tests on the s8 and iphones. TLDR version is, s8 isn’t very durable with drops and bumps but is very resilient to scratches. Even the caera glass is very tough
Last i checked ….. The google pixel…was the best phone price …oops galaxy rules.
Pixel although was really good ,people simply didn’t have that big of a preference towards it .Most people would simply choose the 1+3t over it just because it was much cheaper and had decent specs
Pixel is a great device for android purists but what I was disappointed about was how incomplete it felt. The software is smooth and snappy and has an awesome camera, yes. but it wasn’t water resistant, the build felt so incomplete. All of that really pulled it down. s8 seems to have little to no compromises
The Pixel IMO isn’t simply good enough to grow out of the Nexus’ shadow :/ And I don’t mean that by specs but just by overall build. The Nexus had that little something that makes me, even after its discontinued, like it a lot 😀
Nexus was the best. I know exactly what you mean. I feel it. Nexus had element to it. Something impeccable and perfect. That purity. I have heard this a lot and know it to be true. Once you use a nexus, Its hard to go back to anything else. And though the era ended, it ended with an awesome phone like the Nexus 6P. Was very sad to learn it would be the last of its kind. Gone but never forgotten. :/
I did read somewhere that they might relaunch it as the Pixel doesn’t seem to be doing so well but there’s a very small chance of that being true
Nexus wasn’t for profits by google. It was to show the other android OEMs where android phones, in which direction they should go and what they should aspire to be. That was pure awesomeness.
With pixel it was all about success and profits and competing with iPhone. They even copied so much. It lost that nexus element
What was so nice about the Nexus was whenever I went to XDA I see so much support for it and so much news about it in the front page.I barely see anything about the Pixel and tbh not sure if many people tweak their phones too.Really wish they brought the Nexus back :/ and what you said about the profits is something I haven’t heard 😀 thanks for sharing that 😉
Yes, the people who bought nexus and people who bought pixel are completely different. Nexus phones were a lot more affordable than Pixels too. Maybe that’s also a huge factor.
Glad to share. 🙂
So you say that they were aimed at two completely different markets ? Say the Nexus at the Developer community while the Pixel at the Casual user ?
Yes exactly my friend. 🙂
Nexus was for the devs and power users and the people who truly understood android for what it was.
Pixel was for mainstream casual users. People who were using the iPhone before and felt like changing. They didn’t include any deep, expert features. Everything was plain, easy to use features. Google assistant, finger print scanner gestures, double tapping the power button to wake. It was for the conventional user.
Pixel is an amazing flagship phone, no doubt but it never really appealed to me about it’s design, Nexus though was an entirely different case. Especially the Nexus 5.
I completely agree. Nexus 5 is an evergreen phone. My friend is running nougat on it, rooted of course and it still works like a charm. The build and simplicity of that phone was top class.
Even the Nexus 6P was gorgeous and amazing phone.
I know right, they sold the phone for almost close to 3 years consistently without a drop in price. That goes to show how good it was, and still is. Yeah, my cousin has one, and as far as I know, he has no plans of getting that replaced anytime soon.
And the first phone to be updated with new software. What can be better than that. That’s just priceless
Agreed. Nexus 5 and Moto G 1st generation both while dated, still enjoy updates from a rather dedicated developer community.
Those first generation moto phones were great, the G and the X.
I think google owned moto at that time and maybe that’s why they were that great. Speculating.
That’s the beauty the Nexus with great specs and also a gigantic community .There are so many ROMs to choose from,so many performance enhancing mods and so many themes <3
You can never get used to it. never get bored. When its getting too heavy for the phone, someone comes up with a better kernel and it breathes new life into the phone
Even if i don’t win…would save all my salary to get one..
Galaxy is simply ….wonderful …a dream phone worth the wait.
At least you have a salary.
I’m going to say the sam
I am with you too mate 🙂
High five buddy, me too 🙂
Just on some small scale allowance.
I do not have a salary either, haha.
The Official site does offer an EMI option and so do many websites 😀 Have you tried checking them out ?
What is EMI? What are they for?
EMI stands for equated monthly installments where you can pay small payments each month for a period of 6 months or longer with a slightly higher price due to interest.This is much easier and more preferable as people don’t have to make it a one time payment 😀
Not to sound like a know it all, its actually equated monthly installments.
Oh yeah my bad It’s Equated monthly installments.Thanks bud 😀
Anytime mate 🙂
No i havent ….who wouldnt want a give away
Lol I didn’t mean you wouldn’t want to participate but simply mentioned a better method of buying it instead of a one-time payment 😉
I recommend you wait for note 8, if you talk about salary, you are talking about work, notes serve a lot for work, I recommend you wait and decide later, even if it will take a while.
Although winning this s8 would be the gift of the decade.
You mean gift of the next two years after which a newer and much better bleeding edge technlogy infused samsung is released XD
lmao,true! The past S series of the decade when compared to todays mid range phones seems like a joke now. Of course this is pretty much pre s6 times 😛
this mobile is amazing i want to s8
i am in need of a good phone
Then, buy it, if it is just like me, compete and win!
I absolutely need it!!!!
Guys and girls, give me your opinions on the problems of s8 based on the red screen, who knows what is the cause?, Why all s8 and s8 + do not present?, It is said that configuring the calibration of the Screen can can solve, but in reality, when configuring it, on some devices, the edges still turn out to be red, who knows about that?
There was an issue and the updates are about to roll out by the end of this month 😀 It was a software related issue.Some of the phone’s red tint issue could be fixed simply by adjusting the colours in the Settings but not all of them worked that way.
If indeed it is a hardware issue,samsung wont leave you hanging. But for now it seems like its a software issue!
It must be the software issue, with the color calibration settings that Samsung introduced in the phone, there might be some glitches that needs to be fixed. and as @rishabwarrier:disqus said, not all of it could be fixed manually as Samsung told. So, we just have to wait for the OTA update that will fix the issue, and we might get to hear more about it.
The OTA update is being rolled out to fix this so we can all sigh with relief. 🙂
I would love to win this phone, I love Samsung since I remember to listen about this brand, I love all devices and I don’t have the conditions to buy this or the S7, please if u can help me to share this post, thanks!!
That ?, you must win it, do not ask it please, if you want to win it you follow the rules and compete, do not be child!
One point a lot of reviewers seem to miss about the S8 is the pressure sensitive home button! Thats actually quite cool seeing they ditched their trademark home button.
It’s so awesome!! If only they have integrated the fingerprint scanner into the screen as well ;(
Sadly they couldn’t though.Definitely on the note 8 or the s9 I think 🙂
Of having been, would be perfect !!!!!,
Oh yeah, you risked a tradition to attract attention, it was excellent that samsung work, has made this terminal something beautiful to beautiful, but was wrong in the location of your fingerprint reader.
This very much finite Infinity display is what makes the headlines, but it’s not without a consequence. The Home button is history – in its place an onscreen navigation bar, the fingerprint sensor relocated, the pressing sensation emulated (sort of) by haptic flutter,but what made samsung rid off the home button.?
Would the next coming galaxies be the same.? Or perhaps each and every year would come with different designs.?
I think it was a pretty bold move! And they did it brilliantly! The button can be pressed even when the screen is completely off !
Yeah it was bold…. I mean making such a big decision about the design and it paying of so cool, it’s a plus.
la verdad, es que dices las cosas tan claras que no me das oportunidad de comentarte, cunando puedo responderte algo, alguien ya lo ha hecho.
It is brilliant. Everything just paid off for them.
The phone is simply amazing …the design is just too cool
They wanted to incorporate the fingerprint scanner there too but couldn’t.
It was a good move IMO.Most people (including myself) prefer on-screen navigation and no home button simply because theres more screen and less bezel.They’ve done rid of the Home button and done a really nice job at it too.The Scanner’s placement could have been put under the camera than beside it though..
Samsung always give you something special..that woud just blow your mind.
IKR and they’ve really outdone themselves this year with the S8 and the Note 8 which is about to come
Yeah…. Waiting hope they do another give away.😁 ..upon release .
Fingers crossed XD This happens to be their first giveaway and the reaction seems to be huge.I’m guessing seeing the reaction they give more of the reviewers kit if they can afford to 😀
If, in this case, samsung bothered a little, but his fingerprint is better than before, is faster.
The fingerprint scanner in the S8 series is really good.The only problem was the placement which is something people could get used to.
Samsung every year, it gives a touch to the designs of its terminals, in this s8 and s8+, gave a great and advanced touch.
Samsung and its infinite screen, I know that samsung could remove more bevels, I mean, although samsung announce that the s8 does not have bevels, but in reality if, they are small but it has them, besides, I have hopes that the improvements that the Do in the next terminals, thickening with the fingerprint reader on the screen, a breakthrough to s5 technology!
Even without the home button..i think the phone is still awesome because i see an extension of the screen compared to the galaxy s7 edge
Yeah the only complaint is the poor fingerprint reader placement. Funny how they messed that up.
Yeah…it would have been more cool ….with the home buton..like the s7 edge…but with the homeless button…that’s what i think has made the phone’s screen slightly bigger than before.
The lack of a hardware home key is what makes the phone and its display much more attractive 😀
Yeah …..yeah… Saw the idle screen screen…and it looked amazing though.
And whats more interesting is that the idle screen feature doesn’t draw much power and there’s not much difference between having it on and off.That was something I was really worried about 🙂
Yeah,that and the fact that they changed the aspect ratio which is why its easy to hold despite being larger than usual 🙂
It’s part of the charm actually. Smartphones like the S8/S8+, the Xiaomi Mi Mix, and to some extent the LG G6, have extremely high screen to body ratio, and no doubt they leave all other smartphones miles behind when it comes to the design. The S8 will probably feel very slightly larger than a 5.5 inch normal device, though it packs a 5.8 inch display 😀
Did you check out the Note 8 leaks ? Its screen seems to be huge and is expected to be a giant 6.4 inches .The leaked images screen to body ratio seems to be slightly higher than the S8 and the S8 plus.This phone is surely one of the contenders for the best phone of 2017 😀 I really don’t know what to say.The Note 8 looks simple amazing and its also doing away with the awkwardly placed scanner too.Samsung is doing a really great job !
Correction: Note 8
Do you mean the S9 or the Note 8? S8 is already out. As for that, not yet. There is still a long way to go before the release and sometimes, what the leaks claim, does not really reflect in the released phone itself. What you say though, is really nice.
Oh my bad I meant the Note 8.The leaks are of a phone that looks somewhat like a larger version of the S8+ with a stylus alongside it .It’s bezels are much less compared to the S8 and again sorry for the mix up XD .I have a feeling that the renders could be true but still as you said we’re still far off from release as its expected to come out at the mid or end of Q3
No worries mate ;). Yeah, Q3 end is the time when the announcements will be, probably at the end of september, but I think the complete launch will only be possible by November, we have a lot of time. I have read too many OnePlus 5 leaks 🙂
The OnePlus 5 leaks are also very nice aren’t they with the dual camera and all that.I just can’t seem to stop reading rumours about the Note 8 and the iPhone 8 though.The iPhone simply seems too god to be true with the display and the scanner.Sadly all leaks are not true but its amazing how even some false rumours seem so believable I just hope that the Note 8 Fingerprint scanner placement is true 😀
The fingerprint scanner, has become something that is already ahead. So hard to stop seeing
Yep.Especially in India where the government plans to start payments using the scanners of the phone and also some other registration process.I remember when it all started and one of my friends told me how the scanner was useless and just a market stunt and it has no real use other than to unlock you phone fast but now its all changed and even Samsung pay lets you use your finger print to make payments
Let’s see I am pretty hyped about the OnePlus 5. The 3t set the bar really high for the smartphones and the expectations are quite high. We will hear pretty soon about that, anyway 🙂
I just hope they don’t raise the price along with that bar XD I have a feeling they’ll slowly start moving towards the 40-50k mark to match with other flagships but if they do make that mistake then the nickname “Flagship killer” will simply diminish and might lose some fans.I really want them to stay at the 30k mark maybe rise it to 35k just so that there’s a price difference.My friend seems to speak high about the 1+5 and is asking everyone to wait for it than buy the 3T just hope its worth the wait
Haha :D. This isn’t likely to happen anytime soon, though. Chinese OEMs have got a reputation to uphold, don’t they.? 😀
Well I’m not sure OnePlus started from 15k and slowly has climbed up to the 30k section pretty fast not saying thats a bad thing and not that they’re charging too much ,Trust me that phone is worth every penny (3T) Just saying what I’ve come to understand XD
Correction: OnePlus X, the budget offering was 15k, the One was priced at around 20k. They have always kept the price competitive. Yes, last year, the prices went 3k higher than the Oneplus two which was launched at 24k but, they had the best on-sheet specs to boot. Even Amitabh Bachchan admits that. Lmao!
Ah I must have confused it between the old price and the current price.My bad the last I remember was the 15k pricing 😀 Omg and those advertisements XD The specs are so good for that pricing obv they saved a lot of money on marketing with their old strategy which let them fit in more attractive specs for that price and The 3T’s trailer is the first one I’ve seen for that matter 😀
Ah, yes the silent and cost effective FB marketing they did during the Oneplus One launch days.. Ingenious.
Thats something I find really smart 😀 it barely cost them anything XD Xiaomi did pretty much the same but just didn’t know when to stop .
Something around 10,000$ if i am not wrong. It’s hard to believe that a brand kickstarted themselves into the world market, with such less spending.
No way! That’s it? I expected them to have put in much more 😐 They must have put in some thorough planning and incredibly good execution as that was a pretty risky move 🙂
I know right, that’s like 12 of the S8 smartphones. 😀 🙂
The finger print scanner was expected to be on-screen but sadly the research didn’t show stable results and they had to alter the design at the last minute and place the finger print scanner at the back and ended up with this XD
Definitely on the S9 or the note 8 🙂
Most likely on the S9 so that they can advertise and boost sales and also more time to develop it well too.The Note 8 will most likely be pretty much the same although its hard to imagine a Note series without a home button but that might just be me.
Think of the note with the home button … Am just saying.
Or perhaps without the home button…will give it a plus in the screen resolution.
I just saw the leaks of the Note 8 and I’m stunned .It looks really beautiful and also comes with its trademark stylus and also for the first time dual cameras 😀
The truth is that seeing a note without a start button would look good, since it would be more free to screen De biseles and wide content visibility. That’s just my opinion.
Well the Note 8 according to the leaked media does look really good ,I mean its a real beaut but then it’ll take a while for me to register that as the note and replace the old ones in my head XD.
Wow….that must have escaped them somehow…but the phone is still awesome.
You are right, is that the technology of the reader on the screen is already, but they should have thought a little, but since, note 8, will break minds with the reader on screen !!
Actually that is not true the Note 8 will also have the reader at the back only now it’ll be placed at a much more comfortable position below the camera according to the leaks,renders and rumours
You are sure, I can almost assure you, note 8 will come with the fingerprint reader on the screen, remember why samsung could not implement it in this terminal (s8).
Nah the leaks don’t show a fingerprint scanner on the Note 8.Moreover it only makes sense that Samsung will implement that bug a feature only on the next years S9 followed by the Note 9 just so that its an additional feature to use as marketing and so they have more time to develop the feature well too .So sadly no fingerprint scanner on the screen on the Note 8.
The first device where we will see the on-screen reader will be an iPhone because they have a patent on it, and the next iPhone is rumored to come with it. @rishabwarrier:disqus’s answer has further cemented my belief. So, not in the Note 8, but hopefully next year, we will be seeing that in Android devices as well !!
We make bets?, I assure you that in note 8, we will see the reader on screen, of course, the reader technology on screen is already done, but there was no time to implement it in s8, that is to say, it will certainly be implemented in the note 8, well, the device that comes out first will bring it, since it is true what you say about iphone,
Umm you seem extremely confident about the on-screen scanner but sadly what you stated is most likely false .I know its too early to talk about the S9 but thats the phone that has more chances of coming with the scanner on screen simple because its a sales tactic.If they include the feature on the Note 8 then it would show a huge difference from the S8 and end up toning down the S8 series’ sales.So if they release the feature with the S9 it would not only not disturb the market of any recently released phone but also they get to say that they have more features on the newest phone and also in all these years there never has been that huge a difference between the galaxy s series and note series released in the same year design-wise and also specification-wise.So these are some reasons why I’m lead to believe that the Note 8 will not come with the scanner on screen
I would be very happy if I am wrong. I really hope Samsung does bring it in the Note 8.
although still remember the retina scanner and facial recognition.
The facial recognition is not really good as most of the times it doesn’t recognize your face properly.The Iris scanner too isn’t that good as it doesn’t work properly for people with glasses and if there is bad lighting or also too much lighting.Both those features are also not means to use Samsung pay.Not that I hate them ,I really like the retinal scanner but the thought of having to point the phone at my face for a few seconds to unlock it seems a bit awkward when compared to placing my finger at the back.
Yep only that the Retinal Scanner and Facial recognition isn’t that good under improper lighting and for that matter Facial recog isn’t that safe as it can be fooled with a simple picture but that won’t be for long 😀 The retinal scanner also isn’t that good for people with glasses :/ and also isn’t a way of using Samsung pay … Sorry about the late reply BTW 🙂
Maybe they would come up with a solution..or it might not be the fact that every galaxy s8 user having that same problem…not really sure but just saying.
They cannot possibly fix the fingerprint reader, because it is already present at the back next to the camera, and some users complain about the awkward placement, since the phone is larger than normal at 5.8″(for the S8, S8+ is even larger), and as such, in general, it is tough to unlock the phone with one hand because of it. I might just be able to access that with one hand, I have got really long fingers :D. Haha!
Adaptability comes with time. Once, people use it for a few days, I am sure they will be fine with it.
It will not be fixed, as Aditya said. Either way, there is still passcode/pattern, retina scanning and facial recognition, so you can just use that.
Agreed @jeremyjoji:disqus, as you said there are a lot of alternate ways to unlock the phone. SInce, the front is the complete display, they had to go with the back anyway, we need to move past the fingerprint reader, and appreciate the true masterpiece that Samsung has created.
It’s a pain, I wonder how samsung, being samsung, came up with that.
As I’ve said earlier it was a rushed up decision and they had to place the scanner there as there was no other position to place the scanner as the battery and other components were are already placed in all preferable positions 😐 This they seemed to have corrected with the Note 8 if the rumours and the renders I’ve seen are right
It was a last minute thing I guess,when they couldnt incorporate it into the screen itself.
They wanted the fingerprint scanner to be on the home button but they ran into problems with that design and the back placement was the alternative they were left with. So I guess its justified though even I don’t like the placement.
Not on the home button but on the screen itself like how the iPhone is expected to be.Sadly there weren’t proper results and they had to find a different place
When the s7 edge is placed on the front, the edges changes colour when there’s a call…i hope samsung still maintain that feature it is so cool
I think they did maintain it. Saw some reviewer mention it.
The edge is still there but this time there is no normal and edge variant but simple the S8 and S8+,both with infinity displays.The two show only slight differences like battery capacity and screen size and in Asia and Europe the S8+ also has a 6gb variant
Oh okay. Sure
That feature is something that has become samsung itself, has been maintained from the s6 edge, would not be an exception in the s8
Felt this phone in person it felt great.
The screen is just amazing! Great article.
Last year a friend of mine won… The galaxy s7 edge… It came with the gear VR from some quiz on twitter… Just asking the androud soul if… this would also come with all the gears in case anybody is to win.
Or probably it would just be the phone.
Well its the reviewers edition which they receive so that they can review the phone and post on the website so it most likely will only have the things the retail phone comes with and no additional prizes 😀
Because this contest speaks only the phone (complete and in its box), it would be great to come with something extra. Enjoy it, the winner!
Oh okay sure
i want to win the samsung S8 i like this mobileeeeee
Friend, you have been saying the same thing for a long time, but, do not hesitate to follow the rules, please, this advice serves you to win, the rules are up, participate to win.
how to get in the giveaway
Simple mate 😀 You just have to be active in the website,express your opinion on the posts , help the people who are confused about certain subjects and also share and help make the website popular 😀
Awesome phone. Giving Apple a run for its money.
S8 or S8+ whichever, both looks good!
S8+ for the bragging rights
S8+ The Best
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I congratulate you
Team galaxy for life
I really would love a Galaxy S8+. All my life I always had a low end phone… right now I am still using a Galaxy S4. I want to get more into android and start developing, but I cannot do that when I do not even understand the new interface. If I received the Galaxy S8+, I would be familiar with the new OS and start developing. It would mean the world to me if I received this phone. I beg of you, to please pick me. I really need this phone. I am looked down upon by my fellow students because I have a Galaxy S4, and not a high-end phone.
Sorry but rules are rules
Reserved the giveaway S8.
S8+ the best Alternative of Apple !!!
The enhanced security offered by Samsung Knox has been approved by 29 governments worldwide.
Seriously …i mean guys samsung is the real deal.
Unbreakable security…what wow!!
IKR Samsung is really building up its security and it also has Samsung pay which I like,one can pay using their phone and the finger print works with it too 😀 although the Iris scanner and the Face scanner do not work with Samsung pay .
They simply aren’t secure enough yet to be used as reliable security options. Face unlock can sometimes even be fooled with a picture. As their algorithms get better and better, maybe they will include them in pay.
Face unlock isn’t very reliable although I have a feeling that the Iris scanner does have a future with it 😀
Agreed. Iris is a pretty accurate means of biometric security like the fingerprint. 🙂
Yes, the iris scanner can be refined and launched in samsung pay
That’s because, Samsung has determined that the facial scanner and iris, are not as safe as the rest, well, can be infringed with images!
The Iris can’t be faked btw just the facial recognition 🙂 The Iris I guess needs to develop more so that it gets more handy and fast ,as of now its a bit slow and doesn’t work under bad lighting condiotions
games are taken to a new level when played on Galaxy S8 and S8+’s boundless screen. And with Vulkan capabilities, hours of immersive fun are at your fingertips with even the most graphic-intensive games.
Well the S8 series’ hardware is top of the line especially the processors.As of now only the S8 has the Snapdragon 835 although the Exynos variant beats the Snapdragon version hands down.With all that specification games should run beautifully especially on that screen and that resolution 😀
i like this s8 go on my house please
Didn’t really get to hear the “hybrid sim” in the previous edged samsungs
What is it?
Hybrid sim slot means that in phones that support dual sims you have the choice to either have 2 sims in the phone and sacrifice the ability to use an SD card and increase you storage or use one sim and use an SD card instead of using a second sim.Its simply based on sacrificing a sim for an Sd card or an SD card for an additional sim
Oh okay sure… So, double sim forget the memory card… Or single sim with a memory card right.
Well the phone has a sizable amount of the storage 64 gig if am right…..
Well the storage looks okay to take basic android apps.
Yeah but for the people who don’t need a second sim they can extend the storage to a bulky 256gb although most people don’t use that much and 64gb is ample storage for basic usage unless you’re storing a lot of data and can’t afford to delete a few gbs of jank 😉
But you have to keep in mind that the phone has a high range, its images, videos, all its multimedia content will be heavier, so its space is exhausted faster, but 64gb, it backs it up,
Thank you, I did not know that there was a sim of figure of sd
“Dual Pixel 12MP AF”
Correct me if am wrong …so in actual sense the camera is 24MP right? I mean the back cam.
Dual Pixel AutoFocus doesn’t mean that that its 12mpX2.According to what I’ve read its Samsung’s AutoFocus feature that is supposed to be much better than the phones on the market.It’s not something new as it is present in more mirrorless camera sensors and high-end DSLRs.According to Samsung “The Dual Pixel image sensor employed in the camera of the Galaxy S7 splits every single pixel into two photodiodes for on-chip phase detection, promising vastly improved autofocus performance,”The feature can be seen most useful when you’re taking low light pictures.The old Autofocus [PDAF] uses only 5-10 percent of the pixels for focusing but the Dual Pixel AF uses 100% of the pixels to focus images.The dual pixel AF feature was introduced in the Galaxy S7 😀
So apparently it’s the same feature in the s7 edge just that the dual pixel af uses 100‰ of the pixel focus on images.
The s7 has an amazing camera.
My concern was even about the selective focus …i don’t know i didnt really see this in the s7edge or i might have missed it.
Nope its exactly the same as the S7 with some slight differences
The camera is pretty much the same as s7 edge added with better post image processing. This will help especially in the case of moving subjects, HDR processing and greatly reduces noise especially in low light
In layman terms, it is just enabling a much faster, better autofocus.
When you open the camera and point it to the subject you wish to clock pictures of, the subject will fall into focus a lot faster.
Megapixels count is really not a deciding factor. Yeah it would be nice to have a higher one,but lots of other factors affect the quality of the camera 🙂
Like the focal length,the size of the sensor,its sharpness etc.
No, af, refers to sensors that help you improve the focus of the camera, they also increase the sharpness and resolution of the camera, so with only 12MP, samsung occupies one of the first logarithms in the field of camera, I speak in Christian, I do not give too much explanation for you to understand me
The selective focus (Bokeh Effect ) would be amazing.
I am not sure but the iPhone has this effect right.?
Ever seen this in the iphone 7
Umm Selective focus and Bokeh effect are two completely different things.The Bokeh effect can be achieved by using selective focusing and so far only the iPhone 7,Huawei P9 and the Mi6 is able to get the “Bokeh effect”.I’m not exactly sure if what I’ve written is completely accurate,sorry if I’m wrong 🙂
From the samsung page it did mention the two… I hapoen to believe that the selective focus generates the bokeh effect.
I have seen the selective focus in the iphone 7 but i wasnt really sure .
Like I said earlier the Bokeh effect can be achieved through the Selective focusing but to what I’ve read just now in a few sites it doesn’t mention having the ability to achieve the Bokeh effect and it would’ve been mentioned atleast a few times as only very few phones have the ability to take photos in that way.The people went crazy when the iPhone had it.The Bokeh shots can be taken only in phones with dual cameras unfortunately although some say that its possible to get some hint of the bokeh effect while doing macro shots.I’m not exactly sure if what I’ve typed is accurate you could wait for some more people to come and talk about it too
Lower the aperture,greater the bokeh.
F/1.7 is really impressive for a phone camera.
It is something that is achieved using the aperture of the lens in the camera. Low aperture induces the closer objects being in focus while the background is completely off focus creating that blurred background effect. Higher aperture for instance is used to shoot landscapes where everything needs to be clearly visible without blur. So technically, lower the aperture of the lens, better will the effect be. Though the camera lenses are capable enough like DSLRs to do this, they fake the effect in principle
You talk about the F / 1.7 lens, right? If so, you’re right!!
Yes that’s right. The les used to be around 2.2 or 2 a few years ago. Now they are getting as larger as 1.8 and 1.7 which is really great
Calm, no matter if you are wrong, it is clear what you want to say, but, what you have to accept is that samsung, incorporating it, is legal and has it. Thank you very much for your comment, it helped me
The iPhone was the first one to introduce that effect in portrait photos where the subject is in sharp focus while the background in blurred giving a nice depth of field and making the picture very attractive by prioritizing the subject alone.
Actually the Huawei P9 was the first one to introduce that effect
It was called the aperture mode in P9 so.. Though it essentially did the same thing, its the iPhone that made it a mainstream feature by talking about it and marketing it during iPhone 7 launch.
That’s true but what’s in a name right? iPhone being iPhone made it a huge thing and all the fans went crazy and it was made known to everyone and very few knew that Huawei had already come with it .
Is true, Huawei already had it, but did not release it as iphone, but since, the focus is samsumg at this time
The truth is that this effect and come first to Huawei p9
Yes true the P9 was released in april and called this aperture mode while the iPhone was released in September and called it the bokeh effect
Although, when you consider that Samsung has demonstrated the best screen tech for a number of years, this isn’t really a surprise.
Lets all be honest samsung has the perfect screen tech wise.
I think its the infinity display that attracts most people.The aspect ratio is the only con here , its a bit awkward and most videos won’t utilize the full screen and will end up leaving a black space on both sides of the screen.The S8’s screen is much more sharper than the G6’s screen and a bit big too as the aspect ratio of the G6 is 18:9 while the S8 is 18.5:9.The resolution of the S8 is also slightly higher.
Yeah it is ….as i already stated, samsung taking the home button off…has given it that extra lead resolution wise …. Becaude the screen extends from almost thr bottom to the top.
Exactly! To be honest ,the thing that made me love the phone the most was the infinity display! It looks bloody gorgeous. The aspect ratio is not a problem when browsing and games get optimized(some of them) to make use of the extra space. The black spaces like you said are kinda awkward. But kudos to them for making it bigger while not making it uncomfortable for one hand use.
IKR one hand usage although on the S8+ is a bit painful they nailed it with the S8 😀 and as @AshwinPras:disqus said it would lead to us twisting and turning to adapt to the screen and end up in a comfortable position XD
They literally provide most smartphone manufacturing companies with oled screens. 😀
Samsung has always had the perfect screen technology always in its time
Colours are gloriously vivid, but it manages to avoid oversaturating brighter shades while still displaying the deepest black. Like the iPhone 7, it covers the DCI-P3 cinema-grade colour gamut for a much wider spectrum of colours, and in certain situations, the brightness can break the 1000-nit barrier. Considering most phones, including the LG G6, only go up to about 650 nits, this is seriously impressive stuff. In fact, this screen is so bright that It can keep it on 25% brightness and it’s perfectly visible indoors.
Whats more surprising is that even with the brightness at max the phone lasts 6 hours of intensive usage! The display is also really good ,even at 30-40% brightness the display is completely visible and has no issue which is way better than the G6.
Way better than G6
Well its just a matter of preference.Some people actually prefer the G6 as it is slightly cheaper.Other than the price difference I don’t see why they should choose the G6 as the S8 beats it hollow in all fields 😀
Yeah you right about that.
I remember reading this somewhere in one of the review sites. I am afraid you are copy pasting this information, my friend. Lets please be original in sharing our thoughts here. Even if it is being taken from other sites, let us give the source credits to them. What say?
I was waiting for someone to say this for quite sometime but had a feeling that I would come off rude or maybe I was the only one who felt that it was wrong and that he’s trying to spread information XD Nice to see that I’m not the only one who felt that way.Most of the content are extracted from BGR and TrustedReviews btw 😀
Yeah, I saw it more than thrice and just had to say it. :/
Yes BGR and trustedreviews indeed. :’D
You did the right thing mate 😀 cheers!
I already pasted the link for the site
In an early post hoping maybe you will also notice some of the issues other reviewers talked about .
I just thought it would be nice to maybe discus.
I don’t mean to be offensive or rude but I did read all of your comments and didn’t see any link or any source for that matter maybe I missed something.I’m not saying that discussing is a problem but instead of copy pasting it would be nice if you shrunk it and put it down in your own words and also along with it the source and only quote important parts 😀
la verdad, si, tenia la sensación de copia, pero no podia decir nada, con esto no estoy diciendo que “Bossman Ghostrigz Burner”, lo haya hecho, porque no se.
todo lo que he dicho es lo que he visto en vídeos de reviews y saco mis conclusiones, perdonen si no les he podido ayudar mucho en el debate, pero no me queda tiempo, y no he leido mucho
That’s what we all do mate 🙂 read reviews and express our views and help and notify people who are unaware of certain functions.all that we said was it would be better if instead of copying he could write it shorter and simpler in his own words and link the source which he has done after we suggested the idea;)
I posted the link in an ealry post.
Even before sharing information on it.
Uff, you said it very sure, that was not right, but not shut up
In the AnTuTu benchmark, which tests everything from 3D performance to RAM speeds, the S8’s 173,292 score is among the best. Notably, its 70,546 score in the 3D gaming tests put it above the iPhone 7 Plus and LG G6, which both scored 60,000.
Processor wise the iPhone is far ahead and the geekbench scores are much higher when compared to the G6 and the S8 series.Which version of the S8 was the benchmark of ?The Snapdragon? or the Exynos?
Exynos…. But i heard there’s variation in the benchmarks…. From the article it looked like they were much speaking about the exynos….. I also read that there would be variation with the processors as some would have the snapdragon and others with exynos.
Wasn’t really sure about it.correct me if am wrong.
Ah so the Exynos variant’s benchmark results would be much higher as it performs much faster and also does really well in multitasking processes.
There would be huge variations in the benchmarks as the Exynos is much faster and much more efficient and uses the RAM much more efficiently resulting in a much better overall score.The Exynos variant would be released in Asia and EU if I’m not mistaken and the Snapdragon version would be released in the US and a few other places.Its mostly because the Exynos while it does support other carriers and their features, doesn’t support CDMA so it couldn’t be released in the US.In places like India where there is not carrier lock and all phones are carrier unlocked this issue doesn’t arise 😀
In this aspect iphone, you defeat s8, the answer is in the type of system that devices use, ios, it is a system and very light in relation to its processor, (appel A10 fusion), it does very fast although It is less than the s8, the s8, consists of many mergers, the processor, it should launch many features and it can slow it down that has android runs, in addition, android tends to fragment more than ios, good, a Little less than iphone 7
The exynos variant is almost always better than SD and managed to output more frames every time especially during gaming
Haha the Exynos variant is better in all tasks.PhoneBuff, a Youtuber compared the two variants of the S7 side by side by opening and closing 10 apps continuously and did 2 laps of it and the Exynos was faster by a huge 40 secs but we have to keep in mind that this was the S7 and with the new processor that gap would’ve been reduced
But the exynos variant always has less developers compared to the Snapdragon variants. At least thats how it was in the past. This is really important to a lot of people.
I’m not sure about that thought .Haven’t heard much about the Exynos except comparisons and also as @AshwinPras:disqus said they seemed to have already released the TWRP and a few mods and a ROM too so I don’t think community-wise there’ll be much difference 😀
I hope its not. But that was not the case. Samsung released a lot of versions for the s4 and the s5. I was sadly really unlucky when it came to them both. Middle east versions. Not sure if they had the snapdragon or the Exynos variant.
Lol I remember when I saw the S5 come out and was all crazy about its specs…Now its something I think about and laugh compared to todays tech.Samsung even at that time had a standard for their phones.The S3 was my favourite once upon a time and also my dream phone XD and how were you unlucky btw ? Didn’t get you there 😀
Absolutely loved the s3! That phone was bloody reliable and it was the first phone to have a change in the design from the rectangles back then!
The middle east versions of the phone was dry in terms of developers. None and you couldnt flash any roms from the other versions either.
Ah that is pretty sad.I don’t find myself comfortable with messing around with Samsungs though.They seem to be kind of a pain when compared to those Nexus’ <3 Thats every developers dream phone to work with 😀 How did you manage though ? Without root and running all this while didn't the stock show any signs of wear ? I mostly change to custom after about one year of usage 😀