Samsung Galaxy S8: The perfect smartphone or NOT?
The new Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 + have brought a revolution in the mobile industry by offering a top level hardware sector , which now represents the top of the entire smartphone market, and an innovative design that made it instantly dated, from aesthetic point of view, is its direct rivals such as Apple’s iPhone 7 that his predecessor, the Galaxy S7 Edge.
The new Samsung Galaxy S8 convinced, so virtually generalized, international critics thanks to an excellent mix of technical elements that make the new top of the range of truly unique Korean company to date in the smartphone sector. Nevertheless, they are still different elements on which the Korean company has to work to make it really perfect its top of the range.
The rear Fingerprint Sensor
First, in many, between users and critics have not digested the shift in the rear of the body , next to the camera, fingerprint sensor, by far the best way to quickly unlock the device. Especially with the Samsung Galaxy S8 plus, the sensor is placed in a very uncomfortable position that makes it complicated and anything but immediate release and the other release systems, such as iris recognition, however, is inaccurate or slower.
The decision to place the sensor in that position on the new Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 + is related to the failure to integrate the fingerprint reader in the display, a “natural” solution that Samsung had thought after the decision to remove the Home button to the new Infinity display space.
The Samsung engineering team failed to reach the right quality standards for this technology in time for the start of production of the new Galaxy S8.
The fingerprint sensor integrated in the display will be a plus that should debut with the next top range of the Korean company and, in particular, with the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8, the implementation of which has already been confirmed for the second half of the year in progress.
We’ll see if Samsung will achieve a fingerprint sensor can be efficient and convenient at the same time.
Autonomy is not surprising
On the issue of Galaxy Note, the failure of the Galaxy Notes 7 project , plagued by well-known problems of overheating and promptly withdrawn from the market last fall, has pushed Samsung to choose a conservative solution for the batteries of the new Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 + presenting a lower capacity than the Galaxy S7 Edge which has a 3,600 mAh battery.
The Galaxy S8 integrates a battery of 3000 mAh and Galaxy S8 + a 3,500 mAh . The first tests on the new top range of the Korean company showed, in any case, a good autonomy. The batteries, although slightly undersized in relation to the size of the display, can cover without too much trouble the day show a behavior in line with other top Android range without dazzle.
The SoC realized with production process to 10 nm (Exynos 8895 in Italy) ensures a sharp decline in consumption compared to the previous chipset (Exynos 8890) made with a manufacturing process to 14 nm. To be perfect and pull sharply its competitors, future top of the range Samsung will, however, guarantee it a better, higher than the day of standard use and able to meet the needs of those who exploit the most of their smartphones.
Among the aspects that Samsung has yet to work to make the best top of the line that will follow the Galaxy S8 we also find the new virtual assistant Bixby. Clearly, this new feature has just debuted and is still in the running-in phase . The limited support for languages other than English and in Korean, the few functions available and the lack of interaction with other system app show that Bixby represents a project still immature but still expected to grow in the future.
We also present, as many sources emphasize an excessive battery consumption by Bixby in the early days of use. The virtual assistant, in fact, in his first hours of activities with the user will work tirelessly to learn all the information necessary to understand the needs and preferences. To fully assess the quality of the battery of the new Samsung Galaxy S8 will therefore have to wait for the running-in phase of Bixby or, alternatively, off of any server.