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**** The Official Samsung Galaxy S8 Thread ****

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones & Tablets' started by CaptainComedy, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. mrk

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 81,411

    Location: South Coast

    Just looked at my Package Disabler Pro blacklist, and rolled eyes. This is after I'd uninstalled apps that can be uninstalled.

    Okay, there's a lot less bloat than in previous phones, but even still, this is too much given that almost all of them either have Google versions which are more useful to me, or third party alternatives, or I just have no use for them at all.

    http://i.imgur.com/uoEyQhG.jpg
     
  2. bastic

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 24, 2008

    Posts: 2,817

    Have to noticed difference in battery life after disabling all that bloat ?
    Need to do it to my s8
     
  3. mrk

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 81,411

    Location: South Coast

    Not really, it's more about principles than anything else.

    The disabled services aren't things that consume any data or CPU time when they're running in the background, so you'll not see any battery gains.

    I just like things self managed and clean.
     
  4. bastic

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 24, 2008

    Posts: 2,817

    Cool :)

    any recommendations for a screen protector ?
    I havent used one for years on any previous mobiles but am considering one for this one...but then dont want to ruin the experience of nice glass front.
     
  5. mrk

    Man of Honour

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    Location: South Coast

    I don't believe in screen protectors.

    I consider them to be my mortal enemy.
     
  6. Ol!ver

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 4, 2003

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    Location: Sheffield, S.Yorks

    Likewise. The only thing I've ever had a screen protector on is the Switch, and that's because I don't want it getting scratched on the dock. That being said, it's surprisingly unoffensive. Still, none on my phones thanks.
     
  7. iMacMart

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jun 8, 2006

    Posts: 9,321

    Location: Hertfordshire

    Anyone notice that the double click on the power button to jump into the camera means the focus is blurred, I have to come out and go back in again?
     
  8. mrk

    Man of Honour

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    Location: South Coast

    No issues here, AF kicks in immediately, as it should do.
     
  9. UnworthyBean

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 15, 2009

    Posts: 1,859

    Location: Gateshead, Newcastle

    This happened to me once the other day. Didn't think much of it and has never done it again.
     
  10. iMacMart

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    Hmm I've restarted and it appears to be fixed, for the minute
     
  11. R.J. MacReady

    Associate

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    Are you using a case with a magnetic clasp. If so, the clasp can make a notification sound when NFC is enabled.
     
  12. james.miller

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 17, 2003

    Posts: 15,936

    Location: Woburn Sand Dunes

    I caved and bought an s8 :o

    First impressions;
    - I'm still not sure about the edges although the edge panels are proving the quite useful
    - the edges make it hard to pick up normally!
    - battery life is ok, not amazing although it's new / still learning and optimising apps etching
    - doesn't seem to have any red tint that I've been reading about
    - multitasking and general usage is fast as hell.
    - hdr video is AMAZING
    - most capable display in direct sunlight I've ever seen.
    The phone is super slippery, like the back glass is coated in wd40 or something. Case has been ordered!
    - it feels smaller than I expected and already my old 5.5" 2k phone looks oddly wide in comparison.
    - hate the fingerprint sensor position. Hate it hate it hate it.
     
  13. bastic

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    it was notifications reminder in accessibility...

    am not sure about battery life in s8+ as well. I hink I was expecting too much :D
    coming from Nexus 6 this phone seems nice and slim although I still like N6.
    I got used to the sensor but it annoys me that it needs to be covered with full finger and if you miss small part, it wont work...
    have a nice Samsung alcantara case - best case ever in my opinion...I never was a case guy but this on this mobile convinced me otherwise :)
    and still getting used to it in all
     
  14. UnworthyBean

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    For anyone complaining or struggling to get used to the fingerprint sensor location, and also for those who don't like the glass, try a dbrand skin.

    Had one on my s7 and loved it so did the same with the s8. Easier to grip and it's ever so slightly raised so getting to the fingerprint sensor is much easier.
     
  15. Ol!ver

    Soldato

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    Location: Sheffield, S.Yorks

    So if I was going to send my GS8+ back it needed to go today - I just can't bring myself to do it. Yes, the £700 would look better in my bank than Amazon's, but I'm smitten with the phone. I don't think I could stomach going back to the GS7 Edge!
     
  16. Shocky-FM

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    Joined: Nov 13, 2005

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    I don't have any complaints with the Galaxy S8 Plus either, it's a solid phone.

    If I had to ask Samsung for anything it would be something similar to HDR+ from the Pixel devices and maybe some optimization for the interface. Not because I see any lag, (I don't) but because it does so appallingly bad in those silly speedtests.

    Sadly a lot of people pay attention to them and until they address the issue it gives "reviewers" and trolls ammunition to trash talk Samsung products.
     
  17. bastic

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    Do you leave your phone's on charge over night?
     
  18. azibux1

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    Location: UK

    Not sure if that was a general question or directed to someone.

    I leave mine on the wireless (slow) charger overnight :)
     
  19. jrodga2k5

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 28, 2005

    Posts: 8,150

    Location: Motherwell, Scotland

    Yeah, have done for years without an issue.
     
  20. iMacMart

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jun 8, 2006

    Posts: 9,321

    Location: Hertfordshire

    Had an update on my handset this morning I'm on EE

    G950FXXU1AQF7
     


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