Top 5 reasons not to buy the Samsung Galaxy S8
Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ have created a fair share of buzz in the smartphone market. Although, S8 is one of the best smartphones in the market. But like all, it’s not a perfect smartphone. We figured to give the public,
5 Reasons why Galaxy S8 shouldn’t be on your shopping list
Samsung launched the device after great anticipation and even greater leaks, although the device is an absolute beast in every aspect of the review, but is it the leader of the pack?
The answer to that question is a NO, the reason we are saying this is that we feel Samsung could have come out with a home run. But they played it safe and in our opinion did cost cutting where they shouldn’t have. S8 and S8+ are top tier premium smartphones. With that, there is a need to smash all the bases, because expectations will not be small.
A real letdown on the device, even though the camera is up there with all the flagships. The device shares the same camera with the old man Galaxy S7 edge. A much-awaited flagship smartphone using a camera from its own predecessor is just not right. Because of no upgrade in the camera department, we are unable to say that you will be getting the best camera on a smartphone ever, that still goes to the S7 edge. We expected the S8 to be competing with DSLRs in camera. Even though the S7 camera is one of the best, Samsung under-achieved in the area.
2. Fingerprint Sensor
Why in the world would you put a fingerprint sensor, where Samsung has managed to put it. With dimensions of 148.9 x 68.1 mm and huge displays, yet Samsung managed to put the fingerprint sensor at the most difficult place ever. Why can’t companies make fingerprint sensors like Sony, on the lock Button?
Go to unlock your phone and you fingerprint bomb the camera glass. After which if you would like to click a photo, the device asks you to clean your lens. Seriously? Samsung could argue, why to use the fingerprint sensor? Use our Iris sensor.
Well, Iris sensor has its own list of downsides, and in our view, it has to be one of the most pointless technology to ever come on a smartphone.
3. Dedicated Bixby button on the smartphone
Bixby, what the Samsung calls a completely new way to use your smartphone. Use voice, text, or touch to say what you need since Bixby understands them all. When you’re lost for words, Bixby uses the camera to analyse on-screen content and provide you with a range of information services.
Bixby at these early stages is indeed a ripoff of Google assistant.
The S8 and S8+ come with Google Assistant pre-installed with the Android 7.0. We think Bixby is a good way for Samsung to get into Smartphone assistant with the segment leaders like Siri and Google Assistant. But giving a dedicated button to something that is still in its very early stages and with the google assistant already available to the user why would the user require 2 different A.I on the same device. Samsung also has taken away the ability to assign the dedicated Bixby button to some other feature. So, on a device with a bezel-less display and next to no buttons, we have a useless button.
4. Display Size
At 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch screen, the size of the screen is absolutely huge. Don’t think for 1 second that the display is in any way lacking. Frankly, the Infinity display on the S8 and S8+ has to be one of the best displays ever on anything. But we can’t figure out why people would consider buying a 6.2-inch smartphone, which is Bezel-less. All this sounds like a recipe for disaster, and harming this beautiful display should be a crime. The device feels way smaller than it is, thanks to curved edges and will fit most hands easily. Even though the Screen has a Quad-HD display, Samsung sells the device out of the box, with a 1080p resolution which could be cranked up to give you 1440×2960 pixels manually from the settings.
Issues before the launch
Samsung is yet to launch the S8 and S8+ throughout the world, but where they have indeed launched their flagship customers are facing problems already.
In South Korea, some users who got the device early claimed that some devices have an odd, red tint.
Samsung came out addressing the issue claiming, The phone is the first to use “Deep Red” OLED tech, which Counterpoint Research analyst Neil Shah suspects is the problem, saying it can “make the usual whites look reddish” and calling it a “software calibration issue.”
After the Note 7 fiasco, even these little issues does not bring confidence in the end user and these minor issue can be the cause of a real issue for Samsung.