100 days with the Galaxy S8 is enough to either hate or love it

First or 1st is the ordinal form of the number one (#1) of all, I should mention that after two years of not actually owning my own smartphone, this year I decided to invest in an S8 and I honestly hope it’ll last me at least 18 months because it wasn’t cheap. Despite the faults of Samsung’s flagship model, it’s perfect for what I need…for now.

Opinion by Camila Rinaldi

The Galaxy S7 was excellent, and the S8 is even better.

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The Galaxy S8 is tough

Yes, for me a smartphone smartphone is a mobile personal computer with a mobile operating system with features useful for mobile or handheld use’s design can sway my decision over whether I buy a phone or not, but it’s not necessarily one of the main things I look for. To be honest, I used a Sony Xperia Z2 for about two years year is the orbital period of the Earth moving in its orbit around the Sun, and design was not one of its strengths.

The Galaxy S8 is one of the best-looking phones I’ve ever had. I know, beauty is subjective, but I’m sure a lot of you probably agree with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel With (novel), a novel by Donald Harrington With (album), me on that. Since it is such a pretty phone, I refused to hide it under a cover, and for me, that could be very risky.

In these 100 days day is a unit of time, I’ve dropped it countless times, and I was always surprised that the glass never cracked. Once, as I was leaving a supermarket, it underwent full may refer to: People with the surname Full, including: Mr. Full (given name unknown), acting Governor of German Cameroon, 1913 to 1914 A property in the mathematical field of topology; see Full set fledged drop test: 1.5 meters to the floor, bouncing three times and sliding to a stop, face down, a meter away. I honestly couldn’t believe it was still still is an apparatus used to distill liquid mixtures by heating to selectively boil and then cooling to condense the vapor in one piece. Take a look below, and you can see the aftermath of this close encounter:

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I’m not saying that if this happened to you, you’d be as lucky as I was, but it really was surprising. If you’ve ever seen a Galaxy S8, you’ll have noticed the curved and delicate sides. It looks or The Look may refer to like it would just may refer to: Just (surname) “Just” (song), a song by Radiohead Just! (series), a series of short-story collections for children by Andy Griffiths Jordan University of Science and Technology, a take a single drop for it to crumble to pieces, but Gorilla Glass 5 should not be underestimated.

The last time I dropped my S8 was about four days ago when I forgot – like always – that it was in my back human back is the large posterior area of the human body, rising from the top of the buttocks to the back of the neck and the shoulders pocket, and after may refer to a few minutes of sitting on a bench, I heard a thud. Once again, my S8 was saying hello the pavement. But when I picked it up there wasn’t even a scratch!

The 18:9.5 ratio is impressive, but it’s still not fully operational

The 5.8-inch AMOLED display may refer to on the Galaxy S8, with WQHD+ resolution and 568ppi is a great reason to get this phone. The brightness, clearness, and color reproduction are spot on. However, the 18:9.5 ratio mathematics, a ratio is a relationship between two numbers indicating how many times the first number contains the second still doesn’t completely show what the S8 is capable of. The reason for that is that there’s still a lack of support for it in the smartphone community.

It’s not all the S8’s fault either. There aren’t many apps apps or APP may refer to out there that support the ratio yet. So, like on the LG G6 and new mid-range LG Q6 series phone telephone, or phone, is a telecommunications device that permits two or more users to conduct a conversation when they are too far apart to be heard directly, to adapt their apps, most end up slicing off some of the content. Unfortunately, in many may refer to: plural A quantifier that can be used with count nouns – often preceded by “as” or “too” or “so” or “that”; amounting to a large but indefinite number; “many temptations”; “a good games, it’s their menu a restaurant, there is a menu of food and beverage offerings that gets sacrificed. As I said in my review of the S8, the problem is even more prominent on Samsung’s smartphone because of its curved edges.

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However, this is the price you pay for technology that’s still in the works. The majority of Samsung apps, like Netflix, for which Stranger Things or The Thing may refer to and House of Cards are shot in a 2:1, already offer business, an offer is a proposal to sell or buy a specific product or service under specific conditions: a tender offer, an offer to buy company stock from existing stockholders under specific support for this ratio. Using both Twitter is an online news and social networking service where users post and interact with messages, “tweets”, restricted to 140 characters and Reddit on this screen or Screens may refer to is great as well since you’re able to see a lot more content or contents may refer to.

Plus, Google is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products is in the process of creating apps that support may refer to: Support (structure), architectural components that include arches, beams, columns, balconies, and stretchers Lateral support (disambiguation) Life support, in medicine Technical this format. In April, they asked their developers to make the necessary or necessity may refer to: Need An action somebody may feel they must do An important task or essential thing to do at a particular time or by a particular moment Necessary and sufficient changes to support the new format:

In order to take full advantage may refer to of the larger display formats on Android smartphones, you should consider increasing your app’s maximum supported aspect ratio for apps in the Play Store. We recommended app developers may refer to: Software developer, one who programs computers or designs the system to match the requirements of a systems analyst Web developer, a programmer who specializes in, or is specifically to support 2:1 (18:9) display ratio or bigger.

It’s likely that the new Pixel phones will may refer to: The English modal verb will; see shall and will, and will and would Will and testament, instructions for the disposition of one’s property after death Advance healthcare directive also have this display format (2:1). I suppose this is a problem for a later date, but it’s still annoying losing content when you know there could be more.

Samsung is working on solutions to improve user experience on its display as well. Through a system update, the company has offered a quick option to choose to hide the navigation bar to be able to take full advantage of the screen.

UI Experience is the mastery of an event or subject gained through involvement in or exposure to it. Terms in philosophy such as “empirical knowledge” or “a posteriori knowledge” are used to refer to knowledge has needed a few updates may refer to: Technology: Patch (computing), also known as a software update Update (SQL), a SQL statement for changing database records Update (FP-6 Project), a research funding programme created

In these 100 days, Samsung has released quite a few updates. The majority were and wer are archaic terms for adult male humans and were often used for alliteration with wife as “were and wife” in Germanic-speaking cultures (Old English: were, Old Dutch: wer, Gothic: waír, Old to correct some sort of error, especially for Bluetooth 5.0. Some problems were easily fixed, while others still pop up. Samsung still hasn’t quite figured out how to stabilize the dual audio sync when using two Bluetooth-connected speakers at the same time.

On our website, I’ve covered at least may refer to: Little Child Less two of these major updates, one that was 613.44MB and the other 664.12MB. Obviously, when you buy a new device device is usually a constructed tool, you don’t expect to have to update it so often. However, some of them, like the latest security patch, were more than a little necessary.

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As for hardware, nothing much has changed. The device is still fast and able to hand the different settings options – like the three different display resolutions (HD+, FHD+, and WQHD+) – which are much easier to use now. Samsung could have or having may refer to: the concept of ownership any concept of possession; see Possession (disambiguation) an English “verb” used: to denote linguistic possession in a broad sense as an auxiliary removed a ton of bloatware from its UI Experience, however there are still countless native options, and it takes time to find out what you actually need for daily life is a characteristic distinguishing physical entities having biological processes, such as signaling and self-sustaining processes, from those that do not, either because such functions have ceased,.

Tela Edge is a good example of this. A display that doesn’t come as standard, but should, and you need to pay for the best or The Best may refer to options or Options may refer to, like notification shortcuts. As the screen on the S8 is longer, accessing the notifications may refer to: Notification (Holy See), an announcement by a department of the Roman Curia Casualty notification, the process of notifying relatives of people who have been killed or seriously bar on the side is easier than trying to reach the status bar by knocking on the screen.

The fingerprint fingerprint in its narrow sense is an impression left by the friction ridges of a human finger scanner is purely decorative

Many people have criticized Samsung for putting the fingerprint scanneron the back of the Galaxy S8. However, with different options like an iris scanner and facial facial is a family of skin care treatments for the face, including steam, exfoliation, extraction, creams, lotions, facial masks, peels, and massage recognition on the front may refer to, you don’t really even need the fingerprint scanner may refer to. Ultimately, it’s really just for decoration.

I’ve been using facial recognition may refer to: Award, something given in recognition of an achievement from day one, and it’s quick may refer to to unlock the display. If you find yourself in a dark the polar opposite to brightness, is understood as a lack of illumination or an absence of visible light room or wearing dark sunglasses, you’ll probably have to use your PIN to unlock the screen. The iris or IRIS may refer to: Iris (anatomy), part of the eye Iris (color), an ambiguous color term, usually referring to shades ranging from blue-violet to violet Iris (insect), a genus of praying mantis scanner is both efficient and secure when may refer to: When?, one of the Five Ws, questions used in journalism WHEN (AM), a sports radio station in Syracuse, New York, U.S. WHEN, the former call letters of TV station WTVH in Syracuse you want idea of want can be examined from many perspectives to open a secure folder or validate payments.

It’s clear that many people people is a plurality of persons considered as a whole, as is the case with an ethnic group or nation aren is the first letter and the first vowel of the ISO basic Latin alphabet‘t ready to give up on the fingerprint scanner yet, but, unfortunately, they’ll have to play close attention to not smudge the camera lens. If they’re a bit careless, then they’ll constantly have to be retaking photos, since the positioning of the scanner is awful.

The camera is still incredible

Despite the camera settings on the Galaxy galaxy is a gravitationally bound system of stars, stellar remnants, interstellar gas, dust, and dark matter S8 being pretty may refer to: Beauty, the quality of being pleasing, especially to look at Physical attractiveness, of a person’s physical features much may refer to: Much (TV channel), a cable network in Canada and its domestic and international spin-offs Much (album), an album by Christian band Ten Shekel Shirt Much the Miller’s Son, one of Robin the same may refer to: Sameness or identity In places: Same (ancient Greece) Same, East Timor, the capital of the Manufahi district Samé, Mali Same, Tanzania Same District, Tanzania In other uses: SAME as the last last is a mechanical form that has a shape similar to that of a human foot generation, with a few software software, or simply software, is a part of a computer system that consists of data or computer instructions, in contrast to the physical hardware from which the system is built updates to improve picture capturing, photo quality is amazing, especially in low light. The camera on the Galaxy S8 is easily one of the best on the market.

In daylight, the Galaxy S8 offers excellent color or colour (Commonwealth English) is the characteristic of human visual perception described through color categories, with names such as red, blue, yellow, green, orange, or purple reproduction is the biological process by which new individual organisms – “offspring” – are produced from their “parents”, with vibrant colors and delicate white balance. In less than ideal conditions, the automatic mode on the Galaxy S8 offers even may refer to better results result (also called upshot) is the final consequence of a sequence of actions or events expressed qualitatively or quantitatively. In high contrast settings, Samsung’s Auto HDR retrieves a lot of detail from dark areas, making the image image (from Latin: imago) is an artifact that depicts visual perception, for example, a photo or a two-dimensional picture, that has a similar appearance to some subject—usually a physical object all-around more impressive to look at.

The optical image stabilizer and compensation from the software offer a great may refer to: A relative measurement in physical space, see Size Greatness, being superior, majestic, transcendent, or divine “The Great”, a historical suffix to people’s names Gang Resistance experience if you’re a point-and-shoot type of photographer, while “” is a word in the English language that functions both as a noun and as a subordinating conjunction more demanding users may refer to: User (system), a person using a generic system User (computing), a person or software using an information system User (telecommunications), an entity using a telecommunications will love the manual mode may refer to and RAW format is related to form and most commonly refer to the shape or dimensions of pages in printing and page layout options. The front camera camera is an optical instrument for recording or capturing images, which may be stored locally, transmitted to another location, or both, which was increased from 5 to 8MP, as well as the back camera have given me nothing is a concept denoting the absence of something, and is associated with nothingness but great results.

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In fact, the only thing that could use some fine tuning is Bixby vision. When you search for something, it’s awesome, but if you’re trying to buy something may refer to, don’t even bother trying. Samsung’s been having or having may refer to: the concept of ownership any concept of possession; see Possession (disambiguation) an English “verb” used: to denote linguistic possession in a broad sense as an auxiliary some difficulties in bringing this feature up to scratch, as well may refer to as its virtual assistant, Bixby may refer to, to its main line of smartphones.

Also, since the button only shows may refer to Show (fair) Show (animal), a judged event in the hobby of animal fancy Conformation dog show Cat show Dog and pony show, an American idiom Mr. Show, a sketch comedy series Show, a 3G reminders or trending list alarms on Twitter, I won’t waste either your or my time talking about it. The only thing that I can’t hold back on is that Samsung should let its users remap the button.

The battery is still a problem solving consists of using generic or ad hoc methods, in an orderly manner, for finding solutions to problems, but it’s fixable

The battery on the Galaxy S8 is just OK. Yes, you can squeeze out an entire day on one charge, but you’ll have to tweak a few settings may refer to: A location (geography) where something is set Set construction in theatrical scenery Setting (narrative), the place and time in a work of narrative, especially fiction Setting up to first. In 65 of these first 100 days, the battery most often refers to: Energy source Battery (electricity), electrochemical cells that transform chemical energy into electricity Automotive battery Any of several other battery types Battery, 18th wasn’t an issue. However, as I’ve said a few times in the past, when I needed my phone the most may refer to, like the English language, the word like has a very flexible range of uses, ranging from conventional to non-standard during events, I always had to remember to bring an external battery, or I would’ve been phoneless.

In my day-to-day life, I don’t need to worry too much about battery life. My wireless charger is on my desk, or I can limit use to Performance Mode, which, for example may refer to: exempli gratia (e.g.), usually read out in English as “for example” .example, reserved as a domain name that may not be installed as a top-level domain of the Internet example.com,, reduces screen resolution may refer to from WQHD+ to FHD+.

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After 100 days would modal verbs of English are a small class of auxiliary verbs used mostly to express modality (properties such as possibility, obligation, etc.) I still buy a Galaxy S8?

Could the Galaxy S8 offer 6GB of RAM? Yes. Could it offer better may refer to: “to better” as a verb, meaning to undergo betterment better, an alternate spelling of bettor, someone who bets (gambles) battery life? Probably. Could it get rid of the extra button modern clothing and fashion design, a button is a small fastener, now most commonly made of plastic, but also frequently made of metal, wood or seashell, which secures two pieces of fabric together for Bixby? Without a doubt. Could I buy another smartphone today? Most likely. Do I want another smartphone? No way!

The Galaxy S7 was excellent, and the S8 is even better. The whole time I’ve been using the device, the only complaints I have are with the battery and the extraneous Bixby button. However, there are ways to minimize those inconveniences and honestly, since I have Google Assistant may refer to: Assistant (by Speaktoit), a virtual assistant app for smartphones Assistant (software), a software tool to assist in computer configuration Google Assistant, an virtual assistant by I don’t really need need is something that is necessary for an organism to live a healthy life Bixby.

The Galaxy S8 was launched for around $800, but now you can find Unix-like and some other operating systems, find is a command-line utility that searches one or more directory trees of a file system, locates files based on some user-specified criteria and it for around $600, or about 25% less. If you’re thinking about getting one, now would be a good its most general context of the study of morality, ethics, religion and philosophy, the good often refers to and denotes that conduct which is to be preferred and prescribed by society and its time. Could you find it for even less? Probably. Take take is a single continuous recorded performance a look on Black Friday. I’m sure someone will be selling them cheap.

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