5 little things I love about the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+

We all know that the Galaxy S8 and S8+ are some of the nicest phones on the market. I could go on and on about all of their features, such as their gorgeous edge-to-edge AMOLED displays, brand-new Snapdragon 835s, excellent cameras, IP68 water resistance, and so much more. I personally think that the S8+ is the absolute best phone out right now, which is why I pre-ordered a T-Mobile model in the beautiful Orchid Gray color as soon as I could. Now that I’ve been using it for three weeks or so, I’ve discovered some nice quirks that I’ve come to appreciate in daily use.

#1: The speaker

Yes, it’s still a single may refer to: In music: Single (music), a song release “Single” (Natasha Bedingfield song), 2004 “Single” (New Kids on the Block and Ne-Yo song), 2008 In sports: Single (baseball), the most common speaker may refer to: Public speaker, one who gives a speech or lecture Speaker (politics), the presiding officer in a legislative assembly HMS Speaker (D90), a World War II Royal Navy aircraft carrier that fires out of the bottom may refer to of the phone. But while washing my car and doing various other things outside, I noticed that my S8+’s speaker gets much louder than most other devices device is usually a constructed tool‘, without significant distortion. While I usually have to max the volume on phones like the S7 edge or V20 to hear anything over whatever I’m doing may refer to outside or Outsides may refer to, I found that I’d actually have to lower the S8+’s volume by a notch or two so that I wouldn’t piss off the neighbors too 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.

Using my Moto X Pure Edition as an impromptu sound meter placed about two feet away from the test subjects, I found that while “” is a word in the English language that functions both as a noun and as a subordinating conjunction my LG V20 maxed out at around 72dB while playing some music, the S8+ hit 76dB with 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 song. Turns out that you can have a loud internal speaker in a phone with IP68 water resistance.

#2: Zooming in the camera app

With most smartphones, zooming or ZOOM may refer to is pretty cumbersome. You have to use one hand to hold the 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 up and tap the shutter may refer to, and another to do your pinch-to-zoom gesture. With the S8, though, you can do this formerly two-hand job with only one (I know, I know, that’s what she said).

Simply slide the shutter button up and down (or if you’re in portrait mode, right and left may refer to: Left (direction), the relative direction opposite of right Left (Hope of the States album), 2006 Left (Sharlok Poems album) Left-wing politics, Left, Leftism, the political trend or) to zoom or ZOOM may refer to in and out. Once you finish zooming, the shutter pops back into position, and you can take your picture. Quite frankly, I’m not sure how it took manufacturers this long may refer to to figure out a better zoom implementation. (Motorola’s in particular, if I remember correctly, is terrible.)

#3: The fingerprint swipe gesture gesture is a form of non-verbal communication or non-vocal communication in which visible bodily actions communicate particular messages, either in place of, or in conjunction with, speech for 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

Remember that fingerprint swipe gesture that debuted on the Pixel? The one that allowed you to swipe down on the fingerprint sensor to open or OPEN may refer to: Open (film), a 2011 film Open (sport), type of competition in tennis, golf and other sports where entry is open to qualifiers regardless of amateur or professional status the notification panel may refer to, swipe down is the y-axis relative vertical direction opposed to up. Down may also refer to again to expand it, and swipe up to close it? Well, it’s here on the S8 – for the most part. For some reason, Samsung decided to omit that second swipe down that would modal verbs of English are a small class of auxiliary verbs used mostly to express modality (properties such as possibility, obligation, etc.) let you expand the panel. That doesn’t bother me much though, since there are quick 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 up top anyway.

You may also notice the grayed-out option or Options may refer to underneath to open Samsung Pay by swiping up on the fingerprint sensor from the home screen. Why is it grayed-out, you ask? Well, you need need is something that is necessary for an organism to live a healthy life to go into Samsung Pay’s settings and under ‘Use Favorite Cards,’ toggle ‘Home screen.’ After you do this, you’ll be able to swipe up on the sensor from your home screen or Screens may refer to to activate Samsung Pay. However, you can’t swipe down to close the Pay prompt may refer to: Command prompt, in computing, one or more characters in a command line interface to indicate that the computer is ready to accept typed input PROMPT (command), a DOS, OS/2 and Windows, as Pay is already attempting to read may refer to: Read (process), a language acquisition, communication, and learning Read (magazine), a children’s magazine Rural Educational and Development Foundation, a not-for-profit educational your fingerprint to authorize the payment. I’m not a developer, but I assume that the fingerprint sensor the broadest definition, a sensor is an electronic component, module, or subsystem whose purpose is to detect events or changes in its environment and send the information to other electronics, can’t read fingerprints fingerprint in its narrow sense is an impression left by the friction ridges of a human finger and swipes may refer to: Swipe (barbershop), a music arranging technique Swipe (breakdance move) Swipe (comics), a technical term Swipe (dice game) swIPe (protocol), an IP network security feature Swipe file, at the same time.

#4: The launcher


You’re probably wondering why I’m considering the launcher, which is arguably the central point of the UI, a ‘little thing’ or a ‘quirk or Quirks may refer to: The Quirk, a literary magazine “Quirks”, a song by Ultravox! from the album Ha!-Ha!-Ha! 18376 Quirk, an asteroid Quirk Books, a Pennsylvania-based publishing company Quirks.’ My reasoning is that since it can be swapped, it’s not a big deal if the phone doesn’t come with a good one. But the S8’s launcher is good – so 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 that I haven’t swapped it for Nova Launcher, something I’ve done on every single phone I’ve owned for longer than I can remember (yes, even may refer to on Moto and Nexus/Pixel devices).

Let’s start off 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), the home screen. Samsung’s weather widget, which goes perfectly with the theme of the clock from the Always-On Display may refer to and lock screen, can’t be used on any other phenomenology, the terms the Other and the Constitutive Other identify the other human being, in his and her differences from the Self, as being a cumulative, constituting factor in the self-image launchers. You may also notice is the legal concept describing a requirement that a party be aware of legal process affecting their rights, obligations or duties that I don’t have an app drawer or Drawers may refer to: Drawer (furniture) Payor, a person who draws a bill of exchange Undergarment Drawer test, a test used to detect rupture of the cruciate ligaments in the knee The drawer, button (that’s off by default); however, if you want idea of want can be examined from many perspectives one, you can add it in the launcher’s settings. Plus, if you hate app drawers in the first place for whatever reason, you can disable that altogether and 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 all of your apps apps or APP may refer to on your home screens. And even though the left-most Hello Bixby page is enabled out of the box, it can easily be disabled.


To open the app drawer, you can swipe up or down – your choice. You can do either to close may refer to: Close (surname) it as well may refer to. In most may refer to launchers, long-pressing an app in the app drawer immediately brings it to the home screen, but that’s not the case with the S8’s. Instead, a 3D Touch-esque prompt will pop up with options such as ‘Select multiple items,’ which allows you to batch uninstall/move may refer to apps to a folder; ‘Add to Secure Folder,’ which moves your stuff to ‘Sleep,’ and other more basic functions.

Go to the launcher’s settings, and you’ll be able to change the home screen’s grid and the app drawer’s grid The Grid or GRID may refer to, choose if you want the aforementioned app drawer button, and hide apps. That last one is kind of a big deal, at least for me. Hiding apps was the sole reason is the capacity for consciously making sense of things, applying logic, establishing and verifying facts, and changing or justifying practices, institutions, and beliefs based on new or existing that I’d always use Nova Launcher (which I’d always customize to look exactly like the Pixel digital imaging, a pixel, pel, dots, or picture element is a physical point in a raster image, or the smallest addressable element in an all points addressable display device; so it is the smallest Launcher), even on the Pixel XL. It’s also quite a rare sight today, though I do recall Samsung’s launcher may refer to: Application launcher, a kind of utility software Rocket launcher, a device that launches a rocket-propelled projectile Grenade launcher, a weapon that launches a specially-designed having it a few years ago. Au revoir, all the stock Samsung and T-Mobile apps that can’t be disabled.

#5: The home home or domicile is a dwelling-place used as a permanent or semi-permanent residence for an individual, family, household or several families in a tribe button

One of the advantages to Samsung’s trademark home button was that it could wake fluid dynamics, a wake may either be: the region of recirculating flow immediately behind a moving or stationary blunt body, caused by viscosity, which may be accompanied by flow separation and the device from sleep easily and reliably. With the S8’s transition to on-screen keys may refer to, I worried that this would be lost, but the pressure-sensitive home 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 works just as well. Just press it, and your phone 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 wake, regardless of whether interrogative word or question word is a function word used to ask a question, such as what, when, where, who, whom, why, and how you have the Always-On availability is a characteristic of a system, which aims to ensure an agreed level of operational performance, usually uptime, for a higher than normal period Display enabled or not.

Another bonus means an extra payment (bonus payment) received for doing one’s job well or a salary or wages based completely on how well one does one’s job, called performance-related pay or pay for performance: pushing that spot when you’re in a full-screen app will take take is a single continuous recorded performance you 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 home; no need to swipe up from the bottom of the phone anymore. Those of you physical button-lovers might be thinking that you didn’t need to swipe up with older Samsung devices anyway, but now, the full face of the phone can be used for the screen. There really aren’t any disadvantages to the on-screen keys that I can find, and I’m especially loving how I can put the back key on the left, where it’s supposed to be.

Bonus: Scrolling screenshots


So simple, yet so awesome. Since it’s been on Samsung phones for a few years year is the orbital period of the Earth moving in its orbit around the Sun now, I’ve relegated it to ‘bonus’ status, but words cannot express how much I love the Scroll capture feature. Whether you’re trying to document a long conversation or 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 saving something on the web to read for later, it always works may refer to perfectly. The ‘Draw’ and ‘Crop’ functions aren is the first letter and the first vowel in the ISO basic Latin alphabet‘t half-bad either, in case you were wondering.

There are so many other little things or The Thing may refer to that I like the English language, the word like has a very flexible range of uses, ranging from conventional to non-standard about the S8, like how the heart rate monitor is now covered by glass and how easily you can switch apps between 16:9 and 18.5:9, but these are five of the best and most useful ones that I could think of. Let us know is a familiarity, awareness, or understanding of someone or something, such as facts, information, descriptions, or skills, which is acquired through experience or education by perceiving, if you have any others in the comments below.

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