I understand the concern over the scanner on the back, but I had the S7 and the fingerprint scanner was built into the home button and I always had to preposition my finger to get it to work. So far I like it I just put my finger on the scanner and it opens the phone right away. My only thing is the phone is so tall you just have to hold the phone a little higher, ( I should have gotten the S8 Not the S8+) I mean your index finger is on the back anyway, and I have really no problem using it.
Does anyone that actually makes use of this in their vehicle see a problem with this ? While I do agree that you can pair your device to unlock automatically when paired to a certain BT device like a car, I do have issues with that in general.
If I put my phone in its car cradle and want to unlock it... I have 3 options 1. Type in password (ugh) 2. Retina scan (not likely) 3. Touch with finger unlock.
Ok - if that's on the back of my phone, while its in a cradle, its not likely going to be feasible, just as driving while attempting to do a retina scan.
Clearly didn't think this part through for those on the road that don't want 'auto unlock' with BT.
Overall I like the phone the screen is the best yet, But I bought the unlocked version from best buy they had a 100 dollar discount. My question is how do you get the voice mail to work? I mean the S7 I had before was a locked phone and it had a little widget for the voice mail and would have a notification if someone left you a voicemail, the unlocked version don't seem to get notifications of voicemail, I mean you can call *86 and that works, but if your phone is off or you have airplane mode or no signal you wont know you have a voicemail? Anyone Know how to do this, I know there a lot of people out there buying the unlocked phone , So far I like it better seems like better without all the extra apps you don't use.
Wanted to leave the Apple ecosystem. Pre ordered the S8+ as my first Android device. Wanted to love it and get rid of my bland boring iPhone. Couldn't do it.
The phone is built beautifully, but ended up hating the curved screen. Some apps would have text on the curved part of the screen that was almost illegible due to the curve. Some apps would have menus in the top left or right of the screen that i had to press 5-6 times until the screen responded to my touch. I feel that curved TVs were gimmicky and feel the same about this screen. I hope Apple doesn't acquiesce on their next phone just to be competitive. But minus the stupid wrap-around curved glass, the screen was indeed beautiful.
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over in the "5 Reasons to Buy the Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus" discussion:
No mention in the article of disadvantages of an unlocked phone, WiFi calling is a feature I can't live without, as the signal is weak in my home. AT&T, for one, does not enable WiFi calling on unlocked phones.
over in the "Samsung to Issue Software Patches for Galaxy S8" discussion:
Hopefully this covers Wi-Fi connectivity issues
I have an S8+ from At&t and I'm having issues staying connected to Wi-Fi networks, especially when using Wi-Fi calling. Anytime I use Wi-Fi calling, I get disconnected from Wi-Fi within 5 minutes. Anyone else having similar issues?
over in the "Galaxy S8 to Cost $750, S8+ to Cost $850: Carriers Share Launch Details" discussion:
You would think with Samsung's gigantic, costly fiasco with their last phone and their non-removable battery they would make this new phone have a removable battery. Had their last phone had that ability, they could have just sent out replacement batteries for the bad ones instead of replacing the whole phone. I guess they didn't learn. You can't fix stupid.
over in the "Samsung's Bixby Is Far More than A Voice Assistant for the Galaxy S8" discussion:
Good for Samsung
It's distressing to me how Apple just sat on their hands with regards to voice assistance, and let Google and (supposedly) Samsung just zoom by them in this arena. Alexa is so much eaier to use and better sounding than Siri - it gives real answers and not just links to websites - and Bixby appears to be deep-rooted in the OS as well as making the SDK available to developers before launch. To me, Apple really dropped the ball in this regard.
over in the "Samsung Galaxy S8 to Include 'Bixby' Voice-Based User Interface" discussion:
Seems rather Cortana-like
The description in this article makes "Bixby" sound a lot like "Cortana", in that there is not a fixed, predefined set of verbal commands. Rather, "Cortana" is designed for interpreting user commands on the fly and responding as "she" (the cloud-based Artificial Intelligence servers) interprets, while "learning" adjusting in real time.
I use Cortana daily for handling text messaging hands-free while driving, plus a few random searches or navigation requests daily, and for those things Cortana works superbly. But one of the things I dislike about Cortana is that she (AI servers) don't have a specific command list, she is "fluid" and context-based, and always fine-tuning her "intelligence", and so a command that worked perfectly before sudd... (continues)