8 ways the Galaxy S8's screen is better than the iPhone

Elbert EdwardsApr 19, 2017

As of February 2017, the Galaxy S5 represents 15.6% of active Samsung smartphones within the U.S. This is followed by the Galaxy S7 at 11.5% and the Galaxy S6 at 11.4%.

Several other features of the phone worked without a hitch.

Another feature of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ which has made them the most liked smartphones is Bixby.

Whatever setup you prefer, be it "Recents - Home - Back" or "Back - Home - Recents", you can customize the phone's layout to your needs, just head to Settings Display Navigation bar Button layout, and make your selection. It means millions of people in countries other than the US and South Korea won't be able to use it. Samsung said a few days ago that Bixby Voice, the most important feature of its AI assistant, would not be available at launch in the US.

The Galaxy S8's AMOLED display also reveals more detail in shadowy parts of the scene, which is especially noticeable in the tree on the right of the scene.

The better-than-expected preorders raise hopes that Samsung's new flagship may sell more than 40 million copies. Oh, and the scanner doesn't work if you're wearing glasses. You'll still find Samsung's added "Edge" functionality, which lets you swipe the right of the display to access your most-used apps or favourite contacts, but we switched this feature off, as given the compact size of the handset makes it quick enough to access apps without needing additional shortcuts. So much that you might struggle to comfortably reach the top of the display while holding the phone in one hand. A big question here is: Why would someone want to use Bixby when they have far more advanced and accurate Google Assistant on the same device? Now tapping the multitasking tab on your already open apps (it's the one that looks like two rectangles atop each other) will open them in a compressed half screen view.

It's just as well the facial recognition system on the S8 is so good, because the fingerprint scanner isn't almost as useful as it was in previous years, or as it is on phones such as the Apple iPhone 7, where it's still on the front.

The Korea Herald reports that consumers have also complained about the Bixby button being limited only to the operation of Samsung's new voice assistant.

Research analyst Neil Shah has since told CNET the issue could stem from the S8's "Deep Red" OLED tech, which could purportedly "make the usual whites look reddish" as a result of "software calibration issue [s]".

With the S8+ it has introduced facial recognition.

That's where the S8's Smart Lock feature comes in, letting you set the phone to automatically unlock when in certain situations such as at home, or while on your body. But somehow, the S8 (and the slightly larger S8+) still manage to be even better. The Samsung Galaxy S8 is filled with biometric security measures.

CNET reviewer Jessica Dolcourt sees a lot to love about the new device, including a gorgeous design, great camera, high-resolution screen and solid battery life.

Not that unlocking your phone is hard because.

For either of these options to work, however, you'll first need to activate the feature. I hate having to put them on every time I want to unlock my phone.

This time around it's the front camera that has seen the biggest improvement.

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