Let us discuss the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus which is launched in India recently. If you are willing to buy an S8 or S8 plus for yourself then do consider the following points before making the purchase of Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus.
Note: The following points are just my opinions and view. If you disagree with me then it absolutely fine.
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Good Things About Samsung Galaxy S8/Plus:
You get improved design in Samsung Galaxy S8 when compared to last year’s S7 and S7 Edge. You get a more curved display and more slim design in Samsung Galaxy S8/Plus. When you take this phone in your hand, it is not very much bulky. Samsung has followed a very good design, even though the phone is big, it is not bulky. For many people, looks matter and it provides you great looks and fantastic design. It is the best design that Samsung has ever made.
Better Display & Improved Screen Protection:
The display is also better than before in Samsung Galaxy S8 And S8 Plus. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 which is a very good pick.
You might be using a fingerprint scanner to unlock your phone. But Samsung has made an innovation by introducing IRIS scanner which will detect your eyes and unlocks the phone.
Bad Things About The Samsung Galaxy S8/Plus:
This phone went on sale in the Korean market and many of them complained about the reddish tint on the display of Samsung Galaxy S8. After the blast of Galaxy Note 7, this was not expected from Samsung.
Samsung is not providing the value for money because the pricing of Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus is Rs.57900 and Rs.64900 respectively. The pricing is very high for the specifications and the features offered by Samsung. In addition, you need to pay Rs.1000 for quality screen guard. If you buy the same phone in USA or UAE, you will get this phone for around 47,000INR. Though there are taxes in India, Samsung should have reduced its price to at least 50,000INR instead of 58000INR.
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No Stock Android:
Samsung Galaxy S8 is provided with the Samsung’s TouchWiz UI running Android N 7.0 Nougat. It comes with bloat wares applications which are not removable. Because of this, Samsung is unsuccessful in stabilizing its TouchWiz UI.
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Bixby, the new assistant developed by Samsung is still in development phase and you cannot use it. And also, it is not in a position to compete Google Assistant, Siri, and Cortana. I guess, Samsung developed Bixby just for Advertisement and improve the sales in the market.
The placement of the fingerprint sensor on Samsung Galaxy S8 is not proper. It is just beside the rear camera which is out of the reach for many people. And most of the time, you may end up by touching the rear camera instead of the fingerprint sensor.
No doubt, the camera is absolutely good as that of S7/Edge. But there are no improvements in the camera. Its competitor iPhone is upgrading the sensor in its camera, every year. Even low budget devices like Motorola’s Moto G is offering a better camera every year.
Consider all the good things and flaws of Samsung Galaxy S8/Plus then only buy it. I recommend you to hold your horses and wait for the next few months for the pricing to go down.
If you don’t wish to buy Samsung Galaxy S8/Plus then you can go for One Plus 3T. It is the best phone available in the market and you will not face any issues with it for the next two years. One Plus 3T is value for money and you can go for it without any hesitation.