Samsung Galaxy S8

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  1. akosiGRAM

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    I think if you have the cash to spare 3799 + 2400 cashout for the s8+ on the platinum plan is very tempting.

    But if I will go for the bang for the buck approach, I will retain my current contract free plan 499 (3gb data + unli call & text to globe and tm) and buy the unlocked s8+ directly from samsung deferred by 12 months

    Platinum (24 months contract + 2400 Cash out) = 93576
    BFTB approach (24 months)= 57990
     
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    Pre ordered the Regular S8 only.
    It would be better if we have the option to choose the freebie.
     
  3. Pupkin

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    Update:
    The new Samsung Galaxy S8 has still plastic fingerprint sensor.
    I was in the mall today and I checked it again, the demo unit already has scratched fingerprint sensor.
    The good news is we don't have to actually press it like on the S7.
    Bummer! Already pre ordered btw.
     
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    Tried the demo unit. Feels premium and nice! makes me want to jump ship.

    Camera is better compared to my iPhone 7.
     
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    ^how were able to compare the camera of the two?
     
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    Side by side.

    what i notice are the following
    -focus on s8plus/s8 is faster
    -Front camera is better than 7 less noise and does some amazing tricks like (bokeh) shots not sure if this is the correct word hehe
    -Back camera pictures are more crisp - possible na dahil sa QHD screen ng s8? compared to ip7 720p?
     
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    So you were staring at two different screens? Hardly a basis for photo comparisons, that's why i was surprised you came to that conclusion on a demo unit since the best way is to take the photos taken by both phones and compare it on a single screen...
     
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    Tear down time
     
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    I already pre ordered the Samsung S8,
    I'm just thinking if i picked up my Phone from Samsung Store and it end up having the Red tint screen issue will they replace them unit?
    I already saw the Red tint screen on some demo units and once you see it can't be unseen. You will notice it all the time.

    Samsung says it can be fixed by software update, but it would be nicer if it's not there in the first place.

    red-tint-s8.jpg
     
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    A friend of mine went on about this and even though Samsung initially tried to hold her off from getting a replacement and consequently being told a software fix is on the way, she still insisted on requesting another device anyway and in the end, she got what came in for. Of course, this didn't happen locally so mileage may vary, but I am of the mind that if you bug them enough they will cave in lol

    Since it can be fixed via software patch (and hoping it truly is only a matter of tweaking the software end), it might be better to keep whatever device you end up getting should it be the only problem. Otherwise, you might only get annoyed replacement after replacement because apparently akin to the piss-yellow displays present in the iPhone 5, 6, 7, etc. some Galaxy S8 displays have it worse where the red stands out even more.

    Personally, I'd keep should it come with the red tint and demand a replacement only if it's proven that the supposed software update fails to deliver on the promised fix. But I'll still keep my fingers crossed that whatever ends up in my possession doesn't come with the aforementioned issue.
     
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  11. Don Pao

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    For auto focus straight forward naman i mean coming from iPhone 7 focus speed is faster sa s8. for Clarity or picture quality i guess its because of QHD? compared to 720p? so yeah your correct dapat test via Monitor.
     
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    Samsung Galaxy S8 to get software patch for “red tint” issue

    Excerpt: Samsung said the update would add "a further enhanced ability to adjust the color setting to their preference."

    It probably means something is really wrong with the hardware or new AMOLED panels that they are using that you will need to tweak the color settings yourself to compensate. In that case, If I were to get a red tinted one, I would promptly have it replaced.
     
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    When i picked up my Pre ordered S8 on May 5, and it turned out having the Red tint screen issue.
    I will leave it there until they gave me new ones.
    It means Bahala na si Batman.
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    In some of the posted photos of "red tinted" S8's, the reddishness is really bad. Maybe it's only because of the camera used to take the photo. Even so, I doubt any software color adjustment can work without affecting the appearance/reproduction of other colors. Leaving it up to the user to adjust their screens via a "software update" is a really crappy (and lazy) fix to this issue...
     
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    Samsung Galaxy S8 Headphone Review: Just How Good Are The AKG Tuned Earbuds? | Forbes Now

     
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    I received this SMS from Globe this afternoon. No definite date of delivery yet. But I won't complain if it will arrive earlier than expected. :)
     
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    S8 na later blue carpet
     
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    Anyone know if cases and screen protectors are already available locally?
     
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    Samsung Branded screen protector for S8 and S8+ are available in Samsung Store. I just forgot to ask the price.
     
  20. jaijin

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    Got my unit today, it was a breeze transferring my S7 to my S8. Now, cases.
     

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