It hasn’t even been a month since Samsung officially announced its latest flagship phones, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. The phones are already making news and are available for preorder on many online shopping sites in the UAE. Samsung will be making the phones available around May for normal purchase.
The phones made a lot of news even before they were announced, with a lot of leaks and rumours flooding the market every other day. We even expected the phone to be announced in the MWC, held in Barcelona in February this year. Samsung ditched the idea and announced the phone on March 29 instead.
Both phones announced, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ will run on the Qualcomm SnapDragon 835 SoC in the US version and Samsung’s own Exynos 8895 processor for the rest of the world, sport a 12MP superfine resolution rear camera, an 8MP AF front camera, and loads of memory for smooth operation while multitasking seamlessly.
While the specifications and configuration of both the phones are highly alluring and one may be tempted to get their hands on one of these beautiful devices as soon as possible, we recommend waiting a while before taking that decision and take some time to get the general reviews on the phone.
The reason why we would recommend waiting a while is so that people come up with a review of the phone. There are many channels on youtube that show you reviews, or actual acquaintances/friends who’ll purchase it before you do, or online articles/blogs, such as ours, who’ll tell you if you should buy a phone or not etc.
Also, after the recent faux pas that Samsung committed in the case of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the credibility of power packed Samsung phones has sure gone down. Even though not to the extent that it will cause them go out of business; it wouldn’t hurt to wait before someone comes up and tells the phones don’t explode. A wait-and-see approach would never hurt.
Also, Samsung has made radical changes in the overall physical design too. Samsung has moved the fingerprint sensor to the back panel beside the camera module. It will mean that you must lift the phone every time you want to unlock it if you’re habitual of using a fingerprint sensor. Also, there’s no physical home button this time. It will surely be wise to wait for a while and see how existing users are comfortable with the phone’s new design.
Another reason why you should wait before getting this phone is that Samsung hasn’t perfected Bixby, their virtual AI assistant yet. It currently under development and all Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices will get complete Bixby package as a part of software update later on. Waiting for the device to get everything promised ready doesn’t seem to be a bad deal.
Overall, we would surely say the phones are great on paper and look promising, but waiting for a while before you spend your hard-earned money is always a wise thing to do. After all, it never hurts to be cautious.