The Galaxy S7 Active was found out to be exclusive to AT&T mainly in the US and never made available in India or any other market for that particular matter. Sam Mobile sources mainly believe that the Galaxy S8 Active will likely to be exclusive to AT&T when it will be released later this year.
Samsung Galaxy S8 has been created and it also mainly invented, in the bringing to an end months of leaks and also prediction about the company’s first high-profile launch. This was done right after Note 7 proved to be disaster. It is not at all a surprising fact, that both the Galaxy S8 and S8+ sport bezel-less are modified with stunning displays, along with modern looking designs, and a new intelligent digital assistant known as “Bixby” along with the best possible hardware.
There is completely no doubt that the Samsung’s Galaxy S8 is much likely to be the best Android smartphone of the year. However, people still think that there aren’t many compelling and justified reasons to switch to the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ just yet.
Here are five reasons why you may hold off upgrading to the new Phone:
Awkwardly positioned and designed fingerprint scanner
It is very much appreciative about the Samsung’s vision for a bezel-less future, but in a very crucial way the Galaxy S8 is not at all perfect. It has been seen that as per some of consumers the very placement of the fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy S8 is its biggest design flaw.
The fingerprint scanner has been totally moved to the rear, which is particularly the right next to the camera. Well according to the reports it means that the fingerprint is practically useless until and unless the user picks up the phone. On the other hand it cannot be unlocked anymore while the device is charging. In an important manner, there is always a chance of you end up smudging the Galaxy S8’s camera lens more often.
According to sources it all seems to be a major design flaw though the rear fingerprint scanner is receiving much popularity among many Android manufacturers.
There are no major camera upgrades
The Galaxy S7 as one of the best camera smartphones in the market as per the customer’s choice. It is mainly expected that the Galaxy S8 to be even better than its predecessor in the mobile photography department. It has been seen that Samsung has primarily fitted the same Galaxy S7 camera into the Galaxy S8. In a technical manner, you still will get the 12-megapixel, f/1.7 aperture shooter with optical image stabilization (OIS) and 4K recording. There are mainly some advancements in the image processing too. However, the phone will only struggle to deliver in the spheres of better zoom and depth of field, unlike the iPhone 7 Plus. The latter features two cameras on the rear, each with 12MP sensors: one which has a standard wide angle 12MP lens alongside a telephoto lens with an optical 2X zoom.
The fancy display
The Galaxy S8’s “Infinity” display sound really cool on paper only. But if observed carefully the real benefit of having a higher aspect ratio (Samsung claims 18:5:9). For example, if you simply want to watch a video on YouTube on the Galaxy S8’s gorgeous screen then you should be ready to bear those black bars. That is because the content that can watch on the YouTube is meant to be suited on a 16:9 display.
Note 7 disaster still haunts many
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are termed to be the first smartphones which was released since the Note 7 recall, and they are the main ones which is required to go through the company’s eight-step testing and inspection procedure. As a matter of fact Samsung would genuinely like you to forget about the Note 7. But as a user, it would be a good thing to wait for a few more months to make sure the Galaxy S8 is actually as safe as Samsung claims it is.
There are various great and unique alternatives
In any case if Samsung did not mainly try to manage to win over with the bezel-less Galaxy S8, there will be again a wide range of alternatives out there that might suit your needs. The iPhone 7 is one such example. It cannot be termed as a bezel-less smartphone, but the Apple flagship is considered to be a very capable phone at the end of the day. The Google Pixel sports mainly claims to be the most advanced camera smartphone in the market.
And it is very much true that there is a better smartphone than the Pixel XL to experience stock Android. And a device such as One Plus 3T is equally good – at half the cost of the Galaxy S8. If you already have a Galaxy S7 Edge, there is no reason to switch to the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ unless you really belong to the fan boy club.
Samsung is primarily planning and strategizing for the release of an Active variant of its Galaxy S range, which has come out according to a new report. Sam Mobile on the other hand claims that there will be a Samsung Galaxy A8 Active. This is aimed to carry the model number M-G892A. Evidently, it is mainly code named Cruiser.
Samsung may be calling the smartphone Cruiser internally, it is yet largely unknown about how the upcoming smartphone will be completely different from the Galaxy S8. The South Korean giant has been found out that in recent years it mainly offered a rugged version of its flagship phones.
But on a general way, those rugged devices will mainly come with bigger batteries and tough shells. If we take an instance on last year’s Galaxy S7 Active came with a shatter-resistant screen along with IP68 water resistance. It had a very large and sustainable 4,000mAh battery, over the Galaxy S7’s 3,000mAh battery pack.