Or at least buy a case. The all-glass body and large screen doesn't look like it will be able to handle many drops. We shattered our Galaxy S7 and if you're clumsy, you may want to hold off on the Galaxy S8. Bixby sounds cool, but is it worth shelling out a ton of money? Probably not, especially since the fully capable Google Assistant is slated to come to all Android phones running Marshmallow and Nougat. (Yes, Google Assistant and Bixby will exist side by side on the Galaxy S8.). That brings us to our last point. Your current phone is probably still great. If you bought a Galaxy S7 (or one of the other great flagship phones we saw last year), there's no imperative to upgrade. Your phone already has a high quality display, a great camera and high-end specs.
But if your phone is an older model (two-plus years) or a budget phone that has been hampered by software updates, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus could be right for you, To learn more about the phones, check out CNET's first impression on the Galaxy S8 here and the Galaxy S8 Plus here, Samsung's newest superphone looks impressive, but it may not be an automatic upgrade, Here's evo check case for apple iphone x and xs - white/rose what you need to know, The Samsung Galaxy S8 and larger Galaxy S8 Plus are two of the most anticipated phones of the year, and now they're official it's easy to see why, Between the stunning design and high-end specs, Samsung's newest phones have many people ready to throw down some serious cash, but should you take the plunge?..
But based on the company's official spec sheets -- where companies typically trot out their most optimistic numbers -- it seems likely that battery life won't quite stay the same. The differences aren't huge: an hour of 4G internet here, an hour of video there. Many numbers stay the same. You'll want to note that the talk time numbers are comparing CDMA talk time for the S7 and S7 Edge, with "global" numbers (we don't know what that means) for the S8 and S8 Plus. And as you can see, Samsung didn't give us an apples-to-apples comparison for music playback. We'll need to do our own testing to be sure.
But taken as a whole, Samsung's numbers suggest battery life might not be totally on par with last year's phones, The Galaxy S8 and S8 have taller, larger screens than their predecesors, On paper, the Galaxy S8 has the same battery capacity as the Galaxy S7, and the larger Galaxy S8 Plus only has a slightly smaller battery than the Galaxy S7 Edge -- but the new phones have much larger screens, which can increase drain, However, both phones also have a more efficient 10nm processor: the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, or -- depending on your country and carrier -- a new Samsung Exynos, Qualcomm claims its chip will use up to 25 percent less evo check case for apple iphone x and xs - white/rose power than last gen, which may offset the battery life impact of Samsung's screens..
There could be a huge silver lining even if battery life dips: Samsung claims the Galaxy S8's battery won't wear out as quickly as the Galaxy S7. After two years of use, Samsung R&D boss Oh Boo-keun told us the Galaxy S8 should still hold 95 percent of its charge. It sure sounds like Samsung might fix the biggest reason I decided to ditch the brand: when my personal Galaxy S7's battery life dropped like a stone after the first year. Personally, I'd rather have 12 hours of web browsing today and 11 hours tomorrow, instead of 13 and 10.