3 reasons why the Samsung Galaxy S8 overshadows its competitors

3 reasons why the Samsung Galaxy S8 overshadows its competitors

Through the new Galaxy S8 and S8+, Samsung is hoping to leave a serious impression on the world of smartphones. Taking its first steps in the borderless smartphone design, the South Korean manufacturer has succeeded in its first trial: creating an immediate "wow" factor - throwing current smartphones into the past somewhat.

Aside from a few exceptions, like the Xiaomi Mi Mix and the LG G6, the difference between Samsung's latest smartphone and other smartphones on the market, including those announced at the most recent MWC 2017 in Barcelona, ​​is striking. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ simply define a new standard for future smartphones and it's a pretty safe bet that entry-level devices will begin to offer this concept of Infinity Display (ie no left nor right border) in the next few years.

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The Xiaomi Mi Mix was the first smartphone to offer a truly bezel-less design. © ANDROIDPIT

The new bezel-less trend 

Xiaomi was the trendsetter last year with its introduction of the Mi Mix. Samsung has only continued this trend, and rightly so because if there's one thing that Samsung does exceptionally well, it's the appearance of its devices. Its smartphones are without a doubt absolute gems of beauty in terms of design and finish.

At first glance, the S8 and S8+ will seduce users, including those who may have been reluctant to Samsung's curved screens up to now. Unlike many smartphones, there is no difference between the glass part and the housing of the device, which accentuates its ergonomic design. As for the quality of the finish, the S8 and S8+ are done to a very high level.

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It's difficult not to succumb to the Galaxy S8. © ANDROIDPIT

A new screen ratio

Another phenomenon introduced by Samsung's latest smartphones (and also on the LG G6) is the new screen ratio. The previous 16:9 aspect ratio has now been replaced with an 18.5: 9 aspect ratio. Contrary to conventional QHD smartphones, this makes the S8 screen 400 pixels taller. Since foldable screen technology is not (yet) developed, manufacturers are opt for the alternative of changing the body/screen ratio instead.

At the moment, many apps are not compatible with this technology, but Google is imposing change! The Mountain View-based company has published an article on its blog in which it explains that developers should put more emphasis on these new formats.

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 (second from the left) turns some of its competitors into a thing of the past. © ANDROIDPIT

Bonus: Bluetooth 5.0 support

Finally, let us conclude with Bluetooth 5.0 support, which is offered by the two Galaxy S8 devices. Although this is not actually visible, this compatibility also pushes other smartphones out of the limelight. The S8 and S8+ are simply the first phones to be compatible with this new standard. In particular, the S8 offers a dual audio option that allows you to listen to music on two Bluetooth devices simultaneously. it's even possible to adjust the sound independently.

How do you think Samsung's smartphones stack up against their competition?

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  • rick Apr 17, 2017 Link to comment

    To be honest, i was gonna get the S8+, but I feel as though this is an experiment in a bunch of gimmicks and fads. All the useless feachers. I would rather Samsung put the time and resources in making a true flagship device. Bixby wont be finished at the phones release, no upgrade in the battery is really a big let down. No significant upgrade in the camera. Why dose North America get ripped off on storage, 64 gigs, China will get 128 gigs of storage, and 6 gigs of ram. I read . we get 4 gigs of ram. Yet another non upgrade. We get the snapdragon 835, that a bit of an upgrade. All this gaming junk they stick this device with, VR crap, 3d fad. Wast of resources on what could be a very good device. I mean the battery will be drained in no time. And possibly even degrading faster than usual. Big screens more battery. Samsung has s***** battery life. I got my S7 2 weeks after its release, and it is already very noticeable how its degraded. I hope Samsung gets their s*** together on the S9. Because Im not gonna pay top dollar for a bunch of half ass upgrades and useless feachers, and slow updates. Why 7. 0 and not the latest update out of thr box. This device is too gimmicky , Its barely gonna be a top of the line flagship for about 6 months, then for 400 dollars there will be a device that will be just as powerful, a better battery and half of the gimmicky bulls***.

  • rick Apr 15, 2017 Link to comment

    I think i like the flat screen for the fact it can be protected better than the edge screen.

  • Mi MIX was first!?
    How about you take a look at what Sharp had to offer 3 years ago!

  • Only people who haven't owned a curved screen thinks it's useless. I, for one, will never go back to a flat screen.

  • Everyone will be dying to see Sony release a bezeless phone,as they have never change the design of there phones for years,a bet Sony will be so worried losing out to Lg & Samsung with the screens on offer

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    • Sony already lost in the US

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      Deactivated Account Apr 14, 2017 Link to comment

      Sony could actually stretch a 5.2" screen and fit that into a compact body the same size as the Z5c, a very easy to handle 130mm x 65mm and have room for front facing audio..

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    not it doesn't as it has a curved display. utterly useless and nonsense even though people still try to find a reason it is worth all the money samsung wants from you.

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    Deactivated Account Apr 12, 2017 Link to comment

    could be looking at Samsung's best selling handset ever..
    it's going to have a massive and for me personally a positive influence on smartphone design.
    never liked large bezels, they always looked like wasted space, especially on a device i mostly use for multi media.
    i never looked at a smartphone and thought ooh wow that'll be great for phone calls...
    i looked at HTC M7 and thought that's the best looking handheld PC I've ever seen, beautiful screen and front facing audio and impressive alloy body..

    currently the most physically compelling device with a high screen to body ratio is LG's G6.
    what it lacks in bling it makes up for in easy handling, and practical daily use (shame about glass back).
    in all fairness Samsung S8 really does deserve its moment of glory..
    no more physical home button, very impressive screen, the best amoled ever and one of the most luxurious looking androids ever..

    i like a nice design but Sammy's S8 is a little bit too show pony, it's not for me..
    luckily this is android, lots​ of choice, and now pushing hardware design beyond Apple,
    finally Apple needs to catch up.. that's impressive.

  • iko Apr 12, 2017 Link to comment

    Time will tell

  • Another Samsung funded article.

    • Hi! Not sure what makes you think we are being paid by Samsung for this article, but it actually is the opinion of Pierre, and he is still allowed to have an opinion, right? ;)

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    I like the looks of bezel-less display of the LG G6. I do not like the curved displays of Samsung's S8 and S8+. I do not like the way they feel in the hand and they serve no real purpose at this time except for looks. The new screen ratio of both I am not really sold on either. You still have black bands when viewing videos and if you make it full screen you chop the top of the video off. The only advantage is the equal size in dual screen mode.

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