This is the Galaxy S8!

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  1. wcjeep

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    Aspect ratio means black bars while watching YouTube. Probably affects Amazon video and Netflix too. Samsung went away from on screen software buttons after the Verizon Galaxy Nexus. I was happy to buy the S7. S8 seems weird.
     
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    Alright I still like the home button, I don't want to press the side button to wake it up every time.
    Also if the fingerprint reader is on the back, how can I use a phone case with it? I don't think it is shockproof, I can't handle such a big phone.
     
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    My guess is that if there is a button on the other side, it may be for the camera. From the S6 on, a quick double click of the home button launches the camera, even with a screen lock. Without a physical home button, I would imagine Samsung wanted to keep the quick access to the camera.

    Since owning the S6 Edge, I just can't get behind this S8/S8+ at all. So much more susceptible to damage, which means those with protection plans/insurance on their phones may see a price increase yet again. Add in the lack of a GOOD glass screen protector, and less (cute) case options, and this phone is most likely not going to be my next phone. And I'm a diehard Samsung fan because of the camera, so it takes a lot to say that.

    Might just have to hold out with my S7 until the next Pixel is released.
     
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    Waiting for this phone or waiting for the Note 8 (whatever it is going to be called)
     
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    I don't believe that this is the S8 its too far from the Samsung style of phone.

    Android phones have had finger printer readers on the back now for 2+ years. The cases have holes to allow the finger to touch the reader.
     
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    Alright I still like the home button as the finger printer.
     
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    Not sure how well the home button f.p. scanner worked on other phones, but on my Note 4 it is a waste. I have set mine up numerous times, and it can never read my f.p.


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    I think the FP reader has improved a great deal. Mine on the N5 works great and I have not heard many complaints about them recently. I believe this phone also has an iris scanner. It will be interesting to see how well that will work.

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    I set mine up twice and now it works well. The first time it worked occasionally, but after I added another user account, now it can read my fingerprint quickly. It is worth mention, both accounts are my thumb.
     
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    I seem to remember the few Note7 users here giving a to the iris scanner.

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