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Review: Samsung Galaxy S8+

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Apr 7, 2017, 12:53 PM
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Finger scanner on the back ?

Does anyone that actually makes use of this in their vehicle see a problem with this ?
While I do agree that you can pair your device to unlock automatically when paired to a certain BT device like a car, I do have issues with that in general.

If I put my phone in its car cradle and want to unlock it... I have 3 options
1. Type in password (ugh)
2. Retina scan (not likely)
3. Touch with finger unlock.

Ok - if that's on the back of my phone, while its in a cradle, its not likely going to be feasible, just as driving while attempting to do a retina scan.

Clearly didn't think this part through for those on the road that don't want 'auto unlock' with BT.
Voice Commands
you can also use a pattern to unlock which is entirely reasonable to do with a phone in a cradle. Works great...
bones boy

Apr 28, 2017, 1:52 AM
over in the "Samsung Galaxy S8+" discussion:

Sent my S8+ back to Samsung today

Wanted to leave the Apple ecosystem. Pre ordered the S8+ as my first Android device. Wanted to love it and get rid of my bland boring iPhone. Couldn't do it.

The phone is built beautifully, but ended up hating the curved screen. Some apps would have text on the curved part of the screen that was almost illegible due to the curve. Some apps would have menus in the top left or right of the screen that i had to press 5-6 times until the screen responded to my touch. I feel that curved TVs were gimmicky and feel the same about this screen. I hope Apple doesn't acquiesce on their next phone just to be competitive. But minus the stupid wrap-around curved glass, the screen was indeed beautiful.

I also hated the battery life compared to an I...
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