Deals: Samsung Galaxy S8 for £475 new, £360 for a refurbished unit

15 March 2018
The Galaxy S9 has a better camera and stereo speakers, but costs a good deal more.

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Shadow Snypa786, 15 Mar 2018On GSMARENA the S8 has the better battery life, plus S8 has... moreGsmarena mostly checks standby time. Check all the forums in the world. 5t wins (by far) in SoT (which is the metric that matters to most)

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Shadocx, 15 Mar 2018https://youtu.be/T3hbpz7xhTk?t=9m24s The V30 won this batt... moreI can show couple of videos where S9 won all of them :)

U told that sony won s9 in performance, do you feel difference between 259000 and 250000 points ? :D :D

I dont feel difference between 130000 and 160000 in real life ;)

308 dollars cost one to make so its still expensive and i am not willing to pay Samsung super expensive advertising.
People at Foxconn forkign for 0,20 cents per hour and Samsung does not hessitate to pay some millions to TV stars for promotion.

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Shadocx, 15 Mar 2018You say Snapdragon phones lag but my Exynos 8890 S7 Edge ha... moreIt is definitely a defective unit. In the past I have to change four xperia XZ premium due to lagging and heating issue but on the 5th one, it's running just fine.

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Shadocx, 15 Mar 2018I never said emulators aren't running on Exynos devices, I ... moreDon't lie. They run very well on my galaxy A8 2015.

Shadow Snypa786, 15 Mar 2018The people who make optimize and make the emulators? Im pre... moreI never said emulators aren't running on Exynos devices, I said they run like sh*t, and it's ARM's fault, Exynos use their Mali GPUs.
A lot of graphic glitches, texture isn't applied on characters, decor, and very slow, 5 FPS, vs 20 FPS on SD 820 and no graphic glitches.

Shadocx, 15 Mar 2018The 2018 Exynos 9810 can't play emulators better than a 201... moreThe people who make optimize and make the emulators? Im pretty sure if someone bothere dthey could make emulators run on Exynos devices.

Whereas SD cant record 4k 60fps or 4k 120fps so who to blame? Yep Qualcomm :D

Shadocx, 15 Mar 2018On my first reply to you I was already agreeing about the c... moreYeah so we did talk about camera and stuff before hand so if i mention the 4k recording of Snapdragon and Exynos CPU's then its still all relevant.

SD and Exynos have their flaws and good points for me I take Exynos over SD sadly Samsung can't sell Exynos in America cos of patent laws.

Maybe if we all had Exynos the OS updates would come out alot faster

Shadow Snypa786, 15 Mar 2018"Then, idc about your camera recording sh*t, we were arguin... moreThe 2018 Exynos 9810 can't play emulators better than a 2016 SD 820, so who is behind? :D

Shadow Snypa786, 15 Mar 2018"Then, idc about your camera recording sh*t, we were arguin... moreOn my first reply to you I was already agreeing about the camera and display lol...

Shadocx, 15 Mar 2018You say Snapdragon phones lag but my Exynos 8890 S7 Edge ha... more"Then, idc about your camera recording sh*t, we were arguing about battery life and lag, why are you changing subject, eh?"

I am not changing the subject at all because if you realised it all stemmed from here

"On GSMARENA the S8 has the better battery life, plus S8 has a sd card slot, USB 3.1, better CPU if you get the Exynos variant, better camera and display.

All 5T has faster updates and faster charge?

That's it."

We were talking about more than lag and battery life.

And the 4k camera capabilities is part of the CPU features so its all relevant. Just because SD cant record 4k 60fps or 120fps and Exynos can shows who is truly behind.

Didn't realise you get so riled up LOL :D

Shadow Snypa786, 15 Mar 2018Alot of people say Samsung doesn't optimize the SD version ... moreYou say Snapdragon phones lag but my Exynos 8890 S7 Edge have been laggy since day one lol, my other phone with SD 801 was alot smoother and it had an outdated 32 bits Quad-core CPU from 2014. LMFAO...
My S7 get 1926 Single/5742 Multi in Geekbench 4.2 yet it's laggy as fuck, very funny, useless benchmarks...
Maybe I have a defective unit? having 2 defective S7 Edge Exynos, I'm really unlucky wow!
Then, idc about your camera recording sh*t, we were arguing about battery life and lag, why are you changing subject, eh?

Shadocx, 15 Mar 2018Those are just benchmarks and Samsung could be making the S... moreAlot of people say Samsung doesn't optimize the SD version but we will never know. But most users say SD versions lag after a few months the Exynos doesn't suffer as bad. Plus Exynos 8895 can do 4k 60fps and the S8 series could have been the 1st phones to do it but due to SD 835 not being able to record 4k in 60fps they had to disable that feature. Then Iphone X came out and was the 1st mobile phone to record 4k 60fps.

This year is the same the Exynos 9810 can record 4k 120fps and the Snapdragon 845 cannot so once again its disabled.

https://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-s9/help/unlocking-4k-120fps-exynos-9810-chipset-t3755225

https://wccftech.com/exynos-9810-launched/

Shadow Snypa786, 15 Mar 2018My mistake thats definetly contributed to the smaller less ... morehttps://youtu.be/T3hbpz7xhTk?t=9m24s
The V30 won this battery life test and it has a Snapdragon 835 and a 1440p display.

https://youtu.be/u-ep9S7jYYQ?t=4m37s
A8 and A8+ won this one but look at the OnePlus time, higher than Note 8 and S8 (all of them are exynos)

https://youtu.be/a6kLLqPPi1c?t=4m41s
This one has S9 and S9+ included, the V30 won again, the OnePlus 5T time is higher than S8, S8+, Note8, S9 and S9+.

https://youtu.be/1jMnpHtK1Zg?t=8m34s
From another youtuber, S9 won but OnePlus is not far.

Shadow Snypa786, 15 Mar 2018"Have you compared a phone with a Exynos 8895 and Snapdrago... moreThose are just benchmarks and Samsung could be making the Snapdragon look bad on purpose...
Since it has it's own Exynos SoC it's probably not optimizing it on purpose
Look at the score of the Snapdragon S8+ and the other phones with the same SD 835, the S8+ performed worse even in the GFX offscreen which is in 1080p

https://www.gsmarena.com/oneplus_5t-review-1687p5.php

Shadocx, 15 Mar 2018What are you saying? both phones won 3 tests...My mistake thats definetly contributed to the smaller less resolution display.

Shadocx, 15 Mar 2018Still don't need a MicroSD slot. Have you compared a phone... more"Have you compared a phone with a Exynos 8895 and Snapdragon 835 in person or are you just making assumptions about the battery life and lag?"

Its well known the snapdragon 835 isnt as well optimised than the Exynos 8895 battery tests on various sites have proved it.

Here is a YT video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Gm-drQi8Qc

Performance is better on Exynos

https://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_s8_exynos_8895_vs_snapdragon_835_benchmark_comparison-news-24606.php


Shadow Snypa786, 15 Mar 2018What happens when you buy a new phone you gonna copy and pa... moreWhat are you saying? both phones won 3 tests...

Shadow Snypa786, 15 Mar 2018What happens when you buy a new phone you gonna copy and pa... moreStill don't need a MicroSD slot.
Have you compared a phone with a Exynos 8895 and Snapdragon 835 in person or are you just making assumptions about the battery life and lag?
Yes, it's my choice, I'm not talking for everyone.

Shadocx, 15 Mar 2018I agree for camera and display but the rest depend of the u... moreWhat happens when you buy a new phone you gonna copy and paste all your pics and vids from 1 phone to another? I rather just take out the SD Card and insert it straight into a new device take me less than a minute.

I guess playing emulators is more important to you than battery life and less lag. I always choose Exynos better optimisation than SD's emulator abilities. I guess the more choice for people there better it is.

"Then check the GFX offscreen FPS, it's lower than the Sony Xperia XZ2 with a Snapdragon 845"

The xperia XZ2 won 2 tests while S9 won the other 3. Still a win for a phone with a bigger 1440p display.