Galaxy Note 8 just made to the market, but this year Samsung started ruling after that launch of Galaxy S8. So, all odds are in favor of Samsung. Will Samsung continue this league by launching Galaxy S9 with 8GB RAM?
Let’s start the story with the Galaxy S8, it has perfect design that has in the middle of the upper half of the phone is engraved the Samsung logo and the rest is completely empty. On the right side, we find the power button, which is very comfortable to reach with the thumb when holding the phone in hand. The tour of the button is very suitable, although I would have liked it to be something more rounded.
On the left side, we find an elongated volume button and a new button dedicated to the Bixby virtual assistant, which we’ll talk about later. At the top, we find the compartment of the nano-SIM card and micro-SD card, which is perfectly integrated with the metal and is flush with the surface. With the decent configuration of Galaxy S8, it is one of the best available phones, and soon Samsung Galaxy S9 will replace it.
The bottoms of the S8 phone houses a USB-C connector, the headphone jack, and the speaker. The position of the speaker is not the best because it is very easy to accidentally cover it by hand when we hold the phone horizontally, for example when playing, although it is also true that the front is not much space. Despite the large screen size, the new ratio makes the phone more elongated and therefore narrower than other devices with larger diagonal displays. In practice, this makes it not too bulky at the time of holding it and, above all, we can type with one hand. Now you may expect better design configuration with Galaxy S9, but Samsung yet to confirm this.
In any case, Samsung has also incorporated a single-handed mode that allows you to reduce the size of the screen and that it is glued to one side. This mode can be activated by a finger gesture on the screen or by a triple press of the Start button.
The only problem of manageability that we have found in S8 is when reaching the upper and lower ends of the phone with one hand. The high height of the screen makes it difficult to reach the status bar and virtual navigation controls, even holding it at a medium height. So, we expect Samsung to fix this issue in the Galaxy S9 release in 2017.