5 things I HATE about the Samsung Galaxy S8

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is a great phone, but it’s not without its weaknesses. Alex sums up his top five pet hates about the best new Android phone.

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29 thoughts on “5 things I HATE about the Samsung Galaxy S8

  1. I hate all these stupid ass apps that I'm forced to have on my phone I want to delete them especially especially Bixby what a piece of crap also also my voice to text really stinks voice to text on this phone really stinks

  2. I don't know what galaxy I say you have but my Galaxy S8 is a piece of crap it won't let me cuss it won't let me be cussed the keyboard stinks the microphone stinks all that layout stinks and I don't like it I like my j7 j7 Prime I would have liked my j7 but Samsung stole my screen mirroring off of it with an update I sue them I did alright

  3. Lots of people still hate bixby now in 2019, which I don’t understand…. It is a voice assistant like google now and Siri. But it would be nice to disable if you don’t want it.

  4. The one thing that bugs me the most about this phone is because of the phones screen having curved edges makes accidentally touching the screen by mistake a very common acurence to the point were I find it to be frustrating, since I just recently bought a Galaxy S8. I only have had it for a few months now , but if I had the money to afford to get a different phone I would get a new used one. Also the Bixby button is kind of annoying, and also somewhat pointless in my opinion, and I don't think that its possible to disa bbn le Bixby or a way to delete it of a G S8. If there is a way to permanently delete apps off a Galaxy S8. If anyone knows how to delete apps permanently off of a Galaxy S8 comment me on how too. I would appreciate it. If not then oh well beggars can't be choosers 😎

  5. I hate that every time you turn it off, upgrade the system it requires you to use your password. Also it seems after a certain length of time you have to re enter the the password using the finger print recognition for all of the above.

  6. You honestly are an Iphone fanboy half the things you said is opinion and its honestly probably the best phone I know im in 2018 now and Iphone X is out but still I love the S8 still so get your facts straight.

  7. Whenever I play Just Dance Now. The button is too close to my finger. When I Accidentally touch it. It goes to the screen and It shuts down my whole game. I hate the bixby button!

  8. Wow he missed the one major issue with this phone… The edge and how you can click shit when you need to close out an app or box.

  9. My list:

    1) Useful features that are hidden (looking at you mobile data switch)
    2) Bixby – just plain bad.
    3) Updates even when I turn automatic updates off
    4) BLOATWARE
    5) Many apps don't appear in the Google Launcher app drawer
    6) Facebook updater cannot be uninstalled – it's like they're just blatantly tell you what you can and can't do with your phone now.

    Power User Complaints:

    1) No IR Blaster – My personal preference, but I found these to be very useful, though I know many companies aren't doing this now sigh

    2) Unable to root – yes, root is still worth it just to be able to remove half the crap on this stupid Samsung Android version (I guess there is a way but I have the Active and there still doesn't appear to be a guide that makes sense)

    All-in-all I only bought this because it was the best financed option available to me offered through ATT. I can't afford to pay for a new phone outright and wanted new after having an old phone for years now. Samsung is become more Shang Tsun every year.

  10. I'm pretty disappointed with Samsung. Here are my greavances.

    1) Opening your phone is Inconsistent. Biometry can suck in different ways to different people. My wife can't use fingerprint sensors at all. You never know how you are going to unlock it. Sometimes I keep staring at it like if I'm going to take a selfie with a strange look and remove my glasses. Then I give up, and go to the fingerprint sensor, finally I type my pin. Better always use my pin number.

    2) Sound can sometimes be low. Even playing around with the equilizer or using a JBL flip isn't enough. Specially on videos form Trevor Noah and Colbert. While other stuff is fine, like Spotify. Sometimes I have to pick my J7 Metal (work) and watch the videos there. I can hear well on J7 even it has the speaker on the back and my hand covering it. I don't understand that.

    3) Samsung keyboard sucks. I use Gboard.

    4) Edges reflect the light behind you, right into your eyes.

    5) Some apps get lost with the extra screen space. The problem is getting better, but some don't scale well, others overlap the screen buttons, etc.

    6) Stuttering and crashes are more frequent than I would expect. Sometimes it gets unresponsive and I have to reboot.

    7) Bixby sucks.

    8) SmartSwitch lost some data, while migrating. I expected to Samsung to be good at that, but it was a mess.

    9) Brightness changes are too quick, your eyes have to adjust. I have disabled it.

    10) Notifications vibrations keep happening all the time, even I have no new notifications. I called Samsung support and after reseting and restoring, they suggested to turn the notifications vibrations down. Really?

    11) For some reason I can't buy extra Cloud space in my country. Why?

    12) 64 Gb as basic storage is too little. And I wish I could use an extra SIM card, but I had to put an SD. And you can't join the main memory with the SD (even if you have a class 10 chip) as you can do in vanilla Android. So I have to keep juggling apps since you can't move all apps. I guess there's a 256, version that isn't available in my country.

    13) When using GPS navigation with a windshield mount, in a summer day even with air conditioning at a full blast it overheats stop charging and turns off as I'm trying to get to my destination. That never happened with my previous phones and I had to buy a air grid mount that end up breaking the air exhaust on my car due the weight I use my J7 Metal (work phone) to navigate.

    This is enough.

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