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Finally, the wait is over, Samsung’s now flagship phone, the Galaxy S8 is here. Chances are though, you’ve already read about its major new features due to a leak bonanza this year. I have to admit, someone really dropped the ball, with very little effort, I found almost every detail, exposed at great length before the Galaxy S8’s grand reveal.

At the end of the day though, when the curtain was officially lifted the leaks didn’t do this phone justice. The Samsung Galaxy S8 is an amazing piece of tech (and it doesn’t explode).

Display

So, let’s address the first major feature of this phone, the one that will make it stand out instantly from everything else on the market currently – the display. Clocking in at a whopping 1440×2960 (5.8in in old speak), it’s a head turner, it’s of course not the first display of this size, the Note 7 had something very similar, but the bezels on this baby are almost completely gone, save a tiny strip top and bottom.

Samsung S8 Display

It’s also important to note that on top of all this engineering wizardry, Samsung has decided to retire the ‘Edge’ version of the new phones, and just like Oprah, give it to both size flavours the S8 comes in – you get a wraparound screen, you get a wraparound screen, this is fantastic news for everyone.

Samsung has always been playing catch up with Apple when it comes to design, I feel, it’s a personal opinion, but the phones have always reminded me of the sleek design elements associated with the iPhone. The Galaxy S8 has those wonderful rounded edges that really show off the wrap around screen (known as the infinity display), aluminium shell, and its very slim profile (8mm), simply, for the first time I feel it may have a leg up on the current iPhone 7 model.

David Bowie sung about ch-ch-ch-ch changes, and Samsung has made some, to the fingerprint scanner to be exact. I’ve just been heaping praise on the amazing new screen, but that has come at a cost, no longer is there room for it on the front, so the scanner now lives on the back of the phone, right next to the camera. I would have thought that even though the screen fills almost the entire from of the phone, some sort of scanning system could have been implemented, I guess not. I feel this will be the biggest change long time users will take the longest to warm to.

There is hope though. When Samsung’s Note 7 wasn’t blowing up, it was wowing us with its iris and facial recognition abilities. In fact, I almost got one simply because of this feature (in hindsight now, I’m really glad I didn’t). The Galaxy S8 will carry on this tech and with any luck we might not need to worry about the awkward fingerprint scanner on the back, hooray!

Let’s check a few things off so far, it looks great, honestly, it looks amazing. It has cool eye scanning tech, like previous recent Galaxy phones, it’s water resistant with a rating of IP68, which essentially means it’s protected from dust and water to a maximum of 1.5 meters for up to half an hour (so if you fall in the pool, you should be okay). Wireless (or wired, your choice) charging, support of 4GX and probably the biggest thing the Samsung phones have always had over the Apple competition, additional storage, you can use a microSD card up to 256GB in size. Phew… So, what else does it have? Well, I’m glad you asked, ladies and gentlemen, I’d like to introduce you to…

Bixby – A New Way To Interact With Your Samsung S8

The name may evoke an English professor or maybe a royal butler, but it’s something you’re going to be using in a way similar to Amazon’s Alexa. Samsung has made the wise decision to toss out the horrid voice they previously used and hired, Bixby to take control of your Galaxy S8 ‘experience’.

So, what is Bixby? From what I can gather, it’s another variation on an AI assistant. You might take a picture of a landmark or building and tell Bixby to get more information on it, or perhaps you ran out of milk? Take a picture of it and with any luck you’ll be directed to somewhere online that sells milk (milk might be a bad example).

Bixby does more than just work with the camera of course, it can help with setting reminders or calendar organisation, you can steam content to devices, or if you have any IoT devices in your home (IoT devices are smart devices, wi-fi lighting, smartlocks etc). And best of all, Bixby has its own button, instead of shouting out “Hey Bixby” (which in practice, with that name, would sound super dumb), so tap that and give your digital servant its orders, yay, slavery has come back in fashion.

Having built all this excitement for Bixby, it’s time to face the harsh realities of living in this wonderful country. Bixby may have a delayed Australian release. The issue is, Bixby was designed with Korean and US dialects in mind, and currently the little digital bastard is having issues with our accent, let’s hope by the time of the launch at the end of April, Bixby can work out what we’re saying.

Camera

With so much innovation going into this new flagship model, surely the camera is going to see our jaws hitting the floor in amazement, right? Errr, yeah, about that…

Remember the Galaxy S7, well I hope you liked the camera, because Samsung has deemed that it wasn’t broken, so it didn’t fix it. It’s using (I’m hesitant to use the term re-using, as I’m sure there are differences, but for comparison sake, it’s 100% identical) the same 12mp camera. That being said, it was an excellent camera first time around, and is still impressive today.

While researching this camera I’ve found one tiny difference (and this would come under the differences mentioned above). Every time you take a picture, the camera will take three, it merges them together to give you a super sharp image (unless all three are rubbish, then I’m sure nothing will help you). The camera software it will use will be variations on what was used in this year’s Galaxy A5, giving the user access to various modes with swipes instead of a menu system. Lovely and user friendly.

Should You Buy The Samsung S8 ?

This is an important year for Samsung. Last year they made the headlines for all the wrong reasons, and couldn’t seem to catch a break, but the S8 seems to be a step in the direction they sorely needed.

When you look at the feature set, the S8 only has minor improvements over the previous version, but honestly, that display. The display is what will shift these phones off the shelf, it honestly looks amazing, and it remains to be seen what Apple have in store with its new iPhone due later in the year (rumoured to have an edge to edge screen as well). Yes, the phones faster, and the battery life will no doubt be better, but is it worth your time and money?

That’s the tough thing about these reviews, we won’t really know until we get our paws on one and even then, it will need to be put to the test out in the ‘wild’. So far, the experts, people with hands on experience, are giving it the thumbs up. And of course, Samsung has a lot to prove as well as a lot to lose if this crashes, but so far, I feel this is the phone to beat this year. Samsung has thrown down the gauntlet, “come at me Apple”.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Release Date Australia

Samsung Galaxy S8 Australia

Samsung will release the device on April 21, 2017

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Unfortunately it’s a reality that we do drop our iPhones and galaxy smartphones from time to time, at the end of the day we are human, right?. We constantly hear about how strong the new displays are in these devices yet they still seem to crack into a 101 pieces when they sustain the slightest drop. You should be upset, these are 6th generation devices we are talking about. There is an obvious solution to this, protect your device with a rugged case. I personally don’t like doing this, it removes 99% of the devices sex appeal. The good guys at Screen Fix make your repair simple and pain free. Our prices are the best in Brisbane, our talented technicians can bring your device back to life with an hour from when you initially call.

Undoubtedly, the iPhone and Samsung galaxy are unique smart phones. They are admired for their insanely great design, lightning fast speed and productivity to boot. However, this doesn’t stop them from falling from ones pocket, smashing to the pavement only to wind up breaking the “Super Strong” Gorilla Glass retina or Amoled display. They may be the top of the line device, however technology is technology and it does from time to time, fail. That is why you need to employ the service of a reliable iPhone and Samsung galaxy repair company that would help bring your phone back to its normal condition.

iPhone repairs brisbane

When it comes to iPhone repair, Samsung galaxy repair, iPhone screen repair, Samsung galaxy screen repair, there is one repair company that goes that extra mile to give customers peace of mind and generally just an insanely great user experience – Screen Fix.

A 2 – year warranty is standard on all repairs, in the unlikely situation there is a problem with the part then a Screen Fix technician will replace the part that very same day.

Screen Fix is open for business 8:00am-6:00pm Monday to Friday, our services are one of the best you can get anywhere. We are Brisbane’s favorite repair shop. We have now repaired over 200 devices. We certainly know what we are doing.

iPhone Screen Repairs In Brisbane

Apart from the fact it takes just one hour to fix your phone (iPhones and Samsung galaxy devices) after we received your call and consequently repaired your device you can rest assured because all repairs are backed by our 2 year warranty – It doesn’t get much better than that.

Screen Fix realizes that not everyone wants to leave the comfort of their own home to take there device to our technician, so we offer two other ways to get your device back to life

Mail in repairs

Screen Fix has a renowned mail in repair service which was developed for those that are living in rural Australia or “outback Australia” as some like to say. Once we receive your broken device at our secure mail box, we will repair the device the same day and depending on what hour of the day it arrives we will have it packed securely and en-route back to is owner. We have had cases where this process takes as little as 3-days. Post it on Monday and we will have it back to you before the weekend!

Repair Kits

For those that are not handy to the Screen Fix repair shop, but handy with DIY we have a solution to your problem – We package everything you need to complete the repair from the comfort of your own home, you don’t have to be a technician to do it! In the repair kit you will receive the screen for your particular device, the 4 tools necessary for the repair and also easy to follow step by step instructions – these instructions come in both ‘print’ and ‘video’ formats.

We have a group of experienced and highly skilled technicians who would handle your phone with care and give you the best of service that you deserve. We are known for using only superior parts when we repair our customers’ devices which gives us an edge over competitors.

Give one of our friendly technicians a call today and see how we can help you get your device back to life! Cheers – Tim B

Ph:1300 19 33 31 or email us: info@screenfixed.com.au

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This is an interesting topic, one subject to much debate. The two most popular smart phones in the world, the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S4 are widely known to be somewhere on an even playing field when it comes to functionality. Yes, they operate on a completely different operating system, The Galaxy S4 uses Google’s Android OS whereas the iPhone 5 uses Apples proprietary ‘IOS’ operating system. We are mostly guilty for sticking to the one side of the fence and happily stay there however, come time to cut the hay we can all honestly agree with each other that they all do the same. When you spend up to, in some cases $1000 on a smart phone namely an iPhone 5 or Samsung S4, you would think taking some time to analyze the durability of the devices would rank rather highly in ones buyer decision process.

General wear and tear seems to go in favor of the Apple iPhone, Apples High quality aluminum and magnesium parts which seem to make it stand the test of time. One great thing that Apple have done with the next generation iPhone is imbed the screen so when dropped it reduces the chance that the force is point loaded on the glass, The 4th generation iPhone was an absolute sucker for this. With regards to the internals, ApplesareApples and they have once again managed to incorporate only the best possible parts. The iPhone 5 also features an aluminum back, unlike its predecessor which was glass and would break if you looked at.

Despite having a plastic back cover the Samsung S4 seems to be one tough smart phone, it features an aluminum bezel, which like iPhone 5 is the main structure for the device. The thing that sets the Samsung S4 apart from its rival is the super tough Gorilla glass and scratch resistant screen, You can bet your bottom dollar that if your S4 drops to the floor that it will more than likely come away unscathed. There was a drop test performed by an insurance company called Square Trade which tested the iPhone 5 against the Galaxy S4, Yes you’re right, the Samsung S4 came away victorious.

At ScreenFix Brisbane we believe that they are both tremendous devices that are incredibly durable. I think that you could put the dream smart phone together if you stole the Gorilla Glass from the S4 and put it into the iPhone 5, together with the iPhone 5′s great internal componentry, magnesium back cover and aluminum bezel it would be one amazing device. In reality we can not do this so considering the screen is always the component that will be broken before anything else, in order to keep the repair bill to a minimum then we suggest going with the Samsung S4.

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