Users Report Several Problems With The Galaxy S8
For the most part, the Galaxy S8 has had a relatively smooth launch, but numerous users have reported some problems with the phones. Samsung recently announced a patch to fix the red tint that was plaguing some displays, but there are other issues as well. For starters, some users have complained of constant rebooting and wireless charging issues. It is unclear as to whether the wireless charging issue is an actual bug or design decision. As for the reboots, Samsung has not issued any statements regarding this problem, but it would be covered under the standard warranty.
Some users have also reported screen burn-in on the phone’s screen. This issue was fairly common on older PCs and phones but is less common now. It is still possible on Super AMOLED displays, but Samsung built countermeasures into the S8 by having the virtual home button change positions every so often. Despite this, some users are still reporting a problem. When Samsung was asked about the issue of burn-in, a spokesperson said that it was not possible because “An algorithm to prevent burn-ins is already equipped.”
Bixby was meant to be Samsung’s answer to Google Assitant and Siri, but so the software’s initial launch was a bit disappointing. The initial version of Bixby did not have voice control features. In fact, that feature just recently launched in Samsung’s home country of South Korea. It’s expected to launch in the U.S. and other territories in the coming weeks.
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Despite these issues, the S8 is still one of the best smartphones on the market and we’re hopeful that these minor issues can be taken care of without too much trouble. That being said, Samsung’s response to some of these problems is troubling. At first, the company refused to acknowledge the red tint and they appear to be going down a similar path with the reports of burn-in.
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