Galaxy S8 FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions
Are you a planning to get a Galaxy S8 or currently own one? Do you have any questions about it? Here’s Sydney CBD Repair Team answering those queries.
Is the battery of the handset removable?
No, the battery of the Galaxy S8 S8 and S8+ is not removable.
Is there a risk of the Galaxy S8 battery exploding suddenly like that of the Galaxy Note 7?
No. Since the ill-fated Note 7 incident, Samsung has taken multiple steps and introduced an eight-point safety check to ensure that such an incident is never repeated in the future. Additionally, the company says that the Galaxy S8’s battery has a better lifespan as it will be able to retain 95 percent of its efficiency two years down the line.
What kind of SIM card slot does the phone have? Can one use two SIM cards and a microSD card at the same time?
The US and European variants of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ feature a nanoSIM card and microSD card slot. The Asian variants of the handsets will feature dual-SIM functionality, though it will be a hybrid slot meaning you can use either two SIM cards or one SIM card and microSD card at any given time.
What kind of Gorilla Glass do the Galaxy S8 and S8+ use at the front and back?
The front of the handsets makes use of Gorilla Glass 5, while the rear glass panel makes use of Gorilla Glass 4.
What are the primary differences between the Galaxy S8 and S8+?
Both phones differ from each other in terms of their dimensions, screen size, and battery capacity. The Galaxy S8 is the smaller of the two and features a 5.8-inch QHD+ display with a 3000mAh battery, while the Galaxy S8+ features a larger 6.2-inch QHD+ display. The larger dimensions of the handset also allow Samsung to include a bigger 3500mAh battery on it.
How does one take a screenshot on the Galaxy S8?
The process of taking a screenshot is slightly different on the Galaxy S8 since it lacks a physical home button. The key combination has now changed to Volume Down + Power, which is similar to many other Android devices out there.
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Can you record slow-motion videos on the Galaxy S8 and S8+?
Yes, you can. However, unlike what rumours had pointed out, the S8 and S8+ are NOT capable of recording slow motion videos at 1,000fps.
Is Fast charging supported on the Galaxy S8?
Yes, the handset supports fast charging as well as fast wireless charging. Sadly, Samsung has not upgraded the fast charging technology on the handsets so they continue to offer charging speeds equivalent to Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0.
Does the Galaxy S8 lack a physical home button?
Yes, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ are the first handsets from Samsung to lack a physical home button. Instead, they feature an on-screen navigation bar, with the home button area also coming with a 3D Touch-like feature. This allows users to quickly bring up the home button by hard pressing on that particular area on the screen, even while using fullscreen apps.
What contents do you get inside the retail box of the Galaxy S8?
You get the phone, a 9v 2A charger, a USB cable, SIM ejector tool, AKG earphones, and some regulatory papers.