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 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.
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.
Where is the fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy S8? Is it touch based?
Unlike previous Samsung devices, the fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ is located at the rear just beside the camera sensor. The position is slightly awkward, especially on the larger Galaxy S8+.
Does the Galaxy S8 support fingerprint gestures?
Yes, the Galaxy S8 does support fingerprint gestures albeit only one: swiping down on the fingerprint scanner to open the notification shade.
Which version of Android do the handsets run on?
Android 7.0 Nougat.
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.
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How much free storage space does the Galaxy S8 offer out of the box?
Almost 52GB out of the box.
Can you uninstall or disable pre-installed apps on the handset?
Yes, you can uninstall or disable some of the pre-installed apps and bloatware on the Galaxy S8 and S8+.
Does the carrier variant of the Galaxy S8 feature any operator logo or apps?
While the Galaxy S8 and S8+ will not feature any carrier logos at least in the US, the handsets will continue to come preloaded with certain carrier apps and bloatware.
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