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You are absolutely correct. It's one of those things that most people will try for a few minutes and never touch again, especially in big majority of the world where Bixby will not be fully implemented for years to come. I get it why they did it, they have to add something to make it stand out in ads and feature lists when compared to other phones, but this should be completely optional. Dedicated non-remappable button is so irritating.
Pretty much. Ever since I remapped my Bixby button using third party apps, I've kinda almost forgot that Bixby existed lol. Samsung could have made that button remappable a very nice quality of life addition tbh. It is in a nice spot where you wont usually hit it by accident, especially with a case that gives that button a different texture feel.
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Pretty much. Ever since I remapped my Bixby button using third party apps, I've kinda almost forgot that Bixby existed lol. Samsung could have made that button remappable a very nice quality of life addition tbh. It is in a nice spot where you wont usually hit it by accident, especially with a case that gives that button a different texture feel.

Ironically, this is probably exactly the reason Samsung elected to make the button un-remappable in the first place. They're putting far too much effort and resources into Bixby for everyone to simply change the button to a camera button on day one and forget all about it...
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sooo i have my S8 now. nice nice nice! feels good in my hand, feels good to touch. didnt testet the camera so far.
Network is faster too(old phone is the S6) LTE would be nice.. but this is something new in germoney. wount happen in the next years^^

need some free time to play morw with it.
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sooo i have my S8 now. nice nice nice! feels good in my hand, feels good to touch. didnt testet the camera so far.
Network is faster too(old phone is the S6) LTE would be nice.. but this is something new in germoney. wount happen in the next years^^

need some free time to play morw with it.
Welcome to the club! I too came from the S6! biggrin.gif
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Did they make the glass any better? I hate my S7 edge. I dropped it on the floor of my van that has a thin rubber liner and it cracked from the edge. zero scratches on the glass, but it has cracked 3 times now from dropping at stupidly low heights because of the edge screen. I have only cracked one screen in my life before(lots of drops), and that was 100% my fault....
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Its GG5 as opposed to GG4 (on the S7E). Still, my S7E has been dropped a few times from waist level and the screen hasn't cracked yet. I do have it in a case though.

The thing is though, phones are very thin and light with ever larger display-to-body ratios (especially the S8) so its unreasonable to expect to be able to drop it and guarantee it doesn't crack. The simple answer is to not drop your $800 all-screen phone in the first place because I don't care how good the glass or the design is, if it hits just right its going to break.
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Its GG5 as opposed to GG4 (on the S7E). Still, my S7E has been dropped a few times from waist level and the screen hasn't cracked yet. I do have it in a case though.

The thing is though, phones are very thin and light with ever larger display-to-body ratios (especially the S8) so its unreasonable to expect to be able to drop it and guarantee it doesn't crack. The simple answer is to not drop your $800 all-screen phone in the first place because I don't care how good the glass or the design is, if it hits just right its going to break.

Sounds like a pretty good argument against making $800 all glass phones.
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Only if you plan on dropping it all the time and not taking proper care of it. Besides, most phones have a glass screen so that argument doesn't really matter anyway. Any phone with a glass screen is susceptible to being broken if dropped so just don't drop it (or put it in something like an Otterbox if you're that worried about it). As I said, I've dropped my S7E a few times to no ill effect and Samsung phones since they went to the all-glass design with the S6 have generally fared well in drop tests anyway. Metal phones are subject to dents and plastic phones are just ugly and cheap feeling so its up to you to decide what you care about most when buying a phone and then choosing the one that's best for you. For me Samsung is about the only phone that I can consider with my personal preferences taken into account. If you have no interest in Samsung's current designs then what does it matter to you anyway? There's plenty of other options to choose from after all.
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You are absolutely correct. It's one of those things that most people will try for a few minutes and never touch again, especially in big majority of the world where Bixby will not be fully implemented for years to come. I get it why they did it, they have to add something to make it stand out in ads and feature lists when compared to other phones, but this should be completely optional. Dedicated non-remappable button is so irritating.

I used to think the same way about the gimmicky features on my S5 (fingerprint scanner, multi-window view, etc), but love how useful and responsive they are now on the S8. I often swipe at the fingerprint scanner to bring down my notifications and Samsung Pay has brought a lot of amusement to cashiers when their non-tap card readers accept my payments. biggrin.gif

Bixby is pretty useless now, but I can see it becoming useful in a year or so.
    
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