As in previous models, Samsung brings Game Launcher and Game Tools; a series of improvements and tools to make the gaming experience is optimal. In the present, S8, with these features, we can put the full screen (to avoid black regions on screen due to the unusual resolution of the computer), Android button locking, border locking, screenshots, native gameplay recording and the best: notifications on the screen. And, we are sure this will be taken forward with the next Samsung Galaxy S9.
When tested the Samsung Gear VR virtual reality helmet with this device, and the result was expected: not much difference with the performance of the S7 EDGE (which is not at all bad, on the contrary), with the difference of a consumption much more optimized battery. We expect next Galaxy Gear VR will take the gaming in the Samsung Galaxy S9 forward.
The S8’s speakers are within what one can expect in this range. They sound pretty strong and with a definition that does not suffer much as we raise the volume to the maximum. However the best regarding sound paradoxically is not on the phone itself. I am referring to the exceptional AKG headphones that are included in the box, which is definitely the best that have been included along with a high-end smartphone. Samsung Galaxy S9 will be even a next level high-end phone, so expect all the premium features.
The camera of the Samsung Galaxy S8 is practically the same as we could use in the S7. This, which should be a disadvantage, is not so much if we think about the excellent performance of last year. However, if we take into account improvements in image processing hardware and a considerable change in a photo and video software, we can say that we are again facing one of the best mobile cameras of the year, despite not having embraced the new industry standard (dual camera). Dual camera is featured in the Note8, and we hope they keep it in the Samsung Galaxy S9 as well.
The first improvement is the new multiframe sensor, which will take three photos each time you press the shutter release to optimize the final image using the three shots, reducing movement and distortion. Also, HDR mode has been improved, which will help a lot in low light conditions. We heard Samsung is also working on 1000FPS camera sensor for the Galaxy S9. Also, the opening of 1.7 will help us to produce bokeh effect much better than in the S7 (with its own native digital help), which further improves with the stability features and fast autofocus. There is no better show than seeing the iron in action. As for a video, S9 will be able to record 2160p at 60 frames.