Opinion: The 4 Worst Things About The Galaxy S8


The previous year was not a good year for Samsung, but they thought that everyone would forget the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco and embrace the Galaxy S8, it happened to some extent. There are various reasons that why you should buy Galaxy S8. Great design, dazzling display, and top-of-the-line performance. Galaxy S8 is a comeback for Samsung more than anything. Though, everything about Galaxy S8 is not perfect. In our opinion, there are at least four worst things about the Galaxy S8, and you should be aware of them.

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The 4 Worst Things About The Galaxy S8 Is Here

The 4 Worst Things About The Galaxy S8

  1. The Weird Position Of Fingerprint Button

One of the big issues is the strange position of a fingerprint scanner. It has been placed on the back of the device beside the rear camera. There are plenty of other smartphone companies, such as LG that moved the home button and fingerprint scanner on the back, but none of them have misplaced it quite like this.


Moving the fingerprint scanner right beside the camera is only asking for smudges on the back camera. Most of the people have to do a hand stretch to reach their finger on it.

  1. The Camera Is Not Updated

It was a disappointment to know that Samsung Galaxy S8 has the same camera and sensor as the previous version. The two good things are the upgraded front camera of 8.0 megapixel and aperture of f/1.7, which is better than most of the top flagship phones.  It could be great to see if Samsung introduced a dual-lens camera like the LG G6 and iPhone 7 Plus.

  1. Those Gross App Icons

    galaxy S8 Icons

Samsung has never been famous for its software design. It has come a long way from its cringy animations and fonts of the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S5. However, it still lacks the feel and looks behind the modern design of Google, Apple, and Microsoft.

  1. Software Duplication

Every feature Google implemented into Android, Samsung has doubled it in a less satisfactory way. It means that every Google app has got a Samsung version as well. Samsung’s philosophy of software is confusing and downright irritating.

The best example is Bixby. Yes, it is better than many, but it does not offer much to differentiate itself from the Google Assistant.