Top positive review
Lives up to its tagline: Never Settle!
21 August 2017
I am fully impressed with this phone after 2 weeks of usage.
I was using a LG G3 before this and had to buy the phone because of a pcb board failure.( had also replaced the battery last year)
Within 3 weeks I had done my research on various models at various price points
some of the phones I considered were
Moto G5 plus----> excellent reviews all over, but camera is a compromise
Moto Z play------> good battery life...but specs wise ok and additionally it is made to support the moto mods so design looks funny with the pins at the back
Honor Pro 8----> phone has some heating issues while using camera
One Plus 5---> other than jelly effect no significant issues seen on the internet
IPhone 6S ----> if IOS fan, then go for it but take the higher memory version as 32gb is too small for Ios apps.
IPhone 7----> camera not as good as galaxy s8 , pixel or one plus. please see the comparisons online. why spend so much when one plus 5 is available at nearly half the price
LG G6 & Samsung S8---> did not consider Korean phones especially after my experience with G3.
coming to the phone usage. I will not speak about the specs as most reviews highlight it in detail
what I liked!
Blazing fast while opening closing apps etc
Camera is quite good! I would not rate it as good as pixel, but produces very acceptable quality in most lighting conditions
design is very slim. fits comfortably in one hand. but I would recommend a case as it is slippery especially while trying to take selfies
Videos are with Electronic image stabilisation ( 4K too) which is brilliant!
Dash charge is very good!
latest OS 4.5.8 update is available also to download
what I disliked
Camera app is very basic. not so much customisations such as gesture shutter. there is a smile shutter which is too responsive and clicks away!
Gallery app is also very vanilla. although we can create collections, it cannot be uploaded to google photos.
Battery life is a question mark especially over 2-3 years as currently even with moderate usage It gets me through a day ( but most phones have this problem so its not a deal breaker )
Display legibility is not great especially under direct sunlight. this could be corrected with adaptive brightness but then indoors it becomes too bright.
so drains the battery
Other than display legibility most of the above cons can be fixed by software updates I guess.
I have also uploaded some pictures I took under different condtions. please note that I did not set any condtions or modes.
I just pointed and shot as I am no expert in photography :)
overall I am very happy with the 2 weeks I have used it.
Without any fear , go for it!