Galaxy S8 – My Review

Carphone Warehouse – thank you! – have selected me as one of their guinea pigs to test out the Galaxy S8. I have an old, clunky Galaxy S6 Plus so I was very grateful. In other words, they were sufficiently thoughtful to loan me the Samsung Galaxy S8+ for a month alongside a months information, calls and content stipend. For one thing, I’ll let you realise that I have had an iPhone as far back as the iPhone 3G turned out 9 years prior and some would state I’m a touch of an Apple nerd!

Be that as it may, now and again you must take a stab at something new! This survey depends on my standard utilisation of a mobile phone as a parent and a blogger. It would be ideal if you note that my examinations are against utilising my multi year old iPhone 6S+ I think I became hopelessly enamored with the plan of the telephone straight away – it was so gleaming, smooth, just looked and felt incredible!

It has a marginally extraordinary charger from past models which implies you just have the charger that accompanies the telephone and not the numerous different links you have around the house.

The expandable memory is an or more for me as my iPhone is at present the 128GB form so I adore the way that there is the standard 64GB model of the Samsung S8+ which you would then be able to help the memory with a smaller scale SD card as I probably am aware many individuals battle with telephone memory. All the typical applications you would hope to be accessible, for example, Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp, are in the Play Store prepared for you to download.

By the way check out these cool Wonder Woman covers/skins for this phone – ME WANT!

Apps, and more apps!

Searching for the greater part of the applications which I use all the time and the two I couldn’t discover were Canva and Tweetbot. There are a lot of Twitter applications accessible, anyway I couldn’t discover one that kept my perusing place in my channel and records very like Tweetbot – it may be the case that I simply hadn’t discovered the correct one!

The Google Photos application is immaculate to use on this telephone for support up your photographs and recordings. You can set this to back up out of sight so your photographs and recordings are upheld up straight away.

The battery life endured throughout the day, even with heavier use than ordinary amid the time I was off work – something I battle with on my iPhone when I normally need to convey a battery pack in the event of some unforeseen issue!

Photographic Quality

For me, as a parent and a blogger, photograph quality is a significant factor with regards to picking a telephone. You need to catch those valuable minutes in the most ideal quality for thinking back on in years to come.

To summarise, I would give the Galaxy S8 a 9.6 out of 10. It is much more affordable now to buy on contract as well. So thank you for lending it to me – I don’t want to send it back. Will I be arrested if I keep it?! 😉

OMG! My tyre burst!

So there I was driving home last night and suddenly the car started making a funny noise. I don’t know if JD fixed the previous problem with the rattling but it sounded EXACTLY like that.

I was somewhere lost, all alone and of course it was dark. I am not a country gurl! The sheep were making odd noises, I decided to try to light up the darkness with my phone and weighed up walking home, somehow. But then I realised that the phone battery would quickly die – and I might ACTUALLY die out here. I am a city girl and this troublesome episode reminded me why I don’t like the country, it’s full of nothing!

Now for anyone arriving at Google or elsewhere wondering what to do when lost in the UK countryisde there are several steps you can take before you go in your car to somewhere rural and scary which will help ensure your safety if you do get lost:

  • Make sure you tell someone where you are going and when you will be back. This means if you do not arrive when expected the person can raise the alarm that you might be lost.
  • Learn a bit about your route and what to expect on it i.e. landmarks and also what dangers there are.
  • Have a map and compass and know how to use them.
  • Take an emergency kit just in case you get lost.
  • Check the weather forecast and when sunset is.
  • Make sure you have a fully charged phone with emergency contact numbers in it i.e. mountain rescue.
  • Do not go out alone if you are hopeless like me!!!

In the end I decided to call the AA and conserve my battery. I have used them before and they said that they can give me a temporary runflat tyre but it didn’t help me as I was stuck!

So they rescued me and the kind man said that their prices are expensive for proper tyres so we decided to use Asda tyres. They are okay, and the cheapest tyres I found when using this moneysupermarket-style comparison site.

Staying the night OUTSIDE? Scary!!!!

  • Find a sheltered spot that will keep you from the rain and wind before it gets too dark
  • You will likely need to put on extra layers to avoid hypothermia setting in.
  • Do not sleep beside a river as the noise might mean you cannot hear a rescuer.
  • Start a small controlled fire. This will give you some warmth but also the smoke is a good way to signal for help.
  • Create a HELP or SOS sign with rocks in a clearing. This will make you more visible from the air.
  • Hang any colourful items of kit from tree branches around you. This will make it easier for a rescuer to find you.