Samsung has already set the mobile market on fire with the launch of its much-awaited Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus models. When you think of possessing an ideal phone that is really a smart phone to help you talk, connect and share without any hassles, Samsung Galaxy S8 is the answer. The future gadget has got not only the beauty with the elegant and stylish design but has enough brains to mystify you with its iris scanning, better modem, wireless charging and edge to edge infinity display. The online reviews are flooded with the positive reviews talking about eye-catching design or its power packed snapdragon 835 processor. The Samsung S8 is more than just a phone and is equipped with certain unexplored or hidden features that you will definitely find amazing and help you operate it with more fun and functionality. So if you are really interested in unlocking these hidden features of Samsung galaxy S8, here is the list.
Camera App with Snapchat like features
The camera app of Samsung S8 offers many inbuilt filter effects and masks that you can apply to media files just like a Snapchat app. So you don’t need to install Snapchat anymore to enjoy sharing fun pics on Instagram. You can snap your face, add text or other digital frames with camera app itself.
Floating Camera Button
Just like an iPhone offers a floating “Home” button on its screen, Galaxy S8 offers you to have a floating camera shutter button on the screen. You can also zoom in or zoom out while moving the on-screen button up and down. You can turn it On from the camera settings and is helpful to click photos in case you are holding the phone in some awkward angle. The floating button is also useful for Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus variant due to its larger size and it is easy to operate on-screen camera shutter for normal hands.
With Samsung Connect App, you can easily control all the supported devices and appliance from your Galaxy S8. The app shows all the connected home devices on the screen in a user-friendly interface and lets you add new home device easily.
In Galaxy S8, Samsung has placed the navigation buttons in the same order as in its earlier models that are “Back” button on the right and “multitasking” button on the left of “Home” button. You can flip the on-screen navigation buttons in S8 in case you feel the placement of buttons odd while switching from other smartphone brands.
Unlock with Home Button
This is one of the most useful features of galaxy S8. There is no physical “Home” button in this phone but the Samsung has designed a pressure sensitive area at the center bottom of the screen to help you wake up the phone even when then there is no display. The best part is that you can even Unlock the phone by hard pressing this button. You can directly access the phone apps or data without any swipes or passwords. To utilize this feature, you just need to turn ON the “unlock with Home button” option in settings.
Custom Color Navigation Bar
No more boring black navigation color! With Samsung S8, you can easily change the navigation bar color of your choice. Apart from black color, you have the option to choose from Blue, Pink, Brown, Grey and a customized color wheel to create a color of your choice.
Quick Access App Shortcuts
Similar to Apple’s 3D touch, you can access app shortcuts in Galaxy S8 by just long pressing the icons with a finger. Once you hover your finger over the app icon, you can do a number of tasks like un-installing or move the app on home screen and much more to do.
With both the Galaxy S8 and S8 + measuring around 6 Inches, it might be difficult to access some icons on this large screen with a single hand. The S8 offers you one handed mode wherein you can shrink the active area of the screen to reach the icons.
Samsung Galaxy S8 offers you a new performance mode which allows you to enhance the usability and gaming experience. The performance mode offers four options that include Optimized(recommended), game, entertainment and high performance. Selecting a “high performance” option for example will set the display resolution to WQHD+ and similarly, you can customize other settings in various performance options.
This is another exciting feature to look for in S8. During the lock screen or always-On mode, you can get quick access to certain widgets like music controller, scheduling or alarm. Just double tap the clock on the screen to access the so-called face widgets.
Use Galaxy S8’s Hidden Features to Enhance Overall Performance
While there are lots of features and inbuilt apps available in Samsung Galaxy S8 that will make your life easier, the features mentioned in this article might be underrated but are extremely useful to enhance user experience. If you do find these utilities useful and unique, share your thoughts about Samsung’s latest mobile phone in the comments section.
You’re missing on HOW to do these things…
“Once you hover your finger over the app icon, you can do a number of tasks” you mean once you hold your finger on it or does s8 have hover touch?
Subhash D says
Yes, just hold your finger on it.