5 Amazing Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8 Features You Need to Try

MakeUseOf | 1/9/2018 | Rohan Naravane
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While all Samsung Android phones have some fantastic features, the flagship Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8 are truly exceptional.

With every new major phone release, Samsung also updates its custom user interface running on top of Android — and that means new features.

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Today, we’ll look at five of the features added to the new Samsung Experience user interface (formerly known as TouchWiz) seen on phones like the Samsung Galaxy S8 series and the Galaxy Note 8.

Note: Samsung’s software is known to be fragmented, so there’s a chance some features may also trickle down to older Samsung phones after software updates. You may want to check if yours has them too.

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With the new Galaxy smartphones, you can pair two Bluetooth output devices simultaneously to one phone.

So, you could have two Bluetooth headphones or speakers emitting the same sound originating from one source. This could be useful when two people are watching a video or listening to music on a single device, so they can independently use their own headphones.

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To enable Dual Audio, go to Settings > Connections > Bluetooth. First, pair both the Bluetooth devices over here. Once that’s done, click the three-dot button, choose Dual Audio and turn it on.

Like the iPhone X, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8 also dropped the physical home button in favor of a screen that stretches towards all edges of the body.

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And while the iPhone X adopted all-new swiping gestures, these Samsung phones have stuck to the Back, Home, and Recents on-screen buttons seen on several other Android phones.

Now, the default order for these buttons on all Samsung phones has been Recents – Home – Back. But most other phones (like Google’s Pixel) have this reversed so that it’s Back – Home – Recents. Thankfully, if you’re used to a different setup, their...
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