Opinion

The Galaxy S8 is so tall I might start using Multi Window mode again

Yesterday, after what felt like ages, I decided to run two apps at the same time through Samsung’s Multi Window feature on my Galaxy S7 edge. Multi Window is something I would regularly fire up when it first made its way to Samsung devices, but once the novelty wore off, it became one of those Samsung features that you know is available on your phone but is not used all that often. But with the Galaxy S8, it looks like I might just get back to using Multi Window more often, thanks to the taller display.

My biggest gripe with multi window multitasking on phones is that on smartphone displays, there simply isn’t enough real estate for it to be a seamless affair. It’s even more of a problem when you want to look at something in one app and type it in the other app, because once the keyboard comes up, it takes over the screen. This will probably be a problem on the Galaxy S8 as well, but the taller display should make for an improved experience when you have two apps running at once, especially on the S8+.

I haven’t used either of the two Galaxy S8 handsets yet, so there’s no telling if the taller screens will make a difference in the way I use my phones. But it’s possible, and I can’t wait to get my hands on Samsung’s beautiful new flagships to see what the taller (and narrower) displays offer. Too bad they will take almost a month to hit retail shelves.

What do you think about the taller displays on the Galaxy S8 and S8+? Is there any other use case you can see getting better (you know, apart from watching videos)?

14 Comments

Sign in »

14
Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

ArchAngel99
ArchAngel99

SMH. I always used my multi window feature no matter the screen size. That’s real shallow of a excuse

PJaya
PJaya

I always use multi windows on my A7 16
youtube and messaging apps or browser, so video will play.

mtbrown262626
mtbrown262626

I use it all the time sp speak for yourself and not everyone else as you don’t know if or not they use it #sammob

omid shahidi
omid shahidi

Hi. If I preorder my s8 from Verizon can I get it unlocked? And which one is better snapdragon or exynos?

dwin89
dwin89

If your living in the US you have no choice and you need to buy snapdragon version. Exynos is the international version mostly use in Asia not sure in US.

beci1230
beci1230

In europe all samsung phones are unlocked. Snapdragon is only for Usa and exynos is for worlwide. For some reasons is snapdragon better and for some reasons is exynos better but the two are extrem good

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

Multi-window is very useful and I would use it more often on my Note 4 and Tab S if the feature was supported by all apps like yahoo and Gmail which are not at least with Marshmallow don’t know with Nougat.

PlumUkr
PlumUkr

Gmail is supporting multiwindow mode in Nougat (Galaxy S7).

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

Sorry I didn’t explain myself correctly before. Gmail and Yahoo are also supported since lollipop but I can’t drag a picture or document from the gallery into either the same way I can into the text msgs app. Is it possible with nougat?

Alexandru Carjan
Alexandru Carjan

The S8 has a taller keyboard so the taller screen gets neutered

PlumUkr
PlumUkr

Well, I’m using Google Keyboard and can even change it’s height.

cotabitiu
cotabitiu

use swiftkey or something similar…

harinsheth
harinsheth

I was using multiwindow a lot ! Even on my non taller note 4
So you are right .. s8 series is great
Also i have enabled that option that next apps open automatically on multi window mode