Thank you! Yes, that's the solution to the dialer.
Unfortunately, the battery is still worse than Oreo, the camera, even with the new monthly updates doesn't bring anything useful back.
Even more, I took pictures in PRO mode, the "save RAW files" option was on, but there were no RAW files saved!
The lack of video button ... Well, it will probably not be back, so we can't do anything about that.
We have a new version of Android, but is not something better. If all these can be solved, because we all have many problems or useful options are gone, then we can say that something is fixed and we can enjoy. Until then... Any solutions, Samsung?
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I have an unlocked Galaxy S8 almost from when it came out, great phone! With Android 7 and 8 it was all good most of the time, without significant problems or battery drain. Now Android 9 Pie came out, it looks like a good update but it has it's problems, and also comes without a few but important options.
1. The dialer. An annoying one, on dialer screen when I call anybody or receive a call, it appears the name of the person and under it it's number which flashes rapidly to the contry of origin and back: number/country, many times per second. If it was bigger it looks like it could start a seizure. On any of the previous updates this wasn't a problem. I can't even read the country/number because it flashes soooo fast. A factory reset didn't resolve the problem.
2. Battery life. I had my phone for 1.5 years on the original battery, started to degrade, but 2 months ago I changed it in warranty, so I got to see Oreo with the new battery and it was sooooooo good! It lasted A LOT. And now, after ~3 weeks with Pie, the battery life is a lot worse. Even after a factory reset, with the same apps, settings. And I know the battery it's new, the same type of usage is present, but the battery life is much worse.
3. There's no RECORD VIDEO button in camera. This was on previous versions of Android a life saver! You could quickly record videos in any more, front or back camera, and even in PRO mode. Now you can't do that, you need to first open the camera, switch to the video mode which in the new Apple-like design takes 2 seconds (much longer), then press the record video button. Previously you could snap a video in one second from the locked screen, and it had the ability to record in PRO mode. Now there's the change camera button there, which is redundant to the swipe up gesture, but the more useful record video is gone. We need options, fastness, and that is the record video button back, not redundancy like two options to switch cameras.
So PLEASE, bring back at least the option to add RECORD VIDEO button instead of the change front/back cameras button. At least like an option!
And I find the whole camera experience much worse on Android Pie (One UI). It's slower, changing modes was WAAAYYY FASTER in the old pick-from-the-menu style, because while tapping for the preffered mode, the camera mode changed without any lag/delay, like now in this new update when it has a 2-second out-of-focus delay/lag. And no, this is not an issue on my device, it's on all of them, I tested with many other S8's.
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