Samsung Galaxy S8 Review

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Here we are with the post on a brief Samsung Galaxy S8 review. With the increasing competition between the smartphone manufacturers, every company is striving on the basis of its brand new flagship phones.

With Samsung and Apple leading the race, Samsung has unleashed its beasts to give a tough time to its opponents i.e. iPhone 8 and the iPhone X.

Do read: iPhone X full review

First of all, let’s have a look at the new features introduced in its new flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S8.

 

LAUNCH
Announced March, 2017
Status Available, Released April, 2017
NETWORK
Technology LTE / HSPA / GSM
2G bands SIM 1 & SIM 2 - GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G bands LTE bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 32(1500), 66(1700/2100), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (5CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps
BODY
Dimensions 148.9 x 68.1 x 8 mm (5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 inches)
Build Front & Back Gorilla Glass 5, aluminium body frame
Weight 155 grams
SIM Card Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Colors Midnight Black, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Orchid Gray, Rose Pink, Maple Gold, Burgundy Red
- IP68 verified- dust/water proof
DISPLAY
Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.8 inches
Resolution 1440 x 2960 pixels (Approx. 570 ppi density), 18.5:9 ratio
Multitouch Yes, Multitouch Compatible
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- 3D Touch Compliant, HDR10 compliant
PLATFORM
OS Android 7.0 (Nougat), upgradable to Android Oreo 8.0
CPU Octa Core (4x 2.35 GHz Kyro & 4x 1.9 GHz Kyro)
GPU Mali-G71 MP20 or Adreno 540
Chipset Exynos 8895 or Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
CAMERA
Primary 12 MP(f/1.7, 26mm, 1/2.5
Secondary 8 MP (f/1.7, 25mm, 1/3.6
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP iamge recording, HDR, panorama
Video [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], HDR, dual video recording
MEMORY
Internal 64 GB, 4 GB RAM
Card Slot microSD, up to 400 GB (SIM 2 slot)-dual SIM model only
BATTERY
Capacity Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery (11.55 Wh)
Standby Up to 80 hours
Talktime Up to 20 hours (3G)
SOUND
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
Alert types Vibration, MP3-WAV ringtones
- 32-bit/384kHz audio, Noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS
WLAN Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, dual-band, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptx
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, BDS, GLONASS, GALILEO
NFC Yes
Radio NO
Data -
FEATURES
Sensors Iris Scanner, Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Proximity, Gyro, Compass, Heart Rate, Barometer, SpO2
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
Extra Samsung Dex, Quick Chrage 2.0, Qi/PMA wireless charging, ANT+ support, Bixby natural language commands and direction
Torch Yes
Games -
PRICE
On Amazon About 530 EUR

Samsung Galaxy S8 Review

First Glance at Samsung Galaxy S8 Review

At first look at the magnificent S8, one may just be amazed by the smoothly finished curvy edges taking the HD infinity display to another level.

Unlike Samsung Galaxy Note 7, both the edges are curved to give an elegant touch to the smartphone. The 5.8′ mega display with HD support provides ideal visual experience.

The shiny and polished back side of the smartphone also enhances the smoothness and beauteous look. The curved edge technology from the Galaxy S7 edge is employed in the smartphone. And it seems like it will be employed in the next smartphone i.e. Samsung Galaxy S8 Edge plus.

First glance at Samsung Galaxy S8 Review                                                                                                               Image Source: Business Insider

Infinity Display

The 5.8′ display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection flows smoothly into the aluminum casing at the edges giving users a boundless surface.

The infinity display houses 1440 x 2960 pixels (~570 PPI pixel density) providing seamless High Definition videos support.

The clinching of display downwards and the addition of 3D home button will, therefore, enhance the freedom of touch.

Samsung Galaxy S8 features a curved 5'8'' HD display

                                                                                                                    Image Source: gsmarena

Software Attributes

Running on the latest Android Nougat 7.0 with the support of Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 Chipset, performance is at its extreme. The smartphone houses the world’s first 10-nanometer Octa-core processor. The 2 combined quad-core processors boost the device functionality and its battery efficiency.

Adreno 540 Graphics Processing Unit further enhances the graphics processing and gaming experience.

Furthermore, the 4 GB RAM support ensures flawless multitasking and high-end usage. The device comes with the most noteworthy 64 GB internal memory expandable by micro-SD up to 256 GB.

Software attributes of samsung galaxy s8

 

Camera: Capture moments like never before

Capture moments as they happen with the 12 MP sensible camera. The elite 12 MP camera of Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ support recording 4K video. The camera adds another feature that you can take 9 MP images while recording the video.

The front camera is 8 MP allowing to take mega HQ selfies and HD video recording. Both cameras work efficiently even in the night proficiently adding some plus points to our Samsung Galaxy S8 review.

Take HQ selfies with the 12 MP camera of Samsung Galaxy S8                                                                                                                                    Image Source: Samsung

Security at maximum

Along with the addition of fingerprint sensor in the phones, Samsung has introduced something more unique and eye-catching. That’s right, an eye unlocking sensor to unlock the phone refraining any hassle.

Named “Iris Scanner” the system unlocks upon the identification of iris of the owner. By introducing the “Iris Scanner” Samsung has taken the phone security therefore at unbelievable height.

Facial recognition feature adds more secure access to the smartphones as well.

Secure your phone with the Iris security of Samsung Galaxy S8                                                                                                                                                     Image Source: iDownloadBlog                               

Hello, Bixby!

Artificial Intelligence produced Bixby for S8 and S8+ to change the way users can interact with their smartphones. Bixby is there to guide you through everything.

Bixby works as a personal assistant revolutionizing how you search, communicate and interact with your phone. Just show Bixby what you want from your camera and BINGO!

Reinforced with Bixby, Samsung Galaxy S8 makes your life a lot easier                                                                                      Image Source: Samsung Newsroom

Samsung Galaxy S8 Review: Other Features

  • 4G supported handset
  • 3000 mAh Li-ion battery
  • Fast battery charging
  • ANT+ Support (Health and Fitness monitoring)
  • NFC
  • Samsung DeX (PC experience interface)
  • Supported accessibility with all Samsung accessories (VR Gear, Gear 360)

Available Colors

Galaxy s8 comes in almost every wanted and ideal color desired. Most noteworthy of them are Midnight Black, Orchid Grey, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue and Maple Gold

Choose YOUR Samsung Galaxy S8 from a variety of colors                                                                                                                                                              Image Source: TechRadar

Final words

In true words, both the smartphones S8 and s8 plus are going to be a bombshell in the target market. Revolutionized display and curved finishing consequently will prove an extra bonus for these flagships.

Hence, the addition of the maximized security methods will ensure a safe phone. Introduction of Bixby will be a test for Samsung as it will have to compete with Siri and Cortana.

Most probably Samsung expects to announce Samsung galaxy s8 edge release date before April 2017.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and plus versions                                                                                                                                               Image Source: YouTube

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