In just some few months ago, the South Korean phone maker launched its much anticipated flagship device, the Samsung Galaxy S8, at an event held in New York in the United States of America. The smartphone is a class-leading flagship but except for a little few cons. Read on as you get to see the review of the Samsung Galaxy S8 which reveal its full specifications, features (pros and cons) and price you can buy the device from various countries in the world.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Features
New narrow bezel design
The Samsung Galaxy S8 features a very sleek front fascia. This time around, the brand removed its logo on the front as well as the fingerprint scanner slash home button. This actually makes the top and bottom bezel of the smartphone to be very minimal just as the case of the LG G6. The Galaxy S8 sets the trend of bezel-less displays in the year 2017.
As a result of the slimmer bezel, the display real estate on the Samsung Galaxy S8 was increased drastically. While, it maintains the same sleek and slim profile, its display happens to be much larger than it looks. The 5.8 inch display on the Galaxy S8 boasts of 18:9 Aspect Ratio, which is second only to LG G6 and Quad-HD resolution. With the Galaxy S8, Samsung incorporated the force touch in the dual curved display of the device, as well. The display is also protected by the latest Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
This is one the highly anticipated and loved feature of the Galaxy Note 7, and when the phone failed, it disappointed a lot of users. Samsung had to bring it back once again in the Galaxy S8 to make up to its dedicated user base. The iris scanner on the Samsung Galaxy S8 is one of its kind since it can read your eyes even when you are wearing spectacles or shades. This is possible because the sensors uses an infrared sensor to work.
Snapdragon 835/Exynos 8895
The Samsung Galaxy S8 came with the latest tech specs. The regular variant came with the newest and most powerful processor, the Snapdragon 835. The Indian variant on the other hand is equipped with the Exynos 8895, which is as powerful as Snapdragon 835.
Samsung Galaxy S8 happens to be a device with many first-of-its-kind features. For example, it features he latest Bluetooth 5.0 technology, which for now is only available in the Galaxy S8. The newest data transfer feature has been rated to provide 2x speed and 4x range of Bluetooth 4.2.
This is the newest addition to Samsung overhauled Touchwiz UI and the brand’s attempt at the AI. There is a dedicated physical button on the Samsung Galaxy S8 which launch Bixby conveniently. The Bixby is Samsung’s version of Google Assistant and it works in the same manner by learning user behaviour over time. Bixby is also integrated in Samsung native apps, and it can read onscreen content and listen to voice commands to perform tasks for you.
IP68 Rating (Dust and Water Resistant)
This is a standard feature for all Samsung’s flagship devices. The Samsung Galaxy S8 comes with IP68 rating, which means it is durable and resist water as well as dust. Users can go rough with this phone and there is an assurance that a slight dip or splash would not cause any harm on their precious Galaxy S8 smartphone.
Odd positioning of fingerprint scanner
The new design of the Samsung Galaxy S8 meant that the fingerprint scanner should be moved to the back panel of the device. But the brand placed the scanner in an odd position, which is right next to the camera on the self side. This means that if you are a right-handed user, you finger will be dragging all the way over the camera to reach the fingerprint scanner, and it will leave smudges on the camera lens. You will either get accustomed with a smudgy camera lens or keep cleaning the camera always.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Specifications
|Launch Date||May 5, 2017|
|Color||Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Coral Blue, Arctic Silver, Maple Gold|
|Hybrid SIM||Nano + Nano / MicroSD|
|SIM Card||Dual Nano SIM|
|Waterproof||Water resistant for up to 30 minutes in a depth of 1.5 meter, IP68|
|Operating System||Android v7.0 (Nougat)|
|Phone Body||Case: Metal Back: Metal Side: Metal|
|Dimensions||148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm|
PROCESSOR & RAM
|Processor||2.3 GHz Octa core 64 bit (2.3 GHz Quad + 1.7 GHz Quad) (M2 Mongoose)|
|Chipset||Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895|
|Size||5.8 inches (14.73 cm)|
|Screen Protection||Corning Gorilla Class 5|
|Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Hall Sensor|
|Resolution||1440 x 2960 pixels|
|Pixel Density||568 ppi|
|Screen to Body Ratio||84.57 %|
|Other Input Features||Multi-touch|
|Rear Camera||12 MP|
|Front Camera||8 MP|
|Rear Flash||Dual-color LED Flash|
|Rear Camera Sensor||Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor|
|Rear Camera Aperture||f/1.7|
|Front Camera Aperture||f/1.7|
|Rear Camera Features||Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Optical image stabilization|
|Front Camera Features||Wide Angle Selfie|
|Rear Auto Focus||Phase Detection autofocus, Dual Pixel autofocus|
|Front Auto Focus||Yes|
|Video Recording||2160p@60fps, 4k, Full HD, HD|
|Zoom||Digital Zoom, Up To 8x|
|Battery Capacity||3000 mAh|
|Battery Type||Li-ion, Non Removable|
|Talk Time 3G||20 hr|
|Music Play Time||67 hr|
|3G||HSDPA 2100/1900/900/850, HSDPA 42.2 Mbps|
|4G||LTE Cat16 1024 Mbps/LTE Cat16 1024 Mbps|
|WiFi||Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz, MIMO|
ENTERTAINMENT & MULTIMEDIA
|Ringtone||Music ringtones, Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration|
|Audio Format||3GA, AAC, AMR, DFF, DSF, FLAC, M4A (Apple lossless), MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA|
|Video Format||3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, M4V, MKV, MP4, MPEG4, WebM, WMV|
|Internal Storage||64 GB|
|Expandable Storage||Up to 256 GB|
CALLING & MESSAGING
|Phone Book||Practically Unlimited|
|Items in the Box||Handset with built-in Battery, Charger, Earphone, USB Type-C Cable, SIM Ejection Pin, Micro USB Connector, User Manual, Warranty Card|
Samsung Galaxy S8 Price
The Samsung Galaxy S8 price in different countries like India, United States of America, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Canada, Singapore and Nigeria are listed below:
Galaxy S8 Price in USA: $ 750
Galaxy S8 Price in UK: £ 577
Galaxy S8 Price in Euro: € 639
Galaxy S8 Price in UAE: AED 2,755
Galaxy S8 Price in Singapore: SGD 1,023
Galaxy S8 Price in Canada: CAD 953
Galaxy S8 Price in Nigeria: NGN 274, 000