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Samsung Galaxy S8 Specifications, Price and Features (Pros and Cons)

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.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Specifications, Price and Features (Pros and Cons)

Samsung Galaxy S8 Features

Pros

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.

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Infiniti Display

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.

Iris Scanner

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.

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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.

Bluetooth 5.0

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.

Bixby

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.

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Cons

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

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

Launch Date May 5, 2017
Brand Samsung
Model Galaxy S8
Color Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Coral Blue, Arctic Silver, Maple Gold
Form Factor Touchbar
Category Phablet
Dual SIM Yes
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
Facial Recognition Yes
Fingerprint Scanner Yes
Network LTE+LTE
Operating System Android v7.0 (Nougat)
Phone Body Case: Metal Back: Metal Side: Metal
Dimensions 148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm
Weight 155 grams

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
RAM 4 GB
GPU Mali-G71 MP20

DISPLAY

Size 5.8 inches (14.73 cm)
Screen Super AMOLED
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
Colours 16M
Keyboard Touch
Screen to Body Ratio 84.57 %
Stylus No
Other Input Features Multi-touch

CAMERA

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

Battery Capacity 3000 mAh
Battery Type Li-ion, Non Removable
Wireless Charging Yes
Quick Charging Yes
Talk Time 3G 20 hr
Music Play Time 67 hr

CONNECTIVITY

GPRS Yes
2G GSM 1900/1800/900/850
3G HSDPA 2100/1900/900/850, HSDPA 42.2 Mbps
4G LTE Cat16 1024 Mbps/LTE Cat16 1024 Mbps
VoLTE Yes
WiFi  Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz, MIMO
Bluetooth  v5.0
GPS  A-GPS, Glonass
NFC Support Yes
Edge Yes
HDMI No
USB OTG No
USB Type-C Yes

ENTERTAINMENT & MULTIMEDIA

Ringtone Music ringtones, Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration
Radio No
Headset Yes
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
Speaker Yes

STORAGE

Internal Storage 64 GB
Expandable Storage  Up to 256 GB
Card Slot microSD

CALLING & MESSAGING

Phone Book  Practically Unlimited
SMS Yes
MMS Yes
Instant Messaging Yes
Email Yes

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

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