Samsung Galaxy S8 Hands On

The new Samsung Galaxy S8 doesn’t seem that different from the Galaxy S7 Edge that preceded it. The forehead and chin of the device have been radically foreshortened, yes. However, the eye-catching aspect of the device stays its wraparound screen, which curves over the left and right edges to offer a fully bezel-free effect.

SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 SPECS

  • 5.8-inch quad-HD Infinity Display
  • Samsung Exynos 8895 (Asia and Europe) or Qualcomm Snapdragon (USA)
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB storage (microSD as much as 256GB)
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Rear camera: 12MP
  • Android 7 Nougat with Google Assistant
  • 3000mAh battery with quick charging and wireless
  • Samsung Bixby personal assistant
  • Iris and fingerprint scanner

Let’s begin with the design, where nothing comes near the Galaxy S8. It’s the best attractive phone I’ve ever seen. The curved back nestles correctly in your palm, whereas the glass shimmers as light hits it. The three colors – a dark black, bright silver and a gray with a bluish tinge – are all subtle. There is no ugly white front plate in sight.

 

The S8 is thin, and extremely light at 155g, however, it feels precisely and sturdy made. It’s IP68 dust and water-resistant, so it’s good for 30 minutes to depths of 1.5 meters. The glass is a little fingerprint prone. However no worse than some other glass phone I’ve used.

Software used to be one of Samsung’s weaknesses. However, that’s not the case anymore. The software layer on the head of Android 7.0 is nice-looking and functional. Icons are much more mature, and the on-screen buttons – a first for a Samsung S-series phone – are all angular and edgy.

There’s a 3000mAh cell under the Galaxy S8, which feels very small to me. Considering it has to power that 5.8-inch Mobile HDR-ready display, I feel it should be larger. Wireless charging is still here (even on the European model – take note, LG) and Adaptive Quick Charging too.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is a new starting for flagship phones. It’s a beautiful sliver of tech that utilizes its power for extending the experience beyond the 5.8-inch display, thanks to DeX.

It crams a big screen into a compact physique, without sacrificing features such as expandable storage and water-resistance, and takes phone design to the next level. When you’ve picked up a Galaxy S8, all different phones feel somehow less interesting.

Unless Apple finally innovates again including the iPhone 8, then Samsung will once again have one of the best phones you’ll be able to buy.

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