Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus Review 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus Review 2017

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is without question the most beautiful and feature filled smartphone you can buy today.

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The rounded corners have a stretched aspect ratio and a curved fall off edge give it a classy look and feel. Combine that with Samsung’s new display technology which adds HDR support to the best AMOLED panel around, topped off with the same Gorilla Glass 5 as on the back, giving you the perfect smartphone screen whether you’re a gamer or reader you just fall in love with the Galaxy S8 gorgeous display.

At 5.8 and 6.2 inches, these are still manageable phones thanks to its narrow chassis that makes it fit comfy in your palm.

 

The Galaxy S8 Plus is exactly the same as the Galaxy S8 with two major differences. It has a bigger 6.2 inches instead of 5.8 inches and that makes it taller and wider, with a bigger battery (3,500mAh instead of 3,000mAh). But that’s it, those are the only differences between the S8 and the S8 Plus.

 

Allocating that much acreage to the display left no room for the usual physical home key button, but you almost wouldn’t know it, thanks to Clicky Haptics that simulates a physical home button. The only downside is that the fingerprint sensor has moved and awkwardly placed at the back in a small crater beside the camera. It’s hard to feel out and easy to confuse with the camera lens. So most of the time you will be running your finger over your camera lens instead of the fingerprint reader. It’s awkward and clumsy and is probably the worst thing about the phone so far.

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Fortunately, Samsung offers you At least 5 more ways to unlock your phone. This includes the Iris Scanner that works really well even in very dark rooms, and even through sunglasses. The only issue is that bright sunlight still confounds it.

 

Beneath the unlock screen sits the most heavily customized Android version you’re likely to see.  You can tell that Samsung has put a lot of work into making this new interface look really great, extremely fast, highly competent and much more cohesive than the previous S7.

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Voice calls are great, it’s very comfortable to talk on and the noise canceling works great even in a strong gust of wind.

 

Some Features

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The more time you spend with the S8 the more features you’ll find especially if you briefly owned a Not 7 you will find similar features on the S8. But the biggest New software feature is called Bixby AI Assistant.

Bixby is a virtual assistant that will let you control your entire phone by voice, it even has its own button on the side of the S8. The voice part doesn’t work as yet, so you will find Bixby Vision to be handier. Bixby Vision tries to recon

Bixby Vision is Samsung’s version to Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa. Bixby Vision tries to recognize images to make it easier to buy products you photograph and will also scan QR codes and more.  Note: this feature stops working from time to time but hopefully Samsung rectify this issue soon…

 

Bixby is still in development by Samsung and it’s nowhere near completion so it can’t yet be compared to Alexa or Seri.

Game Center is another great feature that lets you tune the phone for either performance or battery saving when you’re playing games.

All these features and add-ons make the S8  reasonably responsive, it’s not what you would call super speedy even for the world’s most specked phone

Key Specs

OS—     Android 7.0       

RAM— 4GB LPDDR4

Storage— CUF (UFS 2.1) + Micro SD

Display— 5.8inches & 6.2 inches

Camera— 8MP (front)   12MP (back)

SOC— Snapdragon 835

 

 

DeX

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Dex is a dock that turns your S8 into a faux desktop computer.

Please view my full DeX review here.

 

The Cameras

Both cameras are new on the S8, and the most improvements are on the 8-megapixel front-facing camera. The selfie camera brings autofocus, automatic wide angles and masks giving you better quality selfie photos. The S8 is water and dust resistant. When you’re ready to shoot some real photos the main 12-megapixel camera is once again consistently excellent. Photos are crisp and colorful. Even when compared to the Google Pixel the S8 pictures are slightly better due to Samsung’s tendency to over saturate with brighter colors. There is a lot of editing tools to help you fine-tune colors and brighten and so much more. If you wanna take your photography to the extreme the S8 is able to film while submerged under water.

 

The Battery

With both versions of the  S8 and S8 plus you have no shortage of option for charging with dual-mode wireless charging, fast wireless charging and quick charge 2.0 via USB-C. But the big question is are they safe?? I can’t tell you that for sure, we just have to trust Samsung’s eight-point safety check protects the S8 from a flammable faith. So let’s hope the S8 will be trouble free like the S7 which has no battery issues.

So far the S8 hasn’t been dangerously hot but the glassed-back S8 does get warm when charging and when playing demanding games just like other phones.

 

Finally

Samsung used to sell a lot of phones because it marketed them the most. not necessarily because they were the best phone you could get. But with the Galaxy S8, Samsung has made the sleekest, and most capable smartphone ever made with looks that can’t be matched by no other. It’s the top phone of 2017 hands down, the LG G6 and the Google Pixel are great phones and are great options but the S8 is just that lil better than them all. The slightly bigger and more expensive Galaxy S8 should be considered if you believe that more screen equals better screen. The only issue that frustrating location of the fingerprint reader.

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2 thoughts on “Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus Review 2017

  1. So its here !! Or rather they’re here. They’re very very very lovely and packed with new tech leaving me salivating. Really impressed. Anyway ammo go off tracked a little bit. Am a apple girl but these phones and there features have me feeling a way My main quest. What’s the big difference between the IPhone s7 and the Galaxy s8and s8+ and which one would you recommend

    1. LOL!! Vanessa they are a lot of differences between then but both are great phone and every though the iPhone is older it still can compete the latest Galaxy S8. The biggest difference between these two devices are the operating systems. The iPhone is iOS and the Galaxy is Android. When choosing between Apple and Android it really depends on what you’re looking for in a smartphone. Tell me what you’re looking for from your next smartphone and i will give you the pros and cons and help you see which is right for you???

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