|Samsung Galaxy S8|
As is common practice by Samsung to release a lower variant of their flagship device, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is one of such devices. It is the lower speced version of the duo, comes with a premium design and several other impressive features. One would recall that the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge were among the best Android phones in 2016, and hence, much is expected from the Galaxy S8 especially high hopes that it's not going to also catch fire. A closer look at the Galaxy S8 specs shows that this device comes with an humongous display, improved user interface, OS and processor, tri-security which include a fingerprint sensor, Iris scanner, and face recognition. This and many more make this device a must have.
Display and Build
The Galaxy S8 also has curved edges on the left and right sides of its display, and an 18.5:9 aspect ratio, both of which make it fit comfortably when held with one hand. On the screen and at its back is a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 that will protect this device from cracks and scratches on contact with rough and hard surfaces especially when the device drops from high heights. Not only is it damage resistant, but it also offers optical clarity and touch sensitivity. The Galaxy S8's body is made of a combination of metal and glass, it has a dimension of 148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm and weight of 155g. With the Galaxy S8, you get a device with durability, quality finish and one that can provide a bright and colorful experience.
The S8 is available in different color options of Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, and Arctic Silver. For an enhanced level of security, this smartphone comes with a tri-security measure which includes a fingerprint sensor, facial recognition and an iris scanner. Here, facial or fingerprint logins can be used interchangeably, or combined for an even more secured login. Users accessing mobile services can be verified using all three of them. Samsung noted that the facial scanning is not the most secured for biometric logins, hence using either your fingerprint, Iris, or a PIN is preferable as a security measure on this device.
Hardware and Software
- Galaxy S8 (US) : Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core chipset (2.35GHz quadcore and 1.9GHz quadcore Kryo CPUs), Adreno 540 GPU.
- Galaxy S8 (Europe and Asia) : Exynos 8895 (2.3GHz quadcore & 1.7GHz quadcore CPUs), ARM Mali-G71 MP20 GPU.
Battery and Connectivity
Price and Availability
- Galaxy S8 release date US: April 21
- Galaxy S8 release date UK: April 28
- Price of Galaxy S8 : $750 ,€799, £689
Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Galaxy S8 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S8 Specs
148.9 x 68.1 x 8 mm
Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver,
Coral Blue, Maple Gold
Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
1440 x 2960 pixels
Memory And OS
Yes, Upto 256GB
Android 7.0 (Nougat), Touchwiz
Octa-core (4x2.35 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo) - US model
Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz & 4x1.7 GHz) - EMEA
Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 - US model
Exynos 8895 Octa - EMEA
f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus,
OIS, LED flash
2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, HDR, dual-video rec.
8MP, f/1.7, autofocus, 1440p@30fps,
dual video call, Auto HDR
3000 mAh Li-Ion battery
Yes, v5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Single Sim/Dual SIM
Accelerometer, fingerprint, gyroscope,
proximity, Ambient light sensor, Barometer, Iris scanner,