Samsung Galaxy S8 Review in one word – Beezleless beauty. The screen is stammeringly beautiful and is definitely one of those phones you have to see to believe and a must buy for a Samsung fan. With leaks and details all over the internet and a launch so hyped, here is what we know so far.
It’s that time of the year again. The giants of the smartphone market have started rolling out their flagships, and who other to draw first blood than the latest from the Samsung galaxy lineup.
First Impression- Samsung engineered a beauty
Out of the box, the phone feels really slim and lightweight in hands and packs a 5.8 inch 2960 x 1440 OLED display and the S8 plus packs a 6.2-inch display with the same resolution. That’s an 18:9 aspect ratio and a little bit on the taller side.
Unlike last time, Galaxy S7 which had sharp ages and not really that comfortable to hold. Samsung Galaxy S8 edges feel seamless and a lot softer to touch. Something that will grab your instant attention is the removal of physical buttons and pushing the screen further on both sides.
The physical buttons are replaced with on-screen buttons. The fingerprint scanner is moved to the back, beside the camera which means now you have to stretch out to reach the fingerprint scanner, which for me will take getting used to.
Samsung really tried going all out with their latest Galaxy S iteration. Samsung galaxy S8 rocks all the futuristic features and definitely feels like a phone for the future. Apart from the USB type C port, fast charging, and wireless charging included. The phone has a headphone jack and maintains the IP68 water-resistant rating, with a microSD slot for expandable storage.
In the hardware department, Samsung went with the best Android had to offer. 835 Snapdragon processor with 4gigs of ram. The first phone in the world with Bluetooth 5.0 and still features the iris scanner from the Galaxy S7.
Samsung didn’t make much of a change with the front camera. Packing the same as Galaxy s7, a 12-megapixel lens with F.17 aperture and optical image stabilization. Which still pretty high-end phone just nothing really ground-breaking.
And here comes the cheesy part, the battery. For a phone that packs one of the largest displays out there, with a super high resolution it just has a 3000MaH battery and 3500 mAh battery for S8 plus. I don’t think is enough juice for a phone this big and bright.
For all that we know the galaxy, S8 runs on the latest Android Nougat 7.0 but Samsung continued coating it with their Samsung UX launcher. The newest thing to come from the dugout though is BIGSBY. Samsung’s new assistant which kinda feels like Google assistant in more ways than not. We also found some neat little tricks like stretching the screen to fit display and tweaked wallpapers and widgets for the launcher.
Final Thoughts on Galaxy S8
Samsung did have their share of ups and downs last year, but Galaxy S8 feels a step in the right direction. The phone looks aesthetically brilliant and Samsung has literally gone out of the part with the specs. With the exploding batteries and mixed reviews for S7. The newest galaxy S8 feels well prepared to combat all that. The phone is engineered to feel good and look even better.