After Samsung launched a smartphone that had the potential of exploding in your hand, they needed to bounce back with something remarkable and yes, they have come up with the best android phone of 2017 – Samsung Galaxy S8.
It has become the most talked about phone of 2017 with its splendid design, fantastic display, an incredible camera and lots of other excellent features.
Let us have a look at what special Samsung S8 has to offer:
Samsung S8 Design:
The design of Samsung Galaxy S8 is simply awesome. The device is slim, smooth and light and feels great to hold in your hand. The front of the phone is 100% glass and it has got curved edges which makes it the best-looking phone out there in the market.
There is a 3.5mm headphone jack here and the good news is that they are still comfortable to use and don’t leak sound at high volume.
Samsung S8 Camera:
If we talk about specifications, the camera is exactly the same as the S7 12-megapixel rear snapper complete with f/1.7 aperture. Despite having said that, the S8 has it all what it takes to capture wonderful photos with its triple-frame capture. Every time you press the shutter button, the camera captures three frames, merging them together to form the sharpest image possible, hence allowing S8 to take sharper and more accurate photos.
Samsung has also completely overhauled the front-facing camera to 8 MP auto focus.
Samsung S8 Battery:
As you are aware of the problem that Samsung had with battery in its previous model, so the battery performance of the S8 has gone backwards as compared to S7.
The S8 battery is less effective, almost an hour worse than the Samsung Galaxy S7 but the S8 does come with a fast charger that can be counted as a compensation.
Samsung S8 Security:
Samsung has increased security for Galaxy S8 and there are now 6 different ways so as to unlock the phone.
- Face Recognition
- Iris Scanner
- Smart Lock
The only new one is the face recognition part though.
Samsung S8 Performance:
As expected, like any Samsung phone the S8 performs super-fast. If I would have to compare its performance with the likes of iPhone 7 or Huawei P10, I would consider S8 faster.
Samsung S8 Display:
The display on S8 looks fabulous – courtesy Samsung Super AMOLED unit. It is capable of playing HDR (High Dynamic Range) video content and as the screen is curved along both edges, they present a spectacular wider display on a thinner phone.
Samsung’s DeX desktop dock for the Galaxy S8:
The new “DeX” desktop docking system for the Galaxy S8 is a great feature.
It is just a little piece of hardware wherein you could plug in your Galaxy S8, attaching it to a keyboard, mouse and monitor in order to transform it into a desktop-like environment and the Galaxy S8’s interface enlarges to fill the large monitor.
Samsung S8 Bixby:
Last but not the least, we have the Bixby Assistant (Bixby is a virtual assistant developed by Samsung Electronics).
Bixby has made its debut on the Samsung Galaxy S8 device. It is an assistant that is designed to assist you locally throughout the phone using the screen, the camera and your voice. It reminds of Apple’s Siri somehow but not as good and mature as that, to be honest.
Galaxy S8 comes with three incarnations of Samsung’s Assistant:
Bixby Home – Samsung calls Bixby Home a “social stream for your device.” It is a unified card-like interface of reminders, contextually relevant information and social media updates.
Bixby Vision – Taps machine learning to identify the objects around it. Bixby Vision tries to figure out whatever’s in front of the Galaxy S8’s camera and serve up information depending on what it finds.
Bixby Voice – Designed to respond to any command and perform actions on your phone as if you tapped though the software yourself such as opening the camera, navigating through an app or performing several actions together.
Samsung S8 Specifications:
|Body Weight||155 g|
|Display Type||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen|
|Operating System||Android 7.0 (Nougat)|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz & 4×1.7 GHz)|
|Memory||64 GB, 4 GB RAM (Internal) – 256 GB SD Card|
|Camera||12 MP, f/1.7 – 8 MP, f/1.7 autofocus (Secondary)|
|Sound Type||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|Communication||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, USB 3.1|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery|
|Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer|
|gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM|
|Colors||Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Maple Gold|
|Price||Cheapest place to buy: Amazon.com|
Samsung S8 Review:
So, the S8 is beautiful, looks fantastic, has sleek finish and the sexiest camera. Although there are a couple of things that go against Samsung such as the battery and more complicated device unlocking, but even though it is the fastest and the best phone around.
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