Samsung’s new flagship Galaxy S8 and S8+ are the best Android smartphones of the year so far. Starting at a fair price of $750 and $850, the newly launched handhelds offer the user a beautiful bezel-free design, infinity display, and record-breaking performance. In our in-depth Samsung Galaxy S8 review, we have found new Samsung smartphones even better than last year’s model. That’s not all; Galaxy S8 has surpassed the iPhone7 and iPhone 7 Plus in terms of design, display quality, and camera performance.
Though there are some imperfections including Bixby virtual assistant and placement of fingerprint scanner that we have talked about earlier, there are several top-notch features as well. It would not be incorrect to say that with the release of Galaxy S8, Samsung is close to its goal to beat the biggest opponent Apple.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Review
The Galaxy S8 offers an exceptional experience for the users and it is unlike anything you might have used before. Read on to find out how Samsung’s new flagship phone is a brilliant phone that worth buying.
Galaxy S8 Design: It feels like the future of smartphones
The Samsung Galaxy S8 exemplifies a bezel-free and light-weight design with infinity display. It has a bigger screen to body ratio than LG phones. The Gorilla Glass curve towards the edge on both front and back makes it look sleeker. The 5.8 inches screen is housed in 5.5 ounces and 2.7-inch wide framework. The larger screen can make you repositioning your phone to reach certain buttons including Home Button, which is now a virtual button instead of a physical key. Unlike the latest iPhones, Samsung’s new flagship handset has headphone jacks as well.
The only problem that we encountered in Galaxy S8 Design is the fingerprint sensor that is placed on the back next to the camera. Since the sensor is narrow it is difficult to reach it without seeing. But you may get used to it after a couple of days.
Galaxy S8 Display: The clearest and sharpest infinity display
With a resolution of 2960 x 1440 pixels, the Galaxy S8 offer a brighter picture and vibrant colors. However, the extra wide 18.9:5 aspect ratio may not be suitable for some of your apps built for a standard display size. For example, in Super Mario Run, we noticed small bars above and below the game. But Samsung’s own apps are optimized and you can fit other apps to screen by going to the settings menu.
Galaxy S8 Performance: A feature-rich handheld with efficiency and durability
The Samsung Galaxy S8 features Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 system on a chip in the US. In other regions, it offers Samsung’s Exynos 8895 chip. It comes with a 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage that is double than Google Pixel and LG G6. There is also a microSD card slot for those who need even more space.
Running Android 7.0 Nougat, the Galaxy S8 offers a ton of advanced features including one-handed mode and ability to quickly launch the camera by pressing the power key twice. When it comes to battery life, the Galaxy S8’s 3000mAh battery is smaller than last year’s Galaxy S7 Edge. But the company claims that the latest battery has a longer lifespan and can lose only 5 percent of its capacity over two years.
Galaxy S8 Camera: Same pixels but better performance
It was a bit disappointing when we found that Galaxy S8 features 12-megapixels rear camera the same as the one on Galaxy S7. But it was early to haul out any conclusion before a Galaxy S8 review. Samsung has made some significant software enhancements to its camera. Resultantly, you get clearer, sharper and vibrant images. The best thing is that you can get excellent photos even in low lighting. The higher resolution 8-megapixels front facing camera let you capture beautiful selfies.
When you put all it together, the Galaxy S8 not just beat the other Android phones on the market but also challenges the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. While offering infinity display and Snapdragon 835 chip, the Samsung’s new flagship phone lives up to the hype both in appearance and efficiency. Our Galaxy S8 review validates that Galaxy S8 is the best Android phone you can buy right now.