It would not be incorrect that Samsung’s latest flagship Galaxy S8 has redefined smartphones. The sleek, high-end device is the first Android smartphone to compete with the iPhone in the business world as it presents a rightful substitute for IT. After Galaxy Note 7’s exploding batteries, the company was in need to create a device that could make up the loss. With the launch of Galaxy S8 and S8+, Samsung has contented its users again. At present, these two handsets are among the top smartphones. Read on to know about the specifications of Samsung Galaxy S8.
The beautifully designed Galaxy 8 comes with smooth and curved edges with a body coated in Gorilla Glass 5. The display has taken over the physical home button instead Samsung has included a pressure sensitive button below the display. The fingerprint scanner is moved to the back of the phone, near the camera. The position of the fingerprint is a bit odd because most of the time it results in smudging camera as the user tries to find the scanner.
The company has also incorporated a dedicated button for its new voice assistant Bixby. First Samsung said that this button would be remappable to another assistant or app which was a good news for those who are loyal to Siri or Google Assistant. Later, the company decided to remove the ability to remap this button. Furthermore, the placement of this button is a bit odd; you will find it where you expect to have your volume down key.
Similar to the earlier devices, the Galaxy S8 is IP68 water and dust resistant. The design also includes a USB Type-C charging port and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The Galaxy S8 flaunts a 5.8 inches OLED Infinity display with a resolution of 570 pixels per inch. Its 18.5:9 aspect ratio can disturb apps that are not optimized for this new ratio. Most apps are designed to work on a screen with a standard aspect ratio of16:9, you can crop these apps to fit in this new screen size.
The perks of the larger screen also include multitasking as you can open multiple windows at a time. The user can open a scaled-down version of apps without closing other apps.
Processor and Storage
The Galaxy S8 features Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor but if you purchase this device in the United States, you will get a Samsung Exynos processor. The smartphone is equipped with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of primary storage expandable to 256GB with a microSD card.
Galaxy S8 flaunts a 12 megapixels rear-facing dual-pixel camera and 8 megapixels front facing camera with a wide angled lens. Though the rear camera is the same as it was in Samsung Galaxy Note 7 but Samsung has enhanced software performance for higher quality images. As all Samsung cameras, it also features a slight boost in contrast and saturation producing sharp, clear and vibrant images. The best thing is that you can get marvelous photos even in low lighting.
Samsung Galaxy 8 comes with a 3000mAh battery. Though the battery is smaller than the battery of Galaxy S7 edge but the company claims that it has a longer lifespan as it can lose only 5% of its capacity over two years. Well if it is true, this is going to be excited.
In daily average use, the battery is not great but it is enough. Of course, it depends on your settings, apps, and usage. The device gets instantly charged with Samsung’s fast charge technology. The user also has the option of wireless charging but that is not flawless yet.
If there is any Android phone with the potential to compete iPhone in the business world, that is Galaxy S8. The Galaxy 8 is primed for the enterprises as the Samsung Knox helps with EMM and makes it easier for users to keep personal and business data separate. With Samsung Dex, you can use your handset as a full desktop.
With the launch of Galaxy S8 and S8+ Samsung has set a new standard for the smartphone manufacturer. A high-end design, larger display, and impressive performance can help the user to be more productive.