Samsung S8 Review
We’re taking a close look at Samsung’s latest phone, the S8 and S8+. Possibly one of the nicest looking phones on the market at the moment. Although ridiculously expensive compared to the middle of the road models available on a smaller budget. Once you start using the Samsung S8 you can easily see why it has such a high price tag.
The 5.8-inch screen is fantastic. The picture is crystal clear and offers great color. Watching movies is an absolute pleasure. The overall feel of the phone is nice, as it doesn’t feel too bulky, despite having such a large screen. This is down to the clever design of the body, which is slimmer than previous models making it easy to grip with 1 hand, although not so easy to use with just 1 hand. The build quality of the S8 is outstanding. A stunning combination of metal and glass with a giant screen. All wrapped in a tidy body which manages to make it feel much smaller.
- 5.8-Inch Hd Screen
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB Storage (Micro SD up to 256GB)
- 3000mAh battery with wireless fast charge
- 12 Megapixel Rear Camera / 8 Megapixel Front Camera
- Iris / Fingerprint Scanner
- Samsung Exynos 8895 (Europe and Asia) or Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (USA)
- Galaxy S8: 5.8-inch OLED, 2960 x 1440, 570ppi
- Galaxy S8 Plus: 6.2-inch OLED, 2960 x 1440, 529ppi
What Is Different About Samsung S8?
Some of the major differences in the S8 models is the screen now covers the entire front of the phone, which means they needed to do away with their usual home and menu button. Instead, Samsung opted for touchscreen/software buttons found on similar Android phones. Since the home button has been removed, the fingerprint sensor has now been moved to the back of the phone, next to the camera. Some people have complained that it is a little bit too high up and is awkward to reach and could result in some unhappy accidents.
Unlike its main competitors, Samsung have stuck with the 3.5mm headphone jack and the standard USB-C port. So no need for purchasing extra components to get your favourite headphones hooked up. As you would expect the standard headphones out of the box don’t really do the phone much justice.
Samsung S8 Camera
After comparing the video camera on the S8 to my Iphone7 I found the color to be much more vivid on the Samsung, but slightly more detail in the shadows on the IPhone7. The image stabilization feature was very good at keeping a still image even when zoomed in fully. Although compared to the Iphone7 it lacked definition on photo. While filming video the image stabilization on the Samsung won hands down. All in all it was too close to decide a winner as both phones have amazing cameras, which both out do each other in certain areas.