Samsung Galaxy S8 Full Review
The first thing you’ll notice about the camera is just how fast it is. A double-tap on the power key opens the camera quicker than any other phone, and focusing is equally snappy. It’s a versatile camera too, whether you’re taking landscape shots or portraits in daytime or at night. The fantastic auto-HDR mode – something that’s turned on by default and I would suggest keeping on – levels out exposure and contrast when there’s bright sunlight, leaving you with intensely colourful shots.
On the front there’s a new 8-megapixel sensor with an f/1.7 aperture. It has autofocus, which remains a rarity on selfie cameras, and takes great pictures too. If you like Snapchat-style augmented filters, then Samsung includes a bunch of them.
Video tops out at UHD, but stick to 1080p and you’ll benefit from HDR and impressive tracking autofocus.
The Infinity Display has an incredible end-to-end screen that spills over the phone’s sides, forming a completely smooth, continuous surface with no bumps or angles. It’s pure, pristine, uninterrupted glass. And it takes up the entire front of the phone, flowing seamlessly into the aluminum shell. The result is a beautifully curved, perfectly symmetrical, singular object.
Driven by the world’s first 10nm processor, the S8 and S8+ are fast and powerful and increases battery efficiency. Plus, there’s the ability to expand storage, and to work through rain and dust with IP68-rated performance.
Bixby completely changes the way you interact with your phone. It’s a personal assistant that understands talk, text, and taps so you’re never confined to one mode of communication. It also completely changes the way you use your phone. You don’t even have to ask Bixby, just show it what you want by opening your camera app. It’s so incredibly easy.
|LTE Advanced||With 50% faster peak speeds in more than 450 cities from coast to coast.|
|World Device||Works in over 200 countries|
|Standby Time – Up to:||13.6 days|
|Usage Time – Up to:||27 hrs**|
|Front Camera||8 MP|
|Screen||5.8” Quad HD, Super AMOLED, 571 PPI (68.1 x 148.9)|
|Operating System||Android Nougat 7.0|
|Storage||Flash: 64GB RAM: 4GB|
|Expandable Memory||Removable microSD up to 256GB (sold separately)|
|Colors||Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver or Midnight Black|
|SAR||Head SAR: 1.25 W/kg Body SAR: 1.52 W/kg|
|Hearing Aid Compatibility||M4/T3|
|Network||CDMA 1X and EvDO Rev 0/Rev ALTE (Domestic): B13/B4/B2/B5/B66|
|Global Network||LTE (Global): B3/B7/B20/B8/B18/B19/B28/B26GSM Quad B5/B8/B3/B2 (850/900/1800/1900MHz) & UMTS Quad: B5/B8/B2/B1 (850/9001900/2100MHz) TDS CDMA 34, 39 & TDD LTE 38, 39, 40, 41, LTE-U: B252/B255(in SU)CAT 4/ CAT 6/ CAT 9|
|Processor||MSM8998 Octa-Core, 2.35 GHz (Quad) + 1.9GHz (Quad)|
|HD Voice||Experience HD Voice, Video Calling and Simultaneous Voice & Data. Enable Wi-Fi Calling and make calls anywhere you have a Wi-Fi connection.|