Samsung Galaxy S8

samsung galaxy s8

Samsung Galaxy S8 features a 5.8 inches’ touchscreen display. This device runs on an operating system of Android 7.0 (Nougat). The device comes with 12 MP rear camera. The front side also has 8 MP selfie camera. It comes with a RAM of 4 GB. A non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery powers the device.

The different versions of galaxy S8 include the G950F version meant for Europe and comes with Global Single-SIM; the G950FD version that comes with Global Dual-SIM; the G950U version that is meant for USA; the G950A version that is made by AT&T; the G950P version by Sprint; the G950T version byT-Mobile; the G950V version by Verizon; the G950R4 for US Cellular; the G950W version for Canadian regions; the G950S, G950K and G950L versions meant for South Korean regions; the G9500 version for Chinese region.

The phone comes with a 4 GB RAM as previous galaxies. But the processing speed is improved due to the octa-core processor. The Samsung galaxy S7 also has a corning gorilla glass 5 covering it front and rear section with an aluminum frame wrapped on its edges. The device has different color versions which includes Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Maple Gold,Rose Pink and Burgundy Red version.

The galaxy S8 has just one version of internal memory which is 64 GB and these 64 GB can be supported with a microSD card of up to 512 GB. 

The rear camera is a smarter 12-megapixel rear camera. The camera comes with LED flash,auto-HDR and panorama. You can capture videos of about 4k resolution with the rear camera of the galaxy S8. While the 8 MP selfie camera can capture 1440p videos.

There is an AMOLED screen of 5.8 inches at its front that has a resolution of 2960 pixels by 1440 pixels. The operating system is Android 7.0 that can be upgraded to Android 8.0. The device comes with single SIM and dual SIM models.

The finger print sensor on samsung galaxy S8 is there along with the iris scanner for maximum security of the phone. There is an earphone jack and a single speaker. But the battery is not impressive at 3000 mAh though is charges fast.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Specifications

Dimensions148.9 x 68.1 x 8 mm
ColorsMidnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Maple Gold, Rose Pink, Burgundy Red
Weight155 g
MaterialFront/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
Screen TypeSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Screen Size5.8  inches
Screen Resolution1440 x 2960 pixels
Screen To Body Ratio83.6%
Pixel Density570 ppi
Screen ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5
Operating SystemAndroid 7.0 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
ChipsetExynos 8895 Octa (10 nm) – EMEA Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 (10 nm) – USA & China
CPUOcta-core (4×2.3 GHz Mongoose M2 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) – EMEA Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo) – USA & China
GPUMali-G71 MP20 – EMEA Adreno 540 – USA & China
Internal Storage64 GB
Card SlotmicroSD, up to 512 GB (on SIM 2 slot) – dual SIM model only
Rear Camera12 MP
Rear Camera FeaturesLED flash, auto-HDR, panorama,  OIS, dual pixel PDAF
Video Resolution2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps, HDR, dual-video rec.
Front Camera8 MP
Front Camera FeaturesDual video call, Auto-HDR
SIMSingle SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE
USB3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi direct
SensorsIris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
Earphone JackYes
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
ApplicationsSamsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified), Samsung DeX (desktop experience support), Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0), Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent), ANT+ support, Bixby natural language commands and dictation, MP4/DivX/XviD/H.265 player, MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player, Photo/video editor, Document editor
 BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh Battery

Samsung Galaxy S8 Review

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is as good as it seems, even better than the galaxy S7 in some aspects. It has a display that is 0.7 inches longer than the display of galaxy S7. The galaxy S& comes in different versions and these variants versions of the phone depends on the region it is being shipped to.


Unwrapping the black cartoon of the device will reveal many black accessories like a black two-pinned charger adapter, a black AKG headphones, a black USB chord. Always make sure that the cartoon is properly sealed so as to get the full content in box. If not, you might be geeting half or fewer cont when you unbox a supposed new device.


The Samsung Galaxy S8 has a physical dimension of 148.9 millimeters long, 68.1 millimeters wide and 8.0 millimeter thick. The galaxy S8 weighs 155 grams making it 0.3 grams heavier than Galaxy S7. The front side of the phone is made with a corning gorilla glass 5 that also acts a protection for the super AMOLED screen of the device. The rear part of the phone is also made with corning gorilla glass 5. These body features beats that of galaxy S7 that comes with gorilla glass 4 as its body covers. The frame of the device is an aluminum frames just like galaxy S7. 

At the front side of the galaxy S8, you will see a 5.8 inches’ super AMOLED display which is far longer than 5.1 inches’ display screen on galaxy S7. The 5.8 inches’ display screen on galaxy S8 comes with a screen-to-body ratio of 18.5:9. The display almost covered every part of the front view including the part were the home key was supposed to be. But it didn’t cover the region meant for the earpiece and selfie camera with its sensors.

The device comes with an audio jack and also comes with a wired paired AKG headphones. The device is a waterproof and dustproof itself. It resists water and dust up to 1.5m for 30 minutes. But makes sure the device or any other waterproof/dust proof mobile phone is dry before plugging it into the power outlet so as to avoid electric shocks.

With the earpiece at the top front-side of the phone, the front side also sees an 8 MP camera. The is no button on the front side of the device. The left side of the phone has two volume keys and Bixby while the right side has power button. The SIM slot for a Nano SIM is at the top of the phone,so is also the memory card slot.  

At the bottom of the phone, there is an earphone jack at the bottom-left with a USB port for USB Type-C separating the earphone jack from the speaker at the bottom right. The primary mic is located at the left side of the USB port. At the back you will see a 12-megapixel camera place at the center-top of the rear part of the phone. The camera has its flash and sensor placed at its left side while the fingerprint sensor is placed at the right side of the camera. This device has variant Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Maple Gold, Rose Pink and Burgundy Red.


The device has a 5.8 inches’ display which is 0.7 inches longer than the 5.1 inches’ display on the galaxy S7. The display comes with a 1440 pixels by 2960 pixels’ resolution that has a pixel density of 570 ppi. The screen resolution on galaxy S8 is the same with that on galaxy S7 but the pixel density of galaxy S7 is 7 pixels greater than that of galaxy S8. The display type is a super AMOLED screen that has 3D touch for the home button enabled on it.

The device has a brightness of 440 nits which comes with an always-on display technology. The Samsung galaxy S8 screen also complies with HDR10.

Performance and Memory

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is powered by an operating system of Android 7.0 (Nougat), which is upgradable to Android 8.0 (0reo). The galaxy S8 comes with either Snapdragon or Exynos chip depending on the version you go for. The Exynos chip is for the EMEA countries while the Snapdragon chip is fort he USA and Chinese counterparts.

The Exynos chip is Exynos 8895 Octa while the snapdragon chip is Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835; both chips are built on 10nm manufacturing process.  Both chips also have eight cores as the snapdragon chip has Mongoose and cortex cores running at 2.3 GHz; the Exynos chip has its kyro cores running at 2.35 GHz.

The Snapdragon chip has a Mali-G71 MP20 (Graphics Processing Unit) GPU for it and the Exynos chip comes with an Adreno 540 (Graphics Processing Unit) GPU.

This device comes with a 4 GB RAM just like previous galaxies with 4 GB RAM. The device has just one versions of internal memory including 64 GB internal memory. But the internal memory can be expanded up to 512 GB using a microSD card. This memory expansion is only available on Samsung galaxy S8 dual SIM model only and the SD card is placed in SIM 2 slot.


The Samsung Galaxy S8 comes with just a single rear camera of 12 megapixels. The galaxy S8 has the same f/1.7 aperture, OIS, 26mm equivalent lens, phase detection autofocus and a single LED flash on galaxy S7.The big difference there is the “Multi-Frame Image Processing”, which was mentioned by Samsung on few of occasions, during flagships and presentations.

Instead of the camera taking a single shot, it will capture several shoots and blend them together, in order to pick up as much detail to make an image that is very clear. This camera technology encompasses pixel by pixel assessments to insulate noise and other unwanted objects and to scale sharpness and all this activity happens in the background as you shoot.

The camera does not have a dedicated video recording UI and some dedicated shortcuts for new camera effect where permanently placed on the view finder. These shortcuts are for four categories which includes two hold filters. You will get stamps that come with convenient controls for rotating,resizing and moving an image. There are also dynamic overlay effects for tracking and face detection.

You can capture 4k videos with the 12 MP camera on the galaxy S8. You can also capture 1080p videos 60fps and 720p videos at 240fps. 4K videos for 10s takes 61MB, 1080p videos shot at 60fps for 10s takes 36MB, and 1080p video shot at 30fps for 10s takes 25MB.

See also: Apple iPhone XS

HDR on the camera can be put off, on or on automatic activation. The automatic mode is better because it comes in the best scenarios that in which they are needed. The galaxy S8 also captures paranomic photos with high contrast. The panorama also works in video shooting.

See also: Apple iPhone XR

The selfie camera is 8MP camera on Samsung galaxy S8. The selfie camera comes with an aperture size of f/1.7 with a video recording resolution of 1440 pixels. The selfie camera comes with Dual video call and Auto-HDR.

Connectivity and Sensors

The Samsung galaxy S8 has a Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac,dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct and a hotspot. A 5.0 version of Bluetooth is on the device, as it comes with an A-GPS and also an NFC. It has no radio. The USB port is version 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector.

The device comes with an iris scanner fingerprint sensor mounted at the rear of the phone. It also has an accelerometer, a gyro, a proximity, a compass and a barometer.

Talking about the network technology, we have 2G bands (GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)), 3G bands (HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100) and 4G bands (LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 32(1500), 66(1700/2100), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500).

 The connectivity speed for HSPA is 42.2 Mbps download and 5.76 Mbps upload, LTE-A (3CA) Cat12 is1024 Mbps download and 150 Mbps upload.

Software and Applications

It is pre-installed with messaging features like SMS (threadedview), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM. The browser is HTML5. Samsung preinstalled cool software like Samsung DeX (desktop experience support), Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0), Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent), ANT+support, Bixby natural language commands and dictation, MP4/DivX/XviD/H.265player, MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player, Photo/video editor and a Document editor.

There is a Google Play Music App for playing music. And itis the default music player for galaxy S8. The Google Play Music on galaxy S8 comes with new features like SoundAlive tool and a manual 9-band equalizer.

See also: Apple iPhone XS Max

Battery and Price

A non-removable Li-Ion battery of 3000 mAh powers the device. Its talk time is up to 20 hours on 3G mode. Samsung Galaxy S8 price is about $400.


Nonetheless, in case you’re not frantic to possess the Infinity Display on the Galaxy S8, at that point there’s not a great deal of explanation behind you to purchase this telephone. The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edgeis fundamentally the same as from numerous points of view, and keeping in mind that it’s chunkier and less amazing, for most assignments it’s more than capable.

The camera is extraordinary, the screen is still tip-best,and things like high unique range are beginning to offer genuine redesigns overpast cycles of Samsung’s Galaxy line-up. Samsung has tossed the best of each part it can into this telephone, and it performs splendidly subsequently. Get over the high cost and figure out how to live with the unpredictable iris scanner and you’re holding a standout amongst other telephones made.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is as yet one of the better telephones available, despite the fact that it may not be driving the line for the South Korean firm any longer. Samsung made you pay for the benefit at dispatch, yet with the Samsung Galaxy S9 now supplanting the S8 at the highest point of the tree, there are some extraordinary arrangements to be had for this still-astounding cell phone.

The drop in cost doesn’t make the re-jigging of the biometrics any better, however the Infinity Display keeps on looking incredible. The fingerprint bet hasn’t satisfied – the strategies for opening this telephone safely aren’t despicable, yet clients will expect more from a telephone at this value point, and to be aggravated by it at all simply isn’t sufficient.

The iris scanner/fingerprint position/facial acknowledgment blend is one of the key things that stops the Samsung Galaxy S8 being an ideal handset. At last, individuals were at that point content with the security on their telephones: the fingerprint scanner was snappy and simple to get into at the base of the telephone, and now clients should hold up longer and in some cases go through the motions to simply open their handset.

In any case, when you’re into the telephone it’s difficult to remain distraught at Samsung for a really long time, in light of the fact that about everything else on offer here is splendid. No, it’s not got the best battery life on the planet, however contrasted with the telephones of 2014/15 that you’ll be updating from, it’s light a very long time ahead, with the S8’s smart battery the executives and power-sparing tips getting you well during a time in ordinary utilize.

The camera stays solid, regardless of not being that greatly  improved than previously – the key point is that it is enhanced, in spite of not increasing any megapixels, so there’s a genuine motivation to pick this telephone over the past Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge.

Be that as it may, there’s one enormous motivation to purchase this telephone: the 5.8-inch display in a telephone that is simply quite a lot more minimized than it ought to be. The Infinity Display is the first occasion when we’ve seen such advancement on a global flagship gadget,and Samsung ought to be extolled for executing it in a standard handset.

Indeed, the general client encounter endures because of the ensuing rearranging of the biometrics – Samsung destroyed there – yet it’s relatively justified, despite all the trouble for the huge display. The Samsung Galaxy S8 is intended for the individuals who simply need an extraordinary telephone and aren’t made a fuss over the expense. It’s a top notch handset in each feeling of the word – you’re paying more to get something extremely stunning.

In case you’re a movie freak, game freak or simply need something that can accomplish more truly difficult work than about some other telephone on the planet, at that point look at the Samsung galaxy S8 right away; as long as you can manage the cost of it.


Samsung Galaxy S8 Key specs

  • OS – Android 7.0 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
  • Display – 5.8 inches
  • Dimension – 148.9 x 68.1 x 8 mm  
  • Screen Resolution –  1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Network – GSM/HSPA/LTE
  • SIM – Nano SIM
  • CPU – Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Mongoose M2 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) – EMEA; Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo) – USA & China
  • Rear Camera – 12 MP
  • Front Camera – 8 MP
  • Internal Memory – 64 GB
  • RAM – 4 GB
  • Battery Capacity – 3000 mAh battery

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