Today I’m going to review the Samsung Galaxy S8, which is Samsung’s 2017 flagship device and is one of the best looking phones out there in the market. Let’s take a look at it from various angles:
Samsung Galaxy S8 has a great overall design. It is sleek and stylish, and fits comfortably in your hands. It’s the perfect size and I didn’t had any problems operating it with one hand. It feels nice to hold and has a beautiful curved screen around the side edges.
The S8 is very light and thin, and feels premium at the same time. And you also get a micro SD slot and a headphone jack (Read this, Apple?)
The only problem you’ll notice with the design is the awkward placement of the fingerprint sensor. Why you do this, Samsung?!
It is not surprise that Samsung produces some of the best looking screens out there. And this phone is no exception to that fact. Like most of the major flagships devices in 2017, Samsung, too has gone forward with a 18.5:9, rather than a 16:9 aspect ratio. This means a taller screen by keeping the overall phone size small.
S8 produces vivid colors without over-saturating them, and since it’s an AMOLED screen, the blacks are completely blacks, as every pixel can be independently switched on and off.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 has a great battery life. I was easily able to get around 4-5 hours of screen time and still left with 15% battery at the end of the day, but you’d have to tweak some settings, for example, using a lesser resolution (not noticeable in day-to-day activities, turning off the always-on display etc.). Not using these features won’t have a big impact on your usage, but will provide you a better battery life.
With the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 SoC (System On a Chip) and 4GB of RAM, the device runs as flawlessly as you’d like it to. There are no lags or delays in opening any apps or just browsing through the phone. And it will run any game you throw at it. This device is not gonna let you down anytime soon.
Man, this device takes stunning photos! And camera opens in a heartbeat. The autofocus is fast and photos come out to be great at both day and night. The settings with the out of the box camera app are reliable enough that you won’t have to make any adjustments to it.
Here are some pics taken in different lighting conditions:
Bixby is Samsung’s answer to Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana. And although it’s a nice to have feature, it still seems as a work-in-progress. Sometimes you’ll find it misinterpreting your voice commands and that’s frustrating. But when it works, WHEN, it allows you to change system settings, make a call, open apps and many other things, which all other voice assistants can do. So it’ll be fun to see how Samsung’s virtual assistant evolves.
Samsung VR and DeX
Samsung also sells its VR headsets and DeX stations. While VR doesn’t need any introductions, the DeX station allows you to use your Samsung device as a mini computer. Which is pretty neat. You can simply plug your device into the DeX station and you’re ready with your PC! The interface is very simple and straightforward to use. And we might see more manufacturers moving into this direction.
Pics of Galaxy S8:
Conclusion : Samsung Galaxy S8
Samsung’s Galaxy S8 is overall a great phone, offering a great camera, design and battery life. The only downside being the weird placement of the fingerprint sensor. All-in-all, this is a great buy if you’re looking for a new android flagship device.