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Samsung Galaxy S8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2950 reviews of Samsung Galaxy S8. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The performance and usability also get good feedback. There are mixed comments on the social networking functionality and reception.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy S8 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Prasid Banerjee (digit.in)

Samsung Galaxy S8 Review

 

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is an engineering marvel as far as design is concerned. But much like its bigger variant, it's an incremental update in other departments.

Compact ; Beautiful design ; Great display ; Waterproof ; Fast

Battery life could be better ; Full glass body can be precarious

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is definitely the best looking smartphone in the market today. It's fast and has a good camera too, but those are only incremental updates over its predecessor. Buy it if you want a phone that you can show off.

2017-04

Expert review by: (stuff.tv_in)

Samsung Galaxy S8 DeX station hands-on review

 

This is the key to transforming the Galaxy S8 into a proper workstation

2017-03

Expert review by: (stuff.tv_in)

Samsung Galaxy S8 preview

 

Everything we know, or we think we know, about Samsung's next flagship smartphone

2016-08

Expert review by: (mobigyaan.com)

Samsung Galaxy S8 Review – iPhone Killer is Here

 

Samsung's flagship offering just got launched recently, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is instantly noticeable by its gorgeous infinity display. It is the successor to the last year's model Galaxy S7 and now the S8 is completely changed by its looks. We gave...

Great Looks, Curved Screen and Bezel-less Design ; Excellent Display Quality, High Brightness ; SSD-like storage performance, USB 3.1 ; Top-notch CPU and GPU ; IP68 Certified (Dust-proof and Water Resistant) ; Wireless Charging Support ; Iris Scanner...

Average Battery Life ; Bixby isn’t mature enough ; Fingerprint Scanner Placement is Awkward ; Slippery, May Fall From Wet Hands

The smartphone itself impresses with its great features which iPhone 7 lacks such as the high-quality infinity display, waterproof design, an added iris scanner, newer Bluetooth version 5.0, Gigabit LTE and a camera that I believe can outperform iPhone...

Techradar Best in Class 2017

Expert review by: Gareth Beavis (techradar.com)

Samsung Galaxy S8 review

 

Biometric issues aside, the Galaxy S8 is a brilliant phone

Amazing, large display ; Huge power ; Great camera

Irritating biometric unlocking ; Very expensive at launch ; Bixby pointless

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is a phone that should be one of the very first you look at when deciding which new phone you buy. The large, bezel-less display is truly iconic and beautiful, and the screen quality excellent. The fingerprint scanner being placed...

2017-09

Expert review by: Marcus Herbrich, Daniel Schmidt (notebookcheck.net)

Samsung Galaxy S8 Smartphone Review

 

Smaller and fine-spun. Samsung's successor of the successful Galaxy S7 immediately catches the eye with its new design language: narrower edges and more screen. The Galaxy S8 is also a slightly more balanced product than its sister model, and its price...

excellent screen ; stylish design ; fast SoC ; very good GPS qualities ; fast Wi-Fi ; Gigabit LTE ; decent call quality ; solid sensor configuration ; USB 3.1 with DP, HDMI, and OTG ; good battery life ; quick-charge and wireless charging ; water and...

...though not much better than in the predecessor ; no dual-SIM ; fingerprint scanner hard to find via touch ; SoC throttling during permanent load ; warranty does not cover damage due to liquids

With its Galaxy S8, Samsung has created a superb product that scores even a bit better than its larger Galaxy S8+ sister model. This was different in the S7 lineup, but the Plus model cannot take advantage of its larger battery and is also heavier....

2017-06

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Galaxy S8 review: Samsung's latest is a truly sublime smartphone

 

The S7 Edge evolves into the S8 to create a sublime smartphone, even if there are one or two compromises

Brilliant display ; Blazing fast performance ; Bluetooth 5 and dual audio

Rear fingerprint reader placement ; Face recognition hit and miss ; Bixby needs to differentiate

Expert review by: Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Galaxy S8

 

Samsung Galaxy S8 release date, specs and all you need to know: Hands-on with the most eagerly anticipated phone of 2017. Samsung's highly leaked S8 is here, and it has everything to be an iPhone 7 beater. A gorgeous design, Edge display and virtually...

Awesome display ; A phone that feels like the future ; Stunning camera ; It’s actually innovative

Awfully placed fingerprint sensor ; Bixby is a bit of a dud

The biggest concern I had about the Samsung Galaxy S8 was the battery life. Considering the fallout from trying to cram a big battery inside the slim Note 7, it’s probably no surprise that Samsung has been a little conservative with the cell inside the...

2017-10

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Expert review by: Christopher Minasians (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy S8 review: The best Android phone now comes with Bixby

 

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is the sexiest phone of 2017, but is it the best?

Incredible camera ; Brilliant display ; Sumptuous design

Expensive ; Awkward fingerprint reader placement ; Battery isn't as good as Galaxy S7

So yes, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is the fastest phone around. It’s definitely the sexiest, and the camera is better than it was last year, too. But is it worth the asking price? That's for you to decide.

2017-09

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Julian Chokkattu (digitaltrends.com)

Samsung Galaxy S8 review

 

Samsung's Galaxy S8 is mesmerizingly close to perfection with its fantastic display, useful interface, and eye-catching design.

Gorgeous display ; Excellent build quality, design ; Useful software features and options ; TouchWiz is a lot prettier ; Water-resistant

Bixby is hardly useful ; Poor speaker placement ; $100 more expensive than S7

The Galaxy S8, in both its sizes, is an excellent smartphone with great build quality, a fantastic screen, solid cameras, and standard daylong-battery life. The Bixby voice assistant is underwhelming, but you can turn it off and opt for Google...

2017-08

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3000 / 3500
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (3G):11 / 12 / 13
Browsing time (4G):12 / 14 / 15
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):14 / 15
Continuous audio playback time:44 / 50 / 67
Continuous audio playback time (display off):67 / 75 / 78 / 88
Continuous video playback time:16 / 17 / 18
Talk time (3G):20 / 24 / 30
Wireless Charging:Y

Call management

Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y
Voice dialing:Y

Camera

Auto Focus:Y
Built-in Flash:Y
Digital Zoom:8
Face detection:Y
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera aperture number:1.7
Front camera resolution (numeric):78 / 8
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y
Image stabilizer:Y
Maximum frame rate:30 / 60
Multi-shot:Y
Night mode:Y
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.55
Rear camera aperture number:1.7
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Dual camera / Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@30fps / 1280×720@30fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps / 1280×720@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@30fps / 3840x2160@30fps
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Self-timer:Y
Sensor Type:CMOS
Smile detection:Y
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:1080p,2160p,720p / 2160p / 720p,1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y
Zoom capability:N / Y

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):1 / 1.27
Head SAR (EU):0.26 / 0.315

Design

Brand colour:Arctic Silver / Coral Blue / Gold Sand / Maple Gold / Midnight Black / Orchid Gray / Orchid Grey / Rose Gold
Colour of product:Black / Blue / Gold / Grey / Pink / Pink gold / Silver / Violet
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant

Display

Display diagonal:14.7 / 15.8
Display number of colours:16 million colours / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1440 x 2960 / 2960 x 1440
Display Type:SAMOLED
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:529 / 570
Screen shape:Curved edge screen
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, Mid, MP3, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF
Image formats supported:BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG,WBMP,WEBP
Playback modes:Zoom
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Barometer:Y
BeiDou:Y
Electronic compass:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Pedestrian navigation:Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS / GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA,HSPA+,HSUPA,UMTS / HSPA / HSPA,TD-SCDMA,UMTS,WCDMA / TD-SCDMA,UMTS / TD-SCDMA,UMTS,WCDMA
4G:Y
4G bands supported:700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2300,2500,2600 / 700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2300,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVCTP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, Pan, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP
Bluetooth version:5.0
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
Security algorithms:SMTP-AUTH,SSL/TLS
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi Direct:N / Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Battery pack:Y
Bundled software:Microsoft Apps: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive, Skype
Cables included:USB Type-C / USB,USB Type-C
Carrying case:Y
Headset included:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

ANT+ enabled:N / Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) / 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2)

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.7 / 1.9
Processor Cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Samsung Exynos
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.35
Processor lithography:10
Processor Model:8895

Software

Exchange support:Y
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:7 / 7.0 / 7.0 Nougat

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Included memory card size:256
Internal RAM:4
Internal RAM type:LPDDR4
Internal storage capacity:64
Maximum memory card size:256
Memory card hot swapping:Y
RAM capacity:4
RAM Type:LPDDR4
USB mass storage:Y
User memory:50.7

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Gmail,Google Chrome,Google Drive,Google Maps,Google Music,Google Play,YouTube / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8 / 8.1
Height :148.9 / 159.5
Weight:155 / 173
Width:68.1 / 73.4