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Samsung Galaxy S8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 reviews of Samsung Galaxy S8. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and screen. The usability and performance also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the price. Comments are divided on the battery.

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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: (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: 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

Apart from the irritating performance of the biometrics and the high price, the Galaxy S8 is a phone that offers an exceptional experience for any user. The large screen is a real turning point in flagship phone design and should usher in the end of...

2017-04

Editors choice

Expert review by: Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Galaxy S8

 

Phones have become a little stale. Whether it's an iPhone 7, Huawei P10, Sony Xperia XZ Premium or any other flagship phone, they all look and feel the same. But just when I thought a phone couldn't surprise and delight me any more, the Samsung Galaxy...

2017-04

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Samsung Galaxy S8 review

 

Samsung's best phone to date is also the most stunning phone we've ever clapped eyes on

It’s the most beautiful smartphone ever ; Ridiculous power, put to good use with DeX ; The camera is amazing, as always

Bixby’s full talents not available at launch ; Not all apps are optimised for its 18.5:9 aspect ratio ; That fingerprint sensor position is not great at all

The S8 is close to perfect, from its gorgeous, slim bezel design to its superb camera

2017-04

Expert review by: Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

Samsung Galaxy S8 review

 

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is without a doubt the most beautiful, polished phone I've ever held.

The best-looking phone around crushes it in performance, battery life, water-resistance and wireless charging. An external storage slot lets you keep more photos, videos and music.

Its awkwardly placed fingerprint reader leads to camera smears and longer unlock times, which is aggravating when you use it to unlock your phone dozens of times a day.

The Samsung Galaxy S8's fast speeds and fantastic curved screen make it a top phone for 2017, but the annoying fingerprint reader could sour your experience.

2017-04

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.

2017-04

Expert review by: Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Samsung Galaxy S8 Review: On the shoulders of giants

 

In the cat and mouse game between Samsung and Apple, the user is the real winner, and never has that been so apparent as with the new Samsung Galaxy S8. Undoubtedly the most eagerly-anticipated Android smartphone of 2017, the Galaxy S8 is Samsung's...

There had been suspicions that the fallout from the Note 7 battery fiasco might sour would-be Galaxy S8 buyers. Based on the degree of pre-launch excitement, however, those fears seem to have been unfounded. Whether it’s the safety promise implicit in...

2017-04

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

The Galaxy S8 is the best phone of the year but something is bugging us

 

Our in-depth review of the Galaxy S8. Find out how Samsung's new flagship phone for 2017 is even better than last year's model.

2017-04

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Samsung Galaxy S8 hands on

 

Samsung has finally taken the wraps of its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8. It sports a revamped design and features Samsung's first virtual assistant, Bixby. We've been hands-on for a closer look...

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2017-03

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3000 / 3500
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

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
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera aperture number:1.7
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Geotagging:Y
Image stabilizer:Y
Multi-shot:Y
Night mode:Y
Rear camera aperture number:1.7
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Dual camera / Single camera
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Self-timer:Y
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:2160p
Video stabilizer:Y
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

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

Design

Brand colour:Arctic Silver / Gold Sand / Midnight Black / Orchid Gray / Orchid Grey
Colour of product:Black / Gold / Grey / Silver
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
Image formats supported:BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG,WBMP,WEBP
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV

Navigation

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

Networking

2G standards:EDGE,GPRS / GSM
3G:Y
3G standards:HSDPA,HSPA+,HSUPA,UMTS / HSPA
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:5.0
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
Security algorithms:SMTP-AUTH,SSL/TLS
SIM card capability:Dual 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
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
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

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
Processor Cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Samsung Exynos
Processor frequency:2.3
Processor Model:8895

Software

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

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:4
Internal storage capacity:64
Maximum memory card size:256
USB mass storage:Y

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