Samsung Galaxy S8 Review
The much awaited Samsung Galaxy S8 has finally made its launch in the market but it seemed that it disappointed the buyers who were looking for a change in design and look features .The new Galaxy 8 and S8+ are still a major breakthrough. So let’s take a look on the new Samsung S8 and see what it has to offer.
- Refined user interface
- Massive Infinity Display on the front
- Bixby AI assistant with dedicated button
- Rear-mounted fingerprint sensor
Samsung Galaxy S8 Review: Is it really worth upgrading?
GALAXY S8 PRICE
The new Galaxy S8 costs $720 which makes it one of the most expensive phones in the market today. However, for the same price you get more storage space than before as the phone has 64 GB onboard storage while last year’s Galaxy S7 had only 32 GB of memory. A major plus point here is that the S8 is equipped with micro SD memory card slot which would come in handy while upgrading.
WHAT’S NEW ABOUT THE GALAXY S8?
The screen covers most of the front area of the phone however accidental taps could not be seen on the display. The home button is absent while there is a pressure-sensitive button at the bottom of the phone. The fingerprint scanner patch located on the rear side of the screen is present right next to the camera and it seems to be a bit too high.
The external rim of the S8 looks like a beautiful fusion of glass and metal going perfectly hand in hand with the screen.
Overall, it looks like quite a first-rate design by Samsung which is expected to win over hearts of Samsung lovers all over the globe. Unlike the Iphone 7, the headphone jack is still available in the S8 and it seems to be pleasing many customers who are willing to plug in a headphone to their high-end galaxy device.
The screen installed on the new Galaxy S8 is 5.8-inches long and has Super AMOLED display, with QHD resolution. The broadened screen allows more content to be poured down on the front of the phone, making it look even cooler while the internal apps are designed to make use of its larger storage space.
The Galaxy S8’s rear camera is a major disappointment for users who were expecting an upgrade. The camera looks the same and doesn’t seem to be showing any upgrades as compared to Galaxy S7 camera– so people who were expecting a camera upgrade, unfortunately, no luck for you this year.
But with every dark cloud there’s a silver lining, it is said that there could be some internal twists in the camera that means it would allow users to get better quality pictures thanks to the updated software and some minor fixes – however, the complete camera test results will be shared in few days.
However the 12 MegaPixel rear camera is not to be underestimated as it is still one of the very best smartphone cameras available presently. It allows high speed capturing and shows great performance even under low light. This year, Samsung added the multi-frame image feature which clicks three pictures and finds the sharpest one with improved quality.
The front-cam of Galaxy S8 has been improved to 8MP and there are new effect buttons available which provide the user with a wide range of augmented reality makeovers.
Samsung hasn’t really worked much to improve the battery of Galaxy S8 which raises eyebrows and a couple of questions. However the new chipset has been improved to a minor extent and now it offers 10% more CPU power and 21% better management making everything fly faster and smoother. But there’s a catch, the new Galaxy S8 has a battery of only 3000mAh which is same as last year’s Galaxy S7 and with more pixels on screen, power drainage is going to be way much faster. This is a point upon which Samsung should really ponder about. The battery limitation explains why Samsung has limited the screen resolution to HD on the S8 by default. Users would have to manually change the settings to get a sharper display.
POWER AND OS
The US version of Galaxy S8 is powered by Snapdragon 835 and it is mounted on the heart of the phone whereas for the rest of the world, it’s powered by the Exynos 8895.
Galaxy S8 is equipped with a 4 GB ram, but it is rumored that Asian markets will be seeing an increase in it. However, after conducting some tests, reviewers around the globe found it more than enough and they stated the device as lightning fast.
The Galaxy S8 is operating the top of line Android Nougat with the latest version of the operating system allowing the users to access new features like Google Assistant, as well as improved battery management.