When it comes to android phones, you couldn’t possibly ask for better than the Samsung Galaxy S8. Overall, many people find this phone to be superior in a great many ways. Of course, nothing in life is without a few downsides, and the Galaxy S8 has a few of those as well. So, without further ado, here is my review of the Samsung Galaxy S8.
As you might expect from Samsung’s flagship product, this phone offers a lot. The wraparound screen converts the edges of the phone into a custom interface. The gentle slope of the phone edge allows the screen to maintain a greater degree of smoothness in the picture quality. The thin bezels on both sides of the phone are part of the reason for its light footprint.
This phone has a 5.8-inch screen, and is much taller than it is wide. This is an intentional part of the phone’s design, so that when you hold the phone in one hand, you can easily reach over with your thumb for easier tapping and swiping. The screen is remarkably bright, making it easy to see in various light conditions. The super-high resolution measures up nicely at 2960×1440. A button on the side can be used to take screenshots without opening software, which I find very useful.
The Galaxy S8 also shines in the security department. Perhaps its most appealing security feature is a fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone, right next to the camera lens. Personally, I would like it to be a little lower so that it can be reached a little more easily. In order to reach this button, I have to bend my hand in a slightly awkward way. However, I love the fingerprint sensor because it really is the easiest and most secure way to lock and unlock your phone. I also like the idea of putting the sensor on the back to be unlocked with your index finger, rather than having it on the front and unlocked with your thumb. I would concede, however, that this is a matter of personal preference that is also affected by the size of one’s hands.
It is also fair to mention that the camera lens is covered in a glass that seems remarkably resistant to smudging. Obviously, the designers considered the close proximity of the fingerprint sensor and camera when making this decision. You can also mitigate this problem by getting a case for your phone which can help you better distinguish by touch between the camera and sensor. Or, you can skip the issue altogether by using the built-in eye scanner! Now this is seriously cool stuff. This phone is so advanced, I’m almost afraid of it. If these things get any better they’re going to take over the world.
Another small downside is the fact that some apps do not really make use of the extra screen space, but that is likely to change with time. The Samsung Galaxy S8 hasn’t been around for all that long.
The phone is made to be fully water resistant and dust resistant. It employs the standard USB cable that is common to nearly all android phones. It has a snapdragon 835 processor with an Adreno 540 GPU, 4GB of RAM, and at least 64 GB of storage space. Of course, if the phone’s onboard storage is not enough for you, you can also supplement it with a micro SD card.
The phone is equipped with bluetooth 5.0, which is the most advanced version available. As for performance, I found that this phone could run a huge number of different tasks at once compared to my old phone. Processor speed is really superior, and reflects the cutting edge technology that you would expect from Samsung’s main product. It uses a modified version of android 7.0 as its operating system.
When you ask someone to think of good quality smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is easily one of the most common names that will spring to mind. And there are valid reasons for that.