Samsung Galaxy S8 Review

Samsung has been manufacturing various flagship and non-flagship smartphones and giving continuity to the same trend, Samsung released it’s another flagship smartphone of S Series, the Samsung Galaxy S8 on 2017, April along with its elder sibling, the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. The Samsung Galaxy S8 was the successor of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge which were launched on March, 2016.

The Samsung Galaxy S8, just like the Galaxy S7 and other flagship smartphones manufactured by Samsung, is made up of a glass. The device features the protection of corning gorilla glass on both front and rear part which shows its standard. And unlike the Galaxy S7, the Galaxy S8 receives curved edges on both sides as Samsung has removed the word “Edge” from its name. And this time, the display is also big as the display features less bezels.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 features an earpiece at the top bezel followed by various sensors like Iris scanner, proximity and so on and also a notification LED light. And this time, Samsung has replaced its trend of physical home button with the capacitive touch buttons that can be found on the screen.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 features secondary microphone and SIM cards tray at the top of its body. Moreover, the device features a 3.5 mm earphone socket at the bottom followed by USB Type-C port, a primary microphone and a speaker. The left side comprises of volume alteration button and a power button below it. Further, the rear part of the device features main camera along with the fingerprint scanner, a LED flashlight and a heart rate sensor.

Besides, the Samsung Galaxy S8 comes with bigger 5.8 inches Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen featuring the resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels (~ 570 ppi pixels density). The screen too comes with features like edge UX and always-on display. The screen too produces vibrant and saturated color than before and while opening video applications like YouTube, the screen gets more bright and the color too gets saturated. The display also features 3D touch on the home button.

Furthermore, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is operated with Android 7.0 Nougat and Samsung’s custom UI. Besides, the device is functioned with Samsung’s own processor Exynos 8995 Octa chipset, Octa-Core (4 x 2.3 GHz & 4 x 1.7 GHz) CPU and Mali-G71 MP20 GPU. Also, the device comes with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB internal storage which can later be expanded to 256 GB using a microSD card.

Moreover, the Samsung Galaxy S8 sports 12 MP, f/1.7, 26 mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS camera supported by a single LED flashlight. The camera comes with various features like 1/2.5″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama. The camera also helps to shoot videos at 3840 x [email protected] and 1920 x [email protected] The rear camera does it job very well on both day time and lowlight condition.

The Galaxy S8 too features 8 MP, f/1.7, autofocus front facing camera which is capable of taking good self-portraits. The front facing camera also helps to shoot video at QHD resolution of 2960 x [email protected] The front camera also helps to do dual video call.

Additionally, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is powered with Li-Ion 3000 mAh users’ non-removable battery. Also, likely to flagship smartphones, the device supports both fast charging and wireless charging. The device, further, is packed with powerful battery which can give backup for more than 7 hours by charging it once. Also, the device is available in five color variants; midnight black, orchid gray, arctic silver, coral blue, maple gold.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Price in Nepal : Rs. 88,900 (Rumored)

Samsung Galaxy S8 Specification

Display

 Size 5.8 inches
 Resolution 1440 x 2960 pixels
 Color Depth 16M

 

Processor

 CPU Speed 2.45 GHz, 1.9 GHz
 CPU Type Octa-Core

Camera

 Video Recording Resolution 3840 x [email protected], 1920 x [email protected]
 Main Camera Resolution 12.0 MP
 Front Camera Resolution 8 MP
 Main Camera Auto-focus Yes

Memory

 RAM 4 GB
 ROM 64 GB, 128 GB
 External Memory Yes, Expandable Up To 256 GB

Network/Bearer^

 Multi-Sim Dual-SIM
 Sim Size Nano-SIM (4FF)
 2G Sim NA
 2G CDMA NA
 3G CDMA NA
 3G TD-CDMA NA
 4G TDD LTE NA

Connectivity

 ANT+ NA
 USB Version USB 2.0
 Headphone 3.5 mm Stereo
 Wi-Fi/Wi-Fi Direct NA
 Bluetooth Yes
 MHL NA
 PC Sync NA
 Location A-GPS, Glonass, BDS
  NFC NA

Software

 Operating Software Android 7.0 Nougat

Physical Information

 Color+ Black, White, Gold, Silver and Pink Gold
 Form Factor Touchscreen Bar
 Dimension 140.1 x 72.2 x 7.3 mm
 Weight NA
 Water Resistant/Dust Proof Yes, IP68 certified-water and dust resistant over 1.5 meters and 30 minutes

Sensors

 Compass/Magnetometer Yes
 Proximity Sensor Yes
 Accelerometer Yes
 Ambient Light Sensor Yes
 Gyroscope Yes
 Barometer Yes
 Temperature Sensor NA

Battery

 Standard Battery Capacity 3000 mAh
 Removable No

Audio and Video

 Video Playing Format NA
 Video Playing Resolution NA
 Audio Playing Format NA

(Note: The above mentioned informations are based on the rumors.)

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