The Samsung Galaxy S8 is an updated version of the Galaxy S7. It is equipped with Force Touch and improved Gorilla Glass 5 technology. The Gorilla Glass, coupled with Andreno 530, provides the sharpest, brightest and the most durable display of all time. The screen is a 5.5 inch Super AMOLED Quad HD display. The phone has a longer battery life.
The 12 MP back and 8 MP front cameras are improved, with faster and sharper focus as compared to S7. The camera now performs better in low light. It comes installed with the latest Android OS and has 4 GB RAM. Another new feature is the return of microSD card for expandable storage. It is weather proof which makes it dust and water resistance.
The Galaxy S8 was released last year in April 2017. On its release, the phone was priced at Rs 81,999.
Generally the phone got an outstanding positive response from the market. However it has a few cons. Firstly the edged display, while sleek and stylish, does not provide much value. It has caused the phone to fall from customer’s hands due to its glossy design. Customers have also complained about the price being too high but the price has since fallen down and currently it is very reasonable.
There are no revolutionary changes when compared to the S8 but it definitely provides an essential upgrade. The premium build and design is an attractive component that, coupled with its state of the art specifications and functions, makes Samsung Galaxy S8 an outstanding phone for technology lovers.
|Build||OS||Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat)|
|Dimensions||148.9 x 68.1 x 8 mm|
|SIM||Dual Sim, Dual Standby (Nano-SIM)|
|Colors||Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Maple Gold|
|Frequency||2G Band||SIM1: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
SIM2: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
|3G Band||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100|
|4G Band||LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 17(700), 20(800), 28(700)|
|Processor||CPU||Octa-core (4 x 2.3 GHz + 4 x 1.7 GHz)|
|Chipset||Exynos 8895 Octa|
|Display||Technology||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, Multitouch|
|Resolution||1440 x 2960 Pixels (~568 PPI)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|Extra Features||Always-on display, 3D Touch (home button only)|
|Memory||Built-in||64GB built-in, 4GB RAM|
|Card||MicroSD Card (Support up to 256GB) (dedicated slot) – Single-SIM model|
|Camera||Main||12 MP, autofocus, LED flash|
|Features||f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection, OIS, LED flash, 1/2.5″ sensor size, 1.4 Âµm pixel size, Geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama, Video (2160p@60fps, 1080p@120fps, HDR, dual-video rec)|
|Front||8 MP f/1.7, autofocus, 1440p@30fps, dual video call, Auto HDR|
|Connectivity||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||v5.0 with A2DP, LE, apt-X|
|GPS||Yes + A-GPS support & Glonass|
|USB||v3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Data||GPRS, EDGE, 3G (HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps), 4G (LTE-A (4CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps)|
|Features||Sensors||Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2|
|Audio||3.5mm Audio Jack, MP4/DivX/XviD/H.265 player, MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player, Speaker Phone|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM|
|Games||built-in + downloadable|
|Extra||Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, 32-bit/384kHz audio, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel, Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified), Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent), IP68 certified – dust proof and water resistant over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes, ANT+ support, Photo/video editor, Document editor|
|Battery||Capacity||(Li-ion Non removable), 3000 mAh|
|– Fast battery charging|
|Price in Rs: 81,999 Price in USD: $747|