Samsung Galaxy S8 review: Should You Upgrade?

Samsung finally launched its Galaxy S8 and S8+ flagship, but if you are looking for a change in design/look, features it offers you may be disappointed The Galaxy 8 and S8+ are still a major phone. So let’s take a look on what will surprise you when you pick up the phone.

Key Features

  • Rear-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • Bixby AI assistant with dedicated button
  • Massive Infinity Display on the front
  • Refined user interface

Samsung Galaxy S8 Review: Worth Upgrading?

GALAXY S8 PRICE

The SIM-free Galaxy S8 price is $720 which makes it one among the most expensive phones in the market.

However, for that money, you get more storage than before the phone has 64GB onboard storage rather than 32GB of last year’s Galaxy S7 and plus point is there is a microSD card slot which can be used to upgrade.

SEE ALSO: Samsung Galaxy S8 Stock Firmware Collections

DESIGN AND BUILD QUALITY – WHAT’S NEW IN GALAXY S8?

The screen is all over on the front of the phone (covers most of the front area) but no accidental taps of the display were found when holding Galaxy S8 – it must be smartly coded algorithms which prevent. The ideal home button is gone There is a pressure-sensitive button at the bottom of the phone

The fingerprint scanner is on the backside of the screen right next to the camera and it is a bit too high.

Galaxy S8 - Samsung Galaxy S8 review: Should You Upgrade?

The outer rim of the phone is a fusion of metal and glass with everything rolling attractively together in hand and there is few hard edge to find under the finger.

In short, it has a quite good design made by Samsung the headphone jack is still present in phone no like iPhone 7 it’s going to please many customers to plug in a headphone in their high-end galaxy device.

SCREEN

The screen embedded in Galaxy S8 is 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display, it’s bright and colorful with QHD resolution. Like the Note 7 and Galaxy S7, this feels about as far away from the original few Galaxy S phones as you could ever get. The stretch allows more content to be spilled down on the front of the phone. Samsung just making everything look a bit larger and all internal apps are optimized to make use of its larger storage space.

Samsung Galaxy S8 review

CAMERA

The Galaxy S8 camera is not and upgrade compared to Galaxy S7 – it is a disappointment for few users the Galaxy S6 had a good camera but Samsung upgraded in S7, unfortunately, no luck this year.

Well, if we are going to be fair there might be some internal tweaks in a camera that mean you’re getting better picture thanks to the updated software and fixes – the complete camera test results will be shared in few days.

Samsung Galaxy S8 review

The 12MegaPixel sensor on the back is still one of the best smartphone camera’s available which offers speedy capturing and great performance even under low light. This year Samsung added something called multi-frame image which takes three snaps and finds the sharpest to improve the quality.

The front-facing camera of Galaxy S8 has been boosted to 8MP and there are new effect button which you can use to give yourself range of augmented reality makeovers to entertain your friends,

BATTERY

Samsung has not really worked to improve the battery of Galaxy S8 which does raise our eyebrows. The new chipset inside is improved and it offers 10% more CPU power and 21% better management on GPU so everything would fly faster and smoother.

There’s only 3000mAh battery in Galaxy S8 which is same as last year’s Galaxy S7 and with more pixels on screen it is something company should think about.

The battery limitation could help us to explain why Samsung limited the screen resolution to HD on the device by default, users would need to change settings to get a sharper display.
Power and operating system.

Samsung Galaxy S8 reviewPOWER AND OS

The Galaxy S8 is powered by Snapdragon 835 and it is mounted on the heart of the phone in the US and for the rest of the world, it’s Exynos 8895 which is powering up the device.

There is 4GB of RAM in Galaxy S8, there are rumors that in Asian markets it will be increased, However, 4GB is more than enough and in tests made by many reviewers around the globe, the device is found to be lightning fast.

The Galaxy S8 is running on the top of Android Nougat with the latest version of the operating system offering things like Google Assistant to the user, as well as improved battery management.

PROSCONS
Great screen

 

No camera upgrade

 

Slick new UI

 

Battery same size

 

Powerful

 

Waterproof
Glorious display

 

We will update this review once all tests are completed and don’t forget to share your views on Galaxy S8 in comment section below.

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Muhammad Irfan Raza
Irfan Raza is Editor at TechWafer covering Everything about Apple including Mac, iPhones, iMac, iMac Pro, MacBook, and How-tos.

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