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Samsung Galaxy S8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 358 reviews of Samsung Galaxy S8. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and usability. The screen and performance are also appreciated, whereas comments are divided on the durability.

design, performance, screen, usability, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy S8 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Gareth Beavis (techradar.com)

Samsung Galaxy S8 review

 

Biometric issues aside, the Galaxy S8 is a brilliant phone

Amazing, large display ; Huge power ; Great camera

Irritating biometric unlocking ; Very expensive at launch ; Bixby pointless

Apart from the irritating performance of the biometrics and the high price, the Galaxy S8 is a phone that offers an exceptional experience for any user. The large screen is a real turning point in flagship phone design and should usher in the end of...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Marcus Herbrich, Daniel Schmidt (notebookcheck.net)

Samsung Galaxy S8 Smartphone Review

 

Smaller and fine-spun. Samsung's successor of the successful Galaxy S7 immediately catches the eye with its new design language: narrower edges and more screen. The Galaxy S8 is also a slightly more balanced product than its sister model, and its price...

excellent screen ; stylish design ; fast SoC ; very good GPS qualities ; fast Wi-Fi ; Gigabit LTE ; decent call quality ; solid sensor configuration ; USB 3.1 with DP, HDMI, and OTG ; good battery life ; quick-charge and wireless charging ; water and...

...though not much better than in the predecessor ; no dual-SIM ; fingerprint scanner hard to find via touch ; SoC throttling during permanent load ; warranty does not cover damage due to liquids

With its Galaxy S8, Samsung has created a superb product that scores even a bit better than its larger Galaxy S8+ sister model. This was different in the S7 lineup, but the Plus model cannot take advantage of its larger battery and is also heavier....

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Galaxy S8 review: Samsung's latest is a truly sublime smartphone

 

The S7 Edge evolves into the S8 to create a sublime smartphone, even if there are one or two compromises

Brilliant display ; Blazing fast performance ; Bluetooth 5 and dual audio

Rear fingerprint reader placement ; Face recognition hit and miss ; Bixby needs to differentiate

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Expert review by: Christopher Minasians (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy S8 review: The best phone on the market comes at a cost

 

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is the sexiest phone of 2017, but is it the best?

Great camera ; Brilliant display ; Excellent design

Expensive ; Difficult to unlock ; Battery isn't as good as S7

So yes, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is the fastest phone around. It’s definitely the sexiest and the camera is better than it was last year, too. But is it worth £610? I’m not so sure.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Samsung Galaxy S8 review

 

UPDATE: Samsung's best phone to date is also the most stunning phone we've ever clapped eyes on - and it's now available in two new colours

It’s the most beautiful smartphone ever ; Ridiculous power, put to good use with DeX ; The camera is amazing, as always

Bixby’s full talents not available at launch ; Not all apps are optimised for its 18.5:9 aspect ratio ; That fingerprint sensor position is not great at all

The S8 is close to perfect, from its gorgeous, slim bezel design to its superb camera

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

The Galaxy S8 is the best phone of the year but something is bugging us

 

Our in-depth review of the Galaxy S8. Find out how Samsung's new flagship phone for 2017 is even better than last year's model.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

Samsung Galaxy S8 review

 

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is without a doubt the most beautiful, polished phone I've ever held. These words were true when I first reviewed it in April, and are still true a month on. I do have some additional insights since then -- scroll down a bit for...

The best-looking phone around crushes it in performance, battery life, water-resistance and wireless charging. An external storage slot lets you keep more photos, videos and music.

Its awkwardly placed fingerprint reader leads to camera smears and longer unlock times, which is aggravating when you use it to unlock your phone dozens of times a day.

The Samsung Galaxy S8's fast speeds and fantastic curved screen make it a top phone for 2017, but the annoying fingerprint reader could sour your experience.

May, 2017

Editors choice

Expert review by: Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Galaxy S8

 

Phones have become a little stale. Whether it's an iPhone 7, Huawei P10, Sony Xperia XZ Premium or any other flagship phone, they all look and feel the same. But just when I thought a phone couldn't surprise and delight me any more, the Samsung Galaxy...

Apr, 2017

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Julian Chokkattu (digitaltrends.com)

Samsung Galaxy S8 review

 

Samsung's Galaxy S8 is mesmerizingly close to perfection with its fantastic display, useful interface, and eye-catching design.

Apr, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Samsung Galaxy S8

 

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is a gorgeous big-screen phone with a comfortable single-handed feel, and it's packed with top-notch components and promising new software.

Hand-friendly design. Gorgeous screen. Best processor and modem available.

Awkward fingerprint scanner placement. Average battery life.

Phones are connected devices. That's also what they do: connect us, to each other and to the internet. We create things, whether they're words or pictures, and we share them. The Galaxy S8 is the best phone available for creating things you want to...

Apr, 2017

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3000 / 3500
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (3G):11 / 12 / 13
Browsing time (4G):12 / 14 / 15
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):14 / 15
Continuous audio playback time:44 / 50 / 67
Continuous audio playback time (display off):67 / 78 / 88
Continuous video playback time:16 / 17 / 18
Talk time (3G):20 / 24 / 30
Wireless Charging:Y

Call management

Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y
Voice dialing:Y

Camera

Auto Focus:Y
Built-in Flash:Y
Digital Zoom:8
Face detection:Y
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera aperture number:1.7
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Geotagging:Y
Image stabilizer:Y
Maximum frame rate:30 / 60
Multi-shot:Y
Night mode:Y
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.55
Rear camera aperture number:1.7
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Dual camera / Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@30fps / 1280×720@30fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps / 1280×720@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@30fps / 3840x2160@30fps
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Self-timer:Y
Sensor Type:CMOS
Smile detection:Y
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:1080p,2160p,720p / 2160p / 720p,1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):1 / 1.27
Head SAR (EU):0.26 / 0.315

Design

Brand colour:Arctic Silver / Coral Blue / Gold Sand / Maple Gold / Midnight Black / Orchid Gray / Orchid Grey
Colour of product:Black / Blue / Gold / Grey / Silver / Violet
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant

Display

Display diagonal:14.7 / 15.8
Display number of colours:16 million colours / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1440 x 2960 / 2960 x 1440
Display Type:SAMOLED
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:529 / 570
Screen shape:Curved edge screen
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, Mid, MP3, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF
Image formats supported:BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG,WBMP,WEBP
Playback modes:Zoom
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Barometer:Y
BeiDou:Y
Electronic compass:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Pedestrian navigation:Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS / GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA,HSPA+,HSUPA,UMTS / HSPA / HSPA,TD-SCDMA,UMTS,WCDMA / TD-SCDMA,UMTS / TD-SCDMA,UMTS,WCDMA
4G:Y
4G bands supported:700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2300,2500,2600 / 700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2300,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVCTP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, Pan, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP
Bluetooth version:5.0
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
Security algorithms:SMTP-AUTH,SSL/TLS
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi Direct:N / Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Battery pack:Y
Bundled software:Microsoft Apps: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive, Skype
Cables included:USB Type-C / USB,USB Type-C
Carrying case:Y
Headset included:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

ANT+ enabled:Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) / 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2)

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.7 / 1.9
Processor Cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Samsung Exynos
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.35
Processor lithography:10
Processor Model:8895

Software

Exchange support:Y
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:7 / 7.0 / 7.0 Nougat

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:4
Internal RAM type:LPDDR4
Internal storage capacity:64
Maximum memory card size:256
RAM capacity:4
RAM Type:LPDDR4
USB mass storage:Y
User memory:50.7

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Gmail,Google Chrome,Google Drive,Google Maps,Google Music,Google Play,YouTube / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8 / 8.1
Height :148.9 / 159.5
Weight:155 / 173
Width:68.1 / 73.4