Samsung Galaxy S8 Review
Samsung is the leading brand of the smartphone industry and users always wait for its every kind of device either its entry level, mid-range or flagship one. The device which Phoneworld team is going to review today is “Samsung Galaxy S8” which is the flagship device of Samsung. The price of Samsung Galaxy S8 in Pakistan is PKR.86,999/-. Let’s explore its all features in Samsung Galaxy S8 Review.
As the device is high end so does the features are, the price is very high because it is Samsung’s premium device. The Samsung Galaxy s8 is 5.8 inches’ device with the supportive resolutions of 1080 x 1920 pixels.
This premium device of Samsung has LTE support with the access of 3G/2G network also. It runs Android 7.0 (nougat) while the process is mechanized with octa-core processor with 64GB ROM and 4GB RAM.
The camera section has 12MP back camera and 8MP front camera whereas Iris Scanner and Fingerprint scanner is also accessible in Galaxy S8. Power house has 3000 mAh fixed battery in it.
Unboxing of Samsung Galaxy S8:
We have unboxed the Samsung galaxy s8 and it has all necessary items in it such as data cable, headphones and moreover, it has microUSB connector via which we can connect our USB. Type-C mini connector is also present in the box. All these items are packed in the black box.
Price and Specifications of Samsung Galaxy S8:
|BODY||Dimensions||148.9 x 68.1 x 8 mm|
|SIM Slot||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM)|
|DISPLAY||Type||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen|
|Size||5.8 inches’ (~83.6% screen- to body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels (480 dpi)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps|
|PLATFORM||Os||Android 7.0 (Nougat), TouchWiz UI|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz & 4×1.7 GHz)|
|MEMORY||Card Slot||Up to 256GB (No separate slot)|
|internal||64GB ROM, 4GB RAM|
|CAMERA||Primary||12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash|
|Features||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|
|Video||[email protected], [email protected], HDR, dual-video rec|
|Secondary||8 MP, f/1.7, autofocus, [email protected], dual video call, Auto HDR|
|COMMS||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO|
|USB||3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, OTG supportive|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2|
|BATTERY||Non- Removable Li-ion 3000 mAh battery|
|OTHERS||Colors||Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Maple Gold|
- Slim and Stylish Device
- Water Resistant
- Great Camera
- Excellent Display
- Weak Battery
- Bad position of Fingerprint Scanner
Display of Samsung Galaxy S8:
As we all know that no one can beat the Samsung display quality because they always give the best display support system. So many companies have tried to beat the Samsung display level but no one could, so in Samsung Galaxy S8 they are giving us full HD resolutions of 1080 x 1920 pixels.
Samsung Galaxy S8 has 480 dpi for the clarity of icons and texts and it is giving us fantastic display in the category of colors, sharpness, brightness, and contrast. It also provides 2960 x 1440 pixels resolutions which we can set in the setting menu but I guess 1080 pixels resolution is the best for normal usage.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 supports graphic card of Mali-G71which basically use in the 3D games and the multitouch has scored full 10-points in it.
Design of Samsung Galaxy S8:
Let’s talk about the design section of Samsung Galaxy S8 in which first we will talk about its dimensions. The dimensions of Samsung Galaxy S8 are 148.9 x 68.1 x 8 mm while the weight is 158 grams. The weight is very light and easy to handle although it carries a fixed battery of 3000 mAh.
The front body of Samsung Galaxy S8 has an ear piece, sensor, and 8MP front selfie camera. The ear piece is marked on the center side while the body is the fully edged shape. We don’t have anything on the down side whereas functional keys work also under the screen.
Edges are also filled with connectivity ports in which one edge has power key while the opposite one is marked with volume keys and it has one new key with the name “Bixby” which is used to handle some cool activities.
The back body is fully simple and sleek while top side has back camera lens with dual LED flash light and fingerprint sensor. The fingerprint sensor doesn’t have a good position while the Samsung name is also present in the center side.
Camera of Samsung Galaxy S8:
Samsung Galaxy S8 is giving us the most advanced camera options because it has 12MP back camera and front camera has 8MP lens. The back camera has a flashlight and front camera has a screen flash light. Cameras can record video in full 1080 pixels.
Back Camera of Samsung Galaxy S8:
The back camera of Samsung Galaxy S8 has a 13MP lens with LED flash light. It can record videos in full 1080 x 1920 pixels that mean it supports full HD system. The main modes of the back camera are Auto, Pro, Panorama, Hyper lapse, HDR, Night, virtual shot, selective focus, and food.
Pro mode provides us professional camera options such as Exposure setting, ISO setting, and White Balance. The hyper lapse is a time-lapse technique in which the position of the camera is being changed between exposures in order to create a new shoot. High Dynamic Range (HDR) in rich tone is also accessible for Samsung Galaxy S8 users.
Some funny faces are also available in Samsung S8. It is similar to those faces we got to see in Snapchat and Instagram stories. This feature is very new and catchy because of its massive positive response.
It has some more features such as 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, and panorama.
The result of back camera is extra ordinary because it has the powerful lens of 13MP. It has faster and more accurate system other than any Samsung Device moreover it works awesome in dark lights and reduce handshaking in videos. The photos from Samsung Galaxy S8 are very detailed and almost no noise further contrast, color accuracy, sharpness are top-notch.
Front Camera of Samsung Galaxy S8:
The front Camera of Samsung Galaxy S8 is no lesser than back camera because it has also an 8MP lens with screen flash light. The front camera with 8MP lens is a new and powerful invention of Samsung further it can record videos in full 1080 pixels.
Selfie camera has many different modes such as every day, maple, cream, deep, memory, and forest, cozy and classic. These all modes enhance your face beauty with different color modes moreover beauty mode has all these modes separately which is a new choice.
Front Camera is perfect selfie camera for selfie lovers because the exposure, the lights, and the color accuracy everything is perfect in Samsung Galaxy S8. Screen Flash light is also available with it which works totally fine in low-lights. All I can say this is perfect selfie camera.
Battery of Samsung Galaxy S8:
The Samsung Galaxy S8 carries a fixed Li-ion battery of 3000 mAh which is present inside the fixed back cover. Samsung should give us some big battery with its flagship devices and the battery should be bigger than 3500 mAh.
This battery gets charged itself fully in almost one hour and 15 minutes with its fast charger. It gives us 9-10 hours talk time usage and 18-19 hour of standby usage.
Network/Connectivity of Samsung Galaxy S8:
If we talk about the network first, Samsung s8 supports 4G network with the access of 3G or 2G network also. It supports all the suitable bandwidths of Pakistani network while it also supports 850MHz of 4G network.
Wi-Fi supportive standards are 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot whereas Bluetooth supports 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX. It doesn’t have FM Radio while 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector is accessible for charging and data transfer. It also supports OTG cable.
Memory of Samsung Galaxy S8:
The memory section is the most important category of any smart phone and Samsung Galaxy S8 has 64GB ROM and 4GB RAM. We can increase its internal memory up to 256GB with the access of memory card. Memory card doesn’t have a separate memory card and it uses SIM-slot 2.
Although 64GB internal memory is a very good choice even without a memory card if load the device with applications and videos than you must have to use the card.
Interface of Samsung Galaxy S8:
Samsung Galaxy S8 has a 5.8 inches AMOLED screen with full HD display. The device also has the latest version of Android nougat 7.0. Moreover, it has a fast fingerprint reader that recognizes the fingerprint in under a second. Additionally, the lock screen has an all-time appearing wallpaper that shows the date, time and battery percentage.
On the other side, the main screen has Google search bar placed slightly in the middle of the screen. The main screen has 1 columns consisting of 4 icons which are set by default.
However, the notification seems pretty busy by default. It starts sliding the notification bar towards downwards and a quick toggle bar appears on the top and then brightness adjustment level placed at the end of the notification bar. The brightness bar also lets you adjust it automatically. Right below the brightness bar, a search bar appears where you can look and scan for phones and devices nearby.
Processor of Samsung Galaxy S8:
Samsung Galaxy S8 is mechanized with advanced Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz & 4×1.7 GHz) which is based on the architecture of ARM-Cortex A53. The chipset of Exynos 8895 is featured which also supports 1080p Full HD displays, along with Full HD video recording and playback.
The device has no hanging issue at all because it is consist of 4GB RAM. It improves the efficiency of graphics, network, photography, and LTE connectivity. The handset has 4GB RAM which is brilliant feature while we have not got any delays and any kind of lags while testing it.
Antutu Benchmarking of Samsung Galaxy S8:
Antutu benchmarking is one of the finest application to check the device performance in all aspects. We have tested Samsung Galaxy S8 and it has scored 171359 points. The total score is very good and got the 1st position among its all competitors.
Vellamo Benchmarking of Samsung Galaxy S8:
As we know Vellamo Bench marking conduct three tests to check the device efficiency. The multi-core test has 3575 scored points, metal test score 3337 points and chrome browser has scored 4251 points.
Samsung Galaxy S8 is a premium device with premium features plus it is the slim and sleek device with great features. The price is little expensive but Samsung users always spend money on their premium device so it is not a big deal. The battery feature is not impressive at all otherwise it is a giant device.