The Samsung S8 came out in the UK on the 27th April 2017, it’s got the looks and the curves, but how does it perform?
The Samsung S8 has the same looks as the S7 Edge, and side by side you would struggle to tell the difference. Samsung have moved the fingerprint reader to the back of the phone, but next to the camera making it hard to reach. The almost all glass design feels great in the hand, but I would recommend putting a case on as it will be prone to smashing. The super AMOLED touch screen dominates the front, with its edge to edge display, popping colours, and a resolution of 1440 x 2960.
The Samsung S8 comes with Touchwiz, Samsung’s own Android interface, it is easy to navigate and use but lacks some features from other phone manufactures Interfaces (HTC). The Samsung S8 has an impressive 5.8-inch screen which makes it great for media consumption, and gaming, as for work / Business (As with most other Android Phones) the built-in email client and calendar a far from great, but you can always download another one from the app store. The Phone is snappy and fast even when you leave all the apps running in the background. The Camera is second to none, Samsung have always made great camera sensors, and this one is no different, taking great pictures.
Screen: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen 5.8-inch 1440 x 2960 570 ppi pixel density
CPU: Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz & 4x1.7 GHz) – EMEA
GPU: Mali-G71 MP20 – EMEA
Memory: 64GB Internal and External Capacity of 256GB
Camera: 12MP Back and 8MP Front
Battery: 3000 mAh
The Samsung S8 is a great looking phone but doesn’t push the envelope out in terms of design. The fingerprint reader is almost unusable due to its location. The battery life is not great either, and for a device designed for media and gaming you will find yourself having to charge it once to twice daily. |I feel the Samsung S7 Edge is still a better phone than the S8, even being over a year older, but on a plus note there have been no reports of the Samsung S8 catching fire, always a good thing for Samsung.
The Samsung S8 Retails in the UK for: £689
or on contract with us.