This year is going to be huge! Well, it already is as the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus launched just days ago. Despite all the mixed reviews going around about the new S8 and S8 Plus being an Apple killer or not, I want to focus on the new Samsung flagship itself. There are a ton of features to talk about with Samsung’s most sought after smartphone of 2017 and we’re going to get through it together.
I have seen some of the best years for Samsung and Apple, but the horizon is now changing. It is changing for the better and both competitors are locked on in terms of bringing out the next revolutionary device. Every year, it gets harder and harder to decide which phone brings the most bang for your buck, but for 2017, the Samsung Galaxy S8 has to be the start of something great.
From previous years, it does seem like Samsung worked on improving the overall user experience with the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Both can be categorized as ‘phablets’ as the Samsung Galaxy S8 is 5.8 inches while the S8 Plus comes in at a viable 6.2 inches.
Before moving on, let’s check out the features which Samsung has packed into the S8 and S8 Plus.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Specifications
- 8-inch quad-HD Infinity Display (AMOLED)
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Display and Back Panel
- 64GB Storage and 4GBs of RAM (microSD slot supporting up to 256GBs)
- Samsung Exynos 8895/Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 for Europe/Asia and the USA respectively (octa-core)
- 3000 mAh battery with both wireless and fast charging (non-removable battery)
- 12 megapixels, dual-pixel sensor on the primary camera on the back
- Front facing 8-megapixel camera
- Samsung Bixby Personal Assistant
- Iris and Fingerprint Scanner (rear mounted)
- Android 7.0 with Google Assistant
- USB Type-C Connector
- Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
- IP68 Certified Dust and Water Proof (1.5 Meter/30 Minutes)
It should be noted that the only major differences between the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are screen sizes (5.8-inch vs. 6.2-inch) and battery capacities (3000 mAh vs 3500 mAh).
Both mobile phones have a resolution of 2960×1440 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18:5:9.
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Samsung Galaxy S8 Design
The mobile phone is beautiful. There is no question about that. But with all the bezel nearly gone and both sides of the screen now curved, how does it feel in the hand? Will it be easier to slip out and fall?
Even though Samsung has tried making the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus as strong as possible with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on both the front and back, the device still looks sensitive and prone to cracking. With it being an all glass body, a strong protector will certainly be required to keep your new phone safe from breaking and scratching.
Samsung claims that this new design of having an all-display screen and removing the home button, still feels comfortable in the palm of your hand. This is due to the smooth curves and shortcuts available easily by swiping in different directions.
The fingerprint reader is also on the back now, which means you might have to do some fidgeting around to get the job done.
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How Much Will the Samsung Galaxy S8 Cost?
Globally and especially the United States, the Samsung Galaxy S8 will end up costing anywhere between $700 to $750. The Samsung Galaxy S8+, which is also coming with a free Gear VR and Controller will end up costing approximately $840 for those who have preordered.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 price in Pakistan may range anywhere between PKR 80,000 all the way to PKR 100,000+. Samsung will officially launch in Pakistan and around the globe on April 21st, 2017.
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Should You Get the Samsung Galaxy S8?
There is no question about the Samsung Galaxy S8 being a game changer. The ability to have a desktop experience with your mobile phone will be great for many users. If all goes well, the Samsung Galaxy S8 may just kill off tablets, laptops and desktops altogether because all you’ll need is your device and a screen to connect to. A wireless mouse wouldn’t hurt either.
Personally, I would recommend the Samsung Galaxy S8 to all android lovers out there. Other competitors just don’t match up to the specs and features offered in this year’s Samsung flagship smartphone.
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