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Samsung Galaxy S8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3788 reviews of Samsung Galaxy S8. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the camera and performance. The size and screen are also appreciated, whereas the connectivity and reception get mixed opinions.

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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 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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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

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.

Gorgeous display ; Excellent build quality, design ; Useful software features and options ; TouchWiz is a lot prettier ; Water-resistant

Bixby is hardly useful ; Poor speaker placement ; $100 more expensive than S7

The Galaxy S8, in both its sizes, is an excellent smartphone with great build quality, a fantastic screen, solid cameras, and standard daylong-battery life. The Bixby voice assistant is underwhelming, but you can turn it off and opt for Google...

Aug, 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

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

Expert review by: Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Samsung Galaxy S8 Review: On the shoulders of giants

 

In the cat and mouse game between Samsung and Apple, the user is the real winner, and never has that been so apparent as with the new Samsung Galaxy S8. Undoubtedly the most eagerly-anticipated Android smartphone of 2017, the Galaxy S8 is Samsung's...

Beautiful design ; Curved Super AMOLED screen looks and works great ; Fast and lag-free ; Camera is among the best

Fingerprint sensor is awkwardly placed ; No dual-camera optical zoom ; Bixby Voice isn't available at launch

There had been suspicions that the fallout from the Note 7 battery fiasco might sour would-be Galaxy S8 buyers. Based on the degree of pre-launch excitement, however, those fears seem to have been unfounded. Whether it’s the safety promise implicit in...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Mike Flacy (steves-digicams.com)

Samsung Galaxy S8

 

Interestingly, the rear-facing camera isn't receiving much of an upgrade when compared to the S7. While Samsung has done work on the software to improve shooting times and picture quality, both models of the S8 use a 12-megapixel sensor (F1.7) with OIS...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: (zdnet.com)

Samsung Galaxy S8 review: Near-perfect comeback leaves competitors in the dust

 

How does a company shake a global recall of a high profile product? If you're the world's biggest smartphone maker, you keep doing what you know -- tweaking, innovating, improving and building the very products that lead to success.

Amazing screen ; Fast, reliable camera ; Bigger display, smaller housing ; Fast performance ; Waterproof

Bixby isn't ready ; Some software tweaks just don't make sense ; Lack of stereo speakers

Expert review by: Victor H. (phonearena.com)

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs OnePlus 3T

 

The OnePlus 3T is one of the most loved phones of 2016: a $440 phone with top level specifications, it has it all from the good design to camera performance, battery life and smooth user experience. It's a great-value-for-the-money device. But can it...

Affordable for what it is ; Fast performance ; Extremely fast Dash charging ; No microSD cards, but has 128 GB option ; Great camera ; Good battery life

There is one thing that draws a clear line between the Galaxy S8 and the OnePlus 3T, and it’s not the camera, the battery or the software: it’s price.

May, 2017

Expert review by: Paul K. (phonearena.com)

Samsung Galaxy S8+ vs Galaxy Note 5

 

We have to ask — how does the 18-month-old Note 5 fare against the brand-new, futuristic-looking Galaxy S8+?

May, 2017

Expert review by: Victor H. (phonearena.com)

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Google Pixel

 

Late in 2016, the Google Pixel stirred the cozy arrangement of things in the Android space. The maker of the Android platform itself, Google, entered the phone game and did so with some big ambitions and a phone of its own: the Pixel. It was...

Smooth performance ; Incredible camera performance, great for both images and video ; Excellent video stabilization ; Good battery life ; Guaranteed to get software updates on day 1

It’s time to wrap things up: we’ve looked carefully at all the various aspect of the Galaxy S8 and the Google Pixel, and it’s now time to consider price.

Apr, 2017

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3000 / 3500
Battery recharge time:1.67
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 / 75 / 78 / 88
Continuous video playback time:16 / 17 / 18
Standby time (3G):20
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:N / Y
Digital Zoom:8
Face detection:Y
Flash Type:LED
Front camera:Y
Front camera aperture number:1.7
Front camera resolution (numeric):78 / 8
Geotagging:Y
Image Stabilizer:Y
Maximum frame rate:30 / 60
Multi-shot:Y
Night mode:Y
Optical sensor size:1 / 2.55
Rear camera aperture number:1.7
Rear camera resolution:4032 x 3024
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Dual camera / Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@30fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@30fps / 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 aperture number:1.7
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Self-timer:Y
Sensor Type:CMOS
Smile detection:Y
Video capture resolution (max):3840 x 2160
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:1080p,2160p,720p / 2160p / 720p,1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y
Zoom capability:N / Y

Certificates

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

Design

Brand color:Arctic Silver / Coral Blue / Gold Sand / Maple Gold / Midnight Black / Orchid Gray / Orchid Grey / Rose Gold / Rose Pink
Color of product:Black / Blue / Gold / Grey / Pink / Pink gold / Silver / Violet
Fingerprint reader:Y
Form Factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant / Water Resistant

Display

Display Diagonal:5.8 / 6.2
Display number of colors:16 million colours / 16.78 million colors
Display Resolution:1440 x 2960 / 2960 x 1440
Display Type:SAMOLED
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:529 / 570
Screen shape:Curved / Curved edge screen
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Magnetic sensor: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 / MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
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:N / 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+,HSUPA,UMTS / 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, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP / 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 / 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 / Ringtones, Wallpaper
Quick charge:Y
Support for contact groups:N / Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

ANT+ enabled:N / Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N
USB connector type:Micro-USB / 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 / 6 / 8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon / Samsung Exynos
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.35
Processor lithography:10
Processor model:8895 / MSM 8998

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
Included memory card size:256
Internal RAM:4
Internal RAM type:LPDDR4
Internal storage capacity:64
Maximum memory card size:256
Memory card hot swapping:Y
RAM capacity:4
RAM clock speed:1866
RAM type:LPDDR4 / LPPDDR4X
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:0.315 / 0.319
Height:5.86 / 6.28
Weight:5.47 / 6.1
Width:2.68 / 2.89