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Samsung Galaxy S8 – Stunning looks, powerful performance

 

samsung galaxy s8If mobile phones have stopped impressing you, then it’s time to have a look at the recently launched Samsung Galaxy S8 that is surely going to capture your praise. This stunning looking phone is not only great in appearance but is also power packed with a long list of amazing features. Let’s get into the details of this wonderful piece of craftsmanship.

Size and design:

Measuring 148.9 x 68.1 x 8mm in size, the Samsung Galaxy S8 weighs only 155 grams and sets perfectly in your palms. Stunning would-be an understatement when it comes to sleekness of this wonderful device.  With its edge screen technology and reduced bezels at the top and the bottom, gives the device smooth look without exposing any protruding angles or bumps. The entire front glass flows into the aluminium shell, giving it a screen to body ratio of more than 83% and an appearance of consisting entirely of one piece.

The fingerprint scanner on the back of the phone is placed next to the camera which is an awkward position. There is high chance of smudging the camera while using the scanner. With IP68 certification, the Galaxy S8 is a completely dust proof and waterproof device. The left side of the smartphone has an extra button for quickly launching Samsung’s artificial intelligence assistance – Bixby.

Security:

In addition to the long list of function and features, the present day smartphones are also a warehouse of important and confidential data. In consideration of the security of your important data, Samsung has packed multiple security features into the Galaxy S8 model. The Iris scan technology of the phone makes your device impossible to intrude upon by unwanted guests as the pattern of an individual’s iris is unique and cannot be replicated. Additional security measures include face recognition and a fingerprint scanner. There is also an option on the phone where you can create a secure folder that only you can view and access. Keep all your confidential files and apps in this folder and a defense grade security platform known as Knox will take care of it.

Display:

The Samsung Galaxy S8 flaunts 5.8 inches of Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen that supports a resolution count of 1440 x2960 pixels with 570 PPI pixel density. Protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5, the display features a 3D touch for the home button and a Touch Wiz UI. Ditching the 16:9 ratio of earlier models, the device has a new aspect ratio of 18.5: 9 that offer more body space. Samsung calls it “Infinity Display’. The phone features “Mobile HDR Premium” certification that allows streaming HDR shows from content providers such as Netflix and Amazon Prime.

Processor, performance, and storage:

Not only does it have great looks, Samsung S8 is also a powerful and strong device running on a Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 processor that also boasts the 10nm processor which is the first in the world. The phone gets its power from 4 low power cores that run on 1.7 GHz, and 4 high power cores that run on 2.2 GH. Coupled with 6 GB internal memory, and 4 GB of RAM, Galaxy S8 is very fast and will not let you experience waiting or lagging. External memory of the device can be expanded up to 256 GB so that there is no dearth of space while storing our favorite images, videos, and other documents.

Camera:

Samsung Galaxy S8 takes care of all your special moments by capturing them in sharp quality images. The phone comes loaded with a 12 MP camera and features an f/1.7, LED flash, phase detection AF, Auto HDR, face detection, smile detection and other camera goodies. One of the major improvements in the S8 camera is the new multi-frame image processor that can take 3 shots for every image and therefore helps to reduce the blurriness of the image. Compared to the previous S7 model, the new Galaxy S8 camera is definitely superior, taking better, clearer, and sharper images. The camera is not only has good performance, but it is also faster to use then the Samsung 5 or 6. You can double tap the power key to quickly open the camera. For the selfie lovers, the phone packs an 8MP camera with an f/1.7 aperture and AF. An array of Snapchat-like augmentation filters is also included with the phone.

To further improve the camera quality, the phone has a Pro Mode which allows you to adjust one of the six settings: shutter speed, color tone, ISO, exposure value, manual focus, and white balance.

Battery Life and connectivity:

The device gets its juice from a Li-ion 3000 mAh battery that boasts decent talk time and standby time. The phone uses its own Adaptive Charging that takes around 1 hour and 40 mins for fully charging the device. Connectivity features on the phone include WiFi with hot spot facility, Bluetooth 5.0 with A2DP, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, NFC, 3.1 USB with Type-C 1.0 reversible connector.

Conclusion:

To sum things up, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is an awesome looking smartphone that is compact and provides all the features you might expect in a really high-end phone: water resistance, an iris scanner, great camera, expandable memory, and top notch design. The areas which can leave users disappointed are the non-removable battery and placement of the finger sensor near the camera. So if you are ready to lighten your pockets and spend a good amount, Samsung Galaxy S8 is all yours. The phone is available in 3 colours: bright silver, dark black, and Gray with a blue tinge. The price of a new model is around $900.

 

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