Samsung Galaxy S8 Review

Score: 9.76/10

Samsung Galaxy S8 is a fascinating cellphone released some years ago, which counts with a huge 5.8" screen, a 2.35 gigahertz Octa-Core CPU, and 2 cameras, a 12 MP back side camera and an 8 MP front facing camera.

This phone comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 system chip, which holds a great Octa-Core processing unit clocking at 2350 MHz and a large 4 GB of RAM memory. This phone has a great 64 GB internal storage memory and an SD memory slot, which allows you to store tons of apps, games, songs, photos and videos without even thinking about filling it.

Samsung did a great job making this cellphone weight just 5.47 ounces. This phone is offerred in multiple color options: arctic silver, burgundy red, coral blue, maple gold, midnight black, orchid gray and rose pink. The S8 is quite a compact cellphone, considering it presents a 5.8" display and it is just 5.86 inches long and 2.68" wide. This phone is just 0.31 inches thick, making its way into the thinnest devices podium. The S8 is a combination of Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5) and Aluminum .

Samsung designed this device with a beautiful 5.8-inches screen, and a 1440 x 2960 resolution, which makes all images and videos look vivid and colorful.

The S8 has two cameras, a 12 MP back-facing camera and an 8 MP front-facing camera. this phone's back-facing camera lens has a maximum F1.7 aperture so it can capture clear pictures even in low lighting situations. It also shoots 3840x2160 4K videos at 30 frames per second, and 1280x720 HD slow motion videos at 240 frames per second. Additionally, the camera has auto-focus and time lapse video.

This phone comes with a 3000 mAh high capacity Li - Ion non-removable battery, which isn't too much for a device like this. An issue to evaluate is that the S8's battery isn't replaceable so you can't change it when it begins to have trouble holding its charge, although with this big battery you will probably buy a new phone before that becomes an issue.

This phone includes wi-fi capability (which can be provided to other devices as a mobile hotspot), 4G (LTE-A) super quick connectivity and also HSPA+ internet connection (which is a lower speed 4G type) and 3G fast data connection, supported by HSDPA and HSUPA technologies. This cellphone uses a Nano SIM card to use GSM services.

The S8 also includes lots of cool characteristics like Fingerprint unlock, Facial recognition to unlock, Wireless charger compatibility, NFC (Near Field Communication), Bluetooth (5.0, EDR ) and GPS Localization, and lots of sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer and Compass.

No matter if you want a gamer phone, you love taking pictures, want this phone majorly for social networks and internet browsing or want a device for work, you will definitely love this device.


Device Type:Phone
Also Known As:Samsung SM-G950F||Samsung SM-G950FD||Samsung SM-G950U
Dimensions:5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 inchesMetric14.88 x 6.81 x 0.79 cmImperial
Weight:5.47 ouncesMetric155.07 gImperial
Colors:Arctic silver, Burgundy red, Coral blue, Maple gold, Midnight black, Orchid gray and Rose pink
Materials:Aluminum and Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5)
Scratch Resistant Glass:Yes
Release date:2017-04-21


Screen Type:Super AMOLED
Size:5.8 inchesMetric14.7 cmImperial
Resolution:2960 x 1440 pixels
Pixel density:568 pixels per inchMetric223.62 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:No


Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Processor:Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm (Octa-Core 2350 MHz)
RAM Memory:4 GB
Graphics Processor:Adreno 540
Internal Memory:64 GB
SD Card Slot:microSDXC (up to 256 GB)


Battery type:Li - Ion
Capacity:3000 mAh
Wireless Charging:Yes


Back camera:12 megapixels
    Focal length:26mm (35mm equivalence)
    Sensor size:0.39 inches (1/2.55")
Front camera:8 megapixels
Max video resolution:3840 x 2160 (30 fps) (4K)
Max slow motion video:1280 x 720 (240 fps) (HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus, Slow Motion Video (8 times slower) and Time Lapse Video


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Nano SIM
LTE (4G) Bands:1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
UMTS Bands:Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 5(850), 8(900)
Technologies:LTE-A (4G), LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA and HSUPA

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 5.0, EDR
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Fingerprint ID:Yes
Face Unlock:Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor