Samsung Galaxy S8: A Stunning, Near-Perfect Flagship Phone
The Samsung Galaxy S8 is the epitome of smartphone technology in 2017 due to its insanely good features and specifications. For flagship smartphone lovers, the S8 ticks all the right boxes, making it one of the best smartphones ever made.
In terms of design, the S8 is one of those phones that seem near-perfect. Unlike its previous iterations, the Galaxy S8 appears tall and narrow, which makes it easy to hold in one hand. In front, the smartphone retains the bezels but to a bare minimum, forming an infinity display design that stretches from one edge to another. You can also see the Corning Gorilla Glass curve the front and back edges, adding a visual appeal to the Galaxy S8.
Impressive Display Quality
The Samsung Galaxy S8 boasts a SUPER AMOLED display with a resolution of 2960x1440 pixels. This provides you with bright images, vivid colours, deeps blacks, and a virtually flawless colour accuracy. A display with such quality offers users an immersive gaming experience as well as video streaming, devoid of any overly bright shades. This makes the Galaxy S8 the ideal phone for media binging. In addition, the S8’s screen is one the chosen few in the market to be certified with a Mobile HDR Premium standard, which means that it can process HDR video content playback to produce ultra-realistic and bright visuals.
Here is an in-depth review of the S8 from Android Authority:
Under the Galaxy S8’s hood lies an incredible chipset to support its functions – the Exynos 8895 processor with 4 GB of RAM. This also comes with a 64 GB of internal memory, which can be expanded up to 256 GB via a micro SD card. The Galaxy S8’s cutting-edge processor and large RAM will enable you to switch between multiple apps without experiencing any lags. Gaming performance-wise, you won’t see any signs of slowing down when running graphics-intensive games.
Much-improved Camera Performance
Although the Galaxy S8 retains the 12-MP rear snapper with f/1.7 aperture, dual-pixel phase-detect autofocus, and optical image stabilization from the S7, with the improvements in the processor, the smartphone can process multi-shot images. This works when you press the shutter button to capture three frames which merge together to create the sharpest photo possible.
When it comes to the quality of images, you won’t see much noise taking photos outdoors, as long as there is proper lighting. The S8’s rear camera infuses a bit of extra contact at the pixel level to produce images with crisper details and better colour reproduction.
Decent Battery Life
The Galaxy S8’s battery performance is remarkable for a flagship but it is superseded by the S7 and S7 Edge. It can last up to 16 hours if you continuously play a looped video, which is quite impressive. The Galaxy S8’s battery life might not be its key selling point but it makes up for it by having a Quick Charge technology in its charger, quickly pumping power to its battery by 37% in 30 minutes, which is pretty good.