Samsung on 29th of March 2017 announced the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. The pair of Galaxy smartphones are the debut flagships by Samsung after the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco. We can claim openly that the incredible design, specifications, and features of Galaxy S8 variants can regain the smartphone market for Samsung. The glimpse of these specs, features, and design is enough to accept it if you are not biased. So, we will do a Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus round-up in this article.
Samsung Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8 Plus Round-Up
We must appreciate Samsung for coming with these amazing technology and innovation out of the box. Though the specs did not surprise the Galaxy enthusiasts or those people who were keeping an eye on our website, ultimately every rumor proved to be accurate.
People were curious and eager to know about the release date even before its launch. Finally, the Galaxy S8 has been launched, and now the release date is confirmed too. So, the international release date of Galaxy S8 is 21st of April 2017. However, it will gradually release all over the world until June.
Samsung Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8 Plus Round-Up cannot be completed without talking about the pre-orders. You can pre-order Galaxy S8 right now. The pre-orders are available and live. If you want to pre-order, then be quick. Samsung is giving a free bundle of worth $170 to the ones who pre-order Galaxy S8 from its website. However, the gifts are in limited quantities, and you cannot afford to get late in pre-ordering.
You can also pre-order through different carriers such as Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and many more. Though, you cannot order Galaxy S8 without a contract before the release.
The price of smaller Galaxy S8 is $750, and the cost of premium Galaxy S8 Plus is $850. The price difference in both handsets is only $100. However, there is no much difference in both of these sets. So, we wrote the article about which model of Galaxy S8 you should buy. You can read it below.
Specs And Features
The Samsung Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8 Plus Round-Up cannot be completed without talking about the specs and features. From thin bezels to no physical home button, from rear fingerprint sensor to no dual-lens camera. There are so many things that came along with Galaxy S8. So, before we dive into the details of the specs and features of the Galaxy S8 let’s look at the short table of it.
Samsung Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8 Plus Round-Up Table
|Specs And Features||Galaxy S8||Galaxy S8 Plus|
|Weight||155 g||173 g|
|Type||16M colors, Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen||16M colors, Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen|
|Size||5.8 inches screen||6.2 inches screen|
|Resolution||1440 x 2960 (ppi 570)||1440 x 2960 (ppi 529)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|Home button||Digital home button (not physical)||Digital home button (not physical)|
|Operating system||Android 7.0||Android 7.0|
|Processor in US model||Snapdragon 835||Snapdragon 835|
|Processor in other countries||Exynos 8895 Octa – EMEA||Exynos 8895 Octa – EMEA|
|CPU in US model||Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)||Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)|
|CPU in other countries||Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz & 4×1.7 GHz) – EMEA||Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz & 4×1.7 GHz) – EMEA|
|GPU||Adreno 540||Adreno 540|
|RAM||4 GB||4 GB|
|Storage||64 GB||64 GB|
|Micro SD card||Yes, and expandable up to 256 GB||Yes, and expandable up to 256 GB|
|Back camera||12 MP, f/1.7||12 MP, f/1.7|
|Front camera||8 MP, f/1.7||8 MP, f/1.7|
|USB||v3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible||v3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible|
|Sensors||Iris scanner, SpO2, fingerprint (rear-mounted), gyro, proximity, compass, accelerometer, barometer, heart rate.||Iris scanner, SpO2, fingerprint (rear-mounted), gyro, proximity, compass, accelerometer, barometer, heart rate.|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh||Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh|
|Colors||Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Orchid Gray, Maple Gold, Arctic Silver.||Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Orchid Gray, Maple Gold, Arctic Silver.|
By looking at the specs and features, we can say that it is the most powerful smartphone in the market right now. It goes without saying that it is the best-looking one.
The Galaxy S8 has made up of metal and glass. The lock or power key is placed on the right side. On the left side, you will find Artificial Assistant (AI) Bixby physical key along with volume buttons. Both phones have curves on the sides.
The bezels of the Galaxy S8 models are 1.5 millimeters thin than the Galaxy S7 with a larger display. Samsung is calling it ‘infinity display’ after removing the physical home button and almost no bezels. In percentage, the Galaxy S8 front is consist of 83% AMOLED display.
Now let’s do the Samsung Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8 Plus round-up of specs. The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ have a screen size of 5.8 inches and 6.2 inches respectively. The new flagship phone has two different processors or system-on-chips. The US models will feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 and other countries models will feature Exynos 8895.
The RAM is 4 GB in both handsets with only 64 GB of storage option. It supports micro SD card which supports up to 256 GB. The battery size of Galaxy S8 is 3000 mAh, and Galaxy S8 Plus has massive 3500 mAh battery. Interestingly, it is less than its predecessor Galaxy S7 Edge which has 3600 mAh battery.
The operating system of Galaxy S8 supports the latest version of Android Nougat 7.0 or above, and it is pre-installed. It supports 4G LTE connectivity.
The Galaxy S8 features fast charging and also wireless fast charging. It is water resistant with IP68 technology. You can also check the ‘Galaxy S8 unboxing video in the water’. If we talk about sensors then it supports heart rate sensor, the fingerprint scanner is rear, right beside the back camera. Galaxy S8 is also equipped with an iris scanner. The colors of the Galaxy S8 are Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Orchid Grey, Arctic Silver, and Maple Gold. Thankfully, the 3.5 mm headphone jack is there.
The rear camera is not dual-lens. The back camera features 12 MP, and the front camera is upgraded which features 8 MP now. The most amazing thing about both Galaxy S8 camera is its aperture of f/1.7. No other smartphone camera in the market has the better aperture feature in the market.
Samsung Galaxy S8 has introduced its own Artificial Intelligence (AI). It is a voice-activated personal assistant like Apple Siri and Google Assistant. However, it is not a replacement of other AI. Instead, it is made to fill the gaps of things which rivals cannot do.
How Does It Work?
The Bixby button is placed on the right side of the phone, with a continuous two-second press, you can ask the Bixby to show you the images you captured on your New York City vacation, with another press you can ask Bixby to send the picture to a contact.
It can also identify any objects if you scan it on your device. It will not only identify the object, but it will also give you details about it.
DeX is one of the most compelling things about the Galaxy S8. Samsung Dex is the docking station with ports to connect Galaxy S8 to a computer.
The monitor of your PC will present the whole Android desktop experience. All the apps available on your mobile will be available on your computer through DeX.
To convert your smartphone into a makeshift computer is something we all have seen failed many times in the past few years.
Conclusion: Samsung Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8 Plus Round-Up
So, this was our Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus round-up. It is looking one of the best handsets available in the market right now. The design is jaw-dropping. The specs and features are amazing. If you like our effort and find anything interesting, then do not forget to share it with your friends.