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Samsung Galaxy S8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4925 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. Comments about the camera and performance are generally positive. The screen and usability are also mentioned favorably.

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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 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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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

Editors choice

Expert review by : Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Galaxy S8

 

Phones have become a little stale. Whether it's an iPhone 7, Huawei P10, Sony Xperia XZ Premium or any other flagship phone, they all look and feel the same. But just when I thought a phone couldn't surprise and delight me any more, the Samsung Galaxy...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by : Dan Grabham Robert Jones (t3.com)

Galaxy S8 review: a year on and Samsung's outgoing flagship remains a technical marvel

 

With the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S9, is last year's flagship now the biggest steal on the smartphone market? Read our review to find out...

Brilliant display ; Blazing fast performance ; Bluetooth 5 and dual audio

Rear fingerprint reader placement ; Face recognition hit and miss ; Bixby needs to differentiate

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

Galaxy S8 one month later: Still pretty freaking awesome

 

But we're still waiting on the Siri-like AI.

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

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Samsung Galaxy S8 review

 

This beautiful smartphone marks a return to form for Samsung

Stunning build and design ; Large, bright screen ; Snappy performance ; Great camera

Full Bixby not yet available ; Fingerprint scanner poorly positioned ; Colour palette could be better ; Sound could be more transparent

The world’s most beautiful smartphone is also one of the best. The S8 is Samsung’s comeback king

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 (t3.com)

Galaxy S8 review: Samsung's latest is a truly sublime smartphone

 

The S7 Edge evolves into the S8 to create a sublime smartphone, even if there are one or two compromises

Brilliant display ; Blazing fast performance ; Bluetooth 5 and dual audio

Rear fingerprint reader placement ; Face recognition hit and miss ; Bixby needs to differentiate

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 (stuff.tv)

Samsung Galaxy S8 review

 

UPDATE: Samsung's best phone to date is also the most stunning phone we've ever clapped eyes on - and it's now available in two new colours

It’s the most beautiful smartphone ever ; Ridiculous power, put to good use with DeX ; The camera is amazing, as always

Bixby’s full talents not available at launch ; Not all apps are optimised for its 18.5:9 aspect ratio ; That fingerprint sensor position is not great at all

The S8 is close to perfect, from its gorgeous, slim bezel design to its superb camera

Jun, 2017

Pocket-lint Editor's Choice 2017

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung Galaxy S8 review: A mobile masterpiece

 

What we have here is the best Android phone of 2017. It's a masterpiece; one with a few brush-strokes out of place, but a masterpiece nonetheless.

The most eye-catching phone design you can buy today ; Great-looking 18.5:1 aspect ratio AMOLED screen is ideal for entertainment (even more so when HDR comes into play) ; Best Samsung software experience to date ; Decent battery life and optimisations...

Fingerprint scanner is poorly placed ; Iris and face recognition logins have limited success ; Bixby button initially useless ; Connectivity can cause issues with perfect playback/graphical functions ; Some features hidden in menus ; Expensive

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is the flagship to rule all flagships. From a design perspective it's an unbridled head-turner, delivering design that's a step above any of the competition out there. The 18.5:1 screen ratio is central to a focus on entertainment...

May, 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):64 / 67 / 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 flash:N / Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):78 / 8
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y
Image stabilizer:Y
Maximum frame rate:30 / 60
Multi-shot:Y
Night mode:Y
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.55
Rear camera aperture number:1.7
Rear camera flash:N / Y
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 / 1280x720@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@30fps / 1280×720@30fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps / 1280×720@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@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 colour:Arctic Silver / Coral Blue / Gold Sand / Maple Gold / Midnight Black / midnight-black / Orchid Gray / Orchid Grey / Rose Gold / Rose Pink
Colour name:Arctic Silver / Coral Blue / Gold Sand / Maple Gold / Midnight Black / Orchid Gray / Orchid Grey / Rose Gold / Rose Pink
Colour of product:Black / Blue / Gold / Grey / Pink / Pink gold / Purple / Silver / Violet
Face recognition:Y
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Product colour:Black / Blue / Gold / Grey / Pink / Pink gold / Silver / Violet
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant / Water Resistant

Display

Display diagonal:14.7 / 15.8
Display number of colours:16 million colours / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1440 x 2960 / 2960 x 1440
Display Type:SAMOLED
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:529 / 570
Rounded display corners:N / Y
Screen shape:Curved / Curved edge screen / Flat
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Distance sensor:Y
Face recognition:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Magnetic sensor:Y
Pressure 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
Text prediction system:Y

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, DSS, FLAC, IMY, M4A, Mid, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, DSS, FLAC, IMY, Mid, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 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
FM radio:Y
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 / 3G2,3GP,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Barometer:N / Y
BeiDou:Y
Electronic compass:Y
Galileo:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Pedestrian navigation:Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:N / Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900 / 850,900,1800,2100
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 / TD-SCDMA,UMTS / TD-SCDMA,UMTS,WCDMA / TD-SCDMA,WCDMA
4G:Y
4G bands supported:700,800,850,1700,1800,1900,2100,2300,2500,2600 / 700,800,850,900,1700,1800,1900,2100,2300,2500,2600 / 700,800,850,900,1700,1800,1900,2100,2600 / 700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100 / 700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2300,2500,2600 / 700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2300,2600 / 700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVCTP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, Pan, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, ICP, 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

Other features

Google applications:Gmail,Google Chrome,Google Drive,Google Maps,Google Music,Google Play,YouTube / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

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
Protective case:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Widgets / Ringtones, Wallpaper / Themes, Wallpaper
Push-to-Talk (PTT):Y
Quick Charge:Y
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:N / Y

Ports & interfaces

ANT+ enabled:Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N / Y
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) / 3.1 (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 / 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 / Android 7.0
Operating System Version:7 / 7.0 / 7.0 Nougat
Platform:Android

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
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:50.3 / 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:8 / 8.1
Height :148.9 / 159.5
Weight:155 / 173
Width:68.1 / 73 / 73.4