Samsung Galaxy S8: All You Need To Know…
We all know our smartphones past it sells by date, new innovations are coming every now and then in the world of mobility. So after iPhone 7, Sony Xperia Z Premium, One Plus 3T, now we have our all brand new Samsung Galaxy S8. The Galaxy S8 is simply fantabulous and unique, which is creating craze in the market. Again, there are two models S8 and S8+.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Specifications:
- 8 inch quad-HD infinity display.
- 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage (MicroSD up to 256GB).
- 3000mAh battery with fast and wireless charging.
- Samsung Exynos 8895 in Europe and Asia or Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 in USA.
- Rear Camera: 12 megapixels, f/1.7 aperture and dual-pixel sensor
- Front Camera: 8 megapixels, f/1.7 aperture and auto focus.
- Iris and Fingerprint scanner.
- Samsung Bixby personal assistant.
- Android 7 Nougat with Google assistant.
It comes with a curved back panel while the glass gleam as light hits it. Dark black, Bright Silver and a Grey with bluish tinge are the three color variants available. Like the older version it doesn’t have any white front plate in sight. It weighs only 155gms and is thinner than many other smart phones. Both the versions have a sloping panel unlike ‘Edge’ version.
Samsung DeX: The Desktop Experience
It is somewhat similar to Microsoft’s Continuum, but without slowing your device Dex comes into the market, which is sold separately and can help in improving battery life too. It connects to an HDMI-equipped monitor and can turn into a mini PC. The dock has two USB-A ports and Ethernet connectors along with a group of mini exhaust at the base to keep it cool.
S8 has improved over S7 in every aspect as we were expecting, but the camera is an exception as it has gone through lowest modifications. Neither has it had a dual sensor lens nor any wide angle lens and variable aperture, there’s a single 12 megapixel sensor behind a wide f/1.7 lens. The only addition to the technology is a new multi frame image processor that will take 3 snaps at every single click increasing image stabilisation and reducing blur.
Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus specs versus the competition
|Samsung Galaxy S8||Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus||Google Pixel||LG G6||Apple iPhone 7||OnePlus 3T|
|Display size, resolution||5.8-inch; 2,960×1,440 pixels||6.2-inch; 2,960×1,440 pixels||5-inch; 1,920×1,080 pixels||5.7-inch, 2,880×1,440 pixels||4.7-inch; 1,334×750 pixels||5.5-inch; 1,920×1,080 pixels|
|Pixel density||570ppi||529ppi||441ppi||565ppi||326 ppi||401ppi|
|Dimensions (Inches)||5.9 x 2.9 x 0.31 in||6.3 x 2.9 x 0.32 in||5.7 x 2.7 x 0.34 in||5.9 x 2.8 x 0.31 in||5.4 x 2.6 x 0.28-inches||6 x 2.9 x 0.29 in|
|Dimensions (Millimeters)||149 x 68 x 8 mm||160 x 73 x 8.1 mm||144 x 70 x 8.6 mm||149 x 72 x 7.9 mm||138 x 67 x 7.1 mm||153 x 75 x 7.4 mm|
|Weight (Ounces, Grams)||5.5 oz; 155g||6.1 oz; 173g||5.04 oz; 143g||5.7 oz, 162g||4.87 oz; 138g||5.57 oz; 158g|
|Mobile software||Android 7.0 Nougat||Android 7.0 Nougat||Android 7.1 Nougat||Android 7.0 Nougat||Apple iOS 10||Android 7.0 Nougat|
|Camera (megapixels)||12||12||12.3||13 (standard), 13 (wide)||12 (wide)||16|
|Front-facing camera (megapixels)||8||8||8||5||7||16|
|Processor||Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (2.35GHz + 1.9GHz) or Octa-core Samsung Exynos 8895 (2.35GHz + 1.7GHz)||Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (2.35GHz + 1.9GHz) or Octa-core Samsung Exynos 8895 (2.35GHz + 1.7GHz)||2.15GHz + 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821||2.35GHz Snapdragon 821 with Adreno 530 GPU||Apple A10 chip (64-bit)||2.35GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 821|
|Storage||64GB||64GB||32GB, 128GB||32GB||32GB, 128GB, 256GB||64GB, 128GB|
|Expandable storage||Up to 2TB||Up to 2TB||None||Up to 2TB||None||None|
|Battery (all non removable)||3,000mAh||3,500mAh||2,770mAh||3,300mAh||1,960mAh||3,400mAh|
|Fingerprint sensor||Back||Back||Back||Back||Home button||Home button|
|Special features||Water-resistant (IP68); wireless charging; Gigabit LTE-ready||Water-resistant (IP68), wireless charging, Gigabit LTE-ready||Google Assistant; unlimited cloud storage; Daydream VR-ready||18:9 aspect ratio; wireless charging (US-only); water-resistant||Water and dust-resistant, Taptic Home button||Dual-SIM, Dash Charging|
|Price off-contract (USD)||$750||$850||$649 (32GB); $749 (128GB)||AT&T: $720, Sprint: $708, T-Mobile: $650, Verizon: $672, US Cellular: $597.60||$649 (32GB); $749 (128GB); $849 (256GB)||$439 (16GB), $479 (128GB)|
|Price (GBP)||£689||£779||£599 (32GB); £699 (128GB)||TBA||£599 (32GB); £699 (128GB); £799 (256GB)||£399 (16GB), £439 (128GB)|
|Price (AUD)||AU$1,199||AU$1,349||AU$1,079 (32GB); AU$1,229 (128GB)||AU$1,008||AU$1079 (32GB), AU$1229 (128GB), AU$1379 (256GB)||Converts to AU$590 (16GB), AU$652 (128GB)|