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Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+

Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+

Date Written: 4/6/2017

The Galaxy S phone series is Samsung's flagship smartphone line and some would argue the premier Android phone series on the market. They recently unveiled the latest model in the series, the Galaxy S8/S8+ so let's take a look at some of the early pros and cons:


  • The screen is as good as you'll see in a smartphone. It takes up almost the entire face of the phone and is curved on both sides which gives it a great look and feel.
    Several 'unlock' options include fingerprint scanner, facial recognition and iris scanner.
  • Has wireless charging and includes quick charge technology which can deliver up to a 50% charge in 15 minutes.
  • MicroSD card slot
  • Water resistant


  • Slightly improved camera that might not be better than the camera on the Google Pixel XL
  • Higher price as the 64GB model is $750.
  • Early reviews on Bixby, Samsung's digital assistant, have shown that it needs some additional work to compete with other digital assistants like Siri (Apple) or Alexa (Amazon).

Overall the S8/S8+ looks like another great phone for Samsung. It's definitely worth checking out by anyone looking for a premium Android smartphone.


  • OS:Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip
  • Display: 5.8" (S8), 6.2" (S8+) Quad HD+ Super AMOLED 2960x1440
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Battery: 3,000 mAh (S8), 3,500 mAh (S8+)Camera: 12MP rear, 8MP front
  • Memory: 64GB with Micro-SD card slot