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Samsung Galaxy S8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3350 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 design and performance are on the whole positive. The size and screen also get good views. Reviews about the reception and price are different.

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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 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Trevor Long (eftm.com.au)

Samsung Galaxy S8 Review – Different, sleek and powerful

 

With nine days until the widespread availability of the Samsung Galaxy S8 the pre-orders are starting to ship, and with Samsung reporting this to be their most successfully pre-ordered phone to date – things are looking up for Samsung and we've been...

Consumer review by: Sammy Hayes (productreview.com.au)

Overall a great phone

 

At first I wasn't loving this phone, but after playing around and getting used to it, I am in love with it! I love that it lets me know when a telemarketer is calling and that I can now block phone numbers. I would of loved the option to not have a...

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: Helen (productreview.com.au)

Moved from iPhone 5

 

Personally I think that Samsung S8 itself is a great phone, great screen quality and no lag so far. Iris scanner works great, better than the fingerprint scanner I must say. The only I found is that although the screen is great, it is not so good for...

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: Ben14 (productreview.com.au)

Amazing phone!!

 

I'm not going to write a massive review write up as you can go to professional electronics sites for that! I've upgraded from my Note 4 Edge, which I had for 3 years and have been massively impressed by all the new features. I love the speed, the...

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: Kate G (productreview.com.au)

Feels like a big upgrade from the iphone

 

This is a gorgeous phone and really enjoyable to use. It looks good, has a great camera and you can customise the icons so it looks just how you want it to. It is very shiny and slippery so recommend getting a case asap. Samsung Pay is very cool. It's...

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: Ivanteowei (productreview.com.au)

Nice but easy to break

 

The curve screen look nice, but always have reflection on the side, can't watch videos properly. Battery doesn't last very long. Will always have the terror of it exploding like the note 7. That day will always haunt me. Omg in going up a plane and...

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: Allan (productreview.com.au)

Top mobile!

 

I ca not complain. It has Good battery life, it also does exactly what I need it to do. i have never experienced it overheating. i have never experienced it resetting itself. i have never experienced it turning off. It has always done me well. Won't be...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Donna (productreview.com.au)

Android smarts

 

The phone is sleek and slippery, get a case and screen protector as soon as you buy the phone. It is light and a great size for my female hand! Camera is good quality and the speaker cranks out decent sound. Love the curved edge and sharpness of the...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: EmmaB (productreview.com.au)

Amazing product

 

Soo smooth to use! Never any lag at all. Both cameras provide amazing clarity and the pro settings and snapchat style filters make memories come to life while also giving professional cameras and business photography a run for their money! Files and...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: G.Lo (productreview.com.au)

What's not to love? It steps up from my S6

 

Just entered into a new contract with Optus to get the S8 and I'm really happy with it. I thought my old phone had died (turned out ok) so I didn't even sync my new one with my old one. Thanks to my Samsung account though, everything that I needed...

Jul, 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):67 / 75 / 78 / 88
Continuous video playback time:16 / 17 / 18
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:Y
Digital Zoom:8
Face detection:Y
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera aperture number:1.7
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 Resolution:4032 x 3024
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Dual camera / Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@30fps / 1280×720@30fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps / 1280×720@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@30fps / 3840x2160@30fps
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 / Orchid Gray / Orchid Grey / Rose Gold / Rose Pink
Colour of product:Black / Blue / Gold / Grey / Pink / Pink gold / Silver / Violet
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Protection features:Dust 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
Screen shape:Curved edge screen
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y

Multimedia

Audio formats supported: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
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

Navigation

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

Networking

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

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Battery pack:Y
Bundled software:Microsoft Apps: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive, Skype
Cables included:USB Type-C / USB,USB Type-C
Carrying case:Y
Headset included:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

ANT+ enabled:N / Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:3.0 (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:Samsung Exynos
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.35
Processor lithography:10
Processor Model:8895

Software

Exchange support:Y
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:7 / 7.0 / 7.0 Nougat

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Included memory card size:256
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:50.7

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 / 73.4