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Samsung Galaxy S8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1352 reviews of Samsung Galaxy S8. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the camera and design. The performance and usability also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the reliability and price, and comments are divided on the durability.

screen, usability, performance, design, camera

price, reliability

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 99/100 = 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: kay (productreview.com.au)

this is purfect, cant live without it,

 

As above - Samsung threw the kitchen sink at this model and the screen redefines what a mobile device can be. I have come to the device from a LG G3, Going to the S8+ I did not find the fingetprint reader an issue being that the G3 has the phone...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: don58 (productreview.com.au)

Galaxy S8+ the best Android handset at the time of writing - the software isnt though

 

As above - Samsung threw the kitchen sink at this model and the screen redfines what a mobile device can be. I have come to the device from a Nexus 6P though and really miss the streamlined experience pure android provides. The S8+ plus downloads...

Jul, 2017

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

WARNING DO NOT BUY the screen breaks with a 1' drop

 

Had phone for 1 week with Genuine Samsung Cover phone fell out of pocket while sitting done fell 1' to the floor and smashed sent to samsung was sent back with letter to say Warranty request denied and Warranty is now VOID also fingerprint scanner is...

Jul, 2017

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

The perfect phone.... Till the next one!

 

I love my Galaxy S8 with all my heart. It acompanies me everywhere I go, within an arms reach. When I first purchased my S8 I was suprised in the jump in speed and how clear the screen was compared to my S7. I've been with Samsung the whole way with...

Jul, 2017

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

Love this phone !

 

I purchased the Galaxy 8+ and it has to totally exceeded my expectations. The large screen and colours are amazing . So simple to use and I get asked about it every time I use it . The only issue I have with it is the curved screen , it's been...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Sam Lenny (productreview.com.au)

It's a very fragile phone !! customer service is so bad

 

I went online purchased this phone for personal use thought I read all the reviews they are pretty reasonable when I first use it was smooth and battery life is very good but after few weeks the problem arises the screen started freeze buttons not...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Goodbye Belong (productreview.com.au)

Good riddance apple

 

After owning iPhones from 3-6. There was no point or reason to upgrade. Apple has hit an innovation plateau and they keep just turning out the same crap and calling it innovation. The S8 is an amazing futuristic piece of technology the camera, the...

Jul, 2017

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

Amazing

 

Amazing phone. Super easy to set up and runs smoothly. Great size and weight. Beautiful screen and colour resolution makes all apps and photos look amazing. Fingerprint unlock on the back of the phone is super convenient. Can't recommend it highly...

Jul, 2017

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

Easy to use good size screen

 

Find the s8 a very good phone easy to use nice big screen all the features i expect from samsing have been using samsung phones since s2 just getting better every time. I still use my s7 bbut now find it too small. Keep up the good work thanks c

Jul, 2017

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3000 / 3500
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 / 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):8
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 (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 recording:Y
Video recording modes:1080p,2160p,720p / 2160p / 720p,1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y
Zoom capability: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
Colour of product:Black / Blue / Gold / Grey / 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
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 / 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, 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: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
Internal RAM:4
Internal RAM type:LPDDR4
Internal storage capacity:64
Maximum memory card size:256
RAM capacity:4
RAM Type:LPDDR4
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