Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ – Complete specs

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For the past generations, Samsung managed to accommodate to everything we wanted from a phone with its Galaxy line. These smartphones always had last generation specks and characteristics incorporated into a sleek and tight design. This is the case with the newest Galaxy S8 and S8+. Even though you will find many of these features on the Galaxy S7, S8 comes with some new cool capabilities.

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8+

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are almost identical siblings, sidelong the evident distinctions determined by their sizes. But other than dimensions and battery capacity, everything remains the same. Even if we speak about hardware or software traits.

The revolutionary part starts from the inside out. Samsung rethought every side of the phone in order to break trough the limit of the screen. In order for you to see only mere substance and no frame. In conclusion, its last model has the biggest and most exciting screen on a Galaxy phone of this dimension. Plus it’s easy to hold it in your hand.

Design

Samsung Galaxy S8 multitasking: messaging and watching a movie at the same time

The display itself it’s absolutely amazing. Galaxy S8 and S8+ has an AMOLED billboard with a quad HD + 2660 x 1440 resolution that looks and feels really thin. Samsung said that this Galaxy is the first phone with Mobile HDR Premium Signature.

HDR gives you more abundant colors, jetty blacks and a higher contrast. Overall, it makes everything more realistic.

A side effect of the bigger screen is the fact that there’s no longer space for concrete keys on the front of the phone. Having no frames means a completely reinvented home button, which is on the screen and appears when you need it.

You will instantly observe the comfortable catch which lets you easily hold it wile you play games, watch movies or just scroll on Facebook. Plus, with the edge screen, the shortcuts that you need are just on a swipe away on both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+.

The bigger screen comes with a special feature. This will take multitasking to another level. You will be able to text while you are watching a movie. Moreover, you can resize the screen so the most important things will always be in your attention.

Camera

You’ve found yourself in the situation of wanting to take a picture of a night view or at an unforgettable party and your phone did not reflect the real image. This won’t happen with the S8. The front and back cameras are so right tuned that your photos come out nice and clear, even on the night time.

The Smart Auto Focus from the front camera accurately tracks faces, so even if you are using your arm or a selfie stick, everybody will be focused nice and clear. Having F1.7 lens and 1.4m pixels, the rear camera carries in more light when there is not sufficient around. In conclusion, what you see will appear on the screen too.

When you want to catch a cool scheme of your friend, Galaxy S8 and S8+ will not let you down. Using their Dual Pixel Sensor, the cameras can focus almost as fast as your eyes can do.

If you want to take full advance of the camera, turn it into Pro Mode. This mode gives you the possibility to adjust either of the six settings: White Balance, Color Tone, Exposure, ISO, Shutter Speed and Manual Focus.

Night view

Security

It seems that Samsung cares about your privacy. So they designed a mechanism that prevents unwanted looking. Having an iris scanning technology, this phone suitably protects your data and enables you to effortlessly unlock it. The shape of your iris are unique so they impossible to reproduce. This means that it’s one of the most secure ways to lock your phone.

In addition, Galaxy S8 and S8+ has more security features like:

  • Face recognition: with which you only need to raise your phone like you want to take a picture and your phone is locked;
  • Finger print scanner: when you pick your phone, your finger reasonably goes to the finger print sensor on the back. This pattern can be easily awkward for you, it looks like Samsung could not finalize an option for the finger print sensor inside the display, but we are sure that you can get used to it;
  • Secure folder: if you have files that you want to keep only for you, the secure folder is the perfect choice. Once that you put the files there, they can only be accessed by you. You can even make the folder visible only for you;
  • Defense grade-security: pattern, password or pin.
Security

Performance

Having the most advanced 10nm processor, Galaxy S8 and S8+ can charge, download and switch from app to app at an incredible speed. In conclusion, if apps launch faster, it means that battery life lasts longer. Power consumption is down with 20%.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ layered components
Wireless Charger

With Vulkan ability, your games are taken to another level plus with the boundless screen, you will enjoy your game at its full. A high quality 32 bit CM and DSD64/128 playback support will thrill music enthusiasts. The new bundled earphones fit comfortable in your ears and give you pure sound.

You will be able to use your Galaxy S more with the more efficient processor. Adding the wireless charger and fast charging capabilities, Galaxy S8 and S8+ won’t be out of juice for long. In addition, this feature is as simple as you put your phone down, or if you comfortable want to watch a movie, just drop the charger up. With this simple & fast feature, you will have your phone back in your hands in no time.

Intelligence

Remember Siri? Now Samsung has Bixby, with which you can use your voice to text, call somebody or buy something. When you do not know how to explain something, Bixby can use the camera to scan contents and give you a range of useful services. Being autodidact, Bixby will learn about your routine and will find new ways to make your life easier.

Bixby

Bixby will give you a revolutionary way of searching. Imagine that you only have to open your phone camera or use an image from internet and Bixby will give any information that you need, like a restaurant or a museum. No more typing in a box. In addition, this cool feature will customize your screen as you need, so the things you use the most, will be at a swipe away.

Get Bixby to remind you to pay an invoice or to call someone back when you arrive at work. You can have reminders on the screen or voice reminders.

Dex Samsung Galaxy

DeX is fundamentally inspired from Microsoft’s Continuum that lets you transform the device into a desktop Android PC  using a box sold separately. This feature lets you turn the S8 and S8+ into a HDMI equipped monitor.

The way apps leap between phone and tablet versions on the big screen, depending on how you resize them is very catchy.

Accessories

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Clear View Standing Cover. This translucent matte cover works as an adjustable stand. It offers you the optimal viewing angle for your music. In addition, this cover protects the screen letting you to control calls, music and more without opening it.

LED view Cover. Having 54 icons to choose from, you will be able to customize your cover as you want. Discard the alarm, answer or reject calls with a simple swipe.

Clear Cover. If you want to keep the original design of your phone but you want to protect it too, this cover is perfect for you. This provides a sleek finish without volume in six different colors: silver, black, violet, gold, blue and pink.

Alcantara Cover. The Alcantara material gives you a stylish suede look. Plus, it is durable and stain resistant.

Silicone Cover. If you want a classy cover, this silicone piece is perfect. It gives you an interior microfiber, defends your phone and comes in six different colors: silver, black, violet, gold, blue and pink.

2Piece Cover. The complementary hues that fit perfectly on your Galaxy S8 and S8+ will add an unique geometric vibe that improves the protection of your phone with the suction pads that easily attach and detach.

Keyboard Cover. For the times you need or just want a tactile keyboard, snap it into the front part of the phone and start typing. This keyboard doesn’t need charging.

Wireless Charger Convertible. This feature works as simple as putting your phone down on it.

Battery Pack. This spare battery pack charges itself as quickly as you charge your phone.

Features

Galaxy S8

  • Size: 148.9 x 68.1 x 8mm
  • Weight: 152g
  • 5.8-inch Infinity Super AMOLED curved display with 2960 x 1440 resolution
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor or Exynos 8895 8895 processor
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 64GB of UFS 2.1 storage
  • microSD support up to 256GB
  • 12-megapixel F/1.7 camera with autofocus and optical image stabilization, Quick Launch and Bixby support
  • 8-megapixel F/1.7 front camera with autofocus, Quick Launch
  • Bixby support
  • Iris scanner
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Heart rate sensor
  • IP68 water and dust proof certification
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with dual band support
  • GPS, Glonass
  • USB Type-C
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • 3,000 mAh battery with fast-charging, wireless charging, and battery saving modes
  • Android 7.0 Nougat with Samsung UX on top

Galaxy S8+

  • Size: 159.5 x 73.1 x 8.1mm
  • Weight: 173g
  • 6.2-inch Infinity Super AMOLED curved display with 2960 x 1440 resolution
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor or Exynos 8895 8895 processor
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 64GB ofUFS 2.1 storage
  • microSD support up to 256GB
  • 12-megapixel F/1.7 camera with autofocus and optical image stabilization, Quick Launch and Bixby support
  • 8-megapixel F/1.7  front camera with autofocus, Quick Launch
  • Bixby support
  • Iris scanner
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Heart rate sensor
  • IP68 water and dust proof certification
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with dual band support
  • GPS, Glonass
  • USB Type-C
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • 3,500 mAh battery with fast-charging, wireless charging, and battery saving modes
  • Android 7.0 Nougat with Samsung UX on top

Conclusion

Samsung might have the phone of the year – and it’s only April. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ is an amazing piece of tech that redefines the concept of how a phone should look like. It also has a lot of cool features, an improved hardware, a stunning design, expandable storage and some great camera features. In addition, the size it’s a plus too, not being bigger but with a bigger screen. You will adore the vast canvas.

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