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Samsung Galaxy S8 Review Roundup

Android die-hards still say Google’s Pixel runs better. iPhone 7 Plus fans will say its cameras are better. But when it comes to looks and screen Galaxy S8 beats them all.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Smartphone

Consenus

The best “smaller” Android phone you can buy right now. It also happens to be the most gorgeous smartphone with a stunning curved almost bevel-less display. Although every feature is not a home-run. Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading. // Define the slot itself, register it and fetch an ad. googletag.cmd.push(function() { var slot = googletag.defineSlot('/1003891/_between_article', [['fluid'],[640,480]], 'div-gpt-ad-in-article') .setTargeting('test', 'infinitescroll') .addService(googletag.pubads()); googletag.pubads().enableLazyLoad(); var div = document.createElement('div'); div.id = slot.getSlotElementId(); // auto-generated by GPT document.body.appendChild(div); // Call display() to register the slot as ready and fetch an ad. googletag.display(slot); });

4.41 out of 5

Average Overall Rating

★★★★★★★★★★

4.41 out of 5 stars (5 reviews)

Critics Reviews (Around the Web)

Handily smokes the Android competition as the top phone you can buy. It's prettier and slicker than the Pixel, and though Bixby feels a little unfinished for the moment, you can still use Google Assistant. Read full review →
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There are lots of features -- the curved display, the iris scanner, the heart rate monitor, Bixby, and Dex -- that make great demos but don't meaningfully change what it's like to use the phone day to day. Read full review →
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★★★★★★★★★★

4.5 out of 5 stars
It’s got the same gorgeous design, the same best-ever display, the same awesome camera, same processor, memory, storage, features...it’s just smaller. Read full review →
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★★★★★★★★★★

4 out of 5 stars
Mesmerizingly close to perfection with its fantastic display, useful interface, and eye-catching design. Read full review →
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"Bezel-lite" display gives users a lot of app real estate without the bulk, and ends up meaning more to our enjoyment of a phone than we probably realize. Read full review →
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★★★★★★★★★★

4.65 out of 5 stars
The best smartphone money can buy right now. Read full review →
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You'll get a beautiful design, a wonderful feel in the hand, a fine camera, good battery life and a great display. Just don't count on any revolutionary new features. Read full review →
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★★★★★★★★★★

4.5 out of 5 stars
They are the best Android phones you can buy right now, with stunning displays, beautiful design, and great performance. Read full review →
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★★★★★★★★★★

4.4 out of 5 stars
The Samsung Galaxy S8's fast speeds and fantastic curved screen make it a top phone for 2017, but the annoying fingerprint reader could sour your experience. Read full review →
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Samsung Galaxy S8 Smartphone Specifications
Samsung Galaxy S8 Smartphone Specifications

Pros

  • Modern design, slim bezel, on-screen only buttons
  • Has headphone jack
  • Samsung Pay combination of NFC and MST
  • Stunning display
  • New 18.5:9 aspect ratio
  • Bluetooth 5
  • Fast wireless charging
  • Micro SD support
  • Excellent battery life
  • USB Type-C Port
  • Gorgeous display
  • Excellent build quality, design
  • TouchWiz is a lot prettier
  • Water-resistant
  • Fast performance
  • Amazing screen

Cons

  • Black bars on every video app
  • No support for an always-on "OK Google" hotword for the Google Assistant
  • Glass back is fingerprint magnet
  • Bad fingerprint sensor location
  • Bloatware and duplicative Samsung apps
  • Bixby is hardly useful
  • Poor speaker placement
  • Lacks stereo speakers
  • Camera remains same as Galaxy S7, though still very good
  • Singles lens camera
  • Facial tech still a work in progress
Samsung Galaxy S8 Smartphone Thin
Samsung Galaxy S8 Smartphone Thin

Our Final Conclusion

Android die-hards still say Google's Pixel runs better. iPhone 7 Plus fans will say its cameras are better. But when it comes to looks and screen Galaxy S8 beats them all.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Smartphone USB-C Port
Samsung Galaxy S8 Smartphone USB-C Port

Product Overview

March 29, 2017 - Samsung today announced their very best smartphones in two sizes, the 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 and 6.2-inch Galaxy S8+. Except for the screen size and $100 price differences, both are essentially the same phone. The $750/$850 phones provide a near bezel-less curved display, water resistance, wireless charging and a new voice-assistant called Bixby. The design is stunning, and the most striking change over the previous model is that the home button on the front is now...

MSRP:
$750
Type:
Smartphones
Released:
Apr 21, 2017
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