Two months down the line, the Samsung Galaxy S8 seems to have passed the test of time, or rather fire. Nothing but good news (except the delay of Bixby, of course) seems to be in store for the new Galaxy S8.
Packed with a powerful processor and an infinity display screen, the Galaxy S8 is one of the most sought after phones in recent times. So if you are one who is itching to buy this amazing phone, we help you in making the right decision, by weighing the Samsung Galaxy S8 pros and cons.
Enough has been said about the incredible display of the Samsung Galaxy S8. The Galaxy S8 is one of the first phones to have perfected the edge-to-edge display. The 5.8-inches display blends smoothly over the edges, even the corners, giving this tall phone a smooth finish.
Plus the infinity display goes beyond providing an immersive experience. The AMOLED display is every bit bright, rich and sharp. What’s more, Samsung even gives you the option of changing screen resolution right from Settings app itself.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 debuted with the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor in the United States, while in Asia and Europe, it debuted with the Exynos 8895 SoC.
And coupled with 4GB of RAM, it makes up for great hardware specs.
Both of these chipsets sport the 10-nanometer fabrication process which results in high performance and better power efficiency. This also translates to the fact that the S8 will be able to render graphics seamlessly.
So, be it a high graphics game or a high-resolution video, it can render every bit with ease.
3. Feature Rich
The Samsung Galaxy S8 is teeming with features. Be it the incredible Always on Display or docking the screen the way you want or enhancing the gaming mode, it has pretty much everything that you’d want in a phone.
What’s more, it has a lot of customization options for audio, videos and even lets you manage apps with ease. Plus the device maintenance plays a huge role in maintaining a healthy life of the phone. And yeah, with the Galaxy S8 you can make payments safely and securely with Samsung Pay.
With the Galaxy S8, you’ll get a stellar camera performance. Even though the camera specs didn’t see much of an upgrade from the ones on the Galaxy S7, but the behind-the-scenes software tweaks and optimization renders high-quality images which are sharp and vivid.
Plus with the additional camera modes and filters, let your creativity run free. What’s more, the front camera is specifically designed to keep the selfie buffs happy. And say hello to goofiness as you play with a dozen of insane Snapchat-style filters.
5. Bluetooth 5.0 and IP68
The Samsung Galaxy S8 is the first smartphone to sport the latest version of Bluetooth technology — Bluetooth 5.0. Which means that you can hook up the Galaxy S8 to two speakers at the same time. Bluetooth 5.0 also addresses issues in connectivity which translates to faster pairing and connections.
Along with a newer version of Bluetooth, the Galaxy S8 carries an IP68 rating, meaning that it’s dust and water resistance. So come rain or shine, you can carry this gorgeous smartphone with ease.
Though the Samsung Galaxy S8 sports an incredible screen and even has the option to change the resolution, these two features ultimately eat into the battery life.
So, at the end of 7-8 hours of casual use, you might have to go hunting for a charger. Plus the adaptive fast charge doesn’t provide charging on the go. It takes about 1 and a half hours to fully charge your device.
2. Awkward Position of the Fingerprint Sensor
If you are familiar with the tech scene, then you must surely know the sacrifices that Samsung made in putting up the amazing display — and that was the fingerprint sensor.
The fingerprint sensor is located at the rear of the Galaxy S8. And given the tall frame of the S8, it’s a challenge to reach the sensor. More than half of the time, you might actually end up pressing the camera bump.
Samsung didn’t spare the mighty Galaxy S8 when it came to bloatware. It has a certain number of baked-in apps which you can’t get rid off, even if you don’t use them. For instance, the Galaxy App or My Galaxy.
And on top of that, we have Bixby — the voice-powered assistant from Samsung. Unfortunately, since it was launched Bixby has been without its voice.
Though it was expected that it would eventually launch in a month or two, new reports suggest that it’ll be quite sometime before Bixby makes it voice debut.
5. The S8 is Fragile
And lastly, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is fragile. Howsoever beautiful it is, with smooth edges gently tapering to the sides, the Galaxy S8 is extremely delicate.
So, your best bet is a protective armor, but then it spoils the show, does it not?
Will You Go For It?
Overall, the Samsung Galaxy S8 bundles in incredible features that make it the perfect futuristic smartphones with its share of wireless charging options, bezel-less display, and DeX support. Plus, coupled with the all new Bluetooth 5.0 and the infinity display it’s every bit the phone one wished for.
So, will you upgrade your Android smartphone to the Samsung Galaxy S8? You know where the comments section is.