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Full Review Of Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ Price & Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+

After the Note 7 blew up (like, literally blew up), it seemed like Samsung had lost its charm. But Samsung proved us wrong and introduced to the world, the next phones in its legendary Galaxy line of smartphones- The Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8+.

The S8 is the smaller of the two phones. It only differs from the S8+ in terms of screen size and battery size.

Full Review Of Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ Price & SpecificationsAll the information in the article is for both the S8 as well as the S8+. Whenever we say S8, we are referring to both the devices unless mentioned specifically.

Launched on March 29 2017, the S8 continues Samsung’s line of premium smartphones.


The S8 features curved edge display on both left and right.

It is covered in Gorilla Glass 5 in front as well as back. Due to the curved displays, there’s barely any amount of noticeable bezel on the left and right sides of the device.

Full Review Of Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ Price & SpecificationsYou’ll also notice that the top and bottom bezels have been shrunk down quite a bit this time around, leading to what’s perhaps the most controversial design decision Samsung made with these smartphones: after all these years, Samsung has moved away from capacitive buttons and instead included software navigation buttons on the S8.



Both phones boast 84% screen to body ratio.

The S8 has 5.8 inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels (~570 ppi pixel density).

It has a 3000 mAh battery with support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0 and Qi Wireless Charging.

The S8+ features the same display only it is 6.2 inches in size.

It has a resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels (~529 ppi pixel density).

It has a 3500 mAh battery with same features.

Internals (Software + Hardware)

The S8 comes with 4 GB of RAM. It sports the new Snapdragon 835(US Only) OR Exeynos 8895 Octa (EMEA markets).

The GPU is handled by the Adreno 540(US) or the Mali G71 MP20(EMEA). It has internal storage of 64 GB which is expandable upto 256 GB via MicroSD Card.

It comes with Android 7.0, which means it will come with the Google Assistant inbuilt.

But Samsung has also integrated “Bixby”, Samsung’s own Assistant, and also Samsung has provided a whole different button to summon Bixby.


The S8 sports the same camera from last year’s S7.

It has a 12 MP sensor with f/1.7 aperture. The front camera is an 8 MP shooter with the same aperture.

The back camera is capable of recording and taking 4K videos.
Full Review Of Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ Price & Specifications

Special Features

  1. Iris Scanner and a Fingerprint Scanner for added security.
  2. Google Assistant and Bixby.
  3. NFC and Samsung Pay.
  4. Wireless Charging and Quick Charge 4.0.
  5. IP68 Water and Dust Resistance
  6. Gorilla Glass 5 for protection.

Here’s a basic spec table-

FeatureSamsung Galaxy S8Samsung Galaxy S8+
Display5.8-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED
2960 x 1440 resolution
570 ppi
6.2-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED
2960 x 1440 resolution
529 ppi
ProcessorU.S.: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835

Global: Samsung Exynos 8895
U.S.: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835,

Global: Samsung Exynos 8895


GPUU.S.: Adreno 540

Global: Mali G71 MP20

U.S.: Adreno 540

Global: Mali G71 MP20

Storage64 GB


64 GB


MicroSDYes, up to 256 GBYes, up to 256 GB
CamerasRear: 12 MP, f/1.7 aperture

Front: 8 MP sensor, f/1.7 aperture
Rear: 12 MP, f/1.7 aperture

Front: 8 MP sensor, f/1.7 aperture
Battery3,000 mAh
Fast charging
3,500 mAh
Fast charging
Wireless chargingYes, Qi and PMAYes, Qi and PMA
Water resistanceIP68 dust and water resistanceIP68 dust and water resistance
SoftwareAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 7.0 Nougat
Dimensions and weight148.9 x 68.1 x 8mm
155 g
159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm
173 g


The phone will release on April 21 2017.

It will be available in 5 colours-

  1. Midnight Black
  2. Orchid Gray
  3. Arctic Silver
  4. Coral Blue
  5. Maple Gold

Full Review Of Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ Price & SpecificationsThere is no pricing available just yet, but Samsung has said that they will be including a 100$ pair of AKG Earphones, do one cannot expect it to be cheap.

Overall the phone looks quite promising. If Samsung offer it at a reasonable price, it could be the phone that brings Samsung back to the top after the Note 7 incident.

 About The Author 



Shubham Garg (Editor is an engineer with a specialization in Mechanical Engineering from AKTU, Uttar Pradesh. Being a mechanical engineer he has always loved to learn the inner working of various machines and consumer electronics. He regularly tests various audio, home appliances, and daily use products, to provide the best advice to readers. He is a wizard that can make your shopping easy, saving you time and stress of figuring out what to buy.

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