Smartphones are now getting to be a necessity in this modern society. Manufacturers are quick to recognize the booming Smartphones industry. Thus, they are able to answer the growing demands for this functional toy. Additionally, the introduction of various functional features for Smartphones by huge Mobile phone companies makes Smartphones more a need to perform specialized tasks. Now do you really want to know the pros and cons of Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus? Let get going.
If you are considering of buying a Functional Smartphone and Samsung as a brand. I will like to introduce to you the latest Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus which are among the most powerful smartphones that you can buy. Both Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus was launched this year 2017 and both smartphones are designed in the same way as Galaxy Edge. It was named the best smartphone at MWC Shanghai 2017
Samsung decided to launch Galaxy S8 with curved display, apart from enhancing the overall looks of the phone curved display also helping in offering a large usable display without making size of device huge
Galaxy S8 & S8+ Launched with key features like
Display -5.8 inches,
OS -Android v7.0 Nougat, Snapdragon 835 CPU,
Camera: Primary -12 MP, Secondary - 8 MP,
RAM -4 GB,
ROM- 64/128/256 GB | 256 GB SD Card Support
Galaxy S8 - 148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm (5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31-inch), 155g (5.36 oz)
Battery -3000 mAh
In this new model there is no Side bezels in phone and make top and bottom bezels very narrow in order to make maximum usable display. The navigation bar and physical home button was removed while the navigation bar is on the display and it is also customizable. The left edge has Volume rockers and power key, it has a fingerprint scanner which is located at the right side of rear camera while 3.5mm audio jack, USB Type-C port & Speaker Grille are located at the bottom.
With all this features, yet the Galaxy S8 is not perfect. There are pros & Cons which need to be considered.
Sexy Design & Fun
Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are among the most beautiful phones. The phones look amazing and they are sleek all around. The company did a fantastic job in its design. The phones have a big beautiful display, and the size of the display didn’t ruin the design as the phones are not too big and bulky. On the contrary, all is packed nicely and with style.
The phone feels comfortable to hold. You can choose between two sizes and a few color options. If you want to own a stylish and simply beautiful phone that has all the features you need, one of these may be a perfect choice for you.
No physical Home Button.
The navigation bar and physical home button was removed while the navigation bar is on the display which can be customized to taste.
Fantastic Edge/Infinity screen.
If you want the phone that comes with a great display, Samsung Galaxy S8 is the phone to buy. It comes with so-called “Infinity display” that as the company says, sets a new standard for immersive experiences. The 5.8-inch AMOLED display is bright, sharp and simply amazing. It also offers fantastic contrast.
Although, the resolution is not set to its best QHD+, 2960 x 1440 pixels. You will have to do it on its own. In order to change screen resolution that is set by default, just go to Settings > Display > Screen resolution. Once you make the changes, you will notice the difference – you will get a fantastic experience. It is considered to be the best display you can find on a smartphone today.
Hardware and Specification
As always, Samsung flagships came with excellent hardware and specification in general. The phones have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, and Samsung Exynos 8895. The 4 GB RAM, and 64 GB internal storage. When it comes to internal storage, if you find 64 GB not enough, you can expand it up to 256 GB. It comes with the latest Bluetooth 5.0 and WiGiG. There is also GIGABIT LTE that allows much faster browsing and enables some new services. The phones run Android 7.0 Nougat that comes with many awesome new features. They also have wireless charging option. All this makes Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus some of the best smartphones you can buy at the moment.
One of the most important things is the camera, and Samsung has every reason to boast with the one on S8 and S8 Plus. Don’t let the number of megapixels fool you. You may think it is not enough, but when it comes to the camera, it is not about the numbers, it is about the quality.
The flagships have 12 MP camera with f 1.7 aperture and 8 MP front camera also with f 1.7 aperture. There is 8x digital zoom, multi-frame image processing, pro mode and more. You will create many awesome photos and videos – you can count on the exceptional experience.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus come with so many awesome features. You can enable and disable them according to your needs and desires, such as Always on display, One-handed mode, Blue light filter, and more. All these features make the experience enjoyable and fun.
When it comes to security, S8 is a great choice. You can unlock your device in many ways, including the fingerprint and Iris scanner. If you want to make sure all your files, photos, and other things you don’t want to share with others are protected, you can set up a Secure folder. All these things make S8 and S8 Plus worth having.
Among many other cool things these phones have, we have to mention the fact they are water resistant. They are also dust resistant. The phones come with the IP68 rating. The IP stands for the International Protection Marking, and the digits show the resistance to dust and water. The first digit is for dust and the second one is for water. In terms of water resistance, Samsung S8 the best. It can be in the up to 1.5m deep water for 30 minutes.
let’s move to the things that could have been done better.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 comes with 3000 mAh battery, and S8 Plus comes with 3500 mAh battery. The question is, can this be enough for such a powerful phone? The way you use your phone has a huge impact on the battery life. If you play games, surf the web all day long, you can’t except that the battery will last as long. In other words, if you are a power user, you will have to charge the phone more often.
There are many things you can do in order to improve the battery life on Samsung Galaxy S8. Still, Samsung could do this better. But, don’t worry too much, as S8 comes with fast charging. And yes, it does charge really fast.
Fingerprint Reader Position
When speaking of Samsung Galaxy S8 cons, we have to mention fingerprint reader position. It is pretty weird. Samsung decided to place fingerprint reader right next to the phone’s rear camera. You will find that fingerprint reader is hard to reach.
Manufacturers usually place the fingerprint below the camera module, not next to it. However, Samsung decided to do things differently, and many users are not happy about this decision. It is mainly because they place their finger on the camera, thinking it is the fingerprint reader.
Clutter on the phone is something no one enjoys in. Both, Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus come with a ton of bloatware. While some of the pre-installed apps can be useful, many others are just a waste of space. It seems like junk software is everywhere. There are Samsung apps that most of the people simply don’t use. In addition to this, you can expect to see many pre-installed apps by the carrier.
You can either remove or disable the bloatware on Galaxy S8. It depends on the app in question. But, we can all agree such apps are nothing but the waste of space. Plus, they can run in the background and have the impact on the battery life.
Awesome job Samsung! You gave us a phone we wanted and need. This phone would be made only better if I could get some Gear products to go with it. So, have listed the pros and cons of Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. These phones are perfect. We are sure you will enjoy using it!
Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8 Plus are available for sale on E-commerce sites such as Konga, Jumia and other retails store in Nigeria and other countries. In Nigeria, the current price is between #226,000 & #315,000