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Samsung Galaxy S8 Featured in Best Smart

Samsung Galaxy S8
5.8"
1440 x 2960 pixels
12 MP
8 MP front
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Octa-core, 2350 MHz
RAM: 4 GB
BATTERY: 3000 mAh
MEMORY: 64 GB + MicroSD
Announced: Mar 29, 2017
Market status: Released
Release date: Apr 21, 2017
Features: Fingerprint Lightweight Thin LTE Rugged NFC Dual SIM

US carrier availability

Available: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, MetroPCS, U.S. Cellular, Cricket, Virgin Mobile, Boost Mobile
Upcoming: Tracfone

Pros

  • High screen-to-body ratio (84.26 %)
  • Big display (5.8 inches)
  • Water-resistant phone
  • Extremely high pixel density screen (570 ppi)
  • Lots of RAM (4 GB RAM)
  • Large camera sensor pixel size (1.4 μm)

Cons

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Description

With the Galaxy S8, Samsung is aiming to set a new benchmark, defining what a modern smartphone should look and feel like. Without a doubt, the most striking feature of the device is its curved Infinity Display that visually stretches from edge to edge. The screen is also taller, allowing the phone to be manageable in one hand, all while providing plentiful display space. Like it or not, the physical buttons have been replaced with on-screen ones, while the fingerprint scanner has been re-positioned on the back. The camera is similar to the one on the Galaxy S7, but the improved software allows the phone to deliver better photos by stitching areas of multiple frames together. On the hardware front, the Snapdragon 835 provides plenty of processing power, all while being more energy efficient than its predecessors.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (7.0)
  • Dimensions:
    • 5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 inches (148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 5.36 oz (152 g)
      the average is 5.4 oz (154 g)
  • Materials:
    • Main body: Glass; Accents: Aluminum
  • Features:
    • Iris scanner, Fingerprint (touch)
  • Rugged:
      • Water, Dust resistant
    • IP certified:
      • IP 68
  • Colors:
    • Black, Gold, Gray, Silver, Blue

Displaybenchmark

  • Physical size:
    • 5.8 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 570 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • Super AMOLED
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 84.26 %
  • Features:
    • HDR, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camerabenchmark

  • Camera:
      • Popup12 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F1.7
    • Focal length (35mm equivalent):
      • 26 mm
    • Camera sensor size:
      • 1/2.55"
    • Pixel size:
      • 1.4 μm
    • Hardware Features:
      • Optical image stabilization, Autofocus (Phase detection)
    • Software Features:
      • Manual focus, Object tracking, RAW image capture, Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Voice activation, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
    • Settings:
      • Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control
    • Shooting Modes:
      • PopupBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Frames, Effects
  • Camcorder:
      • 3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (240 fps)
    • Features:
      • High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 8 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Wide Angle, Autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Hardwarebenchmark

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 540
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 4 GB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 64 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 256 GB

Batterybenchmark

  • Capacity:
    • 3000 mAh
  • Type:
    • Not user replaceable, Li - Ion
  • Wireless charging:
    • Built-in (Qi, Powermat)
  • Talk time:
    • 29.00 hours
      the average is 24 h (1453 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 13.4 days (321 hours)
      the average is 19 days (467 h)
  • Internet use:
    • 3G:
      • 11 hours
    • LTE:
      • 12 hours
    • Wi-Fi:
      • 14 hours
  • Music playback:
    • 67.00 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 16.00 hours

MultimediaPopupbenchmark

  • Mirroring:
    • Wireless screen share
  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • Additional microphone(s):
      • for Noise cancellation

Cellular

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28, 29, 30
  • LTE (TDD):
    • Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
  • Data:
    • LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, UMTS
  • Nano SIM:
    • Yes
  • HD Voice:
    • Yes

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall, Barometer
  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M3, T3
  • Other features:
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 5.0, EDR
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 3.1
    • Connector:
      • USB Type-C (reversible)
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Mobile Payment:
    • Samsung Pay
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation
  • Other:
    • NFC, ANT+, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 29 Mar 2017

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as Samsung SM-G950


Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Samsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950F

(International version)

differences:

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Octa-core, 2300 MHz, Exynos M2 "Mongoose" and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 10 nm
  • Graphics processor:
      • Mali-G71 MP20

Samsung Galaxy S8

(for T-Mobile)

differences:

  • Talk time:
    • 26.00 hours
      the average is 24 h (1453 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 14.7 days (353 hours)
      the average is 19 days (467 h)
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 2, 4, 5, 12
  • VoLTE:
    • Yes

Samsung Galaxy S8

(for Verizon)

differences:

  • Talk time:
    • 33.00 hours
      the average is 24 h (1453 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 13.6 days (326 hours)
      the average is 19 days (467 h)
  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28
  • LTE (TDD):
    • Bands 38, 39, 40, 41

Samsung Galaxy S8

(for U.S. Cellular)

differences:

  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 2, 4, 5, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 25
  • LTE (TDD):
    • Bands 38, 39, 40
  • Data:
    • LTE-A, HSPA, UMTS

Despite our efforts to provide full and correct Samsung Galaxy S8 specifications, there is always a possibility of making a mistake. If you see any wrong or incomplete data, please LET US KNOW.


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