Update pushed out to U.S. Samsung Galaxy S8 improves performance of the phone's features

One of our loyal Phone Arena readers has just received an update for his Samsung Galaxy S8. As you can see from the screenshot that accompanies this story, the size of the update weighs in at 392.14MB. When the notification arrives on your Galaxy S8 announcing the arrival of the new files, make sure that you are on a Wi-Fi network before starting the updating process. Before installing the update, you should also make sure that the battery on the device is fully charged.

According to the changelist, the update will include:

  • Improved performance for face recognition.
  • The camera's UI has been adjusted.
  • The security of the device has been improved.
  • Device stability improvement and bug fixes.
  • New and enhanced features.
  • Further improvements to performance.

Because the phone cannot be employed while the update is being installed, Galaxy S8 users have the option of installing the update later or overnight. If the phone's owner is expecting an important call and disabling the calling feature for 15-30 minutes is not feasible, one of those two choices can be selected.


Since the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are pretty much joined at the hip, you can expect the same update to be made available for the larger model.


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Galaxy S8
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(30h talk time)
Galaxy S8+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(24h 3G talk time)

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34 Comments

1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

A first of many updates I'm afraid given Samsung track record.

2. tedkord

Posts: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Even though they're the best phones around, Samsung keeps improving them. That's a good thing.

6. rubyonrails3

Posts: 375; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

Yes best around which is far from smoothest phone out there. Which have most power SoC still can scroll as smoothly as Pixel. No doubt it's beautiful

12. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Huh? If I open an webpage on ANY Galaxy S or Note, I can flick the screen just one time, and it will scroll fast and cover 80%+ of the screen in one flick. While on the iPhone as an example, one flick will get you maybe 1/3 of the screen. Am curious what you are talkign too. What phone has the most powerful SoC? Because considering how much the SD835 is pushing in the Galaxy S8+, its way faster than my iPhone 7+. i dont care what benchmarks say...I care about what I see side by side.

19. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

I have the s8 and this thing is fast. No lag. It super fast and very very smooth if samsung made it even faster I won't complain. I must repeat this phone isn't like previous Samsungs that can lag from time to time. It opens, closes, and unlock effortlessly

21. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Best phones around "in your opinion." Samsung keeps improving them. Just like they improved the Note 7.

31. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

It made it smoother. Though I still have the red effect natively, I was easily able to correct it under the screen settings by manually adjusting the RGB scale. Running it on mid settings for low power mode. It's thinking it will get 12 hours of screen time. Bet I get more since I got one of the dark themes rolling and am using a black Google keyboard.

3. Sakeem

Posts: 862; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Iphones get many incremental, security enhancmemet, and patch updates as well, don't they? How is this a bad thing?

7. tedkord

Posts: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It's bad because it's Samsung, and Samsung keeps making better device than Apple, which infuriates him. So, he psychologically needs to run down Samsung any chance he gets.

17. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

TBH, he isn't even the worse part. The worse part is, PA encourages the behavior with many of their own articles. Trolls in the comment section is normal in all these sites, but then the witers are trolls and encourage the behavior, then its really bad!

22. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Or maybe it's because Samsung is overrated and not as good as you think they are?

25. tedkord

Posts: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Well, not according to the reviews and awards. So, I guess it's just you.

28. iushnt

Posts: 3122; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

He is too mad, lol!!

27. iushnt

Posts: 3122; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

I totally agree!! He's too butthurt.

16. bfuller2006

Posts: 85; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

whe ios 10.0.1 and a few days later 10.0.2 came out and i think a week later didnt 10.0.3

11. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Really? You mean liek how Apple for example had to update and fix iOS9 13 times? First of many? Hardly. As much as you all brag about updates, you're trying to dis this one? You're a trolling dick dude. When you gonna stop thumbing up your own comments?

14. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

And like no other company has had to push out update before. Really, get over your self.

23. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Be quiet Sissy.

15. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1085; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

It's no different then a Day One patch for many electronics like video game hardware and software

24. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I see the salty tears are overflowing. I'll stick to stock Android without the bloat.

26. iushnt

Posts: 3122; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

What track record?

30. cozze02

Posts: 130; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

I thought the issue with Samsung was the lack of updates, obviously your brand new to the game here.

4. XDAdam

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 03, 2016

I thought with all Nougat devices that updates were supposed to install seamlessly in the background and apply upon the next reboot?

8. talon95

Posts: 1000; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

True. Will be interesting to see if it works.

5. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1834; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Disables the re-mapping of the Bixby button, that was the main reason for this update...

9. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Got mine last night with T-Mobile.

10. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Here's a comparison of S8 and S7. Not the best reviewer but get some decent ideas of the pros of the new device. https://youtu.be/wKZfsFqz2LA

13. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

SuperSAF is my favorite! Did you see his camera comparison? iPhone 7+ vs S8+?

18. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

I will check it out later.

20. jarome

Posts: 23; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

I got this for my S8+ yesterday. It also has the April security update, which is great.

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