Samsung Galaxy S8

Description

With the Samsung 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.

This device is also known as Samsung SM-G950U, Samsung SM-G950F, Samsung SM-G950FD

Pros

  • Supports wireless charging

News

Popular Comparisons

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Display

Benchmarks
Size: 5.8 inches
Resolution: 2960 x 1440 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio, 570 PPI
Technology: Super AMOLED
Screen-to-body: 84.26 %
Features: HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

Benchmarks
System chip: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Processor: Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
GPU: Adreno 540
RAM: 4GB LPDDR4
Internal storage: 64GB
Storage expansion: microSDXC up to 256 GB
OS: Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), Samsung One UI Screenshots

Battery

Benchmarks
Capacity: 3000 mAh
Type: Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Charging: Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Camera

Benchmarks
Rear: Single camera Camera samples
Main camera: 12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
Specifications: Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Video recording: 3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
Features: HDR, Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
Front: 8 MP (Wide Angle, Autofocus, HDR)
Dimensions: 5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 inches (148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm)
Weight: 155.0 g
Materials: Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum
Resistance: Water, Dust; IP 68
Biometrics: Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)
Colors: Midnight black, Orchid gray, Arctic silver, Coral blue, Maple gold, Rose pink, Burgundy red

Cellular

LTE (FDD): Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3)
LTE (TDD): Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
UMTS: 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
Data Speed: LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
SIM type: Nano SIM
HD Voice: Yes

Multimedia

Benchmarks
Headphones: 3.5mm jack
Speakers: Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Features: 32-Bit DAC, aptX-HD
Screen mirroring: DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL
Additional microphone(s): for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth: 5.0, EDR
Wi-Fi: 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
USB: Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Features: Charging, Video out, Mass storage device
Location: GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer
Other: NFC, ANT+, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:
Date approved: Apr 06, 2017
FCC ID value: A3LSMG950U link
Measured SAR:
Head: 0.49 W/kg
Body: 0.48 W/kg
Simultaneous Transmission: 1.53 W/kg
Wireless Router: 0.46 W/kg
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Alternative variants

Samsung Galaxy S8

International version

Differences from the main variant:
System chip: Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895
Processor: Octa-core, 2300 MHz, Exynos M2 "Mongoose" and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 10 nm
GPU: Mali-G71 MP20
LTE (FDD): Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3)
LTE (TDD): Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
FCC approval:
Date approved: Sep 05, 2017
FCC ID value: A3LSMG950F link
Measured SAR:
Head: 0.38 W/kg
Body: 0.75 W/kg
Simultaneous Transmission: 1.55 W/kg
Wireless Router: 1.09 W/kg

Samsung Galaxy S8

for T-Mobile

Differences from the main variant:
LTE (FDD): Bands 2(1900), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 12(700 a)
UMTS: 850, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
VoLTE: Yes

Samsung Galaxy S8

for Verizon Wireless

Differences from the main variant:
LTE (FDD): Bands 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 13(700 c), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 26(850+), 28(700 APT)
LTE (TDD): Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
UMTS: 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

Samsung Galaxy S8

for U.S. Cellular

Differences from the main variant:
LTE (FDD): Bands 2(1900), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 25(1900+)
LTE (TDD): Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300)
Data Speed: LTE-A, HSPA, UMTS

Samsung Galaxy S8

with Dual SIM

Differences from the main variant:
System chip: Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895
Processor: Octa-core, 2500 MHz, Exynos M2 "Mongoose"and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 10 nm
GPU: Mali-G71 MP20
Dual SIM: Shared with microSD

Carrier Availability

Available

Verizon Since Apr 21, 2017
Sprint Since Mar 29, 2017
Boost Mobile Since Apr 21, 2017
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