Samsung Galaxy S8

Featured in Best Samsung
Announced:
Mar 29, 2017
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Apr 21, 2017

PhoneArena Rating:

9.0
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Samsung Galaxy S8

Featured in Best Samsung
Announced: Mar 29, 2017
Market status: Released
Release date: Apr 21, 2017

PhoneArena Rating:

9.0
Read Full Review
  • 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
  • Fingerprint
  • Lightweight
  • Thin
  • LTE
  • Waterproof
  • NFC
  • Dual SIM*

Display

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Display size:

5.8 inches

Resolution:

1440 x 2960 pixels

Pixel density:

570 ppi

Technology:

Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio:

84.26 %

Features:

HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

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Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

12 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Flash:

LED

Video recording:

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:

8 megapixels

Features:

Wide Angle, Autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions:

5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 inches (148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm)

Weight:

5.47 oz (155 g)
the average is 6 oz (170 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance:

Water, Dust

IP certified:

IP 68

Biometrics:

Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Colors:

Black, Gold, Silver, Purple, Pink, Blue

Hardware & Performance

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System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998

Processor:

Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU:

Adreno 540

RAM:

4 GB

Internal storage:

64 GB

Storage expansion:

up to 256 GB

OS:

Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), Samsung Experience UI

Battery

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Capacity:

3000 mAh

Charging:

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Talk time:

30.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1274 min)

Stand-by time:

13.4 days (321 hours)
the average is 20 days (483 h)

Internet use:

3G:

12 hours

LTE:

14 hours

Wi-Fi:

14 hours

Music playback:

88.00 hours

Video playback:

17.00 hours

Cellular

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

UMTS:

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41

Data:

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

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

5.0, EDR

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band

USB:

USB 3.1

Connector:

USB Type-C (reversible)

Features:

Mass storage device, Video out

Mobile Payment:

Samsung Pay

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Other:

NFC, ANT+, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Notifications:

Haptic feedback

Hearing aid compatibility:

M3, T3

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Multimedia

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Screen mirroring:

DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector:

3.5mm

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Apr 06, 2017

FCC ID value:

A3LSMG950U link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

0.49 W/kg

Body:

0.48 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.53 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.46 W/kg

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

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ALTERNATIVE VARIANTS

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

Samsung Galaxy S8

SM-G950F 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

OS:

Android (9.0 Pie)

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Sep 05, 2017

FCC ID value:

A3LSMG950F link

FCC 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:

Talk time:

26.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1274 min)

Stand-by time:

14.7 days (353 hours)
the average is 20 days (483 h)

UMTS:

850, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

LTE (FDD):

Bands 2, 4, 5, 12

VoLTE:

Yes

Samsung Galaxy S8

for Verizon Wireless

Differences from the main variant:

Talk time:

33.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1274 min)

Stand-by time:

13.6 days (326 hours)
the average is 20 days (483 h)

CDMA:

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 from the main variant:

LTE (FDD):

Bands 2, 4, 5, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 25

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38, 39, 40

Data:

LTE-A, HSPA, UMTS

Samsung Galaxy S8

SM-G950FD 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

OS:

Android (9.0 Pie)

Dual SIM:

Shared with microSD

US CARRIER AVAILABILITY

Available
Discontinued

Pros

  • High screen-to-body ratio (84.26 %)
  • Supports wireless charging
  • Extremely high pixel density screen (570 ppi)
  • Large camera sensor pixel size (1.4 μm)

Cons

No Cons

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.

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