Samsung Galaxy S8

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Announced:
Mar 29, 2017
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Apr 21, 2017

PhoneArena Rating:

9.0
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Display

Display size:

5.8 inches

Resolution:

1440 x 2960 pixels

Aspect Ratio:

18.5:9

Pixel density:

570 ppi

Technology:

Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio:

84.26 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

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

Camera

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

Software Features:

Manual focus, Object tracking, RAW image capture, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Smile detection, Voice activation, Burst mode, Effects, Frames, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (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)

Video capture:

2560x1440 (QHD)

Design

Form factor:

Candybar

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 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials:

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

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics:

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

Keys:

Left: Volume control, Other; Right: Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Black, Gold, Silver, Purple, Pink, Blue

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5 mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL

Music player:

Filter by:

Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists

Supported formats:

MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI

Video playback:

Supported formats:

MPEG4, H.263, H.264

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998

Processor:

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

GPU:

Adreno 540

RAM:

4 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

64 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 256 GB

Device type:

Smart phone

OS:

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), Samsung One UI

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0, EDR

Profiles/ Protocols:

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), HID over GATT Profile (HOGP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP)

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct

USB:

USB Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1

Features:

Mass storage device, Video out

Charging connector:

USB Type-C (reversible)

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Mobile Payment:

Samsung Pay

Other:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T3

Cellular

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

UMTS:

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data:

LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

2G Data:

EDGE, GPRS

SIM type:

Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes

Global Roaming:

Yes

Battery

Capacity:

3000 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging:

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Talk time:

30.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)

Stand-by time:

13.4 days (321 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)

Internet use:

3G: 12 hours; LTE: 14 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours

Music playback:

88.00 hours

Video playback:

17.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications:

Haptic feedback

Phonebook:

Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID

Organizer:

Calendar, Alarm, To-Do, Flashlight, Calculator, Unit converter, World clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Countdown timer, Memo

Messaging:

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input

E-mail:

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Instant Messaging:

Hangouts / Google Talk

Other features:

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

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

Availability

Officially announced:

Mar 29, 2017
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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

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:

LTE (FDD):

Bands 2, 4, 5, 12

UMTS:

850, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

VoLTE:

Yes

Talk time:

26.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)

Stand-by time:

14.7 days (353 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)

Samsung Galaxy S8

for Verizon Wireless

Differences from the main variant:

LTE (FDD):

Bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41

UMTS:

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

CDMA:

800, 1900 MHz

2G Data:

EV-DO Rev.A, EV-DO

Talk time:

33.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)

Stand-by time:

13.6 days (326 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)

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

2G Data:

EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A

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

Dual SIM:

Shared with microSD

US CARRIER AVAILABILITY

Available

Pros

  • High screen-to-body ratio (84.26 %)
  • 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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