Samsung’s latest flagship phones, the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus, are two of the most unique looking phones currently on the market. We got our hands on both of these phones at Samsung’s Unpacked 2017 event at the end of March, and now we bring you our full video review of the phone a month later. Our initial impressions were high, so how well did these phones live up to the hype and the initial thoughts? Samsung is proving itself after the tragic launch of the Galaxy Note 7 last Fall, and showing that not only is there nothing wrong with their signature design, but that they can improve upon it in many ways.
The standard sized Galaxy S8, which is only marginally taller than last year’s Galaxy S7 and narrower at that, features a huge 5.8-inch screen that takes up over 80% of the front of its body. The larger Galaxy S8+ (Plus), on the other hand, sits at about the same physical size as last year’s 5.5-inch wielding Galaxy S7 Edge, all while packing a much larger 6.2-inch screen. These panels have been scaled in size to fit on the front of the phone, giving them an 18.5:9 aspect ratio and a Quad-HD+ resolution of 2960×1440 pixels. The Super AMOLED with HDR10 technology also features dual curved left and right edges on both models, and all internals and resolution are exactly the same for both models, meaning the only thing you have to choose from this year is the physical size of the device.
Samsung is packing in the absolute latest specs with this one too, bringing the first Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset to market for US models, and the brand new Exynos 8895 chipset for the international version. 4GB of RAM grace most models, while a 6GB RAM version is being sold in a few countries as well. 64GB internal storage also graces most models, with 128GB added in for the higher RAM version. All models support microSD cards for expandable storage, and the 3,00mAh battery for the Galaxy S8 or the 3,500mAh battery for the Galaxy S8+ will last you all day and then some. Check out our full review for all the little details after you’ve watched the video below, and be best informed on which phone you’ll be buying this Spring!