- 1 The contents
- 2 Design features and ergonomics
- 3 Colors
- 4 Protection case
- 5 Screen
- 6 Hardware base
- 7 Operating system and voice assistant Bixby
- 8 Authorization methods
- 9 Camera
- 10 Battery
- 11 Accessories
- 12 Technical characteristics of the new flagship
- 13 Summary and opinion
- 14 The price issue. Pre-order and gift
Tired of waiting. Samsung was tormented for a long time we are waiting for their fresh flagship. She did not show them, as usual, at the exhibition MWC. Held the announcement. And presented the gadgets on a separate Unpacked event-2017, which is one of the most important in the IT industry.
The eighth generation flagship – the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus – get a special. And it really is a new Samsung galaxy, is able to surprise, to cause envious gasps and catch the dreamy views of those who to it is irrelevant. Sorry for the spoiler!
Flagships 2017, issued in two formats: small 5.8-inch (as far as phablet can be “small”) and as large 6.2-inch. And now, we literally hold in our hand the new galaxy – in the guise of a beautiful Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Consider new items.
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Design features and ergonomics
New items look cool, even better in person than in the photo. Without exaggeration! The previous flagship of the manufacturer was also good, but these are something else.
The vertical frame around the screen is almost not visible (but they are). Top (7 mm) and lower (6 mm) of edges is minimized. And on the front panel there is no logo and controls, together with the original aspect ratio makes the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus another Korean flagship LG G6.
Glass panels Gorilla Glass 5, we consider the merits of models. Yes, I heard the opinion of the mass unconscious, they say, smartphones are easy to break. “Seven” Edge proved that it is not. Of course, a lot still depends on luck. And if you ask for, of course, machines can break.
It is important to say that the manufacturer was able to maintain the compactness of the housing. Thus, 5,8-domowy Galaxy S8with of 148.9×68,1×8.0 mm in size – in height – just slightly more than last year’s 5.1-inch S7 with its 142,4×69,6×7.9 mm.
Such is the magic of Samsung. The “eight” even. Although still a bit, three grams heavier: 155 grams compared to the 152.
A 6.2-inch flagship Galaxy S8 Plus, having to 159.5×73,4×8.1 mm and 173 grams, it seems more compact than the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus. Dimensions and weight that are 158,2 x 77,9 x 7.3 mm and 188 grams.
In the hands of new Samsung felt thinner than it is. Respect aluminum frame with glossy finish in the style of the iPhone 7 Jet Black.
By the way, thanks to the glossy coating, not matte metal, in hand the smartphone is more confident.
The Home button as “Back” and “Recent apps”, moved on the screen.
On the right side Galaxy S8 found my place button on/off switch on the left – coupled volume button and a separate button to call a virtual assistant Bixby.
Huawei, for example, enlisted the support of the Pantone color Institute. Its brand new flagship P10 and P10 Plus is available in trending colors of 2017 – the greenery, the fresh green color. By the way, nice machines.
And here at Apple in the spring there were red iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.
Samsung same colors restrained, not flashy.
It meets the IP68 standard, as, for example, a new competitor LG G6 and Sony Xperia XZ Premium. This means that the gadgets can “bathe” without risking to drown. And audio and USB ports still no visible plugs.
To be clear, it’s like switching from a small kitchen TV to huge plasmas. And since the size of the new flagships, if you compare them with the previous generation, virtually unchanged, huge screens even more amazing.
Korean flagship is a direct competitor ceramic Chinese Xiaomi Mi Mix (model overview) and almost frameless Korean LG G6 with flat screen (that’s his review). In model S8 Plus a 6.2-inch screen takes up 84% of the front surface.
The geometry of the display in both models, and they differ only by a diagonal, the size, weight and battery capacity, is 18.5:9, added menu extra row of icons.
“Eight” is the first Samsung smartphone with support for Mobile HDR Premium used in the premium TVs. We are sure that you will be delighted by the pictures that the screens of the novelties reproduce.
In addition, in smartphones, as in the previous flagship generation, it is possible to change the display resolution. WQHD+ suggest games and VR glasses, and their smartphones are supported, unlike the iPhone. Full HD+ is recommended for everyday use. But HD+ is activate when it is important to conserve battery power.
The manufacturer has provided two versions with different processors. Both in the flagship quick. In the States, for example, will go to the flagship with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 on Board, to us – Samsung Exynos 8895. Both OCTA-core chip and powerful, produced at 10-nanometer process technology.
Memory in all versions – 4 GB. Well, even though many Chinese people (the same as OnePlus 3) flaunt 6 GB.
Version for Ukraine has 64 GB of flash memory. Note the transition from UFS to UFS 2.0 2.1 as LG V20. This helps reduce the switching time between applications.
You can extend the reserves up to 256 GB, but the slot is hybrid, so you’ll have to choose between the two SIM cards or SIM + microSD memory card.
And recently it became known that Intel is working on “eternal” memory cards. They come with a lifetime warranty.
- Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac
- Bluetooth 5.0 with the ability to connect two pairs of headphones
Operating system and voice assistant Bixby
Not to be confused with Google Assistant and Siri. Are two different things. Those are primarily designed to supply user information, for example about the weather. And Bixby – an additional layer between the person and the gadget.
For example, you look at the map, I can say: “to take a screenshot and send it to Kate”. The smartphone will offer all subscribers with the address book with the same name. The screenshot is sent with a single touch. Switch between voice and touch controls smooth.
They say that after the presentation of the Samsung one savvy person could easily circumvent the protection of S8 in the form of face recognition.
The camera instantly focuses on objects.
Additional vosmimegapikselnaya camera S8 and S8 Plus also with an aperture of f/1.7 and the AF. As for the main, provided for assorted effects. It’s funny when the face is complemented by panels of tendrils, ribbons, and ears.
By the way, not all liked. A case 2Piece Cover even called terrible. But the price pleases – only $20.
Technical characteristics of the new flagship
|Model:||Samsung Galaxy S 8G950F||Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus G955FD|
|Screen:||Matrix Super AMOLED, curved at the sides, 5,8″, 1440×2960 (~570 ppi), ~83,6% front panel technology 3D Touch and AlwaysOn Display||Matrix Super AMOLED, curved at the sides, 6,2″, 1440×2960 (~529 ppi),~84% of the front panel, 3D technology, Touch and Display AlwaysOn|
|Operating system:||Android 7.0 (Nougat) with a proprietary interface Clean UI||Android 7.0 (Nougat) with a proprietary interface Clean UI|
|CPU:||OCTA Core Samsung Exynos 8895||OCTA Core Samsung Exynos 8895|
|Graphics processor:||ARM Mali-G71||ARM Mali-G72|
|RAM:||4 GB||4 GB|
|Permanent memory:||64 GB (UFS 2.1) + microSD up to 256 GB (hybrid slot)||64 GB (UFS 2.1) + microSD up to 256 GB (hybrid slot)|
|Camera:||12 Mp, f/1.7, phase detection autofocus and optical stabilizer, video recording UHD 4K (3840×2160)||12 Mp, f/1.7, phase detection autofocus and optical stabilizer, video recording UHD 4K (3840×2160)|
|Front camera:||8 MP, f/1.7, AF||8 MP, f/1.7, AF|
|Battery:||3000 mAh, fast charging, wireless charging||3500 mAh, quick charge, built-in wireless charging|
|Scanner fingerprint:||There is, on the rear panel||There is, on the rear panel|
|Interfaces:||USB Type C (USB 3.1), audio Jack 3.5 mm||USB Type C (USB 3.1), audio Jack 3.5 mm|
|Sensors:||Accelerometer, gyroscope, barometer, geomagnetic sensor, heart rate sensor, Hall sensor, sensor RGB light, proximity sensor, pressure sensor||Accelerometer, gyroscope, barometer, geomagnetic sensor, heart rate sensor, Hall sensor, sensor RGB light, proximity sensor, pressure sensor|
|Wireless technology:||Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), NFC, GPS, a-GPS, GLONASS||Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), NFC, GPS, a-GPS, GLONASS|
|Link:||GSM / HSPA / LTE: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 — SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual SIM model only); HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100; LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 17(700), 20(800), 28(700)||GSM / HSPA / LTE: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 — SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual SIM model only); HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100; LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 17(700), 20(800), 28(700)|
|SIM card:||Two nano-SIM slot hybrid (combined with a connector for memory cards microSD)||Two nano-SIM slot hybrid (combined with a connector for memory cards microSD)|
|Case dimensions:||Of 148.9×68,1×8.0 mm, weight 155 g||159,5×73,4×8.1 mm, weight 173 g|
|Available colors:||Black, Gold and Orchid Gray||Black, Gold and Orchid Gray|
|Protection against water and dust:||IP68||IP68|
|Features:||Support the learner voice assistant Bixby, which adapts to the owner’s request, the ability to change the screen resolution, the iris scanner eye scanner face, rich package||Support the learner voice assistant Bixby, which adapts to the owner’s request, the ability to change the screen resolution, the iris scanner eye scanner face, rich package|
Summary and opinion
After the “big Bang” Galaxy Note 7, Samsung just had to outdo myself to make not just a great flagship smartphone for the most demanding users and the ideal smartphone for those who will pay attention to the smallest details and nuances.
Smart work without freezes and stuttering for premium devices for granted. An ideal device must also, so to speak, to have his face: his own style, flavor, look luxurious and expensive. He needs to consistently catch the network long to hold the charge to the user lived at the outlet, and to offer something that our competitors didn’t have, and also what they have in abundance. In short, a lot needs perfect flagship smartphone and its manufacturer, after all, usually asking for such a device decent money.
Samsung has managed to bring to their innovations all the wishes and dreams of Android fans backgrounds and not only them. Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus is really the opening of the new Samsung galaxy, is the eighth.
The model features a cool design and probably the best among the flagships of the screens, literally a work of engineering art. The novelty is equipped with a capable camera and efficient processor that will eat in a moment the whole charge.
In General, perhaps on emotions, but this is by far really best smartphones. And without the prefix “Android”.
The user shall have the following options:
- large apparatus – S8 Plus
- classic – S8
They say that Samsung plans to bring the 5.3-inch Galaxy S8 Mini is a competitor for iPhone SE. Later, and now have an almost-invisible bezel Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus with a crazy WOW-design. And it’s just a space!
The price issue. Pre-order and gift
Smartphones are soon expected in the market. Pre-order is already open.
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