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Samsung Galaxy S8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 reviews of Samsung Galaxy S8. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the portability and screen are on the whole positive. The usability and performance also get good comments. There are some negative opinions about the price, while reviews are divided on the battery.

design, performance, usability, screen, portability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy S8 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Gareth Beavis (

Samsung Galaxy S8 review


Biometric issues aside, the Galaxy S8 is a brilliant phone

Amazing, large display ; Huge power ; Great camera

Irritating biometric unlocking ; Very expensive at launch ; Bixby pointless

Apart from the irritating performance of the biometrics and the high price, the Galaxy S8 is a phone that offers an exceptional experience for any user. The large screen is a real turning point in flagship phone design and should usher in the end of...

Apr, 2017

Editors choice

Expert review by: Max Parker (

Samsung Galaxy S8


Phones have become a little stale. Whether it's an iPhone 7, Huawei P10, Sony Xperia XZ Premium or any other flagship phone, they all look and feel the same. But just when I thought a phone couldn't surprise and delight me any more, the Samsung Galaxy...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: (

Samsung Galaxy S8 review


Samsung's best phone to date is also the most stunning phone we've ever clapped eyes on

It’s the most beautiful smartphone ever ; Ridiculous power, put to good use with DeX ; The camera is amazing, as always

Bixby’s full talents not available at launch ; Not all apps are optimised for its 18.5:9 aspect ratio ; That fingerprint sensor position is not great at all

The S8 is close to perfect, from its gorgeous, slim bezel design to its superb camera

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Martin (

The Galaxy S8 is the best phone of the year but something is bugging us


Our in-depth review of the Galaxy S8. Find out how Samsung's new flagship phone for 2017 is even better than last year's model.

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (

Samsung Galaxy S8 hands on


Samsung has finally taken the wraps of its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8. It sports a revamped design and features Samsung's first virtual assistant, Bixby. We've been hands-on for a closer look...


Mar, 2017

Expert review by: (

Samsung Galaxy S8 hands-on review


Giving buttons and bezels the boot shows Samsung can still deliver the goods

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Alex Todd (

Samsung Galaxy S8 Review: In Depth


Samsung Galaxy S8 review: The Samsung Galaxy S8 has a lot to prove. It not only has to outclass its predecessor in every conceivable manner but also help Samsung dispel the dark cloud that's loomed overhead…

Exquisite design ; Class-leading display ; Excellent performance

Divisive software design ; Duplicate apps ; Bixby is incomplete at launch

It would seem that the Galaxy S8 not only helps push the troublesome Note 7 further back into memory but also presents Samsung as a company renewed for 2017. Some elements of the phone’s hardware are iterative whilst others break new ground.

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Ilse Jurriën (

Samsung Galaxy S8 review


Samsung S8 review : Samsung has launched a study in Great Britain on occasion of the Galaxy S8 smartphone. Respondents were able to vote on the best views in Britain. Samsung used the Galaxy S8 to capture these beautiful vistas resulting in a series of...

Photographer Matthew Cattell was particularly positive about the Galaxy S8 camera, especially in poor lighting conditions yielded the smartphone camera surprisingly good quality pictures. The following sample pictures give an impression about the image...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Mark Peters (

Sprint Galaxy S8 preorder sweepstakes


Preorder your Galaxy S8 device at Sprint : Sprint offers an upgrade to the 2017 Galaxy S8 series after 12 monthly lease payments. To celebrate this week's launch of the S8, Sprint is bringing back the Galaxy Forever annual upgrade program. The Sprint...

With every Sprint Galaxy S8 preorder, the company will give customers the ability to easily upgrade to the Galaxy S9 offer after just 12 monthly lease payments with Galaxy Forever. Another reason to buy Galaxy S8 or S8+ from Sprint - for a limited...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Ilse Jurriën (

Galaxy S8 vs Galaxy S7


What are the differences between the Galaxy S8 and S7 ? Today Samsung has introduced its new 2017 flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are thereby replaced by the Galaxy S8 and S8+. The differences between the two devices are minimal and...

A clear difference is the display. By narrowing the bezels the screen size of the two smartphones is increased by 0.7-inch, to 5.8" (S8) and 6.2" (S8 +). The type of display is changed as well, the Super AMOLED display of the Galaxy S7 was already...

Mar, 2017

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:3000 / 3500
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Call management

Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y
Voice dialing:Y


Auto Focus:Y
Built-in Flash:Y
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera aperture number:1.7
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Image stabilizer:Y
Night mode:Y
Rear camera aperture number:1.7
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Dual camera / Single camera
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:2160p
Video stabilizer:Y
Zoom capability:Y


Body SAR (EU):1 / 1.27
Head SAR (EU):0.26 / 0.315


Brand colour:Arctic Silver / Gold Sand / Midnight Black / Orchid Gray / Orchid Grey
Colour of product:Black / Gold / Grey / Silver
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant


Display diagonal:14.7 / 15.8
Display number of colours:16 million colours / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1440 x 2960 / 2960 x 1440
Display Type:SAMOLED
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:529 / 570
Screen shape:Curved edge screen
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Ambient light sensor:Y
Proximity sensor:Y


Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y


Audio formats supported:3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF
Image formats supported:BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG,WBMP,WEBP
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV


Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Pedestrian navigation:Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y


2G standards:EDGE,GPRS / GSM
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth version:5.0
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
Security algorithms:SMTP-AUTH,SSL/TLS
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi Direct:N / Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Battery pack:Y
Bundled software:Microsoft Apps: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive, Skype
Cables included:USB Type-C
Carrying case:Y
Headset included:Y
Quick start guide:Y


Flight mode:Y
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Support for contact groups:Y
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) / 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2)


64-bit computing:Y
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.7
Processor Cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Samsung Exynos
Processor frequency:2.3
Processor Model:8895


Exchange support:Y
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:7 / 7.0 Nougat


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:4
Internal storage capacity:64
Maximum memory card size:256
USB mass storage:Y


Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Gmail,Google Chrome,Google Drive,Google Maps,Google Music,Google Play,YouTube / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8 / 8.1
Height :148.9 / 159.5
Weight:155 / 173
Width:68.1 / 73.4