The day has come and the Samsung Galaxy S8 is already among us, and yet, from This revolution that we had promised the Korean giant and that all expected have not seen too much. New expectations, and is that really… what we expected of a smartphone as the Galaxy S8?
Technology It has not advanced far enough as a leap too large, and if so, surely this Galaxy S8 not be called Galaxy S8 and it would result in one of the most anticipated terminals of the past months, a Galaxy X which is already emerging, but not dared to reach for the time being commercially.
Before entering into matter, it should be noted back to the machinery of the hype and leaks, which this time worked as a watch Samsung logo showing all teachable new ship before time, Yes friends, both Samsung Galaxy S8 and his older brother the Galaxy S8 + are to those who had already seen without any additional surprise.
Finally Samsung has lifted the curtain, the new S8 Galaxy and its ‘big one’ twin S8 + already here and reach a price as part of the 809 euros and all the best that is available today, the Samsung factory without surprises,
Designed on the basis of the Galaxy S7 come with the honour of commanding the catalogue of the largest manufacturer of smartphones in the world, attached to the responsibility of restoring credibility to Samsung After a rather tumultuous year 2016. By extension, it is also of the standard bearers of an avid for innovation Android platform in the higher ranges of smartphones.
Samsung has had one month to work that surely is the most important smartphone in its history, but what we are still not very clear if you have taken advantage of it on smartphones more pointers that we met at Mobile World Congress 2017. Where the Galaxy S8 and S8 + are placed between the high-end Android?
Samsung Galaxy S8, first impressions and photo gallery
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So, on paper, is the high-end Android
|Samsung Galaxy S8||Samsung Galaxy S8 +||Huawei P10||Huawei P10 Plus||LG G6||Sony Xperia XZ Premium||HTC U Ultra|
|Physical dimensions||148.9 x 68.1 x 8 mm (155 grams)||159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm (173 grams)||145.3 x 69.3 x 7.1 mm (145 grams)||153.5 x 74.2 x 7.2 mm (165 grams)||148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm (163 g)||156 x 77 x 7.9 mm (195 grams)||162.41 x 79.79 x 7.99 mm (170 grams)|
|Finish and resistance||With front and rear glass metal body Resistance to dust and water IP68||With front and rear glass metal body Resistance to dust and water IP68||Rear and side metal, frames front and rear glass||Rear and side metal, frames front and rear glass||With front and rear glass metal body Resistance to dust and water IP68||With front and rear glass metal body Resistance to dust and water IP68||Metal, front of glass and bright rear body|
|Screen||SuperAMOLED 5.8 inches. 10 HDR. Dual edge||SuperAMOLED 6.2 inches. 10 HDR. Dual edge||IPS 5.15 inches||IPS 5.5 inch||IPS 5.7 inches. 10 HDR and Dolby Vision. 18:9 aspect ratio||IPS 5.5 inches. 10 HDR. Triluminos with X-Reality Engine||IPS 5.7 inchSecondary 2 inches|
|Resolution||QHD + 2960 x 1440 (567 ppp)||QHD + 2960 x 1440 (531 ppp)||FullHD 1920 x 1080 (432 ppp)||QHD 2560 x 1440 (539 ppp)||QHD + 2880 x 1440 (564 ppp)||4K UHDV 3840 x 2160 (807 ppp)||QHD 2560 x 1440 (516 ppp)Secondary 1,040 x 160 (520 DPI)|
|Processor||Samsung Exynos 8895 (4 x M2 2.3 GHz, 4 x Cortex A-53 1.7 GHz) or Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (4 x Kyro 2.45 GHz, 4 x Kyro 1.9 GHz)||Samsung Exynos 8895 (4 x M2 2.3 GHz, 4 x Cortex A-53 1.7 GHz) or Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (4 x Kyro 2.45 GHz, 4 x Kyro 1.9 GHz)||HiSilicon Kirin 960 (4 x Cortex A-73 2.36 GHz, 4 x Cortex A-53 to 1.84 GHz)||HiSilicon Kirin 960 (4 x Cortex A-73 2.36 GHz, 4 x Cortex A-53 to 1.84 GHz)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 (4 x Kyro 2.4 GHz)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (4 x Kyro 2.45 GHz, 4 x Kyro 1.9 GHz)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 (4 x Kyro 2.4 GHz)|
|GPU||ARM Mali-G71 MP20 or Adreno 540||ARM Mali-G71 MP20 or Adreno 540||ARM Mali-G71 MP8||ARM Mali-G71 MP8||Adreno 530||Adreno 540||Adreno 530|
|RAM||4 GB LPDDR4||4 GB LPDDR4||4 GB LPDDR4||4/6 GB LPDDR4||4 GB LPDDR4||4 GB LPDDR4||4 GB LPDDR4|
|Memory||64 GB (expandable via microSD)||64 GB (expandable via microSD)||64 GB (expandable via microSD)||64/128 GB (expandable via microSD)||32/64 (expandable via microSD)||64 GB (expandable via microSD)||64 GB (expandable via microSD)|
|Software version||7.0 Android Samsung UI Experience||7.0 Android Samsung UI Experience||7.0 Android with 5.1 EMUI||7.0 Android with 5.1 EMUI||LG UX 6.0 7.1 Android||7.1 Android Xperia UI||7.0 Android HTC Sense|
|Connectivity||LTE, 5.0 Bluetooth, aGPS, USB-C (USB 3.1, OTG), NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||LTE, 5.0 Bluetooth, aGPS, USB-C (USB 3.1, OTG), NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||LTE, 4.2 Bluetooth, aGPS, USB-C (USB 2.0, OTG), NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||LTE, 4.2 Bluetooth, aGPS, USB-C (USB 2.0, OTG), NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||LTE, 4.2 Bluetooth, aGPS, USB-C (USB 3.1, OTG), NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||LTE, 5.0 Bluetooth, aGPS, USB-C (USB 3.1, OTG), NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||LTE, 4.2 Bluetooth, aGPS, USB-C (USB 3.1, OTG), NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Cameras||Rear 12 MP (f/1.7, OIS, PDAF Dual Pixel). Front camera 8 MP (f/1.7, Smart Focus)||Rear 12 MP (f/1.7, OIS, PDAF Dual Pixel). Front camera 8 MP (f/1.7, Smart Focus)||Dual rear, a 12 MP sensor (Sony IMX286 Exmor RS, f/2.2, color, PDAF, with OIS)
and another 20 MP (f/2.2, monochrome) sensor. Leica lenses. Front 8 (f/1.9) MP with fixed focus camera
|Dual rear, a 12 MP sensor (Sony IMX286 Exmor RS, f/1.8, color, PDAF, with OIS)
and another 20 MP (f/1.8, monochrome) sensor. Leica lenses. Front 8 (f/1.9) MP with fixed focus camera
|Dual rear, 13 MP (f1.8) with optical stabilisation normal sensor more another wide angle 13 MP (f2.4) and 125 °. Front camera of 5 MP||Rear 19 MP (Sony Exmor RS, 25 mm f/2.0, EIS (gyro), PDAF + predictive laser). Lenses Sony G. front Cámara 13 MP (Sony Exmor RS, 22 mm f/2.0)||Rear 12 MP (f/1.8, OIS, PDAF). Front camera 16 MP (f/2.0)|
|Battery||3,000 mAh fast charge with Wireless charging||3500 mAh fast charge with Wireless charging||3,750 mAh with quick charge||3200 mAh with quick charge||3300 mAh with fast loading Quick Charge 3.0||3,230 mAh with fast loading Quick Charge 3.0||3000 mAh with fast loading Quick Charge 3.0|
|Price and availability||€809, 28 April||€909, 28 April||€649, now available||€ 699/799, coming soon||€749, April 13||Not available||€749, now available|
Evolution rather than revolution…
The teaser for the Samsung Galaxy S8 anticipated us an innovative smartphone, which break the concept of phone as we understand it now. We hoped for a similar change introduced to the Symbian mobile applications, or that later proposed the iPhone and the first HTC Dream and Magic, but the truth is that We have not seen a big leap with the new S8 Galaxy.
The own Samsung knows this, and as we have already said if this phone was the revolution promised surely has had abandoned the Galaxy S range to make way for a new line of phones, we will continue waiting for something that with foldable smartphones and the ‘useful’ practical application of flexible panels.
In this case, the Korean giant It has evolved on a successful basis, of a best selling Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, and it has achieved other top-level smartphone and probably develops from now on most advanced phone in the Android catalog, but it is not of course the expected revolution.
That Yes, most of the time the initial disappointment comes from the hand of expectations, and this is a clear example after the huge fuss raised media and the level of pledges of Samsung as well as the large number of published leaks. What Samsung need to retrieve your credit It is no secret.
What we do have clear is that There is so much difference between proposals this time, especially if we look at the two Korean ships, the Galaxy S8 and LG G6, and onstage with matched forces usually send the price, land where Samsung part lost in the comparative.
…but a development which could only succeed
The Galaxy S7 edge It is a smartphone still tour, successful, well built and very attractive. Evolve on it obviously can only give us a satisfactory outcome unless we do things badly, and Samsung has done well by listening to the market:
- Would that the? curved screen was it uncomfortable but incredibly attractive? We soften curves and we maintain the WoW effect, but this time we improve the comfort and ergonomics.
- What the market dictates optimize front frames? As the size of a Galaxy S7 get a panel of 5.8 inches, and also a little bigger than a Note 7 size get a panel of 6.2 inches. And we do so even if that leave the way the classic HOME button.
- That 2017 is the year of the? Smart assistants? We therefore not only access to Google Assistant, but we create our own service Bixby and give all the role included a physical button to launch it directly.
- Would that Android is exploring the? come to laptops and PCs? As we arrived before with Samsung DeX and the desktop interface, allowing to use the Galaxy S8 as the heart of a traditional desktop PC.
Furthermore, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is the logical evolution of the best Android smartphone of the last year, and as such, He will return to fight for the throne of the market climbing slat still more, but with an aura of more expected that surely you subtract you attractive in these first hours of life.
A key point is the inflation in high range of the Smartphone market, that continues without limit with a Samsung that Returns to raise prices to the 809/909 EUR for its most advanced model, with a very interesting ecosystem of accessories which include Samsung DeX base to turn it into a desktop PC, but that increase still more cost.
And the shadows of the Samsung Galaxy S8?
As the most important shade of the Samsung Galaxy S8 is not just for the Galaxy S8, and is in the great year of the Smart assistants, all attendees with IA available now speak English and some other languages, but resists to all the language of Cervantes.
Samsung Bixby, who understands colloquial language, but only in English and Korean, promising mid-year Latin American Spanish and for more along other languages is no exception.
We have not seen news about the compatibility with a stylus, in this case the Samsung S-Pen or the Stadtler Noris Digital presented along with the Galaxy Tab S3, and this while expected this type of accessories for productivity in a big screen like this smartphone.
The camera will play test it as Samsung promises to have improved from the S7 and this was already good, but on an expensive phone We are left without a set of dual sensor expanding could their possibilities, how to make optical zoom or blurs of greater depth.
Finally, and although it also will play to analyze in depth, few high-quality sound news that was expected after the purchase of Harman-Kardon by Samsung, but it has been the inclusion of a set of headphones AKG which obviously would like to thank, but for which we will obviously also pay a surcharge.
Well, highlight the evolution and the feeling that personally expected more than this Galaxy S8 not prevent me recognize that Samsung has evolved an already very good base, and is this new flagship very close to excellence. That Yes, having the best catalog Android phone is more expensive, and you will be you, the users, who have the last word.
What you think of the best smartphone of Samsung? Because you’re eating nails and counting savings on April 28 pending?