Samsung’s stunning new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will officially be released on April 21st. Millions of consumers will buy one, but many are still on the fence. With that in mind today we want to share eight things you probably don’t know about the Galaxy S8 and S8+.
For the first time in seven years the new Galaxy S8 doesn’t have a physical home button. Instead it’s located on the back. However, this allowed for a huge 5.8 and 6.2-inch set of screens and nearly no bezels. The result is one of the best looking phones we’ve ever seen.
There’s a lot to love about the Galaxy S8 and S8+. From water-resistance, a great camera, double the storage, to even a microSD slot for storage expansion. These are two of the best phones for a wide array of reasons. And we’ll be sharing eight more details below for those interested.
After a failed Galaxy Note 7 in 2016 Samsung went back to the drawing board. As a result we now have the stunning and highly capable S8. With huge screens, a design that’s better than ever, while running the latest Android 7.0 Nougat software.
Some key additions this year are the new Infinity display with curved edges. There’s no flat model this year, both are curved. Don’t worry though, you’ll get used to it almost instantly. Additionally, there are slew of apps that take advantage of the Edge screen.
Owners will enjoy a new biometric Iris eye scanner on the front for improved security. Both phones can go under 5ft of water for over 30 minutes. Samsung improved just about everything, even if we can’t see it.
With that in mind, here are eight more features or things you probably didn’t know about the Galaxy S8 and S8+.
Long-Term Battery Life
Samsung's new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will last longer than most smartphones on the market today. We're not talking about how long you can use it during the day before it needs a recharge. We mean long-term.
Battery technology isn't improving much. As a result we have faster charging, or companies trying to shove a huge battery inside. Which can cause a disaster like the Galaxy Note 7 recall.
What you probably didn't know is Samsung improved the longevity of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ battery. After owners use a smartphone for an entire year the device has been recharged and drained over and over and over again. This slowly degrades the battery. After 1 year most only hold about 80% of a full charge, or less. That's why your Galaxy S6 or iPhone 6 doesn't last nearly as long as it used to.
Samsung made a big improvement here. The company promises that after 12 months of daily use, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ will retain 95% battery capacity. Meaning almost all of the 3,000 or 3,500 mAh of battery life.
Devices like the Galaxy S7 Edge or even the iPhone 7 Plus, have around 80% or less after a year of use. So while this won't help day in and day out, long-term usage and battery life will be vastly improved on the Galaxy S8 series. That's a huge improvement that many don't know about.
That is reason alone to upgrade and get one to keep and enjoy for the next 2-3 years.
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