The new Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are two amazing phones with a lot to love. From huge screens to a sleek new design and much more. These phones are loaded with impressive features. Here are the things you’ll love the Galaxy S8, and one you’ll probably hate.
Samsung officially announced the Galaxy S8 and S8+ on March 29th and they’ll be available for pre-order on the 30th. The release date isn’t until April 21st though, so you have plenty of time to decide if these features are enough to make you buy one.
Below is everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S8. Including why we think it’s worth waiting for, and many of the reasons buyers will love it. This phone looks to be Samsung’s best yet, in two sizes, and it’s loaded with premium features. We go over many features in the video below, then even more in the slideshow at the bottom of the page.
Blending the best of the Galaxy S7 Edge and Note 7 into one with bigger screens, and smaller bezels. That’s essentially the end result for this years phone. Although it isn’t just about the screen. These phones are more powerful than ever before, smarter with the Bixby virtual assistant, and should take amazing photos.
Overall it will be a familiar Samsung experience that many will love. Albeit with a new futuristic look. The big 5.8 and 6.2-inch Infinity displays take center stage, and look beautiful as you can see above and below.
You’ll be happy to know that along with huge screens comes small devices. The bezels are tiny and they removed the physical home button, making room for big screens without making huge phones. They’re taller and not as wide, so perfectly usable with one hand. It’s quite an impressive feat, to be honest.
Most likely you’ve seen all the leaks and already have your mind made up. If not, below is a slideshow detailing multiple things you’ll love about the Galaxy S8, and why you’ll want one. Including one thing you won’t love, and instead might hate. Without further delay this is the Galaxy S8, and the many reasons it will be a great phone.
Big Beautiful Screens
Both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ have curved displays, like the Galaxy S7 Edge. One is 5.8-inches and the other is 6.2-inches. Sounds massive right? Don't worry though, because they are only slightly bigger than previous Samsung devices. These are called "Infinity Displays".
The company was able to fit beautiful 2960 x 1440 Quad-HD S-AMOLED screens into these phones, make the bezels tiny, and remove the fingerprint scanner. The result is almost all screen on the front, and it looks amazing. The corners are rounded too, which isn't just for looks. It makes the screen physically stronger if dropped, and is pleasing to the eyes as well. No matter which color you choose the front is black, which is a nice move to make any model look sleek and sexy.
As long as you can handle a device the size of the Galaxy S7 Edge, the S8 lineup will be perfect. It uses a new 18.5:9 aspect ratio. Meaning they're taller than usual, and about the same width. If not a little skinnier. Giving us plenty of screen real-estate while still being easy to use with one hand.
Samsung always has the best screens in a smartphone, and that continues to the S8. Seeing it in person, you'll absolutely love the big beautiful screens.
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