The S8 is the latest model from Samsung’s Galaxy smartphone series. Samsung adorned this beastly beauty with a host of new features that give it an edge of predecessors and places neck to neck (if not ahead of) with Apple’s iPhone 8 and Google’s Pixel 2.
The smartphone comes in two variants; the S8 and the S8+.
Samsung Galaxy S8 OS and Processors
The Galaxy S8 runs on Android Nougat (7.0) powered by an Octa-core 64-bit 10nm processor (2.3GHz Quad + 1.7GHz Quad).
The Galaxy S8+ runs on Android Nougat (7.0) powered by an Octa-core 64-bit 10nm processor (2.35GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad).
Samsung Galaxy S8 Memory and Storage
Both phones boast of 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage (depending on country and carrier). Storage memory is expandable via microSD up to 256 GB.
Samsung Galaxy S8Display
Samsung continues their tradition of superb displays with a 5.8” Quad HD and Super AMOLED (2960X1440 pixels) 570 ppi, edge-to-edge screen.
The S8+ boasts of 6.2” Quad HD and Super AMOLED (2960X1440 pixels) 529 ppi, edge-to-edge screen.
The default resolution is Full HD+ but can be changed to Quad HD+(WQHD+)
Samsung Galaxy S8 Camera
The front camera is 8MP with auto focus. The rear camera is dual 12 MP with auto focus, face detection, 1/2.55” sensor size, VDIS, HDR, panorama, hyperlapse, ability to save RAW files among others. It can capture 4K videos at 30fps, 1080p at 30/60fps, and 720p at 30fps
Samsung Galaxy S8 Connectivity
Both phones have LTE Cat. 16 capability, Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, NFC, and GPS.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Battery
The Galaxy S8 is powered by a 3000mAh battery capable of supporting up to 67 hours music playback, 16 hours of video playback, 20 hours talk time and up to 14 hours of internet usage on Wi-Fi or 4G (11 hrs on 3G).
The Galaxy S8+ is powered by a 3500mAh battery capable of supporting up to 78 hours music playback, 18 hours of video playback, 24 hours talk time and up to 15 hours of internet usage on Wi-Fi or 4G (13 hrs on 3G).
- Fast charge, both wired and wireless
- Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Barometer, Compass, Iris, Pressure, Geomagnetic, Hall, HR, Fingerprint and RGB Light sensors
- IP68 water and dust resistance
- Great camera
- Edge-to-edge Super AMOLED screen
- Ultra High Definition Audio
- 4K video
- Dismal battery
*The Samsung Galaxy S8 retails at Kshs. 84,999 while the S8+ retails at Kshs. 94,999.
*Price is not standard, dependent on store.