Plenty of critics are calling Samsung’s Galaxy S8 the best phone available right now, and for a good reason. With a stunning and innovative Infinity Display that takes up most of the front face, a mighty camera capable of beautiful shots, and a whole lot of processing power to back it all up, it sure is a winner.
What’s so special about the display?
Samsung’s Infinity Display sports an 18:9 aspect ratio, which is taller and narrower than most phone displays and offers a more natural grip in the hand without sacrificing overall screen size. This taller design in combination with an almost bezel-free front panel and a Super-AMOLED, Quad HD display make for a seriously beautiful looking phone.
What’s it hiding under the hood?
Samsung’s latest Exynos 8895 octa-core chipset powers the device, with 4GB of RAM to help it out, making for a cutting-edge powerhouse of processing. With 64GB of onboard storage and expandable memory up to 256GB via microSD, you’ll have plenty of space for your personal files.
How’s the camera?
Most of the camera improvements over the Galaxy S7 have been in the software department, but they have made a significant impact on the overall performance, particularly in low-light situations. These upgrades make it one of, if not THE, best camera on the Android smartphone market.
Any other tricks up its sleeve?
An IP68 water and dust resistance rating means you can take your Galaxy S8 underwater for up to 30 minutes and to a depth of 1.5m — so you definitely won’t have to worry about a bit of rain. Along with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, the S8 features an iris-scanner and facial recognition so you can unlock your phone hands-free.