Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 plus Review and Price

Samsung finally introduced the samsung galaxy s8 and s8 plus as her flagship phone for the year 2017. The flagship comes with an infinity display which gives you clear and full screen display experience that fits-in comfortably in the hand. The samsung galaxy s8 and s8 plus interior design were properly drafted out with beautiful curved edge to edge display without sacrifising performance. The samsung galaxy S8 and S8 plus are masterclass in engineering and performance, and comfortably the finest big smartphones you can buy right now in 2017. The samsung galaxy s8 and s8 plus comes with bixby which is samsung’s AI.



It also has a wireless charger convertible, fingerprint scanner, Iris scanner, face recognition, 8MP front camera and a 12MP rear camera, water resistance, Gear VR, Gear 360 live broadcast and a samsung dex which gives you a PC like experience. If you’re addicted to larger handsets like the iPhone 7 Plus or Google PixeL XL, I’d suggest you opting for the Samsung galaxy S8 plus. The Samsung galaxy s8 and s8 plus are both expensive, it looks like every mid-range phone when viewed from afar but the moment you take a closer hand looking grip at it, you will see why it’s expensive. Below are the top noticeable features of the samsung galaxy s8 and s8 plus in Nigeria

 

Display

Samsung still integrated the best screen on her flagshipjust like they did with the samsung galaxy S7 and S7 edge we saw in Nigeria in 2016. The display is infact the most attractive feature of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 plus, you get to see this the moment to switch on the phone. The display cut across ever area of the 5.8 and 6.2inch screen, the colors are rich, clear, sharp and bright.

The screen is infact enjoyable to use outside considering it’s impressive brightness, you are guarenteed of having one of the best entertainment experience while watching movies. The samsung galaxy s8 and s8 plus is HDR compatible, streaming HD content won’t be a problem at all. Samsung have also upgrades her software to do a greater job at saying no to accidental touches along those edge portions of her smartphone.

 

Design

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus is stunning from every angle. It is infact one of the slickest Android phone i’ve seen in Nigeria. The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 plus are both big-screened smartphones, the 5.8 and 6.2 inch screen size appears good especially now that most smartphone manufacturers produce phone with large screen sizes between 5.5 and 5.7 inch. The curved front and all flat back body of the samsung galaxy s8 and s8 plus gives you a convenient hand grip.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 plus both have the usual volume and standby buttons alongside a dedicated Bixby key for quick access to Samsung’s new voice assistant. The home button features a haptic response which can be accessed easily, the camera sensor still retained it’s usual spot at the back while a USB type-c port, headphone jack and a mono-speaker where rightly placed at the buttom. Samsung surprisingly place the fingerprint sensor beside the camera of the samsung galaxy s8 and s8 plus which seem to look kinda odd. Just like the samsung galaxy S7 in Nigeria, the samsung galaxy S8 and S8 plus are IP68 rated for water-resistance and can be submerged in 1m of water for about 30 minutes.

 

#Camera

The camera on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 plus is currently one of the best in Nigeria, it looks almost identical to last year’s Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. The samsung galaxy S8 and S8 plus has a 12-megapixel dual Pixels rear camera and a front-facing 8-megapixel camera to enhance quality capture and display. The camera app have been improved upon with great customization options.

The sensor itself has been upgraded and a new multi-frame image processor with fast chipset was also included. Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 plus both have an auto-HDR mode which is turned on by default to suite all kind of weather.The camera quality is great and suitable for both landscape and portrait shots during the day or at night.

 

#Battery Life

The battery life of smartphones is very important to most users in Nigeria, thank God the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 plus have different battery capacity (3000mAh & 3500mAh), although they both last about the same time, so don’t expect the S8 plus battery to last more because the samsung galaxy S8 plus has bigger screen display which is sure to absorb more battery.

You can decide to save some power by activating the power saving mode, reduce the resolution or it’s performance. The samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 plus uses Samsung’s own Adaptive Charging but it doesn’t mean you must use only the exact charger that comes in the box. It takes about 1hr 40mins to fully charge from 0% to 100%. As usual, Samsung still retained her Fast Wireless Charging feature on the galaxy s8 and s8 plus.

 

#Performance

The samsung galaxy s8 and s8 plus are no doubt one of the fastest smartphones around, this is because it comes with 835 qualcomm chipset. The chipset also has the capacity to power up samsung’s gear VR. The samsung galaxy s8 and s8 plus also comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM which is perfectly enough to kick up a flagship phone and can also be expanded just incase you need more space via micro-sd card.

The Bluetooth 5.0 is another lovely upgrade that makes the samsung galaxy S8 and S8 plus look futuristic. Games and apps all run pretty smooth without any lag, the operating system works just fine, Wi-fi and phone-call quality are both okay. The bixby display animation on the samsung galaxy s8 and s8 plus works just normal.

 

#Software

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 plus both have really impressive software. The new “Galaxy Experience” on the S8 feels like the most cohesive and functional Android layer yet. The icons this time are more matured as compared to previous cartoony ones. All of Samsung native apps have been given a stark white makeover.

The homescreen is joyously simple and, more importantly, it’s intuitive; swiping up or down from anywhere to access all your apps feels like something that should have been on Android from the very beginning. Majority of Android 7 basic feature are present too, like the Google Assistant and native split-screen multi-tasking. Although Samsung have canned any support for Daydream VR, probably because they now have their own Gear VR.

The another big amazing feature on the samsung galaxy s8 and s8 plus is DeX, a combo of software and hardware that turns the Galaxy S8 plus into something comparable to a basic desktop PC. All You need to do to get started is to buy a DeX dock and a second power cable if you don’t want to use the one included with a phone, HDMI cable, keyboard and mouse.

Once all of these are set up, you are almost there. Dock the phone in the cradle, turn on your monitor and the device transforms into pseudo-Android-Windows 10 mashup. You now have a desktop, you can resize apps, and in general it works well but Some apps don’t work at all. The software experience in general is impressive.

 

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus Specification

 

Galaxy S8 Specs:

Design

 

  • Color: Maple gold, Arctic silver, Orchid gray, Coral blue and Midnight black.
  • Dimensions: 148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm, 155 g
  • Display: 5.8″ Quad HD+ Super AMOLED

 

Camera

 

  • Front: 8MP
  • Back: 12MP dual pixel

 

Performance

 

  • Processor: Octa-core(2.3GHz quad + 1.7GHz quad), 64 bit, 10nm processor
  • Memory: 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM
  • Network & connectivity: LTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v5.0
  • Expandable memory & Sim card: Single sim model: one Nano Sim and 1 Micro Sd card(up to 256GB)
  • Operating System: Andriod 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Water & Dust Resistant:IP68
  • Battery Capacity: 3000mAh
  • Charging: Fast charging on wired and wireless, wireless charging compactible with WPC and PMA
  • Sensor & Button: Iris Sensor, Pressure Sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geo magnetic sensor, Hall Senor, HR Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB light Sensor
  • Buttons: On/Off Key, Volume Key, Bixby Key

 

Security

 

  • LockType: Pattern, Pin, Password
  • Biometric LockType: Iris Scanner, Fingerprint Scanner, face recognition
  • Knox Protector: Realtime device monitoring and protection Virus, malware protection (powered by intel security)
  • Secure Folder: a secure space on the device to keep content such as apps, photos, movies, and files private using either iris scanner or fingerprint Scanner

 

Customization

 

  • Edge Panels: Apps edge, people edge, smart select, reminder, task edge, quick panel, Clipboard edge, device maintenance, calender, Weather
  • Always on Dispaly (AOD) Content: Choose from a variety of clock designs and information
  • Clock: digital, analogue, egde and world clock
  • Active clock: (with second hand)
  • Calender
  • Images: Select an image from galary or smart select and set it as wallpaper for the AOD screen.
  • And more: set cutom text, date, battery level, app notification and song information

FaceWidgets: Double-tap the clock area and experience different widgets on the AOD screen.

  • Pin to AOD: Pin text and images you wish to remmember on the AOD screen.
  • AOD Theme: download AOD themes form theme store.

 

Inside the box

Samsung Galaxy S8, USB cable, Earphone, Ejection pin, User Manual, USB power adaptor, Micro USB connector, USB connector.

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Galaxy S8 Plus

Design

 

  • Color: Maple gold, Arctic silver, Orchid gray, Coral blue and Midnight black.
  • Dimensions: 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm, 173 g
  • Display:6.2″ Quad HD+ Super AMOLED

 

Camera

 

  • Front: 8MP
  • Back: 12MP dual pixel

 

Performance

 

  • Processor: Octa-core(2.3GHz quad + 1.7GHz quad), 64 bit, 10nm processor
  • Memory: 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM
  • Network & connectivity: LTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v5.0
  • Expandable memory & Sim card: Dual sim slot: Both Nano Sim and 1 Micro Sd card(up to 256GB)
  • Operating System: Andriod 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Water & Dust Resistant:IP68
  • Battery Capacity: 3500mAh
  • Charging: Fast charging on wired and wireless, wireless charging compactible with WPC and PMA
  • Sensor & Button: Iris Sensor, Pressure Sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geo magnetic sensor, Hall Senor, HR Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB light Sensor
  • Buttons: On/Off Key, Volume Key, Bixby Key

 

Security

 

  • LockType: Pattern, Pin, Password
  • Biometric LockType: Iris Scanner, Fingerprint Scanner, face recognition
  • Knox Protector: Realtime device monitoring and protection Virus, malware protection (powered by intel security)
  • Secure Folder: a secure space on the device to keep content such as apps, photos, movies, and files private using either iris scanner or fingerprint Scanner

 

Customization

 

  • Edge Panels: Apps edge, people edge, smart select, reminder, task edge, quick panel, Clipboard edge, device maintenance, calender, Weather
  • Always on Dispaly (AOD) Content: Choose from a variety of clock designs and information
  • Clock: digital, analogue, egde and world clock
  • Active clock: (with second hand)
  • Calender
  • Images: Select an image from galary or smart select and set it as wallpaper for the AOD screen.
  • And more: set cutom text, date, battery level, app notification and song information

FaceWidgets: Double-tap the clock area and experience different widgets on the AOD screen.

  • Pin to AOD: Pin text and images you wish to remmember on the AOD screen.
  • AOD Theme: download AOD themes form theme store.

 

Inside the box

Samsung Galaxy S8, USB cable, Earphone, Ejection pin, User Manual, USB power adaptor, Micro USB connector, USB connector.

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WHICH SHOULD I BUY, SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 OR S8 PLUS?

Deciding on buy either the samsung galaxy s8 or the s8 plus is simply a matter of your preference to size. All other features are actually the same for both phones.

Price: Starting from

 

WHERE CAN I BUY THE SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 AND S8 PLUS IN NIGERIA?

The Samsung galaxy S8 and S8 plus are available in both online and offline stores nation wide.

You can buy Online from JUMIA Nigeria

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