|Battery||3000 mAh LiIon|
|Bluetooth||Supported Profiles: HSP 1.2, HFP 1.7, OPP, PBA, A2DP 1.3, AVRC 1.4, HID, PAN, MAP |
version 5.0 LE
|Camera||Resolution: 12+ megapixel |
OIS, f/1.7, LED flash / HDR, panorama, manual mode, selective focus
|Data||Technology: LTE (Cat 16) |
can support Gigabit LTE
|Dimensions||5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 in 149 x 68 x 8 mm|
|Display||5.8 in diagonal, 18.5:9|
1440 x 2960 pixels
568 ppi approx.
curved sides, HDR
|FCC IDs||A3LSMG950U approved Mar 8, 2017|
A3LSMG950F approved Mar 9, 2017
|Fast Charging||Standard: Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 |
plus Samsung proprietary 18W mode
|Front/Selfie Camera||Resolution: 8 megapixel |
|Headphone Jack (3.5mm)||Yes|
|Hearing Aid Compatible||Rating: M4, T3 (mostly tele-coil compatible)|
|Memory Card Slot||Card Type: microSD |
up to at least 256 GB
|Modes||LTE 2 / 4 / 5 / 12 / 13 / 17 / 25 / 26 / 29 / 30 / 41 / 66|
WCDMA 2 / 4 / 5
CDMA 800 / 850 / 1900
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 LTE 4G
band 2 / 1900 MHz PCS (Americas)
band 4 / 1700 MHz AWS (Americas)
band 5 / 850 MHz Cellular (Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel)
band 12 / 700 MHz Lower 700 (USA (AT&T, T-Mobile, regional))
band 13 / 750 MHz Upper 700 (USA (Verizon))
band 17 / 700 MHz Lower 700 (USA (AT&T))
band 25 / 1900 MHz PCS+G (USA (Sprint))
band 26 / 850 MHz Extended Cellular (USA (Sprint))
band 29 / 700 MHz Lower 700 (USA (AT&T))
band 30 / 2300 MHz WCS (Americas (AT&T))
band 41 / 2500 MHz BRS / EBS (USA (Sprint))
band 66 / 1700 MHz AWS-3 (Americas)
WCDMA 3G / 4G
band 2 (II) / 1900 MHz PCS (Americas)
band 4 (IV) / 1700 MHz AWS (Americas)
band 5 (V) / 850 MHz Cellular (Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel)
CDMA 2G / 3G
800 MHz / band 27 / BC10 ESMR (Americas (Sprint))
850 MHz / band 5 / BC0 Cellular (Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel)
1900 MHz / band 2 / BC1 PCS (Americas)
850 MHz / band 5 Cellular (Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel)
900 MHz / band 8 (Europe, Asia, Africa)
1800 MHz / band 3 DCS (Europe, Asia, Africa)
1900 MHz / band 2 PCS (Americas)
overseas modes not shown / not all versions support CDMA and LTE 26 / global versions lack CDMA and LTE 29/30
|OS / Platform||Android version 7.0|
|Processor||2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998|
octa-core / 64-bit
4 GB RAM
|SIM card size||Nano 4FF|
|Side Keys||volume, voice on left / lock on right|
|Storage/Internal Memory||64 GB raw hardware|
53 GB available to user
Expandable via memory card
|Touch Screen||Type: Capacitive|
|USB||Connector: USB Type C|
|Video Capture||Resolution: 4K UHD |
slow-motion and hyperlapse modes
|Waterproof/Water Resistance||Rating: IPX8 (SCUBA)|
|Weight||5.47 oz 155 g|
|Wi-Fi||Version(s): 802.11 a,ac,b,g,n|
|Wireless Charging||dual-standard, plus Samsung fast mode|
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The Samsung Galaxy S8 has been rated 0.0 out of 5 stars by users.
I had the Samsung S7 Edge before upgrading to the S8. The S7 Edge is still a GREAT phone if one is considering it.
After using the S8 for a week, in general, I LOVE the responsiveness and speed of the phone: very smooth and apps open very snappy.
The phone is definitely smaller feeling in your hand, which is a plus. Battery life is good, but not great. It will get you through the day, but you may end up having to charge a little here and there if you are a very heavy user like me. Overall, the phone is worth the upgrade and is very satisfying to use.
What will take some getting used to is the fingerprint reader positioned on the back of the phone. It's not due to the placement next to the camera, since one can buy a case that separates the reader and camera, then one can slide into the fingerprint reader slot without smudging the camera area easily. The problem is, one will have to pick up the phone every time to unlock it. It is much more convenient if your phone is on a table, to be able to unlock it with a fingerprint on the front (like the S7 Edge). With the S8, one is forced to pickup the phone to unlock it with the fingerprint. Not terrible, but unnecessarily an extra step to unlock. However, if you have the phone in your hand already, it's very easy to unlock with one hand with your fingerprint.
The other thing is the phone screen aspect ratio. Although the screen quality and brightness is gorgeous, a lot of the apps and video playback don't fill the entire screen, so one has to extend the view, which crops the video slightly. Not a big issue, but until the apps and videos are optimized for the new ratio, one will have to live with black bars above and below the video--or extend it, but lose a slight amount of video display.
Again, the phone is very responsive and feels great to hold and use. I am pleased with the phone, but do hope apps and videos become optimized sooner than later.
Carrier: Boost Mobile
I upgraded from the Galaxy S7 and I am quite pleased with this device. The Audio quality is excellent and I like the Extra Volume feature for outdoor use. The speakerphone is good as well and is louder than the S7.
The display is great. Having a larger aspect ratio makes most of my apps, especially my weather apps look real good. Screen is very responsive even with a screen protector. The Edge display enhances the experience too.
The ROM of 64 GB is great coming from a 32 GB device. I have 48 GB of free space available with my photos and apps. I elected to add my 32 GB Micro SD card (Class 10) for more storage. The 4 GB of RAM handles everything well, I was a bit surprised that it does not come with more RAM, like 6 GB or more. The phone is very snappy.
My music files sound good with the supplied head phones but they lack Bass compared to my S7. The music player handles very well. I feel there was improvement on it since the S7. Videos are sharp with the video player.
The thing that impresses me the most is the improved battery life compared to the S7 with the same 3000 Mah Battery. I have time when I am only losing 0.25% per hour on standby. The battery charges fast, the same as the S7. I was skeptical prior to purchasing that Samsung is using the same battery as the S7, I am pleasantly surprised. It lasts more than all day with moderate usage.
Overall this is an excellent product. I will not be parting with this one!