The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus first impression, Specifications, and Conclusion

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

Introduction: – 

Today we’ve been waiting for is finally here The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are officially revealed. Now say that a little bit ironically obviously because this phone was leaked everywhere. Now that everything is officially official this is everything you need to know about this new phone.


Design & Display: –

First of all from very beginning it was all about that display, the design, the lack of bezels just a jaw-dropping Edge to Edge nature of that front Panel that’s where Samsung went all in with this phone. So the Galaxy S8 is rocking 5.8inch, 2960 x 1440 OLED display and The S8 Plus is rocking a 6.2inch OLED with the same resolution. So that’s extremely sharp and that’s an 18 and a half by 9 aspect ratio for those counting. So these are huge displays and very tall resolutions but of course the footprint of these phones when you compare them something with a more traditional larger bezel.

It’s awesome, It fits in the footprint of a phone with a waist smaller screen is they calling it the infinity display. Now it’s not a completely new concept the Galaxy S7 Edge had the display glass melting over the edges already last year. But the S8 Edges here feel much softer they’re much more seamless feeling than before which no doubt took a lot of careful engineering and then, of course, they push the display further up to the top and further towards the bottom of the phone by getting rid of the physical buttons and replacing them with a virtual button. Finally, Samsung is actually now switching from hardware buttons on the bottoms and the chins of all their phones.


Processor, Memory & Hardware: –

First of all Samsung software buttons are not pretty. The black button should still be on the left but luckily we can reorder these buttons in the software to switch the order. You also lose a physical home button which had the fingerprint reader on it on the last Phone. So the fingerprint reader nowhere moves up to the back of the phone. The fingerprint reader replacement is a little odd but I think everything about this hardware Samsung pretty much hit it out the park.

This finally feels like 2017 or even 2020 futuristic smartphone design. It’s still and pretty lightweight phone and still has USB type-c at the bottom with fast charging. It still has a headphone jack. It still has fully IP68 water-resistant, wireless charging, and a microSD card slot for expandable storage. It has Snapdragon 835, 4GB of RAM first one in the world with Bluetooth 5.0. It brings Iris scanner.

Software: – 

It feels fine with the hardware they have a new set of wallpapers to look pretty great on this display, Home screen icons and widgets are a little tweaked. But overall it’s nothing drastically different from before there. I’m sure we’ll find even more stuff when we get to playing with this phone even more. But the biggest new software feature of the Galaxy S8 is actually its personal Assistant called Bixby and to me, it’s a little bit confusing just the way it exists on the phone at least two users I think.

So, Bixby does all the same things that Google Assistant does. But by the Samsung instead of by Google. So, you can it’ll show you a bunch of cards in an order that’s relevant to you. So it tries to show you information to show you information that it thinks is important before you need it. It’s really similar to Google. It’s an own freaking button on the side of the phone opposite to the power button side down to the volume rocker.

The funny thing this is still an android phone it’s still Android 7.0 which means it still also has Google Assistant on the phone.

Camera: – 

The Cameras on the back of this phone as far I can tell are the same as the Galaxy S7 from last year. So, 12-megapixel camera, F/1.7 aperture optical image stabilization.

There’s the software a lot of people have mixed feelings about thing stuff including me. Obviously, I like stock Android and this is not that this is Samsung’s UX on top of Android 7.0 with all their slightly redesigned colorful icons, launcher and everything here.



Battery: – 

The only difference between the S8 and S8 plus is not any features. It’s just the physical size so the displays are different and the battery sizes are different. It’s 3000 mAh on the Galaxy S8 and the 3500 mAh on the S8 plus. So that S8 is a 5.8inch display it’s huge so a 3000 mAh on a 5.8-inch display not really too sure if that’s going to hold up. Then the same thing with the bigger one The S8 plus is a 3500 mAh battery which seems pretty decent size but it’s a 6.2-inch display, not a lot of 6.2-inch display phones out there. it’s also a super High-Resolution, super bright display.


Conclusion: – 

So, overall as a package, the Galaxy S8 is pretty impressive. There are Certain areas where they clearly really want it to go all out and push the boundaries. The design, the Display and it shows and it’s that’s on the outside of the phone. But other areas where they’re definitely not pushing forward too hard are also pretty obvious. The camera, the Battery but as an entire phone, I’m pretty optimistic for the Galaxy S8 and S8 plus.

Specs: – 

Samsung Galaxy S8 Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus







Single or Dual (Nano)

2017, April21




148.9 x 68.1 x 8 mm


Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel

159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm







Corning Gorilla Glass 5





12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm

8 MP, f/1.7

2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, HDR






Android OS, 7.0 version(Nougat)

Snapdragon 835


Adreno 540

MEMORY Internal-



upto 256GB






Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot

v3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

v5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX

-GPS, NFC available















Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2


Loudspeaker, 3.5mm jack available

– 24-bit/192kHz audio
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic




BATTERY Li-Ion 3000 mAh Li-Ion 3500 mAh