The ultimate 2020 Review of Samsung Galaxy S8
The Samsung Galaxy S8 is an older model, having been launched in 2017.
The overall quality of this smartphone is good; since the price is in line with that of the competitors, it is a good choice, but there are cheaper models at the same quality level.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 arrived on the market with Android 7.0. In the meantime it has received updates and Android 9 is now available. Although new versions of Android have been released, this version is still fairly recent.
The 5.8″ screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels is much more pleasant than that of other models and is also very quick to react to commands.
The battery of Samsung Galaxy S8 is standard: in our usage scenario, its 3000 mAh allow it to reach 26 hours, which is a value in the average.
The 52.3 GB of actual available internal memory (64 GB declared) may be enough to store our data, if not, we can use an SD memory card to expand the phone memory.
One of its weaknesses is the fragility: in fact it has not passed the drop test.
Like most of the models in this price range, this mobile phone is very powerful, so it can be used without problems even for tasks that require high performance, such as some video games.
Among the most interesting functions are: the presence of the fingerprint reader and being water resistant.
This model is compatible with 4G connection.
Samsung Galaxy S8 has a 12 Mp rear camera, which allows you to obtain excellent quality photos in all light conditions.
This mobile phone has an 8 MP front camera, which allows you to take good quality selfies.
- The photos taken with the rear camera are of good quality
- The version of the operating system is quite recent
- Its performances are above average
- It is resistant to immersion in water for short periods
- This model has no real weaknesses
All tests results
|Quality of video footage from rear camera||★★★★☆|
|Quality of video footage from front camera||Not applicable|
|Audio quality of movies||★★★★☆|
|Touchscreen speed and accuracy||★★★★★|
|Battery life (for standard usage scenario)||26 h|
|Quick battery charging||★★★★☆|
|Extra battery functionality||★★★★☆|
|Amount of memory available||★★★★☆|
|Impermeability to water||★★★★★|
|Audio quality through the speakers||★★★☆☆|
|Sound quality with high quality headphones||★★★★★|
Ease of use
|Usability of the touchscreen||★★★★★|
|Ease of use of the camera||★★★★★|
|Accessibility via facial recognition or fingerprint||Not applicable|
|Simplicity of settings||★★★★★|
|Operation on different frequency bands||★★★★☆|
|Operation on different wifi standards||★★★☆☆|
|Memory card reader||★★★★★|
|Availability of sensors||★★★★★|
All technical specs
|Operating system version tested||Android 7.0|
|Latest update available||Android 9|
|Google Service available||✔️|
|Diagonal screen size||5.8 inch|
|Internal memory declared||64 GB|
|Memory capacity actually available||52.3 GB|
|Type of memory card||SD|
|Processor frequency||2.3 GHz|
|Number of cores||8|
|RAM memory||4 GB|
|Battery capacity||3000 mAh|
|Wireless charging possible||✔️|
|Wireless charger provided||Not tested|
|SAR level declared||1.27 Watt per kg|
|Stereo speakers||Not tested|
|Weight, including SIM and battery||151 g|
|Available in Dual SIM||❌|
|Dual SIM and independent memory card reader||❌|
|SIM type||Nano SIM|
|3.5mm audio output||✔️|
Camera and video camera
|Resolution of the main rear camera||12 MPx|
|Resolution of the main front camera||8 MPx|
|Number of rear cameras||1|
|Number of front cameras||1|
|Optical image stabilizer||✔️|
|Slow motion mode||✔️|
|Video resolution||Not available|