Nothing comes near the Galaxy S8 design-wise. It’s the most best-looking phone I have ever seen, leaving every other handset.
As the light hits it, while the glass shimmers the back, as seen on the Galaxy S7, nestles perfectly in your palm. The unit is offered in 3 colors – bright silver a black and also a grey with a blueish tinge – with no white plate in sight.
My review unit would be the choice, and it’s properly black all over. It feels with the glass, metal and screen mixing.
Change and the volume rocker are joined by a brand new button on the side. This is a dedicated Bixby button – which I will cover in more detail at the Software section – and while it reveals Samsung is now taking its assistant seriously, it feels much for Bixby to possess its own button.
It seems sturdy and precisely created, although the S8 is slim and light at 155g. The time Samsung chosen with its flagship for a massive change of direction, many of the features were missing in the transition. This isn’t true . A microSD slot machine continues to sit tucked away with all the nano-SIM, the criminally underrated Qi wireless charging is also present, and the gadget is IP68 water- and dust-resistant also, so it will endure a dunk in water for 30 minutes to depths of 1.5 metres.
Samsung has also kept the headset jack; I’d be surprised to hear that anybody thinks that’s a bad idea. Apple’s decision to remove a physical headset link looked like it may indicate the passing of the 3.5mm jack, but Samsung has gone in the other direction, by adding a pair of very good AKG wired buds at the box.
Like the newly launched LG G6, this Samsung Galaxy S8’s front is all screen – and it. Unlike using the G6, however, the screen here melts to the metallic rim that is .
It’s a much neater curve than about the Galaxy S7 Edge; far more like the unfortunate Galaxy Note 7 in actuality, making it a lot more easy to use. Touches were common on older Edge phones, with your hands hitting on on the display when you only held the apparatus, but I haven’t experienced this with the S8. It’s a for such an eye-catching appearance, although there is still a bit of reflection on this portion of the display.
As with any phone not everything is perfect. Having tiny bezel and such a huge display means there’s no room for the Home button that is fingerprint-sensing to sit on the front.
Instead, it’s about the back, beside the camera, and I hate it every time I use it. First, it’s tiny, meaning those times I really hit on it, it does not recognise my finger. But its real problem is that the positioning; it intuitive. You have to wiggle your finger around the camera which, incidentally, throws a message up on opening the program to remind you to clean smudges of the lens – and guess where the scanner is?
I really don’t know why it isn’t in the centre, since it’s every other phone which has a fingerprint scanner. I guess Samsung wanted to build it but ran out of time.
I am also not sure about how nicely this telephone will hold up after months and years of use. The addition of Gorilla Glass 5 to both front and rear should offer a little more protection, but I have ended up with both a cracked Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S7 after drops onto carpet from barely 2ft high. Things will be different with the Galaxy S8 – but it feels like a phone that is delicate.