As an influencer, my life and my job is basically captured on mobile. From travel to family moments to my everyday productivity, having a reliable phone and mobile service is absolutely crucial. That’s why I’m so happy to be partnering with Verizon and sharing my unique mobile lifestyle using the brand new Samsung Galaxy S8!
Samsung has once again surprised us with an all new Galaxy S8. It has a gorgeous design, sturdy construction and brilliant display with a thin bezel that adds volumes to its looks. Along with this, it also come a Dual Pixel camera on the back, a personal digital assistant called Bixby, excellent RAM and in-built storage, and wireless charging.
Just to be clear, there truly are LOTS of things you will love about the new Samsung Galaxy S8…. But here are my top 10 features to love…plus one you won’t!
10 Things to Love About the New Samsung Galaxy S8
Design: This new phone replaced the earlier home button design with a futuristic bezel-less look. With its curved edges and shiny sides that blend into the front screen, it feels like a single piece where metal and glass all combine to give a smooth finish. The S8 is thin but sturdy and incredible lightweight at 155g only. It has a dedicated shortcut for Bixby, Samsung’s new AI assistant.
Display: The S8 comes with a corning Gorilla Glass 5 at both front and back, and is HDR capable. The display is AMOLED with a 2960 x 1440 resolution, which means a pixel density of 570 pixels per inch with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. The 5.8-inch screen display has vivid colors and the glass shimmers when lights reflects on it.
Performance: The Samsung Galaxy S8 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor (2.35GHz quad-core + 1.7GHz quad-core) which Samsung claims to the industry’s first 10nm processor, enabling heightened speed and efficiency. The Samsung’s Nougat interface has multiple features giving a plethora of customization options.
Storage: With 64GB internal storage along with an expandable micro SD card slot for up to 256GB, it will be hard to beat in storage and space.
Camera: The camera is optimized for one-hand operation. The rear camera comes with 12 megapixels, f/1.7 aperture and Dual Pixel sensor with optical image stabilization, phase detection autofocus, and an LED flash. The front camera is 8 megapixels, f/1.7 and a smart autofocus system which gives crystal clear shots with vivid colors.
Bixby Voice Assistance: S8 brings into focus the new voice assistance called Bixby. It offers contextual information based on the users’ habit. The phone also has a dedicated hardware button on Bixby.
Hardware: The Galaxy S8 Plus comes with additional features like expandable storage, a dual band Wi-Fi, a 32-bit audio DAC. It also supports Bluetooth 5 which means on can connect two Bluetooth speakers or headphones at the same time and play both simultaneously
Battery Life: the phone comes with a battery life of 3,000 mAh which is rather less compared to other phones available in the market.
Iris and fingerprint scanner: The phone has a better and advance version of Iris and fingerprint scanner. This enables for better security; however, the position of the fingerprint scanner is somewhat awkward.
Additional features: The Samsung Galaxy S8 comes with some awesome features like Qi Wireless charging and fast charging. The phone is dust and water resistant for up to 30 minutes to the depth of 1.5 meters. It comes preloaded with Samsung Pay and My Galaxy and has in-built Samsung Dex which is a mobile to PC transition tool.
With all these state-of-the-art features on the Samsung Galaxy S8, it is surely a phone to aspire for. While some tiny glitches might be there, I haven’t found those yet and the overall performance, massive storage, great speed, gorgeous looks as well as phenomenal camera output and crystal clear display certainly puts this phone ahead of other flagship phones.
So as you can see, I absolutely love the new Samsung Galaxy S8. But, if I had to pick just one thing not to love, it’s the lack of productivity it brings! Thanks to the photo filters built into the phone, we’ve lost all sense of time and responsibilities! Since I’m not all that active on Snapchat, my family and I got such a kick out of being able to play around with these filters. And we just might have spent a bit more time on this than we’re proud of. Just to give you an idea, here are the last 50 or so pics in my phone at this moment…