Samsung Galaxy S8

Will it come out on top?

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S8 and S8 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S8: Review

I think that this is the first time that I have actually liked Touch Wiz. Whenever I have had a Samsung Phone I have generally put another launcher on it.


The 5.8in 2960×1440 AMOLED is absolutely beautiful and perfect for VR. It covers pretty much the whole of the screen. At the bottom you will find no capasitive touch buttons. No, these went with the S7. You will now find on screen buttons like most of the other Android Phones on the market but when you press the home button you will get a bit of haptic feedback like you find on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.


If you just went onto Samsungs website and looked at the raw specs you would find that it has the same mega pixel count as the S7 but dont let that fool you, this camera is an excellent peice of kit. When you press the shutter button the phone will take not one, not two but three different photos and stitch them together for an amazing shot that look life like everytime.


The back of the phone is covered in a stylish sheet of glass, in fact most of the phone is made from glass. The fingerprint sensor which used to live on the home button has been relocated to the back of the phone. I would have liked to have seen the sensor intergrated behind the screen so that you didn’t have so strectch your hand but if stretching your fingers isn’t your thing then you can just use the iris scanner integrated into the top of the phone next to front facing camera. Just be warned that it doesn’t work 100% of the time.

Does anyone else remember the face scanner on the S2. No … lets just continue on then.


I mentioned touch wiz (Get it) up at the top of this post but I still think that it is the most intuative version of Touch Wiz that Samsung has ever brought out. If you still don’t like it then you can put a different launcher on it. I usually just use the Google Now launcher but there are plenty out there with hundreds of customisations.

On this phone you also get a competitor to Siri and Google Now called Bixby. This is a very smart virtual assitat who will not only respond to your voice but will also detect what’s on your screen and camera. It hasn’t launched in the UK yet and very few apps work with it but I think that it will be brilliant when it launches. It even has it’s own button.

I think that this phone is the full package and would recomend it anyone although I do still prefer the OnePlus 3T.


Samsung Galaxy S8













  • Great Camera
  • Quick Charging
  • Amazing Screen
  • No Bloatware
  • IP68 certified


  • Slow Updates
  • Fingerprint sensor on back

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