Phones have evolved, providing better productivity, endless entertainment and the way it feels in your hand.
The ergonomic design, crispness of the screen and ease of use. Samsung started a revolution when they introduced Galaxy Note series with large screens. Larger screens improved productivity and entertainment value, but at the cost of comfort. Large screen phones were difficult to hold, operate and carry around. Phone manufacturers offered software based tools to make users comfortable, but nothing worked.
Samsung has attempted to do something different, S8 with a 58 inches of screen, feels absolutely comfortable and pocket-able, and that’s commendable and probably differentiates them from the rest. Samsung’s S8 is a stunner, in thinner and a tad longer body. Having used Galaxy Note 5 for a year and half, I can surely vouch for this.
Gorgeous 58″ AMOLED display, 4GB RAM and standard 64GB storage with option to extend up to additional 256GB makes it absolutely a gem of a device. 8 megapixels front and 12 megapixels back camera both with f/1.7 aperture offer more than satisfactory photo and video recording.
The S8 is thin and weighs just 155g. The last time Samsung opted for a huge change of direction with its flagship, many of the basic features were lost in the transition. Thankfully, this isn’t the case here. A microSD slot continues to sit tucked away with the nano-SIM, the criminally underrated Qi wireless charging is also present, and the device is IP68 water- and dust-resistant too, so it will survive a dunk in water for 30 minutes to depths of 1.5 meters.
But, of-course there is a “but”…
Only complaint I have and it can be the deal breaker for some. The phone feels extremely delicate and even with a case on, screen didn’t survive one foot fall on hard surface. I expected Gorilla Glass 5 to be a bit more rugged.
Nonetheless, the S8 is pretty, with lots of features and in my opinion currently the best that’s available.