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Samsung Galaxy S8 | Hands-On

Samsung Galaxy S8 | Hands-On

I can’t overstate how gorgeous the S8 and S8 Plus are. The former packs one of Samsung’s beautiful 5.8-inch “infinity displays” — that’s a Super AMOLED screen that wraps around the phone’s curved front to the point where it almost touches the metal band running around the device. As the name implies, the S8 Plus has a larger display; we’re talking 6.2 inches from one diagonal corner to another. Both run at what Samsung calls Quad HD+ resolution, otherwise known as 2,960 x 1,440, since these screens are longer than normal.

As you might have already known, the US Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will feature one of Qualcomm’s octa-core Snapdragon 835 chipsets, along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Versions available elsewhere will have one of Samsung’s octa-core Exynos chips in lieu of Qualcomm’s stuff, which will be a bummer for some people and old news for others. Both devices also have 12-megapixel, dualpixel rear cameras with an f/1.7 aperture, which, yes, are very similar to last year’s S7 cameras. That said, Samsung has apparently changed the way photos are processed, which should make for slightly better colors and clarity throughout.


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  1. I bought it but it's written on it manufactured in China so is it fake or original

  2. two things..
    Bixby sounds a little scary knowing your EVERY MOVE
    and lastly guess what Bixby spells backwards? ILLUMINATI!!!!!!!

  3. I love it when these review videos are kept relatively short whilst still being informative! Well-played, Engadget! Also, the phone is freaking gorgeous . . .

  4. there is seriously no good video about s8 or s8+ so shitty youtubers nowadays

  5. just as long as it doesn't explode like the note

  6. I love ❤️ the Galaxy S8 😘

  7. to my op3. please don't die for a few years. thanks

  8. Bixby reminds me of the Incredible Hulk

  9. I'll probably be on YouTube watching vids and try to raise the volumes and then hit the dumbass Bixby button and screw me over.

  10. that awkward moment when you watching on your 800 dollar S7 edge which you bought recently 😑

  11. Curved screens are just plain stupid. So why should I care about getting one?

  12. Damn, that note burned her Louis Vuitton

  13. If you have the s7, dont waste your money, anything else and this is the way to go

  14. There is NO WAY I am spending $1,349 AUD on a new phone when it doesn't even have STEREO speakers!! Just one speaker still and it's 2017!!! I don't know about you guys but I love music and watching Youtube video's with descent sound!

  15. The video doesn't play over the entire screen, same for gaming I guess .. so it's not really 5.8 inch screen in terms of usable screen estate

  16. if samsung can add something like Imessage or facetime like iPhone they would definitely take all of iPhone users

  17. Block all updates by using a program called debloater after the first year of updates. That is how u get a samsung phone to last. Im not saying samsung deliberately cripples old phones but i have a note 4 still on 5.1.1 and most other people who updated there note 4s past this have problems. My note 4 runs just as fast as the day i bought it. These S8s have a built in expiration date with their nonremovable batteries. You have three years tops before your phones become a worthless brick. Thats if the software updates dont screw them up before then. Will somebody make a 6inch oled phone with a removable battery please so i can update because if not ill have to keep my note 4 forever.

  18. apple will copy some of these features and call it industry leading 2 years later

  19. And it listens to your every word at home, in tne car, in the hotel with your affair, your meeting with Russian spies, your hiring of a hit man, you kissing your baby good night…..

  20. So the S8 wins. No real debate to have.

  21. Given Vault 7 revelations does it make you think non removable batteries might be deliberate since your phone is always on and sending data? No? I guess its just me.

  22. Boom boom boom boom boom boom boom boom

  23. Hey Chris, are you giving away any Galaxy S8+, I would really love to own one, I use Galaxy S3 🙁 !!

  24. I can't wait to get my hands on this phone. It's very stylist, impressive, & very powerful. Samsung Galaxy phones are my favorite, i currently have a Samsung Galaxy S7 looking forward to getting the Samsung S8 after it's release.

  25. Guys, if you want to see real innovation in a 21st century smartphone, check out the Xiaomi Mi MIX, with 256GB ROM, 6GB RAM and a screen covering almost 100% of the front face. Samsung – and Apple, for that matter – have a long way to go to catch up with modern Chinese technology! Take a look here: http://www.banggood.com/Xiaomi-Mi-MIX-18k-6_4-inch-Edgeless-Display-6GB-RAM-256GB-ROM-Snapdragon-821-Quad-Core-4G-Smartphone-p-1099278.html?p=JQ26191551677201504Z&utm_source=bbs&utm_medium=agogo&utm_content=zhangruihua&utm_campaign=home

  26. I like the phone and all, really nice, but really? That's a tiny battery, my S7 dies within 8 hours. Great looking, sleek, but still.

  27. 1:03 i thought he was holding a google pixel until i realised its just a gs8 playing 16:9 youtube videos and theres more screen beyond that, unlike the pixel

  28. from iphone 7 "this is the best phone" >> Google pixel "this is great phone" >> LG g6 "unique phone from future" >> Samsung S8/S8+ "you can comment down below" >> New phone next day "oooh this is great phone ever"

    wasting money for make you stupid and happy.

  29. is no longer touchwiz, is Grace UX!!

  30. They cost $750 atleast from Tmobile

  31. Well, i still happy with my S6 edge 🙁

  32. Stunning phone. Well done Samsung!

  33. so you still need an pc + os and can´t use it solo with a monitor / keyboard + mouse 🙁 i kinda liked the idear that my phone will stay separated completely for privacy and security reasons like it is with the microsoft solution

  34. Press F to pay respects to Apple

  35. Hopefully It Doesn't Explode

  36. I think you need a new mic dude.

  37. puts it in my pocket

    Hey guys- owww!
    What happened?!
    I felt like some glass went in my leg!
    Takes phone out in pieces

  38. Apple is rumored to have something big planned for their anniversary… I'll wait to see which is better.

  39. LOVE it!!!! Can't wait to get mine.

  40. 6:00 rip windows phones 😂😂

  41. its grace ux. touchwiz is gone 😂

  42. That exploding purse was from a vaping device. Get your shit straight before miss informing million people!
    Here's the source to the women's exploding purse:

  43. I'm waitin' on that Note 8

  44. I hate the lag on Bixby and I really hate the slooow sloowww Samsung animations. I hope it can be changed in dev options to half the speed, like other flagships. Because i am interested more and more each minute in this phone.

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