Despite being the No.1 handset maker in the world, when it comes to public perception Samsung has always found itself in Apple’s shadow. Right or wrong, Samsung has been seen as the follower to Apple’s innovator. With the Galaxy S8, this perception deserves to change. The Galaxy S8 is a smartphone unlike anything from Apple, or anyone else for that matter – a bold, beautiful design, with just one major flaw.
Spoiler alert: The flaw is the where they’ve haphazardly positioned the fingerprint sensor. Sounds like more proof it was an after-thought in not being able to get it under the screen as Apple are rumoured to be trying to do.
There’s no doubt in my mind that the Galaxy S8 is a great phone. It’s powerful, it’s fast, it looks and feels great, it does everything that you could expect a phone to do, with a great camera, and a battery that’ll last a full day for most people. It shows that this is the eighth phone in Samsung’s Galaxy S line, and as someone who’s used every phone in the range, Samsung’s experience and knowledge shows through.
Samsung’s pitch for the Galaxy S8 as being “revolutionary” doesn’t entirely ring true, partly because this is just a smartphone at its heart, and partly because it’s a rather logical conclusion point for its current design language. […]
The Galaxy S8 is a seriously sexy looking handset that backs up those good looks with plenty of power, both in a processing sense and in terms of its overall battery life. It’s the complete package, and easily the best phone we’ve tested in 2017 so far.