Exploring the Pros and Cons of the Samsung Galaxy S8

Galaxy S8

On March 29th 2017, Samsung launched their newest smartphone into the market. The launch of the new Samsung Galaxy S8 follows closely on the heels of its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S7, which was launched sometime last year and is the latest phone in Samsung’s series of elite smartphones within the ‘S Series’ line. Featuring a host of new capabilities, the manufacturers hope that the new smartphone will turn out to be the magic bullet that they need in order to push the woes of last year behind their backs. Last year the company was forced to go through a tough time after incidents of exploding batteries were reported from the Samsung Note 7 smartphone.


Samsung appear not to have spared any efforts in perfecting the Galaxy S8 smartphone and below are some of the new features that give the phone an extra edge and make it worth buying;

Excellent design and display

The Samsung Galaxy S8 continues in the tradition of the curved display design that Samsung enthusiasts have come to love over the recent years. In what appears to be an effort to maximize on space, the old physical buttons on the side of the phone have been removed and replaced with soft keys on the main screen. The navigation bar has been made much thinner and the home key removed completely so as to create maximum usable display on the screen. Most of the ports including a USB Type C port, 3.5mm audio jack and speaker grille are located at the bottom of the phone making them more convenient to use.

If you know about screens and display technology then you know how difficult it is to fit a 5.8 inch screen onto such a small phone but that is just what Samsung have managed to do and the result is impressive. With 570 PI of display density and 1440 x 2960 pixels resolution, simultaneous multitasking is made way much easier and the 18:9 aspect ratio on its Bezel-free screen sets it apart on a league of its own. The screen itself has a super-efficient AMOLED capacitive touchscreen which makes navigation and task execution a walk in the park. All this is enclosed in Corning Gorilla Glass 5 to reduce the risk of breakage.

Impressive Camera

The new Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone still retains the same 8MP Secondary and 12 MP Primary cameras which are part of the Galaxy S7, probably as an attempt to stick with what works well. However the bigger and faster CPU in the former allows it to take much better pictures. When taking a shot, the phone takes three pictures and then merges all of them to create the sharpest image possible. Both cameras also work surprisingly well in low light as a result of using the same technology.

Enhanced security

In addition to fingerprint recognition, the Samsung Galaxy S8 comes with an added layer of security in the form of new eye scanning security. The fingerprint sensor is located at the back of the phone right next to the rear camera while eye scanning security uses a combination of face detection and iris scanning to identify the owner of the phone.

Waterproof phone

Thanks to the new waterproofing technology applied on the phone, users do not have to worry about any damages to the phones whenever they come into direct contact with water.


Some of the features in the Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone are not as impressive as they ought to be and they include the following;

Limited memory

Most users believe that the 64GB internal memory on this phone is not sufficient for heavy usage and that the manufacturers could have done more. On the plus side though Samsung have made this memory expandable up to 256GB using MicroSD.

Fingerprint sensors

The phone’s fingerprint sensors might work perfectly but their location next to the rear cameras is rather awkward and makes them that much harder to use.

Limited battery

No one wants to have to charge their phone every now and again but that is a problem that they might have to deal with when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S8. It has a 3000mAh and that is rather low for a smartphone with the kind of features that it has. But thinking back on Samsung’s recent wars fueled by exploding batteries it is not too hard to understand why they may have chosen this option.