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Samsung Galaxy S8: Objectively Brilliant

  • Digital8
  • April 12, 2017

 

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is objectively gorgeous. Say goodbye to the S7's flat screen, and hello to a taller, narrower design with two curved edges. The Galaxy S8 is a device that gives even Apple’s iPhone 7 a run for its money. For the first time, every major Samsung phone will feature the curve screen software seen only before in the Edge and Note.

The Galaxy S8 sports almost no bezel, affording more screen into a smaller body. The tiny bezel on both the Galaxy S8 integrates seamlessly with the curved glass, creating a beautiful device. Samsung calls the new display "infinity display," describing the infinity display as the “most immersive screen on a Galaxy smartphone of this size.”

Disappointingly, the camera has been left largely unchanged from the S7. In light of this, the Galaxy S8’s camera still remains the best of any Android by far, primarily due to its optical image stabilisation.

Alike a number of Android phones, the Galaxy S8 has moved the fingerprint reader to the back of the phone. The feature is fine, however, can become troublesome when trying to open on a desk or in a car holder. To combat this the Galaxy S8 has included Iris detection and facial recognition as an unlock feature. In theory, this is great, however, we will need to wait for real world application to fully judge this feature.

Bixby has been deemed slightly underwhelming perhaps due in part to the fact it was constantly hyped. For those of you who don’t know, Bixby is Samsung’s new intelligent user interface that is capable of responding to voice commands to complete any task you ask it to do. Currently, Bixby is a touch on the slow side and the vocal replies are stilted.

It’s no secret that Samsung really needed to impress the public with the S8 to finally put behind them the explosion that was the Note7. If we judge the phone on design alone Samsung has definitely created the most aesthetic phone on the market and with the new software, they have developed a new way to of using an Android device.

The new Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ will go on sale on the Australian market on Apr 28.