Updated 8 Jun 2017

Samsung

Galaxy S8

Snapshot: The Samsung Galaxy S8 is an Android phone with a 12 megapixel camera and a 1440x2960 screen. How does it rate?

Galaxy S8
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$1047

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Test results

Overall score
77
Calling
?/10
Reception
?/10
TXTing
?/10
Camera quality
?/10
Battery life
?/10

Good points

  • Reception is OK.
  • Excellent for texting.
  • Good for calling.
  • Good camera.
  • Has a memory card slot.
  • Battery life is very good.

But

  • Heavy.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Functionality (20%) is based on reception, battery life, connections, memory and sound quality.
Ergonomics (20%) includes ease of use, portability, durability and display quality.
Calling (10%)
Texting (5%)
Camera quality (20%) including video quality
Music player (10%)
Internet and email (10%)
GPS navigation (5%)

Price is based on a September 2018 online survey.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$1047

Specifications

Operating system
Android 7
Size
Medium
Dimensions W x L x H (mm)
69 x 149 x 8
Weight (g)
151
Screen resolution (pixels)
1440 x 2960
Screen size (inches)
5.8

More test results (/10)

Ergonomics
7.8
Internet and email
8.3
Handset capabilities
7.2
Music player
8.7
Video quality
6.8
Synchronisation
6.8
GPS Navigation
7.5

Camera

Camera resolution (MP)
12
Built-in flash
Yes

Features

Memory card slot
Yes
Dual SIM
No
4G compatible
Yes
Bluetooth
Yes
GPS receiver
Yes
Compass
Yes
FM radio
No