As most Android users will know, Samsung has a knack for crafting top-of the range smartphones with plenty of stand-out features. And, for our money, few phones combine cutting-edge tech and slick, premium design quite as seamlessly as the Galaxy S8.
Indeed, the Galaxy S8 stands out just as much today as it did in 2016 - which is really testament to the impressive work done by Samsung.
Of course, like most handsets, its isn’t totally without its faults. But, notwithstanding a few minor gripes, it’s still a cracking smartphone, and a decent alternative to the latest, more expensive flagship device.
Samsung has made a gorgeous looking smartphone here. Indeed, with its big screen, sharp Infinity Display and curved-edges, it’ll fit snuggly into your hand whilst you watch movies and TV shows, without being uncomfortable or difficult to hold. And, brilliantly, it’s virtually bezel-free!
There’re a few snazzy colour options to pick from, too, including Midnight Black, Orchid Grey, Coral Blue, Arctic Silver, and Rose Pink.
Specs and features
As we say, for a handset that should be about to get its bus pass in mobile years, the S8 is still a seriously impressive smartphone. Whether you’re looking for a cutting-edge camera, oodles of internal storage, or a superior screen to watch movies and TV shows, this device should definitely be worth your consideration.
Here are a few of its stand-out specs and features:
At 5.8 inches, the screen boasts ample real-estate to watch movies, TV shows and play games. Plus, the phone’s Infinity Display will make images super-sharp to look at, while the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 coating will reduce the risk of any damage from a 1.6 metre drop around 80% of the time.
On the front of the phone you’ll find an eight-megapixel snapper with smart auto-focus and, sitting smoothly at the back, a dual, 12-megapixel camera with a bright F1.7 lens and 4K video capabilities.
Similar to Apple’s Siri, Bixby is Samsung’s on-board virtual assistant. It will compose emails, as well as send and edit photos on demand.
The S8 will provide up to 128GB worth of internal storage - enough to store hundreds of hours of video and thousands of photos. Still, if you think you’ll need more, larger options are available on later Galaxy handsets like the S9 and S9+, though, for most people, 128GB is plenty.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 packs a 3,000mAh battery that, in theory, should provide enough juice for the phone to last all day. By contrast, later Samsung phones like the Note 9 boast a heck of a lot more, so if battery-life is especially important to you, take a look at some S9 deals.
What’s the cheapest Samsung Galaxy S8 deal?
Although the Galaxy S8 isn’t Samsung’s latest flagship phone, it’s still a pricey bit of kit. But as it turns out, there are plenty of ways to avoid re-mortgaging your house to pay for the phone upfront.
Number one: compare - offers change all the time, so you’ll need to check to see which mobile operator can offer the best deals.
Also, keep an eye on smaller companies like giffgaff, as they will likely offer better deals over the big networks. Plus, going through mobile resellers rather than a network directly can also save you money, as they usually sell the same plans at cheaper prices.
Which networks sell the Samsung Galaxy S8?
Here’s where you’ll find the best Samsung Galaxy S8 deals:
EE - for a phone contract, SIM-Only, or mobile broadband deal? EE have a huge selection, and you’re bound to find what you’re looking for.
O2 - O2 have loads offers for existing customers, with a wide selection of plans available.
Vodafone - Vodafone offer a shed-load of pay monthly plans, SIM-Only offers, and 'Red' 4G plans.
Three - Whether you’re after a phone contract, SIM-only plan, or unlimited data plans, you’ll be spoilt for choice with Three
You could also trade in your current Samsung phone and put the money towards one of the newer models.
Galaxy S8 specs
|Release Date||24/04/2017 00:00:00|
|Sim Card Type||Nano|
|Size||140.1mm x 7.3mm x 72.2mm|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Display Size||5.8 inches|
|Screen Type||Super AMOLED|
|Resolution||1440 x 2960 inches|
|Pixels Per Inch||568 ppi|
|Touch Screen Type||Capacitive|
|Processor Cores||Octa Core Cores|
|External Storage||Micro SD|
|Primary Camera||12 MP|
|2nd Camera||8 MP|