As they have done for the past few years, Samsung once again released two versions of the latest addition to the flagship Galaxy S series. This time around however, both iterations feature dual curved edge displays, so the only real differentiating factor is the display size. The larger of the two, aptly called the Galaxy S8 Plus, features a beautiful 6.2-inch display that is packed into a body that feels far more compact than that size would suggest, and comes with the same gorgeous design, features, and capabilities as its smaller sibling. Related: Galaxy S8 Best Cases As great as the additional display real estate and the almost all-screen design are, they do make the device more susceptible to damage from accidental bumps and drops. Which is why, we’ve rounded up some of the best protective cases and covers that are currently available for the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus! MNML Thin Galaxy S8 Plus case Promoted If you like thin cases and minimal design than the Galaxy S8 MNML … [Read more...] about Best Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus cases
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The new Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus have been unveiled today, and, as you would expect, they’re packing some of the company’s best hardware yet. Of course, competition remains fierce in the Android ecosystem, and we’ve already had a number of flagship smartphone announcements this year which are all boasting improvements over last year’s models. So let’s find out which is best, at least on paper. For today’s comparison we’ve picked the latest and greatest flagships from some of Android’s most renowned manufacturers. We have the new LG G6, HTC U Ultra, Huawei P10 Plus, and Sony’s Xperia XZ Premium to go head to head with the upcoming Galaxy S8. Galaxy S8 / S8 PlusLG G6Xperia XZ PremiumHuawei P10 PlusHTC U Ultra Display5.8-inch / 6.2-inch QHD+ AMOLED (2960x1440)5.7-inch QHD+ LCD (2880x1440)5.5-inch 4K LCD (3840x2160)5.5-inch QHD LCD (2560x1440)5.7-inch QHD LCD (2560x1440) SoCSnapdragon 835 or Exynos … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy S8 vs the competition
So you bought Samsung’s latest flagship? What’s next? Aside from obvious things like setting up the phone, it’s important to protect your investment by picking up stuff like screen protectors and a sturdy Galaxy S8 case. This is even more true now that Samsung has adopted a large bezel-less display, as that means there’s more screen to break! With that in mind, we’ve rounded up some of the best cases currently available for the Samsung Galaxy S8! Join us as we take a closer look. Rocking Samsung’s plus-sized darling instead? Be sure to check out our list of the best Galaxy S8 Plus cases. MNML Case Galaxy S8 Promoted If you like thin cases and minimal design than the Galaxy S8 slim MNML case is the case for you. This case is just 0.35mm thin, yes that is not a typo, it’s that thin. They claim to have the world’s thinnest case. As the name suggests the style and design is minimal which means there is no branding on the case. … [Read more...] about Best Samsung Galaxy S8 cases
Why does the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active exist? Don’t get me wrong, there is always something good about having choice in the Android space, but more so than any other year before it, this Active version of the original Galaxy S smartphone seems redundant. The Active line used to bring some different features underneath a dramatically different design which set it apart, but now it feels outdated. In this piece, we’re going to look at a few of the reasons why I personally think the Active line has lost its way. I used to be a huge proponent of this version of Samsung’s flagship lineup. Back at E3 2015, the Galaxy S6 Active was what was on my mind. It had just been announced a couple of months earlier and it seemed to look much better than the Galaxy S5 Active from the year prior. Once I got my hands on it, I understood another reason why I wanted the Active – the Galaxy S6 that year was a stark change from the plastic designs of Samsung’s recent past, as … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy S8 Active: Why?
It would appear that Samsung has yet again made a couple of great phones with the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, which isn’t too surprising considering their recent phones. You know, besides that one. Aside from that setback, Samsung has continued to innovate, pushing the limits of hardware design. And they did so without removing the headphone jack. In fact, the company appears to be doubling down on the standard by including a pair of earbuds in the box. And not just any ol’ pair of ‘buds, either. Bundled with your Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus, you’ll also get a $99 pair of earbuds from AKG, a well-known and trusted audio manufacturer whose parent company Harman was bought by Samsung just last year. With a build that’s half-plastic and half-braided fabric, they’re a mix between the plastic cables you’re used to getting with smartphones and a more premium feeling pair. That is, assuming your smartphone even came with headphones (I’m … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy S8 AKG earbuds: how good are they?
AT&T and Android Police have partnered up to give three of our readers a brand new Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, which is a $849 value. The Active series has been a fixture for some time now for Samsung. For the uninitiated, the basic concept with the Galaxy S8 Active is that you're getting the flagship S8 inside of a durable, rugged package. The S8 Active features a shatterproof screen (for drops of 5 feet or less onto flat surfaces), IP68-rated water and dust resistance, and what Samsung calls a "military grade" metal frame for everything else you throw at it. If that isn't enough for you, it packs a mammoth 4000mAh battery. You can read our review as well to get the full picture. You should also check out AT&T's current deals, which include several buy one get one deals on flagships. Right now if you buy a Galaxy S8 Active (or S8, S8+, Note8), you can get a Galaxy S8 thrown in for free on a second line. Not a bad consolation prize if you don't win this giveaway if you ask … [Read more...] about Giveaway: Win one of 3 brand new AT&T Samsung Galaxy S8 Actives [US]
Home / News / Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ pricing The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are official, after an insane amount of leaks that spoiled the surprise Samsung could have given us at the Unpacked event. You know the devices’ specs, you know what we think about them, but what about pricing? Well, as rumors had said, the Galaxy S8 is priced at Euro 799, while the Galaxy S8+ will cost Euro 899.High prices, yes, and they might be slightly more in some markets (or less, depending on where you buy them). As usual, Samsung will announce pricing information for different markets in the coming days, and the general release date is set for April 28th. What do you think about the price tags carried by the Galaxy S8 and S8+? Phones Samsung Galaxy S8 … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ pricing
Update, January 23: A trademark application uncovered by GalaxyClub (via SamMobile) could hold a clue to the name of the rumored visual search feature we talked about in the original post below. Specifically, Samsung trademarked the term “Bixby Vision.” Even if the trademark ends up referring to something else, it further confirms that “Bixby” will be a big part of Samsung’s devices moving forward. Original post, January 19: The flood of rumors surrounding the unannounced Samsung Galaxy S8 continue to hit the internet with no signs of slowing down. The latest such unconfirmed report claims Samsung’s next flagship handset will be able to perform visual searches and offer text recognition using its camera. The story comes from Sam Mobile, citing unnamed sources. It claims that the camera app on the Galaxy S8 will include its own Bixby button, something we heard a while back. In case you missed the previous rumors, Bixby is the … [Read more...] about (Update: “Bixby Vision”) The Samsung Galaxy S8 will reportedly use its camera for visual searches
February 3, 2018 - Written By Daniel Golightly The U.S. carrier editions of Samsung’s Galaxy S8 Active may be getting Android 8.0 (Oreo) sooner than expected following a new sighting of the devices on the Wi-Fi Alliance website. More specifically, the new listings show a Samsung Galaxy S8 Active for Sprint, T-Mobile, and AT&T – which are sold under the model numbers SM-G892U and SMG892A, respectively. Both newly certified devices hit the site as of January 2 and, among other Wi-Fi radio-related information, show the new operating system to be “Android, version:8.0.” Unfortunately, there’s nothing there to provide any details about exactly when the hyper-ruggedized variation of Samsung’s Galaxy S8 will be getting that update. Reports had previously speculated that it would still be several months before Android Oreo hits the Galaxy S8 Active. Moreover, the carriers in question could still need to perform their perfunctory software alterations. … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Appears On Wi-Fi Alliance With Android Oreo
Update (2/16): With the Samsung Galaxy S9 just around the corner, we thought this would be a fun time to take a look back at our review for the current S8 family. After all, soon this will be a highly discounted model making it a potential purchase for those looking for a great phone but wishing to same some serious cash in the process. The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge might have been two of the best phones of 2017, but the well-documented issues faced by the Galaxy Note 7 have cast a shadow over Samsung’s mobile efforts. From two fantastic smartphones to a phone that would have been near-perfect had it not spontaneously caught fire, 2016 was a year to remember and forget for Samsung, and its next flagship was always going to come under intense scrutiny. Don’t miss: Where to buy the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus Ahead of its Unpacked event last month, Samsung flooded media with advertising designed to begin the painstaking process of rebuilding the customer faith that … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus review: Almost to Infinity