The new Samsung Galaxy S8 has been out on the market for almost two months. At this point, loyal Samsung users have already gravitated to the new device, and those that were a little Samsung curious have been waiting on reviews and reports before making the switch.
With the Galaxy 8 release, now is a perfect time to make a move to a Samsung smartphone. While there are obviously many different options on the market today, and different things needs and wants to consider when purchasing a smartphone, chances are you’ll find all of them in the Galaxy 8. Samsung has covered all their bases.
If you are still on the fence about moving to a Samsung device, let’s look at a few reasons why Samsung should be your next choice in a smart phone.
The display is better than ever
The screen size on the Samsung Galaxy is larger than ever before and packs a ratio of screen to phone hardware that can’t be beat. The screen ration is 18.5:9 as opposed to the normal 16:9, which is where the older Samsung Galaxy phones measured. This means you get more physical screen and less phone casing, which is helpful to those of us that want a larger screen, but don’t have big enough hands to palm the device.
Remember when you had to lug around a separate camera to take pictures instead of just using your phone? While those days are long gone, Samsung has been a little lax in creating a rear facing camera that provides a punch like the iPhone.
This particular rear camera carries 12mega pixels, with a f/1.7 aperture (which pulls in as much light as possible). This means that even pictures in low lighting situations will be amazing. Samsung also added the ability for multi frame capturing, and will quickly snap three photos in a row. Samsung added in a sharpness process to take away blurry faces for good.
Not to be outdone by the rear camera, its brother, the front camera, is pretty dang powerful as well. This camera boasts a total of 8 mega pixels, and that f/1.7 aperture. This camera auto focuses on objects, so your selfie game will consistently be on point.
The cameras work with the same technology that Google uses – taking three pictures in rapid succession, identifying the best picture, and then reducing the “noise” around the image before presenting it to you, the end user.
Fingerprint recognition and iris detection
Since the screen is so huge on the Samsung Galaxy, there was no room to put a fingerprint sensor on the front. Instead, Samsung moved the sensor next to the camera, on the back of the phone.
Samsung has also added in the additional protection of an iris recognition scanner – AND improved the response time. That’s right – you can unlock your phone just by staring at it, and don’t have to worry about placing your fingerprint exactly in the right position over the sensor.
A pretty awesome home button
While the display screen is huge, and the fingerprint sensor had to take up residence on the back of the phone, there isn’t room for a home button, right? Not so. They’ve built the home button INTO the screen. Touch the display, and you’ll feel a small vibration, letting you know that you’ve reached the home button.
It’s placed perfectly, where you won’t have to search far for it, and works without any issues.
The shape and feel is perfect for any hand
Samsung has been making a name for themselves in the design of their smart phones. The Galaxy 8 is no exception to this rule. The screen curves to meet the back of the phone, while the back bends to meet the front – meaning that the feel of the phone in any size hand is fantastic. It fits snuggly, and doesn’t feel like it would be easy to drop with one wrong move.
The curves of the screen also make the phone look pretty cool, which never hurts.
We all know about Siri, but what about Bixby? While Bixby won’t be available all over for a few months, the intelligent search, which is Samsung’s answer to Siri, Bixby is going to change intelligence systems for the better. When you press the Bixby button, you can talk to the search system without any keyword usage, just talk like you normally would.
You can also use Bixby through text AND through pictures. When you snap a picture in “Bixby Vision”, Bixby looks at your surroundings and analyses what you’d like to search. This is amazing technology that not only serves a purpose, but it is also pretty fun to use!
One more thing about the display of the Galaxy 8 – it is the first mobile phone to have the HDR Premium logo approved. The colors are more vibrant than on any other mobile device, and because the phone is mostly screen, playing videos on this device feels less like a phone and more like a laptop.
No more watching Netflix on a tiny screen with a low-quality picture – the Galaxy 8 won’t settle for mediocrity.
Turn your phone into a laptop
We’re serious. There is a docking station, called DeX, which will allow you to turn you Galaxy into a desktop PC. Who doesn’t want the ability to have all of your information on your phone at any given moment, but the option to plug into a larger display when you’re working?
This docking station makes the Galaxy 8 basically like a chrome book, but without lugging an actual computer around.
Don’t worry about running out of memory. While many phones run low on memory, especially if you are an avid video and picture taker, the Galaxy 8 won’t.
There are different storage options available so even the most powerful of users won’t run out of space on their phone. And, like always, you can add in a micro SD card with an additional 200GB, ensuring that your videos and pictures will never leave the palm of your hand.
It is waterproof
And not just “splash some water on it and it’ll be fine”, this baby can be completely submerged in water and will come away unscathed. You don’t have to worry about a case or protective covering to keep your phone from water damage – Samsung has made this design waterproof in up to five meters of water for 30 minutes.
Longer battery life
While a water damaged phone is obviously far worse than losing battery power, having a phone blink that “low battery” warning can be incredibly obnoxious. Samsung has improved the battery life on their new phone by giving the power to use the phone all day, without fear of running out of battery.
The operating system even drains less battery, so you never have to worry about background applications sucking up the juice.
Charge your phone wirelessly
This is probably the coolest feature of the Samsung Galaxy. Wireless charging. You read that right – you never have to plug your phone into a charger again. Just place it on the charging pad and your battery will instantly start to charge up, allowing you to stay free of cords and plugs – and giving you the freedom to charge your phone virtually anywhere you want!
As Samsung makes its way into the forefront of the smart phone game, it’s important to consider all options before making your next purchase. Hopefully, this guide has provided a few reasons on why choosing a Samsung Galaxy is a great choice for your next smart phone, and will help you compare your options.
While not all phones are created equal, Samsung has outdone themselves with the Galaxy 8, and here at TWorld ICT, we are looking forward to being your number one choice for purchasing a Samsung in Melbourne.