- 5.8-inch, AMOLED, quad-HD Infinity Display
- Samsung Exynos 8895 CPU and 4GB of RAM
- 64GB, 3,000mAh
- Review Price: £689
The Galaxy S8 is the pinnacle of smartphone designs. Featuring a beautiful 5.8-inch, AMOLED, quad-HD Infinity Display that wraps around the phone’s sides, the Galaxy S8 is outright gorgeous and is currently the phone to beat in 2017.
The display ticks all the right boxes in terms of hardware, too. As well as being super-sharp, the screen is even HDR-ready. While this might not mean much right now, in the future it will enable you to watch high dynamic range content from Amazon and Netflix – a huge draw for those who like to watch shows or movies on their phone.
Powered by a super-speedy Samsung Exynos 8895 CPU and 4GB of RAM, the Galaxy S8 is one of the fastest phones on the market, breezing through all manner of tasks from web browsing to intensive 3D gaming.
The rear camera is also the best we’ve encountered on a smartphone. Featuring a 12-megapixel, f/1.7 aperture and Dual Pixel sensor, the unit here is great for chronicling everything from holiday snaps in the sun to fun nights out in dimly lit bars and clubs.
Although we’re not convinced that the phone’s Bixby personal assistant offers any real advantage over Google’s own Assistant, the appearance of Android Nougat is another welcome addition that makes the S8 a perfect all-rounder.
The only downside is that, with pricing starting at £689, the Galaxy S8 is expensive.