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Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S8

from  $624.5+
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91 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
91

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

For the most part, Samsung’s Galaxy S8 is a slam dunk. It’s brilliantly designed, brimming with horsepower and has a beautiful screen. That’s all most people will need, and our gripes are minor. It’s too bad Bixby is still incomplete — its voice interface doesn’t work yet, and the stuff we did get can be hit-or-miss. Fortunately, Bixby is strictly optional, and the rest of the phone is remarkably polished. Long story short, if you’re looking for a new phone, this should be at the top of your list.

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Pros
  • Incredible fit and finish
  • Samsung’s interface feels more polished
  • Comfortable to hold
  • Strong performance
Cons
  • Bixby isn’t ready for prime time
  • Cameras aren’t hugely improved
  • Fingerprint sensor placement is weird

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90
 
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Critic Reviews 10

60
 
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User Reviews 3
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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
5.8
Internal memory
64
Camera
Yes
Type
Operating system
Screen size
Internal memory
Camera
Smartphone
Android
5.8
64
Yes

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91 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
91

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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91
 

User Reviews

80
kreativegeek
I decided to try using Galaxy S8 as my secondary phone after a really bad experience...read more
30
melaniemehay
This is my second Galaxy. I had a Note 4 for 3 years. When the battery began...read more
70
Yakumo01
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
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