Samsung Galaxy S8 Review: Redemption In Glass

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The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are probably the most important Android smartphones of the year. To Samsung, they’re a chance to regain the public trust; to gadget nerds, they pack more cutting-edge features than any other mobile; and to normals, they’re the phones that are about to be plastered across every billboard and TV screen from here to the holidays. I’m Michael Fisher and I’ve spent a week with the Galaxy S8 and S8+; let’s see if they deserve your dollars in MrMobile’s Galaxy S8 Review/Galaxy S8+ Review!



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MrMobile’s Samsung Galaxy S8 Review/Galaxy S8+ Review was produced following one week with a Galaxy S8 review device and a Galaxy S8+ review device, each on loan from Samsung. The devices were used on T-Mobile US in Greater Boston and the primary S8+ was paired to one wearable, a Gear S3 Frontier. Additional Bluetooth pairing took place with a Maven Chevy Malibu, and worked without incident. Software on each Galaxy S8 review unit was pre-production.


Samsung Galaxy S8 Review [Android Central]

Samsung Note 7 Story [Reuters]


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MrMobile [Michael Fisher] says:

Wallpaper questions? Download Backdrops or Wallrox from the Play Store. Enjoy! 🙂

DDDE44 says:

Not so serious
Without testing, all stories with pleasant voice

Isak Olsson says:

Is there an sRGB option to decrease the saturation?

Ann Rein says:

Didn't know you were a North Shore dweller, but recognized quite a bit before you mentioned Gloucester! From a South Shore dweller 🙂 Loved this review, can't wait til you review the Note 8 – I'm holding off til then. Loved my bomb, but alas, they took it away…..Really enjoy your reviews.

Caleb Kibet says:

KIndly review Huawei Honor 8

A Crazy Diamond says:

Say no to edge displays. The light distortion where the screen curves is hideous. Really wish Sony would have went the bezel-less route but front facing speakers are a good trade-off.

ExHanseat says:

one mayor dropback for users of samsung cameras when buying the new S8 is, that because of the Nougat OS the camera remote app for dslm NX1 and NX500 is not longer working.

Ron Calara says:

"Hopefully, Android X.X update will help for Samsung Lag" IT NEVER DOES!


I still don't get it why these kinds of phones get so many positive reviews. It's slippery as hell. You can't hold it without accidentally touching the screen. And it's so unbelievably overpriced I can't believe it.
DEAR MANUFACTURERS: When will you start building usable, durable phones again instead of shiny, all glass, jewlery?

Alberto Guzman says:

not wide angle camera in dual set up… too expensive. I'll pass this time

ted baylis says:

The phones look great, but could you explain why the audio as in a mono speaker and regular dac does not match up with the screen? Do you see samsung ever having a hi-fi dac and/or dual speakers?

AJ D says:

Great review, like always. Well researched and comprehensively laid out. kudos!..
Do you think that the moderately sized battery will be a dampener here?.. i would've loved a 3600-3800 mAH in the S8..

Noah Kuzel says:

I despise the stupid, gimmick known as the Edge display. I don't understand it, and all it does is removed my ability to enjoy having a tempered glass screen protector, as the glass screen protector does not wrap around the edge.

Abhyuday Tewari says:

You're probably the only guy who gives an insight on call quality and connectivity. And that's good, cause isn't that what a phone is supposed to be for anyways?

Saurabh Aggarwal says:

Mr Mobile is the Best. ❤️

Tinju Thomas says:

This was a really great review!! covered a lota details that many other reviewers have missed out…

christopher krause says:

I have big hands and enjoyed today with the phone when it arrived…I love the placement of the finger print sensor but if you have small hands then you should not get the s8 plus…music sounds amazing and the option to get full screen for games etc makes this better than the v20…its my best upgrade..cameras amazing and you get options..this is a major go and I'm sure it will be flossy approved

TheTechGuy says:

At 4:49 that cat image literally looks exactly like my cat. I am not even kidding. It's got the same eyes, the same skin color and texture, same ear size and shape, same mouth. Even the whispers look alike. Maybe it is a long lost brother to my cat

Jon Biddell says:

I absolutely HATE the edge-style screens

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