Samsung is a South Korean multinational conglomerate headquartered in Samsung Town, Seoul. It comprises numerous affiliated businesses, most of them united under the Samsung brand, and is the largest South Korean chaebol (business conglomerate). Samsung was founded by Lee Byung-chul in 1938 as a trading company. Over the next three decades, the group diversified into areas including food processing, textiles, insurance, securities, and retail. Samsung entered the electronics industry in the late 1960s and the construction and shipbuilding industries in the mid-1970s; these areas would drive its subsequent growth. Following Lee’s death in 1987, Samsung was separated into four business groups: Samsung Group, Shinsegae Group, CJ Group and Hansol Group. Since 1990, Samsung has increasingly globalised its activities and electronics; in particular, its mobile phones and semiconductors have become its most important source of income. As of 2017, Samsung has the 6th highest global brand value.
The Galaxy S8 was the prettiest smartphone of 2017, definitely among the best smartphones of that year and it will certainly be tough to beat. It’s smooth and soft to the touch, and the all-glass design means you won’t feel a disconnect between the back and the front of the smartphone it’s beautiful. Samsung Galaxy S8 has the cutting-edge features you need to do the things you love faster, easier and better. An eye catching, 5.8″ inch curved display goes all the way to the edge, so you can see more. The 12MP camera and advanced processor takes sharp, clear photos faster. Introducing Bixby – Samsung’s new intelligent interface that is able to navigate easily through services and apps so that users can experience more with their phones. The Galaxy S8 comes in 64GB, available in Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver or Midnight Black. The curved, 5.8-inch Infinity Screen stretches all the way to the edges, so you’ll get the biggest picture possible, without added bulk. Get rich, deep contrast and vibrant color with the world’s first HDR certified smartphone display, and multi-task like a pro in split-screen.
With Bixby Vision, Galaxy S8’s camera isn’t just better, it’s smarter. Just point your camera and Bixby will recognize landmarks, and even translate text. An advanced 12-megapixel sensor lets in more light, so your low-light pictures look brighter, with less noise. Dual-pixel technology keeps your shots clear and sharp, with less blur. Bixby is an intelligent interface that learns as you use it. It connects to your compatible smart devices and apps like messaging and calendar. Samsung Connect makes it easy to use your devices together, and beam movies or songs right from your phone to your connected devices.
The redesigned 3,000 mAh battery in the Galaxy S8 has been built to pass an 8-point battery safety check. This is the first phone with Bluetooth 5, which can potentially transmit to devices 120 feet away, as well as to two sets of headphones at once. The phone comes in one size, 64GB with 4GB RAM, and there’s also a microSD card slot tucked in with the SIM slot, which can handle 256GB cards.
The S8’s quick charging feature is very quick. The phone charges from zero to 100 percent in about an hour and a half. I got to 15 percent charge in 15 minutes, and 30 percent in half an hour.
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And the cons include:
Awkward fingerprint reader placement
Battery isn’t as good as Galaxy S7
The Samsung Galaxy S8 is a 5.8in flagship smartphone, which has a stunning design, blistering Snapdragon 835 processor, an incredible display with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio and an impressive camera that combined make it the best Android phone to date. It is, however, let down by its battery life, which is a tad lower than its predecessor, the Galaxy S7. Still, if you’re looking for the best Android phone on the market, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is great.