Monday, 29 May 2017 20:48

Reaching the infinity with Samsung’s new phones


With the launch of the much awaited Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+, expectations of what one could possibly do with their phones have been redefined.  The phones are gorgeous looking, packed with innovation, loaded with never seen before features and to top it all, a screen that manages to live up to its Infinity Display moniker.

Apart from Display, both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ come packed with a host of features that make them hard to resist. Some of these are:

  • Samsung Pay that allows you to make digital payments virtually anywhere
  • Iris Scanner, a feature that defense grade security to ensure that your data is safe at all costs
  • Cameras that takes Smartphone photography to a whole new level
  • And Bixby, your very own AI-powered personal assistant


Infinity Display

The Infinity Display might take your breath away as no other phone has even come closer to achieving this size of the display. Interestingly, even the chin and forehead of the front screen have been shrunk to create a larger vertical display.


To accommodate the large screen, Samsung has done away with the home button and replaced it with a pressure-sensitive section at the bottom of the screen. The displays have an amazing 18.5:9 aspect ratio. The Samsung devices are the first in the market to offer a quad HD+ resolution of 2960 x 1440. They are also “Mobile HDR Premium” certified so you can stream HDR shows from Amazon Prime and Netflix.

The Galaxy S8 and the S8+ come with extremely vivid Super AMOLED displays that ensure gloriously vivid colors without over saturating brighter shades.


It is not hyperbole to say nothing on the Smartphone market comes anywhere close to the design of these two devices. The curved rear fits perfectly in your palm. The phones are beautifully crafted to feel like one homogenous block where the glass, screen and metal somehow magically combine together.

Samsung Galaxy S8-hands-on-3


Samsung Galaxy S8-hands-on

One of the most interesting features is Samsung Pay. You can use it almost anywhere to make digital payments. Samsung uses a proprietary technology called Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) to securely transmit data to credit card terminals…any credit card terminal. Where payment terminals have Near Field Communication (NFC) the data is transmitted through NFC. Basically infinite ways to pay, using just your phone.

The device sports an Iris Scanner that is at the heart of the phone’s defense grade security. The Galaxy S8’s Iris Scanner can register up to 200 identifying features from a single iris, which means close to 400 identifying features from your eyes. The default setting for unlocking your Galaxy S8 and S8+ with the Iris Scanner is an impressive biometric feature. However, Samsung made it even more interesting by adding cartoonish screen masks to the Iris Scanner.

Both the Galaxy phones feature a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera with Dual Pixel sensor with a f/1.7 lens which is great for low light photos. There is also a manual mode if that takes your fancy. On the front, there’s an 8-megapixel camera with smart autofocus and continuous face detection.


With the launch of the Galaxy S8 and the S8+, Samsung has virtually rewritten the rules of what a smartphone should look like, and be capable of. These are the two most stunningly attractive and capable phones your money can buy.

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