Way back in the day I purchased one of the very first windows “smart” phones, and boy did I feel like I had the best phone. Compared to today’s phones I might as well have been using smoke signals. The first real smartphone I ever owned was an Android HTC (can’t remember the exact model), and I immediately loved how customizable the Android platform was.
As the years went by I started to get bored with the whole Android platform, and decided to try out the iOS platform. I found iOS to be much more straightforward. Everything worked as it should have, and Apple’s app store is fantastic. Now that I have been an iPhone user for a number of years I find myself getting bored once again; yep I work in the right place as someone who always wants something new. I’m not eligible to upgrade until this coming December, but I am sure when the time comes I might be jumping ship back to the Android platform.
Come December it could very well be the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus that I end up getting, and after looking at this new smartphone by Samsung I have to admit I am impressed. As a photographer the 12MP dual pixel rear camera sounds great, and that paired with an 8MP front facing camera puts it ahead of its competition.
The phone is powered by the MSM 8998 Octa Core processor, which makes this one speedy phone. I think what I like most about this phone is the display. The S8 has a 5.8 inch dual edge AMOLED screen, while the S8 Plus has a very large 6.2 inch dual edge AMOLED display. The cool thing about these screens are they increase the size of the phones display without making them hard to hold. Samsung accomplished this by eliminating the bezel and making them taller rather than wider. They are both simply stunning displays.
The phones come with 64 GB of storage and 4 GB of RAM; the storage can be upgraded by the use of a MicroSD card up to 256 GB. The battery on each model is very good with a 30 hour talk time on the S8 while the S8 Plus has 34 hours of talk time. The S8 comes with a 3000 mAh battery, and the S8 Plus comes with a 3500 mAh battery.
I will be honest with you if I was eligible to upgrade today I would go with the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus over any other phone currently on the market. We’ll see what’s out there come December of 2017, but if the market is the same I have found my new phone for the next couple of years.