The Samsung Galaxy s8 and Galaxy S8+ drop today. Smartphones aren’t cheap, especially high-end ones. Before you spend your hard-earned cashed, you’ll want to do some research to decide whether or not the phone is worth the hefty price tag. Luckily, we’ve done that research for you. Here are a handful of reviews from reputable sources around the web. Note: all the reviews sort of tackle the S8 and S8+ at once, so the majority of what is said applies to both of them. Onto the reviews!

I’ll give you a little spoiler: buy the phone.

Cnet

The GoodThe best-looking phone around crushes it in performance, battery life, water-resistance and wireless charging. An external storage slot lets you keep more photos, videos and music.

The Bad Its awkwardly placed fingerprint reader leads to camera smears and longer unlock times, which is aggravating when you use it to unlock your phone dozens of times a day.

The Bottom LineThe Samsung Galaxy S8's fast speeds and fantastic curved screen make it a top phone for 2017, but the annoying fingerprint reader could sour your experience.

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The Guardian

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is the best smartphone available, full stop. It has raised the bar for top-end smartphone design, is one of the most future-proofed phones you can buy and squeezes a large selection of cutting-edge technology into a consumer-friendly package that anyone can use.

Nothing is perfect, of course: the fingerprint scanner could be positioned better, the battery could last longer, the pace of software updates is questionable and the lack of USB-PD is disappointing. But what you get is a brilliant, exciting smartphone that’s beautiful. It feels like you’re holding the future.

Read the full review.

The Verge

Android Authority

Engadget

Round Up

Here's a little bonus for the ultra tech-savvy among you: a comparison between the two distinct chipsets used to power the Galaxy S8.


All of the reviews pretty much boil down to the same three points: the fingerprint sensor wins the award for "worst placed fingerprint sensor ever," the half-finished Bixby can go pound sand, and the phone is a damn near perfect technological marvel. Galaxy 7 issue? What Galaxy 7 issue?

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