Despite the Note 7's battery woes still casting a sizeable shadow of doubt over the S8, Samsung's latest phone has seemingly overcome such concerns.

The Galaxy S8 will also be the flagship testing ground for Samsung DeX, a feature that aims to take the PC experience and bring it to the smartphone.

Meanwhile, Samsung has announced that 1 million units of the Galaxy S8 had been sold from April 7 to 16 April.

The Galaxy S5 remains the most popular Samsung device in the USA and 76 percent of them prefer to purchase Samsung again, according to a report from consumer insight firm Kantar Worldpanel. However, going by the initial response in South Korea, the Galaxy S8 could prove to be a stronger rival to the 2017 iPhone models.

All is not lost for Samsung as Apple and Google couldn't make a heavy dent in the premium smartphones segment with iPhone 7 Pixel devices. With an nearly bezel-less screen that covers 83% of the front of the phone, the S8+ has a 6.2-inch screen that offers extra functional real estate at the same time.

In the photo above, it's clear that the Galaxy S8 Plus produces better colors, which is especially noticeable in the blue sky and the green in the trees on the side of the scene. The contrast due to Super Amoled display is always highest in Samsung's smartphones.

As for security, the iPhone7 incorporates the fingerprint scanner in addition to the usual password and PIN system.

The Galaxy S8 reviews are out, and they're decidedly positive. Users may want to consider doing some practice runs with the fingerprint scanner before trying it on the fly - smudges on that camera lens array will be inevitable for an unprepared index finger. Samsung's secured full support for Microsoft Office for the mode, which makes it feel about as capable as a netbook - one that also shows you your text, call and other notifications.

Another very important reason for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ being good than iPhone 7 Plus is the fast and wireless battery charging. The change will be a bit more drastic for those users still trading up every two years.


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