9.0 out of 10 based on 11649 reviews

Samsung Galaxy S8


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  • User Score (10911)
    8.7 8.7 from 10911 reviewers
  • Expert Score (79)
    9.1 9.1 from 79 reviewers
  • Design (582)
    10 10 from 582 reviewers
  • Value for money (11)
    8.6 8.6 from 11 reviewers
  • Ease of use (2)
    7.2 7.2 from 2 reviewers
  • Performance (2)
    9.5 9.5 from 2 reviewers
  • Sound quality (39)
    9.5 9.5 from 39 reviewers
  • Sound (3)
    7.8 7.8 from 3 reviewers
  • Reliability (10)
    8.0 8.0 from 10 reviewers
  • Battery performance (25)
    8.6 8.6 from 25 reviewers
  • Display (22)
    9.8 9.8 from 22 reviewers
  • Functionality (104)
    10 10 from 104 reviewers
  • Build quality (21)
    9.1 9.1 from 21 reviewers
  • Camera (23)
    9.5 9.5 from 23 reviewers
  • Multimedia (22)
    9.5 9.5 from 22 reviewers
  • Battery life (466)
    9.2 9.2 from 466 reviewers
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  • Score Distribution

  • Expert Reviews

  1. Tech Guide

    Tech Guide
    19 April 2017

    Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are not just smartphones – they’re superphones. Apart from a slick design and incredible Infinity Display, the device backs up its supermodel looks with brains, performance and features that set it apart from anything else on the market today. Read more

    • Infinity Display, large screen in a small device, slick design, excellent camera, powerful processor, Samsung DeX, fast iris scanner, water resistant, good battery life. Bixby not ready yet. VERDICT: Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are not just smartphones - they’re superphones. Apart from a s...
  2. Good Gear Guide

    Good Gear Guide
    5 August 2017

    Samsung shovels in the features (as usual) but at least the important ones are good... Very good. It's not cheap but it excels where it matters and that camera is outstanding. It's the best phone you can buy. Read more

    • Very pretty, Very fast, Superb camera
    • Bixby virtual assistant is a joke, Average battery life
  3. Pickr

    18 April 2017

    The question mark hanging over Bixby notwithstanding, Samsung’s Galaxy S8 is a continuation of the excellence Samsung had developed with the Galaxy S7, and what is really a metaphorical rolling with the punches. Is the phone a total revolution? Read more

    • Beautifully designed, Sturdy and feels like a solid piece of glass encasing everything, Excellent camera, Solid performance, Very fast 4G: Australia's first 1Gbps phone!, Flexible and customisable operating system, and executed in a very easy fashion, Battery mode can extend to over two days (pro...
    • We're not sure if Bixby does anything useful yet, Bixby button can't be changed by Samsung's software (but it can with something else), Slippery
  4. Bit.au

    19 April 2017

    The presumptive heir to the best Android crown is here: the Samsung Galaxy S8. A few years ago, the race to be the world’s favourite Android phone designer was wide-open. HTC would win it one year, and then LG would dazzle the next. Read more

  5. Ausdroid

    19 April 2017

    As we know, Samsung was going to wait a few weeks in order — it was speculated — to get the polish on its new Galaxy S8 range just right . MWC wrapped up in the first week of March, and Samsung waited until the end of March to do its show in New York … and while it might only have given Samsung as... Read more

  • User Reviews

  1. So many (useable) features

    JB Hi-Fi
    Reviewer: Siobhanm, JB Hi-Fi
    10 February 2019

    Samsung are the leaders now. All the features are incredible and easy to use. Bixby without voice is probably the exception. Also love the LED case. Yes a gimmick but a cool one at that. I don't upgrade everytime there is a new phone so there is a huge difference betweenmy s5 and the s8. Read more

  2. It's a Samsung! What else there is to say :)

    Harvey Norman
    Reviewer: Sofrigo, Harvey Norman
    6 January 2019

    Bought it a month ago. It's my 4th Samsung phone in the last 8 years. The phone is so slick and light, you can easily forget that your holding it. Functions are awesome, responsive and easy to use. Looks beautiful. And,... it's a Samsung! You can't go wrong. Read more

  3. The Good Guys

    The Good Guys
    Reviewer: TIMOTHY, The Good Guys
    9 November 2017

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    • It's such a beautiful phone, the biggest upgrade you could imagine from an old iPhone 4s. Switching over to Samsung was a risky change, but my god was it worth it.
    • The usual issues with getting to know the new operating system, but I got to know the device very quickly, and it's become my go to device for everything.
  4. Best Smartphone on the market right now

    JB Hi-Fi
    Reviewer: redjamesfelz, JB Hi-Fi
    31 January 2019

    Out of all the smart phones Ive used in my life Samsung has always made the best impression. The apple ecosystem has always been strong competition however the battery life on the iPhone was always ridiculous which makes no sense because their macbook pro batteries are incredible. Read more

  5. Great product

    Harvey Norman
    Reviewer: RustyAs, Harvey Norman
    18 May 2017

    I purchased this on line from HN online before the launch date and recieved it by mail soon after. The item was tracked and I was kept up to date eith the progress Phone works and very well refined mobile device. Bixby their new personal assistant is the only issue. Read more

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