Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 + review: Small can be great!

Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8 + in the test: Even small can be great!

tl; dr: The Samsung Galaxy S 8 is the most radical change in the series since the change to the Galaxy S6. Never before Samsung has housed more screen in less space. The new design is unique selling point of smart phones. In the test Samsung collects many plus points, but not consistently for the ergonomics.

Table of Contents

  1. 1 Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 + in the test
    1. Symmetrisches Design
    2. The fingerprint sensor
    3. Home-Button im Display
  2. AMOLED 5.8 and 6.2 inches
    1. 1.440 × 2.960 Pixel in 18,5:9
    2. No native resolution
    3. four display modes
    4. Light panels in automatic mode
  3. Exynos 9 out of 10 nm production
    1. Specifications of the Galaxy S8 / S8 +
    2. Exynos M2 and Mali-G71
    3. No more nuclear shutdown
    4. Very high benchmark performance
    5. Throttling still in the frame
    6. 64 GB faster memory UFS
  4. Android without Bixby
    1. Keys in the correct order
    2. Bixby comes in the fourth quarter
    3. Home Screen for assistants
    4. Desktop mode with DeX station
  5. New old camera
    1. Sensors from Samsung and Sony
    2. Front camera with autofocus
    3. Three images is one
  6. No battery experiments
    1. On par with the Galaxy S7
    2. In video mode with SoC advantage
    3. Fast (wireless) Charging
  7. Gigabit LTE Samsung and Qualcomm
    1. Good quality telephony
    2. New WLAN record
  8. Conclusion
  9. Price & Availability
  10. Answers to readers’ questions

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 + in the test

For the sake of readability, the wording Galaxy S8 always stands the test for the Galaxy S8 +, unless explicitly address one of the models.

The new Infinity display is the all other components determining component of the Samsung Galaxy S8. From him, the size of the housing and the ergonomics of the smartphone is derived. It’s called Infinity display, because it takes up almost the entire front of the smartphone and partly the side areas. Flat displays, there is no longer with Samsung’s smartphone flagships with the Galaxy S8, each model is now an “edge”, although Samsung no longer uses this name.

Update 04.19.2017 13:08

 

Eleven days before the release of the test for Samsung Galaxy and Galaxy S8 S8 + editors had asked the readers what questions should be answered to the smartphone in the article. The feedback in the forum promoted more than one hundred questions to light.

The answers to questions concerning the allocation of memory, the pre-installed apps or the performance in the game Asphalt 8 can be found from now on another page “answers to readers’ questions” following the conclusion of Samsung’s new top models at the end of this article.

 

Symmetrisches Design

But the Galaxy S8 is less of an edge when it was still the Galaxy S7 edge. This is because Samsung pulls the display less in the left and right frame but stops after a slight bend it – similar to the Galaxy Note 7 (test). This improves the ergonomics in everyday life in the same two respects: first, it is less frequently incorrect entries on the screen edges, on the other hand, the back of the smartphone can be made symmetrical, so that it is slightly rounded and the Galaxy S8 thus is better in the palm of the hand.

These measures will help S8 + specifically the Galaxy, because it will slip out of your hand without tight grip like. Samsung’s against the ingress of water and dust proof (IP68) construction looks two sides Gorilla Glass 5 and metal frame while impressive good, but can not access as well as an edgy smartphone in the style of LG G6. The small Galaxy S8 cuts better on this point.

The fingerprint sensor

When unfavorably placed fingerprint sensor on the back, however, both models fumble. Only the Galaxy S8 that is reachable with the index finger, but only with the right. Because the sensor is located right next to the camera, you get caught again and again about to decorate the camera glass with fingerprints. Iris scanner or face recognition (both is not) are not an adequate substitute, since they also require that the phone is lifted. Moreover, both systems do not work as reliably as the fingerprint sensor of the Galaxy S7. Even in adverse lighting conditions and also in the dark bedroom of the iris scanner works but the detection rate does not reach the old fingerprint sensor.

Fingerprint sensor on the back
Fingerprint sensor on the back

Home-Button im Display

According to rumors, Samsung wanted to develop Synaptics a fingerprint sensor on the display, but who has not made it to series production. The sensor on the back acts as a short-term stopgap decisive. A home button on the display has the Galaxy S8 namely already. Users can press the bottom of the screen to activate it. Even if he does not appear or the display is off, the Home button is always there where he would look at on-screen Android-bar. Only fingerprints he does not scan.

The issue of security is suffering greatly due to the inconvenience of unlock methods. After Samsung with the Galaxy S6 (Test) and Galaxy S7 (test) was finally able to give very good fingerprint sensors, the Galaxy S8 is a clear downgrade on this point. All three unlock methods – fingerprint sensor, iris scanners and face recognition – annoying in daily life and lead to either set back to annoying PIN or worse, no lock screen. For a 3.5 mm jack and USB Type C Samsung, however, has not yet found space in the housing. However, the loudspeaker remains mono sound at (good).

AMOLED 5.8 and 6.2 inches

At 5.8 inches and 6.2 inches, the displays have grown. These are each 0.7 inches more than it was at the Galaxy S7 models. However, the diagonals are not comparable, since Samsung has changed the aspect ratio of the display. 16: 9 Samsung is 18.5: changed. 9 The new devices are slightly longer than before. A 5.8-inch display in the format 18.5: 9 has less area than a 16: 9 display with 5.8 inches.

Galaxy S8 next Galaxy S8 +
Galaxy S8 next Galaxy S8 +

For calculating the display size is aggravated that the displays are no longer rectangular. So that the deflection is not meant to the side edges, but the rounding of the formerly four corners of the display. With sharp corners Samsung could not pull so far into the edges of the display at the current style. This is feasible only with a much more angular smartphone like the Xiaomi Mi Mix (test) – which Samsung did not want to and opted for curves.

All apps used in the test cope with the new format, including all Samsung Apps, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft Office and all Google apps. Videos in 16: 9 to 18.5: be zoomed 9, but then lacks content up and down. Cinemascope, the Galaxy S8 automatically detects and draws it to the full width.

1.440 × 2.960 Pixel in 18,5:9

A higher resolution have the new displays only due to their increased height. 1,440 × 2,960 pixels lead to comparable with the Galaxy S7 pixel density beyond the 500 ppi. Despite the continued use Diamond subpixel matrix due to different efficiency of pixels more, but smaller but green sub-pixels and medium red subpixel and big blue sub-pixels used, the display on both devices razor sharp. Even in the rounded areas of the display can be identified only with extremely close inspection gradations.

No native resolution

Screen resolution is the Galaxy S8 not the same as actual unused resolution. For as after the update to Android 7.0 of the Galaxy S7 Samsung uses internally a lower resolution, which is then scaled. When Galaxy S8, the internal resolution is 1,080 × 2,220 pixels (FHD +).

That is still high enough that it is not visible to the user. In contrast, however, at the lowest setting: If 720 × 1480 pixels (HD +) set, which leads to an immediate visible reduction in image quality. Especially signature appears much softer. At the sexiest looks the panel from the native resolution WQHD +.

four display modes

Samsung has re-integrated multiple display screen in the Android settings Galaxy S8. These default preset “Adaptive Display” counts also are “AMOLED Cinema,” “AMOLED Photo” and “Easy” to select.

The “Adaptive Display” attempt to obtain maximum image quality of the OLED display depending Pictured content. White point, color gamut and color saturation are adjusted in real time to the contents and the ambient light. In this mode, the panel offers the widest range to cover, according to DisplayMate to 143 percent of the sRGB color space as well as 113 percent of the DCI-P3 color space.

AMOLED cinema, the display fix on the DCI-P3 color space, while AMOLED photo uses the Adobe RGB color space. DCI-P3 creates the Galaxy S8 100 percent in AdobeRGB there are still very good 98 percent. In “Basic” mode sRGB is used as a color space that the Galaxy S8 cover at 101 percent.

Light panels in automatic mode

The maximum brightness of the display depends on whether the panel is used in manual or automatic mode regulated. In addition, it should be noted that in many quarters determined values ​​in excess of 1,000 cd / m be reached only under very special conditions of measurement. Regardless of the chosen screen mode, the Galaxy S8 achieved with manual control 351 cd / m² as the mean of three measurement zones, are achieved in the upper panel area 7 cd / m². The Galaxy + S8 comes to 335 cd / m², the error in this case is up to 16 cd / m², depending on the measurement zone.

With automatic regulating the Galaxy S8 comes up to 558 cd / m². This mode is especially recommended for outdoor use, otherwise the display is a bit too dark. The Galaxy S8 + does not come with 533 cd / m² all on the smaller model approach. Overclockers measures the brightness in principle with an Average Picture Level (APL) of 100 percent, a completely white screen. Therefore, no values ​​beyond the 1,000 cd / m² are achieved which are only possible if the APL is reduced to 1 percent. This is a black panel to 99 percent with 1 percent of white. Basically, both devices bear the logo for Mobile HDR Premium and reach certain points depending on the footage up to 1,000 cd / m².

Exynos 9 out of 10 nm production

The heart of the Galaxy S8 is in Europe, the new Samsung SoC Exynos 9 with the internal name 8895th In the US, the Galaxy S8, however, comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (test) because another modem is required for the local CDMA mobile networks , Both chips are from Samsung 10 nm LPE production.

Specifications of the Galaxy S8 / S8 +

Samsung Galaxy S8 Samsung Galaxy S8+ Samsung Galaxy S7 Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
Software:
(in appearance)
Android 7.0 Android 6.0
Display: 5,80 Zoll
1.440 × 2.960, 568 ppi
WQHD+ Super AMOLED, HDR, Gorilla Glass 5
6,20 Zoll
1.440 × 2.960, 531 ppi
WQHD+ Super AMOLED, HDR, Gorilla Glass 5
5,10 Zoll
1.440 × 2.560, 576 ppi
WQHD Super AMOLED, Gorilla Glass 4
5,50 Zoll
1.440 × 2.560, 534 ppi
WQHD Super AMOLED, Gorilla Glass 4
Service: Touch
Fingerabdrucksensor, Iris-Scanner, Status-LED
Touch
Fingerabdrucksensor, Status-LED
SoC: Samsung Exynos 8895
4 × Exynos M2, 2,31 GHz
4 × Cortex-A53, 1,69 GHz
10 nm, 64-Bit
Samsung Exynos 8890
4 × Exynos M1, 2,30 GHz
4 × Cortex-A53, 1,60 GHz
14 nm, 64-Bit
GPU: Mali-G71 MP20
546 MHz
Mali-T880 MP12
650 MHz
RAM: 4.096 MB
LPDDR4
Storage: 64 GB (+microSD) 32 / 64 GB (+microSD)
Camera: 12.0 MP, 2160p
LED, f / 1.7, AF, OIS
Secondary camera: No
Front camera: 8.0 MP, 1440p
display flash, f / 1.7, AF
5.0 MP, 1440p
display Blitz, f / 1.7
GSM: GPRS + EDGE
UMTS: HSPA +
↓ 42.2 ↑ 5.76 Mbit / s
LTE: Advanced Pro
↓1.000 ↑150 Mbit/s
Advanced Pro
↓600 ↑150 Mbit/s
WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Wi-Fi Direct, Miracast
Bluetooth: 5.0 LE 4.2 LE
tracking Systems: A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
Other standards: Typ C USB 3.1, NFC Micro-USB 2.0, NFC
SIM-Karte: Nano-SIM
Battery pack: 3000 mAh (11.55 Wh)
permanently installed, wireless charging
3500 mAh (13.48 Wh)
permanently installed, wireless charging
3000 mAh (11.55 Wh)
permanently installed, wireless charging
3600 mAh (13.86 Wh)
permanently installed, wireless charging
Size (W × H × D): 68,1 × 148,9 × 8,00 mm 73,4 × 159,5 × 8,10 mm 69,6 × 142,4 × 7,90 mm 72,6 × 150,9 × 7,70 mm
protection: IP68
Mass: 152 g 173 g 152 g 157 g
Price: from 690 € from 790 € from € 450 / – from € 500 / –

Exynos M2 and Mali-G71

The new Exynos chip is Samsung’s already second development with its own CPU cores. Instead of relying on standard cores such as the Cortex-A72 and Cortex-A73 from ARM, the second generation of Exynos M (Mongoose) is installed as a performance clusters in the form of Exynos M2. As a power cluster four cores of the type Cortex-A53 from ARM are used.

The Exynos 9 uses another custom CPU for performance clusters
The Exynos 9 uses another custom CPU for performance clusters (Picture: Samsung)

Imposing the changes in GPU are. Supplier is again ARM, instead of the Mali-T880, the Mali-G71 is now installed. The generational change is accompanied by a significant increase in computing cluster: from the stage MP12 to MP20 now. In return, Samsung reduces the maximum clock the GPU from 650 to 546 MHz. The bottom line is still expected to significantly more power.

No more nuclear shutdown

Like the eight CPU cores behave in operation, Samsung has fundamentally changed since the Galaxy S7. In Exynos 8890 two of the Exynos M1 were clocked at up to 2.6 GHz, if the other two Exynos-M1-cores were not active. The minimum clock this faster Exynos-M1-couple ‘was at 728 MHz. however, were all four cores active, the common maximum clock fell to 2.288 GHz. The second, slower Exynos M1 couples could completely disable the feature, which made the Exynos 8890 in some situations to hexa-core chip. The four Cortex-A53 of the old chips running at 442 MHz to 1.586 GHz.

The new Exynos 9 is always an octa-core chip, the switching off of two of the four Exynos M2 is no longer offered. Overclockers has the clock of the new chips in several situations, including idle, Facebook, Chrome, YouTube 3DMark and evaluated. The core management falls compared to the Exynos 8890 significantly simpler, since no individual clocking of the cores takes place more. The four Cortex-A53 move as well as the four Exynos M2 on the same level, respectively.

The minimum cycle of not disconnectable Exynos M2 is 741 MHz, the maximum clock is at 2.314 GHz. The Cortex-A53 quartet is powered by 455 MHz to 1.69 GHz. The Exynos M2 are not clocked if possible higher for normal operation. The identifiable peaks occur whenever an app is loaded or a new page is activated in the browser. After that, the clock will be reduced as quickly as possible to save energy. A YouTube video itself provides Full HD only for low load, such as in the diagram from about 250 seconds can be seen. The 3DMark is the segment between the second 100 and 230th

Very high benchmark performance

The performance of the Exynos 8895 is in the benchmarks as expected at very high levels. In the CPU measurements per Geekbench 4.0, the chip sets in the multi-core measurements together with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 to the top. When Snapdragon 835 but it must be noted that this in a Reference Device Qualcomm (QRD) and not tested in a final terminal was. In the single-core performance cryo-280 CPU cuts off slightly better than the Exynos M2, while Apple’s A9 and A10 continue to lead with dominant distance the field.

PCMark from Futuremark is the Exynos chips not very good, so to be expected here with a performance level of the Snapdragon 821st It looks better turn out in the JavaScript measurements of the browser benchmarks. Samsung has clearly established itself as number two behind Apple. Operation and load times in Samsung’s browsers are noticeably faster than the competition in everyday life.

The new Mali-G71 GPU makes the expected pre-clear step forward, but can not escape from the competition. Apple, Qualcomm and Samsung are now on par, but the chip from Apple for seven months on the market. Qualcomm is only now with the Adreno 540 and Samsung with the Mali-G71 MP20 the level of Apple’s iPhone 7 (plus) (Test). That does not detract from the existing power, but once again underlines the technological lead of Apple, which exists thanks to custom-design and many smart optimizations for a few devices.

Throttling still in the frame

but it is important not only that the power in one measurement is high at certain points, but that a smartphone can retrieve the performance even after prolonged use, such as in games. This is provided in executing a graphic-track. One example of this is 3.0 running in a loop of 20 passes as in previous smartphone tests of GFXBench Manhattan with the API OpenGL ES. This corresponds to a playing time of 20 minutes. Galaxy S8 and S8 + Galaxy behave in spite of different housing dimensions equal in terms of timing, which is why they are guided in the test are not separated.

FPS-Entwicklung GFXBench Manhattan 1080p Offscreen OpenGL ES 3.0
Samsung
Galaxy S8/S8+
OnePlus
3T
HUAWEI
Mate 9
Google
Pixel XL
Apple
iPhone 7 Plus
Samsung
Galaxy the S7
passage FPS Delta
1st Round
FPS Delta
1st Round
FPS Delta
1st Round
FPS Delta
1st Round
FPS Delta
1st Round
FPS Delta
1st Round
1 64 – 0,0% 50 – 0,0% 40 – 0,0% 48 – 0,0% 63 – 0,0% 40 – 0,0%
2 64 – 0,0% 49 – 2,0% 37 – 7,5% 48 – 0,0% 60 – 4,8% 40 – 0,0%
3 54 – 15,6% 49 – 2,0% 35 – 12,5% 48 – 0,0% 56 – 11,1% 40 – 0,0%
4 51 – 20.3% 49 – 2,0% 32 – 20,0% 48 – 0,0% 41 – 34,9% 40 – 0,0%
5 51 – 20.3% 47 – 6,0% 32 – 20,0% 48 – 0,0% 47 – 25,4% 39 – 2,5%
6 52 – 18,8% 47 – 6,0% 31 – 22,5% 48 – 0,0% 41 – 34,9% 39 – 2,5%
7 51 – 20.3% 47 – 6,0% 30 – 25,0% 47 – 2,1% 48 – 23,8% 38 – 5,0%
8 51 – 20.3% 47 – 6,0% 30 – 25,0% 46 – 4,2% 44 – 30,2% 38 – 5,0%
9 51 – 20.3% 47 – 6,0% 29 – 27,5% 46 – 4,2% 44 – 30,2% 38 – 5,0%
10 51 – 20.3% 47 – 6,0% 29 – 27,5% 46 – 4,2% 49 – 22,2% 37 – 7,5%
11 52 – 18,8% 47 – 6,0% 29 – 27,5% 46 – 4,2% 42 – 33,3% 37 – 7,5%
12 51 – 20.3% 47 – 6,0% 28 – 30,0% 45 – 6,3% 42 – 33,3% 32 – 20,0%
13 51 – 20.3% 47 – 6,0% 29 – 27,5% 45 – 6,3% 42 – 33,3% 37 – 7,5%
14 51 – 20.3% 47 – 6,0% 28 – 30,0% 45 – 6,3% 48 – 23,8% 36 – 10,0%
15 51 – 20.3% 47 – 6,0% 28 – 30,0% 45 – 6,3% 41 – 34,9% 34 – 15,0%
16 38 – 40,6% 47 – 6,0% 28 – 30,0% 45 – 6,3% 41 – 34,9% 36 – 10,0%
17 37 – 42,2% 47 – 6,0% 28 – 30,0% 45 – 6,3% 41 – 34,9% 19 – 52,5%
18 37 – 42,2% 47 – 6,0% 27 – 32,5% 45 – 6,3% 42 – 33,3% 26 – 35,0%
19 37 – 42,2% 47 – 6,0% 28 – 30,0% 44 – 8,3% 41 – 34,9% twenty four – 40,0%
20 37 – 42,2% 47 – 6,0% 28 – 30,0% 44 – 8,3% 41 – 34,9% 27 – 32,5%

The Galaxy S8 starts with a very high performance in the long-term stress. From the third through the power bends slightly at first one by 15.6 percent. In the fourth round, the minus is already 20 percent. Although after a few passages using measurable throttling, the FPS are achieved thanks to the very high output power remains at a good level. Other high-end equipment from previous tests do not provide better results with less throttling. the Galaxy S8 holds the power at 51 to 52 FPS, above the level of competition for the next nine minutes. But then there is a further drop in performance on only 38 and 37 FPS for the remainder of the test.

It was the same already happened with the Galaxy S7 (edge), the Exynos 8890 is as much research as not, towards the end, but significantly reduced. do better especially the OnePlus 3T (test) and the Google pixel XL (Test) – both equipped with Snapdragon 821st Here, the power loss is a maximum of 6 to 8 percent over the first passage. From the 16th through both smartphones surpass the Galaxy S8, which was even faster at the beginning of the test.

64 GB faster memory UFS

Samsung built S8 64 gigabytes UFS 2.1 memory in the Galaxy. This is a doubling of the internal memory from the previous year. Of these, approximately 52.5 gigabytes for the user remain free after initial setup and all Google Play update – a good value. Samsung holds back with pre-installed applications: In addition to the prescribed Google Apps, the Office applications Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Skype and OneDrive installed from the partnership with Microsoft. Samsung installed by its own apps just even a music player you look for the first start in vain, since Samsung waived due to the pre-installed Google Play Music app the bare minimum. many of the known Samsung Apps on the App Store from Samsung can be but play afterwards.

The internal memory is extremely fast in many situations. This can be noted in benchmarks like Androbench, but is also noticeable in normal use in everyday life. App launch times are very short, App installs to happen quickly and copying to and from the device requires little waiting time. With sequential read and write, Samsung with 800 MB / s and 200 MB of new highs / on. The optional reading is around 130 MB / s also a very high level – only the Huawei P10 (test) is faster. For random writing there is no improvement on the previous year: Values ​​reach just over 15 MB / s many favorable devices also. The top box is just beginning at 60 MB / s and more. Samsung sees probably no particular benefit to the user in everyday life. In fact, random writes are not as relevant to a fast operating feel like reading operations in everyday life.

to expand the re-introduced with the Galaxy S7 option, the internal memory either via microSD card remains with the Galaxy S8. The memory card is inserted together with the nano-SIM card on a slide at the head end of the smartphone. The internal card reader of the Galaxy S8 is fast and comes in a sequential transfer rates of 70 MB / s read and write. For the test, a / s up to 275 MB (read) and 100 MB / s (write) specified SanDisk used Extreme Pro with 64 gigabytes of capacity, which is formatted in the test device.

Android without Bixby

Samsung Galaxy linked to the S8 fast hardware with faster software. In the test, there were no formerly one time or another found slowdowns or even stuttering. Samsung supplies the Galaxy S8 still running Android 7.0 (test), while Google itself has arrived on the pixel and Nexus devices already at version 7.1.2. But the security patch Samsung is at the level of the time. As of April 2017, the last released by Google Level is reached at the factory.

Keys in the correct order

The installed on the Galaxy S8 Android looks a little different when there was to know users by Galaxy S7. Samsung’s own apps are now using simple pictograms for their icons and there is for the first time at the factory no key for the App Drawer and navigation keys on the display, as Samsung has sacrificed the larger displays not only the home button, but also the capacitive keys , This also means, conversely, however, that Samsung customers can exchange the keys for “Back” and the overview of the open apps first. The default Android is “Back” on the left side and the app launcher on the right, Samsung always turned the tables yet. By default this is also the Galaxy S8 the case, but in a submenu of the Device Settings These switches can be replaced.

Android 7.0 with April patch and a slightly altered design
Android 7.0 with April patch and a slightly altered design

On the factory hidden App Drawer, users can also have an influence. Samsung has but it does not fail to point buyers to where the app-drawer hides the new model. To open the App Drawer, a short swipe gesture must be performed up or down on the home screen. The same gesture in the App Drawer guides the user back to the home screen. If you like, the well-known key in the settings can lay in the bottom app bar again.

Bixby comes in the fourth quarter

Apart from minor design modifications and new gestures the biggest change to the software would actually have been Samsung’s assistant Bixby. but Bixby is not ready yet for the German market – or the US market. More specifically Bixby was finished exclusively for the South Korean domestic market. Thus Samsung overtakes a bit the same fate as HTC, who had her assistant Sense Companion also not get ready in time. At Samsung, the situation is however still much trickier, because before the fourth quarter of this year is not expected to Bixby in Germany. And a quarter later, already the “Galaxy S9” is in the starting blocks. Bixby is therefore definitely not a reason to buy the Galaxy S8. The dedicated Bixby key could be left out in Germany by then. In any case, this is always in the way and is confused with the volume or pressed accidentally.

Home Screen for assistants

Bixby complete without the Galaxy S8 does not come but then, therefore, but the core function of Assis Tierens voice commands and voice missing. Bixby seen, for example on a Google Now-like side that is left to find the first home screen. There is a daily overview of appointments, weather, news and memories. The whole thing is very similar to Google Now and therefore equal leaves the question arise whether Samsung can actually make something better on their feet than Google itself, which steadily improved Google Now for five years now. The answer is as predictable as clear: currently no.

Bixby home screen for appointments, weather, reminders and messages
Bixby home screen for appointments, weather, reminders and messages

Bixby is also found in the camera of the smartphone. As Bixy vision assistant can, for example, scan barcodes and pick out products from the Internet. Even without barcodes that works at times quite well by just the packaging of the product is photographed. , Is annoying, however, that Samsung for the use of Bixby vision requires the registration of a Samsung account. In the daily view such an account is not required.

Desktop mode with DeX station

The installed on the Galaxy S8 Android is versatile and can be used as a desktop operating system. Ex works only with the Galaxy Galaxy S8 or S8 + not it works, with the offered as an accessory for 150 euros DeX station is the use outside the pocket but possible. To test the smartphone, however, no copy of the DeX station was available, a first impression had ComputerBase but the end of March delivered.

The DeX Station is a USB Type-C Dock with connections for HDMI, 2 x USB Type A Fast Ethernet and electricity. At the start of DeX the lid is opened, which then serves as a rest for the smartphone. In the back, a small fan is installed which cools the smartphone when it gets too hot. DeX supports monitors up to Ultra HD, so the power demand can be high. No assessment can be to the volume of the fan post due to the noisy test environment.

When the smartphone is plugged in, the connected monitor wakes up and provides a desktop interface of the Android operating system. Is a large Start menu in the style of Windows, from the App Drawer on the smartphone, the Android status bar moves to the lower right corner the display and on the desktop can release applications are stored. Samsung DeX is multi-window capability and supports a split screen mode. Samsung’s own apps like the browser or the Office applications Microsoft will be launched in desktop mode with considerably more ease of use and design for keyboard and mouse.

When changing from the smartphone for use with DeX station or vice versa it is advisable to previously complete or all processes in open apps store. For as the desktop when you start DeX indicating short by display, open apps when starting or ending of Samsung DeX can potentially be terminated without being asked. Here would need to add a Samsung Auto Save mode in DeX to prevent data loss in the daily routine.

Classical x86 applications can not be run with the DeX station house. On this point, the system does not differ from Continuum from Microsoft. About the services of Citrix but the delivery of virtual applications and desktops in the cloud is possible, so that through the Citrix app for Android a virtual machine with Windows – can be started, which put yourself on Android in full screen mode – in the example Windows 7 leaves and acts like a Windows PC. Here the installation of any application is possible.

Citrix virtual machine
Citrix virtual machine
Windows 7 in the Citrix app
Windows 7 in the Citrix app

New old camera

On paper, Samsung has nothing changed on the camera of the Galaxy S8 against the Galaxy S7. In general, the topic camera during the presentation of the new smartphone was discussed only very briefly. In fact, it can be reported only little new in this aspect of the Galaxy S8. Still, what was very good in 2016, is also in 2017 still very good.

Samsung built back a 12-megapixel sensor with dual pixel function. This means Samsung can for each pixel to present a focus pixel for autofocus by phase comparison (PDAF). The result is the still the fastest autofocus in the market. The size of the pixels remains the same at 1.4 microns, formerly the Galaxy S6 there once were 1.12 microns for a total of 16 megapixels. The f / 1.7 aperture and the optical image stabilizer (OIS) are back on the field again.

Sensors from Samsung and Sony

Despite having the same on paper specifications Samsung has not built one on one the same sensor as the Galaxy S7. In the test devices of the Galaxy S 8 and Galaxy S8 + infected with the S5K2L2 Samsung LSI successor to the S5K2L1 the Galaxy S7, S7 edge and central 7. Since Samsung makes a so-called dual-sourcing, there are on the market, devices with the Sony sensor IMX333, the successor to the IMX260, which was also built into the Galaxy S7 as an alternative to Samsung.

Kameravergleich
Samsung
Galaxy S8/S8+
Samsung
Galaxy the S7 / the S7 Edge
Samsung
Galaxy S6/S6 edge/S6 edge+
main camera Sensor Samsung LSI S5K2L2
Sony IMX333
Samsung LSI S5K2L1
Sony IMX260
Samsung LSI S5K4E6
Sony IMX240
resolution 12.0 MP 16.0 MP
Sensorgröße 1/2,5″ 1/2,6″
pixel size 1,4 μm 1,12 μm
Sensorformat 4: 3 16: 9
cover f/1.7 f/1.9
OIS
Blitz LED
Video 2.160p/30 FPS
1.440p/30 FPS
1.080p/60 FPS
1.080p/30 FPS
720p/30 FPS
480p/30 FPS
slow motion 240 FPS/720p 120 FPS/720p
front camera resolution 8.0 MP 5.0 MP
Autofocus ×
Blitz Display ×
Video 1.440p/30 FPS
1.080p/30 FPS
720p/30 FPS
480p/30 FPS
720p/30 FPS

Front camera with autofocus

For the front camera Samsung has increased the resolution of 5 to 8 megapixels, with the same f / 1.7 aperture. the selfie camera is also equipped with an autofocus first time. As before, the display can be used as a weak flash.

Three images is one

The small version jump on the Samsung sensor is associated with no obvious changes to the hardware. New, however, is how the sensor captured images processed. Samsung says that the Galaxy S8 generates the stored photo from up to three shots in conditions such as low light. The smartphone should be able to determine which areas of the image from which recording are the best and combining them into one final photo. The user is not noticed, in the internal memory always ends up without delay just a photo. When the digital zoom is used, the final image of up to five shots is calculated.

Replace the home button

The Galaxy S8 is again in about one second ready for still images. There is no home button more for the quick start of the camera by double-pressing, this process is now handled by the on / off switch. That’s almost as quickly, the home button but was better positioned. Even at this point it is a pity that Samsung could produce no “button behind the screen.”

New photo modes, there is not the Galaxy S8, for 99 percent of users is already the automatic mode is the best choice because it works very reliable and almost always makes for a very good reception. The autofocus is very fast, the car-HDR when required reliably activated and generally ensteht even with fast snapshots most of the time a better picture than initially expected. Who takes some time to set the focus manually adjust the exposure, can shoot S8 photos that rival many compact cameras the middle class into nothing with the Galaxy. Change professionals either in the manual mode with RAW option.

Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8 + in the test – Camera

The photos of the Galaxy S 8 points with a high degree of sharpness over the entire image area, a good white balance and intense colors. Compared to the Galaxy S7, the dynamic range improved slightly. This could be due to the new vision of the smartphone, definitely, however, can not say that. The iPhone 7 Plus remains in this respect the scale. This also applies to the last bit of details on some night shots. With an open aperture and OIS also succeed the Galaxy S8 good shots in low light, in particular, the images 37 and 38 but show that Apple better in the most difficult situations. This need not always be the case, as the photos 40 and 41st

Samsung uses in addition to a less strong JPEG compression than the competition from Cupertino. The 16 test images show a little more than 70 megabytes at Samsung, Apple are despite identical resolution just 40 megabytes. While this saves space on your smartphone today but that should no longer play a decisive role. A photo of good quality does. And Samsung delivers yet again in most situations. Samsung has indeed not changed much on the camera of the Galaxy S8, but the smartphone joins again the forefront in terms of quality, speed and features a.

No battery experiments

The subject battery is Samsung with the Galaxy S8 at comparatively conservative. The Galaxy S8 is smaller from the volumetric point of view than the Galaxy S7, yet the battery with 3,000 mAh was (11.55 Wh) are maintained. The Galaxy S8 + is more than 12 percent larger than the Galaxy S7 edge, yet it brings the battery to only 3,500 mAh (13.48 Wh) instead of the previous 3,600 mAh (13.86 Wh). Samsung wants to counteract this development, among others, the more efficient 10-nm processor.

Jack, USB Type C and mono speaker
Jack, USB Type C and mono speaker

In everyday life, there are no differences to the two previous models. Galaxy Galaxy S8 and S8 + are even with intensive use (few games) reliable companion for a full day – no more, no less. Both devices use a period of about 26 hours in the test was possible before the devices were reconnected to the power supply 2 to 3 percent charged. In the test, four e-mail accounts (1 × Gmail, 3 × IMAP) with 15-minute interval, Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Twitter and Slack account had been set up on the devices. There were also an intensive use of the Chrome browser and YouTube occasionally and rarely a game.

On par with the Galaxy S7

In the benchmarks, there are minor improvements and deteriorations over the Galaxy S7. PCMark closely simulates a continuous use of smartphones with usual tasks that arise on Android. These include surfing the net via Android WebView, the offline video playback using native Android Media Player API, writing and editing text with Android EditText and opening, editing and saving photos. In this test, the Galaxy lands S8 an hour or 13 per cent before the Galaxy S7. The Galaxy S8 + comes close to the Galaxy S7 edge, it can not overtake because of the slightly smaller battery but. Both values ​​are good, but not good enough for the top field which begins and from Xiaomi redmi 3 is crowned by Lenovo Moto Z Play and the LG X Power.

In video mode with SoC advantage

Some progress has been made for both devices in the YouTube test, which takes place over-run in the same room of the smartphone 5 GHz Wi-Fi, a 720p video at 200 cd / m² in a loop. With over 12 hours keeps the Galaxy S8 good 80 minutes through more than even the Galaxy S7. The Galaxy S8 + ends up with 13 hours pretty much at the level of the Galaxy S7 edge. Here the new system on a chip has a positive effect, in fact, that handles a little demanding task such as YouTube only with activated Cortex-A53 cores and also saves on the 10-nm manufacturing process energy. Despite the same size battery, the Galaxy S8 cuts here better, the Galaxy S8 + smaller battery at least as good as the Galaxy S7 edge. is at the front of the box but again the Lenovo Moto Z Play (test) and the LG X Power.

Fast (wireless) Charging

If the batteries of smartphones once empty, they can be recharged in about 90 (Galaxy S8) and 100 minutes (S8 + Galaxy). Samsung first used in a flagship USB Type C as connection to the power supply and PC after the Galaxy Note 7 was set early. At its “Adaptive Fast Charging” Samsung has changed nothing compared to the Galaxy S7, only the chargers and cables are now black instead of white. The power supply unit has two charging modes with either 10 Watts (5.0 V / 2.0 A) or 15.03 Watts (9.0 V / 1.67 A). The first 80 percent will load the power supply quickly in about an hour to fully charge passes in the end a little more time.

As an alternative to cable-based charging is again the option of wireless charging on Samsung’s own Ladepads or a third-party with Qi standard. With a current charging pad from Samsung, the Galaxy S8 can be charged wirelessly, according to the manufacturer, in about two hours.

Gigabit LTE Samsung and Qualcomm

Since depending on the region another system on a chip is installed in the Galaxy S8, different modems from Samsung and Qualcomm are used. In terms of performance, there are fortunately no differences between Samsung’s modem-house development in this country offered Exynos 9 (8895) and the X16 modem of the Snapdragon 835, which is installed among others in the US Galaxy S8.

Integrated gigabit modem for LTE Advanced Pro
Integrated gigabit modem for LTE Advanced Pro (Photo: Samsung)

Both modems are specified for a LTE downstream of up to 1 Gbit / s, while the upstream with a maximum of 150 Mbit / s is possible. This maximum transfer rates are achieved in both manufacturers by merging a plurality of frequency blocks (carrier aggregation). In the city of Berlin and in the Rhein-Main-Area transfer rates of 150 to 200 Mbit / s downstream and 50 Mbit / s in the upstream were possible with good reception well within the network of Deutsche Telekom.

Good quality telephony

On the telephony quality could not be faulted in the test. The smart phones were used for calls to landlines in Vodafone and Deutsche Telekom as well as in the mobile networks of Telefonica and Deutsche Telekom – each with no dropouts or exceptional occurrences. In several phone calls from German Telekom German Telekom a very good connection and voice quality with HD Voice could be tested. Even with Bluetooth connections via the LG HBS-850, it never came, at least during telephone calls to problems. When playing music, there were occasionally the odd misfire, the iPhone 7 Plus cuts on this point a touch better. The Galaxy S8 supports Bluetooth 5.0 with dual connectivity and can record up to two devices simultaneously. The Galaxy S8 are in good headphones from AKG that sells Samsung individually for 100 euros.

New WLAN record

fast transfer rates with the ac standard are connected via WLAN possible in the 5 GHz networks. tested on two routers in a short and long distance, the Galaxy S8 reaches peak values ​​respectively. A Asus routers in the same room of the smartphone in the test were achieved s almost 73 MB /, two rooms away, it was a Asrock router still over 31 MB / s. At least on the short-range Galaxy S8 operates in the 2.4 GHz networks very quickly: 16 MB / s were measured. On the long haul, however, the smartphone breaks then and comes to only a meager 3 MB / s. Even cheaper devices from HTC and Huawei perform better.

1 GB (1024 MB) file transfer via Wi-Fi
Samsung
Galaxy S8
Samsung
Galaxy S8+
Lenovo
Moto G5
Lenovo
Moto G5 Plus
HUAWEI
P10
Huawei
P8 Lite 2017
HTC
U Play
WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS 2,4 GHz b/g/n
5,0 GHz a ×
and × × ×
Asus RT-AC68* 2,4 GHz m:s 1:04 1:07 2:40 2:41 1:38 2:43 2:43
MB/s 16,00 15,28 6,40 6,36 10, 45 6,28 6,28
5,0 GHz m:s 0:14 0:15 1:17 1:15 0:29 × 0:32
MB/s 73,14 68,27 13, 30 13.65 35.31 × 32,00
ASRock AC2600** 2,4 GHz m:s 5:32 5:39 11:48 12:36 9:40 3:01 2:27
MB/s 3,08 3,02 1,45 1,35 1,77 5,66 6,97
5,0 GHz m:s 0:33 0:35 1:47 2:51 4:28 × 0:47
MB/s 31.03 29,26 9,57 5.99 3,82 × 21,79
* In the same room, about 90 centimeters distance
** Two rooms further separated by plasterboard walls about 10 meters distance
✓ = yes / x = no

Conclusion

With the Galaxy S8 Samsung’s leading position further. Both devices prove that Samsung was able to significantly expand its manufacturing capabilities in recent years. The dominant component of the current series is undoubtedly the curved and rounded display, which gives the other form of the smartphone.

The excellent AMOLED display integrated Samsung almost frameless in a high-quality housing made of glass and aluminum. At the processing can not be faulted. The ergonomics, Samsung but this time behind, especially the Galaxy S8 + whose fingerprint sensor no longer can be operated in everyday life. Even the small Galaxy S8, the position is unfavorable and has cobbled together as quickly. Iris and facial scanners nerves despite the high recognition rate in the use in everyday life, among which ultimately suffers the safety of the devices.

Galaxy S8 next Galaxy S8 +
Galaxy S8 next Galaxy S8 +

On the new wizard Bixby Samsung was particularly proud of during the presentation of the Galaxy S8. The idea of ​​a separate wizard is not bad per se, but is questionable whether another system in addition to the Google and Amazon Assistant Alexa can enforce. If it can create a manufacturer outside the Amazon Apple Google empire, then Samsung. To this, it would have needed a timely market launch in several countries, but now can not even use the USA Bixby. Germany will be able to even use until the end of the year the wizard. Until then, you can be bothered by the poorly placed Bixby button.

The poorly implemented security features and the lack of Bixby assistant are the only two major criticisms of the Galaxy S8. That being built Samsung a very good smartphone that will include 2,017 of the most popular devices on the market. For this, in addition to display, design and top workmanship ensure the very good camera, the lightning-fast Exynos processor, good battery life, the many supported communication standards as well as small features such as the IP68 certification or extensible and still doubled from 32 to 64 gigabytes of storage ,

In the high-end segment, therefore, the smaller Galaxy earned S8 a recommendation, but not the Galaxy S8 + whose lack of ergonomics interfere repeatedly in everyday life. Apart from the size of the display and battery there are no technical differences between the two devices. Smaller is better this time.

Samsung Galaxy S8
Product group smartphones, 04/19/2017
  • Display++
  • Power production + +
  • Power Entertainment + +
  • Duration +
  • Processing + +
  • excellent AMOLED display
  • excellent workmanship
  • futuristic double-curved design
  • good ergonomics
  • IP68 against water and dust
  • with very good camera day and night
  • good battery life
  • very fast Exynos 9 (8895)
  • internal and external storage ringing
  • memory expandable
  • Android with the latest patch level
  • good quality telephony
  • Gigabit-LTE for the networks of the future
  • Extremely fast WiFi at 5 GHz
  • finally USB Type C for the Galaxy S
  • Position the fingerprint sensor
  • Iris / face scanner annoying in everyday life
  • no German Bixby for launch
  • placed Bixby button unfavorable
  • Only mono speaker
  • Android still at version 7.0
Computer base recommendation for Samsung Galaxy S8
Samsung Galaxy S8+
Product group smartphones, 04/19/2017
  • Display++
  • Power production + +
  • Power Entertainment + +
  • Duration +
  • Processing + +
  • excellent AMOLED display
  • excellent workmanship
  • futuristic double-curved design
  • IP68 against water and dust
  • with very good camera day and night
  • good battery life
  • very fast Exynos 9 (8895)
  • internal and external storage ringing
  • memory expandable
  • Android with the latest patch level
  • good quality telephony
  • Gigabit-LTE for the networks of the future
  • Extremely fast WiFi at 5 GHz
  • finally USB Type C for the Galaxy S
  • Position the fingerprint sensor
  • Iris / face scanner annoying in everyday life
  • no German Bixby for launch
  • placed Bixby button unfavorable
  • Only mono speaker
  • Android still at version 7.0

Price & Availability

Samsung Galaxy and Galaxy S8 S8 + can be pre-ordered until April 19 through the online store of Samsung since March 29 and will be available from 28 April. From April 28, both smartphones will be available in regular trading. the colors Midnight Black, Gray Orchid and Arctic Silver is available for selection for the German market. The retail price of the Galaxy S8 is 799 euros, for the larger Galaxy S8 + calls Samsung 899 euros.

Answers to readers’ questions

Eleven days before the release of the test for Samsung Galaxy and Galaxy S8 S8 + editors had asked the readers what questions should be answered to the smartphone in the test. The feedback in the forum brought to light more than one hundred questions that will be discussed in the following, for the most part.

No drop and scratch tests

All questions could not be answered for several reasons. Firstly frequently the desire for a drop test or tests for scratch resistance of the smartphone was expressed. Both can not be realized with rental equipment from Samsung. Even endurance tests as 500 charge cycles the battery could not be fulfilled because it would have taken too much time.

Some special requests as telephony tests under laboratory conditions can not be satisfied due to lack of appropriate equipment. The theme telephony, however, was handled by the everyday experience starting in the test. This also applies to many questions on the subject of throttling of the system-on-a-chip, which a large section was devoted. answered already in the test questions are not discussed again here.

Sound like the headphones as it sounds better on headphones, as the S8 comes with high-resolution FLAC files cope?

Darklordx

The enclosed Samsung AKG headphones sound better than average compared to other enclosed headphones. For personal assessment they are relatively neutral tuned. To better headphones, the Galaxy S8 could not be tested so far. FLAC files are easily played music of Samsung’s music player as well as from Google Play.

If there is likely to incorrect entries over previously and through the larger screen and the rounded sides? Is a one-hand operation possible? You can wake up the device via the front or you have to take it up? Double Tap wakeup or something similar? If the device is warmer by inductive load or hotter than the USB-C port? Furthermore, the power saving interest me. Can the CPU power limit eg for navigation. How to make this evident in the term?

Vanilla2001

It comes less frequently incorrect entries as while the display is still the Galaxy S7 edge, not quite as strong curved left and right. but a flat display remains superior. You can wake up the Galaxy S8 via the integrated into the display home button, but not unlock. Double-tap Wakeup is not supported. The inductive charging could not be tested so far. There are two power. Max means and means reduces the display brightness by 10 percent, sets the resolution to FHD +, throttles the CPU, the background grid utilization will turn off and disable the always-on display. Max also sets the resolution to HD +. New battery tests with these modes have not been carried out.

How reliable is the facial recognition to unlock and especially how easily they can be overcome?

Lejreda

In low light or even in dark rooms face recognition does not work anymore. In the test, the face detection could not be unlocked with a photo of the person stored in the device. This does not mean that this would not be possible, as this video shows. With the launch of the Galaxy S 8 there will be an update with more options for facial recognition. Users can then choose between a fast or slow facial recognition, which has more or less security.

Also think it’s important to be something to say really, as it does in everyday life, if you want to use the phone with one hand.

getexact

The fully-handed operation is possible with either the small and certainly not with the great Galaxy S8. The small model can be operated at full width at least in the lower half of the display. To reach the top of the display, you almost always need a second hand.

I was wondering how can use the part about the DeX station in a corporate network (pronounced domain).

h00bi

Testers DeX station are at the present time none yet editors available. A test of DeX station but planned.

I would like to see a test of how disturbing are the Edge edges when exposed to light. Say sunlight How strong example broken on the edge and is therefore interfere with the operation compared to normal display.

IrontigerX

In fact, it is due to the slight rounding to the left and right side and back reflections, which usually show up in a vertical strip that runs along the side of the unit. Color distortion by refraction could not be observed in the test, but can certainly provoke with the appropriate content. A flat display does not have such (minor) problems.

So I would be interested how often slips this glassy thing out of hand. That was when I found S6 evil.

FatBaron

The Galaxy S8 / S8 + is a relatively slippery device. This is partly due to the construction of a lot of glass, but also the slim profile that offers little grip surface. The glass also has the disadvantage that begins to slip it quickly on slightly sloping surfaces. In the test, the device has slipped the one time or another from the sofa.

I would like an overview of the installed software. What programs are among about and what they can?

Faust2011

Samsung installed on the Galaxy S8 not too many applications at the factory. Besides its own apps, given Google applications are added, as well as from the partnership with Microsoft. Of the 64 GB of memory still 52.9 GB remain free after initial setup. The following apps – mostly self-explanatory – is preinstalled in detail.

  • Microsoft Word – Textverarbeitungsprogramm
  • Microsoft Excel – spreadsheet
  • View and create presentations – Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft OneDrive – Cloud-Speicher
  • Microsoft Skype – VoIP application
  • Samsung Connect – app to control all Samsung smart home appliances
  • My files – file manager with access to folders
  • Galaxy Apps – Samsung App Store
  • Chrome – Googles Browser
  • Facebook – Social Networking
  • Gallery – Photos and other images
  • Gmail – email app from Google
  • Google Apps – Google Search
  • calendar
  • Camera
  • contacts
  • Google Maps – Maps app and navigation
  • News – Samsung’s SMS app
  • Google Play Store
  • create folders with password or biometric lock – Secure folder
  • Telephone
  • Clock
  • YouTube – Online Video Service

Specifically respond to any edge capability.

Averomoe

At the Edge features include firstly the side panels and on the other side of the light. The side panels can be opened via a type tab in the right pane of the display. The tab can be secured but also in other positions on the right or left side. Side panels are comparable with quick links to popular apps and themes. It can be there popular apps, contacts, place the weather, news or calendar entries. A side panel is always provided for only one category, so for example the weather or important contacts. By swiping can scroll through the panels. The side light causes the display edges for incoming notifications to shine.

Time in seconds until the S8 runs completely liquid. And restart duration in seconds.

contest

The Galaxy S8 will start within 19 seconds, then you should still be about 5 to 10 seconds for the retrieval of background services to the device. To restart the Galaxy S8 takes about 21 seconds.

How well it fits into your pocket?

Mar1u5

Both devices fit completely into a commercial Levis jeans. But the Galaxy S8 + gets more noticeable especially when sitting. The Galaxy S8 cuts here clearly better.

The transfer speed from the smartphone to the computer would be interested – even if there is a difference, if you want to copy, for example, a man-made video from internal memory or from a fast microSD to the computer (of course equipped with USB 3.1 and NVMe SSD).

Rickmer

The USB Type C of the Galaxy S8 uses USB 3.1 Gen1 and thus corresponds to USB 3.0. With an equal-equipped computer, a 1 GByte test file could be transferred from the internal memory of the smart phone to the computer within 28 seconds. This corresponds to a transfer rate of about 36.6 MB / s. The card reader of the Galaxy S8 reads and writes with around 70 MB / s and thus does not represent a bottleneck.

I would like to see a benchmark in the game Asphalt 8th This has wiggled neatly with my S5, S7 at the edge it was a lot better but there was still from time to frame drops. Therefore, I would be very interested in how liquid it can be represented in the new Galaxy.

AedisToru

Asphalt 8 runs at the highest level of quality consistently good, but not always felt with 60 FPS. On the default einstellten middle stage the game runs better. However, accurate FPS could not be determined in the test equipment. But one thing is after the test that the Galaxy S8 achieved with elaborate titles well above 60 FPS, after about fifteen minutes, but the power is reduced by up to 40 percent.

iris scanners and face recognition function in the dark or low light?

permhead

The iris scanner works in a fully darkened room. Face Detection has worked in the test, however, maximum low-light yet reliable.

Even a brief addressing the repairability would be great.

Nikolaus117

The craft professionals at iFixit have taken the Galaxy and the Galaxy S8 S8 + now apart. With four out of a maximum of ten possible points in the repairability the devices cut from comparatively poor. be faulted especially the curved glass, often the display is damaged in the exchange, as well as the strong glue that connects both sides of the glass to the aluminum frame. Is this hurdle Once removed, the battery can be exchanged after all. ifixit commends to the modular structure of the smart phone, which enables the exchange of many individual components.

How good / efficient RAM is needed? Testable, for example, with the launch of several apps one by one. Can the phone keep the apps in RAM or they must be reloaded?

Heubergen

After 25 launched apps could in the first open Google Chrome to surf on the loaded page without reloading yet. At this time, over 2.7 GB of total of 4 GB of memory were occupied.

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