The newest Samsung flagship release should not be any news for an Apple user like me, but the newest Android superstar has me doubting my Mac loyalty. I have lived my life with one limb permanently attached to my iPhone, and I’ve never really considered changing my ways, until now.
I am a one-man woman and in so many ways, the iPhone has been that man in my life — a constant companion, useful and accommodating my every need, and aesthetically pleasing (i.e., very sexy!).
Surely, I had it all, but the newest Samsung Galaxy S8 has me doubting my unfettered love.
What could possibly make a girl doubt the longest tech relationship she has ever had? Well…
The Galaxy S8 is a beautiful piece of machine
It’s sleek and classy. To my mind, Android phones have always been a step down from Apple’s simple, elegant designs, but Samsung has outdone itself this time.
There is no border on the screen, meaning more display space
While tech people call this a “bezel-less design,” Samsung calls it “infinity display.” The curved screen means there are no borders, no edges, no limits — as it should be in love and life. (Let this phone be an example of how one should transcend norms!)
It fits perfectly in the palm of my hand
Now, I’ve written extensively about how my tiny girly hands have clashed with the general movement towards bigger smartphones, but even with a bigger screen size compared to the Galaxy S7, this phone fits in my hand perfectly and comfortably.
And it has the prettiest cases!
These custom-built “bikini bumpers” have different “tops” and “bottoms” that you can mix and match. It attaches on both ends of the S8 for protection without having to sacrifice showing off the infinity display.
The S8 is not only pretty…
As with men, looks help but substance is definitely important. I don’t want just a phone, I want a smart phone (again, also applicable to men).
The Galaxy S8 delivers.
The camera is more than just a camera
Samsung’s newest Vision Interface allows you to access instant information from sights you capture. It’s instant information at the tip of your fingers.
Wine nights will never be the same! A quick scan of the label gives you information on the bottle to dazzle your date with.
Vision Interface also allows you to do a quick scan for landmark places, shopping items, or even foreign language translation.
And speaking of cameras…
It has built-in stickers!
Because it is imperative that one looks cute, always.
One look is all it takes
The phone’s iris scanner unlocks the phone just like that. Finally, eye contact that has results!
It has dual bluetooth audio capabilities
You know, to make space for a real man in my life (but I had to content myself with a girl friend for this photo purpose).
It’s also water-resistant
But, really, that doesn’t matter because this phone will never make you cry.
The S8 can be your phone in desktop form
The Samsung DeX transforms your smartphone into a desktop setup. Simply plug it into the optional dock and voila!
Do anything you can do on your phone with a physical keyboard and a bigger screen — because sometimes, size does matter.
It has fast wireless charging
Because in 2017, everything should be fast and unattached.
Samsung may have finally created the iPhone killer in the S8, but only time can tell if this newest release would live up to expectations.
One thing is for sure, though: The Samsung Galaxy S8 is on fire — but not literally.