The new Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus have big screens and many advanced features. These phones offer a new 10-nanometer Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and software optimizations. Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5 prevents most damage caused by dropping or sitting on the Galaxy S8, but using a smartphone case can increase your new phone’s life. Explore the following four improvements to the Galaxy S8.

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DeX is short for Desktop Experience, which can give your Galaxy S8 all the functionality you’ll find in a desktop PC. This feature is a simple dock that connects your phone to a monitor, a wireless keyboard and mouse, and other desktop accessories. DeX has an extra cooling fan to help keep the Galaxy S8 processing speeds high. As a result, you can enjoy all the features of a desktop or laptop without spending much money.

A Better Camera

The rear camera on the Galaxy S8 uses the same hardware as the camera on the Galaxy S7 and the Note 7, and software updates make photos with low light look even better.

You can take excellent pictures with the selfie camera on the front of the phone, which creates 8-megapixel photos with its f/1.7 lens. The Galaxy S8 also has autofocus capabilities to make all photos look professional so that you don’t need to carry around a digital camera. Additionally,you’ll find that the user-friendly software on the Galaxy S8 makes posting images to Facebook, Twitter, and your other social media accounts easy.


Bixby is a virtual assistant that can help you set reminders, search through photo galleries, and broadcast video from your phone to your internet-connected TV. Additionally, Bixby can set reminders based on your location. While other digital assistants such as Siri, Google Assistant, and Alexa mostly search the internet to answer spoken questions, Bixby focuses on allowing you to more easily use your phone hands-free, and it works in U.S. English and Korean with updates for Chinese and Spanish coming soon.

Bixby Voice can work with Samsung phone, messaging, settings, camera, and contacts apps. Did you know that Bixby Voice can also rotate and play videos, too? Press the Bixby button on the Galaxy S8 and ask the assistant to help you with a task. Just hold the phone up to your ear for engaging in a private conversation with Bixby. You can also change the assistant’s gender and mix voice and touch interactions when convenient.

Use the phone’s camera to find objects in real time and search for them online with Bixby Vision. Bixby Vision can also translate text, read QR codes, and recognize landmarks. The home screen for the program Bixby Home provides relevant information to you, such as your local weather forecast. Bixby Home also has controls for smart appliances such as programmable sprinklers, lights, and thermostats.

The Infinity Display

The Samsung Galaxy S8 feels like a normal-sized phone, but it has a 5.8-inch Infinity Display with small bezels on the top and bottom and no bezels on the sides. Its clean, unbranded face, attractive curved edges, and mirror-like glass back make it a fashionable accessory as well as a tool for many people. The Galaxy S8 has a high-resolution, 2,960-by-1,440-pixel display that makes text, images, and video look excellent even in direct sunlight.

Since it’s narrower than many phones, the Samsung Galaxy S8 makes the perfect phone to hold in your hand. For a larger display with the same improvements as the Galaxy S8, choose the 6.2-inch Galaxy S8 Plus. The Infinity Display takes up 83 percent of the faces on both phones, and their glass and metal designs give them a premium look and feel. Experiencing all the convenient improvements to the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus on the T-Mobile network is easy. Pair this smartphone with T-Mobile’s most advanced 4G LTE network in the United States, for example, and you’ll enjoy one of the nation’s fastest networks, low prices, and easy payment plans for your purchase.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus also offer wireless charging and USB-C connectivity for faster charging. It’s also water-resistant, so you won’t have to worry about spilling coffee or dropping your phone in the toilet. With these and more features available, what’s not to love about the Galaxy S8?