The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ come with the latest design innovations, great cameras, tough protection features and cutting-edge security that make them ideal for small businesses.
Both sport the same sleek look and feel. The main difference is size – the Galaxy S8+ is a little under half an inch bigger, at 6.2 inches to the S8’s 5.8 inches. The screen on both phones however looks great and the colours really jump out. Videos, web pages and spreadsheets appear pin-sharp and Samsung’s Infinity Display means the front is almost all screen. So it’s easily big enough for split screen multi- tasking, while the curved edge design means that while it looks big, it still feels narrow enough to fit comfortably in your hand.
Both phones are built to last too, with curved Gorilla Glass to withstand the rough and tumble of everyday use. They’ll even survive being dropped in 1.5m of fresh water for up to 30 minutes thanks to IP68 water and dust resistance. The metal frames feel sturdy but lightweight and include a new USB-C port for speedy file transfers and fast charging. There’s fast wireless charging too if you prefer.
Both S8s feature an iris scanner and face detection on the front, with a fingerprint scanner around the back for ease of use. You can choose the level of security you feel you need for what Samsung claims is its most secure phone to date. Need even more protection? You can add McAfee Multi Access to defend against viruses and malware – it can even lock and wipe your phone if you lose it.
The 12 megapixel camera gives plenty of detail and with 4K video and a new, high-resolution selfie camera, whether you’re taking snaps or video conferencing, you’re in good hands. There’s also a high-quality 8 megapixel selfie camera on the front.
Bixby, Samsung’s new personal assistant, gives you key info like appointments and weather to the left of your home screen and it even allows you to search, shop or translate text by just pointing your camera at something.
Running on Android means plenty of choice of business apps, including Microsoft Office 365 apps such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook, available from O2 Business.
And with big batteries and powerful processors delivering day-long, fast-paced productivity, these are two of the most hard-working smartphones you can buy.