If you want a premium smartphone in every sense of the word that can meet your needs, Samsung is one of the brands you should strongly consider. But if you want to narrow down your search to a model that’s impressive, then you might want to know the Samsung Galaxy S8 price in Zambia as well as its amazing specs. The Korean tech company released the flagship phone to make up for the failures of its Galaxy Note 7, and it’s truly a piece of technology worth owning.
From its sleek aesthetics to its amazing cameras, power-efficient and ultra-fast processor, quick charging, super-rich display, long-lasting battery, and its waterproof feature, there’s little wonder why the Galaxy S8 has enjoyed massive sales since 2017. As at the time of its launch, the Galaxy S8 was one of the best around and over a year after, the device is still enjoying popularity among smartphone enthusiasts. Let’s take a look at what makes the Samsung Galaxy S8 special.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Price in Zambia
- Samsung Galaxy S8: KW120,000 – KW150,000
- Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus: KW150,000 – KW190,000
You can purchase a unit of Samsung Galaxy S8 in Zambia for between KW120,000 and KW150,000 in some of the popular brick and mortar stores in the country. You can also make an order from any of the online stores in Zambia.
However, prices may vary based on factors like the period of purchase, currency exchange rates, location, and discounts among others. We recommend you compare prices at two or more stores to be sure you’re getting a great deal.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Specs
- Release date: March, 2017
- Network Technology: GSM / CDMA / WCDMA/ LTE
- Body Dimension: 148.9 x 68.1 x 8mm
- Operating System: Android 7.0 (Nougat), upgradeable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
- Display: 5.8 inches, 1440 x 2960 pixels (570ppi)
- RAM: 4GB
- SIM: Nano-SIM or Hybrid Dual SIM
- Internal Memory: 64GB
- Processor: Exynos 895 Octa (10nm) –EMEA Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 (10 nm) – USA & China
- Networks: 2G, 3G & 4G (GSM, CDMA, WCDMA, LTE)
- Camera: 12MP Auto-HDR LED Flash (Main), 8MP Auto-HDR (Selfie)
- Battery: 3, 000 mAh Li-ion Battery (non-removable)
- Other interesting features: Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, Sp02.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Review
Design & Body
The Galaxy S8 comes in an amazing design that can fit into a Sci-Fi movie with no issues at all because of its premium design. For a start, the smartphone features a gorgeous design and metal body that’s exquisite and feels good in the hands, especially when you roll the phone around in your palm. You will also notice a deviation from its traditional design as the Galaxy S8 has no home button while the fingerprint scanner has been moved to the back, just beside the main camera.
Going further, Samsung positioned the Bixby button on the left-hand side of the Galaxy S8, making it quite easy for you to hit that button when you want to turn the music down. You might find this to be annoying a couple of times but you should get used to the button placement in no time. The power button, USB connection and headphone jack are all well positioned and we can’t find any fault with it.
But in all, the design looks good as the removal of the home button makes the screen stretch downwards, creating an impression that the phone is bigger when it’s just the screen. That way, the phone is comfortable to handle and the big screen remains a plus.
The Galaxy S8 comes in 5 colour variants which are: Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Maple Gold, Orchid Gray and Arctic Silver. As per usual, you can expect the units with the black colours to sell out faster than others, and the scarce units might possibly have higher prices.
Although the Galaxy S8 is smaller than the S7 Edge Plus, it has a bigger screen as Samsung has substituted the physical home button for the onscreen home button (with haptic feedback). It offers a brilliant 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display with a 1440 x 2960 pixels resolution which makes the colours rich and makes the display look pin-sharp. The screen is protected by curved Corning Gorilla Glass 5 which is almost bezeless, making it more compact.
However, the Galaxy S8 does have its own issues, chiefly of which is the complaint that it is far too tall to use with one hand. Although the screen is big which most phone enthusiast love, its new 18.5:9 ratio makes it terribly long such that you can’t reach the top right-hand side of the phone if you needed to. Aside from its long screen, its curved display is quite immersive and you can easily feel you’re in a cinema, which once again affirms Samsung as the manufacturer of one of the best screens in the world.
Following the problems Samsung had with its Galaxy Note 7; it’s no surprise that Samsung stuck to its 3,000mAh battery. No thanks to its power-efficient chipset, the Galaxy S8 performs outstandingly when it comes to its battery life. The smartphone delivers up to 20 hours away from wall socket, meaning you don’t have to worry if you want to spend the day outdoors.
In addition, the Galaxy S8 comes with fast charging feature as well as wireless charging. The fast charging can move your battery percentage from 0% to 7% in just about five minutes. All things being equal, your Galaxy S8 should charge from completely flat to 100% in about 80 minutes. However, as a caveat, the amount of hours you can get out of your device depends on several factors like screen brightness, so you might want to lower your screen brightness or just set it to auto-brightness mode.
Although the Samsung Galaxy S8 maintains its single 12MP camera (main) and upgrades its selfie camera from the usual 5MP to 8MP, it still holds the reputation of being one of the best around. It doesn’t use dual-rear cameras like its competitors but delivers clear shots that take in sharpness, light and colour just the way you saw it. Samsung claims it has done a lot of work on the software side of the cameras and we can’t doubt them as you will rarely be dissatisfied with the images you take.
The camera also performs brilliantly in low-light conditions while its other features like Autofocus as well as HDR are great too. If there’s a downside to the camera, it has to be the fact that the photos look better only on the phone and not on a computer. Check out the shots on a computer and you will find that the smartphone slightly overexposes images than expected. Other than that, the camera is perfect!
If you were expecting the Galaxy S7 to have one of the fastest and advanced chipsets in the world, then you have no reason to worry. Depending on your location, the smartphone runs on two ultra-fast processors namely: Exynos 8895 processor and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. The octa-core processors promise greater efficiency and performance, especially in graphics and mobile games.
Samsung introduced its virtual assistant (Bixby) in the Galaxy S8 that can help you get tasks done like set reminders, search your gallery, and even cast your phone screen to your Wi-Fi-connected TV. You can also replace your desktop with your phone using the Dex feature which offers a PC-like mobile desktop on a display.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 is an amazing phone that has its pros and also few cons. For example, some users believe Samsung got the positioning of the fingerprint scanner wrong. Add that to the issues with biometrics and facial recognition and you’d agree that like other phones, the Galaxy S8 isn’t perfect. Nevertheless, if you’re looking to dole out cash for a premium device that’s above its competitors, we recommend you consider the Samsung Galaxy S8.