Samsung Galaxy S8 hands on review

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We’ve got hands on with the new Samsung Galaxy S8 and its larger plus model, and while it might have lost the edge from its name, it’s still very much visible in the design. Here is our hands on review.

The amount of S8 leaks we’ve seen are staggering, both in their volume and accuracy, but they don’t tell the whole story about a phone that’s certain to be at the top (or very near the summit) of most ‘best phone’ lists this year.

The Infinity Display is the headline feature of this handset – while it’s not all screen, it’s as close as can be. Samsung has also been very intelligent in the way it’s got around the loss of the front-facing home screen button, managing to make the handset usable without requiring the mechanical key on the front of the Galaxy S8.

That doesn’t mean it’s a perfect phone though. The lack of significant camera upgrades and the user interface will irk some, but that shouldn’t detract from what is a hugely impressive effort from Samsung.