Samsung is the phoenix that has once again risen from its ashes. After the whole Samsung Note 7 debacle — that is, seven months of trying to clean up that exploding battery mess — Samsung finally unveiled its newest S8 model in March 2017. And as far as we can tell, it’s the best business phone yet. Why?
Here’s a quick rundown of its general features:
- Water resistant.
- 12 megapixel rear camera, 8 megapixel front-facing camera.
- Comes with 64GB internal memory, but storage can be expanded via MicroSD.
- Comes with Harman Kardon earbuds.
And while these features are great, it’s Samsung’s focus on business, mobility, and flexibility, that’s got us touting the S8 as the best business phone so far.
1. Portable Desktop Computer
The S8 can dock with a monitor, keyboard, and mouse, thus acting as a makeshift computer running off a modified Android system. The S8 computer hybrid comes with the following features:
- The dock — DeX — includes a HDMI, USB, and Ethernet port.
- You can run Android apps in a desktop environment.
- Both Microsoft Office and Adobe Lightroom have been optimised for both desktop and mobile mode.
2. The Most Secure Phone Ever
Say goodbye to the home button that Apple has ingrained into our behaviours these last 10 years. The S8 has decided to change the game by getting rid of it, and providing a better alternative instead:
- Digital keys now appear at the bottom of the display. This area is also pressure sensitive, so you still feel some feedback when you press down.
- A fingerprint sensor – which used to be embedded into the home button — has now been placed at the back of the device, right next to the camera; making the process of holding and unlocking your phone much more intuitive and natural.
- The iris scanner, which was first introduced in the Note 7, is back. It can be used to unlock the device or access secure folders. Better yet, it’s even more secure than the fingerprint sensor.
- The front-facing camera has built-in face detection. This means that you can unlock your phone just by looking at it.
3. The Best Design Yet
The S8 is a complete stunner, and is on par — if not better designed — with the iPhone 7. Although it is marginally bigger than the iPhone 7, it’s still as easy to hold, making it great for mobile businesses or employees that are constantly on the run. Furthermore:
- The new S8 has a glass back and metal frame, with the glass on both sides gently curving to make it comfortable to hold.
- The iPhone 7s dimensions are: 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1mm while the S8 comes in at 148.9 x 68.1 x 8mm, making the latter much larger!
- It’s not just the size of the screen that matters — the Galaxy S8 also uses Super AMOLED, while the iPhone 7’s screen is LCD. This means that the S8 screen is not only more vivid, but also shows high-contrast colours – making it a great tool for businesses who are visual in nature.
- The S8 is IP68 certified, with its design making it slightly more water-resistant the the IP67 certified iPhone 7.
Keeping your tools and hardware up-to-date is vital for a business’s survival and for maintaining that innovative edge against competitors. By converting your mobile fleet to the S8 you can ensure that you remain at the helm of technology, while not having to deal with the storage restrictions that are presented by the iPhone 7. Samsung has worked hard to earn the trust of customers after the Note 7 debacle, and we believe that they’ve managed to do just that.
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