Overall. A beautiful display, good battery life, first-rate build quality and snappy performance make the Samsung Galaxy S8 worth it in 2020. Newer flagships might be fancier, but they are so much more expensive their extra features become pointless. In any case, the S8 would be cheaper anyway, so we’d choose the S8.
Since the company rolls out monthly security updates to its flagship phones only for up to three years, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ have been moved (via SamMobile) to a quarterly schedule. Both phones went on sale globally in April 2017. Samsung will likely end support for the Galaxy S8 Duo in May 2021.
The Galaxy S8 is worth $45 to $240 based on the condition and device carrier.
While the Galaxy S8 also features 4GB of RAM, the S9’s new processor makes it much faster than its predecessor. If you want plenty of power and speed above everything else, then opt for the new Galaxy S9. However, if you’d rather have slightly longer between charges, then the S8 is the better choice.
The Galaxy S8 is a perfectly engineered smartphone. Coupled with an Exynos 8895 this phone is an absolute beast. You can expect it to last in top notch condition for at least 5 years and even after that work just as well.
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ feature IP68-rated water and dust resistance. The IP68 rating indicates that the Galaxy S8 and S8+ is water resistant up to 1.5 meters (4.92 feet) for 30 minutes.
Last year, the Galaxy S8 appeared in a GeekBench benchmark showing Android 10 on board, but the Galaxy S8 in question was running the LineageOS custom ROM. An official Android 10 update for the Galaxy S8 series is reportedly not in development at this time which means an official release is unlikely.
Mobiles. co. uk’s deal also makes the Galaxy S9 more affordable than the S8 on other plans with higher quotas of internet allowance, too.
The Galaxy S8 Plus is worth $46 to $275 based on the device carrier and condition. *Price subject to change.
How much does a Used Samsung Galaxy S8 cost? The Used Samsung Galaxy S8 prices start at $160. The prices vary by condition and memory size. Buying refurbished or used is a great way to save money.
The only major reason for you to upgrade to the s20 would be the lack of battery on the s8 and if you are a gamer there will be significant improvements on the s20 for major games. The camera on the s20 is much superior but the s8 isn’t in any way bad. And if you really need to have the latest phone go for the s20.
Despite soon being two generations old, the Galaxy S9 series of phones still bring with them impressive specs. The cameras on the device are still quite good for 2020 with the S9+ bringing with itself a Super Speed Dual Pixel 12-megapixel OIS (F1.