Consumer Reports: Samsung's Galaxy 8


Consumer Reports is testing eight of Samsung's new Galaxy S8 smartphones. It's the company's first significant phone launch since the massive recall of the Note7 last summer.

"Samsung's Galaxy line has always done well in our tests, so we're interested to see if the S8 can knock its predecessor, the S7, out of the top spot in our ratings," said Rich Fisco.

Consumer Reports checked out complaints about reddish displays on the S8 and found the issue in four out of the eight phones.

In a statement to Consumer Reports, Samsung said it will release an update as early as next week which will provide users the ability to further adjust the color settings on the S8.

Consumer Reports also put the smartphone's camera through rigorous testing and found the S8 did well.

"The camera is among the best we've ever tested. Samsung toned down the over-sharpening so pictures now look more realistic and natural," Fisco said.

The S8 passed Consumer Reports' dunk test, validating Samsung's claim that the phone could withstand 5 feet of water for up to 30 minutes.

Consumer Reports found the S8's are more scratch resistant than the S7S but others have found the phone is much more likely to shatter if dropped.

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