The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are among the best-looking smartphones out right now. They're more attractive than Apple's iPhone 8 and sleeker than Samsung's Note 8.
With the S8 and S8 Plus, Samsung refined the curved glass design it used with the S7. Meanwhile, the ultranarrow borders around the devices' screens make them the new standard for premium smartphone design.
In addition to their good looks, the Galaxy S8 phones are full of great features. They're water-resistant. They have taller-than-average screens, allowing you to see more of your apps or webpages. They support both fast and wireless charging and face and iris recognition.
They have one of the best cameras, and, unlike Apple Pay or Android Pay, Samsung's Pay wireless-payments service works on pretty much every credit-card reader. And they each have a home button, so it's easier to adjust to using them than phones that have ditched the feature.
With all those attributes, you're likely wondering why the S8 phones didn't make the top of this list. Here's why: I'm not a fan of TouchWiz, Samsung's software interface that runs on top of Android. I instead prefer the clean look and features of stock Android.
But it's more than a simple personal preference. Modifications like TouchWiz almost always prevent the phones running them from installing the latest Android updates when they're released. And that's the case here.
The S8 phones rely on TouchWiz for face- and iris-recognition capabilities. But those features are poor compensation for the inability to install timely Android updates.
Galaxy S8 price: $635
Galaxy S8 Plus price: $705
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Wait for it: Samsung is expected to release the Galaxy S9 at MWC. Check out the rumors at the end of this list.