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Galaxy S8 series ranks No. 1 in U.S.’ consumer review

Posted October. 18, 2017 07:34,   

Updated October. 18, 2017 08:20


The “Galaxy S8” series, a smartphone series launched by Samsung Electronics in the first half of this year, has received the top eval‎uation from Consumer Reports magazine.

According to the report by the electronics industry on Tuesday, Consumer Reports eval‎uated the smartphones released in the American market, and both the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus received 81 points. With decimal points included in the calculation, the S8 was ranked N. 1, the S8 Plus ranked No. 2. They were eval‎uated to be better than the “Galaxy Note 8,” a smartphone strategically launched by Samsung in the second half of this year, and “iPhone 8” series, the latest smartphone by Apple.

The Galaxy S8 supports wireless charging, and the test results showed that it has one of the longest lasting batteries, the U.S. magazine stated. LG Electronics’ “V30,” which was released in the United States in early October, was not included in the list of subjects of an eval‎uation.

“The Galaxy Note 8 is the first Note Series product released after the recalls of the Galaxy Note 7, and any flaw has not found in the battery test,” Consumer Report said, adding that it is regretful that its edge-to-edge displays is somewhat weak against the shock when dropped.”

Jae-Hee Kim jetti@donga.com