25% off Samsung-branded accessories
Buy any model of Samsung Galaxy S8 from Clove Technology and get 25% off a compatible Samsung brand accessory*. Just add any one of the following items to your basket with a Galaxy S8 handset and the discount will automatically be applied at the checkout:
*Selected accessories only. One discount per handset ordered.
Samsung Galaxy S8 (SIM Free / UK)
If purchasing for use outside of the EU, you may wish to read the information regarding the international region lock on new Samsung stock - please refer to the end of this description.
Unbox your phone!
For 2017 Samsung have redesigned the most important component of a smartphone: the screen. With an incredible 5.8" Infinity Display with Mobile HDR certification from the UHD alliance, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is truly a wonder to behold.
SIM Free / Unlocked stock
When you order a Samsung Galaxy S8 from Clove Technology, you will receive an official UK or EU specification SIM Free handset.
All of our phones are factory unlocked and ready for use with UK, EU & most global SIM cards.
The phones have support for global GSM & 3G networks; for 4G / LTE support outside of the EU, please check the specifications.
Where a product option states "EU Model", it will have been sourced directly from a European supplier. These phones should come factory sealed with the original Samsung Adaptive Fast Charger (Europlug 2-pin).
Where a product states "EU Convert", it will have been sourced from a UK supplier that has imported EU stock and converted it for UK sale. These phones will be resealed with official Samsung branding and should contain a standard UK charger (3-pin). Please note this may not be the official Samsung Adaptive Fast Charger.
Reasons to buy the Samsung Galaxy S8
- Edge-to-edge Infinity Display with curved 3D glass
- Invisible pressure-sensitive home button
- Bixby Assistant for context-sensitive search, suggestions and navigation
- Samsung DeX desktop dock compatible
- High-resolution rear-mounted Fingerprint Sensor - (screen locking and payments with Samsung Pay / Android Pay)
- High-speed face recognition screen unlocking
- Iris scanner screen unlocking technology
Samsung Galaxy S8 Quick Specifications
- Android 7.1 (Nougat) - multi-language, multi-view, native VR and improved notifications
- 5.8 inch QHD+ (1440 x 2960) display (18.5 : 9 ratio) - Always-On Super AMOLED
- 2.4 GHz Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8995 processor / 4GB RAM
- 64GB storage & microSD support (up to 256GB)
- 12MP dual-pixel camera with smart OIS
- 8MP selfie camera with face tracking autofocus
- 3,000 mAh battery with fast charging and wireless charging (Qi or PMA)
- Bluetooth 5.0 / GPS / Dual Band Wi-Fi / NFC
- Gorilla Glass 5 front & back
- IP68 water and dust resistant
- 140.1 x 72.2 x 7.3mm
- USB Type-C / 3.5mm audio jack / Dedicated Bixby button
Colour and memory variants
The Samsung Galaxy S8 will be manufactured with 64 or 128 GB of internal storage. This can be expanded with micro SD cards up to 256 GB.
Several colour options will be available including Midnight Black, Orchid Grey, Silver, Gold and Blue.
Please note several variations of the Galaxy S8 will be launched around the world. The options listed for sale at Clove are those available to us from the official UK supply chain.
- Samsung Galaxy S8 - SIM Free, factory unlocked
- Premium Harman AKG headphones & ear tips
- Samsung mains charger
- USB Type-C data cable
- USB connector (C to A)
- Micro USB connector (C to B)
- SIM tray pin
Every year manufacturers try to wow us with a new flagship release. In recent years though it has become increasingly difficult to be impressed, as many of the advancements in recent devices are not the big jumps in technology they once were.
Samsung has chosen to make an obvious statement with the new Galaxy S8 range. The screen is the most important of the phone. It is the window through which we view and interact with the modern world.
The last few generations have given us truly curved edges and new ways to interact. With the S8, Samsung take this to the logical extreme available in modern technology: the Infinity Display
The Samsung Galaxy S8's screen measures a huge 5.8 inches. If you think that might be too big, just wait until you physically see the phone.
With their 3D glass and Edge technology, Samsung has become incredibly adept at fitting a big screen in a body that belies its size. Research and Development have gone into further miniaturising common internal components, so the screen can be stretched right to the edge.
This new screen has a unique 18.5: 9 screen ratio, making it taller than before. Plus with practically zero edge bezel and only minimal edges to the top and bottom, almost the entire front surface of the phone is the screen.
That screen ratio will allow for traditional 16:9 widescreen content from YouTube, Netflix and other services to play without issue. It also means many movies and other features shot in more cinematic widescreen will fit better, with less black borders.
Samsung's much praised Super AMOLED+ technology delivers incredible contrast ratios and rich colours, as well as improving battery life and allowing for smart notifications through 'always-on' technology.
The QHD+ resolution of 1440 x 2960 is the first of its kind. This is also the first smartphone to be given an HDR certification from the UHD alliance. With this, streaming services such as Amazon & Netflix will be able to provide tailored 4K content that displays natively.
Integrated into the bottom section of the phone is an invisible Virtual Home Button. A pressure sensitive area of the screen, localised vibrations provide feedback so you can have extra actions beyond simply returning to the home screen.
There are now many virtual assistants in the mobile world. Some are part of a phone manufacturer's ecosystem, others, such as Amazon Echo and Google Assistant look to be platforms on which to either sell you products or collect data to sell.
Bixby is different. Rather than simply answering questions or providing you with product lists, Bixby is designed to be a true assistant.
Bixby will help you use your phone, as well as making helpful, context-sensitive suggestions that depend on what you may be doing with your Galaxy S8 at the time.
Always available but never intrusive, you can launch Bixby at any time with the dedicated button on the side of the phone.
Many core applications will be Bixby compatible at launch such as messaging, phone, contacts, email, maps and camera. With Bixby active, you can seamlessly work between these apps without having to use the phone interface.
For instance, should you be setting up a route in Maps, Bixby will let you immediately share this with contacts through a voice command, rather than needing to manually share and select individuals.
The new assistant will also work as a situationally aware Augmented Reality agent. With the camera open and Bixby active, you can gain extra information about landmarks or local points of interest. Perhaps the area's history will show on screen or opening times and menus will be offered.
You could even translate a foreign road sign into your native language then ask for maps to route you there, all by pointing the camera and asking!
Locations can be saved and alerts created for specific events. For instance, if you find a long article on your lunch break that you would like to read later, you can activate Bixby and ask it to remind you about it an hour after you get home.
3rd party integration is also available and expanding. One example is Google Play Music; you can set reminders for new tracks or albums from artists.
Bixby also has its own home page as a dedicated system app. This provides an overview of all the events, locations, alerts and reminders you have set, all presented in a simple card interface and intelligently grouped to make searching easier.
As smartphones and tablets have become more powerful, many manufacturers have sought to bridge the gap between mobile and desktop computing.
DeX (Desktop eXperience) is Samsung's foray into this world. With the Samsung DeX dock (sold separately), you can drop the Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus in and immediately be presented with a desktop environment on any monitor.
Wired or wireless keyboards and mice can be connected to the DeX dock. Commonly used keyboard shortcuts (such as copy and paste) have been integrated into DeX to mimic a traditional desktop space as much as possible.
Within the DeX environment, you have access to all of the core apps on the Galaxy S8, which have been optimised and can be launched in resizable windows to emulate a true workstation.
Integration between apps is important, so common desktop features such as dragging and dropping files through the system are available. This even extends to apps; you can simply drop a file into an email to add it as an attachment.
Samsung has worked closely with Microsoft and Adobe to ensure there is compatibility for commonly used file formats. This allows you to properly edit Word, Excel and Powerpoint files, as well as PDFs.
DeX also supports facial recognition. With the phone docked, simply look at it to unlock the system and have the DeX display show up on the monitor.
Samsung Knox has been fully integrated with the DeX environment so the systems can be seamlessly integrated within current business set-ups that utilise Samsung Galaxy products with Knox.
Fingerprint sensors have become increasingly common, with every major smartphone release.
Previously located on the physical home button, Samsung's move to an integrated touch button on the screen has forced the fingerprint sensor to move. It can now be located on the back of the phone next to the camera lens.
If you want to try other unlock and security methods, then Samsung definitely has you covered.
Last year's Iris scanner returns for a front-facing unlock option. If you happen to be too far from the screen, then there is also an improved face-unlock engine. Much improved upon Android's own face-recognition, Samsung's system has a much higher positive detection rate.
There is a tier of security in place, so face-unlock will only work for home screen access. Online payments and any other features that require user authentication will still require fingerprint, iris or the user's back up PIN/password.
Several popular websites and services have signed up to Samsung Pass. With this system, you can use the verified biometrics stored on your phone to access these services, omitting the need to use your traditional email/password combination.
Expanded for the Galaxy S8 & S8 Plus, Samsung Health can now connect directly to doctors. Available healthcare professionals can be reached via a video call to assist with a diagnosis and potentially even offer prescriptions without you needing to leave home. This system will be region (and health insurance provider) dependent.
Available healthcare professionals can be reached via a video call to provide advice, diagnosis and potentially even offer prescriptions without you needing to leave home. This system will be region (and health insurance provider) dependent.
Samsung has made a bold move with the Galaxy S8 by keeping the same camera module and lens installed as the last generation. This includes Optical Image Stabilisation and the f/1.7 aperture, 1/2.5" sensor size and 1.4µm pixels as before.
Now, this is no bad thing; the S7 range camera was (and still is!) widely considered to be one of the best available.
So what's changed? Well rather than spend time on the hardware, Samsung have put all of their imaging resources this year into improving the software available to the S8.
As any photography aficionado will tell you, image processing is just as important as the lens and sensor itself.
The camera now has the ability to take multiple shots at the same time, interlacing them to create the sharpest result. This is similar but distinct to HDR+ technology.
The front facing camera has received an improvement. This is now up to 8 megapixels with the same f/1.7 aperture as the rear and includes face-tracking autofocus with HDR.
The Samsung Galaxy S has an integrated 3,000 mAh battery which has undergone the most stringent safety tests Samsung have ever performed.
Quick charging technology is available through the USB Type-C port. Samsung has also ensured wireless charging is available with either Qi or PMA technology.
Thanks to Samsung's partnership with AKG & Harman Kardon, a pair of premium AKG (Harman) headphones worth up to £100 will be included in every box. Oh, and the S8 range still has a 3.5mm audio connector!
The Samsung Gear VR (sold separately) is still one of the best ways to experience an entry level VR experience. A new model has been released that features a battery-powered handled controller. This can be used to help navigate through VR experiences including games and virtual tours.
The Gear 360 has also been redesigned. Following the success of the original version, the new model has an integrated handle for better portability and stability on the move. It is capable of shooting in 4K and live-streaming in 2K. This has support out of the box for YouTube, Facebook or Samsung VR streams and is compatible with iPhone.
*Since September 2013, Samsung has implemented a 'region lock' on all new stock. Clove Technology only has access to models designed for the “European” region, which covers both UK and mainland Europe. The compatible countries are listed below**.
For correct operation, this handset should be activated inside one of these countries with a SIM card issued for use there. The device will then be able to accept SIM cards from outside of these countries.
Activation requires turning the device on for the first time & completing set-up with the SIM installed, then completing at least 5 minutes of voice call(s) with this SIM.
Without activation you may still use the device outside of these countries when 'roaming' - using a SIM card from the listed countries.
If this activation procedure is not followed then the device will lock when first attempted to be used with a SIM card from outside of these regions. Local Samsung support may provide a code to unlock such handsets.
**All member states of the E.E.A and the following additional territories: Albania, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M), Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino, Serbia and Vatican City.
IF YOUR CHOSEN DELIVERY COUNTY IS NOT LISTED, CLOVE TECHNOLOGY WILL BREAK THE SEAL ON THIS DEVICE AND ACTIVATE IT. YOU MUST AGREE TO THIS PROCEDURE IN THE CHECKOUT BEFORE THE SALE WILL COMPLETE.
The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link: http://www.clove.co.uk/international-customers.aspx
Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?
Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world.
Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.
Is this phone brand new?
Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.
Is there any network/operator branding?
No - There is only the manufacturer’s branding.
Does the phone have a Micro SD / memory card slot?
Yes. This phone supports Micro SDXC cards with up to 256GB of storage.
What SIM card does this phone use?
This phone uses a NANO SIM card
Is this handset LTE compatible?
Yes. This phone is compatible on international LTE bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 17(700), 20(800), 28(700).
Please check with your local operator for LTE network provisions in your area.
Does this phone have a removable battery?
No. The battery is sealed and not user-replaceable.
Does this phone have a virtual assistant?
Yes. The Bixby assistant is available and can be activated with a button on the side of the phone
Is this phone water resistant?
Yes, the handset is IP68 rated for water and dust resistance
What charger does this phone use?
This phone uses a USB Type-C connector. Fast charging is supported.
Does this phone have wireless charging?
Yes. It is compatible with both Qi and PMA wireless charging units.
Can I use Android Pay?
Yes. The phone has NFC to initiate contactless payments. Samsung Pay can also be used.
Does this phone have a fingerprint sensor?
Yes. There is a fingerprint sensor on the rear pf the phone.
Additionally there is Iris (eye-print) unlocking and face detection.
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