Galaxy S8 layout (and Galaxy S8+ layout) guide shows you the location and explains the functions of the buttons, cameras, sensors, ports, SIM card slot, NFC antenna and other components in Galaxy S8 and S8+.
You should spend a few mins to familiarize yourself with Galaxy S8 layout when you get the phone so that you can use Galaxy S8 and S8+ properly and effectively.
Please note, as explained in Galaxy S8 specs and Galaxy S8+ specs, the only difference between Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ is the size of the two phones (Galaxy S8+ is bigger with a bigger battery).
The layout of Galaxy S8 is identical to Galaxy S8+ layout.
Galaxy S8 layout: front view
The front view of Galaxy S8 layout is illustrated below.
Screen and edge screen
Samsung touts the infinity display as one of the major new design features of Galaxy S8 and S8+. This is evidenced by the front view of Galaxy S8 and S8+.
About 85% of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ front is occupied by the screen.
Because curved screen is used in Galaxy S8 (and S8+), edge screens can be found in both sides.
Power key is still in the right side and volume keys in the left in the front view of Galaxy S8 layout. If you have problems to power on Galaxy S8 or S8+, you may check this guide.
A new Bixby button was added below volume button.
If you often hit the Bixby button inadvertently, you may disable the Bixby button in Galaxy S8 and S8+.
There are no capacitive buttons in Galaxy S8 and S8+.
The back and recent buttons are software based as shown above. You can re-order Galaxy S8 navigation buttons.
Home button is embedded into the screen. You can keep it on all the time if you want.
Sensors,LED and front-facing cameras
The traditional LED indicator, iris recognition LED (for iris recognition camera) and proximity/light sensor are in left side of the speaker/earpiece.
Please refer to this page on how to setup and use iris scanner in Galaxy S8 and S8+.
To the right of the speaker, there are two cameras. One is the front facing camera for taking selfies. The other one is iris recognition camera.
GPS antenna is in the right side near the top part of the screen.
Galaxy S8 layout: rear view
The rear view of Galaxy S8 layout is illustrated below.
SIM card/micro SD card tray
In the top of Galaxy S8 and S8+, you can find the SIM card tray.
You should use the pin in your box to eject the tray.
The Galaxy S8 SIM card tray is for both SIM card and micro SD card.
There are two slots in the SIM card tray.
Slot one is for a nano SIM card. The second slot is for micro SD card. For dual SIM version of Galaxy S8 and S8+, the second slot can be used for either micro SD card OR a second nano SIM (but not both).
Please refer to Galaxy S8 SIM card guide for details.
To use SD card in Galaxy S8 and S8+, please refer to this guide.
Speaker, USB port, microphone and headphone jack
In the bottom of Galaxy S8 and S8+, you can find the main speaker, main micro phone and earphone jack as shown above.
You may refer to this guide on how to charge Galaxy S8 battery or how to use micro USB cable on Galaxy S8 and S8+.
Please note, Galaxy S8 and S8+ use moisture/humidity sensor to detect moisture in the USB port. If moisture is detected, you will not be able to charge the phone through USB port. You have to use a wireless charging pad to charge the phone.
Please refer to this guide on how to solve Galaxy S8 moisture problem.
Main antenna is located near the bottom in the rear as shown above.
NFC antenna, MST (Magnetic Secure Transmission) antenna and wireless charging coil are all located near the center in the rear.
Fingerprint recognition sensor
In Galaxy S8 and S8+, fingerprint scanner is separated from the home button.
You can find the fingerprint recognition sensor in the back of Galaxy S8 and S8+ next to main camera.
The location of fingerprint scanner is not convenient: you may tap the camera lens quite often inadvertently as explained in this post.
Main camera, flash and hear rate sensor
You can also find the rear-facing camera, flash and hear rate sensor in the top part.
Do you have any questions on Galaxy S8 layout and Galaxy S8+ layout?
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You may also check our Galaxy S8 guides:
- Galaxy S8 new features guide covers all new and unique features of Galaxy S8 and S8+.
- Galaxy S8 how-to guides give you detailed step-by-step guides on using most features of Galaxy S8 and S8+.
- Galaxy S8 user manuals lets you download official Samsung Galaxy S8 user manuals in your won language.
- Galaxy S8 camera guides covered everything related to Galaxy S8 camera is covered in Galaxy S8 camera guides section.
- Galaxy S8 accessories guides help you find the perfect accessories for Galaxy S8 and S8+.
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