We’ve already seen the Meiigoo S8 in renders and other teaser videos in the past, so we already have an idea on what the smartphone looks like. Nonetheless, now we have a first real glance at the handset in an unboxing video released by the Chinese phone maker. Let’s go ahead and watch it, shall we?
So, there we have it, the Meiigoo S8 beaming in its black body resembling a lot the more expensive Samsung S8 / S8 Plus. In the premium-looking packaging we also find an “explosion-proof” screen protector, a clear protective case, SIM removal tool, a charger, an USB data cable and user manual; pretty much all the basic accessories.
This all looks nice but what’s the actual hardware? Well, let’s begin with the 6.1-inch display at the front that features the trendy 18:9 display aspect ratio, plus it’s also coated in 3D curved glass and sports a screen-to-body ratio as high as 83%. Under the hood we find a good performing Mediatek MT6750T chipset clocked at 1.5GHz, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Finally we get a dual camera setup on the back with 13MP + 5MP resolutions, below them a fingerprint scanner; meanwhile at the front there’s a 5MP selfie shooter.
The Meiigoo S8 is powered by a good sized 3300mAh battery and runs latest Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box.