Powering Through the Work Day With Samsung Galaxy S8

As a full-time blogger who’s always running off to endless appointments and events, I basically live on my phone and work on the go. And it goes without saying, there’s a real need for me to have top-notch smartphone technology at hand—that is, a device that can keep up with all of the tasks I do and people I meet. Not to mention, making sure the photos the smartphone takes are of stunning quality.

When Samsung invited me to experience their latest smartphone models—the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus—I simply couldn’t turn the opportunity down. I know for a fact that this Korean brand has been a power player in the smartphone market for more than a decade now, what with all the bestselling tech devices they roll out each year! I already had the Samsung S8+ and I own a Samsung 360º camera unit—so I couldn’t wait to give the pop-up store at the Americana at Brand, Los Angeles a visit.

Heidi at front of Samsung
galazy studio

Entering the Samsung Galaxy Studio is like stepping into an ultra-modern interactive museum. There were a number of installations that let people fully utilize every product Samsung has to offer, from a virtual reality theater to art installations that transfers photos from your phone to a screen underwater. I personally had a lot of fun filming myself with the Samsung Gear 360º and watching my animated selfies show up on the Frame TV.

Heidi at Samsung

This was my favorite part of the whole thing—exploring the Samsung 360º room—where fluffy flowers move around you as the latest K-Pop hits play. Can I have this in my apartment?

But the main star of the show, of course, is the Samsung Galaxy S8. At first sight, it’s a real beauty to behold, with a super slim profile and a sleek screen that spills around the edges—the Infinity Screen, as Samsung calls it. I don’t know about you, but any stylish gadget earns extra blogger points for me!

Heidi at Samsung

Beyond its sleek look, I find that the Infinity Screen does two things perfectly for me. One, it expands my view of graphics and videos, which means that I get to fully enjoy all the episodes that I catch in between tasks. Two, it enables the Multi-Window feature, which allows me to use two apps at the same time. More things done in one screen? That’s almost as good as getting on my laptop.

Heidi at Samsung

The Galaxy S8 is also built to withstand elements. The water art installation in the Samsung Studio was there for customers to submerge phones underwater, only to pull the phones out and discover that they are still in perfect working condition. This is good news for me: I’m a regular jetsetter, which is to say that I’m exposed to different types of weather all the time. If I get caught in the rain or drop my phone in wet sand, at least I know my phone is built for protection against elements. There’s a lot that I would lose otherwise—access to email and work files, important contacts and personal mementos.

Heidi using Samsung S8

My creation using the Samsung smartphone doodling app. I tested this out on the Galaxy Note 8, another one of Samsung’s latest models, but this feature is also available on the Galaxy S8 and S8+.

Part of what I do on a daily basis is create crisp and fresh stories that resonate with my audience. Content is at the core of any blogger’s work. Quality is of utmost importance when it comes to images, which is why I usually lug around a bulky camera with me to shoot photos of my day.
Heidi testing Samsung 8+ Camera

Off to test the camera on my own Samsung Galaxy S8+ outdoors. My photo op spot of choice is this tram!

Selfies taken with the Samsung Galaxy S8+! Look at that quality

These are photos straight from my Samsung Galaxy S8+. Look at the rich colors! Also say hello to Sabrina - my good friend and photographer.

Samsung Galaxy S8+, however, eliminates the need to lug around heavy equipment. Its camera produces spectacular photos in colors as rich and vivid as reality. It may be my favorite feature yet. And it doesn’t hurt that I can snap photos and share easily while I go!

The speed is superb—there are absolutely no lags in between shots.

Have to admit—I was very gleeful at spending a workday exploring the Americana mall on this fun tram...and being able to write this off as ‘work’!

Personally, I think Samsung has kept a finger on the pulse of people’s technological needs. The more we interact with the world through our phone, the more there is a need for a device that is intuitive, responsive and long-lasting. It’s good to know that there are gadgets that are built for the hustle and bustle of our lives. With the Galaxy S8+, I know I won’t miss a task to work on—or a moment to share.

Be sure to check out the Samsung Studios to see all the amazingly cool gadgets in person – click here to see all the Studio locations!

What do you think? Would you upgrade your current smartphone to the new Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+?



  • Susan Armstrong says:

    Wow! Those are indeed sleek crisp photos!! I so love them!

  • Kyla says:

    All I can say is WOW!!! I think I am going to switch to Samsung real soon! There’s so much to love about this smartphone!

  • Foxxy Ashleigh says:

    That is so great! I have had a lot of cellphones, smartphones and cameras but have never been really satisfied with the quality. Seeing this post renewed my interest with Samsung and would surely go over there soon to get my hands on their latest product!

  • Ellie Gold says:

    That is so cool! I love all your pictures, truly of high quality!

  • Helga says:

    Can I just say this dear… you are so beautiful!! The camera perfectly captures your stunning beauty!

  • Sheila G. says:

    Love love love all these beautiful pictures of yours Heidi! Everything looks magnificent!

  • Tamara Colin says:

    Oh yes, I will definitely upgrade to Samsung S8! It’s so clear and vibrant!

  • Francesca Summers says:

    Wow, I’ve been hearing a lot of positive reviews about Samsung Galaxy 8, and seeing this post makes me a believer! Love all the shots!

  • Claire says:

    You look adorable Heidi! By the way, I wish you a very happy birthday!

  • Madeline says:

    Looks really cool! All the photos look amazing!

  • Savannah Jane says:

    Oh wow! This looks so cool and amazing! Samsung always paves a much better concept than most smartphones I know!

  • Camille says:

    Yes! I heard this is the best smartphone with the most outstanding camera features yet!

  • Leigh Curtis says:

    This is nice! Definitely worth checking out. I need a better camera feature with my new job and it looks llike Samsung Galaxy 8 fits the bill. Love all the shots babe!

  • Hailey Daso says:

    A camera phone that’s able to transfer photos from your phone to a screen underwater? Now that’s something worth checking out.

  • Klara Danners says:

    I am so jealous! You have the most entertaining and most fun job in the world!

  • Arianne says:

    I live through my phone too, every hour I’m on it, managing transactions, beating deadlines, connecting with friends and updating social media. I want a phone that I can rely on, not only for its apps and reliability, I also want it to be slick and chic and the camera can capture every essence of the photo I am shooting. I got my Samsung Galaxy S8 a week ago and I must say, it’s the best android phone/smartphone I’ve ever used in my life!

  • Serena says:

    I saw this post last Thursday and it led me to The Americana At Brand and got my own Samsung Galaxy S8 and haven’t parted from it since then. This is amazing, I love all the crip pictures I am taking!

  • Serena says:

    Oh sorry for the typo.. I meant *crisp* pics!

  • Xena Braeden says:

    It’s really cool! I love Samsung. Best android phone ever!

  • Kimberley Chua says:

    I want this latest Samsun smartphone! Looks really fantastic!

  • I am Georgina says:

    Yes, the quality of Samsung Galaxy 8 is by far the most efficient and highly recommended feature out of all the smartphones I’ve used.

  • Demi says:

    A whole day of work at Samsung and a whole lot of fun! Wow, I wish I could be like you Heidi! Your job is the best! 💛💛

  • Coraleen Tanner says:

    I’m actually obsessed with the latest and newest addition in the Samsung Galaxy family. I think it’s the best smartphone ever! My co-vloggers are loving it!

  • Pamela Roberston says:

    Wow, those photos are indeed clear and captures your beauty perfectly!

  • Wynona Perz says:

    Everything looks perfect!

  • Lilybeth S. says:

    Samsung is definitely one step ahead of the others in innovating smartphones and IOS systems. I love all the new features of Galaxy 8 and the camera indeed is perfect!

  • Hazel says:

    I love all the pictures, sure looked really crisp and clear! I am thinking of switching to Samsung too!

  • Delilah says:

    I love all your selfies, you look adorable!!!

  • Phoebe says:

    With your natural beauty, your photos don’t need filters. 💝💝 I’m glad Samsung brings out the best in everyone without using filters. Your photos are all radiantly beautiful Heidi!

  • Khiara says:

    I love your creation Heidi! So artistic!

  • Allyson in Wonderland says:

    Definitely getting the newest Samsung Galaxy 8!!

  • Audra says:

    Every photo looks gorgeous!

  • Mrs. Claus says:

    You look adorably cute with these amazing photos Heidi.. Samsung is really getting it much farther up compared to other smartphones.

  • Daisy Mae says:

    All these pictures taken with Samsung Galaxy? Wow I love love love them all!

  • Brittany Miles says:

    I got mine last weekend and I am blown away.. Love the multi-window/multi app feature.. I can do more things now with my Samsung!

  • Aiyumi Chan says:

    I’m loving the infinity screen feature, it’s perfect! It captures everything brilliantly!

  • Hannah M. says:

    Love all the new features that this Samsung Galaxy s8 offers. Very sleek and well-rounded, very user-friendly and the camera is indeed perfect! ❤❤

  • Callie says:

    Why so gorgeous, Heidi? You look perfect!

  • Owlette and Co. says:

    This looks so good!! I have had Samsung Galaxy Note before but hadn’t gotten to change it to the latest one. Thanks for sharing your experience! ALL the photos look brilliant!

  • Nathaly Evangelene says:

    Oh girl, let me tell you, you’re the reason these photos look flawless! So beautiful! So glad Samsung was able to capture that beauty of yours! 😍😍

  • Brandy Hoardes says:

    Love those sunnies!

  • Dylan says:

    I gotta say, looks like Samsung is always a step ahead of iPhone.. just my two cents.

  • Audrey McStuffins says:

    The quality of Samsung Galaxy S8 is something else. I love using it everyday. Battery life is even longer now, thank goodness!

  • Soraya Gupta says:

    I have recently upgraded to Samsung Galaxy S8 because of you and the others who reviewed this product. It’s worth every cent!! Perfect!

  • Jennifer Clarence says:

    I got my Samsung Galaxy S8+ last night and I haven’t parted from it ever since. My kids think I’m an addict now. Love the new quality features!

  • MJ Walters says:

    These days, the smartphone you need to first consider and watch out for is Samsung. I myself always look for Samsung when deciding which new phone to buy. As a busy career woman, I want a phone that’s got superb battery life that won’t let me down during hectic schedules. Plus the screen should be brilliant and clear and sharp, and Samsung successfully delivers all this.

  • Lady Donnatella says:

    In my opinion, Samsung is the best android/smartphone there is and not comparable. The latest iphone is available now but i still much prefer the Galaxy.. Just saying…

  • Angelique says:

    Love the wetproof/waterproof feature, for someone like me who lives near the beach and often brings her phone while strolling, Samsung Galaxy S8+ is the perfect companion!

  • Isabelle says:

    I say Yes to Samsung Galaxy S8. It’s the perfect choice for a smartphone, and the perfect for this upcoming winter holidays! Yay!

  • Tabitha says:

    Guess what I received in our recently concluded Christmas party at the office? A Samsung Galaxy Note 8! Wow, it’s really awesome! Gotta love my boss, she makes it a point to know her employees really well.

  • Suzie Quiesel says:

    You look adorable in every picture honey!

  • Keanna says:

    This Korean smartphone brand is definitely the next big thing in technology!!

  • Isabelle says:

    I mostly use my phone for my email messages, blog postings, calendar and of course, photos. And Samsung delivers these features with brilliance. I couldn’t wish for anything else!

  • Demi Leigh says:

    You have such beautiful aesthetics, Heidi, everything looks brilliant!

  • Phoebe says:

    Wow!! Samsung is lit!!! 🌟🌟🌟

  • Olivia Johns says:

    I love all your lovely pictures! Samsung captured your beauty perfectly! 💓💓

  • Barbie says:

    Gotta love Samsung Galaxy. It does bring out the best in you, brilliance and gorgeousness and all!

  • Asa Buttterscotch says:

    You look amazing in all these photos.. Love those sunnies, by the way!

  • Natasha says:

    Yes, this is magnificent! This might just be the perfect gift I’ll be giving my daughter this holidays!

  • Maliya Summers says:

    You are every bit a celebrity yourself Heidi!! 😍💖💖

  • Wynona says:

    Indoors or outdoors, I think Samsung camera does it job great!!

  • Sophia says:

    I just saw my mom wrapping gifts under the tree and she have this Samsung for me for Christmas! I am so hyped and excited!!!

  • Ursula Diez says:

    ‘Tis the perfect gift this Christmas, indeed!

  • Kathryn Taylor says:

    I believe, this latest Samsung Galaxy S8 series is the best updated smartphone ever!

  • Lynda Janice T. says:

    I just got this as a gift from my boss. Yay!! Excited to use it!

  • Farrah Raquelmann says:

    I also do most of my work on my phone and keep in touch with everyone through one touch of the screen. So a reliable smartphone like Samsung is definitely what I need. This is the perfect phone for business people too.

  • Jessica W. says:

    You’re looking great babe! Love those sunnies.. and Samsung too!

  • Kirstie says:

    Such a stunner!! You don’t need filters because you’re so beautiful. 😍😍

  • Lydia Nava says:

    Samsung Galaxy S8 is so far the best smartphone ever created in 2017!

  • Gabby says:

    I admit, I really wanted an iPhone X for Christmas since it was launched, and my mom got me Samsung Galaxy 8 and now I’m a fan! I just love it, all the new features plus that infinity screen, omg, perfect for when watching videos! I won’t ask for anything else now, Samsung’s the one!

  • Colleen Brok says:

    Nice! Those pictures look really good!

  • Alodia Daso says:

    Love all these crisp pictures!

  • Ashley says:

    Samsung Galaxy S8 definitely has the newest and crispest features ever. Love it!

  • Taylor says:

    I love the doodling app too, the stickers are quirky and lovely and makes me feel like a real artist.

  • Kathryn Nadal says:

    Wow, I gotta agree. Samsung Galaxy S8 is really smooth!!

  • Wynona says:

    With or without filters, I think you’re one of the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen.

  • Margaret says:

    Wow! Those pictures are definitely beautiful and perfectly captured!

  • Samantha says:

    Hi Heidi and Sabrina! Wow, those photos indeed look very clear even without filters!!

  • Ceci says:

    Would love to try this smartphone from Samsung since I’ve heard and read so much about it.

  • Alina Matthews says:

    I bought this on my birthday as per your recommendation and based on my friends’ testaments.. Samsung is indeed great and innovative in its’ products!

  • Lena says:

    Those are nice specs. I might get my own Samsung Galaxy Note S this weekend.

  • Mikaella says:

    Why so gorgeous Heidi!!! Your beauty needs no filter, that is true!

  • Courtney says:

    I got mine and my bro this latest Samsung Galaxy Note and we are both over the moon. Love all these new features and wide screen camera!

  • Dawn C. says:

    Just saw this.. Wow, those pictures are amazing!
    I heard today is the launch of the newest Samsung Galaxy S9.. Hope you could feature it too, soon!

  • Desiree Lynch says:

    There’s going to be Samsung Galaxy S9, from what I’ve seen on some newscasts. Have you checked on it? I am definitely looking forward to this latest innovation in smartphones 🙂

  • Gabrielle says:

    I’ve been looking for a smartphone I could depend on, not only on its camera features but also on the speed and reliability and memory capacity. I’ll take note of this brand and hope to get mine soon.

  • Lorelei Chung says:

    I’ve been using Samsung Galaxy S8 and loving it!

  • Gloria Chay says:

    I think Samsung Galaxy S9 is out! I hope you’ll get to experience it and share your review about it too 🙂

  • Liezl Sy says:

    Samsung S9 is now out and live! I hope you’ll get to review it one day too.

  • Karis Loftin says:

    Have you seen the latest Samsung Galaxy S9? It’s so cool and awesome! I hope you’ll get to sponsor it again this year.

  • MJ says:

    I’d love to check out the latest Samsung S9!

  • Taranee says:

    Spectacular shots!

  • Blaine says:

    I now have the Samsung Galaxy S9 and it’s amazing more than ever. Hope you’ll get to check it out too.

  • Brooke says:

    Samsung has definitely become a big hit for android mobiles and now a revolutionary smart phone that everyone craves about. iPad needs to step up its game.

  • Denise says:

    What can you say about the latest Samsung model. Hope you could share.

  • Bethany says:

    Love all your shots, Heidi, perfect!

  • June Q says:

    Those photos are legit fantastic!! Gotta love my Samsung S9 too..

  • Anna Montage says:

    I love the newest Samsung Galazy S9

  • Peter Ptrelli says:

    That must have been so much fun.. I wish I could get invited to this kind of events too! That would be awesome.

  • Yannie Laurel says:

    I just want to say.. I really Love those sunnies and jacket, Heidi!!

  • Feleena H. says:

    Very nice!! I love Samsung products. They make the best smartphone nowadays..

  • Hildegard says:

    Amazing! I have been using iPhone ever since it appeared on the market and haven’t tried smartphones. I believe this is going to be my first and best one yet!

  • Hazel says:

    Samsung is great, tried and tested and terrific!!

  • Makenna Holstead says:

    All your photos are awesome, whether they’re filtered or not. You really project well in front of the camera

  • Franceska says:

    This is great! I’m hoping to change to smartphones/android coz I’ve been having problems with my iPhone and my friends mostly recommend Samsung. Thanks for this review.

  • Lili Rainhearts says:

    You’re right Heidi.. Samsung’s specs are amazingly brilliant!

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