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Top Samsung Galaxy S8 Accessories

Top Samsung Galaxy S8 Accessories - If you've invested in the latest Samsung smartphone, these accessories could come in handy.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 in Camera Phones

If you are lucky enough to own a Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone, you have in your hands one of the best camera phones to date. The phone features a main camera with 12-megapixel sensor and f/1.7 aperture as well as an 8-megapixel front camera with f/1.7 aperture. It currently (as of June 2017) sits at the top of the best camera phones reviewed on ePz roundup. 

If you have this stunning piece of kit then you'll want to protect it the best you can as well as possibly treating yourself to some accessories to improve your experience further. Here, we round up some top accessories for your S8.

1. Case

smartphone

To protect your phone in case you drop in on the go, investing in a case will be the best way forward. Depending on how you like your setup, a wallet style case or a rugged open-fronted one may work best. Your case doesn't have to break the bank but bear in mind that for something that will be truly shock absorbent or made from real leather, for example, you will have to pay a little extra. 

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2. Screen protector

Galaxy S8 screen protector

Despite the fact that the Galaxy S8 has a Corning Gorilla Glass screen, making it tough, there is still the risk that your phone could suffer scratches, or worse, a breakage if dropped a long way or onto a hard surface. This is where having a screen protector is key. Protectors are available that cover the entire curvature of the Galaxy S8 screen, not just the front, for extra reassurance.

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3. Wireless charger

Anker wireless charger

Like many new smartphones, the Galaxy S8 can be charged wirelessly. This allows you to simply lay the phone on a charging dock rather than plugging it in. Some even offer a fast charge mode allowing you to charge the phone at least 2x faster than normal - great when you need to charge and dash.

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4. Lens adapter

lens adapter

As a photographer, you'll no doubt want to put the Galaxy S8 through its paces and you might also want to widen the spectrum regarding what you can shoot. This is where a lens adapter will come in handy. There are several universal adapters available on the market, which will allow you to shoot macro and wide-angle photos simply by clipping them to your phone.

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5. USB C to Micro USB adapter

USB C to micro USB

If you need to connect your phone to the PC or you lose the charger but have one for a micro USB, then an adapter will solve your problem. For syncing photos with different devices, an adapter like this will be invaluable. 

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6. Phone tripod

phone tripod

If you plan on taking group photos or want the ultimate stability in your photos for peace of mind, then a camera tripod will be an ideal product for you. Something flexible will be ideal to enable you to wrap the tripod around trees and bars. Some are also available with magnetic feet. 

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7. Smartwatch

smartwatch

To get the most out of your phone when on the go, you could consider a smartwatch. Easily check your activity while walking to your chosen photo location (it's fun to know and share with others how far you've walked for your photography hobby), make calls and lots more from your wrist. If you're feeling flush and can get the use out of it, a Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch would be the ideal companion. 

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8. Power pack

Anker power bank

For those days when you're constantly on the go and running power-hungry applications, such as the camera, the peace of mind that you won't run out of power can be reassuring. Purchasing a power bank can help ensure that you have a backup power source when you need it most. There are many different shapes and sizes available but you should go for something reliable. These days, you can get power banks that can charge smartphones multiple times in a row without needing to be recharged themselves.

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9. Running armband

running armband

It might seem like a weird accessory to mention on a photography site but these armbands can actually be really useful when walking up mountains to your chosen photo location in the countryside. It will be safer in one of these rather than in a pocket where it can easily fall out and you can plug headphones into it and use the handsfree feature to make calls, or indeed listen to music when you're composing your shot. 

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10. Car dash mount

car dash mount

When travelling to a new location to take photos, a satnav is really useful and as they're now built into phones via map apps, it can help if you attach your phone to a car mount so you can glance at the map while driving. Several different styles are available and many are universal, so they will fit other phones too. 

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