Samsung Galaxy x Chicago


Over the weekend I headed to the city to check out the Samsung Studio at Navy Pier, a one-stop experience of mobile connectivity, where you can try out Samsung’s latest devices such as the Galaxy S8 and S8+, Gear VR with Controller and Gear 360. If you were able follow along on my Instagram stories then you’ll probably know how much fun I had dancing and filming with a 360-degree camera! I seriously had the best time stepping into a world of cutting-edge technology!

Thank you so much to Samsung for sponsoring today’s post! While I was compensated, my thoughts and opinions are genuine and my own. Thank you so much for your continued support of the brands that help me bring you great content!

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As a full-time publisher I cannot stress enough how important it is to have a good camera on your smartphone. I take tons of pictures on a daily basis, whether it’s work related or me simply being a mom taking tons of pictures of my boys. My new Samsung Galaxy S8+ has the most advanced smartphone camera—a front-facing camera with smart Auto Focus which tracks every face in frame so all your shots stay sharp and in focus, even when you’re on the go so you can capture the best photo possible—regardless of light, focus or motion. I also love the fact that my Galaxy S8+ can take multiple shots and is able to combine into a single photo, so every image looks crystal clear. This feature definitely comes in handy when you’re working on fashion shots. And guess what? When in Pro mode, you can adjust any of the six settings: ISO, shutter speed, exposure value, color tone, manual focus and white balance—just like your DSLR camera! I was literally on the floor when I learned about this. Gone are the days where I have to carry my heavy DSLR camera around—now I can have the power and precision of a DSLR camera right in my pocket or purse with the Samsung Galaxy S8+ smartphone!

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Built with a bright F1.7 lens and large 1.4 pixels to capture more light when there’s not enough around, I guarantee that you will always get amazing shots—even at night. And speaking of my phone camera…if you’re like me and use your phone a lot (taking pictures and/or social media), you probably run out of battery life all the time. While doing some research (before I got the Galaxy S8+) I knew that I needed a phone that had great (and I mean great) battery life. Luckily, the Galaxy S8+ is as efficient as I am, thanks to the innovation of the 10nm processor that runs on 20% less power. I’m able to use my Galaxy S8+ longer with each charge because “the better-performing processor
means a more efficient use of battery life.” And with wireless charging and fast charging capabilities, charging the battery is also easy and convenient.

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Last but not least: as a constant traveler my Samsung Galaxy S8+ is able to translate foreign languages right from my phone. Can you believe it?! Bixby—Samsung’s intelligent interface built into my Galaxy S8+––is most definitely my new best friend!

Want to learn more?! Be sure to visit a Galaxy Studio near you and/or if you’re from Chicago be sure to visit this Fall! Conveniently located at the Navy Pier Wildflower Hill, it’s open Monday through Sunday from 10 AM to 8 PM .

Come and experience all of these incredible products firsthand yourself and just have fun!

As always, thanks so much for reading & have a wonderful week!



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  1. September 27, 2017 / 1:13 AM

    This phone looks great but I’m an Apple lover for ever and don’t think I could make a huge change! This Samsung looks really nice though! Thank ou for sharing!

  2. miri
    September 27, 2017 / 2:23 AM

    Samsung Galaxy sounds like an amazing phone. I use iPhone but who knows, maybe I will change one day.

  3. Cora
    September 27, 2017 / 2:26 AM

    Wow, I must have this…I’m so crazy taking pictures so this is ideal for me…Thanks for sharing…

  4. September 27, 2017 / 3:01 AM

    I am a Samsung fan and have had Samsung phones for as long as I can remember. I currently have the S7 and can’t wait to upgrade in just over a year’s time and get the S8. Sounds like such a great phone!

    Mich x

  5. September 27, 2017 / 6:28 AM

    Wow I didn’t know it had all that camera feature! So awesome! My husband is droid user so I will definitely let him know about this!

  6. September 27, 2017 / 8:15 AM

    This phone sounds great and the camera feature sounds amazing! I’m not sure I could ever change from an iPhone, but my husband has a Samsung, so I will definitely share this with him!
    Julia x

  7. Andrea
    September 27, 2017 / 8:34 AM

    My favorite part of this post: YOU IN PINK!! Love!

  8. LENA Revealed
    September 27, 2017 / 11:06 AM

    I have an Apple but I’ve always been curious about the Samsung phone. I have to check this out. I may switch! lol

    L.E.N.A | Revealed

  9. September 27, 2017 / 2:56 PM

    I actually have the Samsung Galaxy S8+ and had now idea you could adjust the camera settings like that! Will definitely be trying that out now!!

    Sinéad xo Fabuleuse Du Jour

  10. Heidi
    September 27, 2017 / 3:24 PM

    I’ve heard great things about this phone! I’ll definitely have to check it out! Beautiful photos as always girl.

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

  11. zarrah
    September 27, 2017 / 8:02 PM

    It looks absolutely sleek and easy to use.
    Great review vanessa.
    I might check it out in store.

    Much Love,
    Zarrah | The Bandwagon Chic

  12. September 28, 2017 / 5:45 AM

    I totally agree with you! If you want to do this right, you need to have a great camera on your phone.

    Have a great day,

    Nicolas from Dresscape

  13. September 28, 2017 / 9:36 AM

    I saw your visit on your Stories and it looked like SO much fun!

    Le Stylo Rouge

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