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Samsung Galaxy S8+

Samsung Galaxy S8+
$835.00
Brand: Samsung
Category: Smartphones
  • RAM / ROM: 4,6 GB / 64 GB,128 GB
  • CPU: Octa-core (4x2.35 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo)
  • Camera Back / Front: 12 MP / 8 MP
  • Battery: 3500 mAh
  • Display: 6.2 inches / 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • OS: Android 7.0

Our Rating

The overall rating of this product is based on the review by our experts.

9.3 4.7 1
  • Design 9 / 10
  • Display 10 / 10
  • Performance 10 / 10
  • Camera 10 / 10
  • Battery 9 / 10
  • Features 8 / 10
  • Price 9 / 10

Samsung really outdid their last model with this one – Samsung Galaxy S8+ is the newest addition to S family, and an insanely good at that, setting new standards for the rivals around the world. If you like tall, slim phones, this is certainly the phone to keep an eye on. It has a unibody look to it, looks metallic and shiny. With an InfinityEdge type of screen Samsung has presented, it slopes off to the sides, making it look like a window to the future. Let’s take a look at specs of Samsung Galaxy S8+ that make it worth all the praise.

It is blessed with one of the biggest screens available on today’s market – 6,2-inch in diameter, but Samsung did not make any sacrifices on that fact – it has a resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels with 529 ppi density, which is almost unheard of. That should assure you that you’ll be looking at a razor-sharp screen whether playing games, reading a book or watching your favorite Godfather installment. Super AMOLED is a thing to die for, providing extremely bright and vivid experience, with a great color palette, and being promised to stay that way by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, in case of a drunk night out.

The next thing we just can’t go on without mentioning – 12 MP back camera perfection that Samsung Galaxy S8+ brings. Not only will you be able to create stunning and vivid visual masterpieces, you’ll be sure nothing can damage it. Not only has Samsung included an IP68 protection technology, which will allow you to take your phone at about 1,5 meter of depth for approximately 30 minutes. They redesigned the camera placement on the back as well. Samsung also removed the ugly camera bump. It simply outlines the flat lens with a tiny lip, which is a great decision. All that may save your camera if you do happen to drop it and crack the back glass.

Samsung Galaxy S8+ features are a thing of the future too. Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (2.35GHz + 1.9GHz) processor is at the top of the game by today’s standards. The processor brings fast and efficient power to your machine. Adreno 540 GPU is present here, and in a deadly combination with 4GB or 6GB of RAM, it packs quite a punch. Unlike with iPhone’s newest model, you can use a microSD card to expand what you already have available. For a price of Samsung Galaxy S8+, only 835$, you can choose between 64GB or 128GB of internal memory.

Let’s talk about some of the features people found less-ideal. The first one you’ll notice is its back-mounted fingerprint sensor. It is present and working flawlessly, but only when you can reach it, that is. With 6,2-inch in diameter, it’s already pretty hard to go from edge to edge without using two hands. You can imagine how hard it’ll be to reach a sensor which is right next to the camera. All that while trying to hold your phone from slipping out of your hands. Using your face to unlock has shown some problems with recognizing our faces, we have to be honest. However, an iris scanner that’s present from some older models has definitely proven very useful in this case.

Samsung Galaxy S8+ - Specs

Launch

  • Announced Date
    2017, March
  • Release Date
    Available. Released 2017, April
  • Launched

Body

  • Dimensions
    159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm (6.28 x 2.89 x 0.32 in)
  • Weight
    173 g (6.10 oz)
  • Colors
    Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Maple Gold, Rose Pink

Display

  • Display Type
    Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size
    6.2 inches, (~84.0% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution
    1440 x 2960 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~529 ppi density)
  • Display Features
    Multi Touch, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 3D Touch (home button only), Always-on display

Camera

  • Primary
    12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash
  • Secondary
    8 MP, f/1.7, autofocus, 1440p@30fps, dual video call, Auto HDR
  • Flash
  • Video
    2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, HDR, dual-video rec.
  • Camera Features
    1/2.5" sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama

Performance

  • Chipset
    Exynos 8895 Octa - EMEA / Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 - USA & China
  • CPU
    Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz & 4x1.7 GHz) - EMEA / Octa-core (4x2.35 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo) - USA & China
  • GPU
    Mali-G71 MP20 - EMEA / Adreno 540 - USA & China
  • RAM
    4/6 GB

Memory

  • Card Type
    microSD
  • External
    Up to 256 GB (SIM 2 slot) - dual SIM model only

Platform

  • OS
    Android 7.0 (Nougat)

Battery

  • Technology Used
    Li-Ion
  • Capacity
    3500 mAh
  • Removable
  • Fast Charging

Sound

  • Alert Type
    Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
  • 3.5mm Jack
  • Loud Speaker
  • Features
    Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Communication

  • WLAN
    Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth
    5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
  • GPS
    Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
  • NFC
  • Radio
  • USB
    3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

Network

  • Technology Used
    GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • 2G
  • 3G
  • 4G
  • EDGE
  • GPRS
  • SIM
    Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Other Features

  • Sensors
    Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
  • Messaging
    SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
  • Browsers
    HTML5

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Overall User's Rating

The rating is based on 1 reviews by users.

9.3
  • Design 10 / 10
  • Display 9 / 10
  • Performance 9 / 10
  • Camera 10 / 10
  • Battery 9 / 10
  • Features 9 / 10
  • Price 9 / 10
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  1. Edita Kenton

    9.3 4.7 5

    Samsung S8 Plus verdict

    Samsung S8 Plus has been the thing I waited to buy, saved my money for a year! And I'm so glad I did, because it's big, it's slim, it's metallic and it's just beautiful, even though it doesn't fit in my hand that good because I have small hands. The camera is ultra sharp, the processor is the fastest I've encountered, but facial recognition has some bugs, although it always works on the 2nd try, it sometimes fails to unlock right away. I don't like where fingerprint sensor is placed, I can't reach it without using my other hand, which beats the purpose of it.

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