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Samsung Galaxy S8+ / Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

alaTest has collected and analyzed 244 reviews of Samsung Galaxy S8+ / Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the camera and usability. The performance and design also get good comments, whereas the reception and price get less positive views.

screen, design, performance, usability, camera

price, reception

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy S8+ / Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Matt Swider (techradar.com)

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus review

 

The best big Android phone you can own

Big screen, acceptable phone size ; Best camera on a smartphone ; Slick software and performance

Your most expensive phone yet ; Flawed fingerprint sensor ; Hello, Bixby? Hello?!

The Galaxy S8 Plus is the Android phone you want if you like big and tall smartphones. The amazing display, great camera and slick software should make you forget about the awkwardly placed fingerprint scanner and the half-bake Bixby assistant.

Jun, 2017

Expert Reviews Recommended

Expert review by: Christopher Minasians (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus review: Is Samsung's 6.2in monster worth the price jump?

 

Bigger might be better with Samsung's Galaxy S8 Plus, but is it worth the extra cash?

Positively gorgeous ; More of that beautiful display ; The best smartphone performance so far

Doesn't offer much more than regular S8 ; Expensive

That’s the sticking point and the main reason I’ve knocked a star off. My hand has been forced: there’s simply not enough extra here to warrant the higher price over the regular S8, notwithstanding the added 0.4in of screen real estate and bump in...

Jun, 2017

Editors choice

Expert review by: Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

 

If you're yet to decide between the Samsung Galaxy S8 or the Galaxy S8+, then there's only one thing you need consider: how big do you want your phone?

May, 2017

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus review

 

Better battery life and a bigger screen improve on excellence - but it'll cost you

Stunning design is unbeatable by any other phone right now ; Incredible performance that comes into its own with DeX Station ; Camera quality among the best you’ll find in in a phone

Size won’t be for everyone ; Fingerprint sensor slightly awkwardly placed ; £100 more than the already excellent S8

Bigger will be better for some, and the S8+ is a phenomenal phone, but the regular S8 is just as good for less cash

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Samsung Galaxy S8+ review

 

The Galaxy S8+ is one of the best-looking and most desirable Android phones around...

Outstanding design and build quality ; Impressive screen quality ; Fast performance ; Expandable memory ; Great camera

Sound quality lags slight behind iPhone 7 Plus ; Awkwardly placed fingerprint sensor

A terrific phone that's a pleasure to use

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus hands-on review

 

Destined to be the biggest star in Samsung's Galaxy universe?

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Lance Ulanoff (mashable.com)

Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8+ prove you can never have too much screen

 

Samsung is back, baby!

Infinity display ; Excellent design ; Impressive power ; All-day-plus battery life

Terrible fingerprint sensor placement

The stunning Samsung Galaxy S8+puts Samsung back on track.

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (alphr.com)

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus hands-on review, UK price and release date: Is Samsung's giant 6.2in phone too big?

 

Like the Samsung Galaxy S8 but bigger, the S8 Plus is a monster phone for media lovers ... and those with deep pockets

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Paul Briden (knowyourmobile.com)

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus Review: A Truly Exceptional Phone

 

Samsung's come a long way from dropping the ball with the Galaxy S5. The Galaxy S6 restored its reputation, but for one reason or another, failed to shift in massive numbers. The Galaxy S7 series, however, changed everything. At this point Samsung was...

Best battery life on the market; Gorgeously curved, premium-grade metal and glass design; water and dust proof; lightning-fast processing power; well-optimized and polished software package; superb camera and display; great audio quality

UI has some missing bits and gimmicks; fingerprint scanner placement not left-hand friendly; lacks higher-tier onboard storage (128GB) model; gorgeous curved glass design can be tricky to hold and may be fragile - a case is recommended, which sort of...

A really rather fantastic phone which sets the bar for 2017 very high indeed. It's super expensive, but it's packed with amazing technology and the overall package is highly rewarding to use. Best of all it has unbelievable battery stamina

Expert review by: (avforums.com)

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus Smartphone Review

 

After a disastrous year in 2016, Samsung have a lot riding on their new Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus smartphones but can they possibly live up to the...

Beautiful design ; Superb screen ; Feature packed ; Great performance

Fingerprint sensor poorly located ; Bixby is a work-in-progress ; It's not cheap

The is the best phone Samsung has made. Well, you’d expect that. But it’s genuinely one of the best phones I’ve ever seen, and easily the most accomplished, elegant Android phone, despite strong competition from HTC with its immaculate build quality,...

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3500
Browsing time (3G):13 / 14
Browsing time (4G):15 / 16
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):15
Continuous audio playback time:50 / 58 / 78
Continuous audio playback time (display off):78 / 99
Continuous video playback time:18 / 20
Talk time (3G):24 / 34
Wireless Charging:Y

Call management

Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y
Voice dialing:Y

Camera

Auto Focus:Y
Built-in Flash:Y
Digital Zoom:8
Face detection:Y
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera aperture number:1,7 / 1.7
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Geotagging:Y
Image stabilizer:Y
Maximum frame rate:30 / 60
Night mode:Y
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.55
Rear camera aperture number:1.7
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Dual camera / Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@30fps / 1280×720@30fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps / 3840x2160@30fps
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Self-timer:Y
Sensor Type:CMOS
Smile detection:Y
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:1080p,2160p,720p / 2160p / 720p,1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):1
Head SAR (EU):0.26

Design

Brand colour:Arctic Silver / Coral Blue / Gold Sand / Midnight Black / Orchid Gray / Orchid Grey
Colour of product:Black / Blue / Gold / Grey / Silver / Violet
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant

Display

Display diagonal:15.8
Display number of colours:16 million colours / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1440 x 2960 / 2960 x 1440
Display Type:SAMOLED
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:529
Screen shape:Curved edge screen
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, Mid, MP3, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF
Image formats supported:BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG,WBMP,WEBP
Playback modes:Zoom
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Barometer:Y
BeiDou:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Pedestrian navigation:Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS / GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA,HSPA+,HSUPA,UMTS / HSPA / HSPA,TD-SCDMA,UMTS,WCDMA / TD-SCDMA,UMTS
4G:Y
4G bands supported:700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2300,2500,2600 / 700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2300,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP
Bluetooth version:5.0
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
Security algorithms:SMTP-AUTH,SSL/TLS
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Bundled software:Microsoft Apps: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive, Skype
Cables included:USB Type-C / USB,USB Type-C
Carrying case:Y
Headset included:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

ANT+ enabled:Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) / 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2)

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor cores:1 / 4
Coprocessor frequency:1.7 / 1.9
Processor Cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Samsung Exynos
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.35
Processor lithography:10
Processor Model:8895

Software

Exchange support:Y
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:7 / 7.0 / 7.0 Nougat

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:4
Internal RAM type:LPDDR4
Internal storage capacity:64
Maximum memory card size:256
RAM capacity:4
RAM Type:LPDDR4
USB mass storage:Y
User memory:50.7

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Gmail,Google Chrome,Google Drive,Google Maps,Google Music,Google Play,YouTube / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8 / 8.1
Height :148.9 / 159.5
Weight:155 / 173
Width:68.1 / 73.4