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Samsung Galaxy S8+ / Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 reviews of Samsung Galaxy S8+ / Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the camera and screen. The performance and size also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the price and battery.

design, size, performance, screen, camera

portability, battery, price

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 96/100 = 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. It has a massive 6.2-inch display that doesn’t make the actual dimensions of the device much bigger. Samsung’s trick was to rid its phone of the physical home button...

Apr, 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: Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

 

It's official, there is no Galaxy S8 Edge – instead there's the regular Galaxy S8 flagship and the S8+ phablet, which features a huge 6.2-inch screen. Though it sounds huge, having had some hands-on time with the S8+ I can't help but be impressed and...

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: 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: Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus review

 

If you believe that more screen equals better screen, you're in luck. The Galaxy S8 Plus is exactly the Galaxy S8 with a larger display: 6.2 inches instead of 5.8.

The Galaxy S8 Plus is a big phone that manages to make a 6.2-inch screen look graceful. It has every hardware and software advantage of the ultrasleek, curved Galaxy S8, including long battery life.

You'll have to reach higher to get to the fingerprint sensor on the back -- a straight day of this and it gets annoying.

Lovers of big phones won't find a prettier device with a larger screen anywhere else, but you'll want to make sure it isn't too tall for you, and the fingerprint reader too hard to reach, before you commit.

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: (zdnet.com)

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus review: Stunning large display, balanced design, and advanced technology

 

After attending the Samsung Galaxy S8 launch event , I had the chance to try out the device for a couple of hours and put together my 10 best smartphones of 2017 so far post with the Galaxy S8/S8 Plus at the top of my list. After a week with the...

Stunning display with no side bezels ; Big display in device smaller than competitors ; Multiple security features, including an iris scanner ; Fast and wireless charging ; microSD expansion card slot ; High level water and dust resistance ; Gorilla...

Tough to accurately tap fingerprint sensor ; Fingerprints on back glass ; Bixby voice control not ready at launch

Expert review by: Victor H. (phonearena.com)

Samsung Galaxy S8+ vs S7 Edge

 

The Galaxy S7 Edge was one of the most successful Samsung phones. Its striking curved screen that gave the impression of the screen just flowing along the phone's sides and its beautiful glass and metal construction were really something special.

Very good price ; Good battery life ; Still a top performer

It’s time for a wrap-up: with every aspect of the S8+ and S7 Edge compared and thoroughly examined, is it worth getting the S8+?

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Ray S. (phonearena.com)

Samsung Galaxy S8+ Review

 

Such a tense moment, isn't it? Up until last year, Samsung was experiencing considerable setbacks due to rising competition from lower-cost Chinese phone vendors, and the fact the Galaxy S5 and S6 weren't exactly the most memorable products ever. The...

A bold new form-factor ; Solid all-around experience ; State-of-the-art camera

Performance could be better ; Screen colors are not too accurate

The Samsung Galaxy S8+ is and isn't a big deal, depending on how you look at it. If you happen to have some degree of sensationalism in you — a quality that many of us tend to exhibit these days — you may be inclined to say that the S8+ is a...

Apr, 2017
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Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3500

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

Camera

Auto Focus:Y
Built-in Flash:Y
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera aperture number:1.7
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Geotagging:Y
Image stabilizer:Y
Rear camera aperture number:1.7
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Dual camera
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Self-timer:Y
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:2160p
Video stabilizer:Y
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

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

Design

Brand colour:Arctic Silver / Midnight Black / Orchid Gray / Orchid Grey
Colour of product:Black / Grey / Silver
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
Image formats supported:BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG,WBMP,WEBP
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
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G standards:EDGE,GPRS / GSM
3G:Y
3G standards:HSDPA,HSPA+,HSUPA,UMTS / HSPA
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
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
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
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:3.1 (3.1 Gen 2)

Processor

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

Software

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

Storage

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

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