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Samsung Galaxy S8+ / Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1746 reviews of Samsung Galaxy S8+ / Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the design and performance. The usability and size are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the connectivity, and there are some negative opinions about the reception and price.

screen, size, usability, performance, design

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 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Techradar Recommended 2017

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. This is...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

 

Samsung Galaxy S8+ review: An amazing phablet for those who want something bigger than the S8.

Stunning design ; Great software experience ; Camera is reliable in any light ; The best screen on any phone

Bixby remains useless ; Generally bad fingerprint scanner

Aside from the overall size, and of course price, the biggest difference between the two Galaxy S8 flagships are their batteries. However, I’ve found they both last about the same amount of time, so don’t pick up the S8+ expecting it to last multiple...

Sep, 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

Expert review by: Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.co.uk)

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 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.

May, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Find out whether you shuld spend £90 extra for the Galaxy S8+?

 

A review of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. This year's flagship Samsung phones are more similar than ever, so find out whether you should get the bigger and pricier model.

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: James Rogerson (3g.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus review

 

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is one of the best phablets on the planet, combining a big screen with a big battery and loads of tech and features.

+ Big, bright screen ; + Loads of power ; + Big battery

- Expensive ; - Overly familiar design ; - Face scanner isn't great

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is a good few months old now but it’s still one of the best phones you can buy, especially if you’re in the market for a phablet.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Wilson Wong (techgoondu.com)

Smartphone camera shootout: Asus Zenfone Zoom S, Huawei P10 Plus, Oppo R11 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ August 28th, 2017 | by Wilson Wong Cellphones 1 The

 

Smartphone photography has come a long way, as we find in our shootout of Asus, Huawei, Oppo and Samsung flagship phones.

Aug, 2017

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
Front camera type:Single camera
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 / Rose Gold
Colour of product:Black / Blue / Gold / Grey / Pink gold / 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
Electronic compass: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:N / 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 / 52.3

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