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Samsung Galaxy S8+ / Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3065 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. Reviewers really like the design and performance. The usability and screen are also appreciated, whereas comments are divided on the price.

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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 : 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...

Jan, 2018

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus review: Redemption is here

 

All of the S8's accolades apply to the S8 Plus as well: It's a stellar performer that aptly blends beauty and horsepower. Its bigger body, however, means Samsung was able to squeeze a larger battery inside. Couple that with a surprisingly comfortable,...

Incredible fit and finish ; Samsung’s interface feels more polished ; Comfortable to hold ; Strong performance

Bixby isn’t ready for prime time ; Cameras aren’t hugely improved ; Fingerprint sensor placement is weird

The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus aren't perfect, but they're as close as Samsung has ever gotten. That's a hell of a rebound for a company whose phablets... well, you know. Beyond the gorgeous design and the boost in horsepower, they feel like devices built...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by : Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

The best phone you can buy right now

 

Buying a phone can be a chore, but we've done the work for you,

Incredible camera ; Great speakers ; Best Android experience

Huge bezels around screen ; No headphone jack ; Lacks some customization in camera features

Buying a phone can be a chore, but we’ve done the work for you

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

Galaxy S8 Plus is a 'cheaper' big-phone boss

 

If you can find it for a discount, it's a cheaper way than the Galaxy S9 Plus to satisfy your hunger for a high-powered phone.

The Galaxy S8 Plus is a big phone that manages to make a 6.2-inch screen look graceful, even alongside the more current Galaxy S9 Plus.

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 will find this a slightly cheaper alternative to the Galaxy S9 Plus that doesn't sacrifice that phone's sleek design and most important features.

Jun, 2018

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 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 : Dan Grabham (t3.com)

Galaxy S8+ review: 2017’s best phone but even that screen can’t make up for a few flaws

 

It comes at a price, but it's hard to ignore just how superb the 6.2-inch WQHD+ display really is

Brilliant 6.2-inch display ; Blazing fast performance ; Bluetooth 5/dual audio

Rear fingerprint reader placement ; Bixby needs to differentiate ; Face recognition hit and miss

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 : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Samsung Galaxy S8+

 

The Samsung Galaxy S8+ is a larger version of the excellent Galaxy S8, trading a slightly bigger battery for a form factor that isn't as easy to use in one hand.

Longer battery life than the Galaxy S8.

Bigger, heavier, and more expensive than the Galaxy S8.

I may sound a little lukewarm on the Galaxy S8+, but that's just because I can only name one of them our Editors' Choice. The S8+ suffers from a bit of the middle child problem that the iPhone 7 does, trapped between an eminently pocketable little...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by : Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

Samsung Galaxy S8 review: ahead of the curve

 

The new S8 and S8 Plus aren't perfect, but they are damn close

Gorgeous design ; Meticulous fit and finish ; Great camera ; Big screen, but not a big phone

Annoying preinstalled apps ; Atrocious fingerprint scanner placement ; Merely average battery life ; Bixby is useless

Apr, 2017

Pocket-lint Editor's Choice 2018

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung Galaxy S8+ review: The best Android phone, bar none

 

In short, the Samsung Galaxy S8+ is a masterpiece. It's expensive, but it's a masterpiece nonetheless.

Excellent display for movie watching (will be even better when HDR content is available) ; Great camera ; Refined and full-featured user interface ; Option to avoid Samsung bloatware for best software experience yet ; Eye-catchingly gorgeous design

Internal speaker isn't great ; Bixby isn't fully realised ; Rear fingerprint scanner takes a backseat to iris scanning ; Bixby button feels like it could be doing something else

Samsung waited a little later in 2017 to unleash its flagship phone - but it was well worth the wait. A year on, with falling prices, the Galaxy S8+ still stands up against the new Galaxy S9+.

Apr, 2018

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3500
Browsing time (3G):13 / 14
Browsing time (4G):13 / 15 / 16
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):15
Continuous audio playback time:44 / 50 / 58 / 78
Continuous audio playback time (display off):67 / 75 / 78 / 99
Continuous video playback time:16 / 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 / 9
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 flash:Y
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 / 1280×720@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@30fps / 3840x2160@30fps
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Self-timer:Y
Sensor Type:CMOS
Smile detection:Y
Video capture resolution (max):3840 x 2160
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 / Rose Pink
Colour of product:Black / Blue / Gold / Grey / Pink / Pink gold / Silver / Violet
Face recognition:Y
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant

Display

Display diagonal:15.8 / 17.3
Display number of colours:16 million colours / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1440 x 2960 / 2960 x 1440
Display Type:P-OLED / SAMOLED
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:529
Screen shape:Curved edge screen / Flat
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Distance sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Magnetic sensor: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, DSS, FLAC, IMY, M4A, Mid, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 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
FM radio:Y
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
Galileo:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Pedestrian navigation:Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):800,850,900,1800,1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS / GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:800,850,900,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:CDMA,UMTS / HSDPA,HSPA+,HSUPA,UMTS / HSPA / HSPA,TD-SCDMA,UMTS,WCDMA / TD-SCDMA,UMTS / TD-SCDMA,UMTS,WCDMA
4G:Y
4G bands supported:700,800,850,900,1700,1800,1900,2100,2300,2500,2600 / 700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2300,2500,2600 / 700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2300,2600 / 700,800,900,1800,1900,2300,2500,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVCTP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, Pan, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSF, 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

Other features

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

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Battery pack: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
Protective case:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card: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:N / Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

ANT+ enabled:N / Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N
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 / 6 / 8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon / Samsung Exynos
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.35
Processor lithography:10
Processor Model:8895 / MSM 8998

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
Included memory card size:256
Internal RAM:4
Internal RAM type:LPDDR4
Internal storage capacity:64
Maximum memory card size:256
Memory card hot swapping:Y
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 / 73.7