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Samsung Galaxy S8+ / Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

alaTest has collected and analyzed 119 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. Reviewers really like the size and camera. The performance and design are also appreciated, whereas the portability and price get negative opinions.

screen, design, performance, camera, size

price, portability

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. 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

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

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Expert review by: Nathan Spendelow (expertreviews.co.uk)

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

 

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

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...

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: (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: 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.

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: (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: Paul K. (phonearena.com)

Samsung Galaxy S8+ vs Galaxy Note 5

 

For the third time in a row now, Samsung is putting out a shiny jewel of a flagship smartphone — a glass-and-metal sandwich with curvy sides, vibrant colors, and very reflective finishes. We are talking about the Galaxy S8 and its bigger variant — the...

Conventional display (flat, 16:9) ; Cheaper ; S Pen ; Front-facing, hardware home button / fingerprint sensor

Both the Galaxy S8+ and Galaxy Note 5 were built to be the most advanced and most premium-looking handsets that Samsung is capable of producing at their respective times of release. For that reason, the S8+ is a futuristic-looking piece of mobile...

May, 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:58 / 78
Continuous audio playback time (display off):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
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: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: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 / 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 / TD-SCDMA,UMTS
4G:Y
4G bands supported:700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2300,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth profiles: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
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