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Samsung Galaxy S8+ / Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1893 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. Views about the design and performance are overall positive. The usability and size are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the connectivity. Some have doubts about the reception and 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 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Daniel Schmidt (notebookcheck.net)

Samsung Galaxy S8+ (Plus, SM-G955F) Smartphone Review

 

Galactic overachiever. Samsung does not make any compromises for its flagship smartphone Galaxy S8+ (Plus) and equips it with a lot of high-end features. You also get a great display with a new aspect ratio and the design is convenient as well. There...

great display ; nice design ; fast SoC ; very good GPS performance ; fast Wi-Fi ; Gigabit LTE ; good voice quality ; comprehensive sensor equipment ; USB 3.1 with DP, HDMI, and OTG ; long battery runtime ; Quick-charge and wireless charging ; water and...

…but unfortunately not much improved over the predecessor ; no dual-SIM ; could support more LTE bands ; bad position of the fingerprint scanner ; SoC throttling under sustained workloads ; warranty does not cover water damage

Samsung's Galaxy S8 Plus is an excellent smartphone, which does not reveal any serious weaknesses. The new and almost bezel-less design already looks great on pictures, but it is even more impressive when you hold it in the hand. The Infinity display...

Jun, 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,

Gorgeous design ; Impeccable fit and finish ; Blistering performance

Lack of a headphone jack is a nuisance ; Squeeze feature is a complete gimmick ; Not offered by 3 of the 4 major US carriers

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

Oct, 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.

May, 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: 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: (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: (zdnet.com)

One month with the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus: Today's best smartphone for work and play

 

After more than a month with the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus it's easy to say it is the best smartphone available with an incredible design, solid performance, and complete ecosystem.

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

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

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:1 / 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 color:Arctic Silver / Coral Blue / Gold Sand / Midnight Black / Orchid Gray / Orchid Grey / Rose Gold
Color 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:6.2
Display number of colors:16 million colours / 16.78 million colors
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:0.315 / 0.319
Height:5.86 / 6.28
Weight:5.47 / 6.1
Width:2.68 / 2.89