Samsung Galaxy S8+ Review

The Samsung Galaxy S8+ comes to the market amidst concerns and expectations. We test whether the phone lives up to those expectations and which concerns it puts to rest.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

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After what Samsung went through with the Galaxy Note 7 battery debacle, expectations from the company were incredibly high. All rumours aside, the big reveal by Samsung was the existence of not one, but two Galaxy S8 variants. Ditching the non-curved form factor for good, Samsung revealed two smartphones, the Galaxy S8 and the GalaxyS8+. The Samsung Galaxy S8+ comes with a massive 6.2 inch screen packed into a body that is noticeably smaller than other phones with a display this big. The India variant of the phone runs not on the Snapdragon 835m but on Samsung’s own Exynos 8895 SoC which is also based on the 10nm FinFET technology. Surprisingly, Samsung completely glossed over the camera in their grand unveiling, leading many to believe it was the same sensor as the one found in the Samsung Galaxy S7/Galaxy S7 edge; it is not. The Samsung Galaxy S8+ has been dubbed “Samsung’s safe bet” and in the next few pages, we are going to take a closer and a very detailed look at just how far in their comfort zone Samsung decided to stay.

RATINGS

Overall

80.9
  • Specifications9.0

  • Design & Build6.5

  • Call Quality9.1

  • Primary Camera7.8

  • Battery Life8.0

  • Display8.2

  • Performance9.0

  • Software & UI8.2

  • Secondary Camera7.0

OUR VERDICT

The Samsung Galaxy S8+ powered by the Exynos 8895 is one powerful device. The OS is better smooth and offers a very refined user experience. Everyone is likely to agree that the Samsung Galaxy S8+ is one of the best looking flagships today, however, being an all-glass smartphone with a curved display means that an accidental fall is likely to damage your display. Being thinner and taller doesn’t allow for a better grip as the side frame made of metal, offers very little friction. The phone kept sliding out our hands unless it was gripped very tight. Over time, the delicateness of the device easily overshadows its gorgeous looks and that is a huge deal-breaker

Samsung Galaxy S8+ 64GB
64900
Key Features

  • Processor
    Exynos 8895
  • RAM
    4GB
  • On-board Storage
    64GB
  • Sim Type
    Dual Sim (Nano/Hybrid)
Display
  • Screen Type
    Super AMOLED
  • Resolution
    2960x1440
  • Pixel Density
    529ppi
  • Screen Size
    6.2 Inch

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus Features & Specifications

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus Design & Build

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus Display

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus Performance

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus Primary Camera

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus Secondary Camera

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus Software & UI

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus Battery Life

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus Call Quality

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus Price

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus Image Gallery

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus Video Review

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