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Samsung Galaxy S8+
Samsung Galaxy S8+
Samsung Galaxy S8+
Samsung Galaxy S8+
Samsung Galaxy S8+
Samsung Galaxy S8+
Samsung Galaxy S8+
Samsung Galaxy S8+
Samsung Galaxy S8+
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9/10
Informr score
The Samsung Galaxy S8+ currently has an Informr score of 9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 49 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is the larger version of Samsung’s latest release. However, apart from size, it shares many similarities with it’s smaller sibling.

Key differences include:

  • A larger 6.2-inch 1440-by-2960 display
  • A larger 3500mAh battery

Reviewers found that the display still looks sharp and vibrant even though the resolution is still the same. Engadget says, “For the people in search of buying advice, here's all you need to know about the S8 and S8 Plus's screens: They're awesome.”

Battery life for the S8 is stellar. Stuff TV notes, “It managed over 12 hours of streaming video playback, and easily lasted a full day of heavy use - including wireless music streaming to a pair of Bluetooth headphones, snapping photos and far too much time spent scrolling through Facebook.”

For what to expect on design, performance, cameras and other factors, check out our review summary for the Samsung Galaxy S8.


Android
Operating system
Operating system
Android
2.35 GHz
Processor
Processor
2.35 GHz
6.2"
Screen Size
Screen Size
6.2"
12+ MP, f/1.7
Camera
Camera
12+ MP, f/1.7
3500 mAh
Battery


What the Critics Are Saying...


Neowin
Neowin

The price might make some shoppers head towards LG's direction, but the Galaxy S8+ proves that you can have a phone with all of the features people could want, yet at the same time, retain a premium look and feel.

- Robbie Khan, Neowin
USA Today
USA Today

The devices, which hit stores Friday, aren't perfect. Cool-sounding features like iris and facial recognition were extremely spotty for me. Water and dust resistance are great, but other phones now share these traits. What sold me after using the S8+ for several days was an engineering feat that's r...

- Edward C. Baig, USA Today
Android Authority
Android Authority

Samsung's latest flagship has all the hallmarks of being one of the best phones of 2017, with its excellent design and outstanding display. It might not be the absolute best phone, but as with previous years, it's likely to be the best phone for most users.

- Nirave Gondhia, Android Authority
3G.co.uk
3G.co.uk

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.

- James Rogerson, 3G.co.uk
G Style Magazine
G Style Magazine

Even with its software faults, Samsung has crafted a gem of a smartphone with its Galaxy S8+. Its not hard to grasp, has nice viewing angles thanks to its edge to edge display and has sufficient battery and quick charging to accompany it. Using both the S8 and S8+ I prefer this model but if you want...

- Jason Million, G Style Magazine


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Common Questions


The Galaxy S8+ price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare Samsung Galaxy S8+ prices from around the web here on The Informr.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Samsung Galaxy S8+ user manual here.


Samsung backs up the Galaxy S8+ with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Galaxy S8+ has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Samsung support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Samsung's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.




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Screen Size
6.2"

The Samsung Galaxy S8+'s screen size is 6.2 inches with 1440 x 2960 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.35 GHz

There is a Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 Octa core 2.35 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 7.0 Nougat (Update Available: 8.0 Oreo) operating system (OS).

Camera
12+ MP

You can take photos with the phone's onboard 12+ MP, f/1.7 camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
64 GB

Internal memory is 64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 258 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3500mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3500 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 1440 minutes, 900 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Galaxy S8+ Specs

Overview
Release Date April 21, 2017
Regions Available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Operating System Android 7.0 Nougat (Update Available: 8.0 Oreo)

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Processor Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 Octa core 2.35 GHz
Internal Storage 64 GB
RAM 4 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.46 W/kg
Body: 1.01 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headphones, Data Cable
Cellular
Networks
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
Mobile / Cellular Data
4G/LTE
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM card size
Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
GPS Type A-GPS
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 258 GB)
NFC Yes
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
12+ Megapixels, f/1.7
Zoom
8x digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, HDR, Voice activation, Exposure compensation, Slow motion recording
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, ASF, FLV, AVI, MKV
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
8+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Auto focus, Wide angle lens
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology Super AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1440 x 2960 pixels
Pixel Density 529 pixels
Size 6.2 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, Infinity Display
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3500 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to 1080 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to 900 minutes
Internet Use (Cellular) Up to 900 minutes
Talk Time Up to 1440 minutes
Standby Time Up to 14.3 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Aluminium
Colors Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Coral Blue, Arctic Silver, Maple Gold, Rose Pink
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.9 x 7.3 x 0.8 cm (6.3 x 2.9 x 0.3 in)
Weight 173 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 68
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
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Additional Information Other Names (AKA): Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, SM-G955

Also available in dual SIM variant.

Additional Sensors: Heart Rate Sensor, Barometer, Iris Sensor, Pressure Sensor

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