Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (6GB RAM, 128GB)  +2 variations

priceRs. 64,900 onwards

launchJun, 2017

82.5

excellence score

56.1

value for money score

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Design

  • Incredible overall fit and finish
  • Water-resistant (IP 68 certification), and with Gorilla Glass 5 protection on both front and rear
  • Apart from fingerprint recognition, you also have iris or facial recognition options for unlocking the device - iris is blazing fast, but requires some careful alignment - facial recognition works pretty well, but does require good lighting
  • The new on-screen navigation works well and buttons can finally be re-mapped - the home button has nice haptic feedback
  • The camera is state-of-the-art and pretty much the same as the already great camera on the S7, with one notable improvement - low light photography - the new Multi-Frame Image Processing delivers noticeably cleaner and sharper low light photos - overall now, this camera is right up there with the best in the business - the iPhone 7 and the Google Pixel
  • The new fingerprint reader position at the back will certainly raise more than a few eyebrows - it's too high up and right next to the camera - which is not the most convenient placement

Display

  • With its bold, exquisite, elongated shape, and borderless "infinity" display, the Galaxy S8 is one gorgeous piece of technology - arguably the best designed Android phone to date
  • The exceptionally bright Infinity display is gorgeous, and a chart-topper in terms of sunlight visibility - and colors are even punchier than before

Software

  • Samsung's TouchWiz software is now more polished than ever, and gives a thoughtfully conceived software experience
  • You can also use the phone as a mobile workstation with the DeX desktop dock - creating an Android "desktop" experience - which could be pretty handy
  • The S8+ is also generally quite tall for one handed use - reaching the notification area, for instance, can be tricky - similarly, the on-screen navigation buttons are placed pretty low relative to the overall height of the S8+ and can also be hard to reach

Performance

  • The new 18.5:9 aspect ratio for the display works great for portrait gaming, browsing and multi-tasking
  • The Exynos chipset powering the phone delivers a chart-topping performance in both CPU and GPU benchmarks - the Mali-G71 MP20 GPU is impressive too - overall, the performance is class leading, and brimming with horsepower

Camera

  • The front camera is very good too, and a major upgrade from the S7 in terms of image quality - Samsung has also included a big collection of filters, stickers and dynamic facial effects to raise your selfie game

Audio

  • Good audio quality

Battery

  • Very good battery life, a little better than the already good battery life of the Galaxy S7

More

  • Samsung's AI Engine Bixby is a decent add-on too, although a lot of the functionality, including voice activation will come in later
  • The S8+ is is really versatile when it comes to connectivity too with things like Gigabit LTE support, bluetooth audio streaming to two devices simultaneously, and presence of DisplayPort video output over Type-C
  • The all-glass body is quite slippery, if you don't use a case
  • While the 18.5:9 aspect ratio is futuristic, and certainly comes in handy while browsing, and gaming, but most video/image content is still not made for such a wide screen, so will usually be wasteful of the extra space

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (6GB RAM, 128GB) Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 7.0 Nougat, Upgradeable to 8.0 Oreo
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.2 inches
Screen Resolution1440x2960 pixels (~ 531 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • Super AMOLED
  • Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 5)
  • 3D Touch (Home Button Only)
  • Always-on Display
  • Infinity Display
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Barometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Geomagnetic Sensor
  • Hall Sensor
  • Heart Rate Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • RGB Light Sensor
  • Iris Sensor
  • Pressure Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.3 GHz, Octa Core, Exynos 8895
GPUMali-G71 MP20
RAM6 GB
Memory
Internal Memory128 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 256 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3500 mAh
Fast ChargingYes, Quick Charge 3.0
Dimensions
Weight173 gm
Thickness8.1 mm
Camera
Camera12.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • F/1.7 Aperture
  • 26mm Focus Length
  • Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF)
  • Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS)
  • 1/2.5" Sensor Size
  • 1.4 um Pixel Size
  • Geo-tagging
  • Simultaneous 4K Video and 9MP Image Recording
  • Face/Smile Detection
  • Auto HDR
  • Panorama
Secondary Camera8.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/1.7 Aperture
  • Autofocus
  • Dual Video Call
  • Auto HDR
  • 1/3.6" Sensor Size
  • 1.22um Pixel Size
  • 80 Degree Wide-angle Lens
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou + GALILEO
CompassYes
NFCYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Noise FiltrationYes
Stereo SpeakersYes
More
  • Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 5) Back Panel
  • Bixby Voice Assistant
  • Dust and Water Proof
  • Samsung DeX (Desktop Experience Support)
  • Fast Battery Charging
  • Ultra High-Quality Audio Playback
  • Face Recognition
  • Wireless Charging
  • Secure Folder
  • Hardware-based Encryption
  • Samsung Pay
  • Bundled AKG Earphones
  • Dual-band WiFi
  • WiFi Direct
  • USB Type-C
  • ANT+ Support

About Samsung

Motorola
Headquaters South Korea
Brand Perception
Very Good
Service Quality
Good
Contact Info
Service Centre Locations