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Samsung Galaxy S8+ / Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1025 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. Reviewers really like the camera and performance. The design and usability also get good feedback. There are some negative reviews about the reception and price.

screen, usability, design, performance, camera

price, reception

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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Consumer review by: Matvit (productreview.com.au)

Best phone so far

 

I have only recently purchased this phone and by far it is the most durable, practical and reliable phone. I use to use Apple iPhone and I have to admit that it has m converted me over to being an android person. The software is fast, camera is very...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: sandman (productreview.com.au)

Buy something else

 

Phone looks great but not as good as my old note 4. Not having a start button is a pain when its dark and you pick up your phone you don't know where to press to get you screen up. The quality of the glass on the screen is not the best marks easy and I...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Matt (productreview.com.au)

Not too bad as an upgrade

 

If upgrading from the s7 edge you will benefit from the larger screen, but the fingerprint sensor is in a terrible position where you have to reposition your hand each time to be able to have the fingerprint scanner read your fingerprint. Also there...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Ashok007 (productreview.com.au)

Samsung Galaxy S8 Edge

 

purchased a new upgrade from my current S7 Galaxy edge plus to S8 Galaxy S8 Edge Outright from Pre Sale before launch from Harvery Norman Hoppers Crossing, Vic It is a amazing phone with virtual reality headset controller and amazing camera along with...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Helen Pinchen (productreview.com.au)

My third Galaxy

 

Happy Samsung user from before Galaxy! Was one of those who could not wait to get my first Iphone - really didn't like anything about it so waited for something better and my experience with Galaxy has been superb. Easy to use, camera is excellent...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Aivee (productreview.com.au)

Best phone to date

 

I have used Samsung phones in the past (S4, Note 3) but for the last 2 years, I have used an iPhone 6+. When i finished my contract with Vodafone, I decided to shift to another provider and get a new phone, that was the time Telstra was offering a...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Julie (productreview.com.au)

Extremely satisfied purchase!!!!

 

I purchased the Samsung S8+ on a contract which came with the Samsung Gear VR as a promotion. As this is a review for the S8+ I will only review the pros and cons of the S8+. Also I wanted to take note that after using the Iphone for many years and...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: shannon c (productreview.com.au)

GREAT!

 

Purchased my phone on pre sale before launch and came with a free gear Virtual reality headset with controller. The phone itself has some good improvements from previous models of the Samsung S range. Camera is fabulous with inbuilt filters. Processor...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Howard (productreview.com.au)

Samsung s8 plus

 

Got quite used to using samsung note 4. But the batter start to play up after all these time. Batter not lasting the full day. So look for newer phone. The newest samsung notes was withdrawn from market. Has read professional review on samsung s8 plus....

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Daniel (productreview.com.au)

Top Of The Range For A Reason

 

This is an amazing product. From the iris unlock to the full touch screen with pressure sensitive home button! I have thouroughly enjoyed this phone and all of its functions! With a great processor (limited lag) and an entry level photographer quality...

Jul, 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: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: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 colour:Arctic Silver / Coral Blue / 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
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: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

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