Samsung Galaxy S8+


Pros:
Great high end specifications.
Extremely efficient use of battery power compared to my previous Note 5.
Good value for money.
Great features.
Works great with Samsung peripherals such as the latest Gear 360 and Gear VR.

Cons:
Camera could be better.
Curved screen means it’s hard to get a good screen protector to fit.

Overall:
Great phone for it’s price compared to the latest Note 8 costing $1500 at the time.

NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
LAUNCH Announced 2017, March
Status Available. Released 2017, April
BODY Dimensions 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm (6.28 x 2.89 x 0.32 in)
Weight 173 g (6.10 oz)
Build Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
– Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
– IP68 dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
DISPLAY Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.2 inches, 98.3 cm2 (~84.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1440 x 2960 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~529 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
– HDR10 compliant
– 3D Touch (home button only)
– Always-on display
PLATFORM OS Android 7.0 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Chipset Exynos 8895 Octa – EMEA
Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 – USA & China
CPU Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Mongoose M2 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) – EMEA
Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo) – USA & China
GPU Mali-G71 MP20 – EMEA
Adreno 540 – USA & China
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual SIM model only
Internal 128 GB, 6 GB RAM or 64 GB, 4 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary 12 MP (f/1.7, 26mm, 1/2.5″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF), OIS, LED flash, check quality
Features Geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama
Video [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], HDR, dual-video rec., check quality
Secondary 8 MP (f/1.7, 25mm, 1/3.6″, 1.22µm), autofocus, [email protected], dual video call, Auto HDR
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
– 32-bit/384kHz audio
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC Yes
Radio No
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
FEATURES Sensors Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
– Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
– Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0)
– Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)
– ANT+ support
– Bixby natural language commands and dictation
– MP4/DivX/XviD/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document editor
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery (13.48 Wh)
MISC Colors Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Maple Gold, Rose Pink
SAR 0.67 W/kg (head)     0.97 W/kg (body)
SAR EU 0.27 W/kg (head)     1.00 W/kg (body)
Price About 620 EUR
TESTS Performance Basemark OS II: 3401 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 3298
Basemark X: 43862
Display Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal), 4.658(sunlight)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker Voice 68dB / Noise 69dB / Ring 71dB
Audio quality Noise -92.2dB / Crosstalk -93.3dB
Battery life
Endurance rating 88h