Samsung Galaxy S8+Indifferent face
65%
User Satisfaction
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Annoying position for the fingerprint reader

"The fingerprint scanner position is just terrible. Why put it at the top part of near the camera. This have several disadvantages: first of all, it's .."

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Camera

50% user satisfaction score (2 votes)
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Although the main camera of the S8+ remains the same as is predecessor, Samsung has revamped the front camera. The S8+'s front-facing cameras features a 8-megapixel camera with contrast autofocus system and a f/1.7 aperture lens. The S9 front-facing camera uses what Samsung calls "Smart AF", which...

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As much as I love the S7 edge rear-facing camera, I am very disappointed to see that the Galaxy S8+ comes with the same exact camera module, same sensor, same lens, same everything. To be honest, it's really frustrating to see this, because one of the things that I personally wait for the most is...

Performance & Hardware
100% user satisfaction score (1 vote)
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Expandable storage using micro SD memory card

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus storage is expandable using a microSD card. The phone supports cards up to 256GB in capacity.

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Display

100% user satisfaction score (2 votes)
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Razor sharp display

The Galaxy S8+ features a razor sharp display. It's a 6.2 inches phone with 1440x2960 pixel resolution and 529 ppi pixel density. Even when looking at the phone at close range, you can't notice the pixels, something that I can notice on my iPhone 6 Plus when looking really close to the screen.

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The Samsung Galaxy S8+ comes with a 6.2-inch (full-rectangle, 6.1" if you count the rounded corners) QHD+ Super AMOLED display. So it's the same screen design as the LG G6 in terms of design and resolution, but it's even bigger. In fact, it's 6.2" if you consider the full rectangle. It seems that a...

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Design

54.5% user satisfaction score (11 votes)
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Available in wide color variations

The Samsung Galaxy S8+ is available in five color variations: Midnight Black, Arctic Silver, Maple Gold, Coral Blue and my favorite, Orchid Gray. I'm sure that we'll get to see more color variation a few months after release.

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Discreet home button make the front look sleeker

I really like the Galaxy S8+ design. One of the reason the front looks so sleek is that it lacks a physical home button. The home button resides beneath the Infinity Display itself, yep, and invisible home button, how cool is that!

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Orchid grey variant

The Samsung Galaxy S8+ will also be available in Orchid Grey as well. I've seen phones coming in many different colors, but I have to say that Samsung has nailed it with this one. I personally love this orchid grey because it's gives the phone a really classic, somewhat retro and prestigious look....

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus features a 18:9 aspect ratio display allows Samsung to create a phone that comes with a larger display and is still comfortable to hold in your hands. The Samsung Galaxy S8+ has very slim bezels but it's not bezeless as some sites mention on their websites. This is the...

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IP68 rating dust and water-resistant

The Samsung Galaxy S8+/S8Plus has IP68 rating. It's the same rating as the S7 and S7 edge which helps protect the phone from dust and dirt, and it's water-resistant to a maximum depth of 1.5m up to 30 minutes. Great to still have this durability on the S8+.

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Near bezel-less design

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus has ultra slim bezels.

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, front what I've read, comes with Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back. What I didn't expect to see is that the rear glass shatters when dropped from around 3 feet (waist height). I thought that the GG5 can survive most of the time when dropped from a shoulder height, but...

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Akweward placement for the Bixby button

Another design decision that I personally see as an issue is the Bixby button placement. The button is placed on the left side of the device underneath the volume button. Users might accidentally press it when holding their phone with their left hand while talking.

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The fingerprint scanner position is just terrible. Why put it at the top part of near the camera. This have several disadvantages: first of all, it's harder to reach because the phone is very tall (especially in the S8+) and second, you can mistakenly put the finger on the camera housing and just...

Audio

50% user satisfaction score (2 votes)
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Bundled with AKG earphones (sold separately for $99)

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus comes with a AKG earphones. These are very high-quality earphones that are sold separately for $99.

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Downward-firing speaker, not optimal placing when playing games

I personally prefer the speaker to be on the side of the devices, not at the bottom. If you play games you'll know why it's not a good place, it's easy to block it with your finger.

Connectivity
100% user satisfaction score (1 vote)
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Bluetooth 5.0 LE offers better range and speed

The Galaxy S8+ is among the first phones to come with Bluetooth 5 standard, which is two times faster than its predecessor and has four times the range compared to 4.2.

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Battery
0% user satisfaction score (1 vote)
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Disappointing battery capacity

I am disappointed with the battery capacity. I know that the processor is more power efficient, but the phones has very high resolution screen and 3500mAh it low for a 6.2" phone. It seems like Samsung prefer making their phone look slim than putting a larger battery that will effect it's...

Versus the Competition
100% user satisfaction score (1 vote)
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One of the best things about the Galaxy S8+ is how comfortable is holding the phone in your hands. This beat comes with a giant 6.2-inch display, however, the screen-to-body ratio is very high, 83%. In other words, the bezels on the sides are almost non-existent and the top and bottom bezels are...

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