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Samsung Galaxy S8+
6.2"
1440 x 2960 pixels
12 MP
8 MP front
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Octa-core, 2450 MHz
RAM: 4 GB
MEMORY: 64 GB + MicroSD
BATTERY: 3500 mAh
Announced: Mar 29, 2017
Market status: Released
Release date: Apr 21, 2017
Features: Fingerprint Lightweight Thin LTE Rugged NFC Dual SIM

US carrier availability

Available: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular
Upcoming: Tracfone

Pros

  • High screen-to-body ratio (83.32 %)
  • Very big display (6.2 inches)
  • Water-resistant phone
  • Lightweight phone
  • Extremely high pixel density screen (529 ppi)
  • Lots of RAM (4 GB RAM)
  • Large camera sensor pixel size (1.4 μm)

Cons

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Description

As the name suggests, the Samsung Galaxy S8+ is a larger version of the Galaxy S8, equipped with an even bigger, 6.2-inch Infinity display stretching from edge to edge. The screen is also taller, allowing the phone to remain somewhat manageable in the hand despite the extra-large screen area. To make room for the taller screen, however, Samsung has replaced the physical buttons with on-screen ones, while the fingerprint scanner has been moved to the back. In terms of software and hardware, the Galaxy S8+ is nearly identical to the S8, powered by the fast and efficient Snapdragon 835 SoC. But the additional space has allowed Samsung to fit in a bigger, 3500mAh battery. And the camera is similar to the 12MP unit found on the Galaxy S7, but improved software processing allows it to create better photos by stitching together the best portions of multiple frames.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (7.0)
  • Dimensions:
    • 6.28 x 2.89 x 0.32 inches (159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 6.10 oz (173 g)
      the average is 5.4 oz (154 g)
  • Materials:
    • Main body: Glass; Accents: Aluminum
  • Features:
    • Iris scanner, Fingerprint (touch)
  • Rugged:
      • Water, Dust resistant
    • IP certified:
      • IP 68
  • Colors:
    • Black, Gold, Gray, Silver, Blue

Displaybenchmark

  • Physical size:
    • 6.2 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 529 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • Super AMOLED
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 83.32 %
  • Features:
    • HDR, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camerabenchmark

  • Camera:
      • Popup12 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F1.7
    • Focal length (35mm equivalent):
      • 26 mm
    • Camera sensor size:
      • 1/2.55"
    • Pixel size:
      • 1.4 μm
    • Hardware Features:
      • Optical image stabilization, Autofocus (Phase detection)
    • Software Features:
      • Manual focus, Object tracking, RAW image capture, Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Voice activation, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
    • Settings:
      • Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control
    • Shooting Modes:
      • PopupBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Frames, Effects
  • Camcorder:
      • 3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (240 fps)
    • Features:
      • High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 8 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Wide Angle, Autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Hardwarebenchmark

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 540
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 4 GB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 64 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 256 GB

Batterybenchmark

  • Capacity:
    • 3500 mAh
  • Type:
    • Not user replaceable, Li - Ion
  • Wireless charging:
    • Built-in (Qi, Powermat)
  • Talk time:
    • 34.00 hours
      the average is 26 h (1581 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 14.3 days (343 hours)
      the average is 20 days (476 h)
  • Internet use:
    • 3G:
      • 13 hours
    • LTE:
      • 15 hours
    • Wi-Fi:
      • 15 hours
  • Music playback:
    • 78.00 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 18.00 hours

MultimediaPopupbenchmark

  • Mirroring:
    • Wireless screen share
  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • Additional microphone(s):
      • for Noise cancellation

Cellular

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28, 29, 30
  • LTE (TDD):
    • Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
  • Data:
    • LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, UMTS
  • Nano SIM:
    • Yes
  • HD Voice:
    • Yes

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall, Barometer
  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M3, T3
  • Other features:
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 5.0, EDR
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 3.1
    • Connector:
      • USB Type-C (reversible)
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Mobile Payment:
    • Samsung Pay
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation
  • Other:
    • NFC, ANT+, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 29 Mar 2017

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 06 Apr 2017
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        A3LSMG955U link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.33 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.29 W/kg
    • Product Specific Use:
      • 0.19 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.55 W/kg

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as Samsung SM-G955, Samsung Galaxy S8 edge


Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Samsung Galaxy S8+ SM-G955F (International version)

Differences from the main variant:

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Octa-core, 2500 MHz, Exynos M2 "Mongoose"and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 10 nm
  • Graphics processor:
      • Mali-G71 MP20

Samsung Galaxy S8+ (for Verizon)

Differences from the main variant:

  • Talk time:
    • 40.00 hours
      the average is 26 h (1581 min)
  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28
  • LTE (TDD):
    • Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M4, T3

Samsung Galaxy S8+ (for T-Mobile)

Differences from the main variant:

  • Talk time:
    • 31.60 hours
      the average is 26 h (1581 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 17.6 days (422 hours)
      the average is 20 days (476 h)
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 2, 4, 5, 12

Samsung Galaxy S8+ SM-G955FD (Dual SIM)

Differences from the main variant:

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Octa-core, 2500 MHz, Exynos M2 "Mongoose"and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 10 nm
  • Graphics processor:
      • Mali-G71 MP20
  • Multiple SIM cards:
    • 2 slots, Shared with microSD

Despite our efforts to provide full and correct Samsung Galaxy S8+ specifications, there is always a possibility of making a mistake. If you see any wrong or incomplete data, please LET US KNOW.


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