Samsung Galaxy S8+

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.

This device is also known as Samsung SM-G955U, Samsung Galaxy S8 edge

Pros

  • Supports wireless charging

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Display

Benchmarks
Size: 6.2 inches
Resolution: 2960 x 1440 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio, 529 PPI
Technology: Super AMOLED
Screen-to-body: 83.32 %
Features: HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

Benchmarks
System chip: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Processor: Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
GPU: Adreno 540
RAM: 4GB LPDDR4
Internal storage: 64GB
Storage expansion: microSDXC up to 256 GB
OS: Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), Samsung One UI Screenshots

Battery

Benchmarks
Capacity: 3500 mAh
Type: Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Charging: Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Camera

Benchmarks
Rear: Single camera Camera samples
Main camera: 12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
Specifications: Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Video recording: 3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
Features: HDR, Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
Front: 8 MP (Wide Angle, Autofocus, HDR)
Dimensions: 6.28 x 2.89 x 0.32 inches (159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm)
Weight: 173.0 g
Materials: Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum
Resistance: Water, Dust; IP 68
Biometrics: Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)
Colors: Midnight black, Orchid gray, Arctic silver, Coral blue, Maple gold, Rose pink

Cellular

LTE (FDD): Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3)
UMTS: 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
Data Speed: LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
SIM type: Nano SIM
HD Voice: Yes

Multimedia

Benchmarks
Headphones: 3.5mm jack
Speakers: Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Features: Album art cover, Background playback
Screen mirroring: DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL
Additional microphone(s): for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth: 5.0, EDR
Wi-Fi: 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
USB: Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Features: Charging, Mass storage device
Location: GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer
Other: NFC, ANT+, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:
Date approved: Apr 06, 2017
FCC ID value: A3LSMG955U link
Measured SAR:
Head: 0.33 W/kg
Body: 0.29 W/kg
Simultaneous Transmission: 1.55 W/kg
Wireless Router: 0.19 W/kg
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Alternative variants

Samsung Galaxy S8+

International version

Differences from the main variant:
System chip: Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895
Processor: Octa-core, 2500 MHz, Exynos M2 "Mongoose"and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 10 nm
GPU: Mali-G71 MP20
LTE (FDD): Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3)
LTE (TDD): Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
FCC approval:
Date approved: Sep 25, 2017
FCC ID value: A3LSMG955F link
Measured SAR:
Head: 0.58 W/kg
Body: 0.65 W/kg
Simultaneous Transmission: 1.59 W/kg
Wireless Router: 0.49 W/kg
Phablet: 3.98 W/kg

Samsung Galaxy S8+

for Verizon Wireless

Differences from the main variant:
LTE (FDD): Bands 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 13(700 c), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 26(850+), 28(700 APT)
UMTS: 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

Samsung Galaxy S8+

for T-Mobile

Differences from the main variant:
LTE (FDD): Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 66(AWS-3)
UMTS: 850, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Samsung Galaxy S8+

with Dual SIM

Differences from the main variant:
System chip: Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895
Processor: Octa-core, 2500 MHz, Exynos M2 "Mongoose"and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 10 nm
GPU: Mali-G71 MP20
Dual SIM: Shared with microSD

Samsung Galaxy S8+

for AT&T

Differences from the main variant:
LTE (FDD): Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS)

Samsung Galaxy S8+

for Sprint

Differences from the main variant:
LTE (FDD): Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT)

Samsung Galaxy S8+

for US Cellular

Differences from the main variant:
LTE (FDD): Bands 2(1900), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 25(1900+)
UMTS: 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

Carrier Availability

Available

AT&T Since Apr 21, 2017
Sprint Since Apr 21, 2017
Boost Mobile Since May 16, 2018
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