Samsung Galaxy S8+

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Announced:
Mar 29, 2017
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Apr 21, 2017

PhoneArena Rating:

9.0
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Display

Display size:

6.2 inches

Resolution:

1440 x 2960 pixels

Aspect Ratio:

18.5:9

Pixel density:

529 ppi

Technology:

Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio:

83.32 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

12 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Flash:

LED

Software Features:

Manual focus, Object tracking, RAW image capture, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Smile detection, Voice activation, Burst mode, Effects, Frames, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (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:

8 megapixels

Features:

Wide Angle, Autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Video capture:

2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)

Design

Form factor:

Candybar

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 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics:

Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Keys:

Left: Volume control, Other; Right: Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Black, Gold, Gray, Silver, Pink, Blue

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5 mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL

Music player:

Filter by:

Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists

Supported formats:

MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI

Video playback:

Supported formats:

MPEG4, H.263, H.264

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998

Processor:

Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU:

Adreno 540

RAM:

4 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

64 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 256 GB

Device type:

Smart phone

OS:

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), Samsung One UI

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0, EDR

Profiles/ Protocols:

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), HID over GATT Profile (HOGP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP)

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct

USB:

USB Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1

Features:

Mass storage device, USB charging

Charging connector:

USB Type-C (reversible)

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Mobile Payment:

Samsung Pay

Other:

NFC, ANT+, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T3

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66

UMTS:

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

CDMA:

1900 MHz

Data:

LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

2G Data:

EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A, EV-DO

SIM type:

Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes

Global Roaming:

Yes

Battery

Capacity:

3500 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging:

Yes, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Talk time:

34.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)

Stand-by time:

4.3 days (103 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)

Talk time (3G):

24.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1378 min)

Internet use:

3G: 14 hours; LTE: 16 hours; Wi-Fi: 15 hours

Music playback:

99.00 hours

Video playback:

20.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications:

Haptic feedback

Phonebook:

Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID

Organizer:

Calendar, Alarm, Calculator, Unit converter, World clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Countdown timer, Notes

Messaging:

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input

E-mail:

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Instant Messaging:

Hangouts / Google Talk

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Apr 06, 2017

FCC ID value:

A3LSMG955U link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

0.33 W/kg

Body:

0.29 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.55 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.19 W/kg

Availability

Officially announced:

Mar 29, 2017
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This device is also known as Samsung SM-G955U, Samsung Galaxy S8 edge

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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:

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, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Sep 25, 2017

FCC ID value:

A3LSMG955F link

FCC 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:

Hearing aid compatible:

M4, T3

LTE (FDD):

Bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28

UMTS:

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

CDMA:

800, 1900 MHz

Talk time:

40.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)

Samsung Galaxy S8+

for T-Mobile

Differences from the main variant:

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 66

UMTS:

850, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Samsung Galaxy S8+

SM-G955FD 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, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 18, 19, 20, 28, 29, 30

Samsung Galaxy S8+

for Sprint

Differences from the main variant:

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28

CDMA:

800, 1900 MHz

Samsung Galaxy S8+

for US Cellular

Differences from the main variant:

LTE (FDD):

Bands 2, 4, 5, 8, 12, 13, 18, 19, 25

UMTS:

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

US CARRIER AVAILABILITY

Available

Pros

  • High screen-to-body ratio (83.32 %)
  • Extremely high pixel density screen (529 ppi)
  • Large camera sensor pixel size (1.4 μm)

Cons

No Cons

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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