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Samsung Galaxy S8+

US carrier availability

Available: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, Boost Mobile, Xfinity Mobile
Discontinued: T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular

Pros

  • High screen-to-body ratio (83.32 %)
  • Supports wireless charging
  • Extremely high pixel density screen (529 ppi)

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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Displaybenchmark

  • Display 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:

    Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

    • 83.32 %
  • Features:
    • HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camerabenchmark

  • Rear:
      • Single camera
  • Main camera:
      • Popup12 megapixels
      • Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus
    • Specifications:
      • 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:

        Focal length - The lower (shorter) the focal length number, the wider the shot will be. Conversely, longer focal length cameras produce narrower frames, which can be used for telephoto (zoomed-in) purposes.

        26 mm; Sensor size:

        Sensor size - A bigger camera sensor is able to capture more light, and thus produce better photos.

        1/2.55"; Pixel size:

        Pixel size - The size of an individual pixel on a camera's sensor. The bigger, the better.

        1.4 μm
  • Flash:
    • LED
  • Video recording:
      • 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:
      • 8 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Wide Angle, Autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

  • 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 5.9 oz (169 g)
  • Materials:
    • Main body: Glass; Accents: Aluminum
  • Resistance:
      • Water, Dust
    • IP certified:

      IP certified - The IP code indicates the degree of protection against dust and water. The first number represents dust protection, while the second represents water protection. In IP67, for example, 6 means a completely dust-tight device, while 7 means the device can stay immersed in up to 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes. In IP68, a higher level of water protection is expected, but exact numbers aren't specified: both depth and continuance are specified by the manufacturer on per device basis.

      • IP 68
  • Biometrics:

    Biometrics - Features and sensors that replace a traditional PIN or password as means of identification when unlocking your device.

    • Iris scanner, Facial recognition, Fingerprint (touch)
  • Colors:
    • Black, Gold, Gray, Silver, Pink, Blue

Hardware & Performancebenchmark

  • 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
  • GPU:

    GPU - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

      • Adreno 540
  • Memory:

    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
  • Internal storage:

    Internal storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 64 GB
  • Storage expansion:

    Storage expansion - Some handsets allow you to expand their storage capacity by using a memory expansion card – most often microSD. Expansion memory is mostly suitable for media storage, such as photo, video or music content.

      • up to 256 GB
  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat); Samsung Experience UI

Batterybenchmark

  • Capacity:

    Capacity - The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer's unique usage pattern.

    • 3500 mAh
  • Fast Charging:
    • Yes
  • Wireless charging:

    Wireless charging - Allows the device to charge wirelessly when placed on a compatible wireless charging pad or stand. While convenient, wireless charging is usually slower than traditional wired charging.

    • Built-in (Qi, Powermat)
  • Talk time:

    Talk time - As rated by manufacturer.

    • 34.00 hours
      the average is 21 h (1234 min)
  • Stand-by time:

    Stand-by time - As rated by manufacturer.

    • 4.3 days (103 hours)
      the average is 20 days (482 h)
  • Talk time (3G):

    Talk time (3G) - As rated by manufacturer.

    • 24.00 hours
      the average is 22 h (1329 min)
  • Internet use:

    Internet use - As rated by manufacturer.

    • 3G:
      • 14 hours
    • LTE:
      • 16 hours
    • Wi-Fi:
      • 15 hours
  • Music playback:

    Music playback - As rated by manufacturer.

    • 99.00 hours
  • Video playback:

    Video playback - As rated by manufacturer.

    • 20.00 hours

Cellular

  • 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.

    • 1900 MHz
  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66
  • Data:
    • 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

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 5.0, EDR
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
    • Mobile hotspot:

      Mobile hotspot - Turns your phone into a Wi-Fi access point to which other Wi-Fi-capable devices can connect. These devices can then access the internet via your phone's data connectivity.

      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 3.1
    • Connector:
      • USB Type-C (reversible)
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Mobile Payment:
    • Samsung Pay
  • Location:

    Location - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. The most common types are GPS and A-GPS. 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.

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

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer
  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M3, T3
  • Other features:
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD
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MultimediaPopupbenchmark

  • Screen mirroring:
    • DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm
  • Additional microphone(s):
      • for Noise cancellation

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
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.55 W/kg
    • Wireless Router:
      • 0.19 W/kg

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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:

    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
  • GPU:

    GPU - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

      • 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:

    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

      • 25 Sep 2017
      • FCC ID value:

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

        A3LSMG955F 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:
      • 0.58 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:

  • Talk time:

    Talk time - As rated by manufacturer.

    • 40.00 hours
      the average is 21 h (1234 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
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M4, T3

Samsung Galaxy S8+

for T-Mobile

Differences from the main variant:

  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 66

Samsung Galaxy S8+ (SM-G955FD)

with 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
  • GPU:

    GPU - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

      • 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:

  • 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
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28

Samsung Galaxy S8+

for US Cellular

Differences from the main variant:

  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 2, 4, 5, 8, 12, 13, 18, 19, 25

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