Samsung Galaxy S8+ Review

The next Galaxy S family comes in two sizes: the standard-sized Galaxy S8, and the super-sized Galaxy S8+. The difference in screen and battery size is the only thing that separates the two. And if you've been eyeing the big one, it's your lucky day: welcome to our Samsung Galaxy S8+ review!
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49 Comments

1. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

iPhone 7 Plus - 9.3 GS8+ - 9.0 iPhone 7 Plus wins. GS8+ =/= Phone of the year....and it's not even close. Let's sum this up real quick. A nearly year old iPhone 7 plus beats the S8+ in performance and battery life?

4. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Let's see how many scores on Note 8 review. Note: They using Geekbench 4 as their "own" battery test, you may try it yourself and compare on your iPhone or other phones.

8. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Since the iPhone 7 plus beats the S8+, there is absolutely no way the Note 8 is beating the iPhone 8 plus.

13. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

I mean the review score on Note 8, not battery test.

24. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

Note 7 got 8.7 . so note 8 will get 8.7 too. It is pattern of phonearena. IPhone 6s and 7 - 9.3 S7 and s8 - 9

35. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

samsung beat iPhone in iPhoneArena's review score? not a chance.. btw, S8+ beat iPhone7plus with ~40% battery lefthttps://youtu.be/yMC_zo_Ge3w

22. Youngquenga41

Posts: 82; Member since: Apr 03, 2017

Beats the s8 plus in what? I've seen real world comparisons of both speed tests and battery test and the only thing the iPhone is good at is launching and relaunching games. Why because games are much more optimize for iOS than Android. When it comes to launching regular apps there's no contest! S8 hands down. The screen on time on the s8 is also way more than what you'd get on the iPhone plus. I really don't know where PA gets its stats from but I'm pretty sure it's not real world scenerios.

23. kumar1234 unregistered

iPhone 7 plus is all the best all rounder phone. Other than big bazel iPhone 7/7plus beat this mediocre faceless looking phone easily. S8 plus has mediocre battery life, a weird aspect display, a faceless design. atrocious placement for a fingerprint scanner, useless bixby and bixby button, #hit loads of crapware and bloatware, very slow and buggy update policy camera is hardy a upgrade, last year pixel has better camera High chance of explosion This phone shouldn't get more than 6.5. PA is very generous to samsung phone as usual. Be glad that they gave them 9.

44. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Such a child! Why would one compare an iPhone to an Android phone? They are really an Apple to Orange comparison. Can I buy a iOS device from Samsung, Sony or LG? There really only one choice for iOS device and that is Apple regardless.

45. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

On second thought, I know why, Lumbergh has a need to feel justified for getting an iPhone 7. Such child like behaviour. Shame...Shame...Shame.

19. Tarox

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 17, 2015

Just check out real life comparisons to see the actual battery life of these two with the exact same tasks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMC_zo_Ge3w iphonearena, shame on you again

28. osterrich21

Posts: 186; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

Remember, you are in iPhonearena

38. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The iPhone 7 Plus does not beat the S8+ (or even the S7 Edge) in any battery test except PhoneArena's. And their test has been suspect for years. The S8 won't be phone of the year only because the Note 8 will. The only reason the S7 Edge won last year (yes, it did win, like it is not) it's because the Note 7 was recalled.

47. Koozini

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 24, 2017

iPhone 7 Plus - Bezels GS8+ - no bezels

2. maherk

Posts: 6873; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Fingerprint placement should've been added as a con, and I would've also put the fact that we cannot remap nor disable the Bixby button.

3. davthom123

Posts: 121; Member since: Mar 02, 2015

60fps with a Qhd+ screen.if xiaomi's mi6 and the pixel 2 come with 1080p displays the s835 which usually has the slightly better GPU is going to be crazy on those

5. Tech_fan

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 28, 2017

Ray S,Ray S, Ray S..i think every one here knows you...i expected these numbers from you!!! imagine this phone had a FRUIT logo...9.5??? 9.8??? 9.999???

9. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

The iPhone is simply better. Stop crying. Better yet, have a nice warm Note 7 dry your tears lol

12. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

You dont deserve such good display in iphone 8 ....

14. fyah_king unregistered

Better? Ahahahaha!!

17. Tech_fan

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 28, 2017

here we come.. an ikid came back from school..do your homework ikid, this place is not for you..call your elder, maybe i argue with him...

21. Youngquenga41

Posts: 82; Member since: Apr 03, 2017

Why is it better? Because you're here preaching it? Go have a seat in the dumb corner kid.

27. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Member since barely over a year ago & only 23 posts. Your opinion means nothing.

40. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It's not, but maybe one day you'll convince yourself.

36. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

I won't expect less than 11/10

6. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

What a beauty. And that with IP68, a superb screen, superb camera and great battery life. I would give it a 10/10 if it only had FM radio and either a fingerprint scanner under the glass or under the camera on the back like the G6.

7. Sakeem

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Had a chance to finally hold this phone and give it a spin. Looks way better in person and the feel of the phone is great. Looking forward to the real world usage and reviews.

10. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Best Smartphone to date, until september 2017 Bravo sammy

11. nikhil23

Posts: 440; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

is there a possibility of fixing your battery test procedures PA ? cz every youtube video or review tells that s8+ and s7edge has better battery life than iphone 7 plus. can't post liniks as PA blocks me for having less than 30 posts

15. fyah_king unregistered

I knew the speaker was loud when i heard it at bestbuy.
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