Samsung Galaxy S8+ Review: Infinity Display for Everyone

Intro

Samsung Galaxy S8+

RM 3699
Samsung Galaxy S8+
8.9

Build Quality

10/10

Accessories

10/10

Audio

8/10

Display

10/10

Camera

10/10

Software & Features

9/10

Performance

9/10

Battery Life

9/10

Value

9/10

Pros

  • Excellent build quality
  • Excellent accessories package (Micro USB adapter, USB OTG adapter, AKG earphones)
  • Excellent 6.2-inch display quality
  • Excellent rear camera quality & user experience
  • Lightning fast Dual Pixel AF
  • Great front camera quality
  • Excellent performance
  • Great battery life
  • Fast charging

Cons

  • Awkward fingerprint scanner position
  • Half baked Bixby virtual assistant
  • Expensive

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is probably one of the most anticipated smartphones of the year. For one is that the South Korean company has taken a leap of faith in the design department and bid farewell to some of their iconic designs that lasted since their very first iteration of the Galaxy S lineup. For two is the aftermath of the Galaxy Note7 battery disaster that took place just last year. Many must be wondering how would Samsung actually pick themselves up and regain the public’s confidence.

Nonetheless, after the much awaited official launch in Malaysia, we finally got our hands onto the Samsung Galaxy S8+. The “Plus” indicates the larger variant of the standard S8, boasting a 6.2-inch display over the 5.8-inch of the standard model. Let’s find out what does Samsung has to offer for the price of RM 3,699.

Samsung Galaxy S8+ Specifications Overview

Samsung Galaxy S8Samsung Galaxy S8+
CPU & GPUSamsung Exynos 8895 10nm
4 x 2.3 GHz + 4 x 1.7 GHz
Samsung Exynos 8895 10nm
4 x 2.3 GHz + 4 x 1.7 GHz
RAM4 GB (LPDDR4)4 GB (LPDDR4)
Storage64 GB (UFS 2.1)
supporting MicroSD up to 256 GB (occupies SIM slot 2)
64 GB (UFS 2.1)
supporting MicroSD up to 256 GB (occupies SIM slot 2)
Display5.8-inch
2960 x 1440 Quad HD+
Super AMOLED
6.2-inch
2960 x 1440 Quad HD+
Super AMOLED
Camera (rear)12 MP
f/1.7 aperture
Dual Pixel AF
Dual tone LED flash
Optical Image Stabilisation
12 MP
f/1.7 aperture
Dual Pixel AF
Dual tone LED flash
Optical Image Stabilisation
Camera (front)8 MP
f/1.7 aperture
Autofocus
8 MP
f/1.7 aperture
Autofocus
BatteryNon-removable 3000 mAh Li-IonNon-removable 3500 mAh Li-Ion
Operating SystemAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 7.0 Nougat
SIMHybrid dual SIM (Nano)Hybrid dual SIM (Nano)
ConnectivityGSM / HSPA / LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual Band
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP
GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
GSM / HSPA / LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual Band
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP
GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO

Unboxing

What you get in the box:

  • Samsung Galaxy S8+
  • Adaptive Fast Charging wall adapter
  • USB-A to USB-C cable
  • AKG in-ear earphones & replacement earbuds
  • Micro-USB to USB-C adapter
  • USB-A to USB-C OTG adapter
  • Paperwork

What a solid package especially the inclusion of the OTG adapter is a bonus!

This is such a useful tool where it allows the phone to access files on a USB flash drive. You rarely find any smartphone brands that include this with their smartphone.

Samsung also thoughtfully includes a micro USB to USB-C adapter so that you can still at least use your old cables.

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